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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

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

Talking Logistics

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). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Inventory Management.

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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 ). October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation Eliminates $1.7 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?

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. 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. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

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. 150 years of Lloyd’s helps back this new website, which includes frequently updated information on freight and shipping information. American Journal of Transportation.

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. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. Content Summary: New Electronic Vehicle Export Process Debuts at Port Everglades.

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.” AI and ML tools also help to enhance real-time decision-making issues like availability, costs, inventories, carriers, vehicles, and personnel.”[3]. These data feeds enable AI and ML tools to provide greater optimization and responsiveness across the whole of logistics, supply chain, and transportation footprint.”

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.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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

Talking Logistics

So, as I head out the door, running late as usual, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: XPO Logistics Launches Single-Entry Platform for Multimodal Freight Transportation Solutions. Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership (New York Times). Geodis warehouse inventory takes off with drones (Air Cargo News). Logistical Labs Launches New RFP Management Product, BidDex.

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

Talking Logistics

Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time ( Overdrive ). December 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). That’s the essence of a new patent issued to Google this week for an “Autonomous Delivery Platform.” The report envisioned a global delivery network that controls the flow of goods from factories in China and India to customer doorsteps in Atlanta, New York and London.