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Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. “Warehouse optimization starts with an efficient layout. Upgrade your warehouse equipment.

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

Supply Chain Movement

Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. 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. Multimodal 2015. Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Venue: NEC Birmingham. Organiser: Clarion Events. URL: www.multimodal.org.uk.

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.” Warehouse Operations

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

6 River Systems

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? Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. As of mid-2017, 80% of the company’s shipments out of its warehouse were going to areas other than California and New York.

Profitable Agility: Part 2 of Agility and Resilience in Supply Chain Execution

BlueYonder

This blog is based on an article that recently ran in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement, “ Supply chain agility: An imperative in an unpredictable world.”.

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. Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

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. Procurement costs. What is Supply chain costs?

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.

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

GlobalTranz

Employ comprehensive solutions that support the entire source-to-settle process and create value for all parties involved in it. When someone selects an item, the display calculates the most efficient path through the warehouse, guides that person to the package, scans it as ‘picked’ into the Warehouse Management System, and immediately directs the picker to the next closest package. 2016 Supply Chain Trend #6: Procurement’s New (read Bigger) Role in the Supply Chain.

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Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

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. Procurement costs. What is Supply chain costs?

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

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. Procurement costs. What is Supply chain costs?

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. COVID-19 Impact on Procurement.

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. After all, the more you know about an item’s origin — and what it takes to get it to your warehouse — the easier it becomes to identify any middlemen that might be artificially elevating the price of goods. This isn’t to say you should avoid international sources for goods.

The Year Ahead: CTL Research Goals Highlight Top Supply Chain Challenges

MIT Supply Chain

Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT CTL, Founder & Co-Director, MIT FreightLab Develop and pilot a more dynamic truckload transportation procurement and management process. from small delivery drones to heavy-lift cargo vertical takeoff and landing craft?—?can

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. January 1st not only the start of a new year, but a new decade.

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. It’s time to start looking ahead again.

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The state of supply chains: Aerospace

EFT

From that moment on, the key was to understand the outlook for recovery and resize our warehouses to match business activity. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

Source: [link]. Full block train, single or multiple containers, LCL shipments and oversized cargo are available options. The key takeaway here is that companies need to take a holistic and integrated approach to how they procure, plan, and execute their transportation operations. My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

GlobalTranz

Efficient logistics is an important determinant of a country’s competitiveness and source of employment. It is also defined as the procurement, maintenance, distribution, and replacement of personnel and material. Examples of this fundamental progress include the invention of the sea cargo container and the creation of novel service systems during the 20th century.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. One issue that is becoming more of a pinch-point is warehouse capacity. Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020.

This Week in Logistics News (August 28 – September 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

LevaData to Transform Strategic Sourcing for Global Procurement and Supply Chain Leaders. TSA reviewing cargo screening, concerned about terror vulnerabilities (CNN). Here are some details from the press release: Milgram is a leading provider of customs brokerage and freight forwarding, in addition to providing surface transportation and warehousing services, to 3,500 active customers.

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). Here are some details from the article: Leasing 20 jets would be a significant expansion of an Amazon trial operation out of Wilmington, Ohio, operated by ATSG on Amazon’s behalf, sources said. Conceptually, other retailers could store goods in Amazon’s warehouses, then have Amazon manage the entire delivery operation. It’s warm outside.