The Wisdom of the Crowd (Sourcing) Doesn’t Apply to Commercial Shipping

Supply Chain Collaborator

More than a year ago, the Supply Chain Collaborator blog examined the trend toward crowd sourcing and wondered aloud whether an “Uber for commercial shipping” was imminent. With capacity at a premium, carriers today are very strategic in what business they’ll accept.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. For example, there’s Cargo Chief , which issued a press release this week on how it is “cracking the code on transportation capacity.”

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Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

Items in this shipment were sourced in the United States, and the logistics team led by Dr. Goentzel worked with a commercial distributor to access manufacturing capacity for products such as Ebola suits that are relatively scarce. ACCEL is sourcing products locally where possible.

Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

Supply Chain Nation

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. It is a given that this industry lacks capacity discipline.

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs


Source: China Briefing. Source: US Census Bureau. That pushed air cargo searches on WebCargo by Freightos up 35% for the week. As an example, the general air cargo rate for a PVG-LAX $5,000 value shipment weighing 500 kg would have been around $1,650.

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5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Completed by the exporter, the bill of lading provides a list of the contents of the shipment, establishes the value of the cargo, and acts as a legally binding document through the shipping process. Optimize Shipments Northbound and Southbound to Increase Capacity.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Air Cargo World.

Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream


Tenders can take BCOs (Beneficial Cargo Owners) three to five months of preparation, but despite this, the fixed price often breaks down during peak season. Source: SGX, Freightos Baltic Index. Source: Freightos Index Linking Survey. Remember iPods?

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


Having a tool for accurate demand forecasting and capacity planning allows companies to be more proactive. This article is written by Asparuh Koev, the chief executive officer of Transmetrics , predictive analytics software for cargo transport optimization.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. Proximity to raw materials, increased capacity, and labor costs are just a few of the ways that global supply chains work to save money for today’s top companies. Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

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Kuebix Announces New Service to Provide Shippers More Truckload Rates and Available Capacity. I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster. I’m back from vacation.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management


In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Leveraging the capacity of small carriers requires aggregating their service, which can be a challenge without the right logistics provider to help. Sources: * IANA.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management


In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Leveraging the capacity of small carriers requires aggregating their service, which can be a challenge without the right logistics provider to help. Sources: * IANA.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In other words, small carriers own most of the available capacity in North America. Leveraging the capacity of small carriers requires aggregating their service, which can be a challenge without the right logistics provider to help. Sources: * IANA.

AMI Selects BluJay as Strategic Partner for Supply Chain Execution Technology

BluJay Solutions

AMI have strong carrier relationships, that provide their customers with a competitive and single-source of capacity for all their needs. The combined offering of Cargo and Click2Ship Express services provides the right solution for any forwarder. AMI moves operations to BluJay’s cloud for core business units, providing innovative digital channels and improved customer experience globally.

Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market


Although container shipping is in dire straits with several other lines at risk of failure or in the throes of restructurings, it is by no means the only source of unpredictability in freight markets. Deciding whether to ship cargo via the U.S.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise


But the largest source of cost increases for most companies have been driver wages and benefits. However, trucking fleets are still having challenges adding capacity fast enough to respond to the flood of new business.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

This live and predictive analytics platform filters through news sources (including Lloyd’s Maritime, CNN, and more), blogs, social media (ex. Twitter), and natural disaster alerting sources to find and disseminate content relevant to global supply chains.

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

Talking Logistics

Transportation Department pushes tough oil train standards – sources (Reuters). With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S.

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

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MercuryGate Announces Dynamic Exchange Offering Faster, Easier Access to Capacity. Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub. My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen? Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather.

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Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)


Strategic Freight Management: Arrange bids by carriers for long-standing contracts based on Risk, Capacity and Cost.Selection of Carrier: Arrange carriers for each shipment considering allocations, business shares, and costs.

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN


Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The oversupply of capacity has caused carrier financials to be in the red, which lead to consolidations. Thus, going into 2019, with high inventories on imports, carriers have shown more discipline in controlling capacity than ever before. Carriers controlling capacity.

Freight Rates News December 2015


Check out our roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics/supply chain sources. OUR TAKE A tonic for the (following) Carriers & Cargo section. CARRIER & CARGO: CHOPPY SEAS AHEAD FOR CARRIERS. Cutting capacity hasn’t worked. Freight Rates News.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In the shipping sector, new rules from the International Maritime Organization on sulfur limits in fuel is transforming that industry by requiring ships to burn low sulfur fuels; additionally, there is currently over-capacity of ships internationally (for a variety of reasons), and that will have a major impact on the ship-building industry. In the rail sector, the big issue is capacity.

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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

For instance, the bankruptcy of South Korea’s 7th largest shipping company (Hanjin Shipping) led to a dramatic reduction in global supply chain shipping capacity. Capacity fell by 3 percent, and up to $14 billion in cargo was unable to dock. Source raw materials from reclamation centers where possible. Although systems can be integrated through open-source software, integration and modification of systems increase risk. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. However, the overall implementation of strategic sourcing is a bit different between the two companies.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. With the touch of a button, they will approve shipment specifications, see their cargo be loaded/unloaded, view the condition of their cargo, read the temperature inside a container, and track important milestones like customs clearance, arrival dates, and delivery receipts. It has become difficult to survive as an independent shipper with a fleet of cargo ships.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Total Quality Logistics, one of the country’s largest freight brokerage firms, connects customers needing to move truckload, less-than-truckload or intermodal freight shipments with carriers having the capacity to move them. Source ID.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Freight brokers consume data directly and they combine information from numerous sources, from the owners of capacity and the owners of cargo.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS


When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). The waterway’s increased capacity provides more routing options for shipments into the United States.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options. My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.