Citation of Excellence Awards 2012

SCM Research

The annual Citation of Excellence Awards recognize “the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world” Emerald Group Publishing Limited has now announced the winners of the 2012 Awards. Journal of Business Logistics, 29 (1), 133-155 DOI: 10.1002/j.2158-1592.2008.tb00072.x.

Capgemini’s 2012 3PL Study Provides Great Insights

The Logistics of Logistics

The brilliant minds at Capgemini ( [link] ) have released their 2012 3PL study. Executives from the electronics field are not confident that 3PLs can adequately solve all the logistics problems they are facing. There appears to be a talent shortage looming as logistics companies grow and take on bigger challenges. To stay up to date, shippers and logistics companies need to be aware of trends and be ready to adapt.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2012 (1/2)

SCM Research

LaLonde Best Paper Award (best paper published in the Journal of Business Logistics) goes to Top-down versus bottom-up demand forecasts: The value of shared point-of-sale data in the retail supply chain by Williams and Waller. I have attended the CSCMP’s Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference (SCMEC) in Atlanta. The conference offers a unique opportunity to meet many researchers, whose faces are obscured behind references for the rest of the year.

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Outlook on the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry 2012

SCM Research

The Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chains , which meets virtually and at the annual Summit on the Global Agenda in the United Arab Emirates, has just published its second annual report. The Global Agenda Council on Logistics & Supply Chains is currently chaired by Alan C. McKinnon , Kühne Logistics University, Germany.

Guest Viewpoint: What’s Driving Freight Costs Higher?

The Logistics of Logistics

The latest Master of Logistics 20 th Annual Study of Transportation and Trends Study reports that in 2011 the highest percent of transportation costs was ground freight at 76.1%, of which US long haul trucking holds a major position at 64.4%. 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. .

Africa Logistics Initiative

SCM Research

The Kühne Foundation invited me to support its Africa Logistics Initiative. Consequently, I have spent the last weeks teaching in logistics and supply chain management at the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Adrian’s Supply Chain & Logistics Predictions for 2013

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian Gonzalez shares his top supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013. Tweet The post Adrian’s Supply Chain & Logistics Predictions for 2013 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Past Episode Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 2013 predictions logistics supply chain Be Sociable, Share!

Cloud Logistics

SCM Research

Particularly, I am saturated by the extensive use of the phrase “cloud computing” However, a keynote speech by Werner Delfmann about “cloud logistics”, which was held at the 6th International Scientific Symposium on Logistics in Hamburg, Germany, exceeded all my expectations. Delfmann’s speech is based on discussions within the BVL ‘s Scientific Advisory Board and the discussion paper The Cloud – Logistics for the Future?

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck specializes in Supply Chain Optimization, Third Party Logistics (3PL) and International Purchasing and Importing Consulting. The post Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL.

Three Lies and a Truth

Supply Chain Shaman

reference Carbon Disclosure Project 2012). It is frequently named supply chain; but only has control over logistics or distribution. We will be sharing insights about these findings on Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m.

Conversation with Tim Stratman, Executive Coach

Talking Logistics

Tweet The post Conversation with Tim Stratman, Executive Coach appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Leadership Development Past Episode executive coaching logistics supply chain Supply Chain Leadership Development talent development Tim Stratman

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.

Best Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. Below is a link to the specific logistics website, along with a brief summary. Logistics Management is wonderful resource for logistics professionals. Logistics management provides their top notch content in online and print versions. Logistics Viewpoints is great logistics website run by logistics professionals, Adrian Gonzalez and Steve Banker. What are your favorite logistics websites?

Yes, I am a Zealot. I Still Believe. Do You?

Supply Chain Shaman

I can find only two good examples of value networks creating value: Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC) in the semiconductor industry and Performance Based Logistics in Aerospace and Defense. I take supply chain seriously. My friends might tell you TOO seriously.

2012: a year of weather extremes and logistics nightmares

BluJay Solutions

And it will come as no surprise to shippers and logistics service providers alike that 2012 is being billed as a ‘Year of Multiple Extremes’, with multiple weather events ranging from from heat waves and drought to floods, snow and extreme cold and tropical cyclones.

Logistics Clusters (Guest Post by Yossi Sheffi, MIT)

SCM Research

Logistics clusters play an increasingly important part in logistics & supply chain management. I am happy to share the following guest post by Professor Yossi Sheffi , a distinguished expert in logistics clusters. Logistics clusters are agglomerations of firms that come together to share logistics expertise and know-how. These are some of the reasons why I believe that the private and public sectors need to invest more in logistics clusters.

An Introduction to Logistics and SCM Principles and Concepts

SCM Research

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. “This course is a collection of enhanced podcasts and videos which provide an introduction to the principles and concepts of logistics and supply chain management.

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Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding lean and the 8 wastes is important for all operations people including logistics and supply chain folks. The post Understanding Lean and the 8 Wastes appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Special Services 8 wastes 8 wastes in manufacturing eliminating wastes lean lean defined lean definition lean logistics lean manufacturing lean thinking Toyota Production System value added wastes

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Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Control Towers.

Supply Chains Rock

Monday, April 16, 2012. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics. Who said supply chains are boring?

Inbound Logistics’ Summer Reading Guide 2012

Inbound Logistics

New publications on supply chain and logistics topics such as warehousing, sustainability, and procurement help logistics professionals stay sharp. Here are some recent books on supply chain topics of interest

Who said supply chains are boring?: Another Zany Video: 10PL.

Supply Chains Rock

Friday, September 21, 2012. This "10PL ahead of its time" video compares its snub at CSCMP 2012 to the mistakes that made Decca Records made by not signing the Beatles. About.com - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog. Latin American Logistics.

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Logistics as a Generator of Jobs

Supply Chains Rock

MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Supply chain practitioners are well aware of the vital role they play in delivering the goods that people 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.

Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

Supply Chain Congratulations in Order!

Logility

This year’s 2012 Sailing to New Heights with Logility Award was presented to KGP Logistics, one of the country's largest single-source value-added suppliers of supply chain services, communications equipment and integrated solutions to the telecommunications industry.

Do Wholesale Distributors Think in Terms of Supply Chain Optimization?

Logility

Wholesale distributors act as aggregators of demand, buffering manufacturers from small orders and logistics complexity. Not all wholesale distributors think in terms of supply chain optimization—but they should.

Conversation with Terri Griffith, Author of “The Plugged-In Manager”

Talking Logistics

Tweet The post Conversation with Terri Griffith, Author of “The Plugged-In Manager” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Past Episode Social Media Supply Chain & Logistics Books social media Terri Griffith The Plugged-In Manager

Conversation with John J. Brown, The Coca-Cola Company

Talking Logistics

Brown, The Coca-Cola Company appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. This episode features John J. Brown, Director of Supply Chain Risk Management at The Coca-Cola Company.

Incoterms 2010 the Right Way - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Incoterms is the important elements for logistics and supply chain management but its not very widely discussed in both academic and trade publication. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Incoterms 2010 the Right Way.

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Conversation with Kate Vitasek, Author of “Vested Outsourcing”

Talking Logistics

Tweet The post Conversation with Kate Vitasek, Author of “Vested Outsourcing” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. In this episode, Adrian interviews Kate Vitasek, who is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education.

The Global Supply Chain Agenda

SCM Research

The study is titled The 2012 global supply chain agenda. The authors find that the following topics are the key business drivers for 2012: (1) market/demand volatility, (2) economic downturn, (3) meeting (changing) customer, (4) develop emerging markets, and (5) increased material/service costs. Capgemini has published the results of its annual international supply chain survey.

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How many items should a planner plan?

Logility

Having grown up as a materials planner in logistics I know this number is beholden to Pareto. This sounds a bit like the old tongue twister ‘how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?’

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Trends—January 2012

Inbound Logistics

Supply chain trends for 2012; update on transportation issues in California, Washington, Kentucky, and South Dakota; reverse logistics helps retailers generate customer goodwill and create demand; airport warehousing demand soars; FAA regulations limit pilot flight time; Coca-Cola extends its environmental stewardship; Trucking industry responds to Hours-of-Service legislation

The Downside of SCM Journal Rankings

SCM Research

However, after an inspiring discussion with Alan McKinnon last week about his new article, Starry-eyed: Journal rankings and the future of logistics research (published in IJPDLM), I am more than ever convinced that our community should both acknowledge advantages and regard disadvantages of such rankings. Starry-eyed: Journal rankings and the future of logistics research. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 43 (1).

Inbound Logistics’ Summer Reading Guide 2012

Inbound Logistics

New publications on supply chain and logistics topics such as warehousing, sustainability, and procurement help logistics professionals stay sharp. Here are some recent books on supply chain topics of interest

How many items should a planner plan?

Logility

Having grown up as a materials planner in logistics I know this number is beholden to Pareto. This sounds a bit like the old tongue twister ‘how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?’

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How many items should a planner plan?

Logility

Having grown up as a materials planner in logistics I know this number is beholden to Pareto. This sounds a bit like the old tongue twister ‘how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?’

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Natural Resource Scarcity

SCM Research

2012) rightly note: “Scarcity of critical natural resources such as oil, water, food, and precious metals has the potential to greatly impact commercial activity as the twenty-first century progresses” In deed, avoiding waste of resources has become a top priority for many supply chain practitioners. Thornton (2012).