Omnichannel Requires Fast Warehouse Transformation: Why & How to Do It Right| TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO

Cerasis

[link] The growth of omnichannel is subject to hype and fact. Some supply chain leaders and experts argue omnichannel is the improper term to describe the state of warehouse transformation today. Supply chain leaders need to understand why an omnichannel warehouse.read More.

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. Warehousing.

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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. Warehousing.

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. Warehousing.

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

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Cerasis

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. percent of warehouses vacant, warehouse managers are still stuck with the challenge of maximizing warehouse space. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

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.

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. In warehouses too, the self-driven concept will be utilized.

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E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment

Veridian Solutions

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant , shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment. However, detail-oriented areas of focus can provide a better rubric for e-commerce and warehousing success. Total Square Feet in All E-Commerce and Warehousing Spaces. The type of dock doors used by your organization will also impact effective e-commerce and warehousing processes.

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. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. Access to multi-modal shipping and drop shipping options.

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at [link]. When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. With this trend looking to continue into the next couple of years, it’s time to examine the state of the industry, especially when it comes to safety with all of these new employees entering the field.

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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How to Safely Handle Chemicals!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide! Every time I am asked about how to handle and transport chemical products I answer that it is all about being well-informed. Indeed, there are various elements that one has to know when it comes to the storage and handling of chemical products. And as a business owner, this is probably the last thing you want to happen. So without further ado, let´s get right to it.

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay.

How to Evaluate & Buy Supply Chain Visibility Software

Turvo

Every company promises access to more information, the latest market data, and a better way to manage the supply chain. particularly in supply chain management with businesses in need of “real-time access to package, truck and driver location, warehouse information” and more.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Implementing the right technologies, such as collaborative mobile robots , can help to optimize resource management and improve productivity.

What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

Cerasis

Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. As explained by Dan Goodwill via Canadian Shipper, the problem goes much further than that, including lacking compliance management, subpar, if any, use of transportation management systems (TMS, and failure to utilize granular shipment activity data.

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.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

I hope we can agree that Amazon will disrupt an industry if it wants to. Walmart and Kroger are the biggest retailers in the US, but when it comes to e-commerce, nobody comes close to Amazon. With distribution centers now within 2-days ground transport of most Americans, Amazon can carefully select the best combination of company-owned, public, and private delivery services to put the average package on your porch for under $4. So how does this work?

Tips for Maximizing Warehouse Space

Veridian Solutions

The 2018 State of Logistics Report , sponsored by 3PL Central , indicates warehousing models are evolving at a phenomenal rate. More importantly, demand for warehouse space is at an all-time high, and warehousing is still short two million workers. percent of warehouses vacant, warehouse managers are still stuck with the challenge of maximizing warehouse space. Since customers’ needs evolve on a continuing basis, warehouses must evolve in tandem.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

A TMS makes up only a fraction of the full truckload technology available to shippers. In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Freight Management News Full Truckload Technology

How to Dispute a Walmart Deduction

SupplyPike

Anything from shortages in shipping to a price difference between a purchase order and invoice can trigger one of these costly charges. Typically, these fines are in the single-digit percentage points of what a supplier invoices (amounting to potentially thousands if not millions of dollars lost). This process can be time-consuming, manual, and it can take months to resolve a single dispute; however, with proper preparation submitting a dispute is worth the effort.

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.

How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working

Veridian Solutions

Knowing that your distribution fulfillment strategy is working gives you a better insight into how your business is performing. Supply chain leaders must learn to recognize the warning signs of risky fulfillment strategies, the indicators of success, and how to maintain positive growth to stay profitable. Higher freight spend. Inability to manage laborers and workflows. If you are processing orders quickly, your strategy is working to perfection.

How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Freight Center

According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. The booming world of e-commerce is not just limited to B2C business models. FreightCenter gives shippers everywhere the power to manage and streamline their supply chains.

How to Do More With Less in Your Last Mile Service!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Last Mile Service article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. Amazon’s continued success at omnichannel delivery and fulfillment, including one-day delivery for Prime subscribers, has increased the pressure on retailers and shippers to provide faster, lower priced, more convenient last mile service delivery and fulfillment. The answer is clear: Find ways to do more, with less. Subscribe Here!

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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! Email Address.

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Who Embrace Change Management are More Effective at Managing Freight

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” Tina works with the Cerasis business development team to gather all the necessary information from the customer for a smooth transition into a partnership with Cerasis and our Transportation Management technology and solutions. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

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How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

Believe it or not, product in the care of a driver does not necessarily place all liability for freight in the hands of the carrier. There are exemptions to liability within the Carmack Amendment , and even when everything is correct on paper and goes smoothly at the place of origin, Mother Nature may have other plans. Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. Freight Full Truckload

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Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. But without an effective fulfillment strategy, it’s difficult to control fulfillment costs, which can have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. For those looking to get more effective transportation management. Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Once you hit your monthly warehouse goals, there can be a pull toward maintaining rather than gaining on your goals. Simply maintaining your goal patterns instead of gaining on your goals will keep your growth at a standstill if you don’t actively and routinely work to overcome it. As a leader, you need many tools to eliminate this mindset. The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1.

Improving Warehouse Productivity Part 2: How to Scale Throughput Per Day in Your Warehouse with Strategic Management Styles

Veridian Solutions

The road to more than 1 million orders shipped is much more complicated than meets the eye. In part ones of our two-part series on improving warehouse productivity, we listed best practices to increase throughput using automated systems and data. However, it’s not enough to use technology and data to achieve faster order fulfillment. Market fluctuations will affect warehouse productivity. Deploy Preventive Maintenance to Reduce Downtime.

How to Change the Freight Industry

Freightos

Today I’m proud to announce that Freightos is releasing a private beta version of an online freight marketplace — an Expedia for freight shipping — and that we have closed a Series B round of $14 million dollars to power global growth. As we announce our B financing today and approach a team size of 100, it feels like we’re transitioning from start-up to growth stage — a good time to reflect briefly. International freight started with the Silk Road.