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. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

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? Getting The Most Out of Shipping In 2019.

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. Capacity Crunch Freight

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.

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?

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.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. To understand this relationship, we have to consider its driving forces, how it affects omnichannel experiences , and what it means for warehousing capabilities and capacity. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

If you're not flexible in making appointments that fit within the driver's hours of service, you're going to have trouble getting capacity. In the past a lot of the delays were because we had to take product off the truck and sort and segregate it before we marked it shipped in full.

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.

The missing link in automotive contract manufacturing

Quintiq

Fulfilling this multi-faceted demand has become a major challenge for car manufacturers, who have to deal not only with countless models and colors but also with an ever-increasing range of features and options. Volatile customer demand can be bridged by making use of contract manufacturers.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Custom fabricators have to cope with highly varying demand cycles from many different steel sales customers, and to do that effectively they need capacity. They’re building that capacity with more equipment. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

If you're not flexible in making appointments that fit within the driver's hours of service, you're going to have trouble getting capacity. In the past a lot of the delays were because we had to take product off the truck and sort and segregate it before we marked it shipped in full.

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.,

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

Transportfolio

While it’s hard to discern exactly how much more capacity is available today, various reports all support the idea that both trucking jobs and truck sales—for both replacement and incremental growth—have increased.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

Transportfolio

While it’s hard to discern exactly how much more capacity is available today, various reports all support the idea that both trucking jobs and truck sales—for both replacement and incremental growth—have increased.

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

In place of long paper trails and maintenance schedules, machines with the capacity to communicate their needs and issues via the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) are becoming an essential component of effective processes. Furthermore, the IoT is directly linked to better risk management programs in manufacturing too, explains Industry Week. Fleet or transportation management is another aspect of manufacturing reaping the rewards of the IoT.

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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Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics

Cerasis

Manufacturers are set to invest up to $70 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things ( IIoT ) by 2020, reports John Greenough of Business Insider. Previous Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing. IIoT’s Greatest Impacts on Manufacturing.

Analytics in Distribution and Manufacturing Taking Center Stage

Cerasis

Part of this drive toward more interest in analytics in distribution and manufacturing comes from the ability of analytics to reduce inefficiencies dramatically and increase productivity in both physical and virtual sales environments. Furthermore, analytics are becoming more widely available through the cloud, and manufacturers and distributors of any size can reap significant benefits from implementing analytics in their operation, explains Eric Smith of Modern Distribution Management.

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded

Cerasis

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. Capacity Crunch

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

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. Freight Shipping Providers Will Focus on ELD Implementation. Capacity Demand Will Grow in Importance.

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

QAD

But what if every pizza shop in America all of a sudden asked a single pizza oven manufacturer to build and ship an extra oven per shop? How does a manufacturer organize operations to meet unexpected demand shifts without creating inefficiency for the rest of the year?

Technology Considerations to Combat a Shipper Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate compliance date is around the corner, and shipping capacity is tightening at a phenomenal rate. Experts predict the 2017 holiday shopping season to be one for the record books, and steady growth in the stock market alludes to a new manufacturing boom. As the shipping industry prepares to face these challenges, figuring out how to take advantage of available shipping capacity can be challenging.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

What is DFMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) Analyses And How Can It Reduce Supply Chain Costs?

Cerasis

Editor's Note: First of all, you may ask yourself, "Why is a 3PL who helps manufacturers with transportation management efficiency be talking about manufacturing efficiency?" The reason, is that we don't only want to provide content about transportation management, although we do right a lot about that, but we also want to give our customers and potential customers, who are primarily manufacturers, other ways they might gain efficiency. Manufacturing Analysis.

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

Cerasis

Capacity is a very real problem impacting companies in all verticals, especially those who ship density-based freight that present further challenges. 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. 8 BIG FACTORS TO CONSIDER FOR EFFICIENT LTL SHIPPING. Capacity Crunch Freight Transportation

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Veridian Solutions

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.

Top 5 reasons shipping rates are changing & what to expect

CargoBarn

Although there are several factors shifting the costs of shipping we will focus on the TOP 5 REASONS SHIPPING RATES ARE CHANGING & WHAT TO EXPECT. To attract new truckers, businesses are increasing pay and benefits, further raising shipping rates. Freight Shipping

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.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management.

Giants in the tank. Has liner shipping lost its mojo?

Quintiq

As world affairs go, the most recent Global Liner Shipping conference in London did not stir up much interest in the global news cycle. Expect further reductions in capacities and workforces across mining, metals production, heavy industrial equipment, ship building, and many others.

A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia.

10 Areas of Focus to Gaining “Best in Class Shipper” Status For LTL Shipping: An Overview

Cerasis

As we have written in the past, carriers are now calling the shots with capacity constraints continuing and expected to increase. We will focus primarily on LTL shipping, but some of these areas can be applied to other modes of over the road shipping. As more organizations supply chain grow more complex, the need for additional shipping options will grow. Shipping freight inherently comes with a large amount data. Shipping Strategy.

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

Cerasis

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. Our goal is to help shippers spend less, be more efficient, and continue to improve their LTL shipping ability so they may stay competitive and also keep customers happy. . Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process.

Get Your Manufacturing Processes in Gear for the Holidays

Oracle SCM

Every year during the holidays, anxiety hits shoppers, retailers, and manufacturers alike about whether the season’s hottest products will face shortages. For manufacturers, at least, it doesn’t have to be this way. Partner for Manufacturing Flexibility.