Who said supply chains are boring?: Thinking End to End on.

Supply Chains Rock

Last week I was visiting friends in San Francisco, where they are doing an extremely good job in cutting down carbon emissions by buying local products. Local equals less shipping, sorry logistics guys. As you can read, the label points out that they use plastic instead of glass since its lighter to ship. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring?

SMB Shippers Find Stability With 3PLs During COVID-19

Freight Center

In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelter in place.” For SMB shippers, Third Party Logistics providers ( 3PL s) like FreightCenter offer a lifeline of stability when it’s needed most. Freight Shipping Small Business

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The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

With major companies taking the initiative to develop and encourage the growth of robotics in logistics and manufacturing industries, the possibilities for the future are endless. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Ultimately, the driving force behind the expansion of robotics in logistics and manufacturing processes is the consumer. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing. Future of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More (WSJ – sub. Target Offers Free Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. The Postal Service wins approval to deliver groceries in San Francisco (Internet Retailer). Free shipping: what started out as an e-commerce experiment to entice online shoppers has become a customer expectation, and a drain on profitability for retailers. billion in payments for shipping. .

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters). Blockchain Makes Inroads in Shipping (WSJ – sub. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc. Again, lots of investors and money being poured into all segments of the transportation and logistics service provider industry.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub. Cloud Logistics Offers New Innovations in Second Upgrade of 2015. Download the report — Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Is Redrawing the Logistics Map — for all the details.

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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Logistics startups are popping up everywhere. Logistics start-ups investments shot up from 0.1% We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. Here we go: Technology Innovations in Logistics. Uber-ification of logistics : Fine, we said it. On-demand logistics services from mobile devices are on the rise.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? In related news, the Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon recently “tested package delivery by licensed cab in San Francisco and Los Angeles using taxi-hailing mobile app Flywheel.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket? Note: GT Nexus is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (April 10-14, 2017)

Talking Logistics

With many folks on vacation today for the holiday weekend, we’ll go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news without commentary. Amazon’s Free Shipping Pushes Small Retailers, Delivery Firms to Compete (WSJ – sub. Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). Catastrophe looms at ports after Brexit, shipping industry warns (The Guardian).

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Here are some details from the press release: Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics processes. about 60 miles east of San Francisco, Amazon this summer replaced four floors of fixed shelving with the robots, the people [familiar with the matter] said. .

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

With all the ambiguity and uncertainty around CBD and cannabis products, how can you ensure that your logistics are in compliance with all the state and federal laws? Although marijuana has been legalized in several states and CBD on a federal level, there are still many obstacles in the logistics of CBD and marijuana. Shipping CBD Products. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My daughter’s second grade class is sharing their work this morning, so in the interest of time, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc. Final ‘Driver Coercion’ rule is published in Federal Register, will take effect in January (Logistics Management). Acquisitions in the logistics space continue. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. While many chocolate makers stop shipping chocolate during the warmer summer months, consumers don’t want to give up on their favorite treat. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. While many chocolate makers stop shipping chocolate during the warmer summer months, consumers don’t want to give up on their favorite treat. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. While many chocolate makers stop shipping chocolate during the warmer summer months, consumers don’t want to give up on their favorite treat. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

Chocolate, enjoyed by so many around the world, presents significant logistics challenges for chocolate makers and logistics companies. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge. While many chocolate makers stop shipping chocolate during the warmer summer months, consumers don’t want to give up on their favorite treat. For sea freight, chocolate must be shipped in refrigerated containers, also called reefers.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches new logistics service for life sciences products handled at extremely low temperatures. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. At the center of Atlas’ product line is Atlas Exchange, a secure document exchange providing a “connect-once, access-all” network, securely linking retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and logistics service providers. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

German shipping magnate DHL is another major player in the drone development game, having been experimenting with drones since 2013. While they remain a relatively rare sight (except for people who happen to live in Washington, DC, or the San Francisco Bay Area), delivery robots may soon begin to appear on sidewalks throughout the U.S. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, “Christmas in October” Sales Get Results

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Earlier Christmas promotions may not be popular, but they get results; some shoppers say the quality of produce at Whole Foods has declined since Amazon bought the chain; what’s causing some Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders to run behind; San Francisco thinks twice about delivery robots; and Ford and Alibaba announce a partnership that could see Ford’s vehicles sold on Tmall. San Francisco Puts the Brakes on Delivery Robots.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

German shipping magnate DHL is another major player in the drone development game, having been experimenting with drones since 2013. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions. The flows are typically linear and the analysis is on alternate modes and best shipping lanes. This will be followed by work with a high-tech client in San Francisco on the evolution of supply chain technologies and then speak at a client session on Monday on the Supply Chains to Admire work in Phoenix, AZ.

Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, “Christmas in October” Sales Get Results

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Earlier Christmas promotions may not be popular, but they get results; some shoppers say the quality of produce at Whole Foods has declined since Amazon bought the chain; what’s causing some Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders to run behind; San Francisco thinks twice about delivery robots; and Ford and Alibaba announce a partnership that could see Ford’s vehicles sold on Tmall. San Francisco Puts the Brakes on Delivery Robots.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Self-Service Logistics. Content Summary: The Era of Do-It-Yourself Logistics.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes. The fact that the CEO of the company leading the Hyperloop charge is committed to it being a freight transportation technology first, is pretty telling in our eyes: obviously, if it can ship freight, the Hyperloop project might have tremendous implications for the Supply Chain field, which (in large part) focuses on the efficient movement of material goods.

Ocean Freight Routing Terms Explained

Material Handling & Logistics

This acronym stands for All Water Service, which is one of the most cost-effective ways to ship your cargo, and also one of the most eco-friendly ; however, it’s also one of the slowest forms of freight transportation. With AWS, your cargo will be shipped from the port of origin to its destination using only water routes. For example, a freight shipment from Yantian to Chicago via Seattle would be unloaded on the West Coast and then shipped inland via truck or rail. .

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Mail Delivers Amazon Groceries in San Francisco (WSJ – sub. Radiant Logistics Acquires Trans-NET, Inc. Postal Service, already partners in Sunday deliveries, have launched a [two-month] trial to shuttle insulated containers of meat, dairy, produce and other groceries to San Francisco customers’ doorsteps. . The post This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

This “invisible” part of Walmart’s business is a logistical and supply chain management and the practices they employ should give supply chain managers pause to take a bit out of their day and inspect what Walmart is doing in order to mimic into the supply chain manager’s own practice. The data is shared with suppliers who know when to ship more products. Disclaimer: This research has been done on behalf of the University of San Francisco Online.

The Inevitability of Warehouse Robots

Supply Chain Nation

Recently, while attempting to leave San Francisco International Airport, I found myself halted by the CAFEX coffee-making robot. The next day brought news of CAFEX shuttering stores throughout the San Francisco area. In anticipation of this growth, over $1 billion in investment has flowed into logistics-focused robotics and automation companies since 2015 2.

BluJay and Uber Freight Partner to Optimize Global Shipping

BluJay Solutions

More than $18 billion in annualized freight moves through BluJay’s Transportation Management platform, with approximately $3 billion managed on behalf of shippers by BluJay’s MTS team, also known as Logistics as a Service. To date, the company announced joint work with other global cloud service providers and expanded to serve thousands of shippers around the world with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and Amsterdam.

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

Talking Logistics

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. XPO Logistics Announces Consumer-Friendly Last Mile Tracking of Heavy Goods through Google Search.