What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?

Cerasis

One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Freight on board, also known as free on board, refers to a set of Incoterms that govern who owns and pays for a shipment when traveling overseas.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. For shippers, this means finding a way to handle changes in inventory and replenishment, as well as managing outbound freight and reverse logistics.

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.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management.

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

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

Cerasis

Final mile and last mile both referred to the final stage of delivery, and the use of last mile in e-commerce can mean the difference between a positive customer experience and a return. Some of these include: Remember to think about the details regarding freight claims’ processes.

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined. In fact, freight brokerage in general continue to shine bright thanks to capacity constraints within the trucking industry. freight brokerage firm, C.H.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

How to Become a Freight Forwarder

Cerasis

Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package. Thinking about entering the freight movers field?

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Nine Questions to Ask When Buying Freight Forwarding Software

BluJay Solutions

The freight forwarding business is rife with challenges, from narrow profit margins to staying abreast of the latest regulatory and statutory requirements. So the right freight forwarding software can make all the difference – if you know what to look for.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

The National Truck Driver Shortage is Threatening the Freight Industry

Elementum

The trucking industry, which moves 70% of US freight, has been facing a driver shortage for the past 15 years. Associate professor of Supply Chain Management at the Harbert College of Business Stephen Swartz refers the new regulations as “confusing” and “frustrating” for drivers.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Transportfolio

Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation.

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. Federal Power Over Freight Management KPIs.

Concealed Freight Damage: NMFTA Changes Reporting Window Effective April 18, 2015

Cerasis

As the world becomes hyperconnected , the demand for rapid response for concealed freight damage, general freight damage or missing items from shipments has changed. What Causes Concealed Freight Damage or Loss During Transport? Full Concealed Freight Damage Legalese Below.

Why Shippers Love Supply Chain Visibility

PLS Logistics

Visibility refers to understanding what goes on between the start and end of a process. Freight Supply Chain Shipments Visibility Supply Chain DisruptionsWith supply chain visibility, companies can analyze data and evaluate suppliers, processes and prices.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Become a Freight Broker: Your Ultimate Guide

Cerasis

It’s a great time to be in the freight brokering business, and there are plenty of reasons to consider starting your own brokerage now. What you need to know before you become a freight broker. Essentially, freight brokers keep the economy running. What does a freight broker do?

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All Quiet On The Eastern Front: Freight Rate Update W7

Freightos

Freight Rate Update Wk7. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing. Ocean Freight Pricing. This pattern should be repeated this year (refer Figure 2).

Freight Claim Laws: The Various Laws You Need To Know

Cerasis

Freight claim loss is almost a taboo subject in modern shipping. No one wants to touch it, but it’s important to know which freight claim laws govern certain modes of transportations , allowing everyone to understand when and if a claim is appropriate. Let’s look at some of these freight claim laws and what they mean for freight transportation liability. Freight Claim Laws: The Various Laws You Need To Know. Freight Claims

Ten Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliers

Material Handling & Logistics

There is a profound difference between inbound and outbound logistics—inbound deals with the delivery of raw materials or goods coming into a business while outbound logistics refers to goods going out. A more efficient inbound freight program streamlines processes to achieve greater savings.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

Believe it or not, product in the care of a driver does not necessarily place all liability for freight in the hands of the carrier. Under federal transportation law, and the Carmack Amendments, carriers traditionally held liability for freight until delivery, with four specific exclusions, but individual contracts may make liability unclear. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance. Integrate cargo insurance in freight management technology.

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A Question Shippers & Business Savvy Individual Need Ask: How Much Does it Cost to Be A Freight Broker?

Cerasis

Did you know by definition, a 3PL is considered a freight broker and must go through the process each year to invest in their own business so they can support those? Or are you a Logistics Manager curious about what it costs to become a freight broker either because you want to know that whom you are working with has done all the right things (you know, since they'll be managing your freight) or because you yourself may want to be a freight broker?

9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management

Cerasis

Are you looking forward to becoming a master of logistics, handling freight management with increased efficiency? Freight Management will be a far easier task when you know how it all fits in the grand scheme of things. There are plenty of mobile apps capable of helping you with freight management in the long run, becoming an invaluable tool to help with your business analysis. This is even more so if your freight has any special needs.

Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding is one of the most widely used methods of international transport for both business and personal use. Freight forwarding companies, like the International Logistics Centre, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight , ocean freight , road fright and, in some cases, railway freight.

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The capacity struggle: Finding hidden potential in intermodal freight operations

Quintiq

Rail freight and freight forwarding companies need to ask themselves the following questions: Can you maximize the efficiency of your operations? Don’t miss this opportunity to solve your planning problems and boost your intermodal freight operations.

Avoiding Freight Damage & Using Empirical Stretch Wrapping Data to Troubleshoot Causes

Cerasis

The best solution is avoiding freight damage, but how do you measure for it? For general reference a uniform load of typical CPG products in column stacked corrugated boxes which doesn’t overhang a pallet typically requires about 5 to 7 pounds of containment force. First is the fact that excessive containment force can damage freight by crushing them. Referring to the data . A Framework to Improve Outcomes of Avoiding Freight Damage . Freight Freight Claims

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

In order to remain competitive, firms are beginning to collaborate with their once rivals — providing processing, transportation, or delivery for each other — something we refer to as co-opetition. [This page is intentionally left blank.]. because my mind is blank this morning.

Stable Prices In Advance Of CNY Shutdown: Freight Rate Update W6

Freightos

Freight Rate Update Wk6. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing. That said, China-US air freight rates barely moved from last week, currently at $3.25-$5.00 (USD/kg).

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How to Calculate Freight Shipping Costs

Freight Center

The cost of freight shipping varies depending on a few factors. When it comes to freight shipping, there are two basic categories – full truckload (FTL) and less-than-load (LTL). Freight Center typically works to select a carrier that takes regularly scheduled routes between carrier hubs. If you will be shipping LTL freight, follow these next steps to determine your cost. Use our Freight Quote Calculator to easily make these calculations.

Understanding Total Landed Cost For Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Link

Total landed cost (TLC), total delivered cost, and landed cost all refer to a very important calculation within. What is Total Landed Cost? Read more. 02/10/2015. Brokerage. Distribution. Global. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Transportation.

Quick Crash Course in Freight Shipping Classifications

4WL Consulting

Freight shipping classifications are notations provided by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, or NMFTA, as a way of helping carriers and shippers understand the standards by which products are classified for rating purposes. The Basic Classifications Products are assigned a number, referred to as Class. The listed classifications are not absolutes – freight companies can and will accept changes if you can provide a good reason for doing so.

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Multi Carrier Shipping: 8 Ways to Avoid the Shortsightedness Of Chasing The Least Cost Carrier

Cerasis

When you are looking to choose a carrier when it is time to ship your freight, it might seem obvious to go with the carrier that provides you with the lowest “sticker price.” For reference, if your sales are $5 Million, the transportation costs of your business are $250,000.

Less Than Truckload Freight – Step by Step Life of a Load 

Zipline Logistics

Less than truckload (LTL) freight shipping refers to the movement of goods that don’t fill a full trailer. The post Less Than Truckload Freight – Step by Step Life of a Load appeared first on Zipline Logistics.