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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.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping


Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container.

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

Talking Logistics

Telematics, which provides data to and from vehicles in order to manage vehicle performance, provide delivery and routing information and capture performance metrics, are inching closer to being an OEM part. Leading providers, such as Telogis and Fleetmatics, are forging partnerships with commercial vehicle manufacturers — e.g., truck cabs, box trucks and cargo vans.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have


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. 2014).

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


Therefore, when choosing a TMS, it should provide classic reporting tools like charts and dashboards along with specialized maps to visualize patterns of shipping. 2014).

Global Logistics Is No Longer Human Scale


With nearly ten trillion metric tons transported by sea in 2014, the global shipping industry is more than massive—it’s gargantuan. Every day, thousands of logistics firms utilize dozens of ocean carriers loading and unloading cargo in myriad ports for clients around the world.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst


Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. West Coast Port Strike Disrupts Shipping Lanes. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


above December 2014. Source: Cass Information Systems | (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports


While the labor strikes are over, fears of continued unrest are leading some shipping companies to avoid West Coast ports. percent decline in container volumes from 2014 , while Long Beach reported its best month ever during the same time. percent increase in total volumes for the two Southern California ports combined—not the surge in profits expected from the peak shipping season. Port traffic has always been a good metric of overall economic health.

Doing Business in Belgium


Belgium is bordered by France, Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands, and has a robust shipping infrastructure including multiple ports, making it a perfect location for trade both within the EU and with other geographic regions. Shipping. billion metric tons of goods in 2015.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics. After graduating from the University of Oxford, Hunter Yaw worked as a project manager for several companies, including as the Head of Special Projects, Fuel Logistics for the Sochi 2014 Organizing committee.