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free trade agreements

NOTE: The following is a Guest post from Randi Waltuck Barnett, a Global Trade Compliance, Operations and Strategy Executive with over 15 years of experience in a broad range of verticals, across all global regions, successfully creating, implementing and assessing internal control programs for import and export laws and regulations.

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Hours of Work Vs. Hours of Service

NOTE: Cerasis is not taking any political side when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, but to stay true to educating those in the manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and freight worlds, we want to provide the highest of integrity factual information on issues which affect the operations of companies.

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ism manufacturing index PMI Report

Since Cerasis supports manufacturers and distributors, and because manufacturers affect distributors’ businesses so greatly, we feel compelled to talk about the current state of the ISM manufacturing index to not only educate our own customers about how to get prepared for potential changes in their business, but also to educate our now over 10,000 monthly readers who look to us for manufacturing

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industrial content marketing

If you follow our blog, our goal at Cerasis is to produce content that speaks to all possible players in our ecosystem: Customers, Carrier partners, Employees, Manufacturing and Distribution companies, those in Transportation, Logistics, Freight, and Supply Chain, and anyone who is interested in learning the trends and information around all that goes into the operations and success of freight and

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manufacturing infographic facility

Who doesn’t love a good infograhic? Even better, who doesn’t love an in depth manufacturing infographic put out by one of the world’s biggest consulting firms regarding “How Leading Manufacturers Thrive in a World of Ongoing Volatility and Uncertainty?” Well, Accenture has met the challenge and WELL exceeded the task of giving us what we all want, an insight into how to improve operations for manu

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third party logistics provider

It has been proven time and time again why manufacturers, distribution companies, and those with supply chains need to outsource to third party logistics providers. Simply GOOGLE it and you will come across many articles which point out the benefits. A prominent reports also support the rising using of 3PLs as a way for shippers to take a competitive advantage.

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freight class warehouse

We continue our ongoing series covering less than truckload freight by informing you what is a freight class and how you choose one of the 11 various freight classes. You may download a printable Freight Class flyer to have handy at your desk as you prepare your shipments for pick up and need to create a bill of lading which includes freight class by filling out the form to the right.

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value analysis using pareto

“We need a solution to this situation & we need it like yesterday, period. Resolve this matter urgently & give it top priority please. I can’t stress the importance any further than the backlogs that are worsening every shift.”

That booming voice coming thru the teleconferencing phone-line, belonged to the Global BU EVP at WWHQ.