2014

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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5 Warehouse Technologies That Can Save Time and Money

3PL Insights

5 Warehouse Technologies That Can Save Time and Money Willie Adams – IT Administrator In a world where everything from phones and televisions to cars and toilets have become smart, it’s fair to say... The post 5 Warehouse Technologies That Can Save Time and Money appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics. 3PL Technology Warehousing Willie Adams

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.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

What's your KPI?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Asset Management, a key function, has a strong potential to influence the success of the mainstream business. However, it seems ironical that it has received little or no strategic importance. The scope of Asset Management had been limited to short or midterm goals which seldom tied back to the strategic business goals of the Organisation. Adding to this agony, very few attempts focused on identifying gaps in its orientation towards the overall business goals.

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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.”

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.

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement carriers announce September 1 rate hike

3PL Wire

Member container shipping companies in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have announced an across the board general rate increase (GRI) of $600 per FEU to all destinations. Reason for the planned GRI is due to continued strong demand and high vessel utilization levels in the past few months. They anticipate the strong demand lasting through September.

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

Cerasis

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.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

3 Keys to Winning the Manufacturing Talent Battle

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of focus on planning and also getting ready for any peak season you may experience due to the holidays or otherwise. Today we will focus on more of the internal practice by focusing on what you can do in the distribution center.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even.

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Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

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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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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

Cerasis

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.

Reshoring Optimism, But Not Much Else

Cerasis

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. .

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

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. Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business.

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

Cerasis

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?

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

US Imports and Exports Law Regulations: Getting Upper Management Support

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. .

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998.

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Finding the Ideal Supplier

3PL Insights

Finding the Ideal Supplier By Leo Stringa, Business Development Specialist One of the most important processes a firm performs, relative to its supply chain, is the evaluation and identification of qualified suppliers. There are... The post Finding the Ideal Supplier appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics. 3PL Derek Byrd Leo Stringa Supply Chain

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.