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Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. And sustainability has become a standout issue for many US consumers. But sustainable logistics practices can have a profound effect on your brand.

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. We will be on the path for a more sustainable future.

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Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Indeed for many IATA members whose operations largely center around air cargo, near-shoring is cause for concern, with manufacturing shifting closed to ‘home’ a risk to the sustainability of air freight volumes longer term. . Overall, probably neutral in the medium term - any reduction in air cargo volumes will most likely be counteracted by increases in road, rail and short sea volumes. Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5%

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Firstly, many companies are reaching more advanced levels of maturity in sustainability and greening the supply chain. Meanwhile, more third-party agencies and organisations, including governments, are pushing the sustainability agenda. No longer do the large, beneficial cargo owners have an overwhelming advantage in global supply chain operations. It’s time to start looking ahead again.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation 2.) Warehousing 3.) Robert Cadena is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lean Staffing Solutions, which provides operational, marketing, sales, and technology services to the logistics and transportation industry. based transportation and logistics providers.

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Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Especially where multi-modal transport is necessary, and where dynamic decision making is required for the routing of goods in-transit. port authorities and terminal operators, regulatory bodies, and Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) are all working on this topic.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“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.” ” For example, collaborative mobile robots like Chuck by 6 River Systems leverage AI and machine learning to optimize pick routes in real-time and prioritizing tasks based on current conditions on the warehouse floor. Warehouse Operations

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Transportation Services. Air Cargo. Warehousing . Sustainability and Green Logistics. Logistics/Transportation Consulting. Transportation Management System (TMS). Warehouse Management System (WMS). Admiral E.

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The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

BlueYonder

The trade imbalance this causes is an interesting case study for the economists no doubt, but what about the transportation and logistics that will be needed to sustain this trade over the coming years? This results in empty planes and containers returning to China from Africa even if they were full on their way in, resulting in inefficient transportation corridors. Transportation & Logistics

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.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

Maersk would split into two divisions – a Transport & Logistics division, and an energy division. Meanwhile, the golden child – Transport & Logistics – charted three pillars for growth: Product offering and customer experience. Sustainable supply chains.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Transportation Services. Air Cargo. Warehousing . Sustainability and Green Logistics. Logistics/Transportation Consulting. Transportation Management System (TMS). Warehouse Management System (WMS). Admiral E.

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What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Transportation Services. Air Cargo. Warehousing . Sustainability and Green Logistics. Logistics/Transportation Consulting. Transportation Management System (TMS). Warehouse Management System (WMS). Admiral E.

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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.

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. Content Summary: Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon Partner to Bring AI to the Warehouse. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

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. With the new routes, customers also have more sustainable service and wider coverage.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

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. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition. Eliminate Before You Automate : Automation is critical to large, efficient warehouse operations.

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Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

At the same time, companies are putting more effort in the environment aspect and sustainability of the supply chain. Technology enables green, sustainable supply chain Logistics activity can bring about negative impacts to the environment. As a result, companies need to have answer for questions about their green manufacturing process, how sustainable their supply chain is, how much the companies is affecting the environment, how much carbon footprint is being produced everyday.

Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

According to the DHL Trend Research , AR can be applied in the following: Warehousing Operations - Warehousing ops account for 20% of logistics costs, and AR can help curb expenses by simplifying warehouse picking, or the the activity by which a small number of goods are extracted from a warehousing system to customer orders. Transportation Optimization - Logistics technologies have evolved to become more efficient and secure in delivery.

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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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Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

According to DHL Trend Research , AR can be applied in the following ways: Warehousing Operations - Warehousing ops account for 20% of logistics costs, and AR can help curb expenses by simplifying warehouse picking, or the extraction of goods from a warehousing system to fulfil customer orders. AR can visualize any planned rearrangements in full scale, making the warehouse a test bed for future warehouse operation modifications and planning.

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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.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging

EV Cargo Technology

Efficiency is key for retailers, and sustainable initiatives play a huge role in making gains. Sustainability initiatives are not only about reducing the number of boxes used. But, rather than opening new warehouses and piling in products in order to cope with consumer demand, retailers should be better managing their processes by streamlining their transit packaging. The post Taking a Cyclical Approach to Transit Packaging appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

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. 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. Sustainability. Ocean Transportation. Warehouse Management.

The Cost of Disaster

Elementum

For instance, Hurricane Harvey impacted nearly 10 percent of the trucking industry for two weeks and prompted several ports and businesses in the region to shut down, consequently forcing the mass rerouting of cargo to places as far as the Bahamas and Mexico. Santa Rosa City in Sonoma County sustained the greatest damage, with more than 3,000 households and many businesses destroyed.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

transportation modes, inventory deployment, and policies) by balancing the trade-offs between customer service requirements, assets and costs. However, now logistics professionals are using modeling to plan and optimize networks to maximize profit, speed to customer, sustainability, and/or other strategic goals. Capture transportation, distribution, and service costs.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Transportation costs. Transportation strategy.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Transportation costs. Transportation strategy.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

A very common challenge they face here is the lack of visibility into all supply chain costs, and most often only focus on some of the most obvious supplier- and transportation-related expenses. Investment decisions are very critical in this scenario, to help create long term smart strategies of when, why, and how to invest in new facilities such as warehouses, factories, and the resources and equipment needed. Transportation costs. Transportation strategy.

Is There Enough Focus on Quality in Global E-commerce

EV Cargo Technology

Sustainability’ is another area of worry when it comes to the returns culture. From a transportation perspective, a retailer’s carbon footprint will increase as their products will not only need to be sent directly to the consumer but also now need to be returned to the warehouse. The post Is There Enough Focus on Quality in Global E-commerce appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Top 10 supply chain trends for 2020

Requis

Another example from fulfillment might involve things like faster alternate transportation route planning in case of the unexpected, or monitoring cargo temperature for shipments of perishable food or medicines. Heavy industry pays a lot of money to warehouse unused assets that could be sold to other enterprises dealing with similar projects, smaller players, or even back to original OEMs. January 1st not only the start of a new year, but a new decade.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The company’s North American truckload volumes increased eight percent in the quarter, and its average truckload rate per mile charged to customers (excluding fuel) increased about 1 percent in Q4 2012 compared to Q4 2011, while its truckload transportation costs increased approximately two percent (excluding fuel). Immediately visualize results in detailed maps and graphs including service, cost, logistics, sustainability and risk.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Wolfgang Lehmacher!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In 2014, I accepted to support the World Economic Forum in developing the supply chain and transport industries. Since 2010, I have been supporting startups, like Hyperloop Transportation Technologies as well as asset owners – including serving on various boards. I am judge of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards and the Automotive Logistics Awards Europe. We can rebuild our economies in a much more sustainable and regenerative way. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How to be Productive during the Global Lockdown: The ThroughPut Playbook to Maintain your Output Levels

ThroughPut

As of right now, top lines have been essentially wiped out for industries like air transportation, freight, gastronomy, tourism, travel, and many more. jump in container throughput last week, which means cargo is recovering. This is part of ThroughPut’s playbook to stay productive and help your community sustain operations, while preparing for the rebound.