Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today.

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

According to the research, carriers do reject multi-stop truckloads more often than single-stop. Steve Raetz is Director, Research and Market Intelligence, at C.H. The post The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Research Difference

Supply Chain Insights

Before I start this blog, you need to know that I am a self-confessed research snob. I have been doing supply chain research for the past nine years. I have experienced the research methodologies of three analyst firms ( Gartner, AMR Research and Altimeter Group ).

ChainLink Research: Making Allocations Smarter

Logility

It costs a lot of money to ship, store and reship merchandise. This push also includes potential postponing and positioning inventory further back in the chain until demand warrants shipping. Ann Grackin is CEO of ChainLink Research, a supply chain research and advisory firm. Allocation processes and their supporting technology are getting a fresh look by retailers of late. So, why are Allocations so important?

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.

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.

ChainLink Research: Agile Retailer - Linking Allocation and Transportation

Logility

We analyzed this once before for a customer, considering only ship to store vs. an ecommerce/ship from DC sale, but we never considered dynamic allocations as part of the plan. Provide carriers with a full view of your shipping plans.

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. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models. Research supply chain options.

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.

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

On November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology.

Fast, Free Shipping: The Cornerstone Of Customer Delivery Expectations

Convey

The post Fast, Free Shipping: The Cornerstone Of Customer Delivery Expectations appeared first on Convey. Blog Article Customer Experience Engage Products Research Resources Retail Supply Chain[This blog is part of a four-part series.

How Is Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Changing?

Cerasis

One noticeable transformation is the way consumers shop, not just in terms of buying goods but also the research process, order fulfillment and continued support — and that’s changing direct-to-consumer shipping. The post How Is Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Changing?

Expert Research, What Happened with IMO 2020 Fuel Prices?

Aborn and Co.

The amount of fuel used is dependent on the speed of the ship. The smaller Panamax ships (~5,000 TEU capacity) will consume ~63,000 gallons of marine fuel per day when operating between 20-25 knots. An update on how things are developing with IMO 2020/VLSFO. .

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.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

ACT Research suggests the industry may be back to 2007 peak levels in truckload assets by the end of the year. Market changes prompt new freight shipping strategies. The post 5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market appeared first on Transportfolio.

Top Small Business Shipping Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Freight Center

It’s easy to overlook something in your shipping protocol or make a mistake in the logistics process. Understanding and recognizing some of the most common small business shipping mistakes can help you avoid them and optimize your supply chain. Below are a few small business shipping mistakes and advice on preventing them. These factors trickle down to how small businesses ship. These changes are known to industry insiders as the four seasons of shipping.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. According to Freightos Marketplace research, it could costs as little as $0.22 to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal. The post Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A recent article on Heavy Duty Trucking featured some interesting information from The American Transportation Research Institute. The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A recent article on Heavy Duty Trucking featured some interesting information from The American Transportation Research Institute. The post Top 9 Truckload Shipping Trends for 2019 appeared first on Transportfolio.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

Research in Focus: Do You Get What You Pay For in Truck Transportation?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners and provides our perspective on some of the most interesting findings and results. Download the report for the answer, plus other insights the researchers uncovered.

Does Drop Shipping Online Orders Deliver Value?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Some retailers are starting to look upstream in their supply chains, and are requesting that manufacturers fulfill orders via drop shipping.

Analyzing the Impact of the ELD Mandate on Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Instead, thanks to the strongest truckload shipping market since deregulation in 1980, the ELD mandate’s effect on the market is playing out in other ways. The dire predictions of a year ago were based on traditional truckload shipping market fundamentals, with the usual peaks and lulls.

ARC Research Brief: ROI is Driving Next-Generation TMS Adoption

3GTMS

reduction in shipping costs), the next generation of TMS systems are providing new forms of optimization that continue to drive ROI even higher. Go here to get the full ARC Research Brief. The post ARC Research Brief: ROI is Driving Next-Generation TMS Adoption appeared first on 3GTMS.

Automated Package Lockers Growing as a BOPIS Solution

Multichannel Merchant

Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) is a key approach to making that happen, reducing supply chain and shipping costs. Customer Experience Operations & Fulfillment Research Shipping BOPIS Buy online pickup in store (BOPIS ecommerce Fulfillment and Delivery operations

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator. Documentation As a shipping coordinator, you will need to keep many different types of documentation on file.

Top 5 reasons shipping rates are changing & what to expect

CargoBarn

Although there are several factors shifting the costs of shipping we will focus on the TOP 5 REASONS SHIPPING RATES ARE CHANGING & WHAT TO EXPECT. To attract new truckers, businesses are increasing pay and benefits, further raising shipping rates. Freight Shipping

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). According to a January 2016 press release: In 2015, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) shipped over one billion units on behalf of sellers.

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping | C.H. According to the research, carriers do reject multi-stop truckloads more often than single-stop. The post The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping appeared first on Transportfolio.

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Our research at Iowa State University shows that transportation costs don’t actually rise during end-of-month surges. Robinson has sponsored a host of research projects on truckload practices, from procurement through operations.

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Analyzing the Impact of the ELD Mandate on Truckload Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Instead, thanks to the strongest truckload shipping market since deregulation in 1980, the ELD mandate’s effect on the market is playing out in other ways. The dire predictions of a year ago were based on traditional truckload shipping market fundamentals, with the usual peaks and lulls.

How to Ship Heavy Items Cheaply: Carriers and Shipping Classes

ShipBob

Heavy-weight and oversized shipping can seem like a pain and a half, but there are plenty of carriers that offer fast and easy shipping of even the biggest and bulkiest items. What to consider when shipping heavy items. Are you planning on offering international shipping?

3 Important Freight Shipping Issues You Need to Know

Freight Center

The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) recently published its annual Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2019. Now, we’re counting down the remaining 3 important freight shipping issues you need to know as we move into the next decade. In recent years, the freight industry has seen an increase in shipping and the number of trucks on the road. The driver shortage was the top freight shipping industry concern for the third year in a row.