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

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand.

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

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation Eliminates $1.7 I’ll write more about this in a future post, but I view SAP’s plans as an extension of the network effect in supply chain and logistics that I’ve been talking about for years.

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

Talking Logistics

White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. Government to import or export cargo. This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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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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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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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.

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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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? .

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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.

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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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. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Global Trade Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management Canadian ports imports ocean transportation Prince Rupert port Vancouver port West Coast ports

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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.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. 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.

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

BluJay Solutions

FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S. Another major potential benefit of IoT is tracking exactly what happens to goods under transportation or storage. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

There were plenty of informative sessions at last month’s Transplace Shipper Symposium 2015 conference, including the panel discussion I led on drones, 3D printing, and driverless trucks (I plan to have the panelists — Dan McCarthy from Solidscape and Brent Hankins from Peterbilt Motors — as my guests on Talking Logistics soon, so stay tuned). The big question Bierman and Johnston addressed was the impact of STHAF on cargo claims.

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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

Leveraging Hong Kong’s extensive connectivity and privileged free-port status, coupled with cost effective multi-modal transportation options, provide an ideal platform from which to serve all markets in Asia as a Regional Distribution Centre (RDC). Land Shortages impacting Logistics Sector.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. West Coast ports can now resume full operation, it will take months for trucks to clear the cargo backlog.

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. New Capabilities from JDA Create Transportation Resiliency – Enabling Shippers to Balance Service and Cost Pressures.

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. As the mode of transport (e.g. Improvements in the logistics chain are not only good for the environment. The news called it a historic agreement, when U.S.

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Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Can city governments help to improve megacity logistics? The idea that working alongside public sector traffic agencies could help to improve megacity logistics might seem like a stretch. The roundtable took place on May 21, 2014, on the MIT campus.

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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FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

They’re expected to fully cover training in truck driving rules and regulations, safety, logs, defensive driving, cargo handling, personal finances, business, preventative maintenance, emergency equipment and safe operations — all in all, complete truck driver training — for around 400 veterans.

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

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. TomTom launches toll reporting to help transport companies manage costs. UPS Sets 2014 Rates. Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ).

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs. Chart 1: Top 10 regional trade flows of goods by value 2014 (US $bn).

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. .

Guest Post: Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The idea that working alongside public sector traffic agencies could help to improve megacity logistics might seem like a stretch. Two companies that attended the Last-Mile Delivery Roundtable organized by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics explained their experiences.

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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This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September. Are you communicating what’s happening in the transportation market to upper management?

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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.

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

BluJay Solutions

The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) comes into effect for all goods transported into and out of the U.S. Those involved in ensuring trade compliance of goods under transportation are well-used to changes to Customs regulations, with the screening requirements of the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Note: GT Nexus is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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.

Driving Value Over the Last Mile

Supply Chain @ MIT

For instance a logistics company provides as much information as it can to drivers via phone apps that convey special delivery instructions about time, location, and gate codes. At a third-party logistics company drivers can call a central dispatch team if they have questions or issues. If a truck breaks down, for example, the company might send another driver or swap the cargo out of one truck onto another.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Normally this means airport-to-airport delivery within three to five days with UPS acting as a “freight forwarder” to transport the goods using space available on commercial (passenger) airlines or dedicated cargo flights to the destination.