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

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. P&G Remaking Supply Chain Network (WSJ – sub. Shipping with Amazon.

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business

Unleashed

We see the benefits of it clearly through lot traceability — you can streamline your supply chain and have confidence in all of the steps along the way. Traceability allows a factory to track goods along the distribution chain. You can trace items being shipped into your manufacturing facility and all the way through its journey, making suppliers more accountable than ever.

How Supply Chain Planning Can Create Profit in a Declining Market

ToolsGroup

Therefore, traditional push-driven supply chains are wholly unfit for this situation. It bought its main rivals to become North America’s largest fine paper manufacturer. [1] Blog S&OP Supply Chain Planning Featured

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

Understanding What’s Behind the High Demand for Flatbed Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

High demand for flatbed shipping is rolling mightily into the peak periods of summer, continuing to drive historic supply issues across North America. While it’s difficult to predict how long it will last, what is predictable is that unprecedented demand of flatbed shipping will disrupt the typical cycles and seasonal trends we’ve come to expect, and make securing supply even more difficult as the market and carrier demographics remain fragmented.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Freight and parcel shipping. In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion. Freight shipping includes larger goods that exceed parcel specifications.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5 Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation

Winter Shipping Guide for Refrigerated Goods

Supply Chain Link

Winter came early this year for many parts of North America. Supply Chain. Intermodal, Supply Chain, Cold Chain. Cold Chain Intermodal Intermodal Supply Chain Supply Chain

Why Financial Reengineering Does Not Equal Supply Chain Improvement

Supply Chain Shaman

The traditional supply chain leader focused only on cost reduction. Snow fell last night as I worked on my last Supply Chain Metrics That Matter report. And, to manage cash-to-cash, the supplier increased their payables passing cost and waste downward in the supply chain.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic.

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

DELMIA Quintiq

You’ve just been analyzing your supply chain’s performance over the last 2 quarters. You need immediate insights – from people who’ve experienced the same problems in their supply chain planning. Get these insights, tips and strategies, from supply chain leaders.

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.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, we have published many blog posts and produced several video episodes on supply chain digital transformation (see our archives ). What’s becoming clear, however, is that digital supply chain transformation is not enough; companies also have to transform their physical supply chain networks to adequately meet the more demanding challenges and opportunities before them.

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. As an example, China has imposed tariffs on farm products and seafood, as well as autos; and the companies affected can be small food exporters, agricultural supply companies, or auto parts suppliers. A Newly Vulnerable Supply Chain.

Achieving Agility When Shipping Food Around the World

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Shubh Mann, VP of Sales Food is shipped from all over the world. In 2015, North America exported a total of over $2 trillion dollars worth of products to other countries 1 , which consisted of mostly ingredients and food.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

AIMMS

The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. Stock allocation: the process of aligning supply and demand to move merchandise in a fast and agile way. AIMMS Asia Pacific Supply chain optimization

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Supply chain management is a multi-faceted process with many stakeholders and even more moving parts. New technology aims to make the supply chain more efficient, yet investing in the wrong technology further complicates productivity while hindering profitability.

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

Cerasis

(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.

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. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

by Alexa Cheater On the heels of the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference , now seemed like an appropriate time to revisit an often talked about supply chain topic. The impact of climate change on your supply chain operations.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1. Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership. Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market. 12 | Profile Hans Willems, Vice President Supply Chain Europe, Boston Scientific.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! While Oranges and Orange juice are common and usually easily found it is still curious as to what the Orange juice Supply Chain is. The Orange Juice Supply Chain.

26 supply chain pros reveal the single most effective way to create a winning supply chain strategy

6 River Systems

With new supply chain innovations , trends in logistics technology and advancements like automated robots making a big impact on operational efficiency, it seems that supply chain optimization is within reach for more companies than ever before. Supply 3.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. 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.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. A study by supply chain consultancy group Miebach revealed that 51 percent of companies already use nearshoring as a location strategy for their production. Logistics economics transportation shipping

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Think about the supply chain of virtually every consumer good. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. A study by supply chain consultancy group Miebach revealed that 51 percent of companies already use nearshoring as a location strategy for their production. Logistics economics transportation shipping

Intermodal Shipping is Growing and the Railroads are Ready

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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.

6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain. With multiple freight handoffs, service gaps, and surging demands, global ceramic proppant manufacturers have one of the most complex supply chains in the oil and gas industry. Oil and Gas Supply Chain

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company join blockchain platform

EFT

IBM and Maersk have been joined by CMA CGM Group and MSC on the TradeLens, a blockchain-based shipping platform. Together CMA, MSC and Maersk, along with other carriers already on TradeLens, represent nearly half of the world’s container shipping volume.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. The new facility will allow the company to offer two-day shipping to most (about 90%) of the U.S.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. In North America, cabotage is more restrictive. The bottom line is, there is no one-size-fits-all, when it comes to truckload procurement between North America and the European Union. When EU and U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). Passport, a customer service company focused on shipping, has raised $3 million in seed funding (TechCrunch).

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

I worked with consultants defining a business case for cloud-based supply chain solutions and new vendors looking to use artificial intelligence to solve the problems of master data management. It was not a good week for supply chain leaders.

Southwest Airlines Cargo Now Shipping Internationally, Beginning With Mexico

EFT

Cargo is expanding internationally in its shipping operations, with Mexico City the first port of call and further routes planned shortly. Southwest is going to focus on building up international shipping capabilities and experience in the Mexican market first. The suite of products and Customer-facing solutions laid the foundation for this month's start of the carrier's international shipping program. Southwest Airlines Co.

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain

TMC

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain.Connect. Where are you likely to encounter the worst bottlenecks when shipping product between the U.S. Every supply chain is unique and vulnerable to a particular set of risks.