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

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Small Package

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. Brick-and-mortar locations that have not ventured into the realm of e-commerce will falter in comparison to companies that have already embraced e-commerce. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.” This is the making of an effective e-commerce shipping strategy.

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. Freight Insights

Evaluating Shipper Needs & Carrier Options: LTL Freight Shipping vs. Parcel Hundredweight Programs

Cerasis

An effective logistics management program takes all factors into account to make the best freight shipping decision. Full evaluation of shipper needs and carrier options and knowing the pros and cons of these modes enhance the potential savings in shipping selection.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . Because consumers use technology to do on-the-spot price comparisons, they can order from any company in the world that has their desired product. That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door. Large and mid-size shippers typically have procurement personnel but may lack coordination across shipping locations. Disaggregate freight spend data.

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

Cerasis

As we see this year, there are more cars on the road (meaning carriers want that attractive freight), and we are also seeing tight capacity. Don't let the bird not be the star of the show, make sure your freight is ready to go! Do you know your freight classes ?

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . Because consumers use technology to do on-the-spot price comparisons, they can order from any company in the world that has their desired product. That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. For comparison, in 2016, diesel fuel prices were just US $2.14 Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Today, trucking, shipping, air shipping, and other logistics services are all experiencing disruption: As consumer expectations evolve, businesses are constantly pressured to deliver high-quality goods in the shortest amount of time. But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. For comparison, in 2016, diesel fuel prices were just US $2.14 Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization. Business practices have become synonymous with the application and collection of data for continuous improvement.

The Value of a Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping System & 8 Steps to Select the Best System for You

Cerasis

Assume you have a relatively low average of overbilling instances in your shipping invoices , 1 percent. If your company’s freight spend is $1 million, that 1 percent amounts to lost opportunities of $10,000. Now, imagine the savings if 1 percent of your parcel shipments, which make up 75 percent of total freight spend, cost half as much as they do now. The opportunities for savings in parcel freight management are clear and add up much faster than shippers may realize.

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Freightera CEO wins sustainability award for freight-based digital transformation efforts

Freightera

“Freightera is a B2B website focused on finding the best deals for shipping, compiling different companies’ quotes in a manner similar to flight and hotel comparison sites.” Freight Shipping Solution Green Freight Technology & Innovation

All Quiet On The Eastern Front: Freight Rate Update W7

Freightos

Freight Rate Update Wk7. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing. Ocean Freight Pricing. Next week, production and shipping in China will start returning to normal.

The Hanjin Effect: The end of shipping as we know it

BluJay Solutions

Hanjin Shipping is the 7 th largest container carrier in the world, with 98 ships and a 3.0% In comparison, A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container carrier, commands 617 ships and 15.4% Major shipping lines are seen to be heading down this trend as well.

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9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management

Cerasis

Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? Freight Management will be a far easier task when you know how it all fits in the grand scheme of things. There are plenty of mobile apps capable of helping you with freight management in the long run, becoming an invaluable tool to help with your business analysis. This is even more so if your freight has any special needs.

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

Cerasis

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy. While some vendors might disagree with plans to implement and inbound shipping strategy to reduce your costs, remember that you must look out for your company first. Metrics and Auditing Prevent Overbilling and Overpayment to Vendors for Shipping Costs. Furthermore, your company must pay the costs of shipping , which may more than the carrier’s charges or double-billed. Inbound Freight Logistics

The Ever Increasing Importance of Focusing on LTL Management as LTL Use Increases

Cerasis

The transportation mode LTL, or Less Than Truckload, has grown to become the predominant, preferred means of freight transportation across the US. However, the overall cost of shipping through LTL modes will increase between three and four percent in the next few years.

Introducing the Freightos Marketplace

Freightos

This tremendous growth was driven by freight shipping, which scaled in size but didn’t significantly improve underlying technology, getting bigger, not getting smarter. For example, 26% of the 730 million TEUs shipped annually and approximately 30% of trucks on the road are empty.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). In other words, if your shipping your own goods, you’re competition. Let’s Talk About Boats, Ships, and Trucks. And As For Global Freight….

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Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand.

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

The freight recession is over. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Freight volume and rates finally began to revive in May 2016, and year-over-year volume comparisons turned positive in August.

Stable Prices In Advance Of CNY Shutdown: Freight Rate Update W6

Freightos

Freight Rate Update Wk6. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing. That said, China-US air freight rates barely moved from last week, currently at $3.25-$5.00 (USD/kg).

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Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

Logistics Bureau

Choosing freight carriers is not the easiest of tasks, so it’s understandable why companies often overlook the need for a freight review , even when such an undertaking is long overdue. Read and Heed the Signs that Freight Review is Due. Changes in freight-rate structure.

Automating Arrival Notifications with AIS & Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain Network

But this may need to be rethought now that Satellites and AIS technology are being applied, and are capturing the “truth” about these activities, by monitoring actual ship movements and by comparing this to the related EDI arrival transactions for those same activities.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

The Move to LTL Digital Shipping. How New LTL Technologies & Processes are Changing the Shipping Game. Today, warehouses can utilize robots in all aspects of fulfillment processing , including both inbound and outbound freight management.

Thanksgiving: 3 Reasons We’re Thankful For Freight

Freightos

So here are three changes that freight has given to us on Thanksgiving. 1: Cheap freight made Black Friday what it is. And it stems from the development of the global economy (freer trading, cheaper production, cheaper freight), with consumers in many countries who can now afford to spend for the fun of it. 2: Freight rates are cheaper this year. If you’re into logistics, you’ve watched international freight costs plunge over the past year. Freight Insights

Freight economy continues to grow, despite market volatility

DAT Solutions

The hard data of physical goods flow confirms that people are still making things, shipping things, and buying/consuming things. Financial markets are largely driven by emotion, but freight flows are not.

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Featured articles range from HOS rule changes to recent shipping challenges at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas – read on for more news on what’s impacting transportation. Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Featured articles range from HOS rule changes to recent shipping challenges at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas – read on for more news on what’s impacting transportation. Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019.

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Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms

Shipchain

While this comparison is most commonly associated with benchmarking, it is also part of the reason why more people in the shipping industry are turning to blockchain for supply chain management (SCM). Shippers can now send freight across the ocean and use computers to generate, manage and streamline order fulfillment which was a significant boost to the modern economy, but it came with a caveat. Blockchain Industry Shipping Supply Chain

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Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whatever your Industry you should be able to make comparisons to competitors, do benchmarking, and even compare yourself on key metrics across industries. Raw Materials, Buyers, Planners, Product Data Management, Commodity Managers, Freight and Logistics, Distributors, Suppliers, Systems (eg.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

– Backend systems connectivity/reporting comparisons YES.

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista. minimum term in their agreement (which is nearly EVERYONE who ships FedEx). Have lightweight/low density freight (e.g., Ship to residences (where LTL isn’t generally an option).