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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Sunday, 25 November 2007. The ability to real time monitor the status of goods requires a combination of container based technology, back-end business applications and an extended network of logistics fulfillment partners. Speakers from supply chain management, freight forwarding, air carrier and inland distribution companies addressed the problems with perishables, which include major product groups ranging from foodstuffs and medicines to flowers. ▼ 2007. (4).

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3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

BlueYonder

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. Using a modern transportation management tool that fuses flexibility into distribution networks is effective in creating cleaner, smarter transportation strategies.

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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.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Logistics.

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.

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. During the event, we had the opportunity to examine how the transportation world is shifting and what it all means to attendees’ business strategy.

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. This is where it gets tricky, according to Yossi Sheffi, director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. This solution has not been overlooked by logistics companies. Sustainable transportation is a key component of future development of many cities. “As

The Transportation Industry Report: Winter 2018-2019

Aborn and Co.

Demand is exceeding capacity in most modes of transportation by a material amount,” Broughton wrote. “In Logistics Management. 2018 is shaping up to be the highest level of production since 2007, and 2019 should be the highest on record.” Stefan Neely. 16.00. Normal. false.

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. The European TK’Blue Agency is a labelling and rating agency of eco-responsible transportation organized as a collaborative platform. by Cassandre Hamel The transport sector is known to be one of the biggest CO2 emitters.

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.

The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

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. Each of these supply chain participants may use various protocols, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Transportation Management (TM) systems, and information may be transmitted at different times.

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

How close is it to significantly disrupting logistics? Walmart is using Uber itself to “uberise” its home delivery network, but logistics operators could become “Ubers” in their own right, offering no-strings, one-off, whenever and wherever logistics services. Before we delve into the possibilities for logistics operators, let’s take a look at the origins of uberisation. The same argument might extend to logistics in general. Levels of Uberisation of Logistics.

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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Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

Elementum

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. Over 70 percent of consumer goods rely on transportation via highways to reach store shelves. Logistics truck drivers transportation womenThe American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers.

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

Talking Logistics

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that would improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon emissions. Over the past five years, our transportation department in Mexico has demonstrated continued improvement in the area of efficiency. Put differently, in FY 2007, Del Monte left 11.2 Last Friday, the U.S.

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 Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

Cerasis

By now, you’ve probably thought about all the logistical details like: what items are required to bring the meal together; who’s responsible for bringing each dish; what time guests should arrive; and where dinner should be served so there’s enough room for everyone. The same is true for logistics planning. As we see this year, there are more cars on the road (meaning carriers want that attractive freight), and we are also seeing tight capacity.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Far from it, in fact – estimates of the number of logistics service providers in China range from one million to two million companies, many of which have just a couple of trucks. In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China.

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The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics. Many customers now want their packages next-day, same-day, or even within one hour and as a result logistics networks have evolved to reflect these changing customer preferences. Looking back, the program signalled that logistics was integral to the customer delivery experience. Amazon Fresh A grocery delivery service that started in Seattle in 2007 and now operates in 16 cities.

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). Brooks Brothers: “SAP is our internal ERP system, @GTNexus is our external (supply chain) ERP system” #Bridges2015 #logistics #SCM. Six of the top ten logistics service providers are GT Nexus customers, and the network is a key reason why. Freight Audit and Pay.

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.

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.

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. Gilroy of Transportation Topics News , shippers are looking to the future through investment into current operations to ensure long-term success and stability.

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. While this is bad news for oil producers, it is good news for US manufacturers who will see a significant fall in the cost of manufacturing and transportation. In July 2007, the price of natural gas rose to an astronomical $14 per MMBtu.

Staying Ahead of Supply Chain Paradigms – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Demand sensing technology will help supply chain professionals to become smarter about the sales side, which helps to drive sales but also allows for better planning of logistics and manufacturing capacity. Bain & Company finds that “Across industry sectors, companies that took bold and effective action during the 2007–08 global financial crisis performed much better than those that retreated to precrisis approaches and activities”.

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

Cerasis

This “invisible” part of Walmart’s business is a logistical and supply chain management and the practices they employ should give supply chain managers pause to take a bit out of their day and inspect what Walmart is doing in order to mimic into the supply chain manager’s own practice. The result is lower costs for inventory storage, reduced transportation costs , and products spend less time in transit, TradeGecko said. 17, 2007.

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

Abivin

Source: Department for Transport [DfT] (2007). London: Freight Best Practice. Instead of selling directly to customers, which is now challenging, manufacturers usually transport goods to intermediaries and delegate the right to distribute products to them. Secondary Distribution Secondary distribution is the flow of products being transported from the primary distributors to smaller distribution centers, supermarkets, retailers, or customers (delivery points).

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Recently, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will issue guidelines for driverless cars by the middle of this summer. 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.

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

Shipchain

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. David “Dave” Blanchard is the Senior Director of Content at EHS Today and Material Handling and Logistics. Steve Banker is the Vice president of Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group and co-author of Logistics Viewpoints.

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey. Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey by Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany (AFP) Jan 24, 2008 A goods train from Beijing arrived in Hamburg on Thursday after having crossed six countries in a journey organisers said could ring in a new era of rail transport between Asia and Europe. At the same time, we are considerably cheaper than air freight for many types of cargo." ► 2007. (4).

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

Logistics Bureau

The company also increased its use of third-party logistics providers and effectively created a network that could be optimized tactically at any given point in time. Supply Chain Cost Management Results: Deere & Company’s supply chain cost-management achievements included an inventory decrease of $1 billion, a significant reduction in customer delivery lead times (from ten days to five or less) and annual transportation cost savings of around 5%.

A Focus on Values, Specialization Helps Deliver Growth While Maintaining Exceptional Workplace

Zipline Logistics

But that is exactly what Zipline Logistics has done through a commitment to cornerstones of its operational philosophy—its value system and specialized expertise. How is the logistics provider able to grow rapidly while maintaining an outstanding workplace? Work for Zipline Logistics .

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

TMC

Recently, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will issue guidelines for driverless cars by the middle of this summer. 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.

What Does it Cost to Run Your Trucking Company?

DAT Solutions

Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 20,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. Post your truck to the industry's largest digital freight market exchange. miles per gallon on my 2007 Volvo VNL 630. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing: Understanding Millennial Experience in Order to Gain Talent

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: As an older Millennial who landed in Transportation Management & Logistics marketing, our target audience are manufacturers who ship freight. I figured, we pepper in some tips on transportation management, but if we also offer value to manufacturers, they would turn to us as the experts. Unfortunately, the passion began to fall through when the oldest millennials entered the workforce in 2007 and saw a huge economic collapse in 2008.