Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies” – that was theme of the Food Shippers of America 60 th Annual Conference held earlier this month in San Antonio, where more than 950 attendees (including food shippers, consignees, carriers, 3PLs, and technology companies) gathered to discuss emerging trends and leading practices in the industry. The post Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Logistics in Latin America: A Mosaic of Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Talking Logistics

People often think of Latin America as a single entity, but in reality, it’s a fragmented environment, with country-specific trends, challenges, and opportunities. That was my main takeaway from a conversation I had recently on Talking Logistics with Ricardo Carrion, Senior Director, Operations and Business Development at DHL Latin America. So, what capabilities should companies look for in a logistics partner to assist them in Latin America?

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Making disruptions invisible: Logistics planning lessons from America’s favorite pastime

DELMIA Quintiq

The supply chain industry – specifically in the domain of logistics planning – is no exception. Transportation dispatchers and planners must be able to navigate changes in weather and traffic, as well as accidents, road closures, customer demands and more.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

Trucking Challenges in North America. But why just in North America? The same applies to automotive manufacturing in Europe, where investing in additional warehousing space is a lot more expensive than the cost of transportation.

The FAST Act: America’s Infrastructure Promoting the Transportation Industry

Cerasis

America’s infrastructure , which ranges from bridges to potholes, has an average rating of a “D+.” The problems with America’s infrastructure are not specific to any one state. Behrer of Real Truth magazine , impacting everyday drivers and the logistics industry.

IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Are logistics service providers really moving with the times when it comes to IT? From talking to supply chain directors of multinationals, I know that they have implemented IT applications that check whether their logistics service providers invoice them correctly.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the company’s global logistics and supply chain management operation, reported revenue of $406.4

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI was first developed in the 1960s with the objective of speeding the movement of shipping and transportation documents.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run (Transport Topics).

Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce

Cerasis

With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. E-Commerce Logistics

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Made in America: What it Means to the Country

Cerasis

But are they really cheaper than products that are made in America? . Even more, that 12 million figure doesn’t include the jobs created in the transportation of components and finished goods. Made In America is Something to Brag About. Many companies insist on Made in America.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Cloud Logistics.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014. Top 4 Manufacturing Issues in America – Part 1 of 2.

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. That means communicating early and often with logistics providers about container space needs due to capacity constraints caused by the carrier restructuring and heavy retail season.

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. With BluJay’s Transportation Management, NFG intends to reduce freight spend and manual work, increase consolidation opportunities and visibility, better manage carrier performance, and use data intelligence to identify trends faster.

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Value in Orchestrating a Scheduled Transportation Plan”. These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Walmart Secures Patent for Drones to Carry Products Inside Stores (Digital Trends). Lineage Logistics Announces Strategic Partnership with BluJay Solutions. The top commodity category transported between the U.S.

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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

E-Commerce Supply Chain Advice From Top Retailers

CHAINalytics

By Irv Grossman, EVP of the Americas, Chainalytics When you need to know the best way to do something, you learn from the people who are already excelling at it.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. CLX Logistics: Annual Customer Conference, TBA (2016: September, Philadelphia).

Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

The value in blockchain for logistics is about more than just retaining information. Blockchain technology builds value in the supply chain through better transparency and process standardization, but it holds additional value through new logistics services and business models.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. and North America. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

So what does this mean to the logistics companies in these regions? European companies gain in selling products into North America. Intermodal rail will continue to grow in North America and put pressure on an already crowded rail system. Logistics logisticsepSos.de/Flickr.

Embracing the South American Ecommerce Marketplace

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Ecommerce is on the rise in South America. That’s great news for shippers looking to expand their online retail presence in South America. South America infrastructure at port and inland. While surface transportation remains stagnant, ocean freight shows promise.

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. Automation Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S.

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Transportation management technology evolved throughout 2016. The IoT Became a Core Concept in Transportation Management Technology. Increasing urban mobility and accessibility of shipment routes are driving forces of IoT use in transportation management technology.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. Oracle Announces New Releases of Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management. integration of transportation data with mobile applications).

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home.

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From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

As part of a natural evolution of their existing offerings, many carriers and brokers are looking to managed transportation services (MTS) to provide greater value for their customers and growth for their organization. Shippers buying MTS don’t just buy transportation – they buy simplicity.

Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

This announcement follows a meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro this past weekend at the Summit of the Americas, the first meeting between the leaders of both countries in almost 60 years. The post Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

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2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. Capacity from Asia Pacific to North America – down by 17%.