LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. Freight LTL

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Small Package

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Unfortunately, few shippers make inbound freight a priority, and even fewer consider it a strategic supply chain initiative.

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. Top 10 Talking Logistics Posts in 2018. 2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Simply put, while it’s impossible to predict what will happen with oil and diesel prices in the future, the current trend is certainly not favorable to freight spend budgets. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. Digital Freight Startup Convoy Raises $185 Million, Surpasses $1 Billion in Value (WSJ – sub.

Top 2018 Blog Posts – Part 2

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our top blog posts for 2018 continues with the top 5 posts: 5. Are Online Freight Marketplaces Replacing Forwarders? – Spoiler alert, no they are not but online freight marketplaces are growing and expanding services and will continue to do so.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . With the rapid rise in omnichannel shopping and the need to fulfill those orders quickly, retailers must balance inventory positioning, the labor cost to fulfill the orders, and transportation costs.

This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this week at MODEX 2018, the company announced the release of Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation 3.0 Geodis warehouse inventory takes off with drones (Air Cargo News). I am off this morning to get a tour of Locus Robotics.

This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

Talking Logistics

3Gtms Partners with 10-4 Systems to Expand Visibility for In-Transit Freight. At the Descartes Evolution 2018 conference in March, Mark Holifield, Home Depot’s Executive Vice President of Supply Chain and Product Development, discussed how the retailer is investing $1.2

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups (WSJ – sub. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (April 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Introduces SupplierMAX to Optimize Inbound Freight. On the transportation management systems (TMS) front, Kuebix introduced SupplierMAX, “a comprehensive inbound program to increase the efficiency of inbound freight operations.” It’s 32 degrees this morning.

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. 2018 IMPORT VALUE (USD). Apr 3, 2018. Jun 15, 2018. Jul 6, 2018. Apr 3, 2018. Jun 15, 2018. Aug 23, 2018.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 27-31, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Last year alone, the MercuryGate TMS managed more than $70 billion of annual freight spend and supported over 300,000 daily logins from 80 countries. Here are some details from the press release: “Ware2Go uses innovative online technology to match excess warehouse and fulfillment capacity with merchant demand to provide transparent inventory, order fulfillment and final delivery,” said Scott Price, Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer. “We’re

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

What is vendor-managed inventory? VMI is the process whereby a supplier or vendor manages and replenishes inventory at a customer’s location at the levels required by the customer. The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

What will happen in 2018? Mexico and Canada are heading into 2018 with no clear plan for saving the North American Free Trade Agreement,” states a Bloomberg article published on December 15. Will prices continue to increase in 2018? What are your predictions for 2018?

Gartner’s 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List! Is it Still Relevant?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Gartner recently announced their 2018 Top 25 Supply Chains List. The 2018 Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain List. Inventory Turns 3. (10%). Return on Assets (ROA) and Inventory turns are also a part of the scoring process. Further an Inventory turn of 1.0 Subscribe Here!

Year in Review: The Trends That Defined Supply Chain in 2018

Elementum

2018 was not a year of abrupt change or revelations, but one of gradual developments — developments that are going to continue into 2019 and beyond. We delved into our archive to discover the stories that shook the supply chain world in 2018.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

A look at the supply chain trends and technology that will come into play in 2018. These concerns will extend into 2018, as companies work on a regulatory standard – though nothing has emerged yet. The Uberization of Freight.

With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?

Cerasis

In early October 2018, the average retail price for diel rose 7.2 Instead of trying to go with the flow, shippers that understand where LTL fuel surcharges are headed can take steps to reduce freight spend by effectively reducing fuel surcharges paid for unexpected delays or issues.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 Freight data use. Freight claims management practices. Freight

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Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. This is regardless of whether freight consolidation was used or not.

What is Web Based Inventory Management Software?

EMERGE App

You run a lean business model with minimal overheads and using web-based inventory management software plays a big part in this. And you expect the same standard for inventory management software. What to Expect from Web-Based Inventory Management Software. Introduction.

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

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7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

Shippers face more challenges than ever before when it comes to managing freight spend and allocation. While many other questions exist, freight management in today’s world is built on the internet, speed, use of data, and staying attractive to drivers. Yes, your freight must be attractive to drivers to get the best deals, and a TMS provides an invaluable means of creating attractive freight. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

Risk Management: Is 2018 the Year of Living Dangerously?

Enterra Insights

If supply chain complexity, global competition, information collection challenges, climate change, natural disasters, and protectionism aren’t enough to worry about, Benjamin Roussey insists five IT security risks are going to make 2018 a nightmare for risk managers. He writes, “2018 will bring unprecedented IT security threats and challenges for all businesses.”[2] As we step into 2018, enterprises must realize the risks associated with their IoT ecosystem.”

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

As a result, freight spend as a whole has increased, but passing this cost along to consumers will only serve to undermine the productivity and brand value gains through e-commerce. E-commerce is in the middle of a boom. The economy is strong, and trucking capacity is tight.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

According to Nathan Resnick via Shopify , some of the top challenges in implementing an e-commerce shipping strategy include: Poor inventory visibility. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Rather than subjective guesswork, this method allows freight forwarders to predict if the average daily transit time is expected to rise or fall up to a week in advance.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Customers expect orders within the same time frames as Amazon, increasing freight spend. Critical components of a successful e-commerce shipping strategy asserts John Costanzo of Parcel Magazine, include: Visibility into warehouse and inventory management.

Travel Time Is Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your Distribution Center

Cerasis

Delay-causing issues will still exist, like ramps, obstacles in the aisle including other workers, and inventory issues such as incorrectly slotted bins or inaccurate inventory. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Slots must evolve with the changing demand forecast, and all incoming freight should be slotted according to recommendations in a slotting optimization program.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

Last week, I attended Innovate 2018 , the company’s first user conference, and as I stood on stage to deliver my keynote presentation in front of 140+ attendees, the answer was clear: Yes. This maximizes achievable freight savings while adhering to pickup and delivery constraints; improves customer service; and may eliminate the need for warehouses or distribution centers.”. Does the market need yet another transportation management system (TMS)?