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Carriers, You’re in the Information-Handling Business Too (Takeaways from McLeod Software User Conference 2015)

Talking Logistics

I speak at many industry conferences throughout the year, where the majority of the audience are shippers — that is, supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing and retail companies. How do you plan for the future of transportation?

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. By clicking on the respective links, you can access this information as well. . Happy New Year!

How Freight & Transportation Data Can Trim Your Transportation Spend

Cerasis

When you want to drive down your logistics and transportation spend, the very first thing that you need is freight and transportation data. Luckily, this isn’t the case for transportation data. Accurate freight and transportation data is particularly important.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

of manufacturing and sales into a business process that generates new. activities involved in the transport of that inventory. The first challenge all shippers, including retailers, manufacturers, and 3PLs. third-party providers who have traditionally withheld that information.

Q&A: American Manufacturer, UCan Zippers, Shows Pride, Quality, and Commitment to American Manufacturing

Cerasis

In that interview we mentioned that he would visit Made In USA Zipper manufacturer, UCan Zippers to film a video documenting the company's commitment to American Manufacturing for nearly 30 years. Why are we having an interview with an American Manufacturer on a logistics blog, you ask?

Impact of Trump Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement on Manufacturing & Transportation

Cerasis

manufacturers, distributors or other partners, except for Syria and Nicaragua, will be at risk. Shippers could face higher tariffs and additional troubles in shipping goods domestically or abroad. Author information Kevin Jessop Marketing Project Manager at Cerasis I handle tactical execution of our marketing strategies as well as help execute new projects and collaborate with our Marketing Director to continue to push brand and company awareness. The Paris Climate Agreement.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Manufacturing manufacturing blog post

Omnichannel In Manufacturing: Why Manufacturers Are Following Retailers to an Omnichannel World

Cerasis

The application of omnichannel in manufacturing primarily focuses on the collaboration between suppliers, or vendors, and distributors. The Problem: Seamless Omnichannel Experiences Extend Beyond Retailer-Customer Relationships Keeping up with customers’ demands has natural implications for business-to-business sellers, including manufacturers. Manufacturers still using disjointed processes and operating in functional silos are unable to keep up with demand.

Trends In Manufacturing: 5 Tangible Technologies are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing Now

Cerasis

Continuous improvement is part of the game in manufacturing. Among the new trends in manufacturing improving the industry, additive manufacturing and cloud-based systems will push manufacturing forward in 2017. In fact, rapid design and lightning-fast prototyping, reports Mark Dohnalek of Manufacturing Business Technology magazine , will allow manufacturers to design and produce products in a few days, if not hours. Manufacturing

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

stock, and the ability to transport goods on. Retailers and manufacturers. simply seeing information in one place, aggregating data from multiple sources. this kind of information to make. information; we?re to pay attention to, whether to ship via air.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. Shipping these products requires an extra level of care to ensure the products make it to their destination. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Transportation

[WEBINAR] Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a shipper who regularly ships via the over-the-road mode of Less Than Truckload, also known as LTL, you understand there are a lot of moving parts to have efficient LTL Shipping. With transportation costs often comprising 4 to 7.5% of sales for a shipper, and with the myriad of factors involved in LTL shipping, shippers often forget about the core factors and fundamentals of LTL shipping. Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Managers.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

has become a major oil and gas producer , which has been to the advantage of fabricators that serve not only drilling and extraction, but also heavy transportation. Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers.

The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation Management , Freight. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017. Manufacturing

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win

Cerasis

Manufacturers have always struggled to know their customers. Unfortunately, this means manufacturers face an even greater challenge, as more customers translate into greater use of customer service. In addition, customers are continuing to demand lower prices and free shipping.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. What does the Future of Transport Management Systems Look Like?

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

Cerasis

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Take a look at how a business can use technology, metrics, and services to improve transportation processes, which range from supplier shipping to route optimization.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management

Cerasis

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

In order to avoid incidents of mismatch between supply and demand, establish more efficient manufacturing and lower costs, it is necessary to establish an environment of consistent supply chain visibility. Everything from sourcing raw materials, manufacturing, to the sales channels which feed supply for a finished product are essential factors. One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Rise of Enterprise Mobility in Manufacturing

Cerasis

What is Mobility as it Applies to Manufacturing and Other Businesses? However, we are not referencing this kind of mobility when we are talking about mobility in manufacturing and logistics. The Rise of Enterprise Mobility in Manufacturing for Process Enablement.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

6 Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Increase Agile Responsiveness, Continuous Improvement & Customization

Cerasis

A Quick Recap of Recent Trends in Manufacturing Technology to Think About 2017. Although apps and smart devices will make an impact in manufacturing technologies this year, a few other recent trends in manufacturing technology will dramatically redefine industry standards.

The Expanding Use of E-Commerce for Manufacturing Companies

Cerasis

How the Internet has transformed the manufacturing and order fulfillment process is no small secret. Manufacturing and shipping process have historically focused on producing a product, sending it to the store, and having a consumer purchase the product.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

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. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

EDI 856: Ship Notice/Manifest

SupplyPike

An EDI 856 is known as an Advance Shipping Notice (ASN). This document is used to transmit information about a shipment in advance of its departure to a customer. A household cleaner manufacturer is preparing a large shipment to their buyer – a big box retailer.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Over the next two years, manufacturers are set to invest more than $250 billion in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and the use of technology to improve manufacturing will only increase. It is almost impossible to define the exact amount manufacturers will invest in technologies over the coming year, but they are moving toward more sustainable, cost-effective practices. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management.

5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018

Cerasis

Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained by James Jaillet of Overdrive Online , will demand newer, faster and more efficient transportation management systems (TMS). Fortunately, shippers can prepare for increasing prices by understanding these 5 top transportation management trends. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. These tips include how you yourself can better manage your transportation department and maximize resources.

Today's Manufacturers and 3PLs Need Close Ties

Loftware

What's the relationship between manufacturers and their logsitics providers? Manufacturers are competing on variables such as speed and efficiency today, but there's only so much they can do by improving their own internal processes. If these businesses can exchange information seamlessly and quickly, this challenge falls away. The 3PL Connection Third-party logistics providers are key allies manufacturers can cultivate relationships with today.

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

This is the first post in a two part series on the “Changing Face of Manufacturing.” ” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent. Keep customers informed.

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.