The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Transportation Sourcing Solution

Talking Logistics

If you are buying widgets, there are many ways to make your purchase, from going to a retail location, ordering online or using a standard procurement software tool that allows you to order lots of widgets and receive them over a specified period of time. Here are the top five reasons you need a transportation sourcing solution: 1. Freight is unique. Freight sourcing is as unique and complex as the transportation industry itself.

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.

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LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. 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. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. Here are seven strategies to elevate freight management in an organization to build a more competitive supply chain advantage.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

The key difference between the two can perhaps be explained in the following example: A 3PL provider working with a paint manufacturer may package and store products as well as transport them to retailers and/or customers. 3) Ecommerce and Multi-Channel Retail. Retail and consumer.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

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. Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman.

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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 . We do strategic carrier sourcing and contract negotiation, but it isn’t always time to renegotiate your contracts.

Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. Check out our roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics/supply chain sources. SHORT TERM: HEALTHY START TO PEAK RETAIL SALES SEASON. The big retail sales season started better than expected, in the U.S. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. A great way to close Freight Rates News!

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer. We are here to breakdown what you need to do to master delivery into the retailer’s various distribution centers.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. Orders of varying quantities can be consolidated automatically to optimize freight, timelines, and cost. Using technology for retail capacity building.

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How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. Orders of varying quantities can be consolidated automatically to optimize freight, timelines, and cost. Using technology for retail capacity building.

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Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers. E-commerce has permanently altered consumer expectations for near instantaneous product fulfillment and retailers have adjusted to remain competitive. There are many moving parts in retail shipping.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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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. But behind the curtain that is Retail there are a lot of people managing a lot of processes and dealing with a lot of complexity earnestly trying to make your goods available to you. There is a tremendous amount of complexity which Retailers must navigate to provide this experience. The Retail Calendar.

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. Sixteen months later, a virtual lifetime in the technology realm, the crowd sourcing economy shows no signs of slowing with numerous solutions emerging across a host of industries. Tucker nails this important distinction in this passage, “ Freight isn’t people.

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? As such, the importance of technology to freight forwarders cannot be overstated. Our report looks at the challenges freight forwarders face in overcoming these deep-rooted issues.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

And if necessary you may want to dual source some of your supply with more than one supplier. Many retailers tell customers when they should expect delivery of their product. Check out Freight and Logistics (Part 4) – Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? . Freight #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Distribution #Transportation. The post Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How These 2020 Food and Beverage Trends Will Affect Your Freight

Zipline Logistics

Source: [link]. Source: [link]. Source: [link]. Most non-dairy alternatives require refrigerated freight, but some almond, flax, coconut, and hemp milks are shelf stable. CBD has been soaring in mainstream popularity over the past few years and is now available to consumers at large retailers like Kroger. Source: [link]. As noted, refrigerated shipping solutions may be more in demand in the coming year unless new sourcing options become available.

Optimizing Inventory Management for Online Retail

RELEX Solutions

Online stores — whether for a pure e-commerce retailer or as part of an omnichannel operation — allow retailers to offer customers a vast assortment that simply can’t be rivaled by traditional brick and mortar locations. Online retailers aren’t even physically limited by warehouse space, as not all products need to be stored in their own warehouses. The pace of online retail is simply too fast for that. Stay on top of the latest trends in retail planning.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. domestic freight transportation and logistics.

How Omnichannel Retailing Buys into TMS Technology

TMC

The 2015 peak holiday season highlighted changes that are transforming the retail industry. It also shed light on the key role that transportation management system (TMS) solutions play in helping retailers respond and adapt to the emerging industry landscape. A study carried out by retail analyst RetailNext estimates retailers experienced a 2% drop in sales on a 6.4% Often I go to a brick and mortar retailer to touch and feel the product.

Can a Start-up save the World’s Largest Retailer

Techgistics

In other words, the fact that Walmart is the largest retailer in the world actually impairs their expansion into eCommerce. As a disruptive new entrant, Amazon, on the other hand, has been able to offer zero margin (or less) services as they are able to poach customers from existing retailers, grocery stores etc. Apple was willing to kill their biggest source of revenue as they recognized the potential of the iPhone.

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Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

The Problem: Shippers Using LTL-Exclusive Shipping Have Minimal, If Any, Profitability in Freight Spend Shippers have been bartered with the topic of LTL shipping for years, including how to make better use of it, reduce freight spend and leverage technology. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend. Freight Full Truckload

The War Against Returns – Is the Retail Supply Chain Winning?

BluJay Solutions

After another record-breaking festive season, with double-digit ecommerce growth and mobile commerce growth into three digits for developed economies, and even higher where ecommerce is less established, it’s easy to forget about the impact of returns on the retail supply chain. As online and mobile sales grow exponentially, so do returns, and the headache (and cost) of dealing with them, for retailers , their suppliers and their logistics partners. .

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

Coach, Nike & Other Retailers Take Sales Direct to Customers

Supply Chain Nation

This week: More brands are taking their sales pitch direct to consumers; HP is transforming supply and manufacturing using 3D technology; new Old Navy stores show retail is far from dying; a shortage of truck drivers is raising prices; and IBM is using blockchain tech to help fight unethical practices in sourcing jewelry and precious metals. Retailers now face a new threat as more companies explore the benefits of selling directly to shoppers through these and other channels.

Port Problems Punish Retailers – 3 Ways to Find Relief

Supply Chain Collaborator

Shipping delays are expected to cost the retail industry $7 billion this year and as much as $37 billion by 2016. There are creative ways retailers can mitigate the awful impact of these conditions, but only if they are maximizing their utilization of cutting edge transportation management solutions. Here are three ways retailers can minimize the pain at the ports. Shippers may also consider sourcing more of their products domestically instead of from overseas.

Coach, Nike & Other Retailers Take Sales Direct to Customers

Supply Chain Nation

This week: More brands are taking their sales pitch direct to consumers; HP is transforming supply and manufacturing using 3D technology; new Old Navy stores show retail is far from dying; a shortage of truck drivers is raising prices; and IBM is using blockchain tech to help fight unethical practices in sourcing jewelry and precious metals. Retailers now face a new threat as more companies explore the benefits of selling directly to shoppers through these and other channels.

ThankX Delivery Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Creator (God) is the greatest source of energy that there is. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Retail Supply Chain Last Mile DeliverySubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Last Mile Delivery! What is your Strategy?