Publix Vendor Guidelines Updated for On-Time Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Why Do Publix Vendor Guidelines Matter? . According to the company’s supplier guidelines , “Publix expects 100% of deliveries to be on time.” . Publix employs a just-in-time inventory strategy, which means it requires vendors to ship smaller, more frequent orders. . It can also be beneficial to evaluate your shipping practices. Publix expects suppliers to implement a “cut and ship” approach to order fulfillment. Photo Credit: The Catalyst .

Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

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If you are frequently involved with shipping goods over long distances, you might be faced with a situation when it becomes necessary to file a freight claim. In this situation, here are some important guidelines and tips about the process that you must know about: .

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Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Supply chains all across the planet are discovering and rediscovering various solutions to make shipping and fulfilment touchless. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro


These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

9 General but Important Tips and Guidelines for Better & Sustainable Freight Management


There are a number of possibilities out there that give you a chance to keep track of multiple LTL carriers, brokers, creation of a bill of lading, shipping labels, pickup scheduling, reporting, tracking, API and more. There is no doubt that you likely have a specific product you work with, so it would be to your advantage if you use a transportation management 3PL that specializes in understanding the shipping practices related to those products as well as many others.

Walmart Updates Supplier Guidelines, Again

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The strict guidelines were implemented to help the company run leaner and be more exact with inventory levels. Unfortunately, most suppliers have been unable to meet the strict guidelines. Walmart went from requiring a four-day shipping window in 2016 to a two-day shipping window […]. The post Walmart Updates Supplier Guidelines, Again appeared first on Zipline Logistics. Over the last two years, Walmart has tightened their delivery standards.

Raising the Bar on Handling Standards Help Retailer Increase Profits


Chainalytics Packaging Engineers Partner with a Leading Home Goods Provider to Establish New Handling and Shipping Protocols When it comes to an organization’s packaging strategy, methods stretch beyond determining what material selection and applied designs will best protect the product. Packaging Optimization Decreased Packaging Damages ISTA Testing Guidelines Packaging Strategy

Comparing Parcel Shipment to LTL Shipping: When Do I Choose What in Order to Save the Most Money?


More than 25 million small packages , otherwise known as parcels, are shipped daily. Meanwhile, the top 10 commodities shipped tend to be bulky and require less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. But, the lines between parcel and LTL shipping have started to blur in recent years. Parcel carriers are spending less per parcel shipment, and LTL shippers are spending less by reducing the “work” that goes into shipping. Use parcel shipping for time-sensitive shipments.

Wide Load Shipping Services: What are the Needs to Know?


Faith helps us with understanding everything we need to know about wide load shipping safety. Wide Load Shipping Safety . When it comes to wide load shipping, safety is crucial. Below are some additional safety tips for wide load shipping. . Wide and oversize load transporters need to have the necessary permits, as well as use the correct signage and follow any pilot car guidelines. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Faith Munsell of Bizzuka, Inc.

Amazon Vendor Central Shipping Label Requirements


Amazon vendor central has very strict guidelines on how their packages are to be labelled by the suppliers. There are various labels used in the shipping process for Amazon Vendor Central. Ship to Location – Amazon Fulfillment Center. Ship from and Ship to Locations.

Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry


Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry. Earlier this year, we shared some important information about the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announcing a new standard regarding the acceptable levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions in bunker fuel – all in an effort to reduce air pollution from container ships. Changes to Global Fuel Guidelines.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for a ?Busy? Hurricane Season

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A drop trailer refers to a shipping strategy in which a carrier drops a trailer with product at a warehouse or other facility to be picked up at a later date. Blog Post Miscellaneous Retail and Grocery Shipping Best Practices

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

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This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely lifting virus guidelines for businesses. Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Shipping in or out of Alabama should be back to pre-pandemic difficulty. When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. Shipping to and from Florida should be undisrupted.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

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Shipping in or out of Alabama should be close to normal. . As the state reopens retail facilities on May 4, shipping in and out of Arizona should not be substantially impacted. . The state limited some dine-in capabilities at restaurants, but it will even relax these guidelines beginning May 11. . When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. . Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted. .

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. According to the World Shipping Council’s guidelines on the law, “In order to address safety problems at sea and on shore arising from container shipments that have incorrect weight declarations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter VI Regulation 2 – Cargo information regarding a mandatory container gross weight verification.”.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

How long before Amazon announces that it is buying its own 18,000 TEU container ship? Speaking of container ships, there continues to be a lot of confusion and uncertainty surrounding the new SOLAS requirements, which go into effect on July 1, 2016. Considering that there are multiple ports, countries and carriers each developing their own guidelines, the need for a global process standard is critical.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Shipping in or out of Alabama should be?back When shipping to or from California, check to ensure that facilities are online and operational. Shipping to or from Colorado should not be restricted.?? . If shipping to or from DC, ensure your supply chain partners can handle freight.?? . Shipping to and from Florida should be undisrupted.?? . The state has allowed all facilities to reopen if they follow proper social distancing guidelines.?? .

5 Common Problems Vendors Have with Routing Guides

PLS Logistics

Routing guides contain routing instructions and an established set of guidelines and requirements for manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and distributors to follow when fulfilling orders and shipping products or materials to a specific location, warehouse or DC. 3PL Shipping Inbound FreightWhat is a routing guide?

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Do they follow DOE guidelines? Transportation Cost Drain #4 - Supplier Shipping Terms. Supplier shipping terms are often under scrutinized because of the potential conflict with the buyer, purchasing department or vendor. Transportation Cost Drain #10 - International Shipping. Transportation freight costs managing freight cost reducing freight costs reducing LTL costs reducing shipping cost reducing transportation costs Transportation Cost Drain transportation cost

How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

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Make sure they understand the consequences of not hitting these standards and that absolute ship dates cannot be altered. Doing so will give you the best chance at ensuring product is picked and packed by the date it is scheduled to be shipped by the carrier.

Indian owners to operate vessels with foreign flag

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India''s Shipping Ministry changes guidelines

Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

Supply Chain Link

As in many areas of logistics, visibility during the ocean shipping process continues to be a challenge for both shippers and carriers alike. Shippers are constantly seeking new ways to gain more visibility into their supply chain to ensure on-time deliveries and meet cost guidelines. Meanwhile, ocean carriers are trying to engineer the best routes. Read More. Global Supply Chain 3pl Freight Forwarding Ocean Transportation

5 Steps to Supply Chain Orchestration Success


Receivers know when items have shipped and what size shipment to expect and when. Following these five guidelines not only makes your organization more efficient, but can also increase revenues and reduce expenditures from purchase to payment. The successful music orchestra is a myriad of ensemble instruments working together to create beautiful music.

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Fulfyld integrates directly with e-commerce marketplaces and shopping carts to simplify your shipping process. Fulfyld ships same-day, every day, for one flat-rate. The products are packed according to the size of the order and predefined packaging and packing guidelines.

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets


As well as design and weight capacity you’ll need consider export and import guidelines as these will influence which pallets you required. Chapter 3 – Shipping, Importing and Exporting. It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business. There are so many different factors to take into account which is why Plastic Pallets in the UK have produced this great in-depth guide to plastic pallets.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce


According to Michael Khalil of Inbound Logistics, primary transportation management challenges in e-commerce include: Increased complexity of shipping strategy. Faster shipping. Create a set of rules and guidelines for managing both inbound and outbound freight.

Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit


The supplies must get shipped quickly, so they remain fresh and don’t dry out — brewers must use hops within 12 hours of harvest. Train and Educate Everyone involved in the supply chain and transportation process should be familiar with food safety guidelines and regulations.

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7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing


As a result, carriers and suppliers are focusing on how value-added services, such as auditing, small package processing and delivery, and freight optimization, can reduce overall costs and shipping duration. Hours of Service Guidelines Are Evolving. Hours of service (HOS) guidelines are also changing for drivers.

7 Tips For Shipping Heavy Haul


Heavy Haul’ term in freight describes a shipment carrying unusually large and wide load, for example manufacturing equipment that exceeds the guidelines for legal dimensions (width, height or length) and/or weight limits in which case special equipment and specials permits are required to transport the load. Trucking company takes care of permits : In most cases, once contracted, the Carrier will take care of requesting permits and include them in the shipping cost.

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management


According to a previous argument by Croke, the hours of service guidelines should be regulating sleep, not drive. Encourage adoption of blockchain-based technologies within the entire supply chain network, including warehouses, distribution centers, and individual shipping locations.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

“FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China. Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too. This brings the greater risk of unauthorised access or malicious attacks to ships’ systems and networks.

How to Protect Shipments from Freezing Temperatures

Freight Center

As a rule of thumb, remember the freight shipping industry recognizes November 1 st through April 30 th as “freeze protection season” or the time period freeze protection services will be most in demand. If you ship regularly during the freeze protection season, it’s worth asking the question of whether or not freeze protection services would be beneficial for your cargo. Adhering to carrier guidelines for protecting goods while in transit and over weekends.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


However, in a global economy that we live in, we have several requests from customers, prospects, and readers to look at solutions that include international shipping and other modes. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow.

2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Forecast for FreightCenter Customers

Freight Center

Our 2020 Freight Shipping Outlook series comes to a close with a forecast of what FreightCenter customers can expect in the new year. To keep it simple, we’ll break down the freight shipping forecast into the three most significant freight shipping pros and cons shippers could face in 2020 and how FreightCenter will help you tackle your freight shipping needs. 2020 Freight Shipping Outlook Pros. Freight shipping is a complex industry.

Procurement and Suppliers on the Same Page: How to Craft an Effective Terms & Conditions Sales Document


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