Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

Cerasis

A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern. The post Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

Cloud-based logistics and warehouse management are combining with B2B networks to enable multi-tier fulfillment. Could your package be delivered by taxi? Some of the packages on the trucks moving right now are the first shipments of Metrics that Matter. Details matter.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

How to Avoid Recalls Due to Product Packaging Errors

Loftware

Logistics Regulatory FDA Supply Chain Manufacturing Artwork ManagementWhat's the key to saving money in labeling-related processes?

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

There was a time, not so long ago, when packaging was simple. The post Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Simplified & Sustainable Supply Chain Logistics packaging shipping sustainability sustainability in the supply chain

The Missing Supply Chain Perspective in Packaging Decisions

Talking Logistics

About a decade ago, I visited a packaging facility operated by a contract packaging provider. The facility would receive bulk quantities of goods from a leading consumer goods manufacturer and package them into different clamshell units (10-count, 30-count, 50-count, etc.) An obvious question popped into my head: Why not have just one party, either the contract packaging provider or the 3PL, do both the packaging and the distribution functions?

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

But for supply chain and logistics folks, it’s the story behind the headline that is most interesting. It turns out that the main driving force behind the product change was logistics costs. which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

Seek and you shall find: The story of a package

Quintiq

I reach home to find a familiar yellow note in my mailbox: My long-awaited package has arrived, and a neighbor has kindly kept it for me. I was relieved to get my package safely – many others have had pretty bad experiences! This package was placed under a bucket.

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. UPS Freight and Teamsters come to terms on new labor deal (Logistics Management).

Crossroads 2016: The Future of Package Delivery

Supply Chain @ MIT

A three-wheeled electric vehicle called the Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV) that can autonomously travel to pick up points in dense urban centers, is one of a fleet of innovative conveyances that could have a major impact on future logistics networks.

The Complete Logistics Picture: The Role of Parcel in Reverse Logistics

Cerasis

Managing parcels for outbound shipping represents only a portion of a shipper’s overall logistics strategy. Freight spend must include parcel in reverse logistics spend, and major carriers are turning their attention to the value stream of proactive parcel management in reverse logistics. In fact, the top carriers actively invested in parcel in reverse logistics to offer more options to shippers, such as the $1.4 What Does Parcel Have to Do With Reverse Logistics?

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Breaking News: Revelation that Amazon is Piloting its Own Package Delivery Network

Supply Chain Matters

The Wall Street Journal revealed this evening what the industry has been suspecting for some months, that Amazon has been piloting its own same day package delivery services (paid subscription […].

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? E-Commerce LogisticsE-commerce is in the middle of a boom.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand. Consider these industries and areas of the economy where logistics capabilities will expand throughout 2019. Strong growth in the U.S.

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery

PINC YMS

"Commercial Drone Interest is Exploding, While Applications Inside and Outside the DC Are Here Now, before Package Delivery". There were two presentations dedicated to aerial robots or drones and how this new technology is changing the way supply chain and logistics organizations operate.

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Consumer Goods, Ebola, Boku Haram, and African Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics in Africa is tough. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Logistics Outsourcing Retail Supply Chain Risk Management

Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce

Cerasis

With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. E-Commerce Logistics

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Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle

Supply Chain @ MIT

Packaging shields products from damage and theft, differentiates the brand, and is a source of information for consumers. It also adds cost to the value chain, particularly in fragmented markets where buyers have diverse packaging needs. The Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) has developed two optimization models that help companies find the most cost-effective packaging format for emerging markets. in total logistics costs.

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4WL Consulting

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Can you have your packages picked-up or delivered after business hours or on the weekend?

A Quick Guide to Make Picking & Packaging More Efficient

Cerasis

Warehouses are an integral part of most industries – but order fulfillment can take a lot longer than is strictly necessary if your picking and packaging processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. If you’re trying to make your process more efficient, here is a quick guide to help you improve the picking and packaging stages of order fulfillment. Take a Look at Your Process How long has it been since you updated your picking and packaging process?

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. There’s an alarming paradox in the world of consumer packaged goods sustainability. Logistics

The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

When thinking logistics, there are plenty of things to be aware of throughout the shipping process. DIM weight is calculated by multiplying the length, width, and height of a package and then dividing that result by a special number known as a “dimensional weight divisor,” “DIM divisor,” or “DIM factor.” Big things come in small packages One reaction a shipper may have to the DIM rating challenge is to overreact. Freight Claims Small PackageAre You Packing for Success?

Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. It’s the foundation for planning inventory levels, packaging, storage, delivery frequency, routes, cell and equipment layout.

6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for effective logistics management. There are various factors involved in effective logistics management, for example, automation and perfect coordination. Logistics

How to Avoid Dimensional Weight Pricing Cost Spike

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Guest Commentary Logistics Technologies Packaging Supply Chain Optimization This past June, the largest overnight delivery carriers (FedEx and UPS) announced that they would apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 2015.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. The tech is fundamentally changing the way packages move around the world, from predictive analytics to autonomous vehicles and robotics. Logistics

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness.

This Week in Logistics News (March 7 – 13)

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Inventory Management Labor Logistics Technologies Omni-channel logistics Regulations Retail Statistics Supply Chain Risk Management This Week in News Trade Security Transportation The unemployment rate edged down slightly in February 2015, to 5.5%. While the unemployment rate for teenagers decreased 1.7% to 17.1%, the rate for adult men (5.2%) and women (4.9%) remained relatively unchanged.

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

For Logistics the focus is on high inventory turns. It is a package of methodologies and statistical models developed to perform inventory rationalization and improve service within the logistics industry. What is Inventory Management? Is it about optimization?

[PODCAST] Increasing Parcel Volumes Requiring Shippers to Implement Technology for Parcel Freight Optimization Yielding Reduced Costs

Cerasis

On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Bob Malley, CEO of Pierbridge , a company offering enterprise shipping technology aiding logistics entities & shippers in managing parcel shipping more effectively to meet the challenges of omnichannel shipping.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics. What Is Last Mile Logistics? . trillion wide by 2018, and demand on last mile logistics will grow.

This Week in Logistics News (February 7 – February 13)

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Inventory Management Just for Fun Labor Private Fleet Retail This Week in News Another week, another winter storm in the Northeast. It is a seemingly endless onslaught of snow, with another potential blizzard on the horizon.

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

Cerasis

In addition, poor web design or lag time could dramatically increase e-commerce logistics costs by leading to greater instances of cart abandonment or even lackluster customer support. Consider smaller packaging, vital to the growing importance of dimensional pricing models.