A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year. For members of the CSCMP , the cost of the report is free, but it stands out at $295.00 Some of the key points within the State of Logistics Report include the cost of logistics in the US, managing capacity, and addressing the trucker shortage. Logistics LTL Transportation Management state of logistics report

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Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves.

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices

Cerasis

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.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. Supply chains all across the planet are discovering and rediscovering various solutions to make shipping and fulfilment touchless. Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping (New Normal).

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. 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.

Manufacturing and Covid-19: 11 Major Reports Summarised

Unleashed

In this executive summary we provide excerpts from 11 major reports and articles, plus links for further information. Australia & New Zealand reports. Read the report. Read the report. Read the report. Global reports. Read the report.

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. International trade and customs issues reports Toby Gooley of DC Velocity.

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

Cerasis

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. So, implementing the best practices for e-commerce shipping must go beyond the simplistic views of standard OTR transportation. In the world of e-commerce , it is not enough to focus solely on small package or LTL shipping. Maximize shipping lane use by reducing deadhead.

Ware2Go, Google Fast-Free Shipping Offers Aim at Conversion Lift

Multichannel Merchant

Ware2Go, a UPS-owned company that provides fulfillment on demand through partnership with warehouse owners, through an integration with Google Shopping lets merchants offer free shipping early in the search and discovery process on Google, aimed at increasing conversion.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

Stopping Shipping Shenanigans – The Value of Good Reporting in Your TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

The problem seems to be that most shippers don’t know what they don’t know as evidenced by the paltry 11% of shippers who say they achieve visibility via their TMS solution in a recent American Shipper report. If strategic supply chain transformation simply cannot occur without solid reporting in the TMS, why do so many shippers still fail to take advantage of reporting in their TMS? How well does your TMS drive process improvement and efficiency in transportation logistics?

Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019

Transplace

Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019. But no matter what the current landscape looks like, it’s critical that businesses understand the widespread influence that industry events can have while also staying up-to-date on the latest when it comes to the economy, shipping capacity and industry best practices. Our quarterly industry report is your resource for the latest information on the entire transportation landscape.

Multichannel Fulfillment & Shipping: Considerations for Wholesale Distributors & OEMs in the Transition From Single Channel Shipping

Cerasis

E-commerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a crown opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping. Over the last year, average e-commerce sales have increased more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping. Adapting supply chain systems to succeed in multichannel fulfillment and shipping, also requires additional setup time.

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.

Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019

Transplace

Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019. But no matter what the current landscape looks like, it’s critical that businesses understand the widespread influence that industry events can have while also staying up-to-date on the latest when it comes to the economy, shipping capacity and industry best practices. Our quarterly industry report is your resource for the latest information on the entire transportation landscape.

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits

Cerasis

According to a recent report from Evan Armstrong of Armstrong & Associates, the 3pl industry is expected to see even more growth in the coming years than it saw from 2010-2013. And while the way you ship and the prices you pay will have a big influence on it, there are other elements involved as well that all need to be looked at. Because all of the activity happens in this transportation management platform, several reports and custom analysis can be created.

Big Ships, Big Problems?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) take the idea of economies of scale to new levels in the container shipping business. But these mammoth ships also bring some large-scale challenges. In its Container Forecaster report published this month shipping consultancy Drewry headquartered in London, UK, maintains that a “toxic mixture of overcapacity, weak demand and aggressive […].

What Customers Expect: Free Last Mile Shipping and Delivery

Cerasis

increased 49% between March and April compared to the same period in 2019, found Adobe Analytics, reports Digital Commerce 360. As a result, last mile shipping saw a.read More. The post What Customers Expect: Free Last Mile Shipping and Delivery appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Final Mile last mile shippingThe push to e-commerce is astonishing, and demand for e-commerce within the U.S.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

Reports estimate that 24 percent of Amazon’s online revenue comes from this issue alone.”. What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping. What Does the Demand for Perfection in Retail Shipping Equate to?

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. Relying on proactive rather than reactive analytics, and the ability to make specific actionable callouts from these data sets, will be key to navigating the ever-changing shipping landscape both now and in the future.

Decarbonization of shipping in 2050: More needs to be done, and quicker, says report

EFT

Shipping decarbonization is "off course", said DNV GL's Øyvind Endresen, one of the report's authors, and there needs to be more effort to achieve the IMO's climate goals. To achieve the 50% cut of carbon emissions by 2050 from 2008 levels, Endresen said that the decarbonisation programme must speed up by using coastal and short-sea shipping as a testbed for new technologies and fuels. The report is available for download at [link].

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

Transplace

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting . For example, the Journal of Commerce recently reported, “as of April 1, 2018 shippers sending truckloads to one retailer have to deliver on the scheduled arrival date at least 85% of the time or face a penalty based on the value of the products shipped. To help meet the increasing demands from retailers put on today’s CPG shippers, Transplace has created The Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report.

Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. The simple truth behind the retail apocalypse is that it is not coming today or tomorrow, but it could happen within the next decade for retailers and shippers that do not reevaluate their use of e-commerce and develop robust e-commerce shipping strategies. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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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). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time. Robust reporting and analytics.

Strong US Economy Fueling Supply Chain Opportunities: State of Logistics Report

Material Handling and Logistics

Things are looking up for supply chain sector, according to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual State of Logistics Report. . Kearney partner and report co-author. "In of nominal GDP, in this year's report . •

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The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. An active hurricane season, the forthcoming implementation deadline for electronic logging devices (ELD) and record-shattering projections for the upcoming holiday shipping season reflect some of the top factors affecting the current state shipping capacity crunch. Congdon, reports DC Velocity.

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

The prices of fuel continued to drop, and growth in the logistics industry slowed to a painstaking crawl of less than So, let’s take a closer look at what findings were released within the 2016 State of Logistics (SOL) report and how they impact current and future logistics processes. However, less-than-truckload shipping revenue rose 7 percent and small package shipping rose by 8 percent. 2015 was a different year for the logistics industry.

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Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. The Uberization of Trucking Continued Another defining factor in the peak shipping season goes back to the Uberization of trucking. million returns, reports the Washington Post.

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

Cerasis

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. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

How a TMS Optimizes Multimodal Shipping

MercuryGate

One shipping strategy, relying on multiple modes throughout the journey with a specific carrier, is multimodal shipping. Unfortunately, multimodal shipping remains an often-underfunded aspect of supply chain management. As reported by Jeff Berman of Logistics Management: “Multimodal freight networks […]. The post How a TMS Optimizes Multimodal Shipping appeared first on MercuryGate International.

Providing Unparalleled Shipping Solutions for Small Businesses

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s why we launched our self-service online shipping tool Freightquote by C.H. Users report saving half the time and money in booking their shipments, which helps us know we are on the right path. They have enough things on their mind – finding reliable shipping shouldn’t be one of them. These technology-enabled enhancements are further automating the shipping experience for small business owners. Robinson for your shipping needs, visit freightquote.com.

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management

Cerasis

The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. Demand for record-breaking speed of delivery and free shipping are only making the case for greater use of technology in full truckload freight shipping management, and shippers need to understand why. Access our complete Full Truckload Shipping White Paper Series.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | Decemeber 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Our business development & leadership teams have been all over the world, attending major blockchain conferences and hosting a suite of events specific to shipping and logistics. So, if you need to know where your shipping containers are and want to start Tracking & Tracing, let us know. We have concluded the blockchain-based pilot shipping initiative with Perdue Farms, and we are happy to announce that it was a success.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. Shippers should work with multiple carriers and tap into the value of both LTL and intermodal shipping too.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | December 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Our business development & leadership teams have been all over the world, attending major blockchain conferences and hosting a suite of events specific to shipping and logistics. So, if you need to know where your shipping containers are and want to start Tracking & Tracing, let us know. We have concluded the blockchain-based pilot shipping initiative with Perdue Farms, and we are happy to announce that it was a success.