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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Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Today’s driver shortage is helping to drive transportation costs higher. To put this in perspective, 2018 is the first year since 2006 in which driver shortage is the primary concern of the industry. On top of all these factors, the driver shortages, an almost 100% driver turnover rate, and increased demand further jam up the supply chain and limit transportation options. As the chart indicates, truck transport costs rose sharply in 2017 and aren’t slowing down.

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Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

Manufacturing in Thailand. In addition, manufactured products in Thailand include textiles, beverages, tobacco products, cement, jewelry, appliances, computers automotive parts and agricultural equipment. . Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. Business laws are clear-cut, making Thailand an attractive location for manufacturers.

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

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Industrial Manufacturing. 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). RedPrairie which was once synonymous with WMS today offers packages for Warehouse, Store, Transportation, Workforce, Visibility, Performance and multi-channel commerce. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs.

Lean Thinking Revisited

Operations and Supply Chain Management

One landmark in the lean revolution for retailers was Walmart ’s decision in 2006 to thin out inventory by $6.5 billion, a drive that relied on efficient transportation. The supply chains for consumer goods in the U.S.

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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). While your competitors grapple with byzantine RFPs for complex on-premise solutions, you can be banking your transportation savings for your next round of supply chain improvements. If you’re serious about buying a transportation management system, however, you need to look beyond just features and functionality.

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. Consequently, the focus on data analysis also grew significantly in 2016, and the use of beacons and connected devices, including POS systems, on-truck sensors and inventory management applications, will continue to shape how consumers obtain products from manufacturers and vendors.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck). Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports. Development of intermodal container shipping is impacting other transport modes. Airline Deregulation Act becomes law, the first of a wave of American transport deregulation that continues through until the mid-1980s.

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 Just as significant as the headline figures, Mr. Maki said, is that June’s hiring was broad-based, as industries as varied as health care, manufacturing, financial services and retailing all added workers. Last week, the U.S.

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. Manufacturing is designed and planned in isolation. 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. Integration with manufacturing systems to understand actual run times and Operating Efficiency (OEE).

How Can We Heal the Global Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Shaman

The combination of technology along with the advancements in transportation made it possible. The traditional manufacturing job defined the middle class. Each time, I turn on the channel, manufacturing jobs frame the global debate. Ironically, as global manufacturing jobs decrease, there is a need for talent for the global supply chain. Corporate report data is not readily available before 2006. Today, I unpacked my bags.

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

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturers are Now Selling Directly to Consumers. Retailers can no longer have their heads in the sand, but neither can consumer products manufacturers. 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. Note that apparel manufacturing is growing and apparel retail is declining.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after. Supply chain is not just about the procurement and transportation of goods from source to consumer. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

My Take: The Role of Anaplan in Defining the Art of the Possible in Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Shaman

The internal dissonance within the manufacturing organization is deadly. Founded in 2006, Anaplan is attempting to redefine decision support. When I mention Anaplan to manufacturing supply chain leaders, there is no recognition of the brand. They had 300 supply chain planners across demand, supply, production planning and transportation execution. “…the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best” ? Otto von Bismarck.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The shift from 2004-to 2006 is impressive. With a strong manufacturing culture, much of the focus was on lean production systems. It is exciting to see a country so excited about building global transportation infrastructure. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something). Colgate. Procter & Gamble. Kimberly-Clark. Unilever.

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Illegal Supply Chains: selling stolen and counterfeit drugs

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

billion between 2006 and 2012 to fight Malaria in Africa that kills 600,000 annually.    In many instances, counterfeited drugs can be deadly and stolen drugs were not effective because they were not stored and transported with proper temperature control. [1].   First, as more pharmaceutical companies are purchasing ingredients or importing drugs from various developing countries, these suppliers or contract manufacturers can eventually develop counterfeit drugs. 

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

The capture of iGPS’s producer/manufacturer and retail pallet-level product condition and location data will enable our customers to make informed decisions using that data in near real-time via the ZEST Data Services platform, and it will help iGPS further improve information sharing and decision-making across the supply chain.”. 1 “Shelf Life,” Forbes, Suzanne Hoppough, May 12, 2006.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

A lot of this growth has been fueled by 41 acquisitions since 2006, across a broad spectrum of solutions: Global Logistics Network; Routing, Mobile, & Telematics; Transportation Management; Customs & Regulatory Compliance; Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems; and Global Trade Content. Velocity Mail (June 2018) : “an electronic transportation network that provides global air carriers with mail and parcel shipment scanning and tracking solutions.”.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Questions about how the auto-manufacturing giant would meet production goals arose soon after. Supply chain is not just about the procurement and transportation of goods from source to consumer. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

This was meant to incentivize companies to manufacture locally, and indeed many did, either by outsourcing or creating micro-factories in most of India’s 29 states, despite volumes that might have more naturally led to larger economies of scale in consolidated production facilities. Reddy estimates that this increased transit time by about 50% on a high volume transport lane like Mumbai-Delhi. ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIME.

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

AFFLINK

To ensure proper logistics management in the hospitality industry, businesses need to take steps to ensure efficient transportation and order pick-up. If streamlined correctly, these changes can lead to higher revenue, transportation cost reduction, and cost structure improvement. Green supply chain optimization helps businesses improve the sustainability of their procurement manufacturing and distribution.

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

ThroughPut

Organizations around the world are now adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology solutions to create smarter, leaner, safer and sustainable manufacturing systems. 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

ThroughPut

Organizations around the world are now adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology solutions to create smarter, leaner, safer and sustainable manufacturing systems. 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.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

This is an end-to-end Supply Chain transformation and a shift in the way that Diageo gets its brands from its own and third party manufacturing facilities to bars, restaurants, hotels and retailers, both directly or through a network of distributors. It’s remarkable that there aren’t many more companies consolidating their transport operations. In 2006, with an export value of EUR1.5 Contents Supply Chain Movement 19 – 2015 Q4. Publishing date: 27 November 2015.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). Content Summary: Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Chicago, Coyote Logistics LLC, a UPS company, provides truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, air and ocean brokerage services and transportation management services to more than 14,000 shippers of various sizes and industries. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

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. Manufacturing Central.

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Sustainable Procurement: Want change? The first step is to create urgency

EcoVadis

Some other lesser known “realities”, but just as relevant include: 2010 Royal Dutch Shell was convicted of bribery for bribes paid by transportation supplier, Panalpina, and Shell was required to pay $48.1 In June 2006, Palm’s stock value dropped 14% in June 2006 due to suppliers not meeting the RoHS directive causing Palm to withdraw Treo 650 from the European market. “Change is the only constant.” ” – Heraclitus, Greek philosopher.

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. 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. Starting in North America , Freightera is automating freight transportation and increasing operating margins for carriers and businesses shipping freight.

A vision for a transparent global Rare Earth Element system using blockchain technology

Provenance

The clean energy technology sector achieved considerable growth with China’s low REE prices and advances in manufacturing technology , growth that some associated with low environmental and social sustainability standards. Countries with reserves have reconsidered their extraction, processing and manufacturing pursuits, while countries without reserves have invested in recycling and stockpiling. These credits can then be purchased directly by manufacturers.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. By the 1960s, a clear trend had developed in shifting more time-dependent freight transportation to truck rather than rail. This led to the need for joint consideration of warehousing, material handling, and freight transportation, which emerged under the label of “Physical Distribution.”.

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. CEO Elon Musk, whose original “Master Plan” was unveiled ten years ago in 2006, initially mapped out blueprints for autonomous electric cars and energy storage. Trucking is the main means for freight transportation in the United States.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. By the 1960s, a clear trend had developed in shifting more time-dependent freight transportation to truck rather than rail. This led to the need for joint consideration of warehousing, material handling, and freight transportation, which emerged under the label of “Physical Distribution.”

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

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. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. Export manufacturing starts moving away from ports.

Capacity + Higher Contract Rates = Opportunities in Disguise

DAT Solutions

Freight transportation is a leading economic indicator, and the latest reports support the trends we see in our industry: factory production is down, new oil and gas drilling is stalled, coal and steel are declining. Services don't generate as much freight as manufacturing, but they contribute to employment, which seems to be recovering. While that was the highest reading since the start of the recession in Q4 2008, it’s still 11% below 2006 levels.