The end of just-in-time?

EFT

The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed. This was the start of the famous process of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, or lean manufacturing as it later became known.

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

“Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”. The Value in Orchestrating a Scheduled Transportation Plan”. Freight transportation capacity, (particularly truckload capacity) is tight as it has ever been.

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Just in Time

Tailwind

Just in Time You pick up the load. ’ A supply chain that ensures that businesses get products to the customers when they want them, where they want them, in good conditions…and on timejust in time.

Visibility, Analytics & Intelligence: Get full transparency on your supply chain, not just in times of crisis!

SupplyOn

SupplyOn Analytics links internal and external information – thus ensuring visibility and a robust, crisis-proof supply chain Planning, purchasing, logistics and transport management are traditionally separate processes, typically located in different departments. The suppliers operate in their own systems, as does the transport service provider. What, when, in what quantity and at what time is to be delivered usually remains unclear until goods receipt.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

As the trucking industry experiences rising industry change, just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply chains are starting to feel the effects. In this article, we will take a closer look at these industry challenges and discuss the current and potential impacts on JITS.

How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Data Freight Omnichannel Transportation Management Trends

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Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. While demand is likely to continue to increase, we expect the pace of the increase to be slower in 2019.

What comes after the air freight capacity crunch?

EFT

Passenger aircraft pre-Covid supplied 50% of global airfreight capacity in the ‘bellyhold” space under the passenger deck, nestling alongside baggage. tonnes in 2019. When China started producing again, capacity took some time to recover.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. So do you have a strategy for managing Freight and Logistics or are you spinning your wheels?

Freight and Logistics – Breaking the Traffic Jam that is your Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam? Again let’s consider each of the nodes in your Supply Chain to be “highways” By definition any highway only has so many lanes. You may be able to add more capacity in your current facilities. Subscribe Here!

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? The surge in demand for air freight that took off in mid-2016 normalized in early 2018. While demand is likely to continue to increase, we expect the pace of the increase to be slower in 2019.

Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update W49

Freightos

Air Freight Frenzy: Freight Rate Update Wk 49. Last week saw yet more congestion for air freight, along with more sky-high air rates around the globe. In Europe, air cargo hit capacity two weeks ago and hasn’t yet pulled back. FIGURE 2: DEC 1’S GRI’S IN CONTEXT.

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

If that rate continues, total online sales will double, from just under $300 billion in 2014 to over $600 billion by 2019. Leading brick-and-mortar stores are following suit, in order to remain competitive. The additional sales gave the spot market an atypical boost in July.

Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Even containers don’t like to wait in line. Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive.

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Even containers don’t like to wait in line. Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive.

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Don’t Wait for Dwell Time to Delay Your Freight

TMC

Even containers don’t like to wait in line. Dwell time—the amount of time a container remains parked in a marine terminal waiting to be picked up after it’s been offloaded from a vessel—is a drag on supply chain efficiency, especially when it becomes excessive. Rising container volumes, fluctuations in demand, and the constant need for just in time inventory have increased the impact of dwell time over recent years.

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5 Reasons to Integrate Cell-Based Freight-Location Solutions with TMS

Supply Chain Collaborator

Companies like MacroPoint, FourKites and others offer the next generation of freight tracking capabilities, leveraging the latest mobile device tech and web-based apps to yield up-to-the-minute location information for over the road freight shippers, carriers and 3PLS.

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Maritime Industry in Search of Blockchain Orchestrator! This regulation will see the largest reduction in the Sulphur content of the transportation fuel under taken at any time in the history. cap on Sulphur in marine fuels. As with the case in the U.S.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible. The final assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Consider diverse scenarios in the production chain before making decisions.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). As negotiations wore on though, the situation deteriorated, and the PMA accused the ILWU of engaging in a slowdown that negatively affected the ports. So In this Extreme Case, What are Supply Chain & Logistics Managers to Do? This is a time for original thinking.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development.

Is Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

Supply Chain Collaborator

A Brinks armored truck traveling down Interstate 70 outside Indianapolis this week had its rear doors open sending more than $600,000 in twenty-dollar bills exploding across all 8 lanes of rush hour traffic. The post Is Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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Getting Smart With Logistics Big Data

Freightos

Here at Freightos, we’re big fans of making global logistics work better by bringing data online (and especially instant freight quotes!). More advanced tools allowed business to transition and embrace a JIT (just in time) model where supply is driven by emerging demand.

Five Technology Patents that Changed the Supply Chain

Freightos

Freight is changing. in 2013, rising costs are pushing for more efficiency, whether by cutting operating costs with improved technology. Sick of the how long it took to prototype plastic objects, Charles Hull came up with 3D printing in the earlier 80s. Freight Insights Genera

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Apart from the panic buying are there Supply Chain lessons that we should learn from the Coronavirus pandemic to improve the robustness of Supply Chains in the future? In early February, 2020, as awareness of the seriousness of the Coronavirus was increasing, we started seeing pockets of Supply Chain disruption. As China is the largest manufacturing country in the world the economic repercussions were really starting to be felt. Designing in Supply Chain Flexibility.

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Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio. Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container.

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How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Just like the popularity of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the desire for today’s workforce to drive a truck has all but faded from our country’s periphery. As a result, it is increasingly difficult to secure capacity in today’s carrier market.

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What’s The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management? (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

As a recruitment firm with over a decade of experience specialized in this area, we figure we’d weigh in! In short, Logistics is a part of Supply Chain Management that deals with the physical movement of goods for just in time delivery. Subscribe Here!

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. The new site for the first time offers quotes and booking on mobile devices. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment The challenges of managing e-commerce fulfillment go back to the need to rapidly scale operations to meet changing demand. Lackluster insight into freight spend and poor freight management controls. On-time shipments.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. According to Supply Chain 24/7 , e-commerce is on track to become the dominating force in all sales. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

What are the main 3PL Services?

The Logistics of Logistics

He just didn’t know which functions were actually considered logistics. We have the same problem in the 3PL business. Among the services which they provide are transportation, warehousing, cross-docking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding. Just-in-Time (JIT).

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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who have ever found yourself confused by the terminology. Accessibility — The ability of a carrier to provide service for a freight order. ATA — Actual time of arrival. ATD — Actual time of departure.

Understanding E-Commerce Fulfillment: Definition, Process, Resources!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! Successful eCommerce businesses all have one thing in common: terrific eCommerce fulfillment. You might have the best product in the world. However, it is a crucial element of your success in online retail.

Business intelligence critical for logistics firms as IT investment environment improves

EFT

It is clear from these leading areas of investment that companies in the logistics sector are looking to have greater control and visibility over their operations in order to provide high-speed, trackable service that fits into the modern e-commerce and just-in-time supply chain.