Around the globe, value-added services are becoming an integral part of the logistics market, reports PR Newswire. Meanwhile, the overall value of the global logistics market continues to exceed $4 trillion, and the demand on the industry is only increasing.
Following up our announcement that we have negotiated lower cargo insurance costs and now offer a zero deductible for that cargo insurance, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should shippers even request it. We also highly recommend that you read our post entitled “Freight Insurance vs.
Shippers and carriers have reached an impasse in typical relations. Unfortunately, dramatic increases in the number of shipments being processed due to global trade and the rise of e-commerce are forcing shippers and carriers to re-evaluate their relationships which produced a positive effect throughout the industry.
Distribution companies are going to have some of the biggest impacts from mobile commerce. These effects will change standard processes, and some companies may not make it through the mobile revolution. However, distributors that take the time to learn what changes will be likely will be better prepared to become the leading supply chain partners of tomorrow.
(Eagan, MN) – Cerasis, a well-known leader in third-party logistics services, has secured the ability to reduce the minimum premium cost for cargo insurance on all shipments, including insurance on shipments with a zero deductible.
E-commerce is both the greatest opportunity and most difficult challenge you will ever face as a distributor. There is more information in e-commerce distribution than you could possibly realize, and the potential for growth of your business is exponential. However, e-commerce can be scary and unforgiving.
With the sale of Jet.com for 3.3 billion to Wal-Mart, e-commerce stores are once again in the limelight as is e-commerce logistics efficiency. Old e-commerce stores are working on improving further, because with the sale of Jet.com to Wal-Mart the competition has severely increased. Jet.com, Wal-Mart’s own website, and Amazon are soon going to enter into a battle for supremacy.
Modern distribution technology has significantly changed how suppliers get their products to end-users, and consumers are driving changes in how Distributors use technology to better their business processes.
The Internet has already transformed the way individuals interact, make choices, and process information. In the shipping and manufacturing industries, that same “worldwide web” is now being deployed to encourage more energy-efficient operational and communication strategies for a low-carbon economy, thanks to IoT Tech.
A recent Armagard guest blog post, published by our friends at Cerasis, resulted in an interesting comment concerning computers in manufacturing from one reader.