Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

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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. Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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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. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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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! This is a must read for those in the logistics industry to stay on top of their games! With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended.

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

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With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended. To answer that question, let us turn our attention to some of the key top logistics trends we’ll see over the next 12 months, in part as a response to the growing customer experience movement. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018.

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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. ” Today’s post will cover the top 9 freight blogs from 2018. The Top 9 Freight Blogs from 2018 The freight blogs category most top viewed blog posts from 2018 included several elements of freight.

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.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

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Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? In other words, filling more orders is great, but it still requires significant use of logistics resources. The same concept applies to e-commerce shipping practices.

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

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E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. E-Commerce Logistics

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

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When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more. So, implementing the best practices for e-commerce shipping must go beyond the simplistic views of standard OTR transportation. In the world of e-commerce , it is not enough to focus solely on small package or LTL shipping. Maximize shipping lane use by reducing deadhead.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

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The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. E-Commerce Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

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I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Eight days to go until I and my Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure teammates set out to cycle 100 miles in support of JDRF and its quest to create a world without T1D. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E2open to Acquire INTTRA.

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. Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

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Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? Offer multiple shipping options to consumers.

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. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Self-Service Logistics.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

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Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. To avoid the retail apocalypse and achieve omnichannel success, shippers need to understand the challenges of e-commerce shipping, how it contributes to omnichannel success and a few tips to succeed in it. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

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These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

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Let us take a closer look at some the advanced manufacturing technologies set to define the state of manufacturing throughout 2018. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management. Global spending on robotics will climb to more than $67 billion by 2025, and 2018 is expected to be the year of the first big-break returns on robotics.

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

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To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. The simple truth behind the retail apocalypse is that it is not coming today or tomorrow, but it could happen within the next decade for retailers and shippers that do not reevaluate their use of e-commerce and develop robust e-commerce shipping strategies. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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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. Having a specialized team specifically focused on innovation is a growing trend in the logistics industry.

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

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Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Logistics Podcast Technology Transportation Management

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

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Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team raised $58,706 this season — a new record! Simply put, without your support, this audacious dream I had three years ago to form a logistics cycling team to support JDRF wouldn’t have come true. Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN).

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

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E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. percent from the first quarter of 2018. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. These include: Define shipping solutions and customer strategy simultaneously.

These Advanced Supply Chain Technologies will Solidify the Digital Supply Chain in 2018

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The type and capabilities of supply chain technology is expanding, and technology will only grow more important in effective supply chain management in 2018. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. According to Greg Kefer of Supply Chain Digital , blockchain technology will be another driving force in supply chain management throughout 2018.

 Elementum Lists 3 Trends That Will Impact Supply Chain in 2018 

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We predict that 2018 will be a year of discovery — brands will discover that achieving supply chain visibility is not an end-game, but a step in the journey to achieving greater availability of their product for impatient customers. Below we list the top three developments we believe will drive product availability in 2018. Shrinking Logistics Labor Force : The past few years have had no shortage of coverage on the disappearing driver phenomenon.

The Current State of E-Commerce Logistics

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As recently as 2016, the state of e-commerce logistics triggered a rush to expand warehousing. International shipping and fulfillment grew more complex with time, and the demand for more efficient operations replaced the need to develop services. Challenges in Today’s State of E-Commerce Logistics The challenges of today’s e-commerce strategies were formed when supply chain leaders believed the only solution to e-commerce was expansion. E-Commerce Logistics

Top Blog Posts of 2018

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It’s been a wonderful year for us at Logistics Trends & Insights. For the final year of 2018, we are presenting a 2-part blog post listing the top 10 posts for the year. Important Things You Should Know When You are Shipping Internationally is written by Toby Edwards, CEO of ShipaFreight. As the article noted, CMA’s intention is to grow its presence in the logistics sector much like Maersk’s previous announcement to expand further inland.

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

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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. The numbers speak for themselves: 49 episodes produced in 2018, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Our logistics team looks forward to your industry updates and GREAT music selections.” — Robert G.,

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

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Schultz of Logistics Management with sales expected to surpass $3.2 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 forwarders will have great opportunities in 2018 to take advantage of the increased demand on shippers. The e-commerce market is expanding.

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Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce

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With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. This fact explains why understanding and following the key trends in logistics e-commerce are crucial for organizations that want to save their place in the supply chain and get better results with less effort. .

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Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

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It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is. This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy. Benefits of Combining LTL and E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Omnichannel means the ability to serve customers across any channel and blend all channels to create seamless experiences for customers. Lowered carrying costs through additional shipping models. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2018)

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So, while I’m off the grid and recharging my batteries, you can check out the top posts and new episodes from Q2 2018 (if you missed the top posts and the new episodes from Q1, you can link to them here ). Top Talking Logistics Posts in Q2 2018. Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018. 5 Things to Know Before Negotiating Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year. Big Data in Logistics. New Episodes in Q2 2018.

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. E-Commerce Logistics Freight

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

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In addition, poor web design or lag time could dramatically increase e-commerce logistics costs by leading to greater instances of cart abandonment or even lackluster customer support. Problem Poor Visibility Increases E-Commerce Logistics Costs Unfortunately, the superb growth of e-commerce has lead to increased costs. The popularity of e-commerce is only increasing, so managing e-commerce logistics costs is essential to meeting the demands of consumers.

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. How companies interact with consumers will evolve throughout 2018 thanks to these transformative supply chain technologies. What About Moving Product Through the Supply Chain, I.e., What About Logistics?

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

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The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.