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ABN Amro, Rotterdam Port, Samsung SDS Launch Container Logistics Blockchain Pilot

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Samsung SDS and ABN AMRO are preparing to launch a container logistics blockchain pilot. The pilot will seek to use blockchain technology to build a platform for efficient and paperless administration processes for the international finance and logistics surrounding container transport. The result should make it just as easy to transport, track and finance goods and services as it is to order a book online. Currently payments, administration and the physical transportation of containers still take place almost entirely via separate circuits. The pilot will integrate all those separate flows. ABN AMRO’s CEO of Commercial Banking Daphne de Kluis explains, "We will be integrating all these flows in our pilot: from workflow management combined with track & trace to the digitization of paper documentation such as waybills and the financing of handled freight or services. The ultimate goal is to reach an open, independent and...
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BVL Congress Displayed Stunning Innovations in Logistics and Air Freight

22. October 2018 Logistics has built up a rock-solid reputation for being conservative, lacking dynamism, trailing other industries in many ways, thus falling behind developments in automotive, trade or mechanical engineering. This may apply to the past. Meanwhile, the wind has changed, evidenced at the 35th German Logistics Congress held in Berlin last week and organized by Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL). During the three-day event, the 3,539 attendees were presented a wealth of innovations. Interestingly enough, it was predominantly small and medium-sized companies that had been in the limelight thanks to keen and forward driving concepts to further enhance the supply chain, improve the flow of goods and enable different players to exchange their data across company boundaries. Admittedly, there was no player presenting an all-in-one solution to take the industry to the next level, but the sum of the many individual innovations tabled in Berlin could result in a big...
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Jettainer Develops Black Box for ULDs

New lightweight pallet deal This upcoming novelty is flanked by another remarkable move: a partnership between Jettainer and start-up TriLaTec by adding the producer’s revolutionary new “squAIR-timber” named material, replacing traditional wooden bolts onto Jettainer’s ULDs. The product is 80 percent lighter compared to wooden material and 100 percent recyclable because made of raw materials from sustainable sources. “This innovative solution enables us to constantly increase the efficiency of our customer services and the performance of their cargo product,” comments Jettainer Head of Marketing and PR Martin Kraemer. Andreas Langemann, Managing Director of TriLatec adds to this: “The Jettainer partnership gives us optimal access to many airlines worldwide, thus making our squAIR-timber solution better known.” Launching airline was Cargolux that reports stunning weight savings compared to processing and flying goods stacked on wood in combination with time savings during pallet building. A future user could be Lufthansa Cargo that is...
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Risk Management:  Where we are, Where we are going

Date/Time Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:00PM Moderator Bob Trebilcock, Editorial Director, Supply Chain Management Review Panelists Robert J. Trent, author and Professor of Supply Chain Management, Lehigh University View Archive! Whether it’s severe flooding in the Carolinas, the impact of unexpected new tariffs or a negative social media post that goes viral, supply chain RISK is EVERYWHERE. Despite the potentially devastating impact of a supply chain disruption, the supply chain profession has become too complacent with tools that may be out of date for today’s challenges. So, where are we in terms of RISK MANAGEMENT and where are we going? These are the questions Robert J. Trent, author and Professor of Supply Chain Management at Lehigh University, will answer during this webinar. Based on current research and interviews with leading companies he will: Define supply chain risk management concepts as they relate to today’s challenges Provide observations on the current...
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Perpetual pilot purgatory

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Perpetual pilot purgatory

By Bob Trebilcock · October 19, 2018 On Wednesday, I wrapped up my attendance at this year’s annual MHI conference. I have to say, it was one of the most energetic MHI conferences I’ve attended in recent years. A lot of that had to do, I think, with the genuine interest in how technology is changing in our space, and how it may impact the industry going forward. There are a number of new tools out there, from digital like predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to robotics. But with that interest and excitement there’s a recognition that we’re at a certain tipping point. A lot of the tools are being developed by individuals with skills and expertise in their field but limited experience in materials handling and the broader supply chain applications. On the other side of the equation, experienced industry hands who are tasked with getting more...
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Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

I remember the call like it was yesterday. Four years have passed. On this cold day, I would like to walk on the beach with my friend Maddy. She is there. I am not. Let me tell you the story. In 2014, while sipping on an early morning coffee, Maddy called to ask me a question. It sounded simple, but she was frantic. Working for a large manufacturer, she was trying hard; but failing, to integrate Ariba, Elemica, and GT Nexus. (These are three different Supply Chain Operating Networks.) Confused on solution capabilities–the differences and commonalities of these solutions– she had no idea where to start to connect them together. I also did not know the answer, but was up for the challenge. To help, I set up a series of dinner meetings for Maddy to speak to other manufacturers working on similar problems. None had the answer. Answering the question...
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DHL races ahead

DHL Global Forwarding is using a combination of air, sea and road to move racing cars and associated cargo to back-to back racing events in Japan. To support the races, the logistics giant will manage all transportation, customs clearance and ground handling for 36 racecars, spares, and ancillary equipment – including everything from specialised tires to high-performance engine blocks. One project involves cars and cargo shipped and flown from the UK and Germany to the FIA World Endurance Championship, also known as 6 Hours of Fuji, which was held from October 12-14 at the foothills of Mount Fuji.   The other, supporting the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup Race, consisting of three races totalling 42 laps and 168 kilometres, on October 26-28, will see a second set of vehicles and equipment arrive via ocean freight direct from their previous race in Wuhan, China. Both sets will then be transported to the...
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China's JD.com unwraps FedEx-style parcel business to bolster sales

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com Inc said on Thursday it would add a FedEx-style parcel delivery service to its e-commerce offerings, a move which could help the firm leverage its network of warehouses and drivers to bolster flagging profits. FILE PHOTO: An employee works at a JD.com logistic centre in Langfang, Hebei province, China November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo The shift pits JD.com into greater competition with major rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s Cainiao network, as well as dedicated domestic parcel delivery firms such as ZTO Express and YTO Express Group Co Ltd. China’s second-largest e-commerce firm said the new service would allow businesses and individuals in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to send parcels to locations around China, using the firm’s app to schedule a pick-up by one of the company’s staff. The logistics network - which would be able to deliver most packages the same or...
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