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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. Policy 53 increases CIQ inspection on all PPE products, labels, packaging, and documentation. From there, other factors like labeling, packaging, and marketing of the product can influence these regulations as well.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality from the carrier. Cost per package is rising.

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How & Why You Should Choose Eco-Friendly Packaging for Ecommerce Orders

ShipBob

When it comes to understanding how customers interact with ecommerce brands, packaging is by far one of the most ubiquitous elements. This is great for business, but with all of this spending online comes another cost: more packaging waste, and therefore a growing environmental impact.

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.

How Eco-Friendly Packaging is Impacting Sustainability!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article written for Supply Chain Game Changer by, and permission to publish here provided by, Phil Edwards at Melbourne Packaging Supplies. Not all plastics are the same, and there are plenty of eco-green packaging innovations that make use of sustainable plastics easily available.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Packaging Selection Helps Reduce Product Damage. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? It’s also important to note that shipping and aviation, two industries with significant greenhouse gas emissions, are not included in the COP21 agreement. The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend).

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

rarely sends Bubble Wrap to customers more than 150 miles from its factories because its bulky size makes it prohibitively expensive to ship long distances.” Transportation and Sustainability Benefits of New Bubble Wrap (Source: Adelante SCM based on info from WSJ article).

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Have you ever wondered how your Amazon Prime package get to your front doorstep in two days? Freight and parcel shipping. Freight is a vital foundation for virtually any industry that relies on the transportation of goods. Image source.

Transportation is the Great Enabler of Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

I believe transportation is the least complex, yet most critical component of the supply chain. And if that isn’t enough to create a bias, maybe these well-known facts will: transportation costs represent the biggest slice of the supply chain cost pie (nearly 60 percent of every supply chain dollar is spent on transportation), and transportation costs can represent 3-12 percent of revenue or more depending on the product type and industry. that could ship via drone?

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector. Source: CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report 2017.

How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. A company cannot function well without being able to ship products across the supply chain. A traffic manager must decide whether the shipper should own and operate its own transportation fleet or utilize for-hire carriers.

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.

4 Challenges in Global Transportation Management

3rdwave

There are 4 fundamental areas where global transportation is challenged. Three of these challenges are variants on traditional transportation challenges and the last is relatively new but growing in importance. Transportation Cost Management. Transportation Cost Management.

Package Your Way to Supply Chain Cost Reductions

Logistics Bureau

There are a number of less well-explored possibilities to consider, one of which is the way in which your company packages its materials and products for transportation. Make no mistake; any initiative to save money on packaging is likely to require some investment up front.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend” white paper! This is a must read for those who want to reduce costs in parcel shipping and increase overall proficiency in parcel shipping spend management! Managing parcel shipping spend in the 21st century is exceedingly complex. What is in the Parcel Shipping Spend Management White Paper?

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. How does implementing a ship-from-store strategy impact the supply chain network?

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In a single carrier environment, you limit your ability to find the best shipping option. Having a multi-carrier shipping solution solves this first mistake.

Reducing Parcel Transportation Costs Thru Parcel Audits

Cerasis

Parcel auditing is an excellent means of recapturing revenue by reducing parcel transportation costs for shippers around the globe. To put this in perspective, a $10 million business may spend up to $1 million on parcel shipping. That amounts to $100,000 of shipping costs that may not accurately reflect the carriers’ actual charges. Therefore, isolating and correcting these errors and preventing their financial impacts could result in savings in transportation costs.

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Transplace

Of those surveyed: 81% use Transplace’s Transportation Management System (TMS). Cutting costs and looking for alternative supply sources were also prioritized along with making new budget revisions to adapt to the changes in the global supply chain.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs. The second question we get is what strategies can we implement to lower our transportation costs.

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense

Techgistics

Source: Amazon. Amazon recently released that they shipped more than one billion items through Amazon Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon this holiday season which is five times more than what was shipped the previous year over the same period.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. The reality is that most companies do a poor job of managing the global transportation process…if they manage it at all.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Let’s break down everything you need to know ab out packaging your sensitive shipment. Choose the Right Packaging.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. These are a la carte, or per service, and outside of standard shipping and receiving. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

I’ll Have Waffles, Eggs, and a Package to Deliver (Roadie Partners with Waffle House)

Talking Logistics

When it comes to delivery, it’s the dotcom days all over again, with startup after startup aiming to disrupt the transportation industry with new technology (this time, mobile apps) and new business models (the sharing economy). Source: Roadie website.

13 Reasons Why You Need a Global Transportation Management System (TMS)

3rdwave

In today’s turbulent trading environment, strong global transportation management capabilities deliver exceptional benefits and value. From optimizing freight movements and controlling freight costs, to supply chain SKU transparency and optimal inventory management, the value proposition for global transportation management is substantial and significant. It supports the ability to consolidate multi-vendor/PO shipments to optimize total shipping costs.

This Week in Logistics News (November 14-18, 2016)

Talking Logistics

UPS And Sealed Air Partner To Provide Powerful E-Commerce Packaging And Shipping Solutions. As highlighted in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the company is enabling Crate & Barrel to “[add] items to its online assortment that it won’t handle or ship.

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. Depending on weight and velocity needs, decisions and optimal transportation strategies are impacted.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Let’s break down everything you need to know ab out packaging your sensitive shipment. Choose the Right Packaging.

How to Pack and Ship for Temperature Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Your Guide to Shipping Temperature Controlled Items. Temperature controlled freight shipping anything that needs to remain at a specific temperature. Produce, food, flowers and pharmaceutical items are often shipped via this method. This type of freight requires special handling, which begins with packaging. Let’s break down everything you need to know ab out packaging your sensitive shipment. Choose the Right Packaging.

Most common causes of Cargo Ship Accidents

Promptus LLC

Errors in Packaging Could Mean Bad News For Cargo Ships Source The world of cargo is immense, with millions of tons transported by containerships every year. The post Most common causes of Cargo Ship Accidents appeared first on Promptus, LLC. Just like trucks or […]. Freight Forwarding

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