Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

Take Supply Chain

specialized reefer ships, 5-axis CNC router, specialized 3D printers, and so forth. The post Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge appeared first on TAKE Supply Chain. A survey of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and outsourced manufacturing and logistics services providers.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

E-commerce value will exceed $4 trillion by 2025, and demand for e-commerce requires seamless integration between traditional shipping practices and an e-commerce shipping plan. Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon.

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

Meeting Demand During the Holidays

Elementum

As spending on the holidays continues to grow , retailers and logistics operators have to take special measures to meet the demand. To provide the extra manpower needed for increased operations, 738,800 new employees were hired by retail and shipping companies. With so many opportunities for customers to shop, the biggest problem brands encounter is predicting and meeting customer demand. 2017 has been an exciting year for the tech industry and holiday shoppers alike.

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.

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Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is. This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy. Lowered carrying costs through additional shipping models. Putting It All Together Shippers have to meet e-commerce customers’ needs.

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

International Shipping Optimization. International shipping modes are also becoming a focus on 3PL Logistics Companies. When the housing market collapsed in 2008 , the US and global economies went into a tailspin.

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Multi Carrier Shipping: 8 Ways to Avoid the Shortsightedness Of Chasing The Least Cost Carrier

Cerasis

When you are looking to choose a carrier when it is time to ship your freight, it might seem obvious to go with the carrier that provides you with the lowest “sticker price.” Fast, efficient billing is key to making sure that you save money while meeting all contractual obligations.

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.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

Transportfolio

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Learn more about planning your international shipping strategy to fit India’s growing markets.

High Performance Fulfillment: The Only Way to Meet Customer Demand

ModusLink Corporation

Fast shipping and speedy delivery have become consumer expectations for shopping online; faster shipping is no longer considered a benefit or a perk. E-commerce consumers expect their purchases to be shipped immediately after purchase and delivered not long afterwards.

Meeting the Demands of a Multichannel Pricing Strategy

Unleashed

For example, the more direct online channels incur variable costs due to picking, packing, shipping and returns processing activities. Online inventory management is one of the many tools available to assist in meeting the demands of multichannel operations. The post Meeting the Demands of a Multichannel Pricing Strategy appeared first on Unleashed Software.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Shipping Providers Will Focus on ELD Implementation.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance? So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping? The post Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping

Transportfolio

3 Benefits of LCL Shipping | Transportfolio. You can use less than container load (LCL), which enables you to ship more frequently and still lower inventory costs. It’s easiest to see some of the advantages of LCL by comparing the service to full container load (FCL) shipping.

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.

Trending Topic: Can Small Retailers Meet “Fast and Free” Shipping Demands?

PLS Logistics

E-commerce shoppers have an undying demand for both fast and free shipping, one that has been perpetuated by benefits like Amazon’s Prime membership, a $99 per year membership that qualifies buyers for free two-day shipping on eligible products.

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. What Are the Major LTL Shipping Challenges? Automation Will Reduce Errors and Enhance Existing Shipping Practices, Reducing Problems.

UPS Supply Chain Innovation Keynote Presentation at SCRC Meeting this Fall

NC State SCRC

One of the highlights of our SCRC meeting was the presentation by David Quintilio, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at United Parcel Service.

Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping

BluJay Solutions

In case you weren’t able to listen in, I got together last week for a webcast with Talking Logistics’ Adrian Gonzalez to discuss how to deal with the complexities of parcel shipping as part of a broader supply chain strategy.

The Importance of Flexibility in Parcel Shipping

BluJay Solutions

Unless your business is niche-based or hyper-localized, restricting shipping to one carrier limits your ability to respond to market trends around delivery – just think about the free shipping trend that won’t go away.

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.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

Talking Logistics

To meet a deadline, containers might be inefficiently stacked on top of one another. Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships. Robinson mega container ships ocean shipping

Warehousing Made Easy: How to Meet Ever-Changing Customer Demands

Supply Chain Nation

Warehouse managers are under a lot of pressure to maximize throughput, minimize cost, optimize labor productivity and meet shipping deadlines, and do so in a way that keeps each and every customer happy, which is a tough task. With the right WMS in place, organizations can improve the ability to meet demanding customer expectations, enhance productivity and fulfill orders more profitably. JDA WMS and Warehouse Labor Management (WLM) can help you meet these demands head on.

Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Operationalize Ship From Store?

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is from Manhattan Associates highlighting four methods for operationalizing scalable, labor-efficient and associate-friendly ship-from-store processes. Regardless of these initial reasons, ship from store has become an omni-channel mainstay. Free shipping. Because free shipping is today’s go-to online promotion, shipping from the closest store or the store with the most available labor can mitigate the impact on retailers’ margins.

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane

Transportfolio

What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio. Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane.

The Ins and Outs of Refrigerated Shipping

PLS Logistics

There are millions of different products that are shipped out throughout the country every day. The logistics industry makes it possible for stores all over the world to replenish their inventory to meet consumers’ needs. refrigerated shipping

Outdated Supply Chains Can’t Meet Consumers’ “Need-It-Now” Mentality

FLEXE

That means understanding your customers, anticipating their needs and meeting or exceeding expectations to keep their business. Supply chain leaders everywhere are having to become customer-experience experts and require new capabilities to meet these “need-it-now” demands.

How Will Shippers Meet Growing Demand?

PLS Logistics

3PL Optimization Shipping Transportation SpendThe American Trucking Association (ATA) recently released a freight transportation forecast, predicting growth through the year 2026. According to Forecast , overall freight tonnage will grow 25.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will surge 72%.

Predictions for 2019: What Will the Year Have in Store for Global Shipping?

Transportfolio

Ultimately, we expect the extra costs will likely fall on consumers for goods shipped around the world. Today’s online shoppers truly value fast, reliable delivery and good return policies (especially free return shipping).

Weathering the Weather with Drop Shipping

BluJay Solutions

By adopting a drop shipping/direct dispatch approach to order fulfillment. But those who use drop shipping would have no problem filling the sudden demand. Their suppliers would have plenty of those items to meet unexpected needs. Blog direct dispatch drop shipping omni-channel

Enabling Cloud Technology for Drop Shipping Success

BluJay Solutions

Implementing a drop shipping model is one of the best ways to solve the dilemma of exposing the business to increased risk and eroding profit margins in an attempt to grow revenues. This can be a constant struggle, and drop shipping only adds another layer to this challenge.