To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehouse Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Further Amazon Prime, though it comes with a fee, offers “free” shipping. The combination of fast delivery, low to no cost shipping, and an endless selection of products all set the competitive benchmark for E-Commerce Fulfillment. You should have lower shipping costs.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely shipping and customer service, presents a unique challenge at best through several festive celebrations all year long. shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

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. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition.

To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehousing Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Further Amazon Prime, though it comes with a fee, offers “free” shipping. The combination of fast delivery, low to no cost shipping, and an endless selection of products all set the competitive benchmark for E-Commerce Fulfillment. And their Shipping Costs continue to far exceed their Shipping Revenue. Most companies can not afford to have their Fulfillment costs and their Shipping costs consume such a large portion of their sales. Subscribe Here!

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely shipping and customer service, presents a unique challenge at best through several festive celebrations all year long. shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

GlobalTranz

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. International trade and customs issues reports Toby Gooley of DC Velocity. Review available freight consolidation programs.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season. UPS Freight®.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate. One facility has low turnover and one has higher turnover – we see a real difference in slower productivity, more shipping errors, and less continuous improvement going on.”. A group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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Freight Broker Business: Increase Shrinking Margins With Better Analytics

Turvo

Maintaining a freight broker business and helping it stand out from the crowd is more difficult than ever. In today’s world, anyone can start a business, grow into a successful broker, and work with the biggest names in shipping. Download a Turvo Freight Broker Case Study.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

GlobalTranz

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Congdon, reports DC Velocity.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

GlobalTranz

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. Meanwhile, technologies, like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, will catalyze a reinvention of the transportation industry and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping above all other modes. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges?

Walmart OTIF Metrics

SupplyPike

when you manage the transportation) : Less than Truckload (LTL) Shipping: 70% of all cases delivered are delivered on time Full Truckload Shipping: 87.5% On Time compliance issues for “Prepaid” are for times where you manage the freight. Supplier Ship Point.

Walmart OTIF Fundamentals

SupplyPike

Walmart OTIF is generally calculated by dividing the total number of Vendor Packs , or cases, that are received at the Distribution Center (DC) within the delivery window by the total number of cases ordered. Prepaid orders are shipped by you.

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The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Congdon, reports DC Velocity.

Beyond Multi-Carrier Shipping Software, a Move to the Cloud

GlobalTranz

Shipping is all about movement. The crux of the situation is that the need to move items faster, more efficiently, and cheaper to keep up with the quickening pace of parcel and consumers’demands for fast and free shipping. Well, this is where more movement, to multi-carrier shipping software, makes sense to shippers’ bottom lines. billion by the end of 2025, according to a study reported by DC Velocity. Moving product off of shelves.

Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

GlobalTranz

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 Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . DC Velocity columnist Mitch Mac Donald recently noted , “some of the most amazing advances in logistics are coming from retailers that are scrambling to remain relevant (and, oh yeah, profitable) in a rapidly changing marketplace.”.

The Top 10 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers

GlobalTranz

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is one of the most efficient ways to move shipments when you cannot justify the cost of a full truckload. Unfortunately, shippers may be losing money on LTL shipping if they do not know how to maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness in each shipment. According to Joe Lynch , shippers face many challenges and problems in LTL shipping. Take A Look at the Top 10 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Nerijus: Flexport is a technology-enabled freight forwarder. It’s important to mention that our company is the first freight forward to invent a platform that allows our clients to make better decisions. Flexport is a freight forwarder that allows clients to make better decisions.

Lean on 3PL Cross Dock Freight Solutions During Peak Season

Kanban Logistics

Peak shipping season is now upon us and, as a shipper, your goods need to flow quickly to your retail partners. Fortunately, third-party logistics (3PL) companies that offer cross dock freight solutions can help you keep your product moving throughout peak season and beyond.

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . DC Velocity columnist Mitch Mac Donald recently noted , “some of the most amazing advances in logistics are coming from retailers that are scrambling to remain relevant (and, oh yeah, profitable) in a rapidly changing marketplace.”.

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

The other big opportunity, which despite all the talk over the years remains on the table, is reducing the number of trucks required to ship products by eliminating empty miles and backhauls, developing smarter packaging, optimizing trailer loading, collaborative shipping, and other approaches. Why aren’t more shippers engaged in collaborative shipping? Last Friday, the U.S.

Omni-channel vs Multi-channel: How many E-Commerce Fulfillment Solutions do you have?

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are many different ways that you can fulfill an online customer order: In the “Standard” case the company has a Distribution Centre (DC) solution. You may own and operate the DC or you may have outsourced this responsibility. All of the goods that you sell online are stored in that DC. Whoever runs the DC will receive an order, fulfill it, and ship it to the customer’s destination of choice. Check out To DC Or Not To DC?

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How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. Orders of varying quantities can be consolidated automatically to optimize freight, timelines, and cost. Conventional retailers’ supply chains often lack the distribution center (DC) network needed to handle modern consumer demands for speed and convenience.

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How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. Orders of varying quantities can be consolidated automatically to optimize freight, timelines, and cost. Conventional retailers’ supply chains often lack the distribution center (DC) network needed to handle modern consumer demands for speed and convenience.

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Last Mile Logistics: Why More Shippers Are Expanding Capability Into Last Mile Delivery

GlobalTranz

As reported by Business Insider , “as a share of the total cost of shipping, last mile delivery costs are substantial — comprising 53% overall. 36% of retailers “frequently” used storefronts for e-commerce fulfillment when a DC was out of stock for a given item.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Currently, this has not made a substantial impact on the freight market, but we are seeing signs that the industry is beginning to recover. Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. . Outbound freight from the Midwest to N ew J ersey has been and continues to be stagnant. .

Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

” That was the actual conversation I had with the head of the Distribution Centre (DC). Because if we don’t have the goods in the Distribution Centre we can’t ship them to stores and we can’t make them available for Online sales. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Shipping Gazette Daily News. One of the most comprehensive daily summaries, and by far the leading Asian-based summary, China’s Shipping Gazette provides daily information about carriers, forwarders and technology. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Since 1974 with industry-leading expertise in, well, American shipping. Ocean freight is split into 14!

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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Sam’s Club Updates Appointment Scheduler and OTIF Standards

Zipline Logistics

One large Sam’s Club distribution center (DC) is already using the new system. To meet standards and hit goals, vendors should audit their shipping schedules to align their production and logistics operations. Ensure all your carriers and ship locations are aware of OTIF processes.

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What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While this threat is not new, it certainly feels different this time around, and specifically raises questions for those involved in regular cross border freight movements. While we may not know if and how policy may change and impact freight for a few days or weeks, we can scenario plan for a reasonable number of outcomes. Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. On March 27, U.S.