Fri.Nov 20, 2020

The Potential Impact of a Carbon Levy on Shipping Costs

Supply Chain Brain

It's been a year of big changes for the maritime and shipping industries

5 Questions about Port and Starboard


In a previous article we covered the question of what is port and starboard ? Here we look at a few fun facts about the concept. Why is port left and starboard right? Legend has it that in the past, boats were steered using an oar.

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How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss how will you compete with Amazon. Charley is an entrepreneur, executive, and investor in the logistics and transportation space who has successfully launched and grown multiple companies.

What can owner-operators expect from a Biden administration?

Overdrive Online

What trucking issues in flux are likely to catch that administration's -- or the new Congress' -- attention? For this week's edition of Overdrive Radio, OOIDA President Todd Spencer and Executive Vice President Lewie Pugh forecast some answers. And: What's your hope for the next two years?

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Peak season and port congestion surcharges spread to Asian tradelanes

The LoadStar

Shipping lines have slapped a raft of peak season and port congestion surcharges on Asian tradelanes.

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Ocean carriers ‘really kicking us while we are down’, say forwarders

The LoadStar

Ocean carriers are racking up massive profits from the unrelenting spiral of rate hikes and surcharges across virtually all liner services.

Two Vital Elements of a Safety-First Workplace Culture

Supply Chain Brain

In the logistics industry, warehouse and distribution-center safety compliance is key to avoiding unplanned downtime and costly lawsuits

Governments must back common rules for demurrage and detention fees

The LoadStar

Concern about the widespread application of detention and demurrage charges has led the British International Freight Association to call for governments around the world to adopt the US Federal Maritime Commission’s position on the fees.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for the week ending November 14, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 232,146—were off 3.1% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers—at 295,316 units—posted a 12.9% annual gain


The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Wave of Asian imports engulfs more US ports, driving up costs

The LoadStar

The wave of imports that has overwhelmed Los Angeles and Long Beach has spread to other gateways, causing delays and higher costs for importers. The port of Oakland reported a 10.4%

Cass Freight Index turns in strong October output

Logistics Management

Both freight shipments and expenditures, for the month of October, turned in strong performances and highlighted an ongoing strong run of freight market improvements, according to the new edition of the Cass Freight Index, which was published this week by Cass Information Systems

Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference Opens

Supply Chain Brain

The 10th Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC), an annual signature event for the industries jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today, running online for the first time in light of the pandemic.

U.S. Senate signs off on confirmation of two new STB Board members

Logistics Management

The Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers, received some good news, when the United States Senate confirmed Michelle A.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

OmniPick®: Zero-Touch pocket sorter system for flexible end-to-end automation | TGW

Supply Chain Brain

OmniPick® flexibly adapts to changing order structures and handles different product types, which makes it a true omni-channel system

Delays inevitable at UK ports, as inspection facilities won’t be Brexit-ready

The LoadStar

UK trade can expect a “painful” exit from the European Union as ports requiring physical changes are left hanging on responses for government tenders to build new infrastructure.

How Driscoll's Is Tilling Its Demand Chain for Food’s Data-Driven Future

Supply Chain Brain

Ever since access to ubiquitous real-time data emerged as a technological reality, businesses have been lured by the possibility of redirecting their supply chains toward a model driven by demand.

Latin America’s cherry season starts to bite as capacity pours in

The LoadStar

The battle to transport South American cherries is under way, with exporters firmly focused on Chinese markets, where the yields are best.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Podcast | Supply-Chain Finance: A Life Preserver for Small Suppliers?

Supply Chain Brain

In an economic downturn, how do smaller businesses gain access to liquidity, which often isn’t available to them at any price

On the wires: Ceva Logistics slashes debt, makes money in Q3

The LoadStar

“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” ? Shaun Hick. It’s party time at Ceva Logistics!

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Playstation 5 Supply issues – size does matter

247 Customs Broker

20th November 2020 Commenting on issues with the PlayStation 5 supply problems, Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of… The post Playstation 5 Supply issues – size does matter appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

SA: Holiday season on-line shopping traffic up 82% in the first week of November

The LoadStar

SEEKING ALPHA reports: – According to the Verizon Business Retail Trends Report, online retailers are booming as Covid-19 restrictions led to an increase in online shopping this holiday season. –

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Logistics Manager Top 50 week concludes with Kinaxia Logistics webinar

247 Customs Broker

Logistics Manager’s Top 50 Service Providers week concludes on 3rd December as the fastest-growing 3PLs in the UK are revealed in an exclusive webinar. Editor… The post Logistics Manager Top 50 week concludes with Kinaxia Logistics webinar appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Automated shuttle-based distribution center for TVH | TGW

Supply Chain Brain

Growing by 5,000 SKUs per year, TVH needed a modular and flexible intralogistics solution to expand the existing distribution facility and support future growth

Wyvern Cargo chooses Mandata as TMS provider

247 Customs Broker

Dorset-based 3PL Wyvern Cargo has selected Mandata as its TMS provider as it looks to further digitalise its intralogistics infrastructure. The TMS will run operations… The post Wyvern Cargo chooses Mandata as TMS provider appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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Global fulfillment center for MANGO | TGW

Supply Chain Brain

Mango, one of the world’s leading fashion retailers implemented a global fulfillment center to optimize delivery times and reduce logistics costs

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!