UPS adds time-definite deliveries to international express freight service

DC Velocity

Noon, 2 p.m. set as commitment times for service. Transportation

Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Most companies invest in transportation management solutions to cut costs. Home Depot has proven that investing in this can improve service and grow revenues. This article describes the path they took to put this business case together. Retail Transportation Management Systems Home Depot logistics supply chain TMS

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Roadrunner combines airfreight, logistics units into time-definite delivery operation

DC Velocity

Re-branded "Active On-Demand" to focus on five services. Transportation

Definitions of Terms Must be as Your Customer Sees It


I am sitting on a plane right now, on the Tarmac, moving nowhere. This reminds me of another aspect of a truly custome r centric supply chain: Define terms as your customer sees them and not for your own internal metrics. So, the airline app says I have "departed" and in their mind, I am sure I have. But in my mind, I am sitting in a tube, on a tarmac, going nowhere. I, the customer, consider departed to mean I am up in the air and heading to my destination.

The Stay at Home Economy and Its Supply Chain Impacts - Part 1: Definition


I have noticed a bit about my own behavior and started looking to see if it was just me or was it a "trend" (I am not usually "trendy"). The behavior is simple: I just stay at home more and I have made my home a bit of a "Disneyland". Rather than go out for entertainment, I have it brought to me. Instead of going out to buy things, I had them brought to me.

Gartner Survey Reveals Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

Supply Chain and Logistics

But the lack of use cases that actually work is definitely a barrier to experimentation, along with the inflated cost and risk of finding software engineers with the expertise.? ?Naturally CIOs are an entrenched bunch. via Gartner Survey Reveals … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Labor Economics Leadership Supply Chains blockchain computing Logistics Software technology

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Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

The Logistics of Logistics

Just like the full-service stock broker, today’s freight brokers enjoy some definite advantages including: Operational infrastructure, technology and licenses required to broker freight.

Digital vs. Human: Will Online Services Replace Freight Brokers?

PLS Logistics

There is no doubt that digitalization is changing our lives and the process of running the business, but it definitely won’t do all the work. Technology and digital innovations are making a significant impact on every industry.

NOL to sell off APL Logistics Business Unit?

3PL Wire

There is no assurance that any definitive transaction for the sale or an IPO of NOL’s logistics business will be conducted.”

Remote Controlled Container Ships

3PL Wire

Definitely an interesting concept and I can see some practical implications including saving costs associated with the crews that are currently needed to navigate these ships. Lots of buzz recently regarding the use of drones to revolutionize the supply chain industry. Google is apparently developing driverless cars and earlier this year announced future plans to implement a drone delivery service.

HBR: Managers Think They’re Good At Coaching. They’re Not.

The Lean Thinker

As an alternative, they offer up a definition of coaching by Sir John Whitmore: “unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. The very definition of kata implies a structure. “No… this is coaching. That means I talk, you listen.” ” Many years ago, those words began a 20 minute session that I can best describe as an “a** chewing.”

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Creative Safety Supply: Kaizen Training and Research Page

The Lean Thinker

It may well be that that confusion originates from the same term having similar but different definitions depending on the context. According to Steve Spear (and other researchers), Toyota’s definition of “standard” is quite different. From that, I think this one-page summary really reflects the state of “lean” today: There IS NO CANONICAL DEFINITION. Anyone who asserts there is has, by definition, closed their mind to the alternatives.

Is it time for SAE to re-do the levels of automated driving?

Fleet Owner

SAE’s definitions, initially released in 2014 and updated in 2016, seemed fairly straight forward, with LeOver the past five years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and SAE International have issued standards for automated driving.

Top 3 Benefits of Using An Online Shipping Solution

GoShip Blog

If you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner, you definitely don’t want to spend the majority of your budget on the logistics. Online shipping services like provide shipping solutions for small businesses and individual shippers without dealing with brokers or carriers.

Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider

Carter Logistics

Logistics providers, by their own definition of success, must be flexible, competitive, and efficient in order to remain cost-competitive in the current economy. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider.

AI, Machine Learning and the Power of Predictive Logistics

Talking Logistics

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you provide a clear definition of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Logistics and shed some light on why there’s growing interest in these areas?

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

Overall, not only are fees increasing to $80 list for both carriers, but the definitions are tightening, and the minimum billable weight is changing (FDX). For example, if a package qualifies for oversize according to FedEx’s definition, it will receive an $80 charge (list rate).

Machine Learning for Transportation Execution and Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

According to ARC’s definition, transportation execution (TE) systems & marketplaces allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, […]. I am kicking off some new research on the Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems market in the next week or so. This will be an update on a study Steve Banker did a few years ago, which looked mostly at the execution space, and how the Uber for Freight model was disrupting the market.

How an Etihad-Emirates merger would impact air cargo

The LoadStar

It predicts there would “definitely be. Adding more fuel to the fire of speculation that Emirates and Etihad will merge – something denied by both carriers, presently – comes an article looking at what that will mean for cargo.

Delivery drones could bypass trucks in India in two or three years

The LoadStar

Speaking to The Loadstar on the sidelines of Fiata’s World Congress in Delhi this week, chief executive of Dronamics Svilen Rangelov believes drones could “definitely” work in India.

Learn the Jargon: Freight Shipping Terms You Need to Know

GoShip Blog

So, to help you out, here is a curated list of some of the most common important terms and their definitions: Accessorial Charge – Fees for services beyond normal pickup and delivery.

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

So, let’s start first with its definition: dis·rup·tion. Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Unusual times for breakbulk, says 3PLs

Now, That's Logistics

“The visible upswing in oil and gas related activity will definitely help to keep cargo volumes moving and break-bulk cargo vessels busy, starting in late 2018 and, more so, from 2019 going forward.” This article originally appeared in Breakbulk – you can read the original article here. Airbus, the European aerospace giant, had a problem: moving airplane components to its new $600 million manufacturing plant in Alabama. DB Schenker, a global 3PL.,

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

The initiative is definitely reshaping supply chains and redrawing trade lanes. China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics: What is a 3PL, Considerations for Hiring, & How to Select & Implement a 3PL


The following definition is one of the most simplistic of all we've found, from TechTarget : A 3PL (third-party logistics) is a provider of outsourced logistics services. What we mean by that is despite the pretty simple and very accurate definition stated above, depending on what day it is, what discipline you're looking to improve in logistics, or even when you started working in logistics, everyone has a different definition of third party logistics or 3PL.

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Macroeconomic Monday® - Inventory to Sales Ratio


definitely slowed this movement. Goes to show, I should never take a break from blogging. While I was out", the inventory to sales ratio in the economy has made a very nice move.

How Supply Chains Stay Competitive in a Digital Marketplace

Morai Logistics

The definition of ‘supply chain’ has also shifted over time. To compete in today’s digital marketplace, supply chains must build a framework that prioritizes visibility, supplier diversity, technology and the customer experience. Survey results from ‘623 supply chain professionals across 17 countries’, concluded that one of the top industry challenges was ‘facing global competition’.

B2B customers now demand same level of delivery service as online shoppers

The LoadStar

Chief executive of Redwood Logistics Mark Yeager said although his company was not “heavily reliant” on retail, the impact seen in the B2C sector was “definitely” hitting his business.

Battle with rising fuel prices pushes Hapag-Lloyd deeper into the red

The LoadStar

Chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen said the Q2 result was “somewhat disappointing” and that it was “definitely not an. Hapag-Lloyd lost $80m in the second quarter, taking its net loss after six months to $122m.

[PODCAST] The Value of Carrier and Shipper Collaboration to Beat Capacity Crunches & Mitigate Freight Rate Hikes


The Definitive Guide to Transportation Terminology. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome our very own Carrier Relations Manager, Amy Cook. Amy manages our carrier relations and special services departments.

Backing for FMC probe into controversial demurrage and detention charges

The LoadStar

Online booking platform iContainers has entered the fray in the debate about quay rent and demurrage and detention (D&D) charges levied by container lines to shippers, questioning the justification and saying that carrier “transparency is definitely lacking”.

Trends in Warehouse Management 2017

Jayem Logistics

Technology adaptation changes supply chain structure from time to time. E-commerce Growth tends to High Expectations for Warehouse Management: As per Net retailers, E-commerce sales are required to grow to more than $400 billion in coming years. With Forrester Research estimating $414.0

DP World’s ‘one-stop shop’ ambition via purchase of Unifeeder is ‘a risky strategy’

The LoadStar

The rationale for the global port operator’s proposed $765m purchase of North Europe’s leading feeder and domestic container carrier from private equity group Nordic Capital has had analysts scratching their heads for the definitive synergy advantage ever since. DP World’s planned acquisition of European shortsea container line Unifeeder took the industry by surprise when the deal was announced earlier this month.

What is Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)?

Dedola Global Logistics

Definition. The Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) is a fee imposed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for most U.S. imports. The MPF is charged at 0.3456% of the value of the merchandise being imported. There is a minimum fee of $25 and a maximum of $485 for formal entries. The MPF for informal entries is charged at a fixed fee and ranges from $2.00, $6.00 or $9.00 per shipment. Related Terms. Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF). Contact Us. Get A Free Consultation. Request A Demo.

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What is Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF)?

Dedola Global Logistics

Definition. The Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) is a fee imposed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for U.S. imports shipped via ocean freight. It is charged at 0.125% of the value of the commercial cargo shipped through identified ports. The HMF is deposited into the Harbor Maintenance trust fund, which may be used by Congress to pay for harbor maintenance, development projects and other related expenses. Related Terms. Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF). Contact Us.

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3 Things Good, Lean Visuals Have In Common & Mieruka: The Four Different Types of Visuals with Examples


Here we discuss the purpose and definition of each category, and provide examples from Toyota’s factories and service oriented companies. Definition: helps you to know what something is. Definition: gives you important information in one area, to update status or situation.

Effects of technology in transportation services

Jayem Logistics

Logistics basic definition is moving of goods from one place to another place. Many are aware of online portals like Clothes, Home, Health, Education etc. but very few know about online transport services. The recent addition of e-commerce is logistics.

Putting the Patient at the Center of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Now, That's Logistics

When the hurricane hit, some were definitely better prepared than others.”. The pharmaceutical supply chain requires special attention and care in today’s regulatory and consumer environment. By developing a solid plan of action for their logistics, shippers can effectively meet and exceed these requirements while keeping the end patient as their focal point.

Sustainable transport: What are the choices for shippers?


There is no clear scientific definition of how to measure the sustainability of transport. This is based on general principles, definitions, calculation methods, distribution rules, and data recommendations. Sustainable transport: What are the choices for shippers?

The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run

Carter Logistics

If a company has smaller amounts of product that they will ship on a regular basis, a Shared Milk Run is definitely the better option. The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run. The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run.