Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

The advantage of a ‘pull’ system, over more traditional push based manufacturing, is that we only produce what is needed when it’s needed. Millennials are not as keen to join the profession since it pays marginally less than farming and manufacturing jobs. Trucking Challenges in North America. But why just in North America? Automotive retail sales models in North America are also disparate compared to places like Europe.

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

Talking Logistics

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. E-commerce coupled with more demanding delivery expectations from retailers — such as Walmart’s On-Time In-Full (OTIF) requirements — are forcing manufacturers to redesign their supply chain networks. Manufacturers like P&G are having to do the same too.

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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.

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

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 AEI Tags Are Changing the Way Freight Moves!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Railyards and trucking companies place the AEI tags on their freight cars and tractors to help track shipping all over North America. The post How AEI Tags Are Changing the Way Freight Moves!

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. 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.

Bringing It All Back Home – OTR TMS Supports Reversion to Regional Manufacturing

Supply Chain Collaborator

Will the trend toward a return to “regional manufacturing” boost volumes in over the road transportation in North America as manufacturers move away from Asian overseas operations? American manufacturers are adapting to significant modulation in the nature of their supply chains as market forces and current global events promote operating “closer to home”. As a result, a new focus on network resilience and the idea of more regional manufacturing emerged.”.

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?

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

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. Spot Van, Reefer Rates Show Signs of Life : Spot truckload freight volumes continued to build during the week ending May 26 and improving van and refrigerated load-to-truck ratios contributed to higher rates on major lanes, according to DAT Solutions.

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.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. imposed tariffs on China, the EU and other countries resulted in high demand for ocean freight beginning this past spring. In its latest report, IATA notes that available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) grew by 3.8% Furthermore, North America capacity increased 4.0%

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Manufacturers make toilet paper based on those demand signals in a very predictive manner. 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. There is also nothing particularly challenging or unique about the manufacture of toilet paper nor its Supply Chain.

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. Spot Van, Reefer Rates Show Signs of Life : Spot truckload freight volumes continued to build during the week ending May 26 and improving van and refrigerated load-to-truck ratios contributed to higher rates on major lanes, according to DAT Solutions.

Greg Lehmkuhl Named President of Con-Way Freight

Supply Chain Network

Gregory (Greg) Lehmkuhl has been named President of Con-way Freight Inc., president and CEO, who has served as interim President of Con-way Freight since August 2010. Greg Lehmkuhl’s team-building experience and management skills have been instrumental in returning operating stability and profitability to Con-way Freight,” said Stotlar. “He These strengths will serve him well as he assumes the leadership reins at Con-way Freight.”. Con-way Inc.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

As China was slowly reopening its manufacturing facilities in March, the rest of the world was shutting down. An optimistic estimate of 95% of automotive assembly plants in Europe and North America remain close. As the ‘Big Three’, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and GM, work with the United Auto Workers union to determine when and how to start up production, other manufacturers are in the process of reopening, albeit, limited production.

Freight Forwarding Outlook for the U.S. Market May Not Be Rosy in 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

manufacturing activity does not bode well for the logistics market. A reading below 50 indicates the manufacturing sector is contracting. As manufacturing activity falters, the impact on trade tensions with China and other countries can be seen in U.S. A number of freight forwarders have enjoyed positive revenues from the U.S. For example, through September, Kuehne + Nagel’s revenue for the Americas region grew the fastest at 13.9% The latest U.S.

Made In USA Sweepstakes: Logistics Company & Documentary Filmmaker Join Forces to Spread Manufacturing Awareness

Cerasis

in a blog post ahead of his visit to Made in USA manufacturer, UCAN Zippers USA. Since Cerasis supports manufacturing in general, and due to the fact our company was "Made in the USA" and that we service companies who ship freight in North America, we were drawn to this documentary and more importantly to the resurgence of American Manufacturing and “Made In USA.”. What is Manufacturing Day 2015? Manufacturing made in usa

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

and North America. In North America, associations such as the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) have incorporated COR in their education program. As explained in the International Transport Forum’s report titled “ Moving Freight with Better Trucks ”, ‘’For many breaches of road transport law, the party directly responsible is the driver. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

As a disclaimer, WebCargo , a Freightos Group company, does offers digital services to global forwarders and carriers, including online sales portals, digital eBooking, multimodal rate management and the Freightos.com freight marketplace. . The Freight Game of Thrones.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. Policy 12 created a white and blacklist of manufacturers and suppliers. or Canada, make certain to watch our video on customs best practices with Ben Bidwell, director of North America customs and compliance, in order to better understand requirements, expectations and regulations for PPE. Metered freight solutions.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

The past three quarters have been anything but typical for the freight market and the domestic economy at-large. The arrival of COVID-19 sent freight volumes skyrocketing to keep up with panic buying at retailers nationwide. What Is Driving the 2020 Freight Market?

BluJay and Uber Freight Partner to Optimize Global Shipping

BluJay Solutions

Early adopters of API integration include food manufacturers, essential product providers. HOLLAND, MI, and CHICAGO – April 23, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, and Uber Freight today announced a partnership furthering their shared commitment to help businesses build resilient global supply chains, with cutting-edge freight technology. The partnership comes within a growth year for Uber Freight.

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

Cerasis

After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service for Customers

BluJay Solutions

has selected BluJay’s Transportation Management technology and Managed Transportation Services to manage freight for its multiple divisions across North America. BSG estimates savings of about $3 million following implementation, along with efficiency gains due to freight consolidation and dock scheduling in the warehouse. BSG to eliminate manual processes, improve visibility, and better leverage data with BluJay’s tech and MTS. Holland, MI – Sept.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. Freight Insights General

Fully electric refrigerated delivery vehicles move to testing in the US

EFT

Trackloop Analytics Corp and BYD Company Ltd, in collaboration with Volta Air Technologies have deployed Trackloop's proprietary temperature monitoring software in two BYD all-electric refrigeration delivery vehicles, which are being demonstrated for commercial use in North America. BYD Motors is the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, with plans to offer all-electric refrigeration delivery vehicles throughout North America - Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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.

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

Supply Chain Network

The transaction will enhance XPO’s range of supply chain solutions by making XPO the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America, and will expand the company’s global contract logistics platform. XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way’s managed transportation, truckload and freight brokerage businesses. XPO and Con-way both have e-fulfillment contract logistics platforms in North America and Europe.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

China was locking down hundreds of millions of people and closing manufacturing facilities. As China is the largest manufacturing country in the world the economic repercussions were really starting to be felt. And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Automotive manufacturers are looking to manufacture ventilators.

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What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail consolidation program might be the answer you need. You may turn to retail consolidate on to align with specific retailer compliance initiatives, improve your on-time delivery performance, and add connectivity across supply chain partners (think manufacturers, suppliers, transportation providers, consolidator, and retailers). Freight and Transportation Services Retail consolidation

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. FedEx Corporation FedEx , previously known as Federal Express, is an American multinational freight company founded in 1971 as a system for urgent deliveries.

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

Talking Logistics

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets. This week, Uber Freight announced a similar solution called Powerloop. The system will initially be focused only on intrastate loads in Texas, but the company plans to expand beyond Texas in the coming months, says Max Pike, strategy lead at Uber Freight. How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. What The Walking Dead Can Teach Manufacturing Companies About Audience Cultivation : When it comes to Manufacturing or Industrial companies, there is a movement that digital marketing is dead and doesn’t work.