Volvo Cars: Outbound evolutions

Automotive Logistics

This has been implemented across global outbound and inbound logistics, including for China and the US. Torreborre’s organisation has now grown to include functions such as pre-series and future programme logistics planning, transport network design, packaging engineering and global customs. For outbound, I don’t think we need to see where every car is all of the time. The post Volvo Cars: Outbound evolutions appeared first on Automotive Logistics.

Outbound TMS: The search for a system that can’t be beat

Automotive Logistics

Such software and planning systems are also highly relevant for a wide range of purposes in outbound automotive logistics systems, including for the execution of transport activities and the creation of transparency in relation to distribution flows, increasing transport load rates and auditing freight invoice and payments. Some say a transport management system is now a ‘must-have’ tool for third-party logistics operators engaged in outbound supply chains.


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Logistics Industry at the Forefront of Robotic Technology

Airfreight Logistics

The Industrial Revolution opened the door for robotic technology to become a pivotal part of everyday business, as it helped to facilitate business owners and optimized their operations. The post Logistics Industry at the Forefront of Robotic Technology appeared first on Airfreight Logistics.

[PODCAST] Increasing Parcel Volumes Requiring Shippers to Implement Technology for Parcel Freight Optimization Yielding Reduced Costs


Tips about the role of omnichannel in parcel freight and what are the best tips to reduce transportation costs at large speaking about packaging tips, utilizing machine learning & analytics, and why it’s important that transportation costs become a board level issue since transportation spends are eating into the profits of companies. The Guide to Proactive Inbound, Outbound, and Reverse Enterprise Parcel Management.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

Our freight broker software package has built-in support for many types of shipments including less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload (TL), expedited, rail, and any type of specialized equipment. Transportation Service #1 – Small Package.

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Smart Weighing, No Stopping

Logistics Business Magazine

Smart logistics and Industry 4.0 dosing, filling, inbound/outbound, waste management and dimensioning in terms of weight and volume. Basically, our solutions are suitable and available for logistics and production sites in all kinds of industries.”.

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Understanding How Parcel Cost Control Reduces Total Transportation Costs


The Guide to Proactive Inbound, Outbound, and Reverse Enterprise Parcel Management. However, parcel hundredweight programs may have stringent criteria for parcels, so choosing the right packaging , read the smallest possible box, and selecting the right service are key to making this shift lower total freight spend. This may include warehousing, packaging products, freight scheduling, invoice auditing, and data-based insights through Big Data analytics.

The New World Economy of E-Commerce

Now, That's Logistics

Some leading 3PLs are indeed developing capabilities required by e-commerce players, but many in the industry are “coming along grudgingly,” said Cathy Roberson, founder and head analyst at Logistics Trends & Insights. The typical shipment involves an order placed during a Zulily event, at which point the company sends a purchase order to its vendor, and the items are sent to an FC, where the merchandise is packaged, consolidated when possible, and shipped to the customer.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Packaging and CPG supply chains appear to be oversold in many places and transportation demand is strong from those sectors. Industrial and chemical sectors are maintaining at seasonally expected shipping volumes as of this time. Chinese industrial activity is increasing.

New Schoeller Allibert Pallet “Hard to Break, Easy to Repair”

Logistics Business Magazine

It is the Belgium-based company’s latest innovation for all industries, including Food & Beverage, Retail, Pooling, Agriculture, Automotive and more. Designed for use in harsh industrial and logistics environments, and working seamlessly on most automated handling systems, BaYoPal offers maximised rigidity and safety, according to the company. A 1500 kg unit load also ensures optimised truck loads, for efficient outbound logistics.


Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming


I hope we can agree that Amazon will disrupt an industry if it wants to. Amazon announced that it shipped 5 billion items through Prime alone in 2017, and some analysts estimate it will ship over 4 billion packages in 2018. With distribution centers now within 2-days ground transport of most Americans, Amazon can carefully select the best combination of company-owned, public, and private delivery services to put the average package on your porch for under $4.

Near-real-time data-driven route optimization best practices

FreightWaves SONAR

Data represents an integral part of daily life for most people, and it is no different within the transportation industry. Reasonable rates and service packages can help improve vendor relationships and boost route optimization.

Case Study: Paper Made Easy

3PL Insights

From plates, napkins, straws, stationary, toilet paper, paper towels, packaging, boxes, and more. This growth is largely due to rising demand in the pharmaceutical, fast-moving consumer goods and hospitality industries. The paper and pulp industry is unique for several reasons.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them


Over the next ten years, robotics progressed to become more accessible for repair and maintenance, and they began to move into other industries, like arc welding and handling. Kiva Robots changed the game for the use of AMR in the warehouse, and although Amazon later acquired the company, industry leaders and technology developers had taken notice of how much robotics could mean for efficiency. Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers.

Imperial Opens Next Multi-user Warehouse

Logistics Manager

Imperial is also handling inventory control for outbound lines, as well as providing frequent trailer shuttles to and from manufacturing sites. In addition, we are able to pass on savings through consolidated purchasing of packaging materials.”

Manufacturing Supply Chain Constraints and How to Overcome Them

FreightWaves SONAR

These efforts are more likely to be rewarded with victories than spending an excessive amount of time and resources on large, annual bid packages.” And lane-by-lane insights are critical to account for that disruption among raw material suppliers and the flow of outbound freight.

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What is Inbound Logistics and How Can a 3PL Help?

Kanban Logistics

See, there’s a big difference between handling inbound logistics yourself and outsourcing it to a trusted North Carolina third-party logistics (3PL) provider that knows the manufacturing industry. What is inbound logistics? If you’re a manufacturer, you likely know the answer.

Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Talking Logistics

A robust parcel system that can manage both outbound and inbound shipments helps to streamline the returns process for greater efficiency. Volume – ability to manage 100 packages a day or 100,000 packages a day. With over 20 years in supply chain, Steve is a recognized industry expert in parcel shipping and its complexities in both North American and Europe. Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting.

LTL Shipping Accounting Options: Prepaid Versus Add-In


In some cases, the costs are being passed along to customers as they occur through prepaid charges, and in others, customers are being billed in arrears for the cost of using LTL shipping opportunities that do not involve a specific shipper (add-in shipping), explains Parcel Industry magazine. However, the shipper may not have a truck available to pick up the shipments, and outsourcing to other carriers to combine small-package shipping into larger LTL shipments for return to the facility.

Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce


The need to integrate existing systems and offer the best pricing in the industry has never been greater. E-commerce is a type of high-volume shipment, involving countless packages moving through countless transportation lanes and multiple modes of transportation. Value-added services, such as invoice auditing and small package management. Create a set of rules and guidelines for managing both inbound and outbound freight.

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Supply Chain Management: It’s IoT Time

The Logistics Academy

If drivers are also scheduled to pick up an outbound load, the app allows them to go elsewhere for a while, rather than wait in the DC. One customer, a producer of industrial coffee machines, is working with SAP to equip those appliances with sensors to track consumption of different products. For example, the company is working with a large consumer packaged goods firm to capture data from coolers and shelves in retail stores to track consumption. Big Data Industry Trends

Transportation Innovation For a Future-Proof Supply Chain


It has hit us like nothing we’ve ever seen before in supply chain and it has affected all countries, all industries, and all companies worldwide.”. There’s been a lot of consolidation and investment in the industry, because it is still highly fragmented and has room for technology enablement,” Yearling continues. “It’s It’s inherent upon us to make sure we come together in the industry for the benefit of the joint customer.”.

Imperial Opens Multi-User Warehouse in Werne

Logistics Business Magazine

Imperial is also handling inventory control for outbound lines, as well as providing frequent trailer shuttles to and from manufacturing sites. In addition, we are able to pass on savings through consolidated purchasing of packaging materials.”.

Happy New Year: Here’s the 7 things shippers need to know about the Q1 2021 freight market

FLS Transport

And a final look at the Outbound Tender Rejection Index shows trucking capacity is indeed tight as we head into Jan: Note: Rejections are double the ’18 and ’19 values. Industrial production and manufacturing are also coming back online. Stay strapped in. The wild ride isn’t over yet.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?


While its origin focused on improving outbound shipping practices, today’s systems can leverage both inbound and outbound operations to create a unique business strategy. Adoption rates of TMS and other like technologies have continued to fall below industry experts’ opinions. In other words, actual adoption rates may be higher, but changes in the industry overall continue to contribute to a 33-percent statistic.

Kuehne + Nagel Further Expand their Global Services for BMW Group

Logistics Manager

Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Gianfranco Sgro who is responsible for Contract Logistics, had this to say on the new expansion, “Focusing on dynamic industries such as automotive is part of our 2022 roadmap. Kuehne + Nagel provides a full scope of warehousing services including physically receiving and handling of incoming goods, storage, picking dealer’s orders, packaging, and shipping.

Beyond Multi-Carrier Shipping Software, a Move to the Cloud


The Guide to Proactive Inbound, Outbound, and Reverse Enterprise Parcel Management. As implementation time and costs continue to fall, the move to the cloud is easier than, however, there are still some things to keep in mind as the industry moves beyond multi-carrier shipping systems of the past and into the future. Shipping is all about movement. Moving product off of shelves. Moving items out of warehouses and distribution centers. Moving parcels to homes and businesses.

Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

Automotive Logistics

Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Compared with its previous outsourcing of logistics management, Volvo now has tight operational control across the supply chain, including future model and industrial planning, network engineering and packaging. Is Volvo now running its own returnable packaging and container management?

Capacity Update: What’s Causing Tightening Capacity?

Trinity Logistics

Despite initial concerns, outbound freight endured little impact but inbound spot rates rose to incentivize drivers. A report from the American Trucking Association notes that the industry has struggled with the driver shortage for the past 15 years and will need to hire almost 900,000 drivers in the next decade to meet rising demands. This past holiday season, the US postal service alone broke an all-time package delivery record.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business


Third party logistics (3PL) is the function by where the owner of goods outsources numerous components of the supply chain to a 3PL company that can perform the management function of the clients’ customs, inbound freight, distribution, warehousing, order fulfilment and outbound freight to the client’s customers. A service provider that sends various small packages as one larger package is known as a consolidation service. Does the 3PL have high-quality industry references?

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8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

According to a survey by Deloitte from 2014, 79 % of companies with high-performing supply chains achieve revenue growth superior to the average within their industries.

What Less-Than-Truckload Data Should a Shipper Track?


Over the past year, industry experts have pointed to a coming capacity crunch. Consider labor and equipment costs as well to pick, package and send freight via LTL. However, you can increase your company’s profitability and decrease costs by managing your inbound and outbound freight through data. How do shippers know if their carrier selection process for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is working? The answer is simple; shippers must track the right data.

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Breaking down barriers

Automotive Logistics

The goal will be to best share logistics, packaging and operational facilities, but also cultural and process optimisations. Toyota Logistics Services (TLS), which had also been based in California, has been responsible for outbound logistics and vehicle processing. In terms of packaging and containers, under the advanced planning remit Vaish says Toyota is taking advantage of the synergies between production and service parts.

Capacity Crisis: Four Mistakes Shippers Make Regarding Density-Based Freight


Much like air freight and parcel, LTL carriers are beginning to care less about what your product is and more about how much space it takes up on their truck, and some items, such as hose and tubing, represent the first wave of what will likely be an industry-wide shift to move all products to a density-based classification system. The freight & transportation landscape is reaching critical mass.

Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

Automotive Logistics

During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out a total of 14 awards covering every aspect of inbound, outbound and aftermarket logistics. The system has the potential to connect the entire outbound vehicle delivery process in one standard platform and automate 90% of business processes, bringing huge gains in efficiency for all involved.