Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

GlobalTranz

Many of these advancements were expected to bring substantial investment into supply chains, and they did just that. But, you need to understand where the investments focused, how they relate to improving supply chains and why they are essential to omnichannel logistics solutions. However, their use felt some restraint, and most companies used them to track large-scale shipments, such as cargo containers, reports Claire Swedbery of the RFID Journal.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more.

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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. Companies That See Supply Chain Disruptions as Challenges.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

40’ containers: Due to the lack of imports, this equipment is in limited supply across the country. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time. The supply of 40’ equipment across the U.S. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

Gridlock at US Ports is Reshaping the Supply Chain

RFgen

Standoff to Affect the Supply Chain? The looming nine-month labor negotiations have given supply chain managers a reason to rethink their routes in lieu of what seemed like an inevitable standoff. READ MORE: Supply chain tips and trends ».

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.11-3.15

Freight Plus

British Navy saves 27 aboard doomed cargo ship. Seattle to Salt Lake City, Buffalo to Chicago, and various lanes in California all saw the biggest declines in rates. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Kenneth Wagers exits XPO after COO role eliminated. Wagers, who was hired last April, may have initially been brought on board to help reaccelerate the company’s mergers & acquisitions which had been stagnant since 2015.

Van freight gears up for the holidays

DAT Solutions

Stockton volumes were also up sharply, but Seattle volumes rose most, 34%, and are expected to rise for the next several weeks as they work through the bottleneck of vessels in Puget Sound. On the other end of the supply chain, Atlanta volumes also rose 13% and rates are stabilizing in that market. The threatened strike by UPS Freight (LTL) may already be causing shippers to divert their cargo to other channels.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five. shippers’ lack of immediacy to move Asian supply chains back to the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news…. First branded ‘Prime Air’ jet in Amazon’s fleet to fly at Seafair (Seattle Times). 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.

Logistics in the City

Enterra Insights

Calvert reports some cities, like New York, are trying to encourage the use of cargo bikes. New York is offering free parking for cargo bikes and Calvert notes that bike lanes can protect both cyclists and drivers. ” Big packages, however, are a problem for cargo bikes. Calvert reports, “Seattle is developing an app-based system to help trucks find open loading spaces.”

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

These criminals find new ways to expand their networks and manipulate the retail supply chain every day. Some ORC activity happens before merchandise ever reaches stores, with 29% of retailers saying they had been the victim of cargo theft that occurred along their supply chains. Philadelphia, and Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth, tied; and 10) Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, tied.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. You just might see what one startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport. So why not send all those boxes and packages on an un-piloted, amphibious Boeing 777-sized drone that can fly point to point and eventually drop off as much as 200,000 pounds of cargo at a seaside port? Supply Chain friday in 5

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .

US port congestion driving long-term changes to trade routes

EFT

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted potential problems for shippers with the over-reliance on a handful of trade lanes, an issue exacerbated by the increase in international cargo transport options.

Are We Losing Our Jobs to Robots? Each 1 Costs 6 Jobs, a New Study Says

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. You just might see what one startup thinks could be the future of international cargo transport. So why not send all those boxes and packages on an un-piloted, amphibious Boeing 777-sized drone that can fly point to point and eventually drop off as much as 200,000 pounds of cargo at a seaside port? Supply Chain friday in 5

California Freight Heats Up, Spurred By Hanjin Collapse

DAT Solutions

That started a ripple effect on the whole supply chain, which includes trucking. Even if they didn’t have cargo on Hanjin ships, big retailers are starting to shift inventory from West Coast distribution centers to other DCs farther east. Other West Coast markets with rising rates include Seattle and Stockton. Spot market activity often ramps up in the West during the fall season, but there's added pressure this month.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% Although reporting a decline in September cargo, Singapore Airlines announced plans to begin flights to Seattle beginning in September 2019 bringing the total number of US destinations in its network to five. shippers’ lack of immediacy to move Asian supply chains back to the U.S.

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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane , the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train. Why Ship Cargo by Air? Why Not to Ship Cargo by Air?

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

The company was started in 1907 as a small messenger service in Seattle with $100 in borrowed capital. It started in 1969 as DHL Air Cargo, and by the late 1970s, the company had expanded its operations and offered services throughout the world.

Warehouses Are Full as Holiday Season Commences

Material Handling & Logistics

The stores and warehouses are full, and it’s time for the shopping to begin,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. Retailers have been bringing in merchandise since late summer, and supply is ready to meet the increased demand that has been building throughout the year.”. A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. Imports take a breather as retail shelves are fully stocked for peak season.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. The lion’s share of the fourteen jobs requiring over ten years of experience are either technology related, like a principal machine learning scientist, or international freight, whether it’s a EU Supply Chain Program manager, a senior intermodal manager, or a principal for Amazon Global Logistics’ (AGL) cross-border unit.

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Retail Imports Hit a Record High. Again

Material Handling & Logistics

When imports break records two months in a row , it’s hard to see that as anything other than a good sign about what retailers expect in consumer demand,” says Jonathan Gold, NRF’s vice president for supply chain and customs policy. A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent. For the second month in a row, retail imports into the U.S. have set a record high as retailers brought in merchandise for the busy holiday season.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." Content Summary: DB Schenker USA has an integrated multi-modal transportation network, strategic warehousing and hub facilities, global supply chain information technology systems and visibility tools. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions.

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – News from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. . Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. How IoT is Transforming the Supply Chain – and the Cost of Failure. This week: Chef’d meal kits come to Walgreens and Duane Reade; a tax law typo has U.S.

Chef?d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores

BlueYonder

Friday in 5 – News from around the supply chain landscape, served up in one place to keep you up-to-date. . Microsoft’s technology could potentially compete with Amazon’s highly-automated store concept which opened to the public in Seattle in January. How IoT is Transforming the Supply Chain – and the Cost of Failure. The post Chef’d to Bring Meal Kits to Walgreens, Duane Reade Stores appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon spends $131 million for stake of cargo airline ATSG. The company has acquired a minority stake in a cargo airline that operates a portion of its fast-growing air-cargo division.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. 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.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

CPG, food companies and other related industries are seeing surge volumes across their supply chain from inbound to plants, plants to DC’s / mixing centers, and DC’s to customers. Some retail supply chains are slowing, stopping as customers are staying home in many areas of the country.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

2017 started right where 2016 left off: with plenty of supply chain and logistics news. Amazon’s robot army grows by 50 percent (The Seattle Times). As the article states: Shippers traditionally go through freight forwarders to book space for goods on container vessels, but lines such as Maersk are allowing cargo owners to book directly via the internet. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.

This Week in Logistics News (July 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Now, before I spontaneously combust in my house-turned-sauna, let’s go to this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon to step up UK tests of delivery drones (The Telegraph). Seattle startup Flexe pulls in $14 million from investors (The Seattle Times). Booking a flight has been electronic for 50 years, but the cargo on airplanes, trucks, and ships is still booked manually. “Your compressor is dead.”

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). Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize (Reuters). It seems like Amazon was in the news every day this year with some kind of supply chain or logistics development. This week, as reported in The Seattle Times, Amazon is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing 767 jets for its own air-delivery service.