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LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. DOWNLOAD THE FREE RESOURCE HERE. DOWNLOAD CALCULATOR.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity


LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Meanwhile, LTL carriers struggle to meet on-demand needs, so shippers need to know a few LTL capacity best practices to ensure their freight can be moved on time and without added costs. Download White Paper. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

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


Full truckload shipping is generally less expensive than other over the road transportation modes. Instead of throwing in the towel, shippers can leverage full truckload shipping to ship LTL shipments in the back of a full-size van or trailer. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend. Download Here. Freight Full Truckloa

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

Over the past several years, key industry incumbents have begun to build their supply chains and retail freight requirements to match the new reality of consumption. What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping. What Does the Demand for Perfection in Retail Shipping Equate to? See what’s at stake when trying to ship perfect retail orders and how to avoid the potential for expensive problems. Download Here.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. In fact, the distributed nature of blockchain adds additional value as it removes the entire concept of a central clearing house or source vendor.

Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains


Why You Should Consider Freight Procurement Sourcing Solution. 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. First, for shipping companies and third-party logistics (3PL) providers, automation provides an opportunity to develop a strategy for each carrier type, mode, capacity and service. The Challenges of Freight.

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.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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The Benefits of Full Truckload Shipping: How to Make Sure You Are Getting More Bang for Your Buck


The wrong strategy or blend of transportation modes will result in losses, and since consumers only see product costs through Amazonian eyes, increasing product price points and shipping charges is unacceptable. However, the benefits of full truckload shipping can be accessed by approaching logistics from a strategic vantage point, understanding the mode more thoroughly. Shipping costs are the same for a given type of shipment in full truckload. Download Here.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Download an Excel version of the list here for free ! Freight Forwarding.

How to Save 20% on Freight Invoice Processing Costs This Year

BluJay Solutions

Freight processing is often a source of hidden costs – and most shippers have no good mechanism in place to identify and address the inaccuracies that lead to these costs. For that reason, gaining access to freight invoice reconciliation technology can be the secret to unlocking over 20% recurring savings on freight invoice processing. If you’re going to consider this approach, freight audit and payment is a good place to start. Tracking freight accruals.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?


Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency. Giant retailers source from all over the world, and are typically designing and building robust, resilient solutions that control supply chain flows, and deal with disruptions, in real time. Live market freight rates? Online shipping management? Freight Insights Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Series LogTech

Five Technology Patents that Changed the Supply Chain


Freight is changing. Shorter product lifecycles, fluid sourcing (a’la Aliababa ) and more transparency means agile supply chains that change often. The Shipping Container. Amazon Anticipatory Shipping. The Shipping Container, 1958. The shipping container changed shipping forever. Prior to the container, general cargo was a general mess, requiring a veritable Tetris game every time a ship was loaded. Download the white paper!

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market


The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. K” Line, MOL, and NYK are the three Japanese ship lines that are consolidating. It’s one of many changes that are reshaping the struggling container trades, which are still feeling shock waves from the decision by South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Company to file for bankruptcy in August.

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


yellowbox]Check out where the future of online sales for the freight industry is heading with this free white paper.[/yellowbox]. What started out as an app to obtain taxi service, its name has now become synonymous for instant, real-time fulfillment whether its ordering Chinese take-out, socks or flowers, one simply downloads an app, place an order, track it in real time and in many cases rate the experience and/or driver or delivery person. million units shipped.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

However recent reports from Europol, Europe's crime fighting agency, highlight that ocean freight is now a target for criminal on criminal activity, with an ongoing court case involving organized criminals recruiting hackers to bypass port security systems in order to locate and intercept containers where illegal drugs had been hidden in order to be smuggled into Europe. Source: BBC News.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015


As manufacturers continue to increase profitability and increase their share of the overall GDP, in order to sustain and survive long-term, they need to focus on these key areas for logistics efficiency: Use Readily and Easily Deployed Transportation and Freight Technology : A survey by ARC revealed that 23 percent of respondents using a transportation management system would see a 10 percent increase in total freight costs if they stopped using the system , the source reported.

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When you’re evaluating the costs of air cargo , freight is only one component of the equation. Inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—especially relevant during Black Friday, when consumers are ready to spend and expect to get their hands on the products on their shopping lists—can offset freight costs. In addition, consider the ancillary services that happen behind the scenes, such as customs clearance and distribution/delivery sourcing.

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Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More


Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more. Applying blockchain in logistics and supply chain management is about doing more with less, a common concept in business, and shippers need to know a few things about how it could add value to the shipping ecosystem. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. According to McKendrick , blockchain automates the invoicing process, eliminating errors that affect up to 10 percent of all freight invoices.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

An organization will introduce significant structural improvements in an integrated, cost-effective freight and distribution network to deliver exposure, minimize expenses and improve the quality of customer satisfaction. In this case, a freight forwarding company can help.

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017


We’re wrapping up 2016 with a recap of eleven logistics technology trends that shaped the year; and will change how goods are produced, shipped and consumed in 2017. Download the full Q4 2016 LogTech report for 50+ updates. FREE DOWNLOAD. Freight Booking Is (Slowly) Going Online. For years, online freight was limited to US domestic trucking. For decades, freight was about bigger ships. With massive shipping spend ($2.9 Download!

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Of course, even the thought of peak season is usually enough to send shudders down the spines of freight forwarders, logistics services providers (LSPs), shippers and retailers alike. Whilst near-shore and onshore sourcing is a growing trend, most retailers are still reliant on suppliers in Asia to fulfill the bulk of their orders. Source: City A.M. .

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Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics


For instance, blockchain enhances freight auditing and invoice management, as well as cybersecurity. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. This ensures validation of product, order, and shipping data in real-time. The capacity crunch is accelerating, and monitoring capacity, as well as working with multiple carriers, will be key to ensuring available carriers for freight. This is a major source of added value through blockchain.

Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

With the estimated value of the global B2C e-commerce market in 2012 running at €825bn and mobile commerce growing by 300% in the same period (source: IMRG ), it’s hardly surprising that the logistics industry is sharpening its offering and launching services specifically aimed at meeting the fast-changing needs of the multichannel retail market (click here to read Kewill's 2012 whitepaper on the impact of the rise and rise of multichannel retail).

12 Distribution Center Best Practices You Need to Implement Today


Download ebook. The more you can eliminate sources of human error — such as taking notes on scraps of paper —?the Reducing touches in shipping might mean your pickers “pick” to a shipping receptacle instead of an intermediate carton or tote. Imagine the benefits of moving freight from one truck to the next without first having it sit in limbo on your floor. .

Blockchain and Supply Chain Analytics: Impact of Small to Large Supply Chains


On the transportation side of things, supply chain analytics and blockchain will increase transparency into freight management and customer service levels. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain’s ability to identify the complete history of a product, as well as analytics to denote problematic operating and shipping processes, can alleviate the concerns over a counterfeit product and ensure all raw materials and components are sourced properly.

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

”[2] To be fair, the USDA does offer a downloadable “ Urban Farm Business Plan Handbook ” and an “ Urban Agriculture ToolKit “ Why urban agriculture? ” Another company in this agriculture space is Freight Farm, which provides farmers the ability to grow vegetables in converted freight shipping containers equipped with the latest hydroponics and automated systems equipment.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense


Download white paper. Instead of having to deal with an ineffective point-to-point communication system like EDI and the complexity of reconciling multiple data sources with multiple permission models, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provides a singular mechanism to securely integrate, harmonize, and synchronize data for all participants. Source ] Blockchain can help mitigate these losses and their associated disputes.

LogTech Q3 2016 Report: Rise Of The Tech Giants


Sources report that Uber is already talking about offering full-fledged long-haul trucking to US companies, advancing well beyond it’s nascent trucking food delivery business. Ocean freight carriers, struggling in the wake of the Hanjin bankruptcy and rampant overcapacity, are just one group currently looking for saviors. To see over 70 technology developments that may be providing salvation, download Freightos’ Q3 2016 LogTech report for free. Download!

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Rather than subjective guesswork, this method allows freight forwarders to predict if the average daily transit time is expected to rise or fall up to a week in advance. Such insights are incredibly valuable in a sector like air freight, where it accounts for only 1 percent of global trade in terms of tonnage but 35 percent in terms of value.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. As a TMS provider, Cerasis also provides the services related to transport management: freight claims, freight accounting, carrier relations, and more. WHITE PAPER] The Complete Guide to Freight & Transportation Accounting. As you grow, so should freight costs. Above average increases in freight costs could indicate your expenses are cutting into your bottom line.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Instead, it continues, to include the entire lifecycle of a product, from sourcing of raw materials, to the return and recycling of the product, and reintroduction of recycled materials into the manufacturing or production process. Some of their biggest challenges lie in supply chain and logistics management, with many SMEs struggling to access shipping solutions and distribution networks controlled by gigantic enterprises that focus on serving similarly enormous customers.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

You download their app, take the goods off the shelf as you need and as you leave the store your purchases are automatically billed to you. Drop shipping is another great example. If you go to a Costco store for instance you will find that most of their products are placed on the store floor on shipping pallets. Freight management has further prospects with autonomous vehicles , including tractor trailers, and drones. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits


In fact, up to 10 percent of all freight invoices may contain inaccuracies, reports Chris Lewis of Inbound Logistics. To put this in perspective, a $10 million business may spend up to $1 million on parcel shipping. That amounts to $100,000 of shipping costs that may not accurately reflect the carriers’ actual charges. The Guide to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs thru Effective Transportation Management Practices. DOWNLOAD WHITEPAPER.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: First Self-Sailing Electric Cargo Ship Set to Launch. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.