Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM Goes Greener for Earth Day

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, April 21, 2010. And a few ocean freight shippers are looking at how kites can be used to catch the air so they can shut off the engines. 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.

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Freight Forwarders: The Vital Link in Logistics Communication

Inbound Logistics

A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication


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Freight Forwarders: The Vital Link in Logistics Communication

Inbound Logistics

A professional freight forwarder that represents the interests of all supply chain participants can serve as the missing link in supply chain communication

What Is Free or Freight on Board (FOB), and Why Should Shippers Understand This Term?


One of these terms, free or freight on board, also has irony within its name. What Exactly Is Freight on Board? Freight on board, also known as free on board, refers to a set of Incoterms that govern who owns and pays for a shipment when traveling overseas. However, the interchanging use of free and freight can lead to some confusion, especially considering the terms abbreviation, FOB. Who Pays the Freight Cost for FOB? Freight prepaid.

Carbon Reduction Makes Sense for Business

ModusLink Corporation

In this year’s report more S&P 500 companies reported their emissions up from 52% in 2009 to 59% in 2010. Reducing the dimension of packaging to reduce the amount of freight and components. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a not-for-profit organization funded by governments and large corporate entities such as Microsoft and SAP. The purpose of the organization is to promote carbon reporting and assisting companies with putting a framework together to help with reporting.

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

Just two weeks ago, we reported the highest national van load-to-truck ratio ever recorded in DAT Trendlines , which we've published every week since 2010. For van freight, we’re starting to see hot markets shift westward, with big rate increases out of Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver and Stockton, CA. Columbus, OH , has been one of the hottest van freight markets ever since Hurricane Harvey caused massive disruptions, but rates have started to normalize.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

Flyjac Selects BluJay’s Freight and Transportation Management Solution to Enhance Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Headquartered in Chennai in Southern India and founded in 1990, Flyjac Logistics is one of the leading integrated logistics solutions providers in India, specializing in freight forwarding, warehousing and transportation management. In 2010, Flyjac Logistics was acquired by Hitachi Transport System Group, Japan. The post Flyjac Selects BluJay’s Freight and Transportation Management Solution to Enhance Customer Experience appeared first on BluJay Solutions Ltd.

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Digital Freight Marketplaces Are Not a New Phenomenon

Logistics Trends and Insights

Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years. The birth of today’s digital freight marketplaces dates back to 2004, to a patent application that became a patent in 2010 – U.S. Digital Digitization Freight Freight Brokerage Brokerage

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns


Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). This changed in 2010, when the steamship lines, starting with Maersk, decided to divest itself of ownership of chassis and no longer provide equipment to trucking companies. Is Full container freight not moving? Or look at air freight options.

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


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

The History of the Shipping Container


For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight. Did You Know That … In 2010, Freight Farms establishes the first use of containers for agriculture. Get instant freight quotes for container shipping. Freight Insights Genera

Where Do DAT Freight Rates Come From?

DAT Solutions

We often explain that freight rates in DAT RateView are based on $45 billion worth of actual freight payments per year, on 65,000 point-to-point lanes. DAT has established very rigorous processes to collect and analyze rate data, and I have been very involved in designing and maintaining those processes since DAT introduced RateView in 2010. The second database is comprised of shipper-to-carrier contract rates, which come from many thousands of individual freight bills.

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


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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This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Cass Freight Index Report – April 2013. KSD provides its customers with customs declaration, security filing, transportation management and freight forwarding technology solutions. A cross-border shipment typically involves the exchange of information with about 25 external parties, including customs agencies, freight forwarders, brokers, banks, regulatory agencies, transportation providers, and suppliers. percent in the quarter, while Con-way Freight reported a 0.4

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The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

However, in today’s information-driven supply chain, data often flows in parallel with the passage of freight. Prior to joining Descartes in 2010, Eric worked for Porthus as product manager for its customs compliance and port/ocean applications, helping the company and its customers in the go live of different European customs systems, as well as ocean carrier and port connectivity services. The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management.

Capacity Imbalance Persists in April: DAT Freight Barometers

DAT Solutions

That's my main takeaway from the Dry Van Freight Barometer for April. Above is a summary of the DAT Freight Barometers for April. Last year, I developed the DAT Freight Barometers as a predictive tool, to help explain and forecast transportation pricing trends. DAT Freight Barometers are based on metrics and statistics from DAT load boards. The Freight Barometer is an excellent predictor of changes in spot market van rates.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Raymon Krishnan!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I started my career working in 3PL’s – one of which was the largest freight forwarder in the world in the 1990’s. Award and was again nominated for the award in 2010. Freight and Logistics Interview Supply Chain Management Cargonow Leadership logistics management LogisymSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September. Here’s some data reported by DAT Solutions this week: The DAT North American Freight Index achieved record highs in September, with a 9 percent gain compared to August. Spot freight availability was 74 percent higher than in September 2016.

DAT Freight Barometers: Contract rates will rise more slowly in 2019

DAT Solutions

The DAT Freight Barometers, and this proprietary method of weighing the balance between demand and capacity, predict both the direction and magnitude of changes in spot pricing. The DAT Van Freight Barometer is a reliable predictor of spot market rate trends, as illustrated in this graph of the Barometer with spot van line haul rates from 2010 through October 2018. Spot market rate trends follow the DAT Flatbed Freight Barometer.

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

Talking Logistics

mpg for tractor trailers (compared to 6 mpg for 2010 tractor trailers). In 2010, IKEA changed its Ektorp sofa from one solid piece into several, with detachable armrests and a hinged back. I also moderated a panel discussion at the 2010 Transplace Shipper Symposium titled, “Reengineered Packaging and Its Impact on Transportation and Trailer Utilization,” where an executive from Del Monte shared how the company, through its packaging changes and other initiatives, had taken 29.4M

Complete Innovations and the Xata Turnpike Solution Join AT&T’s Portfolio of Mobility Applications for Businesses

Supply Chain Network

Available directly from AT&T, these services are designed to streamline operations, optimize fleet and mobile workforce performance and facilitate fleet operators’ adherence with the CSA 2010 (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) initiative. ” The Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation products join AT&T’s award-winning portfolio – ranked number one for Next-Generation Fleet Management Solutions by business decision-makers in 2010.(1). million in 2010.

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

Supply Chain Network

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010, as compared to 7.7 Further analysis shows that 2010 was about on par with 2005, and still well below the pre-recession years. This year’s report presents an overview of the 2010 economy, the industry’s key trends, and the total U.S. logistics costs for 2010 and their percentage of the U.S. percent in 2010, making up for more than half of last year’s decline. percent in 2010, after declining 11.2

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After Generac went public in 2010, the company quickly grew through overseas acquisitions. Integrating global freight services was only one challenge. For example, Generac works with our global forwarding and port services experts to optimize containerized freight moving from the West Coast to Chicago and beyond. Generac has reduced containerized freight from LA Long Beach to Whitewater, WI by 33% and saved multimillions of dollars on its global freight spend.

Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into Your Supply Chain


In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008–2010, CSR again became a focus for evaluating corporate behavior. With every participant in your global supply chain — retailers, brands, vendors, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, agents, brokers, carriers and freight forwarders – on the same page, quality management is better executed. Let’s start by busting a myth about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): it’s a feel-good movement recently started by millennials. Not true!

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

In late 2010, Ashburn received the title of Vice President and General Manager of ProphesySeries, Accellos’ line of transportation software solutions. Freight & Transportation Information Technology News & Info Third Party Logistics freight management scm suite supply chain TMS transport Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions.

Using Digital Supply Chain Planning to Respond to Market-Changing Disruptions like COVID-19


Gartner research shows that companies that continued to increase earnings while others declined in 2009 and 2010 were those that were able to keep their foot on the gas through the downturn because they had planned responses in advance. Examples of this include expediting with LTL and air freight and costly in-network transfers from warehouse to warehouse–all of which erode profit margins.

Balancing Technology and Process to Maintain Your Cold Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, in 1980 only 33% of refrigerated capacity was containerized, whereas in 2010 this share was up to 90%.* Whether or not you decide to employ the latest technology, it’s important to remember other tried and true methods to protect your temperature sensitive freight. Robinson’s latest white paper, Maintain the Cold Chain: Supply Chain Best Practices for Temperature Sensitive Freight. Maintaining a cold chain is a science, especially in today’s global market.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which, while at the highest it’s been since 2010, has been predicted to be short-lived. forecasted that the Class 8 market will reach a peak in 2015 as a favorable freight market and improved trucker profitability lift the industry.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?


The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight. Since only 11 Incoterms exist in the Incoterms 2010 ruleset, some companies, as well as purchasers and consumers, may need to know additional information about a product.

Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

Though last year the 2010 3PL study. The Group reported 2010 global revenues of EUR 8.7 intercontinental Air and Ocean Freight with comprehensive Value-Added Logistics Services and Supply Chain. Clients include Integrators, Freight Forwarders, 3PL Providers, Ocean Carriers, NVOCCs, Airlines, Rail Operators, Port Operators, Terminal Operators, and Airport Operators. Conferences Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Third Party Logistics

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and included Ryder in its 2011 and 2010 “Green Partners” listing. CSR Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Third Party Logistics corporate social responsibility Ryder System, Inc.,

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

More driver-friendly practices increased, including flexible appointment scheduling and improved driver detention, allowed drivers to maximize their hours-of-service, which increased overall capacity in the freight network. This also has been another gain in overall freight capacity over the past year. He joined Transplace in July 2010 after four years as vice president, supply chain for RockTenn Corporation. Current Capacity Outlook.

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


Riding a rising five-year trend, retail juggernaut Walmart® grossed $476 billion in the fiscal year that ended in January 2014, up from $408 billion in fiscal 2010, according to The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch. Walmart has held a place among Gartner’s top 20 supply chains since 2010. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Fall to Lowest Since 2010 (WSJ – sub. Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity.