What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?

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Current and future capacity crunches are often analyzed for impact in the U.S., All modes of transit feel the effects of capacity crunches, but those that suffer the biggest effects tend to involve ground-transit, including less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload (FT) and parcel shipping. rely on these three dominant transportation modes, let’s look at how capacity crunches affect them. FT Is First to Feel the Effects of Capacity Crunches.

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

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The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. However, the capacity crunch may be less severe than anticipated, and it could easily reflect growing pains in the industry. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head. The freight capacity crunch remains an object of speculation in among logistics providers and shippers.

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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. Rates are driven by demand and available capacity.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

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A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. However, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) can help shippers persevere through the tough times with these capacity crunch strategies. . 3PLs Bring Better Freight Shipping Rates During Shipping Capacity Crunch Hikes. Capacity Crunch

Current State of the Capacity Crunch

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However, inconsistencies in service levels, including the use of inaccurate data, an economy that hinges on the state of foreign markets (think China), and changes to regulations and labor requirements are continuing to impact the capacity of the shipping industry. Unfortunately, the capacity crunch is real, and shippers need to know how to face the prospects of a slower 2016 to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers and partner businesses.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

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These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, & How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch Full Truckload

Capacity Crisis: Four Mistakes Shippers Make Regarding Density-Based Freight

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The freight & transportation landscape is reaching critical mass. Capacity is a very real problem impacting companies in all verticals, especially those who ship density-based freight that present further challenges. Not Properly Dimming Your Density-Based Freight. It’s no secret that the growth in the economy coupled with shortage of drivers and the ELD mandate has led to a serious capacity crisis in Less than Truckload and Full Truckload freight.

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

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Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

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We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So 13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

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The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Hours of Service Will Become Core to Freight Operations.

Best Practices to Get More Throughput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers

Cerasis

While expanding capacity with new construction is certainly one solution, other ways exist to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers without major overhauls to existing operations. Before you break ground on a new building/annex, hire and train new workers, or invest millions into new software, consider some other proven ways to get more throughput and capacity in distribution centers.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

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For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

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. Managing bid packages, for instance, can be time consuming and complex. 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.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. As capacity tightens, driver wages will grow inherently.

Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process to Attain “Best In Class” Shipper Status

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We continue our series on what makes up a "Best in Class" shipper by taking a deeper dive into #4 and #5 of the 10 areas that "Best in Class" Shippers must master : Freight Spend Management and a focus on LTL Shipping Process. Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process. Let’s take a look at how freight spending management and managed processes can prevent these issues from occurring. What Is Freight Spend Management? Management of Incoming Freight.

What Are the Trends in LTL for 2019?

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The year ahead will shake up the long-held standards for controlling freight spend and meeting customer expectations. E-Commerce Demand Will Drive Trends in LTL for 2019 E-commerce growth is a double-edged sword in modern freight transportation. While it provides a substantial boost to all carriers, it comes at the cost of less capacity in the industry. This will place massive pressure on LTL carriers and shippers seeking to find available capacity.

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A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018

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Although this sounds great for most industries, it represents a major problem for the freight trucking industry. Amazon has already taken extensive steps to establish itself as a leader in full truckload, less than truckload, multimodal, small package and last-mile delivery services. Freight Forwarding Will Undergo Digital Transformation. Freight forwarders will have great opportunities in 2018 to take advantage of the increased demand on shippers.

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2018 Outlook of the Capacity Crunch: Buckle Up…

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The end of 2017 shaping up to present one of the strictest capacity crunch for 2018, explains Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The ongoing recovery efforts after this year’s major hurricanes, the upcoming electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate implementation date, and continuing tightening of labor markets, including truck drivers, pushing the boundaries of today’s trucking capacity. percent of all tracking availability and capacity, but that has since tightened.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While freight volumes and the supply of trucks and drivers constantly strive for equal balance, they often fall short. Here are the five key freight trends worth watching in late 2019. Freight volumes gain strength. Recent reports by Cass Freight Index and American Trucking Associations (ATA) show mixed perspectives with year over year growth struggling against the backdrop of a record 2018. In short, it is a good freight year paired with an exceptional capacity year.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player. Online freight booking. See the 2018 State of Online Freight Sales. My team made a simple calculation of how many employees it takes to ship a package express versus shipping a container.

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded

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Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, capacity hit a breaking point. Increased Freight Rates Can Tone Down Capacity Crunches. Go-to solution for responding to the crunches been higher freight rates, and while carriers have traditionally been in control of this, shippers can no longer pass the costs along to consumers directly. Make freight attractive to carriers.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . With rising fuel costs, tight capacity, and driver shortages, rates are escalating faster than many companies expected or budgeted for. Yet it is common to receive packages containing a lot of wasted space.

The Role of Final or Last Mile in E-Commerce to Effectively Deliver Freight to Your Customer

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Simply not delivering a package on time will dramatically increase the rate of returns, and poor last mile in e-commerce delivery can contribute to increasing logistics costs. The best-laid plans for e-commerce shipping will fail when shippers do not consider this final, vital leg of the journey, and those that do take the time to understand its challenges and focus on last mile delivery can excel in e-commerce, and deliver more freight to consumers, boosting profitability.

3 Benefits of Using an Outsourced Small Package Auditing Company

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Small package and parcel shipping charges can account for up to 5 percent of a shipper’s total expenses, reports Gary Oswald of PARCEL Media. However, more shippers are taking advantage of the benefits of outsourced small package auditing. Outsourced Small Package Auditing is Faster Than In-House Audits. Some shippers may feel they have the time and resources available to audit small packages. More packages equal more invoices and audits.

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

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Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. The system initiates payment when triggers occur, such as releasing of an order to the warehouse floor, packaging the shipment, and scheduling or loading onto a truck for shipping. Scheduling Through Blockchain Increases Freight Planning and Accuracy in Recordkeeping. According to Michelle Fox of CNBC , wasted capacity occurs when drivers or shippers are unaware of available loads in the vicinity.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. active military, electronics, and e-commerce packages. The impacts are not just limited to air freight market changes. The post The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market! Subscribe Here!

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5 Considerations for Parcel Spend Management

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E-Commerce Will Force Increases in Parcel Spend Management and Parcel Freight Rates The impact of e-commerce on parcel is undisputed, and according to Jean Regan of TranzAct , it helped FedEx and UPS grow 6 percent in the first half of 2016. Paired with tightening capacity in all over-the-road modes and the relentless buying surges of customers, shippers of all sizes will be forced to re-evaluate existing parcel spend management tactics, ensuring they offer the lowest cost shipping.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

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International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

Ground services for air freight: Opportunities & obstacles in e-commerce

DELMIA Quintiq

I decided to attend because one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of e-commerce on the air freight business. I will come to that subject later, because during the conference it became clear that air freight industry is having an existential crisis that is affecting the e-commerce in more than one way. While a number of dedicated freighters is slowly increasing, every new passenger plane also brings cargo capacities below the deck.

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Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

The iPhone 6s Freight Shipping Costs

Freightos

Yesterday Freightos announced a private beta version of its online instant freight quote marketplace. So obviously, being freight rate nerds, we got to wondering: How much would the logistics of shipping the iPhone 6s from China to the U.S. From some rough calculations, we believe that Apple’s freight costs for supplying U.S iPhone 6s phones for first month sales will be about 72 cents per iPhone package. per phone package. Freight Insights General News

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g. So will air freight play a lesser role in the global supply chain going forward, or do the numbers not tell the whole story?

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

The other big opportunity, which despite all the talk over the years remains on the table, is reducing the number of trucks required to ship products by eliminating empty miles and backhauls, developing smarter packaging, optimizing trailer loading, collaborative shipping, and other approaches. That cut packaging weight by 28% and allowed IKEA to fit 128 lamps on a pallet that previously took just 80. Can small changes in package design significantly increase your load factor?

How to Track Rail Parcels Using GPS Shipment Trackers

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With the kind of cost-effectiveness, hauling capacity, and reliability that it brings in, rail freight transportation has without a doubt caught up the global freight transport market. Let’s explore how IoT can make rail freight the best of both worlds. The only hiccup that remains is the absence of a failsafe rail parcel tracking system.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend). On the technology front, TMS vendors are starting to integrate parcel functionality within their multi-mode TMS solutions (see, for example, Kewill’s acquisition of the IBM Sterling TMS and the recent MercuryGate webcast, Parcel Freight and its Role in Enterprise Transportation Management , which features case studies from Celestica and FloWorks).