First things first: Go thank a veteran. Don’t wait for a holiday to come around before you shake their hand. Do it on a daily basis. Whether you meet a you meet a retiree in the grocery store or a millennial on the disc golf course, thank them. Though, if you ask me, the best way to thank a veteran is by giving him or her a STEM job.
This is the first in a series of blogs where we will cover the current state for U.S. manufacturers, supply chain, logistics, transportation, and freight management. Today we focus on the realities that we face with American manufacturing.The argument for American manufacturing is clear, and the topic has graced the stages of all political candidates.
Editor’s Note: This is a blog from our friends at market-inspector.co.uk. They are a unique service where you can compare quotes and offers from a range of different suppliers for your office. We, at Cerasis, thought this would be a fantastic time to talk about something important to all of us in the freight world: Shipping containers. More specifically, how to recycle and reuse them.
Using less-than-truckload for medium-sized shipments is one of the great innovations in shipping. It produces results at a fraction of the cost of full truckload (FT) or small package shipping. However, the needs of the modern shipping industry have reached an optimal point, and the only way to further push the envelope is by using a dedicated transportation management system (TMS).
So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. However, the set-up costs and initial implementation of LTL relationships can seem daunting. You may have to learn how to navigate a new software, or your organization may simply need additional training on a new transportation management system (TMS).
Figuring out how to manage less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be complicated. Will a shipper avoid collaborative relationships, and if so, how would the shipper gain any savings from using LTL shipments when there is not enough product to justify a full truckload (FT)? These questions reflect why some LTL providers are discussing LTL freight shipping accounting options more openly.
Understanding how less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping rates are calculated is critical to surviving and thriving in logistics. Throughout the industry, reports William B. Cassidy of JOC.com, overall freight shipping rates are decreasing. Yet, the cost of LTL is increasing, if not remaining the same.
Operating your business is only half the battle in getting customers to purchase your products. After a customer purchases a product, you still need to get the item or items to him.
Logistics faces a crisis. The driver shortage appears to be worsening, customers are demanding lower rates, oversight is becoming more intense, and stakeholders demand reductions across the board. Overcoming these difficulties seems impossible, but there is a solution.
Ah yes, the Internet of Things (IoT), welcomed to the manufacturing family like a returning military hero – well, mostly. Indeed, the IoT has been commended for making the 10% of manufacturing plants and factories who use it more efficient and productive, through web connectivity right at this very moment.If you form part of the 10%, welcome to industry 4.0.