Top Logistics Articles of 2015


We continue our top articles from each of our main 5 categories today by covering the top 10 logistics articles that were the most viewed in 2015. We write to five main categories on the Cerasis blog: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Each of these five include several sub categories for more specific articles, such as the TMS category under Transportation Management. Top Logistics Articles of 2015.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015


As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015. The following 10 supply chain articles are listed in order from the 10th most read blog post to the top most read post. Read the full article here. .

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Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015


It is that time of year again where we feature the most viewed articles on the Cerasis blog in each of the six main categories we write about: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. . As we are nearly just a week from Christmas, the marketing department likes to take a look back at some of the articles written by Cerasis and contributing authors to see which specific subjects sparked the most interest. Read the full article. .

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight


Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 50 Most Read Articles of All Time From the Cerasis Blog. 10 Factors Which Determine LTL Freight Rates.

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries


In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online


The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight. Customer management can be expensive and hands-on, especially in an error-prone industry like freight.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

To create flexible and balanced supply chain organisation, it is necessary to integrate strategy, processes, metrics, and technology enterprise wide and across customers, suppliers, and service providers. Let me end this article with a lovely quote from a visionary leader!!

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

Unloading of local freight and de-stuffing and palletising of international freight. Ambient and/or temperature-controlled storage of supplier freight. Phoenix Freight: 3PL and 4PL Provider. Another provider of note is Phoenix Freight, which is based at Port Botany.

Logistics Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

The Logistics of Logistics

If you move freight for a living, you know the importance of logistics key process indicators (KPIs). A KPI is an indicator (a metric) that you have chosen, and agreed with your partners and or customers, that will determine whether you are meeting your critical success factors. Key Process Indicators vs. Metrics. I sometimes use the terms KPI and metrics interchangeably, but they are not the same. Only the most important metrics can grow up to become KPIs.

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Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

For the purposes of this article, I define the processes of network design as the use of analytic tools to model and optimize the supply chain. This work is typically periodic to accompany a freight bid or an end-to-end project. I then pack my bags and scoot out the door to sign books and discuss the research completed for the S upply Chain Metrics That Matter book at the ISM event on Thursday, May 14th in Atlanta.

How to Get a Job in the Supply Chain Sector

Logistics Bureau

You are not alone, especially as in the time since we first penned this article, one huge and unforeseen event has raised awareness of the global importance of this vital sector—and shown it to be an attractive career choice. Organise collection and shipment of freight.

The Best LTL KPI for Measuring Billing Accuracy

The Logistics of Logistics

Incorrect freight bills drive the accountants crazy and drive the costs up. Sometimes it has to be passed on to clients, who were already billed for freight or the added cost has to be absorbed by the shipper. Regardless of who does the freight bill auditing, shippers should measure billing accuracy with the LTL KPI described in this article. Shippers should measure the number of accurate freight bills. Additional Reading regarding LTL Freight Billing Accuracy.

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Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

The past three quarters have been anything but typical for the freight market and the domestic economy at-large. The arrival of COVID-19 sent freight volumes skyrocketing to keep up with panic buying at retailers nationwide. What Is Driving the 2020 Freight Market?

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

IMO article and permission to publish here provided by Jenish Sheth. Under this regime, the primary responsible party in the freight market will be the vessel owner or operator. million metric tons annually. New fuel will likely cost more than current bunker fuels and fuel surcharges will likely be added by carriers & its expected to increase freight rates by at least 15% to 30% in 2020. will also need to update freight tariffs accordingly. Subscribe Here!

What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping Zones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provide by Jake Rheude at The cost to send a package is the metric most directly affected. A batch of orders are shipped by FTL or LTL freight to a delivery hub closer to the end consumers. Because freight shipping has lower rates, you reduce your overall fulfillment costs. E-Commerce Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Freight Management logistics management

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


This article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS. Get Air Freight Standardized. Get Air Freight Dynamic. Get Air Freight Connected. Get Air Freight Customer Facing. This isn’t fanciful, a large retailer customer of ours is actually air freighting teddy bears as we speak. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers. As reported by Transport Topics , “Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers’ and receivers’ facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and amenities.” Here are some details from the article: After completing a load, carriers receive a prompt within the app to rate the facility and have up to seven days to provide feedback.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. Con-way Freight announced this week that it has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Supply Chain heroes article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson on [link]. . Supply chain managers refocus their efforts to increase adherence to perfect order metrics and leverage marketing capabilities and capacities to their fullest potential. Logistics #Freight #SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #HumanResources. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

Fix Your Retail Supply Chain to Make the Last Mile Count

Logistics Bureau

Read More: Less Frustrating Way to Negotiate Freight Contracts. Similarly, it will pay to look for providers that specialise in the types of freight that your company wishes to ship. If you sell products that take up a lot of space and require the aid of mechanical handling equipment (like tail lifts), a carrier or 3PL specialising in heavy deliveries may be able to offer you more attractive pricing than one which handles a mix of freight.

7 Essential Attributes of Strategic Supplier Partnerships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In a previous article about supplier management , I suggested that the more a supplier tells you that they are strategic, the less they really are. This article will identify a taxonomy for a strategic partnership between two parties. The baseline metrics for performance of a partner are the same operational parameters used for other suppliers. Thank you to Lance Younger and Pedro Rocha for their inputs on the article. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

In this article I’m not going to focus on the things that you can do in your personal lives or in your home. The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. Additionally there should be aggressive management of freight modes. Ocean freight or Rail travel are better environmentally than planes for instance. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link]. Amazon FBA sometimes falls short in this crucial metric. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Amazon AmazonFBA ECommerce Retail supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. Check out 5 E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Choices! Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders.

Using Shipping Data for Peak Season Preparedness Relies on Actionability

Intelligent Audit

A survey by Resilience360 and Business Continuity Institute found 37% of shippers had seen their air transport disrupted by the pandemic — the highest rate among the freight modes. Further, according to the article, 15% of ocean transport experienced problems.

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Multi Carrier Shipping: 8 Ways to Avoid the Shortsightedness Of Chasing The Least Cost Carrier


When you are looking to choose a carrier when it is time to ship your freight, it might seem obvious to go with the carrier that provides you with the lowest “sticker price.” You have to think about several factors beyond just the freight rate. In such a fast moving world where getting freight to your warehouse inbound or outbound to a customer who needs your product, transit time often will trump price. Paying a little more to get the freight to them on time is worth it.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management


In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. To get more information on how logistics may change within the next couple of years, you may read the article Supply Chain Trends To Follow In 2017 by Steve Banker at Forbes.

The emerging shape of recovery


Establishing clear decision criteria for managing supply shortfalls is necessary, according to this recent article on MIT Sloan Management Review. The article suggests six tactics for determining who gets what when companies are unable to fulfill all orders. India is the natural choice according to this Harvard Business Review article. Similarly, this Forbes contributor says 70% of the S&P 100 are now publicly highlighting ESG metrics to shareholders.

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The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

According to the press release : The proposed standards are expected to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1 billion metric tons, cut fuel costs by about $170 billion, and reduce oil consumption by up to 1.8 Here’s an excerpt from the article (emphasis mine): In 2012, IKEA lowered the price of its Textur lamp by 34% after slimming down the number of components to nine from 33. Last Friday, the U.S.

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival


That’s one and a half million dollars of sales in the time it took to read this article’s first sentence. One popular metric – a country’s logistics costs as a percentage of GDP – has China at 18% and the US at only 8.5%. Supply and demand on US-China exports, combined with historically low freight prices, meant that, shipping a 40′ foot container from the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Shenzhen costs less than the price of a mid-range MacBook.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014


Like yesterday, however, I encourage you to view all the posts in the category to see some great articles on best practices and trends that will help you learn more and more efficient in your job as a transportation or logistics professional. Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance : How do you measure logistics efficiency and transportation metrics performance indicators when you are already doing the best job possible?

The state of supply chains: Pharma and the vaccine race part one


Neel Jones Shah, global head of airfreight at digital freight forwarder Flexport, neatly sums up the challenge: “The reality of the situation is that COVID-19 is going to be the biggest product launch in the history of mankind.” One of the problems facing logistic companies is that it is hard to prepare when some key metrics are still unknown.

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Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Moreover, with the superior data collection and visibility delivered by TMS solutions, a food shipper can quickly gauge the results and perform analyses to drive continuous improvements in equipment utilization, route efficiency, fuel costs and a host of other metrics.

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The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution. Users have the ability to provide rich lane metrics to carriers as well as their standing in the current bid process.

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”. Freight transportation capacity, (particularly truckload capacity) is tight as it has ever been. The bellwether metric – spot rates – are pegging the meter. The biannual Fall/Winter 2017 edition of Food Shippers of America magazine includes an article sharing the solution to these challenges. Truckload Carriers Pitch Rate Hikes Driven by ELDs, Driver Pay, Hot Market”. “The