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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . The risk of delays and lost cargo are real. Yet, without a crisis situation to motivate action, most companies place risk management at the bottom of the priority scale. What risk does your cargo face? Cargo insurance helps avoid additional vulnerability that you can’t afford.

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. In ten years, 80% of air cargo will be unmanned and carry five times more cargo … because of increasing e-commerce.

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5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory.

How This Pharma Giant Beat its Theft and Overstocking Challenges with OTIF

Roambee

This company, which is one of the 20 largest pharma brands in the world and was ranked #1 in Access to Medicine Index, ensured product availability at each of its retail locations without overstocking at any of its 30 distribution centers in the region.

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Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

Elementum

Co-opetition—a tactic where companies collaborate with their competitors—could be the surprising answer to some industries’ biggest problems. Underestimating Apple and the early iPhone, Blackberry didn’t see the need to cooperate with the right OS developers to create an easy-to-use app store and enough third-party programs to fill their inventory. While co-opetition has done a lot to improve the technology industry, its biggest impact lies in transportation and logistics.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

The people on the ground–my contacts in the 3PL, freight forwarding and transportation industry–know that the labor strife is only a part of the larger story. The flows assume that transportation can move without an interruption. Today, this is not a valid assumption, and most manufacturers lack the inventory buffers for inconsistent flows. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Introduction Third-party logistics provider (3PL) is a company that provides outsourced logistics services to other organizations. For instance, platforms such as Uber Carriage and Cargomatic enable real-time, cost-effective, on-demand transport arrangements to the other business logistics services, which brings great competitiveness to this industry. TMS provides 3PL companies with the opportunity to look back and analyze past decisions through data storage capabilities.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

Inventory stockpiling is starting to occur based on prices and supply/demand curves. Ports are having to off-load cargo onto the new mega-ships offshore from multiple smaller ships because they don’t have the capacity to handle the bigger vessels. Companies looking to contain logistics costs have to use creative solutions, like digital technologies to overcome price increases and capacity shortages.

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

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity. As reported by Loretta Chao in the Wall Street Journal: Orders for new heavy-duty trucks hit a nearly six-year low in June, indicating that trucking companies expect little relief from a weak freight market and sluggish economic growth.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The founders of each company came together to discuss the overlap of technology and logistics and how it can be used to solve every day problems. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. So Convoy is a trucking company.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. The ability to in real time identify the location and status of the sourced goods gives the importer the ability to fine tune its distribution channels, its inventory management and its ability to fulfill commitments to its end users. The problem comes in transport.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

These 36 innovative companies have figured out how to hack their operations, gaining some financial or media recognition for their methods. In addition to cutting the need for outsourced manufacturing, this move could give the company a leg up on the competition by making it possible to get products in the hands of consumers faster. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

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

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs.

What Price Ocean Transportation?

Supply Chain @ MIT

Is ocean transportation a commodity? No shipper wants to pay more for ocean transportation than their competitors. Service levels are important – particularly for shippers of perishable, time-sensitive cargoes – and some managers actively use scorecards to measure ocean carrier performance. Another company tried charge-backs for late deliveries but was deterred by the administrative burden. Ocean shipping more than a commodity?

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. More than ever before, shippers have better access to information, and better quality information about how to find transportation savings. Our white paper, Supply Chains: Where to Find the Biggest, Fastest Transportation Savings , is just one example and it offers multiple ways to save. A heavy equipment company focuses on claims.

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

While each warehouse company has it’s own unique specialties, these are the predominant warehouse service offerings. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. Typically companies will use a warehouse management system (WMS) to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Many warehouse companies do light assembly or sub-assembly work for their clients.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?

Cerasis

Effective transportation management can be a hassle. Transportation managers must keep up with the ship dates of inventory, where inventory is currently located in the transportation process, what insurance information is being used and appropriated for each shipment, and many more factors. Let's take a look at what this rule does, why it’s going into a fact, how it will affect the existing fleets, and its implications for the future of transportation.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. TMS solutions recently evolved to not only solve complex transportation problems for large shippers, but to also better meet the needs of the SMB market. Speakers: Brian Nichols, Vice President, Solutions, Knight Transportation; John Martin, Director of Sales Engineering, MercuryGate International, Inc.;

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation 2.) Robert is the Co-Founder and CEO of a company that provides operational, sales, marketing, and technology support to over 100 3PLs, so he has a very thorough understanding of the business. based companies set up satellite offices in Colombia. Transportation 2.)

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Top 5 Tips To Optimize Your Warehouse Storage System

Cerasis

We know that you are also the victim of the ‘ Warehouse Disease’ , i.e. even after regularly organizing your warehouse, it turns messy the minute you receive or ship some cargos. Use Automatic Data Collection and Cargo Handling. Manual handling of cargo can result in uncertain outcomes because of either the inexperience of the staff or some human mistake (tripping over cargo, forgetting where a particular product is stacked, etcetera), but it is not the case with automation.

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Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

(Originally published in Air Cargo World ). Cathy Roberson, Contributing Editor, Cargo Facts ConsultingApril 24, 2020 Airports, ExpressCathy Roberson, Cargo Facts Consulting senior consultant and Air Cargo World columnist. January was the strongest month, up 11.6%, probably due to after-holiday returns and inventory replenishment. In terms of domestic total freight — parcel, cargo, and mail — FedEx domestic volumes in pounds have declined 7.6%

Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

As such, the latest issue offers stories on a cross section of international companies who are impacting real change in their companies through the use of supply chain solutions. They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. What’s on your summer reading list?

Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

Essentially, supply chain management is the administration and control of the movement of goods between companies and end customers. . These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. Inventory Map. Supply Chain inventory metrics OTIF metrics retail analytics supply chain management walmart

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Supply Chain Is at Its Best When You Can’t See It

Kinaxis

They’ll of course see the transport trucks rolling down the road as they pass by, knowing their trailers are full of cargo, but they’ll never bother to think about how that order is triggered, the decisions involved with how much quantity to order, or the complexities (such as expiry dates) of getting that order to their local store. At a high level, I am nothing more than an item moving from one destination to another through various modes of transportation (car and plane).

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

Talking Logistics

INTTRA Collaborates with JDA Software for Streamlined Transportation Management. Transervice Announces Launch of Tech-Based Freight Management Company. FedEx accomplished something UPS could not: receive approval from European Union regulators to acquire Dutch parcel company TNT Express NV. Let’s hope the company has better luck in Europe delivering packages on-time next holiday season. The good news is that I didn’t break any bones skiing during the holiday break.

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Importer/Exporters vs Freight Forwarders/3PL – Levelling the Playing Field

3rdwave

Too often – make that almost always – importers and exporters (BCOs – Benefiticcial Cargo Owners) are dependent on their NVOCC, Freight Forwarder or 3PL (3PL) to provide them with visibility into their global supply chains. 3rdwave Transportation

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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

A lot of companies set up operations and sourced from Mexico back in the 90s, then the focus shifted to China and other Asian countries, and now Mexico is back in the spotlight. economic recession made companies decrease inventories, which increased their need for speed to market and shorter cash-to-cash cycles. I have some opinions…I think drug cartels sell drugs, and those are the ones you’ve seen in the news battling back and forth…Cargo thieves steal cargo.

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Ocean Container Tracking & Port Terminal Operations: Maritime Supply Chains and the “Visibility Paradox”

3rdwave

CBP, Partner Government Agencies, customs brokers and drayage companies. Conversely, it’s just as easy to find situations where parties are typing container numbers into terminal websites in the hopes of finding the true status of their cargo.