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Capacity Issue Affecting Transportation in Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

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Shipper hackles rise as Hong Kong box terminals announce operating alliance

Supply Chain and Logistics

Sam Whelan penned a report on the alliance of four companies managing terminals at the Kwai Tsing terminals in Hong Kong. Apparently shippers are furious. They believe there will be collusion and rates will rise as a result. Rates are … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains alliances China performance port management ports supply chains transportation

Looking for a 'Plug & Play' Warehousing and Marketing Distribution Partner?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We’ve all heard the term “plug and play.” And who doesn’t love that concept? Just open the box, plug it in and you are done. Marketing Fulfillment

8 Ways for Truck Drivers to Eat Healthy While Driving


When you are driving a big rig you need to eat quickly so you can keep on moving. Sometimes you do not have time to stop for a good healthy meal.

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.

Looking Ahead at Global Trade in 2019

Logistics Viewpoints

Protectionist trade policies are leading to shifts in country sourcing practices and investments in automation and technology to help keep goods moving and visible. And there is no reason to believe that in the coming twelve months we will see a waning of geo-political posturing along the trade front. As we move into 2019, there are six major areas of concern for anyone playing a part in global trade. . The post Looking Ahead at Global Trade in 2019 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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4 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends for 2019

Morai Logistics

The integration of technologies and the digitization of supply chain and logistics will continue to transform the industry in 2019. Last year, changes in global markets and the boom in e-commerce increased consumer spending and expectations significantly. According to Statista , 21.1 % of supply chain executives found visibility to be the top challenge facing supply chains in 2018. In second place, 19.7% of respondents believe fluctuations in consumer demand was the most significant obstacle.

The Next Big Thing in the Supply Chain


In the rapid digital advancement of the global economy, a time for change has finally come for the operating models of shipping and logistics providers.

4 Ways to Move Drayage Freight Despite the Driver Shortage

West Coast and California Logistics

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: we’re in the midst of a truck driver shortage. While we may feel that we’ve reached the saturation point in hearing – and reading – about this shortage, the related headlines aren’t going away any time soon.

Essential Strategies for Successful Outsourcing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Outsourcing is the complete transfer of a business process to an independent external organisation.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

[Video] Where’s My Stuff? Visibility and Collaboration in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Karen Sage, Chief Marketing Officer at MercuryGate discusses visibility and collaboration in transportation management. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Where’s My Stuff?

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Crucial Factors for Global Sourcing of Gaming Devices

SIPMM Professional Publications

Global sourcing is a process of sourcing goods and services from the international countries across geopolitical boundaries.

Crew partially returns to stricken Yantian Express as tugs bring fire under control

The LoadStar

Hapag-Lloyd has announced that the fire that broke out on its 7,500 teu Yantian Express was last night “brought under control”. The fire started in a container on 3 January, and the crew’s initial efforts to put it out were hampered by heavy weather conditions.


Why fleets should automate AP processing

Fleet Owner

An invoice usually goes through five steps from the time it is received until it is paid. That means there are at least five times when human error can derail the payment process

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Transportation in 2019 and Beyond: Key Factors Impacting Supply and Demand

Talking Logistics

With tight capacity and rising rates dominating the headlines, 2018 certainly didn’t go as planned or expected for many shippers. As we begin 2019, what are the key lessons learned from last year, and what trends and factors should shippers keep an eye on to make sure they’re able to respond effectively to whatever happens in the transportation market in the weeks and months ahead? Those are the main questions I discussed with Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H.

TuSimple highlights progress of autonomous truck technology at CES

Fleet Owner

PlusAI also shows automated driving of big rigs in the south plaza

Make Logistics Your Strategic Advantage

Blue Grace Logistics

The November 1977 issue of Harvard Business Review carried an article titled “ Logistics – Essential to Strategy ”.

2019 Rate Outlook: Pressure Builds

Logistics Management

In 2019, the world economy will enter a third straight year of broad-based growth, but many economists feel that a combination of rising interest rates and ongoing trade protectionism will continue to create unexpected turbulence—and lead to even higher freight rates. How likely is this to derail the ongoing global expansion

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

MercuryGate Introduces New Customer Portal for Collaborative Visibility


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Calais under fire from haulage association claiming port won’t be ready for Brexit

The LoadStar

The port of Calais has come under fire from the UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) over its preparedness for Brexit and claims it won’t perform additional vehicle checks. During BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, port president Jean-Marc Puissesseau said Calais would not be conducting checks beyond those for food, livestock and migrants. Chief executive of the RHA Richard Burnett said this did not chime with what the association had been told during.

MercuryGate Customer Portal Brochure


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U.S. Chamber head Donohue offering $25,000 for best infrastructure funding ideas

Logistics Management

Thomas Donohue is tired of just talking about infrastructure. Now, he’s putting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s money where his mouth is


Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

Consultant Rothkopf replacing Firmin at Hapag-Lloyd

247 Customs Broker

Management consultant Maximilian Rothkopf has been appointed COO of German container line Hapag-Lloyd. The 38-year-old will join the executive board on 1 May, before taking on the COO role on 1 July. He is replacing Anthony Firmin, 65, who is retiring.

Conflict resolution

Automotive Logistics

Packaging is essential to the supply chain for the timely movement of parts and the maintenance of quality in the storage and distribution process. . Containers specific to the type of components being moved need to be readily available if there are not to be costly delays in delivery.

Christmas sales growth for Tesco

247 Customs Broker

Like-for-like sales in the UK grew by 1.2 per cent in 19-week period to 5 January 2019 whilst Booker grew by 9.6 per cent. Tesco UK business third quarter like-for-like sales increased by 0.7 per cent, reflecting Tesco’s twelfth consecutive quarter of growth. The Christmas period saw a 2.2

Broughton and Cass data points to strong end to 2018 for truckload and intermodal rates

Logistics Management

Pricing for both truckload and intermodal freight movements saw another strong month in December to finish 2018, according to data in the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.