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Cargo Crime is on the Rise, Here’s Why

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That said, in the midst of all of this instability, cargo crime is on the rise due to the current disruption in global supply chains. . Additionally, although Wuhan is back up and running after being forced into lockdown earlier this year, the possibility of a second wave lingers, leaving the fate of supply chains that rely on China for their operations in the flux. Blockchain Cargo Crime Shipping Supply Chain

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Doing so significantly reduces physical paperwork, as well as the number of manual touchpoints in any supply chain resulting. This problem statement is exacerbated when supply chains are long and complex, with further fragmentation through disconnected legacy systems.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. Chinese industrial activity is also increasing.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. 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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Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

AFFLINK

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Most shipments are going to be conducted by air or ground shipping, as sea shipping is usually used for major exports and agriculture. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast. Air shipping is best used for high priority goods that are lightweight.

Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Supply chain operations can be complex. These supply chain operations are pursued in an environment that can be characterised as a self-organising ecosystem. Supply chain visibility is needed to realise improved outcomes for society and the environment.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade.

Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

As COVID-19 spreads and nations across the globe take measures to contain it, the impacts to the supply chain have been dramatic, fast-changing, and many. While we stay on top of all the rapid changes, we’ve also come across a lot of great online resources covering the coronavirus’ impact across the world from many different perspectives particularly COVID-19’s supply chain impact. Our Favorite Coronavirus Supply Chain Resources.

Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

Customers want information and visibility at any given time, and any misstep in the supply chain could result in permanent losses to profitability, productivity, and efficiency. Since documentation and paperwork make up a considerable portion of time lost in transport, shipping on the blockchain will revolutionize the industry and allow you to do more with less. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Benefits of Shipping on the Blockchain.

How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. The unfolding covid-19 pandemic has impacted global supply chains in myriad ways. Among the most dramatic of these has been a seismic shift in the way that we ship goods by air. Passenger planes don’t just carry passengers – they also carry a small amount of cargo.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! Digital supply chain procurement comes in the ability to outpace and outperform companies that aren’t taking advantage of the technology. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. So how might the industry look in the wake of COVID-19?

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.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar The first day of spring is less than a week away but the Canadian winter is still wreaking havoc on local supply chains. It’s already on a ship to Halifax!” While it would be convenient to blame this on Nova Scotia’s unforgiving winter weather, the root cause of this delay is really a supply chain planning issue. Borrowing a quote from CBC : “If we can move the cargo out of Halifax in a timely manner, we don’t get into this situation.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task.

Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT

Roambee

Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping. However, today as pharmaceutical companies struggle to balance the constant tug of war between cold chain cost-efficiency and reliability, these two technologies fall short and IoT comes into the picture.

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. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. The problem is so pervasive that it has spawned an industry of consultants, software and tracking technology. 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.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain.

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

When you’re looking for ways to benefit your company’s supply chain, you probably look for ways to reduce time or costs in various departments. In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products. Freight Supply Chain Transportation

Global Supply Chain New on Spate of Recent Cargo Ship Fires has Industry Worried

Supply Chain Digest

Misdeclaration and Poor Packing Could be Key Fires Causes, but what to Do

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The Industrial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis

Logistics Bureau

When leading economists start talking about a drop in manufacturing comparable to the start of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, you can be sure that the world’s leading industries are in for a torrid few months. Since then, the impact on manufacturing and global supply chains, across multiple industry sectors, has been significant. Pinpointing the Industries Hit the Hardest. The Auto Industry. Shipping.

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The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Two recent reports highlight the growing threat of cyber-terrorism on supply chains. trillion in cargo annually. Federal agencies—in particular DHS— and industry stakeholders have specific roles in protecting maritime facilities and ports from physical and cyber threats. . Simply put, hackers are embedding malware in handheld barcode scanners made in China to steal supply chain information and infiltrate enterprise systems.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus. But it’s gained new prominence with some engineering advances, as well as the imprimatur of Musk, who’s gained tons of press for successfully disrupting the online payment, aerospace , and automotive industries.

Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

Many of these advancements were expected to bring substantial investment into supply chains, and they did just that. But, you need to understand where the investments focused, how they relate to improving supply chains and why they are essential to omnichannel logistics solutions. However, their use felt some restraint, and most companies used them to track large-scale shipments, such as cargo containers, reports Claire Swedbery of the RFID Journal.

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

Freight Center

With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. If your cargo is too big to be parcel (150 lbs. or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go. It’s the most popular shipping method and for good reason; it’s the most economical way to transport freight. International Shipping.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson put together information on four key subjects that will help your PPE supply chain run smoother during a time when simplicity is what you need most. Policy 5 requires all medical supplies to meet quality standards of the importing countries, this policy also separated out the process for medical-grade and non-medical-use devices. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment.

The Fireworks Supply Chain

Shipchain

That’s a lot of fireworks that need to be available and ready to go, so what exactly does the fireworks supply chain look like? Craig Guillot at Supply Chain Dive reports that since the U.S. Meanwhile, everything from transportation costs and port delays to weather events can have a significant impact on supply and the prices consumers pay.” Fireworks Supply Chain Safety. The post The Fireworks Supply Chain appeared first on ShipChain Blog.

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Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell. Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. Now, thanks to an increasingly competitive landscape, the whole process has changed, meaning the supply chain needs to evolve with it, and fast.”[1] Changing retail supply chain environment.

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Mobile Technology in Transportation Management & The Future Impact on the Supply Chain

Cerasis

We encourage our audience to visit The Catavolt Blog for more relevant posts about mobility in manufacturing for best practices, tips, and great industry insights. So, fleet managers need to ask a fundamental question, “What does it mean if my drivers, assets and cargo are continuously connected to the enterprise and how can I leverage this fact to create value for my organization?”. Mobile Technology in Transportation Management Impacts all Points Along the Supply Chain.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. Freight is a vital foundation for virtually any industry that relies on the transportation of goods. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications. Parcel shipping, sometimes referred to as package shipping, is the most common type of shipping for smaller, more lightweight, individual shipments.

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Freight Center

Supply chains everywhere need to be aware of how to save money while still running smoothly. But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Shipping to or from limited access locations. Small businesses are no strangers to the fact that every dollar counts.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. Rules for container traffic between Europe and Asia are being rewritten and this has had profound implications for West European terminals: Supply fluctuations have resulted in a fragmented terminal capacity. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Shipping lines alliances.