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.

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

Deep Dive on 2017 Prediction Five: Continued Global Transportation Industry-wide Turbulence

Supply Chain Matters

The following Supply Chain Matters blog is part of our ongoing series of deep dives into each of our previously unveiled ten 2017 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains. At the start of the New Year, our parent, the Ferrari Consulting and Research Group along with our Supply Chain Matters blog as a broadcast […].

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].

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

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%.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. While companies may see global sourcing as a means to reduce material or component costs, they must be mindful of what the customer is actually willing to pay for through total landed cost.

Breaking Transportation News: FedEx Announces Intent to Acquire TNT Express

Supply Chain Matters

Included in our Supply Chain Matters 2015 Predictions for Global Supply Chains (available for complimentary download in our Research Center) was our prediction for a turbulent and noteworthy year involving the global transportation. Global package delivery and transportation provider FedEx announced today it has reached a conditional agreement of intention […].

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

Report That Maersk Line Looks Toward Added Acquisitions in Logistics

Supply Chain Matters

The CEO of Maersk indicated to a European business publication that acquisitions involving land logistics and transportation services are expected over the next 2-3 years. That includes areas such as inter-modal surface transportation as well as operating warehouses.

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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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Reports of Softening U.S. Trucking Rates and Rising Global Logistics M&A are Not Coincidence

Supply Chain Matters

surface trucking rates this quarter, and a potential re-igniting of merger and acquisition activities involving global logistics carriers and services providers should capture the attention of industry supply chain management teams. .

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Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

Transportation Management Challenges in E-Commerce Although e-commerce represents an excellent opportunity for shippers, it results in the creation of additional challenges in managing freight spend and moving products. Benchmark existing freight spend and use of transportation modes.

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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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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Increased Equity Investment in Online Transportation Marketplace

Supply Chain Matters

Today’s blog theme is turning out to be global transportation and logistics, specifically, ongoing development in the global ocean container shipping sector. The logistics and transportation industry has now come to realize a new reality, that Amazon […]. Supply Chain Technology Transportation and Logistics digital transformation of transportation and logistics services Freightos international freight procurement technology Supply chain Matters blog

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

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.

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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

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests? The post Market Update: Transportation Industry News appeared first on Transportfolio.

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.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests? The post Market Update: Transportation Industry News appeared first on Transportfolio.

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

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. The Department of Transportation projects the rule to clear the OMB, and it will have a 60-day comment period ending, December 12.

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