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 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. As capacity tightens, rates skyrocket, and shippers are left to pay the piper.

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.

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?

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. World Civil Aviation Resource Net.

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

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. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

Capacity Planning: Is Your Plan Feasible and Optimal?

River Logic

Most organizations have a hard time minimizing the discrepancies between their capacity and the demands of their customers. As a result, most of them are under-utilizing resources or are unable to fulfill customer demand. Capacity Planning Supply Chain

5 pieces to the global capacity management puzzle

Kinaxis

by Bill DuBois Recently I was watching a video interview with David Thomas, the Director of Global Capacity Planning for Ford Motor Company. Among other things, he’s been leading the charge at Ford to deliver a global capacity management solution.

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. 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.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

As I’ve highlighted before, there are several ways that real-time freight visibility delivers value: Visibility enables proactive action : to reschedule, resequence, or reroute pickups or deliveries, and to proactively notify customers of delays and updated Estimated Times of Arrival (ETAs), which gives them time to readjust plans and reallocate resources. Real-time Capacity Matching: The Second Wave of Demand and Value.

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

Cerasis

Why it’s vital to have visibility utilizing logistics & transportation technology to gain “Shipper of Choice” status so that as a shipper you not only survive the current capacity crunch but also thrive. Bonus Downloadable Logistics & Transportation Technology Content from C3 Solutions In the episode, Greg mentions the “Shipper of Choice” white paper recently published as an educational resource for shippers!

What is Material Requirements Planning and Material Resource Planning Software

OptiProERP

Recognizing that labor and machines also were key requirements for achieving a plan, MRP II (manufacturing resource planning), extended the idea of production requirements to include the number of labor and machine hours needed in the factory.

[PODCAST] Why Transportation Management Data Has Carriers & Shippers Forging Collaborative Relationships to Beat the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The Role of Transportation Management Data for Improved Carrier Relations In this episode Kevin and Cerasis’ Marketing Manager & “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Adam Robinson discuss how transportation management data aids shippers & carriers to forge fact-based, transparent partnerships to aid in beating a capacity crunch. Both shippers and carriers have historically used capacity swings in their favor to gouge the other.

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

Cerasis

What are some not so commonly known tips, as it relates to be more carrier friendly, that shippers should focus on to find capacity during this capacity crunch. Listen to “Why Shippers Who want to Find Capacity & Keep Service Levels High Must have the Right Carrier Mix & Focus on the Logistics Fundamentals” on Spreaker. Capacity & Carrier Metrics Resources to Download.

3 Trends Drive Supply Chain Capacity Planning

Logility

The effective art and science of supply chain capacity planning has quietly been pushed to the back burner for many companies. This process can be performed at several levels including: Aggregate / product-line level (resource requirements planning).

2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report

FLEXE

In mid-2015, FLEXE conducted a survey of supply chain professionals across multiple industries to identify and understand what key industry trends affect inventory and capacity fluctuations. More businesses are faced with inventory exceeding capacity than they are with excess space.

24 Ways to Get More Thruput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers

Cerasis

A company cannot increase operational efficiency of their warehouses without knowing where current resources are being used. LinkedIn The post 24 Ways to Get More Thruput and Capacity Out of Your Distribution Centers appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Demand on distribution centers and warehouses are greater than ever, and promises of more reshoring around the country indicate the strain will only grow tighter.

Tapping Into Private Fleet Backhaul Capacity

Talking Logistics

In today’s challenging transportation environment, the more avenues shippers have to find and secure capacity, the better. While there is currently considerable investment and effort to add capacity to the market, there’s also a lot of wasted capacity such as empty private fleet backhauls. Anyone involved with the trucking industry, whether as a shipper, broker or carrier, knows that finding capacity is a key issue. Underutilization of capacity.

Increasingly slim capacity driving soaring costs in US logistics

EFT

The publication notes that supply chain capacity is tight enough that a number of major companies have reported in their Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings that they exceeded their 2018 supply chain budget spending.

Five Ways to Be a Shipper of Choice: Lessening Capacity Crunch Impact with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Whatever the cause, the end result is the same: trucking capacity is tight, really tight. Shippers are paying higher rates, and even with offering higher rates many shippers are seeing rejected loads from the same carriers they relied on for capacity in the past. As trucking companies work to add equipment and to attract drivers, they are carefully choosing which shippers are first in line for the limited capacity they do have available.

[e-Book] The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

We introduce our latest educational e-book ( we have several more here ): The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. 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. You can download this e-book & learn the following information: The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch.

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

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. As the shipping industry prepares to face these challenges, figuring out how to take advantage of available shipping capacity can be challenging. However, shippers can help overcome the challenges of a shipper capacity crunch by considering how technology can help. Capacity Crunch Technology

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.

Increasingly slim capacity drove soaring costs in US logistics in 2018

EFT

Kearney notes that supply chain capacity is tight enough that a number of major companies have reported in their Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings that they exceeded their 2018 supply chain budget spending. A report from A.T.

[PODCAST] The Value of Carrier and Shipper Collaboration to Beat Capacity Crunches & Mitigate Freight Rate Hikes

Cerasis

Some not so commonly known tips, as it relates to being more carrier friendly, that shippers should focus on to find capacity. Listen to “The Value of Carrier & Shipper Collaboration to Beat Capacity Crunches & Mitigate Freight Rate Hikes” on Spreaker. Capacity Crunch & Freight Management Resources. The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.

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.

What Are the Trends in LTL for 2019?

Cerasis

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. Capacity Crunch E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Technology Trends

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How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Brokers use many sources to find capacity. Tom notes that with a growth rate of 20-30 percent per year, there is significant pressure to reduce inefficiencies to better leverage their resources. “We Tom next mentioned that in working with Trucker Tools, they became aware of their solutions for handling capacity. His interesting response was that, “We didn’t implement Smart Capacity because we were ready for it.

Capacity Planning and Auto Allocation! Increase Logistics Management Efficiency Now!

Loginext

Under-utilized capacity carries a clear cost which adds to the cost-per-unit carried by the resource. It isn’t feasible to run under-utilized resources to fulfill the ever-increasing demand created due to expectations of on-demand, same, or next day deliveries.

Talking Logistics & MercuryGate – Being Creative With Capacity As A 3PL Video

MercuryGate

The post Talking Logistics & MercuryGate – Being Creative With Capacity As A 3PL Video appeared first on MercuryGate International. Resource Hub Videos

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Building stronger supply chain customer relationships

Kinaxis

The vast majority are still relying on data coming from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for management information. Supply chain management capacity constraints constraint management supply chain customer relationships

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?

Kinaxis

As technologies evolved over the course of the last decade, there was a promise that investments in software like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Planning (SCP) or Business Intelligence (BI) would improve corporate performance.

Improving Logistics Management with Capacity Planning and Auto Allocation

Loginext

Under-utilized capacity carries a clear cost which adds to the cost-per-unit carried by the resource. It isn’t feasible to run under-utilized resources to fulfill the ever-increasing demand created due to expectations of on-demand, same, or next day deliveries.