Questions to Consider when Choosing a Freight Broker:

Behind every successful movement of cargo there is Freight broker. It is an individual or company which acts like barrier between company that needs shipping services and an authorized motor carrier. There are some tips for selecting right broker for your needs given by Chip Smith, president and CEO of Twin Modal.

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  1. Make sure the broker is licensed:

Before selecting person or a company as a Freight broker make sure that they have proper license and authority.  They should have federal broker license issued by the federal property broker license by the federal motor carrier safety administration.

  1. Look for multiple modes:

Most brokers provide not only truckload motor carrier service but also offer additional service options, rail intermodal, air freight, warehousing, LTL, flatbeds, vans, reefers, padded van, shipping and logistics management services. Brokers with multiple modal options can reduce risks of fleet management.

  1. Investigate the broker’s carrier selection process:

A written contract is must between carrier and you. Verify carriers operating authority, safety rating, and insurance.

  1. Evaluate the carrier management process.

 To avoid unwanted risks and problems, brokers must constantly communicate with carriers. Look for brokers who communicate in writing while instructing carriers as phone instructions are not enough. Ask your broker about the management of their loading and unloading good.

  1. Run a credit check:

Freight brokers should be financially sound and able to pay their carriers. Check out how perfect they are in paying vendors. Stay away from brokers with financial issues and legal judgements against them. Involve yourself with a successful, experienced broker.

  1. Be sure the broker carries adequate insurance:

Many brokers have contingent cargo insurance to pay damage claims or loss in shipment if the carrier and its insurance company refuse to pay. Contingent cargo is completely second level of protection. Look for brokers who also have liability insurance along with ‘errors and omissions’ insurance.

  1. Look for enrollment in integrity programs:

Licensed property brokers who belong to the industry of trade group Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) are required because they follow strict code of ethics while dealing with shippers and carriers.

  1. Get it in writing:

Have a written contract with your broker that explains the terms and conditions of your agreement to avoid misunderstandings and financial issues.

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Alpha Freight Chain Pvt Ltd is a unit of Jayem Logistics,  Business started in 2007 to help Enterprises for Government Compliance regarding to Import / Export Transactions. It is specialized in Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Export Oriented Units (EOU), Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWH), etc. The expertise also extends to Bonded Warehouses, Related Parties Transactions, High Sea Sales, Drawback, Refunds, etc. Alpha is also a government approved Customs Broker. A  Customs Bond is a contract which is used for guaranteeing that a specific obligation will be fulfilled between customs and an importer for any given import / export transaction. The main purpose of a customs bond is to guarantee the payment of import duties and taxes. For this we do Preparation of Various Bonds in prescribed format, Provisional Duty Bond, Double Duty Bond, Undertaking Bond, Transit Bond, WH Bond, Execution of Bonds with customs department, Monitoring of Bonds executed and Cancellation of Bonds upon expiry with customs department.

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How to choose a warehouse management system

There are several factors including true cost while choosing a warehouse location for your business. Here are 7 factors

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Layout and flow of Building

The layout of any warehouse is determined by the type of operations conducted inside it. Older warehouse buildings are not suitable for modern. Ceiling height, as well as column spacing is the factors for the materials accommodation in given space. 

Availability of Skilled Workforce

Considering skilled work force in warehouse is a great task. The team has to be trained for handling any type of goods like perishables, Dangerous goods, Delicate products etc. carefully. So I suggest having supply of mixed skilled labors in that warehouse.

Proximity to Major Linkages

Means of transport you are going to use is the most important factor for choosing warehouse according to it. If this is the case you can save your more money on transportation.  Whatever is your need it is vital to have your site easily accessible to such a means of transport. If the goods are less perishable and shipments are not too sensitive then opting for rail transport can be an ideal solution.

Material Handling Capabilities

Another major factor that you should consider while choosing a location for the warehouse is the availability of the handling equipment and staging facilities. It is very certain that a highly intense distribution requires cross docks. You should also check for enough storage space in warehouse building.

Size

Warehouse facility must be capable of accommodating the inventory and fit in the size of your products. For all startups and new companies, it is important to ensure that there is enough room around the facility for expansion. This will help save time and money leads to intelligent organizational development

Regulations

Before  buying any warehouse facility, it is very important for you to enquire about rules and regulations and policies in that location. There may be certain locations that do not allow storage of certain types of goods. If you deal in those goods, it is best to avoid them to avoid them.

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Jayem warehousing is a unit of Jayem logistics. Jayem warehousing containing 64 ware houses across 32 cities in India with 2.0 Million sqft Warehouse space. The technologies using are Warehouse Management System (WMS), Vehicle Tracking System for providing better services to customers. Jayem Warehousing Pvt ltd got the excellent practices in Environment, Health and Fire Safety. Award from AARUSH Fire Systems Pvt Ltd., Pune. It is providing Contract Logistics, Warehousing and distribution, Value Added Services, Reverse Logistics, Manufacturing Logistics, and After Market. JWPL provides end to end warehousing management.

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Shipping challenges can be solved by TMS software

TMS software is the most vital tool for running a successful transportation business. Transportation Company takes tremendous coordination of Dispatchers, Drivers, Fleet managers, Accountants, Trading Partners, and Accountants etc. to get details of every shipment. Smart and dedicated staff is responsible for successful running of business.

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Granting Departmental Access:

Once TMS is adopted make scheduling process visible to more departments and individuals and train your team members to answer customer questions quickly and tactfully. For instance, effective TMS sharing is allowing a shipper access to accurate pricing across multiple carriers within the order fulfillment process.

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Integration Process:

Here’s what it looks like:

  • Specifications are sent from the TMS provider to a company’s programming team that contains detailed examples of integration steps.
  • A process evaluation is performed internally to determine the best location to add the calls to the TMS to retrieve data and display rates.
  • Based on company feedback, stakeholders are identified as key TMS users to ensure a successful result once integration is complete.
  • TMS coding begins using a dummy account that allows developers to make practice calls into the TMS with an API. This allows data sharing between systems and simulates visibility in shipment activity.
  • TMS functionality is tested and fixed are put in place.

The average implementation of TMS takes around 2 to 4 weeks, depending on resources availability and the efficient organization of the stakeholders involved in it. Integration of warehouse management system and transport management system increases efficiency of customer service. TMS, return on Investment drives market growth. It decreases freight costs in supply chain management.   

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  • Jayem inland transport is a unit of Jayem logistics delivering best transport services all over India by using TMS software. We have own innovative IT team maintaining TMS effectively by regular updating. We are maintaining a day to day vehicle trip data, which is containing Odometer Reading, customer name, area, time etc… This data should store as per our requirement, Based on this the reports should generate We have around 170+ Vehicle in Multiple locations, each vehicle is renewable documents like insurance, Fitness, Permit, road tax etc… These should be notified to our team when they are going to expire.  Reports will be collected below.
    • Customer wise vehicle Trips, and vehicle type wise Trips, Unique vehicles that we have given to customer
    • The Kilometers travelled by the particular tyre (tyre Report)
    • Vehicle service and maintenance Reports
    • Vehicle Performance/Trip Analysis
    • Dashboard
    • Vehicle tooling
    • Fuel utilization by vehicles.
  • It is serving its best in Long Haul trucking, Trucking for in plant logistics, Reverse logistics transportation etc. For Retail & E-commerce, Textile & Apparels, FMCG & Beverages, Consumer Durables 3PL, Warehousing & Express Delivery, Automotive & Manufacturing Distributor, Dealer & Stockiest, Ceramic, Glass, Paint & Hardware, Pharma & Healthcare, ICT & Telecom Logistics

 

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What is FOB? Why it is important for my shipment

Shipping goods internationally or domestically involves lot of freight terms which are new to understand which are used by Freight forwarders and shipping companies. Let us go through some important terms about your shipment.

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FOB:

What does FOB stand for? It indicates Free On Board. It is a term in international commercial law the physical location at which liability, obligation, cost, and risk for the shipment has to transfer from the shipper to the receiver. International shipment has more importance of FOB than domestic shipment because many parties are involved in it.

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FOB on Shipping Documentation:

FOB is listed in several different ways on shipping documents and each has a different meaning.

FOB Origin: The buyer-Pays freight charges, bears freight charges, owns goods in transit, is responsible to file claims (if necessary)
FOB Origin, Freight Collect: The buyer-Pays freight charges, bears freight charges, owns goods in transit, is responsible to file claims (if any) 
FOB Origin, Freight Prepaid: The Seller-Pays freight charges, bears freight charges
The buyer-Owns goods in transit, is responsible to file claims (if necessary) 
FOB Origin, Freight Prepaid & Add: The seller-Pays freight charges upfront but adds the charges back to the invoice for the buyer to later pay
The buyer-Bears freight charges, owns goods in transit, is responsible to file claims (if necessary) 
FOB Destination: The seller-Pays freight charges, bears freight charges, owns goods in transit, files claims (if necessary) 
FOB Destination, Freight Collect: The buyer-Pays freight charges, bears freight charges Seller-Owns goods in transit, is responsible to file claims (if necessary) 
FOB Destination, Freight Collect & Allow: The buyer-Pays freight charges, 
The seller-Bears freight charges, he owns goods in transit, files claims
FOB Destination, Freight Prepaid: The seller-Pays freight charges, bears freight charges, owns goods in transit, is responsible to file claims (if necessary)

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The above rules are published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Connect cargo is unit of Jayem Logistics providing Ocean/freight forwarding services, Project(ODC)Forwarding, Customers Brokerage, Warehousing Transportation &Distribution, D/G Perishables. We are a system & process oriented company with total commitment towards the Customers’ need for a cost-effective quality solution. This is the result of our belief that quality is the outcome of intelligent effort, and never an accident.

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e-Truck Services

e-Truck is a great eco-friendly project for greener future in this polluted world. Einride, Swedish transportation company announced its global launch that it’s working to establish the world’s first totally emission free transportation. The types of electric trucks are General trucks, pickup Trucks, Semi-trailer and tractor trucks, Electric tractors, Milk float, Garbage truck, off road and mining truck. These Zero emissive e-Trucks are designed for effective fleet management

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Their product is a fully electric self-driving vehicle that can also be controlled by remote drivers.  The T-POD and its specifications are seven meters around and 23 feet long along with cargo capacity of 15 standard pallets and weight of 20 tons while carrying a full load. Company also said that it can travel 200km on one charge with less sound. Testing will be done on next year as it requires charging stations and big infrastructure. There are many experiments going on in the electric truck commercial vehicle right now like Mitsubishi, Fuso and Hino in japan, Mercedes-Benz in Germany and Scania in Sweden. It is believed that e-trucks will be attempting break in American market within couple of years

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Interesting facts:

  • The leader in market for electric commercial vehicles today is China. It has more than 95% of electric buses in service.
  • In Europe maximum people are showing interest to invest on low emission vehicles.
  • The price of batteries and its associated technologies are decreasing day to day

Jayem Inland Transport, a unit of Jayem Logistics, is engaged in within city transportation offering its services at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. Objective is to provide seamless on demand / contractual transportation services to large enterprises, SMEs, traders and distributors. Transactions are done using our IT platform which is integrated with customer ERP to get real time visibility and transparency. Jayem Inland Transport owns more than 100 trucks of different specifications to suit customer needs.

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Distressed cargo_ When does it occur?

Experienced People in the shipping industry are aware of the word Distressed cargo and who are new to Industry may be experiencing it. Here I am going to explain it.

It is the popular term used more in Bulk trades.

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Few reasons for you why cargo is termed as distressed cargo:

  1. Sometimes buyer defaults on contract due to drop in commodity prices. For instance a buyer entered spot contract of purchase of Granite & Marbles. After loading it if prices of commodity decreases the buyer defaults on contract as it throws him in loss
  2. Engine failure is another form for distress cargo
  3. If a seller or buyer has left it too late for execution of the trade is another reason
  4. A ship is unable to unload cargo at right time due to bad weather

 

Such distressed cargoes are generally sold to buyers at low prices compared to original price. To avoid this type of cases shippers need to safeguard against shipping and freight frauds etc. Shippers should also ensure insurance for such incidents.

There is also chance of distressed freight just like distressed cargo, causes due to unable to meet customer’s requirements.

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Connectcargo a unit of Jayem logistics is a freight forwarding company owned and managed by professionals with hands on experience in Logistics Management for over three decades. It has Ocean/ Air Freight Forwarding, Project (ODC) Forwarding, Customs Brokerage, Warehousing and Distribution, DG/Perishable transport. Experienced team in Connectcargo can reduce distressed cargoes through their strategy. Our understanding of different commodities & their needs to be serviced, give us the edge over the others when it comes to servicing our customer. Whether it be foreign nationals or small & medium enterprise, we ensure personalized quality service. To support us in our endeavor we have a state of the art web based IT system, which allows us receive and send real time access to our customers and our partners anywhere at any time.

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Improve customer service by 4 warehouse management techniques

Warehouse management reflects your Company’s Goodwill and that manner speaks a lot about your company. Customer is the greatest asset of any organization at the same time he is brightest future of any company. Unnecessary delays in shipment, inappropriate dealing with customer goods and other several complications may badly hamper your company’s reputation.

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Here are the four ways to control the warehouse management which results in customer satisfaction:

1. Increase visibility in business operations:

To increase supply chain visibility products has to be tracked and traced in real time so that you will know where goods are and what’s happening. Real time tracking of Goods will reduce complications. This is the only way we can answer easily to customer questions. Try to increase visibility in all aspects like In-transit visibility, Production visibility, On-hand visibility, Cost visibility. All these together improve your customer support.

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2. Deliver fast:

Customers want anything quickly and he hates time delay. Improve your Warehouse efficiency and train your team to do things properly with perfection. Therefore customer won’t go for alternatives

3. Improve ability to predict:

In Warehouse management -Environment changes, Workforce Changes, condition change and other customer expectations also change. Finally change is constant factor. In order to keep your business competitive accept every challenge and face them tactfully by increasing your ability of forecasting.

4. Communicate better:

A good relationship with customer starts with good communication. Ineffective speaking with customer may leads to loss of customer.  At every step of goods delivery you need to keep customer updated. Take steps in order to send automatic order updates in the form of text by using updated technology.  Follow above steps in order to generate more customers.

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Jayem Warehousing a unit of Jayem logistics manages 2.0M sq.ft warehouse space spread across 64+ locations in 32 cities in India. we offer variety of specialized and quality services in Contract Logistics, Warehousing & distribution, Value added Services, Reverse logistics, Manufacturing Logistics and After Market services.  Technology plays a vital role in each service offerings and most of our facilities are automation driven. our advanced systems and software provide greater visibility and efficient inventory monitoring. Shipments are tracked real time using Vehicle tracking systems. inventory is controlled through robust WMS and advanced RFID systems. Data capturing and analysis gives better picture of what’s happening inside the warehouse. Modern MHEs and optimal racking system gives great push to lead times and work efficiency

 

As a group we believe in enhancing our skills and technology to achieve higher customer satisfaction

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SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

Supply chain visibility is a critical strategy to optimize Cost and Service. Increasing visibility is a critical planning for enterprises aimed at reduced costs and improving operational performance and multi-tiered global supply-demand networks. People from different fields see supply chain visibility differently. For instance, some people strongly believe that it is a tracking and tracing and people with technology mindset believes it is equipped with Business intelligence and Inventory level. 

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Finally Supply chain visibility is the ability of products to be tracked from the manufacturer to their customer delivery. Its motto is to make data readily available to all stakeholders and consumers in real-time.

Types of visibility:

In-transit visibility:

In-transit visibility (ITV) is an ability that uses Radio Frequency (RF)/ Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) so that it provides logistic customer with maximum visibility along with a real time status.

Production visibility:

Product visibility provides Real-Time information about production status and product outsourcing.

On-hand visibility:

On-hand visibility is total picture of inventory in the supply chain. Inventory positioning at destination DCs with Dynamic ETAs.

Cost visibility:

Cost visibility is a true cost of products by the time they arrive at destination.

Jayemcapoptrack is a unit of Jayem Logistics, does Asset Verification, Tracking and relocation. We are dealing with software products and electronic products required for tracking goods. The software’s our team using are ASSETRAK for capital items, EOsoft, WMsoft for operational items. Our constant endeavor is to enhance technology and keep pace with the modern techniques and trends. We have invested heavily in automation, IOT, SAAS, WMS, CRM, mobile Apps etc. all our business verticals are now IT driven and some are on advanced technology to help in BI and data analysis.

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 Benefits of Supply Chain Visibility:

 1.    We can identify traffic jam, narrow roads.

2.    Risk management can be reduced.

3.    There are Maximum chances for on time delivery.

4.    More reliable and responsive

5.    It is easy to react with unexpected problems

6.    Reduces transportation costs

7.    Increase customer satisfaction.

Finally it is monitoring and measuring entire supply chain process. Here everything is transparent to every person involved here.

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Technology:

Cloud-based technologies combined with the advantages of social and mobile technologies help us to improve visibility in supply chain.