Donate to Feeding America with iTradeMarketplace and Uber Freight

ITradeNetwork

As an extension of our recent partnership with Uber Freight , iTradeMarketplace users can now donate produce to Feeding America food banks using Uber Freight via our site with zero shipping charges. We are happy to announce that our new Donations forum is live on iTradeMarketplace. Supply Chain Management Covid-19

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

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Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

It also struggled to compete with big-box retailers such as Target and Walmart, which were able to offer toys priced at low margins with aggressive online shipping options—sometimes even at a loss—since, unlike Toys "R" Us, their business models do not rely exclusively on toys for profit. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

Balancing Demand Planning & Same-Day Shipping

IQMS

To help ensure the on-time delivery of its high-quality sensors—almost always with same-day shipping—CTI relies on its DELMIAworks manufacturing ERP system. CTI’s production operation runs on DELMIAworks to balance this demand with its capacity, keep production on track, and move at optimal efficiency—even as CTI tests every sensor before it is shipped to ensure the highest quality products are delivered to customers.

Toys R Bust: The Downfall of America's Favorite Toy Store

Elementum

It also struggled to compete with big-box retailers such as Target and Walmart, which were able to offer toys priced at low margins with aggressive online shipping options—sometimes even at a loss—since, unlike Toys "R" Us, their business models do not rely exclusively on toys for profit. Did supply chain problems have anything to do with Toys "R" Us going out of business?

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s historical shipping trends show that this seasonal demand growth creates a “fall season,” similar to floral, produce, and grilling seasons. Temperature controlled shipping has four “seasons” based on demand.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

America’s infrastructure , which ranges from bridges to potholes, has an average rating of a “D+.” The problems with America’s infrastructure are not specific to any one state. https://www.whitehouse.gov/campaign/rebuild-america. In January 2016, the Federal Highway Administration ( FHWA ) issued a notice of apportionment of Federal-Aid Highway Program Funds, encouraging states to begin working to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . Just the shipping by boat contributes five percent of world pollution. Made In America is Something to Brag About. Many companies insist on Made in America. Some consumers insist on Made in America, too. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Made in America: What it Means to the Country appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? Frankly, Millennials and the younger generations flat-out are not as interested in carrying the torch of the trucking across America role. A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Discover Your Shipping Potential.

Understanding What’s Behind the High Demand for Flatbed Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

High demand for flatbed shipping is rolling mightily into the peak periods of summer, continuing to drive historic supply issues across North America. While it’s difficult to predict how long it will last, what is predictable is that unprecedented demand of flatbed shipping will disrupt the typical cycles and seasonal trends we’ve come to expect, and make securing supply even more difficult as the market and carrier demographics remain fragmented.

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.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. Parcel shipping, sometimes referred to as package shipping, is the most common type of shipping for smaller, more lightweight, individual shipments.

America's Trucker Shortage Is Hitting Home

Supply Chain Brain

And now this compression point is sending waves of pain through the supply chain from distributors and wholesalers to retailers and consumers in the form of fast-rising shipping costs. Even Amazon and its Prime members are feeling the pinch. This predicament was a long time coming. An aging driver population that continues to dwindle owing to retirement — combined with a lack of younger workers coming into the industry — is a problem that has been festering for 15 years.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

Made in America Gifts For the Holidays

Material Handling and Logistics

A study done in 2015 by Moneycrashers.com found that consumers preferred made in America for other reasons including: Jobs -- The most common reason shoppers give for buying American is to help save or create jobs in the United States. Goods made in China or India have to be shipped all the way across the ocean to reach American stores, burning fossil fuel and spewing out greenhouse gases with every mile they travel. Americans prefer to purchase a product that was made in the U.S.

Why The Future Of Smart Manufacturing Starts With Connected Workers

IQMS

Remote access proved invaluable in 2020, primarily for keeping supply chains, production scheduling, shipping, and customer service moving.

America’s Haunted Highways and Byways

Freight Center

America is full of spooky places. Men awoke onboard ships, where they were pressed into service as sailors for years at a time. While all of these stories are local legends, and FreightCenter can’t guarantee that you’ll encounter otherworldly characters on your Halloween adventure, we do guarantee that we will do our best to make all of your shipping experiences with us a treat. The post America’s Haunted Highways and Byways appeared first on FreightCenter.

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

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio. Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane. Understanding the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane. In regular years, carriers try to leverage peak shipping periods as much as they can. Choosing the Right Transatlantic Ocean Shipping Strategy.

FreightCenter Customer Spotlight: Human Solutions of North America

Freight Center

That’s the machine Human Solutions of North America has been selling and shipping for years. Learn more about Human Solutions of North America in today’s FreightCenter customer spotlight. You know those 3D body scanners you go through at the airport? Well, imagine a machine that looks and operates like that, but is actually a 3D body scanner for measurements, not security. Their 3D body scanners are changing the way products are designed and clothing is measured.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to. Read more. 08/11/2015. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Transportation. Supply Chain, Intermodal, Transportation. Intermodal Intermodal Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation Transportation

New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping

GTG Technology Group

How Are the New Tariffs Affecting International Shipping? Here are a few things to keep in mind about the new international trade policies and their effect on the shipping industry. The regulations are estimated to reduce the total economic output through the Port of Louisiana – America’s largest port – by a minimum of 7 percent. The post New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food. Shipping food internationally can be challenging and it requires significant planning across all stakeholders.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S. Shipping Overseas. shipments for the sole reason that they’re coming from America.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S.

Winter Shipping Guide for Refrigerated Goods

Supply Chain Link

Winter came early this year for many parts of North America. With record snow falls. Read more. 12/30/2014. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Intermodal, Supply Chain, Cold Chain. Cold Chain Intermodal Intermodal Supply Chain Supply Chain

Cross Border eCommerce – Key to Successful Entry in North America

Vinculum

When seller brands dream of penetrating the international e-commerce markets, they usually picture North America – and they have justifiable reasons for this: As of 2018, the average revenue per online shopper is the highest for the United States. Logistics – The logistics of the drop shipment model – where the seller ships directly to the customer through DHL or a similar service to reduce inventory risk – can prove to be very expensive per unit for cross border e-commerce.

An Update on the Reshoring Revolution in America & Some Surprising Facts

Cerasis

Essentially, the problems with reshoring are reflecting the growing skills gap in America and traditional competitive advantage actions. While the public generally sees reshoring as keeping investments local and of better quality, the true reasons for reshoring include the following: Reshoring reduces lead time needed in shipping products. Freight costs of offshoring may exceed the freight costs of domestic shipping. . customers want products made in America.

How To Keep Medical Supplies Moving With ERP Remote Access

IQMS

GII was ready to have most of its US-based employees quickly shift to working from home while maintaining a very small group in the warehouse for shipping and receiving. This gives the entire company greater agility in dealing with the pandemic’s rapid changes to supply chains and shipping services’ availability. Global Interconnect Inc. GII) is a worldwide provider of custom-engineered cable assemblies, connectors, and components often used in medical supplies.

America’s Largest Ocean Ports

3PL Insights

shipping ports are included in the list of largest ocean ports in the world. Thus, these are America’s largest ocean ports: The Port of Los Angeles, The Port of Long Beach (California), The New York/New Jersey Port (Newark, NJ), The Georgia Ports (Savannah, Brunswick, Bainbridge & Columbus) and The Northwest Seaport Alliance (Washington State). million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping containers) in 2015. About 500 shipping vessels go in and out per year.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

BlueYonder

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Head of is About to be one of the Biggest in America. Inventory is often delivered to warehouses in shipping containers. The post A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

BlueYonder

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Head of is About to be one of the Biggest in America. Inventory is often delivered to warehouses in shipping containers. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Aldi, a grocery store you’ve probably never heard of, says it plans to become the third-largest grocery chain in the U.S.