A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. Subscribe Here!

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?

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.

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

Cerasis

In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Amazon continues to push its own fleet forward, and the Big Box giants are willing to pay premium prices to get freight to market.

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

Shipchain

Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. For example, an e-commerce warehouse using a blockchain-based system like a smart contract could automate payments processing. The system initiates payment when triggers occur, such as releasing of an order to the warehouse floor, packaging the shipment, and scheduling or loading onto a truck for shipping. Scheduling Through Blockchain Increases Freight Planning and Accuracy in Recordkeeping.

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. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The team took the opportunity to document the execution of this remarkable project with time lapsed video. The post Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, is pleased to announce it has teamed with INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, to deliver the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers and forwarders comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement set to take effect on July 1.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

Believe it or not, product in the care of a driver does not necessarily place all liability for freight in the hands of the carrier. Under federal transportation law, and the Carmack Amendments, carriers traditionally held liability for freight until delivery, with four specific exclusions, but individual contracts may make liability unclear. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance. Integrate cargo insurance in freight management technology.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding is one of the most widely used methods of international transport for both business and personal use. Freight forwarding companies, like the International Logistics Centre, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight , ocean freight , road fright and, in some cases, railway freight.

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How High Driver Turnover in Less Than Truckload Carriers Impacts Shippers’ Freight Spend

Cerasis

Understanding industrywide turnover rates for trucking is essential to reducing freight spend for shippers. How to Reduce Impact of High Driver Turnover for Less Than Truckload Carriers While freight rate hikes are expected in the coming year, the best way to address driver turnover is through changing how drivers are perceived. Shippers that want to create positive relationships with drivers, and therefore carriers, should follow these tips: Make freight attractive.

6 Benefits of a TMS for Better LTL Freight Management

Cerasis

Most businesses that ship freight via Less-than-Truckload or LTL freight services will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their transportation and logistics departments with the use of an automated transportation management system (TMS). Now more than ever before, transportation issues, especially in the fast-moving and complex world of LTL freight, demand increased time and attention. 6 Benefits of Using a TMS for LTL Freight Management.

How The Carmack Amendment Applies to Freight Claims When Partnered with a 3PL

Cerasis

In today’s competitive market, filled with customers’ scrutiny and expectation for quality products, more shippers need to understand what the Amendment does and does not cover, including how it impacts freight claims and third-party logistics providers. How Does the Carmack Amendment Impact Freight Claims? Needing to a file a freight claim is not a process that shippers plan for, but it needs to be an option. 3PLs May Provision Freight Contracts to Cover Additional Damages.

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Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, is pleased to announce it has teamed with INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, to deliver the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers and forwarders comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement set to take effect on July 1.

Avoiding Freight Damage & Using Empirical Stretch Wrapping Data to Troubleshoot Causes

Cerasis

The best solution is avoiding freight damage, but how do you measure for it? A major contributing factor is the inherent difficulty in measuring and documenting packaging suitability for LTL and over-the-road pallet load shipments. Unlike small parcel carriage , for which standards can be explicitly established, documented and validated using ECT (edge crush test) for corrugated and drop testing, there’s little comparable for pallet loads. . Freight Freight Claims

What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

3PL Insights

The amount of time and effort saved by using these technologies makes them a must-have when transferring documents to another company. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies. 3PL Logistics Warehousing

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

In Warehousing, process adjustments are increasingly influenced by e-commerce and the need for flexibility to fulfill customer demand for choice in terms of product and delivery timescale and location.

Volumes go up but Supply Chain to Stumble at Last Mile at Peak?

BluJay Solutions

Good news for the freight forwarding industry as air freight volumes are finally on the way up, with industry analyst Transport Intelligence predicting demand for new products from the likes of Apple and Samsung will continue to drive demand higher still.

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Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

The overall impact of mobile has been well documented in the press. yellowbox]Check out where the future of online sales for the freight industry is heading with this free white paper.[/yellowbox]. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.

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

Cerasis

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. Though rates coming out of California are high, you can get a deal if you’re moving freight back west.

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Limitations aside; autonomous robots are already bringing innovation to the supply chain and delivering significant value, chiefly because they can help: • Improve speed and accuracy of routine operations, particularly in warehousing and manufacturing. • Smart Glasses in the Warehouse.

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It includes functional areas such as Procurement, Purchasing, Freight, Logistics, Planning, Material Handling, Inventory Management, Cash Flow Management, Quality Management, Diversity, Customer Support, Systems Design and Deployment, Business Process Engineering, and Business Management.

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#2: The Impact of Complexity & Role of Contingency Planning

BluJay Solutions

Where a supply chain is very simple – goods are made in a factory, warehoused very locally and transported to a customer down the road – maintaining visibility and control over the goods is easy and the risk is relatively small. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software). .

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

In the 3PL Perspectives 2014 report from Inbound Logistics they say: “Inbound Logistics’ annual 3PL Perspectives market research report documents these changing dynamics.

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

Cerasis

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. Though rates coming out of California are high, you can get a deal if you’re moving freight back west.

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

Transportfolio

Typically, 3PL providers are integrated into a company’s warehousing and transportation procedures. If you choose to work with a 4PL, they will supervise your transportation and warehouse 3PLs along with any asset-based carriers and warehouses you use.

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The Benefits of Using A TMS to Ship Small Package Freight

Cerasis

Consequently, the amount of paperwork and documentation needed to improve customer service on a small-package level is much more, which can be effectively organized, managed and accessed from within a TMS. More Products Demand More Warehouse Efficiency. Warehouse efficiency is defined by how many orders are processed, packaged and shipped in relation to the actual number of incoming orders.

Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

The Impact of Internet to Implement eLogistics

Cerasis

Several technologies are being developed to conduct international transactions and keep track of their shipment, while negotiating with freight companies, retailers and suppliers, the following come into play for the effectiveness of eLogistics: Freight Forwarding Management Systems.

You don’t need a Brexit bunker – streamline your supply chain instead

BluJay Solutions

The UK simply does not have the warehousing facilities to store the vast quantities of goods that would be needed to wait out long-term disruption, with the country only 60 percent self-sufficient. Technologies such as cloud-based electronic data interchange (EDI) help ensure that whole enterprises can update everything from routes to customs documentation, to fit new regulations almost instantaneously.

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

Documentation As a shipping coordinator, you will need to keep many different types of documentation on file. Being able to identify which document you need at what time and keeping good records are part of this job. Freight

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

To that end, Kewill and INTTRA have teamed up to deliver the first VGM-ready freight forwarding solution by integrating Kewill Global Forwarding with INTTRA’s eVGM Solution. In addition to streamlining your ocean shipments, Kewill Global Forwarding can also help companies: Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Learn more about Kewill’s solutions for freight forwarders.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

To that end, Kewill and INTTRA have teamed up to deliver the first VGM-ready freight forwarding solution by integrating Kewill Global Forwarding with INTTRA’s eVGM Solution. In addition to streamlining your ocean shipments, Kewill Global Forwarding can also help companies: Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Learn more about Kewill’s solutions for freight forwarders.

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inadequate planning and execution resulted in excess and obsolete inventory and poor utilization of warehouse space. ModusLink also handles shipments of spare modems, heat sinks, quick- restore CDs (which ModusLink presses in-house) and product documentation. Subscribe Here!

Five Things to Consider When Selecting Multi-Carrier Shipping Software

Accelogix

A customer wants it, and you gain a sense of accomplishment when your warehousing role is complete and you have efficiently moved the product to fulfill your customer’s demand. Here are five points to consider: Can the transportation solution help you integrate and expand into any of the three main types of freight transportation? Can you shop for the best carrier rates and can freight billing be as unique as you need it to be?