Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging

Cerasis

The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern.

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

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.

Why Using Reusable Packaging Can Be the Most Effective Way to Save Time and Money in Your Global Supply Chain

Cerasis

Reusable packaging may be the one most effective way you can manage your costs better. It seems that no matter what industry you are in there is more and more buzz about the advantages of using reusable packaging and rightfully so. More Efficient Transport.

Why Parcel or Small Package Auditing Is Important for Shippers

Cerasis

However, some continue to refute audits, but take a look at what could be going on in your operation without small package auditing. Shippers May Be Overpaying, Which Affects Small Package Auditing. Shippers pay up to 5 percent more when small package auditing is not completed, explains Jared Fisher of PARCEL Media. As a result, the overall cost of shipping a small package may be significantly lower than originally determined. Small Package

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?

What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?

Cerasis

The same holds true for their impacts on varying transportation modes. rely on these three dominant transportation modes, let’s look at how capacity crunches affect them. percent, including small package shipments. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

As Always, ISTA’s TransPack Forum for 2018 Delivers Critical Packaging and Supply Chain Insight

CHAINalytics

| By Rich Lindgren | Senior Packaging Engineer | Chainalytics | With more than 60 years in the package test method arena, International Safe Transit Association successfully hosted another great Transport Packaging Forum in 2018.

How the Right “Big and Bulky” Packaging Solution Can Save Millions in Supply Chain Costs

CHAINalytics

The costs associated with transportation, damage, and packaging can add up quickly and hinder bottom line growth. However, this doesn’t … The post How the Right “Big and Bulky” Packaging Solution Can Save Millions in Supply Chain Costs appeared first on Chainalytics. APASS Blog Feature Packaging Optimization big and bulky Packaging Design product damage protective packaging root cause analysis testing protocols touch point analysis

Consumer Packaged Goods

PLS Logistics

Transportation is a key component in providing superior service levels and satisfying your customers. At PLS, we have more than 25 years of experience in servicing consumer packaged goods transportation needs.

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.

Seek and you shall find: The story of a package

DELMIA Quintiq

I reach home to find a familiar yellow note in my mailbox: My long-awaited package has arrived, and a neighbor has kindly kept it for me. I was relieved to get my package safely – many others have had pretty bad experiences! This package was placed under a bucket.

[Infographic] Product Packaging Helps Drive Better Sales in the World of E-Commerce

Cerasis

Package of a product is the cynosure of the whole drama, it is very important to concentrate on it as equal as the product marketing. Especially when it comes to the e-commerce platform, packaging plays a vital role on itself. As online shopping is completely occupied to human psychology in the present era, the package or the outer appearance of the product can boost your sale. So good packaging is the key factor to increase the sale rate.

Why packaging plays a pivotal role in logistics?

20Cube Logistics

Packaging is an ever-evolving process. According to Per Engelseth’s thesis on ‘The core role of packages in a logistics network’, “The basic objective of logistics is concerned with the provision of goods to an end-user and four main activities are involved in this provision of goods.

Keeping Up with Generations: Consumer Packaged Goods

Supply Chain Link

Consumer packaged goods occupy a large amount of store shelves over a wide range of industries and products. The way generations think and shop evolves over time, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) must keep up with those trends. Supply Chain Distribution Transportation

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

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. 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? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

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. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

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.

Crossroads 2016: The Future of Package Delivery

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Innovation Sustainability Transportation crossroads conference future supply chains last mile MIT CTL package delivery self-drive vehicles Singapore

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. These tips include how you yourself can better manage your transportation department and maximize resources.

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. If he’s right, packages should start arriving on time more often and in pristine condition.

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.

How To Choose Transportation Mode In Logistics

Abivin

Transportation is an integral part of Logistics. In logistics, transportation can be defined as a function of planning, scheduling and controlling activities related to mode, vendor, and movement of inventory into and out of an organization.

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

Agile supply chain operations, especially in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, are using IoT and end-to-end shipment visibility software to outperform competitors with better service while keeping lower inventory levels. The pivot point has moved from production to customer delivery, and the primary constraint has moved from manufacturing to transportation. This shift is hard to handle because the CPG industry spends at least 5% of revenue on transportation.

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

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. Most often, last mile logistics involves the use of parcel or small package carriers to deliver products to consumers. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Kroger launching reusable packaging partnership for grocery e-commerce

EFT

Kroger and Loop will pilot a new reusable packaging system, enabling customers in select markets to purchase more than 100 products from leading consumer brands that have been redesigned with durable containers. The Kroger Co.

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?

Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain.

Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

Transportation and Sustainability Benefits of New Bubble Wrap (Source: Adelante SCM based on info from WSJ article). which highlights how IKEA is designing its packaging with shipping in mind).

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. . Transportation visibility thru tracking and automatic alerts.

Visibility-Driven Workflow for Transportation Execution

Talking Logistics

How can we convert greater visibility into sustainable business value, especially in light of today’s increasing transportation costs and more demanding customer expectations? If you can track an Uber driver or an Amazon package delivery on your smartphone, why can’t supply chain visibility be just as easy? I have to know where the order is in the order management process; where it is in the warehousing process; where it is in the physical transport process.

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.

[PODCAST] Increasing Parcel Volumes Requiring Shippers to Implement Technology for Parcel Freight Optimization Yielding Reduced Costs

Cerasis

In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : What are the key drivers today that are resulting in increase parcel freight volumes forcing shippers to take a look at both technology for parcel freight and overall transportation management tactics & tools.

The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

Add the fact that shipping costs are rising at twice the rate of inflation, and it is more important than ever for warehouse personnel to pack or palletize orders in the most transportation cost-effective way possible to avoid any unnecessary DIM fees. DIM weight is calculated by multiplying the length, width, and height of a package and then dividing that result by a special number known as a “dimensional weight divisor,” “DIM divisor,” or “DIM factor.” Are You Packing for Success?

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Package delivery or parcel delivery is the shipping of packages (parcels) or high value mail as single shipments. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo.