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This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”. But the ripple effect of same-day delivery on inventory management, store operations, and IT is anything but trivial.

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

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). More data points this week confirming what we already know: demand for freight transportation is weak, which is leading carriers to cut back on capacity. They pull data from both sides and communicate any surges in orders or depleted inventory.

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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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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Providers of real-time freight visibility solutions. Back in July 2017, I interviewed Bennett Adelson, the former CEO of MacroPoint (which was later acquired by Descartes Systems Group, a Talking Logistics sponsor) about OTIF and how it is driving demand for visibility solutions. Here’s an excerpt from the post I wrote: “The reason real-time freight visibility is a hot topic now is that with today’s technology it’s no longer accepted as a black hole,” said Adelson.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking. Ocean freight is split into 14! Cargo Business News.com. Freight Dawg.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Elementum Expands Supply Chain Management Suite with New Inventory App Powered by World’s Product Graph™. is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.

Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

(Originally published in Air Cargo World ). Cathy Roberson, Contributing Editor, Cargo Facts ConsultingApril 24, 2020 Airports, ExpressCathy Roberson, Cargo Facts Consulting senior consultant and Air Cargo World columnist. January was the strongest month, up 11.6%, probably due to after-holiday returns and inventory replenishment. In terms of domestic total freight — parcel, cargo, and mail — FedEx domestic volumes in pounds have declined 7.6%

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). The fallout from Hanjin’s bankruptcy continues, with $14 billion of cargo still stranded at sea. Cargo owners such as consumer products maker Dorel Industries Inc and the U.S.

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

Supply Chain Nation

They include: Global electronics manufacturer TE Connectivity , which uses an 18-month rolling forecast to drive sales and operations planning, gaining a granular view of demand and improving inventory turns, customer service, agility and forecast accuracy. Leather footwear manufacturer Grupo Flexi , which reduced supply chain planning and re-planning time, improved customer service levels, increased inventory turns and sales growth. What’s on your summer reading list?

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight. Two major emitting industries, international freight and aviation, had been exempted from COP21 on a technicality. And that situation might have suited some of the industry’s old brigade, who see green freight as a distraction. Carbon Freight Emission Statistics. The freight industry accounts for about 10% of all emissions. Freight makes up 16% of US corporate greenhouse gas emissions.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Accessibility — The ability of a carrier to provide service for a freight order. Accessorial Charges — Fees added to a freight bill for additional services that the carrier might provide. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Audit — In logistics, an audit refers to the process of examining, adjusting, and verifying freight bills for accuracy. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

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And even if an order from an overseas supplier were to be filled, delivery issues would be compounded by the declining number of air and ocean freight options to move products into the U.S. It was enough to prompt Foxconn Technology Group — a huge supplier of consumer electronics with 800,000 employees — to announce that its factories in China would be running at normal pace by the end of that month.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

But there’s also something exhilarating about watching a group of kids, over the course of a few short weeks, come together as friends and as a team, overcoming adversity together, celebrating achievements together, and just having plain old fun together regardless of the score. Target charges suppliers more to help offload unsold inventory (Reuters). iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. Deutsche Post: DHL Group DHL , though founded in the United States, is a German company today. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more.

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

Agile supply chain operations, especially in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, are using IoT and end-to-end shipment visibility software to outperform competitors with better service while keeping lower inventory levels. Given that most freight is transported over the road, this is a serious concern. Theft: Even though the number of cargo theft cases has decreased this year, it is a remaining problem, especially considering the lack of accurate reporting in the industry.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

As diesel prices tick up and the costs of keeping drivers rises, freight companies are taking action to protect their earnings. Companies like XPO Logistics and Old Dominion Freight have implemented a general rate increase of 5.9

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. This would eliminate the potential dissent from watchdog groups and help improve visibility for transportation entities. Freight Logistics Transportation Transportation Management Unified Registration System

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This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you. Mine began with a crick in my neck, a little angry fist holding on tight to the muscle, causing me to pop Advils and walk around the house with a heating pad draped over my neck and shoulder.

The Business Case for a Global TMS

3rdwave

Managing global freight is ladened with challenges. Understanding how the global TMS solution addresses these 3 organizational groups is important in getting to the value that the solution will deliver. The global TMS functionality necessary to support execution control are: Freight contract management. Freight Invoice Auditing. Freight Contract Management – Freight Cost Savings – Freight contract management is very time consuming to initiate and maintain.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

” – Emma Sturgis, 10 Great Warehouse Optimization Tips for Small Businesses , Fishbowl Inventory 4. If it’s jam-packed full, you’re typically moving inventory in and out, and you’re taking up valuable time and additional labor.” Use slotting to minimize inventory loss.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. May 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Friday, July 10, 2015. The day is finally here — the premiere of The Minions movie. I am not sure who is more excited to see this movie, our kids or my wife and me, but there’s something about those little yellow dudes that crack us up every time.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Inventory Management.

Blockchain and Supply Chain are Becoming Inextricably Tied

Enterra Insights

blockchain-enabled] contracts could address current processes that are dependent on a lot of paperwork, letters of credit, escrow accounts, multiple currencies, and increasing governmental requirements around visibility into ports of origin, cargo contents, and general supply chain visibility.”[3]. Managing inventory. Managing freight transportation.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

She adds, “There is more you could group under omnichannel, but that’s a good start.” David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research in the Americas for the CBRE Group, told Burnson, “These mega-facilities serve as the backbone of retailers’ fulfillment networks, distributing goods across multi-state regions. ” Burnson goes to note that e-commerce is having an impact on air freight hubs, maritime cargo, middlemen, and intermodal operations.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% AIR FREIGHT: . OCEAN FREIGHT: . .

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs. In order to compensate a long waiting time, Adidas uses air freight or courier service. On weekly basis, they organize a big group meeting of all work stream team to discuss the coordination issues.

Countdown to Black Friday: Shoppers are Ready. Are You?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Planning for the seasonal surge starts months in advance—a step that’s even more critical when your freight needs to cross oceans. Post 2: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? Holiday weekends and the weeks leading up to Black Friday are prime times for organized crime groups to target the trucks, warehouses, and DCs that send or receive consumer goods. Here are three precautions to take to protect your freight. Countdown to Black Friday: Shoppers are Ready.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. Content Summary: First Self-Sailing Electric Cargo Ship Set to Launch. Content Summary: Uber Freight Aims to Level the Playing Field for Truck Drivers.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

AI will be able to survey an area or room and create an accurate inventory in seconds, including weights and volumes, and determine damage on items. “Tightening capacity requires a more ‘connected’ broker…” While freight growth is forecast to slow in 2019, truckload capacity will remain tight, largely driven by a tight labor market, new regulations and other factors. Lucas_Group. Instant freight pricing for international freight moves.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Manufacturing & Trade Inventory: Total value of inventory on hand is estimated at $1.814 trillion in October, virtually unchanged from September and up 2.0% Cass Freight Index: The December shipments index decreased 4.9% billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011. AIR FREIGHT: . OCEAN FREIGHT: . .

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Since most Western European capitals are within 1,000 km of Brussels, Belgium’s capital, it is an ideal location for international groups. In fact, 23 percent of its GDP in 2017 went to investments in fixed capital and inventories. Belgium has 41 airports, 26 of which have paved runways and six of which can handle large cargo aircraft. The seven registered air freight carriers in Belgium carried 1.4

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

billion on air cargo hub, fans talk of bigger ambitions (Reuters). 3Gtms Announces Freight Claims Management Partnership with TranSolutions. billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. A human operator loads the tray with an inventory item (for example a coffee mug) that is to be grasped by the robotic arm and moved into the appropriate box from a group of boxes that are awaiting ordered items for shipment to customers. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.

Clear Sailing for Ocean Carriers in 2018 — If They Don’t Blow It

Supply Chain Brain

Strong results for air freight, container shipping and export orders in particular suggest that, while the trade recovery may moderate in due course, it will likely continue in the coming months and remain above trend,” the report says. Similar bottlenecks at inland points threaten to slow the movement of cargo and choke off growth. If we’re going to see higher freight rates, we’ll need demand growth to outstrip supply growth.”