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This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Government to import or export cargo. For more on this topic, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, I invite you to participate in our upcoming Talking Logistics episode with Pete Mento, Director Global Customs and Trade Policy at C.H.

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

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. However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g.,

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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. 2014 was surely a fun year of content on the Cerasis blog. The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts from 2014.

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.

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

BluJay Solutions

increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. But does the resurgence in near-shoring represent a true return to close-to-home manufacturing, demonstrating increasing protectionism?

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Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive

Cerasis

A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes. Inherently, manufacturing and logistics go hand in hand. Where and Why Is the Logistics Industry Growing?

Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Supply Chain Nation recently sat down with Automotive Logistics Group Publisher, Louis Yiakoumi, about the hot topics in this industry. But you logistics guys, you’re doing a terrible job because your logistics costs have gone up by half a million dollars.” And the logistics guys would say, “Yeah, but you’re buying everything from India, so the logistics costs have gone up.” They’re factoring in, as much as they can, the logistics and supply chain costs.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

EFT

Land challenges for Hong Kong’s Logistics sector were the key topics discussed at the recent Leadership Luncheon gathering of Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (SCLP). Regional Distribution Centre and Global logistics Hub. Land Shortages impacting Logistics Sector.

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Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

From channels, store formats, and types/sizes of vehicles used in the logistics process, in particular the critical last mile, success today involves rapidly adapting (often shrinking) to meet changing consumer and social habits (e.g. The retail supply chain is definitely getting more complex, so it’s no surprise that the logistics industry has also evolved dramatically in recent years, and even the industry terms have begun to change.

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Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

From channels, store formats, and types/sizes of vehicles used in the logistics process, in particular the critical last mile, success today involves rapidly adapting (often shrinking) to meet changing consumer and social habits (e.g.

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Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

Gartner also believes that IoT will have an enormous impact on how the supply chain operates and with the information available to supply chain and manufacturing leaders. The Current State of IoT in Manufacturing. IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft.

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 involves repatriating manufacturing from remote locations such as China to regions closer to the end consumer market.

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

Google’s 2014 purchase of the British firm Deep Mind for something more than $ 400 million produced a bonanza of publicity earlier this year, when its game playing program whipped a human master of the ancient strategy game Go. Hong Kong: Logistics.

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

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. UPS Sets 2014 Rates. Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). By now, most companies should have their transportation budgets in place for 2014.

Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

These information streams include product details, logistics data, and customer information, as well as facts and figures on factory and retail operations and financial management. Just a few months ago the Zombie-Zero malware attack was discovered in several logistics and robotics firms.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. 2014). 2014).

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub.

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

Talking Logistics

for 2014. I’ve stated my opinion many times before: I believe companies, especially manufacturers and retailers, should get out of the B2B Connectivity business. Note: Elemica and Kewill are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: JDA Unleashes Powerful New Capabilities to Enable the Seamless Supply Chain. Wal-Mart taps manufacturer database to aid U.S. UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. Friday, July 10, 2015.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The delivery was organized by the Academic Consortium to Combat Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL), a network of academic centers with technical expertise in emergency medicine and logistics systems. The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Managing logistics operations for a global supply chain is challenging. Trying to manage a global supply chain without knowing exactly where cargo is located, its condition, who has custody of it, or when events occur, is experiencing the supply chain – not managing it. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for 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. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. The ability to real time monitor the status of goods requires a combination of container based technology, back-end business applications and an extended network of logistics fulfillment partners. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. ► 2014. (13).

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Addressing a Legal Threat to Local Delivery Operations (The FedEx Ground Case on Driver Classification)

Talking Logistics

Leading providers, such as Telogis and Fleetmatics, are forging partnerships with commercial vehicle manufacturers — e.g., truck cabs, box trucks and cargo vans. I’d expect a shared model to emerge in local delivery, as well with most of these companies focused on partnerships and the customer experience parts of their businesses instead of transportation and logistics.

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. US trade deficits rose to a massive $46 billion in December 2014. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics The butterfly effect.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports.

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% billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. MARKET: .

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the NAFTA and tariffs battles continues on, the logistics market continues to meet the growing demand for cross-border services. Ryder System opened a new logistics facility in Laredo, Texas. began shipping cargo to select international destinations.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Greater Globalization.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Businesses in the EU and US are increasing their investment in manufacturing and sourcing offshore. This trend raises critical challenges for international supply chain, quality control, traceability and logistics management. At the same time, considerations on these advantages have to be balanced against higher logistics costs, supply chain fulfilment and supplier management risks. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

The reality is transportation rates are continuing to increase across board regardless of mode, with the global supply chain seeing increased momentum, and Kewill's customers both on the retail/manufacturing and the logistics side benefiting from that trend.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Guardian : The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air.

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. Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Importers and brand owners are responding, pressuring suppliers, exporters and logistics service providers to develop eco-friendly ‘Green’ business processes that ensure product traceability, monitor in-transit custody, reduce carbon emissions and are regulatory compliant. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. ► 2014. (13).

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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. Logistics Management System: 3PL, WMS, TMS, OMS. 2014).

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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).