7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

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Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Disaggregate freight spend data. When analyzing freight spend, the devil is in the details.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

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The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. But zooming out to freight as a whole, we found that the freight industry’s contribution to total GHG (Green House Gasses) is about 10% for developed countries (and much more for developing countries). Finding freight’s contribution to GHG took a lot of digging. . and Green Freight Europe.

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. Keychain Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

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Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

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How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. And until recently, he was an archtypical “insider”, an executive at one of the world’s largest and most respected forwarders, DB Schenker, where he was responsible for the New York market. Declining Freight Rates.

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

Logistics property update: December 2020

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Located at 3007 Harding Highway East, the centre has sufficient land to facilitate construction of millions of feet of new Class A warehouse space. Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mastronardi Produce has opened a new 185,000 sq.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Even New York has taken steps to reopen portions of the state that have been less affected by the virus than N YC. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Logistics? ? .

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

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But Uber never expanded beyond the initial three cities [New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago]…Uber also faced stiff competition in same-day deliveries from a variety of startups and larger rivals, including Deliv Inc. Uber is still moving forward with UberFreight , despite the recent departure of its lead executive Ron Lior , but after more than a year since launching, it hasn’t upended the freight brokerage industry yet. Defining Success in Logistics.

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

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Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

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

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Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands. October 2014 North American Freight Numbers. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). The post This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (April 13-17, 2015)

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It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it. Deal Reached on Fast-Track Authority for Obama on Trade Pact ( New York Times ). Robinson and MIT Develop New Model for Carbon Emissions. DAT Keypoint Software Adds Powerful New Reporting Feature. Cass Freight Index Report – March 2015. The post This Week in Logistics News (April 13-17, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

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In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

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Last year I organized our first Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure cycling team (LL4T1DCure) to raise money for JDRF , the leading non-profit organization focused on T1D research. In the meantime, here’s this week’s supply chain and logistics news: Amazon Plans Air Cargo Service for Chinese Customers (WSJ – sub. warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.”

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

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— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. 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. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket? For related commentary, see Is XPO Logistics Biting More Than It Can Chew? ).

This Week in Logistics News (March 14-18, 2016)

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I’m on my way to New York this morning for my uncle’s funeral. — Without commentary, I leave you with this week’s supply chain and logistics news. FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index January Reflects Slow Growth for Truck Freight. The post This Week in Logistics News (March 14-18, 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. “Look at them!”

The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

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About four years ago, UPS launched its “ We Love Logistics ” ad campaign, which helped raise public awareness about the logistics industry (and helped my family and friends better understand what I do for a living). I hope UPS does the same for communicating the value of networks to supply chain and logistics executives — not just physical networks, but digital ones too. Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). enVista Unveils New Direct Store Delivery Solution for the Beverage Industry. Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers.

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. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. August 2015 North American Freight Numbers. The Cubs finally made it to the World Series.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted. Our first guinea pig, Bubbles, had passed away a few weeks earlier (after bringing us much joy and laughs for over four years), so we were very excited to bring Milo and Otis home and begin a new chapter of memories. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub.

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Loadsmart and One Network Help Shippers Secure Reliable Transportation at the Lowest Cost

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Loadsmart and One Network Partner to Create a Seamless and Automated Freight Brokering Experience New York, July 23, 2019 — The post Loadsmart and One Network Help Shippers Secure Reliable Transportation at the Lowest Cost appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Transportation freight logistics transportation management

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

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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). North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Note: Descartes, enVista, Kewill, and Manhattan Associates are Talking Logistics sponsors. We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market

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It’s been over a week now since the news broke about Amazon and their freight brokerage business. We all knew they were working on it but this past week we saw such a deluge of articles on how Amazon may/may not take over the digital freight brokerage market just like we see with every other market that Amazon touches. Case in point, XPO Logistics who in Q4 announced they took a hit to the tune of $600 million from a ‘major customer’ pulling business.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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SAP Fuels New Era of Social Collaboration to Transform Work. SAP Readies a Big Business Marketplace ( New York Times ). October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City ( Reuters ). For related commentary, see A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? Robinson, Descartes, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount (Reuters). JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. April 2015 North American Freight Numbers. On the technology front, JDA Software announced new capabilities in its JDA® Store Operations solution. April 2015 North American Freight : “U.S.-NAFTA

This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2019)

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You learn something new every day. Speaking of learning, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Will Truckers Trade Futures? A New Market Seeks to Draw Freight Bets (WSJ – sub. Inside Google’s Rebooted Robotics Program (New York Times) Transplace Invests in New Operations Center in Northwest Arkansas Black & Decker Fined $1.8M

Freight Forwarding Catches Up with Sharm Chelliah

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Freight Forwarding Catches Up with Sharm Chelliah. Sharm Chelliah and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, “freight forwarding catches up” which refers to the recent technology advancements made in freight forwarding that has enabled it to offer a customer experience and visibility on par with tech-enabled 3PLs and freight brokers. Sharm Chelliah is a Global Account Executive at Flexport , a digital freight forwarder, and customs broker.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

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To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. . Currently, we are seeing little fluctuation in the domestic logistics market when compared to the past few weeks. . Increases in volumes started climbing this week steadily but still down 10-15% year-over-year according to Freight Waves’ Sonar indexes. . Northeast Logistics .

The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight

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The Tesla Semi Truck Will Change Freight. Freight innovation frequently focuses on moving data better – like visibility, eBookings , and the new generation of forwarders and brokers. Which is why one of technology’s most respected minds is now fundamentally overhauling land freight (and he’s not just stopping at an electric truck). What The Tesla Semi Means For Domestic and International Freight. What Elon Musk’s Blueprint Means For The Freight Industry.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

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It was a great costume, and we looked great — except we were living in Arizona at the time and nobody outside of New York City (the only place the Blue Man Group was performing at the time) had heard of them, so every time we showed up at a party that night, people would yell out, “Hey, look, Smurfs !” Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

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Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend, Rachel Everly, a freelance writer in business and finance who shows us how digitized trucking will change the game for logistics companies. . Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. The introduction of digitized trucking marks the beginning of a new era and is set to turn the logistics value chain upside down. .

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

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It was a clear sign that even he recognized this was new and different and the beginning of something, even if we could not name it. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Truckers gridlocked at U.S.-Mexico Robinson (a Talking Logistics sponsor), shared some good advice in a blog post this week. Today the threat is border closings, tomorrow it could be Congress not approving the USMCA (“new NAFTA”) trade agreement.

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Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

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”[1] Such areas sound idyllic; but, pedestrian only, limited traffic areas could create logistics challenges. A topic seldom raised in smart cities discussions is last-mile logistics (i.e., Cities failing to master the last-mile logistics challenge will never earn the “smart cities” label. Last-mile Logistics in the Smart City. This is especially true in the area of logistics. ” Collaboration, Connectivity, and Urban Last Mile Logistics.

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