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The 18th Annual European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit (SCL Europe 2016) brings together Directors, VPs, and Heads from Supply Management, Supply Chain, Distribution, Logistics, Manufacturing, Operations, Fulfilment, Planning, Forecasting & Replenishment, Purchasing, Inventory, Materials, Procurement, and Stock Control.
This June, Eyefreight will celebrate its eighth anniversary. For those employees who were present and accounted for at the first anniversary party, this milestone feels no less thrilling. \r\n\r\nWhat began as a transportation management consulting firm run by just a handful of people is now a global leader in Level 5 Transportation Management Software with 65 employees and counting on its team. In addition, employees and leaders alike are excited to call Eyefreight an international company, having expanded its reach from a solitary headquarters in the Netherlands to a global office network including the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, and the United States.
The Three “C’s” of Transport Management: Communication, Collaboration, and Complexity – Supply Fest June 2014, a Retrospective
Last week I attended Supply Fest 2014 at the British Museum in London. This supply chain management conference considered two issues always at the forefront of operations: minimizing cost and reducing risk. For effective supply chain operations, managers should tackle both simultaneously.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) can be divided into three main areas: purchasing, manufacturing, and transport. From end to end, this includes decisions about which input materials to use, production quantities, inventory levels, distribution network configuration, and transportation for both the input materials as well as for the finished products. Logistics Management is the component of SCM that focuses on how and when to get raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods from their respective origins to their destinations. Effective, cost efficient Logistics Management can be a real point of competitive differentiation. But how does a company achieve this?
When you ask CPOs in a Business-to-Consumer industry to identify the largest spend with which he or she is confronted, the majority will answer: “Freight Spend.” When your next question to this CPO is how he or she keeps this Spend under control, the most likely answer will be: “We manage our Freight Spend by using detailed sourcing and negotiation tactics.” In today’s volatile markets, how do you manage Freight Spend? And don’t tell me you have it under control. Fine, you might manage Freight Spend, but how many Shippers out there really optimize Freight Spend?
Last week I attended Logicon 2014 in the Krasnapolsky hotel in Amsterdam. This Supply Chain Management conference specific to the Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail industry attracted a lot of international attendees. Both from a speaker, attendee and venue point of view, this was an interesting few days. Each day had a new focus. Tuesday’s focus was forecasting and demand planning, Wednesday’s was end-to-end supply planning and Thursday centered on supply chain optimization. Evident of course why I, as a representative of Eyefreight, was in attendance: we are driving value in the supply chain through optimization.
While many companies are quick to acknowledge the important role transportation costs play in total spend figures, they do not realize how much they actually overspend on their freight. Why? It is difficult to track shipping costs given the complexity of logistics networks: different parties with different types of service (e.g., LSPs, brokers, etc.); multiple transportation modes with corresponding rates; inbound and outbound flows from multiple locations; and variable costs such as fuel …
Evanston, Ill. and Utrecht, the Netherlands (April 16, 2014) – Eyefreight (eyefreight.com), a provider of SaaS transportation management system (TMS) technology, today announced it has begun expansion in Brazil with the hiring of Luiz Martins who will serve as sales director for Latin America, helping Eyefreight amplify its reach in the region with local commercial and implementation capabilities.
Eyefreight (eyefreight.com), a provider of SaaS transportation management system (TMS) technology, today announced it has been named the winner in the Dutch Tech5, part of the European Tech5 competition of the five fastest growing young technology companies in seven European countries.