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. Use of Freight Rate Benchmarking.

Peak Season Inventory Management and Fulfillment Strategies

Intelligent Audit

Supply and demand are two sides of the same coin, the vital coin of inventory management supply chain analytics. Without adequate inventory and supply to go along with capacity and demand, supply chain management will struggle to keep pace during peak seasons.

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2021 Logistics Outlook: Truckload Freight Market Forecast

GlobalTranz

To help shippers prepare, we will examine contributing factors that will play a significant role in the 2021 truckload freight market. Consumer Spending Shifts Will Continue To Impact The Truckload Freight Market. Rethink Inventory. Contract consistent freight volume.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

FedEx Freight reverses service suspensions after outcry from big retailers

The Supply Chain Journal

FedEx Freight (NYSE: FDX ) is walking back its recent abrupt suspension of service to a portion of its customer base after ruffling feathers of key stakeholders that made known their displeasure, according to communications from the company and logistics industry executives.

Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

The price for shipping goods by air is nearly double what it was before the COVID pandemic, but ocean freight has become so expensive – and even slower – in recent months that air cargo actually seems like a relative bargain to many companies. Source: IATA).

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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

Will rising warehouse and inventory costs feed trucking demand?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Logistics Managers Index – Inventory Levels, Warehouse Capacity SONAR : LMI.INVC, LMI.WHCP. Inventory costs are growing at the fastest rate in years while warehouse capacity continues to shrink at a near record pace, according to the Logistics Managers Index (LMI).

Q3 2021 Trucking Trends and Freight Market Update

Zipline Logistics

The freight market has been on the receiving end of several systemic shocks that continue to affect industry providers and shippers alike. To get a clearer picture of what is happening in the freight market, let’s look at what’s causing this disequilibrium.

The 10 inventory management trends to watch for in 2022

Unleashed

Best practice inventory management – and the wider world of supply chain management – has played a big part in business survival through 2021. With that in mind, here’s our pick of the 10 most important inventory management trends for 2022. 10 inventory management for 2022: 1.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions.

Will rising warehouse and inventory costs feed trucking demand?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Logistics Managers Index – Inventory Levels, Warehouse Capacity SONAR : LMI.INVC, LMI.WHCP. Inventory costs are growing at the fastest rate in years while warehouse capacity continues to shrink at a near record pace, according to the Logistics Managers Index (LMI).

10 Commandments of Inventory Management

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations. Then, this article will show you 10 simple principles that you can use to streamline your inventory management practices right away. 3) Forecast at the right level Standard inventory management textbooks suggested that forecast be done at a product family level.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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. Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. Understand freight classes and bands. Freight LTL

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

The problem stems from the rush of ad hoc all-cargo aircraft being substituted for grounded passenger jets amid the travel downturn combined with the surge in e-commerce orders, inventory replenishment and ocean shipping backlogs that have companies turning to air to move their goods.

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Consumers take a breather, freight volumes push higher

The Supply Chain Journal

In last week’s edition, I wrote that the lull didn’t have much staying power and that the market would soon ramp up given produce season beginning, vaccine progress and continued inventory restocking on strong consumer goods demand. Source: FRED. Source: Bank of America Securities.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

GlobalTranz

Below I will outline how a vendor managed inventory model, in conjunction with reverse marketing, value analysis, and collaboration will achieve supply chain cost reductions. Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions. A means of optimizing Supply Chain performance in which the manufacturer is responsible for maintaining the distributor’s inventory levels. The distributor maintains the inventory plan.

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.

5 Ways Real-Time Freight Analytics Create Competitive Advantages

Turvo

One of the most significant challenges the shipping industry faces is related to real-time freight analytics. ” Using real-time freight analytics effectively can be a game-changer for companies. That means real-time freight analytics must continue from start to finish.

Why Inventory Revaluation Is Your Next Important Task

Unleashed

All product-based businesses need to track the value of their inventory – and this goes double in a period of dramatic upheaval. The value of your inventory has likely changed thanks to the Covid-19 crisis, and you should consider revaluing it before you make any major business decisions.

Freight Market Update and Q2 Trucking Outlook

Zipline Logistics

Following an unprecedented downturn, the freight market has posted an almost full calendar year of impressive growth spurred by demand from a few sectors of the domestic economy. What to Expect in the Q2 Freight Market . Buying Trends Still Shaping the Q2 Freight Market and Beyond.

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 . We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts.

5 ways ERP improves inventory visibility in your supply chain

OptiProERP

Inventory visibility is one of the critical aspects of any manufacturing business. It helps organizations understand how much inventory is available, at what location , and at any given point of time. To ensure inventory visibility, you should have access to view, manage, and update your inventory status from trusted software. What Improved Inventory Visibility does. Inventory ties up money. How ERP Improves Inventory Visibility.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

Even slight delays or inventory shortages can have a severe impact on a company’s bottom line. At the height of the pandemic-linked supply chain disruptions, Amazon set the bar extremely high for other 4PL providers, despite initially experiencing inventory shortages.

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. Whether they’ve sent their workforces home to work remotely, scaled back their operations, or scrambled to find alternative supply sources, organizations across all industries are implementing new measures to offset the impacts of COVID-19.

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation. What is Freight Management? But what activities are thus considered to be a part of Freight Management?

10 Inventory Management Hacks You Can Do in 10 Days

Supply Chain Opz

Inventory management is one of the most important tasks for supply chain management professionals. However, most inventory control theories are too complicated or too difficult to apply to real world situations. Then, this article will show you 10 simple principles that you can use to streamline your inventory management practices right away. 3) Forecast at the right level Standard inventory management textbooks suggested that forecast be done at a product family level.

7 Steps to Pick and Implement Freight Analytics During Peak Season

Intelligent Audit

A well-thought-out freight analytics plan can make all the difference in maximizing profits, reducing costs, and staying ahead of the competition. Several other factors can play into the growing shift toward data-driven freight management. Source Your Data Connections.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend

3rdwave

Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. While global freight cost varies significantly by industry and transportation mode, it is a major cost component of internationally sourced products. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management. Automated Freight RFQ (Request for Quote) and Contract Management.

Optimizing Inventory Management for Online Retail

RELEX Solutions

While traditional inventory limits may not apply to many online retailers, they still need to make smart, data-driven decisions about what to stock if they want to attract and retain a loyal customer base. But inventory strategy goes beyond assortment choices alone.

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

A new study by the SupplyChainDigest analyzing the main components of working capital: Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Days Inventory Outstanding (DIO), and Days Payables Outstanding (DPO) revealed an uptick in DIO. Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan. Source: Commerce Dept.

Unlocking crossborder B2B e-commerce: launching Freight-as-a-Service

Freightos

The real enablers for e-commerce today are the building blocks that have been developed over the past two decades – plug and play payments, fulfillment, returns, inventory management, and more. Which brings us to freight. For international freight, though, it’s more complicated.

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.