The Aftermath of a Capsized Cargo Ship

All Things Supply Chain

On September 8th, the cargo ship Golden Ray capsized off the coast of the state of Georgia. At the time, the ship was carrying 24 people and 4,000 vehicles. Shortly… General Supply Chain Management

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All Things Supply Chain has qualified as a finalist in two categories in the 2020 Supply Chain Brief MVP Awards!

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 12/12/2020 – 12/17/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Toyota to release electric car with 10 minutes fast charging in 2021 In a report released by Nikkei Asia, it has been revealed that Toyota plans to unveil an electric… General Weekly wrap-up brexit cargo costco electric cars shipping supply chain weekly wrap-up Toyota

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Cargo Crime is on the Rise, Here’s Why

Shipchain

That said, in the midst of all of this instability, cargo crime is on the rise due to the current disruption in global supply chains. . Additionally, although Wuhan is back up and running after being forced into lockdown earlier this year, the possibility of a second wave lingers, leaving the fate of supply chains that rely on China for their operations in the flux. Blockchain Cargo Crime Shipping Supply Chain

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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/08/2020 – 01/14/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Port of Los Angeles Struggles with the Domino Effect of Congested Ports Due to global supply chain issues caused by COVID-19, the Port of Los Angeles is becoming congested.

Podcast – Let’s Talk Supply Chain? Container Tracking Is Here!

Gravity Supply Chain

Videos and Podcasts Supply Chain freight #shipment intermodal container tracking shipping Gravity #tracker #vessel transparency #cargo #realtime #risk manufacturing retail logistics boxes mitigate cargos cloud freight shipping solutions cargoes solutions ship track tracked visibility TEU cloud based end-to-end mitigation international freight shipping ocean freight shipping freight shipping technology

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Project cargo complexities simplified

20Cube Logistics

Well, some cargos’ are special and require an eye for detail and prior planning to implement the whole operation. Such special deliveries are known as ‘Project Cargo’. What’s Project Cargo? large and sometimes require disassembling before shipping and reassembling for delivering. Such cargos’ can be for a domestic as well as for international companies and may even comprise of single or multiple shipments. Managing the Project Cargo.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight.

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Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. Looking To Ship On Planet Earth?

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Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chain excellence, particularly in the retail sector, there is one behemoth dominating the landscape: Amazon. Amazon supply chain management is driving innovation and change at a pace that’s putting the pressure on other businesses to find a way to keep up, or fold. It has leased 20 Boeing 767 aircraft to shuttle goods around the US, and helped ship at least 150 cargo containers from China since October 2016.

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Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

Containerized Shipping – Technology Advancements And Value Creation

Gravity Supply Chain

Learn about the benefits of containerization and how Gravity supply chain solutions’ container tracking feature enables real time visibility of your cargo.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It is an incredible task that won’t happen without careful and well thought out planning and execution of the Supply Chain. What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. Starting with Miami, this port primarily handles containerized cargo with small amounts of breakbulk, vehicles and industrial equipment. containerized loaded cargo volume and more than 18% of the East Coast container trade.

Over 200 Containers Go Overboard in Cargo Ship Catastrophe

Tive

Earlier this month, one of the world's biggest cargo ships suffered the loss of over 200 containers due to rough weather in the North Sea. The images released depicting the MSC ZOE containers tumbling into the sea are a particularly poignant illustration of the unpredictability that pervades supply chain. Supply Chain Visibility

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update. With the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), vulnerabilities in supply chains continue to be exposed. As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes.

How IoT connectivity can strengthen the world’s supply chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This year, supply chains have been under more spotlight and pressure than ever. Managing a global supply chain is complex on its own, without the added challenges from a global disruption like the COVID-19 pandemic. The case for IoT in supply chains.

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Supply Chain Shipping: Air or Ground?

AFFLINK

Before you start optimizing your supply chain strategies, you need to choose a shipping method. There are three major shipping methods that are used: air, ground, and sea. Most shipments are going to be conducted by air or ground shipping, as sea shipping is usually used for major exports and agriculture. Shipping via Air: The Pros and Cons. Air shipping is fast. Air shipping is best used for high priority goods that are lightweight.

Supply Chain Risk: Cargo Theft

APICS

However, with more trucks filled with merchandise hitting the roads during the busy buying and shipping season, cargo theft is expected to “surge,” according to NBC Los Angeles The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and retailers and distributors are working hard to meet customers’ needs.

Top 3 Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Intermodal freight shipping has been around for decades, but it is growing in popularity due to its many benefits. Integrating intermodal shipping into your supply chain can bring significant cost-savings, increased levels of security, improved safety, and make shipments flexible.

What is LTL Shipping?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping Advantages of LTL Factors determining shipping rates. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is a system of transporting a smaller shipment than a typical truck filled with one order. In this system, space is shared by all of the cargo on one truck. When companies opt for LTL shipping, they are charged for the section of the semi-truck that their freight takes up. Get better shipping rates.

Learn a new term: Drayage Container Shipping

20Cube Logistics

What is drayage shipping? When a freight forwarder has to move consignment over short distances, viz between rail yards, ports, facilities or other shipping hubs of the same metropolitan area is considered as container drayage shipping. Port to warehouse/dockyard/shipping hub.

The Top Finance Supply Chain KPIs to Measure for Shippers

Intelligent Audit

In the supply chain, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by data. In doing so, part of the battle comes down to the executability of finance supply chain KPIs. Mike Griswold, Vice President Analyst at Gartner , had this to say about the value supply chain KPIs and metrics.

Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

As COVID-19 spreads and nations across the globe take measures to contain it, the impacts to the supply chain have been dramatic, fast-changing, and many. While we stay on top of all the rapid changes, we’ve also come across a lot of great online resources covering the coronavirus’ impact across the world from many different perspectives particularly COVID-19’s supply chain impact. Our Favorite Coronavirus Supply Chain Resources.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

It’s not just the supply chain! Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges.

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How Air Cargo has kept Supply Chain moving during the Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Coronavirus Exposes Global Supply Chain Fragility! Air cargo article and permission to publish here provided by Ed at eleven-tenths.com. The unfolding covid-19 pandemic has impacted global supply chains in myriad ways. Among the most dramatic of these has been a seismic shift in the way that we ship goods by air. Passenger planes don’t just carry passengers – they also carry a small amount of cargo.

EV Cargo Technology Transforms Container Fill for M&S

EV Cargo Technology

Ground-breaking packaging optimisation technology is helping some of the world’s biggest retailers transform their global supply chains by reducing shipping costs and their impact on the environment.

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How can you prepare your supply chain for disruptions?

DELMIA Quintiq

The recent West Coast ports cargo-handling disruption is an example of the butterfly effect. Companies using West Coast ports had to spend additional millions to cover extra inventory costs and shipping delays. Labor disputes, bad weather, and IT outages are just some examples of disruptions that could affect an otherwise well-designed supply chain. What you need is a supply chain that is designed to be resilient in the face of disruptions.

Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar The first day of spring is less than a week away but the Canadian winter is still wreaking havoc on local supply chains. It’s already on a ship to Halifax!” While it would be convenient to blame this on Nova Scotia’s unforgiving winter weather, the root cause of this delay is really a supply chain planning issue. Borrowing a quote from CBC : “If we can move the cargo out of Halifax in a timely manner, we don’t get into this situation.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time. It is a challenge that is giving supply chain executives headaches and all the while squeezing their profit margins.

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Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. Other benefits within your supply chain—from lower inventory carrying costs and the opportunity to capture market share—may offset the possibility of higher freight costs. Don’t forget that shipping by air is not a one-size-fits-all option.

Digital Procurement Improves Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Preparing Business for the Digital Supply Chain! Digital supply chain procurement comes in the ability to outpace and outperform companies that aren’t taking advantage of the technology. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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. Events Clarion Events distribution managers event freight transport logistics Multimodal NEC Birmingham procurement directors shipping managers Supply Chain Directors traffic managers

Evolution in Pharma Cold Chain — Vaccine Vial Monitors to Dataloggers to IoT

Roambee

Ensuring product quality when shipping pharmaceutical products is a matter of life or death. The industry further evolved in the 70s to use data loggers, which could provide the entire trail of temperature data in shipping. However, today as pharmaceutical companies struggle to balance the constant tug of war between cold chain cost-efficiency and reliability, these two technologies fall short and IoT comes into the picture.