Category Archives: Transportation

New Tool Brings Logistics Carbon Emissions into Sharp Focus

New Tool Brings Logistics Carbon Emissions into Sharp Focus

Companies can calculate the overall carbon footprint of a logistics operation using readily available estimation tools. However, to implement meaningful management decisions about cutting CO2 emissions, a more detailed analysis is necessary. The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, in collaboration with multinational business group INCLAM, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, have developed a tool thatRead More

The Bankruptcy Risk: Heeding the Distress Signals

The Bankruptcy Risk: Heeding the Distress Signals

Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy on August 31, 2016, creating the largest ever container shipping bankruptcy according to the Journal of Commerce. Aside from this unenviable world record, the sinking of the South Korean shipping line is notable for the scale of the fall out and the lessons we can learn about risk management. InRead More

Optimization Tools Lighten the Load on Stressed Freight Networks

Optimization Tools Lighten the Load on Stressed Freight Networks

Freight transportation networks are increasing in complexity at a time when companies are under immense pressure to improve service levels. Investing in more efficient infrastructure is one response to this challenge, especially in countries such as the United States where deteriorating transportation systems are struggling to keep up with rising traffic volumes. But there isRead More

Does Drop Shipping Online Orders Deliver Value?

Does Drop Shipping Online Orders Deliver Value?

In response to the growth of their e-commerce businesses, many retailers are looking for ways to reduce the supply chain costs associated with internet orders. Some retailers are starting to look upstream in their supply chains, and are requesting that manufacturers fulfill orders via drop shipping. The change in delivery practices creates a number ofRead More

Putting a Value on Visibility

Putting a Value on Visibility

Tracking the status of ocean shipments accurately and in real time is critical to the goal of achieving end-to-end visibility into global supply chains.  Yet this operational Holy Grail remains elusive, despite advances in information technology. A hurdle to this goal that individual organizations can address, is the inability of companies to measure the value of visibility toRead More