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What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo?

Freightos

What’s Holding Back Customer-Centric Air Cargo? . As the cream of air cargo’s innovators held turns on the floor, this question came up time and again. The industry’s mindset is holding customer-centric air cargo back. That was my big take from Elevate , presented by Air Cargo World earlier this month. Harnessing cloud-based software to automate freight pricing. The E-commerce Influence On Air Freight. What’s holding customer-centric air cargo back?

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Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

For multi-channel retailers, it’s getting increasingly difficult to survive in “the Amazon jungle”. As Amazon invests relentlessly to boost its agility and drop its costs, retailers are also looking for ways to raise their game. Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. He says that the majority of omnichannel retailers use a hybrid strategy—filling online orders from both stores and distribution centers.

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Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

Articles inventory retail #retailers Gravity Technology disruption supplychain visibility logistics performance #automation #realtime #management #cargo #shipment #transportation purchase tracking container freight solution platform order track operations global industry automating manufacturers service providers cloudbased trace carrier shipper data warehousingHow can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions?

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. It is a grand irony that this black swan event has stimulated a run on grocers and retail that’s reminiscent of the bank run during the Great Depression. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Talking Logistics

New Capabilities in JDA Flowcasting Attack the Toughest Retail Forecasting Challenges. Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention ( WSJ – sub. It is an important part of our value proposition as an omnichannel retailer serving customers who shop our stores and websites whenever, wherever and however they prefer,” said R.B.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Retailers are paying close attention to labor disputes threatening to bring a stop to imports coming in to West Coast ports. Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. While it is true that retailers still rely heavily on the U.S. Even when there isn’t a threat of a West Coast work-stoppage, retailers are utilizing Atlantic and Gulf ports to support stores in the Eastern half of the U.S. By Chris Ferrell.

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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. retailers, and half of the top 100 Internet retailers.

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. October is a critical month for retail freight in advance of the Christmas season, and retailers want to prevent stock-outs while they wait for Asian imports to clear through congested docks and warehouses on the West Coast.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Rail transport utilizes freight trains to haul cargo.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. domestic freight transportation and logistics.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. 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. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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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?

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

provides transportation management system software to help make freight brokers more profitable – both by helping them bring in more revenue and helping them to operate more efficiently. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”

NC State SCRC

However, the announcement should not have come as a surprise, as the ocean cargo market has been suffering for some time by a condition of overcapacity, low rates, and a flat global market. Many ship builders and ocean carriers overextended themselves while the economy was growing, and these expectations resulted in a huge amount of investment that has resulted in too many ships and carriers competing for too little cargo.

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.

Is it Time for B2B Freight Providers to Learn From B2C?

Logistics Bureau

This speculative post explores the difference between B2B and B2C freight pricing. Are B2B freight providers falling behind? Should they offer tiered freight-price options like those enjoyed by consumers, and what stops them from doing so? Should B2B Freight Providers Offer B2C-Style Shipping Rates? Tiered Freight Pricing in B2C Markets. What’s Different in B2B Freight? Could Freight Providers Benefit from Good, Better, Best?

What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

It’s almost impossible for businesses to guarantee accurate inventory levels when it comes to freight shipping for Black Friday. The goal is to always have enough inventory supply to meet demand, without needing to drastically reduce price to liquidate the surplus of goods after promotions are over and demand spikes plateau or drop off. We’ll help you adjust to changing market conditions to optimize your freight strategy.

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). Top e-retailers deliver the goods faster (Internet Retailer). 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 (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As more consumers order products online for in-store pickup, retail stores are becoming fulfillment centers, and that’s driving logistics software vendors to develop new solutions to enable these processes. This week, for example, JDA Software announced the release date for JDA® In-Store Picking , “a solution designed to enable retailers to accurately and efficiently pick e-commerce orders in a store (in-store).” 3PL Retail Retail Trends This Week in News C.H.

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

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Driving this was strong imports – especially for retailers. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory.

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

Talking Logistics

Infor Announces Infor CloudSuite™ Retail. 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. According to the press release, Infor CloudSuite Retail is intended to support the following areas: Item Management. Inventory Management.

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

Zipline Logistics

This year is off to an a typical start as the freight market and the international economy braces for the full impact of the coronavirus. . However, the freight market outlook , at least to start Q2, is brighter than other sectors of the domestic economy. . Notably, in the retail and grocery industry as increased demand for food, beverages, and household goods hit a fever pitch. We are seeing several-year highs in freight volume.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

By 2020, the value of B2B e-commerce will surpass $1 trillion, and manufacturers, distributors, retailers, reverse logistics managers, third-party freight brokers and logistics services providers are working to keep up with the trend. Unfortunately, failure to use a TMS contributes to higher freight spend by limiting shipping capacity and forcing shippers to continue with spot rates among carriers.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

After years of continuous physical expansion, with mega-stores and mega-trucks having progressively replaced their supersized siblings and expansion of retailers’ high street presence a critical measure of their success, the retail supply chain is now adjusting to a wider and more diverse variety of just about everything. Download our eBook - Omni-Channel Retail – Top 3 Logistics Challenges.

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The Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Rather than subjective guesswork, this method allows freight forwarders to predict if the average daily transit time is expected to rise or fall up to a week in advance. Such insights are incredibly valuable in a sector like air freight, where it accounts for only 1 percent of global trade in terms of tonnage but 35 percent in terms of value. Subscribe Here!

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Air Cargo. Vendor Managed Inventory. Inventory Management. Freight Payment / Claims Auditing.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Air Cargo. Vendor Managed Inventory. Admiral E.

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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 Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

Third party logistics (3PL) is the function by where the owner of goods outsources numerous components of the supply chain to a 3PL company that can perform the management function of the clients’ customs, inbound freight, distribution, warehousing, order fulfilment and outbound freight to the client’s customers. These types of services include distribution and transportation management, public warehousing, contract warehousing and freight consolidation.

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RFID: The Key to Improving Visibility

20Cube Logistics

The containers can be easily tracked by suppliers and shippers via real-time tracking by embedding RFID chips into containers thus helping in pinpointing the location of a cargo movement and simultaneously planning for its movement. Not only that, RFID can also drill down to know the exact location of the cargo movement, the inventory it is carrying, the allocation and much more. . Its adoption is impacting all areas of product and retail.

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The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

Retail shops and eateries everywhere saw their business drop off precipitously. 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. A retailer will have empty shelves. If the disruption continues, we may see many manufacturers, and maybe even retailers, suspending their operations as they run out of the key inputs they need.”.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

For example, DHL analyzes 58 different parameters of internal data to create a machine learning model for air freight. Rather than subjective guesswork, this method allows freight forwarders to predict if the average daily transit time is expected to rise or fall up to a week in advance. Such insights are incredibly valuable in a sector like air freight, where it accounts for only 1 percent of global trade in terms of tonnage but 35 percent in terms of value.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Air Cargo. Vendor Managed Inventory. Admiral E.

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