Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

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.

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. We hope you enjoy this salute to the best of 2018, and we look forward to even more innovations in 2019. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant.

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

Cerasis

Transportation managers are spending upward of 80 percent of working hours just looking for available shipping capacity, reports Talking Logistics , reflecting a portion of companies that have not leveraged the power of a TMS. E-Commerce and TMS Are Key to Success The use of TMS in e-commerce allows shippers to leverage all modes of transportation, critical during peak shipping times and through the ongoing capacity crunch. E-Commerce Logistics Technology TMS Transportation

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. The post Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind.

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

Talking Logistics

Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – September 2018. Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat). The post This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat? Is wearing a jacket and hat while watching the Red Sox game in your family room a visual cue that the time has come?

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. A 2017 Global Sourcing study from American Shipper magazine found that 58% of shippers said their highest concern today is rising transportation costs.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

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. Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. For 2018, the conference focused on introducing the concept of “Push Possible.” The post The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation

Shipchain

Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims? Understanding the total cost of transportation means understanding the costs and factors affecting spend in each leg of the supply chain. When it comes down to it, accounting for the total cost of transportation is pretty complex. Hold carriers accountable for billing or transport issues.

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

Talking Logistics

Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (July 2018). Here are some excerpts from the press release: 94 organizations are actively involved or have agreed to participate on the TradeLens platform, including more than 20 port and terminal operators across the globe; customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru; and freight forwarders, transportation and logistics companies including Agility, CEVA Logistics, and DAMCO. I’m back from vacation.

The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Supply Chain Nation

This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space. The growing need to support rapid delivery is driving greater demand for air cargo shipments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

Cerasis

We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. Use Automatic Data Collection and Cargo Handling. If data collection is automated, the possibility of everything going haywire is minimized, and same is the case with cargo handling.

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

Talking Logistics

Completed by the exporter, the bill of lading provides a list of the contents of the shipment, establishes the value of the cargo, and acts as a legally binding document through the shipping process. Other documents include : Material Safety Data Sheet, Packing Slip, Letter of Instructions ( La Carta de Instrucciones ), Inward Cargo Manifest, and Freight Invoice. Maintain Visibility with a Transportation Management System.

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Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

Cargo has no controls.” SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionBrexit risks putting U.K. freight in the slow lane as well. Everybody goes through passport control,” Els Creyf, duty manager at the P&O Ferries Ltd. terminal in Zeebrugge, said as she stood alongside the 32-ton vessel that had made the overnight voyage. For now. The U.K.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

Cerasis

At the same time, this technology helps decrease the amount of fraud and cargo theft. Influence of Blockchain on the Transportation Industry Our way of life depends on the transfer of products, service, and value. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Blockchain explores more and more industries every day. Due to a popularity of Bitcoin , this technology has already demonstrated countless opportunities for the financial area.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2017 holiday period when air capacity was tight and rates increased, forwarders are preparing ahead of the 2018 holiday/peak period. The decline in truck drivers, the ELD mandate and high demand has already led to increased transportation costs for shippers this year. Booking air cargo space may be easier than last year but ground transportation will be a sticky situation for many shippers. Air Cargo air freight airfreight

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain. Use these tips to protect your cargo against criminals and avoid costly mishaps.

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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. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant. According to The LoadStar, the first ocean container use of a blockchain-based bill of lading was released successfully in the port of Koper, Slovenia.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

Things go wrong, but freight or cargo insurance , often reserved for less-than-truckload and full truckload shipments, is available for parcels as well. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Omnichannel Small Package Supply Chain Transportation Management ship parcelShippers face an uphill battle against Amazon and the big box retailers.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

By knowing what to expect, they can decrease the number of total vehicles needed for transport and direct them to the locations where the demand is expected, which leads to significantly lower operational costs. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018?. 4) Computer vision Another set of eyes is always a bonus when moving cargo around the world – and this is especially true when those eyes are connected to state-of-the-art technology.

2018 Likely to Be Coldest Year on Record for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

Transport Topics has an article out drawing the correlation between the rapid rise of online grocery sales and the resulting need for additional cold storage capacity. Smart grocery chains, food producers and other food processors can protect themselves against claims, FSMA penalties and costly brand reputation damage by putting measures in place now to improve visibility into cargo temperature while in transit.

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The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Supply Chain Nation

This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space. The growing need to support rapid delivery is driving greater demand for air cargo shipments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

SupplyOn customer Telair celebrates its 50th anniversary – hidden champion for Cargo Management

SupplyOn

CEO Marko Enderlein welcomed the guests Telair CEO Marko Enderlein and his team celebrated the company’s 50 th anniversary on July 13, 2018, together with customers, suppliers, business partners as well as political and industry representatives. The cargo specialist Telair, located in the Bavarian town of Miesbach, Germany, is the world’s leading supplier for cargo handling systems. Telair celebrated its 50th anniversary.

3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons. They can easily scale up or down the number of planes needed for cargo. Although commercial 747s are being sold to cargo carriers in greater numbers, airlines can position their planes more accurately. 3 Air Freight Trends to Watch for in 2018. There is only so much air cargo space available.

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

Shipchain

The blog spends a lot of time focusing on the use of transportation management systems and how they can increase efficiency in your supply chain. The More Than Shipping blog is a comprehensive resource for shipping trends, supply chain planning, project and specialized cargo and more. Its topics include upcoming supply chain conferences, warehouse technology innovation, logistics insights, and transportation cost control.

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers. Press Release Transportation Beneficial Cargo Owners Ocean Carrier Ocean Freight Procurement

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Expand LTL transportation networks. Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in early 2018, the likelihood of new taxes and tariffs levied in the coming year is great. Freight brokers can help SMBs access volume discounts, expand carrier selection, take advantage of value-added services, such as invoice auditing and even cargo insurance. The post Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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

Cerasis

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. As explained by Lisa Terry via Inbound Logistics , transportation liability grew more complex with economic growth and an increasing number of contracted drivers and carriers. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance.

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

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. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling.

MNX Global Logistics Uses Descartes for New Mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Compliance

Descartes

MNX Global Logistics is a premium global provider of specialized, expedited transportation and logistics services to customers in the life sciences, medical device, aviation and technology sectors. MNX is using the cloud-based Descartes Air Cargo Advance Screening™ (Descartes ACAS™) compliance solution to meet with the new mandatory advanced security filing requirements for air cargo imports into the U.S.

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3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018. In addition, air cargo is transported in two ways: most goes on cargo planes, but some moves on passenger flights. Capacity Europe Global Forwarding Air Cargo Air Freight capacity holiday cargo Transatlantic

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five. By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

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