Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. The Sustainable Freight Action plan released by California governor Jerry Brown outlines a long-term 2050 vision and guiding principles for California’s future freight transportation system. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

The Vital Role Played by Transport in Supply Chain

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Indeed, economic growth and competitiveness cannot be achieved without efficient transportation, since it enables logistics to bring its advantages into full play. Various Modes Of Transport Working Together. Growth Predicted For Global Freight. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of February 24 th , 2019. To try to get us into the spirit of spring, this week’s TIP List includes a plethora of bright trends impacting the future of transportation such as the impact of technology on the supply chain and the current state of the economy. trillion to the global economy by 2030, according to PwC. annual increase in containerized freight, which “will do little to alleviate the congestion being felt at U.S.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3rd, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3 rd , 2019. Likewise, this week’s TIP List has a particularly bright outlook; including news on the growing freight business and the projected increase to the size of the global supply chain analytics market. motor carriers are still betting a combination of acquisitions, territorial expansion and strong freight to help them raise their toplines higher. The post Transportation TIP List: Week of March 3rd, 2019 appeared first on.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

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In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Many regions will be beginning to see road freight shift to rail over long cross-country routes to minimize fuel costs with the added benefit of reducing CO2 emissions.

Charting the Future of Transportation in Europe

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Many socio-economic and environmental trends shape the evolution of freight and passenger transportation, especially within an enormous geographic region such as Europe. The European Union (EU) has launched a major project to build a road map of these trends up to 2030 that will ultimately be used to develop a toolkit for policymakers.

Robotization In Transport And Distribution: Will Nine Out Of Ten DCs Soon Be Obsolete?


There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector. It’s not the transport or storage costs that will determine the setup of the distribution network, but rather the efficient handling of goods. These concern innovative transport links on water, rails and roads. They will combine freight flows from many carriers and have fully automated internal processes.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

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The hard-hitting new report from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) is titled, “ Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade, Year 1 – Freight Transportation ” and it is full of powerful conclusions about what shippers are facing in the coming decade as the pace of technological advancement and change continues to accelerate. It is no longer sufficient to manage transportation using best guesses.

How Megacity Distribution Models are Changing Urban Logistics


There are 28 megacities on the planet, and the United Nations projects that the number will reach 41 by 2030, accounting for a population of some 453 million people. In another instance, freight managers did not know that drivers were straying from the official routes because some customers were unable to pay at the time that deliveries where scheduled. Technology Transportation Management Distribution Model Logistics Megacity

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

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It is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urban areas by 2030. The applications in Logistics and transportation are real as well. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Technology AugmentedReality Drones Logistics robotics SCM supplychainSubscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally created by, and permission to publish here provided by, Michael Gaughan and published at [link]. Check out 5 Seismic Shifts in Supply Chain Technology!

Green Solutions in Trucking Industry

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As a result, the transportation industry is seeking to find new ways to keep supply chain management as environmentally friendly as possible. In July, California governor Jerry Brown declared by executive order that state agencies should begin the process of improving California’s freight system. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, the freight system accounts for 45% of smog-forming pollution in the Golden State.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?


For example, in China alone, where the last decade brought millions of new participants into the workforce, a skills gap is expected to cause a deficit of 23 million sufficiently skilled workers there by 2030. Need help in focusing back on your core compentancy and dealing with these forces distracting you from reducing transportation costs? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

Blockchain and the Law of Unintended Consequences

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Analysts from Winnesota Regional Transportation assert, “From dispute resolution to administrative efficiency and order tracking, blockchain has the answer to the problems that have been plaguing the transportation industry for decades.”[2] Freight Tracking. “Cargo Volume often defines the cost of shipping freight. “Smart Contracts may be the single most impactful blockchain enabled feature to the freight industry.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics


Commonly called “smart mobility” projects, the work aims to improve both the safety and efficiency of transportation, balanced with improved environmental sustainability. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that freight volumes in the United States will increase by more than 40% over the next 30 years. Estimates project that by 2030, 60% of the planet’s population will live in cities—up from around 50% today.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]


Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at Freightera. FREIGHT SHIPPING EMISSIONS TODAY. Heavy-duty trucks account for the dominant share of all logistics-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissons: Road freight: 57%. Ocean freight: 17%. Air freight: 9%. Rail freight: 6%. Global Freight Transport produces 10% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics


Commonly called “smart mobility” projects, the work aims to improve both the safety and efficiency of transportation, balanced with improved environmental sustainability. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that freight volumes in the United States will increase by more than 40% over the next 30 years. Estimates project that by 2030, 60% of the planet’s population will live in cities—up from around 50% today.

Beyond the Blockchain Hype

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trillion in annual business value by 2030, and that’s a prediction that warrants taking a serious look at blockchain.” UPS : “In 2017, UPS joined a transportation-focused blockchain consortium to develop blockchain standards for the freight industry and this year they filed a patent for the uses blockchain to track and trace sending packages across the globe.”

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Eric Beckwitt Selected as a Keynote Speaker at CleanTech Innovation Showcase in Seattle on June 24th


From the press release by CleanTech Alliance: “One of this year’s keynote speakers for the Showcase include Eric Beckwitt, the Founder and CEO of Freightera, the North American platform for automating and reducing emissions from freight transport. Mr. Beckwitt is an internationally recognized author and speaker on emissions reduction from freight transport, authoring “A Green Future for Freight” in the 2016 and 2018 G7 Summit editions of Climate Change: The New Economy.

Global Status of the Physical Internet — A Vision for Sustainable, Secure, Resilient Supply Chains


BM: For society, the Physical Internet (PI) enables order-of-magnitude improvements in the efficiency, sustainability, security, trustability and resilience of supply chains, logistics, and freight transportation, all around the world, within each company and across industries. The Alliance for Logistics Innovation Through Collaboration (ALICE), supported by the European Union, made the Physical Internet a key part of their freight systems.

Apple – carbon

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Needleman reports, in a plan aimed at having every Apple device by 2030 to be produced with no net release of carbon into the atmosphere. Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel International’s second-quarter operating earnings fell 28.5%

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense


retail sales will be via e-commerce by 2030. The US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, via Wired , has acknowledged the strain on infrastructure and the need to find alternative delivery methods: The stress on our freight system is increasing…the DOT is is looking at the potential commercial uses of drones as a reliever of the surface transportation system. Source: Amazon. Rebrands in the Midst of a Vibrant Middle East E-commerce Market

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The country expects e-commerce to become a significant contributor, around 80%, to its economic growth and diversification as part of its Vision 2030 plan. According to Arab News , Majid Al-Futtaim Retail sped up the launch of its marketplace online platform and expanded the number of fulfillment facilities and dark stores as well as their last-mile delivery capacity with new transport partnerships to meet increased online orders.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

If you are a retailer that sells various types of goods, cross docking can use ‘consolidation’ which would take small shipments and compile them into one large transport. Overall, if your company’s warehousing, transport or distribution costs are too high or being placed completely on your plate, consider investing in a 3PL service that can help you implement a cross-dock strategy.” Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030.