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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? Imagine if an air transport vehicle is rescheduled onto the same route as another vehicle or if the system assigns a driver without the right certifications for a particular vehicle?

Supply Chain KPIs You’ll Want Every Morning


Warehousing and transportation costs. Following lean management principles, KPIs are mapped by seven categories of waste and inefficiency in a business: Excessive waiting, Overproduction, Rejects, Motion, Processing, Inventory, and Transport.

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3 Transport Topics Headlines Validate the UltraShipTMS Approach

Supply Chain Collaborator

When UltraShipTMS set out to develop a solution for logistics IT in 2001, leadership imbued its directives to the talented developers, coders and transportation logistics professionals with a specific philosophy. Simply put, the team behind the UltraShipTMS platform was told to think about transportation logistics as an activity that affects stakeholders far beyond the confines of the transportation department.

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.

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.” Becoming a member of the C-TPAT program can deliver many benefits for shippers and transportation providers alike, including: Fewer customs inspections. C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance.

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.

:o9 Solutions announces a strategic partnership with vTradEx to enter the Chinese market

o9 Solutions

By amalgamating o9’s next-generation planning capabilities with our cloud transportation in-transit visibility and synchronizing our automated warehouse management with real-time inventory in the o9 platform, together we will solve several complex issues Chinese businesses are currently tackling.

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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. When I travel from company to company and discuss the future of business processes, the term “digital” is ubiquitous. A digital fever abounds. When an “e” proceeded every strategy.). Fear abounds. Growth is slowing. Amazon is expanding.

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. However, this morning over coffee, my fingers hunger to write this post. I am not sure why. It may be that I am growing tired of hubris and market hype.

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. Building Systems of Insights Cognitive computing layered on existing decision support tools—revenue management, trade promotion management, demand planning, production planning, transportation planning and supply network planning–drives deeper insights. Remember the Jetsons?

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. Airline Deregulation Act becomes law, the first of a wave of American transport deregulation that continues through until the mid-1980s. The History of the Shipping Container.

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. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains. Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China.

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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). How Do We Connect Supply Chain Planning Architectures to Transportation Planning? Examples include alternate sourcing, bill of material changes or alternate modes/routing between the planning, procurement and transportation.)

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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. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The 5 Benefits of Virtual Reality in Manufacturing appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

An Empty Chair….

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a Gartner analyst in 2001, there were over 120 B2b platforms. Over the last decade, this increased by 15% in manufacturing and 25% in transportation. Many companies have outsourced supplier onboarding, payables and transportation management. Across from me, sits an empty chair. In fact, sadly, there are many empty chairs in the room. Five people canceled at the last minute due to travel restrictions.

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. I participated in the transportation management track, where I delivered a presentation on the future of transportation management, covering some of the emerging trends in the industry, including driverless trucks, drones, 3D printing, and blockchain.

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. Excessive time-to-market delays due to overseas transportation issues are eliminated. Overall, from 2001 to 2008 average Asian wages increased 7.1-7.8%, and currently meet or exceed U.S.

The Potential Impact on Shipping of a Global Recession

Intelligent Audit

In a sobering assessment, Morgan Stanley stated that we will be entering a situation that is “worse than the global recession of 2001.” A report put out by Moody’s this week cites the transportation industry as one of “high exposure” to a recession in the current climate. As the global markets reel from the impacts of the CoronaVirus pandemic, it has now become increasingly accepted that we are headed for, or already have entered, a global recession.

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. As the oldest mode of global transportation, shipping has a history of tradition and aversion to change. This article originally appeared on .

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. The benefits they offer such as more frequent and less costly transportation services and improved customer service attract more companies, which increases the benefits and makes the entity even more attractive,” Sheffi explains. Mutual benefits.

Technology Support in Integrated Business Planning: Automation, Augmentation and Human Centricity

Supply Chain Trend

For over a century, we have seen increasing automation in supply chain, especially in manufacturing and the pace has quickened in the past decade with robotization in production, warehousing, and transport. Chan, Serena, Complex Adaptive Systems (2001).

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. Up there in the space-bound cargo stakes, in 2001, Pizza Hut became the first company in history to deliver pizza to residents living in outer space. We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space.

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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.

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. Muller explained in a very comprehensive manner about how "movement" of each type of soldiers should be done which included marching, transportation, wheeling, advancing, formation, transport of heavy guns, how to cross the river etc. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed!

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., transport operators, customs brokers); Ability to track and trace consignments; Timeliness of shipments in reaching destination within the scheduled or expected delivery time. Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation.

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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. As an analyst, when technology providers acquire and divest companies, I get invited to pre-announcement conferences. In these sessions, the technology providers share their rational for the investment and invite questions. Thursday morning, it was the acquisition of GT Nexus by Infor.

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. Customs Commissioner at the time, gave a speech where he said: “We must reaffirm the importance of knowing your customer and consider the overall ‘air-tightness’ of your supply chain, from factory floor, to loading dock, to transportation to our border.

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

Talking Logistics

I first wrote about the possibility of drones as a new transportation mode back in February 2013, and during the holiday season last year, Amazon announced its Amazon PrimeAir initiative , which some called a PR stunt, while others — like Google and UPS — saw it as a new competitive threat and opportunity. Yes, there are many hurdles to overcome before drones as a transportation mode becomes a reality, including getting FAA approval.

Doing Business in Portugal


This abundance of transportation options combined with Portugal’s ideal location means that it is an easy matter to move goods quickly by any mode. . Even though Portugal’s economy grew rapidly in the late 20 th century, it hit a rough patch in 2001. With 1,793 km of coastline, Portugal has a long history as a seafaring country and once had colonies all over the world.

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.

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.

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. Here are some details from the press release: In business since 2001, Transparix has amassed an impressive roster of clients, including Bosch, Office Depot, Footlocker, ABB, XPO Logistics and many others.

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.

The worst Supply Chain practices must be confessed and not only by constraint

KEPLER Consulting

Exhaust-data analyses (OTD, pallet volume, transport, suppliers, returns, etc.) 2000); Cachon and Larivière (2001); and Zhao (2002)) show that when demand and stock information is shared, this results in a significant reduction in stocks and costs Absence of systematic summary sharing of fixed supplier orders: just like the previous one, the implementation of this communication makes it possible to comfort the supplier about their production and supply plan.

Why the Outlook for the Oil and Gas Market is Brighter than You Think


Transportation is still heavily dependant on fossil fuels. When I earned my business degree in 2001, supply chain was not available as a degree— it wasn’t even a very common term). In this article: What’s changing in oil and gas (in asset sales and beyond), and why the long-term outlook for the industry is positive. How supply chain has changed over the years. How Requis is perfectly positioned to be the supply chain platform of choice for many industries.