Transportation 101: Understanding How to Manage Your Freight Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider. The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS).

How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

Talking Logistics

Even in normal times, transportation professionals have their hands full dealing with all sorts of exceptions and disruptions. Read more How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions.

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Reverse Logistics Analytics: How to See Past Customer Delivery

Cerasis

The application of analytics offers opportunities to increase supply chain value, and in today’s world, few applications of analytics carry the weight placed on reverse logistics analytics.

How to Save Money Through WMS Automation

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders are under increasing pressure to improve productivity and efficiency in the warehouse. The post How to Save Money Through WMS Automation appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Demands from labor resources for better pay, better treatment, and more opportunity have never been higher. In the goal of achieving warehouse cost savings, WMS automation must be a top priority for your organization.

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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 Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working

Cerasis

Knowing that your distribution fulfillment strategy is working gives you a better insight into how your business is performing. Supply chain leaders must learn to recognize the warning signs of risky fulfillment strategies, the indicators of success, and how to.read More. The post How to Determine if Your Distribution Fulfillment Strategy is Working appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

How to Prepare Transportation for Holiday Returns

PLS Logistics

The holiday season is upon us, and retailers must be prepared to avoid seasonal challenges. Return rates have amplified as the percentage of internet sales continues to develop. The shift to e-commerce sales, especially during the holidays, prompts impulse buying and a greater chance of the customer’s later regret, which results in higher return rates. Only 20% of shoppers like to have a carrier pick up a package from their home.

How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

If there is one lesson many companies learned the hard way last year, it’s that you have to be prepared for whatever twists and turns might emerge in the transportation market. How do you begin that preparation? How do you know if you’re on the right path? The post How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Transportation Capacity Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

How to Improve Last Mile Service With Better Trucker Relationships

Cerasis

Last mile service might have finally reached a point where it is more important than even freight delivery to the brick-and-mortar stores. The post How to Improve Last Mile Service With Better Trucker Relationships appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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How to Adapt Industrial Planning During and After Disruptive Events

DELMIA Quintiq

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, production and planning processes have become subject to a level of stress unprecedented in recent history. What are some of the ways that manufacturers might improve their resilience, to address the crisis today and also to prepare for the recovery and the future? Production planning has always been about trying to make the “best” decision to meet demand given the constraints behind material, capacity and resources.

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.

How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. A company cannot function well without being able to ship products across the supply chain. It also allows companies to cross geographic lines between where products are produced and where they are consumed. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization.

How to Deploy Reverse Logistics Automation in 5 Simple Steps

Cerasis

Instead of simply managing returns and isolating defects, supply chain executives must now consider how returned products could lead to higher safety risks. And the need for efficient returns continues to grow in tandem. The post How to Deploy Reverse Logistics Automation in 5 Simple Steps appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Managing reverse logistics presents new challenges in the post COVID-19 world.

Truckload Carriers: How to Find Them with these 12 Tips

Cerasis

Meanwhile, above-average truckload demand, notes Inbound Logistics, will push available truckload servicers to the tipping points. The post Truckload Carriers: How to Find Them with these 12 Tips appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Keeping the workforce happy has always been a critical concern for business owners and supply chain leaders.

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Keeping up with Walmart: How to improve OTIF fulfillment rates

CHAINalytics

After first requiring suppliers to do a better job meeting must-arrive-by dates for order fulfillment back in 2017, Walmart is insisting on much stricter OTIF rules starting this week.

How to Build the Business Case for TMS

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders recognize the value of a transportation management system (TMS). Unfortunately, adoption rates across the country continue to reflect the sub-standard use of a TMS to manage freight spend resulting from shippers that failed to realize the value of a TMS as few as 66% of US shippers take advantage of a transportation.read More. The post How to Build the Business Case for TMS appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI

Cerasis

A key issue that comes to the forefront of any discussion on handling e-commerce demand will always involve warehouse management system (WMS) or other supply chain system upgrades. System upgrades are a terrific way to enhance productivity, increase efficiency, and provide real benefits to workers and stakeholders. The post How to Maximize WMS to Increase E-Commerce ROI appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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How to excel in last mile delivery

DELMIA Quintiq

Sixty-one percent of consumers said the availability of same-day delivery would make them more loyal to a retailer, yet only one percent would be willing to pay for full delivery costs. Retailers are currently charging customers only 80 percent of the overall delivery costs, which happens to be the most expensive part of the retail supply chain. Supply Chain Dive reports that the last leg of a journey can account for up to 28 percent of a product’s total transportation costs.

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How to Ship Liquid Freight

Bulk Connection

It’s why transporting liquid freight is so critical to today’s supply chains. Bulk Transportation Liquid Bulk Transport chemical tranportationLook 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.

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. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

How to Design the Right Solution in a Dynamic Transportation Environment

Talking Logistics

Shippers and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) are constantly evolving – more rapidly than ever due to increasing activity in mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, changing client and consumer demands, converging business models, and decreasing IT costs. These influences are changing shipper and LSP transportation requirements in real time, which creates a need for designing the right solution to address those challenges.

Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them

Cerasis

Failure to overcome these challenges will lead to additional problems throughout the supply chain, resulting in poor.read More. The post Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply chain leaders and managers have a mountain of responsibilities and oversee vast enterprises.

Omnichannel Requires Fast Warehouse Transformation: Why & How to Do It Right| TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO

Cerasis

[link] The growth of omnichannel is subject to hype and fact. Some supply chain leaders and experts argue omnichannel is the improper term to describe the state of warehouse transformation today. Supply chain leaders need to understand why an omnichannel warehouse.read More.

How to Make Supply Chain Complexity Work to Your Advantage

ToolsGroup

With supply chain complexity increasing at an unprecedented rate, perhaps the biggest challenge for businesses is figuring out how to navigate this uncertainty to deliver service profitably. When you break it down, Jeff Bezos figured out how to do three seemingly contradictory things at once: deliver exceptional service levels, at the lowest cost possible, and manage complexity.

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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. It’s in your best interests to reduce these costs where possible without compromising the value of the.read More. The post 9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Consumer-Direct Strategy Part 2: How to Strengthen Your Direct to Consumer Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The post The Consumer-Direct Strategy Part 2: How to Strengthen Your Direct to Consumer Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Leadership and Strategy Logistics Network Business Platforms Supply Chain Management Transportation direct-to-consumer

[e-Book] How To Shift From Tactical To Strategic Logistics and Transportation Management To Create A Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

We release our second e-book today by focusing on strategic logistics and transportation management creates a competitive business advantage for shippers. You can download our first e-Book, "The Future Of Supply Chain, Logistics & Manufacturing: How Technology Is Transforming Industries" here. Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? Those are some of the questions I posed to Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. This is usually a three to six month process and may be part of a larger corporate strategy or transformation process that it has to plug into.

Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You

Cerasis

The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service. Supply chain leaders faced with the prospect of evaluating the use of a fulfillment center vs. warehouse need to understand the challenges in making a.read More. The post Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

4 Tips For Excellent Transportation Budgeting

PLS Logistics

2020 has proven it’s impossible to be prepared for everything. But even though the global market has been frequently interrupted in recent months, there’s still plenty within your control when it comes to your organization’s shipping strategy, and it’s important to take advantage of the things that will save you money. How to Build a […]. Blog shipping costs supply chain visibility transportation rates

How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Cerasis

The post How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. With the holidays over and 2020 underway, one of the biggest challenges facing today’s supply chain is the current public health scare and its associated disruption in the supply chain.

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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?

21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization

Cerasis

The post 21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Picture the typical retail warehouse of 15 years ago: Workers rode around on forktrucks and pallet jacks, picking and putting away product by the pallet load, loading trailers for single stores, or several at a time.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Cerasis

The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. Experts have predicted more than 2 million manufacturing jobs will go unoccupied during the next 10 years, as the baby boomer generation starts to retire. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers?

4 Issues That Can Happen During the Delivery Process And How To Handle Them

Cerasis

Jones discusses 4 last-minute issues that can arise during the delivery process and how to handle them. The post 4 Issues That Can Happen During the Delivery Process And How To Handle Them appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Derek Jones, VP of Enterprise Strategy at Deputy.

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