Is Your Shipping Strategy Costing You Customers?

Freight Center

Nowadays, it’s difficult to tell if your shipping strategy is working for you or against you. With consumer behaviors changing rapidly, it’s more important than ever to continually revise your shipping strategy. Is your shipping strategy costing you customers?

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.

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Meeting the Outsourcing Challenge

OneSCM

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

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.

4 Tips to Meet Consumers’ Growing Fulfillment Demands

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

That’s why we put together some of our tried-and-true tips to help you meet consumers’ growing fulfillment demands. That way, you avoid the cost of shipping multiple packages from multiple locations to the same address, which can put a big ding in your profits.

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.

Emergency Shipping Amid Uncertainty Through Data Driven TMS

GlobalTranz

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.

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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.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

GlobalTranz

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. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

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 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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

GlobalTranz

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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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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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. As you might imagine, this has drastically changed normal market conditions for air shipping.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

How to Fulfill Orders When You Don’t Have Enough Product to Meet Demand

MIT Supply Chain

Amazon, for example, prioritized “essential products” such as food and medical supplies in allocating its limited fulfillment and shipping capacity when the Covid-19-related increases in e-commerce outstripped the retailer’s abilities to fulfill and ship orders.

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

GlobalTranz

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

EazyStock

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?

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

Intelligent Audit

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.

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.)

Shipment Consolidation: Easy Way to Ship Consignment

20Cube Logistics

To meet the demands of the burgeoning market, shippers have come up with a strategy where they seek a partnership to consolidate their freight, by combining with other shippers who have less-than-container load resulting in one containaer, rather than shipping small deliveries.

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?

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

GlobalTranz

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.

Why Collect Shipping Doesn’t Work for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

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 .

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.