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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).

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). Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options. The post This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

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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Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

Reduction in costs and hassle associated with cargo insurance claims filing and processing, says CargoX Founder and CEO Stefan Kukman. Use for transparency and traceability for buyers, marketplaces, sellers, and consumers, unifying the history of a product from procurement to end-users, as well as throughout returns, if necessary. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Remember the reverse logistics supply chain use of blockchain.

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.

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

E2open

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.

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

Logistics is a whole other ballgame. Ports are having to off-load cargo onto the new mega-ships offshore from multiple smaller ships because they don’t have the capacity to handle the bigger vessels. Companies looking to contain logistics costs have to use creative solutions, like digital technologies to overcome price increases and capacity shortages. Then start to automate processes such as order to cash, procure-to-pay, and logistics functions.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

Yet another possible workaround is the blockchain platform known as Corda , developed by R3 for financial markets but adaptable for logistics. All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Supply Chain Visibility Product Lifecycle Management Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Transportation Management Air Cargo All Logistics Transportation & Distribution

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Although supply chain operations still involve procurement, manufacturing, and logistics, emerging technologies are dramatically affecting how these processes are implemented. And autonomous cargo ships are also being planned. … IBM announced a new partnership with Maersk in January 2018, which will implement a blockchain-backed electronic shipping system on an international scale. ” Supply Chain Digital , 21 April 2018. [2]

Supply Chain Risks Come from All Sides

Material Handling and Logistics

cargo ship Peak Pegasus made its way toward the port of Dalian with a load of soybeans. The Peak Pegasus and its $20 million cargo of soybeans continued to drift off the Chinese coast until mid-August , at a cost of about $12,500 each day it sat idle. Sometimes it is done in a supplier portal or managed by a logistics provider, but rarely is visibility comprehensive. How technology can help increase visibility and reduce paperwork.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research in the Americas for the CBRE Group, told Burnson, “These mega-facilities serve as the backbone of retailers’ fulfillment networks, distributing goods across multi-state regions. ” Burnson goes to note that e-commerce is having an impact on air freight hubs, maritime cargo, middlemen, and intermodal operations. Reverse logistics adds another layer of complexity (and a few more cogs) into the omnichannel machine.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

The growth of cargo moving through America’s ocean ports has increased significantly over the last two decades. In addition to the challenge of handing increased cargo throughput, the ports must also have the channel depth to accommodate the new deep draft Ultra Large Container Vessel ships and even larger ships currently on the drawing board. Cargo carried by ships must be loaded and unloaded quickly with minimal dwell time in the port. During fiscal year 2018 alone, 2.8

A convincing industry approach: SupplyOn’s Rail Community boosts the efficiency of the railway industry

SupplyOn

SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics. The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with around 34,000 employees, a transport network of over 3,000 kilometers and almost a half billion passengers per year, is the national railway company of Switzerland, consisting of the four divisions Passenger Transportation, Cargo, Infrastructure and Real Estate.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article.

What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Check out Amazon and Uber’s Impact on Logistics! It follows on the company’s gradual conquest of the logistics space over the last few years, including the licensing of 20 Boeing 767 air cargo jets, the acquisition of wholesale shipping licenses, and forays into trucking. Argentus is a boutique recruitment firm focused on Supply Chain and Procurement. Subscribe Here!

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Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Tenders can take BCOs (Beneficial Cargo Owners) three to five months of preparation, but despite this, the fixed price often breaks down during peak season. Just like streaming replaced that iPod as a better way of listening to music, ocean freight procurement now has a better way. But Does Fixed Ocean Price Procurement Need Fixing? Remember iPods?

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The company launched a partnership with Walmart in October 2018, which includes a specialty store page on Walmart’s website, increasing online visibility. Bare Necessities @barenecessities Walmart has been busy expanding its portfolio, acquiring intimates brand Bare Necessities in October 2018.

Valentine’s Day and the Logistics of Love

Enterra Insights

Last year UPS geared up its global logistics-of-love network to deliver an estimated 89 million flowers for Valentine’s Day. Francisco Ricaurte reports, “To ensure these precious flowers arrive at peak freshness, UPS shepherds the shipments from colorful growing fields in Latin America through the Miami International Airport — where UPS is one of the largest air cargo carriers — to final recipients in less than two days.

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Looking Beyond Blockchain/Supply Chain Hype

Enterra Insights

Cheng-Shorland explains, “Supply chain is driven in large part by the procurement process. Moving any product or service through a supply chain starts with a procurement contract, which initiates the tendering or bidding process via an RFI, RFP or other type of formal request. Everything moves through the process based on the procurement contract.” ” Each stop on the supply journey — from procurement through final sale — involves some sort of transaction.

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

That’s why we’ve created this list of the top logistics and supply chain journalists and thought leaders that we follow and suggest you check out in 2020. . Top Logistics & Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders We Follow. David “Dave” Blanchard is the Senior Director of Content at EHS Today and Material Handling and Logistics. Steve Banker is the Vice president of Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group and co-author of Logistics Viewpoints.

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

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. Freight/Container Loading: Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #6: Procurement’s New (read Bigger) Role in the Supply Chain.

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Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

According to the staff at Supply & Demand Chain Executive , “A new report from Resilinc reveals that global risks increased throughout 2018, with geopolitical conflicts posing some of the most potentially costly and disruptive supply chain impacts.”[1] Bindiya Vakil ( @BindiyaVakil ), Resilinc CEO, notes, “Supply chain, sourcing and procurement professionals are on the front lines of managing global trade risks for their companies.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Aborn and Co.

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