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

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Freightos

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)

Talking Logistics

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

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

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? ? .

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 (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

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. New Breed’s growth is being driven by its focus on attractive customer verticals, namely technology, telecom, e-commerce, aerospace and defense, medical equipment and manufacturing. .

Freight Forwarding Catches Up with Sharm Chelliah

The Logistics of Logistics

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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 (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

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)

Talking Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

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

Logistics Trends and Insights

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. The article continues, describing the service as the following: It allows shippers to get instant quotes on the packages they want to ship between warehouses.

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch. Ephraim Ausch and Joe Lynch discuss the new reality of Amazon FBA, also known as Fulfillment by Amazon. Ephraim Ausch is the Chief Logistics Officer at Tactical Logistics, an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics services.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

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 .

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

Talking Logistics

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

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. 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? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S. Warehouse Efficiency

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

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 (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Now Cow rests in peace in a New Balance shoe box in our family room. While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. TBSx3 Launches Consortium With Freight Industry Giants to Fight Trade in Fake Goods with Blockchain (BlockchainNews). Ocado uses £150m from shareholders for warehouse robots (The Guardian).

Logistics 2.0: Tech Spotlight: Cargomatic

FLEXE

In this weeks episode of Logistics 2.0, we are introducing a new segment called “Tech Spotlight” The Tech Spotlight will be focused on innovative companies & products in the logistics, warehousing & supply chain management industries. Welcome to Logistics 2.0! Today, we’re kicking off another new segment called, “Tech Spotlight.” That’s the Tech Spotlight on Logistics 2.0! The post Logistics 2.0:

The Truth About Working at a Fulfillment Centre!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Keys to Success in Warehouse Management/Order Fulfillment! That can mean low wages and demanding quotas for warehouse workers, as employers scramble to turn a profit. To us, that doesn’t just mean that we strive for error-free work from the pickers and packers on the warehouse floor (we do). Last Week Tonight reported horrific conditions at various fulfillment warehouses. The original reporting on these labor issues came from the New York Times and other outlets.

Uberisation of Logistics – Are You Too Late?

Logistics Bureau

How close is it to significantly disrupting logistics? Walmart is using Uber itself to “uberise” its home delivery network, but logistics operators could become “Ubers” in their own right, offering no-strings, one-off, whenever and wherever logistics services. Before we delve into the possibilities for logistics operators, let’s take a look at the origins of uberisation. The same argument might extend to logistics in general. Levels of Uberisation of Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I received a few questions yesterday about Indago , our new market research community for supply chain practitioners that benefits charities. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Freight Push Rattles Logistics Sector (WSJ – sub. req’d) Amazon dismisses idea automation will eliminate all its warehouse jobs soon (Reuters). Amazon the Freight Broker.

Logistics 2.0: Tech Spotlight: Cargomatic

FLEXE

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative new 5-year agreement late on Friday, so the West Coast ports resumed full operations this past weekend. To compete in global markets, America needs an efficient and modern freight transportation infrastructure system, including seaports and the land and water connections into and out of port facilities.”

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. Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017 : exoskeletons, autonomous forklifts, flying warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Warehouse Automation. Self-Service Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (November 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Real-time presidential election predictions on election day (Source: New York Times). And with that, let’s move on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which I share without commentary this week. JDA Sees Swift Adoption of Latest Warehouse Management Release. Logistics Hiring Surged by 7,500 Jobs in October (WSJ – sub. Trade restrictions among G20 remain high, despite slight slowdown in new measures. Brexit passed.

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

The Logistics of Logistics

I am VP of Sales at Tactical Logistic Solutions. Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. Tactical is an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics. We go from our client’s overseas manufacturing location via air, sea, and land to their warehouse, our warehouse, or to Amazon’s warehouse. [01:36] I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County.

This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

LRAN3 or “Puffin”) that “significantly increases the agility and performance of Locus’s robots in the warehouse, enabling LocusBots to quickly adapt to changes in their environment, in real time.”. addresses one of the most challenging aspects of fulfillment robotics and automation: the dynamic nature of the warehouse. Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership (New York Times). Warehouse Market Getting Closer to Balance (WSJ – sub.

The need to know

EFT

Lack of passenger flights squeezes air freight capacity in peak season. A sharp fall in passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with rising e-commerce demand is setting the stage for tight capacity and a renewed rise in air freight rates heading into the peak Christmas season. Logistics firm Wincanton forecasts strong outlook on online grocery boost. Logistics company Wincanton WIN.L Breakingviews - Chinese tech giants take proxy war to New York.

Visibility the Key to Keeping Pace with Increasing Supply Chain Complexity

BluJay Solutions

From channels, store formats, and types/sizes of vehicles used in the logistics process, in particular the critical last mile, success today involves rapidly adapting (often shrinking) to meet changing consumer and social habits (e.g. The retail supply chain is definitely getting more complex, so it’s no surprise that the logistics industry has also evolved dramatically in recent years, and even the industry terms have begun to change.

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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). As an industry analyst, I have had the opportunity to see MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) grow and evolve over the past 18 years.

The need to know

EFT

on Tuesday unveiled the perks of its new membership program, Walmart Plus, which will grant subscribers unlimited free delivery, fuel discounts and no checkout lines. Alibaba Group opens China factory as part of new manufacturing initiative. New York Times].

Automation in the supply chain to get major boost in 2019

EFT

A new report and industry survey from eyefortransport finds that automation is the top investment priority for retailers and manufacturers in 2019, particularly within the warehouse. The drive to get goods to customers at speed and to achieve operational efficiencies in what is currently a very tight labour market is pushing the investment environment to strongly focus on making more efficient warehousing operations that incorporate automation throughout.