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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.

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).


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Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?


The logistics industry involves many parties: manufacturers, customers, suppliers, auditors, etc. It allows customers to track the product and trace the whole chain of product manufacturing. At the same time, this technology helps decrease the amount of fraud and cargo theft. Conclusion The shipping and logistics industry is searching for new technologies in order to improve the existing processes, cut costs and increase the transparency of the supply chain.

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

Talking Logistics

It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. 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.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans. The Global Logistics Footprint.

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Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review


The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Business Intelligence powered by Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Modern logistics operation involves many different stages. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

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. He says, “I believe that collaborative logistics platforms demonstrate and validate the need for the physical Internet. The Alliance for Logistics Integration through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE), a platform funded by the European Community, shares this view. Key infrastructure such as “fully operating open logistics networks,” however, won’t be fully functional until at least the 2040s.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals


Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. 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.

Webinar: The Servitization Revolution in Industrial Manufacturing

Material Handling and Logistics

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. Engineering & Manufacturing (E&M) companies are advancing their business models to focus more on providing services and capability to their customers, a practice known as “servitization.” Service type activities already make up from one-third to more than one-half of manufacturing employment in some industries. While having a digital strategy is important for any manufacturer today, that’s only half the story.

How to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

Material Handling and Logistics

With Chinese New Year approaching fast workers will travel throughout the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration. 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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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


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.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management


To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address. However, if the information on labels or paperwork is incorrect, putting them inside the cargo makes no difference. Freight Logistics

E2open Completes Acquisition of INTTRA, Bringing Together Leading Global Cloud Supply Chain Management and Leading Ocean Shipping Network


The One Place in the Cloud to Run Your Supply Chain is Now the One Place in the Cloud to Manage Your Global Logistics. AUSTIN, Texas, November 27, 2018 – E2open today announced the completion of the acquisition of INTTRA following regulatory approval. This brings together the world leader in ocean shipping logistics covering a majority of ocean shipping container capacity, with the global supply chain and logistics network of E2open.

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


by the end of 2018. Companies like XPO Logistics and Old Dominion Freight have implemented a general rate increase of 5.9 Logistics providers also investing in new equipment. manufacturing experienced its highest quarterly growth since 2010. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual. shipping Logistics transportation fuel costs trucking

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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. and many jobs in manufacturing and other industries available, desirable alternatives to trucking jobs remain. Marc Chrencik is the Director of Operations for CLX Logistics ’ Managed Services.

The Status of Logistics in Vietnam: A Very Brief Appraisal

Logistics Bureau

If you are a new Vietnamese business operator in search of logistics services, a foreign company considering entering the Vietnamese market, or a multinational logistics enterprise thinking about cashing in on the country’s economic growth, it’s a good idea to know a little at least, about the current state of play in the Vietnamese logistics sector. To help you with your research, we decided to put together this brief summary of the logistics landscape in Vietnam.

Manufacturing and Logistics: Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive


A traditional viewpoint of manufacturers reveals many flaws in the efficiencies of standard shipping, transportation, and other logistics processes. Inherently, manufacturing and logistics go hand in hand. Manufacturers must receive raw material inbound and send out product to customers outbound. To take a quick step back, logistics refers to the forward and reverse flow of goods and services to retailers, businesses, and consumers.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 6, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Logistics Jobs Keep Coming and Coming, Major Cargo Theft Gang Headed to Prison, Last Gasp for Apparel Manufacturing in Manhattan, Hyundai Merchant Marine Stuns with New Megaship Orders

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. Those concerns have come to prove even more valid in 2018. Last year’s hurricane season was one for the record books, and things aren’t looking to improve much for 2018. The post Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation


Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims? Blockchain Provides Unmatched Traceability in Freight and Logistics. According to , the freight and logistics industry in the U.S. For both examples, blockchain technology can add an extra layer of visibility in all logistics and transportation processes that will lead to reduced costs.

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

In the manufacturing arena, we are at the beginning of an industrial revolution labeled Industry 4.0 revolution is well and truly underway and is redefining traditional manufacturing processes once and for all. The manufacturing industry is moving towards a more digitized, automated, agile and, ultimately, efficient operation and there is no better example of this than in the supply chain network. Most major truck manufacturing are working on such vehicles.

U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods: Understanding the Updates

Talking Logistics

List Number One: On July 6, 2018 , the first list was introduced and is comprised of 818 products with a total import value of $34 billion. List Number Two: On August 23, 2018, the second list went into effect that includes 284 tariff lines with a total import value of approximately $16 billion. Cargo containers. List Number Three: On September 24, 2018, a third list was announced which includes 5,745 products with a total an import value of $200 billion.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a major global hub of manufacturing and trade, as well as one of the fastest-growing markets in the world with a consumer base of more than 600 million, an expanding labor force and a soaring E-commerce industry. Will ASEAN’s logistics industry rise to challenges? The rising growth and integration rate of logistics service providers presents a huge market opportunity in ASEAN’s complex and ever-changing logistics context.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

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According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4%

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Logistics

After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. Securing and protecting cargo. Effective March 23, 2018, this tariff’s full implications remain to be seen. Manufacturing and automotive industry. Manufacturing continues to see positive trends contributing to GDP >3%. Carriers Customers Freight Services Logistics Over the Road Supply Chain Flatbed Legislation

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia. All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings. Transport and logistics companies must be able to fill out customs declarations quickly and precisely so that the shipment complies with local and national law.

Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain


After all, new technologies impact almost every industry, and logistics is no exception. According to DHL Trend Research , AR can be applied in the following ways: Warehousing Operations - Warehousing ops account for 20% of logistics costs, and AR can help curb expenses by simplifying warehouse picking, or the extraction of goods from a warehousing system to fulfil customer orders.

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. states on three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita. by cargo.

Twenty BluJay Customers in the Netherlands Successfully Migrate to Modern Customs Management Software Platform

BluJay Solutions

Dordrecht, NL – 8 November 2018 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , has successfully migrated 20 Dutch companies to its newest customs software system, BluJay’s Customs Management. “Connecting to Single Window requires the necessary hours, expertise and improvisational talent from BluJay and DB Cargo. Logistics B.V.

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores


restaurants and retailers unhappy; Microsoft takes on Amazon Go with checkout-free retail tech; a new report counts the costs of logistics failures; and truckers in China park their trucks to protest high fuel prices. From agriculture to manufacturing, each step in the production and transit process offers challenges that can make or break a supply chain. 3PL Manufacturing Retail distribution friday in 5 manufacturing retail technology

Pharma Market Remains Attractive But Can it Save the Air Cargo Market?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the air cargo market continues to experience downward pressures, carriers, airports, and air freight forwarders are once again turning towards niche industry solutions to help not only jumpstart declining volumes but also revenues. The pharmaceutical industry has been of particular interest to the air cargo market for years. Regulatory requirements, special handling and the value of such goods have attracted logistics and transport providers alike.

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Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores


restaurants and retailers unhappy; Microsoft takes on Amazon Go with checkout-free retail tech; a new report counts the costs of logistics failures; and truckers in China park their trucks to protest high fuel prices. From agriculture to manufacturing, each step in the production and transit process offers challenges that can make or break a supply chain. Manufacturing Retail distribution friday in 5 manufacturing retail technology

Internet of Things and your Supply Chain

Aborn and Co.

For the sake of explanation, we’ll call the internet you’re using right now – and for every episode of Consulting Logistics – the Internet of People. As of 2017, eight billion ‘things’ connected to the internet and that number is projected to rise to eleven billion by 2018. Normal.

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure


Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. blockchain company Skuchain partnered with NTT Data to build a blockchain platform for supply chain and logistics management. The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency. Another problem is cargo theft.