How to Build a Beneficial Shipping Strategy

GoShip Blog

In today’s society, people expect to get whatever they want, whenever they need it at the price they want. Shippers can benefit from creating a focused shipping strategy to reduce freight costs and increase profitability and efficiency.

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

Cerasis

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.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble?

How to make the most of BOPIS

DC Velocity

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

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Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make?

[Infographic] How to Win Customers with Click and Collect

Cerasis

Life seems to get busier and busier and I’m always looking for the low hanging fruit that can save a little bit of time and increase efficiency in some way. So how can retailers create a click and collect service that works?

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? Those are some of the questions I posed to Geoff Milsom, Senior Director at enVista , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. This is usually a three to six month process and may be part of a larger corporate strategy or transformation process that it has to plug into. Understanding those issues is critical to implementation success.”. What’s the best way to do that?

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

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. .

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible?

How to Be a Successful Freight Broker

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

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

Cerasis

Its global nature makes conventional shipping strategies inefficient and utterly unworkable. Challenges in Integrating an E-Commerce Shipping Plan A primary issue in integrating e-commerce shipping goes back to the extent of current shipping practices. Up to 1.3

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

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 Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. To satisfy this most basic principle of lean, some manufacturers will have to change the way they measure success.

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How to Leverage Digital Technology in the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

"The digital technologies hitting the marketplace today promise to make the changes in supply chain practice over the next five to 10 years dwarf that which we have seen in the last 10,” says Ted Stank, of UT’s Haslam College of Business.

How to Diversify Your Truckload Carriers & Why You Need to

CH Robinson Logistics

When you’re picking carriers to move your freight, there may seem like an overwhelming number of options. A wide variety of economic, social, political, and environmental factors can influence how you experience available capacity. The bottom line to truckload capacity.

[WHITE PAPER] Multichannel Fulfillment and Shipping: How to Streamline Your E-Commerce Logistics Implementation Process

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond” white paper! Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right. According to the U.S.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

While the development of a wholly demand driven supply chain (DDSC) might not be for every enterprise, there is no doubt that many can benefit from such as strategy. However, there are risks involved in the demand-driven approach and for many companies, their presence creates a reluctance to shift from conventional, but increasingly outmoded forecast-based planning. The risks attached to DDSC can be managed and minimized just like any other.

How to Integrate with Industrial Internet of Things Technologies

Cerasis

As advances in technology make it more cost-effective to deploy IIoT, industries will need to acquire a strategic approach to integrating new sensor data with pre-existing data environments. Now, more than ever, industries are seeking simple integrations with controls, automation, and data analytics visualization software to harness the power of the Industrial Internet of Things and realize attractive operational and competitive benefits for their business.

3 Important Strategies to Improve Your Supply Chain in 2018

Morai Logistics

This post highlights three strategic areas which many companies overlooked in 2017; strategy, security & interaction, and how to best achieve improvements in these areas. Our goal as supply chain specialists is to get the right items to the right places at the right time. Moreover, we need to be aware of the delicate balance that can be easily disrupted in logistics. Paying More Attention to Demand.

How to Handle Seasonal Demands in the Fashion Industry

Apparel Logistics

Summer sees consumers searching for bathing suits, tank tops, and shorts, while sweaters, scarves, and coats surge to the top of style wish lists in winter. As the seasons change so do the trends, with fashionistas demanding different looks from one year to the next.

How to Sustain a Lean Culture in Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Cerasis

Today I will discuss how a company can sustain a lean culture once they have implemented lean practices in order to achieve continuous improvement. Your company has started the lean journey, but how do you sustain it? How do we monitor what our customers feel about us?

How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

However, since both concepts have been saddled with a lot of hype, manufacturers have tended to shy away from pursuing these goals. To satisfy this most basic principle of lean, some manufacturers will have to change the way they measure success.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Surviving Business Start Up Stress & How to Deal With It

Cerasis

Many fresh graduates work hard to get that one good business idea and then work on it instead of opting for a traditional career. While the eventual success looks great, to get there, you have to wade through a very turbulent sea of difficulties and what we call “start-up” stress.

Brand Identity: How to Incorporate Into Your Offline Material

Cerasis

Editor's Note : At Cerasis, if you have followed our blog, you know we like to give information around best practices in regards to transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. Here are several strategies worth considering. Give People Something to Keep.

Implementing Omnichannel: How to Get Your Supply Chain Ready to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Omnichannel has been a buzzword in supply-chain circles for several years, but retailers that have invested in implementing omnichannel strategies have shown less than superior results, says Steve Dennis via Forbes. These problems show weaknesses and overlooked concerns when implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies. Rather than falling victim to the same problems, your organization should follow these tips to get ready for implementing omnichannel supply chain strategies.

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

CH Robinson Logistics

But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. How is Global Shipping Growing in India?

8 Essential Steps to Selecting a TMS Solution and How to Get Started?

Cerasis

Unfortunately, the modern era has given rise to dozens, if not hundreds, of lightning-fast systems, and many of them do improve efficiency. You cannot improve what you do not understand, and the same applies to your current operations. Ask About How Optimization Is Achieved.

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How to Boost Worker Productivity by Promoting a Positive Mindset

Cerasis

Workers who are present but performing less than 100 percent due to illness or stress actually cost companies more on worker productivity than absent workers do, losing an average 12.4 days lost due to absence, according to a study by Willis Towers Watson. Here are five strategies to promote a positive mindset in your workplace so that your employees function at optimal worker productivity levels. Promote Employee Wellness To Improve Worker Productivity.

Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. individuals over the age of 15 at some point use e-commerce platforms to make purchases, asserts Business Insider. Use technology to manage warehousing and transportation.

Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Simply maintaining your goal patterns instead of gaining on your goals will keep your growth at a standstill if you don’t actively and routinely work to overcome it. As a leader, you need many tools to eliminate this mindset. The four key methods here will help you drive more success as you bring the metrics to life on your warehouse floor: 1. If your team isn’t challenged to meet their goals, your bar is likely set too low. Don’t measure to justify.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

There are exemptions to liability within the Carmack Amendment , and even when everything is correct on paper and goes smoothly at the place of origin, Mother Nature may have other plans. Shippers need a way to mitigate risk of full truckload shipping , regardless of what promises a driver makes in casual conversation. Therefore, shippers should review existing policy or contract liability and opt for additional cargo insurance to reduce risk, depending on freight fragility.