A Secure Supply Chain – Reducing Cargo Theft Risk

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The Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) reported a five-year high in cargo incidents in 2015 with a large percentage of growth in freight thefts year over year 1. The average value per cargo theft incident, occurrences when merchandise is stolen while being stored or transported, was about $187,490 in 2015 2. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Warehousing

Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

Cargo has no controls.” SC Analysis & Consulting Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Global Gateways Global Logistics Transportation & DistributionBrexit risks putting U.K. freight in the slow lane as well. Everybody goes through passport control,” Els Creyf, duty manager at the P&O Ferries Ltd. terminal in Zeebrugge, said as she stood alongside the 32-ton vessel that had made the overnight voyage. For now. The U.K.

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Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain


However, mobile technology is not new to the transportation world. For mobile technology and transport, the theoretical tipping point is in our rearview mirror. Price points for hardware and communications have fallen, and the reliability and capabilities of mobile technologies for transportation have vastly improved. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain. The Summary of Mobile Technology in Transportation Management.

Moderating Demand for Air Cargo Continues

Material Handling & Logistics

Global Supply Chain Transportation & Distribution News“Governments should be focused on promoting trade, not raising protectionist barriers,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. read more.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


This was later joined by powerhouse Amadeus in the 1980s, as 1978 airline deregulation morphed reservation management systems into Global Distribution Systems, combining schedule and fare information into pricing management. While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. Air cargo pricing is, in almost all cases, still set manually, with most rate sheets updated twice a year.

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11th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition

Supply Chain Movement

11 th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition. Following the fruitful discussions in 2015, SMi’s annual Cold Chain Distribution conference will bring back lively debates and industry updates to London, offering the best platform for delegates to stay ahead of this lucrative market! Insights into emerging markets for cold chain distribution potential and challenges. Practical case studies – how to execute the last mile distribution and what.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. No matter how much can be saved from sourcing globally, transportation costs continue to creep in to seriously affect a product’s profit margin. A 2017 Global Sourcing study from American Shipper magazine found that 58% of shippers said their highest concern today is rising transportation costs.

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


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).

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BluJay launches supply chain software releases

BluJay Solutions

Air Cargo News covers the news of BluJay’s latest transportation, distribution, and compliance software application releases. ” Read the full story at Air Cargo News. In The News Air Cargo NewsThe latest version delivers new capabilities, integration, and compliance coverage to help increase efficiency and automation for customers. “We’ve

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


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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What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like


Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

Speakers are the SCRC meeting yesterday and today continued to speak more on the topic of transportation strategy given increasing challenges in the transportation sector, and the need for an effective transportation management strategy. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers


To keep yourself in business, there are plaintiffs attorneys that are finding out what transportation is doing, and trying to find the big deep pockets to pay damages like the $281M damage awarded in Texas – because the smaller carrier won’t be able to pay.” The idea of profitable transportation providers is something that is inherently “bad” And these plaintiff lawyers will follow up with “we all know that these transportation corporations are all bad!

Transport Drones & Autonomous Vehicles: The Transportation Mode Dance Card is Getting Full


A little more than a year ago, Audi created a parody of transport drones in the sUVA commercial, but the ideas behind these “Terminator-like” actions actually represent very real possibilities for how extensive the network of drones will grow in 2016. What’s Happening with Transport Drones for the Use in Logistics? 2016 will be the Year of the transport drones, but it’s not going to be as dramatic and intimidating as in the Audi video. Transportation Modes Will Expand.

Amazon One: Amazon Takes to the Air

The Network Effect

Amazon unveiled its first branded cargo plane today, and will showcase its fleet of 20 branded 767-300 planes in Seattle WA on Friday. Meet Amazon One “Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president […]. Distribution Retail Transportation airplane amazon cargo planes distribution ecommerce freight logistics

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 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. ” A bout KeyTone Technologies KeyTone Technologies is a recognized leader in RFID solutions for clients in Manufacturing, Distribution, Transportation & Logistics, Financial Services, and Aerospace & Defense.

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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

The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. Pick and pack is a part of a complete supply chain management process that is commonly used in, but not limited to, the retail distribution of goods. Site location services help companies find the ideal location for their warehouse or distribution center. Access to transportation infrastructure is also a key consideration.

The State of Transportation Management Systems in 2015


A Transportation Management System is a vital tool for shipping professionals. It helps to coordinate all of the available data points in a transport network, including rates, route options, warehouse supply, and distribution. Transportation management systems present this information in a clean, easy to understand format that then allows the shipping manager to make the best and most efficient decisions possible. The Potential of Transportation Management Systems.

Air Traffic Control Privatization: Will It Solve Anything?

Supply Chain Brain

a consultancy serving the air-transport industry. Baiada also offers his view on the Federal Aviation Administration’s controversial and long-delayed Next Generation Air Transportation System , or NextGen. Global Supply Chain Management Regulation and Compliance Air Cargo All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Global Logistics All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 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. But air carrier Martinair Cargo has built temperature monitoring into its records system and handling processes, and found it has been a useful tool in protecting themselves from damage claims.

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Understanding Cargo Insurance

3PL Insights

Wondering whether your company would benefit from cargo insurance? Read on for the tips and advice that we’ve compiled on selecting the right cargo coverage for your company’s shipments. Types of cargo insurance. The specifics of land insurance packages are decided by the regulations of the nation in which shipments are transported. The main types of marine cargo insurance include open cover (all-risk) and specific (named perils).

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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. Regional distribution networks, involving the delivery of perishable goods to homes, are an area of particular promise.

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. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space. Distributing the goods to hospitals that are scattered across Liberia is another logistics challenge. ACCEL is working with the United Nations Logistics Cluster in Liberia to facilitate distribution.

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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.

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

Supply Chain Nation

LG Electronics , which improved truck-loading efficiency rations using efficient load configurations, increased consolidation ratios and significantly increased service levels and customer satisfaction in its logistics and transportation management operations. What’s on your summer reading list?

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson took our own planning advice and proactively chartered weekly 747 cargo flights from China to the U.S. Capacity on a 747 cargo aircraft can hold up to five times more freight than an average ghost flight. Weekly meal planning is a recurring event in our household.

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. Let’s not forget, they also saved six figures in cargo claims and reshipments.

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Despite a huge rise in demand for truckers to transport these imports and exports, the number of qualified drivers is not growing. 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. What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . To be able to deal with tariffs and customs, many supply chain companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers who help them manage in-country transportation, distribution, and warehousing. This is the value of having a transportation network.

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This is how you make your logistics management truly “live”!


Gone are days of static analysis and planning. Deliveries are made not within charts and tables. They are made live, so should their scheduling and routing. All live. You know everything one glance, you can do everything in one click.

Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Airlines have adapted to the changing market by introducing cargo only flights, with minimal schedules to keep global trade moving. Finding the right balance between price and transit allowed them to provide successful outcomes for cargo movements.

Transportation Regulations that Impact You

3PL Insights

Transportation regulations are easy to comply with and have little to no effect on a shipper, right? There are several regulations that can have direct impact on the ability for a driver to deliver your cargo reliably. These qualifiers are important to ensure your cargo is in good hands. Evans Distribution Systems has implemented our own system to track our drivers and work with quality partner carriers.

The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

Supply Chain Nation

The trade imbalance this causes is an interesting case study for the economists no doubt, but what about the transportation and logistics that will be needed to sustain this trade over the coming years? This results in empty planes and containers returning to China from Africa even if they were full on their way in, resulting in inefficient transportation corridors. It is very costly and difficult to get transport flowing within African countries, not to mention across the borders.