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California Port Backlog is a Northeast Bonanza

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 22, 2021 4:36:53 PM

Trucking rates out of the Northeast have been steadily rising resulting from a spike in demand from shippers using the Port of New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey as an alternative to the congestion in the California ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Savannah.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Capacity Constraints Affecting The Global Supply Chain

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 15, 2021 12:06:52 PM

Transportation capacity remains on a downward trajectory while prices and utilization are increasing at a steady rate. A heavy flow of inbound containers, as providers try to catch up on depleted inventories and consumers remain active, is driving the demand side. Delays at the ports and on the rails, and a lack of equipment and trucks, is keeping capacity stretched and prices high.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Supply Chain Challenges; Maybe Print Your Solution

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 8, 2021 9:53:16 AM

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has come a long way since it was first developed in the 1980s. While 3D printing originated as a tool for rapid prototyping, it has now evolved to cover several different technologies.  3-D printing has been an interesting and convenient solution to part replacement planning. Its applications became popular for a quick solution to create small, insignificant plastic replacement parts. The evolution of 3D printing has seen a rapid growth in the number of companies adopting the technology. The applications and use cases vary across industries, but broadly include tooling aids, visual and functional prototypes, and even end-use parts.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, 3D Printing, Industry Trends

Managing Your Supply Chain In Turbulent Times

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Aug 31, 2021 12:58:04 PM

As if things weren’t challenging enough along comes hurricane Ida causing all manner of disruption to the Gulf states. One million without power for quite a while, hospitals limping along on generators and commerce in the region is at a standstill.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Industry Trends

Transitioning Your Supply Chain To Digital

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Aug 26, 2021 10:03:15 AM

Digital transformation is now the overriding priority for most manufacturers and retailers, with the adoption of digital technologies aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness in the shorter term while providing the opportunity to grow a leaner operational protocol in the future. The focus is definitely on the efficiency of operations relating to technological applications as we enter 2022. The big question is are you ready? If not, perhaps we can help. Here are some interesting predictions from a reputable international research firm, IDC, which highlights key areas of technological applications regarding the impending digital revolution of the international supply chain.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Logistics Planning For 2021 and Beyond

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Aug 12, 2021 7:04:58 AM

As we struggle to combat Covid-19 and other mutant strains of the virus, through this year and beyond, logistics planners may want to keep their eye on some key factors affecting the supply chain. You may find some of these topics affecting your planning strategies in the coming years.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Covid Variant, Natural Disasters and Cyber Bullies are Threatening the Supply Chain

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jul 29, 2021 9:37:42 AM

Natural disasters are just one cause of disruptions to supply chains. They usually result in widespread damage to several firms and facilities at the same time. This has a severe impact on an industry and significant time is often required for recovery from these occurrences. Other global events have conspired to drive international supply chains towards the breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, parts and consumer goods, according to companies, economists and shipping specialists. A new worldwide wave of the COVID-19 variant, natural disasters in China and Germany and a cyber attack on South African ports have all conspired to severely affect the global supply chain. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Big Data

Is It Covid, The Variant or Just The Flu

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jul 20, 2021 11:42:16 AM

There are so many unanswered questions surrounding the effects of the Covid-19 Virus to date. Where did the standard flu go? Is the Covid-19 virus threat over? Will the Covid variant force us back to a global lockdown? The stock market seems to think perhaps.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Shipping News, Industry Trends, Technology

Freight Rates Are Spiking Upward

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jul 7, 2021 9:53:05 AM

The higher shipping costs have been sparked by a combination of factors, including soaring demand amid stimulus money, saturated ports, and too few ships, dockworkers and truckers. The problems are too broad to be remedied by any short-term fix and are creating ripple effects across U.S. and International supply chains.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Beware Of Cargo Thieves This Holiday Weekend

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jun 30, 2021 8:48:20 AM

Supply chain professionals are looking forward to a much-deserved extended weekend during the Fourth of July holiday. However, CargoNet, an industry cargo security firm, reports that extended business closures can create an advantageous operating environment for cargo thieves. For the past five years, the firm has analyzed cargo theft data in the United States and Canada from July 1 to July 7and found 130 cargo theft events in 27 different states, with theft most common in Texas, California, and Florida.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology