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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. We hope you find the following top 10 transportation articles from 2015 educational and helpful!

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

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.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

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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Freight Procurement Solutions Are Transforming Supply Chains

Jaggaer

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. The Challenges of Freight. In the world of procurement, freight sourcing is a unicorn… it’s unique and complex with multiple modes, varying capacities, innumerable regulation requirements and safety issues.

Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits

Cerasis

Parcel auditing is an excellent means of recapturing revenue by reducing parcel transportation costs for shippers around the globe. In fact, up to 10 percent of all freight invoices may contain inaccuracies, reports Chris Lewis of Inbound Logistics. Therefore, isolating and correcting these errors and preventing their financial impacts could result in savings in transportation costs. The Guide to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs thru Effective Transportation Management Practices.

No Crystal Ball Required: The Future of Freight Forwarding

BluJay Solutions

Recently Kewill worked with Transport Intelligence to examine the state of the global freight forwarding industry. The resulting report, “ The Future of Logistics – What Does the Future Hold for Freight Forwarders? As such, the importance of technology to freight forwarders cannot be overstated. Our report looks at the challenges freight forwarders face in overcoming these deep-rooted issues.

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5 ugly hidden costs of implementing Transportation Management System

Abivin

Transportation Management System (TMS) is one of 5 best software every logistics manager needs. Source 1. It is essential that you download apps with special purposes APIs as drivers for hardware devices. In addition to operation optimization, a TMS helps companies monitor freight efficiently, guide drivers, schedule deliveries and improve services, which provides you 4 valuable benefits.

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). The Tesla Semi in the Wild (Source: reddit). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight.

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. By 2020, the price per barrel of oil will be on average about $150, with much higher peaks possible (source: International Energy Agency Oil Market Outlook 2011).

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.

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. And even in the best of economic times, transportation departments typically have to fight harder than others for available funds.

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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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

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.

Spiralling Logistics Costs in China to Impact Global Freight Forwarders’ Margins?

BluJay Solutions

year-on-year rise (based on January to November) in goods transported by logistics companies in China, resulting in a very welcome 6.8% Download Kewill’s White Paper: Fighting Back Against Rising Fuel Costs. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software). Sources: Analytiqa , infochina.eu , xe.com.

Transportation for the International Last Mile – How Easy is Global Parcel Carrier Coverage to Achieve?

BluJay Solutions

It’s just transportation to a different country rather than zip code, right? However if shipping internationally is already, or is likely to become, a significant source of revenue, you need to address this issue and ensure you – and your parcel shipping solution provider – build in the flexibility that is required to meeting the ever-changing requirements of your global customers. Download our eBook - Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

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Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

enVista Releases New Analytics Dashboards for Freight Audit and Payment Solution. Honeywell explores acquisition of JDA Software – sources (Reuters). June 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). You have the app, you have the community, but how do you get carriers/drivers to actually download the app and use it? Robinson enVista freight audit logistics Navisphere Carrier supply chain

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.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

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. Outcomes include increased responsiveness, shorter lead times, reduced transportation costs, and increased flexibility in supply chain operations. Recently, SRS (an umbrella group for twenty European retailer groups, selected GT Nexus to deploy a global transportation control tower. Live market freight rates?

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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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. yellowbox]Check out where the future of online sales for the freight industry is heading with this free white paper.[/yellowbox]. Transportation Optimization.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. The source pointed to several trends that are encouraging the adoption of TMS, including better control of data, more comprehensive analysis and the need to support omni-channel supply chains. Inform yourself on these trends by downloading the Capgemini/Penn State/Panalpnia 2013 18th Annual 3PL Study.

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. Driver recruitment agencies are acutely aware of the numbers required and will already be sourcing migrant workers from neighboring countries/states where necessary.

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New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

DAT Solutions

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has released three new resource guides this year and has updated several of its sample contracts. These guides are one of the benefits of TIA membership , as they cover a variety of legal and regulatory topics and are written specifically for freight brokers. Information contained in the guides is often not available from any other source. Government Freight Framework. Canadian Freight Framework.

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

Cerasis

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. According to USA Trucking Services , full truckload freight shipping may vary by carrier, including those transporting general merchandise or specializing in a type of shipment, like cold storage. Download Here. High-volume or high-weight freight.

Clarifying Provider Titles is More Than a Word Game

TMC

Well, misnaming a service provider probably won’t throw the efficiency of your freight network into a nosedive. For more information on identifying the right transportation solution for your business, download our white paper, How to Source, Implement, and Manage a Transportation Management Solution. Transportation Management Supply Chain Transportation Management System

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

Cerasis

Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more. In fact, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of 2013 , passed by Congress, mandates pharmaceutical supply chains implement an around-the-clock, real-time, and accurate way of monitoring product location in manufacturing and transport by 2023, reports Innovation Enterprise. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Who’s Using Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Today?

Shipchain

From the creation of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to companies of all sizes developing blockchain-based supply chain management platforms, it is clear that blockchain is becoming a force to be reckoned with in freight and logistics. According to Forbes , up to 65% of transportation executives view blockchain and other relatively new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning as driving forces behind a culture of change.

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. Therefore, having an indisputable source of information, such as blockchain technology, may be used to develop consistency and clarity in managing supply chain SLAs. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

For instance, blockchain enhances freight auditing and invoice management, as well as cybersecurity. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. 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. The post Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.