Logistics Websites 2013

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Freight Saving Tips – freightsavingstips.com. Freight Dawg – freightdawg.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. Air Cargo World - aircargoworld.com. Air Cargo – How it Works - air-cargo-how-it-works.blogspot.com/. American Shipper – americanshippers.com.

3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

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That was the main theme of a panel session I led at last month’s MercuryGate User Conference 2013 , which included the following 3PL executives: Shelli Austin , VP at Integrated Distribution Services (IDS). Tweet The post 3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. What is the path to building successful and lasting 3PL-customer relationships?

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Takeaways from Shipper-Carrier Roundtable at Momentum 2013

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At the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2013 conference last month, the answer was a great conversation about transportation trends, challenges, and opportunities. Not all freight or shippers are created equal. Tweet The post Takeaways from Shipper-Carrier Roundtable at Momentum 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. What happens when you bring together a large group of shippers and carriers and put them in a conference room?

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

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In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. On May 28th, ABF increased its general rates and charges for its freight division by “about 5.9 This week UPS Freight announced “a general rate increase of 5.9 The rate adjustment will take effect on June 10, 2013, and applies to minimum charge, less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) rates, and accessorial charges.”. Welcome to June.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

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Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release. Freight Shipments Fell 0.2% Meanwhile, Manhattan Associates announced the 2013 release of its Inventory Optimization solution, “which provides customized, automated inventory optimization strategies designed to address a customer’s specific business issues and objectives.” Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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 from last year, which includes contributions from the company’s acquisition of Phoenix International Freight Services in October 2012.

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

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Reports 2013 First-Quarter Results. NAFTA trade in February 2013. Cass Freight Index Report – April 2013. KSD provides its customers with customs declaration, security filing, transportation management and freight forwarding technology solutions. million for Q1 2013, compared to $25.6 percent in the quarter, while Con-way Freight reported a 0.4 percent while the value of freight carried by rail increased 0.8

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This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

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NAFTA Trade in March 2013. Under CI Capital Partners, Transplace made several acquisitions to grow its business and service footprint, including Celtic International, SCO Logistics, and Torus Freight Systems (now Transplace Canada). Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

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Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% Truckload and LTL Driver Turnover Rises in First Quarter of 2013. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2 Meanwhile, according to the ATA, “in the first quarter of 2013, the turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose due to the improving economy and continued competition for well-trained professional drivers.”

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

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ATA Releases Latest Freight Forecast, Projecting Strong Trucking Growth. NAFTA Trade in April 2013. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Freight Forecast to 2024 , which projects an overall increase in freight volumes for all modes of more than 20 percent and an increase in the amount of freight moved by trucks. According to the forecast, overall freight revenue will grow by 63.6

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

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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.” Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Is it ironic that the U.S.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013)

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Freight Shipments Fell 0.7% NAFTA Trade in September 2013 than in September 2012. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Same-day delivery (or is it shipping?) and global trade dominated the news this week, so let’s take a look. Home Depot To Offer Same Day Delivery ( Wall Street Journal ). Retailers Turn Store Clerks Into Web Shippers ( Wall Street Journal ).

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

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In other transportation-related news, UPS announced that UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees. They floated down, one after another, to the dead grass below, where other leaves had fallen, yesterday and the day before.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

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Freight Shipments Rose 0.8% Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it. Descartes Unveils Same-Day Delivery Optimization Technology. Amazon to Begin Sunday Deliveries, With Post Office’s Help ( Wall Street Journal ). Gap Inc. Pushes Omnichannel Focus ( Women’s Wear Daily ). in September from August.

The Top 5 Tips for Freight Claim Filing

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A good place to start is with your freight claim procedures. Without getting into the more complicated details of freight claim management, here are 5 simple filing tips that you can use right away. File Your Freight Claim as Soon as Possible. The last thing that you want is for your freight claim to be denied due to time-barring. You have 9 months to file most freight claims. So cover yourself and file your freight claim as soon as you can.

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

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Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. 2013 is off to a slow start for freight shipments, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for January. Here is an excerpt: Both shipment volume and total freight payments declined significantly from December [2012] to January [2013], as the economy slowed to a near stall. For each of the last two years, freight shipment volumes ended the year at about the same place they began.

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

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Descartes Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Here is an excerpt from the press release highlighting the company’s focus moving forward: The name 3Gtms signifies the third generation of transportation management systems.The first generation fulfilled domestic needs, which were primarily used to manage trucking, while the second addressed the complexities inherent in handling all freight, all functions, all geographies and all modes.

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

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As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

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LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. Con-Way Freight was already located in Ann Arbor. Con-Way Freight employs over 21,000 people and owns approximately 33,500 tractors and trailers. Con-Way Freight has 425 service centers.

Best Logistics Websites 2013

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I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. Freight Saving Tips is a great website run by George Muha a supply chain and logistics innovator. The post Best Logistics Websites 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. I subscribe to each of these websites and I consistently steal ideas gain knowledge and inspiration from each one of them. Below is a link to the specific logistics website, along with a brief summary.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

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The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains.

The 5 Largest LTL Carriers

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Largest LTL Carrier: FedEx Freight. FedEx Freight is the largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $5.3B FedEx Freight has a market share of 14.9%. FedEx Freight’s revenue includes FedEx Custom Critical. FedEx Freight is one of 7 operating units owned by FedEx Corporation. Click here for more info on FedEx Freight. 2nd Largest LTL Carrier: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight has 9.4% 3rd Largest LTL Carrier: YRC Freight.

Inventory Management

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With the use of sophisticated logistics networks that run round the clock, and strategic use of air-freight or premium parcel services, logisticians are left with a myriad of choices as to how they set up their network infrastructure. The closer we are to our customers, the less we spend on outbound freight. Same Day Delivery: Eating the Elephant in the Room – One Bite at a Time. By: Derek Browning.

Third Party Logistics

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Improved freight performance. 5 Things You Should Expect From Your Third Party Logistics Provider. The new role of the third party logistics provider will not just be to transport and store, but rather to serve as a trusted partner in the lean journey by identifying problems, implementing solutions, and adding value in global and complex supply chains. The relationship with the third party logistics provider needs to move from transactional to one of long term partnership and commitment.

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.

SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

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The growth in intercontinental freight flows into Europe is primarily coming from the Far East, and particularly from China, although these freight flows are increasingly heading for eastern Mediterranean and Baltic Sea ports. SCM Map Europe 2013. Visuals 2013 Buck Consultants International distribution Manufacturing SCM Map Europe Supply Chain Movement

Transportation Cost Drains

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Transportation Cost Drain #2 - Freight Rates. Freight rates are a direct line item cost and many companies have experienced rate increase in addition to surcharges. Freight terms are negotiable. What freight terms have been agreed too? Is your supplier taking advantage of your freight volume for better rates? Is you supplier making a profit on your freight by adding a fee?

Top Logistics Websites

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Logistics Websites – 2013. Best Logistics Websites – 2013. Websites 3PL blog best logistics blogs best logistics websites freight blogs freight websites logistic blog sites logistics blogs logistics resources logistics service providers blog logistics websites OTR blogs top logistics blogs top logistics websites transportation blogs 100 Top Logistics Websites.

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

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Robinson through the acquisition of Phoenix International Freight Services in 2012. As a participant in managing all or part of your company’s supply chain, you may know the pain of answering sometimes difficult questions. Where is my order? Why is it late? When will it get here? Why didn’t the vendor let us know? What should I tell the client? Who is responsible? What is this going to cost? You could answer them with a purchase order (P.O.) management system.

Please Tell Me HOW

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This morning, I woke to receive this email in my inbox: Good morning Lora, I have read with pleasure the insightful report related to SC 2020 (race for Supply Chain – April 2013). Analyze opportunities to pool outbound freight with other manufacturers. The event is in Scottsdale, AZ on September 11th and 12th, 2013 at the Phoenician. I love hearing from blog readers.

5 OTR Trends – 2013

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The report is titled “ What Has Happened So Far in 2013, What’s on the Horizon and Who May End Up On Top This Year ” Carrier Direct is a unique company that helps carriers optimize their assets and helps 3PLs develop capabilities and strategic partnerships. Overall, more power is expected to flow back to the carriers in 2013. Re-Shoring/Nearshoring and changes in global demand will begin to move OTR freight patterns and density from certain entry points into the U.S.

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Ready for Full Enforcement of Importer Security Filing?

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Starting on July 9, 2013, U.S. In short, importers, freight forwarders, and customs brokers have had almost five years to get their act together, so there’s really no good excuse for not being prepared at this point. This is really a data collection and connectivity challenge, and freight forwarders and network-based solution providers are in the best position to address it.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

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They form a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport. Within a local area the LTL freight operator has a number of vehicles which collect shipments from their customers. Truckload shipping is the movement of large amounts of similar freight, usually the amount necessary to fill an entire semi-trailer or intermodal container. Truckload shipments are generally handled less, cost less per unit shipped and have less freight damage.

Highlights of 2012 and looking forward to 2013…

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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. In short, they needed integrated Order Management , Freight Forwarding and Warehouse Management tool with a capability to talk to trading partners and measure costs. Well, with one of these moments, 2012 ended and I look forward for many such moments in 2013, where we hope to achieve goals for our valued customers.

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