Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Supply chains in 2021 are living in an alternate dimension. That’s what happens when container shipping rates exceed $20,000 per box and air cargo, normally used for high-value goods and perishable products for which speed to market is critical, doesn’t seem budget-scary anymore.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

COVID-19 measures in Vietnam pummel an already bruised supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

Add another log to the fire that is choking global supply chains. The situation is likely to worsen in the coming weeks as the flow of cargo through Vietnamese ports increases” and warehouse space could become scarce if backlogs at ocean terminals increase, Everstream Analytics said.

Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. High load factors are a direct indicator of the constrained space for air cargo.

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Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1]. Cargo transfer requirements.

Airlines to lose $48B despite banner year for cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Airlines will rake in record-high cargo revenues in 2021 on double-digit growth in shipping demand, but lose $47.7 The financial situation would be worse without the cargo side of the business, which normally provides limited ancillary revenue, exceeding its regular performance.

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Tackling Drug Counterfeiting — Barcodes vs. RFID vs. Blockchain

Roambee

Although most industries are focusing on supply chain efficiency, pharma supply chains bring a bigger worry into the picture: patient safety. A WHO report 1 says poor countries lose over 2,50,000 children to fake and substandard drugs of malaria and pneumonia every year.

How Real-time Visibility Solves 4 Key Pharma Supply Chain Challenges

Roambee

Let’s examine the avenues real-time visibility has opened up and how to use them to overcome the four major pharma supply chain challenges.

Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

The importance of supply chain management What to watch while consumers are panic buying How to implement supply chain management Supply chain management and Walmart. Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a systematic and controlled procurement operation.

How to Beat Your Pharma Inventory Management Challenges with OTIF?

Roambee

A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security and inventory management challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility. This article aims to highlight the importance of a battle-tested pharma inventory management system.

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.

Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy.

Driving Sustainability in the Age of Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The global pandemic has created a watershed moment for global supply chains. Information Driving the Transformation of Value Chains. What applies to personal information, also applies to information sharing across business value chains.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar The first day of spring is less than a week away but the Canadian winter is still wreaking havoc on local supply chains. While it would be convenient to blame this on Nova Scotia’s unforgiving winter weather, the root cause of this delay is really a supply chain planning issue. Borrowing a quote from CBC : “If we can move the cargo out of Halifax in a timely manner, we don’t get into this situation.

7 Benefits Realized Utilizing Big Data to Optimize Supply Chains

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog post from end-to- end global supply chain services company, Flash Global. The company focuses on high tech industries such as telecome , data storage, data centers, bio-medicine, and any company who needs supply chain visibility and proactive supply chain services for replacement parts and more. We are excited to feature this company as they deal in the fast moving world of complex global supply chain solutions.

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

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade.

The New Definition of Supply Chain Agility and Resilience in an Unpredictable World

Logistics Viewpoints

Prior to 2020, every supply chain in the world was challenged by increasing levels of demand unpredictability and market volatility. The sudden onset of COVID-19 only reinforced a lesson that supply chain professionals had already realized: uncertainty is the only real certainty.

COVID threatens Chinese exports as US struggles to restock inventories

The Supply Chain Journal

import demand is stronger than ever as inventory-to-sales ratios remain painfully low. Yet there’s rising risk to shipping volumes on the supply side of the equation: Most American containerized imports come from China and elsewhere in Asia, where the delta variant is spreading.

Three Supply Chain Risk Management Lessons You Can Learn from the Suez Canal Block

CH Robinson Logistics

Although the cargo on the Ever Given is still at a standstill, other ships have been able to freely move through the canal over the past few weeks. Even still, the effects of the Suez Canal block will continue to ripple far beyond the cargo that remains stuck on the Ever Given.

Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT

Roambee

However, today as pharmaceutical companies struggle to balance the constant tug of war between cold chain cost-efficiency and reliability, these two technologies fall short and IoT comes into the picture.

Small and midsize businesses recovering from pandemic, but supply chain disruptions continue

The Supply Chain Journal

Mina Nada, CEO and co-founder of Zoomo , said his company could have expanded more quickly last year if not for supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s definitely been a fun time to be running procurement and supply chain at Zoomo right now.”.

The Beginning of the Beginning: A Progress Report on the Digitisation of Supply Chains

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Is this true for the supply chain industry? What seems to be clear by now is that the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerabilities and risks of today’s global supply chain networks. Covid-19—the global supply chain awakening. OVERVIEW.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It is an incredible task that won’t happen without careful and well thought out planning and execution of the Supply Chain. What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain.

Supply Variability: A Wake-Up Call for Customer-Centric Supply Chains

Logility

News headlines may have you believe that supply chains across all categories are running amok. But in reality, such risks in supply variability emerge more often than any business wants to admit. The basic economics behind supply chains fundamentally depend on supply and demand.

The Coronavirus Is Shattering Traditional Supply Chains

ivalua

A March 11 analysis by trading platform Forex.com claimed that nearly 75% of all companies had already reported supply-chain disruptions, with more than 80% believing that at some point they would experience impacts as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Supply Chain

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. Labor disputes, bad weather, and IT outages are just some examples of disruptions that could affect an otherwise well-designed supply chain. What you need is a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions.

Robotic Process Automation in the Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

” Most people think of RPA in association with back office work; however, supply chain professionals are showing increasing interest in the technology. RPA in the supply chain. ”[3] Even so, he notes, RPA can improve supply chain operations in a number of ways: It eliminates the manual input of purchase orders and other administrative tasks. The system provides 24/7, 365, engagement across supply chain networks.

Modernizing the Retail Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Without the back-end supply chain, however, retailers would have nothing to sell. Manufacturers would supply retailers, who would then resell the goods to consumers — therefore dealing with complaints or queries from the end consumer. Now, thanks to an increasingly competitive landscape, the whole process has changed, meaning the supply chain needs to evolve with it, and fast.”[1] Changing retail supply chain environment.

Supply Chain Is at Its Best When You Can’t See It

Kinaxis

One of my teammates made the comment that essentially boiled down to, “they should be seen and not heard,” which started me thinking, strangely enough, about supply chain. When a supply chain is working at its best, the general population doesn’t see it and often has no concept of the complexities behind it. To our local consumer, supply chain is simply out of sight and out of mind; for all intents and purposes, it is invisible.

Control Tower: Simplifying Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Such challenges fractured supply chain. Why do logistics companies need a supply chain tower? Complete visibility: A Control Tower allows end-to-end visibility and transparency to the supply chain process. Logistics Supply Chain Management Control Tower

Supply Chain Management Success – What You Need To Know But No One Told You

Gravity Supply Chain

How can end-to-end visibility and container tracking prevent supply chain disruptions? Find out in Gravity Supply Chain Solutions’ latest blog post.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus. The CEO of the company behind the test (Hyperloop One) estimates that the system will be transporting cargo by 2019 and passengers by 2021. The post Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?