Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch


Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. A Brief on Freight Classification.

A Coronavirus Supply Chain Success Story: Public-Private Team Effort to Get Logistics Tech to 1st Responders


Currently, Savi is the sole provider for the military’s active RFID-IV (aRFID IV) contract , which Product Lead Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (PL AMIS) manages. Portable deployment kits (PDKs) are among the key military asset-tracking products available.

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Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

The Logistics of Logistics

Five Lessons from Military Logistics. Military folks excel in logistics because they focus on the five areas below and we would all be wise to do the same. Regardless of which branch of the military or specific job responsibilities, the military instills core values into every soldier. In a perfect world, LTL carriers would pick up freight and deliver it on the agreed upon day for a fair price. Please check out the most popular blog posts of 2012.

A Big Win – Hiring Veterans for Manufacturing Careers


Hiring veterans is the focus of the Get Skills to Work coalition, a collaboration sponsored by General Electric that combines manufacturers, educational institutions, and veterans advocates to prepare our soldiers for manufacturing careers. Manufacturing manufacturing careers

Battery Assault: The Innovation of Batteries “Powering” Automotive Manufacturing & Manufacturing Industries


As an engineer, I replaced cells in the pods as they died from military surplus. Hearing aid manufacturers needed an affordable light weight battery to create a comfortable unit. Manufacturing

Factors Affecting Logistics Within The Aerospace & Defense Industry

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Just this past year, military funding for aircraft reduced leading aircraft manufacturers to shift their attention towards commercial aircraft. Over the next twenty years, air travel demand is expected to double 1 and aerospace manufacturing demand is expected to exceed $5.6

Transportation TIP List: Week of May 26th, 2019


This past weekend, the nation observed Memorial Day – and here at Transplace, we want to extend a special thanks to those men and women who have served and who currently serve in our military. Transportation TIP List: Week of May 26 th , 2019.

Doing Business in Brazil


It abolished the monarchy and became a republic in 1889 before being thrown into several dictatorships and military rule. Manufacturing in Brazil. Brazil also has the third largest manufacturing sector in the Americas. Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Doing Business in Thailand


Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing.

Transportation TIP List: Week of May 26th, 2019


This past weekend, the nation observed Memorial Day – and here at Transplace, we want to extend a special thanks to those men and women who have served and who currently serve in our military. truckload carriers in 2018 peaked late in the year, and is likely on its way down as a softer freight market, trade uncertainty and production backlogs depress demand. Transportation TIP List: Week of May 26 th , 2019.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

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Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. It is this ability to present the entire freight transport and logistics supply chain under one roof that makes Multimodal the go-to event for shippers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers – all seeking ways to run a slicker supply chain. Manufacturers. Government/Military. Multimodal 2015.

Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science


I was working as a flight test engineer on experimental military aircraft, a world where the boundary between safety and expanding capabilities was often crossed. I became very familiar with risk management early in my professional career.

Doing Business in the United States


Manufacturing in the U.S. Manufacturing averaged about $1.98 Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 About 17 percent of the workforce is involved directly in manufacturing.

Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

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And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. Capacity issues aren’t just a problem on the roads – companies are having a difficult time getting enough freight cars to haul their goods, leading to even more delays and higher costs. Track carrier KPIs and analyze different routes to ensure freight lane optimization.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. The ledger tracking these medicines may be shared with stakeholders, including manufacturers, warehouses, distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, and doctors.

Trends 2019: Supply Chain

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The staff at Supply Chain Network (SCN) writes, “With rising customer expectations, changing business models, cut-throat competition and the influx of technologies, it’s critical that you prepare your supply chain to address challenges such as the capacity crunch, last mile strategies, balancing of costs, digital freight market opportunities and navigating the ecommerce maze.”[1]. We live in hectic times. The U.S. is in a trade war with the world.

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

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Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. John Moss @EnglishBlinds John Moss is the CEO of English Blinds , the manufacturers of bespoke window blinds and shades.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management


Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. History of Supply Chain Management.

How does the government shutdown affect trucking?

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Does the shutdown affect over-the-road freight transportation? Freight is still flowing. There's no evidence that the shutdown is affecting the amount of freight available in the spot market or anywhere else.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

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EasyEcom is a platform of choice for major brands like Casio, Provogue, Killer Jeans, Swiss Military, etc. It also maintains a company’s visibility of their manufacturing, supplier, and transportation capacity while promising orders to optimize their inventory management.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

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Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market


The United States military ensured that the services and supplies were provided at the right time and at the right place. This also gave birth to several military logistics techniques which are still in use in a more advanced form. For example, a manufacturing partner might be able to buy materials at a bulk rate or a 3PL provider could access reliable truckload freight contractors you cannot.

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Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

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North Korea : The more missiles North Korea launches and tests, the greater the risk for military conflict — or worse. For related commentary, see: On-Time In-Full (OTIF) and the Growing Demand for Real-Time Freight Visibility. Source: Evan, Flikr. “I

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling & Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

But some Class 1 railroads, CSX in particular, are cutting back on intermodal service to favor more profitable freight. ATA has an ongoing program to recruit military veterans with heavy-duty driving experience. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the the supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16-20, 2016)

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Amazon Looking to License or Acquire Freight-Management Technology (WSJ-sub. UPS To Launch On-Demand 3D Printing Manufacturing Network. Kewill Introduces SOLAS-Compliant Freight Forwarding Solution by Integrating INTTRA eVGM Service.