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An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . It has been nearly three weeks since Chinese authorities in Wuhan imposed a citywide quarantine and severe transport restrictions in response to a deadly coronavirus outbreak. The virus has thus far infected more than 45,000 people and claimed the lives of at least 1,100.

[Video] The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Talking Logistics

Bill Alrich, Customer Solutions Representative at Elemica, discusses the value of supply chain quality management in Aerospace & Defense industry.

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Advantages of a Phoenix Warehouse for eCommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Late last summer, Inc. magazine ran a story with this intriguing title: “ The Next Tech Hub Isn’t Austin Or Denver. The Next Tech Hub Is Greater Phoenix. ”.

Coronavirus delays create Container shortages in Chicago for DDGS

Supply Chain and Logistics

Coronavirus issues, particularly in China, are creating real problems for Dried Distiller Grains (DDGS) shipments. The lack of inbound containers from China means that there are not enough containers to ship DDGS out of the US. DDGS is a byproduct … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport supply chains

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

The Supply Chain of Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

Kuebix

The History of Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day existed in a variety of forms before settling into its fixed date of February 14th.

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USPS Transportation Costs

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robert Fisher presented on Postal Service Transportation costs at PostCom’s Study Day meeting on February 11th. He’s graciously sharing the presentation with us in hopes that the information can help set some of the USPS results into perspective. Transportation USPS transportation

Reefer crisis – stranded perishables rot at Chinese ports

Supply Chain and Logistics

The unprecedented effect of China’s Coronavirus actions on supply chains continues to astound us. Sam Whelan’s article points out that quarantines on drivers moving between cities and/or ports have caused driver shortages. Cold chain goods can’t be moved and lie … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Shipping Supply Chains Trucking challenges China cold chain crisis disruption supply chains

4 Innovative Solutions for More Productive Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Over the past 30 years, technology has transformed warehouse operations, making them more efficient as well as reducing the number of required workers.

Competing on Carrier Experience

Talking Logistics

In transportation and logistics service provider world, we often talk about rates and capacity. But competing on carrier and driver experience is starting to emerge as a differentiator in the industry. What does providing an enhanced carrier experience mean? How does technology help in this effort?

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Landi Renzo’s Natural Gas Engine Available for Order

NGT News

Landi Renzo USA, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, a company that specializes in eco-fuel systems for the automotive industry, says it was funded $600,000 for the development of natural gas engines.

Make Your Supply Chain a Sustainability Champion

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s headlines are filled with disheartening news about climate change, resource depletion, pollution, hunger, access to clean water, and poverty.

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Blockchain not yet for supply chains

Supply Chain and Logistics

Gartner says 80% of blockchain supply chain developments won’t get out of design and development for several years. So many of them are just recycling financial blockchain ideas into supply chain space without understanding the issues. A case of a … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized blockchain computing entrepreneurship supply chains technology transportation

Getting Faster Air & Ocean Freight Quotes With APIs… So You Win the Customer

Cerasis

“I need to get a quote to move three containers from the Port of Rotterdam to Port Miami. I’d like to have it by this evening if possible, or I may have to look elsewhere,” says the freight manager. The freight forwarder responds, “Sure, I can’t guarantee it, but let me get to work.” After.read More.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

How Delivery Companies Can Use Routing Optimization to Offset AB5

Talking Logistics

How California’s new “gig economy” law is pushing companies that manage or rely on local transportation to rethink the way they route, schedule, and assign their delivery routes.

It’s Valentine’s Day: Are You Still in Love with Your 3PL?

Kane is Able

Marriages and logistics partnerships all start with an assumption of a happy ending. But it doesn’t always work out that way – in either case. Why do 3PL outsourcing relationships fail? A lot of the top reasons parallel what we hear in divorce courts.

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Tracking Warehouse KPIs for Maximum Optimisation

20Cube Logistics

A warehouse is a world of its own, loaded with complex tasks, but in recent times, the inclusion of technology to all the areas of the warehouse makes the tasks easier with increased efficiency and productivity.

Learn from the Past to Prepare for 2020

Logistics Management

Readers of the white paper will learn how to use data to increase visibility and stability when the market shifts

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Freight Economy 2020: Are We Headed for a Recession in Freight or a Boom?

Cerasis

Shippers around the globe continue to express concerns for the state of the freight economy 2020 industry. Experts disagree on whether we are heading for a recession or a boom.

The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting

Talking Logistics

Many companies have collaborative planning and forecasting processes with suppliers and manufacturing partners, but very few translate demand and production forecasts into transportation capacity requirements. Why is this becoming more important? What factors are driving the need for transportation forecasting? And how is technology helping to enable this process? Those are the main questions I. Read more The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting.

New Flyer Chosen for Oregon Transit Bus Agreement

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc. says it has been selected by the Oregon State Government as an approved supplier of heavy-duty low-floor transit buses to the State of Oregon Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Price Agreement.

DNV GL is Named Accredited Certification Body for FSMA

Food Logistics

DNV GL is now accredited by ANSI to issue third party certificates for foreign suppliers under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. 3PL/4PL

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

European expansion efforts are going strong for project44

Logistics Management

Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, this week heralded its ongoing growth efforts in Europe

[PODCAST] Inventory Forecasting Lessons for Improved Supply Chain Network Optimization

Cerasis

Listen to “Inventory Forecasting Lessons for Improved Supply Chain Network Optimization” on Spreaker.

Economic and Political Trends Affect Transportation Industry

Trinity Logistics

This past year was a tough year for the transportation industry. The tariff wars with China and the trade wars raise the risk of an economic recession. An economic recession would cause issues in the industry worldwide.

3 Best Practices For Effective Vendor Management

PLS Logistics

Properly organized inbound shipments are vital to successfully operating supply chains. The retailers, distributors and customers heavily rely on the performance of inbound deliveries.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.