E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

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The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics Transportation Supply Chain E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020The state of e-commerce continues to move more toward heavier, non-traditional online purchases.

Truckload Shipping Seasons

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In the freight shipping and logistics industry, there are different seasons, so to speak. Understanding truckload shipping seasons can help you optimize your supply chain and plan ahead for busier months when capacity is tighter.

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The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months. Below is a quick list of the top winter freight shipping tips to help guide you and keep your supply chain hot during the trickiest time for shipping. Freight carriers set shipping deadlines based on volume and labor availability.

How to Plan for Shipping Success in 2021

Freight Center

But, even with the unpredictability variable always at play, there are ways you can prepare for a better shipping year ahead. Freight Shipping & Logistics Business Shipping2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget.

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

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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. According to Emma James of Inbound Logistics, e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2017 exceeded $111 billion in the U.S.

Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

Supply Chain Game Changer

All goods would be shipped from anywhere around the world into a single Distribution Centre. From that single Distribution Centre we would in turn ship the goods back out to consumers across the country as they were ordered on-line. This is drop shipping in action.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

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The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why.

Shipping During Hurricane Season

Freight Center

As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s important to have a plan, including a disaster recovery plan. Here are some tips for shipping during hurricane season to help you protect your shipments and make sure your customers’ needs are met.

9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with negotiations.com who discusses some useful tips on how companies can negotiate freight rates a bit better. Shipping costs are a significant part of the supply chain expense. The post 9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Logistics Negotiate Freight Rates

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

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Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. 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. For shippers, this means finding a way to handle changes in inventory and replenishment, as well as managing outbound freight and reverse logistics.

Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

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From cloud-based systems to transportation management, the state of the logistics industry is evolving to expand an increasing number of services. Meanwhile, the overall capacity of shipments is climbing higher, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, and the driver shortage is becoming more essential as full truckload shipments decrease. So, the conversation needs to turn toward another aspect of how 3PLs influence the state of the logistics and freight economy, digitization.

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

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But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Costly adjustments post-shipment can wreak havoc on your freight budget. Even the smallest additional shipping service that is not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment.

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.

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.

Holiday Shipping Tips: Shippers Turn to Freight Analytics to Optimize In Busy Shipping Times

Intelligent Audit

The upcoming holiday shipping season is rapidly approaching. However, companies must tackle the issue from the ground up, applying technology and freight analytics to optimize operations wherever possible. That includes working with both forward and reverse logistics data.

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

Shipping containers are like scotch. . But decisions about how many barrels to produce or how many ships to sail have to be made in advance. Is ocean freight pricing broken? And unlike ship building, which would mean huge supply chain bullwhips, containers are relatively agile.

Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market

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Providing your logistics partner with additional lead time can be critical in ensuring better rates and securing capacity in any market. It can help you, and your logistics providers mitigate common issues that have plagued the industry since the late spring. What Is Shipping Lead Time?

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

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This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. It will probably change the processes currently associated with warehousing, supply chain management and several other critical features of logistics. Cargo Ships.

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How to Ship More Freight and Less Air

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If your logistics personnel aren't packing shipping and air freight containers effectively, then you're going to pay high shipping rates for nothing more than air. This, in turn, leads to much denser containers and lower aggregate shipping costs.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

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Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

What is LTL Shipping?

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Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. LTL freight carriers normally transport small shipments of freight from many companies. When companies opt for LTL shipping, they are charged for the section of the semi-truck that their freight takes up. Freight Class.

[WEBINAR] Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping

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If you are a shipper who regularly ships via the over-the-road mode of Less Than Truckload, also known as LTL, you understand there are a lot of moving parts to have efficient LTL Shipping. of sales for a shipper, and with the myriad of factors involved in LTL shipping, shippers often forget about the core factors and fundamentals of LTL shipping. Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Managers. Freight Dispatch Staff. LTL Freight Shipping Rates.

Small Business Shipping During the Holidays with a 3PL

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Not only do you need the right shipping solutions, but you need them at the best rates and on a deadline. Shipping freight without expert guidance makes accomplishing all of this pretty challenging. So how can you meet all these needs and ship easier?

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4 Fascinating Freight Facts

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The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew. Freight Fact #4: Trucks are King. of the nation’s freight by weight.” You’ve probably been stuck behind a freight trailer once or twice on the highways, but it’s for a good reason.

Learn a new term: Drayage Container Shipping

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What is drayage shipping? When a freight forwarder has to move consignment over short distances, viz between rail yards, ports, facilities or other shipping hubs of the same metropolitan area is considered as container drayage shipping.

What Exactly is Freight Consolidation?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Consolidation article and permission to publish here provided by Adam Robinson at sonar.freightwaves.com. How can freight forecasting aid consolidation strategies? What is Freight Consolidation?

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

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These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

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Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? In other words, filling more orders is great, but it still requires significant use of logistics resources. The same concept applies to e-commerce shipping practices.

The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

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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

Shipping Analytics Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intelligent Audit

Advancements within shipping analytics platforms, including artificial intelligence, parcel and freight analytics , data management, and machine learning, are reshaping the supply chain. A leading shipping analytics challenge rests within disparate systems.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Average weight per shipment is up for the sixth consecutive quarter, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management , and economic growth indicates continued diversion of freight to LTL from full truckload and even parcels to maintain capacity.

[WHITE PAPER] How Effective Operations Management & Technology will Enhance Shipping in 2019

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How Effective Operations Management & Technology will Enhance Shipping in 2019” white paper! What You’ll Learn in this Shipping in 2019 White Paper Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019 Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019?

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

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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.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. The transportation & logistics industry found new ways to go touchless during this pandemic. One such instance is that of the transportation & logistics industry.