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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

The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. 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.

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

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

Cerasis

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.

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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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. 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. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series. Download Here.

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. Have a centralized corporate procurement function in place to build consistency, structure, and common practices.

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. Have a centralized corporate procurement function in place to build consistency, structure, and common practices.

Do I Really Need Full Truckload Shipping?

Cerasis

The question of necessity affects full truckload shipping decisions, and shippers might overlook full truckload options. 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. The Issue: Shippers Face More Challenges When Trying to Avoid Full Truckload Shipping. Spring shipping has not yet peaked & therefore, shippers need to prepare now.

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.

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. The Comprehensive Full Truckload Shipping White Paper. Download Whitepaper.

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

BluJay Solutions

Every retailer and distributor who ships goods in any quantity is faced with a ‘million dollar’ question. 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?”. And where significant volumes are involved and goods are shipped nationally and internationally, the question is often literally a million or even multi-million dollar one. .

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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.

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. Download White Paper.

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

Cerasis

Shippers face an onslaught of information in the digital age and often, due to this information overload, shippers find navigating the complex world of shipping challenging. 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. Download Here. Defining Full Truckload Shipping. of product, explains CSA Transportation.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered. So the chartering companies are already receiving the ships back and they need to rent them. MSC is interested to charter those ships.

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.

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. Cost pressures continue to be a top concern for shippers.

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. 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.

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

The Issue: Business Success Increases Freight Spend Complexity As explained by Dan Goodwill of Canadian Shipper, shippers face a problem with ensuring they are paying surcharges but aligned to the volume of freight shipped. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018. Download White Paper. Lacking visibility into density and frequency of freight ships, as well as freight allocation. Freight Full Truckload Transportation Management

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.

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. Cobots are involved in packaging, picking, shipping, delivery and visibility throughout logistics, but they are rapidly becoming key players in the artificial intelligence and data analytics movement. TMS Transportation Management

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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. This requires taking an informed and collaborative approach to transportation procurement. Download the report for the answer, plus other insights the researchers uncovered. Research in Focus Transportation Management C.H.

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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Effective Warehouse Management in an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

Although the main issue lies in the lack of visibility into assets and inventory in warehouses, distribution centers, and stores, an important part of the problem can also be found in transportation management. After all, inventory in transit is still inventory, and lack of insight and visibility into all inventory and its respective costs, even while being transported, contributes to problems in omnichannel warehouse management. Download white paper.

How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. By avoiding that tunnel vision and bringing some balance to your procurement process. Where a lot of vendors may claim to ‘support’ parcel, do they also support outbound, inbound, drop-shipping and zone-skipping? Download “Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System” for free today to help guide you through the parcel solution purchasing process.

How to Avoid Tunnel Vision when Buying a Parcel Solution

BluJay Solutions

Unfortunately companies often make the tricky procurement process even trickier by approaching it with a narrow focus. By avoiding that tunnel vision and bringing some balance to your procurement process. Where a lot of vendors may claim to ‘support’ parcel, do they also support outbound, inbound, drop-shipping and zone-skipping? Download “Unwrapping the Hidden Value of a Parcel System” for free today to help guide you through the parcel solution purchasing process.

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

Cerasis

Download Here. Imagine what work would be like if you could offer all customers free two-day shipping. Some customers do not want two-day shipping. They may want three-day shipping, or they may need ship-to-store shipping options. Even the best shipping options do not necessarily work for each customer, and customers will demand variable shipping options more frequently in 2018, reports Kushal Nahata of FarEye.

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Supply Chain Management With Blockchain: How the Blockchain Enables Supply Chains to Focus on Customer Experience

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. For example, the process of using blockchain follows a logical path from development and procurement through delivery and returns management, as noted by the following Deloitte graphic. Since shippers can immediately identify product location and cost to ship to a consumer, the overall time to delivery decreases. Decreased shipping costs. Increases order accuracy and prevention of the shipping of counterfeit products.

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 chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Download White Paper. The same source also informed that the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index of 2016 was the highest since records have begun in 1995. Design of the Supply Chain Each company should carefully develop the architecture of its supply chain in terms of location of warehouses, shipping routes, and other critical considerations.

Use of Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics: Looking to Examples Across Industries for Better Understanding

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Blockchain is entering a phase of development that will affect every aspect of supply chain and logistics management, ranging from procurement to forward logistics and beyond. Companies, like BP, Eni Trading and Shipping, and Wien Energie, have already completed pilot programs for use of blockchain technology to reduce back-office processes and streamline cross-border trade, as well as energy management.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More

Cerasis

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Integrate supply chain systems into a single platform, providing a combined approach to management of product lifecycles from procurement through reclamation, recycling and disposal. Use cost savings achieved through blockchain in reverse logistics to offer free return shipping, increasing conversion of site visitors. In fact, 79% of customers want free return shipping, and 92% will make repeat purchases if returns are easy.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Better last mile shipping. Persistent growth in ecommerce, door delivery and expectations for “free” shipping have many in the industry talking up the potential for drones to change the industry. However recent Freightos research found that only 32% of logistics professionals believe that drones will change the industry in the next five years (with nascent signs that drones are taking on some niche shipping tasks. Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight.