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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates. Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week?

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. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. 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.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Case in point: the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) began contract talks on May 12, with lots of contentious issues on the agenda. Global Transportation Supply Chain Global Shipping ILWU PMA Port Strike Supply Chains

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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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

For example, the pharmaceutical industry, which has several products requiring a temperature controlled environment, presents a large opportunity for growth in air freight given that generic products are routinely produced in developing economies such as India and South America and shipped worldwide.

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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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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Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

Is it because some of the biggest parts are being shipped from another manufacturing location? By looking more broadly than just how can we reduce the transportation or warehousing costs, they will find the big savings, the billion dollar savings. Logistics in Mexico is actually quite developed, but there are still high cargo rates, and questions about port and rail capacity.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Friday, 16 May 2014. However, as a distribution professional, it can be significantly more complex to manage multiple smaller warehouses rather than a single large facility. They have people manually reviewing orders, combining orders into loads, and determining the best service levels and carriers to ship those loads. arviem real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2014. (13).

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

Talking Logistics

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.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

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.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air?

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

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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Let the Holiday Shopping Madness Begin!

Kinaxis

Import cargo volume at major retail container ports has been increasing steadily and is on track to meet or surpass last year’s levels. However, finding enough happy little elves to pack and ship all those gifts may prove a tall order. That’s up 23 percent from 2014.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. dba Cabrella Shipping Insurance Intelligence.

Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery

Techgistics

Speed, ease, and low cost shipping has put customer convenience at the top of Amazon's priorities and by focusing on the customer, Amazon not only strengthens their brand, but also put enormous pressure on incumbent brick and mortar retailers and pure play eCommerce retailers to keep up.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

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. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees.

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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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

And here’s to hoping that 2018 results in even more significant advancements in the state of warehousing and transportation technology. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Warehouse Management.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. Now, after eight months of increasingly bitter contract negotiations and lobbying by Congressional representatives, President Obama has ordered his Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez, to jump-start stalled labor talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers’ union.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

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. The slowdown had a final price tag of $770 million for Washington business alone—the sum of net delinquent shipments and additional costs such as warehousing and truck idling fees.

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

Abivin

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).

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

above December 2014. Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (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.

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

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

Warehousing: SEKO Logistics opened the first of 20 warehouses that it plans to open across Mexico in a bid to capture a share of the country’s automotive, retail and aerospace business. began shipping cargo to select international destinations.

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.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

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. West Coast ports are seeing limited recovery after months of congestion and reduced volume.

Amazon, FedEx and Adjacent Innovation

Techgistics

Amazon recently leased 20 cargo planes to deliver goods to and from fulfillment centers, registered as an ocean freight forwarder in China , and hired former CEO of UTI Worldwide , a freight forwarder, as Vice President of Global Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Amazon captured the headlines in recent weeks with its various patent filings — from floating warehouses to underground delivery networks to lane assignments for autonomous vehicles.