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[PODCAST] How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Hannah Testani, Chief Operating Officer of Intelligent Audit , a global logistics and freight audit company. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast!

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and 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. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

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[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. With the amount of transportation management data each has access to now, along the coming tsunami of data that will be hitting the market over the next few years both shippers and carriers realize transparency is good.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast!

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 . It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight. It’s the reason why On Time In Full (OTIF) is a critical supply chain metric today. Digital Freight. I think I have personally looked at no less than 50 digital freight companies.

Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

While ERP systems provide excellent tools to manage accounting, human resources, customer relationships and more, they considerably lack the tools needed to properly manage transportation. TMS is most important for increased capability When asked what features were needed to increase SCM capability, 92 percent of respondents named transportation management as either critical or important. These reports are created by analyzing all your transportation data.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). Here are some excerpts from the press release: 94 organizations are actively involved or have agreed to participate on the TradeLens platform, including more than 20 port and terminal operators across the globe; customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru; and freight forwarders, transportation and logistics companies including Agility, CEVA Logistics, and DAMCO. I’m back from vacation.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

The Growth of Parcel Shipping on the Rise Thanks to the Amazon Effect Overall, parcel shipping is growing at a robust 10-percent clip as all other freight modes are basically flat, growing at a very modest 1 percent. retailers conducted by NRF and Forrester Research surveyed the key metrics of 195 apparel, footwear, general merchandise, home furnishings and personal care retailers, and determined that the average cost to fulfill an order is $10 (shipping + fulfillment costs).

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13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Managing the complexity of global transportation requires human capital, time, and/or money.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

Lackluster insight into freight spend and poor freight management controls. Fortunately, data analysis allows Warehouse Managers to gain the insights necessary to create metrics to track performance, which are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs). Modes of transportation used in terms of costs and delays associated with each. The post Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Teresa Obinger, the Cerasis Human Resources Manager. Teresa spends a bulk of her time recruiting the top talent in the transportation technology & solutions world, and as you’ll hear, a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

What Warehouse Management Technology Is Necessary to Create a Best-in-Class Distribution Center?

Cerasis

WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Implementing new technology is a complicated process, but it can be simplified as follows: Integrate systems that control both inbound and outbound freight. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Manage inbound and outbound freight vendors with a robust, precise inbound freight routing guide. Use metrics and Big Data analytics for performance measurement and improvement, explains Inbound Logistics.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Managing the complexity of global transportation requires human capital, time, and/or money.

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

They multiplied three commonly-used metrics for measuring truckload performance to identify the Leaders: First tender acceptance (FTA). Next, researchers looked at freight attributes of shippers. This research showed that leader shippers portioned their freight by primary roles at a given origin, and this clearly had a connection to accepting first tender on a lane. Robinson carriers logistics MIT shippers Steve Raetz transportation trucking

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

This article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS. Get Air Freight Standardized. While electronic passenger tickets were introduced in 1994 and reached a 97% penetration rate by 2007, the eAWB standards was adapted as an IATA standard in 2010, and adoption in 2018 still hovers at 53%. Get Air Freight Dynamic. Get Air Freight Connected.

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

Kinaxis

Better transportation planning. Understand transportation and logistics constraints, and work with third-party logistics suppliers and shippers to gain more visibility into the process. For example, analyze the impact of late deliveries, transportation constraints such as driver shortages, and weather disruptions. Optimize to reduce transportation spend, while maximizing shipment efficiency. Real-time transportation visibility and transportation optimization.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

With maritime transport growing at an average rate of over 8.5 Shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistic firms are currently spending millions of dollars in resources on ‘estimating’ important metrics such as container Estimated Time of Arrival (ETAs). Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology New Ideas Security Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk

[PODCAST] Tips for Shippers to Reduce Missed Pickups & In-Transit Freight Problems

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes our very own Freight Desk Manager, Chris Longner. The Cerasis Freight Desk takes care of all of shipper customers’ inbound and outbound routing 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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Inbound Parcel Freight: What Are the Top Considerations for a Shipper?

Cerasis

Managing inbound parcel freight has increased in complexity with the global rise of e-commerce. Amazon has mastered inbound parcel freight management as part of its third-party marketplace, and small and mid-sized shippers are struggling to keep up. While part of the larger scheme for global economic growth, inbound parcel freight has become a top priority for shippers. What’s Causing Problems With Inbound Parcel Freight Management?

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons). Between 1996 and 1999, nearly 37,000 metric tons of bananas in Australia were lost yearly because banana growers lacked an adequate mechanism to communicate with packing facilities.

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The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages , shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today. With increasing customer demands — likely driven by consumers’ experience in the B2C environment — , customer service has become a key differentiator in the transportation management game.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1. Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management”. How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage”. Why Transportation Needs to be Included in Supply Chain Collaboration”.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply chain leaders will face 2018 with uncertainty and opportunity. In other words, the simple act of providing reports to executives and upper-level managers could be considered a form of data visualization, and better reporting will be a fundamental improvement in supply chains throughout 2018, explains Craig Guillot of Supply Chain Dive. Lean processes are standard in supply chains, including logistics, but 2018 will see a gradual transition to elastic logistics.

How Quickly Things Change: April Freight Market Index Commentary

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the April 2020 Freight Market Index report. Before looking into BluJay’s quarterly metrics, JBF Consulting and BluJay want to recognize the devastating impact of COVID-19. The impact of COVID-19 was not felt until March and initially, the result was a surge in freight volumes as consumers stocked up in preparation for quarantine. The Sensitivity of Freight Transport to Economic Volatility.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

Haslam College of Business, April 2018). Logistics is a highly procedural function with clearly defined responsibilities and performance metrics. While the Logistics transactional activities – such as freight quotation management, freight contract management, shipment execution and transportation tracking – are important, in and of themselves, these individual activities fail to deliver to their potential if they are not orchestrated, synchronized and communicated.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Trucks, Ocean Freighters, Planes, Rail, and Vehicle transportation all consume energy in the provision of their services. From an environmental standpoint this usually creates the need for intercontinental and transoceanic transportation, which by definition is a driver of carbon emissions. are generated by transportation.

A Lesson on the Freight Market: Four Standout KPIs

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the October 2020 Freight Market Index report. It is always with great anticipation that I await the arrival of the BluJay Freight Market Insight report.

Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. While the perfect storm of record-low unemployment and rising fuel prices driving transportation costs may prove to be temporary, it is clear that food shippers in particular must expand their use of technology to remain profitable and competitive in the coming years.

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Supply Chain Personified! The Link Between Your Company Silos!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The responsibilities, metrics, skills, strategies and mandates for each function can cause people to put their functional focus ahead of the greater company objectives. The Supply Chain team manages the flow of goods and materials and the transportation and logistics to move those goods. Copyright Mortson Enterprises Inc, 2018. Freight and Logistics Human Resources Procurement Supply Chain Management Business HumanResources Leadership SCM supplychainSubscribe Here!

9 Key Considerations in an Effective Last Mile Delivery Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Obviously, shippers cannot track what consumers use their personal devices for all the time, but they can use metrics and Big Data to track what consumers are doing on their respective e-commerce sites. As a result, more shippers will turn to technology and newer transportation management systems (TMS) to aid in the efficient execution of the last mile. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain ECommerce Logistics Retail supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Best Practices to Improve Your Truckload Service and Price

TMC

While shippers face the difficult market conditions of tight capacity and increased consumer demands, they are also being challenged to find transportation cost savings and improve customer satisfaction. To determine whether a shipper fell into a Leader or Laggard category, researchers measured three commonly-used performance metrics: on time pickup, on time delivery, and first tender acceptance. Business Intelligence Market Trends Research Transportation Management

Best Practices to Improve Your Truckload Service and Price

TMC

While shippers face the difficult market conditions of tight capacity and increased consumer demands, they are also being challenged to find transportation cost savings and improve customer satisfaction. To determine whether a shipper fell into a Leader or Laggard category, researchers measured three commonly-used performance metrics: on time pickup, on time delivery, and first tender acceptance. Business Intelligence Market Trends Research Transportation Management