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

GlobalTranz

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. retail sales could easily trend upward to 20 percent or more. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce?

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

GlobalTranz

It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year. 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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Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

GlobalTranz

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. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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2021 Logistics Outlook: Truckload Freight Market Forecast

GlobalTranz

However, some market trends that became significant factors in 2020 will likely continue. That trend also plays into an extended peak shipping season and ongoing tightened capacity in all modes. Consumer Spending Shifts Will Continue To Impact The Truckload Freight Market.

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

GlobalTranz

The world has entered the era of e-commerce, and companies around the globe are struggling to keep up with the trend. 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. Faster delivery and decreased freight spend. Track inventory in real time.

Hot market creating a ‘war’ for freight brokerage talent

The Supply Chain Journal

On Monday, Amit Mehrotra, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, stated that due to customer demand, low inventory levels, housing demand and federal stimulus, the current market constraints on trucking and international container capacity are likely to continue into 2023.

5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon. Ben Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss 5 trends shaping logistics and supply chain. In the interview, Ben reviews and discussed trends and interesting companies in ecommerce, final mile, cold chain, reverse logistics, and fulfillment.

What Is Procurement in Freight

The Supply Chain Journal

For management, one of the most critical aspects of shipping and inventory management is the concept of procurement in freight. This essentially is the process of securing adequate capacity space to haul the freight. Freight Full Truckload Supply Chain Uncategorized

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. Why is freight management important? Types of Transport Companies Used in Freight Management Services.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? 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 can help overcome these errors to a large extent.

Inventory Optimization 101 – Smart & Effective Inventory Management

ThroughPut

What is Inventory Optimization? 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 can help overcome these errors to a large extent.

Green Shipping 101: 9 Best Practices For Eco-Friendly Shipping

ShipBob

Below we share how eco-friendly shipping can help this cause and some of the ways brands are offsetting their carbon footprint. What is eco-friendly shipping? Global impact of shipping on the environment. The global impact of shipping on the environment is eye-opening.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

GlobalTranz

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. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ). Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

GlobalTranz

As a result, you need to understand what distribution technology trends, as explained by Advantage Business Media and Lindsay Konzak of Modern Distribution Management , are being seen in today's distribution network and how they will impact future operations. As a result, carriers and suppliers are focusing on how value-added services, such as auditing, small package processing and delivery, and freight optimization, can reduce overall costs and shipping duration.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

GlobalTranz

Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. To meet this increased demands, more manufacturing and logistics partners are looking for ways to shorten product lifecycles through improving inventory management systems, changing shipping strategies and altering the fundamental ways products move from point A to point B.

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6 Trends Affecting Inbound Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide , automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more. Shippers need to understand the trends throughout the industry affecting inbound freight management and how to plan accordingly. Congress Will Affect Successful Inbound Freight Management. Subscribe Here!

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. It is likely that 2018 will end with a growth rate in the 4% range, down from 10% in 2017 (measured in freight tonne kilometers per IATA ). Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

Over the past several years, key industry incumbents have begun to build their supply chains and retail freight requirements to match the new reality of consumption. Big box stores now keep a low, agile inventory that is built for quick turnaround and replenishment from its suppliers.

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

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. 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.

Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Recently, I had the chance to talk with Eric Kleinsorge, publisher of Global Trade Magazine for a GT Podcast titled Global Logistics & Current Market Trends. Air freight typically starts to get a little tighter towards the end of September going into October due to Chinese New Year. The post Global Trends Podcast Discusses Today’s Challenges appeared first on Transportfolio.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens. Freight rates have leveled off (and even retreated, in some cases). Reefer freight rates continue to drop, with a current national average of $2.14

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. Trends come and go.

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. 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. Remarkably, rail can also be cheaper with savings up to 60% over road freight.

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Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, shipping executives predicted the container-shipping capacity squeeze would last until Chinese New Year in February 2021. Yet another market participant seeing much longer trans-Pacific strength: Nerijus Poskus, vice president of global ocean at freight forwarder Flexport.

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.

Logistics Technology Trends: The Rise of the Machine

Freightos

Technology Trends for the Logistics Industry. Those that want to embrace the latest, cutting-edge technologies should consider these popular trends, and the impact they have on the future of logistics and supply chain management. RFID technology helps companies keep tabs on their assets and inventory, reducing the number of goods that are lost or stolen during the manufacturing and shipping process, ensuring that more end up where they belong and less money is lost.

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Cold Chain Shipping: The Winning Characteristics of Vaccine Carriers

Turvo

The cold-chain shipping carriers seizing the opportunities created by vaccine distribution have some common characteristics that all cold line transporters can emulate and become better suited for future demands within the cold transportation industry. .

Air Passenger Travel is Climbing, is Capacity Relief on the Way?

CH Robinson Logistics

A new era of air transportation trends is emerging to create a confusing outlook for shippers. Air freight has been in nonstop peak-season mode despite pandemic-induced capacity decline, while other disruptions, such as the Suez Canal blockage, drove even more demand to air.

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

Talking Logistics

Over the last few years, three major trends have transformed distribution in many diverse industries: e-commerce, cloud applications and mobile devices. 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. This allowed OYO Sports to efficiently pick multiple orders with one pass through the warehouse and pre-label for shipping.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

First Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues. Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Computer peripherals, such as screens, that were often moved by air are now far more likely to be shipped by container.

Matson CEO: Trans-Pacific trade to stay stronger for longer

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, shipping executives predicted the container-shipping capacity squeeze would last until Chinese New Year in February 2021. Yet another market participant seeing much longer trans-Pacific strength: Nerijus Poskus, vice president of global ocean at freight forwarder Flexport.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Hanjin Shipping recently filed for bankruptcy , and a number of its ships pulled into port last week, after a lot of delays and uncertainty. Hanjin is the world’s seventh-largest commercial shipping company, and it’s struggling to find the money to unload its ships. Since two of the re-scheduled ships docked in the twin seaports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over the weekend of September 10-11, demand has surged for vans in the L.A.

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. Unloading of local freight and de-stuffing and palletising of international freight.