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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. 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. Self-Service Logistics.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. The catalyst was fairly simple – there are freight conferences and tech conferences, but few that really mesh both very well. There was also some startling consensus on some core ideas: Freight is complex and transformation won’t happen overnight. Freight is cool again.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). project44 and GateHouse Logistics Announce Exclusive Partnership. Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation Announces Intent to Acquire AFF Global Logistics. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2018. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat).

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented The capabilities of AI are seriously ramping up company efficiencies in the areas of predictive demand and network planning. Logistics

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

This article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. DISCOVER AIR FREIGHT SOLUTIONS.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster. On the day I took off on vacation, project44 (a Talking Logistics sponsor) announced “a new international and domestic Parcel tracking and address validation solution.”

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN). Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups (WSJ – sub. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Assuming current trends hold, and NAFTA remains largely intact, here are five things to consider when managing cross-border logistics between the United States and Mexico: 1. Understand the 3-Legged Freight Movements at the Border. Companies carrying freight across the U.S.-Mexico At a minimum, companies will need to be familiar with these most common documents: Bill of Lading (BOL) – A bill of lading is an essential document for any freight shipment.

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How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact your shipments if general average is declared, and how marine cargo insurance can help you sleep like a baby at night. General average is a throwback to the days when a crew tossed cargo overboard to lighten the ship in a storm. During the emergency, there wasn’t time to figure out whose cargo should be jettisoned.

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

Believe it or not, product in the care of a driver does not necessarily place all liability for freight in the hands of the carrier. The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance. Integrate cargo insurance in freight management technology.

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AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo

EFT

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. He said, "AIT has many customers in the UK with consistently high cargo volume and the company's aspiration to expand there has intensified in recent years.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. The More Than Shipping blog is a comprehensive resource for shipping trends, supply chain planning, project and specialized cargo and more. Logistics Management.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data. It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Many already believe that freight exchange platforms, dedicated to maximizing payload efficiency and reducing empty miles, have a role to play in making this vision a reality. That is not to say that freight exchanges will cease to exist.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend. E-Commerce Is Spurring Record Growth in Logistics E-commerce has made it impossible to meet the status quo with traditional technologies, and still, some shippers have not yet implemented e-commerce and TMS solutions.

Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

freight in the slow lane as well. Cargo has no controls.” The threat of delays at Zeebruge for freight shipped to and from Britain highlights the broad economic risks of Brexit, not least for the U.K., SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionBrexit risks putting U.K. Everybody goes through passport control,” Els Creyf, duty manager at the P&O Ferries Ltd.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

Instead of focusing on charging more to ship parcel, shippers should redevelop their processes to streamline shipping and reduce delays, as well as freight spend. This may include working with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) to secure the best rates, especially if you are already locked into an existing carrier contract. Things go wrong, but freight or cargo insurance , often reserved for less-than-truckload and full truckload shipments, is available for parcels as well.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Increased accuracy in freight quoting, reducing accessorial or after-the-fact fees. REDUCED FREIGHT SPEND. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Integrate LTL and e-commerce freight management platforms, explains Deborah Lockridge of Trucking Info. Integrated platforms had the natural effect of self-verifying information and automating the freight tender process. Partner with a freight broker, like a 3PL. E-Commerce Logistics LT

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport. Between May and June 2017, more than 90 percent of cargo thefts involved trucks. The first step to preventing cargo theft is to complete a risk assessment.

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

If consumers ever think about supply chains and how the items they desire manage to find their way into their homes, they likely picture fleets of trucks, trains, airplanes, and cargo ships — the logistics part of supply chains. That’s why so-called “last mile” logistics receive so much attention. ” E-commerce and logistics innovation. As modes of transportation improved and supply chains extended, logistics got more complicated and complex.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Executives in a new survey, “ 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index ”, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). 2018 Index and Survey Highlights.

How to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

Material Handling and Logistics

One to two weeks before CNY, factories will speed up their production causing a surge of freight. Provide a forecast of your expected cargo to your shipper’s representative. “By implementing a few critical steps in advance of the holiday, shippers can avoid unnecessary bottlenecks and continue business with little or no interruption,” says Frank Guenzerodt, CEO of Dachser USA.

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What’s Ahead in the Logistics Arena?

Enterra Insights

For example, the editorial staff at Material Handling & Logistics note, “When it comes to digital maturity, the supply chain and logistics industry are lagging.”[1] 2] Despite these protestations of sluggishness, a lot of exciting things are happening in the logistics arena. Logistics in the Digital Age. The rise of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies have dramatically altered the logistics landscape. road ,” Autoblog , 27 June 2018. [13]

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Our Teams have been hard at work getting ready for this historic milestone, and now we're set to take our award-winning Cargo services to places we've never been able to reach before," said Matt Buckley, Southwest's Vice President of Cargo and Charters. "We Southwest Airlines Co.

Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19

Freightos

In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality. Land travel restrictions in Asia extended Chinese New Year, dropping ocean freight demand, which, just weeks later, spiked when the shutdown ended. Meanwhile, massive passenger airline restrictions dramatically reduced air cargo capacity, sending rates through the roof. And, through it all, logistics providers keep critical goods moving. COVID-19 Freight Insights Logistics Technology

U-Freight supports TAPA’s supply chain security efforts

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

The news that cargo thefts at unsecured locations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region accounted for 173 or 85.1 percent of incidents reported in November 2017, is further evidence of the need for diligence in supply chain security, says international freight forwarding and logistics company, U-Freight

Seeing LCL In A New Light

Freightos

For many shippers, air freight wins out on speed and convenience and FCL (full container load) seems a better deal on cost. General improvements to the reliability and speed of ocean freight have increased LCL’s stakes against air freight. Air freight’s reputation of convenience, ready availability and reasonable pricing took a hit last peak season when demand outstripped supply. For Sanjay, in many respects, looking at freight from the customer’s perspective is key.

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E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network

E2open

MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018. E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information. The transaction is expected to close by year end 2018 after receipt of regulatory approval.

[WHITE PAPER] Making Full Truckload a Strategic Move in Freight Management

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “Making Full Truckload a Strategic Move in Freight Management” white paper! The capacity crunch has arrived, and shippers are scrambling to find ways to make a profit in logistics. However, the benefits of full truckload shipping can be accessed by approaching logistics from a strategic vantage point, understanding the mode more thoroughly.

The Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented. For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Smart Strategies for Saving on Freight in 2019

Aborn and Co.

It’s a fact: shippers who have been playing the spot rate market in 2018 have been paying more for freight than at any time in 2017. Cass Freight Index. With freight volumes up 6.2% Here are some ways that you can start saving on your trucking freight in 2019.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped. The long-anticipated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate arrived in mid-December 2017, with nationwide enforcement beginning on April 1, 2018. Modal changes help free up on-the-road truck capacity after your freight has been transitioned to the rail. Marc Chrencik is the Director of Operations for CLX Logistics ’ Managed Services.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

2) Freight/Container Loading. Advanced software is already used in freight transportation for optimizing container selection and loading. Although these technologies automatically account for factors like size, dimensions, weight distribution, destination, and processing to help workers load freight optimally, they don't have sufficient tools in place for reducing loading time itself. Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions.

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How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

by the end of 2018. As diesel prices tick up and the costs of keeping drivers rises, freight companies are taking action to protect their earnings. Companies like XPO Logistics and Old Dominion Freight have implemented a general rate increase of 5.9 Logistics providers also investing in new equipment. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual.

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Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

2) Freight/Container Loading. Advanced software is already used in freight transportation for optimizing container selection and loading. Although these technologies automatically account for factors like size, dimensions, weight distribution, destination, and processing to help workers load freight optimally, they don't have sufficient tools in place for reducing loading time itself. Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions.

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