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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. With the services of a trusted 3PL and a good transportation management system (TMS), you can glean an abundance of data around activities and practices related to your transportation department. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. The answers to these questions lie in understanding a few of the top industrial procurement trends to expect in 2018. Download white paper. Companies Will Seek New Ways to Use Technology in Procurement. The global supply chain creates many challenges and opportunities in procurement.

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How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Download eBook. Decreasing capacity and increasing full truckload rates are expected to increase throughout 2018, reports Freight Waves.

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. Procuring raw materials or finished goods is one thing, but the processing of moving those goods from one place to another brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re in charge of ordering the “things” or managing how and where those things get from A to B, both sides of the procurement equation stand to benefit from freight procurement automation. The Challenges of Freight.

10 Tips Shippers Can Use to Reduce Costs in LTL Procurement with Better Request for Pricing Bidding

Cerasis

As a third-party logistics company focused on over the road transportation management, and having an LTL rating engine and web-based TMS for nearly 20 years (web-based even before Google!), at Cerasis, we know a thing or two about the nuances of LTL procurement. LTL procurement is something we do very well. So we thought we would impart upon all the shippers out there some tips on how to reduce overall costs for effective LTL Procurement. Logistics LTL ltl procuremen

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

Cerasis

Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. 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. Download Here.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. Elon Musk’s concept of the hyperloop promises 700 mph transportation between major US cities. Musk already has experience with transportation innovation; reinventing the electric car with Tesla, and creating reusable rockets at SpaceX. Roadie has already garnered 250K downloads and 20,000 drivers in the US, while Nimber is making headway in the European market. VC ❤️ Freight Startups.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Standard profiles should include details such as the volume and type of freight moved, as well as any special requirements.

Key Points for You to Consider in the TMS Procurement Process

TMC

There are many reasons a company might be in the market for a transportation management system (TMS). Often at the top of the list is the need for streamlined shipping processes and visibility to all transportation activities in one technology platform. Procuring a TMS starts with an investigative process. Standard profiles should include details such as the volume and type of freight moved, as well as any special requirements.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” ” Similar transformational patterns have also been seen in the transportation industry. Why not download your FREE easy-to-read Return on Logistics eBook.

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Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Those familiar with transportation know that month-end or quarter-end freight surges commonly occur, maybe in your company, or maybe in other organizations, and that your routing guide may not work as well as it usually does at those times. The post Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates appeared first on Transportfolio.

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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.

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

Cerasis

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Will the freight be competitive? Download Whitepaper.

Softeon Spotlight: Transportation

Softeon

Our platform covers the complete spectrum from transportation to supply chain management, providing our clients with the agility they need to stay ahead of their competitors. Transportation Management. The procurement, planning and execution of transportation is particularly challenging given the complexity of today’s global supply chains. Transportation management also requires the examination, adjustment, and verification of freight bills to ensure their accuracy.

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018

Cerasis

Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS). Fortunately, shippers can prepare for increasing prices by understanding these 5 top transportation management trends. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

MercuryGate

Usability Be up and running easily and quickly, enabling transportation teams to realize immediate and measurable results. Company Discover the company who is revolutionizing the transportation management industry. 7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience.

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

Full truckload shipping is generally less expensive than other over the road transportation modes. The Problem: Shippers Using LTL-Exclusive Shipping Have Minimal, If Any, Profitability in Freight Spend Shippers have been bartered with the topic of LTL shipping for years, including how to make better use of it, reduce freight spend and leverage technology. Download Here. The benefits of freight consolidation have a direct impact on available market capacity.

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.

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

That was one of the research questions explored by Nane Amiryan and Sharmistha Bhattacharjee, graduate students at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL), in a project sponsored by C.H. The chart below highlights their findings: As summarized in the report titled “ Do Higher Truckload Rates Bring Better Carrier Performance? ”: There was no relationship found between on time pickup (OTP) and freight rate. Research in Focus Transportation Management C.H.

The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. Whether you want to admit it or not a carrier knows if they are the only game in town and therefore when a company commits to moving most, to all parcel freight with a single carrier they are signing away their freedom to be flexible, and to negotiate. .

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Flatbed Procurement: What’s Your Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed Procurement: What’s Your Strategy? Even shippers who have more difficult freight requirements can improve acceptance rates and thrive during a tight flatbed market. It’s important to recognize that where you fit within the seasonal nature of the flatbed market can impact how you build the rest of your flatbed procurement strategy. Do you conduct procurement events often enough and at the right time? All freight is not created equal.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

download ebook. However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods. Increased demand for faster turnaround will also have an inescapable result of increasing the risk of accidents in the transportation process. Freight sharing apps are one of the major app categories that will see a significant boost throughout 2018.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Download white paper. A simple example is that of a cold chain using blockchain within the supply chain to hold a transport node accountable for mishandling: Tracking provenance, traceability, and historical procurement for materials, assets, and products as they move downstream to retailer with blockchain finality. Outcomes: reduction in delays/human error in paperwork, visibility into procurement, international compliance.

What Is Full Truckload Shipping & How It Differs From Other Over-The-Road Modes?

Cerasis

In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure optimal use of time in the procurement of transportation. At Cerasis, as specialist in over-the-road transportation management , we urge our shipper customers to know all they can about all modes of shipping so that thru knowledge, shippers are able to gain control and think strategically, yielding optimal outcomes. Download Here.

Do I Really Need Full Truckload Shipping?

Cerasis

However, shippers do need full truckload shipping, but they need to know how to take advantage of it properly to avoid ballooning freight spend and shipping costs. Download Whitepaper. Although these factors predominantly affect full truckload, their implications will result in a ripple throughout the entire transportation industry. The true benefits of full truckload shipping grow faster for shippers moving high-volume, consistent freight.

[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

Cerasis

“The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed?” – Steve Banker from a recent Forbes article. Download the all new Cerasis e-book "The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017" by Filling out the Form Below. Download all of our educational e-books here.

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Trucking Capacity: Tapping into the Long Tail

Talking Logistics

We aggregate in excess of $17 billion in annual freight spend through our transportation management system network and we recently ran the numbers for the last six months [through early October 2017] and what we’re seeing is that over the last six months rates have increased by 22 percent across the board for shippers in the marketplace,” said Potts. One of the things we’ve done in the past year is partner with Uber Freight,” said Potts. “A

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Download white paper. Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have been around for several years, and while 3PLs may have existing software suites, such as our very own transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, many supply chain managers are still implementing in-house technology solutions that have severe capability limitations. Supply Chains Will Develop and Take Advantage of Transformative Supply Chain Technologies, like Freight Sharing Apps.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Service level agreements (SLAs) can vary in scope, complexity, duration, and value.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, is day two of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. We want to make sure that supply chain practitioners, as well as manufacturers, understand how all of these technologies are affecting the entire supply chain, including the supply chain & procurement side of a manufacturing operation.

The Next Generation TMS

BluJay Solutions

I recently conducted a videocast with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics addressing the top advances in transportation management. In case you missed it, here is a recap of the key take-aways: Transportation Management Today. The challenge now is keeping up with the rapid pace of change and succeeding in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace while effectively optimizing and automating key transportation decisions.

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These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement

Cerasis

Download Here. To stay competitive, logistics companies will begin offering more unique services, such as invoice auditing, automated freight classification, better rates on dimensional pricing, and a host of last-mile services , which Amazon has already taken great strides in with the creation of Amazon Key. With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown.

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Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. To that end, every warehouse manager’s role is to manage the physical environment, loadshifting equipment and people, to decrease the chances of collision and accidents, and often, to help the flow of freight via outbound and inbound freight management; an entire process known as warehouse traffic management. Download the Webinar Replay.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. Freight/Container Loading: Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #6: Procurement’s New (read Bigger) Role in the Supply Chain.

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

BluJay Solutions

Anyone involved in retail procurement is acutely aware of the importance of correctly predicting consumer/end-user requirements and ordering the right goods at the right time, in the right quantities. Supply chain software providers such as Kewill have made it their core business linking up the retail supply chain through order management , multimodal transportation and visibility software solutions that enable the retail supply chain to collaborate.