Thu.Feb 13, 2020

An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . It has been nearly three weeks since Chinese authorities in Wuhan imposed a citywide quarantine and severe transport restrictions in response to a deadly coronavirus outbreak. The virus has thus far infected more than 45,000 people and claimed the lives of at least 1,100.

Coronavirus delays create Container shortages in Chicago for DDGS

Supply Chain and Logistics

Coronavirus issues, particularly in China, are creating real problems for Dried Distiller Grains (DDGS) shipments. The lack of inbound containers from China means that there are not enough containers to ship DDGS out of the US. DDGS is a byproduct … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport supply chains

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The Supply Chain of Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

Kuebix

The History of Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day existed in a variety of forms before settling into its fixed date of February 14th.

Reefer crisis – stranded perishables rot at Chinese ports

Supply Chain and Logistics

The unprecedented effect of China’s Coronavirus actions on supply chains continues to astound us. Sam Whelan’s article points out that quarantines on drivers moving between cities and/or ports have caused driver shortages. Cold chain goods can’t be moved and lie … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Shipping Supply Chains Trucking challenges China cold chain crisis disruption supply chains

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Make Your Supply Chain a Sustainability Champion

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s headlines are filled with disheartening news about climate change, resource depletion, pollution, hunger, access to clean water, and poverty.

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It’s Valentine’s Day: Are You Still in Love with Your 3PL?

Kane is Able

Marriages and logistics partnerships all start with an assumption of a happy ending. But it doesn’t always work out that way – in either case. Why do 3PL outsourcing relationships fail? A lot of the top reasons parallel what we hear in divorce courts.

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European expansion efforts are going strong for project44

Logistics Management

Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, this week heralded its ongoing growth efforts in Europe

Study: Third-Party Logistics Market to be $1.8T by 2026

Food Logistics

In a bid to cater to today’s consumer product demand, various companies are outsourcing their logistics activities to third-party suppliers. 3PL/4PL

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. It might sound like a simple process, but it can get complicated.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Stagecoach Launches Enviro400EV Electric Double Decker Buses

NGT News

Alexander Dennis Ltd. ADL) and BYD Europe say their electric vehicle partnership has supplied two electric double-deck buses to Stagecoach that will operate in Cambridge. ADL is a subsidiary of the independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc.

Mental health in trucking needs serious attention

Truck News

The mental health of truck drivers remains one of my biggest concerns. Ten years ago, I first wrote about what I thought was a monster issue hiding just below the surface of daily trucking life. Hiding” was the key word there, and it still is. Are we making progress? Yes, but there’s much more to do.

Canada’s Shift to Electric Vehicles is Reshaping its Auto Industry

NGT News

Canada’s automotive industry needs to prepare for a big transformation over the next decade for it to remain a key driver of the country’s economy, says a new KPMG report.

Truck inspection quotas raise safety concerns

Truck News

Many Ontario transportation enforcement officers (TEOs) are unhappy with working conditions that they say compromise safety on the job. But are these workplace concerns compromising road safety as well? There's reason to believe that they are.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Postal Service OIG report takes a long look at impact of same-day delivery and next-day, too

Logistics Management

Even though e-commerce continues to gain more and more traction by the day, consumers ordering items online and wanting (or expecting?) same-day delivery of these online orders are not in the majority, with the exception of millenials, of course.

6 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep for Drivers

United World Transporation

Did you know that driver fatigue and tiredness causes 13% of all large truck crashes? Not only is driving when you’re tired dangerous (especially in a huge truck) but it will inevitably start to negatively affect your mood and morale over time.

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U.S.-bound shipments begin 2020 with a decline, reports Panjiva

Logistics Management

January shipments—at 1,026,714—fell 3.6% annually. And containerized freight shipments were off 2.8% annually, with Panjiva noting that it was notable there was a decline even with the earlier timing of the 2019 Lunar New Year.

Managing Logistics Peak Season

MercuryGate

Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season As the world watched in anticipation of the 2019 holiday shopping season, the National Retail Federation predicted a 4.2% rise in sales, but the timing of the season was less than optimal.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Postal Service OIG report takes a long look at impact of same-day delivery and next-day, too

Logistics Management

Even though e-commerce continues to gain more and more traction by the day, consumers ordering items online and wanting (or expecting?) same-day delivery of these online orders are not in the majority, with the exception of millenials, of course.

Key Factors to Closing the Global Digital Skills Gap

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The annual World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, is the single most influential gathering of world leaders and business innovators on the planet. This year, one of the most pervasive themes at the forum centers around the role of youth in securing future economic prosperity.

Managing Logistics Peak Season: Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season

MercuryGate

The post Managing Logistics Peak Season: Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Blog Posts

What’s that mean? An international shipping glossary

I.C.E. Transport

International shipping is a complex industry with a language all its own. The more shipping terms you understand, the better-equipped you’ll be to move your freight efficiently and economically.

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.

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. It might sound like a simple process, but it can get complicated.

With the public leery about sharing the road with robots, ‘Advocates’ may be truckers’ ally, for once

Overdrive Online

A press release from an often-enough-perceived anti-truck group early this week pressed lawmakers on safety standards for increasingly deployed assistive driving technologies.

WFS GAINS IATA CEIV CERTIFICATION

Airfreight Logistics

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its new €10 million Pharma Center at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the handling of temperature-controlled healthcare and life science products.

WFS GAINS IATA CEIV CERTIFICATION – Airfreight Logistics

247 Customs Broker

Opened in September last year, the Centre is the only dedicated facility at the airport. Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma… The post WFS GAINS IATA CEIV CERTIFICATION – Airfreight Logistics appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.