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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. 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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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.

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend

Freightos

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend. Are You Up With The Trends? Rapidly emerging trends demand a flexible supply chain that can harness new technology and find new efficiencies. The pressure on companies’ logistics networks to drive out cost and time from the shipping process is greater than ever before. These trends have pushed innovation, and the need for new logistics technology up and down the supply chain. More Than A Trend.

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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. 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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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. To keep that inventory properly supplied and functioning as intended, stores now require that vendors have basically error-free supply chains. There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

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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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.

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. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article.

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.

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.

COVID-19 accelerates four trends and changes within global supply chains

Proxima

Whether warehousing, automation, freight, retail or e-commerce, business leaders needed to evaluate and address many or all in order to maintain their supply chains and keep up with the demand, which in turn, was drastically altered by the pandemic.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

We recently participated in two conferences that both focused on this topic: Transparency 18 , a freight visibility summit hosted by FreightWaves, and the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference —Move to Mastery: Innovate, Disrupt, and Scale the Digital Supply Chain. We see three mega trends that are driving both growth and interest in the industry. The post Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations

TMC

We recently participated in two conferences that both focused on this topic: Transparency 18 , a freight visibility summit hosted by FreightWaves, and the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference —Move to Mastery: Innovate, Disrupt, and Scale the Digital Supply Chain. We see three mega trends that are driving both growth and interest in the industry. The post Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

To learn more about the biggest trends shaping the logistics industry today, we reached out to a panel of logistics professionals and asked them to answer this question: “What are the biggest trends in logistics technology?” Read on to learn what our experts had to say about the most important logistics technology trends impacting the industry today. Companies can accurately forecast demand, timely order raw materials and manage inventory more efficiently.

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. We’ll help you adjust to changing market conditions to optimize your freight strategy.

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.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

Autonomous mobile robots The trend of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) are changing the supply chain industry even though it has not been this much widespread in the past. AMRs operate for warehouse tasks, including inventory replenishment, cycle counting, and item verification. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things A technology trend continues to grow in 2019 is the Internet of Things (IoT). Artificial Intelligence plays a vital part in freight movement tracking.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

bound ship is being held ‘hostage’ (Reuters). New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). According to a Reuters report: As of Wednesday, of Hanjin’s 97 container ships, 36 were waiting outside of overseas ports, according to South Korea’s finance ministry.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

When making predictions, it’s easy to look at recent trends and simply project them forward. But this assumes that the factors behind those trends will remain the same, which is often a false assumption. 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.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. domestic freight transportation and logistics.

Bucking the 80/20 Trend: 4 Key Benefits of Adopting a Digital Yard

Talking Logistics

Now, because of the costs involved in transporting freight, companies have a tendency to focus their attention and capital around the actual movement of goods. A trailer ships every three days and the average shipment distance is 200 miles at a cost of $400 per move, according to data from the U.S. Companies may write off spoiled perishables or misplaced inventory as lost product.