Remove Cargo Remove Freight Remove Groups Remove Warehousing

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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes. Møller Mærsk Group.

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

Talking Logistics

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. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

Cargo 155

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

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? 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. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

Cargo 53

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). Honeywell To Acquire Intelligrated, A Leader In Supply Chain And Warehouse Automation Technologies. 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.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

As a disclaimer, WebCargo , a Freightos Group company, does offers digital services to global forwarders and carriers, including online sales portals, digital eBooking, multimodal rate management and the Freightos.com freight marketplace. . The Freight Game of Thrones.

Cargo 256

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

6 River Systems

From investing in smart automation solutions like collaborative mobile robots to improve warehouse productivity to route and supplier optimization and outsourcing logistics to a 3PL , there are several strategies that can help companies reduce logistics costs. Efficient warehouse operations.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

LTL freight carriers normally transport small shipments of freight from many companies. In this system, space is shared by all of the cargo on one truck. When companies opt for LTL shipping, they are charged for the section of the semi-truck that their freight takes up. You can save money by: Stop paying for unused cargo space. Reduce your warehouse costs. This method is ideal for freight shipment ranging from 150 to 20,000 pounds. Freight Class.

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.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshoremen Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been operating without a contract since the end of June, 2014. Is Full container freight not moving? Or look at air freight options.

LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?

SupplyPike

Did you know that you do not have to hire and pay for a full truck if your freight is much less than a truckload? Freight carriers offer a variety of choices for transporting commercial shipments. In contrast, FTL freight occupies a whole truck and is quite bigger, usually weighing 20,000 pounds or more. During FTL shipping, a company’s cargo remains on one truck, right from its pickup to its delivery.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. Fuel-Cell Maker to Help Amazon Improve Warehouse Efficiency (WSJ – sub. Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub. The integration between MercuryGate’s TMS platform and Banyan’s live carrier connectivity leverages Banyan’s existing connections to a large and diverse group of carriers and 3PLs.”. My garage door is crumpled.

Ohio 68

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). Uber made headlines last month when it acquired Otto , a startup launched by a group of former senior Google employees that aims to convert existing trucks into driverless ones.

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

The recent study by IMARC Group, entitled “Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, estimates that the global logistics market reached a value of US$ 1,171 Billion in 2017 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.7% Traditional process involving making calls and faxes to start a shipment order were not only a slow process but also lacked end-to-end visibility and up-to-date information to customers in tracking their cargo movement.

Cargo 43

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Robinson , Descartes Systems Group , and Elemica are sponsoring this year’s team and employees to participate in the ride, which will be September 14-16 in Saratoga Springs, NY. In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.”

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. JDA Software kicked things off this week by announcing key enhancements to its JDA Warehouse Management solution, which “optimizes ease of use, time to deployment and warehouse productivity.” Happy New Year!

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and 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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Warehouse Automation. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse.

TransPoland 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Organiser: ITE Group Plc. Main topics: Intermodal transport (containers and cargo, transportation fleet, handling equipment, ports and terminals, intermodal carriers). Logistics and freight forwarding. Warehousing and internal transport. Events Expo XXI fleet Intermodal transport ITE Group ITS logistics Poland Transpoland warehousing Warsaw TransPoland 2015. Date: 4-6 November 2015. Venue: Warsaw International Expocentre EXPO XXI, Warsaw, Poland.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

It’s just the latest in a string of patents that span the gamut from smart stores to flying warehouses. Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016.

Retail 185

Here's How Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Have Affected Van Freight

DAT Solutions

A lot of the spot market freight volumes that were stalled in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have started to come back. Last week, Houston's van freight volumes rebounded to 88% of pre-storm levels. That doesn’t mean that everything is the same as before – some cargo is not moving at all, and other types of freight are moving in higher volume because of pent-up demand. That’s a common trend when the flow of freight shifts southward.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

To be able to deal with tariffs and customs, many supply chain companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers who help them manage in-country transportation, distribution, and warehousing. Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates. Air cargo rates will also remain static. However there is good news at the moment because of the drop in jet fuel costs, improving the financial performance of the air cargo companies.

Trends 227

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 need to know

EFT

Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early holiday season, the executive director for the nation’s busiest seaport said on Wednesday. Asia’s biggest warehouse operator, GLP, is targeting a $1.5

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. Google seems to be working on warehouse robots like Amazon’s (Quartz). iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7 shouts the warehouse foreman from the rooftop.

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. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. The company provides comprehensive freight forwarding services across all modes, domestic and international, including customs house brokerage and door-to-door ground services. Hub Group. Hub Group.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars. A good starting point for AR in the supply chain is in warehouses where workers are equipped with small glasses, like Google Glass, where the user will see a “digital pick-list” in their field of vision.

The need to know

EFT

Canadian warehouse robotics company Attabotics on Tuesday said it raised $50 million in a funding round led by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, following a surge in interest for automation in the retail sector due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tankers ship Iranian fuel cargoes to U.S.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

And here’s to hoping that 2018 results in even more significant advancements in the state of warehousing and transportation technology. 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. Content Summary: Exoskeletons Help Take a Load Off for Warehouse Workers. Warehouse Management.

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft and CHAINalytics Partner to Provide Integrated Access to Freight Market Intelligence. Teamsters lose another vote at FedEx Freight facility (Reuters). Business groups hit out at late payment ‘scandal’ (FT.com). As noted in the press release, companies are required to use ACE for all electronic import and export manifest filings for all modes by May 1, 2015 and use ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filings by Nov.

Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

She adds, “There is more you could group under omnichannel, but that’s a good start.” warehouses) being built across the U.S. 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. Omnichannel retail operations are well on their way to becoming the norm.

The need to know

EFT

Lack of passenger flights squeezes air freight capacity in peak season. A sharp fall in passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with rising e-commerce demand is setting the stage for tight capacity and a renewed rise in air freight rates heading into the peak Christmas season. China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd beat estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday, as its core e-commerce business continued to grow following China’s emergence from coronavirus lockdowns.

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. Warehouse Receiving/Shipping POD. Freight Invoice Auditing. Delivers immediate access to negotiated freight contracts and quantity commitments. .

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

From that moment on, the key was to understand the outlook for recovery and resize our warehouses to match business activity. Mads Ravn is the US-based head of global air freight procurement at DSV Air & Sea, with 25 years career experience at the fast-growing freight forwarder.