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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events.

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. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

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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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Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. One of the 10 bolts of silk, which was bright pink, was later cut up and distributed as souvenirs. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225. 4 Longest scheduled air cargo route: Dubai to Panama City (Emirates). Source: Imugr.

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A Model for Transporting Goods in Brazil

Supply Chain @ MIT

Distributing product in Brazil involves endless transportation choices. When shipping product into a country as large and complex as Brazil, the choice of transportation routes has a critical impact on supply chain costs. A new decision support system developed for a luxury goods company* helps enterprises to make optimal transportation decisions in these markets. However, the volume of product should be carried in each transportation mode wasn’t obvious. “We

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

Invented to record transactions involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain’s ability to create a distributed ledger of transactions makes it a natural for purposes of container tracking and monitoring. Ettl says that drawback can be addressed through the use of Hyperledger , an open-sourced collaborative effort to develop blockchain technologies across industries.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

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. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. The problem comes in transport. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

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. Trying to manage a global supply chain without knowing exactly where cargo is located, its condition, who has custody of it, or when events occur, is experiencing the supply chain – not managing it. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The chain of custody certification offers the ability for public and private entities to chronologically document (physically or electronically) the ingredients, components and final products, their condition from production to destination as well as along the distribution lines recording any disruption in the product’s environment that could negatively influence the products quality or performance. To read more about cargo tracking and monitoring visit the company blog

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Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. 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. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space. ACCEL is sourcing products locally where possible.

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EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo is targeting accelerated growth after expanding and strengthening its service offering with the creation of a new business division. EV Cargo Solutions will offer a range of flexible and on-demand services by combining and integrating the global capabilities across all EV Cargo business divisions. The post EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Especially where multi-modal transport is necessary, and where dynamic decision making is required for the routing of goods in-transit. port authorities and terminal operators, regulatory bodies, and Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) are all working on this topic.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. Despite a huge rise in demand for truckers to transport these imports and exports, the number of qualified drivers is not growing. It has become difficult to survive as an independent shipper with a fleet of cargo ships. What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? logistics #distribution #transportation #supplychainmanagement.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

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. The price of fuel has a direct impact on transportation costs. Some experts have calculated that each $10 increase in the cost of barrel of oil results in a 4-cent per mile increase in transportation rates. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Not the Zip… “The Zip looks more like a plane, and it’s launched with a slingshot, delivering its cargo with a parachute before returning home. ” Source: ReCode.net. Zipline is using Rwanda to test a system of distribution medical supplies in hard to reach areas. In 2014 Rwanda pioneered the world’s first cloud-based, nationwide pharmaceutical network for the distribution and tracking of pharmaceuticals. Sources.

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Transparency and integrity for your supply chain

Global Trade Management

Who is responsible for the transport damage, who pays the cost of lost production? Clarify liability issues Especially with liability issues the source related documentation is crucial. The recipient of a shipment can for example demonstrate when and where in the distribution chain, the cargo has been damaged.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. 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. Transport Loss. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Talking Logistics

May their memory continue to be a source of strength and comfort to their families and friends and us all. Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo. Selecting the distribution center best equipped to fulfill orders.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Maersk would split into two divisions – a Transport & Logistics division, and an energy division. Today, 75 to 80% of cargo arrives on time.

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

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.” Rail, One of the Transportation Granddaddies, Still Relevant. Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options.

I’ll Have Waffles, Eggs, and a Package to Deliver (Roadie Partners with Waffle House)

Talking Logistics

When it comes to delivery, it’s the dotcom days all over again, with startup after startup aiming to disrupt the transportation industry with new technology (this time, mobile apps) and new business models (the sharing economy). Think of it as carpooling for cargo. Track Your Stuff : Keep an eye on your precious cargo with near real-time tracking in the Roadie app. Source: Roadie website. For related commentary, see: The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces.

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money. When you’re evaluating the costs of air cargo , freight is only one component of the equation. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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How to Avoid Damage to Your Freight

GTG Technology Group

Lost or damaged freight can cost transportation companies and their clients thousands of dollars. Proper packaging is instrumental to the safe transport of freight from Point A to Point B. You must first understand your cargo before you can package it properly. You will not ship bottled cargo, for example, the same way you would ship drummed cargo. Your cargo may be fragile, sensitive to temperature, sensitive to water, etc. Label Cargo Correctly.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

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. Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Transport Topics. American Journal of Transportation. Cargo Business News.com.

[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service

Cerasis

Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. RFID technology can operate at both a reactive or proactive (passive versus active) manner, and can be paired at a transportation asset or product level. . Or, if you do, you have to cobble that information together from six different sources – many of which are not IoT-based in terms of data integration. . Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons. They ride in trucks, on trains, or in plane cargo holds.

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The need to know

EFT

JD.com, SF, Carlyle among bidders for CJ Group's $1 billion China logistics business: sources. Chinese air freight firm Apex up for sale after coronavirus boost: sources. American Airlines conducts trials to transport COVID-19 vaccine. The futuristic cargo ship made of wood.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. Source ID. Source ID. Last-mile distribution demand is transforming urban real estate in various ways, including: ? Source ID. Source ID.

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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs. However another dynamic is at work that is far less developed: the regionalization of downstream distribution channels.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you. For heavy boxes, stack them like bricks, so the weight is more evenly distributed. Partitions made from durable corrugated material can be reused over and over for intra-plant transport and sub-assembly projects.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent prediction by respected Hong-Kong based trading and distribution business Li & Fung of increased seasonality, with the observation that “retailers are now placing orders with shorter lead-times and pushing deliveries closer to their seasons", marks an interesting development for the global supply chain, particularly if it is accompanied by increased order volumes. Source: City A.M. .

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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Common Carrier (Carrier) — The person or company that is responsible for transporting goods.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

By knowing what to expect, they can decrease the number of total vehicles needed for transport and direct them to the locations where the demand is expected, which leads to significantly lower operational costs. Robots are locating, tracking, and moving inventory inside warehouses, they are conveying and sorting oversized packages at ground distribution hubs. The post The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Sustainability driving resilience and efficiencies in supply chains

EFT

For Electrolux, thinking about incorporating sustainability provided a major advantage during the pandemic through improvements to the connectivity of their transportation network. One potential answer was in rail transportation, which is greener than trucking due to economies of scale.