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Stranger things: Air cargo becomes value play over ocean freight

The Supply Chain Journal

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. Competitive advantage of air cargo: speed and price.

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Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. Learn about.

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Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. Air cargo pricing is, in almost all cases, still set manually, with most rate sheets updated twice a year.

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The Daily Dash: 800,000 seats filled with cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

In today’s edition, we highlight the continuing use of the cargo-in-cabin model for airlines, horrifying video of a train crashing into a truck and more. Emirates, for example, has transported more than 11,000 metric tons over the past year — equivalent to more than 800,000 seats with cargo.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

DHL: ‘Sustainable e-commerce is not any oxymoron’

The Supply Chain Journal

The DHL paper, “ECO-mmerce: How online retail can build the sustainable supply chain of tomorrow,” highlights five key areas of importance: last-mile delivery, first- and middle-mile delivery, warehousing, packaging and returns. “I Read: Will e-cargo bikes take over last-mile delivery?

How Can Green Logistics Foster Growth for CPG Brands?

Zipline Logistics

Consolidation efforts can also help brands improve key metrics with retailers like OTIF and MABD requirements , improving customer relationships, which is another way to stand out among competitors. . Selecting Other Transportation Modes .

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

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Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Misaligned production, warehousing, and transportation functions are also a large source of supply chain inefficiencies, and they can cost you in wasted resources, time, and money. Considering Alternative Transportation Modes. Tracking Key Metrics to Drive Performance Improvement .

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Today, anyone can start an online retailing business from any part of the world and ensure their products are delivered to customers efficiently by using a third-party logistics company. Tsukumo Shokai Shipping company was founded transporting passengers from Yokohama to Shanghai.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. The retail giant plans to take out 50 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030, which is equivalent to the emissions associated with the average annual electricity consumption of 40 million Chinese households.

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Creates New Metrics for Demand Planning Consortium. Retail Import Growth Expected To Slow Significantly Over Summer ( NRF ). Descartes’ GLN, route planning and transportation management solutions and deep domain expertise can help our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers in managing their global and local inbound logistics and delivery operations.”. .

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

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. The last supply chain case study in the fashion retailing industry is Adidas. Managing transportation at this scale is the absolute challenge. The last industry covered here is the general merchandise retailing industry.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

" Retailers and distributors are also investing in cloud-based commerce platforms to drive a seamless experience for customers, said Jim Barnes, president and CEO of supply chain consulting firm Envista. Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating. In the past, by using more natural gas for its ground fleet, UPS decreased CO2 emissions by 100,000 metric tons in 2016.

This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. According to the product sheet , “Oracle Global Trade Intelligence provides a dashboard view into the unique metrics by which your customs and compliance operation measures success. Government to import or export cargo. This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. “You cannot merely keep different types of cargo anywhere in the warehouse, and then expect your staff to find it whenever needed.

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the article: The retailer wants suppliers that ship full trucks of products to deliver orders within a specified two-day window 87% of the time, up from an 85% rate it targeted previously. More stringent customer delivery requirements is certainly one factor, with On-Time In-Full (OTIF) becoming a more critical metric. Simply put, OTIF spells OPPORTUNITY for transportation technology providers.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. So I wanted to tell you, why does your cargo get bumped. Why does your cargo get rolled? It was mainly because most of your cargo today is moving on standby. Until the last minute, your cargo is not confirmed. The reason that cargo is booked today? And then, during peak, your cargo is getting rolled. The cargo shouldn’t be rolled.

Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

Typical manufacturing products made in Belgium include engineering and metal products, automobile assemblies, transportation equipment, scientific and precision instruments, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, textiles, glass, petroleum and food and beverages. Retail businesses, tourism and financial services account for the bulk of the service sector. Belgium’s transportation and communication pathways are robust. billion metric tons of goods in 2015.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Retail Sales: Retail and food service sales decreased in February to $447.3 Non-store retailer sales were up 5.9% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% Department of Transportation has taken the first step to address obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in truck drivers.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Non-store retailer sales were up 6.3% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Non-store retailer sales were up 6.3% Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . billion of cargo, decreasing 1.97% from October 2015 and the lowest level since February 2011. billion of cargo, decreasing 1.13% from October 2015 and the lowest level since June 2011.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

“The logistics industry is one of the biggest industries that will profit most from the digital revolution in 2019…” From quicker deliveries to more sustainable ways of transportation, harmonizing big data and automation efforts will ensure exponential growth in the industry. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics. This de-risks and de-stresses the supply chain and reduces costs for the transport operator and their customer.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

Ground, year-over-year package yield growth was less than 2 percent which is a huge problem for the company given FedEx’s position that e-commerce growth will be driving substantial gains, across the metrics board, for the company. Additionally, forward stocking fulfillment center solutions, including fulfillment from big-box retail stores, is driving the growth of lower-yielding, zone 1, local delivery shipments.

Addressing a Legal Threat to Local Delivery Operations (The FedEx Ground Case on Driver Classification)

Talking Logistics

That’s because most companies with a local delivery component to their business — whether a national furniture retailer offering scheduled delivery or a tech startup with an app offering one-hour food delivery — treat drivers as independent contractors to avoid all the extra costs that come with treating them as employees, such as unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and benefits. Lessons to Learn from Crowdsourced Transportation Providers.