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How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Failure to exercise reasonable care in preventing accidents or incidents could result in you having to pay for the damages. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain. Sources: [link].

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. How you pack your products in the box is key to product damage control. .

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Keep it Simple : It’s important to not over complicate things.

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How to Avoid Damage to Your Freight

GTG Technology Group

3 Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Freight. Freight damage may only occur in less than 1% of shipments, but with almost 50 million tons of freight moved daily, that equates to around 500,000 tons of freight damaged per day. Lost or damaged freight can cost transportation companies and their clients thousands of dollars. Freight damage is often preventable with a few best practices to keep your freight safe. Sources: [link].

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” goods is more complex than it used to be. companies to do business in their lands.

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. But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits. Many employees are leaving the industry to take jobs that allow them more time with their families. As diesel prices tick up and the costs of keeping drivers rises, freight companies are taking action to protect their earnings.

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How to Keep Your Freight from Freezing: What Shippers Need to Know

Zipline Logistics

Winter equates to more than just tricky-to-navigate roadways. Its arrival brings cold weather for much of the US and requires shippers to take steps to protect from freeze with their freight. . Understand Your Freight Needs.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

Schools have been postponed or outright cancelled until further notice, with restaurants being encouraged to only offer take-out, pick-up or delivery. It’s a strange feeling for many to see the world’s economic engines come to a halt, especially here at ThroughPut, a company whose name is associated with speed and flow. These are uncertain times for businesses that are used to having cash flow, steady top lines, and predictable bottom lines. Don’t know how?

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

This was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, which is typical for August, so let’s go straight to it: Macy’s expands same day delivery to 17 cities as it challenges Amazon ( Reuters ). Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. Finally, the list of startups looking to disrupt the freight brokerage and freight forwarding markets continues to grow.

Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal?Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively

Cerasis

Surging e-commerce, demand for faster and cheaper shipping, and unrelenting demand for superior customer service are enough to make any shippers has been, but as shipping costs soar throughout 2018, shippers will be looking for ways to manage over the road modes better. Let’s take a closer look at the problem with trying to manage over the road (OTR) modes through traditional, manual data entry and freight scheduling versus using a TMS. Inbound freight management.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Set your freight up for success by packing your items with care. Let’s break down everything you need to know ab out packaging your sensitive shipment. To start, shipping success begins with choosing the right packaging.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Set your freight up for success by packing your items with care. Let’s break down everything you need to know ab out packaging your sensitive shipment. To start, shipping success begins with choosing the right packaging.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Set your freight up for success by packing your items with care. Let’s break down everything you need to know ab out packaging your sensitive shipment. To start, shipping success begins with choosing the right packaging.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. You may have to learn how to navigate a new software, or your organization may simply need additional training on a new transportation management system (TMS). Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. LTL ltl freight

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. The catalyst was fairly simple – there are freight conferences and tech conferences, but few that really mesh both very well. After attending dozens of conferences, it was thrilling to put together our own little gathering. Data needs to be set free, allowing more collaboration.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

If you’re like me, staying up to date on supply chain news is critical. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Click on the boxes to the left to get started! If it’s not in front of you, it’s not going to happen. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater How to overcome the Amazon effect. When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. It’s just the latest in a string of patents that span the gamut from smart stores to flying warehouses.

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Will Blockchain Lead the Next Technology Renaissance?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Furthermore, much like recessions of at least the past forty years, emergence from such downturns will lead to a technology renaissance. At last year’s Journal of Commerce’s LogTech conference, the definition and how to think about visibility was debated : “Visibility means very different things for shippers, freight forwarders, and carriers.” – Inna Kuznetsova, chief operating officer of 1010data. Visibility will cease to be a stand-alone functionality.

Launching the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) for Daily Rates

Freightos

In our digital age, we want to know everything, in seconds. . We want to be able to see real-time status for flights, take-out delivery and how long we’ll have to wait for our Uber to arrive. . This desire and the importance of visibility is even more pronounced where finances are concerned: businesses need the right information – in near-real-time – in order to make intelligent financial decisions. . Sources: FBX and SGX.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new model helps shippers to choose the best routes. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. The items fall into four classes of product: apparel, accessories ranging from eyewear to luggage, home products such as bedding, and fragrances. The way these payments are structured depends, to a large extent, on the routing of goods within the country. Spoilt for choice.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to develop a carrier management strategy that allows you to be proactive—no matter what the market has in store. How to deal with growing supply chain complexity.

6 Digitization Steps to Overcome Supply Chain Disruptions & Build Resiliency

Turvo

The costs of supply chain disruptions vary based on the severity of the disruption, how quickly companies recover, and numerous other factors. According to Supply & Demand Chain Executive , supply chain disruptions resulted in costs of more than $56 billion in 2015, and five years later, that average is on track to more than double following the coronavirus crisis. Well, the digital supply chain is the ideal way to tap that value by digitizing documents.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

What is this going to cost? Is it worse to suffer because you can’t answer queries from internal and external customers? Besides providing fast, thorough answers to customers, today’s ERP, cloud-based SaaS, or 3PL-operated systems enable companies to manage the order lifecycle, control information and cargo flows, and reduce the total cost of goods. It’s hard enough for people to change without springing change on them. How to Recognize Success.

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. How can shippers navigate a course through these unpredictable times? But it is possible to stay a step ahead of events by identifying the risk factors, and developing a strategy for managing the main threats. Deciding whether to ship cargo via the U.S.

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

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 Rising costs mean that companies must continue to innovate and implement strategies that can help reduce logistics costs and boost the bottom line.

Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events

TMC

In previous posts , we’ve explored ways to prepare for supply chain disruptions that are predictable using the rich functionality of modern transportation management system (TMS) technology. There is scant time to prepare, so shippers have to concentrate on making quick and effective decisions to mitigate the impacts and control the costs incurred. The responses can be very expensive since, in many cases, the last recourse is to expedite via air freight.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to have a carrier management strategy that allows you to be proactive—no matter what the market has in store. How to deal with growing supply chain complexity. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to have a carrier management strategy that allows you to be proactive—no matter what the market has in store. How to deal with growing supply chain complexity. Transporting goods such long distances nearly always comes with additional nuances to plan for.

A Green Future For Freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22

Freightera

I would like to thank Dr. Nicole Serrij for bringing me here and also for the people at CCTNE who made certain that I wrote the thought leadership article for the G7 Summit. As many of you may be aware, freight shipping, international shipping and also aviation are not included in the COP21 agreement. The first thing to keep in mind is that transport is the second largest emitter of carbon dioxide following energy production in the world. This was really surprising to me.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

in the fourth quarter of 2015 according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in late February. Source: US BEA). trade deficit increased 2.23% in January to $45.7 to $176.5 to $222.1 Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Consumer Confidence: The Consumer Confidence Index decreased to 92.2 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) .

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Can Blockchain Really Make Supply Chains More Transparent and Ethical?

Enterra Insights

Business executives and the companies they run now risk significant harm to their reputations when poor working conditions, dangerous situations, or other potential scandals are discovered in their supply chains. One of the touted benefits of blockchain technology is that it will provide a clear provenance of where materials come from and how they have been handled along the way. Supply chain visibility is insufficient to guarantee ethical practices.

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The need to know

EFT

The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. As coronavirus sinks global demand, China’s exporters go online to tap domestic market. At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

As we head into a new year it is a good time to take a look at the coming year and see what it may hold in the way of trends. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. These trends are clear in that technology will continue to, as it has over the last decade, drive change in supply chain management. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Aborn and Co.

Andrew is on a mission to help small to mid-size enterprises implement high-performance tactics and technology to their supply chain, so they can scale up without stress. Andrew is passionate about logistics and how getting this element right in business can help elevate them to the next level. Sell more with less stock - How inventory planning holds the key to improved profitability. It's not just retail it is also in B to B.