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.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

In 1966, HEINEKEN became one of the first Dutch companies to adopt container shipping. Decades later, they would debut a climate-efficient shipping route between their brewery and the port of Rotterdam. Can you tell me about HEINEKEN’s AIMMS-based Brewing Capacity Model?

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

In 1966, HEINEKEN became one of the first Dutch companies to adopt container shipping. Decades later, they would debut a climate-efficient shipping route between their brewery and the port of Rotterdam. Can you tell me about HEINEKEN’s AIMMS-based Brewing Capacity Model?

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity. Make it a part of your larger transportation strategy and achieve a meaningful and sustainable ROI with creative, tailored and comprehensive capacity solutions. Big or small, capacity solutions are not one-size-fits-all.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. With capacity at a premium, carriers today are very strategic in what business they’ll accept.

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. How can shippers tap into this source more efficiently? For shippers, the challenge is getting visibility to the capacity that is available at reasonable rates.

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.

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.

Shippers of Consumer Products Impacted Most by Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Most all shippers have felt the recent tightening in capacity. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, & How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. As you can imagine, with a tight transportation market, it’s become even more difficult for vendors to source reliable trucks. Retraining staff on what’s acceptable could positively impact the reputation of your facility and/or product, and ultimately help shippers score capacity.

Incorporating Supplier CSR Ratings In The Sourcing Process: The Basics

EcoVadis

Now that sustainability has risen to be one of the most highly visible topics for customers and stakeholders, management teams face the challenge of “How do you incorporate CSR ratings in the sourcing process?”. Today we welcome a guest blog post from procurement practitioner.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. Using technology for retail capacity building.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. Using technology for retail capacity building.

Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In February, 2018 it was reported that Amazon was going to launch its own delivery service: Shipping With Amazon! Still Amazon can now act as its own shipping agent. The Advantages of Shipping With Amazon. Simply they ran out of capacity and time. Subscribe Here!

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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What the Chinese Shipping Merger Tells Us About the Future of Freight

Elementum

What do I need to know about China’s shipping merger? Two Chinese shipping companies, Cosco and CSCL, are merging to form one alliance. Which sounds like a big deal, but it won’t have an effect on Asia-Europe shipping costs. The merger is not going to shake up shipping—but it does point to a downwards trend in shipping capacity. And while it will reduce capacity on Asia-Europe lines, the demand doesn’t exist to justify raising prices.

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6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Poor relationships with capacity providers. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. Did you know that the U.S.

California's Weather Impacts Truckload Capacity

DAT Solutions

California's weather—good or bad—has a major impact on truckload capacity. The central valley of California has been called "the nation's bread basket," as a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts, rice and dairy products are shipped to all corners of North America.

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Talking Logistics

Temperature-sensitive goods demand proactive planning, quick turnaround, and expertise in temperature controlled shipping so that they maintain the correct temperature all the way to their final destinations. Source: C.H. Do you have dedicated surge capacity programs and teams?

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

With rising fuel costs, tight capacity, and driver shortages, rates are escalating faster than many companies expected or budgeted for. We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts. One area that can quickly yield benefits is in parcel shipping. The distance traveled is one of the key factors in the cost of parcel shipping, so the shipping location plays a huge role in how expensive a shipment is.

What Effects Could Trump Policies Have on International Shipping

3PL Insights

With so many uncertainties surrounding President Trump’s plans to impose international trade tariffs and taxes, there has been speculation that the resulting impact on international shipping could be huge. Greater Struggles Ahead for the Shipping Industry.

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

Full truckload shipping is generally less expensive than other over the road transportation modes. Instead of throwing in the towel, shippers can leverage full truckload shipping to ship LTL shipments in the back of a full-size van or trailer. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. How is Global Shipping Growing in India?

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. Proximity to raw materials, increased capacity, and labor costs are just a few of the ways that global supply chains work to save money for today’s top companies. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. Why are shipping costs growing? But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits.

The Benefits of Full Truckload Shipping: How to Make Sure You Are Getting More Bang for Your Buck

Cerasis

The capacity crunch has arrived, and shippers are scrambling to find ways to make a profit in logistics. The wrong strategy or blend of transportation modes will result in losses, and since consumers only see product costs through Amazonian eyes, increasing product price points and shipping charges is unacceptable. However, the benefits of full truckload shipping can be accessed by approaching logistics from a strategic vantage point, understanding the mode more thoroughly.

Global TMS: An Always-Evolving Roadmap

Talking Logistics

This complexity is certainly evident in global logistics and ocean shipping, where shippers encounter many barriers to enabling a streamlined process, including: Inefficient Processes : A lot of shippers resort to manual processes to procure capacity and communicate shipment details with the many parties involved in ocean movements. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - LeanLogistics Transportation Management Systems LeanLogistics ocean shipping TMS transportation management system

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? It’s also important to note that shipping and aviation, two industries with significant greenhouse gas emissions, are not included in the COP21 agreement. There will be a lot less air shipped in boxes, trailers, and containers next year. The bottom line is that shipping small items in large boxes just got a lot more expensive.

SHIPPING CONTAINER MARKINGS [Infographic]

Freightera

Everyone who works with shipping containers uses the container markings. Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: <a href=”[link] src=”[link] alt=”Shipping container markings. SHIPPING CONTAINER MARKINGS. SOURCES.

Future eCommerce Fulfilment Trends – What Will 2019 Bring?

Unleashed

As shipping and warehousing costs are based on the size of a product, businesses need to look at how they are spending their money during the product design period. Shipping and warehousing are major costs for any eCommerce business that only increase as more products are sold. Even the outside of the packaging needs to be reviewed, customised designs on outer boxes are easier to source than ever, so why miss out on additional advertising via a medium that is already being paid for?

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market

TMC

The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. K” Line, MOL, and NYK are the three Japanese ship lines that are consolidating.

Ship it Good: What Do Maersk’s New Ships Mean for Water Transportation?

Elementum

Shipping giant Maersk posted healthy profits this quarter despite declining freight rates. The losses were offset by cheap oil prices – not a sustainable source of profit. Maersk must find a way to mitigate recent issues with low shipping rates, overcapacity, and delays.

Will the New Panama Canal Save the Shipping Industry?

Elementum

The expansion of the Panama Canal, which handles about a third of Asia-to-US trade, is poised to boost trade and shipping services by shortening the one-way journey by sea from Asia to the U.S. While ship transits through the Panama Canal rose 3.7%

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. The oversupply of capacity has caused carrier financials to be in the red, which lead to consolidations.

The ELD Mandate and Fresh Produce Logistics: What Shippers Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

ELD and HOS exceptions apply to certain vehicles and carriers, during planting and harvesting periods, and for the transportation of agricultural commodities within a 150-air mile radius from the source of the commodities.

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

Over time, the terms “strategic sourcing” and “logistics integration” were coined, which largely involved combining volumes of requirements from across the business, grouping them into large bids, and driving down costs due to larger quantity discounts achieved. For example, the “Theory of Constraints” [1] emphasized that to optimize the end to end system, the “bottleneck” operation had to be addressed by adding capacity at this operation.