Why Freight Visibility is Important

PLS Logistics

Brokers, 3PL’s and freight haulers are involved in bringing a product to market, and because of this, visibility into freight location and status is essential. freight visibilityAlong the supply chain, goods must be transported to and from suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers and end users.

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.

Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Talking Logistics

What are the challenges with the traditional freight matching process? Smarter and More Efficient Freight Matching. While there are many startups that are trying to disintermediate the brokerage industry, Gollapalli believes that the best path forward is to make brokers and the freight matching process smarter and more efficient. These real-time visibility solutions, however, are now evolving to enable more efficient freight matching. “We

Is Uber Freight a Going Concern?

Logistics Viewpoints

Is Uber Freight a going concern? The post Is Uber Freight a Going Concern? Logistics Service Providers Logistics Technologies BluJay Solutions Descartes supply chain Uber FreightRecent losses at the company, the shut down of UberRush, and the loss of key executives makes this a valid question. Experienced logistics executives are not surprised. appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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. ocean carriers, freight forwarders, 3PLs, terminal operators. and Silicon Valley, ClearMetal’s Intelligence Platform predicts nearly all events in freight booking and.

LTL Carrier Liability: Is your freight covered?

PLS Logistics

We all hope we never have to deal with freight claims. Unfortunately, if you are an active supply chain participant, you will most likely end up with a freight claim at some point in your career. However, we are not entirely helpless when it comes to potential freight loss or damage. You can learn more about a few tips for minimizing your risk of freight damage in one of our previous blogs. Insurance carrier liability freight damage

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

Cerasis

Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

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.

Market Update: Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast

PLS Logistics

Freight 3PL CarriersAdobe Digital Intelligence says that 31% of consumers start shopping before November 1, and 27% will start before Thanksgiving, so the supply chain plans for the holiday season for months and months in advance.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

when booking freight, and how to staff. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are. looking to digital ly transform their. businesses. For decades, businesses have largely.

What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

Cerasis

Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. Goodwill notes shipment data granularity and analysis are linked with better freight allocation , which means making use of the full spectrum of available shipping options, including full truckloads. Yesteryear, freight allocation was simpler.

Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

Talking Logistics

TMS and freight optimization technology make this holistic strategy much easier to execute. The post Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Business Case for Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

Bennett Adelson, CEO of MacroPoint discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is real-time freight visibility so important for shippers and 3PLs? What benefits does real-time freight visibility provide to shippers, carriers, and brokers?

Top 8 Freight and Trucking Blog Posts of the Year

Cerasis

Today is day four of our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , Freight. Top 8 Freight and Trucking Blog Posts of the Year. Freight is growing. Freight

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing. There are currently no air freight capacity issues on any routes.

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.

3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons. The post 3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary air freight supply chain

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. 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. However, this is expected as freight is much more tactical than say a broad look at manufacturing or even transportation management.

Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market

CHAINalytics

While growing demand due to sustained economic growth is mostly to blame for the current state of the market, it is also important to point … The post Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market appeared first on Chainalytics.

Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight

PLS Logistics

The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked. Accurately planning for efficient transportation routes and potential delays comes with many challenges, which is why many shippers turn to a freight broker to ship goods.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. According to Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, “The air freight spot market is playing an increasingly prominent role in holiday supply chains. About The Freightos International 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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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.

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 Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. As a shipper, you must understand how changes to the freight broker world might affect your rates and understand the transparency of the freight broker you use to see how it impacts them. Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. But this story is more about a vision for a better future of freight, than just another acquisition. WebCargoNet’s focus has been more on the carrier-forwarder relationship and has also placed more focus on air freight.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

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.

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 Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

The graph below depicts 24 region-to-region pairs, showing changes in rates for freight movements that originated in four Western regions, heading to destinations in six East Coast regions. These results are atypical , so they may surprise longtime freight trend watchers. Freight Rate

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. As supply chains crank back into action following the vacation, the January ocean freight GRI (General Rate Increase) stuck, with China-US rates increasing by 27%. The situation is better for air freight.

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.

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.