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How are Christmas Trees Shipped?

Freight Center

Christmas trees are just like every other piece of freight cargo in the world and need to get from A to B the right way. Fun fact: The Christmas tree variety selected for the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City is a Norway Spruce from the village of Florida in Orange County, New York. Best Practices for Christmas Tree Shipping. Truckload (TL) shipping is your best bet for successfully shipping healthy trees for two big reasons.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Air travel, hotel bookings, cruise ship travel, and tourism in general will show a reduction in demand, which will also include in a reduction in demand for toilet paper. Environment Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Coronavirus Toilet PaperSubscribe Here! Email Address.

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Bring Out the Best in Your Supply Chain


The Port of New York and New Jersey was hit hard, and they “had about 24 hours’ notice before Sandy hit,” she said. In a crisis like this, Azadegan says “jobs, inventory, and profits are at stake, and beyond that, suppliers, customers, communities, and families of employees etc. A Norfolk-based railway company (CSX) then created a new rail route to New York to help get shipments back there until the port was repaired.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

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DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S. Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6 August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


Shipping Gazette Daily News. One of the most comprehensive daily summaries, and by far the leading Asian-based summary, China’s Shipping Gazette provides daily information about carriers, forwarders and technology. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. Since 1974 with industry-leading expertise in, well, American shipping. Ocean freight is split into 14!

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County. My first job was working as a customer service representative for a bulk candy company that had an online store and 4 retail locations in New York. open a new service offering, Fulfillment by Amazon within Tactical. [06:41] [00:52] Please introduce yourself.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. April 2015 North American Freight Numbers. According to Reuters , “Wal-Mart Stores will begin charging fees to almost all vendors for stocking their items in new stores and for warehousing inventory, raising pressure on suppliers as the world’s largest retailer battles higher costs from wage hikes.” April 2015 North American Freight : “U.S.-NAFTA

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2014 : hybrid DCs, 3-D prototypes, location-based inventory system, and more.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

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Happy New Year! UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Big ships leave ports awash with problems (Financial Times – sub. Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts. I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

This distinguished gentleman happened to have just retired as President of Global Freight Forwarding, and prior to that, as President of UPS Asia Pacific. A native New Yorker, Ken turned down a career in finance and banking for an action-packed and exciting career in the world of global logistics. In this case, the context was an annual bid and quote negotiation they had to do with electronic manufacturers who wanted to ship products from the factories in Asia to the US.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

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Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

LogTech Industry Roundup: Q2 2016


The global freight market contracted in 2015 by 1.6%. “…the industry is likely to see more tie-ups between freight marketplace technology companies and 3PLs.” Mid-sized forwarders, threatened by recent acquisition activity, are even more set to reap the benefits of freight technology. ” Global Freight Forwarding 2016, Transport Intelligence. Online freight forwarder, iContainers, also completed a funding round.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

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The temperature will likely be in the 40s during the game, but that’s fall baseball in New England. Wal-Mart Won’t Promote Free-Shipping Deals Over Holidays (WSJ – sub. New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. August 2015 North American Freight Numbers. According to Reuters , Walmart applied for permission from the FAA to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

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Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. North American Freight Numbers July 2014.

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020


No one’s saying we’re going to replace them any time soon, so the CFO can continue to get his financial and inventory data, but we can better manage execution decisions in transportation or a planning decision around inventory positioning using AI/ML and real-time data.”.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. Those that look for new marketing opportunities despite the brittle trading conditions. The US auto industry is expected to follow suit as stockpiled inventory becomes depleted. It takes time to turn a moving ship around, though, so this will not happen immediately.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

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Freight Shipments Rose 0.8% First, Descartes unveiled new optimization technology at its user conference that “helps retailers and distributors make deliveries the same day an order is taken.” Using real-time GPS-based fleet statuses Descartes’ same-day delivery optimization technology can more accurately predict new delivery times and drive greater delivery efficiencies. . Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


Rail freight networks operated by Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific in Texas, USA were heavily disrupted due to Hurricane Harvey, according to reports on Friday, August 25th. According to analysis by freight research firm FTR Transportation Intelligence , Hurricane Harvey will strongly effect over 7% of U.S. Battered Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, plays a crucial role in the energy, chemical and shipping industries that reaches well beyond its metropolitan area.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. PST will ship the same day.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

At the same time as mega-container ships were being introduced, motorcycle deliveries took on a key role in ensuring continuous supplies during travel restrictions applied for the London Olympics, with large municipalities including New York actively exploring the expansion of bike cargo.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Some LTL carriers are embargoing parts of New York for the NBG Service Center due to the total number of cases of coronavirus in these zip codes: 10801, 10802, 10804, and 10805. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China.

How to Scale Health and Beauty Products: Online Stores with Intelligent Fulfillment


One of the biggest things to consider is how you’re going to fulfill and ship orders not only in a timely manner, but also at an affordable rate. We were shipping a dozen orders per day, and now we ship hundreds per day. Self-fulfilling orders will become a challenge, and it will become harder to manage your inventory and get orders out the door in a timely manner. . Hint : Storing your inventory in one location may not be substantial in the long run.).

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


It offers a finely tuned supply chain, with experienced suppliers, that will design, prototype, build and ship products at a fraction of the time it takes elsewhere. What it will do is to provide some hands-on, practical tips on finding and assessing suppliers; and to highlight the pitfalls that you need to look out for whether you’re from New York or New Zealand. Whilst at The Canton Fair in Guangzhou, Bill meets a new supplier called Zhao. Introduction.

The Ultimate Guide to Beer Profit Margins & More


We’ll start by looking at some key statistics across the Australian, New Zealand, UK and US markets. The New Zealand beer sector in numbers. The New Zealand beer industry is worth NZ$2.3 By 2019, New Zealand had 4.6 New Zealand’s beer industry has a profit margin of 6.2%.

This Week in Logistics News (August 27-31, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, which was dominated by M&A, new startups, and investments news. Trump Reaches Revised Trade Deal With Mexico, Threatening to Leave Out Canada (New York Times). Last year alone, the MercuryGate TMS managed more than $70 billion of annual freight spend and supported over 300,000 daily logins from 80 countries.

This Week in Logistics News (December 11-15, 2017)

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Online Shopping: Disrupting Retail, and Drivers’ Lives (New York Times). Christmas Becomes Inventory War Game for US Fashion Brands (Business of Fashion). FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A (TechCrunch). DAT Freight Index: November Rates Break 3-Year Record for Dry and Refrigerated Vans. In a major expansion of its new FedEx OnSite program this year, the courier opened parcel counters in 7,500 Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

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Airbus creates new commercial drone services start-up “Airbus Aerial”. Pitney Bowes Adds Valuable New Capabilities to Its SendSuite Tracking Online Package Receiving Solution. Maersk Executives Call a Bottom in the Shipping Container Market (WSJ – sub. Amazon cuts free shipping minimum to $25 (Reuters). New York to allow self-driving vehicle testing (Reuters). March 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

This Week in Logistics News (January 16-20, 2017)

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Trucking Freight Brokers to Merge Under Private-Equity Deal (WSJ – sub. Japan firms shifting to trains to move freight amid dearth of new truckers (The Japan Times). New York Port Will Use Truck Appointments to Battle Congestion (WSJ – sub. November 2016 North American Freight Numbers. reportedly for more than $4 billion], people familiar with the matter said, as shipping companies explore new combinations to battle an industry slump.”.

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

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December 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report January 2016. That’s the essence of a new patent issued to Google this week for an “Autonomous Delivery Platform.” As Google, Amazon, and DHL are demonstrating with their patents and pilot tests, there are many different ways you can leverage these emerging technologies to create new delivery models — each one interesting and exciting, each one with its own strengths and weaknesses.