New download: SCM Map Europe 2014-2015

Supply Chain Movement

However, the main growth in freight flows lies on the periphery of Europe and the Middle East is also continuing to develop, both for domestic supply and for distribution to Africa. Companies are now having to source more locally in order to ensure that they can continue to produce for the local market.”. >>Please >>Please click on the red button and fill in the fields to activate the green download button. Slight shift in European networks.

LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. LTL capacity is quickly becoming harder to find, and full truckload carriers have already started to turn away freight. Download White Paper. Capacity Crunch Freight LTL

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. The post Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

For freight, managing black swan events, like risk mitigation , means finding problems that are on the verge of causing disruption and taking advantage of resources to minimize their impact. Shippers need to know why freight black swans are increasing, how using LTL to intermodal shipping options can reduce their incidence, and a few best practices to keep the use of intermodal from becoming a black swan itself. DOWNLOAD THE FREE RESOURCE HERE. DOWNLOAD CALCULATOR.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt. Figure 1 illustrates an example of blockchain (click the download button at the end of the article to view the illustration). Always Available: A Shared, Distributed “Source of Truth”. In fact, the distributed nature of blockchain adds additional value as it removes the entire concept of a central clearing house or source vendor.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. Freight Logistics

No Crystal Ball Required: The Future of Freight Forwarding

BluJay Solutions

Recently Kewill worked with Transport Intelligence to examine the state of the global freight forwarding industry. The resulting report, “ The Future of Logistics – What Does the Future Hold for Freight Forwarders? As such, the importance of technology to freight forwarders cannot be overstated. Our report looks at the challenges freight forwarders face in overcoming these deep-rooted issues.

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : How in the retail space it is vital that marketing, sales, and the supply chain & logistics teams collaborate to achieve shared goals of consistent logistics.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

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The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

Freightos

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). The Tesla Semi in the Wild (Source: reddit). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight.

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

The Problem: Shippers Using LTL-Exclusive Shipping Have Minimal, If Any, Profitability in Freight Spend Shippers have been bartered with the topic of LTL shipping for years, including how to make better use of it, reduce freight spend and leverage technology. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend. Download Here.

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

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. 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.

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Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. By 2020, the price per barrel of oil will be on average about $150, with much higher peaks possible (source: International Energy Agency Oil Market Outlook 2011).

How to Save 20% on Freight Invoice Processing Costs This Year

BluJay Solutions

Freight processing is often a source of hidden costs – and most shippers have no good mechanism in place to identify and address the inaccuracies that lead to these costs. For that reason, gaining access to freight invoice reconciliation technology can be the secret to unlocking over 20% recurring savings on freight invoice processing. If you’re going to consider this approach, freight audit and payment is a good place to start. Tracking freight accruals.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Download an Excel version of the list here for free ! Freight Forwarding.

Spiralling Logistics Costs in China to Impact Global Freight Forwarders’ Margins?

BluJay Solutions

Download Kewill’s White Paper: Fighting Back Against Rising Fuel Costs. Stay up to date on industry software tools such as Freight Forwarding (Software) , Logistics (Software) , Supply Chain (software) , Transport Management (Software) , Warehousing Management (Software). Sources: Analytiqa , infochina.eu , xe.com. The post Spiralling Logistics Costs in China to Impact Global Freight Forwarders’ Margins?

Freight Forwarders Don’t Need Rate Management Systems

Freightos

Freight Forwarders Don’t Need Rate Management Systems. According to Freights Index Data , over 50% of China-US quotes generated so far in 2017 relied on tariffs no more than two days old, with a further 30% relying on tariffs less than a week old. Freight data changes fast. What Freight Management Actually Needs To Do. But tapping into the benefits of digitalized freight sales, the RMS iceberg’s tip, doesn’t need to be delayed. FREE DOWNLOAD.

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ThankX Delivery Services!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Next, Leto connected Colon to an app developer (Divine Digital Agency), which created an effective, engaging, and interactive app – now available on the itunes, Apple, and Google stores (“ThankX”) for download! The Creator (God) is the greatest source of energy that there is.

This Week in Logistics News (August 8-12, 2016)

Talking Logistics

enVista Releases New Analytics Dashboards for Freight Audit and Payment Solution. Honeywell explores acquisition of JDA Software – sources (Reuters). June 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). You have the app, you have the community, but how do you get carriers/drivers to actually download the app and use it? Robinson enVista freight audit logistics Navisphere Carrier supply chain

Blockchain’s Coming to the Supply Chain - Eventually

Supply Chain Brain

Look for a new episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website and iTunes. Show notes: A previous podcast episode about blockchain in the freight industry. Stream or download podcast here. Sourcing/Procurement/SRM All Technology EDI Communication (XML/EDI) Global Trade Management SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Quality & Metrics Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency. Giant retailers source from all over the world, and are typically designing and building robust, resilient solutions that control supply chain flows, and deal with disruptions, in real time. Live market freight rates? Freight Insights Logistics and Supply Chain Technology Series LogTech

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

yellowbox]Check out where the future of online sales for the freight industry is heading with this free white paper.[/yellowbox]. What started out as an app to obtain taxi service, its name has now become synonymous for instant, real-time fulfillment whether its ordering Chinese take-out, socks or flowers, one simply downloads an app, place an order, track it in real time and in many cases rate the experience and/or driver or delivery person. Download the white paper!

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have developed this checklist to provide to pinpoint the key drivers of Freight Spend Management. This is an important aspect of managing freight spend.

New Freight Broker Resource Guides Available from TIA

DAT Solutions

These guides are one of the benefits of TIA membership , as they cover a variety of legal and regulatory topics and are written specifically for freight brokers. Information contained in the guides is often not available from any other source. Carrier Selection Framework - This 80-page guide provides best practices to help freight brokers reduce risk of cargo loss, liability and/or potential fraud when selecting motor carriers. Government Freight Framework.

Five Technology Patents that Changed the Supply Chain

Freightos

Freight is changing. Shorter product lifecycles, fluid sourcing (a’la Aliababa ) and more transparency means agile supply chains that change often. The UPC is also the precursor for M2M communication, particularly when combined with electronic tracking that allows the Internet of Things to revolutionize the Internet of Freight. Download the white paper! Download the white paper! Freight Insights GeneralRoutes are changing.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

However recent reports from Europol, Europe's crime fighting agency, highlight that ocean freight is now a target for criminal on criminal activity, with an ongoing court case involving organized criminals recruiting hackers to bypass port security systems in order to locate and intercept containers where illegal drugs had been hidden in order to be smuggled into Europe. Source: BBC News.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

As manufacturers continue to increase profitability and increase their share of the overall GDP, in order to sustain and survive long-term, they need to focus on these key areas for logistics efficiency: Use Readily and Easily Deployed Transportation and Freight Technology : A survey by ARC revealed that 23 percent of respondents using a transportation management system would see a 10 percent increase in total freight costs if they stopped using the system , the source reported.

The Benefits of Full Truckload Shipping: How to Make Sure You Are Getting More Bang for Your Buck

Cerasis

According to USA Trucking Services , full truckload freight shipping may vary by carrier, including those transporting general merchandise or specializing in a type of shipment, like cold storage. Download Here. Since more drivers are headed to high-volume destinations, they are inclined to offer better rates to shippers with freight. High-volume or high-weight freight. Freight in need of faster delivery. Freight Full Truckload

Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

Of course, even the thought of peak season is usually enough to send shudders down the spines of freight forwarders, logistics services providers (LSPs), shippers and retailers alike. 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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Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

Cerasis

Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. Freight audits will become almost nonexistent as information is tracked to the point of origin, whether it’s the manufacturing location, raw materials used, sourcing of reclaimed parts, or payment processing. According to McKendrick , blockchain automates the invoicing process, eliminating errors that affect up to 10 percent of all freight invoices.

Unlocking the Value in Blockchain for Logistics

Cerasis

For instance, blockchain enhances freight auditing and invoice management, as well as cybersecurity. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER. The capacity crunch is accelerating, and monitoring capacity, as well as working with multiple carriers, will be key to ensuring available carriers for freight.

Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight. Therefore, having an indisputable source of information, such as blockchain technology, may be used to develop consistency and clarity in managing supply chain SLAs. DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER.

Who’s Using Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Today?

Shipchain

From the creation of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to companies of all sizes developing blockchain-based supply chain management platforms, it is clear that blockchain is becoming a force to be reckoned with in freight and logistics. When it comes to freight and logistics, it is ideal for tracking assets making it extremely helpful in transportation management. Authorized parties can access, download and add to the chain, but they cannot change it.

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017

Freightos

Download the full Q4 2016 LogTech report for 50+ updates. FREE DOWNLOAD. Freight Booking Is (Slowly) Going Online. For years, online freight was limited to US domestic trucking. International freight quoting is moving online too, with major progress by enterprise providers, like Kuehne + Nagel , and startups (like the Freightos Marketplace ). For decades, freight was about bigger ships. Download! Freight Insights LogTech

Volumes go up but Supply Chain to Stumble at Last Mile at Peak?

BluJay Solutions

Good news for the freight forwarding industry as air freight volumes are finally on the way up, with industry analyst Transport Intelligence predicting demand for new products from the likes of Apple and Samsung will continue to drive demand higher still. Driver recruitment agencies are acutely aware of the numbers required and will already be sourcing migrant workers from neighboring countries/states where necessary.

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