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. Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. 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.

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

Cerasis

Keeping the supply chain operation at peak efficiency requires efficient and economic transportation of goods. This all starts with an eye to detail towards the most effective transportation management practices. There is a strong relationship between mismanaged supply chains and transportation and loss of profits, as an effectively structured supply chain will reduce business operation expenses. A Brief on Freight Classification.

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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. Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

What do you get when you bring together shippers, logistics service providers, and a transportation management system (TMS) vendor in New Orleans? 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). On the surface, Freight Friend has similar features to other online load boards.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

Talking Logistics

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). The Latest on Transportation Funding and Regulations (1,771 views). Making Transportation Collaboration Work (1,569 views).

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

Talking Logistics

Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. 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

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. Consolidating freight volume will increase delivery frequency while reducing costs.

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

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. We take pride at Cerasis, as a third party logistics company who has developed a proprietary web-based transportation management system , to offer technology solutions to our shippers so they may remain as efficient as possible and have access to information at their fingertips. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI In Transportation.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

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

Talking Logistics

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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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)

Talking Logistics

We normally do our Talking Logistics episodes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we have one today at 12 ET with Alaster Love from Transplace, where we are going to discuss “ Big Data and Analytics in Oil and Gas Transportation.” 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 (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

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 (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup. The new rail service is up to 50 percent faster than ocean freight and up to 70 percent less costly than air freight. Mode shift is one of the key trends related to international transportation, a topic I will discuss next week on Talking Logistics with Ross Romine, VP of Global Transportation Services at LEGACY Supply Chain Services.

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

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). 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.

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 (September 8-12, 2014)

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Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.7 July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report for August 2014. Last month, when Uber announced its API, I wondered aloud if Uber would become a value-added feature of a transportation management system (TMS). Why not,” I wrote, “especially for retailers that might want to use Uber as a transportation mode to deliver online orders from local stores.”

Navigating the Risks and Complexities of International Transportation

Talking Logistics

When it comes to managing global supply chains, international transportation is where the rubber meets the road. But as many companies quickly find out, managing international transportation is very different from managing domestic transportation. What are some of the risks and complexities associated with international transportation? Where do many companies fall short in terms of their ability to manage international transportation effectively?

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

Talking Logistics

June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. I first wrote about the possibility of drones as a new transportation mode back in February 2013, and during the holiday season last year, Amazon announced its Amazon PrimeAir initiative , which some called a PR stunt, while others — like Google and UPS — saw it as a new competitive threat and opportunity. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management. HIGH PERFORMANCE – there is Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) rigor that extends throughout all transportation partners (carriers and suppliers). transportation cost).

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 (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation Eliminates $1.7 Here are some excerpts from the press releases: Originally opened in 2012 with a focus on the fast growing temperature controlled transportation segment, the C.H. Robinson road transport service offering portfolio…Since 1993, C.H. The post This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management and SAP® Extended Warehouse Management Now Available. enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Speaking of SAP, the company announced the latest versions of its transportation management and warehouse management solutions this week.

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

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Trimble Acquires Nexala to Expand its Role in the Rail Transport Industry. 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

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. The big news this week was the announced merger of Accellos and HighJump, which creates “a market leader with 11,000 customers in 23 countries with operations in North America, Asia and Europe” and “brings together a unique set of technologies, including networked trading partner connectivity, warehouse management, transportation management, and route delivery.”.

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

Talking Logistics

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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Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:00 ET. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking the increasing government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions that drive growth and improve efficiency. The post Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Robinson trucking truckload transportation

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

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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. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. Are these practices part of your organization’s transportation management system?

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

Talking Logistics

Although applied throughout the organization, Cummins identified the elimination of transportation waste as an area that would have a significant impact. 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.

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.

Bridging the Gap in Inbound Transportation Mastery

Logistics Viewpoints

Nowhere is that conflict experienced more than when businesses attempt to master their inbound transportation. The promise of combining inbound and outbound freight to leverage volume for improved service and […]. Guest Commentary Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Transportation Management Systems As businesses look to implement supply chain efficiencies, the ideal of what should be done often conflicts with the reality of what can be done.

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.