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Omnichannel Logistics Solutions Takes the Supply Chain To The Next Level

Cerasis

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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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. Delays in Northern California and Seattle are limited at this time.

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. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s supply chain woes, the picture is similar in other parts of the world. A study of the tactics employed by companies falling into category 2 may provide lessons in shrewd supply chain management that we could all learn from.

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.

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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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

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

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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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. .

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?

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Amazon currently lists about 17,700 full-time vacancies on its website, about 920 in the logistics and transportation sector. About half of these jobs are in the US, and half of them based out of their Seattle headquarters. So while the HBS Amazon (His Bezos’ Service) may be further down the line, this senior role, requiring over 10 years of experience and, ideally, a Masters Degree in Supply Chain, indicates just how important ocean freight is in the long term plan.

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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." The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services from a single source.

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. According to media reports, truckers say that low transport fees are making it difficult to for them to make a living.

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. Belly space in passenger airliners, already in short supply, has been drastically constrained by restrictions on flights into and out of China, which came into effect on March 29.

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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. According to media reports, truckers say that low transport fees are making it difficult to for them to make a living.

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. Ports, ocean carriers, and dray providers are considered essential supply chain providers. Business - Transportation

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). Yes, it takes a lot more than a mobile app to succeed in the transportation industry, but because of their resources and brand strength, you have to take Amazon and Uber seriously. For related commentary, see Are Today’s Transportation Tech Startups the Uber of Trucking or the Tinder of Trucking? Happy New Year!

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. and The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces. “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.