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 Build the Business Case for TMS

Cerasis

Unfortunately, adoption rates across the country continue to reflect the sub-standard use of a TMS to manage freight spend resulting from shippers that failed to realize the value of a TMS as few as 66% of US shippers take advantage of a transportation.read More.

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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. 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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End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. looking to digital ly transform their. This led to a focus on larger store. stock, and the ability to transport goods on. have been forced to modernize and deliver. looking to transform their supply chains.

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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11 Tips on How to Select a WMS

Veridian Solutions

The use of a warehouse management system (WMS) offers critical benefits to retailers and supply chains. These benefits range from efficient and effective labor management to minimized paperwork. At the same time, the cost to implement a WMS is lower than ever, says Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant. However, not all WMS platforms and vendors are equal, so supply chain leaders should know how to select a WMS without lost time and effort. Remember to Negotiate.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. How you pack your products in the box is key to product damage control. .

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 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.

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. The total cost to the shipping. 15-$20 billion annually, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG). own data and generate intelligence to.

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder and a Customs Broker? Article and infographic originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Victor at [link]. How to Avoid This Scam.

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.

[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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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.

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 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 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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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.

As Peak Season Looms, Here’s How to Prepare

American Global Logistics

Halfway through 2019, ocean shipping costs have already inched up for businesses, with many carriers locking in rates $200 to $300 higher per TEU than the 2018 contract season. The post As Peak Season Looms, Here’s How to Prepare appeared first on AGL.

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.

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

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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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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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.

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.

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 Make Your Freight More Attractive To Carriers

PLS Logistics

Capacity is tighter than ever; the rates are at all-time high and steadily climbing up – this is no surprise to anyone connected to the transportation industry. Freight Shippers carrier

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.

How To Choose a Freight Company That’s Right For You

PLS Logistics

The global economy and the entire modern world heavily relies on freight shipping on a daily basis. Everything we eat, wear, use, and work with gets to us through cargo shipping services. Blog 3PL freight shipping freight shipping companies logistics outsourcing

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.

How to Synchronize Your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Supply Chain Collaboration – The New Way to Drive Value! What comes to mind when you hear the word “synchronization?”. How can you make sure that everything is in sync every time? Constant visibility is the key to keeping your supply chain synchronized.

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

Cerasis

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!

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.