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). Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. Amazon raised its free-shipping minimum to $35 from $25 late last year. billion on shipping, but brought in only about $3.1

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

Talking Logistics

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). February 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 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.

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The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

It’s no coincidence that Transport Intelligence just emailed me an invitation to The Future of Logistics conference. Movers marketplace matching shipping requirement with freelance student drivers. Supply chain platform matching drop-ship retailers, manufacturers, distributors and freight forwarders. Drone transportation for short deliveries, including last mile. San Francisco only. San Francisco only. San Francisco only.

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

Talking Logistics

Flexport Raises $65 Million in Venture Capital to Expand Operations (Transport Topics). Blockchain Makes Inroads in Shipping (WSJ – sub. Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc. Flexport wants to track products that are in transit as well as to handle sorting, relabeling and reshipping of goods when they are sold while they’re being shipped.

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.

Disrupting Logistics Ain’t Easy

Talking Logistics

Shyp is a startup that “picks up, packages, and ships anything at the best price, through major international carriers like USPS, UPS and FedEx, for business and everyday use.”. After launching in 2014 and raising a total of $63 million, this “Uber for Shipping” venture (as investors and the press liked to call Shyp) never found a sustainable business model. Shipping your shoes versus shipping your TV, it actually doesn’t sound like it makes a lot of business or financial sense.

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.

BluJay and Uber Freight Partner to Optimize Global Shipping

BluJay Solutions

Now, by integrating directly with BluJay’s Transportation Management via API, shippers can instantly access Uber Freight’s real-time pricing and tendering capabilities, with reliable capacity. “It’s The integration allows businesses that use BluJay’s Transportation Management application in North America and soon, Europe, to tap into Uber Freight’s pricing insights and vast network of over 50,000 carriers.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant.

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. German shipping magnate DHL is another major player in the drone development game, having been experimenting with drones since 2013.

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. .

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.

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

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. 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.” I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

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

ShipBob

to cover part of credit card processing, packing, and shipping costs). They have already donated 10,000 protective face masks and will be able to ship another 300,000 surgical masks by the end of the week.

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

Talking Logistics

Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Moving on to disruptive technologies and services, Uber announced this week that UberRUSH, its same-day/same-hour delivery service, is now open for business in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.

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

Cerasis

The data is shared with suppliers who know when to ship more products. The result is lower costs for inventory storage, reduced transportation costs , and products spend less time in transit, TradeGecko said. Disclaimer: This research has been done on behalf of the University of San Francisco Online. When someone hears the company name “Walmart” several things come to mind from a pop culture standpoint.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. As customers shop online, from tablets and cellphones, while using emerging payment methods like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, shippers will need to learn to ship agilely, reaching customers where they are…which may very well not be at home. And yes, it’s not just size; technology plays a key role in keeping those ships operating.

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

Talking Logistics

The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. 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. . I’m guessing it’s summer.

Wanted: Supply Chain Architects!

Supply Chain Shaman

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. The flows are typically linear and the analysis is on alternate modes and best shipping lanes.

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

Talking Logistics

Oz’s solutions address a number of pain points for e-commerce shippers by automating logistics and supply chain processes, including order fulfilment, inventory management/scanning, and shipping. Pigs flew over a frozen hell this week, which means Congress actually passed a multi-year transportation bill. Two startups — Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) and Hyperloop Technologies Inc.

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Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown. Let’s look at some examples: Michelin-guide restaurant The Morris in San Francisco, offers kerbside pickups of its entire fine dining menu, including charcuterie and its signature dish, smoked duck. It takes time to turn a moving ship around, though, so this will not happen immediately.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation. If the products contain unique ingredients that can only be sourced from one supplier in a remote part of the world, transportation can get costly and the dependability on the supplier can be risky. Transportation. This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation. If the products contain unique ingredients that can only be sourced from one supplier in a remote part of the world, transportation can get costly and the dependability on the supplier can be risky. This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight.

How Product Design Impacts the Supply Chain

Logichain Solutions

A product might be attractive for customers but drive unnecessary supply chain costs because of the impact the product design has on sourcing, packaging, production, warehousing and transportation. If the products contain unique ingredients that can only be sourced from one supplier in a remote part of the world, transportation can get costly and the dependability on the supplier can be risky. This applies to road transportation as well as sea and air freight.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

Shipping CBD Products Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, it is now legal to mail CBD products across the United States, but the laws and complexities involved in shipping these products still remain a bit hazy. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed. USPS issued new guidelines in March 2019, requiring anyone to ship CBD products to meet the following criteria and documentation: 1.

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

Shipping CBD Products Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, it is now legal to mail CBD products across the United States, but the laws and complexities involved in shipping these products still remain a bit hazy. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed. USPS issued new guidelines in March 2019, requiring anyone to ship CBD products to meet the following criteria and documentation: 1.

All Eyes Remain Focused on the Last Mile

Enterra Insights

In logistics, last mile delivery is defined as being the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination. The best-laid plans for e-commerce shipping will fail when shippers do not consider this final, vital leg of the journey, and those that do take the time to understand its challenges and focus on last mile delivery can excel in e-commerce, and deliver more freight to consumers, boosting profitability.”[3]

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

Ford announced plans for self-driving cars, Uber launched trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco , acquired self-driving truck startup OTTO , Google spun off their self-driving car group into Waymo , and Elon Musk wrote his Master Plan Part Deux on self-driving cars. inVia , another startup, claims to be the first goods to box picking robot where the robot picks from the shelf and places directly into a shipping box. Photo by Oakozhan/iStock / Getty Images.

Could Looming Supply Chain Risks Sink Your Company?

Material Handling and Logistics

At the same time, it quickly cut $5 million from packaging costs by eliminating color and standardizing shipping materials for boxes going to customers, and it identified long-term savings of more than $70 million. Supply Chain: Rethink Distribution and Transportation. Peter Hanbury is a partner with global consulting firm Bain & Company based in the San Francisco office, and David Schannon is a Bain partner in the Silicon Valley office. .

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

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. While many chocolate makers stop shipping chocolate during the warmer summer months, consumers don’t want to give up on their favorite treat. To transport chocolate on the road, refrigerated trucks must be used.

Keep'n it cool; chocolate logistics

Logichain Solutions

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. 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

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. 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

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. 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

Moving on to 3PL news, FedEx was indicted by the Justice Department for shipping packages from illegal online pharmacies despite being warned from U.S. We are a transportation company – we are not law enforcement. This case raises an interesting question, which FedEx brings up in its statement: What responsibility, if any, do transportation companies have in ensuring the legality of what’s inside the boxes it transports?

CBD and Marijuana Logistics

Logichain Solutions

Shipping CBD Products. Thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018, it is now legal to mail CBD products across the United States, but the laws and complexities involved in shipping these products still remain a bit hazy. You can now ship CBD products across the United States with USPS and some courier services, but certain guidelines must be followed. USPS issued new guidelines in March 2019, requiring anyone to ship CBD products to meet the following criteria and documentation: 1.