Wolves and ships

Supply Chain Movement

However, the comparison with the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing is flawed, because rather than being in disguise, the digital players are simply outright competitors in the relatively traditional logistics market. The post Wolves and ships appeared first on Supply Chain Movement.

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


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. Next-day and same-day delivery are standard, and retailers that cannot meet such delivery needs will see more customers abandon ship in favor of Amazon and those that do offer faster, cheaper shipping. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping


E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

The Importance of the International Shipping Industry!

Supply Chain Game Changer

International shipping industry article and permission to publish here provided by Daniel Choi. Even during the epidemic, the shipping industry’s significance in the value chain and the transportation of resources and goods worldwide was emphasized, probably most prominently.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Inflation alert: Container shipping rates just spiked (again)

The Supply Chain Journal

they pale in comparison to what’s going on in Europe. Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for shipping ‘tsunami’ Demand boom on collision course with ocean transport ceiling Deutsche Bank on import bonanza: ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’.

Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for shipping ‘tsunami’

The Supply Chain Journal

The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. I couldn’t get it loaded — and we are a growing company that ships a lot of TEUs [twenty-foot equivalent units].

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


Shipping during the holidays does not have to be a source of frustration; however, smooth holiday shipping requires significant planning ahead of time. They can also manage vendor compliance during inbound & outbound freight shipping , which is key during the holidays, when manufacturers are distributing product to thousands of retailers. Logistics Angle : I look at figuring out what you need for logistics as knowing who are your players in the shipping realm.

Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market

Zipline Logistics

What Is Shipping Lead Time? When comparing shipping costs for a Zipline customer, having additional shipping lead time provided the shipper with substantial savings. The post Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market appeared first on Zipline Logistics.

Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

Freight Center

Shipping the Treats. Confectionary companies shift into overdrive creating and shipping their savory treats from A to B. Products like candy need specialty shipping; temperature-controlled trailers and carriers who can service the right lanes for the best rates. This is where shippers everywhere benefit from a transportation management system (TMS) to centralize all available carriers, lanes and rates side by side for comparison. Ship alone if you dare.

Flexport: Trans-Pacific deteriorating, brace for shipping ‘tsunami’

The Supply Chain Journal

The number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day, from 30 a few months ago. I couldn’t get it loaded — and we are a growing company that ships a lot of TEUs [twenty-foot equivalent units].

Retail Startup Tips When Choosing a Shipping Solution!

Supply Chain Game Changer

22 Tips for Offering Profitable Free Shipping! Shipping solution article and permission to publish here provided by Rashmi Sharma. When it comes to choosing a shipping solution, businesses need to be resourceful and smart. Shipping Solution Final Words. Subscribe Here!

How ZIM, a smaller ocean carrier, is blowing away the big boys

The Supply Chain Journal

As shipping companies move to take advantage of this historic bounty, strategies are diverging. In comparison, Maersk has a fleet of 705; 305 owned, 400 chartered). In comparison, Maersk’s first-quarter volumes rose 5.7%

Best of times sure beats worst of times

The Supply Chain Journal

The first quarter of 2021 was the best of times for the world’s ocean container shipping lines. Year-over-year comparisons of course are basically meaningless. The peak shipping season for the December holidays has passed. In the ocean shipping segment, revenue was $8.6

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


Assume you have a relatively low average of overbilling instances in your shipping invoices , 1 percent. This demonstrates the value of a multi-carrier parcel shipping system, but why are shippers so reluctant to embrace the next wave of technology in freight management ? Let’s take a closer look at the problem, the solution, and how to pick the right freight management system for parcel shipping. Start with your organization’s existing freight spend on parcel shipping.

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Tackling the eCommerce Pick, Pack, and Shipping Process


Consider this: Drawn in by the promise of lower cost and cashless transactions—with product comparisons and reviews as easy as a couple of clicks, online shoppers have spurred e-commerce growth by 25 percent per year since 2012. Storing, picking, and shipping to individual consumers is vastly different from storing, picking, and shipping to company-owned stores. Others considerations include: A wider variety of shipping options.

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


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. Shippers may consider dimensional pricing models versus freight weight package rates before choosing parcel shipping. The Programs Handle Freight Along the Same “Line” as Normal Shipping.

Supply Chain Capacity in Ocean and Air Subject to Uncertainty Thru Recovery

Intelligent Audit

Having intimate knowledge of available supply chain capacity in every shipping mode continues to be paramount for companies to meet consumer demand as economies recover after recessions felt during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Increased surcharges will increase overall shipping costs.

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy


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.

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% As of last week, 66 Hanjin ships dispersed across the globe have been left stranded as ports, tug boat operators and cargo handling firms refuse their services, sceptical of the Korean shipping giant’s ability to provide new financing. Shipping Alliances.

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Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

We have heard of pilotless planes, driverless cars and unmanned trains, but have you ever heard of autonomous ships? Well, the shipping industry is evolving with new technologies and innovations and the most exciting discovery has been the use of autonomous navigation systems. The automation navigation is clearly becoming a reality with SmartDock that allows a ship to sail, navigate and arrive from one port to another without any help from a human.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted.

Trucking Market Q1 Update and 2021 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

We likely will see current conditions as a baseline comparison for the freight market as business and consumption adapt to the “new normal.” Blog Post Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

What is UPS Next Day Air Saver? Shipping Quicker (and Cheaper) Overnight


When it comes to shipping, most ecommerce businesses try to strike a balance between speed and cost. Customers want their products as fast as possible, but they also want affordable shipping rates. One way to lower costs on expedited shipping and next-day deliveries is with services like UPS Next Day Air Saver ®. . UPS Next Day Air Saver is an overnight shipping mail service that offers expedited next-day shipping at a slightly lower rate than regular UPS Next Day Air ®.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Current outbound tender volume is up 34 percent over 2019 and 38 percent over 2018 in year-over-year comparisons. Blog Post Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

Blockchain SCM Transformation Explained in Layman’s Terms


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). Blockchain’s reputation as an incorruptible, distributable resource for all parties in the supply chain makes it the ultimate divinity in the shipping industry. Blockchain Industry Shipping Supply ChainPeople cannot improve on what they do not understand or know.

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

According to an article published in FreightWaves , “ Tender volumes are racing to the upside and are tracking positive year-over-year in May, albeit off of a depressed 2019 comparison. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be?back Shipping in or out of Georgia should not be an issue?for

Congress drafting law barring ocean carriers from refusing US exports

The Supply Chain Journal

agricultural shippers that unscrupulous business practices by foreign container ship operators are causing them to lose money and market share overseas. “We’ve Requiring ocean carriers to include a statement of compliance with Shipping Act regulations.

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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year, in March, when companies complete their final reporting, we analyze the balance sheet patterns for improvement, peer group comparison of performance and value. In Table 1, we share an overview view of the Supply Chains to Admire methodology and the comparison to the Gartner Top 25.

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


The Move to LTL Digital Shipping. How New LTL Technologies & Processes are Changing the Shipping Game. Companies that invest in AMR can reap significant savings, and for comparison purposes, Amazon saves approximately $22 million in each fulfillment center that uses Amazon Kiva Robots, says Jim Romeo of Robotics Business Review. Reduced shipping and handling costs. Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers.

Personalization is Paramount – Finding Success in the New Age of Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Shopping today often includes online product research, comparison price shopping between sites, online customer reviews and more – arming consumers with a wealth of knowledge before they even set foot in a store. While these behaviors have added a layer of pressure for many retailers who had grown accustomed to mainly relying on lower prices and shipping discounts […]. Retail is in the midst of a fundamental shift, thanks to the emergence of the digitally-savvy consumer.

Comparing order fulfillment options: Amazon FBA vs. Seller Fulfilled Prime vs. Fulfillment by Merchant


If you’re planning to sell products on Amazon , there are a few options available to you in terms of shipping and order fulfillment – but which one is right for your business? We’ve created this comparison guide to help you decide. Integrations Shipping

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


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.