How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft.

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Cargo Insurance: What is it, What are the Types, & Do I Need it for My Shipment?

Cerasis

Following up our announcement that we have negotiated lower cargo insurance costs and now offer a zero deductible for that cargo insurance, we thought we’d take a deeper look at freight insurance (also known as cargo insurance). Specifically, what is cargo insurance, and should shippers even request it. What Is Cargo Insurance? Therefore, shippers can request cargo insurance to protect their goods from loss, damage, or theft while in transit.

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How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. Therefore, shippers should review existing policy or contract liability and opt for additional cargo insurance to reduce risk, depending on freight fragility. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance.

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

NC State SCRC

Extremely knowledgeable in the elements of supply chain, freight forwarders can assist on all levels, from the packing and warehouse stages to the customs procedure, taking some of the pressure off you. International export and import documentation. Your freight forwarder is in charge of your precious cargo, so it’s important that you establish a good working relationship with them. Import haulage – the transfer of cargo from the import warehouse to its final destination.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

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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26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. Warehouse Efficiency

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation.

Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

AR Vision picking software offers real-time object recognition, indoor navigation, and information with the in-house Warehouse Management System (WMS) to support workers and lessen the time needed for manual operations.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

Delta Cargo rolled out instant online booking and Kuehne + Nagel followed suite with LCL – a true first – with Freightnet. Old forecasts are like old news – soon forgotten – and pundits are almost never asked to reconcile what they said with what actually happened.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air? Documents and Samples.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Then, incorporating the knowledge of cargo insurance into Incoterms will ensure that risk can be mitigated and trading partners can do business with confidence. You have to include a shipping document and damage report or survey port for an insurance claim adjuster as well. NAVIGATE.

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Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

According to DHL Trend Research , AR can be applied in the following ways: Warehousing Operations - Warehousing ops account for 20% of logistics costs, and AR can help curb expenses by simplifying warehouse picking, or the extraction of goods from a warehousing system to fulfil customer orders.

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Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Even when companies have been generally successful in reducing the number of imperfectly fulfilled orders, the high cost of the very small percentage of orders that aren’t filled completely, on time, damage-free and with all proper documentation and invoicing remains a vexing problem.”[1] The industry has also for many years now applied high-level decision theory to optimize the costs and transit times associated with high-value vehicles and often even higher-value cargoes.

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

It systematically limits access from the warehouse locations to minimize cost while maximizing on the availability of highly profitable items. Evernote as well as Eduzaurus has been rated as the best tool used by professional logistics in organizing important files, documents and images and is, therefore, a widespread global application in the field of supply chain management. It is widely known and used in online filing and storage of documents used in the supply chain.

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Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months.

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

To ensure efficient processes, make the best use of warehouse space, and ensure short delivery times over long transport distances, shippers and forwarders generally rely on the most cost-efficient transport mode and/or route.

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Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE

BluJay Solutions

Alongside the introduction of mandatory e-Manifests submitted in advance to enable the pre-processing of cargo, ACE is promising faster processing and early indications are that it delivering on its promise. . . The Simplified Entry pilot scheme already in place for air cargo was recently extended to ocean and rail cargo, with supporting documentation for all modes now permitted to be submitted electronically via EDI or email.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Well-documented ~ Your contingency plan is of little value unless all relevant stakeholders are trained on it and prepared to jump into action when a disruption does occur. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling & Logistics

From the product to its condition and even documentation, the demand for excellence involving all parts of the process has intensified. When shipping documents misreport significant attributes of cargo, the resulting inaccurate or false billing can prompt additional carrier charges.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

The supplier uses this document to record the sale and confirm their acceptance of the order. The software will then use the foreign currencies in transaction documents but it will generate financial reports in your home currency. Arrange Cargo Transport. Introduction.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

The tight integration between our products will allow companies to simplify and streamline their ocean shipments, which will lower operational costs and guarantee that their cargo gets to where it needs to go on time.”. Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Companies team up to deliver real-time digital transmission of VGM data to carriers.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

The supplier uses this document to record the sale and confirm their acceptance of the order. The software will then use the foreign currencies in transaction documents but it will generate financial reports in your home currency. Arrange Cargo Transport. Introduction.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. In addition to streamlining your ocean shipments, Kewill Global Forwarding can also help companies: Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Learn how Kewill’s cloud-based solutions can help you improve your transportation management , customs management , warehouse management , and visibility and collaboration.

New SOLAS Container Weight Requirements a Hefty Concern

BluJay Solutions

In just six weeks, new maritime regulations aimed at making cargo ships safer are going to also make major waves for global shippers. In addition to streamlining your ocean shipments, Kewill Global Forwarding can also help companies: Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Learn how Kewill’s cloud-based solutions can help you improve your transportation management , customs management , warehouse management , and visibility and collaboration.

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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service

BluJay Solutions

The tight integration between our products will allow companies to simplify and streamline their ocean shipments, which will lower operational costs and guarantee that their cargo gets to where it needs to go on time.”. Lower costs by automating processes and reporting/documentation capabilities. Companies team up to deliver real-time digital transmission of VGM data to carriers.

Countdown to ACE. What do U.S. Customs changes mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole?

BluJay Solutions

Because the Customs broker responsible for filing the necessary documentation is ultimately responsible for its accuracy, and for hassle such as delays that may result from inaccuracies.

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What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Onboard truck scales allow for seamless operations by measuring load and gross weight without having to place cargo on a separate scale. Technology allows for vast amounts of data around customers, warehouses, carriers, and shipper information.

This Week in Logistics News (December 4-8, 2017)

Talking Logistics

JDA and SATO Partner to Deliver the Future of Warehouse Management. Fetch Robotics raises $25 million to automate warehouses (VentureBeat).

This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Amazon captured the headlines in recent weeks with its various patent filings — from floating warehouses to underground delivery networks to lane assignments for autonomous vehicles.