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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.

EV Cargo Technology’s e-Doc Webinar Showcases Speed To Sale Improvements For Retailers

EV Cargo Technology

Responding to demand from global retail clients, EV Cargo Technology’s e-documentation functionality is set to enhance efficiency and visibility for EV Cargo Technology’s clients, transforming how they work with their vendors.

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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.

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.

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.” And considering that our international tariff laws have been more dynamic in the past three years, shipping U.S. Shipping Overseas. Getting a Global Perspective.

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.

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. Imagine you are at your desk in Houston and you need to determine whether a completed order left the warehouse in China. That’s why you need a global shipping strategy with a comprehensive global vendor management program. What is Global Vendor Management? management of global vendors.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is. This will require an LTL and e-commerce focused shipping strategy. Benefits of Combining LTL and E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Omnichannel means the ability to serve customers across any channel and blend all channels to create seamless experiences for customers. Lowered carrying costs through additional shipping models. Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

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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What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. Industry Logistics Shipping Supply Chain

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9 billion on shipping in Q3 2016. But there’s no such thing as free shipping. Alibaba and Amazon are shaping up for a global battle.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships. 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.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

With constant changes in the global markets, new and unconventional ideas are being discussed and thought about and not just in a hypothetical sense. . Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. Cargo Ships.

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Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

reduced costs, shorter lead times and better product quality associated with the implementation of ISO 14000 standards, which provide a framework for environmental management issues) Source As the public becomes more aware of environmental issues and global warming in 2018, consumers are asking more questions about the products they are purchasing. Source Amazon has been using robots in its warehouse for years.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To get from the factory to a retail shelf you have ports, terminals, rail, trucks, warehouses, and much more to consider. Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships.

Mega Ships: A Look at the Effect of Larger Ocean Vessels at Port

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To get from the factory to a retail shelf you have ports, terminals, rail, trucks, warehouses, and much more to consider. Another valid concern about larger vessels is that a ship carrying 18,000 to 19,000 TEUs will need about 100 acres of terminal within the port to carry out efficient operations. By the time an expansion may be completed, it may be operationally obsolete because of even larger ships.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent prediction by respected Hong-Kong based trading and distribution business Li & Fung of increased seasonality, with the observation that “retailers are now placing orders with shorter lead-times and pushing deliveries closer to their seasons", marks an interesting development for the global supply chain, particularly if it is accompanied by increased order volumes. Many LSPs simply do not have spare trucks and warehouses to cope with unscheduled arrivals at ports any more.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

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. 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.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

jump in container throughput last week, which means cargo is recovering. However, almost every public company and startup right now is looking for “productivity hacks”, so even in this more dire of situations, little seems to have been learned or changed since other still recent global crisisses have reared their ugly heads. As such, I learn new ways to increase output, almost every single day from global operational thought leaders and industry-leading customers around the world.

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. Freight Management Transport cargo theft prevention

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Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. So will air freight play a lesser role in the global supply chain going forward, or do the numbers not tell the whole story? DHL, for example is rolling out 60 certified, temperature-controlled cargo-handling stations for the life sciences and healthcare industries by end 2014 (story reported here ).

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 Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

One of the world’s most deadly diseases, killing up to 90% of people who contract it, the current outbreak of Ebola is widespread and causing panic on a global scale. After the well-publicized scares over outbreaks of SARS and Avian flu originating in China over the last decade, it seems we may now have a truly global pandemic on our hands that currently has no cure. The post What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. To ensure efficient processes, make the best use of warehouse space, and ensure short delivery times over long transport distances, shippers and forwarders generally rely on the most cost-efficient transport mode and/or route. For example, bananas can’t be transported by air, because they spoil in the low temperatures and the varying air humidity of the cargo area.

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.

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. However, as a distribution professional, it can be significantly more complex to manage multiple smaller warehouses rather than a single large facility. 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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Autonomous Ships: The Future of Logistics

20Cube Logistics

We have heard of pilotless planes, driverless cars and unmanned trains, but have you ever heard of autonomous ships? Well, the shipping industry is evolving with new technologies and innovations and the most exciting discovery has been the use of autonomous navigation systems. The automation navigation is clearly becoming a reality with SmartDock that allows a ship to sail, navigate and arrive from one port to another without any help from a human.

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24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

Moreover, it’s vital to the health of the global economy. The pandemic crisis had global ramifications felt throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, and for many companies, building the resiliency needed to weather such storms has become the #1 challenge of supply chain management. He is a Global Management expert known for driving results through (and with) companies, organizations and academia. Warehouse Operations

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks (WSJ – sub. The situation at the West Coast ports took a turn for the worse this week, with the Pacific Maritime Association announcing yesterday that the ports will stop loading and unloading vessels from Thursday morning through next Monday unless a contract settlement is reached with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (work will still continue in the dockyards, rail yards and terminal gates).

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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 Post-2016 Strategy: End-to-end Shipping.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

In this infographic you will learn, for example, that the global market value for logistics has surpassed $4trillion. You will also learn: Interesting global logistics facts. Underneath, you will then see the full infographic explaining the Global Logistics Marketplace. The global logistics industry has grown significantly while logistics has become an important part of the business economic system and major global economic activity in recent years.

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