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.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year. Capacity Will Tighten Further Capacity has run at nearly 100-percent utilization since the 2017 hurricane season.

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market.

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EDI Vs. APIs in Less-Than-Truckload Shipping: How Do They Compare & What Should a Shipper Use?

Cerasis

Yet, the rise of just-in-time delivery has complicated how the transportation industry sets rates for shipments, regardless of the well-documented benefits of electronic data interchange (EDI). Moreover, under-utilized shipping modes, such as less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping, have highlighted the tough criticism and demand for change in EDI vs. APIs used by shippers and carriers. EDI eliminates the intermediaries in order processing.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. According to Supply Chain 24/7 , e-commerce is on track to become the dominating force in all sales. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short. The United Kingdom (UK) imports the most goods by far compared to other European countries, not just final products but also parts and components for further production and assembly. This will lead to a surge in costs.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

More companies are actively engaging with consumers in search of the ultimate omnichannel sales experience as the strength of online sales increase, reports Supply Chain Quarterly. Technologies used in this step include handheld device scanners, automated radio frequency identification tags, Bluetooth technologies and automated identification and data capture (AIDC), comparable to RFID tags. Analytics to Uncover Issues in the Supply Chain.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Warehouse Supply at Its Tightest in Two Decades (WSJ – sub. May’s Brexit Plan Comes Just in Time for Supply Chains (WSJ – sub. Trade war: Trump administration threatens China with $200 billion in additional tariffs (USA Today). In release 18.2,

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. Airlines continue to hone their air freight capacity strategy.

How Flexible is Your Logistics Network?

Talking Logistics

It seems ironic that the sophisticated logistics systems that gave rise to just-in-time manufacturing are now being outmoded by the evolution those very systems encouraged: manufacturing on demand. These and other changes demand attention to what we now call the Supply Chain Ecosystem, which stresses the critical importance of maximizing multiple networks in your supply chain. These complex evolutions in manufacturing plague logistics and create inefficiencies.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

Unsurprisingly, these suggestions aligned perfectly with the technology solutions already in production from top TMS software solutions. In order to get to the next level of savings, efficiency and competitive advantage, shippers must embrace emerging technologies. Leading TMS solution providers are already developing and delivering next-gen tech to their customers in pursuit of the goals enunciated in the list of 5 common sense suggestions offered by NASSTRAC.

Blockchain and Trucking: A Match Made on the Road

Shipchain

The inception of blockchain technology for use in logistics and supply chain management represents one of the most significant innovations in the industry. When truckers spend less time driving on the road, this yields fewer trucks on the road at any given point.

On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

For example, did you know tortilla chips in air-sealed bags cannot be shipped over the Rocky Mountains because the altitude change can cause the bags to explode? . In the food and beverage industry in particular, it is essential that customer expectations are exceeded.

Don’t Take a Holiday from Inventory Management

Talking Logistics

Especially since many retailers have already purchased and shipped their goods ahead of the looming tariff changes. Companies that were decreasing their inventories saw huge leaps in comp sales, while those with too much on hand struggled to realize a profit. There’s no shortage of technology solutions out there to help companies manage their inventory, but that’s just a small part of becoming truly agile enough to respond to the swiftly-changing consumer demands and trends.

On Time and Tasty: Keeping Food Fresh Through the Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

For example, did you know tortilla chips in air-sealed bags cannot be shipped over the Rocky Mountains because the altitude change can cause the bags to explode? . In the food and beverage industry in particular, it is essential that customer expectations are exceeded.

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam? And we were still weeks away from being able to ship product to stores to relieve the pressure. And those highways only have so much capacity. This Rush Hour period will stretch your capacity to the limit. Subscribe Here!

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight. Before the mega-retailer started shipping goods through Lazaro Cardenas, the KCS had fallen on hard times. Walmart Explores Mexico’s Supply Chain.

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Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. If you are in the E-Commerce channel then you should know what customers want. They want not only free shipping but they also may want same day or next day delivery. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

QAD

Fortunately for the pizza companies, the Super Bowl date is publicized far in advance. But what if every pizza shop in America all of a sudden asked a single pizza oven manufacturer to build and ship an extra oven per shop? In this case, there might be issues.

It’s About Time for a new “World Class Supply Chain” Paradigm

NC State SCRC

As a young assistant professor at Michigan State University in 1992, I was part of a group called the Global Procurement Benchmarking Initiative. The principles at the time were certainly appropriate, and were considered ground-breaking at the time. An automotive executive recalls how difficult this was given the technology limitations that existed in the early 1970’s. Arguments broke out internally and in academic debates over which area had dominance over the others.

4 Supply Chain Secrets to Drive Customer Satisfaction

FLEXE

A company can move a product from China to the United States, clear it through Customs, move it to a distribution center, and fulfill it in record time. Improve on-time delivery. Customers want what they want and they want it fast and on-time.

3 Questions to Ask Before Developing Your Strategic Procurement Strategy

AFFLINK

The more your supply chain relies on a just-in-time inventory model, the more important it becomes to have a backup plan. And it’s not just the raw materials you need to manufacture your products. Do Your Suppliers Have the Capacity to Meet Your Growing Demands?

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Why are we going in this direction?

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

In this edition: Marion Kohlmeier, Head of supply chain planning and project purchasing at Weidmann Plastics Technology. A new car needs a stunning new look and at the same time the components need to be durable, functional and lightweight.

4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From

Logistics Bureau

What I mean by this is that there’s no harm in observing companies with best-in-class supply chains , noting the processes, practices, and initiatives that serve them best and adopting them in a way that fits your own enterprise. Watch and Learn from the Best in Class.

Are You Getting the Best Out of Order Consolidation?

TMC

A key feature of advanced transportation management system (TMS) technology, especially in conjunction with Managed TMS ® solutions, is an optimization tool that dynamically consolidates orders to create efficient routing and scheduling plans for multi-leg shipments.

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Spotlight on: 7 Key Warehouse Processes

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, was first published in the January / February 2018 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. This contradiction in terms is probably best explained by the Thai phrase; ‘Same, same, but different’ This phrase is used widely in Thailand to explain to naive tourists (such as myself) the similarities between one product and another. Yes, warehouses are the same in 7 key aspects.

How to prepare your logistics for Christmas and New Year season

Abivin

The Holiday season is almost upon us, and it’s normal to feel the pressure of the volume spikes and tight deadlines because it is a time when consumer demand can make or break a business. According to a survey conducted by Retail News in Asia, Alibaba racked up $30.8

Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update W49

Freightos

US airports are experiencing significant congestion in the run-up to Christmas, affecting both domestic and international freight movements. In Europe, air cargo hit capacity two weeks ago and hasn’t yet pulled back. Heathrow, in particular, is experiencing severe backlogs.

Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

You don’t have to be Inditex , owner of fast fashion chain Zara and second largest fashion company in the world, to afford a fast fashion supply chain. Fast fashion is the latest phenomenon in the fashion industry to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

Every year, in our annual MH&L Salary Survey , we ask readers to identify the biggest challenge they face in their jobs, and every year they tell us the same thing: finding, developing and retaining talent. It’s one of those nagging dilemmas that just doesn’t seem to have an answer.

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Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

You don’t have to be Inditex , owner of fast fashion chain Zara and second largest fashion company in the world, to afford a fast fashion supply chain. Fast fashion is the latest phenomenon in the fashion industry to get new trends to the market as quickly and cheaply as possible.

Fast Fashion—Mastering Affordable Distribution in a Flash

FLEXE

<p>You don’t have to be <a href="[link] target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Inditex</a>, owner of fast fashion chain Zara and second largest fashion company in the world, to afford a fast fashion supply chain. The tradition of seasonal fashion lines that only come out a few times a year is being challenged by retailers introducing new products every couple of weeks.</p>