How to Become a Freight Forwarder


Cerasis does work with many freight forwarders who import into the US and need trucks to move from the port inland. We hope this post is helpful for those looking to become a freight forwarder but also for shippers wanting to know how it works. . How to get started.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Become a Freight Broker: Your Ultimate Guide


It’s a great time to be in the freight brokering business, and there are plenty of reasons to consider starting your own brokerage now. You can read our step-by-step guide below or jump straight to the infographic. What you need to know before you become a freight broker.

3PL & Tax Money Matters: How to Double Your Business by Not Overlooking This 3rd Way


Just last week, I was invited to speak at the National Conference of one of the leading transportation associations. In one session, we focused on how to legally cut your income tax bill by thousands, and also how to get the best settlement from the IRS if you owe them a, uh, boat-load of money! (It’s It’s funny – no matter what group I’m speaking to, one of the hot topics is always “What do I do if I get audited?”. Tough crowd”, I thought to myself.

How to Reduce Warehouse Labor Costs With Smarter Order Picking

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In fact, it can comprise as much as 50% of the picking process – and up to half of your warehousing labor cost. Without the right system-aided picking process, you’re paying order pickers to walk, not to pick. The word “travel” is usually associated with positive things.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in. Recruiting How to use AI and machine learning to ensure diversity in the. workforce By the creators of AllyO, the end-to-end AI recruiter Bias is a problem we. to make. traits common to them).

How to Solve the Last Mile Problem

Material Handling and Logistics

By improving performance in increasing automation, managing data and building flexibility into their networks, e-commerce companies will be able to better manage inventory and increase the efficiency of their last-mile delivery networks

When and How to Invest in Warehouse Technology


Is it the right time to adopt a warehouse technology? Would it bring a value or competitive advantage to the business? As warehouse digitalization gains traction, a number of doubts and queries gather around it. Are there any risks associated with adopting this new technology? Is this technology mature enough or not?

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How to cash in on ELDs

Supply Chain and Logistics

I saw this thanks to . It makes the point that use of a good ELD in trucks forces everyone– the firm, the trucker, support staff, and customers to focus on hitting the marks for serving the truck supply chain. This … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking computing technology transportation trucking

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How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics


So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. It could be financial abuse, theft, or illicit transactions such as bribery, just to name a few.

How to Buy Your First Autonomous Robot

Logistics Viewpoints

Take a calculated approach to robotics procurement and you’ll stand the best chance of successfully aligning it with your company’s mission, values, and future plans. Merril Douglas paints a picture of a time in the near future when robots and humans will work side-by-side to help companies gain speed, increase accuracy, cut costs, and handle the grunt work. “We’re The post How to Buy Your First Autonomous Robot appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

How to Reduce Your Chassis Rental Fee

West Coast and California Logistics

When considering all the costs involved in getting your containerized goods from port to market, it’s easy to think of all the “big” things that drive up your spend. In this article, we’ll examine key ways to reduce this fee and improve the profitability of your operation.

Video: How to Transport a 54 Meter Blade by Truck

Logistics Matter

It is a sight to behold. You just have to be bring the parts […]. The post Video: How to Transport a 54 Meter Blade by Truck appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics

Carter Logistics

How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics. When moving freight, you need to be sure that the capital you are investing in isn’t being spent needlessly and that you get exactly what you pay for. This is especially important when it comes to supply chain efficiency.

Our most commonly shipped goods and how to move them


If you’re shipping furniture, auto parts, machines, food, home improvement wares or electronics, we here at Freightquote have a few tips on how to do so. Here are our most commonly shipped goods and how to move them

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How to Avoid Unwanted Shipping Costs

GoShip Blog

It is easy to make mistakes whenever you are organizing a shipment, especially if you are new to the shipping industry. Here are 3 easy ways for companies to avoid unwanted shipping costs: Be Accurate with Pick Up and Delivery Locations.

How to make the most of BOPIS

DC Velocity

Locker vendor offers tips for boosting "buy online, pick up in store" sales. Strategy

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Mislabelled freight is also prone to damage.

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How to save time on freight shipping.


When it comes to freight, time is of the essence. Learn the steps that can be taken to reduce the amount of time it takes to ship freight at Freightquote

How To Fill Out A Winning Fulfillment Center Bracket

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

According to many reports, 70 million people filled one out this year, including some of us who have already had our hopes dashed by early tournament upsets. How would you go about choosing your final contenders, and what criteria would you use? It’s March Madness, and for most of us that means one thing: Brackets. Imagine if there were a similar process for narrowing down your company’s network of warehouse and fulfillment centers.

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LTL shipping: How to save when sharing the ride.


Find out how to save when sharing the ride When you have less than a full trailer of freight, LTL shipping is likely the best option.

How to Prepare the Next Generation of Manufacturers


The manufacturing industry has always been a hotbed for innovation and advancement — but it relies heavily on the workers who have the skills and training to fill those jobs. How can we help to prepare the industry for the next generation of manufacturers?

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LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics. As a result, carriers will have less capacity and availability to handle unexpected surges in demand.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. In this article, we have highlighted the most common, but often overlooked elements to consider. How you pack your products in the box is key to product damage control. .

Tips on How to Avoid Cargo Theft

PLS Logistics

With the Labor Day holiday weekend coming up, we want to make sure that you are aware of cargo theft during this time period and are prepared so that it does not happen to you.

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How to Optimize Your Factory Layout for Industry 4.0


That is because digitization, or the current movement to connect and bring all equipment into modern times, absolutely influences design. Everything from lighting and air quality to efficient design and wayfinding solutions can impact workflow.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage


eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

E-commerce logistics: how to make money from free shipping

The LoadStar

According to Fitch Solutions, e-commerce sales in the Asia-Pacific region. The post E-commerce logistics: how to make money from free shipping appeared first on The Loadstar. China’s Singles Day smashed records again for online shopping (Thanksgiving weekend is as yet uncounted).

How to Efficiently Ship During the Holiday Season

GoShip Blog

The holiday season is a busy time for businesses and shippers and can cause many challenges when it comes to managing a supply chain. There is no such thing as “too early” when it comes to holiday shipping preparation. Another fundamental point to think about is operations.

How to increase sales and territory with online freight services.


Shipping costs can deter customers from purchasing. Using online freight services can help increase sales and provide a better customer experience. Learn more

How to Be a Successful Freight Broker


We want to make sure we not only provide information just for shippers, who are our customers and potential customers, but that also those interested in getting into the business have good info too.

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How to Run Cables Into An Industrial Computer Enclosure


However, a common question asked by end-users, is ‘how do we power electronics inside a sealed enclosure?’. Instead, most enclosure systems are fitted with cable entry glands that will maintain a seal, while providing a clean, safe entry point for cabling to reach computer equipment.

How to Safely Transport Aquatic Animals

Airfreight Logistics

Moving up in complexity, other verticals such as shipping perishables require even more dedicated resources and expertise to ship this cargo correctly. Even more so, ensuring an end-to-end unbroken cool chain is a tough challenge that requires coordination throughout the supply chain.

3 common holiday shipping mistakes and how to avoid them.


To help your company streamline business during the holiday season, we’ve created a list of common holiday shipping mistakes and tips to overcome them.

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How to Improve Manufacturing Floor Data Collection


To log, track and trace everything’, your vision of a better manufacturing floor. Here’s how you can improve manufacturing floor data collection, long-term. However, are you starting to outgrow your manufacturing floor data collection system ?

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Five Common Customs Pitfalls — and How to Avoid Them

Talking Logistics

A thorough description of goods is essential in order to determine proper customs classification. This can then be attributed to a customs tariff number. It is sensible for the supplier to include the importer’s item number in its invoice.

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Past Their Prime:  How to Get Around High Amazon Fulfillment Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s just a few weeks before Amazon Prime’s $20 price increase goes into full effect, and according to a recent study from Atherton Research, approximately 60% of Amazon Prime’s 90 million U.S. customers are so unhappy about this prospect they may not renew their memberships. Likely, some of these customers will probably wind up changing their minds.

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How to Successfully Integrate an E-Commerce Shipping Plan Into Your Traditional Shipping Practices


Instead of trying to start from scratch, shippers need to know a few things about the challenges of integrating traditional with e-commerce shipping , why integration is key to success and the best practices necessary to avoid additional issues. Up to 1.3

How to Conquer Cross-Border Shipping Challenges

Logistics Management

Cross-border truckload and intermodal shipping has increased greatly over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

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How to Pass a Roadside ELD Inspection Without Violations


Now if your trucks are stopped for a roadside inspection, how do you prepare to get through that without any violations? Here’s what you need to know to be violation free.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity


The use of full truckload shipping is rising in popularity, resulting from its lower cost as compared to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. Staying attentive to the market.

How to manage Reverse Supply Chain better

Jayem Logistics

This flow of returned goods is from consumer to retailer, retailer to distributor and distributor to a manufacturer is also known as the R everse S upply C hain. It has separate 9 group companies to execute operations individually.

How to Really Stop Sexual Harassment

Material Handling and Logistics

A straightforward and realistic approach for employers to eradicate the problem