GE Transportation to enhance Port of Long Beach supply chain performance
GE Transportation and the Port of Long Beach are to work together in an effort to improve cargo flow at the busiest port complex in North America.
It is hoped the pilot project will increase visibility, enhance real-time decision-making and optimize cargo movement through the Port.
The pilot will use the ‘Port Optimiser’, which GE says is cloud-based software that enhances supply chain performance and predictability by delivering real time data-driven insights through a single portal to stakeholders across the supply chain
GE says the software integrates data from across the port, combining machine learning and deep domain expertise, it helps the supply chain monitor and respond to dynamic conditions, align people and resources, and proactively communicate across functions – enabling maximum port cargo flow and delivery performance.
It is hoped the pilot will build on the success of an initiative with Port of Los Angeles, where the solution is helping to increase visibility of incoming cargo from two days to two weeks.
GE Transportation will implement the Port Optimiser solution at marine terminals, including Total Terminals International and Long Beach Container Terminal, for a two- to three-month pilot.
“We experienced record volumes last year, with an 11% increase to 7.54 million twenty-foot equivalent units, making 2017 our busiest year ever,” said Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach.
“This partnership with GE is providing an important trial for us as cargo and competition grow. We need new and innovative ways to ensure our customers can move their containers from water to land quickly, reliably and at a cost that makes sense for their business.”
Laurie Tolson, Chief Digital Officer of GE Transportation, said: “The pilot brings tremendous opportunity for the San Pedro Bay ports customers and supply chain partners.
“With container volumes on the rise, the world’s ports are moving more cargo than ever, making the need for operations optimisation even more critical.”
New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live
Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event.
Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.
The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats.
We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.
VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd
Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries.
Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE
Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd
Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.
Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company.