A Truth About Global Transportation: It Happens Locally

Talking Logistics

As shippers of all sizes expand their global sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution operations, they have to navigate the complexities involved with global transportation management. What are the main challenges global shippers face today? “It Ten years ago they might have had $1 billion in global revenues and today they’re at $10 billion after multiple acquisitions in different regions, [which creates its own set of challenges].

5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015

Talking Logistics

Two major shifts are changing the face of global transportation management as we know it: Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, relying on partners and data beyond the four walls of the enterprise; The very definition of global transportation management is broadening and expanding well beyond the traditional TMS scope. Transport optimization typically reduces spend by 5-15%.

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Sober Signs of Global Transportation Structural Change

Supply Chain Matters

For some time, Supply Chain Matters has brought attention to the building overcapacity situation that is occurring across global focused transportation sectors. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics AP Moller-Maersk independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog

A.P. Moller-Maersk Reports Q4 and 2016 Performance- More Signs of Ongoing Global Transportation Industry Turbulence

Supply Chain Matters

Moller-Maersk, the parent of global container shipping lines leader Maersk Line reported both fourth-quarter and total FY16 financial performance this week and the company’s shareholders were not pleased. Procurement and Sourcing SAP Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation and logistics independent blogs commenting on supply chain management Maersk Line Supply chain Matters blog

Point of View Commentary: Techies vs. Brokers in Global Transportation and What Will Likely Change

Supply Chain Matters

We feature this point-of-view guest commentary as a sidebar to our 2017 Prediction of continued global transportation industry turbulence. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics Cory Margand guest blog SimpliShip.com Supply chain Matters blog

Finding Global Transportation Optimization Opportunities

Talking Logistics

When considering your global transportation network, do you have the infrastructure needed to effectively and efficiently optimize it? Does the same apply in the global arena? The optimization software you choose is critical for global optimization. Software that was truly designed for multimodal, multi-leg transportation optimization can uncover new ways of moving freight around the world.

A New Model for Managing Global Transportation

Talking Logistics

When it comes to managing global transportation, having end-to-end visibility of orders, shipments, and other transactions (down to the item level) is a foundational requirement. If you’re a transportation or logistics executive looking for insights and advice about managing global transportation, sign up and join the conversation! The post A New Model for Managing Global Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Global Transportation Trends Overheard at Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Summit

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The State of U.S. Logistics in 2015- An Acknowledgement of an Industry In-Transition

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Upcoming Supply Chain Conferences challenges in global transportation and logistics independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog the state of U.S. This week, The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) with the collaboration of A.T. Kearney, published its 27th Annual State of Logistics Report©.

Industry Commentary: American Shipper Global Transportation Benchmark Study

Supply Chain Nation

American Shipper recently released its annual benchmark report entitled “ Global Transportation Management Benchmark Study: Climbing the Visibility Sophistication Ladder.” It is an excellent report covering a number of pertinent industry aspects and challenges around developing visibility sophistication globally. When looking at other aspects of transportation process such as consolidation and routing opportunities, the measurement is quite simple.

The Announced Acquisition of Con-Way by XPO Logistics Has Many Industry Implications

Supply Chain Matters

One of our Supply Chain Matters Global and Industry Supply Chain Predictions in 2015 forecasted a turbulent year in global transportation and we predicted that such turbulence would take on a multi-year context, including additional acquisitions surrounding the 3PL and other transport sector in the year to come.

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Leveraging a TMS for Domestic and Global Transportation

Inbound Logistics

To support global initiatives, shippers should consider leveraging a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) TMS with domestic and global functionality

Yet Another Acquisition in Logistics: DSV and UTi Worldwide

Supply Chain Matters

Once again, there is another mega acquisition within the transport and logistics industry. Last week, Denmark based DSV, currently ranked the sixth largest global logistics provider, agreed to acquire U.S. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends Supply chain Matters blogbased UTi Worldwide for $1.35 billion. Previous acquisitions announcements involve U.S.

The State of U.S. Logistics Remains Concerning and Requires Attentiveness

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Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. Tracking global commerce activity across the entire transportation lifecycle – beginning with planning, including execution, and through settlement—is key for businesses to thrive on a global level.

Troubling News in Global Ocean Container Capacity Reductions

Supply Chain Matters

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More Evidence of Overcapacity and Turbulence in Ocean Container Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

Citing estimates from global shipping industry forecaster Alphaliner, The Wall Street Journal headlined earlier this week that global ocean container traffic grew at the slowest rate since the global recession. This provides more evidence of structural change in global shipping patterns and volume needs.

Reality Acknowledged- Amazon is a Transportation and Logistics Provider

Supply Chain Matters

That announcement is that Amazon will soon deploy a set of transportation and logistics services to allow China based manufacturers and sellers to ship their inventories of products […]. If readers have been keeping-up with our prior blog commentaries as well as prior predictions related to Amazon, this week’s announcement should not be of any surprise.

Drewry’s Declaration that the Global Shipping Market has Bottomed

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation ocean container industry consolidation Supply chain Matters blogThis week, noted maritime and shipping industry research firm Drewry Maritime Research declared that the ocean container shipping market has now bottomed out.

CMA CGM to Acquire Neptune Orient Lines for $2.4 Billion- A Sign of Further Consolidation to Follow

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics CMA CGM global transportation and logistics trends Neptune Orient Lines Supply chain Matters blogIt’s official, French shipping company CMA CGM, the third largest ocean container shipping line has agreed to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. NOL) for approximately $2.4 billion in cash. This deal has been speculated for several weeks as financially troubled NOL sought out a buyer.

Yet Another Shipping Alliance and an Industry Stalling the Inescapable

Supply Chain Matters

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Alarms of Even More Idled Ocean Container Vessels

Supply Chain Matters

Within our 2015 Predictions for Global and Industry Supply Chains, and within numerous subsequent transportation and logistics focused postings this year, we […]. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends Maersk Line Supply chain Matters blog

Additional Data Reflects Inventory Overhang and Global Trade Contraction Concerns

Supply Chain Matters

Concerns are growing regarding the current holiday surge period after recent reports regarding inbound and outbound transportation movements. Inventory Management Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics blogs- independent anlaysis on supply chain and B2B business networks global supply chain inventory management trends global transportation trends Supply chain Matters blog

See More, Know More, and Do More with Your Global Supply Chain: Discover Navisphere® Vision

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See More, Know More, and Do More with Your Global Supply Chain: Discover Navisphere® Vision | Transportfolio. As the face and pace of global commerce evolves and grows, so does the need to reinvent supply chains. Robinson’s next generation of global visibility technology.

Implications from This Week’s FedEx Earnings Report

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics FedEx acquisition of GENCO FedEx Corp. independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog trends in global transportationFedEx reported Q4 and FY15 financial results this week that included strong indicators of some change in strategic direction along with implications from previous actions.

Hanjin Shipping Receivership- The Financial Shot Heard Across the Globe

Supply Chain Matters

Ocean container shipping and logistics are the lifeblood of global supply chain movements. For over three years, Supply Chain Matters has continually warned of pending disruption concerning the deepening global overcapacity conditions among global ocean container carriers. This week marks a clear definitive statement of that disruption, the unraveling of the financial implications. The declaration […].

New Research Partner Announced for Compiling Annual State of Logistics Report

Supply Chain Matters

Transportation and Logistics Annual State of Logistics CSCMP CSCMP Annual State of Logistics Report global transportation and logistics trends Independent supply chain industry analyst Bob Ferrari's Blog Supply chain Matters blogThe Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced this week that the organization will now collaborate with management consulting firm A.T.

Are Ocean Container Megaships Benefitting Industry Supply Chains? – Perhaps Not

Supply Chain Matters

Our readers who closely follow our global transportation and logistics related commentaries are well aware that Supply Chain Matters has penned our share of rants related to the ocean container shipping industry. Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics blog on global supply chain management developments challenges in global transportation challenges in ocean container shipping ocean container shipping trends Supply chain Matters blog

Ocean Container Industry Dynamics Moving Faster

Supply Chain Matters

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#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

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Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Do you have global coverage and LCL capabilities to provide flexibility? Need more ideas on saving money and time with global forwarding? Read our new white paper, Global Forwarding: Biggest, Fastest Savings.

Added Industry Consolidation- Japan’s Largest Shipping Lines to Merge Container Operations

Supply Chain Matters

Industry and business media report that Japan’s three largest maritime shipping companies are indicating they intend to merge their container shipping operations to create the what would probably be the sixth-largest global player. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in ocean container shipping ocean container shipping trends Supply chain Matters blog trends in global transportation

Energizer Holdings: A Crossdocking Case Study

Transportfolio

As companies grow into global contenders, often they notice their once simple, and easy to follow, processes gain layers of complexity. This is especially true for transportation and logistics.

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Transportfolio

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. By transporting at set times and with a larger shipment of goods, providers are often able to secure better rates.

Unwrap the Magic of Logistics: Tell Your Family a Supply Chain Story

Transportfolio

What I’ve learned is that unlike Santa, a company’s supply chain needs more than one man to get the job done—especially when you’re talking on the global scale. Global Transportation Supply Chain Christmas Story Holidays SantaSanta Supply Chain. Transportfolio by C.H. Robinson.

Quantified Impact of the Expanded Panama Canal for U.S. Bound Container Shipping

Supply Chain Matters

Robinson have just released a new joint study, How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map, (sign-up required for complimentary report) which we feel should be essential reading for multi-industry sourcing, procurement, logistics and transportation teams. Manufacturing Strategies Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Boston Consulting Group C.H. transportation Supply chain Matters blog

A Challenging Upcoming Period in Global Transportation

Supply Chain Matters

Our prior Supply Chain Matters commentary noted today’s stunning development regarding the suspension of the P3 Network among the top three global ocean container shipping lines. Procurement, logistics and transportation teams have to now place serious weight to the implications and potential scenarios of a shipping industry running out of capacity rationalization options and ripe for more consolidation.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

Transportfolio

Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Global Forwarding Panama Canal Ports Shippers TruckingThe Panama Canal expands in 2016. What will it mean for U.S. logistics?

Differentiating Your Business as You Build Your Global Presence

Transportfolio

You already have a great product—or else you wouldn’t be contemplating going global. Whether you’re a coffee bean startup, an auto manufacturer, or a third party logistics company (3PL), becoming global is a decision.

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

Transportfolio

It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. They continue to span beyond an organization’s transportation professionals. Year of Global Revolution. This year was a strong reminder of the power of growth and risk in the global supply chain.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMC

How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? To accomplish it, many turn to global logistics solutions that blend transportation management system (TMS) technology with supply chain expertise.