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.

Sustainable Packaging is Here to Stay!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable Packaging article and permission to publish here provided by Erich Lawson. Eco-friendly packaging! Well-known brands all over the globe have made slight modifications to their packaging to cater to conscious and educated consumer needs. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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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

The Shift Towards Personalized & Sustainable Packaging

Loftware

Your product packaging communicates many things from your company’s image to product and safety information. Not only are you dealing with the customer and regulatory requirements for packaging , but you also need to keep with smart and sustainable packaging trends. Not only is there a social corporate responsibility playing into the increase of sustainable packaging, but there are also regulations impacting the industry.

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.

Transportation Benefits Via Smarter Packaging/Product Design (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

A big opportunity to reduce the number of trucks required to ship products is by developing smarter packaging (see “Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop For Logistics Cost Savings”). Read more Transportation Benefits Via Smarter Packaging/Product Design (Insights from Indago Members).

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

Packaging FAQs in beauty – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

As one of the more contentious issues in sustainability, we took on packaging for our first digital meetup. Q: Is the footprint of recycled packaging materials less than virgin materials? . You might have to transport it long distances.

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.

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

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? If you’ve never heard of package optimization before, don’t worry — most manufacturers haven’t.

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

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.

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.

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.

Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging

EV Cargo Technology

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sustainable Packaging! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sustainable packaging is the type of packaging that reduces its environmental footprint over time. In simple words, sustainable packaging is entirely for the businesses to reflect these values for the sake of the environment as well as for their brand. Subscribe Here!

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.

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.

Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging

EV Cargo Technology

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. Using cloud based technology, retailers can approve or reject any transit packaging options and ensure suppliers use the correct packing to produce the right results.

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.

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

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.

TMS and/or Parcel? Finding the Perfect Package

Talking Logistics

That’s approximately how many trees it would take to create the cardboard for the estimated 165 billion packages shipped in the U.S. Finding the Perfect Package. Finding the Perfect Package appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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).

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.