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Inbound Freight Trends for 2020: A Commitment to Improving Vendor Relations

Cerasis

The leading inbound freight trends for 2020 reveal a stronger push to improve inbound logistics efficiency and lower barriers to inventory management stress. Shippers that take time to understand these trends can position their organizations for success. The post Inbound Freight Trends for 2020: A Commitment to Improving Vendor Relations appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Inbound Freight Trends Inbound Freight Trends

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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. Data Freight Omnichannel Transportation Management Trends

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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 Terrill Transportation Inc.

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. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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Inventory Management

LeanCor

Whether we like it or not, logisticians are staring two trends in the face: the increase of e-commerce and the desire to receive online orders in our hands right now. Inventory management, network infrastructure, and labor deployment are all critical components necessary to meet this intense customer demand. Inventory Management Strategy. This requires us to push the boundaries of current inventory management practices, or hold lots of inventory network-wide.

Inbound Freight Trends for 2020: A Commitment to Improving Vendor Relations | TALKING FREIGHT Video

Cerasis

The leading inbound freight trends for 2020 reveal a stronger push to improve inbound logistics efficiency and lower barriers to inventory management stress. Shippers that take time to understand these trends can position their organizations for success. The post Inbound Freight Trends for 2020: A Commitment to Improving Vendor Relations | TALKING FREIGHT Video appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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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.

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.

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

If you’re not able to clearly see, examine, impact and manage every aspect of your supply chain and inventory processes – order status, shipments, in-transit goods, trade documents, costs, exceptions and more – you might as well be operating with blinders on. Gaining end-to-end visibility across your transportation processes delivers: $32.00 Freight Cost Management eliminates post-audits and disputes.

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. 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 Shippers need to take note of the peak season trends for 2019; trends shape strategic decision making. Freigh

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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. Value-added services have also taken on a technology-like role as more companies want to use a comprehensive transportation management system (TMS) to thorough document and optimize their processes.

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.

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

PLS Logistics

Here’s an overview of the top trends we saw from 3PLs in 2015: Implementing New Services. These services are typically designed through advanced transportation management systems (TMS) for detailed product tracking, inventory management and historical data analysis. 3PLs enable companies to handle the increase in freight volume with guaranteed capacity, avoiding the worsening driver shortage. 3PL Supply Chain Technology Transportation Solutions

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. Inventory Management Logistics Podcast Supply Chain

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.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. 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. Each blog post written is distributed into groups that reach the supply chain community as well as professionals in manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and more.

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.

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?

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. This is an important aspect of managing freight spend.

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.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

The key difference between the two can perhaps be explained in the following example: A 3PL provider working with a paint manufacturer may package and store products as well as transport them to retailers and/or customers. Ambient and/or temperature-controlled storage of supplier freight.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. 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.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

Cerasis

As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of EDI, read our first post in this series on what is EDI in transportation and how it works , but as a quick recap, essentially, EDI takes human interaction out of the equation completely, and lets technology take over.

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. This may seem counter-intuitive as sea freight transit times are increasing as shipping lines introduce slow steaming in order to reduce fuel costs.

Overcome Foodservice Disruptions: Focus on Technology, Service Networks, and Transportation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Understanding today’s transportation market. Transportation capacity, namely truckload, is highly fragmented. Accordingly, carriers are selective about freight. Overly complex or challenging freight needs are passed over in favor of simpler freight.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend. Transportation managers are spending upward of 80 percent of working hours just looking for available shipping capacity, reports Talking Logistics , reflecting a portion of companies that have not leveraged the power of a TMS.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Therefore, more companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to achieve greater supply chain savings and presence in such markets through enhanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ). To maintain your role in the global market, you need to understand how 3PLs contribute to an improve transportation networks. Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management. Why Do Supply Chains Need Transportation Management?

Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit?

Cerasis

Unless your organization has been absent from the takeover of TMS in the conversations of online and print media, you have likely encountered plenty of reasons why a transportation management system (TMS) benefits shippers. Let’s take a closer look at how Transportation Management System ROI actively strengthens supply chains. Transportation Management System ROI: What Other Business Areas Can Benefit? Cloud-Based Data Analytics Identify Trends and “Concerns.”.

Where Do the Savings from Managed Transportation Services Come From?

Talking Logistics

Managed transportation service providers work to deliver transportation solutions to maximize service at the lowest cost through people, process, and technology. The process involves investigating the current transportation activities and engaging in new opportunities for cost-savings while optimizing service levels. A recent ARC Strategies study on managed transportation services found, on average, MTS can save a company between 2 and 10 percent of its transportation spend.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management. HIGH PERFORMANCE – there is Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) rigor that extends throughout all transportation partners (carriers and suppliers). transportation cost).

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.

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.

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works. This trend gathered steam last year thanks to a warehouse vacancy rate of 4.3% Phillips writes in Swamped With Inventory, U.S. The post Excess Inventory?