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.

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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Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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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. Many products are within the category of optimizers for supply chain needs. in Series A to Bring Real-Time Visibility to the Supply Chain via APIs.

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

Talking Logistics

In other news… Elemica Awarded 2nd Patent on Supply Chain Operating Network. Ryder First in Supply Chain Industry to be Awarded SAFETY Act Certification from U.S. As I’ve said in the past, I believe many companies will find opportunities for supply chain innovation at the intersection of Software, B2B Connectivity, and Social Networking. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its global supply chain security program.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: EU Approves FedEx Acquisition of TNT Express ( WSJ – sub. INTTRA Collaborates with JDA Software for Streamlined Transportation Management. LoJack SCI and TransVoyant Partner to Deliver Supply Chain Risk Alerting. Transervice Announces Launch of Tech-Based Freight Management Company.

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The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

“FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China. Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too. This brings the greater risk of unauthorised access or malicious attacks to ships’ systems and networks.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. As I said at the time, when you stand back and think about it from a supply chain risk management perspective, being in a situation where just 800 clerks can shut down the main entry point for about 40 percent of U.S.

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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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New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)

Resilinc

This is part 1 of a 2-part blog addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) recently enacted ban on the shipment of lithium-ion batteries as cargo consignments on passenger planes and the associated supply chain risks of such provisions. In part 1, we look at the lithium-ion battery supply chain in context and examine the ban stipulations. supply chain visibility supply chain resiliency supply chain risk management logistics

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trump launches opening salvo in US trade war as tariffs kick in. cargoes, disrupting trade (Reuters). In fact, some companies have started to modify their supply chain networks and investment decisions in response (e.g., What should supply chain executives do now? Acquisitions Heat Up in Supply Chain Technology Space.

Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

There are undoubtedly moments when risk managers would like to “take a knee” in order to find respite from the risks their supply chains face. According to the staff at Supply & Demand Chain Executive , “A new report from Resilinc reveals that global risks increased throughout 2018, with geopolitical conflicts posing some of the most potentially costly and disruptive supply chain impacts.”[1]

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

TMC

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain.Connect. Pinpointing and fixing the real causes of delays by analyzing cross-border supply chains is more important than ever. 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. Transportation Management Automotive Cross-border Supply Chain

Blockchain and Supply Chain are Becoming Inextricably Tied

Enterra Insights

Increasingly, however, articles about blockchain technology focus on how it can help improve supply chain operations. Today’s supply chains are mindbogglingly complex and blockchain has the potential to address some of that complexity. David Higgins, EMEA Technical Director at CyberArk, explains, “It only takes a quick Google search of ‘supply chain diagrams’ to see how complicated the modern day supply chain has become.

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. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented.

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. LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. Manhattan Transportation Management Enhancements Enable the Acquisition and Supervision of Additional Shipment Capacity. UK government announces funding for truck platooning trials (Automotive Logistics).

This Week in Logistics News (June 26-30, 2017)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting ready to print our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Team jerseys for this year’s ride (September 14-17) in Saratoga Springs, NY in support of JDRF International. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… FedEx says operations at TNT Express disrupted after virus attack (Reuters). FourKites Partners with HaulFox to Provide Freight Brokers with Next Generation Supply Chain Visibility.

This Week in Logistics News (August 29 -September 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

With a holiday weekend upon us, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Retailers Seek U.S. Robinson Expands Global Network, Acquires APC Logistics. GE Acquires Top Supply Chain Software Provider ShipXpress to Expand Digital Rail Offerings. DHL to trial vision picking in the UK (Logistics Manager).