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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Shipping Gazette Daily News. One of the most comprehensive daily summaries, and by far the leading Asian-based summary, China’s Shipping Gazette provides daily information about carriers, forwarders and technology. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Since 1974 with industry-leading expertise in, well, American shipping.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs. Don’t forget that shipping by air is not a one-size-fits-all option.

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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. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons. TL offers multiple specialty shipping options that would best suit the needs of Christmas trees during transit. Shipping real Christmas trees has its environmental perks.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Finding equipment and shipping through the Laredo, TX and McAllen, TX border crossing points could quickly get worse. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. Get a free quote today or call (800) 716-7608 to learn more about holiday freight shipping.

What Are LTL Shipping Apps, and How Will They Soon Save Time & Money?

Cerasis

As explained by Todd Dills of Overdrive , the use of LTL shipping apps is experiencing a boom. Convoy has managed to secure an additional $185 million to develop its freight brokerage app further and once released, and it will accelerate the use of LTL shipping apps around the globe. The next wave is the introduction and widespread use of LTL shipping apps, and shippers need to know what it means for their future. Why Aren’t More Carriers and Shippers Using LTL Shipping Apps?

How To Keep Your Supply Chain Moving Fast as Fuel Costs Rise

Elementum

In today’s blog we’re taking a look at what this means for shipping costs, and how retailers can fortify their operations against price hikes. Why are shipping costs growing? Response of shipping companies. Shipping costs hit an all-time high earlier this year. Manufacturers of everything from clothing and food to construction equipment are shipping more cargo than usual. shipping Logistics transportation fuel costs trucking

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Amazon FBA: The lifesaver in pandemic

Vinculum

Creative Inventory choice a requirement for Amazon FBA Sellers throughout Covid-19. How Has Coronavirus modified The shipping and fulfillment landscape? Build inventory & think about employing a 3PL.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Even when factoring in an economy that is healthier than a year ago, these numbers suggest retailers are pre-loading Holiday inventory. More Resources. Article: Inland Port Development: What is the Impact on Shipping Patterns, and How Can 3PLs Take Advantage? Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

In this situation, if all the small goods are consolidated into one shipment – the shipping charges are then considerably lowered. It is also referred to as a cargo or freight consolidation. . Using a third party logistics provider that has higher quality technology and processes than your in-house operations will help realise efficiencies with the management of your inventory and increase on-time performance. More Resources.

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Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. The team also needs to understand the characteristics and nature of the cargo. Knowing the cargo, the packing, and shipping requirements will enable the team to select the most suitable supplier from the database. Freight Shipping Intelligence. The shipping industry is fragile in nature. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

It is impossible for a small- to medium-sized company to have the warehouse and delivery resources to fulfill all orders themselves. We follow a stringent procedure to organize inventory in our warehouses. You don’t want idle resources; you want them producing.

Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain Management

EV Cargo Technology

On 25 th May EV Cargo Technology spoke at the Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2017 China Focus (SCCN2017) in Shanghai, China. However in future, using predictive analytics, organisations will be notified of issues as well as presented the best outcomes to address these based on a huge pool of historical data and live update resources from the cloud. The post Predictive Analytics in Supply Chain Management appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Can Co-opetition Save your Company?

Elementum

the advent of free media birthing a collaboration between record labels and streaming sites) or when resources are scarce (e.g. With both an erratic availability of resources and changes happening over a smaller span of time, numerous challenges have arisen over the past few years. Ideally, shippers want big ships to carry a lot of stuff to one place in order to maximize costs and efficiency.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

UPS and FedEx both have released statements professing their need to continue shipping as an essential business, but it will be harder for smaller, more local carriers to keep up with their pace. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. percent decline in total shipping volume and growth, explains CNBC. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

A Transportation Management System also helps in effective management of shipping units, transportation mode selection, freight bill auditing, outbound and inbound shipment scheduling, payment and processing of loss and damage claims etc. Monitoring inventory well can prevent wasted costs and time as small business owners spend 30% more operating excess inventory. Second is start-to-end tracking: the software follows inventory from the initial order to the final delivery.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

This allows organizations to then modify how resources are used for maximum benefit – and Artificial Intelligence can do these equations much faster and more accurate than ever before. Robots are locating, tracking, and moving inventory inside warehouses, they are conveying and sorting oversized packages at ground distribution hubs. There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics.

How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

The recent West Coast ports cargo-handling disruption is an example of the butterfly effect. Companies using West Coast ports had to spend additional millions to cover extra inventory costs and shipping delays. Optimization is about making sure that you’re utilizing your resources in the most effective manner, without compromising rules and KPIs. The butterfly effect.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

With the help of a sound Logistics Management Software, manufacturers can effectively manage the multifaceted process involved right from the production cycle to the delivery of raw materials to shipping the finished products to the consumers. One area which saw maximum growth and transformation was the instant digitization of its processes and resources. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

With the help of a sound Logistics Management Software, manufacturers can effectively manage the multifaceted process involved right from the production cycle to the delivery of raw materials to shipping the finished products to the consumers. One area which saw maximum growth and transformation was the instant digitization of its processes and resources. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

With the help of a sound Logistics Management Software, manufacturers can effectively manage the multifaceted process involved right from the production cycle to the delivery of raw materials to shipping the finished products to the consumers. One area which saw maximum growth and transformation was the instant digitization of its processes and resources. Ambiguity in inventory visibility, tracking, and management. Inventory tracking and management.

Perspectives on the Global Trade Environment: A Panel Discussion

NC State SCRC

In February 2016, Cheniere became the first company to ship LNG from a commercial facility in the contiguous United States. Since startup, more than 850 cumulative cargoes of LNG originating from Cheniere have been delivered to 32 countries and regions worldwide. We decided to work with outside resources (Ernst & Young), and told them that we need two foreign trade zones in the next 60 days!

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

Inventory stockpiling is starting to occur based on prices and supply/demand curves. Ports are having to off-load cargo onto the new mega-ships offshore from multiple smaller ships because they don’t have the capacity to handle the bigger vessels. Businesses can track forecasts, orders, shipments and inventory levels to acquire actionable information that can improve efficiencies and create value.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

But in today's rapid-fire world, the wait-and-see approach is the most costly one, and is almost guaranteed to maximize the time and resources spent on expediting fees and last-minute scrambling. By assigning clear roles to specific individuals, you can prevent resource-draining miscommunications on the ground. With contingency plans in place, the company announced that it had a healthy inventory supply of finished products and did not foresee a risk to patient supply at that time.

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. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. The electronic validation program made its debut at Port Everglades in Florida to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond.

Improve Supply Chain Processes During Peak Shopping Seasons

Veridian Solutions

Customers have a higher expectation for faster, lower-cost shipping. While customers always have hope for low-cost shipping, their concerns and demands are amplified throughout the peak season. Lack of available capacity, carriers, resources, and inventory. The right inventory management strategy will make or break successful inventory management for the coming quarter. Inventory Management Supply Chain Warehouse Management supply chain processes

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Implementing the right technologies, such as collaborative mobile robots , can help to optimize resource management and improve productivity. Click on a link below to browse tips related to a topic of interest: Tips for optimizing your warehouse layout & organization Tips for optimizing your warehouse workflows & processes Warehouse inventory optimization tips Optimizing your warehouse with tools & technology Tips for optimizing your warehouse layout & organization 1.

Can Blockchain Really Make Supply Chains More Transparent and Ethical?

Enterra Insights

Blockchain only becomes valuable when it can confirm resources come from places where ethical practices and conditions are in place. ” They include: Lack of visibility into the current location of shipped goods and authenticity of products when dealing with global vendors. Loss of inventory in the food industry due to perishable items. For example, Christopher Tang reports blockchain solutions are being developed for ocean cargo to help make operations more efficient.[3]

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Inventory Turnover Breakthrough … Go Back To The Basics! For instance, the bankruptcy of South Korea’s 7th largest shipping company (Hanjin Shipping) led to a dramatic reduction in global supply chain shipping capacity. Capacity fell by 3 percent, and up to $14 billion in cargo was unable to dock. Shippers need to re-evaluate ocean route use and determine which carriers can increase shipping in anticipation of tropical storms. Subscribe Here!

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Soft costs are those which utilize resources but have no direct cash outlay, however, they measure productivity. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Inventory costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Soft costs are those which utilize resources but have no direct cash outlay, however, they measure productivity. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Inventory costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

” Hard costs involve an invoice or a direct cash outlay, which could include freight payments or inventory. Soft costs are those which utilize resources but have no direct cash outlay, however, they measure productivity. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Inventory costs.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

But in today's rapid-fire world, the wait-and-see approach is the most costly one, and is almost guaranteed to maximize the time and resources spent on expediting fees and last-minute scrambling. By assigning clear roles to specific individuals, you can prevent resource-draining miscommunications on the ground. With contingency plans in place, the company announced that it had a healthy inventory supply of finished products and did not foresee a risk to patient supply at that time.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. If it works for taxi passengers, why not for shipping? That’s because most companies that are not directly in the freight business simply don’t want to spend the resources that are needed to operate in the daily market and come out ahead.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” This both reduces the risk of error and improves speed to create a smoother shipping process. A successful demand plan can significantly cut costs due to out-of-stocks, overstocks, and expedited shipping.