How to Plan for Shipping Success in 2021

Freight Center

But, even with the unpredictability variable always at play, there are ways you can prepare for a better shipping year ahead. Freight Shipping & Logistics Business Shipping2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

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.

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Shipping Analytics Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Intelligent Audit

Advancements within shipping analytics platforms, including artificial intelligence, parcel and freight analytics , data management, and machine learning, are reshaping the supply chain. Supply chains can appear simple compared to other parts of a business, even though they are not.

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

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

Cerasis

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. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. Up to 1.3

How to Ship Perishable Food

Freight Center

Small to medium-sized business owners that ship perishable food or other temperature-sensitive products have a unique challenge on their hands—making sure their cargo stays safe and at the right temperature during transit. Freight Shipping & Logistics Temperature Controlled Shipping

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 More Freight and Less Air

AFFLINK

Times are tough, which means that it may be time to start looking at how you can cut costs. If your logistics personnel aren't packing shipping and air freight containers effectively, then you're going to pay high shipping rates for nothing more than air.

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.

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 Prepare Your Holiday Order Fulfillment Now

Freight Center

Summer is slowly coming to a close, and the holiday season will be here before we know it. This year has been different for many reasons, but the preparation phase when it comes to your holiday shipping plan shouldn’t be different. And now is the perfect time to start.

How to Navigate Temperature Controlled Shipping’s Fall Season

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s historical shipping trends show that this seasonal demand growth creates a “fall season,” similar to floral, produce, and grilling seasons. Temperature controlled shipping has four “seasons” based on demand. Scale to cover planned and unplanned shipments.

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.

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

Cerasis

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 Stay Ahead of Holiday Shoppers in 2020

OneSCM

The holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier each year, but this year, the creep is even more noticeable. When Amazon shifted Prime Day from July to mid-October, other retailers followed the example and also offered strong promotions in October.

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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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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 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.

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. On these days, like most, my teacher sighs and reminds me to listen harder to the music. I lack musicality—the ability for the music and the dancer to become one—and struggle to interpret the changes in tempo or a variation in rhythm.

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

Cerasis

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 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

Shipping Delays: Common Causes and How to Avoid Them

Freight Center

My New Year’s resolution is shipping delays, said nobody ever. Shipping delays are arguably one of the most frustrating issues shippers can run into during the shipping process. Freight Shipping & Logistics Shipping Tips

How to Ship Large Items

Freight Center

In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. But generally speaking, large items in the shipping and logistics industry mean heavy and oversized freight that may have unique shipping needs. Below, we will discuss how to ship large items in more detail.

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?

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.

Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The company was new to the general merchandising business. As such the Category Managers were going wild with ideas on how to expand their product assortments and procuring new and interesting products to sell. Subscribe Here!

How to Keep Up with Rising Consumer Shipping Expectations

AFFLINK

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 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.

[WHITE PAPER] How to Create an Evolving Peak Season Shipping Strategy

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Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Unfortunately, peak season costs continue to soar. The post [WHITE PAPER] How to Create an Evolving Peak Season Shipping Strategy appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

How to Benefit from Trucking Companies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Benefit from trucking article and permission to publish here provided by Saeed Darwish. Are you looking to work with a trucking company to transport your products? Work with Them to Streamline Routes. Subscribe Here!

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 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 Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

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 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