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Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

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When it comes to the logistics industry, whether it's transportation management contracts or warehouse contracts, there are a million moving parts, and as many questions. In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. each) and the rest 40% spend is for 25 warehouses (anywhere between 300,000 to 1 Mn. Looking at the Core Components of a Warehouse Contracts.

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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. The Logistics mobile app.

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Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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Reverse Supply Chains: Best Practices for Better Asset Recovery

Cerasis

As most warehouse strategies are formed to combat issues of product shortage or provide important accounting data regarding a product, technology has been created to help reverse supply chains and drive larger recovery by serving the business needs for selling surplus.

The Top 7 Most Popular 3PL Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most popular blog posts of 2014 in each of our main categories with our very first post of 2014 by featuring another area important to Cerasis and the industry: third party logistics. Are We Moving from General Logistics Services Providers to More Specialized?

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Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The food safety plan is a living document that must be created with rigor and updated on a regular basis. This is not a “write it and file it” document. Documentation. In the event of an audit, the documentation must be complete and available.

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

Cerasis

The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. The Solution: Use Technologies That Adapt to Freight Management Needs As explained by Zipline Logistics , technologies used to improve full truckload freight shipping management must center on advanced, intuitive technologies.

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

Cerasis

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. .

Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The food safety plan is a living document that must be created with rigor and updated on a regular basis. This is not a “write it and file it” document. Documentation. In the event of an audit, the documentation must be complete and available.

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Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

And on the subject of sustainability, SCDigest.com covered Walmart’s 2015 Sustainability report : Walmart, the world’s largest corporation, is fresh out with its 2015 sustainability report, the eighth such document it has produced.

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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

Cerasis

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. .

Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The food safety plan is a living document that must be created with rigor and updated on a regular basis. This is not a “write it and file it” document. Documentation. It is important to document the food safety plan, which should include potential risks, controls and controls monitoring. In the event of an audit, the documentation must be complete and available. In the coming weeks, I am conducting a series of FSMA training webinars.

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Cold Chain – Why Is It Growing So Fast?

The Logistics of Logistics

It is growing much faster than the world’s economy and the rest of the logistics sector. Information management systems are transforming the cold chain by providing route optimization, warehousing and shipping documentation, key performance indicators, scanning equipment phone apps and the ability to turn data into actionable insights. Now, IT systems are capable of providing real time data and alerts when a warehouse or truck rises above a certain temperature.

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Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

As I sat at the airport I worked on my presentation for the Supply Chain Insights’ webinar on building a customer-centric supply chain on August 17. About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents.

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. 3PLs provide every type of service imaginable, ranging from carrier selection to packaging and warehousing. Freight Freight Claims Logistics Transportation Management the carmack amendment

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6 Benefits of a TMS for Better LTL Freight Management

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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). You may get hit with customer chargebacks if someone at the warehouse makes a mistake and sends shipments without knowing that they need to use a particular carrier in a specific lane (governance).

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

Cerasis

What about payment processing and documentation? Fortunately, shippers can take advantage of the benefits of full truckload by understanding what’s involved with self-procurement or working with a broker or third-party logistics provider (3PL). In addition, the amount of work involved in scheduling full truckload is extensive, but a 3PL can manage the entire process, explains Zip Line Logistics.

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

Cerasis

As explained by Lisa Terry via Inbound Logistics , transportation liability grew more complex with economic growth and an increasing number of contracted drivers and carriers. For example, Cerasis Cargo Insurance insures freight from “warehouse to warehouse,” covering transitions between carriers, if applicable. Retain cargo insurance documentation to streamline claims’ processes when needed.

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How to Perfect Your Ecommerce Holiday Advertising This Season

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Do you have a 3PL or logistics partner you work with? Nationwide warehousing. They do all the necessary processing and documentation to get these products back into inventory as quickly as possible. Watch the webinar.

The Benefits of Using A TMS to Ship Small Package Freight

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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.