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. Airlink, the NGO that provided the air transportation, collaborated with the ACCEL logistics team to secure cargo space. Jarrod Goentzel, Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, during loading operations in Miami.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

Majority of countries are re-opening gradually and cargo flows are re-emerging as shippers and manufacturers increase activities. CMA CGM and Hyundai secured funding through government backed loans to bolster cash positions due to impact of declining container volumes and ocean freight demand from COVID-19. Our transportation professionals are able to help with on-time service and network optimization, and continue to offer procurement, consulting, and engineering expertise.

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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. Ensure system connectivity is on a secure network. Limit personnel access to the system to those necessary for shipment processing and maintain the strong physical security of your facilities. 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.

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. Does the training cover how to properly perform pre-trip inspections, how to properly secure cargo, or what to do in the case of emergency? Ensuring that drivers are properly trained to handle securement and deal with emergencies is critical to your business.

When the Heavy Hand of Government is Not a Burden

Supply Chain @ MIT

One manifestation of this problem is that multiple ports on the east coast are deepening their approach channels in order to attract bigger cargo ships. As an alternative to stockpiling locally, decision makers in the public and private sectors should consider a pooled procurement process, says Goentzel. Responding to large-scale crises such as the Ebola outbreak requires government resources.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Rebuilding Public.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. Concurrently, Governments are challenged to effectively use only a limited budget to meet economic, customs and security policies without impeding trade. The sources of the friction include tightening customs, regulatory and security requirements, limited public infrastructure, port congestion and incompatible Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government processes. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Looking Beyond Blockchain/Supply Chain Hype

Enterra Insights

As a distributed ledger that ensures both transparency and security, the blockchain is showing promise to fix the current problems of the supply chain.” 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.

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. Another challenge is that securing an air charter can be extremely difficult without the right relationships.

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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. Cloud computing is the perfect medicine to get rid of these supply chain headaches.

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

Cerasis

Real-time system integration, secure data exchange, visibility and traceability between disparate systems across multiple supply chains and industry verticals are just some of the options already available through technology,”. 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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6 Digitization Steps to Overcome Supply Chain Disruptions & Build Resiliency

Turvo

Of course, a more diverse supply chain contains this protective effect—enabling multi-sourcing capabilities for all needed resources from cargo space to drivers and beyond. As further explained by the Harvard Business Review : “Supply-chain managers know the risks of single sourcing, but they do it anyway in order to secure their supply or meet a cost target. Divert your cargo at Port, Transload, and expedite to the destination while having complete visibility on the Turvo Inc.

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

Mads Ravn is the US-based head of global air freight procurement at DSV Air & Sea, with 25 years career experience at the fast-growing freight forwarder. Aerospace supply chains stalled in March when Covid-19 saw airlines ground most of the world’s passenger aircraft.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally. Secure backup buyers. Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort.

A convincing industry approach: SupplyOn’s Rail Community boosts the efficiency of the railway industry

SupplyOn

SBB relies on RailSupply to significantly improve efficiency in purchasing and procurement logistics. The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), with around 34,000 employees, a transport network of over 3,000 kilometers and almost a half billion passengers per year, is the national railway company of Switzerland, consisting of the four divisions Passenger Transportation, Cargo, Infrastructure and Real Estate.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship. Once cargo has shipped, there are no “backsies.” Everything from custom duties to cargo inspections can create bottlenecks within the supply chain. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally. Secure backup buyers. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. By Ali Hasan Raza. Published October 25, 2019 in Global Trade Magazine.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. This is also due to the benefits of security, convenience, and reliability that this model offers along with cloud computing benefits.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. This is also due to the benefits of security, convenience, and reliability that this model offers along with cloud computing benefits.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

It helps coordinate the various supply chain activities, which include the complete range of procurement, development, implementation, commercialization, and delivery of the goods or services to the market. This involved procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military facilities, services, materials, and personnel. This is also due to the benefits of security, convenience, and reliability that this model offers along with cloud computing benefits.

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. Security. As the recent cyber-attack on Maersk showed, security risks exist for all of us. Robinson offices, procurement teams, and customers. Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway.

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Improve Supply Chain Spend Management through Advanced Fleet Tracking

Jaggaer

Advanced fleet tracking isn’t just about monitoring the location and ETA of precious cargo. Enhance safety and security. Tracking software not only reduces downtime but also assists fleet managers in staying on top of schedules from procurement to delivery—all processes involved in supply chain management. With automation support, managers can oversee operations more effectively even when there’s a high volume of cargo to move around.

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Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

The growth of cargo moving through America’s ocean ports has increased significantly over the last two decades. In addition to the challenge of handing increased cargo throughput, the ports must also have the channel depth to accommodate the new deep draft Ultra Large Container Vessel ships and even larger ships currently on the drawing board. Cargo carried by ships must be loaded and unloaded quickly with minimal dwell time in the port. A Matter of Security.

Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

Bindiya Vakil ( @BindiyaVakil ), Resilinc CEO, notes, “Supply chain, sourcing and procurement professionals are on the front lines of managing global trade risks for their companies. The Control Risks report states, “Brace for the challenge of collecting, storing and transferring data within and between these three domains against a backdrop of inconsistent enforcement and escalating cyber security threats.”.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

Russell Lawson @TheIdeasDistill Russell Lawson is the Managing Director of The Ideas Distillery , a company that helps businesses secure their ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 27001 certification and, in the process, improve the way they do business. Also, globalization presents another hydra-headed challenge for your procurement network. The COVID-19 pandemic made it abundantly clear that effective supply chain management is crucial to the success of a business.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Intel partners with Rolls-Royce to develop autonomous cargo ships (VentureBeat). As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America. How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Thirteen Years After 9/11, A New Attempt To Screen 100 Percent of Cargo Containers ( Roll Call ). Last year at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference, I led a discussion session titled “At the Intersection of Social and Business Networks” with about fifty senior executives in supply chain and procurement. Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference next week? If so, let’s connect.

From The Desk of the CEO & CTO – 6/27/19

Shipchain

That said, TradeLens is focusing primarily on Maritime, which we see as an opportunity as it means that intermodal cargo needs a home, and we’re happy to provide it. . state that has already adopted local laws ruling out ICO utility tokens from being securities? which will expand the capabilities of Vaults to begin storing more kinds of supply chain and logistics data (adding things like Procurement Workflows and Product Catalogues).

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Let it be your number one priority by respecting security standards and preventing possible injuries. “Logistics takes place largely in three areas – procurement, supply and sales. “You cannot merely keep different types of cargo anywhere in the warehouse, and then expect your staff to find it whenever needed. To organize your warehouse efficiently, you can bin locate your cargos.

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

6 River Systems

Additionally, blockchain applications can secure freight bill pay and audit transactions across the company’s freight brokerage and dedicated carriage operations. In 2017, Smith & Nephew expanded its use of business network and cloud-based applications to support a centralized, efficient procurement process for managing spending from end to end. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

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

Cerasis

Today our focus has been on KPIs, ERP, WMS, TMS, YMS, EDI, The Cloud, S and OP, 3 D Printing, IoT, IoE, Drones: Same Hour/Day/Time Delivery to Customers, Cyber Security, Theft, Government Regulations, E-Commerce, Omni-Channel, Modeling/Simulation, Risk Management, Tracking, Traceability, Re-shoring, Robotics , et al, but…what about Artificial Intelligence or AI technologies? .

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Accordingly, significant volumes of ocean cargo shifted to earlier sailings than normal, disrupting typical volume trends in the third and fourth quarters of 2018. In fact, there were some instances where vessels had to unload cargo in Panama to get through the canal. This was partially driven by large beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) looking to get cargo before the potential peak season. Robinson, to help you efficiently secure the rates and capacity you need.

How Green Shipping Can Enhance Your Business’s Sustainability Quotient

Freightera

First and foremost, sustainable shipping is the key to securing procurement contracts at some of the world’s largest retailers. If you are a small company that doesn’t have enough shipments to fill a cargo, then consider collaborating with another company and ship your products together or enlist the services of a shipping partner. By Kevin Hill. The rise in demand for goods and products worldwide has pushed many businesses to go global.

Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A predictable pattern of events follows: shipping volumes spike, space on airlines and vessels becomes harder to secure, and prices go up. Load factors—the amount of air cargo space that is already being used—run in the middle- to hi. Nippon Cargo Airlines is a significant carrier on the Transpacific Eastbound, and questions surfaced earlier this year about its plane maintenance. Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio.

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Brokers "Mind the Gap" Between Spot and Contract Rates

DAT Solutions

Rates stayed low for truckload freight in Q1, and seasonal cargo is not giving rates much of a lift. That gap represents opportunity for freight brokers and 3PLs, who can procure capacity on the spot market and price it competitively. In fact, you might secure a coveted spot on the shipper's routing guide. That's because capacity is still readily available, especially for dry and refrigerated van segments.

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3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

I’m Nerijus Poskus — Director of Pricing and Procurement at Flexport. So today and yesterday, there was not enough capacity, cargo was rolled, prices spiked. So I wanted to tell you, why does your cargo get bumped. Why does your cargo get rolled? It was mainly because most of your cargo today is moving on standby. Until the last minute, your cargo is not confirmed. The reason that cargo is booked today? Do I have high security?

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Lead times have shortened and while capacity is being secured, the shortened lead times are causing a shift in the routing guide where the primary and secondary tender acceptance has dropped over 10 points. passenger airlines such as American and United are using passenger planes to move cargo only between U.S. Our transportation experts are able to help with on-time service and network optimization, and continue to offer procurement, consulting, and engineering expertise.