Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014.

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.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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.

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.

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. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

That was my opening question to the executives attending last month’s Elemica reveal 2014 Conference in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, going from worst to first in one year — and then back to worst in 2014.

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. .

Trends—June 2014

Inbound Logistics

Port of Los Angeles targets $3 billion for infrastructure investment; Montreal-based Fednav uses drones to scout shipping conditions; U.S. manufacturing renaissance faces a skilled labor shortage; Apple tops Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain list for the seventh consecutive year

The U.S. Postal Service Suddenly Changes the Dynamics of Parcel Shipping and Online Commerce

Supply Chain Matters

Postal Service (USPS) suddenly changed the dynamics related to shipping costs in B2C/B2B online commerce and the beneficiaries may well be online customers and mass retailers. The agency aggressively cut shipping prices involving small packages in what the Wall Street Journal described as: “.aiming This week, the U.S.

Holiday 2014: How to Avoid Last Year’s Disaster

The Network Effect

Are we fully prepared to tackle Holiday 2014 in a better way? The final delivery capacity problem for Holiday 2014 does not result in a solution to the Holiday 2013 problem. What is your Holiday 2014 plan? It’s no secret that Holiday 2013 was a disaster for final delivery.

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Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

Supply Chain Matters

At the time, a Chinese icebreaker was successful in completing the first ship voyage that utilized an Arctic Ocean and polar icecap route to travel from China to an Icelandic port. Last year, we highlighted reports that a Chinese cargo ship successfully made the first ever commercial transit of the Northwest Passage. This week, the Wall Street Journal reported (paid subscription) further volume increases for this northern shipping route. Two years ago.

FedEx and UPS Attempt to Influence Retailers to Avoid Holiday Ship Snafu Repeat

Supply Chain Matters

Brown further prefers that online retailers suspend free overnight shipping offers on December 23. Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics 2014 online commerce predictions FedEx supply chain independent supply chain and B2B industry analyst Bob Ferrari''s blog supply chain insights Supply chain Matters blog UPS supply chain

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Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In the webcast we covered five of Rob’s top 10 mistakes, which were based on Rob’s recent article in PARCEL Magazine , “Top 10 Mistakes Parcel Shippers Continue to Make in 2014.”

Severe Congestion at Key West Coast Ports Lead to Needs for Creative Actions

Supply Chain Matters

West Coast port disruptions raised an open question as to “peak shipping season” this year. percent of respondents expecting a more active peak shipping season this year. Throughout the summer months, Supply Chain Matters as well as other supply chain management focused media have been monitoring the ongoing threat of potential west coast port disruptions.

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2014

SCM Research

These selections form part of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2014. The winning articles are now freely available until the end of May, 2014. Every year, Emerald asks the editorial teams of several of its journals to nominate an Outstanding Paper and one or more Highly Commended Papers. This year’s winners have now been announced.

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

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? 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!)

Live From JDA FOCUS 2014 Day 2

Supply Chain Nation

The first day of JDA FOCUS 2014 ended with a festive Grand Party at the MGM Pool Deck last night. In his riveting speech, Captain Phillips recounted his dramatic capture and shared his experience as a “floating CEO” in charge of the operations of a multi-million dollar ship and its crew.

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. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. The post This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Severe Congestion at U.S. West Coast Ports- Supply Chain Matters Update Three

Supply Chain Matters

notes that as of yesterday, 13 ships are anchored off the coast waiting to be unloaded and describes container shipping at “full stop” While that may be a bit of journalistic sensationalism, it is descriptive. Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S.

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

The post Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014 appeared first on Kewill Corporate

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This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. The robots keep coming — that was one of my predictions heading into 2014 (and the year before that too). I’m guessing it’s summer.

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. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

This Week in Logistics News (February 24-28, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Amazon employees then package, label, and ship the items directly to the people who ordered them [online].”. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 24-28, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Trends—March 2014

Inbound Logistics

New Jersey’s salty tale misplaces blame on the Jones Act; UPS unveils new hazmat shipping protocol; Automakers collaborate to map the auto supply chain

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 post This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Jeroen van Weesep (Lego) is the Supply Chain Professional 2014

Supply Chain Movement

– The Netherlands, 5 June 2014 – Jeroen van Weesep from Lego is the new figurehead of Dutch supply chain management. DnA Languages presented the Supply Chain Professional 2014 with a personal prize: a language course of his choice. The 2014 finalists.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to 3PL news, FedEx was indicted by the Justice Department for shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies despite being warned from U.S. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

It needs to be an accurate signal reflecting real-time changes as orders are shipped throughout the day. Definition: Brass tacks are a type of pin or nail. The phrase to come (or get) down to brass tacks is sometimes used idiomatically to consider the basic facts of a situation.

Can You Take the Risk?

Supply Chain Shaman

Local regulations, fair labor, variability in shipping lanes, new materials, outsourced manufacturing and faster product development cycles are all contributing to the pain. “This is not a supply chain process. It is a new way of doing business.”

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

The good news is that the team was aware of the results and feel that they have righted the ship in 2014. Over the course of the last two years, we at Supply Chain Insight s have worked on a methodology to gauge supply chain improvement. We named it the Supply Chain Index.