Food Industry Delivery Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! It’s never been easier for food companies to reach their customers. Restaurant delivery has grown 20% in the last five years; while estimates differ, online food delivery sales are estimated to grow as high as $220 billion by 2023 – 40% of total restaurant sales. Trend: Tech Giants Moving in on Food Delivery. Trends in Food Delivery Subscription. The post Food Industry Delivery Trends!

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[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

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 : What are the impacts on the food & grocery supply chain thanks to the “Whole Foods” acquisition & the pressure that puts on food & grocery supply chain executives.

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Freight Claims: How Food, Beverage, and Grocery Shippers Can Manage Freight Claims

MercuryGate

The cold supply chain remains susceptible to many risks, and for grocers, the threat of inefficiencies related to food-related freight claims remains high. The post Freight Claims: How Food, Beverage, and Grocery Shippers Can Manage Freight Claims appeared first on MercuryGate International. Freight Blog Posts

Supply Chain is Tackling Food Waste Like Never Before!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! One Supply Chain Sustainability topic that’s been getting a lot of attention lately is the issue of food waste. Fast Facts About Food Waste in the Article. $1 1 trillion dollars worth of food is wasted annually, with edible food ending up in landfills. This amounts to approximately 1/3 rd of global food production, or 1.4 68% of discarded food is still edible.

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A TMS Tale of Two Food Shippers – Which Describes Your Evolutionary State?

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Summer 2020 issue of Food Shippers of America Magazine has dropped. Specifically, the issue published two articles addressing the use and utilization of TMS platforms by food shipping organizations. So, this tale is for a food shipper with no prior TMS exposure.

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Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Headquartered in Germany, Ocean Insights is a leading ocean supply chain visibility and market intelligence provider that supplies real-time tracking data and market analysis to large shippers from a broad range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, food & beverage, commodity trading, chemical and freight forwarding. Ocean Freight Visibility Spells new Opportunities for Supply Chains – LogiSYM September 2020. Ocean Insights.

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Small Package

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

National wholesale food distributor will leverage TMS to scale for growth. Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group is excited to upgrade our transportation and logistics execution with BluJay’s platform,” says Heather Adam, VP of Operations at NFG.

Why TMS Solutions Becoming “Must Have” for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

“High freight, fuel and labor costs are forcing food distributors to streamline their businesses,” begins the recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece revealed a rise in operating expenses of 6% at world’s largest food distributor, Sysco Foods and a boost of 2% at US Foods. — Food Shippers Lag in Terms of Automation Levels in their Supply Chains. With margins already tight, food shippers cannot sustain losses due to avoidable spoilage.

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The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player. Online freight booking. See the 2018 State of Online Freight Sales. There is at least 100 times more manual work per shipment in freight forwarding than in Express.

Shipping Food With an Eye on Visibility to Reduce Delays & Bottlenecks

MercuryGate

That’s right—consumers still control the flow, and when shipping food, consumer changes in demand will have resounding effects on […]. The post Shipping Food With an Eye on Visibility to Reduce Delays & Bottlenecks appeared first on MercuryGate International. Freight Blog PostsIn the current situation, it’s easy to assume disruption caused by COVID-19 triggered problems in the supply chain.

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Reefer freight outlook cools due to food service closures

DAT Solutions

Restaurants and cafeterias are closed nationwide, which eliminates a big segment of refrigerated shippers and their freight, even as grocery stores continue to replenish inventories at an accelerated pace.

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In Divisive Times, We’re Still United by the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Yet one economic sector — food and drink — helps bring people together. “But according to a recent study out of the University of Illinois, even if you have never traveled around the United States, the food you eat (or at least elements of it) certainly has.”[1] million links connecting 3,142 counties in America’s food supply chain.” Urban consumers and rural producers rely on one another and are intermediated by food processors and distributors.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

Though it may sound far off, companies in the food and beverage supply chain are rapidly adopting blockchain platforms as a means of creating visibility, traceability, and efficiency. There are many other uses for blockchain, including improving the cooperative efforts of the different parties in the food and beverage supply chain. IBM Food Trust. A significant driver of the blockchain in the food and beverage supply chain is IBM. Other Food Blockchain Applications.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption—or 1.3 What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons).

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How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?”. The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research. Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it would make sense for a shipper to understand what a freight forwarder does. A freight forwarder is as great as their reputation.

Donate to Feeding America with iTradeMarketplace and Uber Freight

ITradeNetwork

As an extension of our recent partnership with Uber Freight , iTradeMarketplace users can now donate produce to Feeding America food banks using Uber Freight via our site with zero shipping charges. We are happy to announce that our new Donations forum is live on iTradeMarketplace.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. Here are some best practice guidelines for the food and beverage industry to consider when addressing its own unique challenges.

The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Freight market article and permission to publish here provided by Kevin Jessop at cerasis.com. Meanwhile, the global air cargo volume has dropped significantly, explains Greg Knowler, JOC Senior Editor , “up to 5,000 tons of cargo in air freight from China to the U.S. The impacts are not just limited to air freight market changes. The post The State of Uncertainty in the Freight Market! Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Freight Management logistics management

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What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

Food Shippers: Do This One Thing Before Hiking Prices

Supply Chain Collaborator

The lede from a recent Wall Street Journal article blares, “ Some of the biggest food suppliers are struggling to manage soaring logistics costs in a fast-changing consumer market. is the latest big company to succumb to tight capacity and rising prices in shipping markets, saying its freight costs neared 20-year highs in February while spending for its ingredients was also on the upswing.” T here is good news for food producers and other industry groups feeling this pain.

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5 Ways to React to Supply Chain Disruptions in the Food and Beverage Industry

Halo

Food & beverage (F&B) supply chain disruptions are many and varied: volatile commodity prices; safety and quality issues; high demand uncertainty and seasonality; constant promotional activity; perishability; frequent new product and brand extension introductions; exacting distribution requirements; complex manufacturing constraints; legal and regulatory restrictions, and fickle consumer tastes. Inventory and freight optimization.

Food Freight Costs: The Challenges & Solutions to Reign in Traditional High Freight Costs

MercuryGate

Food freight costs continue to climb in response to market demand. Regardless of what the economy does, food will always be an in-demand item. However, the costs of moving food are increasing, and those costs will only wax as companies look to improve the convenience factor. The post Food Freight Costs: The Challenges & Solutions to Reign in Traditional High Freight Costs appeared first on MercuryGate International. Freight Blog Posts

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food. Shipping food internationally can be challenging and it requires significant planning across all stakeholders. Distribution Global Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Export Freight Forwarding Import

Farm-to-Table: How to Safely Transport Food so it Stays Fresh

Freight Center

billion tons of food is wasted every year globally, which equates to $1 trillion wasted US dollars. As the harvest season ramps up, those in the food industry face several challenges in keeping food safe. The key to packaging food is insulation and refrigeration — keeping heat and moisture out and cool temperatures in. Set your freight up for success by packing your items with care. A Standout in Food Logistics.

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. Recent product expansion includes electronics , apparel , food, detergent and diapers. VC ❤️ Freight Startups. In a decade’s time, freight will likely still be moved in containers and boxes on airplanes and ships. The real potential for change lies in better movement of the data that moves the freight, a sentiment echoed by DHL Supply Chain’s Head of Innovation. A whopping $13.92

Freightos Raises $25 Million Round Solidifying Position As Digital Global Freight Leader

Freightos

Round extension led by GE Ventures, after 600% order growth in six months following the Freightos Marketplace launch and adoption of Freightos software by 1,000 freight forwarders. March 29, 2017) – Freightos ®, the logistics technology company bringing freight online, today announced the completion of a $25 million Series B extension round, led by GE Ventures , with participation by additional investors that bring the company’s total funding to $50 million.

New Food Safety Rules Soon to Kick in for Small Brokers, Shippers and Carriers

Cerasis

On April 6, the new rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods will come into effect for small businesses. As the date approaches, it can be useful to review what shippers, carriers and brokers will need to comply with when handling food. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act ( FSMA ) was finalized in April 2016. It also applies to everyone who ships food into the U.S. Freight Broker Info

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BluJay Named to Food Logistics’ 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – December 31, 2018 – Food Logistics , the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named BluJay Solutions to its 2018 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. The annual FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

The Four Seasons of Freight Shipping: What You Need to Know

Freight Center

The freight shipping industry changes throughout the year. Luckily, we’re here to provide some insight on what to expect for each of the four seasons of freight shipping. Freight shipping is no different. The volume of freight shipping noticeably declines in the aftermath of the big-money-spending holidays. And the treacherous weather that follows the holiday season makes it very difficult for shipping companies to safely ship freight.

2018 Likely to Be Coldest Year on Record for Food Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

However, what we’re actually referring to is the fact that cold-chain shippers in the food industry are facing market conditions that demand investment in more and better infrastructure to support cold chain shipping. billion cubic feet of food-commodity cold storage but predicts demand for cold storage space near population centers to increase as online grocery sales continue to grow.

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How TMS Plays a Role in Marrying Sustainability with Food Safety

Supply Chain Collaborator

Concerns about food safety and, perhaps more critically, sustainable food production are behind the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) currently being implemented in the United States. How do supply chain technologies help achieve both safety and sustainability in our food supply? Food production and the resulting logistics challenges will only grow more complicated as the global population continues to grow toward the 9 billion mark by 2050.

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements . There are a few things that most food ingredient suppliers can do to increase supply chain performance. Enhance Supply Chain Visibility for Food Ingredient Shippers .