New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. Modern TMS solutions are designed to help shippers make such trade-offs, with analytics platforms that take data from multiple sources and present the shipper with a single access point for calculating total landed cost.

It’s Turkey Time!

Kinaxis

While there is the possibility of sourcing from a secondary supplier, there’s no guarantee they’ll have enough stock available. Special consideration needs to be given to the shipment of live birds on the way to slaughter, not to mention once they’ve been processed they’ll need to be transported in temperature-controlled conditions. Ensuring appropriate transportation methods are available and accessible to carry the required load.

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5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics

Cerasis

Additionally, overall maintenance costs have dropped by 30 percent, and predictive maintenance has reduced machine-specific failures by 70 percent, reports Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine. Transportation costs are considerable for many manufacturers, and leveraging technology to make transportation more efficient, helps reduce overall costs. Source Forbes Magazine).

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Open Source Technologies (Examples include Hadoop, Spark, Kafka). Two million sailors died between the age of Columbus and the invention of steam engines. While the push in the back office was for efficiency–larger batch sizes, transactional processing, lower costs of transportation, and labor arbitrage strategies (Many companies outsourced the back office to India.)–the

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East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It will take in other metropolitan areas like Detroit and Columbus, and encompass a newly contested region that accounts for more than 15% of the U.S. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersYou might think that shippers along the East Coast will be the biggest beneficiaries of fierce competition between the East and West Coast ports.

East and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It will take in other metropolitan areas like Detroit and Columbus, and encompass a newly contested region that accounts for more than 15% of the U.S. Source: Boston Consulting Group. Global Transportation Logistics Panama Canal Ports ShippersEast and West Coast Ports to Battle for U.S. Region After Panama Canal Expansion.Transportfolio. Editor’s note: This post originally ran in October 2015.

Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts

Freightos

That came a mere seven years later, in 1910, when a Wright Model B aircraft was flown 65 miles (105 km) to deliver 200 pounds (91 kg) of silk from Dayton to Columbus. Source: Imugr. trucking freight quotes from some of the world’s best forwarders. “This is huge” Mr. Anthony Foxx US Secretary of Transportation. The Wright Brothers were the startup entrepreneurs of 1900. They were born tinkerers, taking skills from a printing shop to open a bike repair shop.

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