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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. In 2018, motor carriers reported almost 600 incidents of cargo theft nationwide. Cargo thieves can take advantage of opportunities for crime, such as low security at a cargo hold, to steal thousands of dollars worth of cargo. Thieves stealing cargo can cause disaster along the supply chain. Use these tips to protect your cargo against criminals and avoid costly mishaps.

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Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. Those that look for new marketing opportunities despite the brittle trading conditions. Companies That See Supply Chain Disruptions as Challenges.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Retail supply chains are slowing as customers are staying home in many areas of the country which will affect the global supply chain to an extent.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Containers are piling up in ports, international shipping has been hammered, Western companies are battling to source products from traditional suppliers, and disruptions are being experienced throughout the global supply chain. Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected. General Motors is airlifting supplies to its North American truck production.

Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Not the Zip… “The Zip looks more like a plane, and it’s launched with a slingshot, delivering its cargo with a parachute before returning home. ” Source: ReCode.net. Zipline is using Rwanda to test a system of distribution medical supplies in hard to reach areas. Sources. New York Times. Rwanda is a tiny country in Africa, the fourth smallest to be exact, but one making giant strides in embracing the latest technology.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. 10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic! At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. My passion is supply chain and positive change. But supply chain may. Supply chain is the economy and the economy the supply chain. Knowledge or insights that are new.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

If you’re like me, staying up to date on supply chain news is critical. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ. Air Cargo World. Supply Chain Quarterly.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

Global supply chains tie the planet together, providing goods to consumers, jobs to workers, and dividends to shareholders. And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. Proximity to raw materials, increased capacity, and labor costs are just a few of the ways that global supply chains work to save money for today’s top companies.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. So I spoke to everyone I knew in the field and looked through some other sources (Crunchbase, Jonathan Wichmann’s great list of logistics startups site, CB Insights and more) to come up with the ULTIMATE LIST of disruptive logistics startups.

A Year In Events: Looking Back At 2016 (US Edition)

EcoVadis

From California to Connecticut, and Novi to New Orleans, EcoVadis was on the ground contributing to the advancement of sustainable procurement and CSR/sustainability practices in global supply chains during our most active year on record in the US. We are grateful for all the friends, colleagues, peers, and partners that we met along the way, and we are eager to reconnect and break new ground in 2017. Ethical Sourcing Forum (New York, NY).

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story. International shipping share of global GHG emissions: 2.5% (cargo ships are 67% of the world’s fleet). To reduce emissions, forwarders are measuring, benchmarking and streamlining freight supply chain operations.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. Belly space in passenger airliners, already in short supply, has been drastically constrained by restrictions on flights into and out of China, which came into effect on March 29.

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The need to know

EFT

initial public offering (IPO), attempting a listing on New York’s Nasdaq at a time of deepening tensions between Washington and Beijing. Amazon is sued over warehouses after New York worker brings coronavirus home, cousin dies. France nears 1-billion-euro crisis fund for aero suppliers: sources. Amazon looks to establish supply chain trust with new blockchain patent. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

California has over 40 million people on lockdown with New York following suit today. Bottom lines are in jeopardy for almost every industrial supply chain in the world, except for those that might benefit from the coronavirus pandemic, such vaccine companies, facemask producers, medical device companies, certain eCommerce companies, etc.). China has gone 2 days now without new infection cases of local citizens (just those who have traveled in from abroad).