E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

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The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics Transportation Supply Chain E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020

5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO

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The post 5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Peak Season Videos Peak Season Shipping Strategy

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Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA

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The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. The post Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Supply Chain Shipping Disruption

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Logistics Supply Chain Carbon-Neutral Shipping

4 Best Transportation Methods for Oil and Gas Shipping

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In order to provide us with necessary materials like oil and gas, companies must ensure they transport it in a convenient and reliable way. It is hard to imagine our lives without fuel. Every day, we rely on the oil and gas industry to supply us with energy to keep multiple processes running. Choosing the […]. Blog 3pl logistics energy services oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas supply chain

What is LTL Shipping?

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Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

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Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management.

Logistics Companies

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Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. When a logistics company sets new standards for ordering, it requires major changes in the way the customer’s team members work and how suppliers receive orders. Building a PFEP (Plan for Every Part) file is one of the most effective ways for a logistics company to create standardization in an ordering process.

[PODCAST] Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion

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Listen to “The Application of Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion” on Spreaker. The post [PODCAST] Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Blockchain Freight Podcast Blockchain in Shipping

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

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(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). This mirrors Cerasis longstanding goal of providing shippers with more transportation choices. .

Transportation Management

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The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

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Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

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These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

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When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

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E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable.

Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020: The Year of Every Channel Shipper

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The post Omnichannel & Multi-Modal Shipping Trends for 2020: The Year of Every Channel Shipper appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Omnichannel Trends Multi-Modal Shipping TrendsThe global supply chain is sick.

How Oil And Gas Companies Can Save On Logistics

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Despite all of the new technologies and advanced practices entering the sector, oil and gas companies still struggle with optimizing logistics and saving on transportation costs. Blog energy services oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chainJust like every other industry, oil and gas supply chains are changing. However, these changes do not necessarily mean that energy supply chains are getting simpler.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

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Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. Industry Logistics Shipping Supply ChainConsider our lives before the pandemic. Goods and materials were continually traveling across borders.

Considering Rail Transportation

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Have you ever shipped anything via railroads? Historically, rail transport hasn’t been the first choice for a plenty of industries. However, more and more companies are switching from trucks to rail. Significant investments in the intermodal transportation in the recent decades made it more reliable, cost-effective and service-oriented. Intermodal Freight Visibility Railroad Shipping Costs Safety Supply Chain Visibility fuel savings

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

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Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. Shipping these products requires an extra level of care to ensure the products make it to their destination. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Transportation

The Importance of Transportation Management

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Freight transportation is a subset of logistics management. Transportation involves moving goods from one location to another by any mode (air, rail, barge, maritime or road). Transportation is an expensive and emission-heavy process, making it an ideal target for carbon footprint and cost reductions, but many companies overlook the importance of transportation management. Supply Chain Shipping Transportation Solutions

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

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We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

[WEBINAR] Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping

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If you are a shipper who regularly ships via the over-the-road mode of Less Than Truckload, also known as LTL, you understand there are a lot of moving parts to have efficient LTL Shipping. With transportation costs often comprising 4 to 7.5% of sales for a shipper, and with the myriad of factors involved in LTL shipping, shippers often forget about the core factors and fundamentals of LTL shipping. Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Managers.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

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Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. The transportation & logistics industry found new ways to go touchless during this pandemic. One such instance is that of the transportation & logistics industry.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

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In order to implement this visibility, it is crucial that companies take into consideration many elements. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle.

LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software

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The post LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The topic of supply chain risk management has taken on a new persona as the global supply chain endures the COVID-19 crisis. As explained by Aarian Marshall via Wired, the once-gridlocked cities across the country are rapidly draining stores of reserve stock and putting a renewed demand on truckers.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

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Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. For many global companies, conducting seamless business overseas is critical to the vitality of partnerships, clientele, and sustained profitability. Get your priorities straight to determine which transportation mode is best.

Transportation Cost Drains

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Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

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With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share. Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies?

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

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Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

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As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

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Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Faster shipping.

Emergency Shipping Amid Uncertainty Through Data Driven TMS

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The post Emergency Shipping Amid Uncertainty Through Data Driven TMS appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Control over the end-to-end supply chain lies in careful planning of both inbound and outbound activities, and without doubt, disasters and emergencies will eventually arise.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

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For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. In this environment, we’re seeing companies turn to air freight to move their personal protective equipment quickly. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

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Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? Our technology business, Horizon Technology, was being hindered by our shipping processes. We couldn’t make existing shipping software work for our business, at least at a cost we could afford.