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. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon.

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. The post Walmart Updates Supplier Guidelines, Again appeared first on Zipline Logistics.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

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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.

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

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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.”.

Transportation Cost Drains

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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

5 Common Problems Vendors Have with Routing Guides

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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.

Indian owners to operate vessels with foreign flag

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India''s Shipping Ministry changes guidelines

7 Tips For Shipping Heavy Haul


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. The post 7 Tips For Shipping Heavy Haul appeared first on Freightera Blog. About Freight ShippingWhat is heavy haul?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow.

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

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“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.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More


They expect manufacturers to adhere to the guidelines within the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), governing proper disposal of goods, including reclamation of raw materials and removal of personal information from electronic devices.

Walmart’s On-Time, In-Full (OTIF) Program: What You Need to Know

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Walmart has changed their vendor guidelines and scorecard parameters a few times in recent years. They went from requiring a four-day shipping window in 2016 to a two-day shipping window in 2017 and a no-day shipping window in 2018.

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


Also, when using this website's particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted and modified from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are at this moment incorporated by reference into the TOS. Reassuring people that their information is safe and that your company follows all the guidelines that the law demands will be comforting to readers.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

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Determine the most cost-effective and efficient way to ship and unload your freight, and build a plan with your suppliers that benefits both parties. This will establish a set of mandatory guidelines that will be used for all vendor-controlled (VDS) and customer pick-up (CPU) shipments.

Warehouse & Distribution Center Management: 5 Tips for Success


Common functions include an advanced shipping notification (ASN) system, which can be used to keep track of all of the inbound orders you are receiving, which is crucial to properly coordinating shipments with crossdocking and replenishments. From the point at which you receive your merchandise to the point at which it leaves the warehouse to be shipped to your customers, you should be thinking about the most efficient way to direct the flow.

How order aggregation can eliminate costs in the automotive supply chain

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Suppliers who ship either in truckload quantities or as part of a milk run may be requested to utilize future forecasted demand within their 830 authorizations to fill allotted space on the designated carrier. When there is a choice, the supplier should always ship the higher runner first.

Metrics that Matter: Customer Service


This measures the number of orders or order lines shipped on time and without backorders or shortages. This is calculated by dividing the total number shipped in full and on time by the total number scheduled.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to Buy a TMS Solution)

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Here are some guidelines to consider when you’re tasked with choosing a TMS solution to implement. Parcel shipping support. Selecting a TMS solution is a lot like having a baby. Particularly for those organizations that have not yet dipped their toes into the waters of logistics automation. Not only must one think about the near term needs of infancy, but also how things will change as the fledgling solution grows and matures. .

E-Commerce Distribution: 10 Things Every Distributor Should Know About E-Commerce


However, do not be discouraged when some clients or customers decide to abandon ship in favor of Amazon. For example, offer shipping options that range from two days to one week. Increase Your Visibility Through Advanced Shipping Notification (ASN). An advanced shipping notification (ASN) helps to keep your carriers happier and engaged by notifying them when you are about to ship a specific purchase order.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

A number of comprehensive business process and supply chain specifications designed for the automotive industry are in use today, including the TS16949 standards (related to ISO 9001) and the AIAG Materials Management Operating Guidelines (MMOG).

Lean Manufacturing: Is it Really Worth It? 16 Big Benefits Say, “Yes.”


ISO publishes guidelines for conformance to its standards. Inventory records, product specs, shipping documents contain errors. Shipping containers permit excessive empty space or product damage. Customer expectations of reliable quality and rapid delivery forces today’s manufacturers to either shorten cycle times or lose business. Customers simply switch suppliers when others are more capable of delivering within their preferred timeframes.

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Blockchain and Trucking: A Match Made on the Road


Additionally, with the passage of the MAP-21 Act (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act), there were changes made in the hours of service guidelines that reduced the number of hours that could be driven by a trucker before he or she had to rest.

The Story of UltraShip’s Temperature Tracking Innovation and the FSMA

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UltraShipTMS development teams studied the FSMA guidelines well ahead of the scheduled roll out of the new law and spent 12 months working to deliver the industry’s first TMS-integrated temperature tracking capability. .

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Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different


Mexico generally follows global rules and guidelines governing fair international trade practices, while China aggressively does not. . China has a very different impact, shipping the United States over five times as many goods as they receive. .

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The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain


Transportation Vessels – Trucks, ships, rail cars, tankers, etc. It is the only way to accurately know where inventory is located at all times and to determine if that inventory is being stored and moved within the proper guidelines to minimize compromises of any kind.

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

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This week, as reported by Reuters, California proposed making those voluntary guidelines mandatory in the state, “which industry officials [including Google and leading automakers] said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving vehicle testing and development.”