The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Supply Chain Nation

This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space. The growing need to support rapid delivery is driving greater demand for air cargo shipments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Supply Chain Nation

This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space. The growing need to support rapid delivery is driving greater demand for air cargo shipments, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”. But the ripple effect of same-day delivery on inventory management, store operations, and IT is anything but trivial. As well, Cargo Chief locates cost-saving empty—or partially empty—available backhaul from in-service carriers.

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. They pull data from both sides and communicate any surges in orders or depleted inventory.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. 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. But air carrier Martinair Cargo has built temperature monitoring into its records system and handling processes, and found it has been a useful tool in protecting themselves from damage claims.

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

Talking Logistics

Back in July 2017, I interviewed Bennett Adelson, the former CEO of MacroPoint (which was later acquired by Descartes Systems Group, a Talking Logistics sponsor) about OTIF and how it is driving demand for visibility solutions. This data allows project44 to deliver predictive insights enabling users to eliminate costs related to demurrage fees as well as reduce inventory stock outs and manual workload.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. I’ve been part of a few of these groups. General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy by Alvaro Fernandez Did you know it costs approximately $100 to send an envelope from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Caracas, Venezuela?

Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

(Originally published in Air Cargo World ). Cathy Roberson, Contributing Editor, Cargo Facts ConsultingApril 24, 2020 Airports, ExpressCathy Roberson, Cargo Facts Consulting senior consultant and Air Cargo World columnist. January was the strongest month, up 11.6%, probably due to after-holiday returns and inventory replenishment. In terms of domestic total freight — parcel, cargo, and mail — FedEx domestic volumes in pounds have declined 7.6%

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. With low transportation costs, it often makes sense to pool inventory in fewer locations so you can optimize space, labor and inventory pooling. However, as transportation costs increase it is more optimal to place inventory closer to customer locations, reducing overall transportation miles. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for 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?

The need to know

EFT

Incoming cargo to the Port of Los Angeles is surging as businesses restock depleted inventories and retailers prepare for an early holiday season, the executive director for the nation’s busiest seaport said on Wednesday. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

The recent study by IMARC Group, entitled “Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, estimates that the global logistics market reached a value of US$ 1,171 Billion in 2017 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.7% Traditional process involving making calls and faxes to start a shipment order were not only a slow process but also lacked end-to-end visibility and up-to-date information to customers in tracking their cargo movement.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Deutsche Post: DHL Group DHL , though founded in the United States, is a German company today. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world. DACHSER Group SE & Co.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Cargo Business News.com. based niche site, covering air, sea, rail and road cargo news. But within that, it has a very broad scope covering, not just air cargo, but all aviation, aerospace and space news. This niche site focusses on all things Aviation, with plenty of air cargo news. Educational research into cargo and freight.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

It was enough to prompt Foxconn Technology Group — a huge supplier of consumer electronics with 800,000 employees — to announce that its factories in China would be running at normal pace by the end of that month. Fall in demand; cashflow shortfalls due to collection challenges; port congestion; and disruptions to air cargo, trucking and rail services, affect companies globally.

For CFOs’ Eyes Only: Unlock More Cash from Supply Chain Working Capital

Savi

Overstocking and Understocking Supply Chain Costs According to the research firm IHL Group , in 2016, the cost to companies was $470 billion for overstocking and $630 billion for understocking. The value of knowing the in-transit geographic location of products as they move through the supply chain is that it gives customers the abilities to right-size inventory management and achieve more efficient lead time ordering.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

We follow a stringent procedure to organize inventory in our warehouses. Dealing with inventory is a significant driver of logistics costs, so simplifying your inventory processes with barcoding is a great way to lower costs.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Keeping track of warehouse inventories with an army of fully autonomous drones (TechCrunch). 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. They said they were forced to make additional payments to get their cargo or were forced to retrieve it from the wrong location.

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Elementum Expands Supply Chain Management Suite with New Inventory App Powered by World’s Product Graph™. Uber made headlines last month when it acquired Otto , a startup launched by a group of former senior Google employees that aims to convert existing trucks into driverless ones.

How IoT Improves Consumer Packaged Goods Value Chain

Savi

Agile supply chain operations, especially in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, are using IoT and end-to-end shipment visibility software to outperform competitors with better service while keeping lower inventory levels. Theft: Even though the number of cargo theft cases has decreased this year, it is a remaining problem, especially considering the lack of accurate reporting in the industry.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This includes the final customers or groups of businesses. For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This includes the final customers or groups of businesses. For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This includes the final customers or groups of businesses. For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Inventory tracking and management.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. At automaker BMW Group, for instance, plant employees can walk up to seven miles per day. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

But there’s also something exhilarating about watching a group of kids, over the course of a few short weeks, come together as friends and as a team, overcoming adversity together, celebrating achievements together, and just having plain old fun together regardless of the score. Target charges suppliers more to help offload unsold inventory (Reuters). Last week, I highlighted how Walmart is piloting the use of drones in its warehouses for inventory tracking.

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

The current movements are primarily leased engines being moved for various reasons, for example carriers returning leased engines in order to reduce inventory, and they are being stored in a very similar to actual aeroplanes, in the desert.”.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Carriage — In maritime shipping, carriage refers to the movement of cargo on a vessel after loading and before unloading. Class (Freight Class) — A group of commodities that are bunched together under a specific based on similar dimensions or other attributes. Carriers pick-up cargo from these designated spaces. Gross Weight — The total weight of a truck, trailer, its cargo, the driver, and any potential passengers.

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

Talking Logistics

Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. This release of JDA Warehouse Management delivers key capabilities to expedite returns tracking, routing, processing and the disposition of returns inventory to reduce the time that it takes for an item to go from a return to sellable inventory, preserving profits and enabling additional opportunities to satisfy customer demand.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. Friday, July 10, 2015. The day is finally here — the premiere of The Minions movie. I am not sure who is more excited to see this movie, our kids or my wife and me, but there’s something about those little yellow dudes that crack us up every time. Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: JDA Unleashes Powerful New Capabilities to Enable the Seamless Supply Chain.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Click on a link below to browse tips related to a topic of interest: Tips for optimizing your warehouse layout & organization Tips for optimizing your warehouse workflows & processes Warehouse inventory optimization tips Optimizing your warehouse with tools & technology Tips for optimizing your warehouse layout & organization 1. ” – Emma Sturgis, 10 Great Warehouse Optimization Tips for Small Businesses , Fishbowl Inventory 4.

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

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Inventory Management. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart.

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

The problem is so severe that last month, a group of American shipping companies petitioned Congress to allow larger capacity trucks on the roads, to help companies meet demand surges and save on operating costs. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual. To optimize inventory and storage, identify and eliminate open spaces to make use of available floor-space and increase storage density.

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Supply Chain Sins, Fallacies, and Mistakes

Enterra Insights

Surrett explains, “When shipping documents misreport significant attributes of cargo, the resulting inaccurate or false billing can prompt additional carrier charges. ” Even though technology can help mitigate or even eliminate some of those cardinal sins, Steve Banker ( @steve_scm ), Vice President of Supply Chain Services at ARC Advisory Group, asserts it would be fallacy to think technology can solve all supply chain challenges.

Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

”[1] In fact, things are changing so fast Steve Banker ( @steve_scm ), Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Arc Advisory Group, insists we are experiencing a retail supply chain revolution.[2] Cargo bikes, drones, last mile robots, and autonomous delivery vans are all being trialed.” Placing inventory closer to urban areas can speed deliveries. When most people think about the retail sector, they think about front-end selling.

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Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

She adds, “There is more you could group under omnichannel, but that’s a good start.” David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research in the Americas for the CBRE Group, told Burnson, “These mega-facilities serve as the backbone of retailers’ fulfillment networks, distributing goods across multi-state regions. ” Burnson goes to note that e-commerce is having an impact on air freight hubs, maritime cargo, middlemen, and intermodal operations.