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Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics

Cerasis

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

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent. Aligning Warehouse Labor Management with Omni-Channel Strategy.

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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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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.

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).

Supply Chain Management:Flying Robots in a Warehouse?

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. » Flying Robots in a Warehouse? Well, this may appear strange but having watched Vijay Kumar and his teams innovation on flying robots in TED - [link] , it struck to me that these little robots can do wonders in warehousing operations. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

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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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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

Cerasis

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

Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

You can start with things like logistics, and see how much things have changed in just the past five years. For example, we’re working with a company, True Load Times, that focuses on detention times at logistics hubs.

How Consumer Behavior is Changing

Enterra Insights

Now, all that manufacturing, logistics, pricing, customer engagement and general commerce data is obsolete.” AI can evaluate multiple data sources, such as internal company data and publicly available information like anonymized mobile or text data. Despite the disruption of major global events in the 21st century — 9/11, the Iraq invasion, the financial crisis of 2008 and the Arab spring afterwards — the difference is that those all had regional epicenters.”[4]

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Supply Chain Management:Increase in Operational Efficiency.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. One of the biggest time consuming and mundane activities in warehouse management is the pick up of inventory and the appropriate shelving of inventory. Imagine picking up inventory from the warehouse without having any paper lists or even any barcode scanners. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

Supply Chain Management:Why not WMS App? - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. The companies today need a Warehouse Management System (WMS) that can be implemented quickly, configured easily and which is cost effective. It does away with difficult and costly upgrades, without any risk of source code modification. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

Logistics and Transportation Managers at manufacturers will have reports at their fingertips on how to continue to reduce transportation costs, a heavy portion of the expense budget, by leaning on data to continually improve. We have written quite extensively about the role of robotics in manufacturing as well as the impact on supply chain and logistics. Between 2005 and 2008, the average annual number of robots sold was about 115,000 units.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. The company also increased its use of third-party logistics providers and effectively created a network that could be optimized tactically at any given point in time. Inbound and outbound logistics planning.

Supply Chain Management:Spicing up your supply chain recipe.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Today, optimizing the warehouse yard does not appear to be of top priority on most CEOs dashboards. However, poor Yard Management can have a direct impact on warehouse operations in the form of lost trailers, lost SKUs and loss of critical labor productivity - especially in volume intensive businesses. December 2008.

Supply Chain Management:Enabling individual item picking in.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the Future of Retail Industry | Main | Utility of iPads on Shop Floor » Enabling individual item picking in tomorrows warehouses. Warehouses of today are facing increasing challenges in their picking operations. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38).

Scheduling 'Order Release Process' Intelligently - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. They are order sourcing, order scheduling, order release and finally order shipping & delivery. Order sourcing process finds the optimal node from which order can be sourced; whereas scheduling determines when the order can be shipped or delivered. All costs are at the item-warehouse level. December 2008.

3 Things you Need to Know about Your Supply Chain (Plus an Extra One)

Logistics Bureau

For those CEOs and other execs who don’t know much about supply Chain or logistics management, I’d like to highlight the four key areas to really keep an eye on. They found 30% of their orders leave the warehouse with a negative margin. That’s just taking sales, minus cost and warehouse handling costs. Many companies don’t buy with the total cost in view, particularly now with so much overseas sourcing going on.

Supply Chain optimization: a total cost approach

KEPLER Consulting

On the front line since 2008, the automotive sector was quickly forced to adapt and work on the flexibility of its model in order to maintain a robust economic performance. It is calculated by realizing the sum of assumed costs directly or indirectly by each function and this, until the service of the final customer: SCHEMA 1: Simplified representation of the Supply Chain + cost/ function source.

Handfield’s Top Supply Chain Predictions for 2016

NC State SCRC

Organizations need to be able to tap into multiple sources of information from both structured and unstructured, internal and external sources, to provide greater insights into key research insights into business strategy questions. Potential sources of risk need to be identified, to be able to narrow the field and understand where the data needs to be collected and monitored, the form of that data, and how it needs to be consolidated and measured for consumption by decision-makers.

Supply Chain Management:A New Lens for Supply Chain Roadmaps

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. It would have changed warehouse operations to create an agile value-added services organization. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. November 2008. October 2008. September 2008. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries.

Supply Chain Management:BIRT Reporting Redefined!!

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Maximo, an EAM package revolutionized the reporting concept with the introduction of BIRT ((Business Intelligence and Reporting Tool), an open source reporting tool with came packaged within the Application from the onset of Version 7. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. November 2008.

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

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. 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. RedPrairie which was once synonymous with WMS today offers packages for Warehouse, Store, Transportation, Workforce, Visibility, Performance and multi-channel commerce.

Supply Chain Management:Utility of iPads on Shop Floor

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Enabling individual item picking in tomorrows warehouses | Main | Supply Chain Collaboration and Social Media » Utility of iPads on Shop Floor. Not only in the shop floor, but the terrific capabilities of iPad can be leveraged in retail outlets, warehouses as well as hospitals. December 2008. About Us.

From Malls to Click-And-Collect: How Today’s Pace of Change Is Impacting Real Estate

Tompkins Blog

As rapid change takes place in online ordering and fulfillment for retail, consumer goods, distribution, and third-party logistics (3PLs), the needs for real estate space change too. Sales growth in B2C has been primarily in online and discount sales since 2008 and going into the future. Source: Kantar Retail Analysis. Real incentive costs from government and energy sources need to be considered. By James A. Tompkins. CEO, Tompkins International.

Supply Chain Management:Supply Chain Visibility: The need.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Hence there arises a need to implement a system/process that can collaborate and obtain information from various sources, analyze and help formulate strategies for a more visible supply chain. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. November 2008. October 2008. About Us.

Supply Chain Management:Challenges Faced By E-Retailers in India

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. It would be highly unlikely e-retailers would order high value items in bulk from supplier and stock at their warehouse. Logistics and supply constraint for e-retailers - There are orders from metro cities and also from far off places. Having warehouse at all places is also not cost effective solution. December 2008.

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Supply Chain Management:Order Fulfillment From The Dark Stores

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Several retailers employed mega warehouse model. Online grocery orders were fulfilled from massive, highly automated warehouses with sophisticated carousels and conveyors for order picking. Sooner, they realize that time and cost required to set up such warehouses is extremely high. December 2008. November 2008.

Supply Chain Management:Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. « Oil operators and Oil services firms - time to dissolve internal walls | Main | Enabling individual item picking in tomorrows warehouses » Rapid Innovation will Differentiate the Future of Retail Industry. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. November 2008.

Supply Chain Management:SAP acquired Ariba, what does it mean.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Supply Chain, as you know, is a collection of motley functions, with each having its own decision maker - demand forecasting, replenishment planning, sourcing & procurement, warehouse management, order management, transportation management.the works. Sourcing & Procurement, primarily the indirect spend area.

3 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers inventory on a weekly basis, by direct shipment and cross-docking operations, from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. The company also increased its use of third party logistics providers and effectively created a network which could be tactically optimized at any given point in time.

Supply Chain Management:Mapping Your Way To Faster Shopping

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. They would have to monitor the numbers so closely - for how many are on the shelf at the start of the day, how many are sold and how many (exactly) are taken from the warehouse and put onto the shelf. Sourcing,Procurement,Contract & Spend Management (38). December 2008. November 2008. October 2008.