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


Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

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


Using Transportation Management System/Software. Mobile apps are excellent about some tasks, but they are still inferior to the freight management software, or often referred to as a transportation management system , and its capabilities. Transportation and freight management service providers will be able to provide you with more information on the subject and who should be involved in moving your freight for you. Freight Transportation Freight Management

Transportation Cost Drains

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Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively. Do they follow DOE guidelines?

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling. Industrial computers and printers for transport fleets will reduce labeling problems.

Back to the future of public transport


An artist and a cartoonist for the magazine, Strothmann envisioned the future of transportation in 2001: Flying buses and trams, sky stations, and private zeppelins instead of cars. We may not have met Strothman’s vision for public transport in 2001, but what if we had?

5 Tips for Writing a Transportation Management Plan


Every transportation firm sees the utility of having a transportation management plan. It is essential in organizing activities in the transportation industry effectively and efficiently. The challenges that the transportation industry faces are enormous. Thus, it becomes inevitable for transport companies to devise a transportation management plan that factors in all these variables. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry


Additional guidelines defined truck size and weight requirements that all projects receiving funding from the FAST Act must meet. These guidelines were designed to ensure FAST Act funding is not distributed to projects that would solely benefit non-commercial drivers.

Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

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Shippers are constantly seeking new ways to gain more visibility into their supply chain to ensure on-time deliveries and meet cost guidelines. Global Supply Chain 3pl Freight Forwarding Ocean Transportation

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

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In fact, it’s often the “final frontier” for companies that are trying to cut additional costs out of their transportation spend. This will establish a set of mandatory guidelines that will be used for all vendor-controlled (VDS) and customer pick-up (CPU) shipments.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?


Effective transportation management can be a hassle. Transportation managers must keep up with the ship dates of inventory, where inventory is currently located in the transportation process, what insurance information is being used and appropriated for each shipment, and many more factors.

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11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro


Consider Event-Specific Labeling Guidelines. Certain events, like trade shows and fairs, may have specific labeling guidelines and requirements for all incoming freight. Freight Omnichannel Small Package Supply Chain Transportation Management ship parcel

How New GHG Regulations Affect the Future of Transportation

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On August 16 th , the Obama administration released the final rule on Phase 2 of greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations for the transportation industry. Phase 2 GHG emission regulations will affect every business involved in freight transportation.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Supply Chain Contractors Need to Improve Cybersecurity Risk


Given that you’re part of a network of providers, vendors, transporters and managers, the impact of just one weak link in the supply chain cybersecurity “chain of custody” can be significant. In some cases, you’ll be held responsible for damages if formal laws and guidelines apply. The integrity of the data associated with these goods is critical, which is why cloud providers find themselves bound by ever-stricter guidelines.

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

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Acquires IDS Transportation Services, LLC. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued federal policy for the safe testing and deployment of automated vehicles. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring!

Maximize Your TMS Investment with Excellent Customer Support

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Deciding to buy a transportation management system (TMS) is a big decision and there are a lot of factors to consider. Establishing those communication guidelines will lead to continued success to maximize your investment.

[Infographic]: How Visual Aids Can Improve Safety in the Workplace


As a transportation management solutions provider offering both technology solutions and managed services , our goal as a business is to provide a streamlined processes and allow core business focus for our shipper customers who are manufacturers and distributors.

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


Certain foods and items, for instance, can’t merely get tossed on a transport truck and left to chance. Conservative estimates show the financial impact of transportation-related food safety failures exceeds $2 billion annually.

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

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February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Considering that there are multiple ports, countries and carriers each developing their own guidelines, the need for a global process standard is critical. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

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The latest Master of Logistics 20 th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study reports that in 2011 the highest percent of transportation costs was ground freight at 76.1%, of which US long haul trucking holds a major position at 64.4%. Ground freight, especially long haul trucking, is a major portion of transportation activity and costs. Utilize lower cost transportation; alternate sources such as Aerocraft airship or rail.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint


According to World Bank report, efficient logistics refer to transport, storage and conveyance of products to the ultimate consumers from the companies at minimal costs. Green logistics has a significant role in the trade process, transport and deliver the goods.

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. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. It can often be tricky selecting the correct plastic pallets for your business.

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management


Supply chain leaders and transportation providers need to understand what’s going wrong with ELD use in today’s trucks, why blockchain is well-suited for ELD improvements, and how to use blockchain for to reduce risk amid woes.

Walmart’s OTIF Policy Will Continually Impact Forecast and Planning Strategies


Previously under the Must Arrive By Date (MABD) guidelines, suppliers of fast-turning products, as well as perishable … The post Walmart’s OTIF Policy Will Continually Impact Forecast and Planning Strategies appeared first on Chainalytics.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

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China published new GMP guidelines in 2012 and called on pharmaceutical companies to pursue GMP certification by the end of 2013. Higher GDP standards are looming in a number of countries – new guidelines will come into force during 2014 in Brazil, the European Union and China.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing


Value-added services have also taken on a technology-like role as more companies want to use a comprehensive transportation management system (TMS) to thorough document and optimize their processes. Hours of Service Guidelines Are Evolving. Hours of service (HOS) guidelines are also changing for drivers. This can result in the dispatch of a secondary driver from another location to intercept the original driver and continue transporting the shipment.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets


Editor’s Note: Cerasis focuses on North American transportation management. Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: The Weakest Link in the Chain is Your Biggest Risk!

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Given that you’re part of a network of providers, vendors, transporters and managers, the impact of just one weak link in the supply chain cybersecurity “chain of custody” can be significant. In some cases, you’ll be held responsible for damages if formal laws and guidelines apply. The integrity of the data associated with these goods is critical, which is why cloud providers find themselves bound by ever-stricter guidelines. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Will Driverless Trucks Ever Gain Traction?

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Additionally, government regulators tasked with setting guidelines for the trucking industry at large have yet to come to terms with what driverless fleets mean for current and future laws. SCM #SupplyChain #freight #logistics #transportation #technology #supplychainmanagement.

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


Oversized or wide loads demand extra care during transport. Only experienced, skilled drivers with above average safety records should transport these loads. . One of the most crucial decisions in over dimension and oversize load transport is choosing the trailer.

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.

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. What is a routing guide?

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

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LG Electronics , which improved truck-loading efficiency rations using efficient load configurations, increased consolidation ratios and significantly increased service levels and customer satisfaction in its logistics and transportation management operations.

Public Purchasing and Green Transport


Transport activities are a major source of pollution and green house gases (GHG). Road transport alone accounts for 84% of CO2 emissions attributable to transport as pointed out in the White Paper on European Transport Policy ( click_here ). Public authorities can have a major leverage in encouraging green transport given the amount vehicles purchased across Europe.

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.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

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If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response? Past performance is not indicative of future results.