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? 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. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

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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. Manufacturing and shipping points might be more decentralized, with smaller loads originating in more places all over the country.

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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 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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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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Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

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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.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

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With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share. Fortunately, selecting a 3PL for 2015 and beyond can be broken down into six specific questions. Therefore, they have taken extensive steps to monitor existing shipping practices and maximize their profits.

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.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

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Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

Your Favorite Posts of 2015

The Network Effect

This is the World’s Largest Container Ship… And It’s Massive. The post Your Favorite Posts of 2015 appeared first on The Network Effect. Image Credit: Flickr User bayasaa. Another year at Supply Chain Beyond! We’ve covered a lot of interesting supply chain topics. Listed below were our most read posts of the year. Enjoy! Logistics vs. Procurement in Your Supply Chain. Push vs. Pull in Your Supply Chain…What’s the Difference?

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 the shipping business has gone global, it has grown in complexity.

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

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Walmart To Test A Free, Three-Day Shipping Service That’s Half The Price Of Amazon Prime (TechCrunch). March 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index – April 2015. Shipping Line CMA CGM Signs Deal for Cuba Logistics Hub (WSJ – sub. Nonetheless, free shipping remains the core value proposition for consumers, and providing it profitably remains the core challenge for Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers.

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Freight Rates News October 2015

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Freight Rates News that rates for freight and logistics trends – October 2015. Soaring container super-ships orders. Global box ship fleet tops 20 million TEUs. Those larger ships are also lower emitters. So next year’s super-ship orders will be down? The post Freight Rates News October 2015 appeared first on Freightos.

This Week in Logistics News (February 23-27, 2015)

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Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Target Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $25 for Online Orders. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – January 2015. Free shipping remains a competitive weapon for retailers, especially in their battle against Amazon, and Target put some ammo in it this week by reducing the free shipping minimum from $50 to $25 for online orders (Amazon’s minimum is $35 for non-Prime members).

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

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Here are five to look for in 2015. Unlike an isolated transportation management approach, orders and supplier ready-to-ship details are used in planning and executing transportation moves, creating a unique linkage of transportation data with what is generally considered non-transportation data. This ensures goods are shipped right the first time. The post 5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (March 30 – April 3, 2015)

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Wal-Mart Scaling Back Free Shipping to Shoppers in Canada ( BloombergBusiness ). January 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Bottom line: If one of my predictions for 2015 comes true — that more companies will start treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise — then this acquisition strengthens LLamasoft’s ability to exploit this growing market opportunity.

Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. The ramifications of the restructuring of China’s economy, freight innovation, re-shoring, widening the Panama Canal, and the new super-size ships are all covered. Last month’s carrier story was somewhat cynical: global box ship fleets topping 20 million TEUs, driven by carriers trying to escape ramifications of UN emissions regulations.

10 Areas of Focus to Gaining “Best in Class Shipper” Status For LTL Shipping: An Overview

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We will focus primarily on LTL shipping, but some of these areas can be applied to other modes of over the road shipping. As more organizations supply chain grow more complex, the need for additional shipping options will grow. To understand how a shipper achieves “Best in Class Shipper” status, you need to take a look at some of the chief factors that influence shipping activities. Shipping freight inherently comes with a large amount data. Shipping Strategy.

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. Our goal is to help shippers spend less, be more efficient, and continue to improve their LTL shipping ability so they may stay competitive and also keep customers happy. . Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process.

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

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XPO Logistics Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results. The charge for same-day delivery from macys.com or bloomingdales.com is a flat $5 above standard ground shipping fees. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Toys R Us lowers free shipping limit for online orders. Based on XPO’s share price (down 40% from their May 2015 high, including an 11% drop on Thursday) and news that Moody’s Investor Service might downgrade the company’s credit rating (which is already classified as high risk), it seems like investors are concerned not only about the size and pace of these large acquisitions, but also in the company’s strategy shift from an asset-light model to an “asset heavier” one.

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

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March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Speaking of Amazon, the company is raising the bar again on delivery in response to Walmart testing a free, three-day shipping service. billion in March 2015…Year-over-year, the value of U.S.-NAFTA billion in March 2015 as three out of five transportation modes – air, rail, and truck – carried more U.S.-Mexico The post This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

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Descartes Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Shipment and Logistics Management – provides a platform to document, manage and monitor all logistics activities from in-factory carton label creation, advanced shipping notice generation, carrier booking and tracking, and invoicing through receipt into the warehouse. The post This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

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I answered that question by focusing on three trends in the spotlight today — 3D printing, driverless trucks, and drones — and how they might impact WHAT is shipped, WHERE it’s shipped to and from, and HOW it’s shipped. The post Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks (WSJ – sub. With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. The larger ships will further test the capacity of ports and canals and the skill of their captains and crews. Kinsey added that human error is a factor in most shipping accidents. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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Top Freight Articles of 2015

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Today we finalize our most viewed articles from the Cerasis blog by featuring the most read freight articles published in 2015. As a recap, and for easy to access link, we have showcased the following: Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015. Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015. Top Logistics Articles of 2015. Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. Top Freight Articles of 2015. Freight is something that you ship.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

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Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. August 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Consumers place a high premium on free shipping when shopping online, but as folks in the logistics industry know, there is no such thing as free shipping — somebody has to pay UPS, FedEx, and USPS, and those carriers are raising their rates. 25, it will bring back free shipping and returns. The Cubs finally made it to the World Series.

TOC Europe 2015

Supply Chain Movement

TOC Europe 2015. Date: 9-11 June 2015. The TOC Europe is the global meeting place for ports, terminals, shipping lines, 3PLs & shippers. Through the years TOC has built a strong reputation as the trusted event portfolio for the maritime trade, shipping, ports and terminal communities. Events 3PL Ahoy Container Supply Chain Rotterdam shipping lines TOC Europe Venue: Ahoy, Rotterdam (NL). Organisation: TOC Worldwide. URL: www.tocevents-europe.com.

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. Truckload Holiday Shipping. Thursday, January 1, 2015 – Closed.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

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Cloud Logistics Offers New Innovations in Second Upgrade of 2015. Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules. Goods shipped from East Asia through West Coast ports are currently transported by rail and truck as far east as the Ohio River Valley.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

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April 2015 North American Freight Numbers. World trade registers modest growth in first quarter of 2015. For instance, Wal-Mart is seeking to charge a food supplier 10 percent of the value of inventory shipped to new stores and to new warehouses, both one-time charges, and 1 percent to hold inventory in existing warehouses, according to a copy of amended terms seen by Reuters. April 2015 North American Freight : “U.S.-NAFTA

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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Manhattan Associates Mobile Distribution Management Takes Center Stage at CSCMP 2015. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Meanwhile, Cloud Logistics introduced its Same Day TMS program “designed to allow shippers to start shipping – and saving – the day they start the project.” The post This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

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FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

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Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The post This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

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Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Amazon now ships to your Audi’s trunk ( USA Today ). Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Performance. Ryder Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Results. SAP Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – March 2015.