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LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software

Cerasis

The topic of supply chain risk management has taken on a new persona as the global supply chain endures the COVID-19 crisis. The post LTL Shipping Through Proactive Supply Chain Risk Management Software appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Risk Management Supply Chain Supply Chain Risk Management software

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Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management

Cerasis

Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. But there are some risks. Do you think that your supply chain management is good enough for this market? That’s when it all gets extremely complicated, but one thing remains crystal clear: supply chain risk management is profoundly important for businesses to grow and expand. Supply Chain

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Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. The southeast contains a bunch of key ports and supply chain links that were in peril as Matthew approached and eventually passed through them. They would be handling maybe twice as many ships in a typical set of days.

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Supply Chain Risk Management and Rocket Science

Logility

I became very familiar with risk management early in my professional career. Supply chain professionals have to push the envelope on processes and procedures every day to gain incremental improvements in customer service, costs and efficiencies. As in the aerospace industry, pushing the supply chain envelope involves increased risks that need to be analyzed and mitigated, if possible, or at least planned for.

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Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

Jason Koebler and Joseph Cox explain, “In the 2015 novel Ghost Fleet , the spark that starts World War III is not a nuclear bomb, but a supply chain hack. Singer suggests that Chinese-made microchips embedded in our appliances, devices, satellites, fighter jets, war ships, and tanks could turn against us.”[1] Smith insists, “The business case for supply chain risk management investment needs to be made convincingly and robustly to justify investment.”

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This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. TMS solutions recently evolved to not only solve complex transportation problems for large shippers, but to also better meet the needs of the SMB market.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Target Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $25 for Online Orders. DHL launches next phase Resilience360 risk management tool to help customers avoid global disasters. These trends, in turn, are putting tremendous pressure on supply chains to not only meet the more stringent expectations of consumers, but to do so profitably. What can you do with 102 inches of snow?

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Do your supply chain challenges have you feeling a little snowed under?

Kinaxis

by Andrew Dunbar The first day of spring is less than a week away but the Canadian winter is still wreaking havoc on local supply chains. It’s already on a ship to Halifax!” While it would be convenient to blame this on Nova Scotia’s unforgiving winter weather, the root cause of this delay is really a supply chain planning issue. Though complex, it’s not that different in nature than the basic supply chain problems we face in other industries on a daily basis.

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Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

The numbers speak for themselves: 43 episodes produced in 2017, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. And we continue to receive great feedback from supply chain and logistics professionals like you, so thank you for your comments. 5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation. Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017.

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El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

With extreme weather—running the gamut from droughts to flooding rains—likely to occur across the globe this winter, we can expect to see the supply chain affected in several areas. El Niño may serve as the ultimate test of supply chain risk management and resiliency. Those companies that safeguard their supply chains by successfully planning for potentially catastrophic events will emerge with the least negative impact from El Niño.

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Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Then the con artists offer low bids to freight brokers who handle shipping for numerous companies. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. As I said at the time, when you stand back and think about it from a supply chain risk management perspective, being in a situation where just 800 clerks can shut down the main entry point for about 40 percent of U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: EU Approves FedEx Acquisition of TNT Express ( WSJ – sub. INTTRA Collaborates with JDA Software for Streamlined Transportation Management. LoJack SCI and TransVoyant Partner to Deliver Supply Chain Risk Alerting. Transervice Announces Launch of Tech-Based Freight Management Company.

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight

Talking Logistics

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way to think about the regular and potential future disruptions that could impact your ocean shipping strategy, and what you can do to prepare for what comes next. Our proprietary Risk Calendar envisions times of the year when disruptions may occur, and why.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air. It outlines how dangerous goods must be handled when transported by air. Various regulatory bodies around the world play a role in defining and enforcing the rules for transporting dangerous goods, including the U.S. As I wrote more than three years ago in A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? : Department of Transportation UPS

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

Talking Logistics

El Niño and Jonas are the latest reminders that weather and other natural events, such as earthquakes, can lead to supply chain disruptions. In light of these risks, developing a flexible supply chain is the best strategy for success, but what does that mean exactly and how can companies get there? As you might expect, we both agreed that having timely and accurate end-to-end supply chain visibility was a critical factor in enabling flexibility.

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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. Tumultuous weather is perhaps the most commonly thought of supply chain risk related to Earth’s climbing temperature. The same can be true for evaluating different transportation options.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

University of Maryland Selects Resilinc as Supply Chain Risk Partner. And in Women’s Wear Daily , an interesting article highlighting how the Gap is rolling out ship-from-store capabilities across its network, and introducing a new program called “Reserve” where shoppers select items online and have them held in the stores for purchase and pickup. Getting these conversations started at the university level with future supply chain leaders is a great step forward.

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Supply Chain Management and Bioinvasion

SCM Research

We all know that economic, ecological, social, and ethical aspects need to be considered when managing global supply chains. 2013), recently published in Ecology Letters, discusses the risk of marine bioinvasion caused by global shipping. The Risk of Marine Bioinvasion Caused by Global Shipping. Practice Theory Article Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Sustainability

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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.

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Design for the Supply Chain Pt 9: Thorough Down to the Last Detail

Kinaxis

by Jonathan Lofton Can you believe we’re rapidly approaching the end of this series ( Design for the Supply Chain ) already!?! This week we’re talking about the meticulousness of the supply chain management solution. Nothing left to chance” means to me there’s a clear checklist of things that are carefully considered when establishing (or refining) the supply chain. The men who built the ships that transport the graphite.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Truckers gridlocked at U.S.-Mexico Mexico line as border agents moved (Reuters) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Shipping Comes to Terms With $50 Billion Clean-Fuel Bill (WSJ – sub. Supply chains are fragile systems. We see this all the time with weather storms and the havoc they create on transportation and distribution operations.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. HERE and FreightVerify partner to optimize the automotive industry supply chain. Under that strategy, employees take items from a physical store and ship it to customers, which allows Target to ship orders faster and avoid some costs related to distribution and fulfillment centers. What can I do if I have writer’s block?

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This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Version of SAP® Demand Signal Management Application. UPS Capital – Sponsored Study Shows Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. It’s not new, it’s not sexy, but B2B connectivity is coming out of the shadows and becoming an important factor in creating an end-to-end supply chain solution.” We are a transportation company – we are not law enforcement.

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)

Resilinc

This is part 1 of a 2-part blog addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) recently enacted ban on the shipment of lithium-ion batteries as cargo consignments on passenger planes and the associated supply chain risks of such provisions. In part 1, we look at the lithium-ion battery supply chain in context and examine the ban stipulations. supply chain visibility supply chain resiliency supply chain risk management logistics

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The Bankruptcy Risk: Heeding the Distress Signals

Supply Chain @ MIT

Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy on August 31, 2016, creating the largest ever container shipping bankruptcy according to the Journal of Commerce. Aside from this unenviable world record, the sinking of the South Korean shipping line is notable for the scale of the fall out and the lessons we can learn about risk management.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trump launches opening salvo in US trade war as tariffs kick in. Logistyx Technologies Acquires Transparix to Support and Enhance Its Industry-Leading Parcel Shipping SaaS Solution. In fact, some companies have started to modify their supply chain networks and investment decisions in response (e.g., What should supply chain executives do now?

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters. Using Modeling and Analytics to Design a Resilient Supply Chain. The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management. Is Workforce Planning the Weakest Link in Your Supply Chain Transformation Journey?

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.

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Don’t Fear Optimization (It’s Just a Word)

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is the forward I wrote for a new textbook published by MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) on “ Modern Technology for Transportation Optimization ,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.com. The word “optimization” is ubiquitous in the supply chain and logistics industry. In many ways, I believe many supply chain and logistics professionals are intimidated by optimization.

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Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Consumers demand more transparency, governments wish to ensure homeland security, and supply chain stakeholders are seeking higher levels of visibility for optimisation and increased resiliency. Supply chain and logistics are at the centre of our economy.

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3 Core Metrics & 10 Soft Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance

Cerasis

The average Supply Chain management professional measures their Supply Chain by reviewing cost reduction. Is cost reduction all that there is in measuring Supply Chain performance? Sure, supply chain cost reduction is important in reducing the cost of goods sold (COGS) and increasing profit, but there are other measurements which should not be forgotten. 3 Key Metrics for Measuring Supply Chain Performance Beyond Cost Reduction.

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Hurricane Florence, Disaster Recovery Logistics Planning and TMS Solutions

Supply Chain Collaborator

TMS solutions and associated logistics IT tools are a critical part of any successful volume shipper’s supply chain risk management plan. Hurricane Florence is presently testing the mettle of the logistics management technologies used by shippers at the epicenter of natural disaster recovery – food/beverage shippers, building materials shippers, energy shippers and others. Millions have fled and transportation across all modes is ground to a halt.

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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. Pinpointing and fixing the real causes of delays by analyzing cross-border supply chains is more important than ever. Every supply chain is unique and vulnerable to a particular set of risks. Mismatches between supply and demand is a significant cause of delays.

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Welcome to the Supply Chain where the Risks Never Stop Coming

Enterra Insights

There are undoubtedly moments when risk managers would like to “take a knee” in order to find respite from the risks their supply chains face. According to the staff at Supply & Demand Chain Executive , “A new report from Resilinc reveals that global risks increased throughout 2018, with geopolitical conflicts posing some of the most potentially costly and disruptive supply chain impacts.”[1]

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