2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. Today we will begin our two part series covering the 2016 supply chain trends we expect to see come to fruition in the next year. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see? 2016 Supply Chain Trend #1: Supply Chains will Look to Go Digital. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #2: Responding to Innovation & Change But with An Eye On Fundamentals.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

2016 was an incredible year for tech in logistics as companies both large and small are working on some transformative technologies not just for logistics, but for society as a whole. Here’s a few interesting tech advancements in 2016 that were important for the year, but could also point to what’s to come in the near and long-term future. Self driving Vehicles are no Longer Just Science Fiction In 2016 there seemed to be a new story every week about self-driving cars.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The fallout from Hanjin’s bankruptcy continues, with $14 billion of cargo still stranded at sea. Cargo owners such as consumer products maker Dorel Industries Inc and the U.S. They said they were forced to make additional payments to get their cargo or were forced to retrieve it from the wrong location.

‘Tis the Season for Cargo Theft

Enterra Insights

The post ‘Tis the Season for Cargo Theft appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Nobody likes to get ripped off; but, experts note the holiday shopping season presents an almost irresistible opportunity for thieves. … Continued. Business Risk Management Supply Chain Enterra Solutions Stephen DeAngelis

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. The number one driver of forwarders in 2016 will be to reduce the margin squeeze, by branching into services with better profit margins, or finding short term or longer term cost savings. 2016 will continue to be a busy year of consolidation. Rumors are flying of an Amazon air cargo operation.

Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Amazon to compete with Fedex, UPS and Alibaba with secret ‘Dragon Boat’ plan, report says (GeekWire – Feb 2016). Amazon Partners with Atlas Air Worldwide for Cargo Services (WSJ – May 2016). Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ (Lloyd’s Loading List – Apr 2016). And just last Friday, Amazon revealed Amazon One, it’s first branded cargo plane.

This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Cloud Logistics Announces Banner Results For The First Half of 2016. As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle. Within two years, it expects to have 40 similar used cargo jets connecting its package fulfillment centers across the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). With Amazon, you never know, which is why I’ll be updating the presentation I will deliver at the SMC3 Connections 2016 Conference on June 28th in Chicago (“A–Z: The Emergence of Amazon as a Global 3PL”) from now until I walk on stage.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

April 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). In Google’s case, the company was issued a patent this week that, as reported in Quartz , “outlines a theoretical strategy for ensuring that autonomous and remote-controlled robots in a warehouse facility aren’t overloaded as they move cargo around the warehouse.” Doubled its number of staff to 40 employees distributed globally in 2015 alone – and is projected to double again by the end of in 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). According to the press release : The trial run, part of a larger research and innovation project, was conducted between January and March 2016 in the Bavarian community of Reit im Winkl. The drone’s cargo was typically either sporting goods or urgently needed medicines and it arrived at the Alm station within just eight minutes of take-off.

Discover, Disrupt, and Deliver (Takeaways from LeanLogistics ClientConnect 2016)

Talking Logistics

“There are no sacred cows here,” said Chris Timmer, Chief Commercial Officer at LeanLogistics (a Talking Logistics sponsor) in his opening remarks at the company’s ClientConnect 2016 conference last week. Later this year, the company will formally roll out LeanParcel, with rail and air cargo capabilities on the roadmap too. The post Discover, Disrupt, and Deliver (Takeaways from LeanLogistics ClientConnect 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Real-time listening algorithms conduct searches around port strikes, cargo theft, driver safety, traffic, cargo ship locations, port congestion, airport closures, severe weather alerts, earthquakes, and more in order to provide a holistic view of current and forecasted global threats to supply chains. The post This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. The number one driver of forwarders in 2016 will be to reduce the margin squeeze, by branching into services with better profit margins, or finding short term or longer term cost savings. 2016 will continue to be a busy year of consolidation. Rumors are flying of an Amazon air cargo operation.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. The post Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

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Supply Chain Risk: Cargo Theft

APICS

However, with more trucks filled with merchandise hitting the roads during the busy buying and shipping season, cargo theft is expected to “surge,” according to NBC Los Angeles The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and retailers and distributors are working hard to meet customers’ needs.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates. Unfortunately, 2016 does not seem promising where an increase of volumes is concerned. Air cargo rates will also remain static. However there is good news at the moment because of the drop in jet fuel costs, improving the financial performance of the air cargo companies. Financial risk mitigation at UPS comes in the form of in-transit financing and cargo insurance that is provided by UPS Capital.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade. In 2016, this port handled 1.1

Case Study: Project Cargo Logistics

PLS Logistics

Moving over dimensional, over weight or toxic cargo is a complex job that involves heavy shipping equipment and moving project materials to w ork sites, facilities and construction stations whether on- or off-highway. Project logistics refers to specialized freight moves that are oversized, heavy-lift or hazardous.

Trends—January 2016

Inbound Logistics

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A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

Supply Chain Link

The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. The average value per cargo theft incident, occurrences when merchandise is stolen while being stored or transported, was about $187,490 in 2015 2.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

It is also referred to as a cargo or freight consolidation. . Editor's Note: Today's blog is a guest blog by our friends at 2 Flow. In this blog, they discuss everything you need to know about a 3PL business. What is 3PL? There are several definitions of 3PL. These include: .

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Cargo Insurance: What is it, What are the Types, & Do I Need it for My Shipment?

Cerasis

Following up our announcement that we have negotiated lower cargo insurance costs and now offer a zero deductible for that cargo insurance, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should shippers even request it. What Is Cargo Insurance? Therefore, shippers can request cargo insurance to protect their goods from loss, damage, or theft while in transit.

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5 Tips for Choosing a Winning International Cargo Service

The Network Effect

The post 5 Tips for Choosing a Winning International Cargo Service appeared first on The Network Effect. The Network Effect 3pl 4PL cargo freight forwarding international freightChoosing the right partner for your business is among the important components for a long term success. And this applies.

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A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

EcoVadis

As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to look back at the most notable events that EcoVadis had the privilege of taking part in this year throughout the US, and summarize key topics, standout speakers, and other notes of interest from the year. So without further ado, let’s look back at 2016… Skytop Strategies: Sustainability & Risk 2016 (Washington, D.C.). 2016 US BCSD-WBCSD-Yale University: Pathways to Impact (New Haven, CT).

How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft.

Shocking Statistics about Cargo Theft

PLS Logistics

A new report finds that the number of recorded cargo thefts and the average value of the freight attacks declined in 2015. But, regardless of this data, cargo theft is a real problem. Cargo’s value continues to increase, and thieves are sophisticated. Cargo theft is estimated to cost shippers and trucking companies at least $30 billion a year in the US, according to the FBI.

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Moderating Demand for Air Cargo Continues

Material Handling & Logistics

“Governments should be focused on promoting trade, not raising protectionist barriers,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. read more. Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News

EV Cargo Technology Joins EV Cargo, The Largest Privately-owned Logistics Business In The UK

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology is one of six EmergeVest-backed companies forming EV Cargo. EV Cargo is a £850 million business focused on intersection of logistics and technology. Cargo-centric model delivers mission-critical supply chain services. EV Cargo Technology, one of the UK’s leading providers of supply chain management software is one of six premier logistics companies which have joined forces to form EV Cargo.

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[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service

Cerasis

Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons. They ride in trucks, on trains, or in plane cargo holds. Knowing what your cargo interacted with allows you to understand its environment. The global logistics industry generates $9.1 Trillion dollars in revenue. The global Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry generates $750 Billion in revenue as a part of that figure. Further, the U.S.

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Global Logistics—January 2016

Inbound Logistics

Shippers unprepared for supply chain disruptions; China wants pirate hunting base in Horn of Africa; bringing cargo into Kenya; India ramps up transportation infrastructure development; air cargo carriers seek to cut costs without sacrificing growth; Amazon invests in India; China’s greenest supply chains; international shrimp supply chain linked to human trafficking and slavery; World Trade Organization rules to abolish agricultural subsidies; Mexico and U.S.

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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

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. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. Most international ocean cargo is now containerized.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

In February 2016, BIMCO and other leading shipping organisations launched a set of guidelines “to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber incident onboard a ship.” And in June 2016, the International Maritime Organization issued its own guidelines on maritime cyber risk management after “having considered the urgent need to raise awareness on cyber risk threats and vulnerabilities.”.