What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. Get better shipping rates.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

However, in a global economy that we live in, we have several requests from customers, prospects, and readers to look at solutions that include international shipping and other modes. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely.

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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.

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Security

Logistics Bureau

Security has been an issue since supply chains began. These and other factors have meant a rethink of supply chain security. Basics of Supply Chain Security. Security is part of a bigger whole. Security to defend these areas against deliberate hostility may have several dimensions. Paperwork and tallies for shipping and receiving are part of this. Goods origination, third-party security, foreign customs are examples. Security awareness.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. Christopher Tang.

Security: A Big Challenge for the Internet of Things

Enterra Insights

With new network security breaches announced every week, people now understand many of the risks associated with cybersecurity. Why security is a big IoT challenge. Every single stakeholder involved in an IoT network must be secure or the entire network can be compromised. ” From his perspective, the answer to that question is: “There are almost no in-device IoT security products. Addressing the IoT security problem is a huge challenge.

Covid-19, Warehouse Automation and National Security

Techgistics

Companies like Amazon, with their 400,000 warehouse workers , could argue that it is imperative to national security to make the supply chain as “pandemic proof” as possible to ensure the integrity of food supply chains so we don’t have to battle in the Thunderdome for toilet paper and rice. A legitimate case can be made that it’s not just about reducing costs anymore, it’s about national security.

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Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Essentially, blockchain is a shared database that enables different users can append new data, authenticate user’s new data with strong cryptography, and provides incentives for other strangers to manage and secure updates. This incident really calls the security of public blockchains into question. Besides the potential of saving billions of dollars, the private blockchain solution can improve workflow and better visibility and security. Christopher Tang.

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay.

How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Freight Center

And with the current generation of drivers set to retire soon, this could spell trouble for the shipping industry. And how will it impact your supply chain and how you ship? Even stable job security, a strong salary, benefits and everything in between isn’t enough to find the right people for the job. A lack of drivers threatens a capacity crunch in the shipping industry. Discover Your Shipping Potential. Don’t let the market dictate how you are going to ship.

Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT

Roambee

Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping. This led to the adoption of vaccine vial monitors during the better part of the 20th century, which could provide an indication about major temperature deviations that affected product quality.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

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.

WordPress Ecommerce Shipping: Scaling Your Online Store Through Shipping

ShipBob

Even more, WooCommerce offers flexible shipping options and settings, including the opportunity to work with tech-driven order fulfillment companies and other platforms that can help you grow your business. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about shipping for your WooCommerce store, including WooCommerce shipping setup, available plugins, and ecommerce fulfillment options. Shipping on WordPress: your top 3 options. Table Rate Shipping Pro.

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight

Cerasis

Shippers are bracing for the onslaught of holiday peak shopping and shipping season. The post How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. It’s that time of year again. As carrier rates increase in response to stronger-than-average demand on e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers, carrier freight rates will set new records.

Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

AFFLINK

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast. Shipping via Ground: The Pros and Cons.

How to Ensure Cargo Security

PLS Logistics

Shippers Shipping ClaimsIf you are lucky enough to avoid cargo theft issues in your transportation activities, you should still be prepared to face it. Cargo theft is one of the 5 main causes of freight claims, as research shows. According to FreightWatch International (FWI), the risk of cargo theft will increase this year, compared to 2014. Cargo theft prevention and recovery network, CargoNet, reported that almost 90 million dollars in cargo was stolen last year.

Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide. Migrants hiding inside of containers on trucks or railways increase security risks, negatively affect the timely movement of cross-border freight which results in increased shipping costs.

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro. While this remains valid, the new treats such as terrorist activities demand more comprehensive supply chain security beyond the four walls perspective. This article will explain to you how to implement the end-to-end supply chain security program. Review of Security Program. 2) FAST Program : Free and Secure Trade is also a program initiated by U.S. Supply Chain Security. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, the word security has a different meaning. Unfortunately, we live in a world where the need for security for a Papal visit turns a city upside down. I love the energy, caring, and humility of Pope Francis, and I look forward to being one of the two million spectators lining the streets; but, the level of security in this city this weekend is an unprecedented experience. The pope comes in peace; but to prepare, we are in a high-security lock down mode.

Don’t Sacrifice Security for Fast Shipping

Supply Chain Brain

How can smaller online sellers compete with the fast-shipping options of giant retailers

Internally promoting supply chain security and compliance

Supply Chains Rock

Internally promoting supply chain security and compliance. For the past month Ive been working with IBMs internal supply chain security and compliance team. In one video, an employee illustrates the importance of including the right country of origin and the right value declaration when shipping things - he takes these rules for granted and eventually gets investigated. Who said supply chains are boring?

Private Blockchains Could Hurt the Shipping and Logistics Industry

Shipchain

In the shipping and logistics industry, enterprises are already beginning to realize that private blockchains are simply not the solution they’ve been sold. To truly achieve the trust, security, and uniformity that blockchain promises, we have to adopt public chains. Public chains provide much more security than private blockchains because each member of the network executes a consensus protocol, syncing and verifying additions to maintain the shared ledger.

Manufacturing and Cyber Security: A 5 Step Process to Create Internal and Customers’ Peace of Mind

Cerasis

Editor's Note: As we see the transition to digital manufacturing and the use of the cloud and other web-based systems, manufacturing and cyber security continue to collide. Cyber security is rapidly becoming a dominant concern for manufacturers and consumers. According to Andy Szal , the global cyber security market will grow between 20 and 25 percent annually through 2021. However, cyber security has become a critical component of effective management in manufacturing.

Phantom Ships Signal Real Security Problems

Supply Chain @ MIT

How can you make a cargo vessel vanish and replace it with a ship that does not exist? By hacking into the vessel identification system used by commercial shipping fleets worldwide. Researchers with computer security firm Trend Micro did just that, and the implications are disturbing. Marine installations such as lighthouses and buoys use the same system to relay positioning information to the shipping community.

Understanding What’s Behind the High Demand for Flatbed Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

High demand for flatbed shipping is rolling mightily into the peak periods of summer, continuing to drive historic supply issues across North America. While it’s difficult to predict how long it will last, what is predictable is that unprecedented demand of flatbed shipping will disrupt the typical cycles and seasonal trends we’ve come to expect, and make securing supply even more difficult as the market and carrier demographics remain fragmented.

Cyber Security 101: Understanding Ransomware

Elementum

Moller–Maersk Group, an integrated transport and logistics company, has announced that multiple shipping and port operations worldwide have been affected, including a complete shutdown of a terminal in Rotterdam, NL. These companies have already released several patches and security upgrades that users should make use of to ensure that their systems are preserved. The emergence of ransomware as a legitimate threat is a sign that more importance should be given towards data security.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

Cerasis

Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping. It produces results at a fraction of the cost of full truckload (FT) or small package shipping. However, the needs of the modern shipping industry have reached an optimal point, and the only way to further push the envelope is by using a dedicated transportation management system (TMS). Contract negotiation is becoming a major factor in shipping.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret the way companies ship their freight has shifted due to COVID-19. Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve. Prepping for peak shipping season and new tech launches.

A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

Shipchain

Trends in shipping and logistics like the rising popularity of e-commerce and blockchain technology are already changing the fabric of the industry as we know it. Read on for a more in-depth look at some of the biggest trends in shipping and logistics taking place this year. . 1) Shorter Shipping Windows and More Efficient Last Mile Deliveries. Expect to see these automation trends in shipping and logistics continue to grow in popularity in the coming years.

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Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

However recent reports from Europol, Europe's crime fighting agency, highlight that ocean freight is now a target for criminal on criminal activity, with an ongoing court case involving organized criminals recruiting hackers to bypass port security systems in order to locate and intercept containers where illegal drugs had been hidden in order to be smuggled into Europe.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Container Shipping's Post-9/11.

Supply Chains Rock

Container Shippings Post-9/11 Security Overhaul. 9/11 forced a new security regime on seaports and ocean-going container ships. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

Narrowband IoT Broadens the Adoption of Asset Tracking Services — Here's How

Roambee

Asset Monitoring asset tracking Returnable Asset Tracking Asset Management Automotive Returnable Shipping Assets Management Chemicals CAPEX OPEX Internet of Things Supply Chain Nb-IoT T-Mobile Healthcare Equipment Tracking Agricultural Equipment Tracking Business Intelligence Data Security Vehicle Tracking Supply Chain Asset Tracking Heavy Equipment Tracking SaaS Field Asset Monitoring

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. With smart sensors on the rise and connectivity increasing, there is a bright new future ahead for the shipping container. High-Connectivity in Shipping. Complex management systems track shipping containers across the globe. Transportation management systems (TMS) use this information in combination with cutting-edge software solutions to monitor shipping times, routes, and logistics.