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?

[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.

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The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

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. Freight freight shipping

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Hours of Service Will Become Core to Freight Operations.

Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight

PLS Logistics

The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked. But, for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, logistics is a top priority to business operations. Accurately planning for efficient transportation routes and potential delays comes with many challenges, which is why many shippers turn to a freight broker to ship goods. Freight Shippers Shipping Retail

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

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.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing. 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016.

3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community. Consider what could happen if a customer sues a business for failure to ensure safety for customers in a retail space. Business Advice Manufacturing innovation

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

There is no doubt, that the retail landscape is increasingly looking like an online one as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Toys R Us, Foot Locker, and Best Buy mobile shutter hundreds of stores unable to keep up with the changing customer that wants fast, free delivery all with just a click of a button. Despite some struggles, retail as a whole had a solid 2017, as total sales reached $3.5 The State of Retailing Online (SORO) survey of U.S.

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What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes. Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman.

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

Podcast – Let’s Talk Supply Chain? Container Tracking Is Here!

Gravity Supply Chain

Videos and Podcasts Supply Chain freight #shipment intermodal container tracking shipping Gravity #tracker #vessel transparency #cargo #realtime #risk manufacturing retail logistics boxes mitigate cargos cloud freight shipping solutions cargoes solutions ship track tracked visibility TEU cloud based end-to-end mitigation international freight shipping ocean freight shipping freight shipping technology

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

McKinseyandcompany Gravity digitised manufactured transit strategies transshipment landside customs forewardthinking interconnection interoperability automate productivity networks traceability globalnetwork integrity riskmanagement landedcost rawmaterian import export costsaving strategy orchestrated6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain. Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Supply chain as a retail strategy.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. E-commerce has permanently altered consumer expectations for near instantaneous product fulfillment and retailers have adjusted to remain competitive. There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? Retailer compliance programs are unique to each company.

Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Tackle Inbound Freight?

Talking Logistics

In speaking with customers over the last few months, we have seen a significant increase in transportation teams taking more control of their inbound freight. Historically, most of the return on investment (ROI) for transportation management systems (TMS) was focused on outbound transportation by optimizing across less than truckload (LTL)/truckload (TL) and cutting freight costs while creating increased visibility and customer service.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. What is a retail consolidation program? This helps meet any retailer compliance programs that may exist. How a strategic retail consolidation program works.

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly? The recovery efforts in both areas sucked up a lot of capacity, just as many retailers and agriculture companies were headed into peak shipping season. The post Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

In its simplest form, fourth-party logistics is a model in which manufacturers hand over the entirety of the organisation and oversight of their supply chain to a 4PL provider. the digitisation of manufacturing. 3) Ecommerce and Multi-Channel Retail. Retail and consumer.

Chainalytics Reduces Cost and Carbon Emissions through Packaging Optimization for Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

Implementing a New Packaging Solution, Chainalytics Provides Razor Manufacturer Savings and Sustainability Improvements Packaging, while easy to overlook, has a profound impact across the entire supply chain, for it touches almost every aspect of the organization. In The News Packaging Optimization LTL Freight Sustainability Thermoform insert

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges. It’s not just the supply chain!

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Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. Since these internal costs can significantly increase the total cost of supply, manufacturers should have the right method to identify and quantify them to avoid making purchase decisions based on inaccurate or incomplete data. What is Supply chain costs?

SaaS TMS from an Electronics Manufacturer?

Supply Chain Collaborator

a key supplier of components to Apple, and Flextronics International are among a recent spate of electronics manufacturers entering the supply chain software business. After all, electronics manufacturers are well-acquainted with managing complex supply chains in their operations. Nor do we expect them to understand the specific pains experienced by retail shippers managing inbound freight from thousands of vendors and the influence of seasonality.

No Crystal Ball Required: The Future of Freight Forwarding

BluJay Solutions

Recently Kewill worked with Transport Intelligence to examine the state of the global freight forwarding industry. The resulting report, “ The Future of Logistics – What Does the Future Hold for Freight Forwarders? As such, the importance of technology to freight forwarders cannot be overstated. Our report looks at the challenges freight forwarders face in overcoming these deep-rooted issues.

BluJay Partners with Raven Logistics to Deliver Single TMS Access for Rail, Truck, and Ocean Freight

BluJay Solutions

This solution and tech partnership combines the Raven Logistics Railroad SaaS with BluJay’s Transportation Management application for management of railway, over-the-road, and ocean freight management from a single TMS. Raven partnered with BluJay Solutions with the goal of creating a pathway to complementary logistic applications for ocean and over-the-road freight management,” says Duane Kuzak, President at Raven Logistics.