Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Knowledge of Best Practices in Shipping Freight.

How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless

Kuebix

When most people think of shipping containers, they think of exactly what’s in the name: shipping. Formally known as an integral part of virtually any product moving across a supply chain, shipping containers keep products safe from external forces like weather and theft. However, recent advancements have been made to use shipping containers to solve […]. The post How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless appeared first on Kuebix.

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Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

Kinaxis

If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. Innovation is happening all around us, and at a pace so fast, it may make your head spin. It’s becoming harder and harder to keep inventory costs low while still meeting customer demands for customization, same day shipping and easy returns. Wouldn’t you rather get immediate access to the latest supply chain innovations as soon as they become available?

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

With increasing order volumes, numerous products to navigate, highly personalized order packing and faster shipping requirements, robotics solutions will help you effectively respond to volume growth and perform more tasks with less labor and at a lower cost. The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics.

Ecommerce Recap: Customer Experience & Innovations

Descartes

Highlights included the growing importance of real-time connectivity to business partners and sales channels, the increasing need for cost effective and service-oriented warehouse and fulfillment, as well as shipping and home delivery capabilities. In the Ecommerce Track sessions at Descartes Evolution 2019, we discussed how retailers and 3PLs Transform the Customer Experience. Both can enhance their end customers' experience by leveraging Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Technology.

Logistics Innovation Lessons From DHL’s Innovation Officer

Freightos

Innovators see the world differently. And innovation, technology and logistics are more intertwined than ever. When we heard Joeri Kuik, VP at DHL Global Forwarding, Global Head of DHL Lead Logistics Partner and Chief Innovation Officer, get up at the eft 3PL Summit in Venlo and say that the biggest logistics technology innovation in the last century was the shipping container, we had to hear how DHL is planning on changing that.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Supply chains all across the planet are discovering and rediscovering various solutions to make shipping and fulfilment touchless. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

Argentus Supply estimates driverless trucks can lower freight shipping costs by as much as 40 percent per kilometer. At other points along the shipping route, augmented reality input will allow drivers to automatically check to see if loads are complete and instantly identify boxes for delivery. In logistics, this type of technology can be applied to locate and schedule shipping fleet vehicles.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

‘SCM World, Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk, Geraint John, July 2014′ SCM World has published a report (login required) ‘Innovative approaches to Supply Chain Risk’ authored by Geraint John, Senior Vice President, Research that outlines an approach to bring your supply chain risk management to the next level of maturity. by John Westerveld Imagine yourself in this scenario; You wake up at the usual time, and over coffee, you review the news.

Providing Unparalleled Shipping Solutions for Small Businesses

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s why we launched our self-service online shipping tool Freightquote by C.H. They have enough things on their mind – finding reliable shipping shouldn’t be one of them. These technology-enabled enhancements are further automating the shipping experience for small business owners.

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. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

If consumers ever think about supply chains and how the items they desire manage to find their way into their homes, they likely picture fleets of trucks, trains, airplanes, and cargo ships — the logistics part of supply chains. ”[1] He believes all of these innovations are good things. “More than any other time in history,” he concludes, “technology and innovation are here to make it happen.” ” E-commerce and logistics innovation.

How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our technology business, Horizon Technology, was being hindered by our shipping processes. We couldn’t make existing shipping software work for our business, at least at a cost we could afford. We seek to simplify all aspects of shipping through enterprise-level tools that are attainable to medium and small businesses. We have automated shipping management and tasks to the point that most of our customers can reallocate personnel up to 20-30%. Subscribe Here!

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

On November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology. Featured Innovation Strategy Transportation automating shipping documentation blockchain in shipping digital bill of lading MI CTL Blockchain research group MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” The research, produced by Adelante SCM and presented by BluJay Solutions (a Talking Logistics sponsor), was conducted to explore the links between supply chain management innovation, customer experience, technology adoption, and company performance. Logistics Service Providers Focus on Delivering Innovation.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. We are seeing that businesses who invest in innovation and view supply chain as a competitive lever drive the most impact to their bottom line. Identify which partners are innovative vs. a commodity through their capabilities. Can your suppliers direct ship?

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery. According to the research report “ Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation ,” control tower visibility is hailed across the board, from above-average performers to late adopters, as both the second-highest investment priority and technology that will deliver the greatest value in the next five years.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. The Uberization of Trucking Continued Another defining factor in the peak shipping season goes back to the Uberization of trucking. Shipping technology integration, and more.

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Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

Vizion’s Quality Data Enables Smarter Container Tracking

Gravity Supply Chain

Gravity partners with Vizion to help businesses make data-driven decisions, increase shipping reliability, reduce risks, and supply chain disruptions.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? In addition, e-commerce shipping practices must consider labor management, specifically loading and unloading, as well as yard management.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s especially true when it comes to bringing innovation to the supply chain. While new and buzzworthy technologies like drones and robotics are consistently being introduced, innovation for the supply chain is truly a continuum of small improvements that make a greater impact – whether it’s improving processes or the overarching business model. Subscribe Here!

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

AIMMS

There are innovative firms that are setting the standard for innovation and successful analytics adoption, but as Actionable Intelligence expert Keith B. They have off-shore platforms and needed to determine an optimal schedule to deploy their ships for maintenance. White paper: Optimization as a Catalyst for Innovation. The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America.

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How New Technologies Can Help Facilitate Supply Chain Innovation

Shipchain

This leaves businesses focused on supply chain innovation. So What is Supply Chain Innovation and Why Should You Be Thinking About it for Your Operations? Supply chain innovation refers to finding ways to improve the way that items flow through the supply chain from their point of origin to final delivery. Supply chain innovation is important for anyone looking to be more efficient and profitable in the long run. .

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

With all the natural disasters, political posturings and sexual harassment revelations dominating the news cycle of the past year, we sure could use some good news, and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you—the 2017 MH&L Innovation Awards. We think you’ll enjoy this year-end recap of supply chain innovations and best practices. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2015 : solar-powered vessel, robot dispatcher, 3-D printed flight parts, and more.

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. How does implementing a ship-from-store strategy impact the supply chain network?

ERP System to Help Improve Your Pick, Pack, and Ship Activities

My Office Apps

How an ERP System Can Help Your Pick, Pack and Ship Activities. Read on for some essential tips on how to improve your warehouse and shipping activities. By placing the frequently picked products closer to the shipping area, warehouse staff can easily and quickly pick the items on demand. Additionally, warehouse managers should consider integrating the packing and shipping stations to free up space and streamline the fulfillment process.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9 billion on shipping in Q3 2016. But there’s no such thing as free shipping. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store. Two-day shipping standards for packages is impacting consumer expectations of large format deliveries. This continued evolution will need innovative thinking and integration across the first, middle, and final miles of the supply chain.

The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs

Talking Logistics

Cloud-based applications that manage e-commerce and enterprise resource planning (ERP) have lowered the barrier to entry for small- to medium-sized companies, and fueled an explosion of innovative products and high growth organizations. It created an administrative bottleneck as orders had to be typed into QuickBooks and, when shipped, status and tracking information needed to be manually entered into Magento.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management.