Meet Ecommerce Demand with Best Practices in Less than Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Logistics

Build in flexibility to improve shipping performance. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that your transportation strategy can break at any time. Wicked winter storms and a major pileup of cargo ships in the Suez Canal have since created other supply chain disruptions.

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.

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Transportation Spend Management: 4 Ways Shipping Technology Reduces Costs

Intelligent Audit

As the supply chain continues to evolve, new shipping technology has readily emerged alongside it. Many businesses have integrated these impactful tools to meet the demand for change in the transportation market. And since transportation costs continue to rise, 11.4%

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics.

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.

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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The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

GlobalTranz

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

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.

Cybersecurity in Shipping Logistics: The Rising Threat

USC Consulting Group

When you think of shipping and transportation, perhaps the last thing you consider is the threat that cybercrime can pose to the industry. In this dangerous landscape, shipping companies must build strategies and implement processes that increase the safety of their digital systems.

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.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. In the business sector, each day consisted of dozens of ungloved handshakes, introductions, and meetings. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. Industry Logistics Shipping Supply Chain

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

GlobalTranz

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In anticipation of the 2018 holiday shopping season , transportation trucking, including Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Full Truckload (FT), Parcel, and intermodal, will increase in value. 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

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.

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

E-Commerce requires intense coordination between supply chains and an understanding of how to achieve maximum efficiency in all modes of transportation, explains BigCommerce.com. 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. E-Commerce Creates Additional Challenges in OTR Transportation Trucking faces a major crisis.

How to Transport Medicine the Right Way

Freight Center

With that comes the increasing demand for people buying medicines, supplements, vitamins, and the pharmaceutical supply chain needing to meet that demand. We’ve put together a few best practices on how to transport medicine the right way. Truckload Shipping

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. What differentiates parcel from the other transportation modes? 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?

4 Ways to Optimize Your Transportation Network Strategy

Intelligent Audit

Transportation network optim ization is a leading goal for supply chains around the globe. The finance department needs to know what’s happening within transportation and how that impacts costs and capacity to improve transportation spend management performance.

Higher Transportation Costs Lead to Last-Mile Transformations

Logistics Trends and Insights

Transportation networks, no matter the mode, are strained and are struggling within supply chain networks that are no longer optimized for the ‘new norm,’ that is, the need for faster, continuous inventory replenishment to meet online demand, not in-person demand.

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?

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.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. And, what are some of the key factors retailers need to consider when developing their transportation plans?

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

I manage the providers we use to ship and what rates I’m comfortable paying those providers, while also thinking of different ways to get goods to our customers as cheaply as possible. Recently, we’ve had some trouble meeting our absurd growth. Is it really worth de-prioritizing other customers’ orders so that an associate can ship something to an Instagram influencer? The $4,000 Transportation Question. Transportation Management transportation

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

GlobalTranz

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born. According to Inbound Logistics' Report : For shippers, cutting transport costs is the top-rated challenge, according to 47 percent of respondents (see Figure 2). International Shipping Optimization.

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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. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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.)

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.

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

GlobalTranz

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. While established e-commerce giants, like Amazon, have perfected last mile logistics, small and midsized shippers can still take advantage of this growing market, provided they meet the challenges in last mile delivery. . Yet, more bulky items are moving from traditional retail to consumer direct shipping models, and consumers want speed and visibility in every stage. .

The 8 Very Significant Benefits of Utilizing a Transportation Management Provider

GlobalTranz

Once upon a time, there were fewer manufacturing entities in the world, and shipping companies clamored for relationships with each and every business. However, global manufacturing and supply chain processes have undergone a significant shift: the number of manufacturers and businesses in need of shipping has grown beyond shippers’ maximum threshold. In fact, 3PLs restore many of the benefits that existed in the shipping world of yesteryear.

Why You Should Include Parcel in Your Omni-modal Transportation Management Plans

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, shippers and logistics service providers are scrambling to incorporate parcel freight optimization and execution into their enterprise transportation management operations. Here are three reasons why you should consider integrating parcel into your transportation plans: 1. When it comes to shipping temperature-controlled, security-sensitive, or time sensitive shipments, being able to meet all of those demands within the small parcel environment can be a big challenge.

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

The 30 th SCRC meeting kicked off today with a theme on “Transportation Strategy in an Infrastructure Constrained Environment”. This is a theme that was discussed a year ago at a conference in DC on Transportation Infrastructure, over coffee with William Lucas from Caterpillar. We talked about focusing on transportation as an issue that needs to be specifically addressed.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

GlobalTranz

Through advanced transportation management systems ( TMSs ) and greater automation, shippers can reap an unparalleled competitive advantage. 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.

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. eBook: Shedding Light on Transportation Data?.

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.

6 Benefits of Transportation Consolidation Programs & How They Reduce Freight Spend

GlobalTranz

To combat freight spend, supply chain entities have devoted huge investments and deployed developmental teams to find ways to improve efficiency, manage all parts of the manufacturing and shipping process, and eliminate all sources of delays. However, freight rates are continuing to increase , yet the end users continue to demand lower shipping rates. What Is a Transportation Consolidation Program? The infrastructure for the existing transportation providers is deteriorating.