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Make Freight Sourcing More Efficient!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight sourcing team article and permission to publish here provided by Katharine Barrios at xeneta.com. Freight sourcing and procurement is a critical component of the whole supply chain and is crucial to the success of the business. Whether you are a BCO (Beneficial Cargo Owner), Freight Forwarder or NVOCC it is essential that you get this critical component right. These are the must-haves for any effective freight sourcing team. Subscribe Here!

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events.

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. Working alongside Lufthansa Cargo, we were able to modernize multi-county customs interfaces for different customs authorities, specifically preparing the Company to meet new airfreight industry standards set for filing German and Austrian customs. The project was so successful that Lufthansa Cargo wanted to share their supply chain success story.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

Ettl says that drawback can be addressed through the use of Hyperledger , an open-sourced collaborative effort to develop blockchain technologies across industries. One can imagine a world in which blockchain becomes an indispensable part of tracking and monitoring all types of containers, via multiple modes of transportation.

Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

BlueYonder

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. Air and ocean freight carriers were reliant on these LSPs to provide them with a view of the market; in most cases they had no transparency into the shipper’s needs and thus were completely cordoned off from the true source of demand. A true cargo pricing bazaar was the result. Those were the good old days.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. However, when the demand for passenger travel plummeted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a dramatic reduction in cargo capacity followed. Lastly, we understand your need to continue moving your PPE cargo as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Watch our expedited ocean shipping video with Ali Ashraf and Greg Scott to explore if this smart transportation solution is right for your supply chain.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risk management strategies of yesteryear are ineffective in the changing landscape, and no type of transport can avoid risks. Capacity fell by 3 percent, and up to $14 billion in cargo was unable to dock. Source raw materials from reclamation centers where possible. Although systems can be integrated through open-source software, integration and modification of systems increase risk. Procurement departments must take the full burden of ensuring supplier consistency.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.” Rail, One of the Transportation Granddaddies, Still Relevant. Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

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. Transport Intelligence, the well-respected U.K. is one of the industry’s most respected logistics sources. Air Cargo World. This American based niche news site specialises in air cargo. Transport Topics. American Journal of Transportation. Cargo Business News.com.

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. The widespread nature of the protests have made it difficult to connect cargo to their designated vessels, and congestion will be experienced at both inland depots and ports for some time, even after the situation is resolved. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Disruption India Natural Disaster

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

Cerasis

Challenges in Using Blockchain in E-Commerce The difficulties of blockchain depend on the source questioned. 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.

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

Cerasis

We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. Employ comprehensive solutions that support the entire source-to-settle process and create value for all parties involved in it. Freight/Container Loading: Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions.

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Understanding Supply Chain Management

SupplyPike

Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a systematic and controlled procurement operation. Procurement usually comprises a diverse range of suppliers chosen according to a conceived ability to supply merchandise at the right price. These activities can involve storage and transport of inventory or supplies, monitoring of day-to-day activities, the preparation behind these processes, and blending these different components throughout the supply chain. Learn about.

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El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

Identify Alternative Transportation Routes. As a result, some shipments moving from Asia to the Gulf Coast and eastern ports of the United States will be forced to reduce cargo loads to meet the new requirements. Special attention should be paid to products that you source from one supplier with no redundancy—and their related revenue streams. by Kirsten Watson It’s not often that a weather phenomenon becomes part of the pop culture zeitgeist.

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Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain involves procurement, creating orders, packing, shipping and distribution of goods, etc., Well, with so much complexity, one would certainly require a reliable and transparent source to carry such enormous data and activities. Each time cargo is shipped, the transaction is documented, creating a permanent history of the shipment from order to delivery. It becomes easier for companies and individuals to bring in ethical procurement practices in place.

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. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Source: Amazon.com. Amazon currently lists about 17,700 full-time vacancies on its website, about 920 in the logistics and transportation sector. 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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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times. Work with your broker to see if you can get priority on unloading the ship and inland transport.

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Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

BlueYonder

Are those designing your launch vehicle (network design, factory planning) communicating directly with flight planners (transportation planning) on projected transportation time and cost impacts of various network layout and materials sourcing options? Is it possible that your network design, factory planning, inventory optimization and transportation modeling are operating in functional silos? Reduce transportation expenses by 10%-30%.

The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

In demanding days like these we needed, and still need to be, even more flexible and creative in order to develop transport solutions for our customers. This trend was counteracted by the growing demand for the transport of medical and protective goods.

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. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations. By Ali Hasan Raza.

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. European electronic component distributor TTI says it is using air cargo companies UPS, FedEx, and DHL to mitigate the impact of holdups in China. Indeed, the use of drones to deliver medical supplies and transport medical samples for analysis is fast gaining pace in the beleaguered country.

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. This shows importers are shifting their sourcing locations to countries other than China. 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.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. UTC helps give a clearer picture of what a specific source of supply actually costs and it is most useful when selecting or negotiating with suppliers. Transportation costs. Procurement costs. Transportation strategy. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. UTC helps give a clearer picture of what a specific source of supply actually costs and it is most useful when selecting or negotiating with suppliers. Transportation costs. Procurement costs. Transportation strategy. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. UTC helps give a clearer picture of what a specific source of supply actually costs and it is most useful when selecting or negotiating with suppliers. Transportation costs. Procurement costs. Transportation strategy. What is Supply chain costs?

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 American Journal of Transportation reports supply chain risk management company Resilience360 also published a list of the Top 10 Supply Chain Risks for 2019.[3] In professional football, a quarterback can “take a knee” while holding the ball to end a play and down the ball.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

BlueYonder

Are those designing your launch vehicle (network design, factory planning) communicating directly with flight planners (transportation planning) on projected transportation time and cost impacts of various network layout and materials sourcing options? Is it possible that your network design, factory planning, inventory optimization and transportation modeling are operating in functional silos? Reduce transportation expenses by 10%-30%.

Cross Functional Planning as a Way of (Business) Life

BlueYonder

Are those designing your launch vehicle (network design, factory planning) communicating directly with flight planners (transportation planning) on projected transportation time and cost impacts of various network layout and materials sourcing options? Is it possible that your network design, factory planning, inventory optimization and transportation modeling are operating in functional silos? Reduce transportation expenses by 10%-30%.

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

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” Also, globalization presents another hydra-headed challenge for your procurement network. Mike has over 20 years of experience working with clients to increase their performance in manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, transportation and developing IT strategies.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Instead, it continues, to include the entire lifecycle of a product, from sourcing of raw materials, to the return and recycling of the product, and reintroduction of recycled materials into the manufacturing or production process. No longer do the large, beneficial cargo owners have an overwhelming advantage in global supply chain operations. It’s time to start looking ahead again.

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

6 River Systems

Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. Penske Logistics @PenskeLogistics In early 2018, Penske Logistics gained entry into the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), which encourages the development of blockchain applications in the transportation industry. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Top 10 supply chain trends for 2020

Requis

Another example from fulfillment might involve things like faster alternate transportation route planning in case of the unexpected, or monitoring cargo temperature for shipments of perishable food or medicines. In the past few years we’ve seen the rise of new leadership roles in the C-suite, including the chief procurement officer and chief supply chain officer. In business to consumer markets, there has been a rising trend towards sustainable and ethical sourcing.