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. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014. The manufacturing firm would then have to organise shipping of the defective product, testing the product, dismantling, repairing, recycling or disposing the product.

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. LTL shipping, much like any industry with so many moving parts, can be a bit tricky from time to time. A Brief on Freight Classification. The shipment’s NMFC code establishes the carrier’s shipping charges.

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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. 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. Truckload Holiday Shipping. 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. SAP Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results. August 2014 North American Freight Numbers. billion on shipping, but brought in only about $3.1

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. 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)

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, 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.

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.

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.” 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)

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. . 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)

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). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Perhaps most of all, UPS is lobbying retailers to banish any and all free overnight-shipping offers on Dec.

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

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. 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.”

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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. 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.

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.

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. 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

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. 5) Verify that your shipping department is providing accurate shipment weights on the bills of lading which cover your shipments. What''s else you can you do to reduce LTL freight costs

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. However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely shipping and customer service, presents a unique challenge at best through several festive celebrations all year long.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

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

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. 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.

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 was first developed in the 1960s with the objective of speeding the movement of shipping and transportation documents.

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! Your 3PL partner must recognize that testing is critical to implementation because it keeps your shipping and carrier relationships on stable, solid ground. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

As 2013 begins to feel a long time ago and our own personal New Year’s resolutions begin to falter, here are a few key themes the Kewill team expects will feature prominently on the global supply chain agenda in 2014: Transportation costs will remain a key concern, with LSPs continuing to be faced with several challenges in terms of spiraling fuel prices, labor shortages and reduced inventories which will threaten to erode their already small margins.

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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. Shippers and carriers continue to shift away from long-haul trucking and one-way freight.

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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. From designing routes to changing the way a business handles its freight auditing, a transportation management system can be a solution to many transportation problems.

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. Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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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.

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).

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.

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. For our customer, we use sequenced pallet-labeling that features need-to-ship dates from the cross-dock to meet the plants’ needs. The gains here in transportation savings come from being able to improve trailer cube on long-distance loads by using freight for different plants to improve the density.

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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. From designing routes to changing the way a business handles its freight auditing, third party logistics software can be a solution to many transportation problems. When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software.

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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. After the orders are picked and packed, Amazon ships the orders using common carriers so they can obtain the economy of scale. Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations.

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. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations.

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. Retailers are upping the minimum spend for free shipping by stealth, with major names such as Amazon, Best Buy and Gap recently increasing their qualifying spend according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal.

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So 13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Then the con artists offer low bids to freight brokers who handle shipping for numerous companies. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft. Someone filed a false tax return using my Social Security number and made off with a refund check.

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