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Cerasis works intimately with our select carrier partners through our carrier relations group and carrier relationship management program. Our carrier partners employ thousands of truck drivers who ship our customers’ valuable freight. Along with the American Trucking Associations, Cerasis invites you to celebrate this week  to reflect and appreciate the 3.

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Transportation management is vital for manufacturers and distribution companies to control operational costs and improve profitability. In our overview of the 2013  State of Logistics report from Rosalyn Wilson and CSCMP,  we noted that transportation costs dominate, representing 62.8% of total costs within the supply chain. Within that, 77.4% are trucking costs and 22.

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skills gap editorial

In the midst of our series on the manufacturing skills gap, we received a great response from many manufacturing professionals around our first three posts. When we explained what is the skills gap, we received many possible solutions and already with our post on the 4 possible solutions for the manufacturing skills gap, we are getting a lot of positive comments.

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the percentage of manufacturing workers aged 55 to 64 years and the share of workers older than 65 years have both significantly increased since 2000. Moreover, the Department of Labor reports that the median age of the manufacturing workforce rose from 40.5 years in 2000 to 44.1 years in 2011.

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If you’re looking to save costs on shipping and freight, take a look at your inbound freight program. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the 2010 study on transportation and logistics by the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston.

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There are a multitude of benefits companies gain by outsourcing supply chain management and logistics to a value-added 3PL provider. Third party logistics offers an all in one solution for assembly, packaging, warehousing, and distribution. Utilizing a 3PL provides businesses with a reliable logistics advantage, and maximizes profitability through combined knowledge and resources.