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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. For example, a black swan event may include both the physical damage and ongoing disruption caused by a hurricane and subsequent bottlenecks, so shippers that know how to isolate the causes of poor visibility and areas that are likely to contribute to worsening of black swan events can effectively reduce their chances of coming to fruition.

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. Trucking Logistics. Freight

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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. The same goes for many planned and well-organized supply chain processes – they carry with them the threat of unplanned and unintended events, especially when moving product from the point of origin to its final destination.

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. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods.

How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. A company cannot function well without being able to ship products across the supply chain. It also allows companies to cross geographic lines between where products are produced and where they are consumed. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization.

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation.

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. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Keep it Simple : It’s important to not over complicate things.

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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. You may be trying to aggregate spend within your company or across companies, or you are trying to outsource this to a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). To overcome the Spend Aggregation obstacles there are a series of enablers you need to enact to make this successful.

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?”. Just like every gear and cog of a watch has to work in harmony for that watch to be able to tell time, your supply chain needs to be tightly synchronized to be effective. How can you make sure that everything is in sync every time? Constant visibility is the key to keeping your supply chain synchronized.

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 has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. Unfortunately, the worsening of the driver shortage is pushing more full truckload carriers to turn existing trucks into LTL space. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

Talking Logistics

Shippers and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) are constantly evolving – more rapidly than ever due to increasing activity in mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, changing client and consumer demands, converging business models, and decreasing IT costs. These influences are changing shipper and LSP transportation requirements in real time, which creates a need for designing the right solution to address those challenges.

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics.

How to Build Better Supply Chain Finance Goals With Analytics

Turvo

Few events carry the notoriety of black swans, and the COVID-19 pandemic is the most unprecedented and disruptive event to affect supply chains in decades. Nothing comes close to the level of turmoil it has caused, and for supply chain leaders, the severe disruption, and changes to freight rates—not to mention limited capacity—contribute to more uncertainty. Everyone has access to some form of data, and every process generates more of it.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! Article, and permission to publish here, provided by Aaron Anderson at JW Surety Bonds. Licensed freight brokers operate around the country in various markets, helping make the transport of goods a reality for their customers. Currently, more than 17,000 freight brokers work in the United States, either as independent businesses or as part of a team.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation

Cerasis

We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. We started the series first by " 9 Key Topics to Understand to Frame A Shipper’s Mind for Effective KPI Management with a 3PL." technique to better achieve desired outcomes. . Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, is based in PLAZA, Europe’s largest logistics park, and both organizations benefit from the relationship. Subscribe to Frontiers here. The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, is celebrating its 10 th anniversary this week. ZLC is a success story with a number of themes, but two of them resonate beyond the logistics community: economic growth and job creation. Mutual benefits.

Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information. Blockchain technology builds value in the supply chain through better transparency and process standardization, but it holds additional value through new logistics services and business models. For instance, blockchain enhances freight auditing and invoice management, as well as cybersecurity. reports DHL, and for shippers, this amounts to a possible number of trucking contacts just as high.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits. Many employees are leaving the industry to take jobs that allow them more time with their families. As diesel prices tick up and the costs of keeping drivers rises, freight companies are taking action to protect their earnings.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. If you’re like me, staying up to date on supply chain news is critical. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Click on the boxes to the left to get started! Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters.

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by, and permission to publish provided by, Raanan Cohen at [link]. 2017 was an important year for delivery logistics. From restaurant chains to supermarkets to pharmacies to service providers, the world of logistics is experiencing unprecedented change. These are some of the key industry trends in delivery logistics and supply chain management which will take center stage in the upcoming year: 1. Subscribe Here!

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%

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. The inbound flow of raw materials and parts is a major area of opportunity to gain efficiencies and decrease the total cost of your supply chain. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity. Move from warehousing to cross-docking.

The Digital Opportunity for 3PL Logistics Operations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. Third-party logistics (or 3PL) providers, are standing on the brink of breakout growth. The shipper ecosystem is burgeoning with more delivery orders, more inventory to be managed, more deliveries and more services than ever before. USD back in 2018, is expected to reach $1.5 If not, it’s a good time to start.

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Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. goods is more complex than it used to be. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. companies to do business in their lands.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. companies should be looking to partner with more stable countries where tariff changes aren’t expected. goods is more complex than it used to be. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods.

How to Save 20% on Freight Invoice Processing Costs This Year

BluJay Solutions

Freight processing is often a source of hidden costs – and most shippers have no good mechanism in place to identify and address the inaccuracies that lead to these costs. For that reason, gaining access to freight invoice reconciliation technology can be the secret to unlocking over 20% recurring savings on freight invoice processing. So how can you get past this roadblock? One strategy for success is to start small.

How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions! 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. There are many reasons why a bottleneck may develop in your logistics, but the effects it can have are all negative. Subscribe Here!

How to Keep Your Freight from Freezing: What Shippers Need to Know

Zipline Logistics

Winter equates to more than just tricky-to-navigate roadways. Its arrival brings cold weather for much of the US and requires shippers to take steps to protect from freeze with their freight. . Understand Your Freight Needs.

How to run a supply chain war room that's ready for anything part 2: Planning for and preventing risk

EFT

In part one, which you can read here , we covered why risks are rising and how it is important to try and get ahead with a strong planning function. To aid the decision making, visibility is critical,” says Phil Roe, Chief Customer Officer and Strategy Director UKI at DHL Supply Chain.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% to $493.7 to $1.04

21 logistics experts share the most important ingredients in developing an effective logistics strategy

6 River Systems

There are several elements in an effective logistics strategy, with the ultimate goal of identifying the most cost-effective service levels and developing plans and processes that enable the company to operate as close to those optimal service levels as possible.

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. At Cerasis, we work with other freight brokers who are tendering loads. But, as a shipper, if you do read this, it is also vital to know what a GOOD freight broker looks like. .

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. That forecast is impactful to companies currently conducting business in India, but it’s also meaningful to all companies that do international trade —especially those that have the potential to conduct business in India in the future.

How To Evaluate Carriers Effectively?

Abivin

Selecting a carrier to ship with is a challenging decision for many managers. It is important for managers to evaluate a carrier provider to choose the most suitable one for shipping process. Source) To assist managers with the evaluation process, we have created a guideline that evaluate carrier provider against objective criteria. Based on your business needs, you will be able to determine the most important criteria to follow and choose the best provider.

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. In reality, one of the core tenets of the Toyota Production System on which lean manufacturing is based is “produce only what you need to satisfy the customer and nothing more.”. To satisfy this most basic principle of lean, some manufacturers will have to change the way they measure success.

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