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

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. Today, there are many top 3PL warehousing companies that handle warehousing, fulfillment, logistics and distribution services for companies of all sizes. Many metrics can be used to determine the top 3PL warehousing companies, such as company revenue, the number of warehouses, total warehouse square footage , etc. Warehouse Operations

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

Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. 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.

What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

Shipchain

Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. All modes of travel were booming, whether it be for cargo, work, or tourism. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline.

Top 5 features to look for in a Transportation Management System (TMS)

Abivin

Selecting the correct software system for the business helps to attain process efficiency, gain visibility into the supply chain, and decrease general transport costs. One of such software is transportation management system (TMS) which is a subset of supply chain management regarding transportation operations (Mei & Eliot, 2017). TMS has become an indispensable tool in a growingly competitive and complex transportation landscape.

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Yet this poses questions about the ability of the global supply chain, which has by necessity streamlined the availability of scheduled cargo services in recent years due to low or volatile demand, to cope with a potential increased spike in peak season demand. Whilst near-shore and onshore sourcing is a growing trend, most retailers are still reliant on suppliers in Asia to fulfill the bulk of their orders. Source: City A.M. .

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EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division

EV Cargo Technology

Global logistics and technology business EV Cargo is targeting accelerated growth after expanding and strengthening its service offering with the creation of a new business division. EV Cargo Solutions will offer a range of flexible and on-demand services by combining and integrating the global capabilities across all EV Cargo business divisions. The post EV Cargo Targets Further Growth With Launch Of New Solutions Division appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders. The CBP itself estimates the cutbacks could result in 5-6 hour delays for air cargo and up to 5 day delays in cargo examinations for ocean cargo in addition to delays for cargo screening through radiation portal monitors. Sources: Whitehouse , CBP ).

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Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In global supply chain , most companies try to take an advantage of low-cost country sourcing to drive material costs down. Anyway, things can become very complicated if you have to deal with new suppliers, new commodities or new means of transportation. Then, incorporating the knowledge of cargo insurance into Incoterms will ensure that risk can be mitigated and trading partners can do business with confidence. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.

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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.” “I predict we will see a greater adoption of automated tools assisting, rather than replacing, humans in specific roles within our supply chains: warehouse, manufacturing and distribution.” Warehouse Operations

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Fuel optimized Supply.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. The price of fuel has a direct impact on transportation costs. Some experts have calculated that each $10 increase in the cost of barrel of oil results in a 4-cent per mile increase in transportation rates. arviem real-time cargo monitoring.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Nestlé and XPO Logistics building 638,000-square-foot digital warehouse

EFT

The XPO-owned facility will be strategically located in the Midlands to benefit from direct access to the M1 motorway for road transport, the East Midlands Airport for cargo flights, and an onsite rail freight terminal with direct access to the major UK ports of Southampton, Felixstowe, London Gateway and the Channel Tunnel. Nestlé and XPO Logistics are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

New Capabilities from JDA Create Transportation Resiliency – Enabling Shippers to Balance Service and Cost Pressures. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. Last June at the TMSA conference, I asked the 130+ transportation and logistics professionals in attendance, “Do you view Uber as a competitor?”

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.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%. As an alternative, you may want to find a company with smaller cargo style trucks or use a logistics company to find the right trucking solution for you.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cargo space may be constricted as certain limitations are imposed on passenger travel resulting from adjusted flight schedules and capacity. Although passenger planes have been used to transport cargo more frequently in recent years, available capacity is not heavily impacted by the cancellations due to air charter operators and blank sailings diminishing from ocean carriers. Where are your warehouse locations in proximity to delivery locations?

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

Talking Logistics

LLamasoft Offers Customers Access to FLEXE Marketplace for On-Demand Warehousing Services. Fuel-Cell Maker to Help Amazon Improve Warehouse Efficiency (WSJ – sub. Cargo Owners Complain of ‘Total Mess’ Shipping Goods to Asia (WSJ – sub. It didn’t take long for the recently rebranded BluJay Solutions to make its first acquisition: Blackbay , “a leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the transport and logistics industry.”

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

By knowing what to expect, they can decrease the number of total vehicles needed for transport and direct them to the locations where the demand is expected, which leads to significantly lower operational costs.

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.

Amazon supply chain management pushes retail to the limit

Kinaxis

It’s just the latest in a string of patents that span the gamut from smart stores to flying warehouses. Amazon is even entering the transportation space, signing agreements with the Air Transport Services Group and the Chinese government to enter into the freight cargo business – effectively cutting out the middleman. 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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The Business Case for a Global TMS

3rdwave

Demands on the transportation teams are growing as political posturing ramps up causing rapid disruption to global supply chains. A global TMS solution provides an automated and systemic way of addressing the challenges that are the reality for most organizations that source globally. This control is done through Dashboard process management, real-time access to in-line look-ups, and direct access to underlying master data and transportation execution detail.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

Source In the year 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics have evolved into the kind of “can’t do without” technology. But what happens when you can’t process a huge amount of data coming from different sources? Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics. Cleaner ships, trains, planes and trucks combined with automation and clean technology in cargo handling and warehousing operations are accelerating.

Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Typically, it accounts for the planning of demand, production, distribution, and transportation. Air Freight — Transportation of products via air transportation methods. Cargo — Product carried during transportation. Claim — In freight, shippers can retroactively charge carriers for damages or loss to transported products.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

billion and goods exports to sub-Saharan Africa were $24 billion in 2013 (source: Office of the United States Trade Representative ). In the same period, the EU traded 38,273 million Euros in imports and 30,471 million Euros in exports with Western African countries specifically, much of which is petrochemical based product that cannot easily be sourced elsewhere (source: European Commission ).

5 Crucial Software Every 3PL Company Needs To Have

Abivin

For instance, platforms such as Uber Carriage and Cargomatic enable real-time, cost-effective, on-demand transport arrangements to the other business logistics services, which brings great competitiveness to this industry. This article will present five software that every transporter and 3PL company should employ to stay competitive, cost-effective and ensure on-time delivery. Integrating route optimisation with vehicle and unloading dock scheduling in LCL cargo collection.

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[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service

Cerasis

Air and sea cargo industries generate $62 Billion each. RFID technology can operate at both a reactive or proactive (passive versus active) manner, and can be paired at a transportation asset or product level. . Or, if you do, you have to cobble that information together from six different sources – many of which are not IoT-based in terms of data integration. . Tagging Moving Cargo with Logistics Beacons. They ride in trucks, on trains, or in plane cargo holds.

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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. That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. Having the right warehouse management system in place will also achieve this.

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Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Transportation systems in ASEAN countries have drastically developed during the past decades along with their economic growth and rising population. For example, flood may submerge and destroy transportation infrastructure, causing traffic anarchy and delivery failure.

Guest Blog: 13 things you need to know about freight forwarding

NC State SCRC

Freight forwarding is one of the most widely used methods of international transport for both business and personal use. A freight forwarder is responsible for the transportation of goods between one destination and another. They act as an intermediary between the shipper and transportation services, liaising with various carriers to negotiate on price and decide on the most economical, reliable and fastest route.

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Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). Source ID. CEVA also delivers contract logistics solutions featuring customized, flexible design and a range of tailored warehousing and distribution services across the country. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. of warehouse space and 234,100 vehicles, and operates 800 maintenance facilities.

New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

When the expanded Panama Canal opened this June, a new set of routes became available for shippers and beneficial cargo owners (BCOs). A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. Cargo can enter the country via East coast or West coast ports depending on variables such as the type of product being shipped. The preferred amount of inventory held on ships and trucks depends on constraints such as the value of the cargo.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

And here’s to hoping that 2018 results in even more significant advancements in the state of warehousing and transportation technology. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Exoskeletons Help Take a Load Off for Warehouse Workers. GEODIS, a third-party logistics provider (3PL), is using exoskeletons to support and protect employees’ backs at its warehouse in Venlo, the Netherlands. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.