Capgemini’s 2012 3PL Study Provides Great Insights

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The brilliant minds at Capgemini ( [link] ) have released their 2012 3PL study. Resources like the Capgemini 2012 3PL study is a great way to stay connected to market trends. The post Capgemini’s 2012 3PL Study Provides Great Insights appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. In their 16 th annual report, Capgemini shares their assessment of the 3PL market, along with special sections on emerging markets, electronics, talent management and strategic assessment.

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Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

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The 2009 rates slowly increased to the current 2012 level. In November 2012, the CPM was $2.48/mile, of which over 81% of this cost resided in the three elements: fuel prices, labor wages, and truck / equipment costs. . Read the full article in November/December 2012 edition, Pharmaceutical Outsourcing , Vol.

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Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012

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Please check out the most popular blog posts of 2012. Most Popular Blog Posts – 2012 (pdf). Fill out the form to download a free PDF copy of our "Most Popular Blog Posts - 2012.". The post Most Popular Blog Posts of 2012 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Five Lessons from Military Logistics. Military folks excel in logistics because they focus on the five areas below and we would all be wise to do the same. Core Values / Culture.

Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

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Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. The concept of lean (and the 8 wastes) originated in the manufacturing sector where it was first recognized that eliminating waste in the system led to much bigger profits. Henry Ford and his team at Ford Motor Company discovered lean along with the assembly line, even though they didn’t necessarily use the term lean.

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Not So Hidden Inventory

Logility

Recently, we were asked by the management of a manufacturer to help them assess why inventory levels were so high and trending upward. We went to the manufacturing plant to survey the scene, to see if we could determine the root cause of their inventory problem.

Ask the Expert: Three Questions on Inventory Optimization for Sean Willems Ph.D.

Logility

Interest in inventory optimization continues to increase as companies seek a more efficient way to reduce excess inventory while maintaining or improving customer service levels.

Conducting and Presenting Grounded Theory Research

SCM Research

2012) “demystify the key tenets of [grounded theory]”, “discuss the problematic impacts of adopting an a la carte approach to [grounded theory]”, “draw attention to [grounded theory] as a rigorous method”, and, again, “advocate for the increased use of [grounded theory]”. Third, Manuj and Pohlen (2012) “provide a framework to assist reviewers in evaluating grounded theory research” Methodology Article Grounded Theory Research Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Cowboy - Before China Shuts Down, Prepare Your.

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Trends—June 2012

Inbound Logistics

Land O’Lakes focuses on workplace culture to improve supply chain yield; Fuel consumption major concern for management,less so for drivers; Gartner poses four supply chain predictions for 2016

Three Rules of Inventory

Logility

Bryan Ball, vice president and principal analyst, supply chain management, Aberdeen Group, has outlined three rules to follow in his latest report, “ Inventory Optimization - Impact of a Multi-Echelon Approach.” ” Rule 1: Always have enough. Rule 2: Never have too much.

Fewer Hunches. More Facts.

Logility

Dennis Berman at the Wall Street Journal recently said analytics will change your day-to-day world more than you know.

2012 Supply Chain Predictions: Is the End of the World Nigh?

Supply Chain Network

But 2012 is an extra-special year; it carries heavy historical baggage chock full of dire predictions. Nostradamus painted a bleak picture of massive destruction and mayhem brought about by a comet in 2012.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Infographic: The History of the.

Supply Chains Rock

Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

The Challenges of Global S&OP

Logility

The following is an excerpt from European Business Review. To read Karin's entire article, please visit [link]. What do you want to achieve? Where does your company want to be in 12, 18, 24 months? Do you know? If you don’t know where you are headed, any road will take you there. How will you know what success looks like?

The Most Cited Paper in SCM Research

SCM Research

Have you ever tried to find the most cited paper in supply chain management research? I have done so. For this purpose, I used the term “supply chain” in Web of Knowledge for a topic search. The winning paper is titled Information distortion in a supply chain: The bullwhip effect and the authors are Hau L. Lee, V. Padmanabhan, and Seungjin Whang. The paper was published in Management Science in 1997 and has since been cited more than 1,000 times.

Mega containers force moves towards hub-and-spoke logistics network

Kewill

Great fanfare has accompanied the CMA CGM Marco Polo – the world’s largest container ship – on its maiden commercial voyage around North Europe, North Africa, Malta, the Middle East Gulf and Asia. It has been welcomed at each port by crowds of locals and logistics enthusiasts, who are keen to see the first of a new breed of mega-container ship. And their curiosity is understandable.

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Supply Chain Management:Enabling individual item picking in.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

1 - Refer - Aberdeen Group Research article - Completing the Journey to Voice and the Paperless Warehouse, July 2012. Bafana on August 21, 2012 1:44 PM | Permalink. Posted by: Ajay | August 23, 2012 12:13 PM. Posted by: neo | August 29, 2012 4:45 AM. December 2012.

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Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization and Network Design - Differences?

Logility

I find this question comes up a lot as the lines of understanding start to blur the two offerings. At the heart of this confusion is the network. Any time you want to optimize across an enterprise, whether it is inventory or product flows, you need to represent a logical representation of the supply chain. This creates a structure that math can be applied to. In this way the network structure is the ‘bones’ of the supply chain around which the optimization can be performed.

Trends—May 2012

Inbound Logistics

Cloud-based business networks are the future of supply chain intelligence; Chemical supply scarcity threatens global auto production; Fuel costs eat into transportation revenues; Organizations should consider insurance options to mitigate supply chain risk and improve resiliency

An Executive Q&A – Challenges of a Private Label Manufacturer

Logility

The above article is from the May/June 2012 issue of Private Label Magazine and can be found at www.privatelabelmag.com/issues/pl-may-2012/logistics.cfm.

how-to-ship-to-big-box-retailers-part-3 - Supply Chain Cowboy

Supply Chain Cowboy

Supply Chain Cowboy - 10 Tips to Make Physical Inventory Counts.

Supply Chain Cowboy

How many items should a planner plan?

Logility

This sounds a bit like the old tongue twister ‘how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?’ ’ And, while it also sounds like an easy question to answer it turns out to be ‘one of those questions’ where the answer can be quite complicated.

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Three Lies and a Truth

Supply Chain Shaman

reference Carbon Disclosure Project 2012). We will be sharing insights about these findings on Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. When new groups come together, the forming process is often awkward. Teams want to know each other, but introductions are strained.

Gartner: The Supply Chain is Getting Harder

Logility

That was the question Michael Uskert, managing vice president, Gartner, asked at the end of the day 1 keynote at Gartner’s 2012 Supply Chain Executive Conference. What is your moon?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Shippers

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Highly Effective Shippers. Highly effective shippers are successful because they have developed the right attitude and habits regarding shipping. Below is a list of the 7 habits of highly effective shippers: 1. Strategic view of shipping. Highly effective shippers see a well-run shipping function as a competitive advantage. With this in mind, they hire the right people and find the best logistics providers.

Analytics Powering the Next Evolution of the Supply Chain

Supply Chains Rock

Wednesday, May 09, 2012. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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Get Smarter - Inventory Optimization

Logility

Your supply chain mission: Improve service levels to the high 90’s. Increase inventory turns. Decrease obsolescence by 50%. No problem you say out-loud while you quietly ponder the multiple scenarios that might get you there. You could increase inventory to get you to the high 90s.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Introducing the 10PL

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two.

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Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Nation

Also featured are multinational cheese manufacturer Bel Group , Chinese luxury footwear and handbag designer/distributor Longhao , European vehicle manufacturer Renault as well as the eight 2012 JDA Real Results Award winners. What’s on your summer reading list?

Supply Chain Gamification – Socially Intense and Highly Collaborative Wins the Game

Logility

Connect with us: When I was working with finite scheduling systems in the 90’s I was struck by how “video game-like” some of the systems were. Unscheduled work orders fell from the sky, were grabbed by the planner, manipulated, and fit into the open slots of the production schedule.

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An Introduction to Logistics and SCM Principles and Concepts

SCM Research

Being part of Apple’s iTunes Store, iTunes U contains educational audio and video files shared by institutions worldwide. It enables lecturers to create own courses for iPad to be accessed by students. Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management, has provided the iTunes U course Supply Chain Management & Logistics: An Introduction to Principles and Concepts.

Supply Chain Urgency and Economic Fear, Cycles Really

Logility

Why are phrases such as “especially in the current economy” so in vogue in everything from analyst research to white papers and presentations?

Supply Chain Automation and Intervention

Logility

I recently read an article about a robot that can be controlled by human brain signals. The human, in this case a paralyzed individual, wears a skull cap with electrodes that picks up and amplifies the electronic signals emitted by the brain. This is difficult, but fairly straight forward. The subject thinks about an action such as moving a finger and the scientists isolate the brain signals associated with the thought process.

Best Logistics Websites 2013

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I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. I subscribe to each of these websites and I consistently steal ideas gain knowledge and inspiration from each one of them. Below is a link to the specific logistics website, along with a brief summary. Logistics Management is wonderful resource for logistics professionals. The website is easy to navigate and contains articles, webcasts, white papers, the latest news, buyer’s guides and blog posts from their super knowledgeable team.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Seven Great Historical.

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, August 17, 2012. Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

Logistics as a Generator of Jobs

Supply Chains Rock

A few years ago I met Prof. Sheffi at an event with my colleague Theo Fletcher. He was nice enough to recently reach out to me for a contributed blog post as part of a publicity campaign for his new book. By Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director. MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply chain practitioners are well aware of the vital role they play in delivering the goods that people

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

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« Mobile Gift Cards | Main | Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 1 » Infosys team at Pulse 2012 - Day 0. I am back again in Vegas for IBM Pulse 2012. Then onwards, IBM is enhancing it every year, from a mere service management in 2008 to Dynamic Infrastructure to optimization of world infrastructure in 2012. Posted by Praveen Kumar Agrawal on March 5, 2012 6:35 AM | Permalink. December 2012. November 2012. October 2012. August 2012.

Purchasing Managers: Minding Everyone's Business

Inbound Logistics

With companies intent on optimizing the supply chain, purchasing managers have emerged as key players in the business plan. To be successful, they need to communicate, collaborate, and venture into new territory

Consumer Goods Technology Releases List of Top Supply Chain Companies

Logility

Consumer Goods Technology recently released its 2012 Consumer Goods Technology Reader’s Choice survey results. In Supply Chain Planning, Logility was voted highest in customer experience of all solution providers.