The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

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That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” ” Today’s post will cover the top 9 freight blogs from 2018. Freight

How Shippers Can Navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch

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As an update, in this post, we’ll address a more updated way that shippers can navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch many shippers are currently facing. The combination between the capacity crunch, the ELD mandate , rising rates, and last year’s hurricanes has been called the perfect storm of the transportation industry. Greater versatility, closer partnership with freight brokers , and new technologies are some of the many steps you can take to secure the capacity you need.

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The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Average weight per shipment is up for the sixth consecutive quarter, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management , and economic growth indicates continued diversion of freight to LTL from full truckload and even parcels to maintain capacity.

A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018

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Although this sounds great for most industries, it represents a major problem for the freight trucking industry. As a result, shippers across the globe are looking for ways to keep up with the Amazon’s unrelenting approach, and these trends in trucking and freight reflect a few of the key ways shippers, third-party logistics providers and truckers will respond 2018. Freight Forwarding Will Undergo Digital Transformation. Freight and Trucking Rates Will Evolve.

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The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018

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That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” ” Today’s post will cover the top 10 logistics blogs from 2018.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

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Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In anticipation of the 2018 holiday shopping season , transportation trucking, including Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Full Truckload (FT), Parcel, and intermodal, will increase in value. Consumers and shippers both want lower freight rates.

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6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

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In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. The Logistics Robots Market Will Dominate in 2018 & Beyond. As a result, stores as a distribution center will become more popular throughout 2018. Safety and logistics will also come under the microscope in 2018. Increased demand for faster turnaround will also have an inescapable result of increasing the risk of accidents in the transportation process.

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[PODCAST] Increasing Parcel Volumes Requiring Shippers to Implement Technology for Parcel Freight Optimization Yielding Reduced Costs

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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. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast! Listen to “The Freight Project Podcast – Episode 7 – Bob Malley – CEO, PierBridge” on Spreaker.

Shippers Turn to Intermodal Transport for 2018 Capacity

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As we begin 2018, capacity remains the most pressing logistics issue across the supply chain. This is especially true within the transportation sector, where the driver shortage, ELD mandate, and other factors have severely impacted the trucking industry’s ability to handle increasing freight volumes. Because of this, more shippers are looking to intermodal transport for capacity. Freight Transportation

[WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! This white paper, “The Top Supply Chain Trends that will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” is the second in our overall industry trends white paper series.

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

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In the age of e-commerce, maintaining the status quo will result in failure, disgruntled customers and added expenses, but shippers that leverage 3PL resources to apply transportation management best practices for e-commerce , as listed below, can navigate the issues that arise in e-commerce and achieve sustained profitability. As a result, shippers must understand the transportation management challenges in e-commerce. Lowered freight spend.

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

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Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

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Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

[PODCAST] Transportation Tech & Data is Bringing Shippers & Truckers Together in the Quest for “Shipper of Choice”

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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. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : Why using transportation tech to get data allows shippers to treat drivers better & become “Shipper of Choice.”

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

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Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

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

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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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These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

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billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools will reduce delays and simplify customer service across all changes in manufacturing throughout 2018. Manufacturers can also use Blockchain technology to track inbound freight, including raw materials used in the manufacturing process, explains Industry Week.

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The Top 10 Podcasts of 2018

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This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” ” Today’s post will cover the top 10 podcasts from 2018. With Marketing Director – Adam Robinson as the host, The Freight Project Podcasts was born.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

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The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Meanwhile, LTL carriers struggle to meet on-demand needs, so shippers need to know a few LTL capacity best practices to ensure their freight can be moved on time and without added costs.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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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.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

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Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. As a result, suppliers can sell more product and materials, manufacturers can produce more finished products, and transportation staff can ship more freight.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018

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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. Strong players in the market will emerge as platform providers to aggregate the IoT data and provide key insights into that data that drive better business decisions in 2018. The Uberization of Freight. Turney Thompson, vice president, Kenco Transportation Management.

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

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The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Even the best shipping options do not necessarily work for each customer, and customers will demand variable shipping options more frequently in 2018, reports Kushal Nahata of FarEye. As we continue in this logistics trends series, in the next few posts we’ll focus on the logistics technology trends shaping 2018. With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! Logistics professionals will have to consider a reevaluation of logistics strategy in 2018, but understanding a bit more about the top things to expect can help them plan for success.

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[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch

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Cerasis brings you another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” ” Remember, you can catch every episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” by going over to the Podcast section of “ The Freight Institute !” As a reminder, we publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this episode of The Freight project podcast!

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

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Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why.

What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

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Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. As explained by Dan Goodwill via Canadian Shipper, the problem goes much further than that, including lacking compliance management, subpar, if any, use of transportation management systems (TMS, and failure to utilize granular shipment activity data.

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

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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.

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

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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. Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. Transit times are longer than just transportation time.

Blockchain & Transportation Management: How Will the Ledger Technology Impact Shippers?

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The promise of an incorruptible ledger for use in transportation management will reduce inefficiencies and create opportunities in supply chains. With the potential blockchain growing with the interest of software giants, more supply chains are turning to blockchain & transportation management with open arms. This results in higher costs of implementation and delays in effective transportation management using new technologies. Blockchain Transportation Management

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

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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.

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

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According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. This creates a wonderful opportunity for shippers to eliminate the middleman costs by considering the use of less-than-truckload freight options for e-commerce. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

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We expand upon the supply chain technology trends we spoke about in the first part of this blog series, but let’s take a look at 5 more supply chain tech trends that will shape 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Supply Chains Will Develop and Take Advantage of Transformative Supply Chain Technologies, like Freight Sharing Apps. Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Who Embrace Change Management are More Effective at Managing Freight

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Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” Tina works with the Cerasis business development team to gather all the necessary information from the customer for a smooth transition into a partnership with Cerasis and our Transportation Management technology and solutions. 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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Top Blog Posts of 2018

Logistics Trends and Insights

For the final year of 2018, we are presenting a 2-part blog post listing the top 10 posts for the year. As Toby notes in the article, “Whether you are an ordinary individual seller of small items on eBay or a large-scale exporter, you are dependent on the global transportation network that include airplanes, merchant ships, trucks and delivery vans. Indeed, Alibaba and Cainiao are also getting a freight forwarder via ZTO Express’ 2017 acquisition of China Express Co.