Logistics Websites 2013

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Air Cargo World - aircargoworld.com. Air Cargo – How it Works - air-cargo-how-it-works.blogspot.com/. The post Logistics Websites 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. American Shipper – americanshippers.com. Big Truck TV – bigtrucktv.com. Commercial Carrier Journal – ccjdigital.com.

Important Updates on Cargo Security and Customs Compliance

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In this episode, Kevin Gavin , VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes, provides an update on several important cargo security and customs compliance initiatives, such as the Importer Security Filing (ISF) and Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, along with some recommendations for shippers, freight forwarders, and 3PLs on how to create best-in-class cargo security and customs compliance processes.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

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XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012. JDA is targeting Grocery, Hardline, and Fashion/Apparel retailers with this solution, which will be generally available December 26, 2013. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. percent increase in total revenue and 251 percent increase in gross margin dollars in Q3 2013 compared to the same period last year.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

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Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy. Robinson announced that it has enhanced its anti-cargo theft strategy “by joining CargoNet® to provide customers with a proactive approach to strengthening security around sensitive and high value product freight.” By providing coordinated incident communications, recovery support, and deterrence measures, CargoNet helps its members prevent cargo theft and improve chances of recovery. Is it ironic that the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

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Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). This past Monday, “truck drivers from three companies at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 36-hour strike…and Port of Oakland truckers have threatened to walk out next week,” according to an article in Cargo Business News. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

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What I found most interesting, however, was this statistic quoted in the press release: “According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, as of January 2013, 31 percent of American adults own a tablet computer , up from 25 percent in August 2012 and four percent in 2010.” Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

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Descartes Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Signs of Stabilization as Air Cargo Grows in January ( IATA ). Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I spent several nights this week in Little League baseball tryouts and meetings, culminating in the Majors draft last night. And this morning I woke up to snow, at least a foot of it, with more falling.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

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Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Bulk carriers are cargo ships used to move bulk cargo like coal, ore, grains and liquids. Bulk cargo is commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.

7 Supply Chain Cost Saving Ideas from SpaceX

Supply Chain Opz

And on 25 May 2012, they made a very remarkable achievement by being the first privately-fund company who could send cargo from the earth to the International Space Station. During the period of slow economic growth, many manufacturers have to deal with the cost pressure. Because customers are calling for prices to come down. In this article, we will explain to you 7 cost saving ideas that you can learn from the space program.

Beyond Asset Tracking: RFID For An Accelerated Supply Chain

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The new Hazira Container Terminal at Adani Port, in Gujarat, India, reported that in the six months since opening in January 2013, it achieved approximately 50% greater cargo-management efficiency than other terminals of the same size: attributed to its new RFID system. Today’s supply chain and logistics management executives are tasked with managing multiple supply chain configurations, maximizing flexibility and incorporating complex technology systems into the mix.

Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

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Starting on July 9, 2013, U.S. CBP may withhold the release or transfer of the cargo. Additionally, noncompliant cargo could be subject to further inspection on arrival. Last week on Talking Logistics , I interviewed Kevin Gavin, VP of Supply Chain Compliance at Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) about various cargo security and trade compliance programs, including ISF.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

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Besides providing fast, thorough answers to customers, today’s ERP, cloud-based SaaS, or 3PL-operated systems enable companies to manage the order lifecycle, control information and cargo flows, and reduce the total cost of goods. Inconsistent supplier participation levels impact expected order and cargo volumes under management. As a participant in managing all or part of your company’s supply chain, you may know the pain of answering sometimes difficult questions.

Air Cargo Basics

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Air Cargo Overview. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane and is a crucial component of international logistics networks. Air cargo is especially useful for companies shipping time-sensitive goods or goods over large distances. Air cargo is usually transported using dedicated cargo aircraft (freighters) or passenger aircraft. The Importance of Air Cargo. As mentioned above, air cargo is transported by freighters or passenger aircraft.

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Guest Commentary: What Logistics Technology Providers Can Learn from Social Media

Talking Logistics

For example, a freight forwarder operates in the air cargo industry sub-community to move goods for their customers through various air carriers. There is no escaping the social media hype in today’s press. While the platforms are not necessarily geared for logistics, there are important parallels in logistics to what has made the social media market so successful.

Highlights of 2012 and looking forward to 2013…

BluJay Solutions

With the end of 2012 (and not the end of world in Mayan way) and advent of 2013, I was looking back to note some important events that happened last year. The traditional methods used to maintain data, control supply chain, move the cargo and follow trade compliance were no longer effective given the scale of operations. They felt the need for some system which would not only help them to manage the cargo, but also link them with their trading partners.

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The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

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Cross-docking is the practice in logistics when cargo from incoming vehicle is directly loaded into an outbound mode of transportation. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert Einstein. There are 7 main types of warehouse services offerings. While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings.

Top Five Air Cargo Carriers

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Top Five Air Cargo Carriers. The top five air cargo carriers by weight, according to the IATA , are: Fedex. As the biggest air cargo carrier by weight, Fedex had a revenue of $44.3 billion in 2013. To support its air cargo business, Fedex has 634 aircraft and services 375 airports. million tons of cargo in the 2012-2013 financial year, earning $2.8 Cargo makes up 30% of Cathay Pacific’s revenues.

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JDA Software’s Annual EMEA Conference, FocusConnect 2013, Kicks Off Today in London, and We Could Not Be More Excited!

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Today, retailers, manufacturers, logistics providers, and pricing and revenue management representatives are gathering to share best practices and participate in group discussions about industry challenges and effective solutions in retail, manufacturing, supply chain, warehouse management, transportation, and pricing and revenue management at FocusConnect 2013. You can also get more information on sessions and panelists at the FocusConnect 2013 page of our web site.

This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

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Con-way Freight Announces 2013 General Rate Increase. Supreme Court rules in favor of ATA in challenge of Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program ( Cargo Business ). the index has remained above its 2012 range for four consecutive months…The April index was still higher than the index had been during any month between April 2009 and the beginning of 2013 except for December 2011, when it reached the all-time high.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

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And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders. The CBP itself estimates the cutbacks could result in 5-6 hour delays for air cargo and up to 5 day delays in cargo examinations for ocean cargo in addition to delays for cargo screening through radiation portal monitors.

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Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

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Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics. When large cargo pieces have to be transported by sea, the best and most cost-effective way to transport them is through cargo and container shipping companies. No matter if you are shipping for residential or commercial reasons, if you are interested in shipping large or high-volume loads internationally, the ideal fit is cargo or vessel shipping.

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Putting the WoW! Into Service Supply Chain

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3PL will automatically upgrade the service from "ground" to "next day delivery" if cargoes volume of next day delivery in particular day is low (in order to drive the economy of scale). In the past, supply chain professionals are trained to handle the service issues through a planning of inventory , service level and after-sales operations.

BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

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The first inaugural meeting of the BVL International Carolinas Chapter was held on August 12, 2013 at the Volvo facility in Greensboro, NC. The software was intended to improve routing of cargo from ships to trucks to trains, a process known as “intermodal integration” Unfortunately, the system is failing miserably, delaying the delivery of consumer goods needed for all the kiddies going back to school and the associated retail sales.

7 Fallacies of Supply Chain Process Redesign - SupplyChainOpz

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3) Subsume information-processing work into the real work that produces the information (a warehouse department processes the cargo receiving data instead of sending the data to an accounting department). NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. 7 Fallacies of Supply Chain Process Redesign. Supply chain is the integrated business process from the point of origin to the point of consumption.

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

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Customs and Border Protection with focus on the international cargoes bound for the United States. 4) 24-Hour Rule: under this rule, sea carrier is required to transmit descriptions of the cargo bound for the United States. As you can see from the previous section, security program focuses mainly on movement of cargo and they are 80% initiated by U.S. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll.

Hours of Service: The “Obamacare” of the Trucking Industry?

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The new Hours of Service regulations , which went into effect July 1, 2013, might well be the “Obamacare” of the trucking industry, with yet another challenge issued last Thursday when U.S. Here are some highlights of the TRUE Safety Act: Truckers would abide by the 34-hour restart rules that were in place before July 1, 2013. From a press release issued by Schneider National on October 24, 2013: Since the new HOS implementation, Schneider has realized a 3.1

A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

An example of the results is a network that involves shipments from a cargo consolidation center in Panama to a port in southwestern Brazil and an airport in the central portion of the country. Spoilt for choice. Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. A new model helps shippers to choose the best routes. Pictured is the Port of Santos, Brazil.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

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In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g. DHL, for example is rolling out 60 certified, temperature-controlled cargo-handling stations for the life sciences and healthcare industries by end 2014 (story reported here ). After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

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Yet this poses questions about the ability of the global supply chain, which has by necessity streamlined the availability of scheduled cargo services in recent years due to low or volatile demand, to cope with a potential increased spike in peak season demand. The global supply chain really must act quickly and cohesively to plan for a successful peak season in 2013.

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European Commission Questions Quality of Customs Data Provided by Logistics Services Providers for ICS

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In its recent communication on Customs Risk Management and Security of the Supply Chain (8 January 2013), the European Commission raised concerns around the robustness of the current risk management process for goods entering the EU under the Import Control System (ICS).

Global Logistics and the Transportation Management Center: The Next Phase in Network Agility

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You will also need to weigh where transportation management technology adds value versus contracting services from third party providers, such as using customs agents to clear cargo through ports.

EU Directive Simplifies Inter-Region Customs Processes for Ocean Freight

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However the key improvement for freight forwarders and LSPs is likely to be the introduction of a standardized electronic cargo manifest (eManifest), which will prove EU-status of goods, even within a container ship with a mixed cargo which may have originated from different locations.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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According to a recent study with particular focus on logistics, logistics services providers are beginning to expand their strategic geographic focus (source: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013). The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead. In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe.

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Industry-Changing Views From the Cloud

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percent in 2013 to total $131 billion worldwide, up from $111 billion in 2012. How many shipments are delayed, for example, because the contractual penalties for a carrier failing to a load a box onto a vessel or for a shipper not providing the agreed cargo on time are too weak to deter these practices? How much inventory could be better managed in this segment if there was better visibility into end-to-end cargo flows? New performance horizons.

Ocean Rate Management – Avoiding the Icebergs

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It is estimated that there are several hundred surcharges in operation worldwide, with each ocean freight carrier and port defining and charging on their own terms, and different terminology being used compared with road freight and air cargo, which compounds the confusion experienced by LSPs, forwarders and shippers trying to compare rates.