4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow.

[PODCAST] Increasing Parcel Volumes Requiring Shippers to Implement Technology for Parcel Freight Optimization Yielding Reduced Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

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

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Small Package

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.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Amazon announced that it shipped 5 billion items through Prime alone in 2017, and some analysts estimate it will ship over 4 billion packages in 2018. With distribution centers now within 2-days ground transport of most Americans, Amazon can carefully select the best combination of company-owned, public, and private delivery services to put the average package on your porch for under $4. Amazon could have its hands on $70B worth of the package delivery market.

Why Parcel or Small Package Auditing Is Important for Shippers

Cerasis

However, some continue to refute audits, but take a look at what could be going on in your operation without small package auditing. Shippers May Be Overpaying, Which Affects Small Package Auditing. Shippers pay up to 5 percent more when small package auditing is not completed, explains Jared Fisher of PARCEL Media. As a result, the overall cost of shipping a small package may be significantly lower than originally determined. Small Package

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player.

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

Cerasis

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. A Brief on Freight Classification.

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

Cerasis

Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . If you are shipping across the country, not only will you have more expensive rates, you’re likely going to have to pay for a higher service level to make sure the package arrives when promised.”.

Top Freight Articles of 2015

Cerasis

Today we finalize our most viewed articles from the Cerasis blog by featuring the most read freight articles published in 2015. We have published now over 650 articles, and so you should almost find anything related to manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight. . Top Freight Articles of 2015. However, this is expected as freight is much more tactical than say a broad look at manufacturing or even transportation management.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Having come from a company wherein we were selling Freight management services I was curious about Freight spend at this new company. “How much were we spending on Freight?” Hidden Freight Costs. Hidden Freight Costs In The Piece Price. Subscribe Here!

The iPhone 6s Freight Shipping Costs

Freightos

Yesterday Freightos announced a private beta version of its online instant freight quote marketplace. So obviously, being freight rate nerds, we got to wondering: How much would the logistics of shipping the iPhone 6s from China to the U.S. per phone package.

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So 13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices.

A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018

Cerasis

Although this sounds great for most industries, it represents a major problem for the freight trucking industry. Amazon has already taken extensive steps to establish itself as a leader in full truckload, less than truckload, multimodal, small package and last-mile delivery services.

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5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

As we round out the 5 categories, we come to the place of our expertise: Freight and Transportation Management. As a third party logistics provider squarely focused on freight and transportation management, we also understand that if we only talk about those two categories, we are not thinking well rounded enough. You can view all of the freight blog posts in the Freight category here. . 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015.So Freight freight blog posts

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.

The Role of Final or Last Mile in E-Commerce to Effectively Deliver Freight to Your Customer

Cerasis

Simply not delivering a package on time will dramatically increase the rate of returns, and poor last mile in e-commerce delivery can contribute to increasing logistics costs. Some of these include: Remember to think about the details regarding freight claims’ processes.

The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

With parcel shipments outpacing other forms of freight 10-to-1, space has become a premium. DIM weight is calculated by multiplying the length, width, and height of a package and then dividing that result by a special number known as a “dimensional weight divisor,” “DIM divisor,” or “DIM factor.” Big things come in small packages One reaction a shipper may have to the DIM rating challenge is to overreact. Freight Claims Small PackageAre You Packing for Success?

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4 Way Logistics

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Can you have your packages picked-up or delivered after business hours or on the weekend?

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Before a package has even been picked up, problems may arise.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

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. Managing bid packages, for instance, can be time consuming and complex. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data.

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Strategically located near the busiest seaport in the United States, the adjoining ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, and with easy access to highways I-10 and I-15, the 231,000-square-foot Ontario mega-warehouse strengthens Berlin Packaging's operations in Southern California. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Industrial Region: North America Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a report

Utilizing Best-Practices to Create the Holy Trinity of Freight Accounting

Cerasis

That's why it's vital for shippers to keep freight accounting best practices top of mind during this period of a slow-growing economy. What’s the Difference Between Freight Payment Processing and Freight Auditing? How Will Freight Invoice Consolidation Impact the Industry?

Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process to Attain “Best In Class” Shipper Status

Cerasis

We continue our series on what makes up a "Best in Class" shipper by taking a deeper dive into #4 and #5 of the 10 areas that "Best in Class" Shippers must master : Freight Spend Management and a focus on LTL Shipping Process. Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process. Let’s take a look at how freight spending management and managed processes can prevent these issues from occurring. What Is Freight Spend Management? Management of Incoming Freight.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. UPS is well known for it’s small package delivery business.

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

Cerasis

The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head. The freight capacity crunch remains an object of speculation in among logistics providers and shippers. Consequently, the additional spending has not had a true impact on the number of packages being shipped. Capacity Crunch Freight

The Benefits of Using A TMS to Ship Small Package Freight

Cerasis

For small package shipments, a TMS can prove to be an invaluable resource by providing the following significant benefits. Shipping hundreds of small packages pose challenges for shippers. Getting a small package from point A to point B could easily vary greatly in terms of time requirements. The package may be transferred multiple times between different modes of transit as well. Customer Service Is Essential to Small Package Shippers.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

Unfortunately, the volume of small packages shipped , as well as the variety of carriers used, can make keeping costs in check sound like a dream, inaccessible. Customers want to pay as little as possible for shipping, and they want their packages delivered yesterday.

The Five Top Packaging Tips to Help Avoid Damage

Cerasis

It’s the sender’s responsibility to make sure the parcel is packaged correctly but accidental damage obtained through transport is possible. Read our top five packaging tips to help prevent damage below. . We start the packaging tips with focusing on the quality of boxes you use. Be careful if you choose to reuse old packaging. Before shipping your package, you should feel comfortable that your item is secure and box is sturdy. Freight

BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

A few weeks ago at the Descartes Evolution 2018 User Conference , I had the opportunity to interview William Wehrle, Director of Supply Chain at BASF, and David Bazzetta, Business Advisor – Process Optimization at BASF, about the importance and value of having real-time freight visibility. What were some of the key capabilities BASF was looking for in a real-time freight visibility solution? Benefits of Real-Time Freight Visibility.

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.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

The graph below depicts 24 region-to-region pairs, showing changes in rates for freight movements that originated in four Western regions, heading to destinations in six East Coast regions. These results are atypical , so they may surprise longtime freight trend watchers. Freight Rate