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Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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.

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[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

Peak Freight Preparedness: Creating New Value Through Performance Management

Intelligent Audit

According to JOC.com , “As the peak pre-holiday shipping season looms over US shippers, businesses are scrambling to secure needed capacity while trying to determine transportation budgets for 2021. Peak Freight Preparedness Hinges on Efficient Management.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. Technology allows shippers to work smarter, faster and with fewer human resources, and new technologies, such as drones and augmented reality, are continuing the process, reports Victoria Kickham of Logistics Brief. Unfortunately, companies that fail to stay in line with the top 2019 logistics trends could face uncertainty and lost competitive advantage, so let’s look at some of the top trends shippers should know to stay successful.

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Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide. In order to increase the security of global trade, Arviem has just announced its partnership with Powers International based in the US.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. This is comparable to the Holy Trinity of Manufacturing and Shipping discussed earlier this year in previous blog posts. Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers.

Radio Silence on Supply Chain Security

BluJay Solutions

Whilst testing and reporting no doubt have a role to play, there seems to be little industry commentary around the role that RFID could play in securing the supply chain. But this of course would rely on all manufacturers, distributors and logistics service providers absorbing the cost of using RFID tags, installing readers and incorporating this into their logistics planning. Subscribe to our Logistics Newsletter to receive regular industry updates.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Companies across the spectrum of the economy are expanding and demanding more from carriers and the logistics industry, and as a result, logistics capabilities will need to grow in accordance. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. In many different industries, it can be difficult to secure the kind of operational data you need to make a real impact on your spending. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. With freight costs rising, the task of teasing out hidden costs is becoming increasingly critical.

Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After an extremely volatile first half of the year, the challenges in the air freight market look set to continue into 2021, requiring both foresight and forward planning from businesses. A turbulent six months for air freight. What to expect from air freight going forward.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Keychain Logistics.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model. Logistics

The importance of Logistics in S&OP planning

4WL Consulting

Companies across many industries have long known that Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is an effective technique for aligning sales, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing and finance around a single plan. Not as recognized within the process is the importance of logistics, especially the transportation function. Here are a few ways logistics plays a key role in S&OP planning. Blog Logistics Outsourcing LTL Freight Transportation Spend Transportation Technology

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. As history has shown, terrorist attacks (and how the world responds to them) affects oil prices, stock markets, consumer confidence and spending, and trade lanes — and they can trigger new regulations and security measures, which could increase supply chain costs and lead times.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

Cerasis

In today’s blog post we continue our look at the logistics technology trends that will shape 2018. In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. In this post, will go to how shippers and logistics providers will lean on 6 more trends to make gains in the months to come.

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The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights , 65% of logistics, supply chain and transportation executives acknowledge the necessity to revamp existing models and add flexibility to business operations in order to ensure omnichannel delivery, reduce costs and meet the ever-shifting consumer demand. The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. Route & freight cost optimization.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

Cerasis

Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. As with many other topics affecting industry trends in the transportation, trucking and manufacturing industries, companies are looking for ways to increase the use of technology in procurement, explains Melissa Deleen of LinkedIn. More Companies Will Invest in Cybersecurity in Procurement Logistics.

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.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

This is where Blockchain is ready to transform the way the supply chain and logistics industry works. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? Transparent & secure. The blockchain database is transparent and secure which makes payment process and settlement order easily accessible across different ledgers. The sharing of information on the manufacturing process, assembly, delivery with vendors and suppliers becomes transparent and efficient.

The Impact of B2B E-Commerce on Manufacturers and Distributors.

Cerasis

Ultimately, B2B entities are experiencing dramatic impacts on distribution and manufacturing for several key reasons. For example, the Cerasis Rater enables B2B sales by allowing other B2B partners to request automatically reorders, retrieve freight rates and offer e-commerce fulfillment and shipment. In the past, software-as-a-service (SaaS) grew to dominate the manufacturing and warehousing industries. E-Commerce LogisticsE-commerce grew 10.2

How Will Self-Driving Trucks Impact the Logistics Field

Kinaxis

Which has led us to wonder: what will be the impact of driverless cars and trucks on the Logistics field in general? It’s speculated that this technology might lower the demand for truck drivers – but for logistics planners and service providers (3PLs), are there opportunities for Supply Chain efficiency and strategic advantages? Higher Efficiency through speeding up traffic flows, and by allowing freight trucks to travel 24/7 without requiring driver rest time.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Prior to that, Phil held a variety of other logistics roles in both Germany and the United States. Declining Freight Rates. Phil adds that something else has contributed to declining freight rates.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1. Companies carrying freight across the U.S.-Mexico

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3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Logistics 4.) based transportation and logistics providers.

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How 5 Emerging Technologies Will Change the Services of 3rd Party Logistics Providers

Cerasis

Yesterday, we started our series on the effects of emerging technologies on 3rd party logistics providers by speaking about the future of logistics technology and if 3rd party logistics providers are prepared. How these 5 Emerging Technologies will Forever Change the Service Offerings of 3rd Party Logistics Providers. Today’s emerging technologies are more concerned with speed, accuracy, security and seamless delivery.

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. blockchain company Skuchain partnered with NTT Data to build a blockchain platform for supply chain and logistics management. The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. req’d) Walmart taking over operations at Inland distribution centers [operated by Schneider Logistics] (The Press-Enterprise). Stating the Obvious: Amazon Competes in Transportation and Logistics Services. Open Checkbook for Visibility: FourKites Secures $50 Million in Series C Funding. I wrote that back in December 2017 as part of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2018.

Logistics Technology Trends: The Rise of the Machine

Freightos

Earlier this year, we ran a series of articles exploring the future of logistics technology. Technology Trends for the Logistics Industry. The logistics industry is facing a period of intense change. 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. Like technology and logistics? List Of The Top Logistics Startups.

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Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

Cerasis

Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more. Although it may seem counterintuitive for a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis, to trumpet such prospects, the resounding impact will drive greater efficiencies in supply chains. According to McKendrick , blockchain automates the invoicing process, eliminating errors that affect up to 10 percent of all freight invoices. Blockchain Logistics Supply Chain

6 Reasons Why Manufacturers are Embracing the Mobility in Manufacturing Movement

Cerasis

Mobile technology has been embraced by many industries, from healthcare to transportation , but manufacturing has been slow to recognize the benefits of the technology. Recent improvements to network security and affordable applications make mobile more accessible than ever before for the manufacturing industry. The following post is a continuation of our ongoing blog series talking about mobility, connectedness, and the internet of things as it applies to manufacturing.

The Top 5 Logistics Technology Trends to Watch

Zipline Logistics

Technology is currently being rapidly integrated across every business sector with logistics undoubtedly being no exception.? . Where technological trends have the most significant impact in today’s logistics landscape is pragmatic productivity and performance visibility tools. .

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. blockchain company Skuchain partnered with NTT Data to build a blockchain platform for supply chain and logistics management. The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency.

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