With a shifting market across both the demand and supply sides, there are fundamental questions that many managers and leaders are asking: Are these prices going to stabilize? Are we in for further volatility? What do I need to know about shifting market rates and actual operating costs? And how does all of this affect my business strategy? Find the answers in the latest 2023 update.
Last week, JBF virtually attended the Blue Yonder (BY) Partner Summit. During the Summit, BY detailed their product strategy roadmap, various organizational adjustments, and changes to their engagement methodology with implementation partners and system integrators. They also shared some interesting analyses of “Red” projects and the common factors that caused the project challenges. Below are the key points that were discussed and JBF’s perspective on the strategy Blue Yonder laid out.
In this month’s edition of the JBF Bulletin, we reveal the results of a poll “What part of your transportation network are you focusing on this year?” If your perspective is that of a shipper, LSP, carrier, or other participant in the transportation function, your definition may be different. Regardless, nearly 4 out of 10 respondents in our recent poll identified a new TMS as a priority.
Over the past 20 years there’s been a great deal of change in logistics technology given the billions of dollars invested. However, surprisingly, many of the same problems that we were looking to address then continue to some extent today. New areas of opportunities have arisen, including integrated fleet management, real-time visibility and event management, parcel management and TMS interoperability with adjacent processes including warehouse and yard management. These areas hold the potential to unlock even more value as freight logistics continues to evolve.
Like fishing – both requirements (the hook) and vendor features (the fish) change over time (tides, current, etc.). Because of this reality we call “drift”, it is critical for shippers to establish a mastery of their current and future requirements, while at the same time understanding the strategic direction of the software vendor. This article explores recognizing the “drift” and how to find a great spot to fish on!
JBF Consulting recently conducted a poll on LinkedIn, the title of which was “What part of your transportation network are you focusing on this year?” We offered up four responses to our LI community.
In this month’s edition of the JBF Bulletin, Adam Gray explores a very common impact point to ROI for TMS projects – Order Dates. Order date logic is key to unlocking the value of your TMS, and in the vast majority of shippers we work with, this logic is in various pockets and corners of the business. These ‘policies’ need to be controlled, starting with documentation of the rules.
A multitude of data factors complicate today’s supply chains. Order Dates are one of the primary—and trickiest—data elements that need to be addressed.
Shippers want to focus on freight savings because traditionally transportation is a bigger spend and more opportunity for savings. But you can see tangible savings sooner in the WMS.
In this month’s bulletin, there are two very pragmatic approaches to ensuring a successful implementation of technology to drive desired capabilities. Both of these approaches address what we at JBF view as the primary barriers to implementation success – and neither are about the ‘implementation’ itself.