The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

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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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.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

So reads a section from CyberStorm , a book by Matthew Mather about “what a full scale cyber attack against present-day New York City might look like from the perspective of one family trying to survive it.” As reported by the BBC: Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

One of the fastest growing forms of cargo theft is deceptive pick-ups (aka fictitious pick-ups). Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Keep the cargo moving.

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Supply Chain Complexity and Technology

Enterra Insights

New York Times ‘ columnist Thomas Friedman once stated, “We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.” At least that is what Steve Dowse, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Blume Global, hopes will happen in the supply chain arena. Complexity across the manufacturing and retail landscapes has evolved to unprecedented levels and a breakdown in the supply chain is not an uncommon reason for failures.”[1]

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.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1.

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.

Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management, omnichannel best practices , and much more. Dates: January 13 – 15, 2019 in New York City. ” Global Cold Chain Expo ($795).

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Park It, Trucks: Here Come New York’s Cargo Bikes (New York Times) Amazon Tests Cheap Warehouses. Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 6, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

After years of continuous physical expansion, with mega-stores and mega-trucks having progressively replaced their supersized siblings and expansion of retailers’ high street presence a critical measure of their success, the retail supply chain is now adjusting to a wider and more diverse variety of just about everything. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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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. Zipline is using Rwanda to test a system of distribution medical supplies in hard to reach areas. Thus, according to the New York Times , one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries, “will be the first… to establish a commercial drone delivery network — putting it ahead of places like the United States.”

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together by a common denominator: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and market saturation have put retail to the test. As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Port of Long Beach sees highest Q3 cargo volume in history (Cargo Business News). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

Missing Information. What are the Repercussions?

BluJay Solutions

After spending 3 busy days there and enjoying at least 10 varieties of Tacos we headed back to New York. Unfortunately, the staff at Laredo airport weren’t aware of this new initiative and detained my colleague. So my colleague went to the border to get a paper I-94; however the border officer said that as he hadn’t left the US he could not issue a new I-94 to him. This problem not only happens in traveling scenarios, but also in the cargo supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. Whether you’re going cycling in Dragon’s Back, moving a mattress to a new house, riding with a large pet, or sending items to a friend, UberCARGO is for you.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

After years of continuous physical expansion, with mega-stores and mega-trucks having progressively replaced their supersized siblings and expansion of retailers’ high street presence a critical measure of their success, the retail supply chain is now adjusting to a wider and more diverse variety of just about everything. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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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.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

These criminals find new ways to expand their networks and manipulate the retail supply chain every day. Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. A National Retail Federation report found that 92% of companies surveyed had been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. Maersk and IBM Unveil First Industry-Wide Cross-Border Supply Chain Solution on Blockchain. I wondered aloud a few weeks ago whether IBM is the only company working on blockchain solutions for supply chain management.

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And the canal was too small for the Post-Panamax vessels, which carry two to three times as much cargo as the ships that currently squeeze through the Panama Canal. football fields, make up about 16% of the global container fleet but carry 45% of the container cargo. When the Panama Canal expansion is completed in 2016, it will have new locks and wider, deeper channels that can accommodate Post-Panamax vessels and more traffic.

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. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics News Sites.

BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

Supply Chain View from the Field

The move by BVL to create the chapter in the Carolinas is not only a recognition of the area as a supply chain hub but also a move to expand the organization’s footprint into North America. Center for Global Logistics and the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative at NC State University. Computer snags are leaving goods stranded in a New York port, as real-time interactions between the system components in the container yard are causing problems.

The Future of Transportation: The New Airships

The Network Effect

The Hindenburg over Manhattan, New York, 1937 (courtesy Associated Press). When thinking of airships, or “skyliners” as they were often called, it’s difficult not to be overwhelmed by visions of the Hindenburg going down in flames in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937. Given the advantages they have over traditional aircraft, it is quite possible that they will gain traction as cargo vehicles and for unmanned missions. Download Rethinking the Supply Chain.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. While their analysis might show that it makes sense to open or expand East Coast distribution centers, that decision will require partnering with a new or expanded set of ocean and land carriers and logistics service providers. The Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

TMC

For example, early in the new year, Denmark tightened its border controls with Germany, after Sweden had imposed similar measures [2]. In a recent press release, Eurotunnel maintains that “buoyed by the new truck terminal security put in place in October 2015,” their Le Shuttle Freight service recorded a record year in 2015 [3]. And as the recent action taken by Denmark underlines, governments are apt to impose new restrictions that can make border crossings more complicated.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. In the above example of an IPI move to Chicago, the cargo arrives on the U.S. Knowing the best way to route your shipment can save you headaches and money.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

New York to London? A popular subject in several expat Facebook groups is checking to see who’s planning on flying back to their origin country, and whether those individuals would mind taking along a little extra cargo. In a way, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities. Are there ways it could benefit, or endanger, your supply chain?

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Shippers, beneficial cargo owners or non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are responsible for verifying weights. As often occurs with new requirements, questions continue to swirl and some companies are going to feel ill-prepared as the deadline arises.

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

Talking Logistics

You learn something new every day. Speaking of learning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Will Truckers Trade Futures? A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. Inside Google’s Rebooted Robotics Program (New York Times) Transplace Invests in New Operations Center in Northwest Arkansas Black & Decker Fined $1.8M

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. 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. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Supply chains get railroaded.

The Top Logistics and Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders to Know for 2020

Shipchain

Knowledge is power in the world of supply chain management, and every company is searching for the next best way to save money and meet consumer demand. That’s why we’ve created this list of the top logistics and supply chain journalists and thought leaders that we follow and suggest you check out in 2020. . Top Logistics & Supply Chain Journalists & Thought Leaders We Follow. trade policies and their impact on supply chain policies.