Transportation

The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

In today’s competitive environment, every organization is striving to achieve an edge over its competitors. Competition is on the cost of product, quality of product, delivery of products and after sales service. Everyone is therefore trying to optimize the cost of product by various means without sacrificing the quality. At the same time organizations are keen to reduce any wastage […]

by · March 12, 2016 · Transportation, Warehouse
Trucks will Continue to be Preferred Mode of Freight Transport in USA for Next 30 Years

Trucks will Continue to be Preferred Mode of Freight Transport in USA for Next 30 Years

Various modes of freight transportation are truck, pipeline, rail, water, multiple modes and mail, and air. A recent study by U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Federal Highway Administration projected that in the next 30 years, the maximum share in the transport of freight by weight as well as by value will be by trucks. Trucks transported […]

by · March 3, 2016 · Transportation
The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

The Strategy for Optimization of Handling, Transportation and Warehousing

In today’s competitive environment, every organization is striving to achieve an edge over its competitors. Competition is on the cost of product, quality of product, delivery of products and after sales service. Everyone is therefore trying to optimize the cost of product by various means without sacrificing the quality. At the same time organizations are keen to reduce any wastage […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Transportation, Warehouse
World glut of surplus oil stocks – good news and bad news for global supply chains

World glut of surplus oil stocks – good news and bad news for global supply chains

According to recent reports, because of the glut in oil supplies, the world is beginning to exhaust its storage facilities and may soon even fill up the offshore tanker storage space, increasing the chances of a sudden plunge in the prices of crude oil in the near future. On the one hand this could further reduce shipping costs in many […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Transportation
Future of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) in Logistics

Future of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) in Logistics

Road, rail, air, and water modes of transportation are used for transporting materials such as raw materials, tools, plant and machinery, spare parts, oils and lubricants from one place to another place. The choice for the transportation mode depends on the types of materials to be transported, distance involved, whether conditions, urgency in delivery and the cost. Air transportation is […]

by · December 2, 2015 · Logistics, Transportation
Accident Control of Forklift Trucks – The need for immediate attention

Accident Control of Forklift Trucks – The need for immediate attention

With the industrialization, materials handling in industry has undergone complete change from manual handling of materials to mechanized handling. Forklift truck is widely used in the industry as well in business for lifting, unloading and moving materials from one place to another place. Manufacturing units, warehouses and other activities in different walks of the daily life are using forklift truck […]

Selecting the Right Motive Power of Forklift Trucks

Selecting the Right Motive Power of Forklift Trucks

Forklift truck is one of the most important material handling equipment in our daily life. One can see forklift trucks operating day and night in road construction activities, repair activities, at various places like airports, shipyards, railway stations, manufacturing plants, bus repair workshops or any other places where materials are to be lifted, carried, unloaded, pushed and pulled. Forklift trucks […]

by · November 18, 2015 · Logistics, Manufacturing, Transportation
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New Metal-Organic Framework fuel tanks could revolutionize the future for natural gas driven vehicles and supply chains

Although much has been said about reducing transportation costs in supply chains and lowering CO2 emissions through the use of natural gas trucks for transporting goods, implementation has been slow. The slowness of the take-up of natural gas trucks is due to several factors, including: The high cost of natural gas trucks as opposed to diesel trucks The lack of […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Transportation
The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

The China/US Pacific Islands stand-off poses a serious threat to global supply chains

If there was to be a new shooting war in the near future of one scale or another, would your supply chain be able to cope? When many people conjure up visions of a Pacific island they often think about islands such as Tahiti or Fiji or perhaps Gilligan’s Island. But when it comes down to global supply chains it’s […]

47,500 US driver shortage forecast will harm supply chain efficiency

47,500 US driver shortage forecast will harm supply chain efficiency

According to a recent statement made by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) US supply chains that rely on road transport will be suffer even further from the driver shortage in the trucking industry which is set to reach 47,500 by the end of 2015. This represents an increase of nearly 27% since the same time last year.  But that’s not […]

by · October 12, 2015 · Supply Chain, Transportation