How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics clusters are uniquely positioned to become centers of excellence for environmentally sustainable supply chains, since they are focal points for freight traffic. Mutual benefits.

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Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Massachusetts.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

Talking Logistics

warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.” The site says it offers end-to-end one-stop ocean freight services. Who will wear the jersey this year?

Street-Level Views of Megacity Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

It’s difficult to picture the challenges of delivering freight in densely populated megacities without firsthand experience of navigating these population centers. A larger vehicle, called a TOCO, is also used to deliver freight in the city. City freightscape.

Logistics Clusters (Guest Post by Yossi Sheffi, MIT)

SCM Research

First, they are self-reinforcing in that logistics clusters use the high volumes of freight they generate to capture economies of scope and scale and reduce costs while improving service quality. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Logistics clusters play an increasingly important part in logistics & supply chain management.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Massachusetts. Massachusetts. #42.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Super Bowl of Manufacturing: Wash. vs. Mass.


New England, especially Massachusetts, has a long history of manufacturing that has evolved from clothing and shoes to electronics and chemical products — with good wages to show for it. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

economy relies on a vast network of infrastructure from roads and bridges to freight rail and ports to electrical grids and internet provision. On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] Over the past few years, the U.S.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?


He later co-founded the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

In-bound freight delivery efficiency can be optimised by consolidating in-distribution hubs and reducing stock levels at country level. Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years.

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Freight companies are eventually going to face severe challenges finding drivers to get your shipments where you want them when you want them there. Optimizing solutions (like those from Manhattan Associates) can help by sending out short-term freight forecasts with alerts about lulls and surges due to seasonal variation, special promotions, customer back orders, etc. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry. The economy is continuing to regain momentum.

What Influences Truckload Rejection Rates?


If your freight gets rejected by carriers, this probably means extra work and additional costs because you have to make alterations and go deeper into your route guide to get your freight shipped. The goal is to tell carriers exactly what to expect when they accept freight for delivery.

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles


Today’s Google self-driving car is not far removed from the vehicles that competed in the DARPA Challenge in 2007, according to Sertac Karaman, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. Coyote became a UPS company in August 2015, adding UPS asset utilization, air freight, ocean freight and customs brokerage to its portfolio of services.

Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

Material Handling & Logistics

Many of our customers producing in China concentrate more and more of their production on the local Chinese market" while they set up mirrored production facilities in neighboring countries for exports, Detlef Trefzger, CEO of the Swiss freight company, said during an Oct.

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China


Once the goods are finished and ready for export, they will take care of export certification and documentation, and finally arrange for international freight shipping. Bill hails from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Introduction.

Want to Help With FEMA Loads? It's Complicated.

DAT Solutions

So if you're looking to haul FEMA freight, or to help with disaster recovery, there's still plenty to do. Trucks, warehouse space, and logistics services are needed in Florida, Georgia and even Texas, and they may be required soon in Massachusetts or New Jersey.

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles


Today’s Google self-driving car is not far removed from the vehicles that competed in the DARPA Challenge in 2007, according to Sertac Karaman, Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

3 Ways State Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

In the trucking industry, it will represent a new freight carrying opportunity. Recreational marijuana is legal in Alaska, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia. H ow Marijuana Legalization Impacts the Trucking Industry.