Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

While we stay on top of all the rapid changes, we’ve also come across a lot of great online resources covering the coronavirus’ impact across the world from many different perspectives particularly COVID-19’s supply chain impact. Our Favorite Coronavirus Supply Chain Resources.

[PODCAST] Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion

GlobalTranz

Listen to “The Application of Blockchain in Shipping & Freight: A Pragmatic & Frank Discussion” on Spreaker. Blockchain and The Digital Supply Chain Resources to Download Learn more about ShipChain Request a Demo of ShipChain’s Platform Why Blockchain will Create Extreme Supply Chain Management Optimization Download White Paper Looking for a TMS for your OTR.read More. Blockchain Freight Podcast Blockchain in Shipping

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

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!

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

GlobalTranz

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. This creates a wonderful opportunity for shippers to eliminate the middleman costs by considering the use of less-than-truckload freight options for e-commerce. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

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

GlobalTranz

For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. DOWNLOAD THE FREE RESOURCE HERE. Freight LTL

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

GlobalTranz

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. Our goal is to help shippers spend less, be more efficient, and continue to improve their LTL shipping ability so they may stay competitive and also keep customers happy. . Managing Freight Spend and LTL Shipping Process.

Pharma Shipping Best Practices in the Time of COVID

Intelligent Audit

Pharma shipping leaders have been leading the way to improve the distribution rates for the COVID-19 vaccines. The best practices for shipping have always utilized current technology and innovation. Improve Pharma Shipping in Your Network With the Right Data Analytics Provider.

Holiday Shipping Tips: Shippers Turn to Freight Analytics to Optimize In Busy Shipping Times

Intelligent Audit

The upcoming holiday shipping season is rapidly approaching. And carriers from all modes, including parcel, are working across all resources to handle the unprecedented demand. Consolidate and Deconsolidate Freight When It Makes Sense, Based on Data-Driven Insights.

Automotive Shipping: Semiconductors Causing Capacity Issues & What to Do About It

Intelligent Audit

Several significant disruptions have significantly impacted the automotive shipping industry in recent years. Facing current capacity issues and addressing their impact on the supply chain is a critical first step for automotive shipping recovery and growth. .

What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping Zones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provide by Jake Rheude at redstagfulfillment.com. Carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS use shipping zones to determine the shipping cost of a package. Shipping Zone Definition. Subscribe Here!

[WEBINAR] Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping

GlobalTranz

If you are a shipper who regularly ships via the over-the-road mode of Less Than Truckload, also known as LTL, you understand there are a lot of moving parts to have efficient LTL Shipping. Efficient means executing a program that allows you to achieve maximum outcomes all while not using too many resources, too much time, or spending too much money. Freight Dispatch Staff. Anyone interested in learning more about LTL freight. LTL Freight Shipping Rates.

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

GlobalTranz

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

GlobalTranz

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . They don’t have the time or resources to quickly identify and isolate the defective goods. Freigh

The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

GlobalTranz

Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. Although our claim to fame is our web based TMS freight rating technology, the Cerasis Rater , which includes a technology suite of products and integrated managed transportation services , it is in our interest to understand the future of freight and how we as freight brokers fit in. The future of freight and how brokers fit in looks quite bright. . Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

What is LTL Freight & How Can it Work for You?

CH Robinson Logistics

Less than truckload (LTL) freight refers to the transportation of products or goods that do not require a full truckload. These smaller freight loads typically result in many separate shipments being transported on one truck. However, LTL shipping can be rather complex.

FreightWaves Classics/Pioneers: Malcom McLean changed the freight world with intermodal containers

The Supply Chain Journal

After finishing high school his family did not have the financial resources to send him to college. Through hard work and resourcefulness, the company had grown to 30 trucks by 1940. The birth of intermodal shipping. law did not allow a trucking company to own a shipping line.

Shipping Analytics Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intelligent Audit

Advancements within shipping analytics platforms, including artificial intelligence, parcel and freight analytics , data management, and machine learning, are reshaping the supply chain. A leading shipping analytics challenge rests within disparate systems.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

GlobalTranz

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Average weight per shipment is up for the sixth consecutive quarter, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management , and economic growth indicates continued diversion of freight to LTL from full truckload and even parcels to maintain capacity.

Freight Audit: 10 Freight Invoice Considerations Impacting Spend

Intelligent Audit

While traditionally these programs are called freight audits, it isn’t solely about LTL or FT. Freight Invoice Error Rates Remain a Constant Threat. But how often does a freight invoice contain errors? Some of these fees are unknown at the time of shipping.

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

GlobalTranz

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. Shippers that forgo review of full truckload shipping options will pay higher rates and struggle to accommodate changes in truckload availability.

[WHITE PAPER] How Effective Operations Management & Technology will Enhance Shipping in 2019

GlobalTranz

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “How Effective Operations Management & Technology will Enhance Shipping in 2019” white paper! What You’ll Learn in this Shipping in 2019 White Paper Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019 Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019? Freight Logistics Transportation Management White Papers Shipping in 201

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

GlobalTranz

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. LTL shipping, much like any industry with so many moving parts, can be a bit tricky from time to time. A Brief on Freight Classification. The shipment’s NMFC code establishes the carrier’s shipping charges.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

GlobalTranz

Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping. It produces results at a fraction of the cost of full truckload (FT) or small package shipping. However, the needs of the modern shipping industry have reached an optimal point, and the only way to further push the envelope is by using a dedicated transportation management system (TMS). Freight Consolidation. Contract negotiation is becoming a major factor in shipping.

How Do You Ship an Electric Bicycle?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? However, shipping an electric bicycle presents a unique set of challenges. Plus, the lithium battery that powers the bicycle creates additional hurdles for shipping. Basics of e-bike shipping. Storing and shipping lithium batteries.

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

GlobalTranz

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Bob Malley, CEO of Pierbridge , a company offering enterprise shipping technology aiding logistics entities & shippers in managing parcel shipping more effectively to meet the challenges of omnichannel shipping. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” Enterprise Parcel Management Resources to Download.

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

GlobalTranz

When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more. OTR modes are subject to decreased capacity due to Amazon’s continued use of resources. So, implementing the best practices for e-commerce shipping must go beyond the simplistic views of standard OTR transportation. Maximize shipping lane use by reducing deadhead.

How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

GlobalTranz

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. State-of-the-art transportation management systems (TMS) certainly help with planning and execution, but advanced freight audit and payment processes are also vital toward obtaining complete process management results.

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How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our technology business, Horizon Technology, was being hindered by our shipping processes. We couldn’t make existing shipping software work for our business, at least at a cost we could afford. As a technology company, we had the resources and experience. Subscribe Here!

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping. UPS Freight®.

Logixboard raises $13M to modernize freight forwarders’ customer experience

The Supply Chain Journal

Logixboard, a white-label platform for freight forwarders, has announced it has closed a $13 million Series A investment led by Redpoint Ventures, including continued investment from Social Leverage, F-Prime Capital Partners and Founders Co-op.

The Importance of the International Shipping Industry!

Supply Chain Game Changer

International shipping industry article and permission to publish here provided by Daniel Choi. Even during the epidemic, the shipping industry’s significance in the value chain and the transportation of resources and goods worldwide was emphasized, probably most prominently.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Which makes sense; as things get back on track after a discouraging first half of 2019, a higher demand for shipping means more drivers are needed. You can leverage a 3PL’s resources to work for you.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

GlobalTranz

LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Meanwhile, LTL carriers struggle to meet on-demand needs, so shippers need to know a few LTL capacity best practices to ensure their freight can be moved on time and without added costs. Also, up to 75 percent of major LTL carriers, forming 90 percent of the LTL market , are turning down freight due to lacking capacity. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

GlobalTranz

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models. Review available freight consolidation programs.