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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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

The Logistics of Logistics

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

Cerasis

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

Quintiq

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?

Avoid Disputes with iTradeFresh

ITradeNetwork

While BBS has Transportation Guidelines that provide general parameters for the conditions for transporting perishables, there is significant room for error that can lead to these disputes.

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

Cerasis

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.

5 Trending Transportation Updates: May 2017

PLS Logistics

Drivers face long-waits when seeking exemptions due to vague medial guidelines. Regulations Intermodal Transportation News Challenges transportation news Drivers UberMore Diabetic Drivers Seek Exemptions.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

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.

Viable Visibility with Ocean Carriers

Supply Chain Link

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

Supply Chain Pressures Heating Up This Summer

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CBP Updates Supply Chain Cybersecurity Guidelines in Sourcing Journal. Apparel Transportation Management Global Trade Management Footwear Global Supply Chain Trade Compliance Risk and Quality Management C-TPAT Import Customs Filing Export Customs Filing

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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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

PLS Logistics

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.

Maximize Your TMS Investment with Excellent Customer Support

Talking Logistics

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.

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!

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The transportation industry has seen a rapid influx of interest and growth over the last several years, and this includes the professionals who work as intermediaries between shippers and carriers. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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

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Below, I’ll examine what shippers need to know about the new fuel guidelines and discuss how it could affect their business. Changes to Global Fuel Guidelines. Logistics Alert: What the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards Mean for the Shipping Industry.

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

The Network Effect

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.

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

Cerasis

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)

Talking Logistics

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?

The Logistics of Logistics

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.

How Would a Hard Brexit Impact UK/EU Trade?

QAD

Customs authorities must accept the declaration and assign a unique identifier to your shipment before it can be transported. Transportation Documentation. QAD Precision’s solution allows shippers to manage global trade , trade compliance and transportation from a single platform.

Case Study: People and Processes Drive Supply Chain Improvements at Honeywell

TMC

Then you’ll be able to leverage your transportation management system (TMS) to execute, automate, and optimize those processes, as well as gain visibility to business intelligence to drive continuous improvement.

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management

Cerasis

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Plastic Pallets

Cerasis

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.

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

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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.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed. USPS issued new guidelines in March 2019, requiring anyone to ship CBD products to meet the following criteria and documentation: 1.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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.

Green Logistics: How to deliver efficiently while minimizing carbon footprint

Abivin

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

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.