Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. When freight capacity for parcels falls short, associated delays negatively impact the buying experience for online shoppers.

Demand > capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

In this issue, what carriers are doing about capacity, how SMEs are managing the freight storm, Knight-Swift picks up AAA Cooper and more. Truckin’ — With more than 1-in-4 contracted dry van loads getting rejected, one has to wonder if the trucking industry is doing enough to add capacity.

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Transportation capacity dips further, prices keep surging

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity remains on a downward trajectory while prices and utilization are “increasing at an increasing rate,” according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. The transportation capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index (LMI) increased 560 basis points to 40.5%

Transportation capacity declines accelerate in September

The Supply Chain Journal

The rate at which transportation capacity contracted increased in September, according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. For 16 consecutive months, capacity has been on the decline. Survey respondents also lowered their expectations for future transportation capacity.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity

Kuebix

The post How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Collaboration Community Load Match Truckload Capacity kuebix Rates RFP Spot Market TMS truckload

Transportation capacity tightens further in May

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity diminished further in May, according to a supply chain survey. The capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index fell 50 basis points from April to 32.7%, “indicating continued downward pressure,” the Tuesday report read.

Data-Driven Solution Helps 3PLs Uncover Available Truckload Capacity

Food Logistics

Through the new Cooperative solution, 3PLs can gain real-time insight into terminating capacity and capacity that was previously hidden, cover more loads cost efficiently and automate processes.

Find Ways Around Tight Capacity During Produce Season

Trinity Logistics

It’s not a secret that capacity remains tight and freight rates stay high. Yet, produce shippers that take the time to think about the situation and what they can do to push through will have a better chance at finding capacity and keeping costs manageable.

Carrier Capacity Management Levels the Playing Field in a Carriers’ Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Carrier capacity tops the list of parcel shippers’ challenges. E-commerce order volume keeps climbing, straining carrier capacity with shippers sending more parcels outbound and receiving more returns inbound. Carrier capacity management strategies ease the crunch.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

FreightWaves SONAR releases Capacity Trend Indices

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves SONAR is releasing a new set of indices whose sole function is to help shippers, carriers and brokers prioritize their attention each day – Capacity Trend Market Scores (CTSCV, CTSCR, CTSSV, CTSSR) and Capacity Trend Market Direction (CTDV, CTDR).

Rates red-hot in August, shipments high but capacity constrained

The Supply Chain Journal

Unending consumer demand , a lack of transportation capacity (equipment and drivers) and a supply chain under duress continue to push freight rates higher. Further, Denoyer warned shippers that increases in the index are actually being suppressed by mix and capacity issues.

Southern truckload capacity vanishes before the 4th

The Supply Chain Journal

freight market was easing, capacity tightened to record levels in two of the nation’s largest freight centers: Atlanta and Dallas. The aggregate stabilization hides the underlying capacity situation in two of the nation’s most prominent freight hubs, Dallas and Atlanta.

FreightWaves SONAR releases Capacity Trend Indices

FreightWaves SONAR

FreightWaves SONAR is releasing new indices – Capacity Trend Market Scores and Capacity Trend Market Direction – to help shippers, carriers and brokers prioritize specific routes daily. Lakeland, however, has a score of 100, indicating favorable or improving capacity conditions.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Carriers bet on Capacity-as-a-Service

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity-as-a-Service sales model. Capacity-as-a-service (CaaS) is a business methodology in which carriers use their trucks to sell an outcome, and in transportation that outcome is a positive shipping experience from pickup to transit to on-time delivery.

Mexico trucking capacity crunch

Supply Chain and Logistics

The USMCA replacement for NAFTA has not improved anything regarding trucking between the US and Mexico. COVID-19, movement of production from the Far East to Mexico, and no change in regulations, has put demands on trucking firms and on drivers … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking international trade Mexico trucking USMCA

Freightos launches guaranteed container capacity service

Supply Chain and Logistics

3PLs such as ocean freight brokers can rise to the challenge of messed up supply chains. This one, Freightos, is introducing a service that guarantees placement of a container on a specific vessel with a known departure date. How much … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains 3PLs container shipping freight brokers intermodal supply chains

Freight flow imbalance is the real capacity issue

The Supply Chain Journal

The biggest reason for the current truckload capacity shortage is the exacerbation of the majority of goods moving from west to east. Chart of the Week container imports Los Angeles tender rejections trucking capacity truckload spot rates

Transportation capacity ‘historically low’; prices ‘show no sign of slowing’

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation capacity subcomponent of the index increased 2.8 The report described the capacity environment as “one of the tightest transportation markets we have ever measured.”.

LTL Capacity and Embargoes

Blue Grace Logistics

The post LTL Capacity and Embargoes appeared first on BlueGrace Logistics. FreightWaves NOW – June 2021.

High costs will limit capacity growth in trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

With the larger fleets struggling to recruit new drivers to the space, cost barriers will limit the small fleet/owner-operator growth as well, helping to extend the capacity crunch on all levels. .

Freight Cost & Transportation Capacity Outlook for 2021

Now, That's Logistics

Carriers will also need to stabilize their transportation networks in 2021 to make the most of existing capacity,” Cassidy writes, “but that stability seems farther away, not closer, as the number of US COVID-19 cases climbs rapidly.”.

Freight continues to flow in, capacity does not

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity appears structurally constrained. Further, the current environment has a capacity issue even when compared to past robust freight markets. A jump in Class 8 orders during the fourth quarter appeared likely to bring the truck capacity the industry desperately needed.

10 Questions You Should Be Asking Capacity Management Vendors

Parade

Asking the right questions can help make sure your capacity management solution helps you achieve your goals. Choosing the right capacity management vendor can be complicated. However, capacity management is a little more complicated than that.

10 Questions You Should Be Asking Capacity Management Vendors

Parade

Asking the right questions can help make sure your capacity management solution helps you achieve your goals. Choosing the right capacity management vendor can be complicated. However, capacity management is a little more complicated than that.

2020 Projected to be the Busiest Peak Capacity Season Yet

Kuebix

As the holiday season begins in full force, the transportation industry is realizing that online shopping is creating what may be the busiest peak capacity season yet. The post 2020 Projected to be the Busiest Peak Capacity Season Yet appeared first on Kuebix.

Capacity issues keep e-commerce shippers on their toes

The Supply Chain Journal

Much has been written about shipping capacity issues on the ocean and on the nation’s truckload lanes , but those capacity issues continue to filter down to the last mile, and that has e-commerce shippers worried.

DFB Tech Stack: Capacity Management

Parade

In this post, we explore Capacity Management as one core piece of every digital freight brokerage’s operations. Why “Capacity Management”? The answer is a major paradigm shift that natively-digital freight brokers have embraced: a digital-first approach towards managing capacity.

DFB Tech Stack: Capacity Management

Parade

In this post, we explore Capacity Management as one core piece of every digital freight brokerage’s operations. Why “Capacity Management”? The answer is a major paradigm shift that natively-digital freight brokers have embraced: a digital-first approach towards managing capacity.

Could warehouse automation increase truck capacity by 30%?

The Supply Chain Journal

Business E-commerce & Fulfillment Modern Shipper News Recent News Technology Trucking e-commerce Geek+ mixed pallet loading Robotics trucking capacity warehouse automation warehouse robotics WSR Solutions

FreightWaves LIVE recap: Capacity, drivers and other challenges for trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: High demand, tight capacity and how fleets are navigating the current freight market. DETAILS: A discussion on capacity challenges in trucking. KEY QUOTES FROM MILLER: On capacity constraints: “The driver market, it’s always been a challenge in our space.

How to Reduce Freight Costs AND Attract Truck Freight Capacity

Kane is Able

The current freight capacity crunch has not been kind to corporate freight budgets. But a capacity-at-any-cost strategy is not sustainable – even in the short term. Some of these same freight savings strategies can help secure the capacity you desperately need.

Loadsmith taps Parade to scale capacity management, deepen carrier relationships

The Supply Chain Journal

has selected San Francisco-based Parade as a core technology partner to accelerate its capacity management and digital brokerage platform. Currently, North American truckload brokerages and shippers are up against an ongoing tight-capacity market. Loadsmith ?—

Maritime booking surge suggests capacity could get tighter this fall

The Supply Chain Journal

This movement breaks the slow downward trend that had been in place since late April and could mean this cycle of tightened transportation capacity may have yet to peak. . Chart of the Week Containers freight demand maritime shipping OTVI truckload capacity