Thu.Aug 09, 2018

Maersk and IBM say 94 groups have signed on to blockchain platform

DC Velocity

Partners say "TradeLens" will help users share information among shippers, carriers, and other supply chain partners. Technology

Customer Service: A Long Term Strategy for Future Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

As the integration of technology changes the supply chain ecosystem, third party logistics (3PL) providers are urged to maintain a high level of customer service. The digitization of any industry impacts the direct interactions customers have with businesses. Ecommerce platforms provide consumers with the ability to make on the spot transactions, and this results in increased expectations. What does this translate into? Unpredictable demand on supply chains.

White House postal reform plan should leave parcel pricing alone, group says

DC Velocity

Parcel business already profitable at current rates, parcel shipper coalition says. Transportation

Weber Adds New Inland Empire Warehouse

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics has opened a 300,000-square-foot warehouse in Eastvale, CA (Inland Empire Region) for distribution of food and consumer packaged goods for multiple clients. Warehouse operations C-TPAT Cold Chain Managment Inland Empire Warehouse Temperature Controlled Warehousing Food Logistics Distribution Center Warehouse

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

UniCarriers plans events for OSHA Safe + Sound Week

DC Velocity

Forklift manufacturer to award baseball tickets to employees with best safety practices. Lift Trucks

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Increase Lead Times, Decrease Costs

PLS Logistics

The concept of lead time when booking loads is a commonly overlooked factor when delivering freight efficiently and economically. You may have heard your logistics partner say that providing more notice days or lead time for a shipment could help lower costs. Supply Chain Visibility strategy economy Industry Shipment Trucking Third Party Logistics Transporation Truck Drivers Truckers supply chain management freight visibility shipping mistakes Lead Times

The Great Logistics Software Debate: Build or Buy?

Logistics Problem Solving

Should You Buy a Logistics and Supply Chain Software Solution or Build Your Own? Any company that is serious about its supply chain will eventually need to upgrade its logistics data management software. Whether your current software is outdated – or your company has just outgrown it – it’s important to have technology that gives you the real-time information, flexibility, and control you need to optimize your supply chain.

Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Devon Energy generates huge volumes of data. The company’s real-time data system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates per second. Devon Energy has worked to change real-time visibility into actionable insights for better truck scheduling. The post Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Visibility Transportation real-time visibility supply chain

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Big spike in containership lay-ups mid-peak season a worry for owners

The LoadStar

Alphaliner’s bellwether containership idle tonnage data has recorded a big spike in vessels being consigned to lay-up, shifting the supply-demand balance back in favour of the charterer.

DSV and Clarks Unveil New European Distribution Center

Logistics Manager

Danish transport and logistics company, DSV and Clarks , a leading British shoe manufacturer have recently unveiled plans for a 10,000 m2 distribution center to be built in Mainland Europe.

Walmart's Built a Ragtag Alliance of Tech Firms to Battle Amazon

Material Handling and Logistics

Fear of Jeff Bezos helps explain why Walmart has in recent years forged alliances with Google, Microsoft, China’s JD.com and other tech players

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Industrial real estate leaders not yet alarmed by trade war rhetoric

Logistics Management

A recent study conducted by the industrial real estate firm CBRE, notes that the new tariffs targeted at high-tech Chinese goods–such as industrial robots, radio transmitters, aircraft parts, computer hardware and electric cars–and is designed to put economic pressure on Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” program

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Post-Brexit shipping routes mean spoiled Irish food

The LoadStar

Irish food faces spoilage if proposed new shipping routes between the republic and Belgium go ahead in the wake of Brexit. The Irish Times reports that transit times would more than treble, leaving food spoiled before even reaching the continent.

How to Derive Optimal Value from a Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Management

This tech brief looks at the major forces influencing the supply chain today, and what a control tower needs to meet the demands of today’s fast moving global supply chains

Bullish Lufthansa Cargo holds firm on €12 fee for use of paper air waybills

The LoadStar

Lufthansa Cargo is set to increase its charges to customers that continue to use paper air waybills. Until now, the carrier has charged what a spokesperson told The Loadstar was a “symbolic” €1 per shipment.

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Trucker Path teams with Goodyear

Fleet Owner

Trucker Path announced it is now giving its members direct access to roadside service provided by Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center (CTSC) locations. Trucker Path has more than 700,000 truck drivers as active monthly users. Earlier this y

Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

ValueShipr

Activity. NVOCC. Freight Forwarders. Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier. Shipper/Carrier. Acts as agent to/for the shippers. Acts as carrier to the shippers and shipper to the carriers. Associations.

While spot rates fall in August, van and reefer ratios increase

Fleet Owner

The number of available van and reefer loads on the DAT network both increased, however, reflecting strength in the spot market for late July and early August, and the $2.24/mile van rate equaled the monthly average for January, which was a record at that time

White Glove Fulfilment Partner Perfect Fit for Shoe Retailer

Logistics Business Magazine

Manchester-based online retailer, Calla Shoes, was established to provide the perfect fit for stylish ladies who suffer from bunions and now the company has found the ideal fit for its ‘white glove’ fulfilment needs thanks to fulfilmentcrowd (part of Exact Abacus Ltd) based at Matrix Park in Chorley.

The benefits of eliminating dark purchasing

Fleet Owner

There are a variety of reasons why dark purchasing flourishes within an organization, including decentralization, lack of visibility and a dependence on manual systems

Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding Sign Agreements with Boeing for Freighter Packages

Airfreight Logistics

In a recent announcement made at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, Boeing , Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding signed a package of agreements that will further enhance their fleet and global operations.

New models '19: Medium

Fleet Owner

Here's our review of the latest models available in the medium-duty segment, Classes 4-6, which is growing and becoming a larger part of many business fleets. And that's happening for a variety of reasons. Medium-duty trucks allow fleets to fine-tune

Qatar Airways Finalize Order for Five Boeing 777 Freighters

Airfreight Logistics

Qatar Airways recently announced at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow they have finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters with a total list price of $1.7 billion, the initial commitment to the deal was made in April this year.

Bumper cargo quarter for American Airlines Cargo

247 Customs Broker

Increased e-commerce, flowers and blood products helped American Airlines Cargo achieve “record-setting growth” in the 2018 second quarter, handling 158,000 tonnes of freight, a 9.7% increase on the same period last year, while also posting a record month in June.

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Lax airport checks make illegal wildlife trafficking easier

The LoadStar

Lax airport authorities are allowing wildlife traffickers to get away with murder – all too literally. A new report produced by research organisation C4ADS claims traffickers are “highly dependent” on commercial air transport systems to smuggle the endangered species and animal parts that they sell.

On-Board Toll Box Unit in Final Testing

Logistics Business Magazine

DKV BOX EUROPE, the on-board unit that will soon make it possible to settle toll charges all over Europe in accordance with the EETS (European Electronic Toll Service) directives, is undergoing its final testing phase in August.

Walmart and JD.com invest $500m in Chinese logistics service

The LoadStar

Their governments may be at loggerheads, but it hasn’t stopped China’s JD.com and the US’s Walmart investing half-a-billion dollars in a new joint-venture, according to The South China Morning Post.

Rhenus Logistics Ireland Takes Over Avant Air and Sea

Logistics Business Magazine

The Irish national company within the Rhenus Group has signed an agreement on 3 August 2018 to acquire Avant Air and Sea, subject to CCPC consent, and therefore has expanded its presence in Ireland.

New models '19: Medium

Fleet Owner

Here's our review of the latest models available in the medium-duty segment, Classes 4-6, which is growing and becoming a larger part of many business fleets. And that's happening for a variety of reasons. Medium-duty trucks allow fleets to fine-tune

Industrial real estate leaders not yet alarmed by trade war rhetoric

247 Customs Broker

A recent study conducted by the industrial real estate firm CBRE, notes that the new tariffs targeted at high-tech Chinese goods–such as industrial robots, radio transmitters, aircraft parts, computer hardware and electric cars–and is designed to put economic pressure on Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” program. . The program is a Chinese government initiative to move the economy higher up the manufacturing value chain. Beijing responded immediately with a 25% tariff on 545 U.S.

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Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

ValueShipr

Activity. NVOCC. Freight Forwarders. Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier. Shipper/Carrier. Acts as agent to/for the shippers. Acts as carrier to the shippers and shipper to the carriers. Associations.