How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

The Network Effect

The MV Tricolor is perhaps the unluckiest cargo ship in recent memory. About 20 miles north of the French coast near Dunkirk, on a foggy night on December 14 2002, The Tricolor was cruising westward on its way to Southampton England from Zeebrugge Belgium. The Tricolor was coming up on Kariba , a Bahamian container ship, also heading west and was about to pass it on the starboard side. Fortunately the entire crew of The Tricolor were able to evacuate the ship and survived.

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense

The Logistics of Logistics

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense. It’s because of one simple tweak to their fulfilment strategy: offering free express shipping through December 31st. At first offering free shipping seems like a major risk or even a sure-fire way to lose revenues. Offering free shipping is an added cost to a retailer after all, which is a frightening proposition in a world of paper-thin margins. When Is Offering Free Shipping A Good Idea?

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Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. Article: Inland Port Development: What is the Impact on Shipping Patterns, and How Can 3PLs Take Advantage? Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed. Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? Still, although nothing is certain at this time, if you ship goods to the West Coast ports, you can consider your options: 1. Global Transportation Supply Chain Global Shipping ILWU PMA Port Strike Supply Chains What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

How Proper Label Controls Can Help Your Manufacturing Plant

IQMS

From nutrition labels to warning labels and address labels to shipping labels, those sticky pieces of paper are pervasive in our everyday lives. Handle multiple label types, including product, container, shipping and mix-load labels. You’ve heard the labeling horror story, now let’s take a look at a success story from an IQMS customer: Custom Profile is a profile extruder based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has been an IQMS customer since 2002.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. There was the infamous 11-day shutdown in 2002 , and just two years ago, 800 clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike , shutting down the ports for eight days and costing the region’s economy about $8 billion. While the delays at the U.S.

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Carrier Bankruptcies Make 3PLs More Important to Shippers than Ever

Freight Center

trucking company shutdown since Consolidated Freightways in 2002. The NEMF bankruptcy rocked the freight-shipping industry, but it turned out to be just the first (and largest so far) in a rash of carrier bankruptcies in 2019. If your business can meet a carrier’s minimum shipping requirements, a long-term contract can be very alluring. We want to be your shipping partner and our staff of in-house shipping experts are ready to help. Getting ready to ship?

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Say Customer Service and Mean It

Supply Chain Shaman

The organization is not clear on accepting special requests and expedited shipping policies, often resulting in a lower margin. Dan, new to the job, failed to remove the shipping bolts from the back of the washer.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Since one of the key benefits of reshoring and nearshoring focuses on lower shipping costs and increased quality, those companies who keep chasing the lower labor cost will hurt. But many US companies are redoubling their efforts in this venture of nearshoring and reshoring so they can get the benefits of lower shipping costs and increased quality.

Traders Warehouse: Leaving legacy systems to save time and money

Unleashed

We started in 2002 as a tiny little company with basically zero turnover and a single branch in Derby. Some of the new additions have brought significant benefit to our business: particularly the B2B Store and Advanced Shipping. Advanced Shipping. Before Advanced Shipping, we’d have to enter order details twice to create a shipment: first in Unleashed and then on the DPD website for the shipping label. Using Advanced Shipping to speed up fulfilment.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Deutsche Post started acquiring shares of the company in 1998 and completed its acquisition of DHL by 2002, expanding the brand ‘DHL’ to its other services.

Steel Tariff Proposition: Will It Work?

Elementum

This viewpoint is based on choices made by previous administrations: in 2002, for example, former U.S. President Bush imposed tariffs of up to 30% on steel imported from Japan and the European Union (EU) which cost 200,000 jobs in steel-involved industries, with the unemployment rate being at 6% by the end of 2002. ports, port workers, and the already-embattled shipping industry: in 2016, 960,000 metric tons of steel were moved via the Lower Columbia River route alone.

Post-pandemic Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Tan points out, when the SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, epidemic broke out in 2002 and 2003, “China contributed 4% to the world’s GDP. And because of supply chain tiering and the delays inherent in ocean container shipping, many companies are only now coming to grips with the depth of their dependencies.”[6].

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The third party logistics (3PL) model, while critical to smaller, low-volume shippers, has never been the best option for organizations shipping moderate-to-high volumes of freight. The first study of shipper satisfaction in 2002 revealed only 27% of shippers was satisfied with the IT capabilities offered by their 3PL provider.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. In Amazon’s case, the company stated “We ship millions of products every week and are confident in the sophisticated technologies and processes we have developed to detect potential shipping hazards.”

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Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

As you would expect of a country whose coastline stretches for more than 7,000 km, Brazil excels at ocean shipping, but most inland waterways are remote from populated and industrialized areas. Shipping. Brazil ratified its latest constitution on October 5, 1988 and enacted a new civil law code in 2002. Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. With a total area just slightly smaller than the U.S.,

Doing Business in Switzerland

QAD

Although the country is a UN member, and became a member of NATO in 2002, it retains its commitment to neutrality. Shipping. The Swiss Confederation became independent from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitutional government replaced the Confederation in 1874. Switzerland has a history of neutrality and was not involved in either of the two world wars, but it has continued to strengthen ties with other countries.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics

Requis

Dave’s career started in the 1970s with putting his PhD in Econometrics to work predicting freight volumes across shipping modes. Dave and his partner Dan Dershem started Supply Chain Ventures LLC in 2002 – just after the internet investing bubble burst. On the third episode of Supply Chain Next we speak with Dave Anderson, someone we have no trouble describing as a logistics visionary.

Podcast: Dave Anderson on the Evolution and Future of Logistics

Requis

Dave’s career started in the 1970s with putting his PhD in Econometrics to work predicting freight volumes across shipping modes. Dave and his partner Dan Dershem started Supply Chain Ventures LLC in 2002 – just after the internet investing bubble burst. On the third episode of Supply Chain Next we speak with Dave Anderson, someone we have no trouble describing as a logistics visionary.

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine

AFFLINK

This has been an increasingly hot topic in design circles, especially since the 2002 publication of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart and William McDonough. In a related move, UPS, the shipping and logistics company, recently added 700 18-wheeler trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

VTech: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Initially, this led to operating losses and write-offs and was turned around in 2002. It took us three years to right the ship. Slowly, more and more companies are waking up to the cold, and hard facts. Financial balance sheet improvements cannot be driven by traditional supply chain processes. In the words of a supply chain leader yesterday, “Lora, please give me stories of success. I have personally experienced the failure. Lift my soul by sharing some success stories.”

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season

Elementum

Professor Yossi Sheffi was on a sabbatical in the UK in 2002, when the world was still reeling from the 9/11 attacks. FedEx announced recently that it plans to ship a record number of boxes this winter —317 million in total. Welcome to the second installment of Supply Chain Spotlight, Elementum’s interview series. We speak with the most influential people in today’s global supply chain.

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50 warehouse automation stats you should know

6 River Systems

percent, the lowest level since at least 2002. Less than one in ten DCs handle only full pallets for outbound shipping. ’ When employees are repeatedly performing manual tasks which require perfect precision – such as entering shipping addresses or SKUs – they will inevitably make mistakes,” explains Stitch Labs. Best-in-class operations ship more than 99.87% of shipments on time.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 2.11-2.15

Aborn and Co.

New England Motor Freight, a 40-year staple of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, stunned the shipping world Monday by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation. went out of business in the fall of 2002, according to FreightWaves. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE.

Freightera Wins 2020 Ready to Rocket Placement Among Top Technology Companies in British Columbia

Freightera

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 15, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Freightera , a leading online freight marketplace offering instant freight quotes and streamlining shipping operations for manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors in Canada and the U.S., Rocket Builders started its recognition program 18 years ago during the stock market downturn of 2002, post “the Internet bubble,” a time somewhat reminiscent of the current COVID-19 crisis.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

In 2002, the third party logistics study first began surveying respondents on satisfaction with the level of information technology (IT) services available through 3PLs. Throughout history, most shippers have held a clear preference for a particular mode, but most shippers, 62 percent, expressed interest in exploring alternative modes or intermodal shipping.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. In 2002, a 10-day lockout on the West Coast cost the US economy an estimated $ 1 billion per day in the first week growing to $2 billion per day in the second week, and required a presidential intervention. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

e-Commerce operators cannot find enough workers to ship what they sell. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. faster shipping times), or lowering price points (e.g.,

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

e-Commerce operators cannot find enough workers to ship what they sell. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. For many 3PLs, the massive volume of orders during peak season often creates operational losses due to high turnover, training costs, recruiting fees, and shipping fees due to missed SLAs. faster shipping times), or lowering price points (e.g.,

Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment

The Logistics of Logistics

Some people describe it merely as the act of distribution and shipping (also called logistics) but this is not always the case. Ordered items must then be packaged for shipping to the right address and customers notified when the orders are on the way. Since 2002 Rodney has been focused on building a World Class Order Fulfilment business not just in Australia, but wordwide. Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment.

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Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

and its trading partners that ships can carry. million during the period 2002 through 2017. In addition to the challenge of handing increased cargo throughput, the ports must also have the channel depth to accommodate the new deep draft Ultra Large Container Vessel ships and even larger ships currently on the drawing board. Cargo carried by ships must be loaded and unloaded quickly with minimal dwell time in the port.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

Amazon has had such a major impact on eCommerce, that I thought it would make sense to look back on some of their innovations that are directly or indirectly impacting logistics: Super Saver Shipping Super Saver Shipping was introduced in 2002 offering free shipping for orders over $25. The program fundamentally shaped consumer expectations of the new normal for shipping. Fast and free shipping raised the stakes.

How to Improve Manufacturing Floor Data Collection

Cerasis

Your ability to track stock levels, keeps tabs on shipping dates and monitor costs are essential to any smooth running manufacturing plant. Although it was published in 2002, the case study highlighted the data collection struggles of a particular manufacturing company that probably rings true for many SMEs and large corporations alike. To log, track and trace everything’, your vision of a better manufacturing floor.

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Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

e-Commerce operators cannot find enough workers to ship what they sell. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase. For many 3PLs, the massive volume of orders during peak season often creates operational losses due to high turnover, training costs, recruiting fees, and shipping fees due to missed SLAs. faster shipping times), or lowering price points (e.g.,