New Research: Assessing Inbound Freight Management

PLS Logistics

Transportation Spend Inbound FreightTransportation is coming to the forefront of shippers’ cost reduction, efficiency and operational strategies due to its oversized contribution to supply chain costs. Inbound transportation is particularly inefficient and costly, eating up 3.6% to 5.2%

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs. Freight Insights General

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New Research Finds Customer Experience as Key Driver to Supply Chain Innovation

BluJay Solutions

BluJay and Adelante SCM team up on new research, revealing customer experience as key driver for modern supply chain logistics innovation. The post New Research Finds Customer Experience as Key Driver to Supply Chain Innovation appeared first on BluJay Solutions.

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.

New Research from BluJay Solutions Finds Customer Experience Overtakes Cost as Top Supply Chain Differentiator and Innovation Driver

BluJay Solutions

10, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, today released the findings from its second annual research study in the report, “ Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments.” Real-time freight visibility is one of the hottest investment areas for shippers and LSPs today. Press Releases connectivity customer experience data Featured global supply chain Innovation research Visibility

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

Take your cue from the latest findings of MIT researchers. Robinson , the researchers examined the best practices that separate Leaders from Laggards in getting better truckload rates and performance. The researchers used TMC data for 40 shippers and looked at over a million loads. Previous research has shown that tender acceptance rates is correlated to price paid. Next, researchers looked at freight attributes of shippers.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management? Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. Download the Inbound Freight Management E-Book: Fill out the Form Below.

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.

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 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. Air Freight Pricing.

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.

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.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. According to Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, “The air freight spot market is playing an increasingly prominent role in holiday supply chains.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Freight Market Intelligence.

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.

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology

Kinaxis

This year, my family and I decided to take advantage of the event and visit National Research Council (NRC) , Canada’s 9 m wind tunnel testing facility. Our tour guide, one of the researchers at the facility, was speaking about both their past and current projects.

Looking for Freight Broker Tips? Join These 5 Online Communities.

Cerasis

Launching your business in the freight broker and logistics fields can be an exciting journey. One of the best ways to get the knowledge you need to excel is to turn for freight broker tips in online groups. Unlike official courses where you get the basics about the trade, online groups provide first-hand freight broker resources. Let’s look at five of the top online communities for freight brokers. #1. Freight Broker Tips and Resources (LinkedIn).

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. It seems oversupply will keep ocean freight prices low for the foreseeable future, as evidenced by a lackluster peak season.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Freight Market Intelligence.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

Ready For The Future Of Freight?

Freightos

But What About The Future of Freight? Last year, we wrote about how 2016 is the year the freight industry goes online. It turns out the preconception of freight being old-fashioned is changing. Brave New Freight World. Freight’s core business is facing eroding margins.

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. Overcapacity has plunged freight rates, profit, and prompted mergers.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

CFO Beating You Up Over Rising Freight Costs? Hit Back with a TMS

Talking Logistics

Freight spend is up 15% year over year and it is eating into the bottom line! Supply chain management leaders, especially in transportation, are under heavy fire from CFOs for the dramatic increases in freight spend that are eroding the profitability of shippers in every industry.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While freight volumes and the supply of trucks and drivers constantly strive for equal balance, they often fall short. Here are the five key freight trends worth watching in late 2019. Freight volumes gain strength. growth in freight volume in 2019. .

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. However recent Freightos research found that only 32% of logistics professionals believe that drones will change the industry in the next five years (with nascent signs that drones are taking on some niche shipping tasks.

Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

Talking Logistics

The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners and provides our perspective on some of the most interesting findings and results. Download the report for the answer, plus other insights the researchers uncovered.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. truck drivers transportation freight truckingTransportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run.

Worker Shortages and More Pose a Challenge to Freight Companies

Elementum

According to Plunkett Research, transportation revenues in 2017 reached over $1 billion in the U.S. But issues surrounding labor and rising fuel prices pose real threats to the freight industry. Technology Comes to the Aid of Freight Companies. truck drivers transportation freight truckingTransportation is one of the world's largest industries and deeply influences how efficiently global supply chains are able to run.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Do your research when selecting transportation routes.

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How to Be a Successful Freight Broker

Cerasis

Editor's Note : Cerasis is a freight broker by the nature that all third party logistics companies who manage freight on behalf of shippers, which include freight payment, are a freight broker. There is plenty of opportunity in the freight world at the moment.

Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s been over a week now since the news broke about Amazon and their freight brokerage business. Relay, which launched in 2017, is for truck drivers to receive additional freight information, like shipment and route tracking, as well as expedited check-in procedures at the warehouse.

5 Quick Freight Saving Tips for Shippers

Cerasis

It is one of the most complicated operations, which requires very careful planning, evaluating and choosing the right carrier to work with in order to state that you achieved your goals all while still keeping an eye on where you can realize a freight saving.

Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update W49

Freightos

Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update Wk 49. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Last week saw yet more congestion for air freight, along with more sky-high air rates around the globe. About The Freightos International Freight Index.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Mastering Carrier Invoice Freight Auditing for a Healthy Bottom Line

Cerasis

There are a lot of different components to consider when it comes to maximizing your results in transportation management as it pertains to all of the functions of involved in the pre and post activities of shipping freight. Freight Auditing Mastery Improves with Experience.