Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. You have to think and act beyond cost manage and find ways to leverage supply chain and logistics as a competitive weapon — that is, look for ways to leverage supply chain management to drive top-line growth, increase market share, and enhance customer loyalty.
Why is Logistics Management Important?
OCTOBER 27, 2015
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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016
DECEMBER 16, 2015
Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. That said, there are several high-level trends and factors that will impact supply chain and logistics strategies and operations in 2016: Oil Prices : Just a few years ago, there was plenty of talk about oil prices potentially reaching $300 per barrel and the impact it would have on supply chain and logistics networks and processes (e.g., The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.
2016 Trends in Logistics
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
As the New Year approaches, the logistics industry can look forward to advances. Logistics operations have changed dramatically in the last few years and 2016 will bring even more changes. New technology continues to develop, supply chains will be even more influenced by consumers, and shipping costs will increase. Leading reta. Transportation 3PL Supply Chain
Playing a Stradivarius Without Lessons: Thoughts on MercuryGate’s Logistics Integrator Program
MARCH 22, 2017
One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 was that software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) would embrace Simplicity-as-a-Service as a new value proposition for customers. MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) also announced that it has selected Redwood Logistics as its first Logistics Integrator. Is it cost reduction?
Logistics Websites 2013
The Logistics of Logistics
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. Inbound Logistics – inboundlogistics.com. Logistics Management – logisticsmgmt.com. Logistics Blogs . Logistics Viewpoints – logisticsviewpoints.com. Note: I know these are not logistics websites, but there is lots of overlap between supply chain and logistics. Which logistics websites should be added to this list? What is your favorite logistics website?
Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety. Listen to your people.
Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017
DECEMBER 7, 2016
Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? 2017 Georgia Logistics Summit , May 16-17, Atlanta, GA.
Top Logistics Websites
The Logistics of Logistics
APRIL 6, 2013
100 Top Logistics Websites. The fine folks over at Logisticsdegree.net have created a great list of the 100 top logistics websites. For the complete list of the 100 top logistics websites, check out 100 Elite Resources for Logistics. Blogs in Logistics. Blogs in Logistics is a social networking site especially for the logistics industry. With links to Facebook, Twitter, job boards, forums, and outside blog links, they connect people both to possible jobs, to logistics and company information, and to others in the industry. DataNow Global.
The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics
JANUARY 23, 2017
With all of the changes happening in the supply chain and logistics realm — whether it’s technology, regulations, mergers and acquisitions, new business models and competitors — is the value equation in contract logistics changing too? That was the main question I addressed with Greg Boring, VP of Sales at Kenco Group , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.
The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016.
3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way
JANUARY 14, 2016
Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. Let's take a look at what logistics technology trends will become the dominant factors of the logistics industry for 2016. GreyOrange Butler Robot - Logistics Technology Trend for 2016.
[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service
JANUARY 26, 2016
The global logistics industry generates $9.1 The global Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry generates $750 Billion in revenue as a part of that figure. These are huge numbers that represent the movement of every good across the globe and the reason we are seeing the rise of Logistics Beacons as a way to increase logistics and supply chain visibility. . Further, the U.S.
Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2016. 1+1=3” Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference). in Philadelphia).
Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals
MARCH 6, 2017
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. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. Scandit is one of the top mobile online logistics tools used in international logistics in supply chain management.
Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter
JANUARY 22, 2015
Finding logistics people to follow on Twitter is easy. Simply key in “logistics” and voila: You’re given a long list of individuals whose profiles contain these words. Finding the right logistics people worth following however is a daunting exercise, especially if you don’t know who to look for. Morai Logistics. Logistics Viewpoints. Red Arrow Logistics.
The Convergence of Logistics and Commerce (and Social Networking Too)
AUGUST 29, 2016
According to the article: Symphony, which helps companies like Gatorade and Hershey’s manage their web business, is doubling down on its logistics services [emphasis mine], by helping these brands enable faster shipping. Yes, Symphony, a company that started out as a software company enabling the front-end of the e-commerce process, is now a third-party logistics provider (3PL) too.
3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry
JANUARY 18, 2016
This is due in part to significant changes and improvements in how the logistics industry perceives and responds to the demands of a growing customer base. Although the use of transportation management systems , unmanned aerial vehicles, and robotics , is dramatically changing the logistics landscape, several other technologies will become key players in the logistics industry in 2016.
[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond
JANUARY 13, 2016
Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result--the logistics industry must change. For third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), logistics industry trends will dramatically affect how logistics providers of all sizes operate. Logistics Entities Move Towards Sustainability. 3PLs Will Expand Services.
What Your Inventory Reveals about Your Reverse Logistics
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Common goals for reverse logistics are to improve customer satisfaction, cut costs, maximize return on assets. With the popularity of online shopping, the supply chain has become more multifaceted, increasing the importance of an organization’s reverse logistics strategy and inventory management practices. The Importance of Reverse Logistics.
What are the top challenges for today’s logistics providers?
The Network Effect
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Today’s logistics customers demand flexibility and visibility. In a recent survey based on interviews with 62 international supply chain executives as well as over 1800 respondents from the logistics and manufacturing industry found that the top priority for logistics managers was “meeting customer expectations” followed by “on-time delivery”. Logistics logistics
The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing
JULY 6, 2015
With major companies taking the initiative to develop and encourage the growth of robotics in logistics and manufacturing industries, the possibilities for the future are endless. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Ultimately, the driving force behind the expansion of robotics in logistics and manufacturing processes is the consumer.
Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know
MARCH 22, 2016
This MRB effort monthly avoids having to lease additional space or use a Third Party Logistics (3PL) service provider to warehouse materials and aid in transportation management. The post Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Warehouse Statistics & KPIs to Know. Safety/OSHA.
Key Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2017
JANUARY 9, 2017
Learning & Leadership conferences logistics supply chainIt is time to start thinking about the supply chain shows you will be attending in 2017. Here is a list of the key supply chain events of 2017.
[INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014
JANUARY 16, 2015
Editor’s Note: This is an infographic from our friends from the great white north, Canada, and fellow Greek named logistics service provider, Morai Logistics. To kick off the year, we have finished compiling our infographic on the top logistics and supply chain facts from the news that we collected throughout last year. Logistics Slow Growth. Same-Day Delivery.
Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?
The 21st Century Supply Chain
APRIL 8, 2015
The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics? General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy by Alvaro Fernandez Did you know it costs approximately $100 to send an envelope from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Caracas, Venezuela? That’s for three to five day service! New York to London? I’ve been part of a few of these groups.
Big Opportunity for Logistics Providers? Supply planning and inbound services….
The Network Effect
OCTOBER 26, 2015
Note: This is a series of posts exploring how logistics service providers can offer their customers solutions that go beyond traditional logistics processes. Through a robust multi-party contracts module, the solutions can also compute total demand, total logistics requirements and services and bids those to suppliers. The post Big Opportunity for Logistics Providers?
Supply Chain and Logistics Resolutions for 2017: 4 Things to STOP Doing This Year
JANUARY 9, 2017
Three years ago, I wrote a popular post highlighting “ 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain and Logistics Executives.” Stop viewing logistics as a cost center. As I highlighted recently in “ Your Supply Chain Strategy is Your Business Plan (Unless It’s Not) ,” the people who really need stop viewing logistics as a cost center are not the people in the front lines of supply chain and logistics (they already know it), but the CEOs and CFOs at manufacturing and retail companies. Stop viewing technology as a silver bullet. Bullying suppliers over price cuts.
Baseball and Logistics: The Top Four “Rules of the Diamond”
AUGUST 11, 2016
However, in logistics, your communication must be clear at all levels — across your company’s operating divisions, with logistics service providers, vendors and your customers. In baseball and in logistics, you can never take your eye off the ball or any aspect of what is happening. And that, baseball and logistics fans, is a home run! Signals must be clear.
In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services
APRIL 3, 2015
Outsourcing in the supply chain of logistics teams may sound farfetched. Yet in outsourced logistics simply refers to hiring a third-party logistics service, 3PL, to handle the logistics services. From securing inventory to transporting goods from Point A to Point B, 3PL are taking over as in-house logistics teams fall flat. Rechannels Logistics. billion.
The State of U.S. Logistics in 2015- An Acknowledgement of an Industry In-Transition
Supply Chain Matters
JUNE 22, 2016
Kearney, published its 27th Annual State of Logistics Report©. Supply Chain Business Process Supply Chain Execution Supply Chain Strategy Transportation and Logistics Upcoming Supply Chain Conferences challenges in global transportation and logistics independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog the state of U.S. logisticsThis week, The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) with the collaboration of A.T. Before we begin, let’s take a step back. For the past several years, we […].
IT gap in logistics
Supply Chain Movement
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Are logistics service providers really moving with the times when it comes to IT? But the gaping void between what logistics service providers offer in terms of IT expertise and what clients demand from them has become smaller and is stabilising, according to the 20th edition of the annual ‘ThirdParty Logistics Study’ conducted by Capgemini and America’s Penn State University, among others.
Cold Chain Logistics Delivers for the Healthcare Industry
MARCH 27, 2015
Along the continuum of healthcare logistics, a few degrees can mean the difference between a shipment’s life and expiration. Cold chain logistics help ensure that temperature-sensitive healthcare products remain at the ideal setting throughout their journey, protecting product or ensuring shelf-life. Cold chain logistics has global implications.
Logistics Trends Part 3
AUGUST 3, 2016
The post Logistics Trends Part 3 appeared first on Kewill Inc. Blog Logistics Service Providers Supply Chain (software) Transportation Management (TMS Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . Also in terms of changing patterns of goods flows, it seems that manufacturing and retailing is making a return from globalization to regionalization of supply chains.