The Road to Freight Management Hell: Why Poor Freight Data Visibility and Outdated Systems Hold Shippers in Purgatory

Cerasis

The road to freight management Hell is laden with poor freight visibility and outdated systems. Failures within freight data visibility contribute to compounding consequences throughout downstream supply chain operations, and the problem only grows worse from there.

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. Useful Features in a Freight Rating System. A Modern Freight Rating System Gives a Competitive Advantage.

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Freight & Transportation Management Trends for 2020 to Know

Cerasis

Adoption rates for new services and cloud-based technologies are climbing, and the global transportation management system (TMS) is expanding. The post Freight & Transportation Management Trends for 2020 to Know appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage

Talking Logistics

Will COVID-19, for example, lead to an acceleration in digital freight adoption? Last week, Uber Freight announced “a new milestone in [its] vision to. Read more Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage. The post Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of supply chain management.

Transportation 101: Understanding How to Manage Your Freight Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider. The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS).

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

Shipchain

Payment Management Forms Another Key Freight-Use for Blockchain-Based Systems. Business-to-business payments leverage blockchain-based systems to complete payments to other supply chain partners, including carriers and truckers. For example, an e-commerce warehouse using a blockchain-based system like a smart contract could automate payments processing. When a load is delivered, the system initiates payment from the carrier to the trucker.

E-Commerce Needs These Supply Chain Systems !

Supply Chain Game Changer

Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? Supply Chain Systems article and permission to publish here provided by Dave Joseph at veridian.info. Warehouse Management System. The WMS connects to supplier systems and reseller POS platforms.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

Cerasis

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. Expected increases in LTL freight costs.

What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers?

Cerasis

Amazon and Walmart continue to encroach on small businesses, and the ability to gain insight into freight spend has never been more critical. The post What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers? TMS What is a Transportation Management SystemSupply chain management is a complex, ever-changing process. The actions of yesterday do not necessarily reflect the best practices of tomorrow.

7 Opportunities for Transportation Management System Automation

MercuryGate

Even traditional back-office processes, such as freight settlement, may benefit from the inclusion of automation. The post 7 Opportunities for Transportation Management System Automation appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Freight Optimization

7 Opportunities for Transportation Management System Automation

MercuryGate

Even traditional back-office processes, such as freight settlement, may benefit from the inclusion of automation. The post 7 Opportunities for Transportation Management System Automation appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Freight Optimization

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

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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Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

While ERP systems provide excellent tools to manage accounting, human resources, customer relationships and more, they considerably lack the tools needed to properly manage transportation. Users can set up appointments through the system, reducing errors in communication and dissatisfaction.

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The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re In late February, LeanLogistics introduced LeanGlobal , a new TMS module that facilitates ocean freight transportation (see my comments at the time), and last week the company announced LeanFleet , a tool designed to streamline fleet planning and execution.

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.

TMS and Digital Freight: The Experts Speak

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to TMS and digital freight, there is a lot of interest. The post TMS and Digital Freight: The Experts Speak appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Transportation Transportation Management Systems digital brokerage Digital Freight Matching TMSMore and more TMS suppliers are integrating digital marketplaces into their core TMS offering.

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. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. What does this mean for freight? With the cutthroat competition that freight brokers already face, it’s hard to imagine the industry becoming even more competitive.

Ship This Way: Finding cost-effective carriers with freight market intelligence

CHAINalytics

That’s why so many shippers employ transportation management systems (TMS) to … The post Ship This Way: Finding cost-effective carriers with freight market intelligence appeared first on Chainalytics. Shippers live in a world wrought with uncertainty. You never know for sure if a preferred carrier will be available to transport any particular load at a given time or what the spot market might look like if you find yourself turning to it.

TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track?

Cerasis

The right application and aggregation of TMS data empower shippers with the information necessary to achieve end-to-end supply chain visibility, understand freight costs, and plan for changes in demand. The post TMS Data: What Should a Transportation Management System Track? Implementing a TMS opens the door to new insights and advanced reporting capabilities.

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

Cerasis

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. As we said in our freight claims series, knowledge is power in avoiding errors that may drive up your transportation costs unnecessarily. A Brief on Freight Classification.

The Road to Freight Management Hell!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Freight Management Hell article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Adam Robinson at cerasis.com. The Causes of Poor Freight Data Visibility. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. Freight rates depend on the market, and low-volume markets will result in higher full truckload charges than in-demand markets.

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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[PODCAST] The Current State of Warehouse Management Systems & Their Role in Creating a More Effective Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s The Freight Project Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jason Rosing, co-founder of Veridian the leading professional services provider of supply chain solutions & services. Veridian helps clients deploy Manhattan Associates, HighJump Software, and JDA Software’s latest supply chain suite to talk about the current state of warehouse management systems.

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[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.

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management.

Freight Bill Post Audit Vs. Freight Bill Pre Audit: Benefits, The Difference, and Why They’re Both Important

Cerasis

Freight payment and audit services have evolved considerably beyond their one-time scope of correcting errors and recouping spending for already-paid freight bills, particularly in the United States. Freight Audit Benefits. Based on the research of inboundlogistics.com, freight costs can make up 10% of an organization’s expenditure. of the freight invoices. Freight Bill Post Audit. Rather, a pre-audit should be correlated with a freight bill post audit.

Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems

Shipchain

Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers. The introduction of blockchain technology is no different from traditional upgrades to supply chain management systems.

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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.

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. Successful reverse logistics systems and programs significantly increase customer satisfaction, decreases necessary allocations storage, energy, and other resources. Effective Cost Management Driven By Reverse Logistics Systems.

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. As explained by Dan Goodwill via Canadian Shipper, the problem goes much further than that, including lacking compliance management, subpar, if any, use of transportation management systems (TMS, and failure to utilize granular shipment activity data.

Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

Talking Logistics

Casey and Paul Vigna – that opened my eyes to bitcoin’s true potential: as a new operating system for supply chain networks. Bitcoins exist purely as entries in an accounting system [emphasis mine] — a transparent public ledger known as the ‘blockchain’ that records balances and transfers among special bitcoin ‘addresses.’ Will blockchain become a new operating system for Supply Chain Operating Networks? The post Bitcoin: A New Supply Chain Operating System?

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Freight Claims and TMS: How Does a Transportation Management System Streamline Freight Claims?

Cerasis

Freight claims processes derive from a mountain of risks to cargo. Today, transportation and logistics companies face considerable uncertainty when moving freight. Driver speed, carelessness, outside influences, and everyday activities put freight at risk. The post Freight Claims and TMS: How Does a Transportation Management System Streamline Freight Claims? Freight Claims TMS Freight Claims and TMS

The Digitization of Freight

Talking Logistics

The digitization of freight is one topic that has generated a lot of industry buzz and animated discussion over the past couple of years, but also a lot of confusion and questions. What exactly is freight digitization? Defining the digitization of freight. Given the confusion and questions surrounding the digitization of freight, I began our discussion by asking Brian for his definition. Is Blockchain part of freight digitization?

TMS Systems: The 3 Core Areas & 9 Main Features to Expect Upon Evaluation

Cerasis

Efficient management of transportation plays a major role in determining the success rate of an organization’s distribution system. Often, the deployment of transportation management software systems or TMS systems is a great aid in reducing overall hard and soft transportation costs. Role of Technology in TMS Systems. Evaluating TMS Systems. Demand for effective and easy to deploy TMS systems have gone up as organizations realize their cost-saving potential.

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