Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore. Competitive advantage of air cargo: speed and price.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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Tackling Drug Counterfeiting — Barcodes vs. RFID vs. Blockchain

Roambee

A WHO report 1 says poor countries lose over 2,50,000 children to fake and substandard drugs of malaria and pneumonia every year. Although most industries are focusing on supply chain efficiency, pharma supply chains bring a bigger worry into the picture: patient safety.

How to Beat Your Pharma Inventory Management Challenges with OTIF?

Roambee

A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security and inventory management challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility. This article aims to highlight the importance of a battle-tested pharma inventory management system.

5 Examples of How COVID-19 Made Shipment Monitoring a “Must-Have” in the Industry

Roambee

Up until now, investing in shipment tracking solutions was like buying travel insurance - it was usually purchased in the last step of the transportation contracting process.

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. This led to the adoption of vaccine vial monitors during the better part of the 20th century, which could provide an indication about major temperature deviations that affected product quality.

This Week in Logistics News (July 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. Restaurants, bars find suppliers’ inventories are running dry. Now, furniture makers are seeing a logistics bottleneck create more problems as they try to keep up with demand. logistics news Logistics News

Is Inventory Optimization a Key to Omnichannel Survival?

ToolsGroup

Industry analysts have pointed out an obvious fit with inventory optimization. If retailers optimize their inventory—dynamically aligning their supply chains to changing customer preferences and behavior—they can position inventory to satisfy demand at the lowest possible cost. These analytics flow to the software's multi-echelon inventory optimization component to place the inventory by location and SKU—favoring the DC location for predicted online demand.

Perishable produce puts more pressure on tight air cargo market

The Supply Chain Journal

The competition for scarce aircraft to transport international cargo is about to get even more intense, especially for exports from the U.S. The extra volume they generate will lead to a further tightening of capacity and push up cargo yields for carriers, logistics managers say.

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[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service

GlobalTranz

The global logistics industry generates $9.1 The global Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry generates $750 Billion in revenue as a part of that figure. Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. These are huge numbers that represent the movement of every good across the globe and the reason we are seeing the rise of Logistics Beacons as a way to increase logistics and supply chain visibility. . Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons.

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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

GlobalTranz

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. This optimization tool for inventories is cloud based. The Logistics mobile app.

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

Talking Logistics

This was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, which is typical for August, so let’s go straight to it: Macy’s expands same day delivery to 17 cities as it challenges Amazon ( Reuters ). Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. XPO Logistics Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results. But the ripple effect of same-day delivery on inventory management, store operations, and IT is anything but trivial.

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. The nine logistics companies include: ACI Transport (Ferndale, Michigan) — A transportation and logistics company built around adaptability, communication and integrity. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

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. The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics? General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy

Global shipping congestion calls for greater visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

Third-party logistics services provider GEODIS echoed one U.K.-based In fact, I think things will probably be similar in the first half of next year, maybe not as stressful, but keeping inventory replenished will continue to be the name of the game.”.

How Real-time Visibility Solves 4 Key Pharma Supply Chain Challenges

Roambee

Pharmaceuticals is one industry that's always standing on the verge of doing 'the next big thing' when it comes to not only medical, but also technological breakthroughs. The same goes for transporting and tracking pharma products.

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

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, with robots and weak freight demand dominating the headlines. Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). When the economy picks up, inventory levels drop below a certain threshold, and/or capacity is realigned with demand — whichever occurs first, which by most estimates won’t happen until late this year or early 2017.

COVID-19 measures in Vietnam pummel an already bruised supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

And the situation is likely to get worse, just as importers and exporters enter the traditional peak shipping season for the Halloween and Christmas holidays, logistics companies and analysts say. Add another log to the fire that is choking global supply chains.

Logistics Woes Start People Thinking About Christmas in July

Enterra Insights

Logistics Concerns Have Lots of People Thinking About Christmas in July. Two concerns top the list of reasons for this uncertainty: inflation and logistics. ” In other words, if you want to be sure to have something under the tree this Christmas, you better see what’s currently on store shelves or in eRetailers inventories. This year, logistics challenges could start near the first mile and continue to the last mile.

DP World acquires logistics provider syncreon in $1.2B deal

The Supply Chain Journal

The Dubai state-owned port operator said the deal will allow it to provide end-to-end solutions capabilities to cargo owners. The company also provides supply chain and logistics services to the consumer goods, health care and industrial markets.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

GlobalTranz

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented The capabilities of AI are seriously ramping up company efficiencies in the areas of predictive demand and network planning. Logistics

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

GlobalTranz

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. Logistics

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. . The risk of delays and lost cargo are real. What risk does your cargo face?

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

How can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions? Find out in Gravity Supply Chain Solutions’ latest blog post.

How This Pharma Giant Beat its Theft and Overstocking Challenges with OTIF

Roambee

A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility.

Control Tower: Simplifying Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

The logistics industry spans across the globe and the process is quite complex, making it difficult to track the status of the shipments. Why do logistics companies need a supply chain tower? 20Cube Logistics have set-up its control tower and due to which it experiences: .

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Logistics 4.) based transportation and logistics providers.

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Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

With rapid growth in technology, the logistics industry across the globe is experiencing a paradigm shift with fast track development driven by unique innovation and sturdy growth in the evolution of technology. The new technologies are not only re-shaping the marketplace but also offering collaborative operation models for seamless logistics maneuver. Implementing technologies like IoT, data analytics, sensors and robotics is changing the complete roadmap of logistics.

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DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’

The Supply Chain Journal

I think what’s first and foremost is we recognize at our highest levels that transportation and logistics have a big impact on the environment,” Hewitt said. E-cargo bikes provide many parking, air quality and emissions- and noise-reduction benefits for cities.

Gruzka technology aims to change the future of cargo transfer

The Supply Chain Journal

In more than 35 years in logistics and operations, Bob Richardson found one thing has never changed: the transfer process of cargo. “I I realized cargo handling, trailers and truck bodies haven’t changed since 1930,” he said in an interview with FreightWaves. “If

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

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.