Who said supply chains are boring?: Using GPS to track cargo.

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, October 01, 2008. Do you have any information on the other interesting albeit more passive RFID in container transportation? Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle.

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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

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Public Purchasing and Green Transport


Transport activities are a major source of pollution and green house gases (GHG). Road transport alone accounts for 84% of CO2 emissions attributable to transport as pointed out in the White Paper on European Transport Policy ( click_here ). Public authorities can have a major leverage in encouraging green transport given the amount vehicles purchased across Europe.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

What are the Impediments to an Effective Global Trade?

Global Trade Management

Monday, 4 August 2008. GLOBAL SHIPPING & LOGISTICS - Service provider of freight forwarding, custom clearance, shipping services, transportation, sea transportation, air transportation, India. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

Thursday, 7 February 2008. 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. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2008. (7).

The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic


Without inbound international transportation, product level visibility organizations are flying blind – or, they are at a minimum, severely visually impaired. From SARS, MERS, and Ebola, to the Japanese tsunami in 2011 and the financial crisis of 2008, supply chains have been challenged. carriers ability to transport goods, . 3rdwave iTMS is an international transportation solution that provides total product visibility from Purchase Order to Final Delivery.

Ocean Transportation: Don’t Sacrifice Customer Service

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Global Transportation: Get the Customer Service You Deserve. Many ocean carriers have been struggling since 2008 when shipping demands practically came to a screeching halt. The post Ocean Transportation: Don’t Sacrifice Customer Service appeared first on Transportfolio. Global Transportation Supply Chain Ocean Transportation P3 Alliance

Transportation Outlook: What if There's Another Recession?

PLS Logistics

But given the damage the 2008 recession did to the freight transportation industry, questions have to be asked – what happens if there’s another recession? How will this impact freight transport, and how can that impact be mitigated? Transportation Solutions Transportation Rates Freight Volume RecessionAs of June 2016, the U.S. economic outlook is uncertain.

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development.

Will Tough New Regulations Proposed for Transporting Crude Oil by Rail Benefit Shippers?

Logistics Viewpoints

About 400,000 carloads of crude oil traveled by rail last year to the nation’s refineries, up from 9,500 in 2008, according to the Association of American Railroads. Petroleum Industry Transportation A series of recent accidents — including one in Quebec last July that killed 47 people and another in Alabama last November — has put pressure on regulators […].

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage


Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. The American Transportation Research Institute has already identified a problematic decline in trucking capacity over recent years. 2009 was an exception due to the 2008–2009 recession.) FTR’s Director of Transportation Analysis, Johnathan Starks warns that that the problem can be expected to intensify later this year if the economy strengthens.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

As the table below shows, back in 2008, the U.S. One area where significant waste exists is transportation management. Simply put, many oil and gas companies manage their transportation operations in a highly decentralized and fragmented manner with little or no technology. If there’s a positive to the current market downturn in the oil and gas industry is that it’s serving as a catalyst for change and innovation in transportation management.

Will 2017 Drive a Higher TMS Adoption for Small to Mid-Sized Shippers?


2017 is projected to be a year in which more shippers break out of the mold, embracing newer transportation management systems ( TMSs ). In 2008, statistics involving TMS adoption rates ranged from 20 to 30 percent. Meanwhile, 2008 was a time when the deployment of cloud-based technologies was in infancy, so some companies may not have understood survey questions and their applicability to existing operations. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

Talking Logistics

This means that there are fewer people available to transport goods over-the-road. Following the Great Recession of 2008, unemployment rates have been steadily decreasing, currently resting at 3.7% This means that there is an increased need for transportation as shoppers buy more and more items. Changing Consumer Habits – Not only are there fewer drivers available to transport an increasing amount of product, the way goods need to be transported is changing.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Interest Rates : The Federal Reserve in the United States is expected to raise interest rates this week , the first increase since cutting the rate to near zero following the Great Recession in 2008. Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Will APIs Replace Freight EDI? The Transportation Industry Moves Technology Forward


With data playing an ever increasing role in supply chain, Eye for Transport teamed up with project44 to explore EDI – a technology that has been a core part of how carriers, shippers and 3PLs transmit and share data since 1970. The other advantage is that transportation companies who are EDI compliant can communicate seamlessly and electronically with all parties in the supply chain process.

This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

Talking Logistics

As one commentator put it, will this be another Y2K (much ado about nothing) or will it be like the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 that triggered the financial crisis? And if the news from Werner Enterprises and Covenant Transportation Group this week is any indication, the industry remains in low gear. Late Tuesday, Covenant Transportation Group Inc.

Trucking Rates Looking to Increase: The Driving Factors & What You Can Do About It


Since the collapse of the housing market and the economy in 2008, the freight transportation industry has managed to claw its way out of a damaging situation and maintain historically low trucking rates. Throughout this time, 3PL transportation management providers have taken advantage of the low-costs of transportation, which further reduced the costs for businesses and manufacturers. Today’s freight transportation industry is operating at maximum capacity.

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Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Peter Stefanovich, co-founder of Left Lane Associates , a business brokerage specializing in the transportation and logistics business. Peter started in the transportation/logistics world in 2008 while working in Chicago for an international retail construction company. 2:20] How did you end up starting a business brokerage specializing in transportation and logistics companies? Download the audio file.

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

The latest Master of Logistics 20 th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study reports that in 2011 the highest percent of transportation costs was ground freight at 76.1%, of which US long haul trucking holds a major position at 64.4%. Ground freight, especially long haul trucking, is a major portion of transportation activity and costs. In 2008, the rate reached a high of $2.50/mile and then plummeted to a low of $1.82/mile in January 2009.

Discover, Disrupt, and Deliver (Takeaways from LeanLogistics ClientConnect 2016)

Talking Logistics

Echoing the theme of the conference were several keynote speakers, including Josh Linkner , Founder and Chairman of EPrize on Harnessing Innovation – Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results ; Larry Burns , Professor of Engineering Practice at The University of Michigan on The Future of Transportation ; and Seth Mattison , Founder and Chief Movement Officer at FutureSight Labs on The Future of Work Today – Insights from the New World of Work. Unified Workflow for All Transportation.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

Today’s truck capacity shortage can be linked to several market forces, some that the transportation industry has dealt with for years and others that are new and unfolding. According to recent findings , the GDP has grown by close to $5 trillion since the Great Recession in 2008. trillion at the start of 2008 — and this growth is expected to continue. Make no mistake — today, it’s a carrier’s world and shippers are living in it.

The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation? Now is the time to utilize all modes of transportation in the most efficient way possible. As early as 2008, multinational companies began experiencing rising labor costs in China’s coastal provinces. In addition, thanks to subsidies from the Chinese government, rates for rail service between Europe and Asia have dropped significantly, making it a cost-effective option to transport goods.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Read this month’s Market Update for more on issues impacting carrier capacity and other relevant transportation industry news, and then share your thoughts on these topics. million for the first time since 2008. The Senate’s transportation policy panel plans to hold a markup hearing on a six-year highway reauthorizing bill on June 24. The post Market Update: Transportation Industry News appeared first on Transportfolio.

Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

Talking Logistics

Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹. To counter this enduring situation of low profits, some operators focus on reducing operational costs, cutting personnel, and expanding to other modes of transport. Larry Montan, Terry Kuester, and Julie Meehan; Getting pricing right (Deloitte University Press, 2008).

This Week in Logistics News (January 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

November 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Here are some details from the press release: Based in Seattle, Washington, Enroute delivers advanced cloud-based, software-as-a-service transportation management system solutions to the shipping and logistics industries. I didn’t win the $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. And if you’re reading this, neither did you.

Meet Graham – The Road Warrior from Down Under

The Network Effect

million were seriously injured, meaning 2015 likely was the deadliest driving year since 2008. Auto Automobile Transportation Australia automotive Graham road safety transportationIn 2015 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads, and 4.4 NPR) The biggest rises in traffic deaths were in: Oregon +27% Georgia +22% Florida +18% Some states saw a decline in traffic deaths: New Mexico -20% Kansas -7% New Jersey […].

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Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

He joined Con-way Freight in August 2008 from sister company Menlo Worldwide Logistics. billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and multimodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services. Con-way Inc. NYSE: CNW) announced today that W.

Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

Supply Chain Network

Chanje are focused on creating sustainable solutions that improve how companies move people and packages from transportation hubs to their final destinations. Gnewt Cargo is an all electric Last Mile delivery provider started in the UK in 2008 and the Founder Matt Linnecar shares the following case study on Gnewt Cargo from the eDrive conference. Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation New Ideas News & Info Retail Retail E-Commerce Videos

IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. m/m in 2020 was taken way back in 2008 and it got ratified in 2016 in the 17th session of MEPC meeting. Reducing sulphur emissions by utilizing low sulphur fuel oils in shipping vessels will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 requirements. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Transportation services. SCM #SupplyChain #Distribution #Logistics #Freight #Transportation. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Distribution Freight Logistics SCM supplychain TransportationSubscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally created and published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Scott Leydin at [link]. Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act & F.A.S.T and US Infrastructure Facts


As a transportation management 3PL, the United States Infrastructure and the evolution of and investment of our infrastructure is of great importance to us and our carrier partners. In order for our freight economy to stay healthy, it requires a stable infrastructure, specifically in the transportation sector. What is the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act? Highlights of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. 2008: 7. 2008: $8.8B.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

From there the pushchairs are shipped to local DCs in China, Japan and South Korea for crossdocking and transport to retailers. We’ve been producing this equipment in China since 2008 and for many years we shipped everything as air freight from Suzhou to our global DC in Europe. China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

On average, between 1990 and 2008, real GDP grew at 3.2% Blog Logistics Service Providers Supply Chain (software) Transportation Management (TMS) VisibilityFirst Trend: Yield Dilution. One of the longest term trends in the industry has been dilution of yields, which means that forwarders have to work harder to maintain their revenues. There are a number of reasons for this, including a shift in modes from air to sea.