LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. 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

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board. Penalties for late or partial shipments are steep and can make or break a shipper’s relationship with a retailer. Shippers can mitigate this challenge with a retail consolidation program. So what is a retail consolidation program? Retail consolidation programs.

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

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Simultaneously, customers are growing to expect the same Amazonian delivery schedules from their favored retailers.

What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

Cerasis

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. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

Bibliophiles everywhere can still hardly say “Amazon” without snarling, and Amazon’s effect on retail, grocery delivery, and even cloud computing is nothing short of transformative. Walmart and Kroger are the biggest retailers in the US, but when it comes to e-commerce, nobody comes close to Amazon. The post Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

[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. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

What will be the impact of digital freight on freight brokers? Back in 2003, when RFID commercialization was accelerating out of MIT, major retailers announced an initiative that required all suppliers to tag pallet deliveries with RFID.

What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation

Cerasis

Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. Goodwill notes shipment data granularity and analysis are linked with better freight allocation , which means making use of the full spectrum of available shipping options, including full truckloads. Yesteryear, freight allocation was simpler.

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 . With the rapid rise in omnichannel shopping and the need to fulfill those orders quickly, retailers must balance inventory positioning, the labor cost to fulfill the orders, and transportation costs.

Why Freight Visibility is Important

PLS Logistics

Along the supply chain, goods must be transported to and from suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers and end users. Brokers, 3PL’s and freight haulers are involved in bringing a product to market, and because of this, visibility into freight location and status is essential. freight visibility

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.

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. According to Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, “The air freight spot market is playing an increasingly prominent role in holiday supply chains. About The Freightos International Freight Index.

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

The retail apocalypse has received plenty of attention over the past three years. Brick-and-mortar stores that understand the invaluable role of e-commerce in relation to omnichannel supply chain success can help retailers avoid the retail apocalypse. In a sense, the retail apocalypse, which some believe is all hype and not fact, is about comparing apples to oranges. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

Cerasis

Although an initial view of the logistics and freight industry seems stale, it represents how the flow of goods and services are sprouting and delivering more with fewer resources. However, recent years have seen more shippers turn to less-than-truckload (LTL) and freight consolidation with full truckload (FT) to reduce the number of trucks on the road. Logistics and Freight Economy: Putting It All Together. Freight Logistics freight logistics

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board. Penalties for late or partial shipments are steep and can make or break a shipper’s relationship with a retailer. Shippers can mitigate this challenge with a retail consolidation program. So what is a retail consolidation program? Retail consolidation programs.

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

Cerasis

Moreover, limitations of available drivers and capacity have pushed major retailers and supply chain entities to consider alternative last mile delivery options. Some of these include: Remember to think about the details regarding freight claims’ processes.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Despite some struggles, retail as a whole had a solid 2017, as total sales reached $3.5 Retailers & Shippers Chasing the Amazon Effect It seems that every online retailer is chasing Amazon, or rather, is being chased by Amazon.

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Everything You Need to Know: Spot Market Freight

PLS Logistics

The complexities of a supply chain and the steps for moving freight to its end location are often overlooked. But, for manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers, logistics is a top priority to business operations. Freight Shippers Shipping Retail

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?

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

7 Inbound Freight Consolidation Best Practices to Reduce Costs & Improve

Cerasis

Inbound freight consolidation is an effective way to gain control over inbound freight and reduce costs. Inbound freight management is exceedingly complex, and this complexity is only increasing as the number of retailers interested in engaging in omnichannel retail increases. While many practices can help shippers and vendors improve inbound freight management, the use of.read More. Inbound Freight

Market Update: Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast

PLS Logistics

It’s estimated that retailers derive 20-30% of their annual profit during November and December. Freight 3PL Carriers

The Christmas Retail Checklist – Get Your Store Prepared! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Innovations in Offline Retail! Now that 2018’s record-breaking Black Friday is behind us, retailers small and large must place their focus over the coming weeks on preparing for the Holiday shopping season. Check out The Hidden Complexity in the Retail Supply Chain!

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. SHORT TERM: HEALTHY START TO PEAK RETAIL SALES SEASON. The big retail sales season started better than expected, in the U.S. Overcapacity has plunged freight rates, profit, and prompted mergers.

The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend)

Talking Logistics

It is a relationship-based business where trusted relationships matter — because it impacts customer service and satisfaction, and by extension, the shipper’s brand and reputation — which is why the vast majority of freight is moved via contracted carriers, not the spot market.

Pilots of Amazon’s Contracted Air Freight Carriers Take to Social Media

Supply Chain Matters

Today, a published report from Bloomberg indicates that pilots working for Amazon’s leased air freight contractors Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings have taken to social media to warn that Amazon might not be able to deliver last-minute holiday packages. Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Amazon dedicated air freight services Amazon Prime transportation capabilities Supply chain Matters blog

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. This blog examines the “red” times, like the roughly three-month period we have just entered that is historically one of the regular disruptors in the ocean freight market.

Changes to the On Time In Full (OTIF) Retail Compliance Program

Transportfolio

Staying on top of shifting retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers. Variable and unanticipated demands often bring unique challenges to retail supply chains and transportation. Robinson retail expert today.

Retail Consolidation: Your Answer to Reducing Complexity in Retail Deliveries

Transportfolio

A consistent, reliable less than truckload (LTL) process can make all the difference in your speed to market—a critical component to minimizing out of stock product, getting your goods in customers’ hands, and minimizing or eliminating retailer chargebacks.

The Hidden Complexity in the Retail Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Introducing Lean In Retail … Start in the Backroom! As consumers the complexity in the retail supply chain is usually oblivious to us. There is a tremendous amount of complexity which Retailers must navigate to provide this experience. The Retail Calendar.

Speculation Builds Concerning Amazon Working to Deploy Its Own Air Freight Services

Supply Chain Matters

Increasing speculation and reports indicate that Amazon may well be piloting its own air freight transportation services to accommodate needs for timely customer fulfillment. Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy Amazon dedicated air freight services Amazon operation aerosmith Amazon package delivery services Amazon supply chain initiatives Supply chain Matters blog

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. The online retailer’s most recent patent focuses on drone technology, and would involve drones delivering packages with parachutes.

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Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

Shipchain

Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. Scheduling Through Blockchain Increases Freight Planning and Accuracy in Recordkeeping. Increased visibility of freight scheduling through blockchain is one of the ways blockchain may impact and benefit logistics, especially as it relates to wasted capacity. Freight shipped sooner for shippers and carriers. Lower freight rates charged by carriers.

No Crystal Ball Required: The Future of Freight Forwarding

BluJay Solutions

Recently Kewill worked with Transport Intelligence to examine the state of the global freight forwarding industry. The resulting report, “ The Future of Logistics – What Does the Future Hold for Freight Forwarders?