The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. Due to the rapid change in global business environment, managers find it difficult to gain the edge over competitors.

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Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

In these wars, it's not only large multinational corporations but smaller businesses with supply chains extending into China and other countries that could incur increased tariffs, losses due to pre-contracted prices and investments overseas. How is this impacting smaller businesses? For years, small business has been encouraged to do global business. It simply takes time to readjust the supply chain with lead times sometimes requiring up to several years.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. The potential opportunity to convert a significant portion of operating costs from fixed to variable. This begets the need to set the overall strategy for the divestment by way of an exercise, called “capability scoping.”

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How to Expand Your Global Shipping to Meet Growing Indian Markets


Only one of them is outside North America: China. But there is another country that’s making a strong case to join that elite group. However, anyone who has spent a day in India asks the same question: How? How is Global Shipping Growing in India?

Why Truckload Lead Times Matter and How to Improve Them


First come, first served is a familiar statement to most of us. This represents every operating truck in North America: Yet not every truck is available every single day of the year. It would take roughly a day and a half to complete a truckload shipment of this length.

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready


Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready | Transportfolio. Tight truckload capacity usually means more intermodal shipping. But intermodal service can add efficiency, flexibility, and cost savings to a supply chain in many different market conditions.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing


Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. Today’s supply chain has to be flexible. Instead, it turned to on-demand warehousing.

What’s Driving Flatbed Shipping Demand and Is It Here to Stay?


After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. However, if you’re shipping material on open deck trailers, these topics aren’t the primary drivers of flatbed demand.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. Shippers are required to communicate verified weights in a shipping document. As often occurs with new requirements, questions continue to swirl and some companies are going to feel ill-prepared as the deadline arises.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity


Your boss wants to see improvements to the bottom line and it has to happen by the end of the year. With such a tight deadline, you can’t afford to waste time combing through lengthy reports to come up with fresh strategies that could or could not work.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization


The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. Companies are increasingly eager to hear about optimization and advanced analytics. I t’s not hard to see why.

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6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain


6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain. But certain innovations in transportation and logistics are enabling these shippers to plan more effectively and manage risk. Other oil and gas companies can use similar innovations to streamline and optimize their own supply chains.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets


Our continued expansion into major metropolitan markets is a commitment to our clients. With the change to zone-based pricing for First Class Packages, all clients must reconsider how to locate their product closer to their customers." By 2021, worldwide retail e-commerce sales are projected to be 4.9 At the same time, customers are demanding shorter shipping timelines. RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities.

Teknowlogi Solutions Address “Back to Basics” Areas for Logistics Industry


The logistics industry is changing rapidly due to a multitude of new technologies. Teknowlogi representatives will be in Booth 32 throughout the conference, demonstrating how the LES advanced technology platform represents the next evolution of innovation for the logistics industry.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

Talking Logistics

Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Designing a supply chain to accomplish that task isn’t as straightforward as it seems, especially when technology is involved. A smart company pays attention to the way their supply chain operates, and that means working with a proactive design over a reactive one.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. Who’s to Blame for the Trucker Shortage?

3 fun games to teach your families about 3PLs


When a company decides to outsource its logistical needs to a 3PL, the success or failure of the venture will be determined by how well the two companies work together. Unlike a lot of other games, there is little to no battling between the players.

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Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Demand in conjunction with the realignment of available space has led to rates being resilient in this peak import season. In addition, looking back to the summer of 2017, the June-August peak that typically happens was slower than anticipated.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management


Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio. As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? How to deal with growing supply chain complexity.

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Now that Thanksgiving is past us, the mad dash to the end of the year is on. It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology. Mexico and Canada Sign Pact to Replace Nafta (WSJ – sub.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management


As the market continues to change, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to have a carrier management strategy that allows you to be proactive—no matter what the market has in store.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts


” Well, as a marketing manager for Cerasis, what I know is this: it ain’t about US, it’s about providing value to those who we want to serve. Well, manufacturing companies who ship freight in North America.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China


While the stock market in China has been volatile lately, the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy. That makes China a highly attractive market for imports, if you have a logistics provider who knows how to deliver your imports. How to get more value for your money.

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Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

The major consultancy firms are still acquiring smaller niche competitors to intensify their supply chain expertise. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. 28 | B to C e-commerce puts pressure on supply chains.

BVL Carolinas Chapter is Launched: More than 100 participants at Volvo in Greensboro.

Supply Chain View from the Field

The move by BVL to create the chapter in the Carolinas is not only a recognition of the area as a supply chain hub but also a move to expand the organization’s footprint into North America. We look forward to more meetings of BVL Carolinas in the near future!

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

6 River Systems

As warehouses embrace technology to optimize the supply chain and reduce fulfillment costs , many companies are considering making the move to an automated warehouse. That said, there are many factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Derek Panchyshyn, SVP at ATX Networks!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is great to see Derek bring his extensive experience and leadership skills to ATX Networks. Thank you Derek for your friendship, your support of Supply Chain Game Changer, and taking the time to share your experiences and expertise with us. How can people contact you?


Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Sandra Ketchen, SVP of Operations at SE Health!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Sandra’s customer was notorious for buffering their forecasts and asking us to hold tons of extra inventory. In my role I was looking at how to drive improvements in our inventory performance without sacrificing customer expectations. How can people contact you?

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL


You see, I’m a native Calgarian, and was visiting my home town to share insights with a group of supply chain executives at the University of Calgary this past week. Building vacancies in downtown Calgary are at 30%+, yet more buildings and homes continue to go up. I went in to meet the group on Wednesday the day after the election. To understand why, it helped to also share the insights provided that day by Peter Wallis from the Van Horne Institute.

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


Lull uses FLEXE for order fulfillment to their customers. Here’s how. In 2015, Lull, an eCommerce furniture company, saw an opportunity to offer a better solution: mattresses that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. They turned to FLEXE. days to 1.8 days to 1.8

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage


The company is best known for dairy products, particularly butter, but the company also has divisions devoted to animal nutrition and seeds/crop protection. When it comes to securing carriage, it is easier if you have predictable demand, use standard trucks, and have long lead times.

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Cargill Animal Nutrition (CAN) is clustered around five major regions: North America; Latin America; EMEAR, including Russia; South Asia and East Asia.

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Overcoming Automotive Logistics Challenges – Part II

Supply Chain Nation

In Part II he will cover what automotive companies are doing to overcome those challenges. SCN: What are companies doing to overcome the key challenges facing the automotive industry? Yiakoumi: Carmakers are beginning to look at total costs. Before, they might say to purchasing, “You guys have done a brilliant job; you’ve reduced your costs by a million dollars because you’re buying everything from India. Now the carmakers are trying to look at total costs.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. And we might be happy to pay for it.

The Dispatch Report + Full Product Launch | January 2019, Issue No. 10


And we are so excited to embark on this next chapter with you, our supporters, by our side. Our team has been working around the clock to make this happen, and they deserve some major credit here. We’re very excited to have released our full platform.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


in the fourth quarter of 2015 according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in late February. trade deficit increased 2.23% in January to $45.7 to $176.5 to $222.1 Consumer Confidence: The Consumer Confidence Index decreased to 92.2 It is designed to gauge the financial health, spending power, and confidence of the average U.S. Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% in January to 123.2

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