Global Transportation and Logistics Services Providers DSV and Panalpina to Merge

Supply Chain Matters

This week featured the announcement of a significant merger among DSV and Panalpina, two European based global freight forwarders and logistics services providers, and a further sign of ongoing industry consolidation.

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%.

Moving Up the Global Transportation Maturity Curve

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?

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.

The Implications of U.S. Justice Department Dismissal of Alleged Ocean Container Shipping Cartels Has Multiple Consequences

Supply Chain Matters

The Wall Street Journal reported this week ( Paid subscription required or metered view ) that an ongoing two-year investigation concerning alleged rate fixing among global ocean container alliance networks has been closed without filing charges or imposing fines. A U.S.

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

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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 […].

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. Global Transportation Automotive China Logistics

Yet Another Shipping Alliance and an Industry Stalling the Inescapable

Supply Chain Matters

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Brexit: China and the changing world of trade

BluJay Solutions

From tech to toys and everything in between, China’s status as the new manufacturing superpower has been firmly cemented over the past few decades. For this reason, rail must exist as part of a global multimodal ecosystem.

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The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

Transportfolio

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics|Transportfolio. More specifically, it’s impacting the logistics world and global supply chains. Third parties, carriers, and drivers interact with the manufacturer, suppliers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products move.

Currency in India: Current State of Disruption, Confusion, and Economic Slowdown

Transportfolio

Manufacturing, agriculture, and infrastructure—which are more labor intensive—might see a drop in volumes. Trucking and road transportation are witnessing an acute financial crunch, as 80% of operational costs are cash driven.

5 Steps for a Successful Global TMS Implementation

TMC

How can global shippers most efficiently distribute products to an extremely diverse, multinational customer base? Delivering exceptional service levels, regardless of where products are sourced and manufactured, or how buyers choose to purchase products is a constant challenge.

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

Transportfolio

It helps to have a reliable, global logistics provider that understands what’s at stake—a provider that works closely with the organization to meet special industrial logistics requirements. Working closely together, we help them transport tools to our joint customers.

Moving Auto Components in India: More Complex than You’d Expect

Transportfolio

The new “Make in India” initiative is a major factor in the growing trend to move automotive manufacturing to India. The level of service gained by the auto manufacturing industry—or any industry—means they can promise high standards of service to their customers.

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Cuba: Preparing for Trade

Transportfolio

If the government approves a company’s plan, the business can lease land and manufacture there. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Cuba Trade

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Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

Transportfolio

Now, cross-border ecommerce is even connecting consumers with manufacturers (C2M). 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.

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Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

Transportfolio

The answer lies not in a herculean dream of global domination, but simply in mathematics. The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS

TMC

A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. Global TMS Technology Global Transportation Panama Canal

How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets

Transportfolio

How is Global Shipping Growing in India? The answer lies not in a herculean dream of global domination, but simply in mathematics. The only reliable mechanism to create lots of jobs is large scale manufacturing, which is driven by exports.

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pfizer requires every service provider to send their data to the cloud, so the manufacturer can track and trace all of its shipments worldwide. The cloud-enabled tracking system monitors shipment exceptions, so the manufacturer can intervene if, say, there are flight delays. Just 20 people in the in-house global transportation team manage these shipment flows. When Jim Cafone, Vice President, Supply Chain, Pfizer Inc.,

The Celebration of the Year of the Pig and Implications for Industry Supply Chain Management Strategies

Supply Chain Matters

At the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year , the Supply Chain Matters blog reflects on faster-moving changes in global supply and customer demand networks and on the implications for a year of constant challenge. Global manufacturing and supply chain activity as reflected by the J.P.

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.

6 Answers for Your Top TPP Agreement Questions

Transportfolio

While we’re still sorting through the full text, we wanted to provide you with some background, answer some questions, and offer some insight about what the TPP agreement means for the transportation and logistics industry. Do I need to change my global supply chain because of the agreement?

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. There are significant improvements in sectors of the economy that generate lots of freight—namely, manufacturing, construction, and imports.

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response

Transportfolio

Global Risk Management: Balancing Prevention and Response. Theft, political unrest, labor disputes, natural disasters , contract errors, insurance issues…all are issues that may be keeping you up at night and keeping your global shipments from their destinations.

Guest Post: Supply Chain Growing Pains? 4 Lessons for Your Business

Transportfolio

I recognized that we needed a global third party logistics provider (3PL) to help us add efficiency to our shipping processes. Robinson, all of our manufacturers were responsible for shipping goods to us. Customers Global Transportation Case Study Global Shipping Logistics

The Panama Canal Expansion: Time Versus Cost Trade-Off

Transportfolio

We also looked at other scenarios: potential shifts in manufacturing to Southeast Asia, some shipping through the Suez Canal rather than the Panama Canal, a weak U.S. Global Transportation Supply Chain Panama Canal

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer purchases, manufacturing, housing, and exports contributed to a 4% increase in GDP in the second quarter, following a 2.1%

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

Supply Chain Link

In recent years there has been a trend of United States and Canadian companies turning to Mexico to manufacture goods, especially in the, auto, plastic, and aerospace. Global. Transportation. Supply Chain, Global , Transportation, Cross-Border.

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Bahri Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Forwarders Solution

BluJay Solutions

Manchester, UK – February 6, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network , today announced that Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has expanded its use of BluJay technology to include the Transportation Management for Forwarders solution. Bahri is one of the world’s foremost transportation and logistics companies.

11th annual Cold Chain Distribution Conference and Exhibition

Supply Chain Movement

Dave Edmondson, National Strategy Manager, Manufacturing Development, NHSBT (NHS Blood and Transplant). Didier Basseras, Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Supplies – Clinical Supply Chain, Sanofi-Aventis. Fredrik Wildtgrube, Head of Global Sales, Finnair Cargo.

Panduit Optimizes Global Freight Spend with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud

Oracle SCM

Panduit is a global manufacturer of physical infrastructure equipment that supports power, communications, computing, control, and security systems. Value Chain Execution cloud freight otm panduit spend story transportation

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

This month’s Market Update highlights some of the key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America, including the most recent Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reading, which shows signs of improvement in overall market conditions.