The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology

Kinaxis

by Carmen Humplik Every year, the city of Ottawa hosts an event called Doors Open Ottawa. This year, my family and I decided to take advantage of the event and visit National Research Council (NRC) , Canada’s 9 m wind tunnel testing facility. of domestic freight tonnage.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Unfortunately, few shippers make inbound freight a priority, and even fewer consider it a strategic supply chain initiative.

Should the State DOT Be the One to Mandate Commercial Vehicle Bans During Weather Events?

Consumer Goods Logistics

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored.

The Benefits of “Off-Cycle” Transportation Sourcing Events

CHAINalytics

A large percentage of North American companies hold their annual transportation sourcing event during the first quarter or last quarter of each year. One of the primary factors driving this decision is the need to have solid insight into transportation costs to feed into the budget cycle for the next fiscal year. However, there is … The post The Benefits of “Off-Cycle” Transportation Sourcing Events appeared first on Chainalytics.

Tips for Maintaining a Successful Ocean Transportation Procurement Event

CHAINalytics

| By John Westwood | Senior Manager, Transportation | Chainalytics | With mergers and alliance formations limiting carrier options for ocean freight procurement, shippers now have to adjust their bid strategies to achieve the best possible rates and service levels.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. Preparations for this athletic mega event have been at full throttle for a long time. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*.

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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.

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

Cerasis

One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. If the responsible party does not accept liability , should damage or another event occur that could result in the filing of a claim. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Who Pays the Freight Cost for FOB?

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

Tips for Maintaining a Successful Ocean Transportation Procurement Event

CHAINalytics

The post Tips for Maintaining a Successful Ocean Transportation Procurement Event appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Transportation Minimum Container Quantity MQC Ocean Freight Ocean Transit Variability Ocean Transportation Procurement Vessel Sharing

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Lowered freight spend.

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

Cerasis

More importantly, the ever-growing need for visibility will have a dramatic effect on preventing black swan events from occurring. For shippers, this means finding a way to handle changes in inventory and replenishment, as well as managing outbound freight and reverse logistics.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. Elon Musk’s concept of the hyperloop promises 700 mph transportation between major US cities. Musk already has experience with transportation innovation; reinventing the electric car with Tesla, and creating reusable rockets at SpaceX.

Top Freight Articles of 2015

Cerasis

Today we finalize our most viewed articles from the Cerasis blog by featuring the most read freight articles published in 2015. Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. We have published now over 650 articles, and so you should almost find anything related to manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight. . Top Freight Articles of 2015. Freight is something that you ship. Freight freight articles

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market. History can inform how we approach the next significant event.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. A 2017 Global Sourcing study from American Shipper magazine found that 58% of shippers said their highest concern today is rising transportation costs.

Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events

TMC

In previous posts , we’ve explored ways to prepare for supply chain disruptions that are predictable using the rich functionality of modern transportation management system (TMS) technology. Expect the Unexpected: Planning Supply Chain Contingencies for Unpredictable Events.Connect.

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

Today marks the official halfway point of 2016 and that means it's time for our "Top Posts for the first half of the year" annual event. We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So We display the most popular freight blog posts in the order of #5 to #1. 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management. Freight freight blogs

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.

Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving

Talking Logistics

From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking the increasing government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions that drive growth and improve efficiency. The post Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes Bob Biesterfeld C.H.

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Knowledge of Best Practices in Shipping Freight.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Do your research when selecting transportation routes. Make Smart Use of Transportation Technology.

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Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process to Attain “Best In Class” Shipper Status

Cerasis

We continue our series on what makes up a "Best in Class" shipper by taking a deeper dive into #4 and #5 of the 10 areas that "Best in Class" Shippers must master : Freight Spend Management and a focus on LTL Shipping Process. Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process. Let’s take a look at how freight spending management and managed processes can prevent these issues from occurring. What Is Freight Spend Management? Management of Incoming Freight.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

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.

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Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook

Transplace

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook. 2018 was a historic year for the transportation industry. During last year’s event, nearly 12,000 trucks and drivers were taken out of service.” [2]. The post Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook appeared first on.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Flexible Transportation Management Software

Supply Chain Collaborator

How is the longest government shutdown in US history impacting your transportation logistics operations? Although the worst consequences have not yet materialized, here are some potential problems shippers might expect as this debacle continues and ways that transportation management software can help. <> Rail – Paid from a trust and not by Federal appropriations money, rail transportation is heavily affected with Federal Railroad Administration employees on furlough.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. The sustained tightness has enabled the carriers to increasingly focus on their good freight.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. As we make our way into 2015, trucking freight volumes look good.