9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management


Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? Freight Management will be a far easier task when you know how it all fits in the grand scheme of things. There are plenty of mobile apps capable of helping you with freight management in the long run, becoming an invaluable tool to help with your business analysis. This is even more so if your freight has any special needs.

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.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Following these 4 easy guidelines will not only make your product more stable, it will give you , the client, real peace of mind.

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

<strong><em>If you think the price of fuel is the only element driving freight costs higher – </em><em>Think again! </em></strong> Introduction. The latest Master of Logistics 20 th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study reports that in 2011 the highest percent of transportation costs was ground freight at 76.1%, of which US long haul trucking holds a major position at 64.4%. Ground freight was then followed by 8.7%

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating.

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

DAT Solutions

As we've said in the past , hurricanes usually affect freight movements in three stages: Before the storm , if it is predicted in advance, shippers rush to move freight out of the way. Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4.

What Freight Brokers Need to Know About the New National Carrier Hiring Standard


Freight professionals can expect a new national carrier hiring standard in the coming months. Besides the selection guidelines, a provision in the bill also suggests a limitation on the liability of shippers and brokers regarding the choice of a carrier. This may lead to fewer problematic situations for intermediaries, including fewer occasions that can lead to claims on freight brokers’ surety bonds. Freight Freight Broker Info

Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS?


Is The Freight Industry Ready For SOLAS? In the run up to the July 1, 2016 requirement that there must now be a verification of the gross mass of packed containers, Freightos research has determined that only one third (36%) of FCL freight quotes are still being saved with a weight.

Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

Supply Chain Link

Shippers are constantly seeking new ways to gain more visibility into their supply chain to ensure on-time deliveries and meet cost guidelines. Global Supply Chain 3pl Freight Forwarding Ocean Transportation

Ten Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliers

Material Handling & Logistics

Both inbound and outbound freight require carefully choreographed steps for a successful dance. A more efficient inbound freight program streamlines processes to achieve greater savings. However, many businesses overlook inbound freight management since making it successful is not easy.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro


Instead of focusing on charging more to ship parcel, shippers should redevelop their processes to streamline shipping and reduce delays, as well as freight spend. Consider Event-Specific Labeling Guidelines. Remember to Use LTL, FT and Freight Consolidation to Manage Costs Proactively.

5 Steps for Sustaining Healthy 3PL Relationships!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Communication Guidelines. I have also found it useful to develop a set of communication guidelines that both parties can adopt. Setting these guidelines will lead to a reduction in email traffic and an increase in accountability of all parties. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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‘Digital Freight Matching’ Isn’t a Product— It’s a Strategic Methodology


As freight brokerages look to leverage technologies, automate grunt work, and streamline operations, we hear references such as “Buying ‘digital freight matching’.” Unfortunately, this reference to ‘digital freight matching’ as a ‘product’ is too simplistic.

Avoiding Freight Damage & Using Empirical Stretch Wrapping Data to Troubleshoot Causes


The best solution is avoiding freight damage, but how do you measure for it? First is the fact that excessive containment force can damage freight by crushing them. Experts can make informed recommendations which are more specific than our general guidelines above, but there’s no alternative to simply test shipping loads as part of an effort to reduce film use. A Framework to Improve Outcomes of Avoiding Freight Damage . Freight Freight Claims

Are you a Game Changer? Tell us your Story!

Supply Chain Game Changer

As you complete the form and tell us about your Game Changing activities we ask that you consider the following guidelines: Guidelines: Articles should be at least 1000 words long. SupplyChain #Leadership #supplychainmanagement #procurement #purchasing #logistics #freight.

5 New Regulations That Affect Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

Below are five regulations that freight brokers should be aware of—either because they apply to brokers directly, or because the rules will have an impact on truckload capacity. Brokers are disappointed that they still won't have clear guidelines to help them select safe carriers.

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? Transportation Cost Drain #2 - Freight Rates. Freight rates are a direct line item cost and many companies have experienced rate increase in addition to surcharges. Freight terms are negotiable. What freight terms have been agreed too? Is your supplier taking advantage of your freight volume for better rates? Is you supplier making a profit on your freight by adding a fee?

How the ELD Mandate & Other Regulations Will Impact the Capacity Crunch


Under the new HOS guidelines, the number of trips drivers may make is severely limited. FreightWithin one month, the electronic logging device mandate will take effect. While shippers have known about the mandate for two years, truckers, shippers and carriers are still concerned about how it will impact capacity. Paired with soaring manufacturing and tightening capacity within the last month, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate could cause the capacity crunch to worsen.

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

Talking Logistics

R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. “Adjusting for the larger ups and downs this year, as well as talking with many fleets, I currently see a softer than normal freight environment, which is likely to continue until the inventory correction is complete.

Will Driverless Trucks Ever Gain Traction?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Self-driving vehicles are being tested throughout the world, with technology companies focused on bringing greater efficiency and profitability to the freight business. Autonomous Vehicles and the Freight Business. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

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These guides are one of the benefits of TIA membership , as they cover a variety of legal and regulatory topics and are written specifically for freight brokers. Government Freight Framework. Canadian Freight Framework.

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace


Quick Guidelines for Safety in the Workplace from OSHA. To reduce the risk, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration today released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers *.

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


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. This is regardless of whether freight consolidation was used or not.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Considering that there are multiple ports, countries and carriers each developing their own guidelines, the need for a global process standard is critical. Finally, if you’re keeping a pulse on freight activity in the U.S.,

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service


Unreimbursed Freight. A high level of unreimbursed freight shows that the team is taking extraordinary measures to satisfy customers. Unreimbursed Freight. Very little has more impact on a company’s success than customer satisfaction.

6 Trends to Make Supply Chain Managers the Heroes of Their Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the logistics aspect of the supply chain, this equates to better monitoring and adherence to guidelines governing drive time, fuel use, deadhead and more. Logistics #Freight #SCM #SupplyChain #Business #Leadership #HumanResources. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management


ELD Implementation Is Causing Major Problems in early June 2018, the ELD roadcheck revealed violations across every state, reports John Kingston of Freight Waves. According to a previous argument by Croke, the hours of service guidelines should be regulating sleep, not drive.

5 Common Problems Vendors Have with Routing Guides

PLS Logistics

Routing guides contain routing instructions and an established set of guidelines and requirements for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling orders and shipping products or materials to a specific location, warehouse or DC. What is a routing guide?

How to Safely Handle Chemical Products!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to advising people, the majority of the time I follow a simple 5-step guideline to establish the main challenges related to the storage and handling of chemical products. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Chemicals supplychainSubscribe Here!

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

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Having a safe work environment requires establishing clear and effective warehouse safety guidelines. Then, some workers simply don’t know the guidelines for warehouse safety and go about their day in ignorance. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing


As a result, carriers and suppliers are focusing on how value-added services, such as auditing, small package processing and delivery, and freight optimization, can reduce overall costs and shipping duration. Meanwhile, e-commerce is driving better forecasting capabilities and enhancing inventory management, which translates into better optimization of freight, inventory management processes and packaging needs. Hours of Service Guidelines Are Evolving.

4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected: Part 2

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While federal regulation provides a guideline, the shipper, their customers, and their vendors should agree on how to handle claims when damage occurs. Over the Road Supply Chain Consulting Cargo Claims Freight Supply Chain 4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected.

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New Food Safety Rules Soon to Kick in for Small Brokers, Shippers and Carriers


The purpose of the rule is to provide new guidelines and rules which are meant to prevent food safety risks that arise during transportation. It is important to note that the rule specifically states that freight brokers are also among those who need to comply with the rule, and that within the rule they are considered the same as shippers. At the same time, shippers (and freight brokers) must establish and implement procedures to check that this is the case.

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Blockchain and Trucking: A Match Made on the Road


Additionally, with the passage of the MAP-21 Act (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act), there were changes made in the hours of service guidelines that reduced the number of hours that could be driven by a trucker before he or she had to rest.

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Then, general guidelines for level of forecast can be found as below, - If your customer doesn''t share demand forecast with you, use your own historical data to make a forecast at SKU level - If you get POS data from customers, use it to make forecast at SKU/store level.