Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

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We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014. The Ultimate Guide for Effective LTL Freight Management : we put on a 60 minute webinar entitled, “Best Practices for Effective LTL Freight Management and Shipping.”

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

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On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

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Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

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Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. As we said in our freight claims series, knowledge is power in avoiding errors that may drive up your transportation costs unnecessarily. A Brief on Freight Classification.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

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Jason Mathers discussed the 5 Principles of Greener Freight, and provided real-world examples of those principles in action (read the Ocean Spray , Caterpillar , and Boise case studies, and also watch my conversation with Jason from earlier this year on Talking Logistics). Source: “Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation & Logistics,” Jason Mathers, EDF, Ryder Innovate 2014.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

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Lots of interesting conversations, insights, and networking opportunities, which is exactly what took place earlier this month at the MercuryGate User Conference 2014 (MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor). Hope provided several examples, including MercuryGate’s tight integration with Freight Friend , which the company helped to launch in 2011. On the surface, Freight Friend has similar features to other online load boards.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

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The numbers speak for themselves: 42 video episodes produced in 2014, totaling more than 47,600 views and 1,260+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. 5 Principles for Greener Freight (2,220 views). Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving (1,982 views). Freight Audit and Payment – Alive and Kicking!

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This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Revenue and Earnings. SAP Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results. August 2014 North American Freight Numbers. The company reported record non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share for Q3 2014 of $0.32 Our outlook for the balance of 2014 and the future is quite positive.”

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

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We conclude our “Most Popular” Blog posts series, where we have been giving you the most viewed blog posts in 2014 from our main content categories. We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management. Freight freight

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

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Teamsters step up union drive at FedEx Freight, Con-way (Reuters). September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. This week, FedEx Freight drivers voted against the union in Newark, New Jersey , and Con-way Freight employees did the same in Manchester, New Hampshire. The post This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

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Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). The post This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Amazon Connect Group CXS FedEx Freight Google Express J.B.

This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Echo Global Logistics Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. May 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Quintiq provides a new reach into industries such as metals, mining, oil & gas, rail, delivery and freight. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

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Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

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So it gives me great pleasure to say, that with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin from Baylor University.”. April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. In other news, LLamasoft and Chainalytics announced a partnership to integrate Chainalytics’ proprietary Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) truckload data with LLamasoft’s and Chainalytics’ mutual North American customers.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

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June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. According to the company, “The ‘Newegg Express’ will be testing the same-day delivery service throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area through Christmas 2014. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. With summer unofficially ending this weekend, and school starting next week, the clock is ticking on summer vacation.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

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XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. According to the press release, “LMS delivers freight management solutions and transportation savings to a diverse customer base that includes Monsanto and several other Fortune 500 companies.” The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

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Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. . New Breed specializes in services for omni-channel distribution, reverse logistics, transportation management, freight bill audit and payment, lean manufacturing support, aftermarket support and supply chain optimization. .

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

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Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating. A half hour later, my nine year old son opens the coat closet door and calls out, “Hey guys, are we still playing?”

This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

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July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report for August 2014. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of news to cover today, so let’s go right to it. Whole Foods Market and Instacart partner to offer one-hour delivery across 15 major U.S. cities. Uber pilots on-demand product delivery in Sweden — powered by its new API ( VentureBeat ).

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and technology, today announced its Canadian office expansion to both Calgary and the Greater Montreal area, further increasing its business across Canada and cross-border throughout North America…In December 2012, Transplace acquired Torus Freight Systems and its office in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Supply Chain for the 2014 Olympiad

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logistical standpoint, the Winter Olympics is one of the largest freight and shipping nightmares to happen on a global scale. From a. There will be. packages, parcels, and pallets of goods shipped from other countries to. one central location -- en masse -- for the athletes, spectators, media. representatives, and workers. These goods will be shipped by sea, air, rail, and land as all

This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014)

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Teamsters Continue to Lose Steam at FedEx Freight. Freightquote’s DNA has more strands of eBay and Amazon in it than those found in a traditional freight broker. The post This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I always envisioned my kids getting up in the morning singing a vintage Depeche Mode or R.E.M Instead, they’re singing Rick Astley ( “Never Gonna Give You Up” ).

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

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enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). In addition… The application has also been extended to enable both buying- and selling-side capabilities for analyzing, collaborating on and creating freight agreements with a comprehensive strategic freight management solution. The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.6

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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The new rail service is up to 50 percent faster than ocean freight and up to 70 percent less costly than air freight. The press release also references a Seabury survey where “71 percent of [the shippers and freight forwarders surveyed] expect a moderate to strong shift to lower cost modes [specifically, from air to ocean] in the next 1-3 years.” The post This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

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Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg Facility. 2014 is turning into the year to refresh your corporate tagline, at least for third party logistics (3PL) and software companies. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 7-11, 2014)

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May 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index June 2014. It sounds like omni-channel commerce made them do it, although the new HighJump will need other solutions, such as Distributed Order Management and a broader transportation management footprint, to offer clients a more complete omni-channel fulfillment solution (the old HighJump offered DOM via a partnership with Main Street Commerce , which was acquired by Demandware in January 2014).

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Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving

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Live Episode: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:00 ET. The post Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. There are many moving parts that can impact a shipper’s supply chain.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

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For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Holiday shipping prices for 2014 are pretty similar to what they were last year, only a bit higher. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

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We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014. 5 Best Transportation Management Optimization Practices Utilizing Strategic Freight Shipping : The mantra for all transportation professionals is simple: reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction levels.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

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Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. We will feature over the next 7 business days each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2014. These will only contain posts written in 2014. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2014, and over 200,000 page views on those posts alone.

Expert Advises How to Reduce LTL Freight Costs

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He has extensive knowledge and experience in logistics & LTL (less-than-truckload) industry and today he will explain to you about 8 ways that you can use to trim LTL freight costs instantly. What''s else you can you do to reduce LTL freight costs Lowering transportation costs is the never ending task for many supply chain management professionals. In this guest commentary, Professor Bruce Ferrin from Western Michigan University is here to share some insights.

Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks

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In this episode, Cindi Hane, VP of Product Management at Elemica , will discuss the steps companies can take to make those connections, and present some use cases showing how SCONs can drive measurable savings in labor, freight, and the cash-to-cash cycle. The post Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 ET.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

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We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014? Top Supply Chain Blog Posts for 2014. The following are ranked in order to most page views to the 10th most viewed supply chain blog we wrote in 2014 for the Cerasis blog.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

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2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have picked up in 2014, as economic growth has created an increase in durable goods orders as well as consumer spending.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

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As manufacturers continue to increase profitability and increase their share of the overall GDP, in order to sustain and survive long-term, they need to focus on these key areas for logistics efficiency: Use Readily and Easily Deployed Transportation and Freight Technology : A survey by ARC revealed that 23 percent of respondents using a transportation management system would see a 10 percent increase in total freight costs if they stopped using the system , the source reported.

5 Fundamental Practices to Make The Implementation of Warehouse Technology Pay off Big Time

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Warehouse operations and their efficiency are a key to any company that deals with freight, shipping and inventories. Minimizing the steps in the process is a good way to ensure you have a more rapid movement through the warehouse and the freight process. This type of system will help manage the handling of inbound freight in real time, which will overall boost the performance and speed of the warehouse as well as requiring less involvement on your part.