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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

Talking Logistics

” Companies have historically overlooked B2B Connectivity when evaluating supply chain software solutions, such as transportation management systems. Instead, companies should view B2B Connectivity as a utility and outsource it to a Supply Chain Operating Network, where data quality management is central to their business model and value proposition. Note: Elemica and Kewill are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. Speakers: Sharon Perry, Vice President of Logistics, Carhartt; Gregg Lanyard, Director, Product Management, Manhattan Associates; Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM.

The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

trillion in cargo annually. While the Coast Guard initiated a number of activities and coordinating strategies to improve physical security in specific ports, it has not conducted a risk assessment that fully addresses cyber-related threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences. The second report , issued by TrapX Security, is even more troubling because it hits closer to home — that is, the warehouses and IT systems of manufacturers, retailers, and logistics service providers.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

The Logistics of Logistics

Last summer, Inbound Logistics published a list of different 3PLs and their services. I wrote a similar overview for warehousing: The 7 Warehouse Service Offerings. 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. There are many different types of cargo that are moved in various types of ships.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The dangers of shipping lithium-ion batteries, particularly via air, has been in the spotlight in recent years following several deadly incidents, including the crash of a UPS cargo plane in September 2010 that was attributed to “the autoignition of the contents of a cargo pallet, which contained more than 81,000 lithium type batteries and other combustible materials.”. As I wrote more than three years ago in A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? :

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Weather-Proof Your Supply Chain with a TMS

TMC

Proactive planning that is supported by a technology management system (TMS) provides the logistics options you need to minimize the hazards of a testing winter season. Before the deep freeze descends, get in touch with trading partners—such as carriers and logistic management providers —to discuss a proactive logistics strategy for the upcoming season. Deploy dock management tools. Risk Management TMS Technology Transportation Management Weather

Weather-Proof Your Supply Chain with a TMS

TMC

Proactive planning that is supported by a technology management system (TMS) provides the logistics options you need to minimize the hazards of a testing winter season. Before the deep freeze descends, get in touch with trading partners—such as carriers and logistic management providers—to discuss a proactive logistics strategy for the upcoming season. Deploy dock management tools. Risk Management TMS Technology Transportation Management Weather

4 Tips to Ensure the Upcoming Eclipse Doesn’t Leave Your Supply Chain in the Dark

TMC

From hurricanes to cyber-attacks, supply chain managers have to anticipate and manage the impacts of unplanned disruptions. While most disruptions occur without warning, sometimes shippers and logistics providers do have an opportunity to see one coming and plan accordingly. Before the restrictions or impending disruption occurs, get in touch with trading partners to discuss a proactive logistics strategy. Deploy dock management tools.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. The blog spends a lot of time focusing on the use of transportation management systems and how they can increase efficiency in your supply chain. Food Logistics.

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

6 River Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business. The pandemic crisis had global ramifications felt throughout the entire supply chain, from raw materials to finished products, and for many companies, building the resiliency needed to weather such storms has become the #1 challenge of supply chain management. The challenge of risk management The market is hyper-dynamic. Warehouse Operations

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. Jeremy Thone is the Marketing Director at 3PL Systems, which is a transportation management system software company based in Signal Hill, California.

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European Commission Questions Quality of Customs Data Provided by Logistics Services Providers for ICS

BluJay Solutions

In its recent communication on Customs Risk Management and Security of the Supply Chain (8 January 2013), the European Commission raised concerns around the robustness of the current risk management process for goods entering the EU under the Import Control System (ICS). Next Steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

The increase in product development coupled with lowered prices in the future can make AR technologies a huge asset not only for specific industries, but for supply chain management as well. After all, new technologies impact almost every industry, and logistics is no exception. Supply chain management involves the flow, storage, and delivery of goods, services and inventory for consumers.

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6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Trends in supply chain are rapidly increasing the use of smart technologies to help with supply chain management. Management Professionals in Supply Chains. Highly skilled professionals are making their way into supply chain management leading to a talent explosion. Managing Risk.

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Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

The increase in product development coupled with lowered prices in the future can make AR technologies a huge asset not only for specific industries, but for supply chain management as well. After all, new technologies impact almost every industry, and logistics is no exception. Supply chain management (SCM) involves the flow, storage, and delivery of goods, services and inventory for consumers.

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Winter Can Turn All Supply Chains Cold

Enterra Insights

Supply chain managers, however, must think about much more than clearing away snow and poor road conditions. Jeff Newman, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Sales at CalAmp, writes, “Every winter companies look for new ways to avoid the potential supply chain risks that lie ahead. ” Supply chain risk managers must deal with both day-to-day weather as well as prepare for contingencies associated with climate change.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors. We believe many practices in global supply chain management can be applied in every industry. The list is presented in the order the responses were received in: 1) Andreas Wieland , Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School Successful supply chain management means that organizations are well-orchestrated in an end-to-end value network.

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Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Will ASEAN’s logistics industry rise to challenges? Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep. The rising growth and integration rate of logistics service providers presents a huge market opportunity in ASEAN’s complex and ever-changing logistics context.

Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Logistic Service Providers (LSP), carriers, intermodal operators (air, sea, ground etc.), port authorities and terminal operators, regulatory bodies, and Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) are all working on this topic. UN/CEFACT Transport & Logistics Vice Chair, UN/CEFACT.

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Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain

TMC

and Mexico, we need to be cautious when generalizing about related logistics issues. Every supply chain is unique and vulnerable to a particular set of risks. Level cargo flows. Going the extra mile in this way also reduces the need to expedite cargo and affords more flexibility for changing shipment schedules. You can avoid snafus by identifying high-risk shipments and monitoring their progress. Transportation Management Automotive Cross-border Supply Chain

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Analysis of case study is certainly one of the most popular methods for people from business management background. Zara also works with Air France, KLM Cargo and Emirates Air in order that they can coordinate directly with the airlines to make the outbound shipments to its stores and bring back some raw materials and semi-finished materials with return legs.

Pandemic Highlights Need for Agile Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Truckers, warehouse workers and cargo handlers, all in a vast network, find themselves one endless day after the next getting food, medicine and, yes, toilet paper to customers. The complex supply logistics of our 21st-century world face a gathering storm even as reliance on those supply chains becomes more critical in the worst public health crisis in generations.”[1]

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. In September, Hurricane Irma caused flooding and the closure of several logistics hubs in Florida, while Hurricane Maria brought strong winds that destroyed almost all facilities and knocked out electricity across Puerto Rico.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

August is usually a quiet month for supply chain and logistics news, but not this year, especially the past couple of weeks. Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Enable the Acquisition and Supervision of Additional Shipment Capacity. UK government announces funding for truck platooning trials (Automotive Logistics). TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities (CNN).