Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments.

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The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

Gartner also believes that IoT will have an enormous impact on how the supply chain operates and with the information available to supply chain and manufacturing leaders. The Current State of IoT in Manufacturing. Although IoT is already in widespread use in manufacturing and the supply chain, what it is used for is fairly limited and has only scratched the surface of what can be achieved. IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport. Between May and June 2017, more than 90 percent of cargo thefts involved trucks. The first step to preventing cargo theft is to complete a risk assessment.

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. Download white paper. Use Automatic Data Collection and Cargo Handling. If data collection is automated, the possibility of everything going haywire is minimized, and same is the case with cargo handling. To organize your warehouse efficiently , you can bin locate your cargos.

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production. Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. The study include d firms in the retail, manufacturing and distribution verticals. As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Download an Excel version of the list here for free ! Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. Improved cargo capacity by innovative 40 foot container design (fold). DOWNLOAD NOW!

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. I threw in a healthy dose of interesting (globalization, shipping trends and the business of logistics), a dash of history (the evolution of longitude), a sprinkle of next generation manufacturing (lean manufacturing) and some great company success stories (FedEx, Walmart. And Toyota had a huge impact on improving manufacturing processes. Ever hear of Lean Manufacturing?

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a series produced in partnership with Catavolt, who helps manufacturing organizations drive operational excellence with mobile apps. We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. One vision is that the new mobile and networking technologies will lead to collaboration among manufacturers in order to lower costs.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect shipping details could result in cargo ending up at the wrong delivery address. However, if the information on labels or paperwork is incorrect, putting them inside the cargo makes no difference. However, it is possible to remedy such situations while cargo is in transit by equipping truck trailers or vans with industrial computers and printers.

Five Technology Patents that Changed the Supply Chain

Freightos

” Today, almost 20% of manufacturers and retailers use 3D printing in some way, shape or form. Prior to the container, general cargo was a general mess, requiring a veritable Tetris game every time a ship was loaded. This set the stage for Lean Manufacturing and the Just-In-Time supply chain. Download the white paper! Download the white paper! Freight is changing. Routes are changing.

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

6 River Systems

A shift to manufacturing critical goods like pharmaceuticals in the United States would lead to higher production costs, for instance. At houseof, all our products are manufactured in China, which means that every light we sell spends between 6 and 8 weeks sitting on the deck of a boat.

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. Freight/Container Loading: Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions. The weak link in our whole manufacturing process remains the supply chain,” UTC’s chief executive says.

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Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. Download the Free White Paper Here. So, fleet managers need to ask a fundamental question, “What does it mean if my drivers, assets and cargo are continuously connected to the enterprise and how can I leverage this fact to create value for my organization?”

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management: Laws, Fundamentals, Management, & Staying Proactive

Cerasis

Download the Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management By Filling out the Form Below. As depicted in the accompanying chart, if your company operates at a 5 percent profit margin, to recoup the net revenues that would be lost by failing to recover a $1,000 cargo claim, it would have to generate $20,000 in sales! For most retailers, manufacturers, and distributors, the transportation function is an unwanted headache—and claims represent a migraine.”.

Questions to Ask When Evaluating TMS Solutions

BluJay Solutions

Consider the integration of value added capabilities including yard management, cargo, freight, storage, break bulk, cross docking and other capabilities into a TMS. Download our eBook – Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud. The Kewill MOVE on the Cloud solutions for – LSPs , Shippers & Manufacturers and Retailers & Distributors – offers the perfect combination of supply chain agility, visibility and control to be competitive.

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Instead, it continues, to include the entire lifecycle of a product, from sourcing of raw materials, to the return and recycling of the product, and reintroduction of recycled materials into the manufacturing or production process. Lawmakers are placing obligations on manufacturers to own the future of the materials they process. No longer do the large, beneficial cargo owners have an overwhelming advantage in global supply chain operations.

[WHITE PAPER] The Complete Guide for Shippers to Process & Master Freight Claims

Cerasis

As depicted in the accompanying chart, if your company operates at a 5 percent profit margin, to recoup the net revenues that would be lost by failing to recover a $1,000 cargo claim, it would have to generate $20,000 in sales! For most retailers, manufacturers, and distributors, the transportation function is an unwanted headache—and claims represent a migraine. Download “Complete Guide for Shippers to Process & Master Freight Claims” White Paper.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo. Download our eBook – Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

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Can the Cloud Solve Your Freight Forwarding Challenges?

BluJay Solutions

For example, how quickly could you add a new route or designated cargo area or accommodate different compliance requirements? From manufacturers and retailers, to freight forwarders and logistics service providers, to ocean, air and road carriers; the various parties involved at all stages of the global supply chain benefit from visibility of goods being moved. Download our eBook – A Freight Forwarder’s Guide to Increasing Revenue & Profit.

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Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

Many manufacturers are seeking alternatives to BRIC countries, in particular China, as part of their future sourcing strategies. All of these factors point to much greater near term investment by logistics services providers in terms of development of distribution centres, and air/road/sea freight cargo facilities along with the establishment of local partnerships and regional networks, particularly where trade restrictions prevent direct investment or operations by foreign companies.

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The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

Many major truck manufacturers are now investing in electric rigs, with one projection having them reaching a 25% market share by 2025. …there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport…We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate. . The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“Data science can bring great gains for…” Logistics efforts of retailers and manufacturers. Christoph Seitz is the Co-Owner of CFR Rinkens , a global leader in the shipping of commercial cargo, specializing in the containerized shipping of motor vehicles. As the IIoT continues to evolve, the manufacturing and logistics industry will benefit from the ability to produce real-time analytics and data visualizations.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo. Download our eBook - Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

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Technology Helping Truckers & City Planners Reduce Traffic

Cerasis

Download White Paper. Autonomous cars drop their passengers off at the curb by day, trucks drop off cargo at night. She is a regular contributor to Manufacturing Transformation and American Machinist. Traffic and congestion are expensive and annoying problems for any city and its people. It seems to have been getting worse for a while , too.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. So I wanted to tell you, why does your cargo get bumped. Why does your cargo get rolled? It was mainly because most of your cargo today is moving on standby. Until the last minute, your cargo is not confirmed. The reason that cargo is booked today? And then, during peak, your cargo is getting rolled. The cargo shouldn’t be rolled.

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

For the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, October’s total cargo volume broke the all-time record for the month. Now, it has outlined more broadly its strategy, in which self-driving Bolts could be manufactured at scale at GM’s existing plants, driving down costs, and rapidly deployed in major metropolitan markets through a ride service to disrupt incumbents. It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast?