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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

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This past year has been a taxing one for companies that import from China to the United States. On May 10th, tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports increased to 25%. These may be soon joined by additional tariffs on the remaining $300 billion of goods.

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Why Amazon Prime Day Is More Important than Ever for Small Businesses

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Over the past 15 years Amazon has paved the way for SMBs to grow , frequently at the expense of other Big Box retailers, like Toys R’ Us, Sears, and A&F, that saw a ten year peak in square footage closings in 2018. With the Amazon marketplace, over one million US SMBs gain on-demand access to a global market.

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How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated

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A version of this article originally appeared on JOC.com. . A few days ago, Amazon announced one day delivery plans.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

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Old forecasts are like old news – soon forgotten – and pundits are almost never asked to reconcile what they said with what actually happened. Superforecasting by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. In 2019, digital freight isn’t a vision; it’s a reality.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

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Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)

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Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos. When someone asks about the weather, the temperature is an easy response. But answering other questions isn’t always that easy.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

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As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to look back at how far we’ve come as an industry, set our next goalposts, and map out where we should be as an industry by 2020. The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

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This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry.

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Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

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Remember iPods? Not that long ago, they were the only way people listened to music, peaking at 23 million units sold in Q1 2009. Six years later, that number had dropped to zero. The one-two punch of phones in our pocket and streaming music created a superior option. We never looked back.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Intro Email Newsletters News Sites Social Media Influencers Blogs Unexpected Places. If you’re like me, staying up to date on supply chain news is critical. But for every online “aha” I wade through dozens of yawns.

Nine Killer Digital Tools for Logistics Professionals

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Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. Steve Jobs. As supply chains expands, they become harder and harder to control.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

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Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation?

The iPhone 6s Freight Shipping Costs

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Yesterday Freightos announced a private beta version of its online instant freight quote marketplace. At the same time, Apple tried to steal the show by showcasing its new products at the Hey Siri event.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

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There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Literally. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books.

The History of the Shipping Container

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The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy.

Logistics Innovation Lessons From DHL’s Innovation Officer

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I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day. – James Joyce. Innovators see the world differently. And innovation, technology and logistics are more intertwined than ever.

Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments

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Behind the $5 billion dollars in logistics technology investments. By Eytan Buchman, Head of Marketing, Freightos. Today Freightos announced a $25 million dollar funding round , led by GE Ventures. In the five years since Freightos launched, logistics and technology have increasingly converged.

Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?

10 Incredible Logistics Infographics And Videos

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Logistics makes the world go around. But if you work in the supply chain industry, chances are that your friends start yawning when you say what you do. So you tell them the story of how clothing gets to the racks at The Gap.

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Seeing LCL In A New Light

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For many shippers, air freight wins out on speed and convenience and FCL (full container load) seems a better deal on cost. But, that often means LCL is overlooked as a mode when it would have been the better option.

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The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend

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The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend. Contributed Article. About the Author: Founder of ShipStarter, Kenneth is a 25+ year professional of the supply chain industry. He writes content for many of the world’s largest logistics companies, as well as on his own blog site.

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What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

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What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . By Etan Efrati, Freightos. As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The recurring answer? The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back.

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

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Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. Business Insider’s scoop on Amazon creating an Uber for Trucking app isn’t a surprise. LogTech venture capital investments have been growing rapidly these past years, as recently reported by CB Insights.

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

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Bringing Freight Online With WebCargoNet And Freightos. We have exciting news at Freightos – we’re proud to announce that we’ve acquired WebCargoNet , a leading logistics technology provider.

The Peak Season Surcharge That Wasn’t

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The Peak Season Surcharge That Wasn’t. September’s Flagging Ocean Freight Rates. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos. . This article originally appeared on Zvi’s LinkedIn page. I spent last week traveling around Asia (6 cities in 6 days!)

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The First Steps of Necessary Federal Maritime Commission Changes

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This article originally appeared on JOC.com. . Long before there were trucks, trains, and planes, there were ships. Ships transformed travel and warfare, enabling humans to see beyond their villages and into the world. Most importantly, they unlocked global trade.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

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The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. .

Introducing the Freightos Marketplace

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Introducing the Freightos Marketplace. In 1900, gross world production was $175 billion dollars. By 2014, it reached $77 trillion dollars.

The Digital Age Is The New Competitive Arena For 3PLs

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The Digital Age Is The New Competitive Arena For 3PLs. This contributed article by Erik Hofmann , Chair of Logistics Management, University of St.Gallen and Florin Osterwalder , Lampe & Schwartze Marine Underwriting, Bremen is based on their recently published research paper.

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Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

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Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. By John Edmonds, Research & Marketing, Freightos. Early week snowstorms at major airports (like Frankfurt and Atlanta) continue to play havoc, while peak air season may extend into February.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.