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

Talking Logistics

White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. 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.” This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). 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).

Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. 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.

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

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. Once you’ve selected a mix of asset-based carriers, the next step is to choose an optimal 3PL to work with as part of your transportation strategy. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management C.H.

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Make 2016 the Year of the TMS

Talking Logistics

One area that always seems ripe for improvement is the supply chain, and one of the best ways to accomplish that is with a transportation management system (TMS). 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.

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. In an 8 hour shift a transport delivery truck could only do 2 deliveries based on 4 hour receiving times.

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

Cerasis

In other words, greater access to identical systems prevents organizational silos from inhibiting visibility, asserts Alex Whiteman of Eye For Transport. 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 Chain

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. the biggest challenge supply chain and logistics professionals face today is not change, which is something they have always faced, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change across a variety of dimensions — technology, regulations, economic and political landscapes, demographics, and so on.

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. 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.”. Leading logistics providers are no doubt already looking to get in early.

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Label MasterClass

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In 2006, Christine joined Zebra Technologies to market thermal printing supplies in North and Latin America. Blog Inventory Management Manufacturing Transportation & Logistics durable labels efficient labels label assessment labels masterclass zebra technologies

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. In 2005, UPS acquired the less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company Overnite Transportation. The Overnite subsidiary was renamed as UPS Freight in 2006.

The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

Although our claim to fame is our web based TMS freight rating technology, the Cerasis Rater , which includes a technology suite of products and integrated managed transportation services , it is in our interest to understand the future of freight and how we as freight brokers fit in. Author information Eric Halsey Eric Halsey is a historian by training and disposition who’s been interested in US small businesses since working at the House Committee on Small Business in 2006.

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. The Salzberg Medallion has come to be recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of transportation and supply chain management—in part because of the caliber of past honorees and in part because of the program’s rigorous selection process.

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FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

This situation has prompted people like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to see that “we can think of none more appropriate to safeguard our highways as commercial vehicle drivers than the thousands of veterans who have already proven they can safely handle large vehicles under extremely stressful circumstances.”. The FMCSA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Transportation all agree, seeing this as a win-win. Transportation trucking

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

As reported in the New York Times : Factoring in June’s increase and upward revisions for estimated hiring in April and May, employers added an average of 231,000 workers a month in the first half of 2014, the best six-month run since the spring of 2006. “We’re What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? The post Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Last week, the U.S.

Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables

Requis

In spite of the increased spend, production has not risen but declined 6% between 2006 and 2012. If the progress continues, electric vehicles will be within reach not only for consumers, but for commercial logistics as well.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S. third-party logistics market has grown to become a $166.8 This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%).

Transforming Tribes

EFT

The functional areas of Buying and Merchandising, Logistics and Operations, Finance and Treasury, Retail Operations and IT each have their own behaviours, languages and jargons, performance targets and objectives. The functional areas of Buying and Merchandising, Logistics and Operations, Finance and Treasury, Retail Operations and IT each have their own behaviours, languages and jargons, performance targets and objectives. Many retail organisations are essentially tribal.

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. Use of third-party data for transportation lane and drayage times by day/time of week. 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.

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. In the 1940s and 1950s, the focus of logistics research was on how to use mechanization (e.g., History of Supply Chain Management: Logistics Comes of Age. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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. Their processes cannot ship and track the EACH and the outsourcing to third-party logistics is too expensive. As a result, unit picking, shipping and returns is redefining warehouse management and transportation processes.

3 Tips for Placing the Customer at the Center of Your Hospitality Supply Chain

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Logistics Management. To ensure proper logistics management in the hospitality industry, businesses need to take steps to ensure efficient transportation and order pick-up. Some ways to improve logistics management are implementing a vendor compliance program and choosing products that work with staff and facility effectively. If streamlined correctly, these changes can lead to higher revenue, transportation cost reduction, and cost structure improvement.

Top 5 Free Online Resources for Freight Brokers

Cerasis

Even the freight transportation industry can't avoid this problem. The page covers everything from the more exotic side of the industry (like air transportation systems architecture or marine transportation) to detailed explanations of the industry from the US Department of Transportation. It's important to note that the programs in this list are designed to provide high level training in logistics.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

It’s remarkable that there aren’t many more companies consolidating their transport operations. Those are the words of Patrick Van De Vyver, EMEA Logistics Operations Manager at 3M. In 2006, with an export value of EUR1.5 Hildur Gylfadóttir is Supply Chain Manager, Logistics, based in Iceland with the task of improving efficiencies and helping to drive the successful commercialisation of innovations. Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4.

[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

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

He served on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC: NYSE), which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis (CBG: NYSE) in 2006. He has managed onshore / offshore / war zone logistics as well as batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing setups. Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing? According to IDC, most companies lose 20-30% in revenue every year due to bottlenecks and inefficiencies.

Who said supply chains are boring?: An Online Class Everyone.

Supply Chains Rock

As the Supply Chains Rock blog points out in an October 2006 post, conducting business in emerging global markets requires a knowledge of supply chains and the ways in which they function in other regions. ” Basically everything from the mining of raw ingredients to the production process for the packaging—not to mention all the transportation needed to move things from place to place—falls within the wide umbrella of the supply chain. EU Logistics Hub Blog.

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Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

He served on the board of Trammell Crow Company (TCC: NYSE), which was purchased by CB Richard Ellis (CBG: NYSE) in 2006. He has managed onshore / offshore / war zone logistics as well as batch, continuous, and discrete manufacturing setups. Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars. September 25th, 2019. Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing?

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Freightera started in Canada and cross-border US-Canada transport and is rapidly expanding in the United States. Among other recent achievements, in its Silicon Valley debut, Freightera won placement in Plug and Play Ventures’ Supply Chain and Logistics Accelerator. This redesign will help Freightera to open container shipping and other modes of transport in the near future. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight transportation.

How Shipping Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation

Freightos

In 2015, Maersk Transport and Logistics generated nearly 75% of Maersk’s revenue. The new unit, merging Maersk Line with DAMCO, Svitzer, APM Terminals and Maersk Container Industry, will be called Maersk Transport and Logistics. The first Maersk E Class ship was delivered in 2006 and was able to carry 14,700 TEU, a world record at the time. During the Chinese economic boom, carriers and logistics providers alike had little incentive to change.

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

You may find multiple definitions of a chain of custody by governments, associations, agencies, logistics service providers, shippers. The logistics industry is slowly being transformed to the point when the utilization of the electronic data environment will become the norm in the industry and the additional technological advancements in IoT technology will enable the integration of complete cargo supply. Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword.

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[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. In the 1940s and 1950s, the focus of logistics research was on how to use mechanization (e.g., History of Supply Chain Management: Logistics Comes of Age. History of Supply Chain Management.

Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Elementum

The global trucking industry is currently facing two great challenges for sustainability: to transport a significantly higher volume of goods, and to further develop new means of delivery concepts. Tesla, one of the most successful players in the recent history of the automobile industry, aims to address these issues to improve the logistics industry. Trucking is the main means for freight transportation in the United States.