Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

But Uber never expanded beyond the initial three cities [New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago]…Uber also faced stiff competition in same-day deliveries from a variety of startups and larger rivals, including Deliv Inc. For related commentary on UberFreight, see Uber: The Newest Entry on Your Carrier Scorecard and Are Today’s Transportation Tech Startups the Uber of Trucking or the Tinder of Trucking? ). The fact is that old habits die hard in logistics.

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). Flexport Raises $65 Million in Venture Capital to Expand Operations (Transport Topics). Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

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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.

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

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The Postal Service wins approval to deliver groceries in San Francisco (Internet Retailer). Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. Transplace announced the release of Optimize Prime, “a comprehensive platform that designs, analyzes and optimizes transportation distribution networks in order to eliminate waste and reduce transportation costs.” Note: Manhattan Associates and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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. Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). February 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 3PL Mergers/Acquisitions Robots This Week in News Transportation Management Alibaba ELD Knight Transportation Kuehne + Nagel Swift Transportation Tesla Walmart

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

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transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. 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.”

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies. Marten Transport Ltd. Note: Descartes and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

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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. The legal ramifications of transporting marijuana in any form within a particular state depends on the laws of the respective state.

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. The legal ramifications of transporting marijuana in any form within a particular state depends on the laws of the respective state.

This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013)

Talking Logistics

3DPrinting #SCM #logistics pic.twitter.com/S4tGkRxR5u. Google Shopping Express now available to all San Francisco and Peninsula Shoppers. Kewill Reinvents Supply Chain Execution Market with Introduction of Multi-modal Transportation Platform. Meanwhile, Google announced that it is expanding the rollout of its same-day delivery service, Shopping Express, “to everyone living or working in [its] Bay Area delivery zones, from San Francisco to San Jose.”

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.

Increasing Transportation and Logistics Sales Using CRM with Troy Goode

The Logistics of Logistics

Podcast Summary: In this podcast, Joe interviews Troy Goode, Co-Founder and CTO of Lanetix, about increasing transportation and logistics sales for companies using customer relationship management (CRM). Lanetix catering only to the transportation and logistics industry.

$1B Investment in Flexport – A Smart Bet or Case of Irrational Exuberance?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Forbes last week, “ Flexport , a software-focused freight forwarder [founded in 2013] that helps businesses transport their goods to their point of sale, announced a $1 billion funding round led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund on Thursday, with existing investors Founders Fund, DST Global, Cherubic Ventures, Susa Ventures and SF Express all participating. The investment […] values the San Francisco-based company at $3.2

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities? This answer will reveal key facts about the provider’s global logistics expertise in your key markets. Expect them to talk about the modes of transportation they offer. In addition to global expertise, make sure your provider has local logistics knowledge.

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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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. The legal ramifications of transporting marijuana in any form within a particular state depends on the laws of the respective state.

Hyperloop – the next mode of transportation

DELMIA Quintiq

Are we heading towards a Futurama-like era where self-sustaining robots have their own community, wheels are no longer used in transportation, and spaceships are a common sight? When Elon Musk first revealed his idea of a high-speed transportation system that would travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes (travelling at almost 800 miles per hour), it was received with a good share of criticism (and humor). Transport & Logistics

ThroughPut Inc. Appoints the former Vice-Chairman of Bank of America and Distinguished Business Finance Expert, Luke Helms, to its Advisory Board

ThroughPut

PALO ALTO, California, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ThroughPut Inc., the Industrial AI Supply Chain pioneer, today announced the appointment of Luke Helms to its Advisory Board.

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. We are a transportation company – we are not law enforcement.

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. The ideal temperature to store and transport chocolate is between 55F and 65F; the relative humidity should be below 50%. Some chocolate makers freeze the chocolate for storage and transportation, which extends the shelf life. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge.

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. The ideal temperature to store and transport chocolate is between 55F and 65F; the relative humidity should be below 50%. Some chocolate makers freeze the chocolate for storage and transportation, which extends the shelf life. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge.

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. The ideal temperature to store and transport chocolate is between 55F and 65F; the relative humidity should be below 50%. Some chocolate makers freeze the chocolate for storage and transportation, which extends the shelf life. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge.

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. The ideal temperature to store and transport chocolate is between 55F and 65F; the relative humidity should be below 50%. Some chocolate makers freeze the chocolate for storage and transportation, which extends the shelf life. With more and more consumers ordering chocolate online, logistics become an even bigger challenge.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

I knew nothing about the world of logistics, inventory management and order optimization. Warehouse Management and Transportation Management were in their infancy. It should not be functional, with a narrow focus on a singular function like manufacturing or transportation. Stage 2: All about Transportation. It is usually driven by the logistics and transportation functions.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

Transportation companies, e-commerce goliaths, and tech startups worldwide are testing drone and droid deliveries with an array of products, from fast-food orders to consumer goods. 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

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

Transportation companies, e-commerce goliaths, and tech startups worldwide are testing drone and droid deliveries with an array of products, from fast-food orders to consumer goods. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain

NC State SCRC

Bloomberg, an investment manager is paying for 179 million square feet of urban logistics properties — the warehouses used by Amazon.com Inc. logistics real estate, will almost double Blackstone’s U.S. The properties being acquired by BREP are in high-growth markets such as the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas, Seattle, Miami, New Jersey and Portland, Oregon, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

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. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant.

“Infrastructure Deficit” Getting Worse

Supply Chain @ MIT

US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx acknowledges the funding gap for transportation projects. The supply chain community has long argued that America’s transportation infrastructure is in dire need of new investment. It is encouraging therefore that US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx expressed a similar view during a visit to MIT on January 5, 2015. A contentious issue is the US Department of Transportation’s reliance on gasoline taxes for its revenue.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

Hyperloop is a theoretical transportation technology, a long-awaited “fifth avenue” of transportation that uses vacuum tubes and linear induction motors to shuttle pressurized air capsules along a track, using a lack of friction to achieve speeds as high as 700 mph (approx. The proposed first route between Los Angeles and San Francisco would cut travel times from 4 hours to 35 minutes.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: New York ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in the number of Fortune 1000 companies with supply chain leaders located in the metro area; in the number of supply chain and technology programs in a 200-mile radius; in the number of supply chain and technology awards conferred in programs in a 200-mile radius; in transportation infrastructure (e.g., number of flights, road congestion, distance to ocean ports); and in the presence of top 100 logistics IT providers.

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.

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. This term is used to describe an intermodal freight service that utilizes ocean and truck or rail to transport to another port location, for example, a shipment coming from Shanghai to New York via Long Beach.