What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates.

TMS SuperUser Secrets – Benchmarking Using TMS Data

Supply Chain Collaborator

Benchmarking TMS data improves and enhances service levels by providing comparisons of customer service-related activities. . _. Using “reason codes” and analyzing reason code data can help a shipping organization understand why your freight may be less than attractive to your carriers. This type of benchmark exercise helps companies understand how they compare to others and enables them to change as needed.

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6 Shipping Contract Negotiations Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

Intelligent Audit

Shipping — oversized pallets and small parcels alike — continues to grow in complexity, and managing shipping loads can quickly morph into an expensive endeavor. Achieving that goal comes down to how effective one is with shipping contract negotiations.

How can Mobile Data Collection Help Companies Meet Supply Chain Benchmarks?

RFgen

Automated mobile data applications can help companies set more accurate benchmarks. And to do so, we suggest they conduct benchmarks. Benchmarking involves comparing how well current supply chain and supply chain management strategies are doing compared to old processes.

5 Reasons Why You Should Benchmark Your Carriers

Freight Plus

That's why we benchmark. Here are 5 reasons you should be benchmarking your carriers: Growth. Are you now drop shipping, plus going to warehouses, as well as distribution centers? How much empty space is in each one of those ships, trains, planes, and automobiles ends up dictating where the market rates fall. When benchmarking carriers it's important to review rates across all lanes vs the market. benchmarking your carriers. ? Normal. false. false. false.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

GlobalTranz

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.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping. What Does the Demand for Perfection in Retail Shipping Equate to? Simple Truck Issue Equals Retail Shipping Headache for Snack Company. Complete Guide to Costco Shipping.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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. Without understanding true costs and using benchmarks as just that – benchmarks – carriers and shippers will struggle to effectively analyze and reduce their costs.

Bring Your Logistics Operation Out of the Dark with Benchmarking

4WL Consulting

This is the value of benchmarking. Setting logistics benchmarks requires a shipper to look inward but also outwardly as well. This means some important benchmarks are things best measured against yourself. Other benchmarks, however, are best measured by looking outside of your operation. Freight rates also need to be benchmarked on a lane basis and consider (at minimum) your Origin/Destination pairs, what you are shipping, and mode.

Bring Your Logistics Operation Out of the Dark with Benchmarking

4WL Consulting

This is the value of benchmarking. Setting logistics benchmarks requires a shipper to look inward but also outwardly as well. This means some important benchmarks are things best measured against yourself. Other benchmarks, however, are best measured by looking outside of your operation. Freight rates also need to be benchmarked on a lane basis and consider (at minimum) your Origin/Destination pairs, what you are shipping, and mode.

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. When margins are tight and budgets are thin, where do you find the money to invest in a carrier agnostic, third party shipping application? Do Data Analysis and Benchmarking for Competitive Advantage.

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

Talking Logistics

The result: Ventura has a 97% tender acceptance rate and scores much better than average on a wide range of industry benchmarks. Understand the full range of shipping alternatives your carriers can offer. The post How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry. The economy is continuing to regain momentum.

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.

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. 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. Internal benchmarks are necessary for monitoring performance, but they don’t offer a complete picture of how a company is doing in the larger external world.

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. Adjusting the length, width, and depth of the package to fit the shipping needs of the product, to efficiently utilize space within the package, and to place the desired number of packages on a pallet saves cost. For FedEx, the dimensional weight divisor applies to all packages shipped within the United States.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. Let’s take a look at three companies that have moved beyond some of the basic best practices like rate benchmarking and constrain based bids. After a recent supply chain evaluation, one company found more value in changing their shipping process to reduce their claims risk by six figures than on immediate transportation savings.

Stopping Shipping Shenanigans – The Value of Good Reporting in Your TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

Benchmarking. The benefits a shipper can derive from the ability to run and analyze these reports include cost effective utilization of spot market, increase lead time, competitive benchmarked rates, improved on time performance, greater in-transit shipment status visibility, improved scheduling accuracy and so much more. The post Stopping Shipping Shenanigans – The Value of Good Reporting in Your TMS appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

Control the Cost of Free Shipping with Enterprise Parcel Shipping Analytics

GlobalTranz

It’s Time To Take A Closer Look At Your Parcel Shipping Costs eCommerce is driving the demand for smaller, more frequent last-mile deliveries. At the same time, consumer expectations for free shipping and more delivery options are increasing, largely reinforced by Amazon. Increasingly, they are turning to enterprise parcel shipping software with parcel shipping analytics. 5 Parcel Shipping Trends to Optimize Shipping & Reduce Costs.

How to Stop Free Shipping Becoming a Logistical Nightmare

Oracle SCM

In fact, research recently conducted by the National Retail Federation found 93 percent of online shoppers in the US intend to use a free shipping offer when shopping for Christmas gifts this year. Secondly, there is a major cost implication to free shipping that must be thought through with due care. After all, if online retailers are to offer free shipping the significant cost of deliveries and returns must be borne by the shipper.

How to give executives a clear view into transportation budgets

DAT Solutions

The spike in truckload shipping costs in 2020 brought extra attention to transportation budgets and operations. Best Practices and BenchmarksGiven all the uncertainties that still exist in the marketplace, how can you successfully plan and execute on a new transportation budget?

Will sub-zero temps stall trucking operations?

DAT Solutions

Most LTL operations won’t pick up freezables, and shippers may be forced to ship products on temperature-controlled trailers that can provide heat. Any and all of these factors have the potential to shift winter shipping patterns. Best Practices and BenchmarksLarge swaths of the U.S. often suffer from all kinds of severe weather during the first quarter, impacting freight movements. This winter could be one of the coldest yet.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

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. Best Practices and BenchmarksWhat can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. Here's what they had to say.

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

Transplace

For example, the Journal of Commerce recently reported, “as of April 1, 2018 shippers sending truckloads to one retailer have to deliver on the scheduled arrival date at least 85% of the time or face a penalty based on the value of the products shipped. To help meet the increasing demands from retailers put on today’s CPG shippers, Transplace has created The Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report. Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting .

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

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. Best Practices and BenchmarksWhat can shippers do to make their freight attractive to carriers? Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. Here's what they had to say.

2020 - the year of the Supply Chain

Prophetic Technology

2019 ended with the record online-sales history , Amazon launched one-day shipping as the new benchmark for Prime members, tariffs constrained operations, and 9,100 stores closed!

Viewpoint: Klaveness Digital building resilient, decarbonized, modern supply chains

The Supply Chain Journal

This is happening because of the shipping container shortage that is affecting how quickly consumers receive goods being shipped from Asia as the pandemic has unfolded.

Viewpoint: Klaveness Digital building resilient, decarbonized, modern supply chains

The Supply Chain Journal

This is happening because of the shipping container shortage that is affecting how quickly consumers receive goods being shipped from Asia as the pandemic has unfolded.

Applying History’s Lessons to New Resiliency Plans

CH Robinson Logistics

With air being a key mode for electronics manufacturers, we leveraged our scale and information advantage to work proactively with air cargo carriers to determine their freight capacity, identify what shipments could be supported, and produce lane benchmark reports around pricing.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

MIT Supply Chain

New benchmarks for excellence. Now the differentiators are more strategic: benchmarking, innovation, and network modeling, for example. We have a shipping community that is dialed into using technology and trying to make sure that they bid everything electronically.” Filed under: Strategy , Transportation Tagged: big data , C H Robinson , freight networks , intermodal , John Wiehoff , logistics , logistics benchmarks , MIT CTL , talent management.

Tech is the Game Changer for Truckload Shipping Communication with Mitch Violett

The Logistics of Logistics

Tech is the Game Changer for Truckload Shipping Communication with Mitch Violett. In his role as Principal Product Manager at Convoy, Mitch develops solutions that streamline the shipping process and improve communication. Convoy Promotion – Up to $3K off truckload shipping.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

GlobalTranz

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. For an organization to justify the cost of using Less than truckload freight shipping, the topic of return on investment usually crops up.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

These are a la carte, or per service, and outside of standard shipping and receiving. Benchmark — In logistics, benchmarks refer to KPI thresholds set by an organization to measure supply chain performance. Consignor — The originator of shipped products.

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5 Things to Look for in a Temperature-Controlled LTL Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whenever a product requires temperature-controlled shipping , a layer of complexity is automatically added. Regular sailing schedules create a standard plan that makes consistency easy—tender on this day, ship within this window, and deliver on this day as planned.

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. In an effort to start a conversation on green shipping practices, this article will shed some light on the need for such practices while providing tips and techniques that will help you further the cause. Why We Need Sustainable Shipping? Lastly, sustainable shipping practices also offer financial relief.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . If they miss on time in full benchmarks too many times, suppliers may be shutout from working with retailers altogether. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . If they miss on time in full benchmarks too many times, suppliers may be shutout from working with retailers altogether. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.