This Week in Logistics News (July 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said it was essential to prevent Tokyo, where the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant was spreading, from becoming the source of another wave of infections. And now on to this week’s logistics news. logistics news Logistics News

Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

GlobalTranz

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

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How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. The Pros: Strong supply chain and logistics culture. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

What are the Impediments to an Effective Global Trade?

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Monday, 4 August 2008. Adoption of e-docs and WCO data standardization would greatly reduce the burden existing documentation practices place on consignees and logistic service providers. · arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring.

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Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Thursday, 7 February 2008. Beijing-Hamburg freight service completes maiden journey by Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany (AFP) Jan 24, 2008 A goods train from Beijing arrived in Hamburg on Thursday after having crossed six countries in a journey organisers said could ring in a new era of rail transport between Asia and Europe.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Seeking Sustainability on.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Monday, 14 January 2008. Global warming, food and product recalls, energy costs and consumer demand for fair trade practices are driving global importers to actively manage the sourcing of their products, requiring closer scrutiny and control. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

The global logistics industry is already seeing a major change to the relationship that drove its development for the last three decades and before. On average, between 1990 and 2008, real GDP grew at 3.2% Since then the increase in volumes has been incremental, as most production processes that could be unbundled and out-sourced to remote manufacturing locations in Asia, already have been. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

made that prediction in 2008 (see the Barron’s article What $300-a-Barrel Oil Will Mean for You ). Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com). I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. So, here is my invented future for 2015, starting with my most audacious prediction: Google will acquire a logistics service provider (3PL) and/or a logistics software vendor.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 28-November 1, 2013)

Talking Logistics

The company’s Menlo Worldwide Logistics group reported revenue of $380.5 Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but with the growing importance of finding and retaining talent in the logistics industry , we ought to change our perspective and actions with regards to the people side of supply chain management. And in fact, Menlo is investing in people, in developing supply chain and logistics talent, as another press release issued this week shows.

How Logistics Workforce should change in Industry 4.0

Abivin

Specifically, technology is already replacing human in doing repetitive tasks in major industries like manufacturing, transportation, logistics, etc. Source A study by Frey and Osborne indicates that in the case of low-wage, uneducated workers , 47 percent of US jobs are exposed to the risk of becoming redundant through computerization. Source 1. Technology is already replacing human in logistics.

Supply Chain Management:Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Though I have attended all Pulse events since its inception in 2008 (last year I gave it a miss), it still looks new every year. The first Pulse event in year 2008, after MRO acquisition, was more of an extension of earlier MRO world or Maximo world event, hence was mainly Maximo focused. December 2008. November 2008.

The Box or the Chocolates? - Global Trade Management - Blogger

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. Tuesday, 26 February 2008. Friday, February 29, 2008 7:59:00 am. Friday, March 07, 2008 3:28:00 pm. arviem, founded in 2008, has grown organically to become the leading service provider for real-time cargo monitoring. ▼ 2008. (7). Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking.

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July Logistics Market Snapshot

LeanCor

We just received the July edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics. Source: American Trucking Association). Source: PIERS). Source: Colliers International). in June 2013, its highest level since January 2008. Source: The Conference Board). Source: U.S. Source: AAR.org). For more information, visit the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics website.

A “Swiss Army Knife” of Supply Chain Talent Requirements: Views from a Former Wolfpack Student

NC State SCRC

Stuart William was in one of my former MBA classes at NC State in 2008, and graduated into one of the worst economies ever in May of 2009. Relationship management, data modeling, problem solving, sourcing analysis, negotiation, data-driven decision-making, metrics development, forecasting, process flow, BOM understanding, MRP/production schedule, Pareto analysis, and information presentations are all key skills that he applies in his CPO role.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

As the table below shows, back in 2008, the U.S. Logistics complexities in the conventional sector can quickly drive up costs and eat into profit margins, if not well managed. Source: “The Future of Natural Gas: An Interdisciplinary MIT Study,” [link]. The post Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.”.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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Source: US BEA). Source: US DOC & Census Bureau). Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. in February 2016, the lowest level since February 2008. Source: US DOL) . Source: Conference Board) (The LEI is a composite of 10 economic indicators that together create an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. Source: US Census). Source: US Census).

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics). . Source: US Census). .

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Source: US BEA). . Source: US DOC & Census Bureau) Consumer Confidence The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 96.5 Source: The Conference Board) (The consumer confidence index is based on a monthly survey of 5,000 U.S. Source: US DOL) . . Source: Conference Board). Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: US Census). . Source: U.S. Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics). . Source: US Census). .

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels.”.

Freight Rates News October 2015

Freightos

Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. This is our personal take on logistics news trends. Check out our Top Logistics Providers. Freight Rates News that rates for freight and logistics trends – October 2015. But you need to go to the source and assess trend analyses since each index began, especially comparing now with 2008.

What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution? Most people involved in logistics or supply chain related fields would have heard of the term 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL. I ‘m not sure however if many would be that familiar with the terms 1st Party Logistics, 2nd Party Logistics or 4th Party Logistics let alone even pondered the meanings of 1PL, 2PL or 4PL. 2nd Party Logistics (2PL). 3rd Party Logistics (3PL).

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

I have long argued that third party logistics providers (3PLs) should set themselves apart from the competition by fully harnessing the power and value of their customer and employee communities. Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation and Logistics. Source: “Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation & Logistics,” Jason Mathers, EDF, Ryder Innovate 2014. Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends.

Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability

GlobalTranz

Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. LTL gets even trickier according to a report by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. . However, while technology evolves to allow better tracking of carbon footprint, there’s a potential to substantially improve overall logistics sustainability by addressing a less often discussed but insidious problem. Logistics

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Far from it, in fact – estimates of the number of logistics service providers in China range from one million to two million companies, many of which have just a couple of trucks.

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Supply Chain Talent: Insights from CSCMP Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

That was certainly true at Starbucks, which went through some difficult times in 2008. Contrary to what many people believe, investing in employees is not dilutive [to a company’s financial results and shareholder value] — it’s actually accretive,” said Schultz, pointing to the company’s turnaround and growth since 2008 as proof. The post Supply Chain Talent: Insights from CSCMP Annual Conference appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The Real Cost of Olympic Logistics

Elementum

But when you consider the logistics involved in hosting, the numbers don't always come out positive. Recently, though, some have begun to question whether or not those economic benefits are worth the near-impossible, and increasingly expensive, logistics of hosting these events. The 2008 Beijing Olympics, for example, cost about US $43 billion—a hefty tab, especially considering those facilities were later abandoned after little use. Source: Distractify.

Can Blockchain become the solution for anti-counterfeiting and chain of custody?

NC State SCRC

It was in October 2008. As Spend Matters Pierre Mitchell notes , there can be value realized in 1) the elimination of redundant data maintenance activities across the supply chain, 2) the reduction in PO or AP mismatch issues on the transaction side and 3) ease of access to a wider and more universal sales/sourcing network that is not closed to participants based on membership and network fees.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

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.

Reshoring in America: The Future Outlook, Current Hindrances & Issues, and Ways to Stimulate Reshoring

GlobalTranz

There were 10% fewer manufacturers in 2011 than in 2008—a record low since 1977, when the Census Bureau started collecting Business Dynamics data. However, there are a million fewer manufacturing jobs than in 2008. International logistics experts and attorneys can facilitate to avoid extreme delays and surprise costs. More Regulation Hindrances to Reshoring In America: Sourcing New Minerals and Metals Mines.

7 Best Supply Chain Books of All Time

Supply Chain Opz

Therefore, the challenge to establish the ranking method is to find a more economical data source and the unbiased metrics. 2008). In this article, we rank books based on their influence, popularity, recency and practicality and then we come up with the list of the best supply chain books. Finding Best Supply Chain Books We've found that most recommendations for on the web are based on just personal opinion.

Bringing Freight Online with WebCargoNet and Freightos

Freightos

We have exciting news at Freightos – we’re proud to announce that we’ve acquired WebCargoNet , a leading logistics technology provider. In many respects, this should be a good time for the logistics industry. There’s unprecedented volumes of global shipments , growing international trade, more flexible supply chains, and easier sourcing than ever before (Alibaba, anyone?). The world runs on logistics.

Digital Supply Chains and the New Normal

Enterra Insights

Many of these adjustments were implemented using new signals and data sources not normally used before the pandemic such as seasonal influenza statistics, international data, macroeconomic data for the major crises of 2000 and 2008, and so on.

Starbucks Appoints New Supply Chain Chief

RFgen

Melotte previously served as the Chief Logistics Officer for Johnson & Johnson, and all involved hope that he continues to update their supply chain management since their major overhaul in 2008. Starbucks has appointed Hans Melotte to take over Supply Chain Management.

Introducing the Masters of Supply Chain Engineering and Management (MSCEM) at NC State

Supply Chain View from the Field

In 2008, Jim Owens, the Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, gave the Poole College of Management a $2.2M This is a potential source of new talent for many companies that recruit at NC State. Analytics Logistics MBA Supply Chain Programs Supply chain analytics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Talent gift to support the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative.