This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The 2006 SAFE Port Act required the Secretary of the Treasury to oversee an interagency initiative to establish a “single portal system,” to be known as the “International Trade Data System.” Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

Cerasis

2015 was a different year for the logistics industry. The logistics industry had become accustomed to a steady compounded annual growth rate ( CAGR ) of approximately 4.6 As a result, logistics in the U.S. In fact, logistics costs were only $1.48 Logistics logistics

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This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

Talking Logistics

If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

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. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. 2006).

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).

Using Scooters for Logistics in China

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shows pictures of logistics couriers in China riding scooters, with stacks of deliveries teetering six feet up in the air, parked outside of office buildings in downtown Shanghai. The reporter goes on to describe the increasing salaries for logistics workers, and goes on to document the high pay but difficult working conditions for logistics in China. Development of the logistics industry is imperative in China.

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Built for Yesterday’s Consumer: The Demise of Malls and Traditional Distribution Networks

Talking Logistics

percent in 2006 to 3.4 Today, retailers and third-party logistics providers are changing their network designs and facilities to enable omni-channel fulfillment and faster delivery times. Data Source: “E-Commerce and Logistics Real Estate,” Prologis, July 2014.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

In this post, I will outline how to select reliable core carriers and find the right third party logistics provider (3PL) for your business. We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006. Robinson logistics transportation trucking truckload

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. Leading logistics providers are no doubt already looking to get in early.

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

The German team overcame disappointments in 2006 and 2010 to win the World Cup this year, while favorites Spain (the defending champion) and Brazil (the host country) were humbled by the competition. Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals – “Logistics Execution”.

The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

While this idea seemed ground-breaking in 2006, it has become a commonplace aspect of nearly all Walmart locations. Per Steve Hitchings of Talking Logistics , supply chain visibility and business intelligence go hand in hand, and these technologies can practically stop a hemorrhaging cash flow. Data Logistics Supply ChainModern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis.

Deductive, Inductive and Abductive Research in SCM

SCM Research

Spens & Kovács (2006) present an overview of the deductive, inductive and abductive research processes. 2006). A Content Analysis of Research Approaches in Logistics Research.

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Deductive, Inductive and Abductive Research in SCM

SCM Research

Spens & Kovács (2006) present an overview of the deductive, inductive and abductive research processes. 2006). A Content Analysis of Research Approaches in Logistics Research.

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Supply Chain Management:Has Best of Breed WMS Won the Race?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. In 2006 the analyst community predicted that gap between the Best of Breed (BOB) WMS and ERP WMS has narrowed significantly and it was just matter of time before the ERP vendors caught up with the BOB vendors (1). It is more of a logistics suite race as the vendors have moved from being pure play WMS players to end to end supply chain execution software providers. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics. Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II.

Supply Chain Management: A Content Analysis

SCM Research

2011): Supply chain management: A multidisciplinary content analysis of vertical relations between companies, 1997–2006. It gives a good overview of SCM research published in journals related to marketing, logistics, management, and marketing channels. I just read an article by Vallet-Bellmunt et al.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics. Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. Freight Logistics shipping containers

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations.

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. Other findings documented by Blackhurst et al (2006) also suggest that the implementation of a VMI initiative at a large electronics manufacturer did not produce the results expected. 1, 2006.

Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

2006): A cultural perspective of relationship orientation: Using organizational culture to support a supply relationship orientation , Craighead et al. 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.

The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

Even if you yourself only manage freight and are responsible for all that goes into transportation, logistics, or supply chain at your company, it is also vital for you to understand how companies like Cerasis and other freight brokers will fit in as we see into the future of freight.

Don Ralph of Staples Awarded Salzberg Medallion for SCM

Supply Chain Network

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management has awarded Don Ralph, Senior Vice-President of Supply Chain & Logistics at Staples, with the prestigious Salzberg Medallion. He has led the development of both the delivery (B2B) and retail logistics networks and developed a supply chain team that many consider the best in the office products industry. Staples has focused on many fuel efficiency initiatives within its delivery fleet since 2006.

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Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters

Talking Logistics

million — the first decline in quarterly revenue since the company went public in 2006! The post Chipotle: The Latest Example of Why Supply Chain Risk Management Matters appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Why is supply chain risk management important?

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

When we do these types of analysis, we look back at the data as far as we can reach (Y chart data is available only back to 2006 in a reliable form) and then we look at the period of 2006-2014 and the more recent period of 2011-2014.

Nasty Gal: When a Disrupter Isn’t Disruptive Enough

FLEXE

Founded by 32-year-old Sophia Amoruso in 2006, Nasty Gal’s rise and fall happened in less than a decade. Investing in the wrong kind of logistics. For many of today’s startups, outsourcing logistics and fulfillment is a no-brainer. Nasty Gal Inc.,

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development. Since its founding in 2006, Accellos has successfully completed six acquisitions, enabling an end-to-end supply-chain product offering.

Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

One recent survey indicated that just one-third of shippers are currently using a TMS – a powerful weapon in the logistics arsenal that has been proven time and again to deliver a strong ROI. Just a few years ago sophisticated logistics software was reserved for only the largest and wealthiest companies. IBM Sterling TMS was born from IBM’s acquisition of Sterling Commerce in 2010, which had previously acquired Nistevo Corporation in 2006.

How Do You Define a Mature Supply Chain Planning Organization? (Part 1)

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2006, they made a decision to implement a supply chain planning solution. Most often the focus is on transportation or logistics, but does not take into consideration the trade-offs between make, source and deliver. It was a sultry day in Philadelphia. Last week, it felt like August not May. I found myself counting the street signs to be sure that I was on track for my 8:00 a.m. client meeting. Not being a morning person, my feet mechanically moved my body forward.

What's Really Going On With USPS and Amazon?

Elementum

For massive retailers like Amazon that rely on cost-cutting to make a profit, partnering with third-party logistics companies is standard. Amazon clearly benefits from this relationship (and it should be noted that the company works with all major parcel shippers as part of its logistics strategy). The postal service is protected by the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Logistics amazon politics uspsThe Truth about the USPS-Amazon Relationship.

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

NC State SCRC

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. In 2006 – we had a simple outsourcing model.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The Overnite subsidiary was renamed as UPS Freight in 2006. 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.

Supply Chain Management Award for Adva Optical Networking

Supply Chain Movement

Each year since 2006, the Supply Chain Management Award has honored the best value chain in the manufacturing industry.

What's the Deal With USPS and Amazon?

Elementum

For massive retailers like Amazon that rely on cost-cutting to make a profit, partnering with third-party logistics companies is standard. Amazon clearly benefits from this relationship (and it should be noted that the company works with all major parcel shippers as part of its logistics strategy). The postal service is protected by the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. Logistics amazon politics uspsThe Truth about the USPS-Amazon Relationship.