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

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FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). The post This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. Niche Retailers. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015.

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 Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

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. The botnet then sends the scanner a second piece of malware that targets the victim’s corporate financial, customer, shipping, and manifest information. Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports. Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. While it is true that retailers still rely heavily on the U.S.

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. Download our eBook - Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

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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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Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Over the last several months, Walmart— the world's largest retailer— has slowly been increasing the share of products it imports through Mexico, a move that many other retailers have been reluctant to make for decades. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

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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).

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

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

That’s because most companies with a local delivery component to their business — whether a national furniture retailer offering scheduled delivery or a tech startup with an app offering one-hour food delivery — treat drivers as independent contractors to avoid all the extra costs that come with treating them as employees, such as unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and benefits.

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. That was the message of a panel of experts on perishables shipping Wednesday at the AirCargo Americas Conference in Miami. • Disagreements over shipping practices within the industry itself. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. ► 2014. (13).

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next.

This Week in Logistics News (February 2-6, 2015)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Performance. Ryder Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results and Provides 2015 Forecast. Reports 2014 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results.

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

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Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Infor Announces Infor CloudSuite™ Retail. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News).

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

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Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

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.

Let the Holiday Shopping Madness Begin!

Kinaxis

And while we all know Santa’s supply chain just can’t be beat, some retailers may have an extra hard time trying to give the jolly old man a run for his money this year. However, finding enough happy little elves to pack and ship all those gifts may prove a tall order.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptors that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. With so many options, ocean shipping can be challenging.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

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Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. 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.

Introducing the Freightos Marketplace

Freightos

By 2014, it reached $77 trillion dollars. This tremendous growth was driven by freight shipping, which scaled in size but didn’t significantly improve underlying technology, getting bigger, not getting smarter. Introducing the Freightos Marketplace.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks (WSJ – sub. December 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S.

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Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery

Techgistics

Speed and ease has largely been innovated by Amazon, who has been able to drastically change consumer expectations because of their focus on a customer-centric retail supply chain. Deliv , a Silicon Valley startup, facilitates omni-channel retail on a single delivery platform.

9 Headlines Striking Fear into Shippers Lacking a Strong TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

There is still time and budget for shipping organizations to implement new TMS solutions or upgrade existing ones – yielding benefits like automation, efficiency improvements, expanded visibility and scalability – if they’re to be well-protected against what appears to be a looming downturn.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. When customers order items not stocked at one of Belk’s fulfillment centers, those items are shipped directly from the vendor. PST will ship the same day.

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without Logistics

Enterra Insights

Francisco Ricaurte, UPS’s country manager for the Andean Countries, reports, “The National Retail Federation (NRF) anticipates that Americans will spend $2 billion on flowers this Valentine’s Day, which would account for 35 percent of the holiday’s spending. 3] Kyle Achter, “ The Logistics of Delivering Fresh Roses In Time for Valentine’s Day ,” Supply Chain 24/7 , 13 February 2014. [4] Today is Valentine’s Day.

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. Chart 1: Top 10 regional trade flows of goods by value 2014 (US $bn).

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

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Coca-Cola Targets Small Retailers With Coke on Demand App (WSJ – sub. While the containers themselves can be loaded on a ship in a matter of minutes, a container can be held up in port for days because a piece of paper goes missing, while the goods inside spoil.

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

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Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). billion USD) in pro-forma trailing 12-month revenue for the year-ended December 31, 2014.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Amazon has developed a service that not only closes the last-mile gap between retailers and consumers, but actually allows a delivery person to unlock your door and enter your home.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 above December 2014. Non-store retailer sales were up 6.3% billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. over the same period in 2014.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

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.

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.

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. To take a quick step back, logistics refers to the forward and reverse flow of goods and services to retailers, businesses, and consumers.

The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft. Stolen cargo remains to be an issue in the United States. FreightWatch reported that although it declined by 12 percent in 2014 the average loss value per incident rose 36 percent, with attacks on valuables driving this increase.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

The company offers FTL/LTL and technology services to the food production, retail, CPG, industrial and agricultural sectors. began shipping cargo to select international destinations.