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

Talking Logistics

The investment […] values the San Francisco-based company at $3.2

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? Transport & Logistics By: Ina Centaur.

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

Talking Logistics

Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco (TechCrunch). February 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

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. I have a date with my first grader to play math games in her class this morning, so I’m short on time.

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. 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). Moving from trucking to ocean transportation, San Francisco startup Flexport Inc.

Is Inventory Waste or an Asset?

Supply Chain Shaman

I am sitt ing in seat 4E on an evening flight to San Francisco thinking about my day. It is Labor Day weekend in the United States, and the plane is full. While many have a three-day holiday this weekend, I will celebrate this Labor Day working.

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

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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. Oracle OpenWorld was held this week in San Francisco.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to technology news, Cloud Logistics announced new enhancements to its transportation management system (TMS), including: Advanced third party logistics (3PL) capabilities to support complex hierarchical relationships and shipping rules.

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“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.

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.

FMCG Humour: Supply Chain Communication Clarity

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

During the first visit to San Francisco for an externally run training course I was told that my English was quite good. Transport provider. The United States of America, the US of A, Uncle Sam and the land of the three.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

San Francisco Bay area. San Francisco Bay area. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

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

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Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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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? ).

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

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SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). I was up late last night watching the Mets beat the Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series. Although I’m a Red Sox fan now, the Mets hold a special place in my heart.

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. 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.”

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

NC State SCRC

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Expect them to talk about the modes of transportation they offer. Don’t settle for less than global technology that includes all types of global transportation. Each of these questions are top of mind for me as I open a new global forwarding office in San Francisco next month.

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

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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. I’m guessing it’s summer.

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.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site.

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.

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.

Losing the LTL battle? Use Big Data to Even the Playing Field

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With baseball season wrapped up and the San Francisco Giants claiming the top prize, the other organizations that went home early are already working on their short- and long-term strategies that will enable them to win.

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

Talking Logistics

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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Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Automated Vehicles : Google Car is already on the streets of San Francisco. Automated vehicles means safer transportation, 24/7 operations and less deadhead operations.

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.

Is The Creative Class Coming To A City Near You?

Supply Chain Insights

I made a list and wrote Seattle, San Francisco, and Austin. Cities with creative knowledge workers will redefine transportation, commerce, and social systems. There’s an old song lyric “ wherever I lay my hat that’s my home” (…attribution to Marvin Gaye).

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing? According to IDC, most companies lose 20-30% in revenue every year due to bottlenecks and inefficiencies.

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. 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. Transportation Volume and weight of products drive some of the main costs in transportation.

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. Transportation Volume and weight of products drive some of the main costs in transportation.