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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. A natural starting point is the level of single, or sole sourcing, that is put in place. A sole source is a supplier selected because they are uniquely able to provide the materials or components, whether by virtue of intellectual property or other means of going to market with exclusivity.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Source data is a combination of reference and benchmark data from third parties as well as econometric models and formulas.

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Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. So, that tells me that the inventory situation continues to weigh on truck freight volumes. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, dropped 0.4 percent in December from November , with December 2015 freight shipments down 2.0

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

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Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends. A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. They have operations in North America and Europe.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Over 9 billion automated rate quotes in Freightera’s inventory connect 23,000 communities.

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Given this continued volatility, global importers are eager to restock their inventory. The empty container supply has also dwindled in regions where China trade has been a catalyst, primarily North America and Europe, this can have a ripple effect if these empty containers do not get repositioned back to China to support the increase demand that is anticipated at the tail end of March into April. Assessment of inventory levels. Backup sourcing options.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

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We follow a stringent procedure to organize inventory in our warehouses. An organization will introduce significant structural improvements in an integrated, cost-effective freight and distribution network to deliver exposure, minimize expenses and improve the quality of customer satisfaction.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. oil sector, has created pretty thin capacity margins, especially in the Central North part of the country. Lastly, air freight has been increasing rapidly over the past decade - a trend I suspect will continue.

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Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. The need to transport parts also drives inventory up, creates a need for space to store those parts, and uses energy for more forklift time and warehouse heating. Transportation strategy and tactics must support Lean inventory strategies.

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The need to know

EFT

Softbank pulls investment from Credit Suisse supply chain funds: sources. e-commerce firm planning to keep a minority stake, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday. The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Restructuring production schedules has been part of this, as well as encouraging consumers to pre-order, removing much of the risk of holding too much inventory. This may seem counter-intuitive as sea freight transit times are increasing as shipping lines introduce slow steaming in order to reduce fuel costs.

Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

One of our capabilities in machine learning is being able to forecast where consumer or customer demand is going to come from, and be able to position inventory on behalf of the customer in the right places to make sure that we can meet the consumer at a point of heightened demand.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. The addition of M33 Integrated complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint and deepens our middle market penetration, as well as expands on the company’s vision to deliver outstanding value to all North American shippers.”. Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. Reducing lead times from suppliers can help turn inventory faster, freeing up cash and ultimately satisfying customers. This increases flexibility and translates into less overall inventory since it is not in the wrong place.

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Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. The Top 10 Orange juice price drivers are Hurricanes, Frost, Disease, Drought, The Brazilian Real exchange rate, Planting, Inventory levels, Consumer tastes and Health concerns, Substitutes, and Shipping/Production/Logistics costs. Source: [link] ). Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How Does Procurement Create Value? Insights from CPO Speakers at Zycus Horizons Conference

Supply Chain View from the Field

The first response, from Anders Lillevik, Global Head of Procurement Support Services, QBE North America, provided a very interesting perspective: “I’ve been doing procurement for a long time, in many different companies. And we follow a pattern: you do an assessment, a sourcing wave, build a process, and do it over and over. Also more end to end KPI’s – our own inventory – but don’t have supply chain lead-times on end to end.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census).

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

North America Market. Spot market rates are increasing for freight going from Mexico to the California, Washington, and Oregon areas. to Asia export bookings especially in markets with low container inventory. The global air freight market for Asia, Europe and North America is impacted by the dramatic decline in commercial passenger flight volume creating capacity shortages and volatile spot market pricing without transit time commitments.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S.

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

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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. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. In 2016, the company increased its EBIT in the Americas by 40%, with continued growth.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

In 2014, Deere & Company was listed 80th in the Fortune 500 America’s ranking and was 307th in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 ranking. The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. The only way Intel could find to make supply chain cost reductions was to bring this cycle time down and therefore reduce inventory.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

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All of the above (and other down-stream KPIs and processes) are heavily influenced by the accuracy of a demand forecast: if the demand forecast is much more accurate, a company is more likely to have the right product, in the right quantities in inventory and will have less of the products in inventory that is not required. Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company.

Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera

Freightera, “Expedia for Freight”, celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada. May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, celebrated its 4th birthday today as it booked over 10,000 shipments. In the last year, Freightera signed all Class 1 railroads and added an initial inventory of refrigerated LTL and FTL to the platform.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line. AI will be able to survey an area or room and create an accurate inventory in seconds, including weights and volumes, and determine damage on items. Instant freight pricing for international freight moves.

YARD MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Questionnaire

The Lean Supply Chain

Actual Systems has successfully expanded beyond North America and penetrated Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland and Spain.  Who are the top vendors ( called “Best of breed” ) on the market? It helps eliminate “Dead Heads” or trucks leaving or coming back without freight aboard the truck, which is very costly to a company. Improved deployment of inventory.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

North American Market. Trucks are sourced, loaded, dispatched and then cannot find a retail delivery appointment for days beyond the scheduled pickup date. Inventory and manufacturing flexibility are a key component to serving this market. Spot market freight has seen an increase up to $2.13 Health questionnaires, temperature screening, and other preventative measures are resulting in some excessive delays and buildup of freight at cross-docks.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Uber Freight Just Launched and Trucking Will Never Be the Same (Inverse). October 2016 North American Freight Numbers. and South America, collects, cleanses and commercializes logistics trade data from over 50 nations across 5 continents, including key markets in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the European Union. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.