Transparency and Overcapacity: Where Freight is Going in 2017
JANUARY 17, 2017
Where Freight is Going in 2017. For decades, international freight’s mantra was a simple bigger is better. Sluggish global trade, reduced import volumes and record overcapacity showed that the global freight industry is in dire need of change. Freight Insights LogTech
The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
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.
Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch
DECEMBER 5, 2014
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.
Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
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
Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain - White Paper
Freight APIs are the Most Impactful Supply Chain Technology for Retailers and their Suppliers in 2016”. How Technology. is Reshaping the.
Improving Global Freight Process Management
AUGUST 4, 2015
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.
New Research: Assessing Inbound Freight Management
MARCH 4, 2016
Transportation Spend Inbound FreightTransportation is coming to the forefront of shippers’ cost reduction, efficiency and operational strategies due to its oversized contribution to supply chain costs. Inbound transportation is particularly inefficient and costly, eating up 3.6% to 5.2%
Market Update: Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
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.
The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend)
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
It is a relationship-based business where trusted relationships matter — because it impacts customer service and satisfaction, and by extension, the shipper’s brand and reputation — which is why the vast majority of freight is moved via contracted carriers, not the spot market.
Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹.
Gap Widens Between Contract and Spot Market Freight Rates
OCTOBER 22, 2015
Spot market freight was stuck in neutral for most of the third quarter , with some pockets of seasonal activity. Recognizing that 2014 was extraordinary in many ways, the past month looks anemic even when compared to the more typical freight movement of September 2013. Freight Rates
California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.
What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
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
How to find a great freight forwarder
The Logistics of Logistics
JANUARY 1, 2015
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.
8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
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.
7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement
JUNE 30, 2015
Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.
The 3 Main Obstacles Manufacturers Face with Inbound Freight Management
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Transportation Manufacturing Inbound FreightIndustrial manufacturers are being hit hard by the current economic conditions. Overall demand for manufacturing is down, profit margins are shrinking and manufacturers are looking for any way to reduce operating costs.
Ready For The Future Of Freight?
MARCH 31, 2016
But What About The Future of Freight? Last year, we wrote about how 2016 is the year the freight industry goes online. It turns out the preconception of freight being old-fashioned is changing. Brave New Freight World. Freight’s core business is facing eroding margins.
Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far
JULY 1, 2016
We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management.
Freight Rates News October 2015
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. And as freight innovators ourselves, we love seeing more innovation. Freight index jitters.
Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy
JUNE 8, 2016
Although an initial view of the logistics and freight industry seems stale, it represents how the flow of goods and services are sprouting and delivering more with fewer resources. However, recent years have seen more shippers turn to less-than-truckload (LTL) and freight consolidation with full truckload (FT) to reduce the number of trucks on the road. Logistics and Freight Economy: Putting It All Together. Freight Logistics freight logistics
[INFOGRAPHIC] Will APIs Replace Freight EDI? The Transportation Industry Moves Technology Forward
AUGUST 4, 2016
Why does Freight EDI still exist? Freight EDI is costly to set up and maintain, leads to more headcount, and frequently breaks. Now, going further, what is EDI in freight? IS Freight EDI Dead?”. Is Freight EDI Dead? Alternatives to Freight EDI.
Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight
MAY 17, 2016
Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. VC ❤️ Freight Startups. In a decade’s time, freight will likely still be moved in containers and boxes on airplanes and ships. Moving data better means moving freight better. A whopping $13.92
Freight Forwarders’ Ongoing Quest to Increase Revenue & Profit
APRIL 10, 2014
Despite economic recovery, these continue to be challenging times for freight forwarders. Very few organizations experience more complexity in their business than a global freight forwarder. Download our eBook – A Freight Forwarder’s Guide to Increasing Revenue & Profit.
50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight
DECEMBER 31, 2015
Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!
Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place
JUNE 26, 2016
But the South Carolina freight market has already gotten a boost thanks to the expansion, and the industrial boom has been evident on DAT Load Boards.
Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight
MARCH 2, 2017
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: Accelerating Supply Chains
Supply Chain Link
DECEMBER 8, 2015
This year has been challenging for air freight. Global Supply Chain 3pl Air Freight Cross-Border Export Freight Forwarding OptimizationDecember 17 th marks 112 years since the first airplane took flight 1.
8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017
JANUARY 10, 2017
Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well. Long haul overland freight will increasingly move by rail for lower rates and emissions. Green Freight
COP21 – Freight and Climate Change
DECEMBER 4, 2015
The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. . and Green Freight Europe. Freight Insight
Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS
MAY 8, 2015
Freight rating software is a necessity for shippers and 3PLs. There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. When shopping for a Freight Rating Software System with TMS, look for key points that will add value and provide additional benefits for shippers.
Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos
AUGUST 31, 2016
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.
Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving
AUGUST 28, 2014
The post Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:00 ET. There are many moving parts that can impact a shipper’s supply chain.
Top Freight Articles of 2015
DECEMBER 30, 2015
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.
Cash Flow Strategies for Freight Brokers
APRIL 3, 2017
What does that mean for freight brokers? Factoring - While there are dozens of factoring options for carriers, there are relatively few for freight brokers. In our experience, freight broker factoring is “feast or famine.”
Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Tackle Inbound Freight?
JANUARY 17, 2017
In speaking with customers over the last few months, we have seen a significant increase in transportation teams taking more control of their inbound freight. Historically, most of the return on investment (ROI) for transportation management systems (TMS) was focused on outbound transportation by optimizing across less than truckload (LTL)/truckload (TL) and cutting freight costs while creating increased visibility and customer service.