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Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

New York to London? 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. In a way, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities. The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts.

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

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket? Inventory Management.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Some LTL carriers are embargoing parts of New York for the NBG Service Center due to the total number of cases of coronavirus in these zip codes: 10801, 10802, 10804, and 10805. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Port of Virginia estimates cargo lost in February thru April at 44,000 ctrs ~11% decline.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

SAP Fuels New Era of Social Collaboration to Transform Work. SAP Readies a Big Business Marketplace ( New York Times ). Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City ( Reuters ). For related commentary, see A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? I’ll write more about this in a future post, but I view SAP’s plans as an extension of the network effect in supply chain and logistics that I’ve been talking about for years.

This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

” I look forward to seeing these robots in action and learning more about this technology, which is becoming increasingly important as e-commerce continues to grow rapidly and labor availability and costs become more challenging, especially for logistics service providers. Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership (New York Times). Geodis warehouse inventory takes off with drones (Air Cargo News).

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment. If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. First, more inventory would be in transit at any given time.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more. cities have launched Smart City Logistics innovations and protocols, following the lead of Europe and Asia. ? Self-Service Logistics.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

From channels, store formats, and types/sizes of vehicles used in the logistics process, in particular the critical last mile, success today involves rapidly adapting (often shrinking) to meet changing consumer and social habits (e.g. The retail supply chain is definitely getting more complex, so it’s no surprise that the logistics industry has also evolved dramatically in recent years, and even the industry terms have begun to change.

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Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” They write, “Many leading logistics companies are harnessing these technologies to fine tune their core strategies like warehouse locations. AI and ML tools also help to enhance real-time decision-making issues like availability, costs, inventories, carriers, vehicles, and personnel.”[3].

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. Those that look for new marketing opportunities despite the brittle trading conditions. The US auto industry is expected to follow suit as stockpiled inventory becomes depleted.

How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Stay responsible in the shipping and cleanup of your Christmas tree inventory during and after the holidays!

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

From channels, store formats, and types/sizes of vehicles used in the logistics process, in particular the critical last mile, success today involves rapidly adapting (often shrinking) to meet changing consumer and social habits (e.g. The retail supply chain is definitely getting more complex, so it’s no surprise that the logistics industry has also evolved dramatically in recent years, and even the industry terms have begun to change.

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How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

International shipping has been hardest hit by the crisis, with a study and various reports by trusted media such as the New York Times and Financial Times showing the following dramatic repercussions in the period January-February 2020: A 30 percent drop in container volumes from China, which translates to a 9 percent fall in container volume worldwide. A Logistics Lesson to Learn – Or Relearn.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. Pretty cool job if you’re looking for a new one. I don’t know if anyone’s ever heard of Cargo. They’re a local company based here in New York.

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. Pretty cool job if you’re looking for a new one. I don’t know if anyone’s ever heard of Cargo. They’re a local company based here in New York.

This Week in Logistics News (February 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Driverless vehicles and package delivery dominated the supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it: Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks ( Quartz ). Amazon expands logistics reach in China ( Reuters ). Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time ( Overdrive ). USPS reports Q1 revenue gains ( Logistics Management ). Does it make sense for Amazon to play a more direct role in logistics?