Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

GlobalTranz

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

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The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

GlobalTranz

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

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Remote Controlled Container Ships

3PL Wire

Lots of buzz recently regarding the use of drones to revolutionize the supply chain industry. Google is apparently developing driverless cars and Amazon.com earlier this year announced future plans to implement a drone delivery service. The latest in the unmanned transportation arena is the announcement by Rolls Royce regarding the possibility of remote controlled ocean container ships to transport cargo across the ocean.

3PL Outlook for 2014

Apparel Logistics

Third party logistics (3PL) has come a long way from its trucking firm days. Over the years they have developed to also be able to assemble parts, package, and handle returned goods as well. 3PL continues to have big plans for expansion in the future

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NOL to sell off APL Logistics Business Unit?

3PL Wire

I have been reading many reports in the media regarding the news that Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is planning to sell its logistics business unit – APL Logistics – in order to improve its performance. However, NOL issued a “Clarification on Media Report” stating that “These considerations are preliminary and exploratory in nature. There is no assurance that any definitive transaction for the sale or an IPO of NOL’s logistics business will be conducted.”

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

GlobalTranz

We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

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Maersk Line Revives Sealand Name

3PL Wire

Maersk Line recently announced the the formation of a regional containerized shipping company that will service the intra-Americas region. The name of the new affiliate will be called Sealand. According to a Maersk Line press release , the new affiliate will operate similar to the company’s other regional carriers including; intra-Asia carrier MCC Transport and intra-Europe carrier Seago.

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. Additionally, freight in general and the crunch in capacity have picked up in 2014, as economic growth has created an increase in durable goods orders as well as consumer spending.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

GlobalTranz

We will feature over the next 7 business days each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2014. These will only contain posts written in 2014. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2014, and over 200,000 page views on those posts alone. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

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Fostering the Future of Manufacturing & The Explosion of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

GlobalTranz

The future of manufacturing looks bright. New innovations, the rise of the entrepreneurial age, and the internet of everything will drive product development & manufacturing growth. Listen to what Peter Diamandis had to say in a recent article featured in Inc. “The ability to build a business has gotten easier and cheaper.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

GlobalTranz

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. We take pride at Cerasis, as a third party logistics company who has developed a proprietary web-based transportation management system , to offer technology solutions to our shippers so they may remain as efficient as possible and have access to information at their fingertips.

3 Keys to Winning the Manufacturing Talent Battle

GlobalTranz

Originally appeared on the SDI Clarity Blog , authored by Jeremy Erard. SDI Clarity is a a professional services firm specializing in innovation in the areas of Strategy, Demand Generation, Learning, Talent Development, and Organizational Change. You can learn more about their products and services here. The last 15 years have undoubtedly been some of the most challenging times in the history of the US economy.

5 Fundamental Practices to Make The Implementation of Warehouse Technology Pay off Big Time

GlobalTranz

Warehouse operations and their efficiency are a key to any company that deals with freight, shipping and inventories. When efficiency lags behind however, orders are lost and things get out of control. This chaotic environment (usually due to those companies who are still using manual process in the warehouse) will directly affect the profits and reputation to customers of your company.

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FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

GlobalTranz

One of the biggest problems facing veterans leaving the military is the difficulty of finding jobs in the civilian sector. From not being familiar with the civilian job application process to not knowing how to translate experience into something the civilian sector will understand and appreciate, the variety of hurdles veterans face are enormous. These problems have contributed to veteran homelessness for decades.

4 Benefits Shippers Realize when Transportation EDI is Utilized in a TMS

GlobalTranz

According to a research study from Forrester, EDI continues to prove its worth as an electronic message data format. This research states that “the annual volume of global EDI transactions exceeds 20 billion per year and is still growing.”. As a shipper in today’s growing market, there are many advantages to shifting to the use of transportation EDI with your transportation providers or 3PLs.

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

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Keeping the supply chain operation at peak efficiency requires efficient and economic transportation of goods. This all starts with an eye to detail towards the most effective transportation management practices. There is a strong relationship between mismanaged supply chains and transportation and loss of profits, as an effectively structured supply chain will reduce business operation expenses.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

GlobalTranz

Suppliers of steel fabrication and metal working equipment and technology are looking forward to a significant rise in demand from the region’s resurgent construction sector, one of the key demand drivers for the fabrication industry. There’s been a lot of progress made in the steel industry in general and here are some of the tips and tricks to expect from the steel fabrication industry for 2015: Buying Equipment.

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EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths

GlobalTranz

Today we pick up our series on all things Electronic Data Interchange or EDI by busting the common myths around implementing an EDI Integration program.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

GlobalTranz

Holiday shipping prices for 2014 are pretty similar to what they were last year, only a bit higher. Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to holiday shipping for 2014 is the Christmas tree monster. AAA Cooper will be closed or have limited operations on the following days: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – Closed. Thursday, December 25, 2014 – Closed. Friday, December 26, 2014 – Limited Service. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – Limited Service.

Reshoring Optimism, But Not Much Else

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog which tackles the hard numbers behind reshoring. Although, long term, reshoring makes sense for some, at the end of the day, what reshoring does is remind executives at manufacturing companies to look at the long term, then decide what is best for the company. That may mean reshoring eventually, but according to today’s guest post, we also must look at the hard data before we decree that reshoring is in full form yet. .

US Imports and Exports Law Regulations: Getting Upper Management Support

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The implementation of a robust internal Control Program, which we talked about in our June 2014 post. Legal Framework of US Imports and Exports. Under both US Imports and Exports Law and Regulation, the importer/exporter is required to “exercise reasonable care” or perform “due diligence”. Among others, see the US Customs Modernization Act , which established the reasonable care standard. See 19 U.S.C.

Which Industrial Winch? 3 Great Questions to Ask When Hiring and/or Buying Industrial Equipment

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Editor’s Note: Every company who needs equipment has to ask themselves the proper questions before either purchasing or hiring from the right company. Then you must realize what is the best product for the job. Our goal is and always will be to provide content to those in the industrial space which provides value and allows you to gather ideas to make your work life easier. . Should you bring out the big guns?

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

GlobalTranz

We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014? Top Supply Chain Blog Posts for 2014. The following are ranked in order to most page views to the 10th most viewed supply chain blog we wrote in 2014 for the Cerasis blog.

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A Different Approach: When Should a Company Consider Factoring?

Mazars Ledger

Articles Articles 2014 Banking Financial Services Insights Manufacturing and Distribution Year 2014 business to business companies factoring costs financial asset financial strength Manufacturing & Distribution manufacturing and distribution Year 2019Companies have several alternatives when seeking financing and factoring can be a valuable alternative. Factoring is when a business sells… The post A Different Approach: When Should a Company Consider Factoring?

Why Should Retailers Care About Human Rights in Their Supply Chains?

Mazars Ledger

Articles Articles 2014 M&D Watch December 2014 Manufacturing and Distribution Newsletters The Ledger 2013 December Year 2013 “Blood in the Mobile” Frank Poulsen human rights M&D M&D Watch MandD Watch Manufacturing & Distribution manufacturing and distribution newsletter newsletters Nokia retailers Supply Chains transparency and competitive advantageThe answer is simple- transparency and competitive advantage.

Key Challenges for the U.S. Water Industry

Mazars Ledger

Energy & Utilities Manufacturing and Distribution Water Year 2014 Aging Infrastructure challenges education energy and utilities financial trends Manufacturing & Distribution manufacturing and distribution pricing utilities water water industry workforce managementAGING INFRASTRUCTURE ALONG WITH TALENT attraction and retention continue to be the key challenges facing the U.S. water industry, according… The post Key Challenges for the U.S.

US Manufacturing Sees a Forecast of Growth

Apparel Logistics

The economy of the US seems to be looking up as we enter 2014; manufacturing especially is expected to see serious growth due to many factors but most particularly because of

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The Year of the Horse is here! Bring on the Fireworks! Bring on the SMOG!

All Roads Lead to China

LAst night, while enjoying a hot pot with friends and doing my best to ignore the CCTV New Year extravaganza, I was taking screen shots from my CN Air quality app to see if it would be possible to show the impact of fireworks on China’s air quality. As you can see, over the course of the night things got measurably worse.

The Apparel Logistics Group Internship Experience

Apparel Logistics

Luke joined the TALG team as an intern during the Summer of 2014. The Apparel Logistics Group (TALG) has long forged a strong relationship with the University of North Texas (UNT) located in Denton, Texas. TALG actively works with UNT in various engaging opportunities such as Internship programs across different functional departments with the potential to develop into full time positions upon graduation, speaking engagements, on-site student tours and projects.

Manufacturing Growth in the New Year

Apparel Logistics

As we approach the start of 2014, it is becoming more and more apparent that economic growth will continue into the New Year. This is exciting for both the economy at large, and individuals, as more personal debt has been paid off, and more credit is becoming available. The overall growth is anticipated to be around 2%, but within particular specialized industries, it will be as large as 10%, an increase that will positively affect the economy in many ways

Does It Pay to Use a Specialized 3PL Provider?

Apparel Logistics

Outsourcing logistics to a specialized 3PL provider, whether with apparel, groceries or electronics, has many advantages over one-size-fits all providers

Does It Pay to Use a Specialized 3PL Provider?

Apparel Logistics

Outsourcing logistics to a specialized 3PL provider, whether with apparel, groceries or electronics, has many advantages over one-size-fits all providers

3D Printing: The Future Norm for Manufacturers?

Apparel Logistics

3D printing is a game changing technology that seems almost magical. As the technology becomes more sophisticated and more affordable, 3D printers are becoming more prolific

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3D Printing: The Future Norm for Manufacturers?

Apparel Logistics

3D printing is a game changing technology that seems almost magical. As the technology becomes more sophisticated and more affordable, 3D printers are becoming more prolific

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3 Tells of an ineffectual 3PL

Apparel Logistics

Every business has its own best practices and understanding what to look for in a 3PL will help you make the best decision for your company

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