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

Talking Logistics

Cargo Chief Cracks the Code on Transportation Capacity. Our ability to expand same-day delivery is rooted in local merchandise inventories at Macy’s stores, as well as a newly expanded delivery footprint of our partners at Deliv [emphasis mine].”. But the ripple effect of same-day delivery on inventory management, store operations, and IT is anything but trivial. As well, Cargo Chief locates cost-saving empty—or partially empty—available backhaul from in-service carriers.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. The arviem services enable clients to monitoring the cargo and managing a trade from end to end real-time.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. 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, and until normal volume is reached, carriers would continue to selectively implement blank sailings, likely until the end of March. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply. The problem is, that most of supply chain and security managers are so busy just keeping dots connected that they tend to forget to consider that every dot and connection represents a source for a new risk itself.

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EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo is targeting accelerated growth after expanding and strengthening its service offering with the creation of a new business division. EV Cargo Solutions will offer a range of flexible and on-demand services by combining and integrating the global capabilities across all EV Cargo business divisions. The post EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

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

BluJay Solutions

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. The CBP itself estimates the cutbacks could result in 5-6 hour delays for air cargo and up to 5 day delays in cargo examinations for ocean cargo in addition to delays for cargo screening through radiation portal monitors. Sources: Whitehouse , CBP ).

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. With low transportation costs, it often makes sense to pool inventory in fewer locations so you can optimize space, labor and inventory pooling. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring.

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Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. Replenishable Instock Percentage: Replenishable instock shows the percentage of stores that currently have inventory vs. stores that should have inventory. Inventory Map. Learn about.

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8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed.

Keeping Your Business on Track During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s important to note that any cargo from the Wuhan, Hubei Province (the origin of the outbreak), and other quarantine zones, are restricted from leaving the province, which includes full container loads (FCL), less than container loads (LCL), as well as air freight. Backup sourcing options.

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8-Step Importing Guide For First Timers

EMERGE App

This should serve as a general framework to source products from different countries according to their strengths. We’ve got a great guide on sourcing products from China , for example. By the time you source, produce and receive the goods, the trend would have passed.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Compliance with.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As an example: Customs tariffs remain a critical revenue source. 1 comment: Inventory POS System. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. Going up the coast in Jacksonville, FL, there is a huge port that receives the second-most automobiles in the US along with all types of cargo. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade. million tons of non-containerized cargo and had the most productive crane moves in the U.S.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Global warming, food and product recalls, energy costs and consumer demand for fair trade practices are driving global importers to actively manage the sourcing of their products, requiring closer scrutiny and control. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch Out For

AFFLINK

With unique identifiers, shipments and cargo can be tracked on a transactional level. The entire history of a shipment or cargo can be tracked, with clear hand-off points and accountability. Transparency, accuracy, and speed are the major advantages to using blockchain technology in this way, and it becomes even more important as the global marketplace grows, and product sourcing becomes more important. What are the current supply chain technology trends?

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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

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

Cerasis

Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. Thus, RFID is now more synonymous with inventory management. . Or, if you do, you have to cobble that information together from six different sources – many of which are not IoT-based in terms of data integration. . Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons. They ride in trucks, on trains, or in plane cargo holds. Knowing what your cargo interacted with allows you to understand its environment.

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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. overall environmental/health status of cargo.

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Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

A lot of companies set up operations and sourced from Mexico back in the 90s, then the focus shifted to China and other Asian countries, and now Mexico is back in the spotlight. economic recession made companies decrease inventories, which increased their need for speed to market and shorter cash-to-cash cycles. has a surplus of natural gas; it’s a cheap energy source that helps Mexico continue to be competitive. . carriers for $100K, $150K, $250K worth of cargo liability.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

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. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Cargo Business News.com. based niche site, covering air, sea, rail and road cargo news. Educational research into cargo and freight.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Given this continued volatility, global importers are eager to restock their inventory. Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Although passenger planes have been used to transport cargo more frequently in recent years, available capacity is not heavily impacted by the cancellations due to air charter operators and blank sailings diminishing from ocean carriers.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

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.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

Fall in demand; cashflow shortfalls due to collection challenges; port congestion; and disruptions to air cargo, trucking and rail services, affect companies globally. Prior to the widespread introduction of commercially available digital technology, it wasn’t practical to maintain visibility into the status of a company’s supply chain, its inventory of essential materials, and possible alternative sources of supply — including information from relevant third-party data sources.

Supply Chain Risks Come from All Sides

Material Handling and Logistics

cargo ship Peak Pegasus made its way toward the port of Dalian with a load of soybeans. The Peak Pegasus and its $20 million cargo of soybeans continued to drift off the Chinese coast until mid-August , at a cost of about $12,500 each day it sat idle.

Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

Inventory management. Your freight forwarder is in charge of your precious cargo, so it’s important that you establish a good working relationship with them. You want to ensure that you choose a company that you can trust and rely on, as well as one with impeccable customer service to ensure that your cargo shipments arrive safely and on time. These extra services include warehouse storage, cargo insurance, cargo tracking and dangerous goods handling.

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Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain

Techgistics

Hard to Reach Rural Drones currently provide the most value to areas that have either poor infrastructure, such as rural Africa, or have geographic constraints, such as mountain communities that prevent efficient cargo delivery. Automated ground stations can swap and recharge batteries, load and unload cargo, and a routing system matches supply with demand and keeps the drones flying autonomously along optimal routes. Although the U.S.

Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon

Savi

From there, it can move horizontally to deliver cargo and packages for others and compete with other logistics service providers. Leverage Analytics to Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain Using live IoT data and many other data sources, you can achieve end-to-end visibility of the location and condition of your moving inventory even when multiple carriers deliver it across different modes.

Three Months after Tianjin, the Area is Still Reeling.

Elementum

The company saw huge inventory and other factory investment losses in the explosion. Tianjin is considered the fourth largest global port in terms of cargo throughput. It is also ranked as Northern China's largest port for export of hazardous chemicals and the primary logistics hub for the majority of cargo transportation in the region. Cargo import and export also took a hit with transportation disruption expected to last for several months.

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

As a result, some shipments moving from Asia to the Gulf Coast and eastern ports of the United States will be forced to reduce cargo loads to meet the new requirements. Assess Inventory Positions. While “lean” has been the mantra of supply chain management for decades, having the foresight into extraordinary events like El Niño may necessitate deviating from standard inventory positions.

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Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. It adds efficiency and flexibility to your supply chain and better equips you to quickly replenish inventory throughout the holiday shopping season as consumers sweep through aisles or fill their online shopping carts.

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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.

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. Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates.

Top 7 Digital Transformation Technologies For The Supply Chain

Abivin

Under the emergence of the Internet of Things, data from all sources including customers, partners or from within the enterprise can amount to 500 terabytes (512,000 Gigabytes) per year for a medium-sized enterprise. [5]. Other than supporting production and business related activities, in Logistics activities, businesses can also take advantage of the power of these two technologies to manage inventory or coordinate delivery vehicles. ,Industry, 4.0

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

A digital supply chain management platform that monitors tens of thousands of data sources in real time—including weather feeds, port closures, traffic congestion and so forth—can immediately inform users where a supply chain disruption may occur and how that could affect their business. You could ask yourself whether you have an order on any ships in those lanes, the priority of that cargo and how you should adjust the shipping route.