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Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

TMS (Transport Management System) is one such automation that is helping manage and automate the operations by providing visibility into the transportation activities. Better inventory management : Manage orders and shipments in real-time.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

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[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. Download White Paper. DOWNLOAD EBOOK.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight. Download Here.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. As omnichannel shopping becomes the standard for consumers, the use of freight data will excel.

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How to Use a TMS to Manage Inbound Transportation (And Gain Visibility)

PLS Logistics

Inbound freight management is multifaceted and can eat up more than 40% of the average organization’s annual freight budget, according to Aberdeen Group. Since inbound freight savings have a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line, shippers that make it a supply chain priority reap inventory efficiencies, cost containment and enhanced productivity and service. Download Inbound Freight Cost Management ebook. Visibility TMS Inbound Freight

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Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, save money, and enhance customer service—all of which add to the bottom line and boost profitability. Three Steps to Effective Inbound Freight Management.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. This is an important aspect of managing freight spend.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

Shippers face more challenges than ever before when it comes to managing freight spend and allocation. While many other questions exist, freight management in today’s world is built on the internet, speed, use of data, and staying attractive to drivers. Yes, your freight must be attractive to drivers to get the best deals, and a TMS provides an invaluable means of creating attractive freight. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. Logistics & Supply Chain Resources to Download.

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Why Are LTL Transportation Networks Evolving in Light of New Technology?

Cerasis

Rising costs of LTL transportation networks is nothing new. At the same time, LTL is no longer about merely moving freight over the road (OTR); more carriers are moving lanes closer to ocean ports and considering the value of global trade as less-container load (LCL). Dimensional pricing is becoming the standard, and shippers need to understand how LTL transportation network must evolve to keep up with demand. What’s Driving Demand on LTL Transportation Networks?

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. Expediting freight from port to end customer can become costly, especially for low-margin product. Risk Management Transportation Management

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. Expediting freight from port to end customer can become costly, especially for low-margin product. Risk Management Transportation Management

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5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan

Cerasis

Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Thus, it becomes inevitable for transport companies to devise a transportation management plan that factors in all these variables. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Many regions will be beginning to see road freight shift to rail over long cross-country routes to minimize fuel costs with the added benefit of reducing CO2 emissions.

Shippers: One Action Could Save You Millions on Inbound Transportation Management Costs

BluJay Solutions

But even in doing so, one area that is overrun with inefficiency is often overlooked – inbound transportation management. The inbound transportation management function is formed when companies take control of inbound freight from suppliers – consolidating loads, planning continuous moves and negotiating with carriers directly instead of paying for whatever shipping services the supplier chooses. Lower freight rates due to increased volume. Lower inventory levels.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. Expediting freight from port to end customer can become costly, especially for low-margin product. Even containers don’t like to wait in line.

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US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders.

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With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?

Cerasis

cents, reports Transport Topics, and oil costs are expected to continue to increase. Instead of trying to go with the flow, shippers that understand where LTL fuel surcharges are headed can take steps to reduce freight spend by effectively reducing fuel surcharges paid for unexpected delays or issues. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. DOWNLOAD THE FREE RESOURCE HERE. DOWNLOAD CALCULATOR. Freight LTL

Time to turn around inventory falls by two days says new report

EFT

The median time for retailers to move returns back to inventory ready for resale has fallen from 2017 to 2018, from a median of seven days down to five days. of retail respondents report that their average time to restock returns is three days or less, marking out a clear focus on agility of inventory that can accommodate a more e-commerce-centric environment and a higher returns volume. . To find out more about the state of retail in 2019, download the free report now.

Industry Commentary: American Shipper Global Transportation Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Nation

American Shipper recently released its annual benchmark report entitled “ Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study: Climbing the Visibility Sophistication Ladder.” When looking at other aspects of transportation process such as consolidation and routing opportunities, the measurement is quite simple. In this context, value is driven through increased sales, reduced inventory and improved margin attainment.

[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : What are the impacts on the food & grocery supply chain thanks to the “Whole Foods” acquisition & the pressure that puts on food & grocery supply chain executives.

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Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6 Download Here. Freight data use. Freight claims management practices. The post Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. FreightIt is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year.

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3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

The attractiveness of 3D printing for manufacturers and retailers/distributors centers around reducing both lead times and the risks involved in holding inventory. In reality, retailers routinely pass the inventory risk to their suppliers, particularly since the phenomenal growth of multi-channel retailing, with direct dispatch (or drop ship) suppliers bulking up retailers’ online offerings without requiring a financial commitment or warehousing space.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Download white paper. This newfound visibility allows participants in a supply chain to proactively optimize components of their processes (like inventory management, staffing decisions, and a thousand more) to support an efficient and agile product path. Outcomes: improved inventory management; More accurate determination of re-order points; Better on-shelf availability. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

One way global shippers can deal with tight transit times and fast changes in demand is to keep a lot more inventory on hand. You can use less than container load (LCL), which enables you to ship more frequently and still lower inventory costs. LCL offers consistent weekly sailing schedules for ocean freight. You can save not only on the inventory itself, but also on warehousing costs. Before selecting a freight forwarder, ask them if they run their own consolidations.

Adelante SCM and PINC Launch the First Annual State of Yard Management Report

PINC

This year’s report focuses on the impact of digital yard management on enterprise transportation costs and capacity. The report brings clarity to key industry questions such as How important is having digital yard management capabilities in helping you achieve transportation objectives?

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers. Freight Marketplaces : Cargomatic is a prime example of the rebirth of freight marketplaces. Instead of just instant, on-demand service, these marketplaces are attempting to make selecting a freight provider more efficient, all while trying to maintain the human relationship element. [ Talking Logistics , @talkinlogistics ].

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

The idea of a supply chain control tower emerged in 1990’s, triggered by the need to view and control the movement of goods in factories, distribution centers and pipeline inventories. The most significant role of a control tower is to provide a live view into the vitality of the complete chain, across many functions – manufacturing, inventory, demand planning, logistics, customs clearance, etc. Live market freight rates?

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

Freightos

So when I asked Cathy Roberson, a senior analyst at Transport Intelligence and a tech-enthusiast who is vox supplychainus on Twitter at cmroberson06 , I was not surprised when she sent me back an analysis that seems to match up perfectly with some of Google’s recent projects: Google Glasses, Android and 3D printing. Inventory management and replenishment as well as reverse logistics can now be managed by mobile as well as payments. Transportation Optimization.

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The idea is to use as much of the available space as possible before the ocean vessel cutoff for freight. The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Freight Consolidation Ocean Freight Logistics

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Is a Lack of Integration Holding the Supply Chain Back?

BluJay Solutions

With the transportation of goods, in particular multimodal transportation, comes a huge volume of data that needs to be processed, so it stands to reason that the supply chain has more to gain than most industries from the widespread adoption of data sharing, yet few logistics service providers (LSPs), freight forwarders and carriers can claim their trading is carried out fully electronically and that the majority of their processes are automated.

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Travel Time Is Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your Distribution Center

Cerasis

Like transportation management for shipped product, effective labor management and lean processes in the warehouse are key to lowering labor costs in your distribution center. Using manual picking and transportation devices, like carts, in the warehouse will result in less efficiency for workers, increasing costs per order. Download White Paper. Travel time in the warehouse represents one of the biggest costs in modern distribution centers.

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Kuebix Announces the First Free Multimodal Transportation Management System (TMS). stores to replenish inventory faster and save employees time when products run out.” On the software front, Kuebix announced a free transportation management system (TMS) “for unlimited rating, booking, tracking and management of shipments across LTL, truckload and parcel carriers.” My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities.