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Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

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Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs. Don’t forget that shipping by air is not a one-size-fits-all option.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Shipping Overseas.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. Published October 25, 2019 in Global Trade Magazine. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. And when shipping to volatile countries, it becomes even harder. companies with global operations, one of the most effective ways to mitigate risk is to ship smarter. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” economy, but also the global one.

The Ultimate Global Shipping Guide: Everything You Need to Know

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Succeeding in global shipping can be difficult; you need to navigate transportation options, customs compliance, and ever-changing industry practices. In order to help you remain compliant, keep costs down, ensure efficiency, and stay on top of new trends and technologies, we’ve created this guide to help you conquer all of your global shipping challenges. Developing an optimal global shipping strategy. Ocean shipping.

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Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Omnichannel business models often lead to more complicated global supply chains. With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . Due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus, many global shippers are recognizing the value in a risk management plan to best prepare themselves for the current situation and others like it in the future.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. I don’t think that the ports are up to the challenge of moving the high-levels of freight with larger ships without rethinking unloading space, equipment and flows. It takes 2 to 3 days to unload a ship. Today, the number of chassis required for a ship is between 2,000 and 5,000. The ships are getting larger.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Consider this: global sourcing, manufacturing, and sales are advancing rapidly, leaving technology providers in the tough position of playing catch up. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. What is Global Vendor Management? Global vendor management programs are based on a foundation of purchase order (P.O.) management of global vendors.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry.

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#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. Do you have global coverage and LCL capabilities to provide flexibility? Cargo consolidation is a strategic option for many shippers—especially those with a lean supply chain or in a just in time environment.

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network

E2open

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information. Today, one out of every four ocean containers shipped globally is booked through the INTTRA platform. MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected. COVID-19 Impact on Shipping. Deere is using costly expedited shipping to avoid disruptions.

The Business Case for a Global TMS

3rdwave

Managing global freight is ladened with challenges. Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains. A global TMS solution provides an automated and systemic way of addressing the challenges that are the reality for most organizations that source globally. The major benefits that global TMS provide a company are operational, management, and “C”-level control.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inventory Turnover Breakthrough … Go Back To The Basics! Understanding the top 10 global supply chain risks can work to reduce their impact. on a scale of 1-10 regarding its concern for the impact on global trade. As explained by Lucy Dixon of Supply Chain Digital , economic instability represents another threat to global trade. Capacity fell by 3 percent, and up to $14 billion in cargo was unable to dock. Know the top risks in global freight management.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990. 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. Links to Global Trade Management.

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3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead. It’s a global phenomenon. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018. We recommend taking the following steps when we work with shipping customers: Take an inventory.

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio. Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. Do you have global coverage and LCL capabilities to provide flexibility? Need more ideas on saving money and time with global forwarding?

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks. The situation is still changing, even hourly, as global markets react.

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mexico Shipping Series Part 3: Transportation Success is More than a Low Rate per Mile.Transportfolio by C.H. After a recent supply chain evaluation, one company found more value in changing their shipping process to reduce their claims risk by six figures than on immediate transportation savings. Let’s not forget, they also saved six figures in cargo claims and reshipments. Another customer faced climbing inventory carrying costs.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

With global attention of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, each day brings more unknowns and challenges for everyone. The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. 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. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Accenture Releases Enhanced Ocean Cargo Pricing Software to Provide Greater Pricing Visibility for Carriers. How long before Amazon announces that it is buying its own 18,000 TEU container ship? With Amazon, you never know, which is why I’ll be updating the presentation I will deliver at the SMC3 Connections 2016 Conference on June 28th in Chicago (“A–Z: The Emergence of Amazon as a Global 3PL”) from now until I walk on stage.

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

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say. Global trade volumes fell for the first time since 2009 by 1.7

Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The coronavirus outbreak has prompted an official global health emergency that is severely affecting business operations not only in China but also around the globe. With any kind of widespread health outbreak, global importers and exporters are dealing with unpredictable logistics concerns that require a proactive approach to keep business running as usual. . We also continue to see several airlines cancelling flights in and out of China which can have impact to cargo capacity.

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Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The coronavirus outbreak, which is severely affecting business operations around the globe, was recently declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. and globally, staying close to our contract carriers and discussing continuity plans in the event shipping trajectories need to be adjusted due to disruptions or closures at any ports. Given this continued volatility, global importers are eager to restock their inventory.

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

Last year’s conference discussed many similar topics regarding ocean shipments, but now, there was an overarching dialogue about the influence of technology in global shipments. Anticipate Capacity Needs with Better ETAs Available storage and shipping capacities have decreased, making ocean shipping’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness more important than ever. Beneficial Cargo Owners, or BCOs, openly said shipping price increases are necessary for carriers to stay profitable.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today. The size of global trade has nearly doubled since 1990. With low transportation costs, it often makes sense to pool inventory in fewer locations so you can optimize space, labor and inventory pooling. They have people manually reviewing orders, combining orders into loads, and determining the best service levels and carriers to ship those loads.

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8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? These samples and their shipping will cost you. During dispatch and packing to ensure the right goods and quantity are shipped out. At the dock to ensure that the correct goods are loaded and shipped. Decent inventory management software should be able to handle multiple currencies without any issues.

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts.

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Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reducing or eliminating inventory carrying costs, along with out of stocks using detailed analysis tactics had been the goal for many. Today, consumer expectations for next day (or even same day) delivery can place undue pressure on an organization’s inventory strategy and existing replenishment capabilities. And in today’s world of instant gratification, you might need the speed of air to compete globally. Air freight balances speed with freight and inventory costs.

IoT enabled Supply Chain Visibility: The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Managers

Global Trade Management

Source: Global Manufacturing Outlook: Low visibility, high supply chain risk (KPMG, 2016) The IoT technology: The enabler of Supply Chain Visibility While the need for better supply chain visibility has been around for as long as there have been supply chains, the technological innovation that could serve as the enabler of this supply chain evolution was missing. Real-time cargo tracking and monitoring offers capabilities that set exporters and importers apart from their competition.

8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

You could do it manually but why do it when smart inventory management systems , such as EMERGE App , can automatically calculate landed costs for you? These samples and their shipping will cost you. During dispatch and packing to ensure the right goods and quantity are shipped out. At the dock to ensure that the correct goods are loaded and shipped. Decent inventory management software should be able to handle multiple currencies without any issues.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. Again, this might include recycling or refurbishing items damaged in storage or transit, or placing undamaged returns back into a sales inventory. SME Supply Chains Increasingly Going Global. However, new technologies, services, and providers are helping SMEs to play more effectively and at less cost on the global stage.

Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion

NC State SCRC

On December 5, 2019, we held a panel discussion that focused on different perspectives related to global trade. As the global environment is shifting based on political debates, EU/British negotiations, tariffs driven by the Trump administration, as well as the sudden shifts in country-level policies, supply chain executives and planners are working to plan for future uncertainties.

An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

In addition to the devastating human toll, its impact on global supply chains is almost certain to be wide-ranging. While it may be too early to fully assess how the coronavirus compares to other global health outbreaks such as SARS, MERS, and Ebola, historical trends can be drawn from to indicate economic and supply chain implications. by Amy Wunderlin .

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