[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. Download the Inbound Freight Management E-Book: Fill out the Form Below.

[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. Download the KPIs E-Book by Filling out the Form Below! Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. Stacked, those books would be as tall as 10.7 But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read.

Shipping During Hurricane Season

Freight Center

2020 will undoubtedly go down in the history books – and it’s not over yet. As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s important to have a plan, including a disaster recovery plan. Freight Shipping & Logistics Business Shipping

[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. It can be hard to wrap your mind around how encompassing last mile Logistics can be.

5 Outstanding Transport & Logistics Book for Managers

Supply Chain Opz

This article will show you 5 amazing logistics books that provide the information you can really use. Background Previously we published the article named " 10 Greatest Supply Chain Management Books of All Time ". The reason for this was to provide a list of "classic" scm books that people can study by themselves while working full-time. The feedback from readers are that they like the article about top 10 books very much.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. Less than truckload shipping trends for the remainder of the year point to higher freight spend, stress for drivers and carriers, higher carrying costs for shippers, demand for integrated e-commerce shipping platforms, better last-mile service, that also provide white glove services, and much more.

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Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

Holiday Shipping Tips: Shippers Turn to Freight Analytics to Optimize In Busy Shipping Times

Intelligent Audit

The upcoming holiday shipping season is rapidly approaching. Supply chain leaders should think about these peak season shipping tips and further maximize optimization despite uncertainty. Enable Success With These Analytics-Driven Holiday Shipping Tips.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Unlike other modes, like less-than-truckload and truckload that tend to have some level of standardization, parcel is an open book,” explained Steve Williamson, Supply Chain Support Specialist at Kewill in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance?

Five Shipping Tips for Small Business

SupplyPike

If you’re a product-based business, as it grows, so do your shipping needs. That’s why we’ve compiled five shipping tips to help you make the most of your time and money when it comes to shipping product. Freight shipping rates are calculated based on a number of factors including: the commodity being shipped, . The more product you are shipping every month, the more leverage you may have to receive a discount on a rate. Always check shipping schedules.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Which makes sense; as things get back on track after a discouraging first half of 2019, a higher demand for shipping means more drivers are needed. Discover Your Shipping Potential.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

[e-Book] The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

We introduce our latest educational e-book ( we have several more here ): The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. Fill out the form on the right to have the e-Book emailed to your inbox. The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. Parcel shipping, sometimes referred to as package shipping, is the most common type of shipping for smaller, more lightweight, individual shipments. While parcel shipping can be extremely cost-effective, the chances of a package being lost, stolen, or damaged are much higher versus palletized shipments. Looking to book a shipment?

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). The TMS allows the shipper to then book the freight no matter what mode, ensuring that transportation management goals are met.

[e-Book] How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry

Cerasis

We introduce you to part 2 of our e-book series The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics. Some benefits are obvious (taking the burdens of shipping complexity off your hands) but a few benefits will surprise you (such as collaboration that yields benefits beyond just transportation management within your business). 3PL e-Books LogisticsIn this installment, we’ll talk about How to Work with a 3PL, The Benefits of a 3PL, & the Future Trends of the 3PL Industry.

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Providing Unparalleled Shipping Solutions for Small Businesses

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s why we launched our self-service online shipping tool Freightquote by C.H. Users report saving half the time and money in booking their shipments, which helps us know we are on the right path. Robinson for your shipping needs, visit freightquote.com.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The same concept applies to e-commerce shipping practices. The post Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices?

Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market

Zipline Logistics

What Is Shipping Lead Time? When comparing shipping costs for a Zipline customer, having additional shipping lead time provided the shipper with substantial savings. The post Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market appeared first on Zipline Logistics.

How Automated LTL Freight Shipping Processes Creates Efficiencies

Cerasis

Unless you still love fax-machines and booking LTL freight the old fashion way; there are some great fast-evolving ways to utilize automated LTL freight shipping processes and simplify the process. Historically, freight organizations and shipping customers had to fax or email shipping related documentation and make endless phone calls to stay on top of their.read More. Automation Freight LTL Automated LTL Freight Shipping

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. At the same time, Hurricane Season yet again disrupted freight lanes, and demand on e-commerce is still breaking the record books causing massive shifts in tactics and strategies by shippers.

[PODCAST] How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Listen to “How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices” on Spreaker. E-Commerce for LTL Solutions Resources E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors Download E-Book See E-Commerce for LTL Solutions from Cerasis View Solutions Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce Download White Paper Using a TMS to.read More. E-Commerce Logistics LTL Podcast LTL Shipping practices

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

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? See what’s at stake when trying to ship perfect retail orders and how to avoid the potential for expensive problems. Simple Truck Issue Equals Retail Shipping Headache for Snack Company. A manufacturer of health-conscious snack foods was shipping product to its retail customer in Chino, CA.

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

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Download the E-Book.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store. Two-day shipping standards for packages is impacting consumer expectations of large format deliveries. In the world of large format items, such as furniture or appliances, deliveries are not as simple as your average two-day online book order.

Tips For Evaluating Shipping Overseas

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Robert Garrison, President of Global at NFI When importers are booking their freight, two main concerns come to mind: cost and timeliness. With the new alliance route updates, it is a great time for shippers to reassess cost and time requirements. This year, carriers have adapted their routes to accommodate for larger vessels. Read More. Global Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Ocean Transportation

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. They are also ensuring that a VGM is received from forwarders/NVOCCs and shippers as part of a shipping document. This may include the booking request, shipping instruction, or a separate message called Verification of Mass (VERMAS) possibly from a certified weighing facility. The post The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

Freight Center

Shipping the Treats. Confectionary companies shift into overdrive creating and shipping their savory treats from A to B. Products like candy need specialty shipping; temperature-controlled trailers and carriers who can service the right lanes for the best rates. Whether internally or outsourcing to a third-party shipping solutions provider, shippers save copious amounts of time with this technology. Ship alone if you dare.

5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

Talking Logistics

With expanding drop ship operations, retailers quickly lose control and sight of the order once it gets to the supplier. Uncovering the Potential of Dynamic Booking. By contrast, static booking fails to account for existing deliveries or actual network capacity and instead uses a fixed number of deliveries in an area (e.g., With dynamic booking, retailers can manage delivery options to minimize costs, rather than taking orders and then determining how to meet commitments.

5 Peak Season Shipping Survival Tips: The Holiday Package Capacity Crunch Comes Early

Intelligent Audit

Throughout 2020, disruption took center-stage, leaving companies and shippers scrambling to find resources and strategies that will enable the survival of the coming peak season shipping capacity crunch.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

Time Slot Booking/Optimization (aka “Dock Appointment Scheduling”) Delivers Cost and Productivity Savings. For example, prior to implementing Time Slot Booking/Optimization at the company’s Pernis facility, there would be as many as 70 trucks waiting because they would all show up at roughly the same time. What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common?

Fire-side chat with Magdalena Yesil, founder, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author of the book #PowerUp

Solvoyo

We sat down with her to talk about her new book PowerUp and how to win in the new economy. You talk about “selling the future” in your book as a winning formula. For instance, a platform like Solvoyo allows fully automated supply chain decisions such as how much to produce or what store to allocate or what to ship while learning from the external world and continuously updating predictive alerts and prescriptive actions. Magdalena Yesil is a force to reckon with!