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

Talking Logistics

With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country. 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.

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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. Much like insurance, you would add it at the last step in the cart as an optional item when purchasing your air ticket, and often only if the firm had previously bitter experiences. However, COVID-19 is changing the way companies are looking at investment into visibility.

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Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers. BSI has recently published the latest Global Supply Chain Security and Business Continuity Risk Index , that highlights the current supply chain security and business continuity threats faced by organizations worldwide.

The Changing Face of Supply Chain Security

Logistics Bureau

Security has been an issue since supply chains began. These and other factors have meant a rethink of supply chain security. Basics of Supply Chain Security. Security is part of a bigger whole. They can affect manufacturing, warehousing and transport. Security to defend these areas against deliberate hostility may have several dimensions. Goods origination, third-party security, foreign customs are examples. Security awareness.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task. Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments.

Wanted: Innovative Responses to a New Security Threat

Supply Chain @ MIT

The recent cyber attacks and security breaches at Target and Home Depot drew executives’ attention to the vulnerability of their companies to this type of crime. In this case, that means challenging the prevailing method for supply chain security in response to the cyber security threat. High-profile breaches such as the ones cited above have spotlighted cyber security, but awareness of the actual risks involved is still relatively limited.

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.

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency. Blockchain offers the ability to track and trace goods throughout each point of the supply chain, from manufacturing to sales. Another problem is cargo theft.

How Manufacturers Can Restart or Ramp Up Operations Safely and Effectively

USC Consulting Group

This is particularly the case among manufacturers, many of whom were sidelined by COVID-19 due to labor shortages caused by layoffs and a number of workers falling ill from the virus. As early as February, roughly 60% of manufacturing firms in the U.S. “Manufacturers were able to adjust certain processes to better cope with coronavirus-related disruptions.” Incentivize and reward domestic manufacturers that are able to meet PPE demands.

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019

Transplace

factories rose in January from a two-year low as measures of new orders and production snapped back following steep declines the prior month, indicating a more stable outlook for manufacturing at the start of 2019. Weekly TIP List capacity cargo carriers data delivery demographics ELD factory industry intermodal logistics mandate manufacturing Mexico millennials rail refrigerated retail security shippers suppliers supply chain technology transportation trends trucking

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. The role of logistics management software here is to create a viable solution that can help manufacturers easily manage the flow of things for better accuracy, to ensure that the right product reaches the right person at the right place and time. What is Logistics Management Software?

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

Blockchain technology is causing a big disruption for logistics companies and has the potential to make the supply chain more efficient, transparent and secure. The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency. Blockchain offers the ability to track and trace goods throughout each point of the supply chain, from manufacturing to sales. Another problem is cargo theft.

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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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Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

For many Canadian shippers, manufacturing, automotive, and retail (clothing / furniture) has been negatively impacted as generally is the trend for these segments. Majority of countries are re-opening gradually and cargo flows are re-emerging as shippers and manufacturers increase activities. CMA CGM and Hyundai secured funding through government backed loans to bolster cash positions due to impact of declining container volumes and ocean freight demand from COVID-19.

The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

Gartner also believes that IoT will have an enormous impact on how the supply chain operates and with the information available to supply chain and manufacturing leaders. The Current State of IoT in Manufacturing. Although IoT is already in widespread use in manufacturing and the supply chain, what it is used for is fairly limited and has only scratched the surface of what can be achieved. IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft.

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

Talking Logistics

Air cargo firms feel the pressure from plunge in freight prices (Reuters). A similar situation exists in the air cargo market, as reported by Reuters: Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry, industry executives and analysts say. When the robot arrives, the recipient unlocks it by punching in a security code on a mobile app.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

Items in this shipment were sourced in the United States, and the logistics team led by Dr. Goentzel worked with a commercial distributor to access manufacturing capacity for products such as Ebola suits that are relatively scarce. Some manufacturers have increased their output as demand has soared. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space.

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Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport. Between May and June 2017, more than 90 percent of cargo thefts involved trucks. The first step to preventing cargo theft is to complete a risk assessment.

IoT enabled Supply Chain Visibility: The Holy Grail of Supply Chain Managers

Global Trade Management

When considering the fact that the key beneficiaries of visibility solutions are multiple business functions such as logistics, supply chain, finance, quality management and security the results of the study are not surprising. Real-time cargo tracking and monitoring improves in-transit visibility Today the true visibility into the movement of goods is still minimal and mostly done via processes heavily dependent on phone calls and email communication.

EV Cargo Technology to Attend the Blockchain Event in Hong Kong

EV Cargo Technology

On the 7th March EV Cargo Technology will be attending “ Blockchain – The Answer to the Future of Retail ” hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Blockchain is not just a buzzword anymore, it has made its impact on the financial services through the use of cryptocurrencies and is becoming more prominent, especially in sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing and logistics.

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How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve. Robinson took our own planning advice and proactively chartered weekly 747 cargo flights from China to the U.S.

Increased Demand and Reduced Capacity Prove a Challenge for Air Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Airlines have adapted to the changing market by introducing cargo only flights, with minimal schedules to keep global trade moving. Finding the right balance between price and transit allowed them to provide successful outcomes for cargo movements.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?

Cerasis

First of all, blockchain offers numerous solutions for those who want to improve security and make operations with digital data more transparent. The logistics industry involves many parties: manufacturers, customers, suppliers, auditors, etc. It allows customers to track the product and trace the whole chain of product manufacturing. With the help of blockchain, companies can make the supply chain more secure and improve the transaction flow.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Greater Globalization.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Businesses in the EU and US are increasing their investment in manufacturing and sourcing offshore. Many sourcing strategies underestimate the magnitude of the hidden costs of a longer international supply chain, including increased transaction cost and complexity, reduced flexibility, potential lost gross margin from delivery delays and cargo loss, resulting in production delays and or missed sales.

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Transportation TIP List: Week of April 21st, 2019

Transplace

Annual 72-hour Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Set for June : The annual International Roadcheck 72-hour inspection blitz will be held June 4-6, and primarily consist of a Level I inspection, which includes brake checks, cargo securement, lights, steering, suspension, tires and more. The exemption lets agriculture haulers use alternative methods to secure commodities. Transportation TIP List: Week of April 21 st , 2019.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. As the demand for PPE has soared manufacturing capacity has become constrained, and some distributors are citing supply concerns. Manufacturers have responded to these efforts by stepping up the production of PPE. With manufacturing already running at peak capacity, supplies may begin to fall short.

Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism

Cerasis

The direct impact from acts of terrorism and the indirect effects from terrorist organizations’ exploitation of the supply chain have been, and will continue to be, critically felt across Europe,” said David Fairnie , principal consultant in supply chain security at BSI. We have invested billions in intelligence and homeland security to ensure that a large-scale attack doesn’t affect two major areas in the U.S.,

The need to know

EFT

China will build 1-2 hub airports for cargo carriers by 2035 - state planner. Lukashenko considers re-routing Belarusian cargo after sanctions: Belta. Chile threatens striking truckers with security law after breakdown in talks. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

The need to know

EFT

China will build 1-2 hub airports for cargo carriers by 2035 - state planner. Lukashenko considers re-routing Belarusian cargo after sanctions: Belta. Chile threatens striking truckers with security law after breakdown in talks. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Fitting facilitates cargo security and enables automation of container handling processes. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

These firms facilitate the movement of parts and materials from suppliers to manufacturers, and finished products from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. Air Cargo. Supply Chain Security Analysis. Admiral E. King famously said “I don’t know what the hell this “logistics” is that Marshall is always talking about, but I want some of it.”. Since he was an admiral, I am pretty sure somebody got Mr. King some logistics.

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

Talking Logistics

Department of Homeland Security. 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.

Top 7 Digital Transformation Technologies For The Supply Chain

Abivin

81% of manufacturing CEOs acknowledge the strategic benefits that smartphones have to offer [2]. Cloud integration can help ,,manufacturers and retailers,, eliminate information silos as well as facilitate a method to connect with external transportation partners so that they ,,can focus on their core competencies,, [. As a result, businesses can both secure their sensitive data while sharing strategic data with business ,,partners,, , 3. ,Industry, 4.0