For decades, carriers have been subject to the Carmack Amendment’s exceptions and statutes that define liability. However, the surge in manufacturing and increasing presence of international shipping have changed the way shippers look at the Amendment.
In 1935, Congress passed legislation to help prevent carriers from being subject to unqualified cases of fraud and freight loss claims. Previously, carriers were held liable for any damage that occurred to a shipment while in their possession. However, this meant that carriers were on the financial hook even when damage was not their fault.
One of the most critical systems that are being used by most companies today is the Enterprise Resource Planning or more commonly known as ERP. This software allows a business to integrate its once fragmented systems into one, solid system.
Growing woes over a forthcoming capacity crunch are not going away anytime soon. But, the capacity crunch may have a major impact on the freight driver shortage and vice versa. In a sense, fewer drivers mean that capacity will grow tighter. Yet, as capacity shrinks, the incentive for drivers increases.
Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. WorldShipping.org cites data from The Network for Transit and the Environment that shows that measured by grams/kg/km air freight as the largest carbon footprint impact and steamships as the lowest.
When you hear “lean manufacturing”, you have your own world view of what it means. Every lean manufacturing consultant offers expertise but few will be an expert with every tool. To ensure you have the very best options for lean manufacturing tools, our team did extensive research which includes websites such as LeanProduction.com.
Supply chain industry leaders have access to more information today than ever before in history. Thanks to data gathering programs, supply chain software, and data entry applications, this represents a mountain of data, which has the potential to provide ground-breaking insight into how to improve business-model efficiency.
By Molly Connell, Online Marketing, TradeMachines
According to one of Maurice Conti’s TED presentations, we arrived to a new, augmented age, in which Artificial Intelligence gains a new role.
Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. For any developing business, adopting the widely used and affordable technologies is more economical.
Editors Note: Today’s blog is from our friends at Fronetics who report their takeaways regarding manufacturing content marketing in 2016.
Here are four key takeaways from the manufacturing content marketing report.
The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) has released the results of its annual manufacturing content marketing survey, and there have been some big changes since last year.