This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Descartes continues to broaden its footprint in the global trade management space, with two more acquisitions announced this week: e-customs, “a leading provider of electronic security and fiscal customs filing solutions in the UK,” and Pentant, “a leading UK-based Community System Provider (CSP) offering customs connectivity and import/export inventory control solutions for ocean, truck and air cargo.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). was among the first retailers to implement RFID on a broad national scale to improve the accuracy of item-level inventory counting…In recent omnichannel pilots in fashion categories…Macy’s documented RFID’s ability to significantly improve sales, gross margins and markdowns by better leveraging inventory counts that are real-time and accurate.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers. Risk pooling is considered the most important concept in supply chain management as it governs the tradeoffs in inventory management and leads to effective strategies such as push/pull and postponement. This increases flexibility and translates into less overall inventory since it is not in the wrong place.

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Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1. Want more effective and efficient resolution of cargo claims? The first thing to know is that when freight is damaged or lost in transit, the initial burden is on the claimant to file a cargo claim with the carrier. Supporting documents include the commercial sales invoice, accounts payable credit reports, and inventory cost reports. Over the Road Supply Chain Consulting Cargo Claims Freight Supply Chain

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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Even when factoring in an economy that is healthier than a year ago, these numbers suggest retailers are pre-loading Holiday inventory. 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. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

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. The answer is that they use the multi-echelon inventory model to solve the problem. Private fleet is used to perform the backhauls (picks up cargoes from vendors to replenish DCs + sends returned products to vendors).

West Coast Port Strike Update

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The current contract has been extended briefly, until July 11 2014. Cargo will continue to move and operations will carry on at the port until an agreement can be reached through these disruptions. For retailers, already lean inventory levels could lead to empty shelves. As a follow up to my previous blog post on the potential port strike , I wanted to provide an update of the situation. It’s after June 30, and yet no deal has been reached.

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The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S. Theft costs shippers and LSPs billions of dollars each year when the impact of inventory delays, as well as the cost of the stolen goods, is taken into account. . According to Gartner , The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving firmly from hype to reality, now being dubbed the Internet of Everything (IoE) and forecast to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard. Due to a possible strike over the USWC, most retailers took precautions and have been moving a high level of inventory replenishment in preparation for a robust year-end shopping season. Due to the heavy influx of cargo and issues downstream, the containers continue to be stacked making it difficult for the terminals to release the older containers.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Even when factoring in an economy that is healthier than a year ago, these numbers suggest retailers are pre-loading Holiday inventory. 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. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Communicate with the destination distribution centers and warehouses to ensure they have the ability to plan and receive the additional inventory. Montreal uses both the CN and Canadian Pacific Railroad (CP) and is a better, more viable option for Inland Port Intermodal (IPI) cargo. There is also a good possibility that carriers might discharge cargo at the main transship points of Panama, Cartagena, and Colon and declare force majeure.

How A High-Tech Manufacturer Navigated The Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

From a supply chain perspective, a robust supply chain digital transformation would involve end-to-end visibility of inventory in motion and inventory at rest in near real-time. And that 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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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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When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. The State of Ohio, for example, is buffering its PPE inventories, for example. Supply chain professionals know that risk pooling – where vital global inventories are co-managed as a common resource – is critical in maximizing the impact of a scarce commodity.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

The National 12th Five-Year Plan specifically calls for strategies and tactics to enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international financial, trading and shipping centre; and also for Hong Kong to develop into a high-value goods inventory management and regional distribution centre (RDC). per cent in June 2014.

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Shipment Monitoring Technology: Picking Up the Signals

Inbound Logistics

Shipment monitoring tools allow manufacturers and shippers to locate cargo, manage inventory and prevent theft

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Friday, 16 May 2014. With low transportation costs, it often makes sense to pool inventory in fewer locations so you can optimize space, labor and inventory pooling. However, as transportation costs increase it is more optimal to place inventory closer to customer locations, reducing overall transportation miles. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2014. (13).

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. The ability to in real time identify the location and status of the sourced goods gives the importer the ability to fine tune its distribution channels, its inventory management and its ability to fulfill commitments to its end users. But air carrier Martinair Cargo has built temperature monitoring into its records system and handling processes, and found it has been a useful tool in protecting themselves from damage claims.

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Shipment Monitoring Technology: Picking Up the Signals

Inbound Logistics

Shipment monitoring tools allow manufacturers and shippers to locate cargo, manage inventory and prevent theft

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Compliance with.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 1 comment: Inventory POS System. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. ► 2014. (13). International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

Since 2014, Lean has worked with over 100 satisfied U.S. Air Cargo. Vendor Managed Inventory. Inventory Management. 3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics.

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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. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. ► 2014. (13).

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Let the Holiday Shopping Madness Begin!

Kinaxis

Import cargo volume at major retail container ports has been increasing steadily and is on track to meet or surpass last year’s levels. Some employment agencies are already reporting trouble finding warehouse workers to stock, pack and ship holiday inventory, forcing them to raise base pay rates. That’s up 23 percent from 2014. by Alexa Cheater There’s just no escaping it. Despite the fact it’s barely into the beginning of fall, the holidays are coming—quickly.

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. Companies using West Coast ports had to spend additional millions to cover extra inventory costs and shipping delays. US trade deficits rose to a massive $46 billion in December 2014. The butterfly effect. The “butterfly effect” was a term coined by mathematician, meteorologist and chaos theory expert Edward Lorenz around 1960.

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

Headline: Class 8 Orders Slump in December, Down 36% From Same Period in 2014. Headline: Intermodal Cargo Falls in 4Q for First Time Since 2009. Headline: US Rail Stocks Seen Rising 20% This Year Despite Six-Year Low for Cargo in 2015. Headline: Bloated Inventories May Slow Port Activity. Analysis: Weak holiday season sales and a stronger dollar have left retailers with excess inventories and the resulting depressive effect on imports from abroad.

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

Agile supply chain operations, especially in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, are using IoT and end-to-end shipment visibility software to outperform competitors with better service while keeping lower inventory levels. 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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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. In support of this initiative, ORBCOMM’s cellular devices will be used along with Savi’s platform to supply in-transit visibility and inventory and logistics data, significantly reducing the resources needed to manage and track important DoD assets.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Monitoring inventory well can prevent wasted costs and time as small business owners spend 30% more operating excess inventory. First is the ability to manage customers, vendors, stocks and inventory replenishment through diverse selling channels, billing, invoicing and full order fulfillment. Second is start-to-end tracking: the software follows inventory from the initial order to the final delivery. 2014).

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

Talking Logistics

The company’s overall share of container volume has grown from 22% in 2014 to 24% in recent months. Real-time listening algorithms conduct searches around port strikes, cargo theft, driver safety, traffic, cargo ship locations, port congestion, airport closures, severe weather alerts, earthquakes, and more in order to provide a holistic view of current and forecasted global threats to supply chains.

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

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. This release of JDA Warehouse Management delivers key capabilities to expedite returns tracking, routing, processing and the disposition of returns inventory to reduce the time that it takes for an item to go from a return to sellable inventory, preserving profits and enabling additional opportunities to satisfy customer demand. Happy New Year!

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

transportation modes, inventory deployment, and policies) by balancing the trade-offs between customer service requirements, assets and costs. The Forbes team explains, “Decades ago, trucking, rail and sea cargo began being tracked by satellite via telematics, and versions of electronic driver logs have been around for nearly 20 years. ” Apptricity Blog , 25 November 2014. [2]

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

Talking Logistics

UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. Here is a photo of the Flex Pulse Center: Flextronics is basically building upon its investment in Elementum , a supply chain software start-up it spun off in February 2014 (see my comments at the time ). Friday, July 10, 2015. The day is finally here — the premiere of The Minions movie.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Here are some details from the press release: The acquisition of UTi is expected to increase DSV’s annual revenue by approximately 50%…Pro forma 2014 revenue amounts to approximately USD 13 billion (DKK 75 billion) and the combined workforce will grow to 44,000 people in 84 countries, 848 offices and 339 logistics facilities. Inventory Management.

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

Abivin

By incorporating TMS information with other inner sources of data, such as ERP and WMS or OMS, the businesses can attain approximately real-time visibility into products from purchase through inventory and transportation. Furthermore, all user logins should be recorded through an integral access logging process, and the events log keeps track of all main events in a shipment or cargo’s progress. 2014).