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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.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The majority of toilet paper sold in North America is manufactured in North America. Given that there has not been a massive shutdown in America factories the lack of supply cannot be attributed to temporary factory closures. According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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5 Things to Look for in a Temperature-Controlled LTL Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whenever a product requires temperature-controlled shipping , a layer of complexity is automatically added. Due to current marketplace disruptions and changing consumer demands, major retailers continue to adjust inventory requirements, adding even more complexity. An experienced temperature-controlled LTL provider can help you optimize cold chain orders based on your weekly mix of freight, finding the right options for your needs at a consistent known price.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

The past three quarters have been anything but typical for the freight market and the domestic economy at-large. The arrival of COVID-19 sent freight volumes skyrocketing to keep up with panic buying at retailers nationwide. What Is Driving the 2020 Freight Market?

5 Things to Look for in a Temperature-Controlled LTL Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whenever a product requires temperature-controlled shipping , a layer of complexity is automatically added. Due to current marketplace disruptions and changing consumer demands, major retailers continue to adjust inventory requirements, adding even more complexity. An experienced temperature-controlled LTL provider can help you optimize cold chain orders based on your weekly mix of freight, finding the right options for your needs at a consistent known price.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

and globally, staying close to our contract carriers and discussing continuity plans in the event shipping trajectories need to be adjusted due to disruptions or closures at any ports. Given this continued volatility, global importers are eager to restock their inventory. Assessment of inventory levels. If you haven’t already, start discussions with your freight forward around production planning and forecasting.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Overcapacity in the global air freight market, increasing customer preference for lower-yielding shipping solutions, and a slowing U.S.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory. Soaring Air Freight Rates. This has driven quite the demand for air freight.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Mission Critical and Strategic Inventory Positioning.

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What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Maintaining inventory levels and optimizing order quantities, while keeping compliance requirements in mind, requires a strategic approach. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. The right shipping strategy is vital to ensure your products are where they need to be when they need to be there, especially in times of disruption.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator. They have operations in North America and Europe.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. As this post is about the logistics strategies and approaches to support Omni-Commerce I will not deal with the front end ordering or online technologies, but rather the logistics surrounding where product will be stocked, picked and shipped from for either delivery or pick up by your customers. Ship From All Stores.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Over 9 billion automated rate quotes in Freightera’s inventory connect 23,000 communities.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio. Unfortunately, it’s the best way to describe what is happening right now in the air and ocean freight markets. Peak shipping season has heated up early. A predictable pattern of events follows: shipping volumes spike, space on airlines and vessels becomes harder to secure, and prices go up. The holiday peak season is one of the busiest shipping periods of the year around the world.

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Related to shipping, international port infrastructure has been expanding - perhaps too rapidly - and it will be interesting to see whether these investments pay off. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

We follow a stringent procedure to organize inventory in our warehouses. An organization will introduce significant structural improvements in an integrated, cost-effective freight and distribution network to deliver exposure, minimize expenses and improve the quality of customer satisfaction.

The need to know

EFT

Ship owners struggle to bring home crews amid coronavirus chaos. Shipping companies are still struggling to get hundreds of thousands of crew members back home after many months at sea despite pledges by countries to ease transit restrictions for seafarers, industry officials say.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. Computer peripherals, such as screens, that were often moved by air are now far more likely to be shipped by container. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

Since 2009, when ScottsMiracle-Gro began implementing its new distribution model, the Company has reduced the number of miles traveled to ship products to home center customers by approximately one-third. ScottsMiracle-Gro is consolidating the warehousing and distribution of its bagged products that are shipped to home center stores. Improve inventory turns at retail by reducing fertilizer order minimums. A new 100,000-sq.

A Baker’s Dozen of Killer Blog Posts

BluJay Solutions

That includes most of the biggest carriers in North America. No Crystal Ball Required: The Future of Freight Forwarding. Last summer Kewill worked with Transport Intelligence to examine the state of the global freight forwarding industry. The resulting report, “The Future of Logistics – What Does the Future Hold for Freight Forwarders?” Weathering the Weather with Drop Shipping. By adopting a drop shipping/direct dispatch approach to order fulfillment.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. Most of this production is shipped in the form of Frozen Concentrated Orange juice (FCOJ). This involves the removal of water from the juice via evaporation, which makes the concentrated Orange juice more efficient for economical shipping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Perhaps most of all, UPS is lobbying retailers to banish any and all free overnight-shipping offers on Dec.

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

One of our capabilities in machine learning is being able to forecast where consumer or customer demand is going to come from, and be able to position inventory on behalf of the customer in the right places to make sure that we can meet the consumer at a point of heightened demand.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. The addition of M33 Integrated complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint and deepens our middle market penetration, as well as expands on the company’s vision to deliver outstanding value to all North American shippers.”. Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers. Risk pooling is considered the most important concept in supply chain management as it governs the tradeoffs in inventory management and leads to effective strategies such as push/pull and postponement. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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Wrapping up 2019: Today’s Surface Transportation Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The duration and magnitude of these cycles varies based on freight demand and supply injection or contraction (from both the for-hire and private capacity pools). This year, we saw strong North American freight volume. While this sounds alarming, 2019 has been a very good freight year when compared to the years prior to the exceptional 2018. 2018: Exceptional year for freight volume paired with continued supply contraction into Q1.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. In 2016, the company increased its EBIT in the Americas by 40%, with continued growth.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.812 trillion in January, up 0.1% MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). Ocean Freight Business News: .

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera

Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada. May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, celebrated its 4th birthday today as it booked over 10,000 shipments. In the last year, Freightera signed all Class 1 railroads and added an initial inventory of refrigerated LTL and FTL to the platform.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

This maximizes achievable freight savings while adhering to pickup and delivery constraints; improves customer service; and may eliminate the need for warehouses or distribution centers.”. In his presentation, Bob Weist, Vice President, North America Transportation at Crowley, said, “Our partnership with 3Gtms is the only IT software project I’ve been a part of where the software worked as designed on initial implementation.”

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

AI will be able to survey an area or room and create an accurate inventory in seconds, including weights and volumes, and determine damage on items. “Tightening capacity requires a more ‘connected’ broker…” While freight growth is forecast to slow in 2019, truckload capacity will remain tight, largely driven by a tight labor market, new regulations and other factors. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . MARKET: .