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. One of the major worries for the global pharmaceutical industry around patient safety is counterfeit drugs.

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. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping.

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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. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

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.

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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. With the Internet of Things (IoT) having become ubiquitous, it is now possible to be with your shipment like a shadow from the time it leaves your facility until it reaches its destination with the right solution.

New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops

Savi

It has evolved the standard for active RFID (aRFID) communications globally and has been extremely successful in enabling military logisticians to use active RFID tags, readers and software to catalog, inventory and track the DoD and allied military supply chain worldwide. These IoT sensors can provide real-time actionable data, allowing planners and supply chain managers to respond immediately to security tampers, changing conditions, or changing missions.

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The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. Air transport involves integration of information, transportation, inventory, warehousing, material handling, and packaging. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships. Unit loads of items secured to a pallet or skid are also used.

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

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say. When the robot arrives, the recipient unlocks it by punching in a security code on a mobile app.

3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air cargo demands grew at double the rate of capacity in 2017. The growth of ecommerce is expected to add continued momentum in the air cargo business worldwide in 2018. In addition, air cargo is transported in two ways: most goes on cargo planes, but some moves on passenger flights. We recommend taking the following steps when we work with shipping customers: Take an inventory.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders.

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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. Definition: Providers combine your freight with the cargo of several other shippers prior.

IoT enabled Supply Chain Visibility: The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Managers

Global Trade Management

When considering the fact that the key beneficiaries of visibility solutions are multiple business functions such as logistics, supply chain, finance, quality management and security the results of the study are not surprising. Real-time cargo tracking and monitoring improves in-transit visibility Today the true visibility into the movement of goods is still minimal and mostly done via processes heavily dependent on phone calls and email communication.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation Service #2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air cargo or air transport is a vital component of many international logistics networks. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships.

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The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

Perhaps the most obvious potential benefit of IoT, and more importantly going forward the IoE, is supply chain security, which could be much better managed through the use of tracked and monitored containers or packing cases, right down to individual packaging level, which alert security or the authorities if removed from where they should be. FreightWatch recorded 946 cargo theft incidents across the U.S.

#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. Cargo consolidation is a strategic option for many shippers—especially those with a lean supply chain or in a just in time environment. But they willingly spend more on shipping so they can spend less on inventory, storage, returns, and other costs.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. The State of Ohio, for example, is buffering its PPE inventories, for example. Supply chain professionals know that risk pooling – where vital global inventories are co-managed as a common resource – is critical in maximizing the impact of a scarce commodity.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Compliance with.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. In June 2005, the 166 customs administrations of the World Customs Organization, representing 99 percent of international trade, all signed up to adopt the Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade (SAFE), a comprehensive set of standards aimed at enhancing the efficiency and security of global trade. 1 comment: Inventory POS System. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Air Cargo. Vendor Managed Inventory. Supply Chain Security Analysis. Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

Better forecasting for inventory management and logistics demand through analytics, preventing backorders. This also enables real-time inventory management, transition to lean, just-in-time inventory management practices and reduced carrying costs as well. Secure and faster last-mile delivery through innovative delivery solutions, like privatized last-mile delivery services and concierge services.

Cloud Computing: Aspirin for Supply Chain Headaches

Murano Corporation

Improved supply chain visibility and inventory turns means better operational efficiency. Common supply chain challenges faced by business today include order processing, fulfilment, and invoicing errors when dealing with customers and suppliers. This leads to unhappy customers and lost sales, manual and duplicate processes, and poor employee morale eventually resulting in high turnover. Cloud computing is the perfect medicine to get rid of these supply chain headaches.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Air Cargo. Vendor Managed Inventory. Supply Chain Security Analysis. Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Air Cargo. Vendor Managed Inventory. Supply Chain Security Analysis. Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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The Benefits of IoT And Real Time Actionable Data

Gravity Supply Chain

Leveraging the power of data ensures you not only know where your inventory is but also the status of all the components and products en route from manufacturer to the final destination at any given time. When data only gets fed back along the cargo’s journey from certain checkpoints throughout the critical path, it is near to impossible for businesses to know: the geographical location of goods in transit. overall environmental/health status of cargo.

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Top 7 Digital Transformation Technologies For The Supply Chain

Abivin

Many businesses are still hesitant to implement cloud technology for fear that cloud platforms cannot integrate with legacy systems and may compromise information security. As a result, businesses can both secure their sensitive data while sharing strategic data with business ,,partners,, , 3. ,Industry, 4.0

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. This is a stunning turn of events as it is the first cargo-only flight for American Airlines in 36 years, carrying medical supplies, mail for U.S. providing “inbound and outbound distribution, reverse logistics management and inventory management” services in the country. Subscribe Here!

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Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

By incorporating TMS information with other inner sources of data, such as ERP and WMS or OMS, the businesses can attain approximately real-time visibility into products from purchase through inventory and transportation. Must have: Security In addition to reporting, a TMS system protects the business from data breaches, has sufficient backup processes, and can meet rising performance demands as the needs change. TMD Security GMBH.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The ability to administer your cloud supply chain in the real time makes your order processing, warehousing, inventory management, transportation and overall pricing more scalable and thus cheaper. The increase of security level for such systems is expected.

Can Blockchain Really Make Supply Chains More Transparent and Ethical?

Enterra Insights

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] Also, the private blockchain solution is designed to help reduce fraud and errors, reduce the time products spend in the transit and shipping process, improve inventory management and ultimately reduce waste and cost.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. This is also due to the benefits of security, convenience, and reliability that this model offers along with cloud computing benefits. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. This is also due to the benefits of security, convenience, and reliability that this model offers along with cloud computing benefits. Inventory tracking and management.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

For manufacturers specifically, Logistics Management Software helps in the following activities: Overall supply and demand planning Effective order processing Inbound and outbound transportation management Inhouse warehouse and inventory management Fleet coordination Managing external logistics service providers. This is also due to the benefits of security, convenience, and reliability that this model offers along with cloud computing benefits. Inventory tracking and management.

This Week in Logistics News (June 6-10, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Target charges suppliers more to help offload unsold inventory (Reuters). Last week, I highlighted how Walmart is piloting the use of drones in its warehouses for inventory tracking. In Google’s case, the company was issued a patent this week that, as reported in Quartz , “outlines a theoretical strategy for ensuring that autonomous and remote-controlled robots in a warehouse facility aren’t overloaded as they move cargo around the warehouse.”

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

Talking Logistics

Descartes continues to broaden its footprint in the global trade management space, with two more acquisitions announced this week: e-customs, “a leading provider of electronic security and fiscal customs filing solutions in the UK,” and Pentant, “a leading UK-based Community System Provider (CSP) offering customs connectivity and import/export inventory control solutions for ocean, truck and air cargo.”

Improve Supply Chain Processes During Peak Shopping Seasons

Veridian Solutions

Lack of available capacity, carriers, resources, and inventory. The right inventory management strategy will make or break successful inventory management for the coming quarter. Rogers goes on to say, “It is important for logistics services providers, freight forwarders, and ocean cargo carriers…to be ready for an early Peak Season, but it may be one that does not come. Inventory Management Supply Chain Warehouse Management supply chain processes

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. Secure backup buyers.