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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. This optimization tool for inventories is cloud based. The Logistics mobile app.

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Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. Granted, it’s not the budget-friendly cross-border air shipping service I dream about for my occasional need to send documents overseas, but I hope it might pave the way for it. The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4%

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. What risk does your cargo face? When importing or exporting, you must understand the various types of risks your cargo could face and how you can help protect the value of the goods shipped globally. How should you estimate your cargo risks?

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is no exception. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. Here is our glossary of top logistics terms to know. Logistics Terms for Pros to Know. Audit — In logistics, an audit refers to the process of examining, adjusting, and verifying freight bills for accuracy. Benchmark — In logistics, benchmarks refer to KPI thresholds set by an organization to measure supply chain performance.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: EU Approves FedEx Acquisition of TNT Express ( WSJ – sub. Real-time listening algorithms conduct searches around port strikes, cargo theft, driver safety, traffic, cargo ship locations, port congestion, airport closures, severe weather alerts, earthquakes, and more in order to provide a holistic view of current and forecasted global threats to supply chains.

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How to Lower Your Ocean Freight Costs!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Even within the FCL option, optimization maybe achieved using the right type of container for the right type of cargo – like 20’ container for weight based cargo and 40’container for volume based cargo. Triangulation refers to the use of the same container for export and import purpose meaning you export cargo from A to B and also bring back imports from B to A using same container and same carrier. Optimize your cargo packing. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Cerasis

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. Many logistics providers and entities in the transportation management industry are unsure of what exactly the final rule on the URS means and how it affects business on a daily basis. Effective transportation management can be a hassle.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

Today’s guest blog is from John Stuart of the International Logistics Center. He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding companies, like the International Logistics Centre, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight , ocean freight , road fright and, in some cases, railway freight. Inventory management.

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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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. cities have launched Smart City Logistics innovations and protocols, following the lead of Europe and Asia. ? Self-Service Logistics.

4 Quick Tips for Effective Holiday Shipping

Freight Center

time of the year in logistics. Everything from pre-packing orders to maintaining the appropriate inventory levels of packaging material pays off more than you think in the long run. Choose the right packaging option for your cargo. Improperly recorded or weighed cargo will result in costly reweighs and change in freight class categories. Make sure a proper scale is used while weighing your freight and to document the process of packaging and weighing.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As POs come in, the provider calculates the dates for cargo to be picked up and continues to verify as the delivery dates approach. If your cargo needs to cross oceans or extremely long distances, your most likely choice will be air freight or ocean shipping. Consolidated : As with other types of consolidated shipping , consolidated air freight combines your cargo with other shippers’, so you only pay for the space you need.

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The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As POs come in, the provider calculates the dates for cargo to be picked up and continues to verify as the delivery dates approach. If your cargo needs to cross oceans or extremely long distances, your most likely choice will be air freight or ocean shipping. Consolidated : As with other types of consolidated shipping , consolidated air freight combines your cargo with other shippers’, so you only pay for the space you need.

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Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

After all, new technologies impact almost every industry, and logistics is no exception. Supply chain management involves the flow, storage, and delivery of goods, services and inventory for consumers. Transportation Optimization - Logistics technologies have evolved to become more efficient and secure in delivery. Scanners and sensors can help logistics companies and corporations to scan and documents errors, damages, and product faults for regulations and compliance.

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Can Blockchain Really Make Supply Chains More Transparent and Ethical?

Enterra Insights

Loss of inventory in the food industry due to perishable items. Difficulties of managing paper work and different logistical touchpoints in a multi-party transaction between jurisdictional authorities and vendors. For example, Christopher Tang reports blockchain solutions are being developed for ocean cargo to help make operations more efficient.[3]

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Blockchain and Supply Chain are Becoming Inextricably Tied

Enterra Insights

He observes, “We see several use cases for blockchain in complex global supply chains, for example in logistics processes, it has been estimated that 90 percent of global trade is carried out by ocean shipping industry, and the cost of trade related documents and administration is estimated to represent up to 20 percent of the actual transportation cost. Managing trade documentation. Managing inventory.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

A key component of an ELD system is a mobile printer enabling the driver to print documents right from the truck cab in compliance with government regulations. Adriana Diener, Global Lead for Freight and Logistics, Accenture Many logistics companies are adopting new technologies from the Internet of Things to bring needed visibility on the shipment process.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., Paul Dittmann , Executive Director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee Improving operational efficiency in the global supply chain is a complex undertaking, and requires a documented, multi-year strategy instead of knee jerk reactions, and programs of the month.

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Supply Chain Sins, Fallacies, and Mistakes

Enterra Insights

businesses annually spend over one trillion dollars on logistics and ensuring none of that spend is wasted is good for all stakeholders. ’ Perfection is expected in the product, condition, quantity, documentation, and location.”[2] Surrett explains, “When shipping documents misreport significant attributes of cargo, the resulting inaccurate or false billing can prompt additional carrier charges. Insisting on Minimum Inventories in Order to Make Sales.

Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

After all, new technologies impact almost every industry, and logistics is no exception. Supply chain management (SCM) involves the flow, storage, and delivery of goods, services and inventory for consumers. Transportation Optimization - Logistics technologies have evolved to become more efficient and secure in delivery. Scanners and sensors can help logistics companies and corporations scan and document errors, damages, and product issues for regulations and compliance.

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

Global Trade Management

You may find multiple definitions of a chain of custody by governments, associations, agencies, logistics service providers, shippers. This documentation should be precise enough to also be validated by a court. The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply.

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Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to make the right decisions that can impact transportation costs and factors that influence it like delivery lead time, fuel price fluctuations, fleet, and cargo regulations, etc. Adjusting the utilization of existing capacity by adjusting load size or engaging third-party logistics (3PL) firms when needed.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to make the right decisions that can impact transportation costs and factors that influence it like delivery lead time, fuel price fluctuations, fleet, and cargo regulations, etc. Adjusting the utilization of existing capacity by adjusting load size or engaging third-party logistics (3PL) firms when needed.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Therefore, it is important for manufacturers to make the right decisions that can impact transportation costs and factors that influence it like delivery lead time, fuel price fluctuations, fleet, and cargo regulations, etc. Adjusting the utilization of existing capacity by adjusting load size or engaging third-party logistics (3PL) firms when needed.

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Overall, the supply chain technology you choose should make logistics simpler for you—whether you’re a supply chain manager, dock worker, or vice president—while also enhancing the shipping experience for your customers. Onboard truck scales allow for seamless operations by measuring load and gross weight without having to place cargo on a separate scale. Streamlined inventory. With digital technology becoming mainstream, the logistics industry is changing.

What are the Impediments to an Effective Global Trade?

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 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. The ‘conventional wisdom’ is that a global trade requires 35 + separate documents that are modified or updated at least 150 times – an incredible tsunami of paper and waste of money.

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Industry-Changing Views From the Cloud

Supply Chain @ MIT

How many shipments are delayed, for example, because the contractual penalties for a carrier failing to a load a box onto a vessel or for a shipper not providing the agreed cargo on time are too weak to deter these practices? How much inventory could be better managed in this segment if there was better visibility into end-to-end cargo flows? Users exchanged data through this early version of a cloud, and were able to automate documentation such as demurrage statements.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

Moreover, LTL shippers often work with third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to keep operating costs lower, which translates into lower costs for individual shippers. It's also important for shippers to understand the different types of liability insurance, according to Trucker's Report , which includes the following: General liability insurance covers a truck, occupants, and cargo when the truck is not moving.

Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion

NC State SCRC

Since startup, more than 850 cumulative cargoes of LNG originating from Cheniere have been delivered to 32 countries and regions worldwide. Block chain is not the end all solution, but and we will be lucky if we get to the point where we can avoid having 600 pages of documentation going into every container! We bring a lot of equipment into the US, and we need to start digitizing our commercial invoices and trade documentation.

This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Driverless vehicles and package delivery dominated the supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it: Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks ( Quartz ). Amazon expands logistics reach in China ( Reuters ). Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time ( Overdrive ). USPS reports Q1 revenue gains ( Logistics Management ). Does it make sense for Amazon to play a more direct role in logistics?