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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.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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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.

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

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. 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.

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Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Well, with so much complexity, one would certainly require a reliable and transparent source to carry such enormous data and activities. Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? The post Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

He shares some interesting information about freight forwarding, that anyone in logistics should be aware of. Freight forwarding is one of the most widely used methods of international transport for both business and personal use. Freight forwarding companies, like the International Logistics Centre, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight , ocean freight , road fright and, in some cases, railway freight.

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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. Of course, even the thought of peak season is usually enough to send shudders down the spines of freight forwarders, logistics services providers (LSPs), shippers and retailers alike. Source: City A.M. .

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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.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you. Freight

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.

Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

The catalyst was fairly simple – there are freight conferences and tech conferences, but few that really mesh both very well. There was also some startling consensus on some core ideas: Freight is complex and transformation won’t happen overnight. Freight used to start with a golf game or a phone call. For a couple of reasons but mostly because: Cargo is not the core revenue center of air carriers, passengers are. Freight is cool again.

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Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation. TRAMES is all about International Freight Orchestration (IFO). c) Digital Freight Forwarders. What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

Nestlé and XPO Logistics building 638,000-square-foot digital warehouse

EFT

The XPO-owned facility will be strategically located in the Midlands to benefit from direct access to the M1 motorway for road transport, the East Midlands Airport for cargo flights, and an onsite rail freight terminal with direct access to the major UK ports of Southampton, Felixstowe, London Gateway and the Channel Tunnel. Nestlé and XPO Logistics are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK.

How rate transparency grows SMBs: Introducing the FBA Index

Freightos

Of course, COVID-19 has accelerated this trend, with more consumers working from home and ordering online, while it’s also become easier for sellers to source on Alibaba, import, and then sell on Shopify or Amazon.com. 2020 was a critical year for small importers.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. In 2018, Wayfair expanded its warehouse and logistics investments in the U.S.

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. Source ID. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse. Source ID.

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. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates.

The need to know

EFT

Christmas, coronavirus and fear of no-deal Brexit push Europe's warehouses to the limit. Retailers worldwide have never had more reason to pack warehouses to the brim and keep stock closer to shoppers who continue to buy a record number of items online.

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!

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.

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.

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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.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. Having the right warehouse management system in place will also achieve this.

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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%). Source ID. 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. Source ID. Source ID.

European Commission Questions Quality of Customs Data Provided by Logistics Services Providers for ICS

BluJay Solutions

The rules and timescales for submitting the ENS vary between modes of transport, ranging from one hour prior to arrival for road traffic to 24 hours in advance of loading at point of departure for maritime containerised cargo. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software).

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. Now, when most think of sustainability, they think of ethical sourcing or environmentally friendly packaging. Finding Freight Consolidation Opportunities.

The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Aborn and Co.

That is where he learned his foundation in warehousing and distribution as well as logistics. There was a huge impact on the global supply chain as far as air freight goes. Air freight capacity was restricted to those businesses that had their own dedicated cargo fleet.

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. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Exoskeletons Help Take a Load Off for Warehouse Workers. Source ID.

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.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. Warehouse Management System (WMS) Warehouse Management System enables 3PL companies to take control of their diversified range of product and stock items, as well as monitor the operations of goods and materials moving in and out of the depot.

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The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Aborn and Co.

That is where he learned his foundation in warehousing and distribution as well as logistics. There was a huge impact on the global supply chain as far as air freight goes. Air freight became super premium and prices tripped because a lot of air freight travels in the belly of passenger air crafts and people were no longer flying. Air freight capacity was restricted to those businesses that had their own dedicated cargo fleet.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Although passenger planes have been used to transport cargo more frequently in recent years, available capacity is not heavily impacted by the cancellations due to air charter operators and blank sailings diminishing from ocean carriers. Where are your warehouse locations in proximity to delivery locations? Backup sourcing options.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

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