Logistics Publications

AI For Supply Chain

Posted on March 24, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications

Supply chain management (SCM) is vital in almost every industry today. Despite its importance, AI startups and suppliers do not value it as much as many other fields. However, given the large amount of data collected by industrial logistics, transportation, and warehousing, this is an area with great potential.As in any industry, the current focus on digitalization is transforming supply chain management. Improving the efficiency of the supply chain is very important for many companies. Since it operates within a slight margin, even the most minor improvement can significantly impact net income. For example, data analytics and machine learning...

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Learn with Allyn Newsletter

Posted on February 25, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications, Tax Publications, Trade Publications

Curious about how container ports work?The way in which ports operate will differ grandly in function of their size, available equipment, and operating strategy – nevertheless, there are some commonly used operating methods some of which we attempt to bring to life in our simplified animation of a container terminal, container port, and some of its loading, unloading, and container storage activities.Check out our port animationIncoterms 2020 - 50% off until March 5thFor a few days, we are offering an exceptional 50% discount on our Incoterms training! This is on top of our global #stayputandlearn discount. Use the...

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Allyn International 4PL or 5PL?

Posted on February 10, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications

At Allyn International we are proud to be a pioneer in 4th Party Logistics (4PL). We started our 4PL services in 1996, and it is our core business. We are also active in Corporate Taxes (North America only), Trade Compliance, and our in-house TMS (Transportation Management System): ALA. Therefore, we could be labeled as end to end supply chain management experts that generate savings and optimize our clients' logistics visibility and performance. Quite a label, isn’t it? The world is changing. Let me tell you about a...

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At a Glance: Q1 2021 Logistics Bulletin Summary & Outlook

Posted on January 29, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications

With the beginning of a new year, we take a moment to look back at market conditions across various modes of transportation, as well as forecasts for the new year. To download the complete Q1 2021 Logistics Bulletin click here. Listed below are some key takeaways.AirThe air cargo industry is forecast to return to pre-pandemic levels in early to mid-2021 A continued lack of available capacity is anticipated in 2021 Air cargo spot rates should remain elevated and volatile over the first half of 2021 Jet fuel prices ended 2020 at a multi-month highOceanGlobal container volumes are expected to grow...

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The Art of Claim Filing and Processing

Posted on January 20, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications

You worked hard to coordinate the procurement of your precious item so that the workflow at your plant or project site can continue without interruption. All is on schedule until the product has not arrived as scheduled. A call is made to that special carrier you selected to deliver your goods only to find out that the freight is currently missing, and a trace has been issued to locate the package. On the other hand, your package arrived but is in so many damaged pieces that it is unrecognizable and unusable. If this is not enough now you not only...

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Logistics Trends for 2021

Posted on January 13, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications

After such a transformative year for the supply chain industry, 2021 is finally here and these are the three biggest logistics trends we can be anticipating. The top three trends include advancements of sustainability, AI, and blockchain technology. It is crucial to track these ever-changing technological advances in order to have a successful future. According to SupplyChainBrain, “The supply-chain industry stands amidst unprecedented times. However, the future holds great promise. By embracing innovation in the form of various technologies, the industry is all set to face the challenges in the times to come and help businesses achieve greater operational efficiency....

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Organizational Restructure of the Panama Canal

Posted on January 11, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications

Although the Panama Canal is mainly known for its role in allowing the passage of ships between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it is also responsible for providing 95% of the region’s drinking water. In recent years, however, both functions of the canal are being threatened by new weather phenomena triggered by climate change. As the Canal’s administration struggles with water conservation management, the global pandemic continues. For the Panama Canal, COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of artificial intelligence and data analysis technology in developing strategies for revenue management based on real-time information.Spurred on by global...

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Bringing Transport Savings into 2021

Posted on January 06, 2021. Category: Logistics Publications

Looking back on 2020, logistics professionals will emphatically state that keeping supply chains open and moving was a major accomplishment. Companies usually prioritize cost savings in their supply chain; in 2020, cost tracking shows movement in the other direction – as companies paid more to keep operations running and lines moving.Despite the challenges of 2020 and continuing impacts on logistics supply chains, it is essential to identify that cost savings are possible. Identification of cost-saving opportunities such as cost avoidance, consolidation, and deflation are all still possible during these trying circumstances. While it is easy for savings to fall by the wayside...

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The Future of the Aviation Industry

Posted on December 18, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) has introduced three options for the future of the aviation industry in the EU, based on the timing of COVID-19 vaccine availability and the end of the pandemic.According to Eurocontrol experts, if mass vaccination is widely available during summer or by the end of 2021 at the latest, the European air traffic will return to the level of 2019 in the year 2024.The second scenario considers a wide availability of the vaccine by the summer of 2022. In that case, it will take two more years to have 92% of the 2019 air traffic...

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Learn with Allyn International Newsletter

Posted on December 10, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Trade Publications

"How Ports Work" course released with a newsletter exclusive price of $5! Save up to $30.Allyn International has released a new introductory level course presenting some introductory level information related to How (cargo) ports work.In this course, we talk about ports in general and review an example one, before looking at some standard handling equipment, as well as the main cargo types and their related terminals. We will then look at simulated animations of a break-bulk and of a container port before closing up the module. Seat time is 45 to 55 minutes.To thank you for subscribing to our newsletter,...

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