How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

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When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend)

Talking Logistics

Back in the dotcom days, more than 15 years ago, numerous startups launched transportation marketplaces in a bid to revolutionize the way shippers and carriers worked together. But transportation is not a commodity.

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

At the recent McLeod Software User Conference , however, I delivered a keynote address to over 1,000 attendees, and most of them were carriers and transportation service providers. How do you plan for the future of transportation?

The Benefits of Providing Tracking Information to Your Customers!

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Check out Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? As a business, providing tracking information is a healthy practice that has numerous benefits both for your company and your customers. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Inbound Freight Pricing Changes: 8 Ways to Go About Informing Vendors

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In addition, the growing complexity among carrier selection and options can make managing inbound freight pricing changes difficult at best. The post Inbound Freight Pricing Changes: 8 Ways to Go About Informing Vendors appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

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For manufacturers and shippers, freight spend represents one of the largest costs to the respective company. However, freight rates are continuing to increase , yet the end users continue to demand lower shipping rates. What Is a Transportation Consolidation Program?

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

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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. By clicking on the respective links, you can access this information as well. . Happy New Year!

[INFOGRAPHIC] Will APIs Replace Freight EDI? The Transportation Industry Moves Technology Forward

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With data playing an ever increasing role in supply chain, Eye for Transport teamed up with project44 to explore EDI – a technology that has been a core part of how carriers, shippers and 3PLs transmit and share data since 1970. Why does Freight EDI still exist? IS Freight EDI Dead?”.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Tracking global commerce activity across the entire transportation lifecycle – beginning with planning, including execution, and through settlement—is key for businesses to thrive on a global level.

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

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Keeping the supply chain operation at peak efficiency requires efficient and economic transportation of goods. This all starts with an eye to detail towards the most effective transportation management practices. A Brief on Freight Classification.

Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Talking Logistics

What are the challenges with the traditional freight matching process? Stale Information and “One Load Wonders”. “If If you look at the traditional brokerage process today, brokers are making 30-60 calls to cover a load, using information from load boards, emails, spreadsheets — but they’re handling a lot of stale information,” said Gollapalli. Smarter and More Efficient Freight Matching.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend.

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

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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. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

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Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. As a shipper, you must understand how changes to the freight broker world might affect your rates and understand the transparency of the freight broker you use to see how it impacts them. Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

The Business Case for Freight Visibility

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Bennett Adelson, CEO of MacroPoint discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is real-time freight visibility so important for shippers and 3PLs? What benefits does real-time freight visibility provide to shippers, carriers, and brokers?

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. Menlo provides supply chain solutions including: transportation management, warehouse management, and information technology. Con-Way Freight was already located in Ann Arbor.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

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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. What does this mean for freight? Freight Broker Info freight broker 2015

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Published by the Energy Information Agency (EIA) to adjust contract rates for fuel surcharges, this rate plays an important role in trucking. Department of Transportation and future rulemaking. Department of Transportation (U.S.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I was hired as an accountant for an on-demand air charter operator that moved executives and high priority freight. 04:25] There’s an approach to freight savings that you use at Customodal, and I was hoping you could describe that to the audience. [00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42]

How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Working smarter, not harder, is critical for everybody in transportation today, but it’s especially important for freight brokers in light of the increased competition in the marketplace and the ever-more demanding expectations of shippers. What does “working smarter, not harder” mean for freight brokers? Current challenges for freight brokers. The current growth economy, where demand consistently outpaces supply, places a premium on freight brokerage services.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

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Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. Best-in-class global transportation empowers an organization to optimally manage its supply chains dynamically and holistically.

Top Four Ways to Score Savings Using Freight Optimization Tools

Talking Logistics

“March Madness” is in full swing in college basketball and some industry analysts might also use a similar term to describe the current transportation environment: “Rate Madness!”. Shippers can make informed decisions quickly.

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Freight Rates News October 2015

Freightos

Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. And as freight innovators ourselves, we love seeing more innovation. Freight index jitters.

CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line! What the hell is going on over there in transportation?!” We’re talking, of course, about Transportation Management System (TMS) solutions to digitize and automate transportation processes. .

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

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One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. As a result, shippers need to understand this term, how it impacts responsibilities and obligations when transporting goods and who is on the proverbial hook. What Exactly Is Freight on Board?

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

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LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Also, up to 75 percent of major LTL carriers, forming 90 percent of the LTL market , are turning down freight due to lacking capacity. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined. In fact, freight brokerage in general continue to shine bright thanks to capacity constraints within the trucking industry. freight brokerage firm, C.H.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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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. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

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

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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.

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Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

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Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Lowered freight spend.

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. Of course, the technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight visibility, and other emerging technologies dominating the headlines.