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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.

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.

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. Simply put, hackers are embedding malware in handheld barcode scanners made in China to steal supply chain information and infiltrate enterprise systems. The botnet then sends the scanner a second piece of malware that targets the victim’s corporate financial, customer, shipping, and manifest information.

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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4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected: Part 2

CH Robinson Transportfolio

4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected. You have a plan for processing cargo claims before they happen. In my previous article, I explained what is generally expected when filing a cargo claim, and what kind of documentation you may need in support.

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Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1. Want more effective and efficient resolution of cargo claims? The first thing to know is that when freight is damaged or lost in transit, the initial burden is on the claimant to file a cargo claim with the carrier.

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Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

And you might tell the buyer, that you will not ship anything, before you have not received the money. 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.

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Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I’ve learned to see just how crucial global supply chains are to our everyday lives. It is fascinating to learn about the intricate processes required to move different items on cargo ships or cargo planes, then through the rigorous customs process.

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. Companies using West Coast ports had to spend additional millions to cover extra inventory costs and shipping delays. US trade deficits rose to a massive $46 billion in December 2014.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

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. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic.

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.

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. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

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 the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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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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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. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g.,

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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. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks.

What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Supply chains can face disruption from man-made events, as well as natural disasters. Or, will we see a repeat of 2002, when a 10-day lockout left dozens of ships lined up outside the West Coast docks, unable to unload? What’s Your Plan if There’s a West Coast Port Strike?

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. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships.

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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. Pitt Ohio’s Ground service also specializes in shipping non-conveyable products (e.g., Lone Star Overnight primarily ships to Texas, Oklahoma, western Louisiana, and southern New Mexico, although it also ships to California and Mexico through its shipping partnerships.

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Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

There have been numerous articles published on this topic in various trade journals showing how almost everyone in the supply chain is being impacted by this congestion. Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard.

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.

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

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. 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.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Article: Inland Port Development: What is the Impact on Shipping Patterns, and How Can 3PLs Take Advantage? By Chris Ferrell.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

An example in the supply chain space is US maritime policy. One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

The supplies are needed by doctors in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, and the holdup highlights a worrying gap in the humanitarian supply chain. Let’s hope this is a trend, reconnecting health workers in West Africa with global stocks of critical supplies.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

Quintiq

Massive ships. Rules for container traffic between Europe and Asia are being rewritten and this has had profound implications for West European terminals: Supply fluctuations have resulted in a fragmented terminal capacity. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Our salute to the best advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management from 2017. This is our annual salute to the best in people, processes and technology within the supply chain arena.

How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. At these times of the year, you should see less risk to your standard ocean shipping strategy.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents. And as supply chains have become increasingly diffuse over time, the likelihood that disruption in one region will have consequences that reverberate across the globe, is higher than ever before. What can supply chain managers do to ensure that action is taken quickly and efficiently when disruption strikes?

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. They’re factoring in, as much as they can, the logistics and supply chain costs. Is it because some of the biggest parts are being shipped from another manufacturing location? They’re trying to look at logistics and supply chain, as opposed to just transportation.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: 14 Tons of Cigarettes.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Thursday, 27 February 2014. By the way: One of the containers washed off the vessel is a huge shipping container with as many as 11 million cigarettes inside (- but police are warning any wreckers looking for free fags to stay well away).

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