Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. It Isn’t That Simple: Managing the Complexities of Parcel Shipping (2,981 views).

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Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal.

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A Guide to Shipping Personal Items Overseas

I.C.E. Transport

If you’re moving overseas, you already have a ton on your mind—packing up your household, arranging transportation, maybe nailing down details about a job, or where you’ll live—and on and on. shipping personal items

A Guide to Personal Effects Shipping

I.C.E. Transport

If you’re moving overseas, you already have a ton on your mind—packing up your household, arranging transportation, maybe nailing down details about a job, or where you’ll live—and on and on. shipping personal items

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

12 | Profile Hans Willems, Vice President Supply Chain Europe, Boston Scientific. A Boston Scientific medical device is used somewhere in the world every two seconds, but the company is much more than a medical device manufacturer. Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door.

This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The weather finally warmed up in Boston, although temperatures in the 90s so early in the season is not what I had hoped for. Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launch solution to digitize maritime shipping.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers.

4 Logistics Solutions for Struggling CPG Shippers

PLS Logistics

CPG shippers have been facing significant obstacles in transportation over the past few years. A recent study from the Boston Consulting Group and the Grocery Manufacturers Association shows that 80% of CPG shippers consider shipping their biggest business obstacle.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. These Giant Drones Could Seriously Disrupt the Shipping Industry (NBC News). Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen?

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[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Inbound freight management is receiving a lot of attention as businesses continue to look for ways to manage shipping costs. If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management?

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break. Logistyx Technologies Acquires Transparix to Support and Enhance Its Industry-Leading Parcel Shipping SaaS Solution.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules.

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Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity. It may be time to evaluate your transportation network and approach to procurement and make the move from simply fixing logistics problems as they present themselves to a more strategic, scalable model derived from analytics and not simply rates.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

For example, the China-owned COSCO and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) have confirmed their merger. You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. Sri is responsible for the global strategy, volumes and revenue for the ocean transportation. Robinson ocean transportation Panama Canal Safety of Life at Sea SOLAS

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Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. They continue to span beyond an organization’s transportation professionals. When it opened, it revolutionized shipping lanes from China to the East Coast.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. Both scenarios assume that economic and shipping trends remain steady through 2020.

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The Panama Canal expands in 2016, allowing for more and larger (post-Panamax) ships to make the passage from East Asia to the United States. In 2015, the Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Global Transportation Supply Chain Panama Canal

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

In December, the Port of Los Angeles handled the largest container ship ever to call at a North American port. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For other products, the cost savings of shipping through the Panama Canal will likely outweigh the extra time in transit. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Global Forwarding Panama Canal Ports Shippers TruckingThe Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

And, according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study, 54% of companies with above one billion in revenues are now considering reshoring. Natural gas and oil expenses contribute to extreme cost disparities in shipping from Asia to the U.S.,

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim

Cerasis

Nicolas Mayo, driver and member of Teamsters Local 25 for Boston cites additional problems beyond subcontracted word and still acknowledging the role of subcontracting in determining the electoral outcome. Freight LTL Transportation Management

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

With expiration at risk, any exception with suppliers, in the warehouse, customs, transportation or delivery is catastrophic to sales and company success. Can your suppliers direct ship?

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6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, the China-owned COSCO and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) have confirmed their merger. Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Supply Chain ConsultingThe start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

North Carolina sits smack in the middle of the East Coast, midway between Miami and Boston, with access to several vital interstate highways like I-95, I-85, and I-40. Quicker transportation times result in lower freight costs. North Carolina, the Tar Heel State.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common? Moving forward, BASF is working on different projects to improve end-to-end supply chain visibility, like track and trace for products from BASF to end users and transport visibility.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

In addition, per the Boston Consulting Group, manufacturing in Mexico is about 4 percent cheaper now than in China — compared to being 6 percent more expensive over a decade ago. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need

ShipBob

They will deliver free, fresh salads and bowls to hospitals in the cities they serve: DC Area, Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, SF, LA, Chicago, and Houston. to cover part of credit card processing, packing, and shipping costs). They have already donated 10,000 protective face masks and will be able to ship another 300,000 surgical masks by the end of the week. With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at such a rapid pace, the ShipBob team wants to help those in need.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex. The order and item information shows what was shipped and to whom (Was it a back order? It tracks not only transportation and handling but also warehousing and inventory working-capital costs, specifically by end customer. AI predicts maintenance needs and potential risks, similar to transportation and disruption management predictions.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2 Toys R Us lowers free shipping limit for online orders. Today is September 11. I never forget.

Commerical Air Cancellations Quarantine Ebola Supplies

Supply Chain @ MIT

Normally this means airport-to-airport delivery within three to five days with UPS acting as a “freight forwarder” to transport the goods using space available on commercial (passenger) airlines or dedicated cargo flights to the destination.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. These observations were made in the white paper by Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports Shipper

Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise

GTG Technology Group

Container Shipping Overcapacity Expected to Increase. The container overcapacity that has caused international shipping rates to plummet is forecast to continue through the fourth quarter and into next year. economy and consumers who continually seek out attractively priced merchandise, many wonder why big container ships are facing such a crisis. Capacity is the greatest load ships can contain. Overcapacity is the opposite, with more available ships than freight.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Of course, cost isn’t the only factor—overall shipping time, flexibility, and reliability matter, too. These observations were made in the white paper by Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports Shipper

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

For example, a certain product is ready to be shipped from the manufacturing facility. As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. Mock has nearly a decade of operational transportation experience.

Drugmakers Face Puerto Rico Factory Challenges with Shattered Infrastructure

Material Handling & Logistics

Some have used corporate jets or leased aircraft to transport fuel and other resources to secondary airports in the San Juan area, while others have used helicopters to ferry supplies from airports to their facilities because of demolished roads, Student said. Boston Scientific Inc.,