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. Tips for Controlling Truckload Freight Costs in 2021.

AIT continues expansion strategy with Intelligent Logistics, Spur Freight acquisition

The Supply Chain Journal

After a number of strategic acquisitions in 2020, AIT Worldwide Logistics continues with another year of purchases to expand its facilities and supply chain services. the logistics company acquired Multimodal International Ltd. Photo: AIT Worldwide Logistics).

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The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

GlobalTranz

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce. Robotics is not just a way to help companies, but many manufacturers have recognized how robots can improve their supply chain processes, benefit the company, and drive their future success. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

What is Reverse Logistics?

GlobalTranz

What is reverse Logistics? Before we dive in the nuances of reverse logistics, otherwise known as return logistics, integration, let's briefly recap what reverse logistics is. Reverse logistics refers to all operations related to the reuse of products and materials.

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing $4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

What Is Manufacturing in the 21st Century

The Supply Chain Journal

When people think about manufacturing and the supply chain , most would never think about the global scale and the technological advances it has morphed into today. But still, with manufacturing comes waste. Defining Manufacturing in Today’s World.

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. Through these services, you gain the expert logistical and supply chain support your company needs.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

GlobalTranz

We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into data, business intelligence, metrics, and the CORE KPIs every shipper and manufacturing or supply chain professional should know in order to continually improve business practices and reduce overall costs. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

This classification extends to the manufacturing facilities and personnel keeping us fed and supplied. Doing more with less is more critical in manufacturing than ever. They might even find themselves conscripted into manufacturing essential products under the Defense Production Act.

What Is Lean Manufacturing

The Supply Chain Journal

Managers and directors within the supply chain and logistics distribution industry today are in a constant battle against waste. Time, resources, man-hours, supplies, and capacity are just some of the critical areas where an approach known as lean manufacturing is vital.

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50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

GlobalTranz

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing USD4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? 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?

April freight trends jump, 2021 to be ‘extraordinarily strong year’

The Supply Chain Journal

The Cass Freight Index returned a 27.6% March numbers reflected a freight snapback following February’s severe winter storms, which caused widespread transportation outages and delays. freight network,” Denoyer concluded.

The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

GlobalTranz

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” ” Today’s post will cover the top 9 freight blogs from 2018. Freight

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.

What Is Reverse Logistics?

Freight Center

Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. But the freight shipping world isn’t so cut and dry.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of the 2018

GlobalTranz

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content so our award winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. We will also feature our top white papers of the year, Talking Freight. and top episodes from “ The Freight Project Podcast.” ” Today’s post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2018.

Borderlands: Foreign investors pump money, manufacturing jobs into Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: 6,550 manufacturing jobs headed for Mexico as border freight capacity tightens; Aeronet Worldwide expands in Texas; FedEx Ground leases distribution center in Houston; and Bullfrog Logistics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

GlobalTranz

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. Logistics and transportation professionals at third party logistics companies have the necessary expertise to help shippers avoid re-classes and re-weighs when it comes to NMFC codes to help reduce unplanned expenses.

Skillfully Managing Manufacturing Reshoring Projects

GlobalTranz

There’s more involved in successfully reshoring a foreign manufacturing operation back to the U.S. Reshoring is a hot topic in manufacturing. These “Bring Manufacturing Back” initiatives have many moving parts and require careful planning and execution and very skillful project management. location and the best facility for manufacturing are key components to the overall success of the program. Transferring a manufacturing line from one location back to the U.S.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a collaborative blog post series about mobility in manufacturing & logistics along with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

GlobalTranz

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. What does this mean for freight?

Borderlands: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico; new 3,000-acre logistics hub for Texas; TUM Logistics acquires 110 Kenworth tractors; and CBP seizes 6 kilos of DMT en route to Arkansas. . More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico.

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

GlobalTranz

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. Unfortunately, stress in the industry translates into higher logistics cost, so logistics consolidation will become more commonplace throughout the year, resulting in these additional trends. As a result of logistics consolidation.

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

GlobalTranz

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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The Importance of Value-Added Services in Logistics and SCM!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? The goal of supply chains is to add value to the manufacturing and distribution processes. Types of Value-Added Service for Logistics and SCM. – Reverse Logistics. Subscribe Here!

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The Road to Freight Management Hell!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Management Hell article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at cerasis.com. The Causes of Poor Freight Data Visibility. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 24 – 30)

Logistics Viewpoints

Approximately 50% of employees making the switch to the logistics sector -warehousing and transportation – previously worked in the retail/wholesale and administrative/support services. Wages grew by 4.25% from January to June 2021 in logistics, a record 6-month gain for the sector.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. The changing manufacturing environment is often described as Industry 4.0

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

GlobalTranz

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By adopting a logistics efficiency management approach, logistics related costs as a percentage of sales drops to 4% to 7% depending on industry sector. Additionally, by employing an outsourced provide of freight accounting services, a company can save 2 percent to 5 percent of their total freight bill by catching inaccurate charges or duplicate payments. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

GlobalTranz

We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management. In part, we do it to gain business, build our SEO equity, and show our thought leadership and expertise in transportation management and logistics. Freight freight

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”

GlobalTranz

Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. There are multiple good models for lean manufacturing operations. Who Needs Lean Manufacturing? A company in need of lean manufacturing practices tends to be easy to identify, typically displaying multiple of the following symptoms of operational deficiency: Inventory amasses in buffer stocks. Manufacturing lean manufacturing

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FedEx Freight customer dump shows LTL carriers in driver’s seat

The Supply Chain Journal

Hundreds of shippers, including ones that supply big-box retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s, are scrambling for transportation after FedEx Freight (NYSE: FDX ) on Monday abruptly stopped truck pickups at many locations to help overwhelmed terminals restore productivity levels.