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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

By contrast, the third-party logistics model is where a manufacturer retains oversight of its supply chain but outsources such processes as warehousing, shipping, packing, and distribution to a 3PL provider. Unloading of local freight and de-stuffing and palletising of international freight.

50 expert warehouse optimization tips and techniques

6 River Systems

Optimizing your warehouse means examining every corner of your infrastructure and every facet of your workflows and processes to identify and correct inefficiencies. Not only does warehouse optimization result in a healthier bottom line, but it also improves key warehouse metrics like accurate orders and on-time delivery. Of course, warehouse optimization isn’t something you do just once; it’s an ongoing process, and a complex one at that.

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Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

However recent reports from Europol, Europe's crime fighting agency, highlight that ocean freight is now a target for criminal on criminal activity, with an ongoing court case involving organized criminals recruiting hackers to bypass port security systems in order to locate and intercept containers where illegal drugs had been hidden in order to be smuggled into Europe. Source: BBC News.

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! You need to source for products to sell at wholesale prices to your retail customers. And the place to source for most, if not all, of your products is in China. This blog post doesn’t aim to be the ultimate guide to sourcing goods from China. I like to start with a broad-based search at Alibaba and Global Sources. Introduction.

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). Warehouses are complex operations with many moving parts and functions happening simultaneously, so while there are plenty of areas to improve productivity, it’s not always easy to determine where your efforts will pay off. More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there.

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. Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment. How will blockchain impact freight forwarding? Transparent & secure.

Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

These partners are executives, managers, co-workers, suppliers, customers, carriers, 3PLs, warehouses, government agencies, financial institutions, etc. The results are achieved when extraneous costs are removed and product can optimally move from source to end-user with minimal friction. Guest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave.

US Spending Cuts to Create Issues for Freight Forwarders Through Cargo Processing Delays

BluJay Solutions

As the US Federal Government begins to implement a Sequestration program of mandatory spending cuts to address its budget deficit, effective March 1, the Department of Homeland Security is warning of potential delays to the processing of inbound air and sea freight shipments. And the resulting delays in processing cargo imports are set to impact heavily on the logistics industry, with logistics services providers of all types affected, in particular freight forwarders.

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The Benefits of a Weighbridge for Your Business

Supply Chain Game Changer

Source: Needpix. This means that you can get an additional layer of security for your site, delivering a smooth transmission of data with your database. The company has clients from warehousing, logistics, food businesses, agriculture, banking and pharmaceutical industry.

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Current State of International Transportation Industry – LogiSYM October/November 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Our vision at TRAMES, is to reduce global trade barriers through digitalizing international freight and transportation. TRAMES is all about International Freight Orchestration (IFO). c) Digital Freight Forwarders. What TRAMES Aims to Tackle.

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

Intelleflex ZEST™ Data Services, a cloud-based repository for aggregating, warehousing and sharing information across the supply chain, facilitates on-demand access to actionable data for improved supply chain operations to provide a complete picture of data spanning the entire supply chain. To achieve full efficiency, the supply chain needs secure, accurate and timely data on the inventory status and condition of its products.

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

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

The Ultimate Guide to Pick and Pack Methods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Your eCommerce sales channels are integrated with your warehouse systems. When one of your customers places an order, the software at your fulfillment warehouse generates a packing slip. A warehouse worker takes the packing slip and picks the items for the order from the warehouse shelves. The order goes to a packing station where it is packed securely, sealed, and labeled for shipping. Zone picking is a good technique for larger fulfillment warehouses.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Launches Warehouse Control System at CSCMP Edge 2018. project44 Secures $45M in Funding to Expand its Advanced Visibility Platform. Reduce cold chain risk with live temperature control – Track temperature in real-time across cold chains via connections to a wide variety of IoT sources, allowing users to receive alerts as soon as exceptions occur to ensure freshness and avoid loss.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

By getting to grips with issues such as suppliers’ creditworthiness, payments history, data security and their own supply chain resilience, you can build a much more in-depth picture of any threat they may propose — and manage the danger accordingly. “Users can easily now look at your global or regional supply situation and quickly source alternates when required, but the key here is to practice your response. Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030.

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. Logistics management activities typically include inbound and outbound transportation management, fleet management, warehousing, materials handling, order fulfillment, logistics network design, inventory management, supply/demand planning, and management of third party logistics services providers.”

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. In 2018, Wayfair expanded its warehouse and logistics investments in the U.S.

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. Its mission is to gather and integrate data from various sources and orchestrate it in such a way that it enhances supply chain visibility and efficiency. The South Korean multinational conglomerate had outsourced warehouse and distribution activities to several logistics service providers.

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.

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. • Smart Glasses in the Warehouse. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With some innovative way-out, companies can remain working with securing employees and customers by offering Pick-up at the curb for all orders. Pick up from source point: If possible, avoid direct touch with loader, equipment, lifts, etc. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. The cloud-based supply chain software can be customized to suit your industry, your transportation , freight-forwarding and warehousing specialty, import-export regulations. Managers can control the operation efficiently as the relevant information comes from different sources, timely and all the members have access to its current updates.

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

Supply Chain Game Changer

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. If the supplier provides materials that can be sourced elsewhere then you have a path to developing a contingency plan. If you don’t have enough of the right inventory you won’t be able to fulfill demand and the rest of your inventory will sit idly on warehouse shelves.

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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Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) to use social media to connect with customers and partners

BluJay Solutions

A real, operations-driven use for Twitter rather than just a source of PR messages. Is security at risk by publishing this information? Of course parameters and controls would need to be put in place to ensure the security of shipment information and maintain customer confidentiality, but it’s a potentially exciting application of a popular and easy-to-use technology to drive improvements for the logistics industry.

European Commission Questions Quality of Customs Data Provided by Logistics Services Providers for ICS

BluJay Solutions

In its recent communication on Customs Risk Management and Security of the Supply Chain (8 January 2013), the European Commission raised concerns around the robustness of the current risk management process for goods entering the EU under the Import Control System (ICS). ICS, an electronic customs procedure designed to improve security by providing advance visibility of shipments into Europe, became mandatory in January 2011.

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. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node. Let me start with a quote from a great leader!!

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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

And here’s to hoping that 2018 results in even more significant advancements in the state of warehousing and transportation technology. Click the links below to compare this year's innovations to those from previous years: Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. The service includes an app, a smart lock and a cloud-based indoor security camera. Source ID. Source ID.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

It is organized across five categories: Governance, Ethics and Compliance, Environmental Stewardship, Safety and Security, and People and Community. Safety & Security: – Launching a Sleep Apnea Wellness program to reduce the effects of fatigue among affected professional truck drivers at Ryder. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector.

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018

Techgistics

Source: The Daily Dot. based startup with some ambitious plans to solve several key pain points in global trade - unified end-to-end track and trace across carriers, a decentralized freight brokerage platform to match shippers and carriers, and an incentivization platform to encourage good stewardship by rewarding operators for delivering on time, or by taking the most energy efficient route, safe driving etc. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5

6 Key Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2017

Logistics Bureau

Key Logistics Trend #1: Warehouse Robotics in the Supply Chain. Automation is already well-established in many distribution centres around the world, but for most, it is limited to workflow automation managed by increasingly advanced warehouse management systems. The situation is changing however, as more and more MHE manufacturers bring warehouse robotics to market.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain. RFID tags and robotic warehouse systems generate and transmit data that, when combined with other data sources, allow companies to optimize the supply chain and make better predictions and forecasts to improve efficiency and boost the bottom line.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

Cerasis

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. Now, managing these operations traditionally relied on an inbound freight routing guide.