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!

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.

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.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

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.

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Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding?

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

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.

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.

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 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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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 GST (Goods and Services Tax) Has Affected Logistics in India!

Supply Chain Game Changer

From including transportation, warehousing, pool distribution, packaging solutions, inventory management, management consulting, logistics optimization and last-mile delivery the logistics sector complemented advanced supply chain facilities. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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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.

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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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last? Warehouse Operations

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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The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With supply chain being a goldmine of structured and unstructured data, it seems only natural that the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and blockchain are considered the key drivers of Digital Transformation in logistics, supply chain management, warehousing and transportation.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Your eCommerce sales channels are integrated with your warehouse systems. When one of your customers places an order, the software at your fulfillment warehouse generates a packing slip. You move around the warehouse, picking the items for the order off the shelves.

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). .

Advanced Shipment Notification Best Practices

OneSCM

Fourth, with ASN comes improved ability to cross dock, when freight is unloaded and placed immediately onto other transport. Best Practices for Receiving: Establish written policies at the warehouse level. Put away freight within policy timeframe.

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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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.

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?

CH Robinson 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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?