A dead-head, also known as empty miles, refers to any part of the transportation trip in which no freight is being carried (empty container). Such occurrence uses time, gas, and money but generates no revenue.
The shipping unit level handled by the carrier when loaded on the trailer. For example, whencartons are unitized onto a pallet, the handling unit is the pallet. When cartons are tendered loose, i.e. Not unitized, the handling unit is the carton.
Components, raw materials, work in process, finished goods, and supplies required for the creation of goods and services. It can also refer to the number of units and or value of the stock of goods held by a company
An organization in the United States that is responsible for standardizing and publishing specifications, rules, and regulations related to the transportation and classification of various commodities in the freight and shipping industry.
The standard produced by the NMFTA that classifies all commodity types and establishes level of rates for a shipment. LTL Carriers that are members of the NMFTA subscribe to the NMFC and follow the commodity classifications.
The platform that cartons are stacked on and then used for shipment or movement as a group. Pallets may be made of wood or composite materials. Pallets have electronic tracking tags, and most are recycled.
A summary by customer order of the number of pieces per stock keeping unit (SKU) and associated carton count on the shipment. The purpose is for communication to the final receiving destination to be used for receipt check-in of cartons and/or units to the customer order. Not used for cross-dock shipments. This information is not to be included on the Bill of Lading.
Shipper Identification Number, a unique internal number assigned by the shipper for their purposes. Must not be the Bill of Lading number or the Pro number. Examples of uses are as an invoice number, supplier code or location code.
1. Starts with unprocessed raw materials and ends with final customers using the finished goods by linking many companies together. 2. The material and informational interchange in the logistical process stretches from acquisition of raw materials to delivering finished products to the end user. Vendors, service providers, and customers are links in the supply chain
The design and management of activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and logistics management activities. It also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers.