Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

Since documentation and paperwork make up a considerable portion of time lost in transport, shipping on the blockchain will revolutionize the industry and allow you to do more with less. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Benefits of Shipping on the Blockchain.

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Analytics has been a buzzword in recent years. Everyone seems to be clamoring to get on the big data and analytics train. Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. How Are Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Being Used?

Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement

Cerasis

Through the use of connected devices and greater abilities to capture data in real time, the concept of end-to-end visibility and improvement thru the use of supply chain analytics has changed. What Do Supply Chain Analytics Have to Do With This Ability?

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

How TMS Analytics Can Lead to Actionable Insights & Continuous Improvement

Cerasis

Modern, cloud-based analytics systems within transportation management systems ( TMSs ) have redefined how you strive for continuous improvement. The goal of seeing your freight’s location 24/7/365 is well underway, and TMS analytics are providing insights beyond knowing the shipment’s location. Your opportunities will grow, but how do a dedicated TMS and analytics make this possible? Strong TMS Analytics Use Real-Time Data to Increase Visibility in B2B and B2C Shipments.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holidays are always difficult to work around in our industry. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

How Analytics Can Help Shippers Combat Rising Intermodal Transportation Costs

Savi

Earlier this year, DAT Solutions reported that high demand for transportation raised industry prices, and the load-to-truck ratio increased steadily over the course of 2017. With shipping costs at an all-time high, supply chain agility is more important than ever. Insight analytic tools such as Savi Insight can help shippers more carefully schedule open loading docks, allowing drivers to avoid spending hours waiting for a dock to clear at pickup or delivery locations.

[Infographic] 5 Ways STEM Education is Leading the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

The studies of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have shaped the logistics industry into what it is today. Logistics, the discipline that manages the shipping and distribution of goods to consumers, has made momentous strides in recent years with help from new technology.

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. Robust reporting and analytics.

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

Cerasis

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges? Automation Will Reduce Errors and Enhance Existing Shipping Practices, Reducing Problems.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I visited the BVL Kongress in Berlin, and also attended the International Institute for Analytics ”Chief Analytics Officer” meeting last summer. We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. Not surprisingly, analytics is at the top of the list. Supply Chain Analytics Will Emerge as a Key Enabler to Performance. 2013 has certainly been an interesting year!

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holidays are always difficult to work around in our industry. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

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

Cerasis

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. Both systems are crucial in a digital world and trucking industry.

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. Analytics.

Improve Business Performance with Supply Chain Analytics

Halo

That means constantly refining the science of supply chain analytics without losing sight of the ease of use and powerful visualizations that users rely on to uncover, diagnose and solve real business problems. One of Halo’s multi-site industrial supplies customers discovered that the same SKU might turn slowly at one location but briskly at another, in some cases influenced by seasonality. This was creating issues, particularly when product was short-shipped.

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. As with many other topics affecting industry trends in the transportation, trucking and manufacturing industries, companies are looking for ways to increase the use of technology in procurement, explains Melissa Deleen of LinkedIn.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics Will Put Certain Departments at Risk As explained by Connor DiGregorio of Industry Week , blockchain technology carries a degree of risk for traditional supply chain departments. For instance, Martine Jarlgaard and Provenance are working toward this process in the fashion industry. Blockchain allows for the continuous tracking of information and improvement through data analytics.

10 Areas of Focus to Gaining “Best in Class Shipper” Status For LTL Shipping: An Overview

Cerasis

We will focus primarily on LTL shipping, but some of these areas can be applied to other modes of over the road shipping. As more organizations supply chain grow more complex, the need for additional shipping options will grow. To understand how a shipper achieves “Best in Class Shipper” status, you need to take a look at some of the chief factors that influence shipping activities. Shipping freight inherently comes with a large amount data. Shipping Strategy.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Will APIs Replace Freight EDI? The Transportation Industry Moves Technology Forward

Cerasis

Do people in the industry really like it? They asked over 2oo supply chain executives to get their thoughts on whether or not Freight EDI will be able compete with new methods of big data, real-time analytics, and web service APIs. Unfortunately, the industry is still EDI heavy.

How the IoT Platform Fixes Problems in Today’s Logistics Industry

Cerasis

A single malfunction can disrupt entire analytics’ systems, disrupting processes along the way. Regardless of where you sit to view the logistics industry, problems are becoming more evident. Delays are the harbinger of increasing costs, which spell doom for the logistics industry.

The Data Needed to Transform Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Last fall after attending the CSCMP conference in Atlanta, I shared my observation that digital transformation is now a central theme in the industry. This isn’t breaking news, but it is new for the industry. Supply Chain Analytics Maturity Model (Source: Hackett Group).

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Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Things

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Analytics Leaders Discuss the Internet of Thingsg. The forum, an annual event at Kelley in its third year, joins analytics and thought leaders from various industries and firms, including C.H. Smart homes, connected cars, and intelligent factories have become mainstream.

How IoT and Augmented Reality in Logistics are Moving The Industry Forward

Cerasis

From ditching age-old tactics of shipping products now, to advancing the capabilities of augmented reality in logistics, our logistics trends highlighted expected improvements in the supply chain, many of which came true. The world’s biggest container ships are about to come online, explains Finbarr Bermingham of Global Trade Review , and more than 1 million free container slots are readily available.

Industry-Changing Views From the Cloud

Supply Chain @ MIT

Will the cloud enable industry-level supply chain collaboration? Cloud computing is gaining a lot of ground in the supply chain domain, with applications ranging from new analytics to dynamic routing and powerful track and trace features. Meanwhile, here is a nugget from our research on the subject: cloud-enabled, cross-industry collaboration that unlocks new levels of efficiency. Let’s bring it down to earth with a specific example – ocean shipping.

Control Towers: If Only There Was A Clear Definition

Supply Chain Shaman

The industry is moving down a path of “groupthink.”. What most companies want is a system with prescriptive analytics to tell them when a shipment is expected to be late and what action to take. We finished dinner. I pressed my neatly folded napkin to my lips.

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Visibility: If Only I Could See

Supply Chain Shaman

The IT taxonomy for visibility is supply chain analytics. As you implement supply chain analytics and use control theory with well-defined reference data with clear bands for control, process improvement ensues. The team was seeking analytics to monitor process compliance.

SCRC Meeting Part 2: DHL’s Advanced Analytical Team Models Logistics Challenges

NC State SCRC

in Germany, and millions of shipments. The organization includes their Express business, Global Forwarding Freight of Air freight, ocean, and road, and Supply Chain, that is focused on Contract Logistics and Industry Solutions. Omer Rashid is a senior director of analytics, having worked about 20 years or more with DHL. About half of these orders were with Amazon, which is also moving into other businesses and industries as well.

The Hanjin Effect: The end of shipping as we know it

BluJay Solutions

Uncertainty is permeating down the entire supply chain and paralysing the logistics industry. Hanjin Shipping is the 7 th largest container carrier in the world, with 98 ships and a 3.0% Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container carrier, commands 617 ships and 15.4%

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This Week in Logistics News (February 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Target Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $25 for Online Orders. Analytics. What can you do with 102 inches of snow? You can bottle it and sell it, like one entrepreneur is doing.

Best Practice: Creating a Governance Mechanism for Analytical Learning in Organizations

NC State SCRC

I recently interviewed a large semiconductor company that developed a cross-enterprise initiative to drive analytical learning across its entire supply chain. Recognizing the importance of having the right mix of data scientists and SMEs, the company has established a supply chain information and analytics organization composed of data scientists, operations research, and statistics PhDs to work on problems they are directed to from the business.

Transportation Management Systems as a Service (TMSaaS) Transform the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

However, predictive analytics and value-added services are being poured into TMS models, and supply chain executives have taken notice. Unfortunately, industry-standard TMS systems are simply not cutting it as more companies look for better ways to improve operations and reduce costs. The savings were enormous, cutting the “click to ship” cycle by 75 percent or more, asserts Tom Green of Robotics Business Review.

[WHITE PAPER] The Guide to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs thru Effective Transportation Management Practices

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Guide to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs thru Effective Transportation Management Practices” white paper! Parcel shipping processes reflect some of the most labor- and time-intensive aspects of modern shipping strategies. Logistics Small Package Transportation Management White Papers reduce parcel shipping costs

Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

Talking Logistics

According to the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report , released in April 2017, 80 percent of executives surveyed believe that digital supply chain will be the predominant model within five years.