Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Sunday, 25 November 2007. • Lack of uniformity in the packaging sizes. There are also tremendous differences in boxing and packaging, especially for products like flowers, that make it hard to build uniform pallets and air freight containers, slowing the process and driving up costs. Monday, December 03, 2007 8:01:00 am. ▼ 2007. (4). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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

Talking Logistics

The other big opportunity, which despite all the talk over the years remains on the table, is reducing the number of trucks required to ship products by eliminating empty miles and backhauls, developing smarter packaging, optimizing trailer loading, collaborative shipping, and other approaches. That cut packaging weight by 28% and allowed IKEA to fit 128 lamps on a pallet that previously took just 80. Put differently, in FY 2007, Del Monte left 11.2 Last Friday, the U.S.

Can Co-opetition Save your Company?


The difference between BlackBerry in 2007— with a net worth of US $40B and BlackBerry in 2013—willing to be sold for a measly a tenth of its 2007 figure—has a lot to do with a failure to identify and deal with its competitors in the correct way. In 2007, it released the Kindle.

2020 Requires Big Wings and Feet

Supply Chain Shaman

Special programs—new product launch, promotional packaging, and samples—are often managed as marketing programs using offline processes (usually spreadsheets). Ironically, inventory levels today are higher than they were in 2007; yet customer service levels issues abound.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

When the recession of 2019-2020 happens, the whiplash will be higher than the 2007 recession. Compare Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) to the packaging industry average in Figure 6. Packaging Corporation of America Versus Industry Peer Group.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

ACT Research suggests the industry may be back to 2007 peak levels in truckload assets by the end of the year. They continue to enrichen compensation packages with a variety of bonuses and fringe benefits to entice the working public into truck driving.

Why Hasn’t the Music Industry Supply Chain Responded to the Vinyl Resurgence?


However, one thing that we need to really think about is this: If people want to buy LPs, what is the established supply chain to get the LPs produced, packaged, and shipped to these listeners? Then with the packaging, we used to just put in the jacket and we’re done.

“You’re Only as Good as Your Worst Supplier”

Talking Logistics

to take in parts from Pratt’s suppliers, package them into kits holding about 8,000 parts, and ship them to Pratt factories for assembly by company’s machinists. Our mission was to develop technologies and business processes that would enable us to transfer semiconductor packaging from Asia to the United States in order to shorten our supply chain, decrease lead times, and respond more quickly to customer demands and issues.

Current State of the Capacity Crunch


Since 2007, the Panama Canal has been under construction to allow larger ships to pass through the gates, which will bring a huge shift in the amount of ocean freight being delivered to both sides of the country, asserts Staff. Essentially, getting more packages out faster is going to place more strain on an already stressed system, resulting in increased costs and delays in product transit times.

Sweetgreen: Sustainable Supply Chains in Farm-to-Table Restaurants

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Sweetgreen is a restaurant that was founded in 2007 in Washington, D.C As sweetgreen builds its reputation as a lifestyle brand, it would also benefit from mimicking certain practices seen in their food sourcing to their material sourcing and packaging supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (January 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

During the holiday period, global daily deliveries exceeded expectations by surpassing 29 million packages on five days, with peak volume exceeding 31 million on December 23. Atlanta. 2 inches of snow.

Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women


In 2015, commercial fleet management company Ryder announced the release of a "female-friendly vehicle package" consisting of features such as "ergonomically designed seats and adjustable armrests, adjustable seat belt shoulder straps, and automated transmissions.". The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers.

Mapping Product Genomes: The Life Blood of Supply Chains


The genome contains genes, which are packaged in chromosomes and affect specific characteristics of the organism. By 2007 it was $10M, and it has now dropped to $1000, and is expected to drop to a penny by 2020!

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

In fact, the company helps its supply chain both measure its carbon impact but also provides solutions, such as right-sizing packages to maximize trailer capacity and thus reduce the number of deliveries. Then using electric bikes couriers deliver the packages around the city.

What will it take for your company to establish a Sustainable Procurement Policy?


The campaign leveraged the face of Barbie, perhaps one of the most recognized dolls across the globe, to tell the story in 18 languages of how the Barbie packaging is sourced from suppliers which contribute to deforestation. Mattel, who suffered from major supply chain issues in 2007 when lead was detected in their toys and who spent US $110 million on “reputation repair”, are in the spotlight once again. Last week Greenpeace launched a global campaign against Mattel Inc.

Unilever and Colgate: Two Bookends?

Supply Chain Shaman

Consumer packaged goods (CPG), food and chemical manufacturers are stuck and pharmaceutical and industrial companies are losing ground and moving backwards. When the Great Recession of 2007 hit, Unilever went through a massive restructuring with a series of multiple layoffs.

Manufacturing Mobility Movement: The 5 Pillars & Why Executives Must Pay Attention


On January 9, 2007, Apple radicalized how the modern world functions with the announcement of the iPhone. A recent study found that 80 percent of respondents, discovered in a survey by Packaging World magazine, own a tablet, asserts Apriso's Transformation Manufacturing Blog.

The Growing Skills Gap & How Vocational Training Can Help to Shrink It


In 2007, the state created Apprenticeship Carolina, a program designed specifically to increase public recognition of accredited apprenticeship programs, and the program has been expanded to include Youth Apprenticeship Carolina, reports The Manufacturing Institute. . More manufacturers are turning toward vocational training and apprenticeship programs to help close the skills gap.

Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

Looking at global figures, growth in the consumption of drugs has increased 32 percent from $735 billion in 2007 to $965 billion in 2012, and consumption is projected to reach about $1.2 At the very least, this causes changes in packaging to adapt to local language, but in actuality changes can be much more significant. As “Obamacare” continues to plow forward, the effects on the healthcare environment are slowly but surely being felt.

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

Logistics Bureau

Intel had already whittled packaging down to a minimum and with a high value-to-weight ratio, the chips’ distribution costs could not really be pared down any further.

Supply Chain Management Award for Adva Optical Networking

Supply Chain Movement

ADVA Optical Networking, a Meiningen based manufacturer of telecommunication equipment focusing on fiber-optic transmission technology, is the winner of the Supply Chain Management Award 2013.

How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2007 a Panamanian prosecutor announced that at least 94 people had died from taking cough medicine contaminated with toxic syrup. However, these efforts rely on unreliable, subjective measures such as the odor and taste of counterfeit product and the type of packaging used.

The Amazonification of 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. Amazon Fresh A grocery delivery service that started in Seattle in 2007 and now operates in 16 cities.

Warehouse Management Systems and Gold Standard Customer Service


15 years ago you had to read the back of a package or the instruction manual that came with the product to find a customer service number or bring the product back to the place it was purchased for more information. Fast forward to 2007.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

Supply Chain Nation

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research examined the impact of robots in the workforce between 1990 and 2007. So why not send all those boxes and packages on an un-piloted, amphibious Boeing 777-sized drone that can fly point to point and eventually drop off as much as 200,000 pounds of cargo at a seaside port? Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

Now replace “Uber taxi” by “generic service”, such as item packaging, pickup and delivery, errands, pizza, doctor house calls, and private jets, but keep all of the characteristics above. Published with kind permission of MHD Supply Chain Solutions Magazine.

What’s Your eCommerce Strategy? Is Fulfillment On It?


And brick-and-mortar storefronts continued to hang up their hats and lock their doors—more so than during 2007’s recession. Branding – Products—retailers’ products—are sold via the Amazon-branded website, and packaged in Amazon-branded boxes.

Growing Challenges in Supplier CSR Monitoring are Being Met with Powerful Digital Solutions


Operational examples include reduced risk of supply chain disruption, protecting brand reputation and lowering costs (for example, collaboration on packaging reduction). Prior to starting EcoVadis in 2007 he was a founder at four companies, all in activity today, operating in Asia, Eastern Europe and the UK. Note: This blog was originally posted on. Avnet’s Supply Chain Navigator , February 2016.

Amazon vs. Flipkart: The Race to Dominate Indian E-Commerce


Founded in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, Flipkart is now tasked with the challenge of maintaining its market-share lead over Amazon India. Indian e-commerce company Flipkart is in fierce rivalry with Amazon over the country's online retail market.

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S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Even if you don’t have an advanced software package, don’t let that be an excuse why not to start immediately. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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

Logistics Bureau

Intel had already whittled packaging down to a minimum, and with a high value-to-weight ratio, the chips’ distribution costs could not be pared down any further.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

Further, if one does a Google search on data science groups in private industry, numerous large industry groups formed just since 2007 appear. There is also the growing issue of the “final 50 feet” (where exactly to place the package).

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Location, Location, Location: Amazon Buys Whole Foods


Drones: I know, I know drones may still be 5-10+ years away, but the inherent problem with drones is the lack of route density as compared to a delivery truck traveling with many packages. Amazon announced on Friday that it is acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

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Amazon vs. Flipkart: The Race to Dominate Indian E-Commerce


Founded in 2007 by two former Amazon employees, Flipkart is now tasked with the challenge of maintaining its market-share lead over Amazon India. New regulations like stricter packaging compliance laws are expected to accompany the expansion of e-commerce in India, which remains in its infancy despite rapid growth over the last few months. Indian e-commerce company Flipkart is in fierce rivalry with Amazon over the country's online retail market.

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IBM Beefing Up for Matrix Commerce in 2012

Supply Chain Network

is a packaged decision-support solution for supply chain strategic planning such as network design and sourcing optimization. The LogicTools LogicNet tool was already a quality Supply Chain Network Strategy product in 2007 when acquired by ILOG which company IBM acquired two years later in 2009. In the past two months, IBM has made three strategic moves that bolster its SmarterCommerce portfolio.

Amazon, FedEx and Adjacent Innovation


Reading these words, my mind can't help but track back to to this statement by Research in Motion Co-CEO Jim Balsillie in 2007 following the release of the first iPhone: It's kind of one more entrant into an already very busy space with lots of choice for consumers," Jim Balsillie said of Apple.

Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods Upends the Grocery Model

Supply Chain Nation

Since 2007, Amazon has been expanding its touch points into grocery through a variety of offerings, including AmazonFresh, which is now available in 20 cities for same-day or next-day home delivery; Amazon Prime Pantry, where Prime members can shop for groceries and household products in everyday package sizes; and Amazon Prime Now, which can quickly deliver fruits, vegetables, meats and other groceries through local supermarket partnerships. The announcement of Amazon’s $13.7

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