Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. Frost & Sullivan estimates that despite massive investment in the digital freight space, with more than $2.3

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.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. What is Freight? Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. There are several types of freight including truck, rail, air, ocean (vessel), and pipeline. Image source.

China’s Road Freight Market – Still Growing as Technology Takes Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

For the first half of 2019, China’s road freight market in terms of volume increased 5.8% trucking industry is on a roller coaster ride, the Chinese road freight market seems to be on a steady monthly year-over-year increase for 2019. China Road Technology Road Freight

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

For Cloud Logistics, this acquisition will help the company expand its solution footprint (which today is mostly over-the-road and intermodal transportation) and grow its geographic presence beyond North America.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The sky and what’s beyond, an endless source of creativity and imagination for kids and adults alike. DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc.

2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

The freight recession is over. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Freight volume and rates finally began to revive in May 2016, and year-over-year volume comparisons turned positive in August.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem , General Partner at Supply Chain Ventures, about emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning, autonomous trucks, and digital freight.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

A modern, multi-modal Tier 1 TMS can now take data from all sources, cleanse it and use it. Let’s dream of a world where we don’t rely on email to tender 90 percent of TL freight!

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 percent in December from November , with December 2015 freight shipments down 2.0

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Source ID. CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. Source ID. Source ID. DB Schenker (The Americas).

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Keeping all this in mind can help companies enhance revenue by saving on shelf space and freight cost. Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 1)?

BluJay Solutions

e-Commerce operations, logistics service providers (LSPs), and Freight Forwarders are all equally impacted by extreme weather scenarios. Long term or short term interruptions can lead to brand erosion or force companies to source products from secondary markets.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

Freightera

Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at Freightera. FREIGHT SHIPPING EMISSIONS TODAY. Ocean freight: 17%. Air freight: 9%. Rail freight: 6%.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Sourcing products and raw materials from locations that are near the end-market helps reduce transportation costs. Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. Keeping all this in mind can help companies enhance revenue by saving on shelf space and freight cost. Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight transportation. SOURCE Freightera.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

Supply Chain Game Changer

I consulted with some of the contacts I’d built at the executive level across North America. We’ve built a peerless network in the areas of Procurement, Logistics, Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, and other functional areas in Supply Chain. Subscribe Here!

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

Well, manufacturing companies who ship freight in North America. I expanded on this thought, where many players are involved in manufacturing efficiency and output, as opposed to just one single source supply chain or just a few large manufacturing companies.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

TMC

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Complex routes or freight may require a specialized or dedicated provider. In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Time truly equals money when it comes to air freight. Sources: * IANA.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

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. oil sector, has created pretty thin capacity margins, especially in the Central North part of the country. Lastly, air freight has been increasing rapidly over the past decade - a trend I suspect will continue.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) and enhances its Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics offering in the US. Where to Find Supply Chain Innovation (Source: Adelante SCM). I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Source: [link] ). Most rely on an agency network relationship to move the freight to China only. To choose suitable freight forwarding companies in China, be sure they have these 5 capabilities: Deep knowledge about the import/export procedure.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. which include enhancements “in fleet management, transportation sourcing, transportation business intelligence, transportation planning, global trade management and customs management.”

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo. Lean is a new way of doing business.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

billion — “far higher than the $750 million to $900 million range that sources said Singapore-based NOL had been looking for, [which] would have valued the unit at 10 and 12 times its earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization for 2013,” according to Reuters.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Only one of them is outside North America: China. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /. Guillaume Roels.