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. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

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

Cerasis

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.

The Future of Transportation: The New Airships

The Network Effect

A number of companies are working on versions of airships, and see advantages to this mode of transport. Airships are a relatively cheap form of transport as they are self-lifting. Given the advantages they have over traditional aircraft, it is quite possible that they will gain traction as cargo vehicles and for unmanned missions. Download Rethinking the Supply Chain. The post The Future of Transportation: The New Airships appeared first on The Network Effect.

Digital Air Cargo – A Conceptual and Technological Revolution

Freightos

Market-optimized pricing and capacity will finally become the standard in air cargo – if the industry is able to follow the lead of other industries, including passenger air travel, that have leveraged digitization to reach this goal. Air cargo is a different story.

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How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes, though, we are lucky enough to get to share these customer stories – this is the case with Lufthansa Cargo. Working alongside Lufthansa Cargo, we were able to modernize multi-county customs interfaces for different customs authorities, specifically preparing the Company to meet new airfreight industry standards set for filing German and Austrian customs. The project was so successful that Lufthansa Cargo wanted to share their supply chain success story.

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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. As explained by Lisa Terry via Inbound Logistics , transportation liability grew more complex with economic growth and an increasing number of contracted drivers and carriers. Download Here. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance.

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Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

Road to VR

Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks. Transportation management software must be designed to withstand this kind of attack, an ever-changing, ever-present threat that forces companies to keep their software updated and protected. Transportation disruptions affect security, the economy, and public health.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. 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. Equipping transport fleets with computers and printers can improve freight labeling.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders. The CBP itself estimates the cutbacks could result in 5-6 hour delays for air cargo and up to 5 day delays in cargo examinations for ocean cargo in addition to delays for cargo screening through radiation portal monitors.

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What is Cargo Insurance and Why Is It Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Transporting goods around the world is not without certain risks. That’s where cargo insurance comes in. To clear up these confusions, this post will explain key cargo insurance information and how it can help mitigate your shipping risks. What is cargo insurance? Marine cargo insurance is the most common method used to protect the value of your goods from physical damage, theft, or general average. I often compare cargo insurance with car insurance.

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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. Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here.

#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. The provider should know global transportation, but also have deep knowledge of the local population, infrastructure, languages, customs, and tax laws for each country touched by your shipping routes. Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs?

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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This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules. Robinson announced findings from a joint research project they conducted that looked at how “the Panama Canal’s expansion will likely change the way cargo moves, by both water and land, into and within the United States.”

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How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning

AIMMS

Avenues of transport are declining as major cargo airlines, like Cathay Pacific , drastically reduce flights to mainland China and Hong Kong. A recent online survey conducted b y MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics aimed to understand how companies are reacting to the Coronavirus outbreak. Contact us if you’re interested in building up your resilient planning capabilities and download this complimentary Gartner report to learn more. .

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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What to Look for When Investing in New Fleet Vehicles

Cerasis

If you need to carry multiple employees to a jobsite, an extended-cab pickup or cargo van can both meet your needs. Payload and Towing Capacity A truck or van’s payload is the rating of how much weight it can carry in its bed or cargo compartment. Download White Paper. Fuel Economy Trucks and cargo vans don’t have the fuel economy of smaller passenger cars, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a fleet that has gas mileage in the single digits.

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Questions to Ask When Evaluating TMS Solutions

BluJay Solutions

What are the current and future transportation mode requirements? 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. Evaluating TMS solutions is no easy feat. There are many vendors, options and solutions available.

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Here are three ways that shippers and beneficial cargo owners can mitigate the risk of excessive dwell time in any port. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. For more tips on how you can circumvent supply chain disruptions, download our white paper, Add Resilience to Supply Chains. Risk Management Transportation ManagementEven containers don’t like to wait in line.

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Here are three ways that shippers and beneficial cargo owners can mitigate the risk of excessive dwell time in any port. A transportation management system (TMS) can be used as a communications hub to maintain a high level of supply chain connectivity. For more tips on how you can circumvent supply chain disruptions, download our white paper, Add Resilience to Supply Chains. Risk Management Transportation ManagementEven containers don’t like to wait in line.

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Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

Cerasis

At the same time, this technology helps decrease the amount of fraud and cargo theft. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Influence of Blockchain on the Transportation Industry Our way of life depends on the transfer of products, service, and value. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Blockchain explores more and more industries every day.

Here Come the Flying Taxis!

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Stream or download podcast here. E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Air Cargo Express/Small Shipments All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Podcasts Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider

TMS: It’s Not Just for Logistics Anymore

TMC

When you implemented your transportation management system (TMS) technology, it changed your logistics function and became an integral part of your business. Your TMS technology contains important information on transportation rates. If your customers enjoy standardized costs of transportation, you likely don’t need to utilize your TMS to determine rates on a frequent basis. Base transportation costs aren’t all inclusive; your sales team must account for additional charges.

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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. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

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. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Download an Excel version of the list here for free ! Improved cargo capacity by innovative 40 foot container design (fold).

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. Download White Paper. The conference is primarily focused on cargo owners, transportation management, analytics and technology companies, and most importantly, this conference’s participants are the first to hear the results from the 2019 Third Party Logistics Study.

4 Tips to Ensure the Upcoming Eclipse Doesn’t Leave Your Supply Chain in the Dark

TMC

Transport Topics reported that several states are taking measures to limit truck traffic in anticipation of heavy traffic from the influx of tourism to the area. The Oregon Department of Transportation states the eclipse will cause “the biggest traffic event in Oregon history.” These initial discussions provide an opportunity to review your freight plans and how transportation schedules might need to be adjusted.

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. The provider should know global transportation, but also have deep knowledge of the local population, infrastructure, languages, customs, and tax laws for each country touched by your shipping routes. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Freight Consolidation Ocean Freight Logistics

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4 Tips to Ensure the Upcoming Eclipse Doesn’t Leave Your Supply Chain in the Dark

TMC

Transport Topics reported that several states are taking measures to limit truck traffic in anticipation of heavy traffic from the influx of tourism to the area. The Oregon Department of Transportation states the eclipse will cause “the biggest traffic event in Oregon history.” These initial discussions provide an opportunity to review your freight plans and how transportation schedules might need to be adjusted.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet this poses questions about the ability of the global supply chain, which has by necessity streamlined the availability of scheduled cargo services in recent years due to low or volatile demand, to cope with a potential increased spike in peak season demand. Download Kewill’s white paper Logistics in 2020: The Future is Closer than you Think to read Kewill’s analysis of the key current and future issues affecting the global logistics industry, and predictions for key future trends. .

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Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Download Here. Expand LTL transportation networks. Freight brokers can help SMBs access volume discounts, expand carrier selection, take advantage of value-added services, such as invoice auditing and even cargo insurance. The post Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

Ocean Rate Management – Avoiding the Icebergs

BluJay Solutions

It is estimated that there are several hundred surcharges in operation worldwide, with each ocean freight carrier and port defining and charging on their own terms, and different terminology being used compared with road freight and air cargo, which compounds the confusion experienced by LSPs, forwarders and shippers trying to compare rates.

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

Reduction in costs and hassle associated with cargo insurance claims filing and processing, says CargoX Founder and CEO Stefan Kukman. Download Here. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant.

Avoiding the Five Most Common Risks in the Risky Business of Freight Transportation

Tailwind

Blog post based on the Tailwind Transportation Software Webinar: Risky Business – Avoiding the Five Most Common Freight Business Risks (30 mins; Now Available On-Demand). That said, a TMS (such as Tailwind Transportation Software …) can help you manage the five most common faced in freight transportation, namely: Losing Your Customers. Being Shut Down by the DOT or Transport Canada. Risk #2 – Getting Shut Down by the DOT or Transport Canada.