Automotive Industry Transformation and Tariffs have Long-Term Implications for Airfreight

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World article contribution takes a look at the latest tariffs as well as transformation in the automotive industry. We believe that the current tariffs will hasten the industry transformation and as such, the automotive supply chain will shift in support of the changes.

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Considering the lengthy set of detailed logistics requirements for an automotive supplier list in the balance of this section, one needs to wonder how an optimal level of analytics, visibility, and control could have been provided using legacy systems. SMMT/Ltd Flickr.

Here are the top automotive inbound supply best practices

The Network Effect

Overall, the future for the inbound automotive supply chain is subscription based software platform services in the cloud. If you’d like to know more on this and related subjects, I recommend you read the Automotive Inbound Supply Best Practices whitepaper.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

Major automotive Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers are actually including statements to this effect in their 10k filings. Using these types of standardized inventory replenishment policies allows customers to reduce supply chain variability, optimize inventory levels and minimize freight expense.

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Given the global nature of automotive manufacturing in today’s networked supply environments, international shipping will be a consideration as part of the trading relationship between Subsystem and Tier 1 Suppliers and their Tier 2 Suppliers. The Network Effect automotive

New Automotive Technologies Threat Your Long-Term Visibility


The automotive industry is evolving. New disruptive technologies are changing the way automotive companies are planning scenarios in the future. Automotive supply chains will need to plan and analyze for different scenarios in both the medium and long-terms.

Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS


Freight rating software is a necessity for shippers and 3PLs. There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. When shopping for a Freight Rating Software System with TMS, look for key points that will add value and provide additional benefits for shippers.

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Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. Global Transportation Automotive China Logistics

Winds of change in freight transportation supply chain: Platooning technology


Their testing spans across many industries including aerospace, automotive, surface transportation, construction, energy, and sports. I found it interesting to discover that one of their current projects has direct impact on supply chains; more specifically, on freight transportation.

It’s Been 40 Years Since Automotive Logistics Saw This Much Change

Material Handling & Logistics

The automotive sector may become unrecognizable in time, driven by Industry 4.0 The automotive logistics sector is undergoing fundamental change as manufacturers and suppliers adjust to new technology. .

Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries


When the Prius first came out the automotive engineering community believed that a short NiMH battery life would be its downfall. primarily in the automotive and now material handling industries.

GM Sparks Outrage as it Plans for Change before Change Overtakes it

Logistics Trends and Insights

Today, the plant has approximately 885 employees on three shifts producing a variety of precision-machined automotive engine components used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. In addition, managing ad-hoc freight will be critical.

Drawing Lessons From Tesla’s Supply Chain Issues!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Similarly to what we did with analysis of Target’s Canadian misadventure , we wanted to see what lessons we can draw from Tesla’s Supply Chain issues that might be useful in industries other than automotive manufacturing. SupplyChain #CEO #Leadership #Tesla #Business #Automotive #SCM. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Automotive Business CEO Leadership SCM supplychain TeslaSubscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (March 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: January 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Truckload Freight and Rates Dip Seasonally in February: DAT Freight Index. Cass Freight Index – February 2015. Freight stats dominated the news this week.

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Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

However, the main growth in freight flows lies on the periphery of Europe and the Middle East is also continuing to develop, both for domestic supply and for distribution to Africa. Slight shift in European networks.

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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. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

Can Technology Save the American Freight System?


We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping—fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in trucking capacity over the course of just a few years. Freight trucking accounts for over 70 percent of all domestic freight leaving many manufacturers scrambling to develop contingency plans. of all freight revenue will be done through mobile brokering by 2025.

Amazon and Uber’s Impact on Logistics! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Logistics is only seldom mentioned when we talk about innovation: industries like IT, telecommunications and automotive are the ones that first come to mind. Logistics #Freight #SCM #SupplyChain #Amazon #Uber #ECommerce. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why Tesla’s Gigafactory Is (Still) the Assembly Line of This Century


As freight shipping grows more congested and expensive , companies with the ability to produce an entire product under one roof will have a competitive advantage over companies that rely on the capricious transportation industry for key parts.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking.

Women in Supply Chain, 2018: A Conversation With Suzanne Judy

Supply Chain Brain

Suzanne Judy is senior vice president of information technology with Freight Handlers, Inc. Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Aerospace & Defense Apparel Automotive Chemicals & Energy Consumer Packaged Goods E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Food & BeverageShe joins us on this episode to relate her story of success in two distinct areas normally reserved for men: logistics and I.T.

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. For example, many automotive manufacturers and suppliers are members of the standards-setting automotive industry action group (AIAG). Relief and resilience.

This Truck Could Save the American Freight System


We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping: fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in truck capacity in only a few years. Freight trucking accounts for 69 percent of all domestic freight leaving many manufacturers scrambling to develop contingency plans. Financial analysts are sure that this technology will drastically change the face of the freight industry—just ask Australia.

Automated Vehicles – An Update!

Supply Chain Game Changer

But a majority of people still want to have the option to drive themselves, according to a new report from Cox Automotive. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Technology Automated Vehicles Autonomous Vehicles Driverless VehiclesSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Will Driverless Trucks Ever Gain Traction? Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Michael Gaughan at

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

More driver-friendly practices increased, including flexible appointment scheduling and improved driver detention, allowed drivers to maximize their hours-of-service, which increased overall capacity in the freight network. Current Capacity Outlook.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014


Distribution Network Optimization Studies in the Supply Chain: 14 Areas To Get Prepared: If you work in the world of supply chain or logistics management, you understand the volatility of both fuel and restraints on rising freight capacity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The sustained tightness has enabled the carriers to increasingly focus on their good freight. The price differential between hard and easy freight has increased. IHS Automotive reported that registrations of new class 8 trucks climbed 16.7%—for

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. are set to launch on Friday [March 29, 2019], testing whether an old-school industry will embrace a new financial tool designed to protect cargo haulers and shippers against swings in freight rates.”

Is it time to integrate your supply chain design with execution?

JDA software

its transportation management and how well it continually procures, plans, executes and monitors freight. It wasn’t that long ago that integrating all the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of your end-to-end supply chain was considered a pipe dream. Times sure have changed!

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019


Fleet Maintenance and Automotive Industries Will See Changes in Delivery Availability Another significant change in logistics capabilities will affect how shippers perform maintenance on their fleets and purchase new trucks. Strong growth in the U.S.

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Freight is often project based with seasonal demand. This means flatbed carriers have limited opportunities to build a “freight network” or plan routes that optimize drive time. Manufacturing and automotive industry.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Continued demand for steel in automotive production was especially strong. Freight Services Logistics Over the Road Supply Chain Transportation Policy Carrier Capacity Driver Shortage Market Indicators Transportation Market Market Update: Transportation Industry News.

This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Updates, Enhances TMS Freight Allocation Module 2.0. Infor Delivers Automotive Innovation Throughout The Value Chain. Con-way Freight Announces 2013 General Rate Increase. Freight Shipments Fell 1.2% Speaking of transportation, the Freight TSI Index fell 1.2

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions. Here’s an excerpt from the post I wrote: “The reason real-time freight visibility is a hot topic now is that with today’s technology it’s no longer accepted as a black hole,” said Adelson.

Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014


In fact, Cerasis performs reverse logistics every day with our customers, but you won’t find a formal page on our website or brochure outlining the details (but as we continue to increase in the automotive aftermarket industry, perhaps we should….).

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

Other examples are for automotive or building materials where you are servicing the needs of a particular vertical. You want to get the freight from those vendors into one distribution center and deliver it as one load to the retailer.”. The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board.

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