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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

Cerasis

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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Essential Strategies for Successful Outsourcing

SIPMM Professional Publications

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

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.

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.

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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.

Make Logistics Your Strategic Advantage

Blue Grace Logistics

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

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

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.

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

TuSimple highlights progress of autonomous truck technology at CES

Fleet Owner

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

2M and Zim extend vessel-sharing agreement to transpacific and Asia-Med

The LoadStar

The 2M alliance and Zim are to extend their cooperation to include services from Asia to the US west coast and to the Mediterranean in what the Israeli carrier called a “game-changer agreement”.

2019 Rate Outlook: Stay steady, strong and focused

Logistics Management

Indeed, it’s rare that we find a year when global trade has such an unsettling effect on domestic inventory levels, port volumes and capacity demands to handle the influx at those gateways

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

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

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

Maximilian Rothkopf to be new chief operating officer at Hapag-Lloyd

The LoadStar

Hapag-Lloyd has announced that Maximilian Rothkopf (pictured above) is to be its new chief operating officer. The 38-year-old will take up the role on 1 July, replacing company veteran Anthony Firmin, who at 65 is set to retire on 30 June.

Ongoing Port of Montreal Labor Negotiations

Odyssey Logistics

Port of Montreal ILA Votes in Support of Strike Mandate Longshoreman at the Port of Montreal, Canada’s second-largest port, have voted almost unanimously in support of giving Union leadership the option to strike at any point during ongoing contract negotiations.

Air Atlanta begins to ponder a future without 747s

The LoadStar

Icelandic airline Air Atlanta find itself confronted by a question familiar to air cargo executives across the world: how to replace ageing 747s coming up for retirement from fleets, according to this report from Cargo Facts.

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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.

New Silk Road milestone: more traffic eastbound to Chongqing

The LoadStar

The China-Europe rail connections are seeing a surge in eastbound volumes, with rail traffic from Europe into Chongqing exceeding westbound traffic in 2018. Rail Freight claims this is the first time eastbound volumes have usurped westbound in recent history.