Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. What is Electronic Data Interchange? First we must understand and get on the same page of what is Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, as it is not only used in the transportation industry.

The Digitization of Freight

Talking Logistics

The digitization of freight is one topic that has generated a lot of industry buzz and animated discussion over the past couple of years, but also a lot of confusion and questions. What exactly is freight digitization? Defining the digitization of freight. Given the confusion and questions surrounding the digitization of freight, I began our discussion by asking Brian for his definition. Is Blockchain part of freight digitization?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Will APIs Replace Freight EDI? The Transportation Industry Moves Technology Forward

Cerasis

Why does Freight EDI still exist? Freight EDI is costly to set up and maintain, leads to more headcount, and frequently breaks. What is EDI or Electronic Data Interchange? Now, going further, what is EDI in freight? IS Freight EDI Dead?”. Is Freight EDI Dead?

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. What does this mean for freight? Freight Broker Info freight broker 2015

Freight Bill Post Audit Vs. Freight Bill Pre Audit: Benefits, The Difference, and Why They’re Both Important

Cerasis

Freight payment and audit services have evolved considerably beyond their one-time scope of correcting errors and recouping spending for already-paid freight bills, particularly in the United States. Freight Audit Benefits. of the freight invoices. Freight Bill Post Audit.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. State-of-the-art transportation management systems (TMS) certainly help with planning and execution, but advanced freight audit and payment processes are also vital toward obtaining complete process management results.

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8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

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.

A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018

Cerasis

Although this sounds great for most industries, it represents a major problem for the freight trucking industry. Freight Forwarding Will Undergo Digital Transformation. Freight forwarders will have great opportunities in 2018 to take advantage of the increased demand on shippers.

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The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. 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. Amazon continues to push its own fleet forward, and the Big Box giants are willing to pay premium prices to get freight to market.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Freight Market Intelligence.

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology

Kinaxis

I found it interesting to discover that one of their current projects has direct impact on supply chains; more specifically, on freight transportation. tons of freight in 2015, accounting for 70.1% of domestic freight tonnage.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

Cerasis

For manufacturers and shippers, freight spend represents one of the largest costs to the respective company. However, freight rates are continuing to increase , yet the end users continue to demand lower shipping rates. How Do Transportation Consolidation Programs Reduce Freight Spend?

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Freight Market Intelligence.

12 Detention Time Prevention Strategies for Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Shippers see an added expense on freight costs, and truckers are forced to replan their entire day. Unfortunately, the rise of hours of service (HOS) regulations and electronic logging devices (ELDs) have forced the issue on truckers. Inbound Freight Detention Time Prevention

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

Cerasis

The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head. The freight capacity crunch remains an object of speculation in among logistics providers and shippers. The most influential aspect of a freight capacity crunch is its impact on rail and intermodal shipping options. Capacity Crunch Freight

Tips for Optimizing Your Air Freight Shipments

20Cube Logistics

Air freight is the fastest method currently available to get your goods to their destination. This makes it necessary for companies to optimize their air freight shipments or risk logistics costs. The fact is that your freight can have different sizes and weights.

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CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line! Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend that are eroding the profitability of shippers in every industry.

6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. Recent product expansion includes electronics , apparel , food, detergent and diapers. VC ❤️ Freight Startups. In a decade’s time, freight will likely still be moved in containers and boxes on airplanes and ships.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality. The Business Case for Freight Visibility. As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics.

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What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

3PL Insights

EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies. Electronic interchange of documents is far more efficient and less expensive than exchanging paper documents, as EDI costs less than a dollar.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

Freight Forwarders Need to Tech Up – or Risk Shutting Down

BluJay Solutions

As consolidation among freight forwarders continues at a fever pitch, companies are being forced to expand their range of services to remain competitive – and avoid being gobbled up by larger competitors. Today’s freight forwarders are expected to deliver more than just the goods.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

How Will ELD Adoption Affect Freight Brokers?

Cerasis

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) were introduced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2017. The opinions about ELD adoption in the freight community are heavily divided. Besides carriers, ELD adoption will also affect freight brokers in a number of ways.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)?

JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders

BluJay Solutions

And with Japan being the world’s third-largest importer, the new ‘JP24’ rule will impact on a significant percentage of freight forwarders. The post JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Having a Transportation Management System with electronic connectivity showing you where your goods are at any point in time gives you the ability to manage your product flow. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? .

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

This distinguished gentleman happened to have just retired as President of Global Freight Forwarding, and prior to that, as President of UPS Asia Pacific. In this case, the context was an annual bid and quote negotiation they had to do with electronic manufacturers who wanted to ship products from the factories in Asia to the US. We happened to use the example of a high end consumer electronics manufacturer, but in truth, any one of the manufacturers operated the same way.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

May 17, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, is pleased to announce it has teamed with INTTRA, the world’s ocean shipping electronic marketplace, to deliver the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers and forwarders comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement set to take effect on July 1.

Sit Back or Lean In: The Options for Furniture Manufacturers Facing Impending Tariffs

CHAINalytics

Consumer goods and electronics manufacturers are busy figuring out what they’re going to do in December when President Donald Trump’s 10 percent tariff on an estimated $300 billion worth of Chinese imports takes effect. Blog Feature Transportation consumer durables fleet modeling fleet optimization freight benchmarking freight transportation last mile consultant last mile consulting Last Mile Delivery Network Design Supply Chain Network Design Transportation Benchmarking

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EU Directive Simplifies Inter-Region Customs Processes for Ocean Freight

BluJay Solutions

This is in direct contrast to the stated aims of the EU and other major trading nations, of improving environmental performance by enhancing the attractiveness of sea (in particular short sea) and air freight to reduce the reliance on the congested road network and avoid over-reliance on air freight.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format. Exchanging documents electronically improves transaction speed and visibility while decreasing the amount of money you spend on manual processes.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Last April, the Electronic Logging Device Mandate went into effect. Electronic Logging Devices record that time automatically, reducing the distance drivers can cover. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. truck drivers transportation freight trucking