23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

From investing in smart automation solutions like collaborative mobile robots to improve warehouse productivity to route and supplier optimization and outsourcing logistics to a 3PL , there are several strategies that can help companies reduce logistics costs. Efficient warehouse operations.

A complete guide on LCL shipments

20Cube Logistics

In simple words, it can be said that it is a way of shipping wherein your cargo is shipped with several other cargos to fill-up a container. The customer pays only for the volume or space the cargo takes in a container. Content of the cargo has to be considered.

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The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business


Third party logistics (3PL) is the function by where the owner of goods outsources numerous components of the supply chain to a 3PL company that can perform the management function of the clients’ customs, inbound freight, distribution, warehousing, order fulfilment and outbound freight to the client’s customers. These types of services include distribution and transportation management, public warehousing, contract warehousing and freight consolidation.

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning


Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects.

Freight continues to flow in, capacity does not

The Supply Chain Journal

The combination appears likely to keep the upside of the freight cycle on track even as the year-over-year comparisons become more formidable in the back half of the year. The cargo surge that began last fall doesn’t show any sign of stopping.

Freight continues to flow in, capacity does not

The Supply Chain Journal

The combination appears likely to keep the upside of the freight cycle on track even as the year-over-year comparisons become more formidable in the back half of the year. The cargo surge that began last fall doesn’t show any sign of stopping.

Why you’ll never give the partial, LTL or truckload shipping modes your midsize freight again

The Supply Chain Journal

While these service providers run partials through fewer warehouses than VLTL carriers, a PTL load can avoid facilities altogether if it can catch a ride with a small TL shipment. This mode doesn’t require freight classification and sometimes separates cargo that’s part of the same shipment.

The Definitive Guide to Transportation and Logistics Terminology


Describes the nature of the cargo, amount of cargo by weight, size and/or number of pieces, and the origin and destination of the cargo. Dead-Heading: Operating a truck without cargo. Dunnage: Filler material placed in empty spaces to keep cargo from moving or falling.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The most obvious cost savings for LCL shipping is in comparison to air freight. By using shipments in transit as “inventory in transit,” LCL shipping can even help lower warehousing and inventory costs, which in turn can help reduce your tariff spend per shipment.

How rate transparency grows SMBs: Introducing the FBA Index


Among the over 10,000 small businesses on Freightos.com , the world’s largest digital freight marketplace, many are small eCommerce businesses who use Freightos.com to ship directly to Amazon FBA warehouses and other fulfillment solutions. 2020 was a critical year for small importers.

The B2B Recovery

Cathy Roberson

In response to lower inventory levels, PPG consolidated its warehouses with no plans to bring them back. In comparison, B2C ecommerce sales grew 15% to $601.75

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling and Logistics

When shipping documents misreport significant attributes of cargo, the resulting inaccurate or false billing can prompt additional carrier charges. Leading organizations are leveraging providers that gather data across industries to create anonymized benchmarks not only for competitive comparison, but also to identify opportunities for cost improvement. Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers.

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Security

Logistics Bureau

They can affect manufacturing, warehousing and transport. Cargo diversion, hijacking and piracy are all concerns. For example, warehousing security has increased. Cargo theft is mostly done by hijacking the driver transporting the goods. For example, cargo thieves stop hijacking trucks. As above, when security is too good for thieves to attack in warehouses, they steal from trucks in transit. Security has been an issue since supply chains began.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In comparison, however, Chilean customs are very similar to the U.S. In 2018, Brazil’s busiest container cargo port handled 4.3 For Argentina, Zarate serves as the critical port for roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) and breakbulk cargo, while Buenos Aires and Rosario serve as the top container ports. Ecommerce is on the rise in South America. Double-digit growth is expected for 2019 with sales of $71.34

Necessary Steps for Smarter Logistics Planning Optimization. Increase Efficiency and Profits


Logistic systems of planning, monitoring, and evaluation of results perform three functions: (1) by measuring, auditing and observing they measure performance; (2) compare the results with the planned results; (3) analyse the results of the comparison, and identify problem areas that require correction. For ‘advanced’ Western companies, who are called data warehouses , considerable resources are invested in creating and maintaining them at the proper level.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On February 20, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced their tentative five-year contract. West Coast ports can now resume full operation, it will take months for trucks to clear the cargo backlog. in January, driven by a strong manufacturing sector and easier comparisons due to early 2014’s weather issues. Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

Of course, ACE goes much further than advance filing of manifests, which has been mandatory for cargo arriving via vessel since 2009 under ISF (10+2) – it’s a fundamental change that recognizes the changing landscape of security risks and the impact of global trade on homeland security. . Already, ACE is looking like a walk in the park in comparison.

Speeding up international e-commerce deliveries via customs solutions

Cathy Roberson

In comparison, there are 20,139 large businesses. In May, the CPB recognized fulfillment centers and domestic warehouses as “one person” for any goods that have not been sold to a specific consumer at the time of importation into the US.

Amazon’s Mexican Aspirations

Logistics Trends and Insights

Currently, Amazon operates three warehouses just outside Mexico City with about 1.5 Amazon implemented a strategy which includes trucks leaving its warehouses in Cuatitlán Izcalli travel in a convoy with security vehicles to accompany the trucks during times when robberies are known to be more frequent. By comparison, the U.S. first international air cargo hub to house both Mexican and United States Customs operations.

Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

It is the first baby steps but with technology, there is no doubt that it will be successful and will pave the way for many such cargo ships to come and operate in the big sea. Having said that, one can question if freight forwarders would like to be part of such extreme technology as it involves the safety of cargo? Higher revenue: Cargo ship revenue depends on the quantity of cargo it carries.

China’s Full Truck digital freight platform pulls back curtain in prospectus

The Supply Chain Journal

If shippers cancel shipping orders when truckers are already on their way to pick up cargoes, truckers can collect cancellation fees from our platform to cover the cost of travel,” the prospectus says. While a perfect comparison to a U.S.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities (CNN). Here are some details from the press release: Milgram is a leading provider of customs brokerage and freight forwarding, in addition to providing surface transportation and warehousing services, to 3,500 active customers. In comparison, North American Surface Transportation (NAST) truckload net revenues decreased 14.1

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Amazon captured the headlines in recent weeks with its various patent filings — from floating warehouses to underground delivery networks to lane assignments for autonomous vehicles. warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.” These firms have spent billions of dollars upgrading rail facilities, building warehouses and expanding truck terminals.”.

This Week in Logistics News (July 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In other technology news, Freightos announced “the launch of the world’s first online marketplace for international freight, providing instant comparison, booking, and management of freight services from multiple logistics providers.” Booking a flight has been electronic for 50 years, but the cargo on airplanes, trucks, and ships is still booked manually. “Your compressor is dead.”