Preliminary Indication of Pilot Error in Fatal Atlas Air Cargo Crash

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides an update to the Atlas Air Cargo plane crash that occurred in late February. That has been a finding in some prior UPS cargo aircraft tragedies. FAA had directed revised fatigue standards for commercial pilots but excluded air cargo pilots.

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Investigators Search for Clues of the Atlas Air Cargo Plane Crash Over the Weekend

Supply Chain Matters

Over the weekend, a cargo jet operated by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings under lease to Amazon Air , suddenly crashed on approach to Houston’s George Busch International Airport. Atlas Air operates a total of 112 cargo aircraft including 20 Boeing 767 aircraft operated on lease to Amazon Air.

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Ocean Freight Procurement and Going with the Stream

Freightos

The annual fixed-price contract is the current go-to for ocean freight procurement. Tenders can take BCOs (Beneficial Cargo Owners) three to five months of preparation, but despite this, the fixed price often breaks down during peak season. Remember iPods?

How working with our remarkable customer, Lufthansa Cargo, got us named to the 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes, though, we are lucky enough to get to share these customer stories – this is the case with Lufthansa Cargo. The project was so successful that Lufthansa Cargo wanted to share their supply chain success story.

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Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

CHAINalytics

Atlanta, GA, 02 March 2018 – Chainalytics, a global leader in supply chain consulting, and Drewry, the global shipping consultancy, have partnered to launch an innovative ocean freight procurement solution for shippers.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers. Events Clarion Events distribution managers event freight transport logistics Multimodal NEC Birmingham procurement directors shipping managers Supply Chain Directors traffic managers Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

Cargo Flight Launches a Vital Link in the Ebola Response Effort

Supply Chain @ MIT

million, combined with procurement of locally available commodities, will meet two critical needs in the country’s constrained health care system. A major challenge is procuring equipment in large quantities so that the items are standardized.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia. Air Cargo air freight airfreight

March 8, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Technology

Supply Chain Matters

According to the announcement, when cargo is within two miles of a declared border, the cargo self-declares with documents that are electronically presented to customs officials including a live GPS fix on cargo updated for direction and speed of travel.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Supply Chain Visibility Product Lifecycle Management Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Transportation Management Air Cargo All Logistics Transportation & DistributionIndeed, the very notion of applications that “talk” to one another is merely an extension of a system that shippers and carriers have deployed for years, albeit in a more primitive fashion.

More Indications of Rapidly Changing Global Transportation Trends

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the annual peak period of global transportation over the next three months, there are additional troubling signs related to global transportation trends, trends that indicate more excess capacity remaining in ocean and air cargo, but continued restricted capacity within U.S.

Report on Arctic Northern Passage Shipping Volume

Supply Chain Matters

Last year, we highlighted reports that a Chinese cargo ship successfully made the first ever commercial transit of the Northwest Passage. The Yong Sheng, a cargo vessel operated by state-owned Cosco Group set sail from the port of Dalian for Rotterdam. million tons of cargo via the Artic route in 2013. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics Arctic shipping passage independendent blog commenting on global supply chain developments Supply chain Matters blog

Insights for Procuring a TMS in a Large Company

TMC

Insights for Procuring a TMS in a Large Company. Having a centralized corporate procurement function already in place is valuable. For example, they understand the importance of lane density, and can procure more cost-effectively by leveraging cargo volumes across the network.

Insights for Procuring a TMS in a Large Company

TMC

Having a centralized corporate procurement function already in place is valuable. For example, they understand the importance of lane density and can procure more cost-effectively by leveraging cargo volumes across the network.

P3 Network Gains U.S. Maritime Approval as Concerns Widen

Supply Chain Matters

As noted in our previous commentaries, this alliance pools the shipping resources of Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, and Mediterranean Shipping across what is estimated to be up to 40 percent of total cargo moved in containers from Asia to Europe, as well as other major trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific ocean routes.

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SCMR Interview with Drewry- Continued Turbulent Waters for Ocean Container Interests

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Management Review recently featured highlights from an interview with the Research Manager of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors regarding the state of the ocean cargo industry. For readers unfamiliar with Drewry, the firm is globally recognized in sea freight market intelligence and benchmarking and a specialist advisor in international sea freight procurement.

An Example of One Creative Technology Approach in Addressing U.S. West Coast Port Congestion

Supply Chain Matters

Today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal includes an article, Ports Get Creative as Cargo Piles Up. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics 2014-2015 US West Coast port disruption Cargomatic Smartphone app independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Capacity fell by 3 percent, and up to $14 billion in cargo was unable to dock. Procurement departments must take the full burden of ensuring supplier consistency. Furthermore, shippers should purchase cargo or freight insurance where possible to create a safety net. riskmanagement #supplychainmanagement #procurement #distributionlogistics. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management Distribution Logistics Risk Management

Potential West Coast Port Disruption Raises Questions on Impacts to Upcoming Peak Shipping Period

Supply Chain Matters

The premise presented is that buyers scrambled to move cargoes earlier to avoid the potential of goods being caught-up in a port stoppage. China Supply Chain Strategy Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation and Logistics impact of potential U.S. A commentary posted on Logistics Management makes the observation that the threat U.S.

Breaking: Federal Mediation Invoked in U.S. West Coast Port Labor Negotiations

Supply Chain Matters

According to various media reports, tensions among the PMA and labor union negotiators escalated substantially on Friday of last week after the PMA announced a move to lower the number of workers unloading cargo ships at both the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles at night. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Supply Chain Execution Transportation and Logistics Supply chain Matters blog U.S.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Rebuilding Public.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. The new Public-Private-Partnership to facilitate trade is becoming a different method of procuring public services and infrastructure by combining the best of the public and the best of the private sectors capabilities – sharing activities in a trusted environment. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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West Coast Port Labor Talks Continue

Supply Chain Matters

Both parties issued a joint press release earlier this week indicating that while there will be no contract extension, cargo will keep moving, and normal operations will continue at the ports until an agreement can be reached between both sides. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters

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Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

I was in Houston yesterday evening, speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Group, at the fabulous Brennan’s restaurant on Smith Street. Business at the Port of Houston is robust, and the volume is growing, based on the hope that the Panama Canal expansion will drive more cargo into the port.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers

NC State SCRC

GPS shipment trackers can track freight over the globe, helping to avoid cargo theft, understanding where it takes place and seeking advice of areas to avoid. Our prior post discussed the benefits and challenges of visibility in logistics. But WAIT!

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Each episode features a different special guest, who brings his/her unique opinions regarding topics such as logistics, supply chain, cargo, freight, transportation, and education.

Supplier Risk Management: 4 Things To Look Out for During On-Site Evaluations

Cerasis

” In the process of business procurement and especially in the supply chain, supplier risk management is a skill set that needs focus day in and day out. In addition to securing cargo, also evaluate how well your carrier’s equipment is being maintained.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)

Resilinc

This is part 1 of a 2-part blog addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) recently enacted ban on the shipment of lithium-ion batteries as cargo consignments on passenger planes and the associated supply chain risks of such provisions.

E2open Completes Acquisition of INTTRA, Bringing Together Leading Global Cloud Supply Chain Management and Leading Ocean Shipping Network

E2open

The combination of the largest ocean shipping network with the largest beneficial cargo owner (BCO) supply chain network will bring powerful benefits including: Real-time end-to-end visibility with the ability to monitor and react to changing global needs. More efficient ocean shipping with the integration of procurement, manufacturing and distribution. The One Place in the Cloud to Run Your Supply Chain is Now the One Place in the Cloud to Manage Your Global Logistics.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Cargo Business News.com. based niche site, covering air, sea, rail and road cargo news. This niche site focusses on all things Aviation, with plenty of air cargo news.

The Pros and Cons of Air Charter Service

Transportfolio

However, that may not be the case when shipping your cargo. When it comes to quickly getting what you want, when you want it, there is no service better than air charter for your cargo. Although not well known, it is possible to procure a partial air charter.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

Using a sophisticated set of AI rules and constraints, such as priority, cargo type, flight schedules, pick-up schedules and resource capabilities, resource assignments are made automatically to handle and process each container within each arriving/departing cargo aircraft. "

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation

Shipchain

Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims? A product changes hands approximately 30 times between the procurement of raw materials and its final destination.

Cloud Computing: Aspirin for Supply Chain Headaches

Murano Corporation

Common supply chain challenges faced by business today include order processing, fulfilment, and invoicing errors when dealing with customers and suppliers. This leads to unhappy customers and lost sales, manual and duplicate processes, and poor employee morale eventually resulting in high turnover.

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The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

Ports are having to off-load cargo onto the new mega-ships offshore from multiple smaller ships because they don’t have the capacity to handle the bigger vessels. Then start to automate processes such as order to cash, procure-to-pay, and logistics functions.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

However, the three ocean freight roles are all pivotal and have all been posted in the last couple of months: The Senior Manager, Ocean Procurement position focuses on ocean freight procurement, shifting goods to global fulfillment centers on both the import and export side.

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