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

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Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

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

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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. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

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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. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Bottom line: the mere threat of a West Coast work stoppage has already been a major imposition and inconvenience to shippers but the actual risk to the 2014 Holiday season is much less. By Chris Ferrell.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

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Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs. In order to compensate a long waiting time, Adidas uses air freight or courier service. Another 80% of orders are handled by both warehouse and cross dock system. In Amazon''s warehouse, there are 5 types of storage areas.

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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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Freight Insights

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

crew and ground handling teams wearing protective clothing and physical contact minimized) • Possible quarantines on passengers, crew and cargo coming into port • Tighter regulations for airline passengers traveling to and from the region • New IATA regulations on how to handle, store and ship goods. One of the world’s most deadly diseases, killing up to 90% of people who contract it, the current outbreak of Ebola is widespread and causing panic on a global scale.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

They detract from GDP but add to domestic freight tonnage, so this is positive for the transportation sector. On August 26, 2014, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative agreement on terms for health benefits, subject to agreement on the other issues in the negotiations. This makes the market vulnerable to seasonal freight surges and, especially, any upside underlying freight growth.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There are significant improvements in sectors of the economy that generate lots of freight—namely, manufacturing, construction, and imports. Negotiations are still underway between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association. While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations.

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?

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

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They are anxiously awaiting (and hoping for) a successful dock worker agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Bottom line: the mere threat of a West Coast work stoppage has already been a major imposition and inconvenience to shippers but the actual risk to the 2014 Holiday season is much less. By Chris Ferrell.

Countdown to ACE. What do U.S. Customs changes mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole?

BluJay Solutions

Read our next ACE blog post for an analysis of those benefits, including financial rewards and faster cargo clearance. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software) , Compliance (Software) and Visibility (Software).

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What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Case in point: the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) began contract talks on May 12, with lots of contentious issues on the agenda. Consider moving critical products via air freight and/or using a sea-air option to minimize the impact of increased costs. Communicate with the destination distribution centers and warehouses to ensure they have the ability to plan and receive the additional inventory.

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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Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE

BluJay Solutions

Alongside the introduction of mandatory e-Manifests submitted in advance to enable the pre-processing of cargo, ACE is promising faster processing and early indications are that it delivering on its promise. . . Recent statistics issued by CBP report that electronic truck manifests are averaging 33% faster processing than the paper equivalent (correct at March 21, 2014) based on an average of 200,000 trucks per week.

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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Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

Of course, ACE goes much further than advance filing of manifests, which has been mandatory for cargo arriving via vessel since 2009 under ISF (10+2) – it’s a fundamental change that recognizes the changing landscape of security risks and the impact of global trade on homeland security. . In our Countdown to ACE blog series so far, we’ve covered the expected supply chain impact of the upcoming changes, including analysis of the relative benefits and the penalties for non-compliance.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

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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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TransPoland 2015

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Warsaw Transport and Logistics International Exhibition – Trans Poland 2014 is a professional B2B event. Main topics: Intermodal transport (containers and cargo, transportation fleet, handling equipment, ports and terminals, intermodal carriers). Logistics and freight forwarding. Warehousing and internal transport. >> For the post show report, 2014, please click here! TransPoland 2015. Date: 4-6 November 2015.

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

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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). The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. Is Full container freight not moving? Or look at air freight options.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. JDA Software kicked things off this week by announcing key enhancements to its JDA Warehouse Management solution, which “optimizes ease of use, time to deployment and warehouse productivity.” Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

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

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With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? 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. manufacturing facility in 2014. Warehouse Efficiency

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. 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. Warehouse Automation.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

On February 20, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced their tentative five-year contract. 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. Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. Warehouse Management System (WMS) Warehouse Management System enables 3PL companies to take control of their diversified range of product and stock items, as well as monitor the operations of goods and materials moving in and out of the depot.

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

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UPS Sets 2014 Rates. Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). And HighJump Software announced a new partner in the Middle East, Dubai-based Norq Solutions that provides mobility solutions for warehouse management, field service, retail, and other industries. In other transportation-related news, UPS announced that UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S.,

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

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). As noted in the press release, companies are required to use ACE for all electronic import and export manifest filings for all modes by May 1, 2015 and use ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filings by Nov.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

And here’s to hoping that 2018 results in even more significant advancements in the state of warehousing and transportation technology. Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: 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. Warehouse Management.

Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium

BluJay Solutions

July 12, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Hankyu Hanshin Express, a leading Japanese provider of global logistics and freight forwarding services, has completed the implementation of Kewill’s freight forwarding software across its operations in Belgium. Kewill Global Forwarding, a fully managed solution, is being used by Hankyu Hanshin Express in Belgium to manage its air-, sea- and road-based freight forwarding and logistics operations.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The situation at the West Coast ports took a turn for the worse this week, with the Pacific Maritime Association announcing yesterday that the ports will stop loading and unloading vessels from Thursday morning through next Monday unless a contract settlement is reached with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (work will still continue in the dockyards, rail yards and terminal gates).

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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above December 2014. Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. E-Commerce: E-Commerce revenue was up 16% in November 2015 compared to November 2014. Mobile shopping (phones and tablets) accounted for 30% of online shopping, up from 25% in November 2014.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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above December 2014. Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. E-Commerce: E-Commerce revenue was up 16% in November 2015 compared to November 2014. Mobile shopping (phones and tablets) accounted for 30% of online shopping, up from 25% in November 2014.

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

Abivin

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. For example, the TMS system employed by Transwide Analytics uses visual reports covering key transport metrics to offer a comprehensive performance view, individual carrier score cards, and freight costs. 2014).