Tag: transport management

SCM Insights
April 7, 2021

Transport ahoy! Securing supply despite high volatility

Matching themes: Covid19, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, VUCA

A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply
A close collaboration among carriers and manufacturers using the Transport Volume Forecast helps to smooth out disruptions and secure supply

For more than a year now, logistics and supply chain managers around the world have been struggling with unprecedented challenges. The impact from the first coronavirus-induced shutdowns, when supply chains and transportation networks around the world collapsed, continues to ripple through the industry. High volatility in demand, natural disasters and vessel incidents such as the recent one blocking the Suez Canal have further aggravated the situation.

Problem is, transportation capacity is extremely scarce and in hot demand. Numerous aircraft are still grounded. Container shortages continue to persist for quite a while. All of this is not only hampering sea and air cargo, but also road transports.

As a result, freight rates skyrocketed, as did uncertainty for manufacturers that rely on smoothly functioning logistics chains. In many cases, it’s unclear or at least hardly possible to plan when exactly their materials are going to be transported. So, the ever more pressing question is: How can companies best secure their shipments and thus ensure the flow of supplies to their plants and customers? Read more

SCM Insights
March 3, 2021

Digital and smart control of containers

Matching themes: container management, empties management, transport management

Real-time data, end-to-end digital processes and automation pave the road for a smart and efficient container management
Real-time data, end-to-end digital processes and automation pave the road for a smart and efficient container management

What makes for an efficient and future-oriented container management system, also known as empties management? What should companies look out for when implementing it? Here are the most important factors. Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
September 22, 2020

How to automate transport logistics with multi cloud and RPA

Matching themes: automation, digital supply chain, Gartner, transport management

Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes
Multi-cloud platforms and automation technologies such as RPA pave the way for intelligent transport and logistics processes

Integrated transport management thrives on real-time data exchange between all logistics partners. Once this basis has been established, logistics and transport processes can be automated by intelligent mechanisms. Multi-cloud platforms in combination with automation methods such as RPA (Robotic Process Automation) play a key role in this. Read more

SCM Insights
August 18, 2020

How to successfully steer your supply chain through a crisis: Quick response measures

Matching themes: analytics, capacity management, Covid19, production planning, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, visibility, VUCA

Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves
Stop drowning in the crisis: Four effective measures to help you surf the waves

Recently, in the first part of my blog article series “Supply Chain Risk Management – far more than just a way out of the current crisis“, I highlighted the importance of linking the two disciplines of Risk Management and Supply Chain Management when managing crises. There is another important aspect to not just surviving times of crisis, but to come out of these strengthened. And that is the time factor.

For this reason, the second part of this blog article series is dedicated to the following questions: Where do I start? What ad-hoc measures can I implement to mitigate impact? What can I quickly do to protect my supply chain? Read more

SCM Insights
May 25, 2020

Restarting production: How to ensure the flow of materials

Matching themes: Covid19, Risk Management, security of supply, transport management, VUCA

As transport networks collapsed during the pandemic, the smooth flow of materials to the plants and thus the restart of production is at risk. The Transport Volume Forecast provides remedy.
As transport networks collapsed during the pandemic, the smooth flow of materials to the plants and thus the restart of production is at risk. The Transport Volume Forecast provides remedy.

The coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down: Plants around the world had to shut down production. As a result, supply chains and thus transport networks often collapsed across the board. This is precisely what is now confronting companies with a major problem when they re-start production: even if suppliers are producing the required materials again, how do these get from the supplier’s premises to their plants?

Transportation problems are not limited to shipping and air freight, but also to road transport, which has so far been easy to manage. The transport networks that companies could previously use no longer exist for the most part. As a result, the processes with the carriers that used to work well are no longer functioning. So, what to do? Read more

From the Community
June 6, 2019

Facts, insights & trends: Transport industry moving forward at transport logistic 2019

Matching themes: logistics, transport management

transport logistic 2019, a globally leading trade fair, discussed geopolitical issues alongside technological trends, such as IoT, AI and sustainability.
transport logistic 2019, a globally leading trade fair, discussed geopolitical issues alongside technological trends, such as IoT, AI and sustainability.

The transport logistic 2019 trade fair in Munich, which takes place every two years, once again lives up to its claim as the world’s leading transport and logistics event: Read more

SCM Insights, Technology
September 18, 2018

Why blockchain must be seen (and implemented) differently

Matching themes: Blockchain, digital transformation, Industry 4.0, transport management

Don't rush onto the hype: There are a few points to consider before implementing blockchain technology if it is destined to be successful
Don’t rush onto the hype: There are a few points to consider before implementing blockchain technology if it is destined to be successful

Blockchain has been THE trending technology for quite some time now. Hardly a day goes by without new use cases, initiatives, or companies established based on blockchain technology. It is especially promising in the supply-chain environment. But let’s take a step back and take a more sober look at the blockchain hype: What are the odds of a real technological revolution, and where are the potentials for the supply chain? Read more

SCM Insights
August 17, 2016

Freight cost invoicing begins with the transport order

Matching themes: transport management

Freight cost invoicing
Freight cost invoicing begins with the transport order

Perhaps you’ve encountered the following situation:

You’ve negotiated the best conditions with your carriers, but you’re still paying too much for your transport services. And might we presume that you are not able to fully verify the freight cost invoices that you perhaps still receive in paper form from your carriers?

Why not approach the situation from a different angle: Read more

From the Community, Use Cases
April 14, 2016

Schaeffler wins 2016 elogistics award for innovative transport order management provided by SupplyOn

Matching themes: transport management

Transport-Order-Management System (TOMS) by SupplyOn
Transport-Order-Management System (TOMS) by SupplyOn

Schaeffler UK Ltd. has been presented with the 2016 elogistics award by the AKJ Automotive working group for its project Seamless Supply Information Integration. To carry out this project, Schaeffler used the transport order management system (TOMS) developed and offered by SupplyOn. With this system, transport orders can be generated, combined and assigned to shipping companies in a global supply chain network. Read more

From the Community
February 11, 2016

Automotive logistics forum makes one point clear: The digitalization of the supply chain is becoming a reality

Matching themes: Industry 4.0, transport management

Nearly 400 people gathered on February 3 and 4 at one of the year’s major automotive logistics events in Frankfurt, Germany.

It has become something of a tradition: The “congress season” kicks off the new year with a joint event organized by the German Logistics Association and the German Association of the Automotive Industry. The latest forum was held under the motto “Supply Chain 4.0: stable, synchronized, scalable.” Read more

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