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

Talking Logistics

I’d welcome the opportunity to meet with supply chain executives to discuss your research questions and objectives for the coming year, and with technology companies and 3PLs to get an update on your products and services. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management.

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

Talking Logistics

Esri and E2open Partner to Deliver Market-Leading Supply Chain Solutions. October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). and Accelerating Supply Chain Speed and Efficiency with Global Trade Data.

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

Talking Logistics

And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. Government to import or export cargo.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. trillion in cargo annually. The second report , issued by TrapX Security, is even more troubling because it hits closer to home — that is, the warehouses and IT systems of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers. As I’ve written many times before, when it comes to supply chain risk management, many companies are falling short.

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. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

and in Spain – grow, it is likely that anti-Ebola precautions will become more widespread, and the global supply chain looks more and more likely to be impacted. It also demonstrates why supply chain visibility is so essential to managing risk that is beyond our control.

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Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

I asked Troy Ryley, Managing Director of Transplace Mexico, that question in a recent episode of Talking Logistics , and here’s an excerpt of what he said: Asia was the buzzword for many years, and it still is the buzzword in many respects. I also asked Troy about the logistics challenges shippers have — or should be aware of — with regards to cross-border trade with Mexico. carriers for $100K, $150K, $250K worth of cargo liability.

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Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

Banks address this dilemma with supply chain/trade-financing, a financial service that has been invented already several hundred years ago. Besides the traditional company financing through banks, some banks are willing to finance your supply chain. To minimize the risk, the bank will only finance your supply chain based on certain securities. 20% financing) confirmation from the logistics company, that the products have been delivered (e.g.

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Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state

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

BluJay Solutions

Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” . Of course IoT is already in widespread use within the supply chain, for example through the use of telematics in road forwarding to drive efficiency in route management and vehicle handling. FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S.

Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

A European initiative aims to foster collaboration between companies in logistics clusters. Pictured is the Grupo Carreras facility in the PLAZA logistics park near Zaragoza, Spain. Much effort has already gone into developing logistics clusters in Europe.

Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ensuring supply chain security requires that shippers and logistics providers stay one step ahead of thieves

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

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. What you need is a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions. The butterfly effect.

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. Or is near-shoring in 2014 and beyond simply the latest evolution in sourcing practices? . So what is the net effect on the global supply chain?

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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. 2014). 2014). 2014).

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

After years of continuous physical expansion, with mega-stores and mega-trucks having progressively replaced their supersized siblings and expansion of retailers’ high street presence a critical measure of their success, the retail supply chain is now adjusting to a wider and more diverse variety of just about everything. Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

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Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE

BluJay Solutions

In the first of the Kewill Countdown to ACE blog series, we looked at what ACE will mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole. Having established that the move to ACE is fundamental and far-reaching and will require wholesale changes to the processes used by many Customs brokers today, we now focus on the benefits of ACE to the supply chain industry. . The post Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

Supply Chain Nation

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. Those were the good old days.

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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.

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

BluJay Solutions

While effective Customs compliance has always been about gathering the right information from the right supply chain parties at the right time, the level of detail required by ACE will necessitate greater collaboration, visibility and control than ever before.

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Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. As I said at the time, when you stand back and think about it from a supply chain risk management perspective, being in a situation where just 800 clerks can shut down the main entry point for about 40 percent of U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Impact of Global eCustoms Initiatives

BluJay Solutions

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.

The Carbon Footprint in the Logistics Chain

Global Trade Management

For example: Nike’s environmental goal for logistics and transportation is to achieve a 30% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. Raw materials and production processes are usually the main drivers for the carbon footprint – but the logistics chain with over 10% is also one of the main contributors. Real-time cargo monitoring could provide the relevant information, help to select areas of improvement and monitor the improvement year after year.

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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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Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

What has this to do with supply chain management? One of the main types of supply chain innovations (SCI) entails challenging the dominant design. In this case, that means challenging the prevailing method for supply chain security in response to the cyber security threat.

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.” The Chinese government is looking at logistics in its broadest format.

Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state

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.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company started out by offering less-than-truckload (LTL) service, then expanded into truckload (TL), supply chain, and ground service. It also offers customized logistics solutions through its logistics department.

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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. UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. Note: JDA Software is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. These services will no longer occur in US ports, and this will shift the nature of supply chain designs. As opposed to increasing ports to ship massive containers of bulk items, regions like North Carolina need to think differently, and to consider new possible locations for transport-driven logistics portals statewide.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.