3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

Talking Logistics

That was the main theme of a panel session I led at last month’s MercuryGate User Conference 2013 , which included the following 3PL executives: Shelli Austin , VP at Integrated Distribution Services (IDS). Brad Stewart , President at Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions.

Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Freight Saving Tips – freightsavingstips.com. Freight Dawg – freightdawg.com. Supply Chain Websites. Supply Chain Standard – supplychainstandard.com. Supply Chain Brain – supplychainbrain.com. Supply Chain Management Review – scmr.com. The post Logistics Websites 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

Takeaways from Shipper-Carrier Roundtable at Momentum 2013

Talking Logistics

At the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2013 conference last month, the answer was a great conversation about transportation trends, challenges, and opportunities. Arne Gonzales , Director, Supply Chain at C&S Wholesale Grocer. Not all freight or shippers are created equal.

This Week in Logistics News (August 19-23, 2013)

Talking Logistics

For all the talk about Big Data, omni-channel fulfillment, and other sexy technology, at the end of the day, bad data (and in many cases, store-level execution) remains the Achilles heel of supply chain management. Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release.

This Week in Logistics News (October 7-11, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Freight Shipments Rose 0.4% UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Service To Mexico. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) reached its second highest level in history in August, rising 0.4

This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Now, this week’s news… LLamasoft Announces New Reference Rate Tariff Powered by SMC³ for Use in Strategic Supply Chain Design. Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions Acquires RT&T Truckload Brokerage Division. Freight Shipments Rose 1.2%

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Freight Raises the Bar on Mexico Service, Adds Door-to-Door Tracking, 24-Hour Customer Resource Center, Enhanced Web Tools. LLamasoft Launches Data Services to Provide Reference Data for the Supply Chain Design Community.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012.

This Week in Logistics News (April 29 – May 3, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2013 First-Quarter Results. NAFTA trade in February 2013. Cass Freight Index Report – April 2013. KSD provides its customers with customs declaration, security filing, transportation management and freight forwarding technology solutions.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

While the stalemate continues in Washington, things keep moving forward in the world of supply chain and logistics. Citi fined $30 million for leaking Apple iPhone supply chain data ( CNNMoney ). Is it ironic that the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Supply Vision Partners with FindMyFreight.com. NAFTA Trade in March 2013. billion messages each year — a statistic that underscores the ongoing rise of supply chain operating networks.

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Talking Logistics

ATA Releases Latest Freight Forecast, Projecting Strong Trucking Growth. NAFTA Trade in April 2013. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. According to the forecast, overall freight revenue will grow by 63.6

This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Freight Shipments Fell 0.7% NAFTA Trade in September 2013 than in September 2012. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Same-day delivery (or is it shipping?)

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This Week in Logistics News (November 18-22, 2013)

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The company will offer the HighJump® Supply Chain Advantage suite to customers in the region. In other transportation-related news, UPS announced that UPS Ground, Air and International, and Air Freight rates within and between the U.S.,

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. 3Gtms and Tompkins International Partner to Provide Transportation Management Systems Solutions to Strengthen Supply Chain Management. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. On May 28th, ABF increased its general rates and charges for its freight division by “about 5.9 This week UPS Freight announced “a general rate increase of 5.9 Welcome to June.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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LLamasoft Introduces Supply Chain Sherpa Mobile Design and Visualization Modeling Tool. New ISF (10+2) Rule May Be Coming in May ( Supply Chain Management Review ). Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Descartes Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. billion messages each year” — further proof of the rise of supply chain operating networks.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As I highlighted in my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2013 , tablets and smartphones are quickly becoming the preferred computing platform for business professionals, which is why technology providers are designing and optimizing their applications for these devices.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

2013 has certainly been an interesting year! We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. As 2013 comes to a close, here are some of my thoughts regarding the supply chain trends we are likely to see emerge in 2014. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand.

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro

Supply Chain Opz

Managing End-to-End Supply Chain Security Like A Pro. While this remains valid, the new treats such as terrorist activities demand more comprehensive supply chain security beyond the four walls perspective. Supply Chain Security. NAVIGATE. Basics.

Supply Chain Movement Q4: Cross-border

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain is about thinking in terms of processes, customer values and collaboration, which is a word that she used frequently.” So said the jury that awarded Allison Thomas, supply chain director at PepsiCo Benelux, the title of ‘Supply Chain Professional 2013’. “I

Highlights of 2012 and looking forward to 2013…

BluJay Solutions

With the end of 2012 (and not the end of world in Mayan way) and advent of 2013, I was looking back to note some important events that happened last year. That one thing was achieving greater Supply Chain Efficiency for a food trading company.

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Supply Chain Movement Q3: Control Tower

Supply Chain Movement

10 | Profile Scott Kuhn, Global Head of Supply at Syngenta. Speaking from Seed Valley in the Netherlands, Global Head of Supply across Syngenta, Scott Kuhn, describes some of the challenges in evolving to a more customer-focused operating model. 41 | Supply Chain Agenda of Tarik Toprak.

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LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

SCM Map Europe 2013-2014

Supply Chain Movement

The growth in intercontinental freight flows into Europe is primarily coming from the Far East, and particularly from China, although these freight flows are increasingly heading for eastern Mediterranean and Baltic Sea ports. SCM Map Europe 2013.

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

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The Texas manufacturing facility will be managed by Motorola’s Singapore-based global manufacturing partner and is located less than four hours by road from the Port of Houston, which is a key US freight forwarding hub, ranking first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B Con-Way Freight has 9.4% Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is Con-Way’s supply chain division. Menlo provides supply chain solutions including: transportation management, warehouse management, and information technology.

Best Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. In addition to Adrian and Steve’s considerable industry knowledge, the site also has guest posts from industry heavy weights from all across the logistics and supply chain community. Supply Chain Brain has the motto “One Forum, One Focus, Many Minds” and they certainly live up to it. Supply Chain Brain also has a print version.

Supply Chain Games

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On the face of it, it may seem unlikely that it would have much of an effect on supply chain companies such as LSPs and freight forwarders who are involved in the global transportation and movement of goods, with little or no involvement with the end-user.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

Supply Chain Movement

The success of the third-party logistics industry is evident in the generally high marks given to 3PLs by respondents to a survey as part of the 2013 17th Annual Third Party Logistics Study, which identifies trends and explores how both 3PLs and shippers are using these relationships to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains. Supply Chain Innovation. Supply Chain Disruption.

JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders

BluJay Solutions

And with Japan being the world’s third-largest importer, the new ‘JP24’ rule will impact on a significant percentage of freight forwarders. The post JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

Radio Silence on Supply Chain Security

BluJay Solutions

Following on from the recent horse-meat scandal in Europe and ongoing concerns around preventing counterfeit goods (with electric components and luxury goods a particular threat) from entering the supply chain, there is renewed focus on shoring up the integrity of the supply chain.

The Top 5 Tips for Freight Claim Filing


Looking for an easy way to reduce supply chain costs? A good place to start is with your freight claim procedures. Without getting into the more complicated details of freight claim management, here are 5 simple filing tips that you can use right away. File Your Freight Claim as Soon as Possible. The last thing that you want is for your freight claim to be denied due to time-barring. You have 9 months to file most freight claims.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.

Supply Chain Foundation: Built on the 4 Strong Logistics Pillars

The Logistics of Logistics

Efficient supply chain foundations are built much like a building. Supply chains foundations are set to make them strong and reliable. When it comes to a company’s supply chain foundation, there should be the same mindset when looking at the efficiency of their process. Supply chain foundations need to be designed with the same precision as a home or high rise. Supply Chain Foundation – The Impact of Society.

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Peak Season Resurgence to Test Pared-Down Global Supply Chain

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Yet this poses questions about the ability of the global supply chain, which has by necessity streamlined the availability of scheduled cargo services in recent years due to low or volatile demand, to cope with a potential increased spike in peak season demand.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

The supply chain is a permanent target for criminals seeking to intercept high value and branded goods that can be sold on the black market. The post Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals appeared first on Kewill Corporate.