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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. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. Freight

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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.

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 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.

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. When you break it down, Jeff Bezos figured out how to do three seemingly contradictory things at once: deliver exceptional service levels, at the lowest cost possible, and manage complexity.

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How to prepare for freight market shifts in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As we begin 2020, we can anticipate more balance in the transportation marketplace, according to industry sources. truckload market , the next six to nine months will be a transitional phase. Most analysts are thinking we might start to feel some market parity in the second half of 2020. . Cycle continues to evolve. When referring to the for-hire TL market, we’re looking at 10-20% of the market that is considered the “spot” market.”

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. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Do your research when selecting transportation routes.

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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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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

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer , beyond the customer’s expectations. Try to recognize all of your wastes. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 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. What is Freight Management? Subscribe Here!

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

With visibility as the key driver for an effective supply chain improvement strategy, businesses today must rely on building collaborative relationships in their extended supply chains to gain visibility from end-to-end. Unless you have end-to-end visibility across your entire network of trading partners, you – and they – are operating at a distinct disadvantage. Today’s technologies are allowing all the stakeholders in the supply chain to share a single network.

How To Start Your Brewery On The Path To Success

Unleashed

billion by 2024, according to Business Wire. Knocked back just 7% in sales volumes during the height of 2020 lockdowns, according to Unleashed Software’s own data, the beer industry overall has shown remarkable resilience – for somewhat obvious reasons – and appears likely to continue its expansion. We’ll also break down the specific details of what it takes to build and grow a successful craft brewery business. Areas to seek expert input.

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%.

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. The transportation industry has seen a rapid influx of interest and growth over the last several years, and this includes the professionals who work as intermediaries between shippers and carriers. To be a successful broker, the following strategies are a must.

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 Cummins Power Generation Used Lean Six Sigma to Achieve Significant Transportation Savings

Talking Logistics

Now more than ever, companies – regardless of industry – are looking for ways to improve customer service while also cutting costs and growing the top line. While companies implement improvement programs for a variety of reasons, at the core of their decision is the desire to utilize a proven strategy and set of tools to effectively change how they operate and further promote process excellence. Contract Carrier Freight Rationalization. Contracted Freight Rates.

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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Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. A strategic approach to obtaining what you need to keep your business and products moving—whether you’re sourcing raw materials, manufactured accessories, or transportation capacity—can help avoid unforeseen disruptions and create a competitive advantage in today’s changing market.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

However, digitization really became mainstream around 2009 when there were officially more “things” than people connected to the internet. Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. However, just being able to receive or send information digitally does not make for a digitized environment. Digitization changed, and continues to change, the way that we see and interact with information.

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.

Transportation Education: Gaining Confidence with Social Media

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation industry confidence and being new to transportation is almost an oxymoron at first. Two months ago I had gone from being an Assistant Athletic Director/Strength Coach to a sales rep in the transportation world. For those of you who are just starting out in transportation or for those who remember, this industry can be very overwhelming. It takes time to understand how the transportation regulations we have today came about.

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 Avoid Damage to Your Freight

GTG Technology Group

3 Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Freight. Freight damage may only occur in less than 1% of shipments, but with almost 50 million tons of freight moved daily, that equates to around 500,000 tons of freight damaged per day. Lost or damaged freight can cost transportation companies and their clients thousands of dollars. Freight damage is often preventable with a few best practices to keep your freight safe.

How A Brewery Company Manages Contracted Transporters In Real-time

Abivin

They kept its traditional recipe for beer with the help of modern technology and highly qualified staff to grow into one of the leading brewery companies in Vietnam. As a big manufacturer, they follow a strict logistics process to manage transportation in real-time, which has been proven to improve efficiency and profit. In this article, we will take a deeper insight into how one leading brewery company can effectively manage all contracted transporters in real-time.

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.

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

The answer is… transportation. The lithium boom signals a shift in manufacturing and energy in the United States—but the popular mineral is facing some obstacles when it comes to heavy air and rail regulation. But before lithium can meet its full potential, the problem of transportation must be addressed. Lithium use continues to multiply, and it’s now used in laptops, smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics. How are dangerous goods transported?

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 be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

Schools have been postponed or outright cancelled until further notice, with restaurants being encouraged to only offer take-out, pick-up or delivery. It’s a strange feeling for many to see the world’s economic engines come to a halt, especially here at ThroughPut, a company whose name is associated with speed and flow. These are uncertain times for businesses that are used to having cash flow, steady top lines, and predictable bottom lines. Don’t know how?

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. A new model helps shippers to choose the best routes. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. Subscribe for free to Frontiers here.

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.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

However, digitization really became mainstream around 2009 when there were officially more “things” than people connected to the internet. Digitization is an essential cornerstone capability that enables Logistics to deliver its true potential. However, just being able to receive or send information digitally does not make for a digitized environment. Digitization changed, and continues to change, the way that we see and interact with information.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

Subscribe to Frontiers here. It developed a strategic plan to capitalize on the region’s historic strengths as an international crossroads for commerce. The plan was to transform the region into a logistics hub. A central feature was the creation of a logistics cluster, an agglomeration of firms and business functions located in the same region that share expertise and know-how. Fast forward to 2013, and the strategy’s success is plainly visible.