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The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We conclude our “Most Popular” Blog posts series, where we have been giving you the most viewed blog posts in 2014 from our main content categories. We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management. Freight freight

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Manufacturers. Multimodal 2015.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Manufacturing systems and regulatory compliance are considered to be very complex, coupled with the limited number suppliers due to the high barriers to entry. Moreover, the aircraft manufacturers have to do whatever it takes to win the order long before the commencement of production. There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. Indeed for many IATA members whose operations largely center around air cargo, near-shoring is cause for concern, with manufacturing shifting closed to ‘home’ a risk to the sustainability of air freight volumes longer term. .

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer purchases, manufacturing, housing, and exports contributed to a 4% increase in GDP in the second quarter, following a 2.1% They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector. There is cautious optimism that peak season volumes will not be adversely impacted—at this time, cargo is generally flowing as expected throughout the entire U.S. On July 29, 2014, the U.S.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

Hong Kong’s critical mass of cargo and extensive air-and-ocean connectivity enable the network-effect that empowers its enviable leadership as the leading Regional Distribution Centre serving the whole of the Asia region. In the global air freight sector, Hong Kong International Airport is the world’s largest air cargo hub, handling over four million tons of cargo per year, with almost 100 airlines flying to over 160 destinations, including 40 in mainland China.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Speakers from supply chain management, freight forwarding, air carrier and inland distribution companies addressed the problems with perishables, which include major product groups ranging from foodstuffs and medicines to flowers. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. 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. So will air freight play a lesser role in the global supply chain going forward, or do the numbers not tell the whole story?

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Freight Insights General

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. I threw in a healthy dose of interesting (globalization, shipping trends and the business of logistics), a dash of history (the evolution of longitude), a sprinkle of next generation manufacturing (lean manufacturing) and some great company success stories (FedEx, Walmart. 2014). And Toyota had a huge impact on improving manufacturing processes. 2014). 2014).

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Manufacturing in Belgium. Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Manufacturing accounts for about 22 percent of the GDP. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. The seven registered air freight carriers in Belgium carried 1.4

Spot Market Carriers Get Higher Rates Than Contract Fleets

DAT Solutions

I look at freight transportation statistics all day long, and I am astonished by the rapid growth of the past few months, especially in the truckload spot market. Anticipate Freight Rate Changes. Prices on the spot market change quickly, but with freight rate tools like DAT RateView , your business won't be caught off guard. Based on $45 billion in actual transactions, RateView is the most trusted freight rates resource in the trucking industry. Freight Rates

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

West Coast ports can now resume full operation, it will take months for trucks to clear the cargo backlog. in January, driven by a strong manufacturing sector and easier comparisons due to early 2014’s weather issues. According to FTR’s March Trucking Update , a record low number of trucking fleets went bankrupt in Q4 2014. Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Logistics

Freight is often project based with seasonal demand. This means flatbed carriers have limited opportunities to build a “freight network” or plan routes that optimize drive time. Securing and protecting cargo. With the price of oil improving (crude oil is north of $60/barrel), onshore and offshore drilling activity picking up, and more efficient operations, many are comparing today’s activity with what we saw in 2014 (when crude was $100+/barrel).

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Dows supply chain staff worked with the manufacturing side of the company to identify ways to reduce the inventory of one highly toxic material, improving the overall safety of the operation and also cutting inventory by $160,000. That is over five million fewer lorry miles and 180,000 freight tones off the road each year. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time.

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I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again

Elementum

The trucking industry is hugely important for the United States’ supply chain— 67% of all freight in the U.S. was moved by truck in 2014. Some companies, like Cargo Transporters from North Carolina, have installed satellite TV systems with more than 100 channels to serve as entertainment for when the truck drivers are away from home.

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

Talking Logistics

UPS Sets 2014 Rates. Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 In other transportation-related news, UPS announced that UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S.,

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

The recent West Coast ports cargo-handling disruption is an example of the butterfly effect. The labor dispute caused freight bottlenecks. US trade deficits rose to a massive $46 billion in December 2014. What if a manufacturer has to stop operations for a day because their machinery broke down – do you have enough safety stock to last until operations resume? The butterfly effect.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages.

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

The pivot point has moved from production to customer delivery, and the primary constraint has moved from manufacturing to transportation. Given that most freight is transported over the road, this is a serious concern. Theft: Even though the number of cargo theft cases has decreased this year, it is a remaining problem, especially considering the lack of accurate reporting in the industry.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart taps manufacturer database to aid U.S. UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. May 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). that “is focused on addressing the three biggest challenges facing businesses today: serving multiple channels profitably; making intelligent and profitable fulfillment decisions; and creating an adaptive manufacturing environment.” Friday, July 10, 2015. The day is finally here — the premiere of The Minions movie.

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. has 5,054 airports, most of which have paved runways long enough to handle large jets and cargo planes. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 Cargo transportation in the U.S. has nine container ports, 11 cargo ports and 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing.

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft and CHAINalytics Partner to Provide Integrated Access to Freight Market Intelligence. for 2014. Teamsters lose another vote at FedEx Freight facility (Reuters). I’ve stated my opinion many times before: I believe companies, especially manufacturers and retailers, should get out of the B2B Connectivity business.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Also in terms of changing patterns of goods flows, it seems that manufacturing and retailing is making a return from globalization to regionalization of supply chains. This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. This involves repatriating manufacturing from remote locations such as China to regions closer to the end consumer market.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Whether employed by the manufacturer or a third-party logistics providers (3PL) such as DHL or Kuehne + Nagel, a TMS can decrease transportation costs, enhance performance and upsurge customer satisfaction. Strategic Freight Management: Arrange bids by carriers for long-standing contracts based on Risk, Capacity and Cost.Selection of Carrier: Arrange carriers for each shipment considering allocations, business shares, and costs. 2014).

Bahri Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders Solution

BluJay Solutions

Bahri has been a BluJay customer since 2014, utilising the technology to track multipurpose vessels for its cargo business unit. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Press Releases freight forwarding Global transportation maritime logistics multimodal transportation software ocean freight TMS Transport Management Softwar

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities. The ledger tracking these medicines may be shared with stakeholders, including manufacturers, warehouses, distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

The country’s underdeveloped intermodal freight transportation system is consistently outperformed by its faster and better integrated U.S. The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight. As recently as Fall of 2014, the Lorenzo Cardenas-Houston route handled an average of only 10-20 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a week. freight imports anytime soon.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. UPS Freight Adds LNG Tractors. billion USD) in pro-forma trailing 12-month revenue for the year-ended December 31, 2014. Norbert Dentressangle offers services that strongly mirror XPO’s portfolio: contract logistics, including e-fulfillment; freight brokerage; an asset-light palletized network; freight management; dedicated and owned truckload; and global freight forwarding.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

above December 2014. Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% over the same period in 2014. from December 2014. AIR FREIGHT: .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

above December 2014. Manufacturing & Trade Sales: Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.317 trillion in October 2015, down 0.2% Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% over the same period in 2014. from December 2014. AIR FREIGHT: .