Examples of How Supplier Quality Management System Implementations Pay Off

Cerasis

We conclude our series on supplier quality management (SQM) today with a look at some case studies and examples of benefits derived from the application of a supplier quality management system. Examples and Case Studies from the Implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System.

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

Cerasis

For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. Freight LTL

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.

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. Our goal is to help shippers spend less, be more efficient, and continue to improve their LTL shipping ability so they may stay competitive and also keep customers happy. . Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

to pay attention to, whether to ship via air. when booking freight, and how to staff. There are thousands of examples like this. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . One area that can quickly yield benefits is in parcel shipping. Another example is next-day guaranteed delivery times.

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

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The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers.

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. A Brief on Freight Classification.

Multi Carrier Shipping: 8 Ways to Avoid the Shortsightedness Of Chasing The Least Cost Carrier

Cerasis

When you are looking to choose a carrier when it is time to ship your freight, it might seem obvious to go with the carrier that provides you with the lowest “sticker price.” You have to think about several factors beyond just the freight rate.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

Growing Challenges Shippers, carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders and 3PLs spend millions of dollars and. The total cost to the shipping. For example, predictions such as final inland. An analog approach in a digital world: While the shipping industry has.

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. It is not free by any means, and failure to understand this term can lead to discrepancies when shipping products abroad and additional problems. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Freight prepaid.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Which makes sense; as things get back on track after a discouraging first half of 2019, a higher demand for shipping means more drivers are needed. Discover Your Shipping Potential.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Amazon announced that it shipped 5 billion items through Prime alone in 2017, and some analysts estimate it will ship over 4 billion packages in 2018. Shipping Costs Are A Thorn In Amazon’s Side At its core, Amazon is a logistics company. Yet, despite all its advantages, shipping remains one of Amazon’s largest expenses, probably exceeding $30B in 2018. At nearly 15% of revenue, shipping offers a huge opportunity to take costs out of the company.

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.

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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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next.

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.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)

Freightos

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). The underlying premise dates back further, even for freight. By 1985, the Baltic Exchange published its first daily dry bulk freight index. A New Freight Index.

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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Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Fixing a price is almost futile in a volatile market, and ocean freight now has much more volatility (both frequency and magnitude) than most other commodities. Searching for Ocean Freight’s Spotify.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

COP21, the Paris Climate change conference taking place this week got us thinking what the carbon cost was for shipping the TV. A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 and Green Freight Europe. Freight Insight

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.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research.

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. An Example.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. The best recent example?

From AOL To Online Freight Rates – Blog

Freightos

But not so much searching for online freight rates. So we asked ourselves (and some logistic professionals)… So what kept freight rates offline ? Shipping rates and fees are complicated. Forwarders may be able to automate freight rate management at their own offices.

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.

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. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Identify factors that impact your freight shipping costs.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. For example, with 171 countries and 3 associate members as IMO participants, there will be variations in calibration and variance acceptability.

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

Cerasis

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges? For example, shipper A uses manual processes to manage invoices.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. Some logistics companies only offer LTL shipping.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

Cerasis

In an environment of increasing freight costs, greater pressures on supply chains, and ever-expanding competition, shippers need to focus on where they can cut costs and increase operational efficiency. One such area that offers the greatest opportunity is shipping network optimization. The question is, how can a company optimize its shipping network? Optimal shipping networks are not “one size fits all.”

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Take cargo airships, for example.

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder and a Customs Broker? Hence, it is always necessary to have a freight forwarder that can help in carrying out logistic operations. Freight forwarding has both good and bad sides, just like any other industry. Subscribe Here!

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A great example of this change is the way Americans shop for furniture. Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store.