Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. As supply chains crank back into action following the vacation, the January ocean freight GRI (General Rate Increase) stuck, with China-US rates increasing by 27%.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . The state of today’s air freight market.

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So while cost and quality are often viewed as the most important priorities for a company’s supply chain, delivery speed is quickly gaining in prominence. And bringing air freight services into the spotlight. . The state of today’s air freight market.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Supply Chain Planning: 4 Essential Year End Questions to Ask Yourself

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This guest contribution the Cerasis blog comes from our friends over at Fronetics an inbound and content marketing company who specializes in marketing for companies with a keen value adding business model for those in the supply chain and logistics industries.

[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. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs.

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

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. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

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

The Financial Dimension of Supply Chain Visibility [Episode Highlights]

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility and big data are hot topics and everyone is trying to figure out how to extract and analyze the data they have for better visibility and decision making. To find out how having supply chain financial visibility can improve contract negotiations, and to learn how technology can help shippers gain financial visibility across global supply chains, I spoke with Larry Lewis, Kewill’s Senior Vice President, Americas on a recent Talking Logistics episode.

What Value Are You Getting From Planning?

Supply Chain Shaman

In the 1990s supply chain planning was over-hyped. The growth of the supply chain planning technology market disappointed investors resulting in consolidation and the decline of best-of-breed solutions. Why Is Supply Chain Planning Important?

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

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations.

Supply Chain Risk Rising Up Global Corporate Agenda

BluJay Solutions

A recent survey of global supply chain professionals undertaken by Transport Intelligence , the transport and logistics industry market research specialists, and Kewill confirms our feeling that supply chain risk is rising up the corporate agenda for both logistics service providers and shippers.

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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

CPFR or Demand-Driven replenishment for your supply chain? Choose wisely….

The Network Effect

In fact some vendors have even published comparisons of the workflows in their systems to the structure of CPFR. It seeks to align and synchronize demand, supply, and product cycles, as well as enable the ability to sense and shape demand to make a profitable demand response.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. 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. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

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

Cerasis

Today, warehouses can utilize robots in all aspects of fulfillment processing , including both inbound and outbound freight management. Robotics Supply Chain TechnologySudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

Transportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run. 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. truck drivers transportation freight trucking

One belt, one road, and one very blurry supply chain benefit

Quintiq

But let’s recognize the planners for the boldness of the idea and figure out how to leverage this initiative for the benefit of modern supply chains. Equally, it could become a white elephant project with little impact on European freight transport times or costs. It is big.

LSPs and Freight Forwarders optimistic on market recovery

BluJay Solutions

With over two thirds of companies surveyed expecting growth in the next 12 months and the majority of smaller firms feeling more optimistic, including 90% of 4PLs and over 80% of freight forwarders and 3PL’s, the outlook for the logistics and transport industry seems to be looking up.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management? Distribution management is an overarching term that refers to numerous activities and processes such as packaging, inventory, warehousing, supply chain and logistics.”

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

The rapid growth of e-commerce has led major online retailers to re-design their supply chain models, according to Mark Montague, DAT senior pricing analyst. Major e-commerce and "big box" retailers have established multi-tiered supply chain networks.

Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Moving freight through the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, may not be as difficult as it was in May, but it is no less complicated. The reality is that today’s supply chains are being fundamentally transformed, and disruptive new capabilities are emerging.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019

Transplace

Moving freight through the border crossing in Laredo, Texas, may not be as difficult as it was in May, but it is no less complicated. The reality is that today’s supply chains are being fundamentally transformed, and disruptive new capabilities are emerging.

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Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

As I prepared my keynote presentation for the BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 conference , I recalled this experience and saw it as a good metaphor for the difficulties many companies are having today responding effectively to the blizzard of supply chain management.

This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index. Cass Freight Index – February 2015. Freight stats dominated the news this week.

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4 Ideas To Make Your Supply Chain More Agile and Give Consumers Flexible Shopping Options

FLEXE

Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Adding flexibility to your supply chain is now a must-have to stay relevant with your customers. She identified which model she wanted and then comparison shopped online.

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

In our Countdown to ACE blog series so far, we’ve covered the expected supply chain impact of the upcoming changes, including analysis of the relative benefits and the penalties for non-compliance. Already, ACE is looking like a walk in the park in comparison.

4 Supply Chain Technologies that Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want

FLEXE

Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Adding flexibility to your supply chain is now a must-have to stay relevant with your customers. She identified which model she wanted and then comparison shopped online.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? That said, leading companies are still testing blockchain in various supply chain applications. Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers. Freight Marketplaces : Cargomatic is a prime example of the rebirth of freight marketplaces. Supply Chain Quarterly , from Lew Manci @CrownEquipment ].

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 ). By comparison, that’s almost as large as the15th largest US passenger fleet. And As For Global Freight…. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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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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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. The data of global supply chains simply moves too slowly, creating a barrier for frictionless global trade.

Retailers Raise Stakes for Black Friday – Will the Last Mile Prove the Real Gamble?

BluJay Solutions

Now, consumers sign up for updates from their favorite retailers and keenly note which products giants like Amazon are offering at a discount on which day, making their own comparisons on factors like shipping costs and delivery times, all of which figure large in the purchasing decision. .