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But there are others and, like Amazon when goods are exchanged for money, logistics are involved. Logistics and transportation providers are all targeting the elusive e-commerce retailer involved with new service offerings, partnerships, and acquisitions. SEKO Logistics has partnerships in place with Shipstation, EasyShip, and Aftership (which can integrate into platforms) for cross-border and international parcel solutions.

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

Kane is Able

Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video. It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarching message was the importance of planning.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report


2015 was a different year for the logistics industry. The prices of fuel continued to drop, and growth in the logistics industry slowed to a painstaking crawl of less than So, let’s take a closer look at what findings were released within the 2016 State of Logistics (SOL) report and how they impact current and future logistics processes. The logistics industry had become accustomed to a steady compounded annual growth rate ( CAGR ) of approximately 4.6

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The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


In other words, last month’s announcement was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before Amazon reveal plans for a comprehensive logistics network. Amazon is at the nexus of ecommerce, data, and logistics, with a drive to constantly improve their logistics network. Fulfillment and global logistics is increasingly a goal in and of itself. Amazon’s logistics hiring plans. The Global Logistics Footprint.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Reader Email

Supply Chains Rock

For the first time since I started this blog in 2005 I will be posting an email from one of my fantastic readers. - 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.

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

Kane is Able

Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video. It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarching message was the importance of planning.

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Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI. This is where it gets tricky, according to Yossi Sheffi, director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. This solution has not been overlooked by logistics companies. The first delivery of commercially viable and available alternative jet fuels is anticipated in 2020.That is part of an overall vehicle efficiency goal of a 50% reduction (from a 2005 baseline) by 2025.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read


There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. When I started in logistics, I realized that I knew nothing. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Why Walmart Shoppers are Finding More Items ‘Out of Stock’ (WSJ – sub. The first moment of truth in retail, as coined in 2005 by former P&G President and CEO A.G.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. One of the early pioneers of software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management systems (TMS) was Nistevo, which was acquired by Sterling Commerce in May 2006 (Sterling Commerce had become an AT&T company in late 2005). Note: Descartes, enVista, Kewill, and Manhattan Associates are Talking Logistics sponsors. We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which was dominated by transportation-related items: Are Imports Moving to the East Coast? Robinson and the Boston Consulting Group published a research report on the potential impact the Panama Canal expansion could have on logistics strategies and operations (watch my conversation with two of the authors in a recent episode of Talking Logistics ). My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite.

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American Logistics Aid Network Getting Ready for Florence

Material Handling and Logistics

states and interests, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is mobilizing for action – and encouraging industry businesses to do the same. ALAN was founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and is a philanthropic, industry-wide organization that provides free logistics assistance to disaster relief organizations before, during and after catastrophic events. . It’s also where ALAN will relay requests for hurricane-related logistics assistance.”.

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Retailers and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) – the two market segments supply chain and logistics software vendors are hyper-focused on these days. On the logistics service provider front, FedEx announced that it is buying 1,900 lightweight, composite-body Reach vehicles from Utilimaster, a division of Spartan Motors.

This Week in Logistics News (September 16-20, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Trimble to Acquire the Assets of Asset Forestry Limited to Extend its Logistics Capabilities. China remains an important focus for supply chain and logistics technology providers, as evidenced by this week’s announcements by Amber Road and Kewill. I remember when I visited China in 2005 and I met with the CEO of a leading logistics service provider. “Half the countries in the world have an even number of chickens.”

“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?” It was an appropriate theme for Descartes, a company that has grown and evolved its solution footprint significantly over the past decade, with 28 acquisitions since 2005, including 7 acquisitions since the last user conference in 2013.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The May level is the highest the index has been this year, “and is the second highest all-time level exceeded only by December 2011 and equal to the January 2005 level before the recession.”. Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics Sponsor. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency

Talking Logistics

What is so special about October 23, 2005? The post Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. That’s when Walmart’s CEO at the time, Lee Scott, gave a speech entitled Twenty First Century Leadership that arguably kicked off the supply chain sustainability era. Environmental loss threatens our health and the health of the natural systems we depend on,” said Scott. The challenges include: Increasing.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Transite announced that it is merging with 3Gtms, which will effectively double the size of the company and bring on board a team of experienced TMS managers and developers, including CEO Mitch Weseley who has a long history in the TMS market (he was the founder of G-Log, which was bought by Oracle in 2005, and he was also the founder of Weseley Software Development Corp., Note: 3Gtms, Descartes, and Ryder are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors).

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. Looking back, the program signalled that logistics was integral to the customer delivery experience. Amazon Prime Prime was introduced in 2005 and for $79 (now $99), customers got unlimited free two-day delivery.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy. Globally, the company ranks 3rd in air and ocean freight, and ranks 5th for international contract logistics.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The report reveals that business logistics costs rose to 8.3 Further analysis shows that 2010 was about on par with 2005, and still well below the pre-recession years. logistics costs for 2010 and their percentage of the U.S.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

We all know the important role that supply chain and logistics people, processes, and technologies play in everyday commerce. How can the supply chain and logistics industry help? Those are some of the questions I addressed with Kathy Fulton, Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Dr. T.J. Schaefer, Head of Strategic Programs at project44 , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

Before joining Kewill in 2005, she worked at Jontek and Unisys. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kewill Retail Retail Trends Transportation Management Systems drop shipping Kewill logistics transportation managementDrop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery.

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Time to Transform Your Decision-Making Process?

Talking Logistics

In his first experience using this technology and approach in 2005, problem resolution times collapsed from 4 months to a few hours within 6 months! appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Business Advice Business Intelligence Social Media Supply Chain & Logistics Trends analytics Big Data business intelligence decision-making processes mannequins social networking Target Tony Martins

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing


Today's innovations from startups could be the source of transformation that shapes the future of logistics. Are there any start-ups out there that could have this type of impact in Logistics? This is the first in a series of posts on start-ups in the Logistics industry and we’ll start with a “shared economy” player, Flexe, a marketplace for excess warehousing space. In other words, what are some of the conditions that might enable FLEXE to become a game-changer in logistics?

Podcast: Susie Bodnar on the CSCMP and the New Directional Shifts in Supply Chain


She is a 15-year logistics veteran, educator, consultant, and an active volunteer with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). This shows how logistics had adapted to the new conditions in a very short time. Why the era of supply chain is now at hand: When I graduated in 2005 there was no such thing as a supply chain manager, and now there is. It’s not just about procurement or warehousing, we go all the way to reverse logistics.

The Cost of Disaster


Rallying the Logistics Community. The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), founded in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina, consists of a network of hundreds of supply chain businesses and industry experts who provide support for disaster and humanitarian relief efforts. ALAN members respond to requests for logistics and supply chain services through a web portal that ensures essential goods are able to reach affected communities in a timely and efficient manner.

Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt of what I presented recently in a webinar organized by Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) focused on “ Delivery – The Moment of Truth.” Lafley defined back in 2005. The post Delivery: A New Moment of Truth appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Retail Trends Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management A.G.

Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

2005): Supply chain collaboration: Making sense of the strategy continuum. Journal of Business Logistics, 29 (1), 133-155 DOI: 10.1002/j.2158-1592.2008.tb00072.x. The annual Citation of Excellence Awards recognize “the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world” Emerald Group Publishing Limited has now announced the winners of the 2012 Awards. All awarded articles are obviously well worth reading.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.


An IATA workgroup for XML messaging dates back to September 2005 but has yet to finish the job of converting all the old EDI message standards to XML. Freight Insights Logistics TechnologyThis article first appeared in The Loadstar on June 8th, 2018. Digital is an attitude…that has to do with serving our customers better. We need to be extremely agile or someone else is going to be more agile and develop something that is slightly better than what we’re doing.”.

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005, Cisco executives created a business continuity-planning dashboard to mitigate risks. Let me start with a quote from a great leader!!

CILT convention to be held in Dubai this September

Logistics Middle East

The four day Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport?s s (CILT) International Convention is returning to the Middle East for the first time since 2005

Savings Through Container Transport Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

It wasn’t until 2005 when the International Maritime Office (IMO) established industry standards for more consistent loading, transporting, and unloading of goods in ports throughout the world, saving time and resources. The post Savings Through Container Transport Planning appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations

Supply Chain Opz

Reverse Logistics: 5 Steps for Better Backward Operations. What is reverse logistics? Reverse logistics is often seen as a clerical function. According to the paper " An Overview of Some Reverse Logistics Practices in the United States " by Olorunniwo and Xiaoming 2011, - Reverse logistics cost is less than 5% of total logistics cost. Reason code appears to be a very important factor to the success or failure of a reverse logistics program.

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Transportation management systems (TMS) use this information in combination with cutting-edge software solutions to monitor shipping times, routes, and logistics. Logistics would be more comprehensive because lost or misrouted containers could be found easily. GE was one of the first companies to design a reliable tamper-evident container in 2005. Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain.