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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Shipping Gazette Daily News. One of the most comprehensive daily summaries, and by far the leading Asian-based summary, China’s Shipping Gazette provides daily information about carriers, forwarders and technology. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Ocean freight is split into 14!

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

However, following these 10 practices can help you learn how to reduce spend in the procurement supply chain. As a result, an external benchmarking tool , explains Olga Rissin of CHAINalytics , offers the benefits of reducing internal spend and accessing outside data, which further drives competitive advantage and lower spend in managing the procurement supply chain. As a result, more shipments can be placed on “fast lanes,” reducing overall freight spend and duration of shipments.

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Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. Use of Freight Rate Benchmarking. Subscribe Here!

3 Best Practices to Improve Your Flatbed Shipping Performance

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Flatbed shipping is an important contributor to the overall economy as several key industries leverage this solution for the movement of their critical freight. 3 best practices to improve flatbed shipping performance. . Conduct procurement exercises regularly and often.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

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A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. 3PLs Bring Better Freight Shipping Rates During Shipping Capacity Crunch Hikes. Part of the problem with a shipping capacity crunch is lackluster networking. Multimodal Shipping Is a Key Benefit of Working With 3PLs.

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important. Seizing control of freight and transportation spend can improve operating income by five to 10 percent, and boost stock prices by 10 to 20 percent, according to an Accenture study, From a Shipper’s Market to a Carrier’s Market. Freight Invoicing Reports.

Do I Really Need Full Truckload Shipping?

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The question of necessity affects full truckload shipping decisions, and shippers might overlook full truckload options. However, shippers do need full truckload shipping, but they need to know how to take advantage of it properly to avoid ballooning freight spend and shipping costs. The Issue: Shippers Face More Challenges When Trying to Avoid Full Truckload Shipping. Spring shipping has not yet peaked & therefore, shippers need to prepare now.

The Challenges & Steps in Procuring a Full Truckload as a Shipper

Cerasis

As a shipper, it can be hard to procure full truckloads, and small and mid-sized shippers suffer from an exacerbated version of this problem. Shippers face tightening capacity, higher rates, and demanding consumers, and procuring a full truckload may be the last thing on their minds. In reality, procuring a full truckload as a small or mid-sized shipper comes with unique challenges. Will the freight be competitive? The Comprehensive Full Truckload Shipping White Paper.

It’s Time to Welcome The Supply Chain CEO!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Over the past few decades, companies have realized that the way they bring products to market – from sourcing parts and services, to manufacturing, to shipping, to distribution – isn’t just a practical necessity, but an avenue for competitive advantage. Whereas different Supply Chain functions used to be siloed (planning, operations, procurement, etc.), Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Port Congestion Update

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With regards to blank sailings continued by shipping lines for the 1st week of June 2M and The Alliance have cancelled couple of sailings mainly in the transpacific trade lane. There has been a substantial growth in the number of containers cleared at Nhava Sheva and Mundra yet a lot more are to be cleared but as per the port authorities they have got back their resources and in the coming week more number of containers are expected to be cleared and delivered. .

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. Orders of varying quantities can be consolidated automatically to optimize freight, timelines, and cost. When quick shipping is a must, having the ability to respond to a high volume of orders from many locations requires a denser infrastructure than most retailers have.

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Port Congestion Update – There growth in the number of containers cleared at Nhava Sheva and Mundra

Shipsy

With regards to blank sailings continued by shipping lines for the 1st week of June 2M and The Alliance have cancelled couple of sailings mainly in the transpacific trade lane.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And we were still weeks away from being able to ship product to stores to relieve the pressure. It may be possible to add lanes, that is capacity, but this takes planning, time and resources. With enough planning, resource, and the need, you can add a new Distribution Centre for instance. You may also be able to have your Suppliers drop ship products directly to your customers. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? .

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson, dedicate their entire work to analyzing the opportunities and gaps in ordering, shipping, transportation, and receiving for companies large and small. Orders of varying quantities can be consolidated automatically to optimize freight, timelines, and cost. When quick shipping is a must, having the ability to respond to a high volume of orders from many locations requires a denser infrastructure than most retailers have.

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What Is Full Truckload Shipping & How It Differs From Other Over-The-Road Modes?

Cerasis

Shippers face an onslaught of information in the digital age and often, due to this information overload, shippers find navigating the complex world of shipping challenging. In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure optimal use of time in the procurement of transportation. Defining Full Truckload Shipping. Full truckload shipping refers to the use of an entire truck for a given shipment.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While this threat is not new, it certainly feels different this time around, and specifically raises questions for those involved in regular cross border freight movements. While we may not know if and how policy may change and impact freight for a few days or weeks, we can scenario plan for a reasonable number of outcomes. A partial closure at the border based on port of entry or days of the week to reassign more resources to processing people. On March 27, U.S.

The Invaluable Role of a TMS in Managing Full Truckload Shipments

Cerasis

Shippers face more challenges than ever before when it comes to managing freight spend and allocation. While many other questions exist, freight management in today’s world is built on the internet, speed, use of data, and staying attractive to drivers. Yes, your freight must be attractive to drivers to get the best deals, and a TMS provides an invaluable means of creating attractive freight. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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[WHITE PAPER] Background, Challenges, Process, and Best Practices for Full Truckload Shipping

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Ultimate Guide to Full Truckload Shipping Part 1: Background, Challenges, Process, and Best Practices for Full Truckload Shipping” white paper! In this white paper you learn: What is Full Truckload Shipping & How FT differs from other over-the-road modes. The Challenges & Benefits of Full Truckload Shipping.

5 Ways Temperature Controlled Shippers Can Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The increased need for adaptability and agility sums up what nearly everyone is feeling these days—this is particularly true for companies shipping temperature sensitive freight when timing is critical. Freight and Transportation Services Temperature controlled Truckload services

The Disintermediation of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It involves the planning, processes, resources and execution required to facilitate the movement of materials and information between various nodes from the lowest tier supplier through to the end customer and everyone in between. Drop shipping is another example of eliminating unnecessary and redundant material movement and transportation. drop shipping) of goods between a supplier and end consumer is the most efficient, disintermediated supply chain. Subscribe Here!

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. For instance, the bankruptcy of South Korea’s 7th largest shipping company (Hanjin Shipping) led to a dramatic reduction in global supply chain shipping capacity. Extreme weather represents one of the most significant risks to ocean freight on the globe. Create a backup data resource. Subscribe Here!

The Pros and Cons of Air Charter Service

CH Robinson Transportfolio

However, that may not be the case when shipping your cargo. Although not well known, it is possible to procure a partial air charter. This is a good option for situations when you do not have enough freight to fill a plane but still need capacity. For 99% of the businesses out there, air charter service is not a permanent solution, but for some it may be a great resource to use when creating a nimble, adaptable supply chain.

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Freight Industry Insights – FreightPOP Interviews Mike Mortson

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Industry article originally published by FreightPOP. We recently interviewed Mike Mortson, founder of Supply Chain Game Changer, about the trends he sees in shipping and freight. Mike is an industrial engineer with an extensive background in all facets of leadership, from supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, ops, and I.T., They are still just a freight forwarder.

Global TMS: An Always-Evolving Roadmap

Talking Logistics

This complexity is certainly evident in global logistics and ocean shipping, where shippers encounter many barriers to enabling a streamlined process, including: Inefficient Processes : A lot of shippers resort to manual processes to procure capacity and communicate shipment details with the many parties involved in ocean movements. Freight Audit and Settlement : Manual processing of ocean invoices leads to inaccuracies and delays.

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How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient

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This rise in demand and supply of goods also calls for an added focus towards sustainable shipping practices to ensure the environment doesn’t get affected by it all. In an effort to start a conversation on green shipping practices, this article will shed some light on the need for such practices while providing tips and techniques that will help you further the cause. Why We Need Sustainable Shipping? Lastly, sustainable shipping practices also offer financial relief.

Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

Logistics Bureau

Choosing freight carriers is not the easiest of tasks, so it’s understandable why companies often overlook the need for a freight review , even when such an undertaking is long overdue. Read and Heed the Signs that Freight Review is Due. But how do you know when it’s the right time to conduct a freight review? You’ve lost touch with (or have never really explored) developments in the freight service market. Changes in freight-rate structure.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

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Low-cost country sourcing is a procurement strategy that falls under a broad category of procurement efforts called global sourcing. This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations. Shipping costs. Resource availability.

Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Manufacturers and distributors are looking to expand their sales channels and get more of their brands in the hands of customers to generate loyalty, which can mean drop shipping on behalf of retailers looking to expand their product assortments. This will increase the customer’s product and shipping options. It is possible, but it would be a very manual process, with many emails and spreadsheets sent between procurement and vendors.

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The Million Dollar Transportation Strategy Question – When Do You Need A Multi-Carrier Parcel Solution?

BluJay Solutions

Every retailer and distributor who ships goods in any quantity is faced with a ‘million dollar’ question. When reviewing their transportation strategy and calculating shipping budgets, they are forced to ask,“Do we want to or can we afford to be held hostage by our carrier?”. And where significant volumes are involved and goods are shipped nationally and internationally, the question is often literally a million or even multi-million dollar one. .

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[WHITE PAPER] The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018

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Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018” white paper! Logistics service providers will be integral to the success of shippers in 2018, but the top logistics trends trends that affect the shipper can differ from those affecting third-party logistics providers, procurement professionals and freight shipping.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

In a nutshell, RPA helps businesses execute core processes faster and with fewer resources. Procurement. Procurement can also have RPA do dynamic searches of websites to source or conduct market research for future buys and tenders. Freight Management.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

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Although rate volatility is expected to stabilize in 2017, organizations must do more with fewer resources to survive. According to PLS Logistics , global companies will install procurement managers in China for entire organizations by 2025. Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers.

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The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Today, we wrap up our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Maintaining the best possible fleet for your shipping needs requires vigilance and the tracking of specific measures across their performance. The Top 10 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is one of the most efficient ways to move shipments when you cannot justify the cost of a full truckload.

Space Planning: Could You Run Out of Space in Your Warehouse too?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Because if we don’t have the goods in the Distribution Centre we can’t ship them to stores and we can’t make them available for Online sales. We would also ensure that we had the same level of diligence applied to all resource planning. Selected as one of the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs, and one of the Top 25 Procurement Blogs, on the Internet. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

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