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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes.

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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

5 Easy-to-Use Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

Talking Logistics

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing – providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indicators of performance in terms of these goals? What is your warehouse fill rates and lead times? What’s your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate?

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, my mailbox was bombarded with the news of tentative agreement of the settlement of the nine-month labor conflict between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). On March 16th-18th, I will be on a book tour in Europe discussing the concepts of Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. Uncategorized cargo global trade inventory ports supply chain visibility

Supply Chain is not Only About the Money

DynaSys

In other words, these are projects with benefits that are not visible in short-term financial metrics, but extremely important from a long-term perspective. This means to perform legally import and export activities you need to provide to a customs officer, an active contract, invoices signed & stamped, certifications and the description of cargo with translation to local language. Indeed, financially-oriented metrics do not show everything that is important.

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. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. The cloud-based logistics has lots of metric tools.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders.

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.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

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. Increasing application of robots As technology advances in the recent years, companies are applying more robots in manufacturing, warehousing and transportation.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

In this system, space is shared by all of the cargo on one truck. You can save money by: Stop paying for unused cargo space. Reduce your warehouse costs. The weight and density of your cargo decide the freight class.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Also, as the supply chain often needs to track and manage inventory from various warehouses and locations, this can be a difficult task with decentralized operations.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Also, as the supply chain often needs to track and manage inventory from various warehouses and locations, this can be a difficult task with decentralized operations.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

The objective now was to fulfill orders, smooth distribution of products, storage, and warehousing. Also, as the supply chain often needs to track and manage inventory from various warehouses and locations, this can be a difficult task with decentralized operations.

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

Warehouse Management System (WMS) Warehouse Management System enables 3PL companies to take control of their diversified range of product and stock items, as well as monitor the operations of goods and materials moving in and out of the depot. Third is the ability to execute real-time workflow and productivity metrics, access real-time inventory visibility. Warehouse management system customization and information availability in 3pl companies: a decision-support tool.

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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.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

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. Trains can now move one ton of cargo approximately 484 miles on just one gallon of fuel.

The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Freight Plus

That is where he learned his foundation in warehousing and distribution as well as logistics. Air freight capacity was restricted to those businesses that had their own dedicated cargo fleet. What technology do you think is going to be vital in a warehouse to accelerate e-commerce? .

The Logistics Linchpin with Andrew Clark

Freight Plus

That is where he learned his foundation in warehousing and distribution as well as logistics. Air freight capacity was restricted to those businesses that had their own dedicated cargo fleet. What technology do you think is going to be vital in a warehouse to accelerate e-commerce? .

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. . Trains can now move one ton of cargo approximately 484 miles on just one gallon of fuel.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. 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.

5 Easy Ways to Monitor Supply Chain Health

TMC

Do you have the right metrics? Metrics show how your supply chain is performing—providing they are the right ones to do the job. Inappropriate metrics can give a false or incomplete picture of supply chain performance. Second, what metrics are the best indictors of performance in terms of these goals? What are your warehouse fill rates and lead times? What is your primary carrier’s cargo acceptance rate?

How To Build Supply Chain Resilience in a Connected World

ShipBob

Many factories and warehouses faced closures due to COVID outbreaks, which disrupted the fulfillment and distribution processes. The Suez Canal became blocked, which held up inventory from the cargo on board the ship, as well as other ships that couldn’t go their planned route.

Supply Chain Best Practices: Preparing for the Worst

Elementum

Establish appropriate metrics that correspond with the steps outlined in your contingency plan. When a breakdown in labor negotiations led 20,000 dockworkers to go on strike at two of Washington state's largest ports in October 2014, cargo-laden ships were left stranded as the flow of goods came to a halt for six months. This inventory glut crowded warehouses, eventually forcing companies to cut back on their new orders to clear out their backed-up storage facilities.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

They explain, “If a company scores an impressive 99 percent in all four categories measured by the standard Perfect Order Metric (POM) — complete, on time, damage-free, proper documentation with correct invoicing — the result would be a POM score of just 96 percent. The Forbes team explains, “Decades ago, trucking, rail and sea cargo began being tracked by satellite via telematics, and versions of electronic driver logs have been around for nearly 20 years.

Cash Management Tips to Survive the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Within each of these two flows there should be a small number of high impact business processes or metrics that you need to address, holistically, in order to make meaningful and significant improvements in your cash position. Airlines are converting passenger planes to cargo planes.

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. Since UK is relatively small when compared with the United States, centralized control of distribution operations and warehouse makes it easier to manage. Another 80% of orders are handled by both warehouse and cross dock system.

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

Abivin

Through ERP and WMS or OMS -TMS integration, manufacturers and distributors are intending to strengthen end-to-end visibility across shipping and warehouse functions like order processing, record access, and general ledger information, offering a more all-inclusive view of processes that should result in better planning and coordination (Stackpole, 2014).

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

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. Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION: . . Warehouse Rent Rates: In Q3 2015, warehouse and distribution rental rates in the U.S

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

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. Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION: . . Warehouse Rent Rates: In Q3 2015, warehouse and distribution rental rates in the U.S

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing. We are a marketplace for warehousing services. So if you operate a warehouse, if you rely on 3PL to operate your warehouse, we are a networked marketplace of, essentially, 3PL services. And, sometimes, as their compliment, as a flexible compliment to their existing infrastructure, again, in warehousing and distribution services. Why does your cargo get rolled?

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

billion of cargo, decreasing 1.6% billion of cargo, decreasing 3.3% AIR FREIGHT: Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In January, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 49,799 metric tons of cargo, a 10.7% Source: www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND ) (The Baltic Dry Index is an index that tracks and averages worldwide international shipping prices of various dry bulk cargoes.). MARKET: Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 1.0%

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

BluJay Solutions

million shipped items and 60 metric tons of air freight.*. To ensure efficient processes, make the best use of warehouse space, and ensure short delivery times over long transport distances, shippers and forwarders generally rely on the most cost-efficient transport mode and/or route. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

More stringent customer delivery requirements is certainly one factor, with On-Time In-Full (OTIF) becoming a more critical metric. I highlighted how Walmart is bringing operations at two California warehouses, which it had outsourced to Schneider Logistics for the past 13 years, back in-house. We didn’t think he would visit us this year, but then came the snow storm early Monday morning, and with schools closed, Billy Bob Joe V finally showed up.

How Tianjin's Aftermath is Affecting West Coast Ports

Elementum

According to data from the first half of 2015, Los Angeles held a 34 percent market share and Long Beach held a 13 percent market share of cargo transport from Tianjin to the U.S. Any dip in cargo traffic from Tianjin will have a big effect on West Coast container traffic, and there are already reports of factories and warehouses closing indefinitely as inventory and buildings see irreparable damage. Port traffic has always been a good metric of overall economic health.

‘March madness’ at LA port amid ‘once in a lifetime’ surge

The Supply Chain Journal

Despite stubbornly high anchorage waits off Los Angeles, Seroka pointed to improvements in landside metrics. Outside the terminals, street dwell time — the waiting time at warehouses — fell to 6.8 The flood of imports into the Port of Los Angeles is relentless.