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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.

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

Talking Logistics

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. percent between the final quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 and the International Air Transport Association has lowered its growth forecast for air freight demand in 2016 to 2.1

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. Simply put, OTIF spells OPPORTUNITY for transportation technology providers. 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.

What is the FMSCA’s Unified Registration System (URS) And What is the Impact on Transportation & Logistics Management?

Cerasis

Effective transportation management can be a hassle. Transportation managers must keep up with the ship dates of inventory, where inventory is currently located in the transportation process, what insurance information is being used and appropriated for each shipment, and many more factors. Let's take a look at what this rule does, why it’s going into a fact, how it will affect the existing fleets, and its implications for the future of transportation.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Descartes’ GLN, route planning and transportation management solutions and deep domain expertise can help our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers in managing their global and local inbound logistics and delivery operations.”. . According to a Financial Times article: First-quarter results showed “modest improvements in the global demand for container transport, reflecting the weak economic situation especially in developed countries,” Maersk said on Friday. .

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. The price of fuel has a direct impact on transportation costs. Some experts have calculated that each $10 increase in the cost of barrel of oil results in a 4-cent per mile increase in transportation rates. Increased transportation costs can affect the optimal design of a supply chain. Another key to managing the fuel-optimized supply chain is transportation optimization. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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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%

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?

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

Talking Logistics

Flexport Raises $65 Million in Venture Capital to Expand Operations (Transport Topics). 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. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

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. shipping Logistics transportation fuel costs trucking

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). iContainers, Expedia for transporting freight internationally, raises $6.7

The Business Case for a Global TMS

3rdwave

Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains. Understanding how the global TMS solution addresses these 3 organizational groups is important in getting to the value that the solution will deliver. This control is done through Dashboard process management, real-time access to in-line look-ups, and direct access to underlying master data and transportation execution detail.

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. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 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.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Transport Topics. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking. American Journal of Transportation. With a circulation of over 30,000, AJOT has been keeping transportation industry managers up to date with the news since 1919.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Claim — In freight, shippers can retroactively charge carriers for damages or loss to transported products.

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. The pivot point has moved from production to customer delivery, and the primary constraint has moved from manufacturing to transportation. This shift is hard to handle because the CPG industry spends at least 5% of revenue on transportation.

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. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. At automaker BMW Group, for instance, plant employees can walk up to seven miles per day.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

First, more inventory would be in transit at any given time. And second, to avoid running out of in-demand products, the shipper would have to stock more inventory as a buffer for unpredictable demand during those 11 days. On the West Coast, carriers might need to offer selective discounts to hold on to traffic, but will need to do so wisely, since a large chunk of time-sensitive cargo will probably continue to move through the West Coast, with or without discounts.

Los Angeles and Long Beach Terminal Congestions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson and other Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) participated to ensure that customers’ voices are heard. Due to a possible strike over the USWC, most retailers took precautions and have been moving a high level of inventory replenishment in preparation for a robust year-end shopping season. Due to the heavy influx of cargo and issues downstream, the containers continue to be stacked making it difficult for the terminals to release the older containers.

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. Mounting transportation costs.

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. Mounting transportation costs.

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. Mounting transportation costs.

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. FedEx is the largest cargo airline in the world in terms of scheduled freight tonne kilometers (FTK), a distinction the company has held since 2014, and it’s the fourth largest in terms of fleet size. DACHSER Group SE & Co.

This Week in Logistics News (January 30 – February 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

billion on air cargo hub, fans talk of bigger ambitions (Reuters). billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky. A human operator loads the tray with an inventory item (for example a coffee mug) that is to be grasped by the robotic arm and moved into the appropriate box from a group of boxes that are awaiting ordered items for shipment to customers. Toothy. Flossy. Sparkles.

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

Talking Logistics

UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. May 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). It also illustrates how the line between software vendors and service providers continue to blur (see Guess Who Announced New Transportation Management Software (TMS) Functionality Yesterday ). Friday, July 10, 2015. The day is finally here — the premiere of The Minions movie.

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.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

” – Emma Sturgis, 10 Great Warehouse Optimization Tips for Small Businesses , Fishbowl Inventory 4. If it’s jam-packed full, you’re typically moving inventory in and out, and you’re taking up valuable time and additional labor.” Use slotting to minimize inventory loss.

Blockchain and Supply Chain are Becoming Inextricably Tied

Enterra Insights

He observes, “We see several use cases for blockchain in complex global supply chains, for example in logistics processes, it has been estimated that 90 percent of global trade is carried out by ocean shipping industry, and the cost of trade related documents and administration is estimated to represent up to 20 percent of the actual transportation cost. Managing inventory. Managing freight transportation.

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. Hindering the process of a ‘perfect order,’ this violation impacts transportation arrangements as well. Inventories tend to sit on the books, working capital suffers, and companies are left with difficulties in moving product.” Insisting on Minimum Inventories in Order to Make Sales.

Necessary Steps for Smarter Logistics Planning Optimization. Increase Efficiency and Profits

Cerasis

Another point is that in order for the logistics planning optimization, evaluation and control systems to be most useful, they should be combined with the systems for servicing transactions and planning, receiving and processing orders, inventory management and scheduling. Legislative changes in the transport sector and tariff policy are also very important for the enterprises described to plan their agendas.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs. The reason why they can do this is that customized products are sold directly to customers so they have the higher profit margin to compensate the higher transportation cost. Managing transportation at this scale is the absolute challenge.

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.