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.

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. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. Managing bid packages, for instance, can be time consuming and complex. Disaggregate freight spend data.

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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.

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation. What is Freight Management? But what activities are thus considered to be a part of Freight Management?

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 . We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts. Another factor impacting parcel shipment cost is the weight and cube of the package.

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend). If you haven’t realized it already, you’re in the information-handling business as much as you’re in the freight-handling business,” said Tom McLeod, President and Founder of McLeod Software, at the company’s user conference earlier this year.

9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management

Cerasis

However, if you know what critical freight management KPIs or key performance indicators to track, you can know exactly how to change processes to decrease costs, which will result in savings for the end user. According to a National Cooperative Freight Research Program report, Performance Measures for Freight Transportation , the following graph breaks down how other respondents rate the cost of logistics. Federal Power Over Freight Management KPIs.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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How to Avoid Damage to Your Freight

GTG Technology Group

3 Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Freight. Freight damage may only occur in less than 1% of shipments, but with almost 50 million tons of freight moved daily, that equates to around 500,000 tons of freight damaged per day. Lost or damaged freight can cost transportation companies and their clients thousands of dollars. Freight damage is often preventable with a few best practices to keep your freight safe. Package Your Freight Properly.

7 Freight Costs Considerations That Will Have Shippers Rethinking In-House Transportation Management

Cerasis

Freight costs are eminently controllable, however, efficiently managing this major budget item requires expertise. For the company determined to try, it is critical to maintaining constant guard on cost controls at every turn in every transaction, a daunting proposition for most companies whose competencies are not developed with optimal freight costs control as a core area of focus. The freight manager attempting to operate without this authority cannot be ideally effective.

A Carmack Amendment Refresher: Understanding How It Applies to Freight Loss Claims

Cerasis

In 1935, Congress passed legislation to help prevent carriers from being subject to unqualified cases of fraud and freight loss claims. Now, this is not to say that carriers employing unsafe drivers or other possible sources of negligence get a free pass on damage claims. When Is a Carrier Not Responsible For Freight Damage? Carriers have one path to avoiding freight loss liability under the terms of the Carmack Amendment.

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

The Problem: Shippers Using LTL-Exclusive Shipping Have Minimal, If Any, Profitability in Freight Spend Shippers have been bartered with the topic of LTL shipping for years, including how to make better use of it, reduce freight spend and leverage technology. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend. Freight Full Truckload

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense

Techgistics

Source: Amazon. This may be inaccurate, as order lines would vary from order to order and some orders contain many small items that are packaged in a single box while other orders need to be split across multiple boxes. At any rate, no matter which direction the assumption is incorrect, the number of boxes shipped in a compressed time-frame would still be astounding:: (1 Billion / 3) * 1.4 = 434 million packages By one company that does not yet have a fully global presence.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Packaging Selection Helps Reduce Product Damage. The primary packaging material of choice is corrugated cardboard. It doesn't make economic sense to scrimp on packaging materials since you'll pay for it in other areas.”. Freight

Who Said Freight Audit and Payment was Dead?

Talking Logistics

Several years ago, as transportation management systems (TMS) software vendors introduced enhanced freight audit and payment capabilities, many analysts – including me – predicted that shippers would bring this outsourced process back in house. But to paraphrase Mark Twain, the news of freight audit and payment’s death has been greatly exaggerated – in fact, demand for this service continues to grow. The post Who Said Freight Audit and Payment was Dead?

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

percent last year, spending on package delivery services jumped 10 percent [to $86.3 Parcel and express delivery has surpassed railroads as the second-largest logistics sector behind motor freight [emphasis mine].”. Parcel volumes rose 6 percent last year as online retailers flooded delivery networks with small packages destined for individual consumers in their houses, apartments, offices, and dorm rooms. Source: CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report 2017.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. The dedicated TMS can further eliminate the frustrations that occur with typical full-truckload (FT) shipments and small package freight by combining all KPIs and available options into a single, comprehensive tool. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. LTL ltl freight

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. Policy 53 increases CIQ inspection on all PPE products, labels, packaging, and documentation. From there, other factors like labeling, packaging, and marketing of the product can influence these regulations as well. Metered freight solutions.

[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend

Cerasis

Depending on company size, parcel spend can make up the majority of freight spend, and the costs of parcel in reverse logistics add to the burden. Cost management of parcels can be a source of reprieve in today’s chaotic, omnichannel-driven world , and shippers need to know to take back control of parcel shipping spend. Freight Logistics Small Package Transportation Management White Papers parcel shipping spend

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). Source: Amazon.com. There’s been less progress though with ocean freight, since Amazon registered as a freight forwarder several years ago.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

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. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

What Exactly Is Supply Chain Management? 10 Different Definitions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I worked in Materials Handling, Packaging Engineering, Warehouse Space Planning, Resource Planning, Procurement, Inventory Management and Control, Production Control, Systems Management and other areas. Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ). Source: [link] ).

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Have you ever wondered how your Amazon Prime package get to your front doorstep in two days? 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. Check out the graph below for the breakdown, in billions, by freight mode.) Image source. What are the different types of truck freight?

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. October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% – Fastest Growth in 18 Months (IATA). According to the press release: This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Ore.,

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

But before insights and analytics can be leveraged for a better supply chain, there’s a huge task at hand for the many organizations that need to first collate data points from all sources and align them to their business operations. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Freight #ECommerce #Business.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Last week, we surveyed Transplace’s network of customers of $9+ billion of freight under management to reveal the impacts of the pandemic. Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain. Increase in expedited freight due to material shortages. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Teamsters step up union drive at FedEx Freight, Con-way (Reuters). September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. It’s been almost a year since Amazon unveiled Amazon Prime Air , its drone program to deliver packages, and the company (along with Google , DHL, and others) continues to push forward its development efforts.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Not as pre-packaged as an E-update, so more effort required. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Sourcing Innovation.

Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits

Cerasis

In fact, up to 10 percent of all freight invoices may contain inaccuracies, reports Chris Lewis of Inbound Logistics. As explained by Brad Hollister of ClearView Audit , this may include incorrect freight rates, failure of carriers to meet contractual obligations, incorrectly insuring packages, and diminishing the customer service experience. For example, an audit of 50 invoices identifies a 10-percent markup on freight rate for 10 percent of invoices.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. Amazon plans big expansion of online grocery business: sources ( Reuters ). On May 28th, ABF increased its general rates and charges for its freight division by “about 5.9 This week UPS Freight announced “a general rate increase of 5.9 Welcome to June.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Customers accustomed to select this way-out because it is more convenient for them, and companies also prefer this because of cost reduction for packaging & shipping. Determine the method for selecting the order, assembling it, packaging it for pickup, and customer notification.

Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This multiple sourcing strategy is not new yet it adds much needed contingency in the face of continued enormous growth. As soon as Amazon hands a package over to UPS, FedEx, or anyone else it is losing some control over the rest of the Customer Experience. Subscribe Here!

What is the Best E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Service for You? Amazon FBA or 3PL?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Amazon has one of the most advanced e-commerce fulfillment service in the world, can help you scale-up or grow your business and as of the last measured period, the source estimated 90 million paying Amazon Prime subscribers in the United States, up from 63 million in June during the previous year.

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Full Truckload, Parcel, LTL, Intermodal?Oh My! How to Manage All Over the Road Modes Effectively

Cerasis

For the purposes of objectivity, better refers to accessing more available truckload capacity, which is tightening more than ever, says the Journal of Commerce, scheduling freight with the right type of carrier that specializes in a given type of full truckload, and securing such capacity at competitive rates. Let’s take a closer look at the problem with trying to manage over the road (OTR) modes through traditional, manual data entry and freight scheduling versus using a TMS.