Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

Cerasis

One such area that offers the greatest opportunity is shipping network optimization. The question is, how can a company optimize its shipping network? Optimal shipping networks are not “one size fits all.” ” Depending on industry, an optimal shipping network might include the ability to reach all states in two days, while for other industries they might be a pure margins game.

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Why Benchmarking Alone Isn’t Enough for Proper Transportation Cost Analysis

Cerasis

Carriers in the trucking industry and also shippers today are actively looking for ways to combat the rising costs of operating their businesses, but they often do not fully understand proper benchmarking, transportation cost analysis, and profit management are intertwined.

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.

Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In a single carrier environment, you limit your ability to find the best shipping option. Having a multi-carrier shipping solution solves this first mistake.

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

For example, many companies ship beverages from one location to another. Shipping costs occur in relation to dimension. For FedEx, the dimensional weight divisor applies to all packages shipped within the United States. Commercial Industrial

Building the Carrier Scorecard: A Guide to Improve Carrier Relations & Shipping Outcomes

Turvo

Instead of working on an outdated scorecard for making shipping decisions, companies can rest assured that their decisions are based on accurate, timely, and relevant information. Carrier scorecards refer to the overall “grade” assigned to carriers by shippers and supply chain partners.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

trucking industry. According to the American Trucking Association, this is happening in an industry that already faced an average annual driver turnover rate of 99% in 2013, as well as hiring and training costs that range from $3,500 to $5,000 per driver, depending on experience. The result: Ventura has a 97% tender acceptance rate and scores much better than average on a wide range of industry benchmarks. Business has been improving for the U.S.

3 Powerful Methods for Shippers to Wield Their Collective Power

Talking Logistics

Shipping and transportation are typically seen as problems businesses face on their own. And several aspects of the industry, like bidding for carrier contracts, are highly dependent on idiosyncratic individual relationships between enterprises. But in the last few years technology has enabled communities of shippers to act collectively in ways that benefit not only the entire shipping community, but individual businesses too. Benchmarks.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Every industry has its own set of terms that are exclusive to the space. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. These are a la carte, or per service, and outside of standard shipping and receiving.

Industry 4.0: Will Your Business Survive?

Murano Corporation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY First came steam power, then mass production, then industrial automation. We are now at the dawn of the next wave: Industry 4.0, Industry 4.0 History The term Industry 4.0 was coined in 2011 at the Hanover Fair, the world’s largest industrial expo.

Industry-Changing Views From the Cloud

Supply Chain @ MIT

Will the cloud enable industry-level supply chain collaboration? 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. As suggested in my recent post What Price Ocean Shipping? The industry is already using the technology to share information. New performance horizons.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19, October 9 -11 in Austin, TX. In the past a lot of the delays were because we had to take product off the truck and sort and segregate it before we marked it shipped in full.

How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Despite its importance, many brands, irrespective of sophistication, have encountered issues with consistently meeting these benchmarks. Make sure they understand the consequences of not hitting these standards and that absolute ship dates cannot be altered.

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

In any season, DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Blockchain’s reputation as an incorruptible, distributable resource for all parties in the supply chain makes it the ultimate divinity in the shipping industry. Blockchain Industry Shipping Supply Chain

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How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

For industry insights, product training, and networking opportunities, attend DATCON19, October 9 -11 in Austin, TX. In the past a lot of the delays were because we had to take product off the truck and sort and segregate it before we marked it shipped in full.

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG). Manufacturers’ and logistics providers’ supply chains are critical to meeting the customer promise of fast and accurate shipping.

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG). Manufacturers’ and logistics providers’ supply chains are critical to meeting the customer promise of fast and accurate shipping.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. If they miss on time in full benchmarks too many times, suppliers may be shutout from working with retailers altogether.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. If they miss on time in full benchmarks too many times, suppliers may be shutout from working with retailers altogether.

Will the Downturn Signal an Upturn?

Supply Chain Shaman

As we traced the process that could exist using channel data, the conversation changed… DuPont served two primary markets–automotive and the building industry. She is trying to redefine the industry analyst model to make it friendlier and more useful for supply chain leaders.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

New benchmarks for excellence. Now the differentiators are more strategic: benchmarking, innovation, and network modeling, for example. The ability to store, manipulate, and disseminate huge quantities of data is another differentiator that is reshaping the industry.

How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient

Freightera

This rise in demand and supply of goods also calls for an added focus towards sustainable shipping practices to ensure the environment doesn’t get affected by it all. Why We Need Sustainable Shipping? Lastly, sustainable shipping practices also offer financial relief.

Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

Logistics Bureau

Inevitably though, a company’s shipping needs change over time and a carrier that once was able to serve those needs adequately, may no longer be able to do so. Significant change in shipping volume or mix (could be growth or decline in sales of certain products).

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

This week I interviewed Robert Byrne, Founder of Terra Technology , on the results of their fourth benchmarking study on forecasting excellence. The work done by Terra Technology, in my opinion, is one of two accurate sources of benchmark data on forecasting in the industry.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

For the second pilot in the Office Products Industry, a combination of both pallet level and case level RFID was utilized to deliver significant results for both automated Distribution Centre Receiving and automated Direct to Store Delivery receiving.

The Unique Challenges Inventory Management Poses to the Restaurant Industry

Unleashed

A big challenge for the restaurant industry is the seasonal nature of produce and the corresponding costs. Some of these items may have to be shipped, at extra cost, under cool storage or may not last very long in transit, in which case it is vital the supplier and their geographical location is considered. This poses a significant challenge compared to industries where inventory can effectively come from anywhere.

E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

Supply Chain Network

Again I would assert the ‘Power of Two’ is again at work as by having one in-house site and one outsourced is an effective way to benchmark your business, challenging both your own operations folks and the 3PL to perform at peak levels.

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Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

The need to integrate existing systems and offer the best pricing in the industry has never been greater. According to Michael Khalil of Inbound Logistics, primary transportation management challenges in e-commerce include: Increased complexity of shipping strategy. Faster shipping.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

It takes time for the trucking industry to reset the ordinary capacity levels and flows that existed before the weather event. Some examples include: Recommending overtime pay and extended shipping hours in order to load shipments ahead of storms.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling and Logistics

Over the last decade, the expectation and focus on completing “perfect orders” has increased in the supply chain industry. When shipping documents misreport significant attributes of cargo, the resulting inaccurate or false billing can prompt additional carrier charges.

A Short Guide to Better LTL Pricing

4WL Consulting

In today’s marketplace, it’s wise to keep your costs as low as possible, but when it comes to shipping, you might feel you are at the mercy of your carriers. For many companies, shipping costs have risen even though providers are promising the lowest possible price.

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Most companies cannot get to data by customer on orders shipped incomplete to understand root cause analysis. Understand Industry Performance. Build an industry peer group and gain insights on major trends. The average for the industry was 7% profit margin and 5.20

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

I speak at many industry conferences throughout the year, where the majority of the audience are shippers — that is, supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing and retail companies.