Logistics Publications

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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Coronavirus Update - November 24

Posted on November 24, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and everchanging period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you at a high-level, a current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.The British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced its COVID-19 vaccine was 70.4% effective; making it the third vaccine developer this month to announce encouraging trial results. Along with their partner Oxford University, AstraZeneca plans to seek emergency authorization in Europe and Brazil.The following tables will provide the current cargo transport operational status and capacity levels for heavily affected countries.Limited...

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Managing the Supply Chain During COVID-19

Posted on November 23, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

As we all know Coronavirus has altered many businesses in the year 2020. Our accounts will require Logistics service teams to provide increased agility, financial stability, and lots of transparency.Rick Blasgen, president of CSCMP, agrees. “To say that everything changed is an understatement. Many in our industry have led efforts in adapting, innovating, and managing through unprecedented disruption while simultaneously creating new operating models.” The three keys to being prepared for the future, he says, are being able to adapt, improvise and overcome.The pandemic has tested 3PL service providers with sudden stops and surges, depending on who...

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Distribution of a Covid-19 Vaccine

Posted on November 12, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

With most of the world still facing significant challenges from the current Covid-19 pandemic, there is a tremendous amount of anticipation and hope behind finding a vaccine for the virus as a way to end the nightmare finally. While ensuring the vaccine's viability is one major challenge we face, distributing the vaccine once a viable candidate has been confirmed will present a whole other challenge within itself. For discussion purposes, let's explore the current plan for how the CDC will distribute the vaccine through the supply chain network:Once the vaccine receives approval, a vaccine site will then...

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Going Lean for Big Savings

Posted on November 09, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

At some point, regardless of what your job is, the question of “how can we make this work better?” has probably come up in one form or another. Companies always talk about wanting to improve their processes and make things run more efficiently. If you have asked this question, you have probably thought to yourself, “well, if I knew how to make this work better, don’t you think I would be doing it?” It’s easier said than done. Or is it?I recently participated in a Lean event with our client. We...

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Mobile Apps in Logistics 

Posted on November 03, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications

Recently, we have seen a large increase in the usage of mobile apps in the Logistics world. We are seeing this in almost every step of the supply chain such as inventory management, trucking, site management, etc. Companies are using mobile apps to do a number of things that either couldn’t be done before or were done in an archaic fashion. We’re going to look at what some of these benefits are and when/where these helpful tools can be used. Perhaps the most obvious benefit to mobile apps in Logistics is visibility. Now more...

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Coronavirus Update - October 27

Posted on October 27, 2020. Category: Logistics Publications, Coronavirus Updates

Allyn International is committed to providing you with the latest updates during this very fluid and ever-changing period. Our goal with the information provided below is to give you a high-level, current overview of the most heavily impacted regions.COVID-19 infections continue to increase throughout Europe. It is unclear whether case numbers are higher due to increased testing or an actual increase in infection rate but the risk to people with pre-existing conditions remains high. Several governments in the region have reinstated lockdown measures but the degree varies greatly by country. It continues to be very important to verify...

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