UPS adds time-definite deliveries to international express freight service

DC Velocity

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

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

DC Velocity

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

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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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

Meet the Team Mondays: Candace Hickey, Process & Training Supervisor

Radius Logistics

I love to challenge myself, and logistics definitely provides lots of opportunities to do that! Tell us about yourself… My husband and I have a wonderful toddler son, and we enjoy camping, hiking, adventuring, and playing all sorts of sports.

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?

JD Logistics attracts $2.5bn investment to develop drones and robot systems

The LoadStar

Investors, including Hillhouse Capital, Sequoia China and China Development Bank, entered into definite financing agreements expected to close in the first quarter. Alibaba rival has attracted some $2.5bn of investment to expand the reach of its logistics subsidiary, JD Logistics (JDL).

Geodis set to launch drone operations in its warehouses by the end of the year

The LoadStar

The system combines a ground-based, battery-powered robot and a quadcopter drone equipped with four high-definition cameras, controlled by geolocation technology. French 3PL Geodis will start using drones in its warehouses at the end of the year, the company said today.

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

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.

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.

Analysis: CEVA set fair, but will the big deal be an IPO or a bid by XPO?

The LoadStar

Definitely upcoming; that is the plan, and it shows in the price of the debt.

Cargo chaos in Brazil as truckers’ strike hits fuel deliveries and closes factories

The LoadStar

One container line source said that while it had hardly noticed the customs walk-out, the trucker strike was “definitely the bigger topic” as all carriers operating in Brazil would likely be. Brazil’s transport sector is coming under increasing pressure from multiple strikes causing fuel shortages forcing cancelled cargo operations.

Digital disruptors risk ‘de-skilling’ the logistics market

The LoadStar

We are definitely de-skilling the market – but do any of us think for one minute that Amazon has replaced everyone with computers? Digital disruptors are whittling away at the skills base of traditional forwarders, without providing a suitable alternative. This is the view of Tuscor Lloyd’s general manager Neel Ratti, who was speaking on a panel at Multimodal 2018 last week. “We

Blockchain in Food Safety.

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

I would definitely spend few minutes to discover this while buying some products, would you Recently, Bitcoin has brought to light blockchain technology, which offers great potential for food safety and verification in the food sector.

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BlueGrace Takes 1st Overall At 2018 SportsFest

Blue Grace Logistics

What may seem like a day of fun in the sun quickly proves to be a challenge reserved for the competitive heart – with the heat, sand and continuous rounds to compete in, there’s definitely no time for sun bathing! At BlueGrace, Core Value #3 is “ Pursue Outrageous Goals.”

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5 Steps to Effective Communication with Chinese Suppliers

Dedola Global Logistics

The import business is definitely challenging, but there are several ways to ease the pain of communicating with your supplier. Global business can be tricky, especially when you are not familiar with your business partner’s culture. A normally friendly gesture used in American business can offend someone from another country while idioms can be lost in translation and be easily misinterpreted. It’s no news that China is a huge exporting hub.

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Penske Logistics Recognized as Carrier of the Year

Move Ahead

In a statement to the media Mike Ohlin, MI Windows and Doors vice president of supply chain explained, “In four years of doing business with Penske, we’ve found them to be the definition of reliable.”. Penske Logistics was recently named “2017 Carrier of the Year” by MI Windows and Doors, LLC, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of vinyl and aluminum windows and doors.

How to choose right option in Ocean Freight or Sea freight

Jayem Logistics

If it is an LCL load it definitely causes delay because your other shipment shares your container space. International shipping has only two options: Air freight or ocean freight. Air freight is moving goods through airplanes from A to B at basic level.

Lagermax makes top management appointments

Automotive Logistics

The role of this executive board will be the definition, repeat[ed] evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the strategy called “on the way to 2030”.

Penske Teams in Chicago Hit the Mud Running

Move Ahead

Going into it, there was definitely a handful of people who were a little nervous,” said Allison Lewis, a lease sales representative of the South Chicago District. Two or three days following the event, we were all saying that we should definitely compete again,” Lewis said. “We’re

e-CMR Launches in Luxembourg

Airfreight Logistics

Document treatment, signing, stamping and archiving are definitively a time-consuming factor, which with the e-CMR will be highly reduced”.

New Logistics Solutions for the Automotive Sector Developed by Gebrüder Weiss

Logistics Manager

With their new Competence Cluster Automotive, the company can now better offer deep analysis of the automotive industry resulting in definitive solutions for companies across the entire spectrum of supply chain management.

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.

5 Tips For Improving Your Warehouse And Distribution Process

3PL Links

The first tip is definitely a game changer. It definitely is possible to improve your warehouse and distribution process, and the 5 tips above will get you on the right path.

Triple sustainability

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

It therefore differs from traditional accounting definitions of profit. As we have to choose a triple sustainability company to our final project I decided to talk about this topic.

Compliment or praise employee work performance by giving “KUDOS”

Apparel Logistics

It is definitely a great feeling when we feel appreciated for the hard work and effort we put all our heart in and give the best that we can at our jobs Manager and supervisors recognize employees for their individual strengths and talents and inspire employee engagement. Recognizing people for their good work sends an extremely powerful message to the recipient. Employers and managers may think they are showing gratitude for the contribution of their staff.

How did we get here? Building the Defence logistician – Part One

Logistics in War

Everyone in the room is probably quite confident that they have a definition of what a logistician is; whether you agree with one another is another question. By David Beaumont.