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FedEx follows lead of UPS, announces 2017 rate increases

LM Editorial

Perhaps the most significant change announced by FedEx is that fuel surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will be adjusted on a weekly basis instead of the current process in which adjustments are made on a monthly basis with a two-month lag between U.S. government published fuel indexes and the fuel surcharges

FOB vs FCA and how the Hanjin bankruptcy can still screw you

The Loadstar

A very interesting blog from the director of global supply chain at Hampton Products. It explains Free on Board and Free to Carrier – and why both exporters and importers should use the latter to ensure there is clarity over risk and fees in the result of a supply chain disruption – such as Hanjin’s bankruptcy. Both the shipper and the buyer need to understand the concepts involved and make.

5th Production & Operations Management World Conference

SCM Research

I just came back from the 5 th Production & Operations Management World Conference , which was held in Havana, Cuba. The P&OM World Conference is co-organized every four years by three leading academic associations which represent the operations management discipline in three regions: EurOMA , JOMSA and POMS. What I really like about the conference is the global networking opportunity it offers. The majority of the 450 participants of this year’s conference was European and I met many friends who use to attend the EurOMA Conferences. made it a bit complicated for U.S.

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Pratt and Whitney Publically Discloses Supply Chain Challenges and Production Shortfalls

Supply Chain Matters

Previously and again last week, we alerted Supply Chain Matters readers to the increasing visibility to noteworthy supply challenges occurring at Pratt and Whitney related to its newly developed geared-turbofan aircraft engines.  The development is significant since just was we anticipated, the weakest link in commercial aircraft supply chain ramp-up production cadence is indeed turning […].

Understanding Yard Management Systems

This white paper’s objective is to help industry professionals understand the basics of yard management solutions. It helps understand: Who is investing in yard management and why? What kind of operations benefit from yard management software? What are the economic benefits realized? What should be taken into account when buying a yard management solution?

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U.S. Gives Green Light To Self-Driving Car Push Setting Federal Ground Rules

Logistics & Transportation

The much-anticipated rules are intended to create a framework needed to standardize testing and deployment of robotic cars across the U.S. NYSE:GM NYSE:F NASDAQ:TSLA NASDAQ:MBLY NASDAQ:NVID


Supply Chain Matters Highlights of Oracle OpenWorld 2016- Commentary One

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor is once again attending the Oracle Open World conference here in San Francisco and we will be publishing impressions throughout the week. We began our coverage with highlights of Oracle’s Q1 FY17 financial performance last week. Last night, Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison kicked off this year’s event with […]. ERP Technology and Vendors Oracle Supply Chain Technology #oow16 Oracle Corporation Oracle Inc. Oracle OpenWorld 2016 impressions Oracle SCM Cloud Supply chain Matters blog

K+N under orders to quick-march British Army logistics into the 21st century

The Loadstar

The logistics supporting British Army operations will be transformed after the opening of a new defence fulfilment centre in November. By consolidating freight, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) could see the number of annual shipments it procures reduce by some 40%, claimed the project leader. Loadstar posts News Supply chain Kuehne + Nagel Military matters Rebuilding the UK

UTC CEO: Pratt & Whitney struggling with GTF fan blade learning curve

Air Transport World Online

Pratt & Whitney is taking twice as long to build geared turbofan (GTF) engine fan blades as would be ideal, which is the primary cause of GTF delivery delays, the CEO of Pratt’s parent company said. read more. Engines Daily News Manufacturers

The Next Big Thing In Supply Chain Decision Making

What if you could make supply chain decisions based not only on what has occurred or is likely to occur in the future, but through recommendations based on why and how things happen? Prescriptive analytics help you find the best course of action for your specific business objectives and situation. They suggest the optimal way to handle what is likely to happen in the future by factoring in specific scenarios, resources and other inputs. Download the report to learn more

Troubled OPEC: Could Nigeria Swing Oil Markets?

Logistics & Transportation

Talk between Saudi Arabia, OPEC's de facto leader and Russia, the world's top two oil producers, caused a temporary uptick in oil prices recently. But on Saturday, OPEC's chief dampened hopes for any production freeze agreement ahead of a meeting of oil producers in Algiers

Oracle Unveils Its Next Generation Cloud Strategy: Intelligent Applications

Supply Chain 24/7

Oracle adds to its industry leading Cloud portfolio with new SaaS Cloud services and enhancements

National Airlines needs US safety rule exemption to fly more oversize cargo

The Loadstar

US cargo carrier National Airlines is hoping to increase its business in the outsize cargo sector after petitioning the US DoT for an exemption on safety rules for 747 freighters. Claiming that a rule relating to the tie-down of tall, rigid cargo has cost it millions of dollars in lost business, National has requested to be allowed to move the cargo without the ‘9G’ requirement.

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MercuryGate and CSX announce intermodal technology partnership

LM Editorial

MercuryGate said that through this partnership shippers can now access the CSX online booking tool, ShipCSX, which enables shippers to plan, ship, and pay for intermodal shipments, through MercuryGate’s TMS

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Boost your Supply Chain Agility- Make your Data Actionable with Prescriptive Analytics

According to a recent Supply Chain Insights Report, while business is changing quickly, supply chain processes are evolving slowly. The average supply chain organization is 15-years old, and one out of three companies state that there is room for improvement in their supply chain.

How Cross-Device Identity Matching Works (part 2)

Gartner Blog Network

Cross-device identity matching is the way marketers try to map devices and browsers to the same consumer to improve personalization and measurement. in our super-popular Part 1, we got half-way


India On The Cusp Of A Major Growth Phase, Says Credit Suisse

Logistics & Transportation

Long relegated to second place behind China, Asia's economic leader, there are clear indications that India is on the verge of a dramatic growth phase

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Salesforce updates its CRM platform with AI capabilities

Supply Chain IT World Canada

Salesforce Einstein will provide users with new functions such as predictive lead scoring and vision-based search. Analytics Enterprise Infrastructure Tech AI CRM Salesforce

Executive Q&A with Prentis Wilson, VP Amazon Business: ‘Make People’s Lives Better’

Spend Matters

Categories: eProcurement / Procurement , Industry News , Solution Providers , Technology Tags: L1 , technology Is there any way procurement organizations haven’t heard of Amazon Business by now? Read more. ). eProcurement / Procurement Industry News Solution Providers Technology L1 technology

Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics into Demand Networks

Companies need to move to a network approach, evolving linear supply chains into demand networks, where the customer is at the center.

Don’t bet on economic growth between now and 2019, says FTR’s Perry

LM Editorial

FTR Senior Partner Noel Perry noted at his firm’s transportation conference in Indianapolis last week that average recovery growth for GDP continues to decline, from 7 percent in 1950 to 1 percent in 2016, which means that there will not be much help coming from economic growth over the next 2-3 years, with a best case scenario being 2-3 percent growth during that span

Grab, Uber's Rival In Southeast Asia, Raises $750 Million

Logistics & Transportation

SoftBank led the round in Grab, which presents a major obstacle to Uber in Singapore and Indonesia

Yes, CMOs Will Likely Spend More on Technology than CIOs by 2017

Gartner Blog Network

By 2017, CMOs will spend more on technology than CIOs.This now-famous prediction was made several years ago by my former Gartner colleague Laura McLellan.At the time, it was


Outlook for panamax owners even darker as youngest ever boxship is scrapped

The Loadstar

The 4,546 teu 2006-built Viktoria Wulff (ex MSC Firenze) has become the youngest containership to be sold for scrap as panamax owners cut their losses and abandon employment hopes in a hopelessly depressed market. Previously the record for the youngest boxship sold for recycling stood at 13 years old. Brokers report that its German owners.

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Turning Your Consumer Goods Supply Chain Into a Competitive Advantage

Are you leveraging your extended supply chain?

Truck Like a Pirate


Arrr maties, today be th’ best tide o’ th’ voyage. Talk Like A Pirate Day. Th’ open road an’ th’ high seas be havin’ a lot in common.  Long stints away from homeport and compliance wi’ rules an’ regulations boggin’ down yer business an’ th’ joy o’ th’ high open road. Dread Pirate Bonney (find your Pirate Name here ).

Retail Supply Chains Use ‘Ship-From-Store’ to Keep Up with E-Commerce

Material Handling & Logistics

Tom Racciatti and Sam Dawes. Brick-and-mortar stores are now both sources for in-store customers and mini distribution points, creating a model known as “ship-from-store.”. read more. Transportation & Distribution Warehousing

TSA Warns Of Longer Airport Security Lines This Fall, Here's How To Get Through Faster

Logistics & Transportation

The looming government shutdown might affect travelers this fall as TSA will be forced to make staff cuts, says TSA Chief. Here's how to avoid the longer security lines

The Future of Trucking: Digital Transformation or All Hype?

Supply Chain Management Review

While the trucking industry outlook remains bright—the American Trucking Associations predicts freight tonnage to grow 28.6 percent and revenue a healthy 74.5 percent over the next 10 years —trucking, like other logistics modes, seems to be at the beginning of a period of digital disruption

20/20 Vision for Outsourced Manufacturing

Outsourcing manufacturing continues to remain an important topic in the supply chain industry.

Feeder operators forced to revamp schedules and alliances after Hanjin collapse

The Loadstar

Feeder operators caught out by Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy have been forced to re-jig their service schedules and form new alliances. The post Feeder operators forced to revamp schedules and alliances after Hanjin collapse appeared first on The Loadstar. Loadstar posts News Sea Feeder operators Hyundai Merchant Marine The fall-out from Hanjin X-Press Feeders

Supply Chain Risk Management: You Can’t Outsource Responsibility

Enterra Insights

“There’s a saying,” writes Warrick Beaver (@WarrickBeaver), Managing Director of Customer & Third Party Risk at Thomas Reuters, “that you … Continued. The post Supply Chain Risk Management: You Can’t Outsource Responsibility appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Cognitive Computing Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

MercuryGate and CSX announce intermodal technology partnership

Supply Chain 24/7

MercuryGate said that through this partnership shippers can now access the CSX online booking tool, ShipCSX, which enables shippers to plan, ship, and pay for intermodal shipments, through MercuryGate’s TMS

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Explosion in eCommerce Leads to New Shipping Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

While robust parcel solutions offer workflow designed to prevent paying too much for a particular shipment, the workflows in the retail multicarrier solutions can be both more extensive and much more interesting. The Descartes Systems Group acquired a company called Oz DEVELOPMENT that is designed for small and medium sized retailers. Ken Wood, the Executive Vice President of Product Management at Descartes, explained that small and medium sized business may need to “touch multiple ecommerce […].