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

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. 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.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cass Freight Index June 2015 Report. It’s crazy to think that freight going all the way from Asia to Eastern and Gulf ports is the best option for some importers, but China is actually the main instigator behind the supply chain shift. My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite.

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Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

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.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim

Cerasis

UPS Freight, has started to empty its network of freight and is refusing inbound shipments with delivery dates after November 8, 2018, reports William B. What Happened With UPS Freight and the Teamsters Union? What’s Happening With UPS Freight Between Now and November 7?

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Philly to Boston jumped up 16¢ to $3.43/mile. Allentown to Boston was also up 14¢ to $3.62/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately?

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. Philly to Boston jumped up 16¢ to $3.43/mile. Allentown to Boston was also up 14¢ to $3.62/mile. Has money been a little tighter for your business lately?

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions.

Spring Has Sprung for Spot Market Freight

DAT Solutions

Produce season is also kicking into high gear in many reefer markets, which affects dry van freight. Retail freight is also rebounding after a lull, which we can see in the higher rates on the lane from Memphis to Columbus , OH, and others that are heavily influenced by retail shipments.

This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The weather finally warmed up in Boston, although temperatures in the 90s so early in the season is not what I had hoped for. Uber Freight launches to connect truck drivers with available shipments (TechCrunch). Uber Freight is a free app that matches carriers with shippers.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). Boston and Chicago on Tuesday.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Finally, if you’re keeping a pulse on freight activity in the U.S.,

Thanksgiving surge boosts reefer prices; van freight heads east

DAT Solutions

The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios by state, for dry van freight. There has been a strong freight surge moving from Los Angeles toward the East, which is causing higher outbound volumes in cities like Chicago , Columbus and Memphis.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

DAT Solutions

HOT MARKETS: The biggest changes last week were in California, where reefer freight finally started to move out of Fresno and Sacramento in serious quantities, but load counts fell sharply in L.A.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

Your organization needs to be agile and resilient to take on the challenges of an ever-evolving industry – instead of simply moving freight at the cheapest price. Here are some key questions for shippers to consider when it comes to their freight solutions: Are you using the right mode for every order you ship, regardless of freight flow type? In contrast, a 3PL partner will constantly look for matches within their own dense freight network.

How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

Winter Storm Stalls Freight, as Van Rates Rise

DAT Solutions

Winter Storm Stella kept a lot of freight from moving early last week, which stalled volume in markets along the East Coast. First, there was a rush to move freight before the storm hit, and then highways were closed, so most freight couldn’t move at all.

Save The Date: TRANSTECH2020

Aborn and Co.

On October 10th, 2019 the conversation comes to Boston. Join us for a day of discussions with our panel of guests and speakers from the worlds of logistics & tech as we cover the modern needs of the supply chain and the merger between the physical and digital footprint that freight generates! On October 10th, 2019 the conversation comes to Boston.

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

DAT Solutions

The number of loads available on the spot market last month was also up more than 100% compared to February 2016, which is a pretty good sign that the freight recession really is over. Since the freight coming out didn’t pay very well, inbound lanes paid more.

New US LTL Freight Rates from $125, and New Cross-Border Rates from $187!

Freightera

US to US LTL freight rates: Hauppauge, NY to Galena, KS: now USD $175.56 – click here for this LTL quote. Cross-border LTL freight rates: Edmonton, AB to Denver, CO: now USD $223.56 – click here for this LTL quote. Freight Rates

Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise

GTG Technology Group

If there are not enough ships to accommodate freight, it is viewed as under capacity. Overcapacity is the opposite, with more available ships than freight. The Boston Consulting Group points to increasing container capacity and projects the gap between the demand for goods and the oversupply in vessels will be 2 million to 3.3 The post Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

I gave thanks when the Patriots jet—championed by Mass General and Robert Kraft (owner of the Patriots)—landed in Boston with a million masks. Border crossings will be tough, and the infrastructure for the ocean and air freight tumultuous. Today, I am reflective.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Supply Chain Consulting

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

And, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, 54% of companies with above one billion in revenues are now considering reshoring. Transportation and freight costs are reduced. Premium freight capacity improves.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

Boston Consulting Group research shows 1.2 Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tripping, falling, and slipping account for the majority of “general industry accidents.”

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

His specialties include supply chain solutions, transportation management, freight capacity sourcing and optimization, transportation technology, shipper and carrier relationship management, fleet and linear asset management, and network operations.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

Supply Chain @ MIT

However, manually driven cars routinely run red lights, as can be seen in busy cities such as Boston. Strategy Transportation aircraft automation driverless trucks and cars freight carriers Germanwings disaster MIT CTL Supply chain Yossi Sheffi Unmanned cockpits a long way off?

Intermodal Appeal Grows as Truckload Capacity Tightens

DAT Solutions

Prince believes ELDs extend the single-driver transit time for a run from Bakersfield, CA, to Boston from a pre-ELD average of 101 hours to at least 145 hours. Railroads have been promising to take freight off the highway for decades, particularly in earnings conference calls.

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

To reiterate that reshoring is more than just hype and a very important topic for us to consider the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study found that 54% of companies with above one billion in revenues are now considering reshoring.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

These can include freight costs that are too high, transit times that are too long or not charging enough for freight.”[1] Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. He writes: “A shipper needs four datasets to be integrated, cleansed, and standardized: 1) shipment data; 2) freight invoice data; 3) track & trace data; 4) order & item level data. Logistics have always been data driven.

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How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

Given that most freight is transported over the road, this is a serious concern. By investing in technologies, on-time Requested Arrival Dates (RAD) have rebounded from their fall in 2014, up 4.5%, according to a Boston Consulting Group study. . Many companies are already leveraging the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to turn orders around in a day, deliver customized orders and replenish stocks in short order.

Van Rates May Spring Ahead Very Soon

DAT Solutions

Expect a surge of spot market freight next week, as shippers rush to close the quarter on a high note, while refrigerated trucks move last-minute food for Easter. as final-mile retail freight activity picked up ahead of Easter. TRIHAUL - Allentown - Boston - Hartford - Allentown.

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Deflategate has consumed the airwaves, headlines, and social media conversations all week, especially here in Boston. LLamasoft and CHAINalytics Partner to Provide Integrated Access to Freight Market Intelligence. Teamsters lose another vote at FedEx Freight facility (Reuters).