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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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Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide.

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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. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk.

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Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

After an extremely volatile first half of the year, the challenges in the air freight market look set to continue into 2021, requiring both foresight and forward planning from businesses. A turbulent six months for air freight. What to expect from air freight going forward.

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency. Blockchain offers the ability to track and trace goods throughout each point of the supply chain, from manufacturing to sales. Another problem is cargo theft.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency. Blockchain offers the ability to track and trace goods throughout each point of the supply chain, from manufacturing to sales. Another problem is cargo theft.

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Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics. When large cargo pieces have to be transported by sea, the best and most cost-effective way to transport them is through cargo and container shipping companies. No matter if you are shipping for residential or commercial reasons, if you are interested in shipping large or high-volume loads internationally, the ideal fit is cargo or vessel shipping.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

We are continuing to see heavy freight solicitation from our carrier base. Most dry van carriers saw a decline in activity but were able to mitigate much of the cost implications by furloughing drivers, freight handlers (dockman), and back-office staff. For many Canadian shippers, manufacturing, automotive, and retail (clothing / furniture) has been negatively impacted as generally is the trend for these segments. The air freight market is still extremely volatile.

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.

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. When the robot arrives, the recipient unlocks it by punching in a security code on a mobile app.

How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret the way companies ship their freight has shifted due to COVID-19. Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? 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. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

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.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First use of a modern container for ocean freight.

An Air Charter Solution for Teradyne in a Time of Disruption

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Thanks to effective collaboration and special arrangements among Teradyne’s inbound planning and manufacturing teams, vendors, and our team at C.H. Robinson established a timeline for the manufacturing, pickup, volume, and receiving of the 23-shipment order. Commercial air freight and sea shipments were unable to meet Teradyne’s needs. As part of the solution, we relied heavily on a comprehensive checklist to monitor the freight’s status during each step of the journey.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Capacity fell by 3 percent, and up to $14 billion in cargo was unable to dock. Extreme weather represents one of the most significant risks to ocean freight on the globe. Ensure system connectivity is on a secure network. Supplier consistency applies to manufacturers as well. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Talking Logistics

Open Checkbook for Visibility: FourKites Secures $50 Million in Series C Funding. The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot this year, with two major acquisitions completed in recent months ( Descartes acquired MacroPoint and Trimble acquired 10-4 Systems ). For related commentary, see On-Time In-Full (OTIF) and the Growing Demand for Real-Time Freight Visibility. [This page is intentionally left blank.]. because my mind is blank this morning.

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.

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. Freight Payment / Claims Auditing. Supply Chain Security Analysis.

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What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?

CH Robinson Logistics

Freight is often project based with seasonal demand. This means flatbed carriers have limited opportunities to build a “freight network” or plan routes that optimize drive time. Securing and protecting cargo. Securing and protecting a multitude of commodities that ship on open deck trailers is labor intensive, resulting in decreased drive time and yield to the truck. Manufacturing and automotive industry.

Spot Market Carriers Get Higher Rates Than Contract Fleets

DAT Solutions

I look at freight transportation statistics all day long, and I am astonished by the rapid growth of the past few months, especially in the truckload spot market. Anticipate Freight Rate Changes. Prices on the spot market change quickly, but with freight rate tools like DAT RateView , your business won't be caught off guard. Based on $45 billion in actual transactions, RateView is the most trusted freight rates resource in the trucking industry. Freight Rates

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. Supply Chain Security Analysis. Admiral E.

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The need to know

EFT

China will build 1-2 hub airports for cargo carriers by 2035 - state planner. Lukashenko considers re-routing Belarusian cargo after sanctions: Belta. Chile threatens striking truckers with security law after breakdown in talks. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

The need to know

EFT

China will build 1-2 hub airports for cargo carriers by 2035 - state planner. Lukashenko considers re-routing Belarusian cargo after sanctions: Belta. Chile threatens striking truckers with security law after breakdown in talks. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

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

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft and CHAINalytics Partner to Provide Integrated Access to Freight Market Intelligence. Department of Homeland Security. Teamsters lose another vote at FedEx Freight facility (Reuters). I’ve stated my opinion many times before: I believe companies, especially manufacturers and retailers, should get out of the B2B Connectivity business. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its global supply chain security program.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. Understand the 3-Legged Freight Movements at the Border. Companies carrying freight across the U.S.-Mexico manufacturer can send an advanced shipping notice (ASN) that will populate into the TMS.

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Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data. It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Many already believe that freight exchange platforms, dedicated to maximizing payload efficiency and reducing empty miles, have a role to play in making this vision a reality. That is not to say that freight exchanges will cease to exist.

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. Supply Chain Security Analysis. Admiral E.

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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. Supply Chain Security Analysis. Admiral E.

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Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Whether employed by the manufacturer or a third-party logistics providers (3PL) such as DHL or Kuehne + Nagel, a TMS can decrease transportation costs, enhance performance and upsurge customer satisfaction. Strategic Freight Management: Arrange bids by carriers for long-standing contracts based on Risk, Capacity and Cost.Selection of Carrier: Arrange carriers for each shipment considering allocations, business shares, and costs. TMD Security GMBH.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The increase of security level for such systems is expected.

This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Updates, Enhances TMS Freight Allocation Module 2.0. Con-way Freight Announces 2013 General Rate Increase. Freight Shipments Fell 1.2% Supreme Court rules in favor of ATA in challenge of Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program ( Cargo Business ). This week the company announced the release of Freight Allocation Module ™ (FAM) 2.0, “a web-based application that optimizes transportation by allowing shippers to auction freight with approved carrier partners.”

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. has 5,054 airports, most of which have paved runways long enough to handle large jets and cargo planes. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 Cargo transportation in the U.S. has nine container ports, 11 cargo ports and 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing.

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. We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. As a TMS provider, Cerasis also provides the services related to transport management: freight claims, freight accounting, carrier relations, and more. WHITE PAPER] The Complete Guide to Freight & Transportation Accounting.