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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered. chain?issues

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Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

Who said supply chains are boring?: Disney 'Imagineers' a Supply.

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.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Immediately after the rain subsided, trucks began hauling in emergency relief supplies for residents of the storm-affected zone.

I am MAD!

Supply Chain Shaman

At the 2013 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Rick Sather , now VP of Supply Chain for Jack-O-links stated that “there should be an app for that.” Figure 1: Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility. About Lora: Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States. Digital channels may spell trouble for traditional retailers but it also represents evolution, giving Asian and Indian manufacturers a global reach. Freight Insights

BluJay Announces 2019 Soaring Performance Customer Award Winners

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – May 16, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announces the winners of its third annual Soaring Performance Customer Awards.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Currently, this has not made a substantial impact on the freight market, but we are seeing signs that the industry is beginning to recover. Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states. Florida.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. In today’s business environment, no planner is simply loading freight onto a truck and shipping it from Point A to Point B via a common carrier. a warehouse or cross-dock) in a company’s freight network to route a daily mix of inbound freight on truckload or less-than-truckloads (LTL) to plan loads for delivery.

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Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Caterpillar is the subject of one of three case studies that show how supply chain management can support both environmental and financial goals. Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense. Here are three case studies that offer clear, irrefutable evidence that sustainability and profitability can be compatible in the supply chain domain.

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

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. FedEx Corporation FedEx , previously known as Federal Express, is an American multinational freight company founded in 1971 as a system for urgent deliveries.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

For shippers, this year’s overly-active hurricane season in the US is raising alarm bells for supply chain logistics operations. All shippers are affected by this – fuel being integral to everything from agricultural production to actual freight movement.

The need to know

EFT

Japan wants manufacturing back from China, but breaking up supply chains is hard to do. From apple packing houses in Washington state to farm workers in Florida and a California county known as “the world’s salad bowl,” outbreaks of the novel coronavirus are emerging at U.S.

Doing Business in the United States

QAD

The climate is mostly temperate, but Alaska is arctic, Florida and Hawaii are tropical, and the Great Plains are mostly arid or semi-arid. Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

However, some of the largest most complex supply chains – like those at Walmart, Target Stores, Hasbro Toys and others – are seemingly able to pivot on a dime in response to external pressures on supply lines. How nimble is your supply chain logistics program?

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." Ryder Supply Chain Solutions. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions. UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown enterprises, one’s fate in the business world is determined by how one responds to these challenges.

Trucking Market Update and 2020 Q1 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

It was a good year for shippers as freight rates plummeted for the majority of 2019, substantially backing off the historic highs the industry witnessed in 2018. Carriers have felt the pinch because of falling freight rates, a result of failing demand for freight services.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. What options do shippers have for mitigating its effects on their supply chain? . economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped.

Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses

Elementum

From the logistical challenges in smaller companies to the complexities in supply chains as they grow and mature into a full-blown enterprises, one’s fate in the business world is determined by how one responds to these challenges.

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep

ShipBob

As the ecommerce industry grows, the logistics of getting orders to customers has become more complicated — especially with the novel coronavirus impacting entire supply chains. The modern logistics chain: 5 factors from cart to customer.

Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018

Cerasis

This is even more likely thanks to tight capacity , fewer drivers on the road and even refusals to ship freight from full truckload carriers. Shippers need to understand what’s contributing to a higher-than-usual LTL peak season and how to prepare for it to keep freight spend in check.

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. Instant freight pricing for international freight moves.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

Networked Supply Chains Require Better Visibility. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. With this increased sourcing agility comes the increased risk of delivery failure due to a supply chain disruption and, concurrently, the increased importance of visibility into each step of the supply chain.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Robert Rebitski is a member of the team over at Predictable Surgical Technologies , a medical supply store. Paul Trudgian owns and manages Paul Trudgian Ltd , a leading supply chain and logistics consultancy based in the UK.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. .

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Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

economy relies on a vast network of infrastructure from roads and bridges to freight rail and ports to electrical grids and internet provision. 3] Those states are: Utah, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, and Texas. Michael Collins, President of MPC Management, explains, “America is essentially in an infrastructure collapse that is having dire effects on manufacturing. Over the past few years, the U.S.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The speakers cover everything from air and ocean freight to trucking and warehousing.

This Week in Logistics News (January 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While I thaw out a bit, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Tight Trucking Market Has Retailers, Manufacturers Paying Steep Prices (WSJ – sub. Peloton holds 1,000-mile platooning demo in Florida (CCJ).

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The mad dash begins to finish all the work that needs to get done before 2018 arrives, so without delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: E-Commerce Boosts U.S. In Rwanda, Drones Deliver Medical Supplies to Remote Areas (WSJ – sub.

This Week in Logistics News (December 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Hundreds of Cafe Bustelo cans washed ashore in Florida this week. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… CMA CGM to acquire NOL, reinforcing its position in global shipping. October 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).