Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. craft going global in the alcoholic beverages industry).

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Food & Beverage Co-Packer

Logichain Solutions

With more than 100 co-packers specializing in food and beverage products in California alone, how do you find the right partner? If you import / export products by air or sea freight, consider a co-packer close to an airport or sea port.

What makes the perfect order in food and beverage shipping?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Before we answer that question, we should first consider why perfection is so important for food and beverage shipping. Here’s how: The post What makes the perfect order in food and beverage shipping? Freight Services Food and Beverage

Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

When a company is looking to reduce their freight spend, while maintaining or improving service levels, there are two main paths they can take. Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMSThey can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS).

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Orders of varying quantities can be consolidated automatically to optimize freight, timelines, and cost. In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals.

9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management

Cerasis

Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? Freight Management will be a far easier task when you know how it all fits in the grand scheme of things. There are plenty of mobile apps capable of helping you with freight management in the long run, becoming an invaluable tool to help with your business analysis. This is even more so if your freight has any special needs.

The ELD Mandate and Fresh Produce Logistics: What Shippers Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Regardless of the HOS-tracking mechanism a carrier uses, shippers can implement certain practices in the produce industry that better optimize carriers’ time and help make fresh produce more competitive in the freight market.

Balancing Technology and Process to Maintain Your Cold Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whether or not you decide to employ the latest technology, it’s important to remember other tried and true methods to protect your temperature sensitive freight. Robinson’s latest white paper, Maintain the Cold Chain: Supply Chain Best Practices for Temperature Sensitive Freight.

Avoiding Freight Damage & Using Empirical Stretch Wrapping Data to Troubleshoot Causes

Cerasis

The best solution is avoiding freight damage, but how do you measure for it? Irregular loads such as commonly shipped by distribution centers require about 8 to 12 pounds and heavy, inherently unstable product like shrink wrapped bundles of bottled beverages typically requires about 17 to 20 pounds, as measured with Lantech’s CFT-5 containment force tool. First is the fact that excessive containment force can damage freight by crushing them. Freight Freight Claims

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

Logistics Bureau

Choosing freight carriers is not the easiest of tasks, so it’s understandable why companies often overlook the need for a freight review , even when such an undertaking is long overdue. Read and Heed the Signs that Freight Review is Due. Changes in freight-rate structure.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

Should You Use Perishable Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Like any service, there are certain freight attributes that are best suited for this type of transportation. Do your goods fall into the produce, food and beverage, or floral categories ? Food and Beverage perishable consolidation Transportation

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight.

America's Trucker Shortage Is Hitting Home

Supply Chain Brain

freight and generated $719bn in revenue in 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “We Consumer Packaged Goods E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Food & Beverage Retail All Logistics Express/Small Shipments Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload ServicesAnd 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.

Women in Supply Chain, 2018: A Conversation With Suzanne Judy

Supply Chain Brain

Suzanne Judy is senior vice president of information technology with Freight Handlers, Inc. Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Aerospace & Defense Apparel Automotive Chemicals & Energy Consumer Packaged Goods E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Food & BeverageShe joins us on this episode to relate her story of success in two distinct areas normally reserved for men: logistics and I.T.

Cheerios Maker Is Latest Victim of Trucker Shortage

Supply Chain Brain

The maker of Cheerios cereal and Progresso soup lowered its full-year profit forecast, citing higher freight and commodity expenses. Food & Beverage Consumer Packaged Goods All Logistics Transportation & Distribution LTL/Truckload Services Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider NewsOperational costs have also risen as the company grapples with an industrywide grocery price war.

BluJay Named to Food Logistics’ 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

BluJay Solutions

The annual FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. The food and beverage sector is a key market for BluJay – approximately one in seven of the company’s 7,500+ global customers are in the vertical.

Challenges in the Cannabis Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

People with these skills could come from the pharmaceutical industry or other highly-regulated spaces such as the beverage industry. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Cannabis Marijuana Retail SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. Now, let me give you my take… Battered food and beverage companies struggle today. ” As a result, the loading of freight lanes will change.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way’s managed transportation, truckload and freight brokerage businesses. billion of freight under management to identify carriers, assign loads and fill backhauls more efficiently; and. GREENWICH, Conn.

BluJay Gains Momentum with Record Number of Companies Selecting its Supply Chain Technology Solutions

BluJay Solutions

O-AT-KA Milk Products – a manufacturer of dairy ingredients and value-added products such as dairy-based beverages. O-AT-KA offers co-packing for ready-to-drink beverages that are distributed around the world. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers.

[PODCAST] Shipment Optimization: The Challenges, Benefits, and Technology Solutions

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

Talking Logistics

While historically it has been far more common to see medium-sized and large organizations embracing technology to manage their freight activities, today more logistics operations of all sizes are increasing their adoption of tools and technology to solve business problems.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

January 2017 North American Freight Numbers. NAFTA freight totaled $88.0 NAFTA freight increased from the same month of the previous year. Mexico freight flows increased by 6.3 Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost (TechCrunch). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

enVista Unveils New Direct Store Delivery Solution for the Beverage Industry. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. These include freight rating, carrier selection, load tendering and visibility as well as match pay.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

This week, Uber Freight announced a similar solution called Powerloop. The system will initially be focused only on intrastate loads in Texas, but the company plans to expand beyond Texas in the coming months, says Max Pike, strategy lead at Uber Freight.

Hurricane Florence, Disaster Recovery Logistics Planning and TMS Solutions

Supply Chain Collaborator

Hurricane Florence is presently testing the mettle of the logistics management technologies used by shippers at the epicenter of natural disaster recovery – food/beverage shippers, building materials shippers, energy shippers and others. There will be no avoiding the premium pricing of the spot market as delivery of this freight is crucial to saving lives.

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3 Ways to Spot Supplier Risk in Communication

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This post is a continuation of an ongoing collaborative blog series with Spendrix, a company who was made for procurement teams of all sizes and we currently serve customers in Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Construction, Logistics, and the Food & Beverage industries.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

All shippers are affected by this – fuel being integral to everything from agricultural production to actual freight movement. sugar will impact food and beverage production later in 2017 as the harvest is due to begin on 1 October and the full implications of the loss are yet to be measured.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

Execution (Tendering, Dock Scheduling, Track & Trace, Freight Audit & Pay). “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Volumes and Rates Slip Lower in November. In China, the company had to create spill-proof lids, new delivery containers and packaging in order to keep beverages hot and cold items cold. Why can’t I be you?