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.

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. “Business Impact of a Supply Chain Operating Network,” Dr. Bernhard Herzog, Oxea, Elemica reveal 2014. “Elemica Logistic Tools in Shell Chemicals,” Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals, Elemica reveal 2014.

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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. 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.

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. 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.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics.

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.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

I have a plane to catch this morning, so let’s go straight to the news… 3Gtms Announces the Inaugural Release of 3GTM Transportation Software. This week the company announced the inaugural release of 3GTM, the company’s flagship transportation management software (TMS). As I’ve written about many times before, there are plenty of shippers out there, both large and small, that still manage their transportation operations with spreadsheets and fax machines.

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. 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.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

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). 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 (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. . Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup. 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 (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. 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.

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 (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.” 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. Moving on to transportation management, Oracle and Kewill both announced cloud versions of their TMS solutions this week, which are essentially hosted offerings aimed at reducing upfront costs and implementation times for customers.

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). As I’ve commented before, the line between stores and warehouses is beginning to blur, with more and more retailers enabling ship-from-store operations. Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6 August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

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

Talking Logistics

One challenge to this approach, however, is that many shippers focus exclusively on price when making their transportation decisions. So even as our business has grown, I’ve never had to dial-for-diesel, begging someone to take my load,” says Dave Kodadek, Director of Transportation. Understand the full range of shipping alternatives your carriers can offer. Director of Product Management with responsibility for the company’s Transportation product line.

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

Talking Logistics

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. March 2014 freight shipments were up three percent from March 2013.

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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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. We are a transportation company – we are not law enforcement. This case raises an interesting question, which FedEx brings up in its statement: What responsibility, if any, do transportation companies have in ensuring the legality of what’s inside the boxes it transports?

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.

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.

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. The shipment’s NMFC code establishes the carrier’s shipping charges.

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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3 Steps to Better Transportation Spend Management

4WL Consulting

Transportation spend management — it sounds like a complicated topic. By controlling your transportation spend (costs) you can save money and provide better service to your customers. The first step is to sit down with the head of your shipping department and start talking numbers. Analyzing your current supply chain system is key in getting the most from your carriers and shipping department. Blog Logistics Outsourcing Transportation Spend

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. You can benefit from automated packing and shipping processes, such as the use of a transportation management system , for a more efficient outcome and flow around the warehouse on the outbound side of getting out product to your customer. When efficiency lags behind however, orders are lost and things get out of control.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. This includes both soft costs savings such as labor as you grow as a company, to better visibility into your transportation activity and spend so you can make better future business decisions based on data, and not guess work.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

Optimal planning also has a profound impact on upstream logistics – the transportation of all the raw materials that are typically on low stock within the factory. They not only provide transportation, but are also responsible for the sorting, pre-manufacturing, warehousing, and so on. In this situation, the 3PL operator, responsible for transport operations, would want to optimize their planning to ensure quick delivery time for the materials or products.

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

Cerasis

The post was written for shippers who may want to do it themselves, but do know, that if you are a shipper looking to achieve further efficiencies through automated technologies like EDI integration, and don’t want to go about the implementation of an EDI Integration, you can skip the entire process by signing on with a third party logistics company, like Cerasis, who has already mastered this technology and includes it as a part of our transportation management system and services we provide.

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. Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation. — Adrian’s Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2014. Shipping and delivery capabilities become even bigger competitive weapons. Trade agreements, protectionism, and threat of port strike will dominate global trade news in first half of 2014.

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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.” In a single carrier environment, you limit your ability to find the best shipping option. Having a multi-carrier shipping solution solves this first mistake.

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

Kinaxis

But before you pull the trigger, make sure you understand these cost factors that don’t often get considered; Longer lead time – The product that at one time was manufactured in your plant and then shipped to your customer (often in the same country) is now being shipped by boat. Increased transportation costs – Has anyone noticed that the price of fuel is going up? These high fuel costs impact the shipping lines too and those costs will get passed on to you.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

The challenges include: - Worldwide capacity problems, especially at ports and transportation companies in North America and Western Europe - Forecast errors that are made worse because goods had to be brought in earlier than planned - The need to support not only brick-and-mortar stores, but also e-commerce sites, whether stand-alone or part of an omni-channel offering Some ways to cope: - Redirect your cargo, if you can, to less congested ports.

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