What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. What does this mean for freight? Freight Broker Info freight broker 2015

Nine Questions to Ask When Buying Freight Forwarding Software

BluJay Solutions

The freight forwarding business is rife with challenges, from narrow profit margins to staying abreast of the latest regulatory and statutory requirements. So the right freight forwarding software can make all the difference – if you know what to look for.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management.

Is Software the Key Differentiator for Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders?

BluJay Solutions

Having worked in the near to saturation industry of Customs Brokerage and Freight Forwarders; I have always found it difficult to make my company stand out form other 3PL service providers. So what is it that differentiates one Customs Broker / Freight Forwarder from another?

[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.

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.

Government Shutdown Highlights Need for Flexible Transportation Management Software

Supply Chain Collaborator

Although the worst consequences have not yet materialized, here are some potential problems shippers might expect as this debacle continues and ways that transportation management software can help. <> Supply Chain Interruptions Across All Modes – While most reports reveal minimal impact to over the road freight movements in the US, slowdowns (and potential stoppages) at ports of entry as well as in air and rail systems rankle the regular transportation plans for OTR movements.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Data Freight Omnichannel Transportation Management Trends

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Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. But this story is more about a vision for a better future of freight, than just another acquisition. WebCargoNet’s focus has been more on the carrier-forwarder relationship and has also placed more focus on air freight.

What is Web Based Inventory Management Software?

EMERGE App

You run a lean business model with minimal overheads and using web-based inventory management software plays a big part in this. The days of shrink-wrapped software are well and truly over. Business Software Today. What to Expect from Web-Based Inventory Management Software.

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined. In fact, freight brokerage in general continue to shine bright thanks to capacity constraints within the trucking industry. freight brokerage firm, C.H.

BluJay Named to Food Logistics’ 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – December 31, 2018 – Food Logistics , the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named BluJay Solutions to its 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. BluJay Solutions is a top provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first collaborative Global Trade Network.

Most LSPs and Freight Forwarders Planning New Logistics Software – But Fast Payback Expected

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain management software is used by 62% of LSPs surveyed, who cited freight forwarding, TMS and WMS software as their most important operational management tools.

Choosing Software: Cheeseburger or Chicken Soup?

BluJay Solutions

Choosing forwarding software, similarly, is a choice between a Cheeseburger and Chicken Soup. The software will do the rest. Locked Job File is the third concept that is a MUST for any forwarding software. The post Choosing Software: Cheeseburger or Chicken Soup?

Freight Forwarders’ Ongoing Quest to Increase Revenue & Profit

BluJay Solutions

Despite economic recovery, these continue to be challenging times for freight forwarders. Very few organizations experience more complexity in their business than a global freight forwarder. Download our eBook – A Freight Forwarder’s Guide to Increasing Revenue & Profit.

TMS in the SMB Market: The Evolution Toward Software-as-a-Self-Service

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015 was that 3PLs and software vendors would focus more on acquiring small and midsized business (SMB) clients this year. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on TMS in the SMB market and the evolution toward Software-as-a-Self-Service?

Shippers: Don't Believe These 4 Myths about TMS Software

PLS Logistics

A software as a service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) solution doesn’t add value, is expensive, and doesn’t present ROI for years. The SaaS model of TMS software requires little to no IT or monetary investment, unlike traditional software.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Amazon continues to push its own fleet forward, and the Big Box giants are willing to pay premium prices to get freight to market. Recordkeeping Software.

JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders

BluJay Solutions

And with Japan being the world’s third-largest importer, the new ‘JP24’ rule will impact on a significant percentage of freight forwarders. The post JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. Second is start-to-end tracking: the software follows inventory from the initial order to the final delivery.

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online. Freight Insights

EU Directive Simplifies Inter-Region Customs Processes for Ocean Freight

BluJay Solutions

This is in direct contrast to the stated aims of the EU and other major trading nations, of improving environmental performance by enhancing the attractiveness of sea (in particular short sea) and air freight to reduce the reliance on the congested road network and avoid over-reliance on air freight.

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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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.

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 . Michael provided a number of great suggestions, along with related KPIs, for how companies can start to analyze their freight spend.

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. Smart transportation management software can help you determine routes through safer neighborhoods, based on crime heat maps and collected data.

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Freight Broker Planet Podcast: TMS SOFTWARE

Tailwind

A Q&A podcast answering the most frequently asked questions on the need for TMS software and its uses. Hosted by Freight Broker Planet and featuring Tailwind Transportation Software President & CEO, Murray Pratt. Blog Business Insights Freight Broker

Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

At the recent McLeod Software User Conference , however, I delivered a keynote address to over 1,000 attendees, and most of them were carriers and transportation service providers.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew Kelley is a global technology executive focused on logistics and supply chain software. 1:15] How’d you get into the freight business? 3:07] Tell us about Powerloop and its implications on the freight business. Uber launched Uber Freight a few years ago.

[INFOGRAPHIC] TMS Software Adoption: A Cross-Industry Snapshot

Cerasis

According to Arc Advisory Group’s brief, Return on Investment (ROI) is driving next generation TMS software adoption, “…a transportation management system helps companies efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively move freight from origin to destination.

Can the Cloud Solve Your Freight Forwarding Challenges?

BluJay Solutions

In a business as dynamic and complex as freight forwarding, technology is crucial to maintaining efficient, flexible operations. The right solution can also help freight forwarders accelerate integration of new and existing supply chain partners and carriers.

Twenty BluJay Customers in the Netherlands Successfully Migrate to Modern Customs Management Software Platform

BluJay Solutions

Dordrecht, NL – 8 November 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , has successfully migrated 20 Dutch companies to its newest customs software system, BluJay’s Customs Management. BluJay’s SaaS Customs Management software replaces a now-outdated system used previously by customers in the Netherlands.

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?

Extending Supply Chain Capabilities

BluJay Solutions

The software release expands capabilities for multi-modal transport, multi-country compliance, and supply chain workflow, mobility, visibility and reporting. BluJay Solutions extends supply chain capabilities for customers with latest release of Global Trade Network platform.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments.