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].

More Indications of Rapidly Changing Global Transportation Trends

Supply Chain Matters

As we approach the annual peak period of global transportation over the next three months, there are additional troubling signs related to global transportation trends, trends that indicate more excess capacity remaining in ocean and air cargo, but continued restricted capacity within U.S.

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%.

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

Case Study: How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend

Transportfolio

How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio. Our team provided North American transportation to Generac at the time. Integrating global freight services was only one challenge.

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

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.

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.

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.

A Warning from European Shippers as to Existing Ocean Container Capacity Disruption and Spiking Rates for Exporters

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends global transportation industry disruption supply chain management industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blogThe European Shippers Council warned of pending industry supply chain disruption for exports from Europe caused by capacity limitations and spiking ocean container freight rates.

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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.

Maersk Reports Strong Earnings Despite Slower Global Activity

Supply Chain Matters

Catching up on significant news impacting global supply chains, readers should note that A.P. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics 2M alliance in global transportation blog commenting on global supply chain management global transportation and logistics trends structural changes in global transportation Supply chain Matters blog

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Global Transportation Trends Overheard at Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Summit

CHAINalytics

The post Global Transportation Trends Overheard at Chainalytics Freight Market Intelligence Summit appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Transportation What's New FMIC FMIC Summit Keynote

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

A Follow the Money Broken Link for Global Container Shipping Lines

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends Supply chain Matters blogThe ocean container shipping industry continues to manage its way out of an ongoing multi-year condition of too much excess shipping capacity. However, one of the prime European banks that was instrumental in financing ship acquisitions is bearing the risk and now the consequences.

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.

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Revisiting 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Three

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters continues with reviewing and self-scoring each of the 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains published at the beginning of this year. This Part Three posting provides an assessment of our prediction for continued global transportation industry turbulence and the prediction for a renewed renaissance in business services and technology investment.

Maersk Reports Stronger Earnings but Continued Industry Warnings

Supply Chain Matters

This week, AP Moller-Maersk, parent of global leading ocean container shipping line Maersk reported rather positive Q3 financial results. However, Maersk did take the opportunity to once again warn its investors of a continuing slowdown in global trade. For the third quarter, the shipping concern reported an overall net earnings increase of 25 percent on flat revenues. Financial highlights for the Maersk Line unit included revenues of $7.1B and profits of $554M.

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Ocean Container Transportation Trends Remain Dynamic

Supply Chain Matters

Data emanating from the global ocean container transportation area again indicates important trend shifts that industry supply chain teams need to continue to monitor. Business-as-usual assumptions related to ocean transport no longer hold credence with these market dynamics. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation trends Supply chain Matters blog

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U.S. West Coast Ports and Dockworkers Agree to Significant Labor Contract Extension

Supply Chain Matters

Global Trade Issues Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation challenges Supply chain Matters blogLast week, U.S. West Coast dockworkers agreed to extend their existing labor contract with port operators for an additional three years, setting-up a potential tense period of upcoming negotiations scheduled for U.S. East Coast dockworkers.

Maersk Line Gains Final Regulatory Approval to Close Acquisition of Hamburg SuD

Supply Chain Matters

This week, leading global ocean container shipping line Maersk Line announced final regulatory approval had been gained related to its planned acquisition of German based ocean container shipping line Hamburg Sud. The takeaway is that the forces for ocean transportation consolidation continue along with the influence of major lines and their current transportation consortium networks.

Maersk Line Gains Final Regulatory Approval to Close Acquisition of Hamburg SuD

Supply Chain Matters

This week, leading global ocean container shipping line Maersk Line announced final regulatory approval had been gained related to its planned acquisition of German based ocean container shipping line Hamburg Sud. The takeaway is that the forces for ocean transportation consolidation continue along with the influence of major lines and their current transportation consortium networks.

The State of Logistics in 2016- Accelerating Into Uncertainty

Supply Chain Matters

Omni-Channel Commerce Supply Chain Impacts Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation industry challenges State of US Logistics report Supply chain Matters blogThe 28th Annual State of Logistics report reflects a U.S. logistics industry “buffeted by crosswinds as the pace of change accelerates” as the authors term: “Accelerating into Uncertainty.” Looking ahead, the report indicates that 2017 could be a pivotal year for the industry.

Ocean Container Industry Dynamics Moving Faster

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Execution Transportation and Logistics challenges in global transportation challenges in ocean container shipping implications of Hanjin Shipping receivership independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Maersk Line Supply chain Matters blog

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

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Calling the Bottom to the Ocean Container Shipping Market is One of Perspective

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management supply chain industry analyst advisory services Supply chain Matters blog trends in global transportationWhile executives of ocean container industry leader Maersk called a bottom to the container shipping market, Supply Chain Matters submits that market forces of supply and demand are now subject to new nuances.

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.

Subpoenas Served on Ocean Container Shipping Line Executives

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends Supply chain Matters blogThe Wall Street Journal reported today (Paid subscription required) that U.S. Justice Department investigators crashed an industry Box Club meeting held last week among 20 ocean container shipping firms and served subpoenas to top executives of several lines.

Breaking Transportation News- P3 Alliance Suspended

Supply Chain Matters

Various business media are reporting today that the proposed P3 Alliance, involving a shipping capacity alliance among the top three global ocean container lines has now been suspended. This is a stunning development concerning global transportation. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics global transportation and logistics trends P3 Network in global transportation Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters

Supply Chain Matters Friday News Roundup

Supply Chain Matters

Automotive Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics blog commenting on global supply chain management global transportation trends and implications Kinaxis Inc. P3 Network in global transportation Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters Tesla gigafactory Tesla supply chain

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

Transportfolio

Robinson has built the cross-border ecommerce products that support the needs of Asian sellers who use Amazon Global Selling and other marketplaces to sell products in the United States. The Integration of Global Forwarding Services. Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H.

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Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

Transportfolio

And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. Over the past few months, I’ve posted about what you need for transportation success: 1.