The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

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First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. trillion in cargo annually. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. The post The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19

Freightos

Meanwhile, massive passenger airline restrictions dramatically reduced air cargo capacity, sending rates through the roof. And, through it all, logistics providers keep critical goods moving. WebCargo Sky , the world’s largest air cargo platform for live pricing, capacity assessment, and eBooking from global airlines. The FBX has been produced weekly since April 2018 based off of live pricing data from hundreds of global logistics providers.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? 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. Leverage relationships with your third party logistics provider (3PL).

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5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

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Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4%

Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance

Loginext

Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time. Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance.

Air Cargo Industry Flying Toward Change

BluJay Solutions

Switch to Cargo-XML messaging standard to streamline processes, cut costs. Like it or not, the industry is jettisoning the groovy, born-in-the-70s Cargo-IMP protocol and moving to the more robust Cargo-XML standard, which has already been rolled out for key air cargo documents such as air waybills, flight manifests, and house air waybills. Well, the old Cargo-IMP standard, although frozen with the last edition, is still around and working.

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Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. During that time period, twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) traffic increased from 28.3 Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics. Subscribe Here!

Global Logistics—August 2015

Inbound Logistics

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. 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. Impacts to the United States. Savannah and Brunswick are predicting an import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

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It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub. Cloud Logistics Offers New Innovations in Second Upgrade of 2015. Those ports will then become more cost competitive because it is cheaper to move cargo by water than over land.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

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XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. There is a world-wide shortage of qualified seamen to command these vessels,” said Andrew Kinsey, senior marine risk consultant at insurer Allianz SE’s Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty unit and a retired ship’s captain.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

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In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. Port truck drivers on West Coast protest costs, working conditions ( Cargo Business News ). In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

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Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). One day, we’ll drop the omni-channel term and just call it retailing again, but in the meantime, expect plenty of news from supply chain and logistics software vendors next week promoting their omni-channel solutions.

Cargo and Container Shipping Basics

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful international shipping requires a good understanding of cargo and container shipping basics. When large cargo pieces have to be transported by sea, the best and most cost-effective way to transport them is through cargo and container shipping companies. No matter if you are shipping for residential or commercial reasons, if you are interested in shipping large or high-volume loads internationally, the ideal fit is cargo or vessel shipping.

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Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

Imagine moving cargo across continents as smoothly as computers process data. He says, “I believe that collaborative logistics platforms demonstrate and validate the need for the physical Internet. The Alliance for Logistics Integration through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE), a platform funded by the European Community, shares this view. Key infrastructure such as “fully operating open logistics networks,” however, won’t be fully functional until at least the 2040s.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

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I’m thinking of sending my representatives in Congress a copy of the book Getting to We , written by my friends Kate Vitasek and Jeanette Nyden — and also inviting them and all members of Congress to participate in my upcoming conversation with Kate and Jeanette on Talking Logistics. While the stalemate continues in Washington, things keep moving forward in the world of supply chain and logistics. Robinson Strengthens Anti-Cargo Theft Strategy.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

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Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. req’d) Walmart taking over operations at Inland distribution centers [operated by Schneider Logistics] (The Press-Enterprise). Stating the Obvious: Amazon Competes in Transportation and Logistics Services. ” This is just stating the obvious. Co-opetition in parcel delivery has been going on for years, especially between the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and UPS.

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

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Allies Line Up Against Obama’s State of the Union Plea on Trade (Bloomberg). I’ve stated my opinion many times before: I believe companies, especially manufacturers and retailers, should get out of the B2B Connectivity business. As noted in the press release, companies are required to use ACE for all electronic import and export manifest filings for all modes by May 1, 2015 and use ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filings by Nov.

Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Transplace

Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico According to recent reports, trucks crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are currently hitting delays of up to 12 hours. Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives in a new survey, 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, are divided about whether a new pact would help Mexico (24.3%); hurt Mexico (21.8%); or leave trade unchanged (25.7%). Supply chain industry executives are split sharply about how Mexico will fare if it is able to agree with the United States and Canada on terms to update the North American Free Trade Agreement. .

Global Logistics—August 2015

Inbound Logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

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Last year I organized our first Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure cycling team (LL4T1DCure) to raise money for JDRF , the leading non-profit organization focused on T1D research. In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. The Amazon Logistics site focuses on Chinese customers, who are sellers on its site as well as other businesses.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

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Back at work, getting caught up on all of the supply chain and logistics news from the past two weeks. Speaking of standards, this week’s announcement also states that “standards discussions are actively underway with openshipping.org and work to align the TradeLens APIs with UN/CEFACT standards is in progress. I’m curious how the 40 percent reduction in transit time was actually achieved since blockchain doesn’t make cargo ships move through water any faster.

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. Here in the United States, FedEx experienced significant delays again this year , with many employees volunteering to work on Christmas to deliver delayed packages. Another example of how transportation technology and managed services are merging: Transervice Logistics Inc.

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Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The delivery was organized by the Academic Consortium to Combat Ebola in Liberia (ACCEL), a network of academic centers with technical expertise in emergency medicine and logistics systems. The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space.

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FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

Enter FedEx… Recognizing the myriad complexities of the supply chain, FedEx, the express delivery giant founded in the 1970s, continuously added key pieces of the logistics puzzle to the services it provides its customers. As a result, they are currently believed to be the largest customs broker in the United States and one of the most digitized and efficient. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

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An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters.Connect. These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. How much of a shift, and the logistics implications, are the subject of much debate. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. How much of a shift, and the logistics implications, are the subject of much debate. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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ILA, USMX reach tentative labor contract agreement ( Logistics Management ). Net revenues from “other logistics services,” which include transportation management services, customs, warehousing, and small parcel, increased about 15 percent in Q4 2012 (excluding contribution from acquisition), driven primarily by transaction increases in its transportation management and customs services. Menlo Worldwide Logistics reported net revenue of $161.8

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

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Editor’s Note: Almost 14 months ago we wrote one of our most popular posts entitled, “ The History of Supply Chain and Logistics Management ” contained a bit of history, definitions, and a great infographic visually going through the history of supply chain and logistics management. In this infographic you will learn, for example, that the global market value for logistics has surpassed $4trillion. You will also learn: Interesting global logistics facts.

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Global study reveals increased use of third party logistics providers and outsourced logistics services key to success in emerging markets

Supply Chain Network

Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, in cooperation with Penn State University, leadership advisory firm, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. the Center for Supply Chain Research, Penn State University. “As The logistics market.

Delivery by Drone Remains a Foreign Pursuit

Logistics Trends and Insights

But successful pilots have one thing in common—they’ve either taken place in rural areas or outside of the United States where aviation regulations are not as strict. The German company DB Schenker is the latest global logistics provider to make headlines for its ventures into drone delivery. It aims to use VoloDrone to expand its market to include logistics, as well as construction, city infrastructure, and agriculture. By Amy Wunderlin.

e-Commerce: The Biggest Driver of Change and Growth in Supply Chain & Logistics

BluJay Solutions

While the retail and logistics infrastructure supporting the sector is relatively stable, the increase in demand has put all logistics players under pressure. Bit by bit, the growing need to deliver products to customers’ doorsteps is beginning to overwhelm existing supply chain and logistics networks and systems, soon to be made obsolete by an inevitable wave of technology disruption.

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Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.