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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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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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.

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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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Greater Globalization.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Businesses in the EU and US are increasing their investment in manufacturing and sourcing offshore. Off shore sourcing provides lower cost, higher agility and greater performance advantages. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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

Talking Logistics

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 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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census). Source: US Census). Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes


All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Poor relationships with capacity providers. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. Source: “2014 Sales Tax Rates,”, accessed November 15, 2014.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

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Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. Load planners can maximize capacity based on the number of stops, loading type and item type — leading to more profitable, more executable loads.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. We have heard so much over the years about a coming capacity crunch crisis, many argue if crisis is the proper terminology.

What are the Impediments to an Effective Global Trade?

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. If you define an ‘Effective Global Trade’ as a trade that is executed on schedule, without damage to the cargo and at planned cost, then your threshold for an ‘Effective Global Trade’ is too low. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.