An Industrial Manufacturer Blends Dedicated and Contract Carriage to Balance Freight Market Instability

CHAINalytics

With instability in the freight market, one global industrial manufacturing company looked to Chainalytics to help them create an optimal transportation strategy that balanced contract and dedicated fleets to improve service and reduce costs. The freight capacity … The post An Industrial Manufacturer Blends Dedicated and Contract Carriage to Balance Freight Market Instability appeared first on Chainalytics.

7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables

Cerasis

Freight brokers , manufacturers, and those in the supply chain know as well as anyone that problems with accounts receivable can lead to anything from simple annoyance to a serious business-killing disaster. Any legal claims against you resulting from a conflict with a customer can put your ability to get your freight broker bond or any other type of bond in jeopardy, risking your entire business.

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Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing $4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

The 3 Main Obstacles Manufacturers Face with Inbound Freight Management

PLS Logistics

Industrial manufacturers are being hit hard by the current economic conditions. Overall demand for manufacturing is down, profit margins are shrinking and manufacturers are looking for any way to reduce operating costs. Take steel manufacturers, for example, a wealth of low priced Chinese imports are driving the price of steel down, at a time when steel prices are already low and demand is shrinking rapidly. Transportation Manufacturing Inbound Freight

The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” ” Today’s post will cover the top 9 freight blogs from 2018. Freight

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” ” Today’s post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2018. Manufacturing

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. What does this mean for freight?

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. As the industry attempts to compensate with better wages and if it’s for drivers and long-haul shipments, the industry will continue to suffer from stress. Unfortunately, stress in the industry translates into higher logistics cost, so logistics consolidation will become more commonplace throughout the year, resulting in these additional trends. E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics

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

Cerasis

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. 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. So Why Do Shippers get Freight Classification Wrong and Experience Re-Classes Anyway?

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. Download the Inbound Freight Management E-Book: Fill out the Form Below.

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Suppliers of steel fabrication and metal working equipment and technology are looking forward to a significant rise in demand from the region’s resurgent construction sector, one of the key demand drivers for the fabrication industry. There’s been a lot of progress made in the steel industry in general and here are some of the tips and tricks to expect from the steel fabrication industry for 2015: Buying Equipment. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

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. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Rates Will Increase. Freight

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. We not only had over 200 blog posts, but we featured voices from all around the industry by having over 45 guest bloggers. The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts from 2014.

5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

We've already hit 3 of our 5 main categories by featuring the most popular blogs for the logistics blog posts, manufacturing blog posts, and supply chain blog posts. As we round out the 5 categories, we come to the place of our expertise: Freight and Transportation Management. As a third party logistics provider squarely focused on freight and transportation management, we also understand that if we only talk about those two categories, we are not thinking well rounded enough.

These Top Manufacturing Technology Trends will Fuel a Focus on Customer Experience in 2018

Cerasis

Going back to the Industrial Internet of things (IIoT), the use of Internet-connected technology increases risk in manufacturing. billion in 2018 alone, reports Michael Kotelec of Manufacturing.net , and this will bring a strong, robust boost to efficiency and productivity in manufacturing. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools will reduce delays and simplify customer service across all changes in manufacturing throughout 2018. Manufacturing Technology Trends

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Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

ToolsGroup

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution. In a recent KPMG study, 69% of manufacturing CEOs say acting with agility is “the new currency of business; if we’re too slow, we will be bankrupt.”

Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Headquartered in Germany, Ocean Insights is a leading ocean supply chain visibility and market intelligence provider that supplies real-time tracking data and market analysis to large shippers from a broad range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, food & beverage, commodity trading, chemical and freight forwarding. Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020. Ocean Insights.

The Future of the Trucking Industry: What it Means for Manufacturing

USC Consulting Group

Employment trends within the trucking industry have wide-reaching implications. For starters, trucking is essentially the lifeblood of manufacturing logistics. In fact, about 71% of American freight is moved via truck , equating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue on an annual basis. Due to the national truck driver shortage, freight prices have jumped considerably in recent years. How Trucking Impacts Food Manufacturing Supply Chains.

Which Industries will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

C3 Solutions

This post was originally posted on Cerasis.com and written by Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager at Cerasis.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Approximately 60 percent of today's unfilled manufacturing jobs are due to a shortage of applicants with sufficient proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and math ( STEM ) skills. This estimate is according to responses provided by 83 percent of the manufacturing executives who participated in a survey conducted as part of an industry study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Consulting LLP. capacity to keep pace with needs of manufacturing.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Unlike some industries that are virtually attacked by external actors, like Uber disrupting the taxi industry, the catalysts of this transformation are coming from within. Coming from within the industry, Dr. Phil Blumenthal has a front-row seat to it’s evolution. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. Two Trends Are Threats To The Industry.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing. 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016.

Manufacturing ERP Plays a Key Role for Sustainability

QAD

While consumer products manufacturers previously led the way for sustainable manufacturing practices, a growing number of manufacturers in other sectors are treating sustainability as an important operational objective to increase global competitiveness. The Sustainability Movement in Business and Manufacturing. Many manufacturers now publish separate sustainability reports or incorporate the information in their annual report including Nexteer, Tesla, Ball Corp.,

How AEI Tags Are Changing the Way Freight Moves!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? AEI tags article and permission to publish here provided by Adrian Brito on behalf of Industrial Networks. AEI tags remove the opportunity for errors in the shipping industry. Subscribe Here!

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. This series’s aim is to educate on what we see coming down the pipeline in the world of manufacturing.

A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018

Cerasis

Although this sounds great for most industries, it represents a major problem for the freight trucking industry. As a result, shippers across the globe are looking for ways to keep up with the Amazon’s unrelenting approach, and these trends in trucking and freight reflect a few of the key ways shippers, third-party logistics providers and truckers will respond 2018. Freight Forwarding Will Undergo Digital Transformation. Freight and Trucking Rates Will Evolve.

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Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. 2017 Facts and Figures report by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the chemical industry accounts for 3.1 GPCA confirms GCC chemical industry’s key problem is ensuring a smooth flow of raw materials to reach production plants across the globe for finished good production.” But the chemical industry is still lagging in digitisation.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. By its nature, dropshipping will require a seamless transition of information and order details, as well as payments, from consumers to retailers and manufacturers.

3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community. If your business has not taken advantage of the improvements in technology, skill, design, or manufacturing, your business has already started down the path towards failure.