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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Stealing your own freight: O’Hare cargo delays force drastic measures

The Supply Chain Journal

Facilities are short-staffed and don’t have adequate space to swiftly process mountains of cargo offloaded from the giant freighters that have predominated since COVID devastated lower-capacity passenger flights. Cargo volume by weight at O’Hare grew 14.8%

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Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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Growth in air cargo volume hits 4-year high

The Supply Chain Journal

Air cargo volumes increased 9.9% A large portion of the lift they need comes from passenger aircraft, with cargo riding in the lower deck. From the cargo perspective, belly capacity was down 38.9% Overall air cargo capacity improved slightly to negative 10.8%

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Cargo handlers move to airport suburbs to escape O’Hare congestion

The Supply Chain Journal

airports that haven’t prioritized investment in cargo facilities. Alliance, the largest cargo processor at O’Hare, manages 640,000 square feet of space in four airport terminals. Pektas said the record influx of imports is like “getting hit by cargo tornadoes every day.

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Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

Five Key Metrics for Monitoring the Impact of Panic Buying on your Supply Chain. Supply Plan: The Supply Plan metric provides Walmart’s best guess on how many units it expects to order from a supplier. Learn about.

North America supply chain reshoring will not happen, report says

The Supply Chain Journal

Ironically, the report was accompanied by a chart that projected Canada and the United States as the highest-performing countries through 2025 across seven metrics of international business. The EIU builds its intelligence model from a broad array of data sources.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

MIT Supply Chain

The 63 metric ton air shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitation supplies valued at some $1.8 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. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels. Port of Virginia estimates cargo lost in February thru April at 44,000 ctrs ~11% decline.

Lufthansa’s CityLine passenger subsidiary to haul freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DXE: LHA ) is expanding its cargo capabilities with a rare investment in narrowbody freighters. Lufthansa Cargo will take delivery of an additional 777 later this year. The A321 will be the first narrowbody freighter controlled by Lufthansa Cargo.

CSR Initiatives in the Global Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

In addition, we have taken several steps in the past few years to affect industry change, such as being an active member of the Clean Cargo Group and joining the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA).

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

percent per year, over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea for a total of 23 million tonnes of cargo traveling by ship every day. Shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistic firms are currently spending millions of dollars in resources on ‘estimating’ important metrics such as container Estimated Time of Arrival (ETAs). And relative to emerging data sources of relevant Big Data on global supply chains, one very interesting new player is Spire Global.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. 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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Autonomous Boats Could Ferry Cargo in Busy Cities. Source ID. Source ID.

Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. Now, when most think of sustainability, they think of ethical sourcing or environmentally friendly packaging. Tracking Key Metrics to Drive Performance Improvement .

Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain By Looking at Amazon

Savi

From there, it can move horizontally to deliver cargo and packages for others and compete with other logistics service providers. Leverage Analytics to Fine-Tune Your Supply Chain Using live IoT data and many other data sources, you can achieve end-to-end visibility of the location and condition of your moving inventory even when multiple carriers deliver it across different modes.

How Can Green Logistics Foster Growth for CPG Brands?

Zipline Logistics

Maintaining positive public perception has become a powerful source of differentiation for CPG brands. When most recall images of corporate sustainability, eco-conscious consumer packaging or material sourcing are likely some of what comes to mind.

Guest Commentary: P.O. Management Programs – Know Pain, Know Gain!

Talking Logistics

Besides providing fast, thorough answers to customers, today’s ERP, cloud-based SaaS, or 3PL-operated systems enable companies to manage the order lifecycle, control information and cargo flows, and reduce the total cost of goods. Your stakeholders can: Align sourcing, purchasing, logistics, and I.T. Sourcing uses P.O. performance metrics to influence vendor behavior and impact sourcing choices.

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money. When you’re evaluating the costs of air cargo , freight is only one component of the equation.

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Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources? Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics. Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

GlobalTranz

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Carriage — In maritime shipping, carriage refers to the movement of cargo on a vessel after loading and before unloading. Carriers pick-up cargo from these designated spaces.

Profitable Agility: Part 2 of Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution

BlueYonder

According to a Forbes article, BD managed a number of disruptions seamlessly , including a rudder problem with a cargo ship that resulted in 28 BD containers being thrown overboard.

FreightWaves Flashback: World ports reach 201 million TEUs

The Supply Chain Journal

Source: Drewry Container Market Quarterly. Drewry said the practically worldwide increase was partly due to the continued trend toward containerized general cargo traffic. Containerized cargo represented 53.7%

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Identifying sources of risk and developing a plan are only part of the story. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. What alternative plants/factories/sources of supply do they have at their disposal? Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents.

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

6 River Systems

Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

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Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

By incorporating TMS information with other inner sources of data, such as ERP and WMS or OMS, the businesses can attain approximately real-time visibility into products from purchase through inventory and transportation. For example, the TMS system employed by Transwide Analytics uses visual reports covering key transport metrics to offer a comprehensive performance view, individual carrier score cards, and freight costs.

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.

Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

There are two things Boeing and Airbus have in common, utilization of lean manufacturing system and strategic sourcing concept. However, the overall implementation of strategic sourcing is a bit different between the two companies. 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.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Identifying sources of risk and developing a plan are only part of the story. Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. What alternative plants/factories/sources of supply do they have at their disposal? Supply chain disruptions are inevitable, whether resulting from natural disasters, technical failures, worker strikes, or other unforeseen incidents.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

When a new order is received, the vehicle route planning schedule is sourced in real time to reallocate mobile fleet resources to optimize operating efficiency, deliver priority service to the most profitable accounts and routes, and also maintain overall customer service objectives. Third is the ability to execute real-time workflow and productivity metrics, access real-time inventory visibility.

Launching the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) for Daily Rates

Freightos

As a result, nearly every industry has created on-demand metrics to gauge market performance, hedge risks, and to power intelligent decisions. Sources: FBX and SGX. In the digital age, visibility is key. In our digital age, we want to know everything, in seconds. .

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. For example, bananas can’t be transported by air, because they spoil in the low temperatures and the varying air humidity of the cargo area. Source: [link]. If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. The 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer championship has drawn millions of sports enthusiasts to Russia.