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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. 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.

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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. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

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

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Lab is part of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. 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. ACCEL is sourcing products locally where possible.

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

Supply Chain Network

With maritime transport growing at an average rate of over 8.5 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).

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. Global Transportation Air Black Friday Shipping

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. 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.

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. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Claim — In freight, shippers can retroactively charge carriers for damages or loss to transported products.

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.

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

BluJay Solutions

All these goods have to be transported on time from their supplier or manufacturing location — often at the other end of the world — to the stadium or the athletes’ lodgings. million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. Source: [link].

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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.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

For instance, platforms such as Uber Carriage and Cargomatic enable real-time, cost-effective, on-demand transport arrangements to the other business logistics services, which brings great competitiveness to this industry. This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. Integrating route optimisation with vehicle and unloading dock scheduling in LCL cargo collection.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: US Census). .

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Transport network 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?

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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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. This compilation is based on the most currently available company revenue data (between 2018 and 2020) without factoring in any other metric. Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends.

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

Talking Logistics

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. New Transportation Solutions from project44 and Kuebix. I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics). . Source: US Census). .

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.

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 Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Potential Sources of Disruption. Transport network 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?

Ocean Carrier Alliances: What You Need to Know

Talking Logistics

While the changing atmosphere of ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t something new, it’s certainly top of mind for many shippers and carriers alike thanks to a tumultuous last few years. These alliances are: Source: Transplace. Contractually require ocean carriers to carry a certain percentage of your cargo on their own vessels, and ensure that a certain percentage is on specific vessels within an alliance.

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New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

DAT Solutions

The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has released three new resource guides this year and has updated several of its sample contracts. Information contained in the guides is often not available from any other source. New guides published in 2017 include: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Resource & Guide - An overview of the new requirements for the transportation of human and animal food in the U.S. Cargo Claims Framework.

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. Belgium’s transportation and communication pathways are robust. 36 percent of Belgium’s energy consumption comes from renewable sources, making it the eighth country in the world for renewable energy production.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. They can also be used to track the provenance of adulterated products to identify the source. Mobile apps can generate reports and monitor performance metrics.

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

You may have to learn how to navigate a new software, or your organization may simply need additional training on a new transportation management system (TMS). It's also important for shippers to understand the different types of liability insurance, according to Trucker's Report , which includes the following: General liability insurance covers a truck, occupants, and cargo when the truck is not moving.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

Freightera

Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at Freightera. Global Freight Transport produces 10% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Freight transport produces up to half the toxic diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions and 45% of the Nitrous Oxides. Emissions from cargo ships are 3% of greenhouse gases today, but without change will grow to 6% by 2020 and 15% by 2050.