Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

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Today marks the official halfway point of 2016 and that means it's time for our "Top Posts for the first half of the year" annual event. So with all of that said, the most popular freight blog posts written in 2016 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. 13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

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What will happen in 2016? That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., Will interest rates continue to climb in 2016, and if so, what impact will it have on inventory levels?

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Current State of Today’s Supply Chain in 2016

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The MAPI Foundation recently released predictions for how the supply chain will grow and evolve from 2016 to 2018. However, the supply chain of 2016 is looking different from what economists had expected, and the supply chain is battling many problems. The second half of 2016 is expected to see an accelerated growth rate of 3 percent, and several problems can be linked to these lower growth rates. Consumers do not want to pay large shipping costs.

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7 Trending Transportation Updates: November 2016

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Shipping prices are expected to increase in 2017 and continue into 2018. billion in revenue on Singles Day, shipping 278 million orders in 24 hours. Little Change in Economy, but Rate Increase Coming. Next year, the US economy won’t change much, growth expected to be about 2%. FTR predicts more of the same, but when you factor in low expectations, 2017 will feel like a good year. FedEx, UPS and several LTL carriers have announced a series of rate increases effective in 2017.

The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Our first post covered the Top 5 Freight Management blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. 3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

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From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process. Yet, technology breakthroughs are further pushing the bounds on what we see as normal shipping standards. GreyOrange Butler Robot - Logistics Technology Trend for 2016.

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

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What kept nagging at me though is that the presentations were largely about “righting the ship” rather than “moving from ship to air.” The post NASCES 2016: End-to-End Supply Chain Management Transformations appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Trevor Miles I was at the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit in Chicago earlier this week.

2016: The Year of Connectivity

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That’s why 2016 will be the year of connectivity in supply chain. 2016 Connectivity Predictions. With omni-channel being such a disruptive force, the recognition of this new landscape becoming more prevalent, and the maturation of supporting technology, I believe 2016 will be the year where the tipping point of connectivity occurs. Manufacturing and distribution plans can no longer be based on what was shipped from the DC last month.

The Top 5 Transportation Management Blogs of 2016 …So Far

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Our last post covered the Top 5 Supply Chain blogs of 2016. Today's post will cover the top 5 Transportation Management blogs from 2016 so far. Top Transportation Management Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. The transportation management blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included several elements of the transportation management. The Top 10 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes Made by Shippers.

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

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bound ship is being held ‘hostage’ (Reuters). July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). According to a Reuters report: As of Wednesday, of Hanjin’s 97 container ships, 36 were waiting outside of overseas ports, according to South Korea’s finance ministry. Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)?

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

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Aging Workforce - The second most prevalent driving force behind the increased use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading, and delivery revolves around the number of workers within the packing and shipping industry. Robots will facilitate the transportation of orders to a facility, to a picking robot, to the pallet, to packaging and dimensional pricing, to the loading dock, and to the shipping container.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

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It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. In case you missed them the first time around or want to read/view them again, check out the top posts and episodes from Q1 2016. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views).

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3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry

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The shipping industry of 2016 is a gross misrepresentation of what was considered “normal” shipping practices in the 1980s or 1990s. Although the use of transportation management systems , unmanned aerial vehicles, and robotics , is dramatically changing the logistics landscape, several other technologies will become key players in the logistics industry in 2016.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2016. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2016 Performance. When applied to the food supply chain, product information such as farm origin details, batch numbers, factory and processing data, expiration dates, storage temperatures and shipping details are digitally connected to food items, and the information is entered on the blockchain at every step of the process, IBM said. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ?

Top Projects for 2016 Supply Chains

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Top Projects for 2016 Supply Chains: Transportation, Sourcing, Resilience, and Inventory Management Guest Post by Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review. Blog 2016 Supply Chain Trends Shipping Trends 2016So good we had to share! Great insights and reminders from our esteemed colleague Bob about four specific trends he sees that will dictate supply chain, logistics, and materials handling development in […].

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report

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For the first time in more than 10 years, the Federal Reserve took the initiative to slightly increase interest rates, but the hopes for a robust start to 2016 were quickly dashed. The prices of fuel continued to drop, and growth in the logistics industry slowed to a painstaking crawl of less than So, let’s take a closer look at what findings were released within the 2016 State of Logistics (SOL) report and how they impact current and future logistics processes.

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[WEBINAR] Download the Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping Webinar Recording & Presentation

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Cerasis put on a 75-minute webinar entitled, The "Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping" Webinar on October 5th, at 10:00 AM CST. Below you can fill out the form which will grant you access to download the "Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping" presentation, to include a transcript and a live recording playback. Download the Efficient LTL Shipping Webinar Webinar Replay, Transcript, and Presentation by Filling out the Form Below.

The History of the Shipping Container

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The History of the Shipping Container. 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. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

Top 10 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2016. And Beyond

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Earlier this year, we wrote about Amazon’s secret plan, dubbed “ Operation Dragon Boat ,” which outlined their goal of becoming a full-fledged shipping company. However, there is still a lot of unknowns about how Brexit will affect Britain, Europe, and the shipping industry. Time will tell, but it’s certain that the shipping industry worldwide, and particularly in the UK and Europe, will change in the near future.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 19-23, 2016)

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FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Cass Freight Index August 2016. July 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Driverless vehicles, drones, and 3D printing — three emerging technologies that will ultimately impact supply chain and logistics processes — are the top headlines this week. I’m on borrowed time this morning, so I’ll defer my commentary to next week.

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PLS’ 11 Most Popular Blog Posts from 2016

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(#11 Most Read Blog in 2016) Seasonal Freight Surge and Consumer Forecast -Fuel prices, weather, capacity, and e-commerce are a few factors that determine truckload demand during the holiday season. UPS is expected Monday, December 19 to be the busiest shipping day, and for this year to have 14% more shipping volume than last year. (

This Week in Logistics News (November 14-18, 2016)

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UPS And Sealed Air Partner To Provide Powerful E-Commerce Packaging And Shipping Solutions. As highlighted in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, the company is enabling Crate & Barrel to “[add] items to its online assortment that it won’t handle or ship. Simply put, it’s a marketplace model, where consumers order products online via a retailer’s e-commerce site, but the order is transmitted to the vendor for drop-shipping.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

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Ryder Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results. August 2016 North American Freight Numbers. This week, as reported by Reuters, “Otto, the self-driving truck subsidiary of Uber, shipped a truckload of Budweiser from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs last Thursday with the driver monitoring from the truck’s sleeper berth for the entire two-hour journey.” I should have gotten the email by now.

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

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February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). How long before Amazon announces that it is buying its own 18,000 TEU container ship? 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.

6 Transportation News Stories: August 2016

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More than 280 state roads have been flooded and closed, affecting intermodal rail and truckload shipping. “It’s Louisiana Weather Causes Shipment Delays. Louisiana called a state of emergency after heavy rainfall affected the region. It’s a major disaster,” said Rodney Mallett of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Learn more here.). Market Condition: Continued Price Declines.

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

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Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). 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.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

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An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services. Traditionally, manufacturers only had to worry about shipping products to […]. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Transportation omni-channel logistics parcel shipping shipping

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

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Blockchain Makes Inroads in Shipping (WSJ – sub. Trade in 2016 to grow at slowest pace since the financial crisis. Flexport wants to track products that are in transit as well as to handle sorting, relabeling and reshipping of goods when they are sold while they’re being shipped.

E-Commerce Changes Traditional Retail Shipping Strategies

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Supply Chain Shipping Omni-ChannelCustomer demand and connectivity are high, and retailers are struggling to keep up with the competitive omni-channel environment. Supply chains are shifting in order to accommodate the rapidly changing landscape for the way people buy and the way goods are moved.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

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One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance? So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping? The post Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

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However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Customers have the option to have products shipped to home or the store, and this eliminates any confusion about how much space is needed within each store. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Shipping and Logistics Providers Seek to Attract Millennials.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

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Both offices opened to better support the company’s shipping and carrier partners. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

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these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016. In the Eyefortransport 2016 Global Logistics Survey, most logistics service providers (LSPs) stated that the consolidation taking place was helpful as it was making sense of a fragmented industry. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe.

IoT Visibility Comes to Ocean Shipping

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AIS is an automatic tracking system used on ships. Business Intelligence Logistics Technologies Supply Chain Visibility Transportation CargoSmart IoT ocean shippingA rich stream of data has long been available to improve ocean visibility. But CargoSmart is doing something new – they are using this near real time data to improve vessel scheduling and shipment tracking.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

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10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. There’s been several great predictions for logistics in 2016. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. It’s a bad time to sell for scrap, so more ships are idle. The larger carriers have cooperated more closely through mergers and alliances to help defray the big capital costs of building new ships, and will recoup lower running costs. 2016 will continue to be a busy year of consolidation.