OHL Optimizes International Contract Management with Amber Road

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Thu, Apr, 2 2015 @ 9:30 AM

OHL, a leading global third party logistics provider (3PL), has renewed its license of Amber Road’s International Transportation Management solution (ITM). The enterprise solution enables OHL to effectively manage its international portfolio of service contracts, service agreements, rate sheets and variable carrier accessorials.

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Topics: Landed Cost Calculation, Amber Road News, Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management

Upcoming Webinar: Where Are Your Freight Transportation Rates Headed in 2015?

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Jan, 16 2015 @ 11:44 AM

According to a Logistics Management panel of top economic and transportation market analysts, freight transportation rates will most certainly see incremental gains across the board in 2015. And to keep even the smallest increases in check, the panel adds that it’s now imperative for the savviest shippers to control total landed costs by using a variety of modes—and to use that mix to its fullest advantage.

Are you prepared with the modal mix that will keep freight increases in check?

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management

Digital Shipping Platforms Save $684M in Errors

Posted by Kelsey Barker on Wed, Jun, 25 2014 @ 9:49 AM

The shipping industry has finally started to go digital. Until recently, if you wanted to ship a container from San Francisco to Hong Kong, you had to place an order over the phone. with a person on the receiving side. However, those people taking the ordersmake an error 20% of the time, which costs the shipping industry about $684 million a year, according to Ocean Audit, Inc. 

To cut down on shipping entry errors, many companies have turned to digital platforms offered by software firms like Amber Road, or carriers like A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S.

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management

New Infographic: The Business Case for Visibility with a Global TMS

Posted by Sam Scordato on Tue, Jun, 3 2014 @ 3:47 PM

American Shipper, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), surveyed more than 200 shippers and third party logistics providers about their global transportation management processes, visibility, and technology. The resulting 2014 Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study examines how shippers and 3PLs view the bottom line benefits of visibility, the roadblocks in managing visibility and global transportation management systems, and whether funding is available to invest in new technology.

This infographic contains statistics from the report and makes the business case for investing in a Global Transportation Management system. Dont forget to download the report to get the full results of the study and learn more about the ROI that a global TMS can provide!

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Air Freight Sees Declines Despite Overall International Freight Growth

Posted by Colleen Bush on Fri, Nov, 15 2013 @ 9:47 AM

Surprisingly, while overall international freight forwarding grew by 3.2% to $63.2 billion in 2012, ocean freight saw large growth (11.5%) while air freight experienced significant decline (4.2%). This disparity can largely be attributed to companies increasing visibility into their supply chain and no longer needing to rely on air transport, which was traditionally the more reliable yet costly method.

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility

Upcoming Webcast: 2013 Logistics Rate Outlook

Posted by Emily Thornton on Thu, Jan, 24 2013 @ 11:10 AM

2013 Rate Outlook: Soft Spike Ahead

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Contract & Rate Management, Transportation Management

Upcoming Webcast: Global Logistics Today and 3PLs

Posted by Emily Thornton on Mon, Sep, 17 2012 @ 9:59 AM

What: Webcast: Global Logistics Today and 3PLs

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Topics: Webinars, Amber Road News, Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management

Download New Expert eBook on NVOCC Profit Optimization

Posted by Emily Thornton on Mon, Mar, 19 2012 @ 6:28 AM

Today's economy requires that logistics providers "do more with less," yet continue to differentiate their service offerings to win business in a competitive industry.

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Transportation Management

Understanding INCOTERMS Changes 2011

Posted by Anthony Hardenburgh on Fri, Mar, 2 2012 @ 4:19 PM

An Inbound Logistics article in October 2003, “Understanding Incoterms,” does an excellent job of explaining the concept of Incoterms, why they are necessary and how they work. We’d like to bring this article up-to-date with a discussion of the changes to Incoterms that began in January 2011.

To recap, Incoterms are an internationally accepted set of standard commercial terms used between buyers and sellers - a critical component of global sourcing. The terms determine who pays the cost of each transportation segment, who is responsible for loading and unloading of goods, and who bears the risk of loss at any given point during an international shipment.

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Topics: Contract & Rate Management, Carrier Selection & Booking, Transportation Management

New Video: Logistics Provider SDV Discusses Their Use of ITM Solution

Posted by Emily Thornton on Tue, Apr, 5 2011 @ 7:57 AM

We have added a brand new video to our Youtube Channel! Heidi Lindemann, an Ocean Procurement Manager at SDV, spoke with the Journal of Commerce at the March 2011 Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference in Long Beach, CA. She discusses how SDV uses Management Dynamics' International Transportation Management solution for Logistics Providers for quoting and building sales proposals.

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Topics: Amber Road News, Contract & Rate Management, Transportation Management, Supply Chain Visibility, Order and Shipment Visibility, Data Quality Management

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