The Give and Take of Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Demand for e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment continues to grow. Multi-carrier parcel shipping technology empowers fulfillment teams. Multi-carrier parcel shipping technology gives merchants the functionality they need to roll out these offerings and better serve customers.

Five Advanced Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

While demand is high, ongoing product shortages continue to cause supply chain disruptions, create unpredictable shopping behaviors and drive rapid delivery expectations. We wanted to see inventory positions around the world compared to our forecast, compared to our actual demand.


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The 5 Benefits of Hybrid SaaS TMS


New, innovative technology platforms have greatly sped the expansion and evolution of transportation as well as logistic solutions. Most notably are we seeing technology platforms that improve and simplify the users by means of integrating partners and using collected data. In today’s post, we talk about the 5 main benefits derived from the use of SaaS TMS and introduce what we call a Hybrid SaaS TMS. What is SaaS TMS & Introducing Hybrid SaaS TMS.

Logistyx Technologies Talks Parcel Shipping, Holidays, and Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Fleming , President at Logistyx Technologies. First and foremost, why have supply chain technologies weathered the Covid storm better than other industries, and what has it meant for parcel shipping? The State of Parcel Shipping.

Learning to Speak the Language of Demand

Supply Chain Shaman

Step Up and Learn the Language of Demand. In companies, there is no standard model for demand processes. In the traditional organization, some demand processes are sales-driven. While we need forecasting and we need to improve the processes, we also need to teach teams how to use new forms of demand data and adopt demand processes. They don’t know the language of demand. The concepts of demand driven are now vogue. Independent Demand.

5 Ways to Boost Sustainable Shipping

Multichannel Merchant

The call for sustainable shipping is getting real. Pressure is coming from all sides for companies to adopt more sustainable shipping practices. Here actions you can take now to improve your sustainable shipping. Work Toward a Sustainable Shipping Certification.

What is Freight Demand Modeling?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Any successful business will take measures to forecast supply and demand for their products and services. There are many software programs out there that can assist companies of every size in knowing what to expect. Freight Demand Modeling. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Demand > capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

Demand > supply. Another minor positive, but one that doesn’t keep pace with demand. They are getting frustrated because production is unable to keep up with demand. For 2022, IHS Markit is predicting a demand growth of 4.9% Now on demand.

Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning


Arguably the two most important core components of managing the supply chain or demand-supply network are demand management (DM) and Central Planning (CP). Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning was first posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:05 am. ©2017

Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms

Logistics Viewpoints

When my fiance heard about the price, he advised that I find a local hairdresser and set up a frequent-shopper account with them for a few months until the tool is back in stock. The planning platforms need to evolve with changing business needs. Can these systems be easily replaced?

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Industry rates are normally settled with customers in the early summer months, but Kruciak said it’s been especially difficult this year to lock down contracts as freight forwarders demand more and more rate adjustments. But acting with such confidence requires the right tools.

What Is Demand Sensing and How Do You Get Started?


We’ve created quite a monster with all the sophisticated tools we use to influence demand with pricing, new product introductions and promotions. As businesses use more “levers” to influence demand, demand variability grows. What is Demand Sensing? .

Overcoming Production Challenges Through the Use of MES Software


Real-time production and process monitoring data is the life blood that makes end-to-end visibility and control possible and is an integral part of MES software. . The more complex the production process the more important it is to have ERP and MES systems sharing the same data.

Status of On-Demand Trucking


transportation market is quickly ramping up technology-enhanced options to move products, goods and people in an effort to keep up with demand. Consumers are accustomed to free two-day shipping and detailed tracking information to follow their package every step of the way.

Demand Planning


What is a demand plan? Demand planning tells you how much inventory you can expect to sell, down to the regional level. Demand planning helps identify potential expansions to your product line or supply, as well as potential threats to your sales. Demand Plan.

Separate Demand Signals from ‘Market Noise’


Multivariate Demand Signal Management isolates actual demand signals from inconsistent market activity and improve forecast quality. What exactly is Multivariate Demand Signal Management? The benefits offered by Logility Multivariate Demand Signal Management.

Inflation alert: Container ship owners see boom through 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

Unprecedented demand for container ships will not end anytime soon, according to executives of companies that rent vessels to ocean carriers. Managers of container-ship leasing companies (so-called tonnage providers) spoke during Capital Link’s New York Maritime Forum on Wednesday.

What is the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative?

The Supply Chain Journal

Two of the worst ship recycling practices are using manual labor instead of automation and releasing parts of ships into the tidal zone, according to Andrew Stephens, Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) executive director. Ship recycling is an end-of-life industry.

Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Talking Logistics

Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting. What might have shipped truckload (TL) or less-than-truckload (LTL) to a distribution center or store, then to a consumer, may now go directly from manufacturer to consumer. As a result, parcel systems have become a more prevalent need for many companies. In fact, the right parcel solution can help address other big-picture areas of the shipping process that can improve efficiency and customer service.

Power crisis deepens in Asia and Europe: What it means to shipping

The Supply Chain Journal

Commodity stockpiles have not been built back up fast enough to contend with post-lockdown demand. How could this affect ocean shipping? For commodity shipping — dry bulk, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and possibly oil tankers — it’s a recipe for higher rates. Container shipping.

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Ship values are soaring amid secondhand sales ‘frenzy’

The Supply Chain Journal

Chalk up yet another record for ocean shipping. It’s not just container ships. The higher ship prices go, the higher the shipowner’s net asset value (NAV, the market-adjusted value of the fleet and other assets, minus liabilities). Mediterranean Shipping Co.

Balancing Demand Planning & Same-Day Shipping


Calibration Technologies balances increased demand for cold food, medical and pharmaceutical storage in response to the proliferation of COVID-19. Calibration Technologies Inc. Continuity Despite COVID-19’s Impact on Cold Storage Demand.

Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

How to Create a Better Shipping Experience: Trends in Logistics Technology to Optimize Supply Chains


The innovation of logistics technology makes it easier to embrace diversification, visibility, and automation. Getting a better shipping experience is easy with an optimized supply chain and a robust freight brokerage setup. Real-time tracking and order updating tools.

Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan


How Do You Turn a Good Demand Forecast into the Optimum Inventory Plan? Your customers don’t care if you have a great demand forecast. The older MEIO systems use a static forecast methodology; often this is a basket of formulas that many call “best fit”.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management


Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. A TMS makes up only a fraction of the full truckload technology available to shippers. In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. However, technology can change the narrative. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. This is why technology is the solution.

What is the shipping cycle — and can it ever be tamed?

The Supply Chain Journal

Talk about the future of ocean shipping and it always comes back to the cycle. How high can this crazy container-shipping up-cycle actually go ? And inevitably, the bigger question: Can shipping cycles ever be tamed or broken? Is it different this time for bulk shipping?

2021 Has Felt Like One Big Peak Season: A Global Shipping Market Update

CH Robinson Logistics

Supply chain disruptions that consist of port and terminal congestion, shipping delays due to high cargo volumes, lack of labor due to Covid-19 and limited space have caused a myriad of challenges for shippers. Ocean Shipping. Air Shipping.

Meet Ecommerce Demand with Best Practices in Less than Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Logistics

Build in flexibility to improve shipping performance. Wicked winter storms and a major pileup of cargo ships in the Suez Canal have since created other supply chain disruptions. Forecasting demand can be challenging, especially in times of volatility.

Quick Start Guide to Using Machine Learning for Demand Planning


Anyone who has done demand planning knows it is extremely complex, with forecasting challenges and rapidly shifting consumer demand, often exacerbated by seasonality, new product introductions, promotions, and myriad causal factors (e.g. The good news is that these characteristics make demand planning a perfect fit for artificial intelligence solutions. A reliable demand forecast is critical to success with advanced machine learning and yields significant benefits on its own.

Brace for impact: Data shows US import demand still rising

The Supply Chain Journal

The latest data reveals that despite a deluge of inbound cargo since the second half of last year, import demand is not abating — it’s increasing. In fact, it appears that demand will continue to strengthen, leading to more significant disruptions.”.

LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software


As explained by Aarian Marshall via Wired, the once-gridlocked cities across the country are rapidly draining stores of reserve stock and putting a renewed demand on truckers. Risk Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management software

FreightWaves Flashback: E-shipping blues

The Supply Chain Journal

Each week, FreightWaves explores the archives of American Shipper’s nearly 70-year-old collection of shipping and maritime publications to showcase interesting freight stories of long ago. and software firm to develop a parcel shipping system for eBay users.

Supply chains aren’t broken, it’s more a question of demand

Supply Chain Movement

Across all industries, inventory, when compared to demand, is significantly higher than it was 15 years ago. Exploding SKU (stock keeping unit) counts, increased promotions, the demand of e-commerce and shorter product lifecycles have all combined to drive up inventory levels.

Understanding the Shipping Container Shortage!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping container shortage article and permission to publish here provided by Sam White at Argentus. The massive global shipping squeeze. Demand for now-restricted services fell – cruises, travel, hotels, theatre tickets, fine dining. Shipping rates from China to the U.S.