Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

Not that long ago, they were the only way people listened to music, peaking at 23 million units sold in Q1 2009. The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Source: SGX, Freightos Baltic Index. Searching for Ocean Freight’s Spotify.

Supply Chain Digest Presents the Best in Supply Chain Content.

Supply Chain Digest

Content Being Accessed: Supply Chain Question: How to Calculate Discount for Customer Freight Pick-Up? Supply Chain Digest is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Search. or Search by TOPIC. Select Topic. Bar Coding/Label Printing. Compliance Networks. Consumer Goods and Retail Supp. Demand Planning/Forecasting. Distribution/Centers. ERP Systems. Global Logistics. Green Supply Chain.

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Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

<strong><em>If you think the price of fuel is the only element driving freight costs higher – </em><em>Think again! </em></strong> Introduction. 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 was then followed by 8.7%

Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030

Arkieva

Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Since its founding in 2009, Kickstarter has raised more than $3 billion to fund almost 125,000 successful projects, for a total of over $5.3 Source: Indiegogo. This gives you the option to leverage your crowdfunding capital with other funding sources to launch your product.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 percent in December from November , with December 2015 freight shipments down 2.0

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

Freight Cost Management eliminates post-audits and disputes. in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates.

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

However, digitization really became mainstream around 2009 when there were officially more “things” than people connected to the internet. System driven audit support – for freight audit management. Freight quote and contract management and execution.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

After the development of bitcoin invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, computer scientists, software industry, and the banking industry were intrigued by the potential applications of bitcoin’s underlying “blockchain” process. Christopher Tang.

Blockchain can make global supply chains more efficient and secure

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

After the development of bitcoin invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009, computer scientists, software industry, and the banking industry were intrigued by the potential applications of bitcoin’s underlying “blockchain” process. Christopher Tang.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

What suppliers need help with cost (LEAN, labor, freight,…)? In 2009, we took the work that we did with E2open on suppliers and built customer networks to see channel sales and demand signals daily.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

trillion, an increase of $114 billion from 2009. percent from 2009 levels, with trucking lagging behind the performance of other modes, rising only 9.3 This research is a key source of information that not only identifies macro trends and how the logistics discipline is impacted, but also details ways that company leaders can capitalize on the recovery as it occurs,” Blasgen said.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

5 signs You Should Invest in Saving Logistics Cost Now

Abivin

Invest in Supply chain network design A 2009 Espinoza survey indicated that 70% of company’s network determines its supply chain efficiency and customer satisfaction [3].

Why Logistics and Transportation Should Digitize

3rdwave

However, digitization really became mainstream around 2009 when there were officially more “things” than people connected to the internet. System driven audit support – for freight audit management. Freight quote and contract management and execution.

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge

EFT

since 2009. Omnichannel supply chain models must manage freight flows to meet these demands—which is why TMS technology has become an indispensable component of omnichannel operations. . Transportation management system (TMS) technology is playing a key role.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019.

TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge

TMC

since 2009. Omnichannel supply chain models must manage freight flows to meet these demands—which is why TMS technology has become an indispensable component of omnichannel operations. TMS-Enabled Omnichannel Supply Chains Gearing Up for the Peak Season Challenge.Connect.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com). Shippers and carriers continue to shift away from long-haul trucking and one-way freight.

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Guest Post: Ignoring this Performance Metric is Risky

TMC

For instance, when a disaster such as a hurricane, a labor strike, or a bankruptcy disables key suppliers, quick-moving enterprises are able to lock in alternative sources of supply before their rivals.

Using Big Data to Drive Manufacturing Sales: 3 Big Takeaways from the USMTO Reports

Cerasis

At the trough of the recessions in 2003 and 2009, only $100 million worth of equipment was being purchased. So, its effects were probably a little easier to handle than the deep, sharp recession of 2009. Sources: The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) [link].

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

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities.

Green Supply Chain Management - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Less use of air freight, increased use of rail and sea transport. Back hauling should be practiced where the empty vehicle should be used to collect the goods from other sources once after delivering finished goods. Investment in Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind etc. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). October 2009.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

Manufacturing provides a significant source of demand for goods and services in other sectors of the economy, and these sales to other industries are not captured in measures of manufacturing sector GDP but are counted in the broader measure of its gross output.

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

Cerasis

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. Don't let the bird not be the star of the show, make sure your freight is ready to go! Do you know your freight classes ?

Supply Chain Management:Retailer Multi-Channel Operations.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. As in the past, the biggest beneficiaries will likely be parcel and air freight carriers such as FedEx and UPS who will become the last mile fulfillment agents of the holiday sale. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2009. November 2009. October 2009. September 2009. August 2009. July 2009.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

As found in past Annual 3PL Study surveys, transactional, operational, and repetitive activities such as transportation, warehousing, and freight forwarding tend to be the most frequently outsourced. 3PLs and shippers each see themselves as the largest sources of innovation within their relationships. Economic losses from supply chain disruptions increased 465% between 2009 and 2011.

Supply Chain Management:The Role of Information Sharing in.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2009. November 2009. October 2009. September 2009. August 2009. July 2009. June 2009. May 2009. April 2009. March 2009. February 2009. January 2009. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

Long established as a regional commercial hub and sourcing centre, Hong Kong is the world's eighth largest trading economy. In the 2009 policy address, the government identified a number of permanent sites totalling 29.5

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DOT Gives $500 Million in Grants to Much-Needed Infrastructure Projects

GTG Technology Group

The TIGER program was created in 2009 with the stimulus bill. The six canal bridges in Lowell, MA are in various states of disrepair and a major source of inconvenience. The project will improve driver safety and rail freight efficiency. Sources: [link].

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5 Trending Transportation Updates: September 2016

PLS Logistics

LTL Rates Increase Despite Freight Conditions. Freight companies announced rate increases despite the uncertain freight market. The average increase was less than a half-cent per mile, the smallest change since the second half of 2009.