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.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

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Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. If it works for taxi passengers, why not for shipping?

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‘Drop Shipping’ Looks Set to Go Mainstream as More Retailers Get on Board

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Online orders ship directly from the supplier’s warehouse, reducing spending on inventory By JENNIFER SMITH 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 … The post ‘Drop Shipping’ Looks Set to Go Mainstream as More Retailers Get on Board appeared first on Chainalytics.

RFID Journal covers East Coast Warehouse's yard management implementation

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FedEx, Strained by Coronavirus, Caps How Much Retailers Can Ship From Stores – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. FedEx, Strained by Coronavirus, Caps How Much Retailers Can Ship From Stores. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

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. Moreover, according to Dustin Braden of the Journal of Commerce (JOC) , the driver shortage is worsening in tandem.

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

Cerasis

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce , truck capacity is not tight; it is simply hidden from view.

Top Trends in Parcel Shipping for 2019

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billion shipments, reports the Journal of Commerce, and the vast majority of those shipments weighed less than 5 pounds. The post Top Trends in Parcel Shipping for 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The U.S.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed. But labor disputes are a distraction from the larger challenge facing the ports, especially in the United States: the need to increase port productivity as larger ships replace smaller vessels (see, for example, the 19,000 TEU CSCS Globe ).

Top Trends in Parcel Shipping for 2019

Cerasis

billion shipments, reports the Journal of Commerce, and the vast majority of those shipments weighed less than 5 pounds. The post Top Trends in Parcel Shipping for 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The U.S. parcel market is the largest sector of the logistics industry. In 2017, the U.S. parcel market was worth $84 billion and 12.7 With the rise of e-commerce, demand for parcel has skyrocketed, and shippers.read More.

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Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

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Free shipping is top of the list for consumers when making purchase decisions and it’s been shown that they will modify their spending patterns to ensure they get it, feeling that spending more is worthwhile to save a few dollars in shipping charges.

3 Ways a TMS Platform Offsets Inflated Shipping Costs

Supply Chain Collaborator

TRILLION on Shipping Costs in 2017” blares the headline from the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report article. The visibility and control afforded by having freight data well-organized and accessible within a robust TMS platform allows a shipper to better align their shipping needs with the most appropriate carrier in any given lane and for any given freight class. The post 3 Ways a TMS Platform Offsets Inflated Shipping Costs appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

The Future of Transportation: Autonomous Ships on the Horizon

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The Wall Street Journal reports on the prospect of autonomous ships in the near future. The post The Future of Transportation: Autonomous Ships on the Horizon appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Technology Transportation autonomous logistics Rolls-Royce shipping

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2014

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Every year, Emerald asks the editorial teams of several of its journals to nominate an Outstanding Paper and one or more Highly Commended Papers. Research Article Award Journal Supply Chain Management This year’s winners have now been announced. These selections form part of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2014.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Low-Sulfur Fuel in Ocean Shipping: Are You Preparing?

Talking Logistics

New Low-Sulfur Fuel Mandate in Ocean Shipping. In a recent Talking Logistics guest commentary , Mollie Bailey from Transplace writes, “On January 1, 2020, a new global regulation will be put into effect in the effort to reduce air pollution from container ships.

The Key Driving Forces of a Growing Parcel Shipping Market in 2019

Cerasis

2019 is on track to demonstrate record-breaking growth in the parcel shipping market, and this will occur in tandem with the surge of e-commerce. According to the Journal of Commerce, the U.S. parcel shipping market handled more than 12.7

5 Factors That Go Into LTL Freight Shipping Rates

Cerasis

Understanding how less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping rates are calculated is critical to surviving and thriving in logistics. Cassidy of JOC.com, overall freight shipping rates are decreasing. Rather than blindly paying these fees, you need to know what affects LTL shipping rates and how you can leverage this information to secure the best possible rate for your LTL shipment. What Goes Into LTL-Shipping Rates?

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector. It will continue to lose money on shipping ($7.2

Best Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

George’s website explains shipping basics and is the ideal resource for shippers. The Journal of Commerce has been covering the logistics business since 1827! I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. I subscribe to each of these websites and I consistently steal ideas gain knowledge and inspiration from each one of them. Below is a link to the specific logistics website, along with a brief summary. Logistics Management is wonderful resource for logistics professionals.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

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Shipping with Amazon. This morning in the Wall Street Journal , Laura Stevens reports that “Amazon is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to directly compete with United Parcel Service Inc. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs. One area that can quickly yield benefits is in parcel shipping. For example, a company may be using two- or three-day express shipping to ship parcels over a short distance where they probably would have arrived in the same time using ground.

Ship Mate App Finds Smooth Sailing - UCLA Anderson School of.

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Wall Street Journal. Los Angeles Business Journal. Ship Mate App Finds Smooth Sailing. The sale was ideal in that it included not only cash, but also the opportunity to continue building Ship Mate,” Mike says. For more on Ship Mate, head to their website.

The Bankruptcy Risk: Heeding the Distress Signals

Supply Chain @ MIT

Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy on August 31, 2016, creating the largest ever container shipping bankruptcy according to the Journal of Commerce.

Truck Driver Wage Increase Expected to Increase Shipping Costs Lending Towards Shippers To Focus on Transportation Management

Cerasis

But what will this mean to those on the logistics side of shipping and receiving? The major concern throughout the logistics sector is that the increased pay will cause shipping costs to spike. For those in the shipping industry the need to find a way to cut costs is imminent.

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

Full truckload shipping is generally less expensive than other over the road transportation modes. Instead of throwing in the towel, shippers can leverage full truckload shipping to ship LTL shipments in the back of a full-size van or trailer. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More (WSJ – sub. Target Offers Free Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. Amazon raised its free-shipping minimum to $35 from $25 late last year. billion in payments for shipping. .

The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. Consider the TV program Shipping Wars as an illustration.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

bound ship is being held ‘hostage’ (Reuters). According to a Reuters report: As of Wednesday, of Hanjin’s 97 container ships, 36 were waiting outside of overseas ports, according to South Korea’s finance ministry.

Amazon Versus the Delivery Giants: The Retail Saga Continues

Supply Chain @ MIT

On April 24 2014 the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is testing a distribution network for the “last mile” delivery of purchased goods to customers. Strategy Transportation Amazon FedEx last mile delivery logistics trucking UPS urban distribution Wall Street Journal

What Is Full Truckload Shipping & How It Differs From Other Over-The-Road Modes?

Cerasis

Shippers face an onslaught of information in the digital age and often, due to this information overload, shippers find navigating the complex world of shipping challenging. Much attention is devoted to the less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping mode when it comes to rooting out inefficiencies and costs as well as best practice education. Defining Full Truckload Shipping. First, as we head into a series on full truckload shipping, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page.

This Week in Logistics News (February 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Target Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $25 for Online Orders. What can you do with 102 inches of snow? You can bottle it and sell it, like one entrepreneur is doing.

Logistics Payrolls Surging Ahead of Fall Shipping Season

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economy cooled By Jennifer Smith, August 3, 2018 Wall Street Journal Logistics sector hiring kept up a brisk pace in July as delivery firms, trucking companies and warehouse operators added 15,600 jobs ahead of the peak shipping season. Courier … The post Logistics Payrolls Surging Ahead of Fall Shipping Season appeared first on Chainalytics. Transportation and warehousing companies added 15,600 jobs in July even as hiring in the broader U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (November 14-18, 2016)

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UPS And Sealed Air Partner To Provide Powerful E-Commerce Packaging And Shipping Solutions. As highlighted in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the company is enabling Crate & Barrel to “[add] items to its online assortment that it won’t handle or ship.