How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider.

How to Make Small Business Shipping Easy and Affordable

Freight Center

Small business operators are always looking for ways to make small business shipping easy and affordable. Keep reading for tips and best practices on how to make small business shipping easy and affordable. Business Shipping

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

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E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Up to 1.3

Supply Chain: Learning How to Dance

Supply Chain Shaman

Dutifully, no matter how bad I performed in the last class, I return to the barre, extend my right hand and start a new class. There is a soothing familiarity to refine moves that defy my capabilities. As a result, companies struggle: The Supply Chain Needs to be Real-time.

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Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

How to Ship Medicine and Pharmaceuticals

Tive

When it comes to shipping pharmaceuticals and medicine, precise considerations need to be taken into account. Pharmaceuticals and medicines require special care compared to shipping electronics, clothes, or food.

How to Ship Liquid Freight

Bulk Connection

It’s why transporting liquid freight is so critical to today’s supply chains. Look around you. The paint on the wall, the condiments in the fridge, the adhesive under the carpet…just about everything you can see began inside a liquid bulk tank trailer. But the process is drastically different than moving cartons in a dry van. Bulk Transportation Liquid Bulk Transport chemical tranportation

How to Ship HVAC Systems & Equipment

PLS Logistics

The term encompasses all products and services related to the industry. Blog full truckload hvac truckload shippingWhat is HVAC and what does it stand for? HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

Cerasis

And what’s not to love? From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon. The post How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Amazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world.

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. Cargo Ships.

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Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay.

How to Figure Out the Cost of Freight Shipping

Freight Center

There’s one question every shipper, manager of a supply chain or small business owner asks during the shipping process. That question sounds something like: “How much is this going to cost?”. Shipping Costs

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

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Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. For example, a black swan event may include both the physical damage and ongoing disruption caused by a hurricane and subsequent bottlenecks, so shippers that know how to isolate the causes of poor visibility and areas that are likely to contribute to worsening of black swan events can effectively reduce their chances of coming to fruition.

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

Freight Center

With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. To help you make a better, more informed decision, we’ve created a short synopsis of the types of methods available. If your cargo is too big to be parcel (150 lbs. or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go.

How to Optimize Reverse Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Optimize Reverse Logistics article and permission to publish here provided by Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. If you think reverse logistics isn’t relevant to your business, think again. How can you optimize reverse logistics?

9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with negotiations.com who discusses some useful tips on how companies can negotiate freight rates a bit better. Shipping costs are a significant part of the supply chain expense. It’s in your best interests to reduce these costs where possible without compromising the value of the.read More.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Although this activity is not particularly exciting, every Saturday my wife and I sit down to plan out our family meals. Supply chain planning is no different when it comes to yielding efficient results, especially this year. Prepping for peak shipping season and new tech launches.

Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

The upcoming Chinese New Year is on January 25, 2020, but the holiday shutdown can affect production times at China’s manufacturing companies for as long as two months as many workers travel back to rural villages to celebrate with friends and family. Shipping delays.

Top Small Business Shipping Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Freight Center

There’s a lot to keep track of when managing a small business. It’s easy to overlook something in your shipping protocol or make a mistake in the logistics process. Understanding and recognizing some of the most common small business shipping mistakes can help you avoid them and optimize your supply chain. Below are a few small business shipping mistakes and advice on preventing them. These factors trickle down to how small businesses ship.

How To Ship Hazardous Materials (Hazmat)?

PLS Logistics

When it comes to shipping hazardous materials, safety is key. Hazardous freight is sensitive to external influences and can be very dangerous, so preparing and shipping hazardous materials requires thorough planning, careful approach, and responsible execution. It is your responsibility as a shipper to properly pack and classify the goods. It can become challenging to […]. Blog hazardous materials hazardous materials shipping hazmat hazmat shippin

How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Freight Center

Holiday Shipping by the Numbers. According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. The booming world of e-commerce is not just limited to B2C business models. B2B e-commerce companies can also expect a push from the peak shipping season.

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software

OneSCM

How to Make the Most of Your Supply Chain Software. We recently sat down with Joe Harris, Product Manager at OneSCM, regarding the ways to make the most of your OneSCM supply chain software. Blockchain Support – OneSCM has been modified to write Smart Contracts on the Ethereum blockchain to support two use cases: Cold Chain Tracking and Serialization. A: Here are the most common questions: “How does your solution automate Supplier Management?”

How to Keep Up with Rising Consumer Shipping Expectations

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Two-day, one-day, and same-day shipping—it's becoming a trend. How can you match customer expectations when they keep rising? Direct to consumer brands need to be able to provide reliable, fast shipping to their customers, and that means taking a deep look at their supply chain practices. Here's what you need to know. Consumer Expectations Continue to Rise. That may sound crazy, but shipping trends support this new, on-demand culture.

How to Transport Medicine the Right Way

Freight Center

Physical health and safety have been at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to COVID-19. With that comes the increasing demand for people buying medicines, supplements, vitamins, and the pharmaceutical supply chain needing to meet that demand. We’ve put together a few best practices on how to transport medicine the right way. Truckload Shipping

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

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eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. goods is more complex than it used to be.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

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The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity.

How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains

The Network Effect

The post How to Optimize Port Throughput in Global Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect. Global Trade Logistics Supply Chain Management global supply chains global trade ports shippingPorts play a critical role in international trade, yet they remain major sources of friction in global supply chains. It’s.

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

The economy is continuing to regain momentum. But these positive developments are beginning to be overshadowed by concerns about the ongoing driver shortage: CNN has reported there are currently 30,000 open slots for drivers. Estimates are that carriers will need to hire 100,000 drivers annually in the. coming years to keep pace with demand. To increase driver retention rates, more and more carriers are dedicating themselves to accommodating driver concerns.

How to Calculate Wholesale Price – Wholesale Price Calculator

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How do I calculate wholesale prices?’ ’ has become a major question for wholesale business entrepreneurs, or people switching from retail to wholesale businesses. Sellers get confused about whether to set the price according to the competitor’s price.

Delivery Process Issues and How to Handle Them

Freight Center

Delivery process issues can occur at any stage in the shipping process. To help you manage delivery process issues and meet the expectations of your customers, we dive into some common issues and how to avoid and handle them when they do occur

New to International Shipping? Here’s how to make it simple!

4WL Consulting

Domestic and international shipping are very different. Managing transportation within the US can be complex and volatile – no one is saying it isn’t difficult – but the details of coordinating the average truckload or LTL shipment don’t compare to the complexities of shipping internationally. A failure to miss any small detail related to paperwork or procedure will result in delivery delays at best – and big fines at worst.

How to Improve Your Shipping Performance

Softeon

In survey after survey, consumers say that their experience with shipping is a key factor in their shopping satisfaction. A majority want detailed information at every point of the shipping process. They are more likely to buy a product when shipping costs are low and shipping speed is fast. Nearly half of all online shoppers say that they have abandoned shopping carts when shipping speeds were too slow. Work with multiple shipping services.

How to Combat Rising Parcel Shipping Rates

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story on parcel shipping rates, the big U.S. In fact, you’re probably already feeling the financial pain of these rising parcel shipping rates. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce