Taking the “Ouch” Out of Transportation Costs

Talking Logistics

And this global trip isn’t just for sightseeing – leading companies find that a diversified sourcing base and far-flung manufacturing can help cut production costs, increasing the bottom line. However, the biggest pain point for these global supply chains is the one that seems inescapable – transportation costs. Pain Points Increasing Transportation Costs. Here are just a few pain points that are increasing transportation costs: Container shipping headaches.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico.


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Will ‘connecting neighborhoods’ disconnect trucking?

The Supply Chain Journal

House and Senate versions of highway reauthorization legislation currently being negotiated are provisions that would allow billions of dollars to be spent dismantling portions of the interstate highway system without replacing the lost transportation capacity. Source: CNU.

3 months after launch, grocery platform JOKR raises $170M

The Supply Chain Journal

JOKR officially kicked off its 15-minute grocery delivery service in New York City on June 3. 15-minute grocery delivery is now a reality in New York City. Read: 15-minute grocery delivery is real – and in New York, it’s free.

How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing


It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. For example, a food label in a store in New York might read “ New York State Grown and Certified ”.

Shipping Steel: I.C.E. Transport Operation Moves 132-Foot Rails

I.C.E. Transport

A major rail line in the New York Metro area was able to source the steel rail it needed in the UK.

2021 Shipper of Choice profile: Campbell Soup Company

The Supply Chain Journal

New York Stock Exchange ticker CPB Headquarters Camden, New Jersey 2020 revenue $8.691 billion 2020 net income $1.628 billion Shipper of Choice history 2019 (Top 25), 2021 (Top 25).

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

More importantly, It was the first “cargo only” flight, scheduled specifically to transport goods from one point to another. The air mail service only lasted about a month; a total of 35 bags of mail were transported on 16 flights.

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Logistics in the City

Enterra Insights

For example, Kate Migon, Head of New Mobility Solutions, Americas, at Gemalto, asserts “it’s time for cities to reclaim their streets” and “close parts of our cities to cars and reverse decades of prioritizing drivability over mobility.”[1] ”[1] She notes some planners are “designing new city spaces that cater to pedestrians first, then cars. ” Of course, commuter traffic isn’t the only source of urban traffic congestion.

Rwanda Heads Technology Revolution in Africa

The Network Effect

Source: ReCode.net. Thus, according to the New York Times , one of the world’s smallest and poorest countries, “will be the first… to establish a commercial drone delivery network — putting it ahead of places like the United States.” Sources. New York Times. Supply Chain Management Technology Transportation delivery drones drugs healthcare medical network One Network pharmaceuticals supply chain zip zipline

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Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

And last month, we witnessed the havoc that winter storm Jonas unleashed along the east coast , dumping more than two feet of snow in Washington, DC, New York City, and other major cities, leading to thousands of flight cancellations and gridlock on the roads. 3PL Episode Highlights Global Trade Management Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation Management C.H.

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IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

Talking Logistics

According to a 2017 Michigan State University Supply Chain Management study , “supply chain and product complexity possess a number of sources that vex supply chain operations…customer accommodation is the first,” including the demand for speed and visibility into shipments. In response to this growing complexity, companies moving goods around the world are embracing digital supply chain solutions, powered by new tracking technologies and data analytics.

The 2021 Hurricane Season Will Impact Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Cassidy ( @WillB_Cassidy ), Senior Editor at The Journal of Commerce , writes, “US shippers and transportation providers need to start preparing now for a potentially destructive 2021 hurricane season along the East and Gulf coasts, according to digital freight marketplace Convoy.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

Do your research when selecting transportation routes. Smart transportation management software can help you determine routes through safer neighborhoods, based on crime heat maps and collected data. A few areas with high rates of cargo theft are Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Miami, Houston, and Chicago. Make Smart Use of Transportation Technology. Sources: [link]. 5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves.

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Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

Readers old enough to remember the 1960s, might recall the television show “Green Acres” starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. ”[4] They go to note, “Growing food in cities is not a new concept.” Food grown close to consumers reduces both transportation costs and food waste.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It has 253 employees and is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; and Brighton, England. We are supporting mobile connectivity for our clients and their carrier partners, allowing updates to come directly from the source that is performing the activities and removing several layers that are present today in EDI or manual processes ”. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

New York City. New York City. Source ID. 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., Source ID. Source ID.

Can taxing trucks on miles traveled work?

The Supply Chain Journal

Four states — Kentucky, New Mexico, New York and Oregon — are already levying a commercial truck VMT fee. A study published earlier this year by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) put a price tag on those costs: upwards of $20 billion.

FreightWaves Classics: Federal Maritime Commission is regulatory watchdog for maritime trade

The Supply Chain Journal

transportation-related agencies. The legislation created a new maritime watchdog agency – the United States Shipping Board. Merchant Marine in New York harbor with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Photo: Port of New York/New Jersey).

How to Stop Disruption in the Supply Chain From the Coronavirus

Veridian Solutions

Although not as sizable as other Chinese cities, Wuhan has more than 11 million people, making it considerably larger than New York City. One of the many reasons that Wuhan is critical to the international supply chain is due to its role in shipping and transportation.

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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. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: New Electronic Vehicle Export Process Debuts at Port Everglades. Source ID. Source ID.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) was formed by 57 airlines at a conference held in Havana on April 19, 1945. By the spring 1949, the airlift was clearly succeeding, and by April it was delivering more cargo than had previously been transported into the city by rail.

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The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

Consumers, activists, and investors increasingly want to know the products they buy are sourced sustainably and ethically. Transparency, on the other hand, involves moral and ethical dimensions of activities associated with sourcing and manufacturing. sources of raw materials. The fallout has resulted in a raft of new laws pertaining to transparency. In the information age, it’s difficult to hide things you would prefer to remain undiscovered.

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COP21 – Freight and Climate Change


Click the button on the right to see our sources. SEE CALCULATION × Sources for Freight Emissions The following facts are from disparate sources, but tell a consistent story. North American estimates for freight transportation’s share of national emissions: 7.8% (US), 8% (Canada), 18% (Mexico). UK estimate for freight transportation’s share of national emissions: 6%, split by Road 92%, Rail and Waterborne 8%, Air 0%.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: ADM Trucking serves ADM and others

The Supply Chain Journal

The company went public in 1924, and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In the 1960s, ADM sold its chemistry business and looked to exports as a new source of revenue. To serve its own transportation needs ADM Trucking, Inc.

Starbucks Appoints New Supply Chain Chief


Starbucks has named Hans Melotte as their new Supply Chain Chief. This venture drastically reduced transportation costs and the company was able to change operating schedules from seven days a week to five. The post Starbucks Appoints New Supply Chain Chief appeared first on RFgen.

Tearing down key interstate connection in Syracuse getting more likely

The Supply Chain Journal

Tearing down a viaduct on Interstate 81 through Syracuse, New York — part of a movement loosely called the “new urbanism” — could force some trucks to loop around the city’s eastern suburbs. But an allocation by the state of New York and a recent visit to Syracuse by U.S.

The Trucking Industry In The COVID-19 Era


In particular, new and emerging technologies, like blockchain, can be beneficial. These regulations were previously the source of much backlash in the trucking industry as drivers felt limited in their ability to perform on their own terms.

Tanker rate boost from pipeline cyberattack could be fleeting

The Supply Chain Journal

A lengthy shutdown would force more gasoline and refined product imports from Europe and other sources, a plus for spot rates of medium-range (MR) product tankers. If necessary, replacement supplies could be sourced from those hubs with delivery times of just two to six days.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers


Troy-Bilt : Troy, New York: Manufactured and assembled various sizes of roto-tillers called: “Horse”, “Pony”, etc. For any new purchases a red Traveling Requisition (TR) was used. Purchasing was tasked with Cost Reduction, Sourcing and Purchase Orders. 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. New Mexico. New York. #28.

How Ecommerce Brands Are Helping Fight COVID-19 (Coronavirus) + Resources for Those in Need


Fashion designer Christian Siriano is offering to make free face masks for medical service workers amidst the coronavirus outbreak relief efforts in New York. Here are some new ways to know where to be discovered. New sales channel: Privy’s marketplace ‘ShopSmallEcomm.com’.

Are you shipping me?!? $32,000 container move from China to LA

The Supply Chain Journal

Purchasing ocean transportation has become so expensive that many companies with lower-value commodities can’t afford to import anymore, analysts and logisticians say. Soaring transportation inflation is more than some can absorb. Source: SEKO Logistics). “We’re

XPO’s equity offering includes share sale from chairman

The Supply Chain Journal

billion in net debt (as of the close of the first quarter), a source familiar with the transaction told FreightWaves. The deal is likely to be slightly dilutive to earnings per share as a reduction in interest expense is offset by the increased share count, the source said.