IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Are logistics service providers really moving with the times when it comes to IT? From talking to supply chain directors of multinationals, I know that they have implemented IT applications that check whether their logistics service providers invoice them correctly.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers


Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services. The Third Party Logistics Study Indicates “Working With the Enemy” Is Profitable and Acceptable. 3PL Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

The last shutdown occurred in the fall of 2002, as retailers were preparing for the Christmas holiday period. If you haven’t been preparing for this risk, ideally since the end of the last shutdown in 2002, there’s very little you can do now at the 11th hour.

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Omni-Channel’s Ripple Effect on Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

Indeed, by 2002, Best Buy was saying more than half of its customers were checking its website before coming to the store. Guest Commentary Omni-channel logistics Supply Chain Convergence Transportation Management Systems omni-channel logistics supply chain conversion TMS TransportationWhen Transportation Optimization and New Shopping Behaviors Collide One needs to go back to the early 2000s to see green shoots of modern omni-channel retail.

Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning


Founded in 2002, Spinnaker is a supply chain services company that helps clients grow, manage risk, reduce costs, and improve customer service by developing world-class supply chain capabilities. PRESS RELEASE.

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The Amazonification of Logistics


The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics. Many customers now want their packages next-day, same-day, or even within one hour and as a result logistics networks have evolved to reflect these changing customer preferences.

What does increasing regulatory oversight mean for the pharma supply chain?

The Network Effect

Due to more complex supply chains, policy makers worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations for manufacturing and logistics. Within a decade, the number of FDA warning letters sent to medical device manufacturers has increased threefold, from 61 letters in 2002 to 181 in 2012 (EC A 2012).

Laboratory Experiments in Supply Chain Research

SCM Research

Smith was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences “for having established laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms” In its recent issue, the Journal of Business Logistics had the great privilege to publish an article by Cary Deck and him, in which these ideas were applied to our field: Using Laboratory Experiments in Logistics and Supply Chain Research.

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits


These recall counts point to sizeable growth over the past decade in the recall notices of Chinese-made consumer goods from 58 in 2002 to 153 in 2014. Logistics Manufacturing reshoring nearshoringTake a moment to think about offshoring.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

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. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management American Association of Port Authorities JOC Journal of Commerce port productivity West Coast ports

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

DELMIA Quintiq

Between 1997 and 2002, approximately 50% of growth by all American firms came from minority businesses alone. Kelli Saunders started Morai Logistics Inc,in 2010 as an agent for Mode Transportation, a leading third-party logistics company. More than just charity.

What’s New with MMOG/LE Version 5?


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Odette International are releasing the fifth version of the Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) assessment this summer. What is MMOG/LE?

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling & Logistics

million during the period 2002 through 2017. A challenge facing logistics organizations in today’s economy is the lack of personnel possessing the necessary logistics operations skills. He is a retired Marine Colonel, logistics specialist.

WMS Selection: What Drives an Investment in a Warehouse Management System? 5 Considerations


A 2002 Material Handling and Logistics magazine article cited multiple problems with WMS implementation. The demand for seamlessness in omni-channel supply chains increases more as time progresses. Companies are looking for ways to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers. In reality, this means keeping costs as low as possible and still offering more products across more devices and shopping options.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

The prosecution was brought by [the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority] under the air navigation (dangerous goods) regulations 2002. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air.

Amazon Takes On the Fashion Supply Chain


It has been selling apparel since 2002, and has slowly been making further in-roads to the fashion industry. Add in the fact that Amazon will launch its own delivery and logistics business that will compete with Alibaba, FedEx, DHL, and UPS. Almost anything is available on Amazon—now get ready to wear their clothes. The e-commerce giant recently launched 1,800 fashion products, under seven trademarked brand names, ranging from men's suits to children's apparel to women's clothing.

Supply Chain Redesign: A Conversation with Lennox International’s Keith Nash

Talking Logistics

Last month on Talking Logistics , Adrian Gonzalez, Keith Nash (VP Supply Chain Logistics at Lennox International ) and I discussed “Lennox International’s Complete Supply Chain Redesign.” With Manhattan as our core logistics solution provider for TMS, WM, Labor and Slotting, we’ve been able to transform our supply chain despite the complexity of redesign project. Keith : We’re starting to develop detailed logistics cost-to-serve information to the customer level.

Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

There was the infamous 11-day shutdown in 2002 , and just two years ago, 800 clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike , shutting down the ports for eight days and costing the region’s economy about $8 billion. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. While the delays at the U.S.

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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. Purveyors of logistics IT solutions have been warning of the shortcomings of 3PL tech for years.

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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.

Tailwind Transportation Software Launches Fully Web-Based Enterprise TMS


Tailwind Enterprise is a flexible, cloud-based Enterprise Transportation Management Software (TMS) for fast-moving logistics companies. The fully cloud-based (no hosting or servers required) TMS has been built specifically to serve rapidly growing small and mid-sized logistics companies. “We

Autonomous Supply Chain: Desirable Vision or Silly Daydream?

Enterra Insights

Ravi Prakash Mathur ( @rpmathur ), Senior Director of Supply Chain Management and Head of Logistics and Central Planning at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Machines are now making predictions on trading stocks, customer purchases, traffic flows, and crime — much as we saw in the 2002 movie ‘Minority Report’ ”[1] When today’s technological wonders are looked at holistically, it was only a matter of time before someone imagined a fully automated supply chain.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The biggest career transformation for me was after leaving Dell when I joined Lucent in 2002 and entered supply chain in technology sourcing. In reality, a few abrupt moves and getting laid off in 2001 by Dell drove a sharp left-hand turn in my career in 2002 that evolved to where I am today.

Carrier Bankruptcies Make 3PLs More Important to Shippers than Ever

Freight Center

trucking company shutdown since Consolidated Freightways in 2002. Blog Freight Shipping Third-Party LogisticsIn 2017, New England Motor Freight (NEMF) generated $402 million in revenue. On February 12, 2019, NEMF, the country’s 19 th largest LTL carrier , shut down operations and announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection. 1,472 truck drivers were out of work in the largest U.S. First in a Rash of Carrier Bankruptcies.

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Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment

The Logistics of Logistics

Some people describe it merely as the act of distribution and shipping (also called logistics) but this is not always the case. Since 2002 Rodney has been focused on building a World Class Order Fulfilment business not just in Australia, but wordwide. The post Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Logistics Management Fulfillment fulfiment Logistics order retail sales

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


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). Ultimately, numerous companies found reshoring the most practical solution to overcome extreme unforeseen costs, and logistical and service issues in operating abroad.

Professor Yossi Sheffi on Resilience, Visibility, and Biggest Risks this Holiday Season


Dr. Yossi Sheffi is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , where he serves as Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL). Professor Yossi Sheffi was on a sabbatical in the UK in 2002, when the world was still reeling from the 9/11 attacks.

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Wages rising strongly among US warehouse workers


As much of the logistics and supply chain struggles with very low unemployment, wages are now rising quickly across the entire sector, with warehouse workers seeing consistent raises, particularly in 2017 and 2018.

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine


This has been an increasingly hot topic in design circles, especially since the 2002 publication of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by Michael Braungart and William McDonough.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

I got started just as the dotcom craze was taking off, with new logistics startups coming to market every day (all of them announcing they were “The world’s leading provider of X” even though they were just a few months old).

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain


More than a dozen cases have been reported in Florida, prompting the logistics companies to heighten their mitigating measures against the disease. The global supply chain is more connected than ever, demanding the movement of commodities be faster, more efficient and farther-reaching.

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense

The Logistics of Logistics

There are dozens of logistics providers to choose from, and their rates vary wildly. Take a look at your margins, your profits, and your logistics costs and see if doing so makes sense for you. Since 2002 Rodney has been focused on building a World Class Order Fulfilment business not just in Australia, but wordwide. The post Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Logistics Management Transportation

Seeing Beyond the Firewall

Supply Chain Shaman

In the building of global supply chains, in the last decade, across value networks, outsourcing to third-party logistics, and contract manufacturing accelerated. The Gartner vision for ERP II in 2002 was destructive.

International Women’s Day? What are they doing out of the kitchen?


Hear from Kelli Saunders, Morai Logistics CEO as she discusses her path into logistics, her thoughts on bringing more women into the industry, and how she sees her role in addressing inequality in logistics as a female CEO. How did you end up in the logistics industry?

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


A week in, the head of logistics procurement quit – and I became the new head of logistics procurement, managing over 300 truck movements. I learned that to manage logistics you have to manage relationships with people in the supply chain, and I also learned that there is an informal network of relationships that had to be managed in the supply chain… this was in 2002.

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[SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGER – Irv Rothman] Having the Guts to Be Bold in Business


With over thirty years of experience, Rothman cemented his Gutsball ethos in the 2002 HP/Compaq merger, a deal that married Compaq’s global reach with HP’s technological prowess and resulted in a state-of-the-art finance and leasing company now producing over $3.5

Is Warehouse Robotics at the Inflection Point?

Locus Robotics

These changes, of course, can profoundly affect entire industries such as logistics. The SIP for robotics in logistics is now. As detailed in the chart, distribution center wages for warehouse workers were basically flat from 2002 through 2013 before starting to see a rapid increase.