The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs. Freight Insights General

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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?

Armco Barriers In The Warehouse! (Sponsored)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Warehouses can be a minefield for damage and injury if the proper risk assessments are not carried out and the correct protection is not subsequently put in place to prevent such issues from occurring. Why Warehouse Barrier Protection Is Vital. Protect warehouse stock from damage ?

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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. Subscribe Here!

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

Cerasis

It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operations: Consider Automation. Not only can robotic automation help manufacturers achieve greater warehouse productivity, but it can also drive significant cost savings as compared to employing workers. According to the U.S.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. There are now literally dozens of platforms, from enterprise forwarders to top five ocean carriers, air freight carriers to online marketplaces , that prove this. So where will freight be in 2019?

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

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. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

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.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there. Cross-train your warehouse workforce.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Today, for example, Amazon pre-loads un-purchased products onto a truck knowing they will be ordered by the time the truck reaches an area. Listen to "The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain" on Spreaker. The post Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

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 . For example, a company may be using two- or three-day express shipping to ship parcels over a short distance where they probably would have arrived in the same time using ground.

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. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

Inside 4 Cutting Edge Warehouses! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Streamline your Entire Distribution Centre or Warehouse at One Time! What’s more, the costs of warehousing, fulfillment and delivery are expected to keep rising in the upcoming year. The new warehouse from China’s 2nd largest ecommerce company is a robotics masterpiece.

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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.

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.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.

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.

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

Shipchain

For example, initiating a recall is streamlined through blockchain by showing all movements of affected shipments. Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. For example, an e-commerce warehouse using a blockchain-based system like a smart contract could automate payments processing. Scheduling Through Blockchain Increases Freight Planning and Accuracy in Recordkeeping. Freight shipped sooner for shippers and carriers.

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The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Talking Logistics

Mobile technology has transformed how customers order, and how goods are fulfilled from the store or warehouse. For example, it’s typically a manual process to re-enter orders captured by e-commerce applications such as BigCommerce, Shopify and Magento into ERP solutions such as NetSuite, QuickBooks or Acumatica. Similarly, in the warehouse, purchase order receiving and picking processes are often paper-based, which are inherently inefficient and inaccurate.

Forklift Safety Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

A forklift is an essential piece of equipment in any warehouse, distribution center or factory. For example, they must never allow anyone to stand or ride on the blades of the lift. A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! safety #forklift #warehousing #distributioncenter.

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Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months. If you do not want to start at the 3PL as a contact customer with a SLA/KPIs, you can ship your goods and become a public account.

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.

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Warehouse Performance Management Tips. For example, you could create colour coded orders or pick lists that indicate customer priority. For example, consider selecting a few samples when you receive products and quality check the items. Consider setting a quality control at the following stages of production: - when receiving and throughout warehouse process. - For example, make this part of your weekly or daily routine.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Declining Freight Rates.

What Are the Top Warehouse Management KPIs Every Supply Chain Exec Should Measure

Cerasis

Warehouse managers face many challenges. Vendors need to have access to the latest inbound freight routing guides and more. The Top Warehouse Management KPIs: Receiving and Put-Away KPIs. Incoming freight should be tracked in terms of volume put away per employee per hour.

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Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring.

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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.

Nine Questions to Ask When Buying Freight Forwarding Software

BluJay Solutions

The freight forwarding business is rife with challenges, from narrow profit margins to staying abreast of the latest regulatory and statutory requirements. So the right freight forwarding software can make all the difference – if you know what to look for.

Can the Cloud Solve Your Freight Forwarding Challenges?

BluJay Solutions

In a business as dynamic and complex as freight forwarding, technology is crucial to maintaining efficient, flexible operations. The right solution can also help freight forwarders accelerate integration of new and existing supply chain partners and carriers.

What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You? Less than load (LTL) freight is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel. But, before we jump into these, let’s look at how LTL freight actually works.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost (TechCrunch). Warehouse Space Growing Tighter on Rising E-Commerce Demands (WSJ – sub.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

And unless you plan and manage your Supply Chain well you are going to end up with Traffic Jams on those highways especially at “Rush Hour” The Black Friday/Cyber Monday period is a great example of a Rush Hour. Freight #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Distribution #Transportation.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.