Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Consumer 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. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shipping

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.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Cerasis focuses on North American transportation management. Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). This mirrors Cerasis longstanding goal of providing shippers with more transportation choices. .

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.

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.

What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?

Cerasis

The same holds true for their impacts on varying transportation modes. All modes of transit feel the effects of capacity crunches, but those that suffer the biggest effects tend to involve ground-transit, including less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload (FT) and parcel shipping.

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.

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

Considering the overall supply chain when making packaging decisions will help to reduce costs. Evaluating how packaging moves across the entire supply chain will help you to design structurally sound packaging supplies that will eventually save money for the end user.

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products. Package optimization of your products for supply chain management can actually save your companies both time and money. What Is Package Optimization?

The Missing Supply Chain Perspective in Packaging Decisions

Talking Logistics

About a decade ago, I visited a packaging facility operated by a contract packaging provider. The facility would receive bulk quantities of goods from a leading consumer goods manufacturer and package them into different clamshell units (10-count, 30-count, 50-count, etc.) An obvious question popped into my head: Why not have just one party, either the contract packaging provider or the 3PL, do both the packaging and the distribution functions?

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4WL Consulting

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Do you know what is or is not allowed to be transported?

Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging

Adjuno

In fact, not engaging in these practices could be costing organisations more than ‘just’ their reputation, as retailers who have addressed their environmental and surplus transit packaging issues have unearthed multimillions in savings within the first few months. But, rather than opening new warehouses and piling in products in order to cope with consumer demand, retailers should be better managing their processes by streamlining their transit packaging.

13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices

Cerasis

According to Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, 71 percent of shippers believe the greatest focus for small package shipping is cutting costs. Meanwhile, 37 percent are concerned with their ability to meet delivery timelines, and the ability to track and trace packages has become part of the equation for most customers and 85 percent of shippers. Yet, shippers can reduce costs in small package shipping by following these best practices.

[PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices

Cerasis

Listen to “[PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices” on Spreaker. The post [PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Podcast Small Package parcel shipping best practices

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

Cerasis

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.

The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

Overwhelmed By Parcel Shipping Claims? When thinking logistics, there are plenty of things to be aware of throughout the shipping process. Parcel and LTL carriers have responded by expanding dimensional-based (DIM) rating policies making it harder to quote accurate shipping which leads to higher parcel shipping claims. The shipping cost is priced according to the higher of either the DIM weight or the actual weight. Freight Claims Small Package

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Minimize product packaging costs and add-ons.

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 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%.

Understanding How Parcel Cost Control Reduces Total Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Understand Accessorial Charges Contribute to 20 Percent of Total Transportation Costs Parcel cost control must underscore the importance of controlling accessorial charges, including fuel surcharges and surcharges not otherwise specified, like Saturday delivery, next-day delivery, and hazardous material handling. Knocking accessorial charges out of the equation lowers total transportation costs. Small Package Transportation

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Faster shipping.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. Shipping these products requires an extra level of care to ensure the products make it to their destination. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Transportation

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 to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

Freight Center

Holiday Shipping by the Numbers. B2B e-commerce companies can also expect a push from the peak shipping season. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the business of shipping packages directly to customers and/or freight to warehouses, it’s important to prepare to ship early and avoid getting caught up in high-volume delivery traffic. Consolidate your holiday shipping activity all in one place with the help of our world-class parcel services.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic.

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Before a package has even been picked up, problems may arise.

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management

Cerasis

The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. As applied to transportation management, that automated decision-making ability is critical.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store. Two-day shipping standards for packages is impacting consumer expectations of large format deliveries. A recent study from The American Transportation Research Institute showed that many companies are trying to move fulfillment closer to their customers.

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?

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.

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.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet. Another application lies with shipping and logistics. Supply Chain Transportation Management

[WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Parcel Shipping Trends

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Parcel Shipping Trends” white paper! Small Package Trends White Papers 2019 parcel shipping trends

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“Free” Shipping is the New Norm for e-Commerce, But at What Cost?

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In today’s marketplace, customers expect free shipping, so much so that nearly half of online shoppers claim they will typically back out of a purchase if it fails to qualify for free shipping (47%). And, while the average shopper is still content with … The post “Free” Shipping is the New Norm for e-Commerce, But at What Cost? Blog Feature Packaging Optimization Supply Chain Design Transportation Cost-to-Serve E-Commerce Network Design Parcel Spend Optimization

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Also the benefits of each of the shipping system and potential suppliers to advance your warehousing operation.

EDI 856: Ship Notice/Manifest

SupplyPike

An EDI 856 is known as an Advance Shipping Notice (ASN). The post EDI 856: Ship Notice/Manifest appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified What is an EDI 856? It is one of the most commonly used transaction codes utilized in an exchange between trading partners.