Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
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.
Big Ships, Big Problems?
Supply Chain @ MIT
JULY 9, 2015
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.
Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly.
The Future of the Shipping Industry
Supply Chain Expert Community
APRIL 12, 2017
I interviewed Alessandro Menezes who discussed The Future of the Shipping Industry. Today's interview, the topic is the Future of the Shipping Industry. What are the key trends you see happening in the shipping industry? future_shipping_industry shipping_industry shipping_trend
This is the world’s largest container ship….and it’s massive
The Network Effect
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Last month the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar , set sail from a South Korean shipyard. It’s hard to comprehend just how large the ship is… here are some examples of what it can carry: 19,000 shipping containers. David Hecker/Getty Images.
Looking Back at 2014, Planning Ahead for 2015: Shipping Sees Mixed Messages
JANUARY 23, 2015
The shipping business delivered mixed blessings in 2014 – and a guarded outlook for 2015. The last year saw stable domestic demand on land, air and ocean shipping. While shipping trends fluctuated at times during 2014, truck tonnage soared to another record in November, rising 4.4%
Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple
MARCH 16, 2016
One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance? So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping? The post Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.
Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port
MAY 16, 2016
Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships. When it comes to intermodal moves, the rail lines will need to deal with the additional volumes; to complicate matters even more, they must work with six different shipping lines.
The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. They are also ensuring that a VGM is received from forwarders/NVOCCs and shippers as part of a shipping document.
Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships
DECEMBER 16, 2016
Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. billion on shipping in Q3 2016.
The History of the Shipping Container
APRIL 24, 2016
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. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.
IoT Visibility Comes to Ocean Shipping
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
AIS is an automatic tracking system used on ships. Business Intelligence Logistics Technologies Supply Chain Visibility Transportation CargoSmart IoT ocean shippingA rich stream of data has long been available to improve ocean visibility. But CargoSmart is doing something new – they are using this near real time data to improve vessel scheduling and shipment tracking.
Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Operationalize Ship From Store?
JANUARY 24, 2017
Today’s post is from Manhattan Associates highlighting four methods for operationalizing scalable, labor-efficient and associate-friendly ship-from-store processes. Regardless of these initial reasons, ship from store has become an omni-channel mainstay. Free shipping. Because free shipping is today’s go-to online promotion, shipping from the closest store or the store with the most available labor can mitigate the impact on retailers’ margins.
How Drop Shipping Can Boost Your Profits
MAY 31, 2016
So how can a drop ship strategy help? First off, it’s important to understand what drop shipping entails. In basic terms it means the products you sell to your customers are shipped to them directly from wholesalers or manufacturers. In essence, the customer places an order with your business and you arrange for the entity that has the product to ship it to the customer’s address. What are some of the benefits to drop shipping?
Will NYSHEX Lift Container Shipping Service Levels?
Supply Chain @ MIT
DECEMBER 10, 2015
The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), due to be piloted in January 2016, aims to overcome the chronic inefficiencies that afflict ocean transportation and add cost to global supply chains.
Multi Carrier Shipping: 8 Ways to Avoid the Shortsightedness Of Chasing The Least Cost Carrier
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
When you are looking to choose a carrier when it is time to ship your freight, it might seem obvious to go with the carrier that provides you with the lowest “sticker price.” 7) Using a Multi Carrier Shipping Transportation Management Solution.
Enabling Cloud Technology for Drop Shipping Success
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Implementing a drop shipping model is one of the best ways to solve the dilemma of exposing the business to increased risk and eroding profit margins in an attempt to grow revenues. This can be a constant struggle, and drop shipping only adds another layer to this challenge.
It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
How are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping? The post It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Transportation Management Systems Upcoming Episodes Kewill parcel shipping TMS transportation management systemLive Episode: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 12:00 ET.
Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy
DECEMBER 9, 2015
Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.
Super Ships: The Biggest Ships in the World (Part 2)
The Network Effect
JULY 21, 2016
This part 2 of our look at the largest ships in the world. You can read Super Ships Part 1 here on the Emma Maersk container ship. The post Super Ships: The Biggest Ships in the World (Part 2) appeared first on The Network Effect.
How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network
FEBRUARY 25, 2016
Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. The challenge is determining if and when a ship-from-store strategy makes sense and how to best enable this fulfillment option without impacting store productivity and service. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends. How does implementing a ship-from-store strategy impact the supply chain network?
The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015
MARCH 26, 2015
Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping
8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
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.
Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Knowledge of Best Practices in Shipping Freight.
Yet Another Shipping Alliance and an Industry Stalling the Inescapable
Supply Chain Matters
APRIL 20, 2016
The Wall Street Journal reports (Paid subscription required) that a new ocean container shipping alliance is being formed. Global trade trends Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation impact of megga container ships on industry supply chains independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Ocean Alliance ocean container industry consolidation Supply chain Matters blog
Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits
DECEMBER 22, 2014
What if I told you I could help your company save thousands of dollars in parcel shipping costs? In a single carrier environment, you limit your ability to find the best shipping option. Having a multi-carrier shipping solution solves this first mistake.
Differences Between LTL Shipping and TL Shipping
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Deciding the best mode to ship your freight can be complicated. LTL Shipping TruckloadTo determine the primary way to move freight, shippers should identify the size of the shipment, the budget, the delivery schedule, and the freight’s fragility.
Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes
OCTOBER 31, 2014
Free shipping is top of the list for consumers when making purchase decisions and it’s been shown that they will modify their spending patterns to ensure they get it, feeling that spending more is worthwhile to save a few dollars in shipping charges.
Shipping Costs and Complexities Grow for CPG Companies
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Rising Freight Costs and Growing Supply Chain Complexity Hit CPG Companies Hard by Paula Heikell Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are facing an uphill battle to control costs and keep their customers happy, based on a recent survey published by the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
E-Commerce Changes Traditional Retail Shipping Strategies
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Supply Chain Shipping Omni-ChannelCustomer demand and connectivity are high, and retailers are struggling to keep up with the competitive omni-channel environment.
Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal
Supply Chain Link
AUGUST 1, 2015
Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5
The Agility of Integration: eCommerce, Warehouse Management and Shipping for SMBs
MARCH 10, 2016
It created an administrative bottleneck as orders had to be typed into QuickBooks and, when shipped, status and tracking information needed to be manually entered into Magento. When traditional wholesalers open up e-commerce channels, they start shipping orders in the thousands to consumers versus the smaller number of repeat orders for dealers. This allowed OYO Sports to efficiently pick multiple orders with one pass through the warehouse and pre-label for shipping.
Retailers Begin to Position Online Shipping Practices
Supply Chain Matters
OCTOBER 30, 2015
We close out a very busy week with some updates relative to previous supply chain management and industry developments highlighted in prior Supply Chain Matters postings. In our most recent Supply Chain Matters commentary stream, we questioned whether recent fuel surcharge rate hikes would have an impact on consumer online buying trends for the coming […].
Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?
MARCH 22, 2015
Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Shipping lines alliances. Slow steaming.
Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand
APRIL 18, 2016
However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies.