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.

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. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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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. It’s clear from this week’s long list of news that the pace of change and innovation in supply chain management continues to accelerate. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management.

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. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. 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 (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Esri and E2open Partner to Deliver Market-Leading Supply Chain Solutions. October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Pentant provides its shipper and logistics service provider customers with a reliable and secure connection to both CHIEF (the central UK Revenue & Customs system) and ICS (the European Union Import Control System) to streamline declaration, cargo security and clearance processes.

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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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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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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Cargo Security: Protecting the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

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

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.

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. 6) Limit of Liability : if you''re familiar with International Trade Term (Incoterms), you will see that a point of transfer of cargo''s ownership and risks is a very important issue.

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. As part of this case, the claimant must prove the cargo shipped in good condition and arrived in a damaged condition. Each cargo claim has nuances that render it unique, and no process can cover everything.

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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. For more information on this topic, download our Cargo Claims: Basic Steps to File a Cargo Claim white paper. Over the Road Supply Chain Consulting Cargo Claims Freight Supply Chain

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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. Potential measures impacting on the global supply chain as the threat of Ebola continues include: • New restrictions and regulations on goods originating from the region (e.g. It also demonstrates why supply chain visibility is so essential to managing risk that is beyond our control.

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.

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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Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Bottom line: the mere threat of a West Coast work stoppage has already been a major imposition and inconvenience to shippers but the actual risk to the 2014 Holiday season is much less. By Chris Ferrell. Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports.

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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

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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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

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. We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management.

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. Global Transportation Supply Chain Customs Exports Global Forwarding Imports Ports Project Cargo Shipping

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.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA 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. Labor disputes, bad weather, and IT outages are just some examples of disruptions that could affect an otherwise well-designed supply chain. What you need is a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions. But what makes a supply chain resilient?

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

Business at the Port of Houston is robust, and the volume is growing, based on the hope that the Panama Canal expansion will drive more cargo into the port. Category Management Contract Management Oil and Gas Procurement Supplier Relationship Management Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply chain Relationships

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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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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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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and 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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

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.

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. Read our next ACE blog post for an analysis of those benefits, including financial rewards and faster cargo clearance. Customs changes mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole?

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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. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction.

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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. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction.

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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. Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. US Cargo serves a large range of industries and also has a large range of services to match, including same day and next day service. Introduction.

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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. These conditions create a perfect storm for the carriers to break out of the cargo pricing bazaar. Then and only then do they stand a chance of beating the thin margins and low yields trends that drive this cargo bazaar. Those were the good old days.

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