Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

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Today marks the official halfway point of 2016 and that means it's time for our "Top Posts for the first half of the year" annual event. We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So We display the most popular freight blog posts in the order of #5 to #1. 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management. Freight freight blogs

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

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We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? 2016 Supply Chain Trend #1: Supply Chains will Look to Go Digital. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #2: Responding to Innovation & Change But with An Eye On Fundamentals.

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. We Start Thinking Of Freight As Big Parcels. Freight Industry Is Finally Online.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. We Start Thinking Of Freight As Big Parcels. Freight Industry Is Finally Online.

Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

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Although an initial view of the logistics and freight industry seems stale, it represents how the flow of goods and services are sprouting and delivering more with fewer resources. However, recent years have seen more shippers turn to less-than-truckload (LTL) and freight consolidation with full truckload (FT) to reduce the number of trucks on the road. The supply chain of 2016 is not completely operated by robots (at least not yet). Freight Logistics freight logistics

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2016. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2016 Performance. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. “Adjusting for the larger ups and downs this year, as well as talking with many fleets, I currently see a softer than normal freight environment, which is likely to continue until the inventory correction is complete. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring!

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Logistics blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing.

Trending Transportation News: March 2016

PLS Logistics

Here’s an overview of 6 popular transportation and supply chain news stories from March: Capacity News Inbound Freight

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3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process. Let's take a look at what logistics technology trends will become the dominant factors of the logistics industry for 2016. GreyOrange Butler Robot - Logistics Technology Trend for 2016.

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PLS’ 11 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2016

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(#11 Most Read Blog in 2016) Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast -Fuel prices, weather, capacity, and e-commerce are a few factors that determine truckload demand during the holiday season. Freight 3PL Supply ChainBefore Thanksgiving, reefer volumes increased and as December’s holiday shoppers start buying, more dry van loads were posted.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

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Robotics engineer Aaron Blasdel fills a Freight bin at Fetch Robotics headquarters. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Robots do not sleep. They do not drink. They do not complain, and they do not need a paycheck.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. 6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016.

Market Update: Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast

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Freight 3PL CarriersAdobe Digital Intelligence says that 31% of consumers start shopping before November 1, and 27% will start before Thanksgiving, so the supply chain plans for the holiday season for months and months in advance. So many of the year’s sales occur during the short two-month season, so the logistics process needs to be efficient enough to handle the increase of purchases. It’s estimated that retailers derive 20-30% of their annual profit during November and December.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Here’s what FTR economist Noel Perry said at the 2016 FTR Conference this week, as reported by Commercial Carrier Journal : Though the coming electronic logging device mandate, slated to take effect next December, will cut industry capacity, the productivity hits won’t be as large as some have predicted, Perry says.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Trade in 2016 to grow at slowest pace since the financial crisis. is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

What will happen in 2016? That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

This Week in Logistics News (September 19-23, 2016)

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FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Cass Freight Index August 2016. July 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Driverless vehicles, drones, and 3D printing — three emerging technologies that will ultimately impact supply chain and logistics processes — are the top headlines this week. I’m on borrowed time this morning, so I’ll defer my commentary to next week.

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TransRussia 2016

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TransRussia 2016. Date: 19-22 April 2016. Primarily oriented toward freight transportation services, the TransRussia exhibition demonstrates the full range of solutions in the field – from transportation dispatch services, to software and freight-handling equipment. Register now >> Events event freight-handling equipment IEC Crocus Expo infrastructure ITE Group moscow Russia software supply chain transportation Transrussia

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

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Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. But this story is more about a vision for a better future of freight, than just another acquisition. Notable examples include K+N’s partnership with a tech accelerator, DB Schenker’s exclusive agreement with uShip, and here at Freightos, automating freight rate management for several enterprise forwarders. A forwarder who loved their tracking software brought up a bigger problem – managing air freight rates.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% – Fastest Growth in 18 Months (IATA). On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

This Week in Logistics News (October 10-14, 2016)

Talking Logistics

August 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). One of my predictions for 2016 was that we would see increased innovation to simplify and expedite trading partner (B2B) connectivity, which is at the heart of what Appterra does, a company Descartes acquired this week for $5.8 I am writing to you this morning from Death Valley, CA where my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates and I are getting ready for our 102.7 mile JDRF ride tomorrow.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q3 2016)

Talking Logistics

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is three quarters over, with many companies (including ourselves) already deep in planning for 2017. If you are looking for insights and advice to help inform your strategic plans for next year, check out the top Talking Logistics posts and episodes from Q3 2016 (see HERE and HERE for the top posts and episodes from Q1 and Q2, respectively). Beyond the Basics: Exploring the Value Levers of Freight Audit.

Utilizing Best-Practices to Create the Holy Trinity of Freight Accounting

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That's why it's vital for shippers to keep freight accounting best practices top of mind during this period of a slow-growing economy. What’s the Difference Between Freight Payment Processing and Freight Auditing? Freight payment processing is basically how a shipper can pay respective carriers for their services. Meanwhile, freight auditing takes on the role of payment verification. However, freight auditing is only completed when payment has already been made.

This Week in Logistics News (August 8-12, 2016)

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enVista Releases New Analytics Dashboards for Freight Audit and Payment Solution. June 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Freight Audit may not be the sexiest aspect of transportation management, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t play a critical role in helping companies effectively manage and control their transportation spend, as well as provide valuable insight to drive continuous improvement.

Citations of Excellence Awards 2016

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The Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freight Transport by Pooling Supply Chains. Each year, Emerald awards certificates to highly cited papers, hereby also taking into account the content of the papers ( see my previous post ).

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

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Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results. August 2016 North American Freight Numbers. I should have gotten the email by now. Every October around this time, for the past decade or so, I receive an email from Professor Marius Solomon at Northeastern University asking if I’m available to speak to his class before Thanksgiving. I learned yesterday why the email never came: Professor Solomon “passed away peacefully” on September 28. Shock, and sadness.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

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For manufacturers and shippers, freight spend represents one of the largest costs to the respective company. To combat freight spend, supply chain entities have devoted huge investments and deployed developmental teams to find ways to improve efficiency, manage all parts of the manufacturing and shipping process, and eliminate all sources of delays. However, freight rates are continuing to increase , yet the end users continue to demand lower shipping rates.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With Amazon, you never know, which is why I’ll be updating the presentation I will deliver at the SMC3 Connections 2016 Conference on June 28th in Chicago (“A–Z: The Emergence of Amazon as a Global 3PL”) from now until I walk on stage. Speaking of container ships, there continues to be a lot of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the new SOLAS requirements, which go into effect on July 1, 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

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April 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Cass Freight Index Report – May 2016. The company cited a weak freight market, lower fuel surcharges and higher costs, among other factors, for the revision. TDIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railroad, whereby TMS clients gain easy access to Modal-X, a web based portal for instantaneous, dynamically priced, door-to-door intermodal rates for transactional freight opportunities.”

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

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Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Not surprising, considering the ongoing growth of e-commerce, freight moves in tons by “Multiple Modes and Mail” — which includes shipments by parcel delivery services, U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (March 7-11, 2016)

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January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report February 2016. It also stated that “trade growth in 2016 should pick up to 3.9 The post This Week in Logistics News (March 7-11, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I’m a supply chain analyst by day and a cha-cha dance instructor by night — at least I was this week.

This Week in Logistics News (June 27 – July 1, 2016)

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DB Schenker Signs on With uShip Online Freight Platform (WSJ – sub. project44 Achieves Groundbreaking Level of Connectivity with 1000+ Freight APIs. Trucker Path Joins AscendTMS™ to Offer Free Transportation Management Software (TMS) to Carriers and Freight Brokers. For more on SOLAS, read the following guest commentaries we have published in recent months: GT Nexus: Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index for March 2016. Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2016 Performance. Radial’s scalable fulfillment and freight services enable orders to be fulfilled faster and delivered where and when desired while optimizing costs. Finally, Werner Enterprises, Knight Transportation, and Swift Transportation all experienced double-digit declines in profits in Q1 2016 compared to the same period last year.

This Week in Logistics News (July 18-22, 2016)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2016 Performance. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index June 2016. As reported in TechCrunch : Brazil reportedly has an excess of between 300,000 and 350,000 vehicles, with trucks running empty 40 percent of the time, so the goal here is to reduce the number of empty trucks on the highway, increasing revenue for truckers and reducing costs for freight owners. 1981: the year that Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, New Order, and R.E.M.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

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iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7 Freight Rates Push Lower as Truck Capacity Outweighs Demand (WSJ – sub. April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). May Van, Reefer Freight up 19% on Spot Market: DAT Freight Index. Moving on to technology news, iContainers , a digital freight forwarder and marketplace for instant quotes and booking, announced that it secured $6.7