Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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. A Brief on Freight Classification.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. UPS Freight®.

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

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More (WSJ – sub. Target Offers Free Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Revenue and Earnings. billion in payments for shipping. .

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

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. 2014 was surely a fun year of content on the Cerasis blog. The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts from 2014.

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

Talking Logistics

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 in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? 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.”

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

Talking Logistics

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. .

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

Talking Logistics

Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). North American Freight Numbers July 2014.

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

Talking Logistics

In some instances, Google packs orders and hands them off to shipping partners for delivery the following day. . The new rail service is up to 50 percent faster than ocean freight and up to 70 percent less costly than air freight.

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Supply Chain for the 2014 Olympiad

Supply Chains Rock

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

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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. These will only contain posts written in 2014. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014.

Expert Advises How to Reduce LTL Freight Costs

Supply Chain Opz

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

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Freight companies are eventually going to face severe challenges finding drivers to get your shipments where you want them when you want them there. Understand the full range of shipping alternatives your carriers can offer. Optimizing solutions (like those from Manhattan Associates) can help by sending out short-term freight forecasts with alerts about lulls and surges due to seasonal variation, special promotions, customer back orders, etc.

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

Cerasis

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.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

By employing proper freight accounting , through freight payment, auditing, and consolidation services, within a TMS solution, a shipper can go from paying $11 per freight invoice, all the way down to only 5 to 10% of the $11, according to Inbound Logistics magazine.

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

Cerasis

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.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Then we will cover in subsequent posts what are the benefits of using EDI in transportation along with a transportation management system, we will debunk a few myths, and then we will end the series by highlighting how a shipper at Cerasis used EDI to reduce freight expenditures and resources.

EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths

Cerasis

The language and documents of shipping are complicated and immense. The moment you start shipping with a 3PL as your partner, you already have EDI built in!

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) and Compliance (Software).

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Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com). For related commentary, see Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014. — Adrian’s Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2014. Shipping and delivery capabilities become even bigger competitive weapons.

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What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. What does this mean for freight?

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport. In-bound freight delivery efficiency can be optimised by consolidating in-distribution hubs and reducing stock levels at country level.

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3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

A discrepancy between your order quantity and the supplier’s ship quantity has occurred. The supplier has failed to enter a ship quantity or the quantity recorded was zero.

Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

'If you want to know ahead of time the changes awaiting the pharmaceuticals supply chain it is useful to extrapolate experiences from the consumer and retail sectors, which were dealing with the same trends and pressures long before pharmaceuticals (for example, the proliferation of distribution channels). Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices ; For example, generic drugs and consumer medical devices may be transported via ocean and long-haul road freight (and selected higher value modes for ‘emergency’ situations, when a standard, slow-mode shipment misses a checkpoint or encounters a hold up) while specialty drugs will be shipped using air freight, express or even courier services. Generic drugs may be distributed over several logistical steps involving several distributors and transport providers while high-value specialty drugs and medical devices might be distributed from a single global or regional distribution center directly to the hospital (pharmacy or ward) or even the physician specialist at point of care. Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Thus we will see increasing movement toward differentiated supply chains driven by several factors; increasing pressure to optimize cost or maximize value for products that differ by volume and value; the requirement for lead-time service levels (acute versus chronic treatment); new requirements for temperature management or documentation; and specific regulatory regimes. By 2025 most companies providing medical devices and pharmaceuticals will have tailored their supply chain along product categories such as; high-value/specialty drugs and implants; innovative standard drugs and devices; generic drugs and frugal/low-tech devices; and OTCs and consumer medical devices. Supply chains will also be differentiated within each product category, for example into cold chain and non-cold-chain specialty drugs – because of the strong growth in demand for both generic drugs and specialty drugs, more specific supply chains for these two segments are expected to emerge. Building on a wide range of experience in supporting e-commerce retailers in their logistics processes, logistics service providers are well equipped for advising and supporting companies in the pharmaceuticals sector in their quest for a more direct channel to the end customer. Better visibility in the supply chain is essential to control and optimize logistics processes. Traditionally companies in the pharmaceuticals sector have used a push logistics approach to distribution, which is characterized by over stocked warehouses throughout the supply chain. Given today’s increasing cost pressures, overall inventories will have to become leaner and supply chains more efficient by changing to a pull or demand-driven approach with increased visibility. In future posts I’ll continue to discuss the changing pharma supply chain, but if you can’t wait I suggest you download the new white paper, The Top Ten Trends Transforming the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain. The post Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods… why? appeared first on The Network Effect. Pharmaceutical Visibility supply chain technology visibility'

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Multiple days of requirements can be delivered to a cross-dock in one load, and it can be subsequently shipped in individual shipments based on due dates to the plants. Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. link].

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

In order to compensate a long waiting time, Adidas uses air freight or courier service. Moreover, products can be shipped to stores in-time then lost sales is minimal. Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

We issue web-based advanced shipping notices (ASN) to our customers. We track shipments in a way that provides sufficient visibility to our freight at all times. When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software.

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Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

BluJay Solutions

Free shipping is top of the list for consumers when making purchase decisions and it’s been shown that they will modify their spending patterns to ensure they get it, feeling that spending more is worthwhile to save a few dollars in shipping charges.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

Healthcare Logistics

LeanCor

Suppliers were faced with difficulties resulting from the large number of distribution centers to which they were required to ship material. Excessive purchase orders and unconsolidated freight created complexity and cost. Lack of ownership and visibility to much of the freight planning and spend on inbound material. The ability for the client to take ownership of freight planning and spend hinged upon providing value to the supplier.

How Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

Subsequently, LSS projects were developed to address waste in several key areas: contract carrier freight rationalization, ship day alignment, Asia-to-US / Asia-to-Europe container optimization, CNG truck costs and impact. While all have added value, let’s take a closer look at contract carrier freight rationalization. Contract Carrier Freight Rationalization. Contracted Freight Rates.

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

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. UPS Freight®.