Advantages of a real-time visibility platform for the automotive outbound logistics
ICL Systems, the cornerstone of Vehicle Logistics Software in North America for 30 years, is now active on the European market, with BMW Germany as its first client. It will now provide carmakers across Europe with a comprehensive range of vehicle logistics management services, including asset tracking, invoice auditing for OEMs, and business analytics.
Leveraging the collective real-world experience of the ICL management team, our solutions are designed from the customer’s perspective.
Ultimate Guide to Rail Shipment Management: Part 4 – How to Measure Railroad On-Time Performance
Shipping by rail is complex and complicated further by supply chain disruptions, manufacturing changes, and labor challenges. Today’s freight customer expectations for receiving goods by freight rail are increasing.
This article is the fourth in our series, exploring how railroad and shipment operating metrics are calculated and how shippers can use these metrics to make improvements to their rail network.
Real-Time Transportation Visibility for Finished Vehicle Logistics: It is Not a Visibility Problem; It is a Trust Problem
Over the last twenty-plus years, a common topic of discussion within Finished Vehicle Logistics has been "Do you have good visibility of your vehicles?"
Final Mile Visibility and ETA for Vehicle Transportation: Finished Vehicle Logistics Ideas Lab Roundup
An accurate ETA to dealer has always been the shared goal between LSPs, OEMs, and dealers. Still, with an increased percentage of vehicles sold before shipping and dealers expecting Amazon-like service, the industry needs to redefine information sharing for final mile delivery. In our group session, we discussed what solutions the FVL sector could deliver on consumer-like expectations, including the appetite for sharing last-mile information and potential benefits of the new data points for all parties.
Finished Vehicle Logistics Optimization - Reducing Miles, Increasing Productivity - Highlights from Automotive Logistics Global
Reducing #CO2 is becoming an increasingly important KPI for the sector. Still, cost ranked as the #1 concern by #OEMs and LSPs, and from our research, Supply Chain Visibility is the biggest challenge heading into 2022.
Check out our highlights from Jeff Dzierbicki's talk from #ALSCLive on how we plan to takle this.
Ultimate Guide to Rail Shipment Management: Part 3 – Railcar ETA to Destination
This article, the final in our series, explores how railroad operating performance, Trip Plan compliance, and rail shipment ETAs are calculated and how rail shippers can work with these metrics to improve their rail network.
Ultimate Guide to Rail Shipment Management: Part 2 – Trip Plan Compliance
The second in our three-part series, this article explores how railroad operating performance, trip plan compliance, and rail shipment ETAs are calculated. Plus, we see how rail shippers can use these metrics to improve their rail network.
Ultimate Guide to Rail Shipment Management: Part 1 – Railroad Operating Metrics
This article, the first in our series, explores railroad operating performance, from trip plan compliance, how rail shipment ETAs are calculated and how rail shippers can use these metrics to improve their rail network.
Data-Driven Logistics - How to Enhance Your Logistics Supply Chain
Collecting and managing data is the foundation of logistics analysis in many formats; keeping it straight and meaningful is no easy task. Whether the data comes in or is made manually, or is in some of the newer technologies, making sure that this data is accessible to all and is clean, correct, and meaningful is key to a successful logistics plan
Order to Delivery - Is Vehicle Supply Chain Changing?
In the early 2000s, the concept of “Order to Delivery” was touted as the Next Big Thing in the automotive industry. As more consumers across the US get more selective with what vehicles they want to drive, we dive into a quick history on Order for Delivery, its risks, and impact on Supply Chain Visibility, as well as how this will shape the future for buying a vehicle.
Q&A Series: What Are the Rail Shipment Impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading?
The first article in this two-part series defined PSR examined the historical context in which it implemented PSR and how PSR is measured with the Operating Ratio. The final part of our series will analyze the impacts, both positive and negative, for rail shippers.
GHG Emissions in Finished Vehicle Logistics – Road to Net Zero
As OEMs pursue ambitious GHG emissions reduction targets, suppliers, automotive manufacturers and logistics service providers must work together to balance lower emissions with other relevant KPIs such as delivery times and costs. Finished vehicle logistics will play an essential role in achieving these goals and measures to tackle emissions. In Europe and the USA, the logistics transport sector is responsible for more than a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. Most of the emissions come from road traffic (71%). Only the energy and heat generation sector produces more significant amounts of emissions.