LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Since 2014, the shipping industry has suffered numerous setbacks. Capacity Will Grow Tighter. If the retail sector suddenly jumps, the capacity crunch will return with vengeance. . The ELD mandate will further worsen the coming capacity crunch.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market. Just-in-time delivery – Cross-docking allows for just-in-time delivery of inventory to a customer’s manufacturing facilities without driving up transportation cost by way of postponement.

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3 Inventory Control Techniques to Improve and Maintain Inventory Accuracy

Unleashed

Inventory accuracy is vital to an organisation’s long-term success. Profits depend on the sale of inventory stock and if you don’t know what or how much you are selling then you could be missing an opportunity to maximise sales. Having poor and inaccurate inventory control can be costly because it causes issues such as unplanned stock-outs, the shipping of wrong products to customers, wasted resources trying to locate misplaced items and inventory shrinkage.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane | Transportfolio. If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead.

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

In particular, three key categories­–capacity, trade with China and risk–intersected with technology to explore new paths toward problem-solving in today’s complex supply chain. Combat Tariffs by Relocating Supply Points With new tariffs on goods shipped between China and the U.S.,

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.

Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

The Importance of Inventory Management. When it comes to inventory management, new trends are demonstrating that less is more. Having less inventory on-hand increases liquidation, allowing for a more agile response to shifting consumer trends. Especially since many retailers have already purchased and shipped their goods ahead of the looming tariff changes. Without a collaborative material management program, companies face an increased risk of inventory mismanagement.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019.

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Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Today we will talk about the flow of strategy as pertains to inventory flow and driving warehouse efficiency. Staying Strategic in the Warehouse with Better Inventory Flow. Throughout the entire order fulfillment process, companies have a duty to ensure optimum warehouse efficiency by appropriately controlling inventory flow. Companies must also consider the potential impact of returns and warehouse capacity. Transaction-Based Movements Inventory Flow.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

If Inventory Optimization was Easy, People would Stop Writing about It

Enterra Insights

Every supply chain professional understands inventory is a necessary evil. Carry too little inventory and you can miss out on sales and anger customers. Carry too much inventory and you increase handling costs and cut into profits. But the sheer complexity of supply chain networks, and the impact design decisions have on operational performance, makes supply chain inventory management aligning inventory investments with on-time customer delivery and margins a major challenge.”[1]

With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?

Cerasis

In other words, they will increase per-barrel pricing to create a cushion for future economic change, but as businesses continue to operate with more inventory and protections in place, says Freight Waves, the risk of sudden spikes in fuel surcharges in the only climb.

Efficient Workflow in the Warehouse: Tips to Run a Tight Ship

Unleashed

In business, the way you run your backend in the warehouse, which considers the supply, receipt, manufacture and storage of inventory, is very telling for how profitable your frontend will be. Inefficient and sloppy warehouse and inventory management can have a significant and direct effect on customer sales and loyalty, which can spell the slow demise of your bottom line. The post Efficient Workflow in the Warehouse: Tips to Run a Tight Ship appeared first on Unleashed Software.

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Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Most all shippers have felt the recent tightening in capacity. Today, with omnichannel pressures and a drastically different retail environment, stores are working hard to eliminate excess inventory and penalize vendors for early (and late) deliveries. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, & How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

In a way, travelers are informally monetizing what we might call their unused capacity. Granted, it’s not the budget-friendly cross-border air shipping service I dream about for my occasional need to send documents overseas, but I hope it might pave the way for it.

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

Cerasis

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. E-Commerce Freight Consolidation Increases Available Capacity E-commerce freight consolidation has a direct bearing on available capacity.

Differences Between LTL Shipping and TL Shipping

PLS Logistics

Deciding the best mode to ship your freight can be complicated. The 2016 logistics report exposed challenges in over-the-road (OTR) transportation; truckload carriers have extra capacity, most shippers have surplus inventory and consumer spending is low. LTL Shipping Truckload

The Beginner's Guide to Inventory Control and Management

Supply Chain Opz

What is Inventory Control? Here we will try to answer most common questions about Inventory Control and also provide additional resources you can use. What is Inventory Control? Inventory control often starts with how to know the demand of particular product.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. Today, we have fewer carriers, and they are very quick to withdraw capacity in a more uniform manner to ensure demand remains tight against available capacity.

Inventory forecasting and replenishment in an omni-channel world

Cognira

Inventory forecasting and replenishment in an omni-channel world Introduction Omni-channel retailing has changed the entire nature of inventory demand. Customers select from the available delivery and inventory options, but, their final selection may not reflect their first choice, ie.

Lessons from the Festive Season: Key Factors Affecting Inventory Management During Seasonal Peaks

Unleashed

These seasonal peaks are one of the major recurring factors affecting inventory management. With that in mind, the start of 2019 provides an opportunity for SMEs to consider how they might improve on peak season inventory management during the year to come, especially as consumer expectations of peak season performance require faster delivery and better service than ever before. Ensuring capacity and flexibility within the fulfilment system.

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Capacity may become scarce in the transpacific lane in mid to late September. On the ocean side, since June, carriers have been fairly disciplined in planned capacity withdrawals on the transpacific trade lane in particular.

Inventory Forecasting And Replenishment In An Omni-Channel World

Cognira

Omni-channel retailing has changed the entire nature of inventory demand. New delivery options and supply methods are constantly being added which makes the previous inventory positioning strategy less than ideal. This flexibility opens up all new inventory stocking strategies.

Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In a typical year, shipping by air and ocean follows a fairly predictable pattern of peak and slow times. A typical year in the Transpacific Eastbound lane usually looks like this for ocean shipping : May 1: New service contracts in this lane go into effect.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Global shipping can be difficult to organize, and costs tend to be high.

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Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. Today, we have fewer carriers, and they are very quick to withdraw capacity in a more uniform manner to ensure demand remains tight against available capacity.

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Fulfillment, Network Expansion, and the Implications on Inventory Management

FLEXE

Two decades of growth from Amazon, FedEx, UPS, DHL, and others have given rise to an expansive network of multi-modal shipping options and world class information systems. Inventory that does not tie up large amounts of working capital and is not perishable.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

Supply Chain Action Blog

One of the most predominant lean tools used for identifying waste is Value Stream Mapping which helps identify eight wastes, including overproduction, waiting, over-processing, unnecessary inventory, handling and transportation, defects, and underutilized talent. In inventory management, this often happens through a reduction of lead times and lot sizes. The Emerging Role of Optimization in Business Decisions.

Multi-echelon Inventory Optimization and Lean/Six Sigma

Supply Chain Action Blog

Seiri (Sort) – sorting, i.e., proper arrangement of all items, storage, equipment, tools, inventory and traffic. Until it is possible to economically produce a lot size of one with a lead time of zero and infinite capacity, manufacturers will need to optimize important tradeoffs. . So, deciding just how much to spend on which inventory in what location and when to do it is crucial to success in a competitive global economy.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Now all of this capacity is gone. So 7% of the capacity is now gone. And what that caused was a huge under capacity. We expect that capacity slowly comes back to the market.

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network

E2open

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information. Today, one out of every four ocean containers shipped globally is booked through the INTTRA platform. MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018.

What Are LTL Shipping Apps, and How Will They Soon Save Time & Money?

Cerasis

As explained by Todd Dills of Overdrive , the use of LTL shipping apps is experiencing a boom. Convoy has managed to secure an additional $185 million to develop its freight brokerage app further and once released, and it will accelerate the use of LTL shipping apps around the globe. The next wave is the introduction and widespread use of LTL shipping apps, and shippers need to know what it means for their future. Why Aren’t More Carriers and Shippers Using LTL Shipping Apps?