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[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

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Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Download the E-Book. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

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Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Please fill in the following fields to activate the download button. Manufacturers and retailers had a generally positive outlook on the prospect of consolidation. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

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How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

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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.

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. Shipping these products requires an extra level of care to ensure the products make it to their destination. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Transportation

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've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like?

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

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E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

Why Collect Shipping Doesn’t Work for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Collect shipping or customer pick-up (CPU) delivery options are an often promising solution for brands working with large, nationwide retailers. . What is Collect Shipping or Customer Pick-Up Pricing?? . Collect Shipping and Loss of Supply Chain Control .

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Download the Brochure. Freight freight shipping

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

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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. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Inform yourself on these trends by downloading the Capgemini/Penn State/Panalpnia 2013 18th Annual 3PL Study. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. Download White Paper. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

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Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. To avoid the retail apocalypse and achieve omnichannel success, shippers need to understand the challenges of e-commerce shipping, how it contributes to omnichannel success and a few tips to succeed in it. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent.

Cerasis Co-Hosts “The Growth of E-Commerce and Its Freight Transportation Impacts” Webinar for U.S. Department of Transportation

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) turned to Cerasis, a 3PL with expertise in transportation management by way of technology through their transportation management system (TMS) and managed transportation services, due to their extensive experience in working with shippers and carriers in the rapidly growing sector of freight shipments derived from sales generated through the e-commerce channel.

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

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Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a series produced in partnership with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

[PODCAST] How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices

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Listen to “How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices” on Spreaker. E-Commerce for LTL Solutions Resources E-Commerce Logistics: Background & Considerations for Manufacturers & Distributors Download E-Book See E-Commerce for LTL Solutions from Cerasis View Solutions Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce Download White Paper Using a TMS to.read More.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

One of the most consistent ways to find savings in transportation is through flexibility. But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. 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? Simple Truck Issue Equals Retail Shipping Headache for Snack Company. Download Here.

Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In a single carrier environment, you limit your ability to find the best shipping option. Having a multi-carrier shipping solution solves this first mistake. When margins are tight and budgets are thin, where do you find the money to invest in a carrier agnostic, third party shipping application? Download our eBook- Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

How Drop Shipping Can Boost Your Profits

BluJay Solutions

So how can a drop ship strategy help? First off, it’s important to understand what drop shipping entails. In basic terms it means the products you sell to your customers are shipped to them directly from wholesalers or manufacturers. In essence, the customer places an order with your business and you arrange for the entity that has the product to ship it to the customer’s address. What are some of the benefits to drop shipping?

How Drop Shipping Can Boost Your Profits

BluJay Solutions

So how can a drop ship strategy help? First off, it’s important to understand what drop shipping entails. In basic terms it means the products you sell to your customers are shipped to them directly from wholesalers or manufacturers. In essence, the customer places an order with your business and you arrange for the entity that has the product to ship it to the customer’s address. What are some of the benefits to drop shipping?

How Drop Shipping Can Boost Your Profits

BluJay Solutions

So how can a drop ship strategy help? First off, it’s important to understand what drop shipping entails. In basic terms it means the products you sell to your customers are shipped to them directly from wholesalers or manufacturers. In essence, the customer places an order with your business and you arrange for the entity that has the product to ship it to the customer’s address. What are some of the benefits to drop shipping?

How Drop Shipping Can Boost Your Profits

BluJay Solutions

So how can a drop ship strategy help? First off, it’s important to understand what drop shipping entails. In basic terms it means the products you sell to your customers are shipped to them directly from wholesalers or manufacturers. In essence, the customer places an order with your business and you arrange for the entity that has the product to ship it to the customer’s address. What are some of the benefits to drop shipping?

The Top 5 Manufacturing Challenges in 2018

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The manufacturing challenges in 2018 were evident. These are the most commonly faced manufacturing challenges to the industry in the US in 2018. Manual handling and safety Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry, and it’s vital that manufacturers are aware of health and safety regulations. Manufacturers must find ways to help lower the risk of injury. The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

How Drop Shipping Can Boost Your Profits

BluJay Solutions

So how can a drop ship strategy help? First off, it’s important to understand what drop shipping entails. In basic terms it means the products you sell to your customers are shipped to them directly from wholesalers or manufacturers. In essence, the customer places an order with your business and you arrange for the entity that has the product to ship it to the customer’s address. What are some of the benefits to drop shipping?

How Drop Shipping Can Boost Your Profits

BluJay Solutions

So how can a drop ship strategy help? First off, it’s important to understand what drop shipping entails. In basic terms it means the products you sell to your customers are shipped to them directly from wholesalers or manufacturers. In essence, the customer places an order with your business and you arrange for the entity that has the product to ship it to the customer’s address. What are some of the benefits to drop shipping?

The Top Three Benefits of Optimizing Shipping Performance

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When shipping products, the responsibility of a logistics professional doesn’t end when the items leave a warehouse. download ebook. A customer application review involves an on-site investigation of the current methods used to ship products to customers. This approach to optimizing shipping performance is educational because of how it illuminates potential weaknesses and offers advice for making positive changes. Technology Transportation

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan

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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.

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018

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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. Download White Paper.

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

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Rising costs of LTL transportation networks is nothing new. Unfortunately, the ill-prepared shipping could face stiff setbacks in budgeting and loss of capacity with partnering carriers. 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? Download White Paper. LTL Transportation

[PODCAST] Don’t Break Your Brand: Maintaining Brand Integrity for Manufacturers who Go Direct-to-Consumer

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Listen to “Don't Break Your Brand_Maintaining Brand Integrity for Manufacturers who Go Direct-to-Consumer” on Spreaker. Marketing & Logistics Resources Related to Brand Integrity Marketing Assessment and Brand Integrity Sessions – Use Coupon Code “Cerasis” Get the Offer Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce Download White Paper The Ultimate Guide.read More.

The Value of a Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping System & 8 Steps to Select the Best System for You

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Assume you have a relatively low average of overbilling instances in your shipping invoices , 1 percent. This demonstrates the value of a multi-carrier parcel shipping system, but why are shippers so reluctant to embrace the next wave of technology in freight management ? Let’s take a closer look at the problem, the solution, and how to pick the right freight management system for parcel shipping. Download white paper. Compare LTL to parcel shipping.

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7 Ways Transportation Companies Can Improve Customer Experience

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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.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

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To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling. Industrial computers and printers for transport fleets will reduce labeling problems.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

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Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. We’ve been providing manufacturing companies and shippers with a web-based transportation management system since 1998, before web-based TMS was as prolific as it is today. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. How it’s Done: Methods for 3D Printing In Manufacturing.