What Is Reverse Logistics?

Freight Center

Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. But the freight shipping world isn’t so cut and dry.

Why Reverse Logistics Systems and Transportation Management Should Be Considered Together

Cerasis

Needs for efficient reverse logistics systems continue to increase as e-commerce claims greater market share, and as so many traditionally functioning businesses grow and inevitably incur increasing volume of returns. This presents opportunities for developing new revenue streams, an exciting challenge to logistics professionals. Need For Reverse Logistics Breeds Opportunity. Efficiently managing reverse logistics is a daunting challenge for many businesses.

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Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Blog post originally published by Expak Logistics on [link] Permission to publish here provided by Morgan Dixon. For many companies, reverse logistics has become an integral part of their business plan, offering them the ability to maximize the efficiency of their operations. Generally, reverse logistics is defined as “the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of capturing value, or proper disposal. Subscribe Here!

The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are turning their attention to the value stream of proactive parcel management in reverse logistics. In fact, the top carriers actively invested in parcel in reverse logistics to offer more options to shippers, such as the $1.4

A Case Study in Reverse Logistics Optimization!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What Exactly Is Reverse Logistics? The OEM turned over management of one of the most critical, high-volume segments of its reverse logistics program—the processor business—saving the manufacturer millions of dollars each year; reducing excess inventory; increasing same-day, on-time ship rates; and improving customer satisfaction. Improved on-time, same day ship rates from 84 percent to 99 percent. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

[WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to Transportation Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Here at Cerasis, we think it’s important that our clients and customers understand that transportation reverse logistics (or reverse logistics in general for that matter) is much more than just a flashy buzzword. A key part of that is that you fully understand not only what reverse logistics involves and how it can help you, but what its history is. Reverse logistics really does go back further than most people realize.

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

Intelligent Audit

The upcoming holiday shipping season is rapidly approaching. However, companies must tackle the issue from the ground up, applying technology and freight analytics to optimize operations wherever possible. Track the Activities Across the Forward and Reverse Supply Chain.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. Less than truckload shipping trends for the remainder of the year point to higher freight spend, stress for drivers and carriers, higher carrying costs for shippers, demand for integrated e-commerce shipping platforms, better last-mile service, that also provide white glove services, and much more.

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Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. Logistics capabilities.

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Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS

Cerasis

Freight rating software is a necessity for shippers and 3PLs. There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. When shopping for a Freight Rating Software System with TMS, look for key points that will add value and provide additional benefits for shippers. The Basic Functionality of a Freight Rating System. The fundamentals of a Freight Rating System match a user’s shipping and freight characteristics and a carrier’s service and price options.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Reverse Logistics: Managing the Business Circle of Life

Cerasis

Reverse logistics could be the business equivalent to the passage of time and life for nature. And at the end, check out a nice infographic speaking more to reverse logistics strategies and practices. Reverse Logistics allows businesses to recoup a portion of the original purchase price of this equipment. Reverse Logistics provides a guide for ensuring these returns do not become lost costs and have a second life. Reverse logistics.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Supply Chain arranges for the appropriate logistics, and negotiates terms and conditions with Suppliers, audits Suppliers, and deals with quality strategies and issues. From the outbound perspective the Supply Chain also arranges logistics and delivery. In areas such as E-Commerce the Supply Chain is instrumental in arranging delivery strategies such as Same-Day delivery and Drop Shipping, along with reducing freight costs to support Free Shipping services.

What’s the Difference Between Fulfillment and Replenishment?

Supply Chain Game Changer

From Click to Ship in 4 Minutes! According to dictionary.com one of the definitions of Fulfillment is “the process or business of handling and executing customer orders, as packing, shipping or processing checks.” Fulfillment can also be viewed in terms of orders being shipped inbound from suppliers to your Warehouse, in addition to orders being shipped outbound to customers from your Warehouse. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. . However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight.

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

Shipchain

While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties. Logistics applications of blockchain all derive from maintaining an incorruptible data resource. Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. Freight shipped sooner for shippers and carriers.

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. . However, despite formidable challenges, the logistics industry has been anything but stagnant. Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight.

[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend” white paper! This is a must read for those who want to reduce costs in parcel shipping and increase overall proficiency in parcel shipping spend management! Managing parcel shipping spend in the 21st century is exceedingly complex. What is in the Parcel Shipping Spend Management White Paper?

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller, more local carriers to keep up with their pace. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. Subscribe Here!

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Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Techniques such as drop shipping and full case fulfillment and replenishment eliminate several handoffs and touches throughout any Supply Chain. Now consider that this same data entry occurs between all suppliers, customers and logistics carriers. It will include any of your logistics carriers and all of your customers. Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Inventory Management and more are most often activities assigned to some internal organization.

What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. FreightCenter Knows Black Friday Logistics.

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. Layers of Logistics Explained.

What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A food and beverage manufacturer is shipping into a large retailer. In the process of unloading the freight, the dock workers notice that one pallet shifted during transportation and appears nearly ready to fall over. It also could mean that the driver needs to bring the freight back to the origin or another location so the product can be returned or sold to someone else. Ability to flexibly adapt logistics capabilities to unique exceptions.

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How to Prepare Transportation for Holiday Returns

PLS Logistics

Establishing an effective reverse logistics process allows retailers to minimize processing costs and increase the recovery value of returned goods. Supply chain managers will face more complexity during the holiday season, Pitney Bowes 2015 Holiday Shipping Survey shows. The majority of shoppers prefer to return purchases in a nearby store, while 38% of shoppers choose to return a package through a shipping provider. Freight Inventory Customer Experience Omni-Channe

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Autonomous Trucks Will Drive Logistics Forward. Logistics

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Increasingly, they’re turning their sights to transportation and logistics—traditionally viewed as line item expenses, not core competencies—as a strategy to attract and keep customers in this new landscape. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? Offer multiple shipping options to consumers.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unable to pass shipping costs on to consumers accustomed to free shipping, retailers must be as efficient as possible within this vast and complicated network. . Increasingly, they’re turning their sights to transportation and logistics—traditionally viewed as line item expenses, not core competencies—as a strategy to attract and keep customers in this new landscape. Our scale also allows us to handle unplanned shipping needs at a moment’s notice so you never miss a deadline.

[WHITE PAPER] E-Commerce Logistics: The Rise Of Multi-Channel Supply Chains

Cerasis

Luckily, today's manufacturers and distributors now have LTL E-Commerce logistics solutions that they can rely on. Today, Cerasis is a leader in Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping and freight management and utilizes powerful technology and apps to help create a better way to manage E-Commerce shipping solutions. In this white paper you will learn: The Evolution of Logistics from traditional channels to e-commerce. What About DIM Pricing in e-commerce logistics?

Freight Industry Insights – FreightPOP Interviews Mike Mortson

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Industry article originally published by FreightPOP. We recently interviewed Mike Mortson, founder of Supply Chain Game Changer, about the trends he sees in shipping and freight. to global operations, distribution, logistics, reverse logistics, and commodity management. They are still just a freight forwarder. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (February 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

So, without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E2open Proposes to Acquire Amber Road for $10.50 Freight Brokers See Profits Surge on Shipping Rush (WSJ – sub. DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Truckload Rates Soar in January. XPO Logistics expects 750,000 European home deliveries for 2018 (Reuters). OpenPort joins the Blockchain in Transport Alliance to further transform the logistics industry.

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What Are the Top Warehouse Management KPIs Every Supply Chain Exec Should Measure

Cerasis

Vendors need to have access to the latest inbound freight routing guides and more. Incoming freight should be tracked in terms of volume put away per employee per hour. Managers should also track the cost per line item, the accuracy and timeliness of inbound freight and the labor costs associated with receiving. Shipping KPIs. Shipping KPIs are comparable to picking and packing KPIs. Reverse Logistics KPIs. Warehouse managers face many challenges.

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[WHITE PAPER] The Guide to Proactive Inbound, Outbound, and Reverse Enterprise Parcel Management

Cerasis

In partnership with Pierbridge , whose Transtream technology powers the parcel solution within the Cerasis Rater TMS, we are please to announce the publication of a new white paper titled “The Guide to Proactive Inbound Outbound and Reverse Enterprise Parcel Management.” This is a must read for those who manage ship parcel regularly in order to stay on top of your game! These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping.

What Should an LTL Transportation Management System Do for Me as a Shipper?

Cerasis

That is the word being used to describe the state of the logistics industry in 2017, reports William B. Last year, the 2016 State of Logistics Report alluded to rising shipping volume, partially responsible for decreased overhead costs, as a driving force behind declining overhead costs across all modes of shipping. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping has been amid a capacity crunch. Therefore, any LTL system must consider reverse logistics in every function.