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An artist and a cartoonist for the magazine, Strothmann envisioned the future of transportation in 2001: Flying buses and trams, sky stations, and private zeppelins instead of cars. We may not have met Strothman’s vision for public transport in 2001, but what if we had?

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the transportation realm, Logistyx Technologies acquired Transparix , a software-as-a-service transportation execution solution provider based in the Netherlands.

C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance


The program was originally established in 2001, and according to the CBP , “there are currently more than 11,400 certified partners spanning across the trade community.” C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance.

The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

Why doesn’t the ice cream melt when it gets transported from the factory? For example, here’s a description from a 2001 profile of Kroger’s food supply chain published by Louisville Business First : The frozen food portion of the order is assembled at 6:30 a.m.

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Takeaways from Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2017 Conference

Talking Logistics

In WannaCry’s case, hackers exploited vulnerabilities in Windows XP — an operating system still in wide use today, even though it was originally released in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting it in 2014. Strategic transportation modelling capabilities.

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?


million manufacturing jobs traveled overseas to China between 2001 and 2013, not counting millions of other jobs outsourced overseas through the close of the 20 th century and spurring the demand for change in the political conversation.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. In 2001, UPS acquired Mail Boxes Etc., In 2005, UPS acquired the less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company Overnite Transportation.

The History of the Shipping Container


US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Development of intermodal container shipping is impacting other transport modes.

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Back in 2001, China was just revving its engine, a $1.3 According to an article in Forbes, February 2014, superior customs clearance, warehousing, and transportation capabilities can be huge competitive advantages and drivers of brand strength in China.

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Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

I liken it to the ecommerce frenzy of 2001. This includes driverless transport and local delivery. Headwinds: A force of resistance. Tailwinds: A favorable force blowing in the same direction.

2018: What Will It Look Like?

Supply Chain Insights

The untethered exuberance reminds me of the race for Y2K, the futile experimentation with trading exchanges in 2001, or the race for e-commerce. Cryptocurrency is adopted for bifurcated trade (price and promotion) and transportation in emerging markets. I hate prediction articles.

The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing


Manufacturers can see what’s going on, review how workers’ responsibilities could be changed, and determine if the changes would save the manufacturer money, a key point in a 2001 publication on virtual reality.

Not the Jetsons: 10 Use Cases for Cognitive Learning in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was an analyst in 2001, I loved speaking to him. Rule sets –like ATP, VMI, Transportation Routing, Allocation and Assortment logic– are simple rule sets. Remember the Jetsons?

The First Steps of Necessary Federal Maritime Commission Changes


Modes of transportation and communication evolved, culminating today in instant-gratification last-mile/last-touch, in a world of one-hour delivery and online bookings. On that basis, most of the transportation industry in the United States was deregulated in the 1970s and 1980s.

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

I consider her the best in the biz for transportation management consulting. Ellen’s was to design and execute the transportation planning logic. in to transportation management to drive routing information and booking optimization).

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31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. Transportation and freight costs are reduced.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Before joining Menlo in 2001, he held logistics and operations management positions with Delphi Automotive Systems and Penske Logistics. billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way Inc.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery


NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space.

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How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2001 the government of Aragón in northern Spain realized that its economy had become overly reliant on a small group of industries, notably auto manufacturing. Mutual benefits.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements.

Free Trade: Why U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different


Since their inclusion in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 (at the beginning of a decade of precipitous decline in U.S. Trade With Mexico and China Could Not Be More Different appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

According to Lummas et al 2001 , the word "Logistics" in English appeared in the article as early as in 1898. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed!

Businesses Must Take and Avoid Risks

Enterra Insights

Earlier this year, Adrian Gonzalez ( @talkinlogistics ) surveyed a group of supply chain professionals and they listed supplier/customer bankruptcy as their number one risk concern, followed by labor shortage, transportation infrastructure gridlock, business model disruption, natural disasters, cyber attack, product recall, tariff wars, and labor disputes.[4] Risks are something with which every business must deal.

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network


Founded in 2001 by the leading ocean carriers, INTTRA has created the world’s foremost and largest neutral multi-carrier network across 177 countries with more than 35,000 active shippers, 60 carriers and 150 integrations with transportation management and port system software partners. MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018. E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

speed, simplicity and predictability of formalities) by border control agencies, including customs; Quality of trade and transport related infrastructure (e.g., Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation.

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How Manufacturing in the US Continues to Grow Despite Fears Over Higher Costs, Lower Percentage of GDP & Election-Year Woes


The first recovery was from 2001 to 2007, but it was halted with the Great Recession of 2008. LinkedIn The post How Manufacturing in the US Continues to Grow Despite Fears Over Higher Costs, Lower Percentage of GDP & Election-Year Woes appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. On July 1, 2016, the Institute for Supply Management announced the manufacturing index rose to 53.2

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2 Today is September 11.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Yes, there are many hurdles to overcome before drones as a transportation mode becomes a reality, including getting FAA approval. With summer unofficially ending this weekend, and school starting next week, the clock is ticking on summer vacation.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We dug that company out of terrible financial difficulty after the “internet bubble” burst in 2001. Just think about it, we are discussing touchless orders, lights-out warehouses, autonomous transportation for delivery, and prescriptive actions taken by intelligent robots.

Friday in 5: Whole Foods Introduces Buy-Online, Pick-Up In-Store Option

Supply Chain Nation

Unfilled Jobs Stacking Up in Transportation, Other Sectors. The Wall Street Journal reports that t he number of unfilled jobs in the transportation, retail and business-services sectors is growing , as workers become scarce in a fast-growing economy. million job openings in the three-month period that ended in June, the highest quarterly level on record dating back to 2001.

Infor’s Acquistion of GT Nexus: If I Had a Magic Wand

Supply Chain Shaman

The company branded as GT Nexus in 2001 and purchased Tradecard in 2013. GT Nexus is one of the strongest providers of transportation visibility for the global ecosystem.

Kewill Noted by Smithsonian as Key Player in the Postal Service

BluJay Solutions

Kewill was also instrumental in the Postal Service’s development and deployment of Delivery Confirmation in 1999 and Signature Confirmation in 2001. This was a humbling moment, proving the importance of technology being used in the oldest form of transportation and communication. Kewill is proud of its long and collaborative history with the United States Postal Service. We have been helping people all over the world send and receive mail – over a billion pieces of mail since 1975.

LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

FedEx Freight was established in 2001, when FedEx Corporation acquired and merged the assets of American Freightways, Viking Freight and Watkins Motor Lines. Transportation company profile of FedEx Freight FedEx Freight history FedEx Freight info FedEx Freight information FedEx Freight Overview FedEx Freight profile FedEx Freight service area FedEx Freight trucks LTL Carrier Profile LTL Carrier Profile: FedEx Freight.

Remembering 9/11

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Author’s Note: Today is September 11. I never forget.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Yellow Transportation was founded in 1924 by A.J. New Penn became a part of YRC Worldwide in 2001. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. Transportation Company profile YRC Freight LTL Carrier Profile YRC Freight history YRC Freight info YRC Freight information YRC Freight Overview YRC Freight profile YRC Freight trucks LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Harvey is not the first lethal and damaging flood to hit Houston: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 killed 41 and caused $9 billion in damage, as well as flooding in 2016 that shut down the city for days.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Transport optimisation considerations dictate that warehousing is used at the end-point of a transport system to amass enough products for a full load for the subsequent transport system. Products that are best transported in high volume (like agricultural products) will need to be warehoused in locations that make access easy for large vehicles, and so on. The fruit juice products arrive at the warehouse pre-packaged and on pallets via refrigerated transport.