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Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

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According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. This creates a wonderful opportunity for shippers to eliminate the middleman costs by considering the use of less-than-truckload freight options for e-commerce. According to Emma James of Inbound Logistics, e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2017 exceeded $111 billion in the U.S.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

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LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

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Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. For shippers, this means finding a way to handle changes in inventory and replenishment, as well as managing outbound freight and reverse logistics.

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

Shipping containers are like scotch. . But decisions about how many barrels to produce or how many ships to sail have to be made in advance. Is ocean freight pricing broken? Businesses whose inventories ran down slowly since March started restocking.

What are Freight Management Services?

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management? Freight Management services article and permission to publish here provided by Saheer Gurjot. Through these services, you gain the expert logistical and supply chain support your company needs.

Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Large swings in supply and demand for different product categories and changes in distribution patterns left logistics managers grappling with the biggest challenge of their careers. How machine learning is transforming logistics. How machine learning benefits your logistics network.

What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping Zones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provide by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. Carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS use shipping zones to determine the shipping cost of a package. In the continental US, most carriers break down the country into seven shipping zones, (numbered 2-8). ECommerce businesses need to pay attention to shipping zones. Shipping Zone Definition. Shipping zones aren’t fixed.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. The transportation & logistics industry found new ways to go touchless during this pandemic. One such instance is that of the transportation & logistics industry.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. 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. E-Commerce Logistics

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

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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. If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. 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.

Top 3 Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Intermodal freight shipping has been around for decades, but it is growing in popularity due to its many benefits. Integrating intermodal shipping into your supply chain can bring significant cost-savings, increased levels of security, improved safety, and make shipments flexible.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models. Review available freight consolidation programs.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The future of shipping lies the way the technology is conceived and adopted to automate manual processes.

Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. These are the must-haves for any effective freight sourcing team.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Talking Logistics: PINC and project44 Partnership Commentary

PINC

labor / scheduling), improved customer service, reduced inventory, and reduced transportation costs (linehaul, detention, etc.).”. And yet, according to Logistics Management ’s most recent Technology Usage Study, only 8% of companies are currently using a yard management system (YMS).

3 Best Practices to Improve Your Flatbed Shipping Performance

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed shipping is an important contributor to the overall economy as several key industries leverage this solution for the movement of their critical freight. 3 best practices to improve flatbed shipping performance. . If you have highly seasonal freight (e.g.,

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

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Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? Offer multiple shipping options to consumers.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? Inventory Optimization is defined as a method of balancing the manufacturers’ capital investment constraints and goals along with the defined service-level goals over a large assortment of stock-keeping units (SKUs) while considering all demand and supply volatility situations. It includes the practice of having the right levels of inventory to meet your target service levels while keeping a minimum amount of capital locked for inventory.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

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We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Logistics capabilities.

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How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our technology business, Horizon Technology, was being hindered by our shipping processes. We couldn’t make existing shipping software work for our business, at least at a cost we could afford. We seek to simplify all aspects of shipping through enterprise-level tools that are attainable to medium and small businesses. And earlier this year, we were recognized by Logistics Tech Outlook in their Top 10 Transport Management Solution Providers. Subscribe Here!

How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Ocean freight article and permission to publish here provided by Katherine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight forwarders and shippers/BCO s are on a constant quest to have a better understanding of their ocean freight costs and ultimately have larger margins. Freight costs are considered by many forwarders and shippers to be a major part of their total shipment cost. Here are 15 tips for lowering ocean freight costs.

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Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” To get an expert’s response to that question, I interviewed Michael Falls, Senior Manager of Operations at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Rising Freight Spend .

What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. FreightCenter Knows Black Friday Logistics.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

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Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. Controlling Inventory Flow Begins With Liquidate Nonessential Products. The first step to controlling inventory flow effectively is liquidation of all non-essential products, explains Paul Trujillo of Business2Community. This will help to prevent the reordering of slow-moving products and ensure optimum inventory levels.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Like oil prices, interest rates impact supply chain policies and decisions, especially with regards to inventory. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

Among the many supply chain initiatives taking place today, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) has become an increasingly effective process and business model to help organizations share risk and information between vendors and customers — while benefitting from lower stockouts, reduced uncertainty and lower costs. What is vendor-managed inventory? The benefits of the vendor-managed inventory process include: Enhanced visibility for vendor. Maintaining optimum inventory levels.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

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So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory. Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model.

4 Quick Tips for Effective Holiday Shipping

Freight Center

But businesses everywhere face challenges to meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations effectively this time of year. time of the year in logistics. Know holiday shipping dates. Time is of the essence if you want to effectively ship during the holiday season. Everything from pre-packing orders to maintaining the appropriate inventory levels of packaging material pays off more than you think in the long run. Ship Smarter. Blog Freight Shipping

Healthcare Logistics

LeanCor

Healthcare Logistics: A Network Design Case Study. 23 million dollars in total healthcare logistics cost savings; how would that make you feel? Constructing a total cost model and performing a Greenfield analysis to identify optimal distribution center locations and transportation network allowed the LeanCor engineers to identify $23M total healthcare logistics cost savings for a healthcare product distributor. Improved service levels with overall inventory reduction.

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. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. As omnichannel shopping becomes the standard for consumers, the use of freight data will excel.

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Improving inventory management

EFT

Factory closures, blank sailings, massive cuts to air freight, reduced warehouse capacity and more have hit business-as-usual and often turned carefully calibrated chains on their head. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

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We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?

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Instead of trying to go with the flow, shippers that understand where LTL fuel surcharges are headed can take steps to reduce freight spend by effectively reducing fuel surcharges paid for unexpected delays or issues. In other words, they will increase per-barrel pricing to create a cushion for future economic change, but as businesses continue to operate with more inventory and protections in place, says Freight Waves, the risk of sudden spikes in fuel surcharges in the only climb.