Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meal yet? By now, you’ve probably thought about all the logistical details like: what items are required to bring the meal together; who’s responsible for bringing each dish; what time guests should arrive; and where dinner should be served so there’s enough room for everyone.
We are now in our 10 post of the “Strategic Logistics” series where we are covering 10 of the ways shippers can remain strategic vs. tactical in the pursuit of competitive advantages and focusing back on the core of what they do.
This is our 9th post in our strategic transportation management and logistics series. When selecting a transportation mangement 3PL to aid you in a robust and effective transportation management strategy, defining the rules of engagement is critical to success. Do you even first understand your own needs? We’ve built a deep checklist to understand first before you go about engaging with a 3PL.
We continue our ongoing “Strategic Shipper” series, with our 8th post in the series. We feel that if more shippers took a strategic look at shipping versus a tactical one, they will reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, and remain competitive.
Today we continue our long series and look at teaching shippers how to remain strategic when it comes to logistics and their transportation management program. This is the 7th post in this series that first started by giving an overview of the 10 areas shippers can turn to stay strategic. We then are going in depth on each of the 10 listed.
Shippers are a part of the overall shipping process. No shipper, or even Cerasis as a transportation management 3PL, can ship freight without trucks. We rely on our hunreds of carrier partners to safely get our shippers’ freight from their docks to their customers.
Editor’s Note: This is a blog post about the state of the freight brokering business in 2015. Cerasis is a freight broker and holds a $250,000 TIA Broker Bond. We bring this information to the community so that both shippers and those in the industry understand the state of the industry.
If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. This community would not exist if it were not for manufacturing being the core of the other industries.
We continue our ongoing 11 part series on strategic logistics management to include information on both warehousing and transportation management. We started the series with an overview of the 10 areas that allow you to have a competitive advantage if you have a strategic logistics mindset. We will go into more detail with each post in the series.
We continue our series on strategic shipping by going into detail of the 10 main areas that shippers can turn to in order to have a strategic logistics and transportation management mindset. Today we will go into detail on using the available data created in the processing of shipments within transportation management and other related logistics management for continuous improvement.