This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. .

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In some instances, Google packs orders and hands them off to shipping partners for delivery the following day. . The post This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

Talking Logistics

enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). In a recent report, Raymond James and Associates referred to Mexico as the “final frontier” for the North American intermodal market, stating, “Intermodal over the U.S./Mexico March 2014 freight shipments were up three percent from March 2013.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

EDI was first developed in the 1960s with the objective of speeding the movement of shipping and transportation documents. In 1965, the Holland-America steam ship line started sending the very first EDI messages, although still not called EDI.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com). For related commentary, see Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014. — Adrian’s Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2014. Shipping and delivery capabilities become even bigger competitive weapons.

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The Next Great Disruption Coming to Supply Chains

Kinaxis

The time he refers to is the customer’s time to search, analyze and purchase a product. Then, they check online for deals and shipping dates. Test scenarios that would optimize inventory costs, postponement options, shipping costs, etc….

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

The one element that will define organizational survival is, in a word: “inventory;” I am referring to the unwavering, relentless and even fanatical drive to reduce excess inventories. Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management.

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.

Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Supply Chain Shaman

This includes the decision to build, the digital definition of the product, the decision of when and where to ship, and the decisions of which materials to put into which products. “We live in a world where supply chains, not companies, compete for market dominance.

The basics of customer-centric multi-channel retailing (Part 2)

DELMIA Quintiq

The shipping options and costs are unacceptable. Today, shoppers can choose from up to nine shipping options. External References: 1. Start where the customer can’t see.

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Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Helps further cross reference labeling, contract management and returned merchandise authorization. Provides a very organized shipping system that assists in time and cost saving. Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. This should include: Supplier shipping locations. From this, you can create a map that was used to identify and plan milk-runs and shipping-consolidation opportunities.

Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

For example, here are a couple of the contract terms he references in the declaration: - The pricing for sapphire [which GTAT was to produce] was the lesser of (i) the price agreed between the parties, (ii) the “not to exceed” price listed on a schedule, (iii) 95% of the lowest price offered by GTAT to any of its customers or (iv) 99% of the quoted price in a bona fide offer to Apple from another qualified source.

Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Supply Chain Network

Plastic pallets refer to pallets made of a thermoplastic polymer, the method of manufacture varies depending on the style and loading requirements, typical processes used include thermoforming, injection molding, and blow molding.

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“Bump” Yourself to Some Savings?

The Logistics of Logistics

If you ship boxes of pillows, for example, they may be large, but the weight is not significant. For items that are subject to density, you must show on the bill of lading, at the time of shipping, the actual density or density group. Example, if shipping the above item at a class 70, which is 15 or greater pcf, then the bill of lading would reflect item 149265, sub 9; or it can be written as 149265-9.) Could you “Bump” Yourself to Some Savings?

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

We built one of the first Mobile TMS apps , have the only end-to-end LTL eCommerce Freight shipping applications for B2B shopping carts, continue to innovate on internal systems, and have won several accolades for our digital marketing efforts.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Shipping lines alliances.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The claim form should contain shipping and delivery points, dates, and carrier reference numbers. Before a Cargo Claim Happens, Prepare a Plan: Part 1. Want more effective and efficient resolution of cargo claims?

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Quick Crash Course in Freight Shipping Classifications

4WL Consulting

Freight shipping classifications are notations provided by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association, or NMFTA, as a way of helping carriers and shippers understand the standards by which products are classified for rating purposes. Understanding these classifications will help you ensure that all of your packages are shipped safely, quickly, and at the most affordable price. The Basic Classifications Products are assigned a number, referred to as Class.

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Impact of Macro Trends on Supply Chains: Digitization of Products

Supply Chain @ MIT

Additive manufacturing – sometimes referred to as 3D printing – works by adding material to create a final product. The likely outcome is less long distance shipping of finished products and a shift towards transporting the base stock materials used by 3D printers. Signaling change.

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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The Power of Consolidation

LeanCor

One prime example is found in shipping multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments in the same direction at any point in time. References: [link] “Waste of Transport; causes, symptoms, examples, solutions”. The Waste of Transportation. link].

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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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment

The Logistics of Logistics

Some people describe it merely as the act of distribution and shipping (also called logistics) but this is not always the case. In a much broader sense, Order Fulfilment also refers to the way that a firm responds to its customers and the steps they take to ensure that sold products are delivered to the consumers correctly within the tightest time frames. Ordered items must then be packaged for shipping to the right address and customers notified when the orders are on the way.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Strategic shippers ship more than transactional shippers and they typically require customized solutions and a dedicated team.

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Selecting a 3PL – 9 Things Every Shipper Should Know

The Logistics of Logistics

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL. As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. Transactional shippers typically don’t ship much and they don’t commit to any one logistics company. Strategic shippers ship more than transactional shippers and they typically require customized solutions and a dedicated team.

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5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

Cerasis

So with all of that said, the most popular freight blog posts written in 2015 and that have received the most views so far echo what we saw with the previous blog posts: trends and changes in the industry we all must be aware of in order to maximize our shipping practices. 8 Action Items Shippers Can Take to Minimize the Cost Effects of DIM Pricing for Less-Than-Truckload Shipping. The New Dimensional Weight Pricing Mechanism and Its Implications on Freight Shipping Costs.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

It refers to how one small incident can have a huge impact later on down the line. 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.

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

Abivin

This integrated outlook of the products through the whole supply chain can be realized through a single portal that gets data from several sources, combines it and offers it in a searchable and easy-to-use cockpit that acts as a single reference point for tracking visibility through the supply chain.

NASCES 2016: End-to-End Supply Chain Management Transformations

Kinaxis

What kept nagging at me though is that the presentations were largely about “righting the ship” rather than “moving from ship to air.” In 2014, of the 20,460,136 individuals with disabilities ages 18 to 64 years living in the community , 7,030,317 individuals were employed —34.4

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

This may include research and development, product manufacturing, product packaging, and shipping processes. Nearshoring refers to when a company brings products closer to the US, which may not necessarily mean the products are manufactured in the US.

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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Top Freight Articles of 2015

Cerasis

Freight is something that you ship. Often, people refer to the management of freight, as freight management, however, in our opinion, we like to take a step up and realize that what some call freight management since you do ship freight, we call transportation management. Well, your freight, in order for you to receive it inbound or ship out to your customer, has many more factors in the management of it beyond that piece of freight.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI

Cerasis

Inventory is then put on pallets and shipped as freight. Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. So why do we feature content related to Vendor Managed Inventory? In a VMI model, part of the equation is the inbound & outbound flow of the inventory.