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. 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

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” 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. From trends, union strikes, and technology to the integration of different modes of transportation. 6 Future Transportation Technologies That Will Change Transportation (and the Trucking Industry) Forever. 4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy.

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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. 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

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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. LTL transportation networks and new technologies.

[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.

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.

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.

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

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E-Commerce requires intense coordination between supply chains and an understanding of how to achieve maximum efficiency in all modes of transportation, explains BigCommerce.com. 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. E-Commerce Creates Additional Challenges in OTR Transportation Trucking faces a major crisis.

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.

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. Shipping these products requires an extra level of care to ensure the products make it to their destination. 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? Transportation

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. Faster shipping.

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. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant.

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.

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

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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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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.

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

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“The Freight Project Podcast” – Episode 5 – Hannah Testani, Intelligent Audit, COO – How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data In this episode, Hannah and I will talk about how she got involved in the logistics industry and how she, as COO, is positioning Intelligent Audit for the future aiding her father who founded the company over 20 years ago. 8 Big Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping.

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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

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. Turney Thompson, vice president, Kenco Transportation Management.

[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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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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“The Freight Project Podcast” – Episode 9 – Transportation Tech & Data is Bringing Shippers & Truckers Together in the Quest for “Shipper of Choice” On this episode, Dock411 and Cerasis Marketing Manager, Adam Robinson, will discuss how technology is aiding collaboration and bringing information to carrier, shipper, and logistics service providers, which in an ever-decreasing capacity world. Transportation Tech Resources for Download.

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.

 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. The same thinking applies to those in transport, particularly given the unpredictable weather and other factors that transport operators work in.

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. 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.

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

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Transportation managers are spending upward of 80 percent of working hours just looking for available shipping capacity, reports Talking Logistics , reflecting a portion of companies that have not leveraged the power of a TMS. Unfortunately, failure to use a TMS contributes to higher freight spend by limiting shipping capacity and forcing shippers to continue with spot rates among carriers. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

The Top 10 Podcasts of 2018

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” Today’s post will cover the top 10 podcasts from 2018. The Cerasis marketing team had a fun idea to launch a podcast series featuring the thought leaders from our industry and 2018 was the perfect time to start. The Top 10 Podcasts from 2018 Without further ado, here are the top 10 podcasts from this year by views, with the most listed first. How Shippers Can Compete Against Rising Transportation Costs & Competition Using Data.

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? Minor improvements in the warehouse management system can help fulfill more orders, but the entire process will fail without a focus on the transportation strategy.

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. Expand LTL transportation networks. Omnichannel is “in.”

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. 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.

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. 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?