2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? 2016 Supply Chain Trend #1: Supply Chains will Look to Go Digital. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #2: Responding to Innovation & Change But with An Eye On Fundamentals.

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

Today marks the official halfway point of 2016 and that means it's time for our "Top Posts for the first half of the year" annual event. So with all of that said, the most popular freight blog posts written in 2016 and that have received the most views so far echo what we saw with the previous blog posts: trends and changes in the industry we all must be aware of in order to maximize our shipping practices. What are your favorite Freight Blog Posts from the Cerasis blog for 2016?

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The 2016 State of Manufacturing Industry Trends: E-Commerce, Robotics, & Analytics

Cerasis

At the onset of 2016, we identified key trends to watch for in manufacturing, and as the year draws to a close, it’s time for an evaluation of our predictions to discover the state of manufacturing. E-commerce was expected to become the dominant player for manufacturers in 2016 through the following: Increasing share of aftermarket parts sales. Since e-commerce can be best analyzed by reviewing Cyber Monday 2016, consider the record-breaking sales achieved.

6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016

Cerasis

2016 will be a defining year for the logistics industry , and transportation management practices must adapt to these changes. As watchdog groups and public-perception have grown more powerful over how businesses operate, 2016 will be a year in which the focus of the logistics industry shifts towards increased oversight regulations and easier trucker or shipper responsibilities. Similarly, the method of determining the rate of shipping will change in 2016.

Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt

Logistics Matter

Maybe it is me, but I can watch this for hours. Anything happening in buildings with high walls and little to no windows, grabs my attention. I love the intricate web of movements of people, machines and goods in a warehouse environment. Regular complex conveyor belt systems are great to see in action, but these Intralox multi directional conveyor belts […]. The post Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Material Handling Warehousing

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If Steve Jobs Owned a 3PL

The Logistics of Logistics

Everybody knows Steve Jobs, the iconic innovator, who transformed five different industries: computers, phones, music, digital publishing and movies (Pixar). He even left his mark in brick and mortar with the Apple Stores, which have been wildly successful. But what if Steve Jobs had unleased his crazed intensity and business mastery on the 3PL industry? What would Steve’s 3PL look like? Below are 5 things that I think would characterize Steve Job’s 3PL: 1. Understanding Customer Wants.

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Reviewing 2016’s Intermodal Predictions & Anticipating 2017

PLS Logistics

Intermodal transportation is a hybrid system that relies on an interchangeable relationship among truck, rail and barge. Intermodal transport is a reliable mode, providing standardized transit schedules, low costs and easy access to equipment. Intermodal Transportation News

The Current State of the Driver Shortage in 2016

Cerasis

Rather than trying to figure out what is and is not causing problems, you need to know a few basic facts about how the truck driver shortage will evolve in 2016. From May 2014 to January 2016, many trucking companies increased their wages. The Internet of Things is going to be one of the most influential parts of the shipping industry to impact the driver shortage in 2016.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Our last post covered the Top 5 Logistics blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 manufacturing blogs from 2016 so far. Top Manufacturing Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The manufacturing blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of manufacturing. e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. 6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016.

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The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. 3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way.

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Current State of Today’s Supply Chain in 2016

Cerasis

The MAPI Foundation recently released predictions for how the supply chain will grow and evolve from 2016 to 2018. However, the supply chain of 2016 is looking different from what economists had expected, and the supply chain is battling many problems. The second half of 2016 is expected to see an accelerated growth rate of 3 percent, and several problems can be linked to these lower growth rates.

LogisticsMatter is Proudly Presenting Its New Logo

Logistics Matter

As some of you have already noticed LogisticsMatter has a new logo. After six years I thought it was time for a fresh look, after giving the site an overhaul last year. Please find it below: The new logos are designed by graphics designer and illustrator Stephan Brusche. The container design was one of the first concepts that Stephan showed […]. The post LogisticsMatter is Proudly Presenting Its New Logo appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

5 More Manufacturing Technologies to Impact the Industry in 2016

Cerasis

Yesterday we started our two part series about manufacturing technology trends we will see impact the industry in 2016 by painting a picture of the top 4 trends. 5 Manufacturing Technologies Looking to Impact the Manufacturing Industry in 2016. 2015 saw the improvement of many different technologies, and manufacturers are looking to 2016 with confidence. Changes to the materials used in manufacturing will also be a major trend for 2016 manufacturing technologies.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process. Let's take a look at what logistics technology trends will become the dominant factors of the logistics industry for 2016. GreyOrange Butler Robot - Logistics Technology Trend for 2016.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Robots do not sleep. They do not drink. They do not complain, and they do not need a paycheck. Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry.

Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds

Logistics Matter

Sponsored Content – Recently I had the chance to sit down with Pieter Kinds, CEO of the TenderTool, a cloud-based freight tendering start-up. We spoke about how he intends to change and improve the way companies manage tendering freight. Please find the interview below: Why was TenderTool founded? In the logistics industry it is a given that freight is being […]. The post Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

Cerasis

Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. 6 Transportation Management Trends for 2016.

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Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016

Cerasis

Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. To protect yourself and your business I offer you to take a look at this list of top programs and courses that will take place in 2016, which will help you to understand main concepts of this powerful tool and learn how to successfully apply it on practice. There are three offered starting dates - August 2016, January 2017 or May 2017.

Top 10 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2016. And Beyond

Cerasis

Author information Raana Cohen The post Top 10 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2016. The winds of change are always blowing, but now, more than ever, logistics and supply chain professionals see it more than most. To keep pace with change, it’s important to keep an eye on the supply chain and logistics trends that are happening right now. In fact, they are likely to be indicators of what’s to come soon.

The 4 Big Manufacturing Technology Trends to Rule the Land in 2016

Cerasis

In this first post of a two-part series, we will expand beyond our 6 general manufacturing trends we predicted would shape 2016 to now laser focus on the manufacturing technology trends that will impact manufacturers in 2016. 4 Core Manufacturing Technology Trends for 2016. 2016 promises to be one of the most outstanding and innovative years for advancing manufacturing technology in history. Growth beyond 2016 seems only limited to the possibilities of the imagination.

3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry

Cerasis

The shipping industry of 2016 is a gross misrepresentation of what was considered “normal” shipping practices in the 1980s or 1990s. Although the use of transportation management systems , unmanned aerial vehicles, and robotics , is dramatically changing the logistics landscape, several other technologies will become key players in the logistics industry in 2016. In 2016, the IoT will start to take a more proactive approach in the overall management of shipping processes.

Trending Transportation News: July 2016

PLS Logistics

FedEx Delivers to Cuba. FedEx became the first American freight carrier with rights to deliver freight to Cuba. FedEx says they will begin service on January 15, 2017. Their rights extend to July 15, 2018. Amazon Tests Drone Delivery in U.K. Amazon has partnered with the British government to test drone parcel delivery technology. The tests, supervised by the Civil Aviation Authority, will test the drone’s ability to maneuver with multiple other drones in the air and out of sight of operators.

[e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management

Cerasis

We hope you enjoy this comprehensive look into the future as we outlay the top trends that will shape the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management industries not only in 2016 but for several years to come. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] 2016 Trends in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Fill out the form below to access the e-book.

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Federal Reserve took the initiative to slightly increase interest rates, but the hopes for a robust start to 2016 were quickly dashed. The prices of fuel continued to drop, and growth in the logistics industry slowed to a painstaking crawl of less than So, let’s take a closer look at what findings were released within the 2016 State of Logistics (SOL) report and how they impact current and future logistics processes.

Trending Transportation News: April 2016

PLS Logistics

2014 Traffic Costs Industry $49.6 Billion. US highway traffic congestion added billions of dollars in operational costs for the trucking industry. More than a dozen states experienced congestion costs of more than $1 billion. 89% of the congestion happened on 12% of roads. The ATRI’s analysis showed that trucks were delayed more than 728 million hours. 7 in 10 to Accelerate Warehouse Technology.

Drones and Recovery, Edibility, Google, Applications, Public Opinion, and Hunters

Logistics Matter

There were so many interesting supply chain and logistics related drones stories in the past few weeks, that I put them together in this post. Please click the links in the tweets to read the full story. Drones and Flooding Drones are being used in many good ways in areas struck by hurricanes and other disasters. Drones can move around […]. The post Drones and Recovery, Edibility, Google, Applications, Public Opinion, and Hunters appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016

Freightos

LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016. The market remains fragmented: the top 20 logistics players controlling only 58% of the market (via Ti Global Forwarding Report 2016 ). ” Global Freight Forwarding 2016, Transport Intelligence. The second quarter of 2016 saw increased activity with online freight marketplaces: Haven and Fleet both completing funding rounds. See the updates (and the data) in the free Q2 2016 LogTech Overview.

6 Transportation News Stories: August 2016

PLS Logistics

Louisiana Weather Causes Shipment Delays. Louisiana called a state of emergency after heavy rainfall affected the region. More than 280 state roads have been flooded and closed, affecting intermodal rail and truckload shipping. “It’s It’s a major disaster,” said Rodney Mallett of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Learn more here.). Market Condition: Continued Price Declines.

Trending Transportation News: May 2016

PLS Logistics

Driver Shortage Worsens for Truckload Fleets. For the year, turnover averaged 79% at smaller fleets and nearly 95% at larger fleets. The turnover rate shows that the driver market remains a serious challenge for truckload fleets. Among LTL operators, turnover was 11% for the fourth quarter and for the full year of 2015. Haven’t felt the effects of the driver shortage? Click here to find out what’s going on with freight rates and driver’s pay.). California Invests in Zero-Emissions Trucks.

PLS’ 11 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2016

PLS Logistics

(#11 Most Read Blog in 2016) Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast -Fuel prices, weather, capacity, and e-commerce are a few factors that determine truckload demand during the holiday season. Before Thanksgiving, reefer volumes increased and as December’s holiday shoppers start buying, more dry van loads were posted. UPS is expected Monday, December 19 to be the busiest shipping day, and for this year to have 14% more shipping volume than last year. (

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Trending Transportation News: March 2016

PLS Logistics

Here’s an overview of 6 popular transportation and supply chain news stories from March: Capacity News Inbound Freight

Sex and the Single 3PL Salesman

The Logistics of Logistics

To meet his sales numbers, a young 3PL salesman calls 100 prospects per day and asks for the sale. He has been taught that if he makes enough calls, he will win over a shipper or two. The wise old boss reminds his newbie salesman that “it’s a numbers game.”. After a long week of pestering shippers, the young salesman turns his attention to the ladies. He is determined to improve his sex life. He makes the goal of having sex twice per week.

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Megatrends, Strategic Technology Trends, Robots, and Autonomous Vehicles

Logistics Matter

Logistics in the News – Week 42 A lot of interesting things in the news again last week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Robots in factories and warehouses GE and Caterpillar […]. The post Megatrends, Strategic Technology Trends, Robots, and Autonomous Vehicles appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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Everything You Need to Know About EU Customs Clearance

Logistics Matter

The EU legislation relating to the importation of goods by businesses who are not established in the EU is very complex and varies considerably between Member States. As an Importer, it is important to understand the roles and responsibilities of the carrier and other representatives that may be required. As a Carrier, it is a big commercial decision to make […]. The post Everything You Need to Know About EU Customs Clearance appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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'Surprise' inspections set for Roadcheck 2016

#TQLDrive

Special emphasis on tire safety as 10,000 inspectors set up shop for 72 straight hours of roadside checks

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