Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

Trucking Challenges in North America. While the challenge may be looming globally, the North American automotive manufacturing base may be more inclined to try and dilute their just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply loops. But why just in North America? North American manufacturing, on the other hand, does not face the same cost barriers, for additional floor space to build a warehouse extension.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

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). CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

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What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. What does this mean for freight?

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. Freight freight shipping

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Let’s take a look then, at each sector in turn, starting with air freight. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. The Freight Rate Roller Coaster. In the two years or so before 2020, capacity growth had been outstripping the rate at which demand was rising, keeping air freight rates down.

The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Freightera

Freightera Logistics is the first market place that connects manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers to road transport companies of all sizes who still have space in their trucks. The solution proposed by Freightera optimizes, makes travel more efficient, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and offers an alternative to FreightCenter, Freightquote and CargoChief, which are also the 3 other market players in North America.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

So what does this mean to the logistics companies in these regions? This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. This means more air and sea freight on Europe-North America lanes, cross border feeds from Mexico and Canada, and increases in domestic North American transportation and warehousing for imported products. Logistics logistics

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Frost & Sullivan, the top 25 global market research and analysis firm, just placed Canadian startup Freightera among the leading global freight digitization startups in their new report “Global Digital Freight Brokerage Market Opportunities, Forecast to 2025.”

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Supply chain and logistics automation allow companies to refocus their efforts on tasks requiring human hands, and redundant tasks can be automated through robotics , as well as technologies designed to assist human workers. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. Automation Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. Freightera Logistics Inc. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation. Freightera’s Go Green option now allows shippers to choose freight quotes by lower emission, in addition to price and shipping time.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

The year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction of logistics outsourcing has pushed many players into a defensive corner. The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. Cautious Optimism Abound in the Logistics Outsourcing Outlook.

What’s Next for a Bubbling Freight Market?

Zipline Logistics

Despite a pandemic that has disrupted many parts of the global supply chain, the freight market has been on a recent tear. Simply put, there is more freight than available trucks, which has severely tightened capacity and driven up rates. What’s Causing Upward Freight Market Trends?

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Cloud Logistics.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

A conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an This strategy allows for a more efficient use of resources, provides additional revenue and opens you up for reverse logistics opportunities. Once you have identified the right partners for you, you can also build on the First Mile and freight consolidation benefits. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back here on Earth, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Truck Revealed. Truckers applaud move to revert to pre-2013 Hours of Service regulations (Logistics Management). billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters). E-Commerce Fueled Logistics Hiring in November (WSJ – sub. DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). project44 and GateHouse Logistics Announce Exclusive Partnership.

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. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

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. Overcapacity in the global air freight market, increasing customer preference for lower-yielding shipping solutions, and a slowing U.S.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019

Transplace

and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America. Logistics Operators Brace for Import Rush Ahead of U.S. When evaluating a potential third-party logistics provider, the skills and experience of their employees, staff and executive leadership should all be considered in the selection process.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Well, another blockbuster deal was announced this week: XPO Logistics is acquiring Con-way for approximately $3 billion. Today is September 11. I never forget.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The majority of toilet paper sold in North America is manufactured in North America. Given that there has not been a massive shutdown in America factories the lack of supply cannot be attributed to temporary factory closures. 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. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Amazon now ships to your Audi’s trunk ( USA Today ). UPS Brings Technology and Logistics Expertise to Study of Drone Use in Humanitarian Response. February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo

EFT

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. We welcome our new ConneXion colleagues in Asia, Europe and North America to our global team and we look forward to supporting ConneXion's loyal customers.".

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. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

This was a busy week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it. Kintetsu to Buy Neptune’s APL Logistics for $1.2 XPO Logistics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results. Menlo Logistics Unveils Innovation Speaks. Shippers, third parties oppose FMCSA’s proposed rules against truck driver “coercion” ( Logistics Management ). Billion ( BloombergBusiness ). Pressure mounts on shippers, union to settle U.S.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

– September 9, 2015 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO Logistics” or “XPO”) (NYSE: XPO) and Con-way Inc. (“Con-way”) (NYSE: CNW) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for XPO Logistics to acquire Con-way. XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way’s managed transportation, truckload and freight brokerage businesses. About XPO Logistics, Inc. GREENWICH, Conn.

An Interview on the Potential Impact of the ELD Mandate in Canada

CH Robinson Transportfolio

I was able to interview Marco Romano, vice president of North American Surface Transportation at C.H. Jason: Do logistics professionals expect any significant disruptions for changes as a result of mandated ELDs? Jason: Will there be any specific impact on cross-border freight that is different from shipments moving within Canada? And as always, talk with your logistics provider—especially if you have specific concerns about how the mandate will affect your business.

Mitigate Logistics Disruptions Due to COVID-19

Transplace

Mitigate Logistics Disruptions Due to COVID-19. To further support shipper’s efforts to mitigate logistics disruptions, we recently developed a new breakthrough feature displaying vital COVID-19 location impact on global shipments through our Transplace TMS Control Tower and Public Tracking Portal, an innovative track and trace solution designed to provide end-to-end visibility of any shipment’s movement globally in the Transplace TMS.

Collaborative Logistics’ Role in the Emergence of the Physical Internet

Material Handling and Logistics

It may seem impossible today, but the physical Internet could be embedded into freight supply chains by 2050. Many already believe that freight exchange platforms, dedicated to maximizing payload efficiency and reducing empty miles, have a role to play in making this vision a reality. He says, “I believe that collaborative logistics platforms demonstrate and validate the need for the physical Internet. That is not to say that freight exchanges will cease to exist.

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

Talking Logistics

Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. FedEx to Increase Shipping Rates for Express, Ground and Freight Services. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market.

This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close. CEVA Logistics AG was appointed by General Motors, to manage its ventilator production supply chain. Indeed, we noted in our Global Freight Forwarding Report that freight forwarders are evolving into such roles as supply chains grow in complexity, and the need to manage and analyze all data in one central location grows.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. XPO Logistics continued its rapid growth, reporting a 173.3

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). Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. These include freight rating, carrier selection, load tendering and visibility as well as match pay.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. If you’re like many other organizations around the world, you’re trying to adjust how your business operates and adjust for logistics at the same time. What freight qualifies for LCL shipping. Only freight that can account for added transport time is a good fit for expedited LCL shipping.