Consumers Tighten their Belts, but US Shipping Remains Busy Meeting Demand for Essentials

IT Supply Chain

The post Consumers Tighten their Belts, but US Shipping Remains Busy Meeting Demand for Essentials appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Vivek Vaid (pictured). Chief Technology Officer, FourKites.

Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

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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. For over two decades, outsourcing of both manufacturing and logistics has been increasing at a pace more than double the growth in the overall economy.

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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. Customers have the option to have products shipped to home or the store, and this eliminates any confusion about how much space is needed within each store. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When Category Managers travel the world and meet with vendors selling these curious items it is very easy to become enamoured with selling something that looks cool and different. All goods would be shipped from anywhere around the world into a single Distribution Centre.

Small Business Shipping During the Holidays with a 3PL

Freight Center

Not only do you need the right shipping solutions, but you need them at the best rates and on a deadline. Shipping freight without expert guidance makes accomplishing all of this pretty challenging. So how can you meet all these needs and ship easier?

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Meeting Our Customers Where They Are

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They’ve had to navigate an increasing number of new shipping lanes this year that have added complexity to their operations. And our goal is to always deliver innovative solutions to meet our customers’ needs. Our work at C.H.

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.

Top 3 Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Intermodal freight shipping has been around for decades, but it is growing in popularity due to its many benefits. Integrating intermodal shipping into your supply chain can bring significant cost-savings, increased levels of security, improved safety, and make shipments flexible.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Between unpredictable winter storms and the holiday push, supply chains everywhere face challenges to meet deadlines and satisfy customer demands. Below is a quick list of the top winter freight shipping tips to help guide you and keep your supply chain hot during the trickiest time for shipping. Freight carriers set shipping deadlines based on volume and labor availability.

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. Less than truckload shipping trends for the remainder of the year point to higher freight spend, stress for drivers and carriers, higher carrying costs for shippers, demand for integrated e-commerce shipping platforms, better last-mile service, that also provide white glove services, and much more.

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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. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices.

Running 24/7 to Meet Medical Industry Demands

IQMS

Through proactive business continuity planning, real-time monitoring, and its DELMIAworks manufacturing ERP system, Eldon James is running production 24/7 to meet its medical industry customers’ increased demand in the wake of COVID-19. Using their DELMIAworks manufacturing execution functionality, engineering is able to connect with production remotely, and quality control can monitor output and logistics to know immediately when the product is available and ready to ship.

Emergency Shipping Amid Uncertainty Through Data Driven TMS

Cerasis

The responsiveness of the supply chain depends on the ability of shippers to rapidly increase shipment volume to meet demand, as well as the ability of carriers to heed those.read More. The post Emergency Shipping Amid Uncertainty Through Data Driven TMS appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

Cerasis

When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more. Although creating apps or working with extensive transportation networks can help meet demand, it opens the door to increased risk. So, implementing the best practices for e-commerce shipping must go beyond the simplistic views of standard OTR transportation.

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Shippers struggle with numerous challenges to meet the retailers’ compliances and often suffer supply chain disruptions. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shippingConsumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. These products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time.

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. Customers’ Expectations Are Increasing The value of today’s consumers is measured in how well companies can meet customers’ needs and offer something their competitors do not. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

Holiday Shipping Tips: Shippers Turn to Freight Analytics to Optimize In Busy Shipping Times

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The upcoming holiday shipping season is rapidly approaching. Supply chain leaders should think about these peak season shipping tips and further maximize optimization despite uncertainty. Enable Success With These Analytics-Driven Holiday Shipping Tips.

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

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Small package auditing, consulting, and contract negotiation enable shippers to ensure greater compliance with shipping concerns, better fulfillment, and tracking of packages, enhanced dimensional-weight pricing models to give small packages a fair-share of the focus in transport, and better rates when negotiating prices with the top carriers. International Shipping Optimization. International shipping modes are also becoming a focus on 3PL Logistics Companies.

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Supply chain deserves attention from retailers in order to meet consumer environmental expectations

BluJay Solutions

But a sustainable living brand is not only created by focusing on the sustainability of the product itself: processes such as production, shipping and delivery options are just as important.

6 Benefits of Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Shipping can be expensive. The high cost of shipping is motivating many companies to switch from their current method of shipping to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. Read on to learn more about LTL shipping and its many benefits. What is LTL Shipping?

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Policy 5 requires all medical supplies to meet quality standards of the importing countries, this policy also separated out the process for medical-grade and non-medical-use devices. For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment.

Why Collect Shipping Doesn’t Work for CPG Brands

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Collect shipping or customer pick-up (CPU) delivery options are an often promising solution for brands working with large, nationwide retailers. . What is Collect Shipping or Customer Pick-Up Pricing?? . Collect Shipping and Loss of Supply Chain Control .

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

Freight Center

With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go. It’s the most popular shipping method and for good reason; it’s the most economical way to transport freight. TL shipping is ideal for getting your oversized or overweight cargo (5,000-10,000 lbs.)

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? How to Take Advantage of Increased Shipping in India. Shippers should include India in their global shipping strategy by looking into new carriers, routes, distribution centers, warehouses, and customers and planning their supply logistics around them. Learn more about planning your international shipping strategy to fit India’s growing markets.

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.

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Freight Center

But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Even the smallest additional shipping service that is not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment. Shipping to or from limited access locations.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

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.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

The ATA estimates the industry as a whole is short anywhere between fifty thousand and sixty thousand drivers for companies to meet optimal performance. And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Discover Your Shipping Potential.

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.

WordPress Ecommerce Shipping: Scaling Your Online Store Through Shipping

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Even more, WooCommerce offers flexible shipping options and settings, including the opportunity to work with tech-driven order fulfillment companies and other platforms that can help you grow your business. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about shipping for your WooCommerce store, including WooCommerce shipping setup, available plugins, and ecommerce fulfillment options. Shipping on WordPress: your top 3 options. Table Rate Shipping Pro.

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. The post High Performance Fulfillment: The Only Way to Meet Customer Demand appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

Are You Shipping Air? Meet Minimum Order Requirement with Order Fill-up

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The post Are You Shipping Air? Meet Minimum Order Requirement with Order Fill-up appeared first on EazyStock. You know the challenge. You’re pulling together an order of item ‘A’ to a supplier and you realize that you are below the minimum requirement for order value, volume or weight for your supplier to fulfill that order. So what do you do?

4 Quick Tips for Effective Holiday Shipping

Freight Center

But businesses everywhere face challenges to meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations effectively this time of year. Know holiday shipping dates. Time is of the essence if you want to effectively ship during the holiday season. Be proactive and box up common orders and shipments during your downtime and make sure you won’t run out of boxes or tape in the middle of the holiday shipping frenzy! Ship Smarter. Blog Freight Shipping

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. Benefits of Combining LTL and E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Omnichannel means the ability to serve customers across any channel and blend all channels to create seamless experiences for customers. Lowered carrying costs through additional shipping models. Putting It All Together Shippers have to meet e-commerce customers’ needs.