Nine Killer Digital Tools for Logistics Professionals


What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. As ships evolve from barges to Maersk EEEs, digital tools for logistics professionals evolve too. These are our top digital tools that make life easier for logistics professionals, from sales teams, operations teams and transportation managers to just about any freight professional.

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How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?


Transportation modes used in procurement and shipping. In other words, consumers can get practically anything they want at a moment’s notice, and more consumers are expressing a willingness to wait for a product a few days if free shipping is a possibility. As explained in a previous blog post, continuous improvement in an organization can be achieved through the use of performance measurement tools via big data.

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Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments


Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

ShipBob’s New Analytics Tool: How Fast-Growing DTC Brands Use Fulfillment Data


That’s why we recently launched a free analytics tool packed with new charts and deeper insights to help you with everything from year-end reporting, to better supply chain decision-making. Shipping insights. How much are my customers spending by shipping method?

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What are Ecommerce Shipping Zones?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Shipping Zones article originally published by, and permission to publish here provide by Jake Rheude at Carriers such as FedEx, UPS, and USPS use shipping zones to determine the shipping cost of a package. Shipping Zone Definition. Subscribe Here!

Pandemic Underscores Necessity of TMS and Other Supply Chain Tech Tools

Supply Chain Collaborator

A surge in demand to ship the flood of crude oil unleashed by Saudi Arabia and its OPEC peers is sending freight rates surging and forcing buyers to seek out space on smaller tankers after the largest ones have been booked out, shipping sources said. Freight charges to ship oil in Suezmax tankers… have in some cases increased ten-fold amid a shortage of very large crude carriers (VLCCs)…”.

Do More Shipping with Less Work


Since documentation and paperwork make up a considerable portion of time lost in transport, shipping on the blockchain will revolutionize the industry and allow you to do more with less. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. The challenges of current shipping processes can be attributed to fundamental flaws in the way world trade operates. Shippers have a tendency to view shipping as a standalone process, but it is much more than that. Blockchain Industry Shippin

Six Sigma Tools and Inventory Management


Finally, we’ll finish by exploring Six Sigma methodologies and tools used in modern Lean Six Sigma and Lean Inventory Management. Six Sigma describes a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Yellow Belts are employees with basic training in Six Sigma tools and generally participate in projects. However, it does contain tools, processes, and techniques that are still useful for small to medium-sized businesses. Introduction.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel


Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent.

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.

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.

Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools


Avoiding disruption and reducing costs are two very compelling business reasons for pharmaceutical companies to invest in tools to improve their supply chain visibility. Leverage live streaming data to improve accountability If risky shipping routes, transfers, or theft could be avoided, wouldn’t you choose to safeguard your goods by selecting safer routes? To ensure goods arrive on time and in full, you need the best tools and guidance available.

WordPress Ecommerce Shipping: Scaling Your Online Store Through Shipping


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.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019. The Uberization of Trucking Continued Another defining factor in the peak shipping season goes back to the Uberization of trucking. The cardboard boxes packages arrive in serve as a valuable marketing tool.

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


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.

Providing Unparalleled Shipping Solutions for Small Businesses

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s why we launched our self-service online shipping tool Freightquote by C.H. They have enough things on their mind – finding reliable shipping shouldn’t be one of them. These technology-enabled enhancements are further automating the shipping experience for small business owners. From a single online portal, they can now get more shipping options than any other provider for everything from a single package to a full truckload – and everything in between.

The Nightmare Before Christmas E-Commerce Shipping

Veridian Solutions

Planning for Christmas e-commerce shipping used to be an annual process. The never-ending peak season planning can become nightmarish for supply chain leaders, who may need to seek better tools for managing the demand. . Driving Forces of the Nightmare Before Christmas E-Commerce Shipping. Augment Your Christmas E-Commerce Shipping Strategy With the Right Supply Chain Systems Partner. eCommerce Christmas e-commerce shipping

WMS and OMS Implementation: Why Having a Team and Full Suite of Tools Gets the Job Done

Veridian Solutions

To avoid these problems, supply chain leaders need to understand why having a team and a full suite of tools can effectively reach desired outcomes faster and more efficiently. Since modern supply-chain technologies can speed order fulfillment and shipping, any technical limitations on inventory visibility could extend to customer service and continue downstream and have a negative impact on consumer satisfaction.

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Supply Chain Media and partners launch new strategy assessment tool

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Media, Districon, DSV and Nyenrode Business University have deloped a new strategy assessment tool: Supply Chain Satellite. The tool consists of a detailed questionnaire, a sophisticated scoring model and an in-depth analysis covering all possible logistics outsourcing strategies. Because of your highly customized handling and shipping requirements you have custom built these capabilities yourself.

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ERP System to Help Improve Your Pick, Pack, and Ship Activities

My Office Apps

How an ERP System Can Help Your Pick, Pack and Ship Activities. Read on for some essential tips on how to improve your warehouse and shipping activities. By placing the frequently picked products closer to the shipping area, warehouse staff can easily and quickly pick the items on demand. Additionally, warehouse managers should consider integrating the packing and shipping stations to free up space and streamline the fulfillment process.

Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning


Arguably the two most important core components of managing the supply chain or demand-supply network are demand management (DM) and Central Planning (CP). CP is sometimes referred to as master planning or supply planning. Demand Management’s Partner in Crime – Central Planning was first posted on May 12, 2020 at 8:05 am. ©2017 ©2017 " Supply Chain Link Blog - Arkieva " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships


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. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9 billion on shipping in Q3 2016. But there’s no such thing as free shipping. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

How to Keep Up with Rising Consumer Shipping Expectations


Two-day, one-day, and same-day shipping—it's becoming a trend. Direct to consumer brands need to be able to provide reliable, fast shipping to their customers, and that means taking a deep look at their supply chain practices. 96% of consumers consider fast shipping the same as same-day shipping, and 80% of consumers want same-day shipping while 61% want their packages delivered within three hours. Shipping Trends. Streamline the process of shipping.

3 Ways a TMS Platform Offsets Inflated Shipping Costs

Supply Chain Collaborator

TRILLION on Shipping Costs in 2017” blares the headline from the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report article. The visibility and control afforded by having freight data well-organized and accessible within a robust TMS platform allows a shipper to better align their shipping needs with the most appropriate carrier in any given lane and for any given freight class. The post 3 Ways a TMS Platform Offsets Inflated Shipping Costs appeared first on UltraShipTMS.

The Tool Nut: Driving Customer Satisfaction with Descartes OzLink™ Mobile Warehouse & Descartes ShipRush™


Streamlined ecommerce customer experience As a rapidly-expanding online supplier of tools and equipment with a long-standing reputation for exemplary customer service, The Tool Nut implemented the combined solution of Descartes OzLink™ Mobile Warehous e and Descartes ShipRush™ to drive operational efficiencies through its receiving and shipping workflow, ensuring streamlined customer experience and supporting continued growth without the need for additional personnel or warehouse space

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Avoid These Parcel Shipping Mistakes to Reap Big Benefits

BluJay Solutions

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. When margins are tight and budgets are thin, where do you find the money to invest in a carrier agnostic, third party shipping application?

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics


E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight. Obviously, time is of the essence for all e-commerce shipments, but customers that are willing to pay a premium for faster shipping should take priority.

The Shipping Reality of a Post-COVID World

Intelligent Audit

First, making sure all of our employees are safe and healthy, and second, providing our customers with the tools and insights necessary to help navigate the changing tides that COVID-19 has brought to global supply chains. The post The Shipping Reality of a Post-COVID World appeared first on Intelligent Audit. The following is an excerpt from an article written by Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit.

How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our technology business, Horizon Technology, was being hindered by our shipping processes. We couldn’t make existing shipping software work for our business, at least at a cost we could afford. You may require a spot quote for freight outside your current shipping class or lane.

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Today I want to discuss international shipping management in the context of the new network platforms. . Given the global nature of automotive manufacturing in today’s networked supply environments, international shipping will be a consideration as part of the trading relationship between Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers and their Tier 2 Suppliers. Visibility and timing once again take center stage related to international shipping.

6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy


Because of this reality, return requests are inevitable, so it’s important that you have a proper ecommerce shipping returns policy. Show your customers you stand behind your product by making your ecommerce shipping returns policy easy to find.

Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

BluJay Solutions

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. Retailers are upping the minimum spend for free shipping by stealth, with major names such as Amazon, Best Buy and Gap recently increasing their qualifying spend according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Some of their biggest challenges lie in supply chain and logistics management, with many SMEs struggling to access shipping solutions and distribution networks controlled by gigantic enterprises that focus on serving similarly enormous customers. It’s time to start looking ahead again.

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Holiday Shopping Means Holiday Shipping: How Do All Those Packages Get Delivered?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That includes being able to anticipate the path of a winter storm to adjust delivery routes, address problems before they happen, and help shippers guarantee delivery on-time through a global visibility tool called Navisphere Vision.

COVID-19 and Managed Transportation: Providers Work to Handle Shipping Volatility

Logistics Viewpoints

There are companies that have seen their shipping volumes surge during this global recession and pandemic. This article describes the different tools managed trans providers use to secure transportation capacity.