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8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Hours of Service Will Become Core to Freight Operations.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades. And it’s not just an immense and low-cost labour force that has given Chinese manufacturers a competitive advantage. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China.

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Be more Strategic about Your Supply Chain Sourcing

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A strategic approach to sourcing what you need to keep your business moving can help avoid disruptions and stay competitive in today’s competitive market. A strategic approach to obtaining what you need to keep your business and products moving—whether you’re sourcing raw materials, manufactured accessories, or transportation capacity—can help avoid unforeseen disruptions and create a competitive advantage in today’s changing market.

Blockchain: A Single, Immutable, Serialized Source of Truth

Material Handling & Logistics

Blockchain technology could help introduce higher levels of security to and confidence in supply chain transactions. A blockchain is a secure, digital ledger of data, organized in blocks that are linked together sequentially (hence the name). First, it’s important to understand that each link in the blockchain is completely secure and unbreakable. Acquire the source materials: add a block. And so on, from source to end-customer receipt.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

In its simplest form, fourth-party logistics is a model in which manufacturers hand over the entirety of the organisation and oversight of their supply chain to a 4PL provider. the digitisation of manufacturing. Ambient and/or temperature-controlled storage of supplier freight.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Well, with so much complexity, one would certainly require a reliable and transparent source to carry such enormous data and activities. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? Transparent & secure. The blockchain database is transparent and secure which makes payment process and settlement order easily accessible across different ledgers. 20Cube Logistics is a global freight forwarding, Customs clearance, and warehousing service provider.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Manufacturing Innovation Hubs Revitalize American Manufacturing

Cerasis

Since 2011, the federal government focused on changing this paradigm and made American manufacturing a priority. Under the guidance of the Department of Commerce/NIST , they developed an infrastructure with dedicated funding to rebuild our manufacturing sector. government is following suit by establishing a network of manufacturing innovation hubs throughout the country. National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, The Infrastructure of Manufacturing Innovation Hubs.

Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

DAT Solutions

Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo. Jeff has been a leader in freight logistics since 1992; he is president and CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide and Chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association. domestic freight transportation and logistics.

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

Cerasis

manufacturing is not experiencing a “renaissance” Industry experts conservatively acknowledge that off-shoring has slowed, and perhaps “stabilized” Although around 80,000 manufacturing jobs have come back to the U.S. In fact, since the recession, more manufacturing companies have been lost than gained in the U.S. Manufacturing has gained 700,000 jobs since 2010. However, there are a million fewer manufacturing jobs than in 2008.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

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. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

To achieve full efficiency, the supply chain needs secure, accurate and timely data on the inventory status and condition of its products. The capture of iGPS’s producer/manufacturer and retail pallet-level product condition and location data will enable our customers to make informed decisions using that data in near real-time via the ZEST Data Services platform, and it will help iGPS further improve information sharing and decision-making across the supply chain.”.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Industry 4.0: Powered by the Internet of Things & Digital Manufacturing

Cerasis

At Cerasis, a core value of ours is continuous improvement for not only our company, our clients, and employees, but through our blog and content to those who are related to what we do (transportation management) in the fields of manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, distribution, and transportation. Gone are the days of tactical moves with freight. Freight shippers are now more efficient thanks to technology, such as transportation management systems.

What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

Large operations – airports, armies and even mall security – all rely on one control room that aggregates data, converts it into insights and aids decisions. The most significant role of a control tower is to provide a live view into the vitality of the complete chain, across many functions – manufacturing, inventory, demand planning, logistics, customs clearance, etc. Live market freight rates? What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

This is the classic Catch-22 dilemma faced by many corporate security managers when trying to justify further investments in steeling the supply chain against disruptions. On the other hand, costs incurred – including security outlays – are visible, and often become prime targets for the CFO’s cost-cutting knife. I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. Replacement sources were soon found. Relief and resilience.

Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What if a hurricane destroyed our manufacturing building? Without raw materials, components, subassemblies, products or services a company will not be able to manufacture, distribute, sell and deliver to its customers. There are many factors which can lead to an inability to secure supply of the goods or services that you need to conduct your business. A predominant issue is having single, or sole, sourced parts. Cyber Security and Systems Integrity.

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

This has proved to be a major source of risk. Poor business continuity planning, lack of risk management programs and single source suppliers, have magnified the impact of such risks. Build-In supplier network redundancies: Single-source dependency is high risk.

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Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

Risks exist in land, air and ocean freight. Poor grasp of hazards in your supply chain will increase freight spend and diminish brand value. Extreme weather represents one of the most significant risks to ocean freight on the globe. Ecological responsibility and sustainable practices are both forms of social responsibility, and as more laws are passed governing the environment, ocean freight carriers will come under greater scrutiny, says Dave Blanchard of Industry Week.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

The GCC chemical industry is second largest manufacturing industry in value add, after refining. Overcoming these challenges, regional chemical manufacturers and suppliers are now forced to rethink and readjust their global supply chain model. So how can companies in the GCC chemical industry secure the future of their supply chain networks via integration? Supporting localisation – To increase resilience, means to decentralise sourcing.

From Triage to Transformation… Building Resiliency with Agile Supply Chains

LevaData

LevaData recently sat down (in a virtual, COVID-19-friendly manner) with a group of Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) from some of the worlds most renowned high-tech electronics and manufacturing companies.

From Triage to Transformation… Building Resiliency with Agile Supply Chains

LevaData

LevaData recently sat down (in a virtual, COVID-19-friendly manner) with a group of CSCOs from some of the worlds most renowned high-tech electronics and manufacturing companies.

Overcoming Trade War Myopia with Supply Chain Leadership!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The starting position that initiated all of this was that it was to protect national security in the U.S., Sourcing, supply, delivery, materials cost, total cost of acquisition … it’s all Supply Chain! 100M) that they are moving manufacturing out of the U.S. This is a Supply Chain sourcing move for sure! Supply Chain must complete a revised cost analysis for all impacted raw materials, sources, and network nodes (eg. Sourcing Analysis.

What is SCM and Why is it Important?

Oracle SCM

It refers to the systems, processes and software packages used by organizations to manage day-to-day operating activities such as, new product development , demand, supply and sales & operations planning , procurement , logistics , order management , manufacturing and asset maintenance. Supply chain teams must be able to design, order, plan, source, make, and deliver new products and services quickly and efficiently. The acronym SCM stands for supply chain management.

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Managing Supply Chain SLAs Through Blockchain: Is Blockchain the New Incoterm?

Cerasis

The list of Incoterms is created and managed by the International Chamber of Commerce , and managing supply chain SLAs relies heavily on this decades-old list to ensure consistency and clear communications in contractual details for moving freight. Therefore, having an indisputable source of information, such as blockchain technology, may be used to develop consistency and clarity in managing supply chain SLAs.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The logistics of physical items usually involves the integration of information flow, materials handling, production, packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and often security. Investopedia defines Distribution as “Distribution management refers to overseeing the movement of goods from supplier or manufacturer to point of sale. CSCMP defines Distribution as “The activities associated with moving materials from source to destination. Subscribe Here!

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

They will access their control tower, on any secured handheld machine regardless of their location. As the fabric suppliers require the longest lead times, ZARA approves designs & initiates manufacturing after it gets feedback from its stores.

How To Start Your Brewery On The Path To Success

Unleashed

Leveraging the best manufacturing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, maximising productive efficiency, and accessing management expertise early , are the strategies that will set the best apart. Unleashed lets you add these additional costs (such as freight and duty) for each purchase order during the receipting process. It’s just a fancy name for a secure software door into a system, available over the web.

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Third parties, carriers, and drivers interact with the manufacturer, suppliers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products move. As Dr. Shardul Phadnis explained in a recent report , IoT applications can collect a vast variety of data types, share it quickly across multiple trading partners, and integrate many sources of information in innovative ways to enable better decision making. The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio.

Capitalising on Supply Chain Digitisation with Robotic Process Automation – 10 Areas of Opportunities – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Procurement can also have RPA do dynamic searches of websites to source or conduct market research for future buys and tenders. Freight Management. Freight management is driven by time-critical, manual tasks.

Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

Cerasis

Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more. In fact, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act of 2013 , passed by Congress, mandates pharmaceutical supply chains implement an around-the-clock, real-time, and accurate way of monitoring product location in manufacturing and transport by 2023, reports Innovation Enterprise.

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Drone delivery is hampered by distance and weight limitations, as well as security and delivery confirmation challenges. Limitations aside; autonomous robots are already bringing innovation to the supply chain and delivering significant value, chiefly because they can help: • Improve speed and accuracy of routine operations, particularly in warehousing and manufacturing. • Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense

Cerasis

Multiple manufacturers, multiple relationships, multiple distribution models, multiple contracts. Instead of having to deal with an ineffective point-to-point communication system like EDI and the complexity of reconciling multiple data sources with multiple permission models, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) provides a singular mechanism to securely integrate, harmonize, and synchronize data for all participants.

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

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain. As history has shown, terrorist attacks and regional conflicts (and how the world responds to them) affect oil prices, stock markets, consumer confidence and spending, and trade lanes — and they can trigger new regulations and security measures, which could increase supply chain costs and lead times.

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

The situation is changing however, as more and more MHE manufacturers bring warehouse robotics to market. Shippers can easily find space for their goods on a truck using “Convoy”, a form of crowd-sourced freight service. Of late though, CSR is being regarded less as a compliance-related necessity, and more as an approach to increase revenue, secure customer and employee retention, and generate brand appeal.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

The high-revolution has given emerging markets the opportunity to become fully developed, increasing the number of consumers and manufacturers. Partnerships reduce transportation costs through freight consolidation, appropriate freight classification and selection and increased scrutiny of billing and documentation practices. While many companies look for more supply chain savings and increase profit margins, the TMS remains a stable , reliable source of increased revenue.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States. Understand the 3-Legged Freight Movements at the Border. Companies carrying freight across the U.S.-Mexico manufacturer can send an advanced shipping notice (ASN) that will populate into the TMS.

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