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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. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider.

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.

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. 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.

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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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. The complexity of this practice is how to divide the responsibilities of each trading partner effectively. In 1936, the first revision of Incoterms or International Commercial Terms was released to help trading partners to determine costs, risks and responsibilities in international trade transactions. NAVIGATE. Basics.

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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. Many employees are leaving the industry to take jobs that allow them more time with their families. Response of shipping companies. Shipping costs hit an all-time high earlier this year.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. Moreover, it’s vital to the health of the global economy. The pandemic crisis had global ramifications felt throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, and for many companies, building the resiliency needed to weather such storms has become the #1 challenge of supply chain management. How to solve it?

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. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Mislabelled freight is also prone to damage.

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. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. 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. It is powered by an internal power source.

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. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. 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. It is powered by an internal power source.

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. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. 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. It is powered by an internal power source.

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?

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. . However, as winter sets in further, many states can be subject to cold snaps.

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. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”.

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. Freight damage is often preventable with a few best practices to keep your freight safe. Proper packaging is instrumental to the safe transport of freight from Point A to Point B. Don’t cut costs when it comes to packaging.

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.

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.

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new model helps shippers to choose the best routes. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. The way these payments are structured depends, to a large extent, on the routing of goods within the country.

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. K” Line, MOL, and NYK are the three Japanese ship lines that are consolidating.

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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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. After attending dozens of conferences, it was thrilling to put together our own little gathering. Data needs to be set free, allowing more collaboration. It would take days to pour out everything that I picked up. Freight used to start with a golf game or a phone call.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

Transportation management software must be designed to withstand this kind of attack, an ever-changing, ever-present threat that forces companies to keep their software updated and protected. A robust defense plan will include ongoing communication and efforts to minimize known risks and weaknesses in hopes of thwarting a security breach. Cyber attackers launched one of the most widespread attacks to date this summer when they disrupted several port terminals run by Maersk.

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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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Implementing the right technologies, such as collaborative mobile robots , can help to optimize resource management and improve productivity. After implementing Chuck by 6 River Systems , one leading 3PL doubled its pick rates and improved order accuracy to 99.9%. Strive for 85% occupancy to avoid congestion.

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.

Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell. Melanie Tymm, Head of Pre-Sales at Maginus Software Solutions, writes, “It used to be a lot simpler. Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. It has never been easier to be a consumer. This is why Omnichannel transformation needs to be operated in Retail.

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Why TMS and Cloud Computing Makes Sense

GTG Technology Group

Practical cloud computing models began to enter the public consciousness in 1999. Access to real-time information grows increasingly important for every partner in this chain. Cloud-based solutions allow for role-based access to one overarching system at every point along this way. An additional benefit is the ability to pre-configure solutions for any given client. With an open-source feel, cloud based solutions are constantly maturing. Sources: [link].