Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman oversaw the implementation of the retailer’s first electronic product code (EPC) compliance program in 2003, and by the end of 2006, Wal-Mart had deployed RFID chips on pallets for its top 100 vendors and suppliers. Passive RFID tags, on the other hand, rely on power sources within external RFID tag readers.

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Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management. Current supply chain designs have predominantly followed a one-size-fits-all philosophy, on the assumption that raw materials are readily available for sourcing and production globally.

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management. Current supply chain designs have predominantly followed a one-size-fits-all philosophy, on the assumption that raw materials are readily available for sourcing and production globally.

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. were rebranded to the UPS Store brand in 2003. In 2005, UPS acquired the less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company Overnite Transportation.

How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

One of the many reasons that Wuhan is critical to the international supply chain is due to its role in shipping and transportation. As of today, Chinese authorities shut down transportation for more than a dozen cities, effectively putting nearly 60 million people under severe travel restrictions. Many have compared this outbreak to the SARS emergency of 2003.

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Supply Chain Disruptions Are New Opportunities – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Unlike SARS in 2003, the Covid-19 pandemic has spawned an unprecedented Global health pandemic. It even took authorities some time to recognise the vital importance of warehouse logistics, supply chain continuity, truck drivers and other transport operators.

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Anu discussed how when she signed contracts for her house she bought in 2003, it involved 80 signatures. Chris Hahn from Coupa did a demo for me, showing me the ease with which Coupa software allows Accounts Payable and Sourcing groups to access all of their data online. I also met with a firm that specializes in negotiating third party contracts with transportation providers, ACSPE.

The rapid reorientation of supply chains

EFT

Transport links that ran like clockwork suddenly melted away, most notably air freight, and products were stranded in overstretched ports. He also notes transportation can eb a key headache as often only small ports serve newer destinations “so you're going have to consolidate in another….

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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.) A range of bad practices are observed on the visibility provided to suppliers: Failure to share forecasts with the supplier: this bad practice causes suppliers to secure their lead time by prolonging it, which has a negative effect on the customer’s sourcing flexibility. Two examples among others are the manual sourcing process or asset management to be applied on future orders from the supplier.

Conscious Clothing? Why Fashion's Going Green

Material Handling and Logistics

For years now, we’ve watched the old guard of the packaged-food industry get pummeled as consumers look to fill their grocery carts with trendier items bearing feel-good labels such as “natural” or “sustainably sourced.”. Nearly twice as much apparel was sold in 2017 than in 2003. The facilities work to the highest environmental and social standards and as they produce locally, there is less damage from transporting goods long distances.