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

Cerasis

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. Simultaneously, customers are growing to expect the same Amazonian delivery schedules from their favored retailers.

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.

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Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Supply chains all across the planet are discovering and rediscovering various solutions to make shipping and fulfilment touchless. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. E-commerce has permanently altered consumer expectations for near instantaneous product fulfillment and retailers have adjusted to remain competitive. There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

CH Robinson Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers. Compliance programs vary by retailer but the intent is consistent across the industry—have the right product in the right location at the right time while removing waste. Inventory management .

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.,

The Importance of LTL Freight Management in your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

You need a less than truckload freight management strategy. Why is LTL freight management important to your supply chain? Leveraging a suite of solutions for less than truckload (LTL) freight has become the cornerstone of successful supply chain strategies.

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. Meanwhile, inventory levels rose 3.6

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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?” Rising Freight Spend . One area that can quickly yield benefits is in parcel shipping. The distance traveled is one of the key factors in the cost of parcel shipping, so the shipping location plays a huge role in how expensive a shipment is.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

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. While this may work for small businesses, it can be detrimental to the growing state of e-commerce in retail.

What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing consumer and retailer demands can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. Maintaining inventory levels and optimizing order quantities, while keeping compliance requirements in mind, requires a strategic approach. What is a retail consolidation program? Retailer compliance programs are unique to each company.

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

Cerasis

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.

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. We have automated shipping management and tasks to the point that most of our customers can reallocate personnel up to 20-30%. Subscribe Here!

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. A demanding distribution network comprised of producers, distributors and retailers. What is vendor-managed inventory? Maintaining optimum inventory levels.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

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.

Optimizing Inventory Management for Online Retail

RELEX Solutions

Online stores — whether for a pure e-commerce retailer or as part of an omnichannel operation — allow retailers to offer customers a vast assortment that simply can’t be rivaled by traditional brick and mortar locations. Online retailers aren’t even physically limited by warehouse space, as not all products need to be stored in their own warehouses. E-commerce inventory management should never be approached as a one-time or even as a periodic decision.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

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

Cerasis

In early October 2018, the average retail price for diel rose 7.2 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. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. Full surcharges are to combine freight in full truckload. Freight LTL

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The same concept applies to e-commerce shipping practices.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

Cerasis

In an environment of increasing freight costs, greater pressures on supply chains, and ever-expanding competition, shippers need to focus on where they can cut costs and increase operational efficiency. One such area that offers the greatest opportunity is shipping network optimization. The question is, how can a company optimize its shipping network? Optimal shipping networks are not “one size fits all.”

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider. 3) Ecommerce and Multi-Channel Retail. Phoenix Freight: 3PL and 4PL Provider.

Inventory Management Techniques That You Need to Know About

EMERGE App

Not Another List of Inventory Management Techniques. I want to start by saying that this is not an exhaustive list of all the possible inventory management techniques available for all industries. Rather, it’s a carefully curated list of inventory management techniques that work for our wholesale and distribution customers around the world. What we will cover are practical inventory management techniques that: Our customers use; and. What is Drop Shipping?

The World’s Largest Brands Are Using Inventory Accuracy and Yard Automation to Fight COVID-19 Chaos

PINC

In an uncertain world where supply chain disruption is becoming a certainty, here’s how good inventory management enabled by automation can help companies gain the supply chain visibility they need to keep the wheels turning. ” Maintaining the Right Inventory Balance. “To guard against disruption, some retailers hold safety stock or excess raw materials,” Sourcing Journal states. and other retail locations at record speeds.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller, more local carriers to keep up with their pace. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. Subscribe Here!

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What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same. However, systems used to manage inventory refer to the combination of technology, including hardware and software, for the following: Product identification Product matching to orders Data analysis Product labeling and management Documentation Reporting . Challenges of Limited Inventory Management Capabilities.

Order Management Improvement: Best Practices for Retailers & E-Commerce Companies

Veridian Solutions

An order management system (OMS) is the system of record for maintaining orders and handling inventory. In the omnichannel supply chain , order management improvement leads to confident inventory management across all channels. Order management begins with visibility, and visibility promotes improvement within inventory management. Channel integration offers benefits that go well beyond just easier management of inventory and systems.

Insight on how 3PL handles eCommerce Returns for B2B and B2C Retail Brands

Vinculum

The advent of online shopping lead to a significant shift in the market structure and retail spaces. It brought about a revolution in the area of retail management for specialty retailers who had unique and competitive ideas but did not have the required floor space to execute the plans. Present Retail Trend. However, logistics is one of the areas where complexity arises as one moves from physical retail to e-commerce.

The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Talking Logistics

E-commerce has blurred the lines between retailers, wholesale distributors and manufacturers. It created an administrative bottleneck as orders had to be typed into QuickBooks and, when shipped, status and tracking information needed to be manually entered into Magento. When traditional wholesalers open up e-commerce channels, they start shipping orders in the thousands to consumers versus the smaller number of repeat orders for dealers.

Why the Right Strategy to Managed Inventory Hinges on Clear, Concise Communications

Turvo

A managed inventory depends heavily on teams and leaders that can communicate with each other to avoid operational issues, overstocking, or worse, running out of inventory when the customer is ready to buy. It all makes communication a vital part of maintaining a managed inventory.

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? How a strategic retail consolidation program works.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This targeted deployment will require much more precision in distribution than if the vaccine was just shipped en masse to all population centres. Combined with the challenges of cold storage and short shelf life this will require air shipping to ensure expedient delivery of the vaccines.