Moving a box from A to B is much the same in any country, but paperwork, processes, terminology and regulations vary greatly, presenting a barrier to global TMS rollouts. Elie Hiller of Transwide discusses ways to meet this challenge.
Fab Brasca, vice president of global logistics with JDA Software Group, demonstrates how companies can get the best out of their warehouse and transportation systems. He also discusses the concept of "intelligent' transportation planning.
Executives from supply chain partners Manhattan Associates and Papa John's Pizza discuss how they use modeling and optimization tools to safely test changes in Papa John's transportation policies, leading to continuous service improvements at the lowest possible cost.
The Home Depot's ongoing supply chain transformation last year included the opening of 20 new distribution centers, improved inventory turns and lower costs, all achieved while supporting double-digit growth. Charles Armstrong, vice president of supply chain distribution, highlights these accomplishments.
Before attempting to enter a long-term relationship with a 3PL, shippers first need to be clear internally about the goals and objectives they hope to achieve and about cultural guard rails that might thwart necessary information sharing, says Sean Coakley, senior vice president at Kenco Logistics Group.
Today's shippers are done talking about collaborative freight solutions and are ready to allocate resources to design and implement programs that can scale, says Ben Cubitt, senior vice president for consulting and engineering of Transplace. He describes the role that 3PLs can play in such projects.