The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

If you rely on multi-stop truckload shipping as part of your strategy, you owe it to yourself to learn how to work more effectively with your carriers—which can also improve acceptance levels for these loads and help you better control supply chain costs.

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. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon.

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.

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.

Offer 2-Day Shipping to Your Customers by Distributing Your Inventory

AOffer 2-Day Shipping to Your. 2Traditional 3PLs and self-fulfillment significantly increase shipping times and. Both of these approaches delay shipping times and. and shipped across the country to the end customer, delivery times. shipping costs. shipping cost.

5 Things to Know Before Negotiating Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

Talking Logistics

The 2018-19 contract season for ocean shipping is here, and it’s time to think about the best way to approach negotiations. Ocean Shipping Contracts: 5 Factors to Keep in Mind. Still, if you had ocean freight in 2016, the memory of the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line may linger in your mind. After Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection and its assets were frozen, giant container ships were stranded; ships from China to the U.S.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

The total cost to the shipping. An analog approach in a digital world: While the shipping industry has. historically driven profitability by adding scale -- think mega-ships, mergers, alliances, and padding with buffer -- the day has finally come.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services. Traditionally, manufacturers only had to worry about shipping products to […]. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Transportation omni-channel logistics parcel shipping shipping

A Major Blockchain Announcement Involving Global Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

We highlight a significant joint announcement made this week regarding the potential broader application of Blockchain technology in global shipping processes. Moeller Maersk blockchain technology applications in global shipping IBM Blockchain Maersk Line Supply chain Matters blogSupply Chain Matters highlights a side panel reinforcement to our just published 2018 Predictions Deep Dive- A Shifting of Priorities for Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Tech Investments.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition.

Looking Back at 2014, Planning Ahead for 2015: Shipping Sees Mixed Messages

Ryder Exchange

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%

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

to pay attention to, whether to ship via air. 1DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, END-TO-END VISIBILITY, AND. THE "DATA PROBLEM". Given the macroeconomic cl imate and the. Amazon effect," many companies are. looking to digital ly transform their. businesses. For decades, businesses have largely.

IoT Visibility Comes to Ocean Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

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.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

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.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

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

[WEBINAR] Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a shipper who regularly ships via the over-the-road mode of Less Than Truckload, also known as LTL, you understand there are a lot of moving parts to have efficient LTL Shipping. of sales for a shipper, and with the myriad of factors involved in LTL shipping, shippers often forget about the core factors and fundamentals of LTL shipping. What will you Learn in the Efficient LTL Shipping Webinar? LTL Freight Shipping Rates.

Industry 4.0: Are You Ready?

The supply chain is moving towards automation - and even awareness - that will change how products are ordered, manufactured, shipped and consumed. Are you ready?

Differences Between LTL Shipping and TL Shipping

PLS Logistics

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.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Also the benefits of each of the shipping system and potential suppliers to advance your warehousing operation.

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. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

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. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

predictive shipping. A Blueprint For Supply Chain Transformation The Data First Approach Introduction Over the past few decades, supply chains have evolved from a sub-function. of manufacturing and sales into a business process that generates new. sources of value for customers.

2018 Outlook: The Year Global Shipping Embraces Artificial Intelligence

Talking Logistics

Podcast version (click to play): The post 2018 Outlook: The Year Global Shipping Embraces Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. Part of the problem with a shipping capacity crunch is lackluster networking.

New to International Shipping? Here’s how to make it simple!

4 Way Logistics

Domestic and international shipping are very different. International shipping is paperwork intensive to say the least. When it comes to shipping documentation, there are no free passes and ignorance is no excuse. Ready to simplify your International Shipping?

Shipping Materials Guide

PLS Logistics

If you’re not convinced that shipping materials matter, take a closer look the next time you’re at the grocery store. The egg carton is a prime example of why shipping materials are so important — as well as why using the wrong shipping materials can spell disaster — no matter what you’re shipping. LTL small business ltl shippingThere’s a reason why eggs don’t come packaged in bags the way potatoes are, even though they’re roughly the same size and shape.

Air Shipping for Beginners

PLS Logistics

air shippingGlobalization is not just a commonly-used term, it’s our reality. The world is becoming “smaller” and much more interconnected than ever before. People are involved in the events unfolding not only in their own country, but across the globe – we travel, we move and we interact. Many companies today are no longer limiting their operations to one country and are going global.

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

Cerasis

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. Simulation tools and merging of routes and freight shipping schedules ensures accuracy and accountability among carriers, shippers, and everyone in-between.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

Over-sized Freight Shipping 101

PLS Logistics

Freight 3PL Shipping Shipping Costs Freight Volume carrier oversized shippingHeavy haul is a big deal (pun intended). Overweight or over-dimensional loads require closer attention and better planning to avoid delivery disruptions or unplanned expenses.

Added Industry Consolidation- Japan’s Largest Shipping Lines to Merge Container Operations

Supply Chain Matters

Industry and business media report that Japan’s three largest maritime shipping companies are indicating they intend to merge their container shipping operations to create the what would probably be the sixth-largest global player. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in ocean container shipping ocean container shipping trends Supply chain Matters blog trends in global transportation

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