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Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. For those of you who are just starting out in transportation or for those who remember, this industry can be very overwhelming. It takes time to understand how the transportation regulations we have today came about.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


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!

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8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017


The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Hours of Service Will Become Core to Freight Operations.

Looking for Freight Broker Tips? Join These 5 Online Communities.


Launching your business in the freight broker and logistics fields can be an exciting journey. Yet there is so to learn about it - and learn it fast, so that you can be a competitive member of the transportation community. One of the best ways to get the knowledge you need to excel is to turn for freight broker tips in online groups. Unlike official courses where you get the basics about the trade, online groups provide first-hand freight broker resources.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! The transportation industry has seen a rapid influx of interest and growth over the last several years, and this includes the professionals who work as intermediaries between shippers and carriers. Licensed freight brokers operate around the country in various markets, helping make the transport of goods a reality for their customers. Continuing Education. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System


When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. When shippers apply lean thinking to people, process, and technology in transportation, the results are significant. Are these practices part of your organization’s transportation management system?

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An Overview of the Freight Brokering Business in 2015


Editor's Note: This is a blog post about the state of the freight brokering business in 2015. Cerasis is a freight broker and holds a $250,000 TIA Broker Bond. Many shippers have been burned by freight brokers who work on behalf of the shipper for transportation procurement, accounting services , freight claims management , and more. If you are a shipper, this post will bring light to you on how the freight brokering business works. Source: DAT.

Blockchain Comes to the Freight Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Just look at some of the names that have joined the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA) since the group’s formation last August: FedEx , BNSF Railway , C.H. Fuller, who is also chief executive officer of freight market analytics provider FreightWaves , saw the suitability of a technology that originally was created to support the trading of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. For blockchain to become a viable tool for freight, commercial standards need to be put in place.

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

The results are achieved when extraneous costs are removed and product can optimally move from source to end-user with minimal friction. Cash Supply Chain Definitions Education Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology Inventory New Ideas News & Info Professional Communications Security Supply Chain Management Supply Chain RiskGuest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation.

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations


This is good news for worker, especially those on the low end of the education spectrum, and the growth of new jobs will require in most cases a high-school diploma. The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. Freight rates are on the rise, and there are signs that the shortage are unlikely to abate.

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The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry


While the parodies are quite “terrifying,” the problem remains, but one piece of legislation, passed in December 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act ), offers a solution, and actionable steps are being laid out to define a way to dramatically reshape the infrastructure-landscape in several key ways. Rather than pouring funding into the Highway Trust Fund blindly, the FAST Act is operating similar to education funding sources.

How to Be a Successful Freight Broker


Editor's Note : Cerasis is a freight broker by the nature that all third party logistics companies who manage freight on behalf of shippers, which include freight payment, are a freight broker. There is plenty of opportunity in the freight world at the moment. At Cerasis, we work with other freight brokers who are tendering loads. But, as a shipper, if you do read this, it is also vital to know what a GOOD freight broker looks like. .

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Transport Topics.

People First AI: The Modern Freight Brokerage


But AI and ML won’t replace the need for human beings in the freight brokerage industry. Humans Will Always Be the Source of Truth Look at any industry that is far ahead in terms of automation, such as the self-driving car industry. Now, you could use AI to predict (using different data sources such as ELDs and historical behavior) whether the driver is late or going to be late. Think about it— freight brokerages today are hiring qualified, college-educated employees.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Some people have University degrees and some people have high school education. SCM encompasses the integrated planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, information and financial capital in the areas that broadly include demand planning, sourcing, production, inventory management and storage, transportation — or logistics — and return for excess or defective products. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend


Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend” white paper! Depending on company size, parcel spend can make up the majority of freight spend, and the costs of parcel in reverse logistics add to the burden. Freight Logistics Small Package Transportation Management White Papers parcel shipping spend

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

The critical difference is that transportation is the last step in forward logistics and the first with reverse, which can cause problems. The education of field personnel in stores and DCs is critical in order to avoid violations that may lead to fines and damage a company’s reputation. Mr. Bentz has more than four decades in supply chain consulting, transportation and logistics, and currently leads Transplace Consulting Services.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc., Transportation costs were up 10.3 This research is a key source of information that not only identifies macro trends and how the logistics discipline is impacted, but also details ways that company leaders can capitalize on the recovery as it occurs,” Blasgen said. Department of Transportation, Penske Logistics, Macy’s, Adelante SCM Corporation, BNSF Rail and Fortna, Inc.,

Artificial Intelligence is Driving Real Supply Chain Improvement

Logistics Bureau

This includes healthcare, education, transportation, retail, communications, and agriculture. AI in Transportation Management. Statistic: Companies that use TMD applications have achieved freight cost savings of up to 8%. Source: ARC Advisory Group Strategic Report. The ROI of transportation management solutions (TMS) has been proven many times over. Source: MHI/Deloitte, 2019 Annual Industry Report. Transport Warehouse

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. Foreign trade and investment requires more than talent and education. A TMS can also keep track of Indian regulations, which may change as markets grow, so that shippers can ensure their freight is compliant.

Spotlighting Import/Export Professionals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Avoid bottlenecks and lower risk in the sourcing process that can lead to inventory shortfalls. The Canadian government has committed to keeping goods flowing across borders during COVID-19, including extending timeframes on payment of customs duties, but there are still tricky waters to navigate, especially when it comes to sourcing goods from overseas. Certified Customs Specialist or CCS) can be a good educational backbone. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Congested ports, complicated regulations, less than optimal modal capacity, undesirable taxation regimes, dilapidated roads, and overall operational inefficiencies are constant sources of anxiety within the business community. Foreign trade and investment requires more than talent and education. India is a stable, peaceful, and diverse country with a large and educated populace joining the workforce every day. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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Supply Chain Management


Strategic Sourcing. Strategic Sourcing. Moreover, from a logistics point of view, strategic sourcing strategies have significant impact on logistics functions. Accordingly, all decisions regarding suppliers and sourcing need to be front and center on the logistics radar screen. The types of sourcing that logisticians are interested in are: Raw material suppliers (choosing suppliers for purchased parts, components, raw material, and service parts).

Does Your Business Suffer From any of These Five Profit-Killing Confusions


In my view, if product portfolio was simplified, back to perhaps 3 ranges of premier, mid-level and budget level, the company would be in much better position to actually educate the customers of the differences between these products and then help them pick whichever product suited their needs best. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Freight Transport General Supply Chain Technology/IT Vivek Sood Features & Opinion There is no doubt that confusion results in loss of action.

Customer Experience in Logistics: 4 Key Areas to Lay the Foundation


Today, however, transportation quality essentially amounts to table stakes, with serviced levels converging to accepted norms. To make things more challenging, many of these interactions are in already stressed circumstances such as in the event of a freight claim. Educating shippers, so they’re prepared to navigate these complexities gives carriers an opportunity to help customers feel less vulnerable them. .

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. According to the American Trucking Association, in the USA trucks move 11 billion tons of freight each year; deliver 100 percent of all consumer products and 70 percent of all freight tonnage; and deliver to the 80 percent of U.S.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

As well as establishing a pool of educated professionals that the cluster can draw on, an academic partner also provides a platform for research and innovation. They created education and research programs through the MIT Zaragoza International Logistics program, which is housed at the ZLC. There is also the part-time Master de Logistica (MdL) master’s program taught in Spanish that has become an important source of talent for the local cluster. Mutual benefits.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

I consider her the best in the biz for transportation management consulting. Ellen’s was to design and execute the transportation planning logic. in to transportation management to drive routing information and booking optimization). How Do We Connect Supply Chain Planning Architectures to Transportation Planning? Examples include alternate sourcing, bill of material changes or alternate modes/routing between the planning, procurement and transportation.)

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This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “U.S.-NAFTA NAFTA freight totaled $96.1 NAFTA freight flows by all modes decreased by 5.3 Mexico freight totaled $45.2 Mexico freight than in March 2014.

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The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI


Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. Cutting the Right Costs with Technology by Sourcing Innovation.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation


Distribution network services— including support of strategic sourcing and contract administration, provider payment management, business process improvements, policies and procedures and customer service of all distribution centers and cross docking. More and more shippers of all sizes are looking to go with 3PLs for certain logistics functions , like transportation management.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process


When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. New products are often introduced in the market and are a source of competitive advantage in industries such as automotive and consumer electronics. Who manages quality ongoing training and education ?

Why Do Companies Still Not Have a Chief Supply Chain Officer?

Supply Chain Game Changer

They diversify supplier bases to reduce risk, provide massive cost savings, allow companies to quickly offer new products, and find sources of innovation through closer supplier collaboration. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward


This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing. While this is bad news for oil producers, it is good news for US manufacturers who will see a significant fall in the cost of manufacturing and transportation. Unless the source of natural gas dries up, which is not likely for many years to come, the price of gas is likely to remain low for the foreseeable future.