Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

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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The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

” 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. 5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018. Find out more about 2018’s top transportation management trends now. A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018. Learn about these trends in trucking and freight for 2018.

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6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

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. Cobots are involved in packaging, picking, shipping, delivery and visibility throughout logistics, but they are rapidly becoming key players in the artificial intelligence and data analytics movement. As a result, stores as a distribution center will become more popular throughout 2018.

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The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

Cerasis

Throughout this series, we will take an in-depth look at the trends, benefits, and state of LTL freight, including: The current condition or state of LTL freight How LTL is advantageous during peak shipping seasons. The driving forces are contributing to higher LTL use in the remnants of 2018 and into 2019. LTL and intermodal shipping. LTL shipping apps and their benefits. e-Book] 8 Big Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

Let us take a closer look at some the advanced manufacturing technologies set to define the state of manufacturing throughout 2018. 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. 3-D printing is among the most influential of the advanced manufacturing technologies that will revolutionize manufacturing in 2018.

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

Cerasis

The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Imagine what work would be like if you could offer all customers free two-day shipping. Some customers do not want two-day shipping. They may want three-day shipping, or they may need ship-to-store shipping options. As we continue in this logistics trends series, in the next few posts we’ll focus on the logistics technology trends shaping 2018.

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

Cerasis

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

Material Handling and 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. 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. 2018 will be about predicting the future, not just about understanding the present.

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

Cerasis

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. Next-day and same-day delivery are standard, and retailers that cannot meet such delivery needs will see more customers abandon ship in favor of Amazon and those that do offer faster, cheaper shipping. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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. Speaking of Uber and other sharing apps, mobile technology will be central for trends in trucking and freight in 2018.

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

Cerasis

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.

 Elementum Lists 3 Trends That Will Impact Supply Chain in 2018 

Elementum

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. Logistics technology supply chain 2018 predictionsIn 2017 drone deliveries went from rumor to reality.

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

Cerasis

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. Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

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. Important Things You Should Know When You are Shipping Internationally is written by Toby Edwards, CEO of ShipaFreight. 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.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

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. Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

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

Cerasis

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. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. Simulation tools and merging of routes and freight shipping schedules ensures accuracy and accountability among carriers, shippers, and everyone in-between.

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

Cerasis

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 addition, e-commerce shipping practices must consider labor management, specifically loading and unloading, as well as yard management.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. As Amihai Zeltzer, the Head of Logistics and Industries at Salesforce pointed out, at the end of the day, a customer is interested in shipping or managing his goods. The post Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV appeared first on Freightos.

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Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. 3PLs Bring Better Freight Shipping Rates During Shipping Capacity Crunch Hikes. Part of the problem with a shipping capacity crunch is lackluster networking. Multimodal Shipping Is a Key Benefit of Working With 3PLs.

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

Cerasis

We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. 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. The Uberization of Trucking Continued Another defining factor in the peak shipping season goes back to the Uberization of trucking. Shipping technology integration, and more.

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

Cerasis

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. LTL to Intermodal Shipping Can Pinpoint Higher Spend and Drive It Into Retreat One of the best ways to ease fears of supply chain and freight black swan disruptions is to expand the current carrier network.

2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights

Convey

2018’s Peak Season shattered spending records for retailers. The post 2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights appeared first on Convey. According to Adobe, consumers spent $125.91 […]. Customer Experience delivery Retail Supply Chain

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Our look at the Top 25 (plus 4) Supply Chains of 2018 examines how the best companies in the world excel at managing their global supply chains. So in 2018, McDonald’s joins Apple, Procter & Gamble and Amazon on a separate “Masters” list, as one of the “best-of-the-best.”. The company is also exploring the idea of using blockchain technology to reduce global shipping costs by as much as 20%.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Target offers free 2-day shipping this holiday (USA Today). Manhattan Associates Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles?

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

Kinaxis

Supply chain skills in high demand, digital twins, disruptive technologies, and other takeaways from the 2018 Gartner supply chain conference. Alexa Cheater (@Alexa_Cheater) May 15, 2018. Direct to consumer online shop launched with fully functioning billing, payment, shipping capabilities. Kinaxis (@Kinaxis) May 15, 2018. by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts.

Types of Risks Impacting Supply Chains in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

To look at what risks will affect the supply chain in 2018, Rob Savitsky of AIR Worldwide ( a member of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply Chain Exchange program), wrote a blog for MIT discussing three broad categories of supply chain risk. For example the The 2016 Hanjin maritime carrier bankruptcy left workers, ships, containers, and product stranded at sea and in ports around the world.