Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. The logistics performance (LPI) is the weighted average of the country scores on the six key dimensions: Efficiency of the clearance process (i.e., Back in 2001, my friend and logistics expert Art Van Bodegraven traveled to Cuba as part of a logistics delegation.

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Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Back in 2001, China was just revving its engine, a $1.3 But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. Supply Chain Movement and logistics service provider DSV created a checklist to discover how well your Chinese supply chains are organized. >>Please Checklist Logistics Challenges in China. Visuals 3PL challenges checklist China distribution DSV infrastructure logistics supply chain Third Party Logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Well, another blockbuster deal was announced this week: XPO Logistics is acquiring Con-way for approximately $3 billion. Today is September 11. I never forget.

The Supply Chain of the Past

Inbound Logistics

Why Inbound Logistics decided to re-publish Strikepoint, a fictional logistics novella originally published in 2001

Who said supply chains are boring?: Good-Night "Eddy" Miller

Supply Chains Rock

I met Ed Miller not long after I joined IBM in 2001. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

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ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. Yes, many stores are still stuck in 2001 when it comes to their IT capabilities, and theyll need more than a flux capacitor to get back to the future. Talking Logistics is taking its summer vacation next week, so Ill be charging my batteries under the sun, with my laptop and iPhone off.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

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Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). Newegg has been selling consumer electronics online since 2001 and is one of the first e-retailers to do so…And today, we’re proud to announce our latest solution to satisfy online shoppers’ needs: same-day delivery service.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 11, 2020)

Talking Logistics

Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 11, 2020). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 11, 2020) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013)

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XPO Logistics Agrees to Acquire NLM. I’m guessing, however, that many supply chain and logistics software vendors (and probably many 3PLs too) rushed to their phones yesterday to call Home Depot’s SVP of Supply Chain Management in hopes of getting a piece of that $300 million pie. Are UPS and FedEx becoming the equivalent of IBM and Accenture for “logistics transformation” projects like same-day delivery and ship-from-store? Same-day delivery (or is it shipping?)

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Three Types of SCM Definitions

SCM Research

’s (2001) must-read article, Defining Supply Chain Management. 2001). Journal of Business Logistics , 22 (2), 1–25. Today, I present Mentzer et al.’s

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How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

Supply Chain @ MIT

The Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain, is based in PLAZA, Europe’s largest logistics park, and both organizations benefit from the relationship. The Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Zaragoza, Spain, is celebrating its 10 th anniversary this week. ZLC is a success story with a number of themes, but two of them resonate beyond the logistics community: economic growth and job creation. The plan was to transform the region into a logistics hub.

Supply Chain vs. Supply Chain Competition

SCM Research

This includes a thought piece by Rice & Hoppe (2001) and, more recently, a case study by Antai & Olson (2013). 2001). International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 43 (7), 511-528 DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-06-2012-0195. Many theory-testing efforts in our field are made by borrowing theories from other fields (e.g.,

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network


E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. Combination of E2open and INTTRA forms the Global Logistics and Supply Chain Network with Access to World-Wide Ocean Container Capacity and information. We aim to bridge the gap between manufacturing and logistics with execution capabilities on a unified platform with real-time end-to-end visibility.

Multi-item Scales Utilized in Logistics Research

SCM Research

Quite similar, the Journal of Business Logistics has now published a compendium of multi-item scales utilized in logistics research – a good complement to my collection. 2013) , found that not less than 980 scales were used in four journals related to logistics (IJLM, IJPDLM, JBL, TJ) between 2001 and 2010. A Compendium of Multi-Item Scales Utilized in Logistics Research (2001–10): Progress Achieved Since Publication of the 1973–2000 Compendium.

Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. Yet in 2001, the Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection because the company failed to make the smooth transition from analog to digital cameras.

How 3PLs help make multichannel and global expansion easy


The use of 3PLs, also known as third-party logistics providers, is on the rise. In fact, as of 2017, 90% of Fortune 500 companies in the US used one or more 3PL, an increase from 46% in 2001. multichannel Inventory Management eCommerce Logistics

Marketing During COVID-19: Time to Recalibrate?

Logistics Marketing Advisors

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was coordinating a marketing planning session at a Chicago hotel with most of the management team for the 3PL that I then ran marketing for. Logistics Marketing Marketing LogisticsWhen the news about the World Trade Center attack hit, the rest of that morning was spent absorbing the devastating news and communicating with loved ones. But it was clear no one was traveling home, even if they wanted to, since all flights were cancelled.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery


We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space. But freight in space has actually also been science fact, starting way back in 1960, when one Wernher von Braun opined back “We have a logistics problem coming up in space.”. Then came NASA’s SPACEHAB Logistics Double Module , which provided a total cargo capacity of up to 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). Leading logistics providers are no doubt already looking to get in early.

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The First Steps of Necessary Federal Maritime Commission Changes


The switch from public tariffs to negotiated contracts increased ocean pricing flexibility and competitiveness (according to a 2001 United States Federal Maritime Commission ) but left ocean freight lagging behind most free markets. Freight Insights General Logistics and Supply Chain Technology SeriesThis article originally appeared on JOC.com. . Long before there were trucks, trains, and planes, there were ships.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


Source: Inbound Logistics). from the previous month , to 156,602 employees total, the ninth straight month-to-month decline, and the biggest month-to-month decline since January 2001. Source: Inbound Logistics) . Banner Ad: Précis: Georgia Logistics compiles a monthly set of facts and figures regarding the Logistics Markets. MARKET: Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 1.0%

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Accelerate Digitisation in the Supply Chain – Leveraging a Data-driven Approach to Optimisation – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Founded in 2001, Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) listed on the NASDAQ First North Premier are renowned for enabling the digitization of sales and distribution processes across more than 50 markets.

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:o9 Solutions announces a strategic partnership with vTradEx to enter the Chinese market

o9 Solutions

About vTradEx Founded in 2001, vTradEx is the leading provider of intelligent cloud solutions that redefine supply chain execution for global organizations operating in China.

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7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

Stevens who was a senior managing consultants at Peat Marwick McLintock in London published the article called " Integrating the Supply Chain " in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. 3) SuperEfficient Company : Michael Hammer (2001) explained that, the true challenge was to streamline the process you share with other companies. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality?

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trump launches opening salvo in US trade war as tariffs kick in. Here are some details from the press release: In business since 2001, Transparix has amassed an impressive roster of clients, including Bosch, Office Depot, Footlocker, ABB, XPO Logistics and many others. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

[Infographic] How did Reshoring and 3rd Party Logistics Operations fare in 2016?


Third-party logistics operations (3PLs) saw additional gains and enhancements throughout 2016, as predicted earlier in the year. Reshoring was set to become a major trend as well, but at the close of the year, actual reshoring and nearshoring efforts did not surpass most logistics trends. Meanwhile, expanding the level of services offered by 3PLs stood out as the leading logistics trend throughout the year. Logistics Operations. 3PL Logistics

Back to the future of public transport

DELMIA Quintiq

An artist and a cartoonist for the magazine, Strothmann envisioned the future of transportation in 2001: Flying buses and trams, sky stations, and private zeppelins instead of cars. We may not have met Strothman’s vision for public transport in 2001, but what if we had? Transport & LogisticsOn January 12, 1901, Collier’s Weekly – a United States weekly magazine that features news, politics and fiction – published an artwork by Fred Strothmann.

C-TPAT: An Update to Supply Chain Security and Trade Compliance


The program was originally established in 2001, and according to the CBP , “there are currently more than 11,400 certified partners spanning across the trade community.” Business - Transportation International Logistics Transportation Management C-TPAT carriers compliance Cross-border customers cybersecurity exports guidelines imports industry Keywords: shippers logistics security suppliers supply chain technology trade transportation trucking

7 Elements of Seamless Supply Chain Integration

Supply Chain Opz

Stevens who was a senior managing consultants at Peat Marwick McLintock in London published the article called " Integrating the Supply Chain " in International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. 3) SuperEfficient Company : Michael Hammer (2001) explained that, the true challenge was to streamline the process you share with other companies. Seamless supply chain integration is a myth or reality?

Should We Celebrate this Marriage?

Supply Chain Shaman

The groups of supply planning, procurement and logistics operate within silos. There was little interaction between suppliers and logistics providers or amongst and in between these parties. The company is now an aggregator of legacy technologies acquired the undervalued assets of Birch Worldwide, Cloud Logistics, Entomo, ICON-SCM , Orchestro, Serus, Terra Technology, Steelwedge, Zyme, Cloud Logistics, and now INTRRA.

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Vendor Managed Inventory? Think twice and consider the risks!

Supply Chain View from the Field

Plus it saves us all of the headaches associated with logistics and that other messy stuff… ” The concept of Vendor-Managed Inventory (VMI) is defined as a supply initiative where the supplier assumes responsibility of tracking and replenishing a customer’s inventory. This promotes the daily discussion, communication, and rapid response that is needed to effectively manage delivery, material handling, and logistics in a complex and volatile global environment.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Overall, from 2001 to 2008 average Asian wages increased 7.1-7.8%, and currently meet or exceed U.S. Reverse logistics (returns, warranties) are more manageable closer to market. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post 31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

In 2001, UPS acquired Mail Boxes Etc., The post LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B in sales (estimated 2012). UPS Freight has 6.9% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS, Inc. had $54.1B

Dr. Muddassir Ahmed on Innovation in Supply Chain Education


Muddassir has been a supply chain professional since 2001. He was formerly the logistics director for Doncasters, and divisional supply chain manager for Eaton Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing, amongst others. Muddassir Ahmed is a supply chain strategist, researcher, and educator. He is the founder of the SCMDOJO blog, podcast and educational platform , and is a widely celebrated thought leader with a large following. You can read more about Muddassir’s background below.

Businesses Must Take and Avoid Risks

Enterra Insights

The staff at Material Handling & Logistics (MH&L) magazine observe, “With 50% increase in attacks from 2018, the supply chain is very vulnerable to cyber-attacks.”[5] Mapping out several futures, deciding how to respond to them and identifying the early signs that they might be coming about has been widely adopted by multinational firms, particularly after the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001.”

7 Traditional Retailers Cashing in on the Subscription Box Craze

Supply Chain Nation

They feel better about today’s economy than they have since March 2001. Logistics Retail Supply Chain friday in 5Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.