What is Multimodal Shipping?

Cerasis

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. The supply chain has been suffering due to the growing conglomerates like.read More.

Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

Cerasis

Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

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LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software

Cerasis

The topic of supply chain risk management has taken on a new persona as the global supply chain endures the COVID-19 crisis. The post LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Risk Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management software

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

Cerasis

As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season, the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. As reported by Jeff Berman of Supply Chain 24/7, “[up to] 70% of B2C companies.read More. The post E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Uncategorized E-Commerce Supply Chains

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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? This evolution is called Industry 4.0, and it's happening now

Freight Data Sharing Across the Supply Chain and Its Role in Multimodal Shipping

Cerasis

Even before the status of the nation, and indeed the world, was turned upside down by the pandemic and political unrest, the supply chain industry was heading towards a massive and potentially disruptive evolution.

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/08/2020 – 01/14/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Port of Los Angeles Struggles with the Domino Effect of Congested Ports Due to global supply chain issues caused by COVID-19, the Port of Los Angeles is becoming congested.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

Cerasis

From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon. The post How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain supply chain strategyAmazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And what’s not to love?

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is the foundation of my interest in supply chain management. Supply Chain and Design. This was the beginning of my journey from manufacturing to understanding larger supply chain concepts. Much to my chagrin, when I entered into the world of supply chain, the processes of source, make and deliver were usually not designed. Figure 1: Definition of the Supply Chain Organization.

Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA

Cerasis

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has contributed to what might be described as the biggest supply chain shipping disruption of the century. The post Shipping Disruption: What Shippers Need to Know About DPA appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. E-Commerce Logistics Logistics Supply Chain Shipping Disruption

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. How to gain end-to-end visibility into any causes of delay in your global supply chain.

Why Is Supply Chain Visibility Becoming More Important?

PLS Logistics

Good business runs as a well-oiled machine, and you cannot achieve that without the full visibility – especially when it comes to managing your supply chain. Of course, supply chain visibility has been important before, but even more so now. Supply Chain Shipping Costs Supply Chain Visibility communication connectivity

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain as we used to know it is changing – and these changes are impacting not only retailers, but a variety of businesses and industries. 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.

How Coronavirus Has Disrupted The Meat Supply Chain In The U.S.

PLS Logistics

Meat supply chains in the U.S. In particular, the most hard-hit industry within the food supply chain was meat processing. Since numerous workers have tested positive for COVID-19 on multiple meat plants across the country, the entire supply chain was disrupted. Blog coronavirus food shipping meat supply chain supply chain managementhave been severely affected by the coronavirus.

Truckload Shipping Seasons

Freight Center

In the freight shipping and logistics industry, there are different seasons, so to speak. Understanding truckload shipping seasons can help you optimize your supply chain and plan ahead for busier months when capacity is tighter.

We Are Finalists in the 2020 Supply Chain Brief MVP Awards!

All Things Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain has qualified as a finalist in two categories in the 2020 Supply Chain Brief MVP Awards!

Big Data Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Resilience

Cerasis

Supply chains across the globe need a better mousetrap to keep freight spend under control and efficiently manage freight. And, investment statistics reveal an increasing trend for more technology to enable multi-modal shipping and the application of big data analytics to increase scalability, flexibility, and demand-driven management decisions. The post Big Data Analytics to Improve Supply Chain Resilience appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

Cerasis

The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping. The post E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates? E-Commerce Logistics Freight Logistics Transportation Supply Chain E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020The state of e-commerce continues to move more toward heavier, non-traditional online purchases.

Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. But unfortunately their zeal did not come with a thorough understanding of the Supply Chain implications of their decisions. The Supply Chain model was fairly simple. This is drop shipping in action.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 18, 2020)

Talking Logistics

Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 18, 2020). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 18, 2020) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog comes from a guest author, Michael Gorman, who shares five different ways of going green with carbon-neutral shipping. The post 5 Ways to Go Green with Carbon-Neutral Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Logistics Supply Chain Carbon-Neutral Shipping

Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains

Kuebix

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in food shoppers buying supplies for a longer period of time (ex. The post Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix. Food and beverage companies produce and distribute essential products every day.

How to Plan for Shipping Success in 2021

Freight Center

With all the surprises, curveballs, and challenges we’ve all faced, supply chains of all sizes were tested more than they ever were in recent years. But, even with the unpredictability variable always at play, there are ways you can prepare for a better shipping year ahead.

3 Reasons to Use a 3PL For Retail Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

With increasing competition in the retail market, it has become very challenging for retailers to efficiently manage their supply chains. Essentially, a smooth retail supply chain strategy is a fundamental part of a positive customer experience, and retail companies strive to reach the golden standard of order fulfillment and fast delivery. Blog retail retail logistics retail shipping retail supply chain supply chain supply chain management

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10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping

Cerasis

Complexity and precision data within the transportation and shipping industry require refinement in measuring and recording metrics. The post 10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO

Cerasis

However, 2020 has been extremely eventful and wrought with risk in the supply chain. The post 5 Steps to Start Planning Your Peak Season Shipping Strategy | Fast Freight Five VIDEO appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Coronavirus: The Impact on Logistics and Supply Chains

PLS Logistics

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a global pandemic affecting people, cities, businesses, and supply chains all over the world. eBook coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 disruptions ebook logistics shipping disruptions supply chains

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 12/12/2020 – 12/17/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Toyota to release electric car with 10 minutes fast charging in 2021 In a report released by Nikkei Asia, it has been revealed that Toyota plans to unveil an electric… General Weekly wrap-up brexit cargo costco electric cars shipping supply chain weekly wrap-up Toyota

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Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1

Cerasis

Under the current COVID-19 global pandemic, managing risk in the supply chain has taken on a renewed importance. Procurement teams continue to struggle with finding available suppliers and shipping capacity to enable supply chain responsiveness. The post Top 10 Metrics to Track and Manage Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Risk Management Supply Chain risk in the supply chain

Supply Chain Diagnostic: A Four-Step Process

Supply Chain Shaman

Time For A Supply Chain Check-Up? When a company contacts me to help them with their supply chain, the pain is usually a gap in customer service. They tend to have many pretty PowerPoint slide decks–full of acronyms, pretty pictures and E2E commitments–but they lack a common definition of supply chain excellence. To complete a supply chain diagnostic, I take these four steps: Step One. Supply chains are not the same.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Following the outbreak of the pandemic, many companies were forced to confront the fact that their supply chains were not as resilient as they had hoped they were. National lockdowns and social distancing measures exposed serious weak points in the supply chain, causing huge delays and disruptions, which affected people’s daily lives.”[1] Below are some of the supply chain trends subject matter expert believe will have significant impacts in the coming years.

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Retail Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

Retail supply chains have been put through the wringer. Read on to see what the industry currently looks like and if your supply chain is equipped to weather the storm. . How to Make Sure Your Retail Supply Chain is Ready .

Parcel Shipping: 3 Steps to a More Accurate E-Commerce Network Model

CHAINalytics

If your company has navigated through the initial supply and demand fires and is looking to get ahead of this here-to-stay trend, now is the time to check how well you are modeling parcel costs in your supply chain network.

Omnichannel Supply Chain Metrics: What Should Supply Chain Leaders Measure?

Cerasis

But, how do supply chain leaders and managers ensure their omnichannel supply chain is working. The answer lies using these omnichannel supply chain metrics to carefully track and improve operations continuously. Anytime an order is incorrectly picked and identified prior to shipping , it should be documented and tracked. Therefore, you should track the percent of the actual use of all segments in the omnichannel supply chain.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Risk permeates supply chains. The best-laid plans to avoid as many risks as possible often fall on deaf ears in supply chain management, but supply chain executives who take the time to understand the greatest threats can successfully position their companies to overcome such risks. While there are thousands of possible supply chain risks in various supply chains, supply chain execs should keep these risks top of mind.