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

GlobalTranz

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. Robinson and the Boston Consulting Group published a research report on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion could have on logistics strategies and operations (watch my conversation with two of the authors in a recent episode of Talking Logistics ). Or is it due to a temporary slowdown in freight movements in the quarter? Global Trade This Week in News Transportation Management Boston Consulting Group C.H.

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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. National Average Freight Rates. An abundance of capacity has caused van rates to move lower, even though freight volumes in 2019 are actually above previous years' levels.

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. Changes in the ratio often signal impending changes in freight rates. The threatened strike by UPS Freight (LTL) may already be causing shippers to divert their cargo to other channels.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 26, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Here in Boston, and I assume in other cold climate cities too, when the temperature reaches 50F this time of the year, especially in February, it’s t-shirt and shorts weather. Not all 50F days are the same.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain and Logistics News (September 25, 2020)

Talking Logistics

News This Week in News alternative fuel vehicles ATA Truck Tonnage Index Boston Dynamics C.H. Robinson Cass Freight Index drones FedEx Freightliner eCascadia gas vehicles Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck Nikola self-flying planes Tesla Semi TuSimple UltraShipTMS Walmart warehouse robotsAfter pushing out my appointment earlier this summer, I finally visited my dentist. The good news: my perfect record of no cavities remains intact.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. 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. Philly to Boston jumped up 16¢ to $3.43/mile. Allentown to Boston was also up 14¢ to $3.62/mile.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting ready for a heat wave here in Boston. News This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Death Valley Descartes MacroPoint drones ELD mandate JDRF Manhattan Associates Merck Newmine Nippon Express real-time freight visibility TMS Transplace transportation management systemsTemperatures are supposed to reach 100F tomorrow and Sunday.

How much lower will freight rates fall?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have been in decline since the calendar flipped to 2019. 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. Philly to Boston jumped up 16¢ to $3.43/mile. Allentown to Boston was also up 14¢ to $3.62/mile.

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. With its distribution centers and access to multiple freight corridors, Allentown was exceptionally busy for a short holiday week. Allentown to Boston : $3.96/mile, up 19 cents.

New LTL Freight Rates

Freightera

Montreal, QC to Boston, MA (48 x 48 x 48, 500 lbs, Class 125). Boston, MA to Concord, NH (48 x 48 x 48, 500 lbs, Class 125). The post New LTL Freight Rates appeared first on Freightera Blog. Freight Rates

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. DAT load boards provides the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions. Philadelphia to Boston down 17¢ to $3.81/mile.

Thanksgiving surge boosts reefer prices; van freight heads east

DAT Solutions

Reefer $2.45/mile, up 4¢ Flatbed $2.42/mile, down 2¢ 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. The map depicts outbound load-to-truck ratios by state, for dry van freight. The main driver of demand continues to be the Los Angeles freight market.

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. Reefer loads from the Northern New Jersey port of Elizabeth to Boston paid 29¢ less at $3.14 Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years.

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. Philadelphia to Boston rates rose 25¢ to $3.53 Even if you’re not planning to go anywhere near Texas or Louisiana, you might be affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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. You won't find any snow down in Houston, where freight volumes and rates continued to climb last week. • Allentown to Boston also paid 22¢ better at $3.19

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. Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Amazon Connect Group CXS FedEx Freight Google Express J.B. As you read this, I’ll be 30,000+ feet over the Atlantic, heading home from Frankfurt.

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., the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

How to Ship Personal Freight to Eastern Europe

I.C.E. Transport

Shipping household goods overseas is much more complicated than sending them, say, from Boston to Arizona in a moving van. If you’re moving to Eastern Europe from the US, get ready for an education. You’ll need to get up to speed on what you can and can’t ship in an ocean container, assemble the necessary paperwork and prepare to clear Customs while avoiding costly duties and delays. European Shipping

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. The freight market in L.A. Elizabeth, NJ, to Boston fell ▼15¢ to $3.40/mile. Last week, we said that if spot market volumes kept climbing, then rates were going to go up finally.

Save The Date: TRANSTECH2020

Freight Plus

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.

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. 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.”

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.

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

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). The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Introduces New Solutions Designed to Help Freight and Logistic Companies Improve Operational Efficiency. The other big news is that Uber Freight (after quietly starting operations late last year) officially launched this week.

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.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The short-term strategy to build resilience, is to focus on three major elements, essential to keep freight moving. . Boost agility in logistics: multimodal solutions to combat increased freight costs and limited capacity.

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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.

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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Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Only 17% of global chemical companies are “digital champions” (Boston Consulting Group) – also confirmed by GPCA on status of GCC chemical industry. Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020. The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. 2017 Facts and Figures report by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the chemical industry accounts for 3.1

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. It becomes imperative that your service provider has the ability to effectively load every import container with domestic freight or exports to help ensure efficiencies, reduce carbon footprint, and create collaborative value to the ocean carriers.

Speed Bumps on the Road to Vehicle Automation

MIT Supply Chain

However, manually driven cars routinely run red lights, as can be seen in busy cities such as Boston. This post was published on LinkedIn Influencer Filed under: Strategy , Transportation Tagged: aircraft automation , driverless trucks and cars , freight carriers , Germanwings disaster , MIT CTL , Supply chain , Yossi Sheffi. Strategy Transportation aircraft automation driverless trucks and cars freight carriers Germanwings disaster MIT CTL Supply chain Yossi Sheffi

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

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.”

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. Research and identify freight trends with DAT RateView, a truckload pricing database of $45 billion in REAL transactions between brokers, carriers, and shippers. Railroads have been promising to take freight off the highway for decades, particularly in earnings conference calls.