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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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. Procuring a TMS suite is not a trivial exercise, and in a widely dispersed organization you may have to fit square pegs into round holes and bridge unexpected operational gaps.

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.

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.

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.

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

CH Robinson 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. "

Looking Beyond Blockchain/Supply Chain Hype

Enterra Insights

Cheng-Shorland explains, “Supply chain is driven in large part by the procurement process. Moving any product or service through a supply chain starts with a procurement contract, which initiates the tendering or bidding process via an RFI, RFP or other type of formal request. Everything moves through the process based on the procurement contract.” ” Each stop on the supply journey — from procurement through final sale — involves some sort of transaction.

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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2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

Freight/Container Loading: Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #6: Procurement’s New (read Bigger) Role in the Supply Chain.

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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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Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Mobile phones can offer incredible services in any business from inventory tracking and shipments to the execution of procurement transactions. Most logistics prefer integrating the use of this app to automate procurement and replenish other processes to raise the profit margins. Choose carriers based on rate, transit time, and limit of liability to ensure your cargo and your peace of mind are covered.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 1-5, 2016)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Seattle Times , “Amazon will fly its latest Boeing 767 widebody jet freighter, publicly revealing the new ‘Prime Air’ branded livery of its fast-growing fleet of used cargo planes” at today’s Seafair aerial display over Lake Washington near Seattle.

5 Ways a TMS Can Help You “Go Green”

Talking Logistics

You can make a conscious choice to use carriers that have demonstrated environmental responsibility and build this into your TMS carrier management or procurement preferences.

Unrest in India and the Impact on Global Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Since the protests began, over 1,000 trains have been cancelled, train stations and cargo trains have been burned, and other public properties have been damaged. Recent protests in Northern India states resulted in the mass blockade of key roadways, national highways, and the railway system.

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Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

Reduction in costs and hassle associated with cargo insurance claims filing and processing, says CargoX Founder and CEO Stefan Kukman. Use for transparency and traceability for buyers, marketplaces, sellers, and consumers, unifying the history of a product from procurement to end-users, as well as throughout returns, if necessary. The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant.

What are the Supply Chain Impacts of Amazon’s Whole Foods Acquisition?

Supply Chain Game Changer

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

The major impact will be to hazardous cargo (majority of classes), with a hold on Xiamen port from August 1st to September 7th, including imports to Xiamen, exports from Xiamen, and transfers via Xiamen. Robinson offices, procurement teams, and customers.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times.

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