Reducing Cargo Theft

Inbound Logistics

Cargo theft in the United States results in billions of lost dollars. Taking proper precautions can help minimize theft and secure the supply chain

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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.

NTSB Issues Accident Investigative Report on 2013 UPS Cargo Plane Crash

Supply Chain Matters

On August 14, 2013, a UPS cargo plane bound for Birmingham Alabama from Louisville Kentucky crashed in the early morning hours just short of the airport runway, tragically killing both pilots on-board. Flight 1354, an Airbus A300 cargo plane crashed shortly before 6am Eastern time near a parallel access road in the immediate airport area, about a half mile from the runway. Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog UPS cargo plane crash

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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. As I’ve written many times before, when it comes to supply chain risk management, many companies are falling short.

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

Talking Logistics

And yet, despite the continued advancement of global trade management solutions, many companies still rely on Excel spreadsheets to manage this highly strategic and risky supply chain process. Government to import or export cargo.

Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ensuring supply chain security requires that shippers and logistics providers stay one step ahead of thieves

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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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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4 Common Reasons Cargo Claims Are Rejected: Part 2

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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Why Commercial Drone Is NOT the Future of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

3) Safety of Drone Itself : even though Amazon can drive the economy of scale and make a drone a lot cheaper, there is an absolute no guarantee that a drone and its cargoes won''t become a target for theft.

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

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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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

I have some opinions…I think drug cartels sell drugs, and those are the ones you’ve seen in the news battling back and forth…Cargo thieves steal cargo. So, the publicity we have seen on TV is about drug wars, not cargo theft…Cargo theft is a fraction of a fraction of a percent [when you compare number of incidents to total trade volume], although it receives a lot of attention. . carriers for $100K, $150K, $250K worth of cargo liability.

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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. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015.

Can Supply Chain Financing benefit from Cargo Monitoring?

Global Trade Management

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. 25% financing) Cargo monitoring could increase the value of such securities.

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

BluJay Solutions

Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” . Of course IoT is already in widespread use within the supply chain, for example through the use of telematics in road forwarding to drive efficiency in route management and vehicle handling. FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S.

Heading North: Navigating Alaska’s Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state

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Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

Ensuring supply chain security requires that shippers and logistics providers stay one step ahead of thieves

UPS Joins the Movement to Dimensional Pricing for 2015

Supply Chain Matters

effective December 29, 2014. In its announcement, UPS indicates that current e-commerce shipping trends have resulted in a decrease of package density, causing cargo space to be less efficiently utilized in its network. Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Online Customer Fulfillment Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics dimensional pricing impact on online commerce Inc. Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters UPS UPS supply chain

Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to an important milestone in Asia and North Atlantic Ocean transit. Last year, we highlighted reports that a Chinese cargo ship successfully made the first ever commercial transit of the Northwest Passage. The Yong Sheng, a cargo vessel operated by state-owned Cosco Group set sail from the port of Dalian for Rotterdam. million tons of cargo via the Artic route in 2013. Two years ago.

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. US trade deficits rose to a massive $46 billion in December 2014. What you need is a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions. The butterfly effect.

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.

Potential West Coast Port Disruption Raises Questions on Impacts to Upcoming Peak Shipping Period

Supply Chain Matters

The premise presented is that buyers scrambled to move cargoes earlier to avoid the potential of goods being caught-up in a port stoppage. China Supply Chain Strategy Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation and Logistics impact of potential U.S. A commentary posted on Logistics Management makes the observation that the threat U.S.

P3 Network Gains U.S. Maritime Approval as Concerns Widen

Supply Chain Matters

As noted in our previous commentaries, this alliance pools the shipping resources of Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, and Mediterranean Shipping across what is estimated to be up to 40 percent of total cargo moved in containers from Asia to Europe, as well as other major trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific ocean routes.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: What's your definition of.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Friday, 2 May 2014. Whats your definition of supply chain? From time to time Im reading through the mails I get from my LinkedIn discussion group "Supply Chain Management Group ". I stumbled over a question, which made me very curious: What is your two word definition of supply chain? Realtime cargo monitoring does not solve all these ideas 100% itself. ▼ 2014. (13).

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Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE

BluJay Solutions

In the first of the Kewill Countdown to ACE blog series, we looked at what ACE will mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole. Having established that the move to ACE is fundamental and far-reaching and will require wholesale changes to the processes used by many Customs brokers today, we now focus on the benefits of ACE to the supply chain industry. . The post Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Nestlé: Improving global supply chain visibility

Global Trade Management

The system has significantly increased supply chain visibility bringing a number of operational, strategic and financial benefits. arviem cargo monitoring container real time monitoring security supply chain trace track visibility Nestlé has implemented a cost-effective solution for real-time monitoring of thousands of container movements around the globe each year.

Global Forwarding: Think You Know the Facts?

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.

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

BluJay Solutions

While effective Customs compliance has always been about gathering the right information from the right supply chain parties at the right time, the level of detail required by ACE will necessitate greater collaboration, visibility and control than ever before.

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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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Shock of 20G on Container while in Transit

Global Trade Management

arviem cargo monitoring container monitoring container tracking risk management shock exposure of container supply chain monitoring Attached a picture of a container, which was exposed to a shock of 20G while in transport.

How to make your supply chain read your mind?

Global Trade Management

The same probably the case with supply chain managers. Likewise the supply chain manager: He most likely would also appreciate, if certain actions would happen automatically and he did not have to worry about. So – how to make the supply chain read your mind? At that moment, you know, that your cargo has been delivered to the client and that you can send the invoice. Talk to us about how to make your supply chain read your mind.

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 I said at the time, when you stand back and think about it from a supply chain risk management perspective, being in a situation where just 800 clerks can shut down the main entry point for about 40 percent of U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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