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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Sunday, 25 November 2007. Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. With this increased sourcing agility comes the increased risk of delivery failure due to a supply chain disruption and, concurrently, the increased importance of visibility into each step of the supply chain.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1.

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Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

However, one thing that should come to mind is the prowess of the retail giant’s supply chain excellence. million employees without a focus on good supply chain management. Not only has Walmart excelled over the decades in traditional supply chain management but with recent news as of late, Walmart is also focused on continuous improvement by investing more into emerging technologies to capture more of the e-commerce market as well as a focus on sustainability.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

What are areas that are relevant to supply chains where new paradigms are possible? Covid-19 has demonstrated the power of integrated, intelligent and interactive supply chain networks. Companies can create digital supply chains and digital supply chain services, and, hence, advantage. Today’s supply chains are complex networks geared towards highest efficiency and the production of highly sophisticated products.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The other operating units are: Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is Con-Way’s supply chain division. Con-Way Freight was already located in Ann Arbor.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex. The flow of supplies, finished goods, and information are widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers. For success, companies need to gain visibility into this complex supply chain network to collectively sense and properly respond to changes in supply and demand.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Thoma Bravo Announces Acquisition of Elemica. iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7 Freight Rates Push Lower as Truck Capacity Outweighs Demand (WSJ – sub. April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). May Van, Reefer Freight up 19% on Spot Market: DAT Freight Index.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surprised at all. This operation was proving too costly and too slow, so the company launched an initiative to achieve a 10% supply chain cost reduction within four years.

How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio. From a shipper’s perspective, new supply chain technology means things like visibility to shipments, proactive notifications before disruptions occur, and better forecasting for future improvements. Technology to make a carrier’s job easier is just as important, if not more so, to a successful supply chain. After all, without carriers, your freight wouldn’t move. Robinson in 2007.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI. For a long time now, corporations and their supply chains have been required to prove that they are acting in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way. The board of directors is getting pressure from shareholder resolutions that are closely examining the supply chain. This solution has not been overlooked by logistics companies.

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

BlueYonder

In 2007, the U.S. The realities of today’s complex global marketplace make fulfilling sustainability objectives anything but simple as companies navigate fulfillment, transportation and logistics challenges. What If” Analysis: Many of the older transportation solutions planned freight by minimizing miles. Many of the world’s supply chains have acquired a less-than-ideal reputation for their environmental impact, especially in the world of transportation.

Logistics Services Providers Make Progress against Green Targets

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement from Maersk Line the world's largest container shipping company, that it has reached its 2020 target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% from its benchmark 2007 levels a whole 7 years early, and is increasing the 2020 target to 40%, provides clear evidence that logistics services providers (LSPs) are increasingly taking green issues seriously. Subscribe to our Logistics Newsletter to receive regular industry updates.

Eco-Responsible Rail-Freight

Global Trade Management

Improvements in the logistics chain are not only good for the environment. Less emissions usually also translate to less logistics cost, less capital cost, less insurance, etc. On this subject, only rail freight can claim to have a low environmental footprint. However, slightly resting on its “CO2” laurels, rail freight has never really brought forward all of its other societal and environmental assets.

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: I was completely unplugged on vacation last week, so it wasn’t until I returned to the office on Monday that I learned Infor is acquiring GT Nexus (a Talking Logistics sponsor). One of my favorite quotes from the conference, which I believe sums up the perspective many customers have about GT Nexus, came from Joe Dixon, SVP of Supply Chain at Brooks Brothers: “SAP is our internal ERP system, GT Nexus is our external [supply chain] ERP system.”.

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

Published with kind permission of MHD Supply Chain Solutions Magazine. How close is it to significantly disrupting logistics? When supply chain leaders like Walmart start to test the waters by using Uber and its competitor Lyft to make last-mile deliveries, it’s probably time to take notice – or to start catching up. Before we delve into the possibilities for logistics operators, let’s take a look at the origins of uberisation. Logistics logistics Uber

A Brief Commentary on the Future of Delivery

Talking Logistics

There are countless possibilities, especially when you consider emerging technologies and delivery models like drones, driverless trucks, hyperloop, and the Uber-ization of freight. As I mentioned to the attendees at the conference, if I was giving a presentation ten years ago today about the future of delivery, I wouldn’t have a single slide about “the Uber-ization of freight” or about “sharing economy” delivery models.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

Hence the companies Bugaboo and Foss have both faced considerable challenges, as they revealed during the recent ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ seminar in Amsterdam on 24 June 2015. Nevertheless, as became apparent during the seminar on China organised jointly by Supply Chain Media and DSV, it is far from easy to serve this fast-growing demographic. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

JOIN OVER 1,000 TOP FORWARDERS AND CARRIERS AUTOMATING AIR FREIGHT. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS. Get Air Freight Standardized. While electronic passenger tickets were introduced in 1994 and reached a 97% penetration rate by 2007, the eAWB standards was adapted as an IATA standard in 2010, and adoption in 2018 still hovers at 53%. Get Air Freight Dynamic. Get Air Freight Connected. Get Air Freight Customer Facing.

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Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. The catalyst was fairly simple – there are freight conferences and tech conferences, but few that really mesh both very well. There was also some startling consensus on some core ideas: Freight is complex and transformation won’t happen overnight. Freight is cool again.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

Talking Logistics

According to a 2007 report, one of these products is sold every 17 seconds in the U.S. – In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop partners with backer DP World to launch logistics startup (TechCrunch). Freight Railroads Get Boost from Tight Trucking Markets (WSJ – sub. Logistics leader Prologis to acquire DCT Industrial for $8.4

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

Knowledge is power in the world of supply chain management, and every company is searching for the next best way to save money and meet consumer demand. That’s why we’ve created this list of the top logistics and supply chain journalists and thought leaders that we follow and suggest you check out in 2020. . Top Logistics & Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders We Follow. Emma Cosgrove (Supply Chain Dive).

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The revised Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirement is a significant change in the ocean cargo supply chain. Still, the requirement is not new and has been under development for a number of years following a milestone vessel collapse in 2007. However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight. The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management.

WTO trade barometer at rock bottom

EFT

The WTO’s Goods Trade Barometer has slumped to a historically low level for its June value , with the reading its lowest in recorded data going back to 2007. and air freight (76.5) are by far the worst on record since 2007.”.

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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

Elementum

In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and keep supply chains moving. Now, trucking and logistics companies are trying to recruit more women to overcome growing driver shortages. They’ve since been struggling to meet increasing demand for freight transport. Logistics truck drivers transportation women

The Better Goal: More Fuel Efficient Trucks or Using Fewer Trucks?

Talking Logistics

Regardless of your point of view on truck fuel efficiency standards, the reality is that it only addresses part of the opportunity available to shippers, carriers, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to reduce transportation costs and carbon emissions. miles out of its network from 2007-2010 and had increased its CWT per truck from 382 in FY 2007 to 415 in FY 2010, an 8.6 Put differently, in FY 2007, Del Monte left 11.2 Last Friday, the U.S.

Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

Elementum

While it may seem counterintuitive, co-opetition is slowly becoming a strategy that more and more companies are utilizing to widen their options—and survive.Particularly in the freight and transport industry, with shipping capacity low and demands increasingly stringent (customers who want to ship goods want it done quickly), the need for efficient routes is pressing but unsustainable. In 2007, it released the Kindle. Co-opetition can Save the Freight Industry.

Rangel Invests In BluJay Software To Manage Air, Sea And Road Transport Operations

BluJay Solutions

SOURCE: Rangel Logistics Solutions. Technological platform is leader in logistics and transport software. 1 October 2020 – Rangel Logistics Solutions announced today the adoption of the BluJay Solutions technological platform to manage its air, sea and road transport operations. BluJay Solutions is a leader in software for logistics and transport operations as well as supply chain management, enabling to optimize the future of companies in an increasingly globalized economy.

Current State of the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Shippers are focusing on using dimensional pricing to cut down on wasted space, and consolidation of freight has become the new buzzword. Although capacity is tight, especially considering the number of carriers who are prioritizing freight to boost production, reports Roger W. Yet, contractual parties, such as third party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) are expecting increases in freight of between 2 and 3 percent from 2015.

The State of the Industry: A Mid-year Look at Transportation and the Economy

Talking Logistics

At Transplace’s recent Shipper Symposium, a diverse group of shippers, logistics experts and analysts came together to discuss the latest industry trends and obstacles faced by supply chain and transportation professionals, and identify strategies for addressing these issues and improving operations. Freight volumes are up a little with lackluster economic growth, which leaves an implied excess capacity of 2-4%. Hunt Logistics (now Transplace).

The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward

Cerasis

” We have many manufacturing shipper customers, and we love to create content of value for them on such subjects as best practices in logistics or trends around the supply chain. In July 2007, the price of natural gas rose to an astronomical $14 per MMBtu. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post The Changing Face of Manufacturing: How US Manufacturers are Looking Homeward appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis

Can a Start-up save the World’s Largest Retailer

Techgistics

In 2007, the year the iPhone was released, the iPod was Apple’s pre-existing cash cow with 48% of Apple’s revenue from iPod sales. Walmart's Logistics Network Pre eCommerce, Walmart was revered for its collaboration and technology-driven supply chain practices to move freight between suppliers, distribution centers, and stores in pallet and case quantities. None of these new developments fit very well into the old model’s logistics infrastructure.

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An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There were subsequent challenges in 2005 and 2007. Today’s Google self-driving car is not far removed from the vehicles that competed in the DARPA Challenge in 2007, according to Sertac Karaman, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He recently described the technology’s latest development arc at the Crossroads 2016 conference hosted in March by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.

The Transportation Industry Report: Winter 2018-2019

Aborn and Co.

Given the higher price of oil (resulting in higher fuel surcharges), and the strength in rates being experienced in sectors such as flatbed and chemical railroading, it should come as no surprise that the Cass Freight Expenditures Index is reporting such overall strength in transportation spending.”.

Distribution Models in Vietnam: Primary, Secondary, and Last-mile Distribution

Abivin

Primary Distribution Primary distribution is the allocation of finished saleable goods from original vendor supply points (manufacturers/factories/assembly plants) to distribution centers (DCs) or distributors. Source: Department for Transport [DfT] (2007). Key Performance Indicators for Food and Drink Supply Chains. London: Freight Best Practice. Therefore, distributors dominate the flow of products from the very beginning - the original supply spot.