[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below!

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Interview for Metrics That Matter. My kitchen table is piled high with interviews for the upcoming book, Metrics That Matter. Writing a book is a labor of love. It is my second book. To give readers a sneak peek for the book, here I share my interview with Peter.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics

Cerasis

Last mile e-commerce, last mile technology, last mile metrics and white glove services make standard shipping conversations seem like child’s play, and the new focus on the last mile is anything but. In this e-book, "The Ulitmate Guide To Last Mile & White Glove Logistics", these top lessons that shippers need to know about last-mile logistics in the modern era. Leveraging Metrics, Shippers Find Better Ways to Excel at Customer Service and Last Mile Services.

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

Freightos

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. . Freight Market Intelligence.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Growing Challenges Shippers, carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders and 3PLs spend millions of dollars and. resources each year guessing important operational metrics such as booking allocations or. Booking cancellation.

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

Freightos

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. . Freight Market Intelligence.

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

Cerasis

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. We have also now published an e-book , put out several white papers , and held several webinars. Happy New Year!

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

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.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

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. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : How in the retail space it is vital that marketing, sales, and the supply chain & logistics teams collaborate to achieve shared goals of consistent logistics.

[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

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. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast! Download E-Book. Transportation Metrics that Matter the Most for Shippers to Track to Improve Performance.

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.”

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

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. The dedicated TMS can further eliminate the frustrations that occur with typical full-truckload (FT) shipments and small package freight by combining all KPIs and available options into a single, comprehensive tool. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. Few shipping processes can be more complicated than managing Less than truckload freight shipping.

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

Freightos

In 1995 airlines via online travel marketplaces started selling tickets directly to consumers online and by 2017, 83% of US travellers were using digital channels to book their trips. This effectively enabled travel agents to book flight from their computers far before the internet was built.

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‘Digital Freight Matching’ Isn’t a Product— It’s a Strategic Methodology

Parade

As freight brokerages look to leverage technologies, automate grunt work, and streamline operations, we hear references such as “Buying ‘digital freight matching’.” Unfortunately, this reference to ‘digital freight matching’ as a ‘product’ is too simplistic.

Transform Your Freight Brokerage: How to Retain and Empower Your Carrier Sales Reps

Parade

Like any competitive business, growing and managing a freight brokerage is full of operational challenges such as; attracting and retaining carrier sales reps, increasing operational efficiency, improving profitability, and strengthening relationships with customers and carriers.

[PODCAST] Shippers Who Excel at Recruiting Talent Improve Innovation, Culture, & Service

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Teresa Obinger, the Cerasis Human Resources Manager. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this episode of The Freight project podcast! Download E-Book. Download E-Book.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

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. We hope you enjoy this very first episode of The Freight project podcast! The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs. Download the E-Book.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

The Top 5 Supply Chain Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). 3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance. Read More About the Metrics for Supply Chain Here. e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. It was also evident that many folks wanted more information around KPIs and Metrics, as our top 5 included two posts from this sub-category. e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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?

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant.

The Power of Visibility: How Data-Driven Carrier Reps Outperform their Peers

Parade

Traditionally, Carrier Sales Rep (CSR) managers measure and assess their Carrier Sales Reps (CSRs) based on the following metrics: Number of outbound calls Number of loads booked Avg margin per load With these metrics, managers only scratch the surface. How about loads booked?

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Yet, all metrics and scorecards are not equal, and you need to know what metrics should be included in your carrier scorecard. But, knowing where LTL shipping mistakes are likely to occur can help shippers ensure their freight is delivered according to their expectations and needs.

The Top 10 Logistics Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today is day three of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Last Mile & White Glove Logistics.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

While forecast accuracy, if used well, can reduce safety stock, what I find in the study of the global multi-national is the rise of cycle stock due to increased item complexity, and the increase of in transit inventories due to longer freight lanes and longer cycles in ocean transportation.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. On March 16th-18th, I will be on a book tour in Europe discussing the concepts of Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.

10 Ways You Can Save Money On FTL

CargoBarn

Let’s face it, freight costs are rising as a result of the capacity crunch and driver shortage. The supply chain is one of the largest cost centers for any business, so finding ways to save on truckload freight is a top priority.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. Most companies do not have a systemic and measurable approach in place to manage their global transportation and/or their logistics providers whether they are carriers, freight forwarders, or 3PLs.

The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages , shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today.

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Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015

Cerasis

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. . INFOGRAPHIC] Optimize Manufacturing Operations with these 5 Golden Manufacturing Metrics. e-Book] The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries. Get the e-book. .

Stop Looking At Flashy Logistics Technology

Freightos

A 20,000 metric tons reduction in emissions. Working at a logistics startup means attending a lot of logistics and freight conferences, most with the same technology panels talking about the same technology again and again. SEE HOW THE FREIGHT INDUSTRY IS GOING ONLINE IN 2016.

I am MAD!

Supply Chain Shaman

For one customer that I was working with, it was E2open for hi-tech procurement, GT Nexus for ocean freight, CH Robinson for over- the-road transportation, SupplyOn and Exostar for communication with A&D customers, and Elemica for communication with rubber and plastic suppliers.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

This week, for example, MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced “the availability of a new Customer Portal that offers greater visibility on freight movements to all users.” Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

Why CSR-centric Brokerages are Leading the Industry

Parade

Understanding when to book a load requires judgment and 'market know-how' which can lead to significant cost savings for shipper customers. Today, Prater personally books over 350 loads a month on average. Book more loads sustainably and reliably

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) measure how well the shipper-transportation provider does in daily continuous improvement. Create daily route designs, complete real time track and trace, generate real-time metrics , and complete daily problem solving. According to statistics published in the Transportation Energy Data Book , the average fuel economy for dual-tire tractor-trailer combinations was 6.73

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Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

For road freight, the mileage tax or ecotax is due to come into effect in France in July 2013, with trucks incurring a surcharge based on the average fuel economies they achieve, with the higher or better the average, the lower the surcharge/tax.