LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. Cassidy of the Journal of commerce (JOC) noted shippers were expecting a forthcoming slight capacity pinch, but that was before hurricane season arrived. Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Capacity Crunch Factors Include Increased Deadhead. Fewer Drivers Reduce Available Capacity.

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How Shippers Can Navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Last year Cerasis covered the capacity crunch in great detail, culminating in a helpful and educational e-book titled “ The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.” As an update, in this post, we’ll address a more updated way that shippers can navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch many shippers are currently facing. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018.

Guide to Effective Strategic Capacity Planning

Demand Solutions

What is strategic capacity planning? Strategic capacity planning is how companies figure out the production capacity needed in order to meet consumer demand. The second reason is because demand moves up and down, and capacity may be much less sensitive to on-the-fly changes. So how do you do effective strategic capacity planning? Strategic Capacity Planning Tips. Forecast capacity upgrade costs accurately, and don’t assume they’re linear.

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

Cerasis

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

[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The Freight Project Podcast – Episode 2 – Greg Braun – C3 Solutions – Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” On today’s episode we welcome Greg Braun, Senior Vice President of C3 Solutions a Yard Management & Dock Scheduling software platform. What are the most pressing issues Greg & C3 Solutions sees in the logistics industry today as they work with all players involved.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : How in the retail space it is vital that marketing, sales, and the supply chain & logistics teams collaborate to achieve shared goals of consistent logistics.

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The capacity crunch is starting to take hold of the shipping industry. However, this capacity crunch is likely to exceed even the worst capacity crunches in history, says Karen Sage of Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez. Yet, shippers can turn their fears into opportunities; they can continue thriving in a capacity crunch by following these steps. Know the Causes Is the Starting Point to Thriving in a Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

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

Current State of the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

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.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent? To answer that question, let’s go back to how the addition of automation in the warehouse changes the game and enhances the use of available capacity. Capacity among distribution centers has slipped 1 percent to 66 percent this year as well.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. We have heard so much over the years about a coming capacity crunch crisis , many argue if crisis is the proper terminology. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

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. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

Cerasis

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.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. This means we help the team answer questions about global production footprint design, such as “where should we build our breweries,” “where should we invest in capacity,” “how much capacity should we build on which location,” “what kind of equipment should we invest in” and “when should we invest.”.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Kane is Able

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck Drivers

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Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

Kane is Able

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of choice” among carriers with limited capacity. Supply Chain Challenges CPG Logistics Freight Transportation

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. A thorough analysis provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals , (CSCMP) in its “ State of Logistics ” report, indicates that by 2017, shippers in the U.S. Contributors to Capacity and Trucker Shortage. The 2014 winter weather triggered a trucking capacity problem. In 2014 utilization was 100% of capacity, a crisis phase.

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

Cerasis

Capacity Will Grow Tighter. Capacity was stretched beyond limitations in 2014, and fleets around the country tried to optimize operations through freight reclassification, dimensional pricing models and freight consolidation, explains Jeff Berman of Logistics Management. If the retail sector suddenly jumps, the capacity crunch will return with vengeance. . The ELD mandate will further worsen the coming capacity crunch.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

Talking Logistics

These days, truckload capacity is in exceptionally high demand, driving rates to ecstatic heights. Many are leveraging technology to time their offers of capacity to optimize profitability. The Solution for Capping Rate Growth and Beating Capacity Constraints.

Leveraging Your Planning Capabilities to Help with the Capacity Crunch

CHAINalytics

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How Collaborative Transportation Management Provides Access to More Freight Capacity

Turvo

The need for more capacity remains a continuous battle hymn in the global supply chain. Those products describe systems that bring people, systems, and data together in a single platform, creating greater chances for intentional collaborative logistics and stay proactive with shipments.

Big Data-as-a-Service: Creating New Value for Peak Season Agile Logistics

Cerasis

Today’s shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers (LSP) face an uphill battle in securing available capacity, allocating resources, and planning for an uncertain peak season. Data Logistics Peak Season Agile Logistics

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

Demand for these solutions, from both shippers and brokers, continues to grow because companies want to identify and implement better ways to plan and execute their transportation and logistics operations, which is what ultimately delivers value. Real-time Capacity Matching: The Second Wave of Demand and Value. Another session that generated a lot of interest was the one led by Dan Cicerchi, VP at Descartes MacroPoint (a Talking Logistics sponsor), on Real-time Capacity Matching.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Shipper demand and carrier availability have come back into balance after several years of excess capacity. But there are a number of ways you can prepare to lessen—and possibly avoid—the impact of fewer drivers and the resulting capacity crunch. You can protect yourself from any driver/capacity shortage by becoming a preferred shipper, a customer that carriers want to do business with. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity

Talking Logistics

Ed Hildebrandt, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development at CLX Logistics , and Jeff Baxter, Director of Supply Chain at Pilot Chemical Company, discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Is capacity assurance as important (or even more important) than cost management? How is capacity assurance a competition? What actions should shippers take to maximize their availability to capacity?

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook

Transplace

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook. Capacity Trends and Tips for International Roadcheck and Beyond. The truckload (TL) market was extremely tight due to limited capacity—and as a result, many shippers looked to alternative modes of transportation to move their freight and went to extra lengths to increase efficiency and reduce costs. International Roadcheck 2019: How It Impacts Short-Term Capacity. Capacity: A Truckload Perspective.

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook

Transplace

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook. Capacity Trends and Tips for International Roadcheck and Beyond. The truckload (TL) market was extremely tight due to limited capacity—and as a result, many shippers looked to alternative modes of transportation to move their freight and went to extra lengths to increase efficiency and reduce costs. International Roadcheck 2019: How It Impacts Short-Term Capacity. Capacity: A Truckload Perspective.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Most people in my division work in capability development or centers of excellence designed to help operations centers improve their performance in logistics, customer service or production. This means we help the team answer questions about global production footprint design, such as “where should we build our breweries,” “where should we invest in capacity,” “how much capacity should we build on which location,” “what kind of equipment should we invest in” and “when should we invest.”.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

In a way, travelers are informally monetizing what we might call their unused capacity. So, when I read about Roadie, a startup whose business model is about providing a platform to enable people to monetize their otherwise wasted capacity in the trunk of their cars, I had one of those “about time!” The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics? General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy

How Can Shippers Deal with the Capacity Crunch?

Logistics Viewpoints

What I found most interesting was a short conversation we had about the carrier capacity crunch and the role various supply chain software solutions can play in improving matters for […]. Logistics Service Providers Logistics Trends Transportation Management Systems ARC was briefed by Mike Mulqueen of Manhattan Associates on their transportation management (TMS) product. Mike is a Senior Director for Product Management at Manhattan.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges

Transplace

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges. It’s a fascinating time in the logistics industry. And while capacity has loosened in the first half of 2019, the spot market is still well above the levels seen in 2015, 2016 and even early 2017. In this current environment, a capacity crunch can truly rewrite the rules of the game—making it critical to be prepared in advance. How are you planning for the next capacity crunch?

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

The post How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. If there is one lesson many companies learned the hard way last year, it’s that you have to be prepared for whatever twists and turns might emerge in the transportation market. How do you begin that preparation? What’s required? How do you know if you’re on the right path? Those are some of the key.