This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In other news… Supply Chain Risk Management Now a Priority for Most Businesses ( Accenture ). April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Several reports have been published in recent years underscoring the growing importance of supply chain risk management.

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

It will take two to six months for supply chains to get back to normal, and some industries will suffer permanent losses, especially farmers. Those same words were said when the ports were shut down for 10 days in 2002 , and again in December 2012 when 600 clerks went on strike , shutting down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for 8 days.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

Virtually all of those startups disappeared by 2002 — they either burned through all of their investment money or were acquired by bigger fish. There are a lot of niche supply chain and logistics solutions in the market and Descartes is good at finding and acquiring them.

Why the West Coast Ports Labor Dispute Matters to Retailers

The Network Effect

Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. By Chris Ferrell.

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Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS

Tailwind

Our new Enterprise application enables freight transportation companies who want to challenge the conventions and norms of the industry – those who want to compete through information sharing, accessibility and collaboration with all the stakeholders in the supply chain.”.

Beroe Founder Vel Dhinagaravel speaks at NC State on Origins of Company

NC State SCRC

This week, my former student Vel Dhinagaravel, and founder/CEO of supply market intelligence company Beroe , came to my class to speak. Listening to him reminded me of the fun we had starting up the first ever company to produce supply market intelligence focused on the procurement space. By then, I had became interested enough in supply chain that I wanted to study it more formally, and decided to pursue a graduate degree in the United States.

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Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

Supply Chain @ MIT

But the implications of this standoff between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association go beyond idle ships and stranded freight containers. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?

Shippers Dissatisfied with 3PLs’ Dinosaur Technologies

Supply Chain Collaborator

The third party logistics (3PL) model, while critical to smaller, low-volume shippers, has never been the best option for organizations shipping moderate-to-high volumes of freight.

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Doing Business in Brazil

QAD

After the intense investment in infrastructure to support the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, along with the recent “Brasil Major” initiative, Brazil is an emerging powerhouse rich in natural resources and with a strong focus on manufacturing and the supply chain.

Two Million Vacant Manufacturing Jobs by 2025…How Can We Tackle the Skills Gap?

Cerasis

Insufficient on-the-job training — Over the period from 2002 to 2013, investments in internal training programs such as apprenticeships, company classroom training, and other structured on-the-job skills development for current manufacturing employees were cut from 469,000 to 288,000 (nearly 40 percent).

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium. Shippers still bear the scars from the disastrous 2002 work stoppage and have countermeasures in-place to avoid major disruption. Blog Post: Who Will Win the Race for Freight in the Panama Canal Expansion? By Chris Ferrell.

Introductory Guide to Spend Analysis - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

In fiscal year 2002, the U.S. They conducted an extensive literature search, carried out an extensive analysis and published the result in the report called " Using a Spend Analysis to Help Identify Prospective Air Force Purchasing and Supply Management Initiatives ". NAVIGATE. Basics.

This Week in Logistics News (February 27 – March 3, 2017)

Talking Logistics

With corrected vision, here is the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Longshoreman Union Leader Stalls Planned Work Shutdown (WSJ – sub. Freightos unveils beta launch of international freight price index (American Shipper).

This Week in Logistics News (January 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon is granted a patent for using a subterranean network to deliver packages (GeekWire). Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune).