Shippers and carriers are constantly influx with the economy, as well as with one another. In a perfect world, shippers and carriers would work hand-in-hand to create seamless goods distribution. The reality is that both sides are looking to keep their heads above water in recessions, and to expand their profits during the rise of an economy.
Editor’s Note: This post is a continuation of an ongoing collaborative blog series with Spendrix, a company who was made for procurement teams of all sizes and we currently serve customers in Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Construction, Logistics, and the Food & Beverage industries. Spendrix is the easiest way for shippers to evaluate carriers on quality and risk factors.
Editor’s Note: Almost 14 months ago we wrote one of our most popular posts entitled, “The History of Supply Chain and Logistics Management” contained a bit of history, definitions, and a great infographic visually going through the history of supply chain and logistics management.
Today, we bring you yet another infographic. We feel infographics are a great way to explain a big idea.
A recent study by tech leader CDW revealed that 80% of all employees now bring a smartphone to work – and most use one or more apps to improve productivity and performance. Mobile technology has been embraced by many industries, from healthcare to transportation, but manufacturing has been slow to recognize the benefits of the technology.
With fast growth and low competition, the freight brokering industry these days is a great place to be. If you’ve been working as a carrier, or even if you haven’t worked at all in this area before, now’s a great time to get started. Being a freight broker offers flexibility, independence, and higher-than-average life satisfaction.
A Not So Distant Look at how the Industrial Internet of Things Could Change the Services Provided by 3PLs
As manufacturing, transportation, and every aspect of humanity evolves in modernity, reliance upon the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and impact every facet of civilization. Another term, as it more relates to manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and logistics that has also been thrown around is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Smarter, more opinionated, and involved consumers are driving the American economy. Time is precious to them and experience is everything, which is causing brands to shuffle in response to their needs.
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As you grow, so should freight costs. However, it’s important to review your pattern of freight spend in relation to sales so that you may set a benchmark. Above average increases in freight costs could indicate your expenses are cutting into your bottom line.
What Do Shippers Want from Logistics Service Providers or 3PLs? A Personal Story & 4 Answers Give Insight
I was thinking about what I was going to write today, since we do put out a blog post every day here at Cerasis. And I got to thinking about why we blog. Our goal is to create content that both educates and at the same time shows our expertise so much so that it generates demand for our services. It’s a fine line between sales and marketing, of course.
Efficient management of transportation plays a major role in determining the success rate of an organization’s distribution system. Transportation incurs massive cost to the company thereby making the company strive hard towards achieving maximum returns on investment.