What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

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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. What does this mean for freight? Still, it’s likely that insurance minimums will be closely examined, and potentially raised, in 2015.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. Freight freight shipping

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5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

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As we round out the 5 categories, we come to the place of our expertise: Freight and Transportation Management. As a third party logistics provider squarely focused on freight and transportation management, we also understand that if we only talk about those two categories, we are not thinking well rounded enough. You can view all of the freight blog posts in the Freight category here. . 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015.So Freight freight blog posts

Freight Rates News October 2015

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Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. And as freight innovators ourselves, we love seeing more innovation. Freight Rates News that rates for freight and logistics trends – October 2015. Freight index jitters. Seemingly all international freight indices are down. This is good news for international freight forwarders.

TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

Common TMS functions include: route planning and optimization, load optimization, execution, freight audit and payment, yard management, advanced shipping, order visibility, and carrier management. The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. The smart folks at Software Advice have published an insightful new transportation management software study titled Transportation Management Software – Small Business BuyerView.

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Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month? Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. China’s slowing economy is generally bad news for the freight industry. This article connects the dots linking some of the broader trends impacting freight forwarding. Freight Insights News

TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

Common TMS functions include: route planning and optimization, load optimization, execution, freight audit and payment, yard management, advanced shipping, order visibility, and carrier management. The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. The smart folks at TMS software research firm Software Advice have published an insightful new transportation management software study titled Transportation Management Software – Small Business BuyerView.

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TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

Common TMS functions include: route planning and optimization, load optimization, execution, freight audit and payment, yard management, advanced shipping, order visibility, and carrier management. The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. The smart folks at TMS software research firm Software Advice have published an insightful new transportation management software study titled Transportation Management Software – Small Business BuyerView.

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The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

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Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. Although our claim to fame is our web based TMS freight rating technology, the Cerasis Rater , which includes a technology suite of products and integrated managed transportation services , it is in our interest to understand the future of freight and how we as freight brokers fit in. The future of freight and how brokers fit in looks quite bright. . Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

Nonetheless, my takeaways below from the recent GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference provides some insight about the company, it’s success to date, and where it’s heading (assuming Infor doesn’t make any significant changes). The GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference marked a first for me: it was the first conference where I tweeted soundbites and insights from the sessions I attended. Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) June 9, 2015. Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) June 10, 2015.

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. DECEMBER 2015. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. Overcapacity has plunged freight rates, profit, and prompted mergers. OUR TAKE Until now, the freight industry has lagged behind others in taking advantage of, and adapting to new technology, as summed up last month by this American Shipper article.

Freight Bill Post Audit Vs. Freight Bill Pre Audit: Benefits, The Difference, and Why They’re Both Important

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Freight payment and audit services have evolved considerably beyond their one-time scope of correcting errors and recouping spending for already-paid freight bills, particularly in the United States. Freight Audit Benefits. Based on the research of inboundlogistics.com, freight costs can make up 10% of an organization’s expenditure. of the freight invoices. Freight Bill Post Audit. Rather, a pre-audit should be correlated with a freight bill post audit.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

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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. Look out for great stuff in 2015! The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts from 2014. Freight is something very near and dear to us at Cerasis. Freight freight

This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index. Cass Freight Index – February 2015. Freight stats dominated the news this week. Here are some of the highlights: Freight TSI Index : The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)…fell 0.2 Month-over-month freight volume dipped 6.0

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Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process to Attain “Best In Class” Shipper Status

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We continue our series on what makes up a "Best in Class" shipper by taking a deeper dive into #4 and #5 of the 10 areas that "Best in Class" Shippers must master : Freight Spend Management and a focus on LTL Shipping Process. Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process. Let’s take a look at how freight spending management and managed processes can prevent these issues from occurring. What Is Freight Spend Management? Management of Incoming Freight.

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

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In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Knowledge of Best Practices in Shipping Freight.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. State-of-the-art transportation management systems (TMS) certainly help with planning and execution, but advanced freight audit and payment processes are also vital toward obtaining complete process management results.

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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

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We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Then on the last day of 2015, we will feature the top 50 most read blogs of ALL time from the 653 Cerasis blogs as a special treat! As you grow, so should freight costs.

Logitrans 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Logitrans 2015. Date: 18-20 November 2015. Join Logitrans International Transport Logistics Exhibition that will be organized in Istanbul for the 9th time from 18th to 20th November 2015 and take the opportunity of meeting executives from the logistics and supply chain management sectors. Freight transport and logistics services. Freight transport systems. Venue: Istanbul Expo Center 9 -10 Hall. Organisation: EKO MMI FAIR LTD. URL: www.logitrans.com.tr/english

Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS

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Freight rating software is a necessity for shippers and 3PLs. There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. When shopping for a Freight Rating Software System with TMS, look for key points that will add value and provide additional benefits for shippers. The Basic Functionality of a Freight Rating System. The fundamentals of a Freight Rating System match a user’s shipping and freight characteristics and a carrier’s service and price options.

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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

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Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables

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Freight brokers , manufacturers, and those in the supply chain know as well as anyone that problems with accounts receivable can lead to anything from simple annoyance to a serious business-killing disaster. Any legal claims against you resulting from a conflict with a customer can put your ability to get your freight broker bond or any other type of bond in jeopardy, risking your entire business. Business Advice Freight Broker Info Manufacturing Supply Chain freight brokerage

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

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New technologies and new demands made 2015 a year of change for 3PLs. Here’s an overview of the top trends we saw from 3PLs in 2015: Implementing New Services. In 2015, 3PLs helped shippers prepare for the demands of an omni-channel supply chain. 3PLs enable companies to handle the increase in freight volume with guaranteed capacity, avoiding the worsening driver shortage.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

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The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Here are five to look for in 2015. In 2015, if a shipper has 16 business units integrating with the same carrier, they should no longer operate as separate units but as one pooled resource to improve overall buying power and leverage. Capturing Freight Spend Visibility. Freight spend does not have to be a surprise that we learn about once a freight invoice is received and gets processed.

This Week in Logistics News (October 5-9, 2015)

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MercuryGate Offers Leading TMS Solution to Freight Forwarders. Con-way Freight Announces Fall 2015 General Rate Increase. In other technology news, MercuryGate announced a cooperative agreement with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) to provide its global membership access to its transportation management system (TMS) for a reduced cost.

This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

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Driver Turnover Falls in First Quarter of 2015. Cass Freight Index June 2015 Report. It’s crazy to think that freight going all the way from Asia to Eastern and Gulf ports is the best option for some importers, but China is actually the main instigator behind the supply chain shift. Or is it due to a temporary slowdown in freight movements in the quarter? My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite. Well, technically, a “parasitic drain” on the battery.

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

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When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Seizing control of freight and transportation spend can improve operating income by five to 10 percent, and boost stock prices by 10 to 20 percent, according to an Accenture study, From a Shipper’s Market to a Carrier’s Market. Freight Invoicing Reports.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

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Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. XPO Logistics Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results. Finally, the list of startups looking to disrupt the freight brokerage and freight forwarding markets continues to grow. Cargo Chief’s patented technology accurately identifies the optimal carrier for each specific load and determines capacity opportunities for truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, intermodal, and refrigerated freight.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

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March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. NAFTA freight totaled $96.1 billion in March 2015…Year-over-year, the value of U.S.-NAFTA NAFTA freight flows by all modes decreased by 5.3 Mexico freight totaled $45.2 billion in March 2015 as three out of five transportation modes – air, rail, and truck – carried more U.S.-Mexico Mexico freight than in March 2014. Mexico air freight rose 15.7 Freight carried by rail increased by 7.5

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2015)

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It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2015 is already behind us. Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015. The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend). 5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015. The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service. “Another crown jewel in this transaction is Con-way’s subsidiary, Menlo Logistics, an asset-light top 30 global contract logistics provider with additional lines of business in freight brokerage and managed transportation. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Today is September 11. I never forget.

This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

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March 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index – April 2015. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. According to a survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by management software developer AtTask and market research firm Harris Interactive, people spend 45 percent of their time at work doing this. Can you guess? Answer at the end of the post.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

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The road less traveled remains untraveled: acquisitions and other actions focused on getting more small and midsize customers, which was one of my predictions for 2015. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. This was a busy week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it. Kintetsu to Buy Neptune’s APL Logistics for $1.2 Billion ( BloombergBusiness ).

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

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LLamasoft and CHAINalytics Partner to Provide Integrated Access to Freight Market Intelligence. Teamsters lose another vote at FedEx Freight facility (Reuters). As noted in the press release, companies are required to use ACE for all electronic import and export manifest filings for all modes by May 1, 2015 and use ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filings by Nov. 1, 2015.