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

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. As a result, carriers will have less capacity and availability to handle unexpected surges in demand. Understand freight classes and bands.

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. By using the web, a shipper can research a freight forwarder’s legal requirements.

How to Become a Freight Forwarder

Cerasis

Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package. Thinking about entering the freight movers field?

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain.

How to Avoid Missed Inbound Freight Pickups

Cerasis

Missed inbound freight pickups have a disastrous impact on the profitability of your business. While shippers often focus on outbound logistics, shippers must not overlook the importance of inbound logistics in reducing costs and achieving full freight visibility.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. provides deep insight into the behavior of demand and inventory to improve the outcomes.

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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. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does.

Expert Advises How to Reduce LTL Freight Costs

Supply Chain Opz

In this guest commentary, Professor Bruce Ferrin from Western Michigan University is here to share some insights. Make yourself a better customer so carriers will have more incentive to offer attractive rate/service packages to get & keep your traffic.

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.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Failure to exercise reasonable care in preventing accidents or incidents could result in you having to pay for the damages.

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The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” 4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Become a Freight Broker: Your Ultimate Guide

Cerasis

It’s a great time to be in the freight brokering business, and there are plenty of reasons to consider starting your own brokerage now. You can read our step-by-step guide below or jump straight to the infographic. What you need to know before you become a freight broker.

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How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

Talking Logistics

Everyone has experienced this scenario: a great event is planned in advance, a timeline is set with a predetermined flow of the party, from when guests arrive to the food and music, all the way to their departure at the end of the evening. Damage to product when handled or in transit.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

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. Freight Logistics

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Staying attentive to the market.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Instead of trying to start from scratch, shippers need to know a few things about the challenges of integrating traditional with e-commerce shipping , why integration is key to success and the best practices necessary to avoid additional issues. Up to 1.3

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. Blockchain Freight Supply Chain Technology Trends

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The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

Cerasis

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Expected increases in LTL freight costs.

5 Steps to Build a Dynamic Routing for Inbound Freight: How to Give Your Vendors a Better Carrier Mix

Cerasis

As explained by Inbound Logistics, the inbound freight routing guide defines carrier selection and mode of transportation criteria for vendors and suppliers to send freight to your business. Inbound Freight Dynamic Routing for Inbound Freight

[WHITE PAPER] How to Drive Inbound Freight Savings thru Improved Vendor Compliance Management

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Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How to Drive Inbound Freight Savings thru Improved Vendor Compliance Management” white paper!

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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How to Prepare Transportation for Holiday Returns

PLS Logistics

The holiday season is upon us, and retailers must be prepared to avoid seasonal challenges. Return rates have amplified as the percentage of internet sales continues to develop. Only 20% of shoppers like to have a carrier pick up a package from their home.

How to Be a Successful Freight Broker

Cerasis

Editor's Note : Cerasis is a freight broker by the nature that all third party logistics companies who manage freight on behalf of shippers, which include freight payment, are a freight broker. There is plenty of opportunity in the freight world at the moment.

How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Article and Infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Marc McCormack at straightnorth.com. It’s easy to visualize your supply chain as a river, flowing from one point to another. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Cerasis

This all starts with an eye to detail towards the most effective transportation management practices. LTL shipping, much like any industry with so many moving parts, can be a bit tricky from time to time. A Brief on Freight Classification.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight.

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage | C.H. Whether your supply chain’s seasonal surge is now or not for several more months, your execution strategy has a big part to play—perhaps bigger than you realized. Are you ready to get started?

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The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain.

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How to Use a TMS to Manage Inbound Transportation (And Gain Visibility)

PLS Logistics

Inbound freight management is multifaceted and can eat up more than 40% of the average organization’s annual freight budget, according to Aberdeen Group. Download Inbound Freight Cost Management ebook. Visibility TMS Inbound Freight

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble?

How to Select the Right Pallet Racking for Your Warehouse! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Article and infographic, and permission to publish here, provided by Brent Frayser at speedrackwest.com. Organization is a key component to the success of any industry. The post How to Select the Right Pallet Racking for Your Warehouse!

Procurement – How to Enable Spend Aggregation!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Theoretically you should be able to generate better service, better terms and conditions, and better cost. Yet there can be many obstacles in your way to achieving this seemingly simple goal. First I’d like to be clear that it doesn’t matter what your situation is.

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. As a recap, and for easy to access link, we have showcased the following: Most Read Manufacturing Articles of 2015. We encourage you to use the search function at the right of the blog or the category picker to find any content you'd like to read. Top Freight Articles of 2015. Freight is something that you ship.