How Enhances Supply Chain Visibility


If you are a supplier catering to the food value chain, you know how difficult it is to deliver perishable goods to their ultimate destination in the right quality, quantity and condition, at the right time and place. But just having visibility isn’t enough.

Exception management: An important aspect of supply chain visibility

20Cube Logistics

Exception management is an effective mechanism in supply chain management. With supply chain visibility, customers can easily know the location of the cargo movement and get full access to information on every factor of the supply chain process, improving process efficiencies.

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Connecting The Dots Between Supply Chain Visibility, Traceability And Transparency For Your Supply Chain


The discussion began with Blackwell and Nayak addressing how supply chains today are networks of networks with products, platforms and people coming together to form a living, breathing, ever-evolving ecosystem.

Selecting the Best Supply Chain Visibility Platform: “A Logistics Provider’s Guide”

Gravity Supply Chain

In Sept 2017 I had the opportunity to demonstrate Gravity’s supply chain visibility platform at the Cargo Club of Australia in their quarterly business event. Articles Automation & Digitization Customer Centricity Logistics Provider Operational Efficiency Supply Chain Visibility Technology & Cloud

Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools


Pharmaceutical supply chains demand end-to-end visibility The pharmaceutical industry is a huge global business with an intricate supply chain that demands visibility and transparency. Adding to the complexity, partners may own entire segments of the value chain, making effective supply chain management seem almost impossible to achieve. Avoid supply chain disruption As the saying goes, the one constant is change.

Data Loggers vs. IoT Enabled Real-Time Services for Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain 24/7

Learn how to optimize your supply chain processes and eliminate inefficiencies with the help of supply chain visibility solutions and cargo tracking and monitoring

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Over 200 Containers Go Overboard in Cargo Ship Catastrophe


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. Supply Chain Visibility

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Nestlé: Improving global supply chain visibility

Global Trade Management

The system has significantly increased supply chain visibility bringing a number of operational, strategic and financial benefits. arviem cargo monitoring container real time monitoring security supply chain trace track visibility Nestlé has implemented a cost-effective solution for real-time monitoring of thousands of container movements around the globe each year.

Control Tower Software Reaches New Heights

Talking Logistics

Shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) face significant challenges tracking in-transit cargo due to a lack of status updates between ports. While this isn’t a new problem, the complexity of today’s modern supply chains – multi-carrier, multi-mode shipments, multi-leg, shipments crossing several countries’ borders – has exacerbated the scenario.

Crane Worldwide Increases Supply Chain Visibility with Kewill

BluJay Solutions

December 20, 2016 – Chelmsford, MA – Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, announced they are continuing their long-standing partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics , a full-service air, ocean, customs brokerage and logistics company. The latest Kewill Global Forwarding update will provide Crane Worldwide with increased visibility, reporting and customized functionality for ground shipments.

Crane Worldwide Increases Supply Chain Visibility with Kewill

BluJay Solutions

December 20, 2016 – Chelmsford, MA – Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, announced they are continuing their long-standing partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics , a full-service air, ocean, customs brokerage and logistics company. The latest Kewill Global Forwarding update will provide Crane Worldwide with increased visibility, reporting and customized functionality for ground shipments.

The Story Continues…. Let’s Don’t Sugar Coat the Real Issue

Supply Chain Shaman

Others say February… Where they all agree is that the labor union discord was the icing on the top of a broken link in the supply chain. As a country, I think that we need to rethink supply chain flows for chassis, drayage and the unloading of larger ships.

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track


The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT


Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. With technologies like IoT, however, monitoring your cargo — even on the high seas — is no longer a daunting task.

Knowledge is power – Start managing your cargo shipments actively

Global Trade Management

Today I want to get granular on two topics which are essential if you plan to bring your supply chain to excellence. We have asked Supply Chain Managers around the globe where they reckon the highest potential for improvements along their chains in general.

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How to Thwart the Growing Menace of Cargo Theft

BluJay Solutions

While piracy on the high seas regularly makes headlines, the inland version – cargo theft – has quietly been on the rise for years. One needs to look no further than the FBI, which began tracking cargo theft statistics a few years ago after recognizing its impact on the economy – and realizing it also posed a threat to national security. Only 29 states submitted data, and 12 of those reported no incidents of cargo theft.

Moisture and Condensation as a Challenge for Cargo in Transit

Global Trade Management

One of the main problems our clients from all different industries encounter in terms of damage of cargo in transit is the moisture and condensation – especially on those shipments with long transit time. However, the up and down of the relative humidity is not always relevant and most likely will not affect the cargo as the container is a closed ecosystem. If the outside temperature however in this example falls below 9 °C, condensation will happen and affect the cargo quality.

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Putting a Value on Visibility

Supply Chain @ MIT

Tracking the status of ocean shipments accurately and in real time is critical to the goal of achieving end-to-end visibility into global supply chains.

This Week in Logistics News (July 6-10, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: JDA Unleashes Powerful New Capabilities to Enable the Seamless Supply Chain. UPS Tests Electric Cargo Bike in Basel. Friday, July 10, 2015.

Fighting for Enhanced Supply Chain Security

Global Trade Management

By Stefan Reidy Cargo theft has been around for centuries; unfortunately, though the crime has evolved together with transportation methods. Cargo theft is a global problem affecting manufacturers, logistics providers as well as customers.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)


This is part 1 of a 2-part blog addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) recently enacted ban on the shipment of lithium-ion batteries as cargo consignments on passenger planes and the associated supply chain risks of such provisions.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: arviem and KeyTone.

Global Trade Management

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. KeyTone and arviem unveil strategic partnership to deliver trade monitoring and management services for global supply chain visibility Cupertino, CA, February 09, 2011: KeyTone Technologies, a recognized leader in RFID and other sensor-based solutions, announced today its strategic partnership with arviem to deliver ”in-transit” trade monitoring and management services to Fortune 1000 companies around the globe.

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The Future of IoT in Manufacturing

BluJay Solutions

Gartner also believes that IoT will have an enormous impact on how the supply chain operates and with the information available to supply chain and manufacturing leaders. IoT to Protect Against Cargo Theft. Stolen cargo remains to be an issue in the United States.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

and in Spain – grow, it is likely that anti-Ebola precautions will become more widespread, and the global supply chain looks more and more likely to be impacted. It also demonstrates why supply chain visibility is so essential to managing risk that is beyond our control.

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How Blockchain Could Create the 'Autonomous Container'

Supply Chain Brain

billion data points about the supply chain, according to chief executive officer Richard Ettl. All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Supply Chain Visibility Product Lifecycle Management Sourcing/Procurement/SRM SC Planning & Optimization Transportation Management Air Cargo All Logistics Transportation & Distribution

Missing Information. What are the Repercussions?

BluJay Solutions

This problem not only happens in traveling scenarios, but also in the cargo supply chain. Imagine, it is Christmas time and a retailer’s supply chain department has no clue on when clothing of new fashion line is going to reach their stores?

Transparency and integrity for your supply chain

Global Trade Management

Today's supply chains are polynomial and international with a high degree of complexity anda lack of transparency. Avoid such scenarios, by having your supply chain under control. Ideally, the supply chain manager always knows where and in which condition his merchandise is. The recipient of a shipment can for example demonstrate when and where in the distribution chain, the cargo has been damaged.

CLX Logistics Turns to Kewill for Freight Forwarding Solution

BluJay Solutions

For CLX, the big selling point for Kewill Forwarding was the visibility it provides its customers. The Kewill solution allows us to better serve our customers by providing them with increased visibility and reporting functionality,” says Lombardi.

New Definition of Logistics?

BluJay Solutions

Imagine a short shipped cargo is not reported to the importer, who in turn does not inform the logistics service provider (LSP), who may then make an incorrect or incomplete Customs Declaration. They use that data which benefits them as well as every trading partner in the supply chain. I remember as a new professional in Logistics , I was taught an academic definition; Logistics means the right goods, reaching the right people at the right time.

How to Become a Supply Chain Jedi

BluJay Solutions

In a recent article in Industrial Distribution I drew some parallels between the logistics realm and Star Wars – and explained how supply chain managers are the true Jedi of the supply chain galaxy. Increase Visibility across the Supply Chain.

Questions to Ask When Evaluating TMS Solutions

BluJay Solutions

Consider the integration of value added capabilities including yard management, cargo, freight, storage, break bulk, cross docking and other capabilities into a TMS. Download our eBook – Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Execution in the Cloud.

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The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

It consisted of 30 containers carrying 1,400 tonnes of cargo – mostly toys, stationery and other items for sale over Christmas across Europe. However, the cargo had to be transferred three times during the journey as a result of incompatible rail gauges. arviem cargo monitoring container tracking real time monitoring supply chain monitoring supply chain visibility track and trace

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Is It Time to Bring Your TMS Back to the Future?

BluJay Solutions

That’s why I scratch my head when I hear of logistics and supply chain professionals who are still using legacy transportation management systems (TMS). Supply Chains – Then and Now. The Benefits of Collaboration and End-to-End Visibility. Remember the 1980s?

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Using GPS to track cargo.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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"Surprises and disruptions are the name of the game in global supply chains"

Global Trade Management

Leach on about "West Coast congestion points to need for greater shipment visibility". arviem's real-time cargo monitoring services can provide that greater visibility. The arviem services allow among other benefits the independent calculation of the estimated time of arrival (ETA) as well as anytime visibility of the actual position of all cargo in transit. When can I expect my cargo? I just stumbled over an article from Peter T.

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Douglas fumigant products monitored by arviem

Global Trade Management

Arviem AG announced today that its cargo monitoring service supports the reliable delivery of Douglaschemical products to clients all around the world. More and more companies operating a global supply chain realize, that instead of actively managing their supply chain they are mainly experiencing its risks. arviem Control Tower Douglas intelligent supply chain supply chain integrity supply chain visibility track and trace

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Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

After years of continuous physical expansion, with mega-stores and mega-trucks having progressively replaced their supersized siblings and expansion of retailers’ high street presence a critical measure of their success, the retail supply chain is now adjusting to a wider and more diverse variety of just about everything. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

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