Welcome to the November 2021 issue of JBF Freight Transportation Industry Bulletin, a monthly newsletter curated by the JBF Consulting team, with a focus on supply chain, transportation, logistics and of course freight.
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In This Issue
Transportation Industry Leaders Weigh In On TMS Satisfaction
The TMS market is huge ($8.8B USD); and if you, as a shipper, are not utilizing technology to manage transportation functions, you are behind the curve.
We recently surveyed Transportation executives to find out about their satisfaction levels with their TMS. From our experience, it is not surprising that over one-third of respondents are not satisfied with their TMS and another 30% are so-so. While nice to see that nearly a quarter are highly satisfied, 11% don’t have a TMS.
The fact that over 67% of respondents are unsatisfied with their TMS caught our attention and we wondered what lack of satisfaction means. Read the full analysis here…
SANTA NEEDS YOUR HELP
Calling All Supply Chain Expert Elves!
Share Your Best Tips to Help Santa Deliver This Christmas
Have you heard the news? Boys and girls all over the world are wondering if Santa will bring gifts this year.
Santa pride himself on mastering the most complicated logistics situations but this year he’s stumped. Santa need IDEAS from his supply chain expert elves like you on how he can save Christmas.
So Supply Chain Elves Podcasters if you’re listening, send us a 1-minute video recording of your best idea on how our industry can make sure gifts arrive on time this year.
Send your tip to: email@example.com by November 29, 2021. Tips will be shared on JBF's company page on LinkedIn beginning December 1, 2021
After all, Santa never disappoints.
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Send your tip to: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 29, 2021
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Latest From the JBF Blog
Green Supply Chain: Trucks Move the American Economy
The foundation for many improvement opportunities is better planning and execution enabled by use of technology. Here’s some actions you can take as a shipper or a carrier….Read the full article here.
How to Squeeze Value Out of Your Logistics Systems
During a recent episode of Joe Lynch’s podcast, Logistics of Logistics, JBF Consulting CEO Brad Forester, shared insights on the top 4 shipper pain points that he and the JBF team are hearing about from their customers who are large shippers as well as four freight tech trends relevant right now. Listen to the podcast interview here.
Manhattan Associates TMS Update - whitepaper
Manhattan Associates release of their new Active TMS solution uses a componentized, microservices (MS) architecture, following in the path of Manhattan’s Active Omni and Active Warehouse Management solutions.
While we applaud MANH for their significant investment in MATM, it does come with risks and costs for current Manhattan TLM users
This new white paper shares our take on the benefits of the new solution, as well as some areas of concern.
⤵️ Download It Here!
Meet the Cleveland JBF Consulting crew gathering at a local favorite Cowboy Food & Drink in Bainbridge, OH
(Pictured here L to R) Griffin Holub, Functional Consultant, Justin Wilcox, Solutions Architect, Adam Gray, Senior Engagement Manager, Dennis Heppner, Principal, Accelerate Practice Lead, and Chris Doersen, JBF Principal, Implement Practice Lead
Customer Success Story
First Time TMS Implementation for Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturer
In addition to working with the Client team and Descartes TMS architects, JBF recommended, scoped, and helped design a custom Fulfillment Planning Application.
This innovative approach provided a flexible platform for applying multiple complex business rules, while allowing Transportation activities to better align with Production and Inventory Planning. Read the full success story here…
The fine print: This newsletter is being provided to the reader as a general overview of current market conditions and contains information compiled by JBF Consulting from a variety of sources. This newsletter is provided solely for general informational purposes and is not intended to be, nor should it be construed by the reader as, specific advice or a solution tailored to a particular company or client. Before acting on any information, you should consider the appropriateness of the information provided to your company’s circumstances and it is recommended that you seek independent advice if you have questions specific to your own objectives.
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