Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Because 3PL providers are volume shippers, they may qualify for discounted shipping rates from major freight companies. The post Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources! Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

So what exactly is the definition of “Supply Chain Management”? But that being said there are still a large number of definitions of “Supply Chain Management” Let’s review some of those definitions here: 10 Definitions of Supply Chain Management!

Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The cost of your operations, materials, and freight and logistics can be a substantial portion of your total operating expense. The post Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

To provide some context my definitions are based on the premise of how far removed the entity performing the logistics processes is from the original source of the finished product. Therefore on the 3plmanager.com blog the following definitions apply: 1st Party Logistics (1PL).

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The Digitization of Freight

Talking Logistics

The digitization of freight is one topic that has generated a lot of industry buzz and animated discussion over the past couple of years, but also a lot of confusion and questions. What exactly is freight digitization? Defining the digitization of freight. Given the confusion and questions surrounding the digitization of freight, I began our discussion by asking Brian for his definition. Is Blockchain part of freight digitization?

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. There are now literally dozens of platforms, from enterprise forwarders to top five ocean carriers, air freight carriers to online marketplaces , that prove this. So where will freight be in 2019?

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

Cerasis

One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Freight on board, also known as free on board, refers to a set of Incoterms that govern who owns and pays for a shipment when traveling overseas. Freight prepaid.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)

Freightos

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). The underlying premise dates back further, even for freight. By 1985, the Baltic Exchange published its first daily dry bulk freight index. A New Freight Index.

What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

Cerasis

Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. Goodwill notes shipment data granularity and analysis are linked with better freight allocation , which means making use of the full spectrum of available shipping options, including full truckloads. Yesteryear, freight allocation was simpler.

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined. In fact, freight brokerage in general continue to shine bright thanks to capacity constraints within the trucking industry. freight brokerage firm, C.H.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. UPS also has guaranteed day-definite delivery and expedited services.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line! Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend that are eroding the profitability of shippers in every industry.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

They form a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport. Within a local area the LTL freight operator has a number of vehicles which collect shipments from their customers. Truckload shipping is the movement of large amounts of similar freight, usually the amount necessary to fill an entire semi-trailer or intermodal container. Truckload shipments are generally handled less, cost less per unit shipped and have less freight damage.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. These shipments are usually smaller (less than one cubic meter and 200 kilograms) than air freight. Definitely not the greenest way to ship.

How to Become a Freight Forwarder

Cerasis

Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package. Thinking about entering the freight movers field?

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Discovering the Power of Distributed Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Definitions Education Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation New Ideas Retail Retail E-Commerce Third Party LogisticsThe future of fulfillment is fast approaching and it’s now all about mastering something called Distributed Logistics! What is Distributed Logistics?

The Top 5 Tips for Freight Claim Filing

LeanCor

A good place to start is with your freight claim procedures. Without getting into the more complicated details of freight claim management, here are 5 simple filing tips that you can use right away. File Your Freight Claim as Soon as Possible. The last thing that you want is for your freight claim to be denied due to time-barring. You have 9 months to file most freight claims. So cover yourself and file your freight claim as soon as you can.

Six Ways You Can Benefit Now From ‘Augmented Fulfillment’

Supply Chain Network

Definitions Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas Retail Retail E-Commerce Third Party LogisticsSure that all of you have heard of, and are at least somewhat familiar with, Augmented Reality (AR).

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Again let’s consider each of the nodes in your Supply Chain to be “highways” By definition any highway only has so many lanes. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? . Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

The National Truck Driver Shortage is Threatening the Freight Industry

Elementum

The trucking industry, which moves 70% of US freight, has been facing a driver shortage for the past 15 years. The hour-of-service regulation has affected the industry’s productivity, hence the need for more trucks and drivers to move the same amount of freight.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Cash Supply Chain Definitions Education Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology Inventory New Ideas News & Info Professional Communications Security Supply Chain Management Supply Chain RiskGuest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation.

Moving Beyond Global Trade Management to Deliver on Global Commerce Management

Supply Chain Network

Definitions Education Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology New IdeasGlobal trade continues to accelerate both in volumes and complexity.

E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

Supply Chain Network

However, it definitely appears the days are numbered for a single e-commerce fulfillment operation being a viable customer delivery experience solution for all of Canada. Customer demands for more rapid and cost effective e-commerce delivery seem to be increasing on a daily basis.

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Welcome to the Supply Chain Singularity!

Supply Chain Network

Associations Conferences Definitions Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation Information Technology Materials Handling & Distribution New Ideas Retail Retail E-CommerceReally enjoyed my time at this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference and as I highlighted in my pre-conference blogpost several transformative technologies are all now moving into their early implementation phases at the same time.

CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line! Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend that are eroding the profitability of shippers in every industry. On the other end of the line, the exasperated head of transportation responds, “Listen, my team now spends eighty percent of each day scouring the spot market just to get all of our freight covered!

How Do Freight Brokers Find Great Work-Life Balance?

Cerasis

Frankly, one of the best fields currently out there is freight brokering. With new technology firmly on their side, and freight broker bonds ensuring high industry standards, today’s freight brokers are showing the rest of us how it’s done. How do freight brokers avoid this?

Top 5 Free Online Resources for Freight Brokers

Cerasis

Even the freight transportation industry can't avoid this problem. That's why we've put together 5 free resources for freight brokers like you can't afford to miss out on. Are you ready to change the way your freight brokerage operates? JW Surety Bond's Free E-Book: How To Become A Freight Broker. If you're looking to become a freight broker, this is your best guide to getting started. Study.com's Best Freight Broker Training Programs List.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

E-commerce and Last Mile Logistics: A love story

C3 Solutions

We’ll get to that; but first, let’s start by reiterating the basic definition of last mile logistics. supply chain technology, IoT freight supply chain management Supply Chain E-commerce logistics last-mile delivery 3PL parcel post dock scheduling system yard managment system

A Question Shippers & Business Savvy Individual Need Ask: How Much Does it Cost to Be A Freight Broker?

Cerasis

Did you know by definition, a 3PL is considered a freight broker and must go through the process each year to invest in their own business so they can support those? Or are you a Logistics Manager curious about what it costs to become a freight broker either because you want to know that whom you are working with has done all the right things (you know, since they'll be managing your freight) or because you yourself may want to be a freight broker?