SMB Shippers Find Stability With 3PLs During COVID-19

Freight Center

In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelter in place.” Freight Shipping Small BusinessAs the novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc with every facet of life in America and around the globe, small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) operators search for stability wherever they can find it.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

The ocean freight industry uses many acronyms to describe a shipment’s routing. Here are some of the most common ocean freight routing terms that are important to know. . At first glance, this freight forwarding term might seem interchangeable with IPI.

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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? And we found that freight innovation is hot. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. Freight Forwarding.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). It previously served the San Francisco Bay Area and parts of New York City and Los Angeles.

$1B Investment in Flexport – A Smart Bet or Case of Irrational Exuberance?

Talking Logistics

The investment […] values the San Francisco-based company at $3.2

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (April 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). February 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am sitt ing in seat 4E on an evening flight to San Francisco thinking about my day. It is Labor Day weekend in the United States, and the plane is full. While many have a three-day holiday this weekend, I will celebrate this Labor Day working.

BluJay and Uber Freight Partner to Optimize Global Shipping

BluJay Solutions

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. Together with BluJay, we’re making our tech-forward approach to freight available to more businesses looking for increased foresight and control of their operations.”. “At

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding. San Francisco Bay area.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. The idea of tubes whisking freight across the land at near-supersonic speeds smacks of an old-school image of the future.

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Therefore, freight brokerages need a great deal of load volume to optimize this model correctly.

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.' Freight Brokerage ‘Booking Structures’.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

Disclaimer: This research has been done on behalf of the University of San Francisco Online. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

about 60 miles east of San Francisco, Amazon this summer replaced four floors of fixed shelving with the robots, the people said. The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce.

Losing the LTL battle? Use Big Data to Even the Playing Field

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With baseball season wrapped up and the San Francisco Giants claiming the top prize, the other organizations that went home early are already working on their short- and long-term strategies that will enable them to win.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. In markets with high land values, such as New York City, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area, multistory distribution centers are emerging.

Save More on Cross-Border Freight – New Freightera Shipping Rates

Freightera

Better yet cross-border Canada-USA freight rates! Examples below are for shipping 500 lbs load (1 pallet/skid, 48x40x48, Class 150): Vancouver, BC to San Francisco, CA – Was: USD $186.27; Now: USD $158.21 – Save 16% more. The post Save More on Cross-Border Freight – New Freightera Shipping Rates appeared first on Freightera Blog. Freight RatesWe are excited to share our new win for you!

Increase Your RFP Win Rate by Fixing the Bid and Tender Process with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

We are based in San Francisco. Winmore is bid and tender collaboration software for freight forwarders and brokers, providing visibility, efficiency, and process automation that helps our LSP customers lower costs and win more of the right bids. [01:26]

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

This work is typically periodic to accompany a freight bid or an end-to-end project. Forty years ago as a chemical engineering student, I learned the tedious craft of chemical plant design. It was a world of heat exchangers , distillation columns, reactors, tanks, pumps, valves and dryers.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The Postal Service wins approval to deliver groceries in San Francisco (Internet Retailer). August 2014 North American Freight Numbers. I have a date with my first grader to play math games in her class this morning, so I’m short on time.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

These smart operators include: John Deere: The agricultural vehicle manufacturer says it expects to spend $40 million (USD) on expedited freight to ensure there is no disruption in supply.

The Growing Expectations of Last Mile Delivery!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Another Uber offering, Uber Freight, is still chugging along, but has faced similar problems that other logistics startups like Shyp have. SCM #SupplyChain #Distribution #Logistics #Freight #ECommerce #Retail. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

New LTL rate update: Canada, USA and cross-border rates for under $150!

Freightera

Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA (48 x 40 x 48, 500 lbs, Class 125). Thank you for supporting our mission to make freight easy, accessible, and green! Freight RatesWe’ve got some great new LTL rates in Canada, USA, and cross-border.

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What volume of freight do they handle? A versatile, non-asset based forwarder that can optimize your supply chain, offer a variety of service options, and provide freight consolidation can add efficiencies that can also save you money.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight. Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight. About the Author Rene Jacquat is the founder of LogiChain Solutions, based in San Francisco, United States. Ever wondered what impact your product design decision has on the supply chain?

“Infrastructure Deficit” Getting Worse

Supply Chain @ MIT

New technology is a key part of the work, and Foxx noted specific areas of interest including freight hubs, high-speed rail links, air safety systems, and technology that automates vehicle operation.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

But Uber never expanded beyond the initial three cities [New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago]…Uber also faced stiff competition in same-day deliveries from a variety of startups and larger rivals, including Deliv Inc. Uber is still moving forward with UberFreight , despite the recent departure of its lead executive Ron Lior , but after more than a year since launching, it hasn’t upended the freight brokerage industry yet.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series.

All Eyes Remain Focused on the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

The best-laid plans for e-commerce shipping will fail when shippers do not consider this final, vital leg of the journey, and those that do take the time to understand its challenges and focus on last mile delivery can excel in e-commerce, and deliver more freight to consumers, boosting profitability.”[3] 3] Adam Robinson, “ The Role of Final or Last Mile in E-Commerce to Effectively Deliver Freight to Your Customer ,” Cerasis, 10 October 2018. [4]