The Hackers Inside Your Supply Chain

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First, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report last month focused on the need for better port cybersecurity. Coast Guard officials stated that they intend to conduct such an assessment in the future, but did not provide details to show how it would address cybersecurity. The botnet then sends the scanner a second piece of malware that targets the victim’s corporate financial, customer, shipping, and manifest information.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

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Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer. Recent news by Toyota and the United States Postal Service (USPS) show that more and more companies are exploring the possibilities of using blockchain technology in supply chain applications.

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Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update. Logistics industry specialists can look to Transplace’s Logistics Quarterly Market Update and Outlook Report to gain insights from Q2 2020 and an outlook for what’s to come. Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020. Key Findings for the United States.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

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For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. The next key subject to address is importing PPE into the United States and/or Canada. Importing PPE into the United States. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

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Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Unlike other modes, like less-than-truckload and truckload that tend to have some level of standardization, parcel is an open book,” explained Steve Williamson, Supply Chain Support Specialist at Kewill in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. You might think we have a two pony race here in the United States [with UPS and FedEx], but that’s not true. So, how are leading companies leveraging parcel solutions to manage the complexities of parcel shipping?

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union


On October 2nd, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced , “The U.S. According to Fortune , the ruling “found that the European bloc and member states Britain, France, Germany and Spain failed to remove improper financial subsidies for Airbus that hindered sales by U.S. These products are subject to a 10% duty rate increase: Section 1: New airplanes or other aircrafts from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership


(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

The Platform Economy Powered by Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

But there are others and, like Amazon when goods are exchanged for money, logistics are involved. Logistics and transportation providers are all targeting the elusive e-commerce retailer involved with new service offerings, partnerships, and acquisitions. For the small parcel provider, these partnerships with platforms are similar to how they typically partner with Associations – The offering of ‘competitive shipping rates’, label printing, and access to real-time tracking.

UPS Announces Sunday Shipping

Intelligent Audit

In the official press release , UPS’ CMO Kevin Warren said “We will leverage the combination of the UPS Network, UPS Access Point locations and SurePost in collaboration with the United States Postal Service to efficiently provide these exciting new capabilities. In recent years, that focus on experience has extended to shipping. This is an important indicator as to Amazon’s plan in the shipping space, and how carriers like FedEx and UPS are reacting.

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

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According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4%

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

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Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

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What You Need to Know About Shipping to Puerto Rico


Shipping to Puerto Rico is more complex than it might seem. On top of that, as an island nation, shipping to Puerto Rico is also naturally more expensive and limited. Here's what you need to know about shipping to Puerto Rico. An Overview of Shipping to Puerto Rico. Shipping to Puerto Rico is a domestic service, but sometimes you need to list "Puerto Rico" in the country slot, and sometimes it's United States.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships


Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. What’s more, Alibaba founder Jack Ma announced earlier this year that the Chinese giant would invest nearly $16 billion dollars in logistics over the 5 to 8 years, while a Chinese logistics provider in which it invested $256 million dollars is contemplating an IPO. Ecommerce sales have grown wildly over the past two decades, reaching nearly $2 trillion dollars annually (that’s more than the United States’ annual exports).

What Does the Future Hold for Freight Management Companies?


All Delivery Management Software Last Mile Delivery Logistics Management Software Logistics Management System Technology Transportation Management delivery route optimization. According to the American Trucking Associations, freight tonnage hauled by trucks would increase by 27% (between 2016 and 2027). With global retail sales to touch $27 trillion by 2020, it just adds to the problems of high volume and restricted resources.

New Tariffs and Their Effect on International Shipping

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How Are the New Tariffs Affecting International Shipping? However, new tariffs currently being imposed between China and the United States are predicted to have a serious impact on supply chain industries. Here are a few things to keep in mind about the new international trade policies and their effect on the shipping industry. At this point, China has responded to the tariffs with matching regulations on over $30 billion dollars’ worth of United States goods.

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond


With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share. Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies?

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

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Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team raised $58,706 this season — a new record! Simply put, without your support, this audacious dream I had three years ago to form a logistics cycling team to support JDRF wouldn’t have come true. Okay, turning the corner, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays (CNN).

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

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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? percent in the United States; however the FDA has still not approved the legal use of CBD in food and beverage products. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21.

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? percent in the United States; however the FDA has still not approved the legal use of CBD in food and beverage products. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21.

Last Mile Delivery Logistics Demand on the Rise, But Complexity Puzzles Shippers


While new technologies, like drone delivery, big data analytics and the Internet of things (IoT) push the boundaries of traditional last mile delivery logistics, growing complexity continues to puzzle shippers. In addition, up to 30 percent of consumers are willing to pay premium prices on shipping for same-day and instant delivery, reports McKinsey & Company. Why Last Mile Delivery Logistics Are Critical to Omnichannel Supply Chains. Last Mile Logistics

Logistics Trends to Watch!

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6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. During that time period, twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) traffic increased from 28.3 Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics. Subscribe Here!

The Importance of Flexibility in Parcel Shipping

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Last month we shared the exciting news that three-quarters of the 100 largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada are already part of the Kewill Carrier Network. Unless your business is niche-based or hyper-localized, restricting shipping to one carrier limits your ability to respond to market trends around delivery – just think about the free shipping trend that won’t go away.

Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series


Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series. To help keep shippers up-to-date, we’ve launched a webinar series for our Spanish-speaking customers discussing how these changes have made an impact on those companies shipping across the U.S.-Mexico There will be additional webinars in the series discussing the current state of Mexican customs to come. The post Logistics Update: Join Us for Our Mexico Customs Webinar Series appeared first on.

Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup


Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup. Logistics Technology Trends. During the second half of June, Amazon and Alibaba both held conferences in the United States, appealing to small and midsize businesses selling on their platform. Following weak 2016 pricing and lower shipping volumes, logistics spend as a percentage of the US GDP dropped from 7.84% in 2015 to 7.5% The post Logistics Technology Q2 2017 Roundup appeared first on Freightos.

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Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

3PL Insights

Global Shipping Effects of the Hanjin Bankruptcy. Hanjin Shipping, a South Korean company and the seventh largest container shipper in the world, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, which has prompted significant questions and confusion around the world as to how this will affect global shipping. The company represents almost 8% of trans-Pacific trade shipments for the United States market, and now they have stopped accepting new cargo.

Retail Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era


According to Finextra , United States e-commerce spending grew by 93 percent in May alone. . Supply chain managers would do well to ensure that they have adequate inventory and fast shipping options to appeal to the customer in the same way that Amazon does.

Coronavirus Update: Pandemic’s Effect on the US Logistics Market

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The full effect of the coronavirus has not hit the United States; however, the virus is already making waves throughout the country. . The report goes on to state that, “ We predict that the peak of the impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains will occur in mid-March, forcing thousands of companies to throttle down or temporarily shut assembly and manufacturing plants in th e U S and Europe. ” . What Are Current Coronavirus Impacts on the Logistics Industry? .

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

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Bigger Container Ships Pose Bigger Risks (WSJ – sub. XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. The larger ships will further test the capacity of ports and canals and the skill of their captains and crews. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. trillion economy that was the world’s sixth largest, trailing the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Toys R Us lowers free shipping limit for online orders. Well, another blockbuster deal was announced this week: XPO Logistics is acquiring Con-way for approximately $3 billion. Today is September 11. I never forget.

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? percent in the United States; however the FDA has still not approved the legal use of CBD in food and beverage products. Marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, but ten states and Washington, DC have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults over 21. Shipping CBD Products.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Holy See (Vatican City State).

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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Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer. Menards is the third-largest home improvement store in the United States.