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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

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

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

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.

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.

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Essential Strategies for Successful Outsourcing

SIPMM Professional Publications

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

[WHITE PAPER] Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “ Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce ” white paper! Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right.

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.

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.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

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.

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.

7 Reasons to Partner with a Freight Broker

Freight Center

A freight broker is an organization that serves as the coordinator between the person shipping an item and the shipping carrier. Shipping freight, in particular, can be confusing – there are new terminology and important questions that the average person may not know to ask. Working with a freight broker can help the shipper have a headache-free, cost-effective shipping experience.

10 Ways to Save Money on Truckload Shipping

Kuebix

Let’s face it, freight costs are rising as a result of the capacity crunch and driver shortage. Even shipping full truckload isn’t as cost-efficient as it used to be. The dawn of e-commerce ordering has increased the number of shipments as well as made consumers’ expectations higher. Truck drivers are steadily aging out of the […]. The post 10 Ways to Save Money on Truckload Shipping appeared first on Kuebix.

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.

7 Reasons to Partner with a Freight Broker

Freight Center

A freight broker is an organization that serves as the coordinator between the person shipping an item and the shipping carrier. Shipping freight, in particular, can be confusing – there are new terminology and important questions that the average person may not know to ask. Working with a freight broker can help the shipper have a headache-free, cost-effective shipping experience.

Make Logistics Your Strategic Advantage

Blue Grace Logistics

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

The Next Big Thing in the Supply Chain

Haven

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.

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.

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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PINC is a Food Logistics’ FL100+ Top Software and Technology Provider

PINC YMS

Leader in digital yard management and inventory solutions recognized as critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. food logistics fl100 digital yard management yard management system inventory robotics

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

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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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.

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.

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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7 Reasons to Partner with a Freight Broker

Freight Center

A freight broker is an organization that serves as the coordinator between the person shipping an item and the shipping carrier. Shipping freight, in particular, can be confusing – there are new terminology and important questions that the average person may not know to ask. Working with a freight broker can help the shipper have a headache-free, cost-effective shipping experience.

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

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.