Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. Inbound Logistics – inboundlogistics.com. Logistics Management – logisticsmgmt.com. Logistics Blogs . Logistics Viewpoints – logisticsviewpoints.com. Note: I know these are not logistics websites, but there is lots of overlap between supply chain and logistics.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Episodes of 2013

Talking Logistics

What if there was a talk show focused on supply chain and logistics topics? I asked myself that question a little more than a year ago, which ultimately led me to launch Talking Logistics this past January. My goal was to provide supply chain and logistics executives, as well as students and young professionals, with an interactive and engaging platform to learn and network with “newsmakers and thought leaders” in the industry.

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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). While at the conference, I also had the opportunity to interview three of MercuryGate’s logistics service provider clients: Michael Bartz from ReTrans; Jeff McDermott , VP of Transportation Management at OHL ; and Phillipp Dismukes , TMS Technology Manager at Old Dominion.

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. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week.

This Week in Logistics News (July 22-26, 2013)

Talking Logistics

No time to waste this Friday, so let’s go straight to the news… Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2013 Revenue and Earnings. Ryder Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results. Choice Logistics Named Top 100 Learning Organization. Side note: I had the opportunity to interview Eddie Capel during Manhattan’s Momentum 2013 User Conference back in May where we discussed omni-channel fulfillment and other topics. Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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. But as I wrote about in a recent blog posting , somebody has to own the trucks and other assets that make logistics — and the whole non-asset 3PL industry — possible. For additional insights on this topic, watch the recent episode of Talking Logistics , “ Revisiting Transportation Forecasting.”.

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

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release. UPS Expands Logistics Reach To Meet Emerging Demand In China. UK logistics companies optimistic about recovery ( Financial Times ). Meanwhile, Manhattan Associates announced the 2013 release of its Inventory Optimization solution, “which provides customized, automated inventory optimization strategies designed to address a customer’s specific business issues and objectives.”

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Several years ago, I interviewed CIOs and IT executives from leading third party logistics (3PL) companies, and one of the most interesting findings was that their teams spent a majority of their time fixing and cleansing data. Sounds like a typical day in supply chain and logistics to me. Years from now, when we look back at 2013, we might say this was the year where logistics truly became a strategic weapon for companies.

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

Talking Logistics

Reports 2013 Third-Quarter Results. Con-Way this week reported 2013 third-quarter net income of $30.6 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. Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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

Talking Logistics

I’m thinking of sending my representatives in Congress a copy of the book Getting to We , written by my friends Kate Vitasek and Jeanette Nyden — and also inviting them and all members of Congress to participate in my upcoming conversation with Kate and Jeanette on Talking Logistics. While the stalemate continues in Washington, things keep moving forward in the world of supply chain and logistics. Robinson and Ryder are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

Talking Logistics

NAFTA Trade in April 2013. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Retailers and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) – the two market segments supply chain and logistics software vendors are hyper-focused on these days. On the logistics service provider front, FedEx announced that it is buying 1,900 lightweight, composite-body Reach vehicles from Utilimaster, a division of Spartan Motors.

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

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… XPO Logistics Acquires Optima Service Solutions. In 3PL news, XPO Logistics announced that it has acquired Optima Service Solutions, LLC, “a leading non-asset provider of last-mile logistics services for major retailers and manufacturers in the United States” for $26.6 This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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

Talking Logistics

NAFTA Trade in March 2013. The company has achieved 34 consecutive quarters of profitability, and it has more than 146,000 parties connected to its Logistics Technology Platform exchanging more than 4.5 Under CI Capital Partners, Transplace made several acquisitions to grow its business and service footprint, including Celtic International, SCO Logistics, and Torus Freight Systems (now Transplace Canada). Note: Descartes and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.

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

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half Results 2013. Last-mile logistics is a niche segment of the 3PL market that is starting to heat up, as evidenced by XPO Logistics’ announced acquisition of Atlanta-based 3PD — “the largest non-asset, third party provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America” — for about $365 million.

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

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… UPS Freight Announces 2013 Rate Adjustment. Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013. The rate adjustment will take effect on June 10, 2013, and applies to minimum charge, less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) rates, and accessorial charges.”. In related news, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for May 2013: Freight payments in May were virtually unchanged from April, coming in 2.6 Welcome to June.

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

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Agrees to Acquire NLM. NAFTA Trade in September 2013 than in September 2012. I’m guessing, however, that many supply chain and logistics software vendors (and probably many 3PLs too) rushed to their phones yesterday to call Home Depot’s SVP of Supply Chain Management in hopes of getting a piece of that $300 million pie. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2013)

Talking Logistics

FTR Shippers Condition Index notes pending HOS changes could cut productivity ( Logistics Management ). In the enterprise software world, Netsuite is becoming the Pitbull of the industry, with various supply chain and logistics software vendors forming partnerships with the company to help expand their presence in the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Note: Descartes, HighJump Software, and LeanLogistics are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

According to Jeff Starecheski, Vice President Logistics Services at Sears Holdings, “Customer service is of paramount importance to Sears Holdings, our members and customers. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

This Week in Logistics News (August 5-9, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Court of Appeals upholds nearly all of new HOS regulations ( Logistics Management ). Meanwhile, Con-way Truckload announced that it is investing $2 million “in three state-of-the-art safety technology systems for all of the 525 new tractors it will take delivery of in 2013.” Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (August 5-9, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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. Here is an excerpt from the press release: KSD brings more than 1,300 customers to Descartes’ Global Logistic Network, with the majority of these companies based in Scandinavia. million for Q1 2013, compared to $25.6 Net revenue for Menlo Worldwide Logistics increased 0.9 Note: Descartes and Con-way are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.

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Top Warehouses in North America 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

“The line between disorder and order lies in logistics…” Sun Tzu. Ceva Logistics. Kenco Logistics Services. Neovia Logistics. The post Top Warehouses in North America 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. The top warehouses in North America were recently profiled in a great article by the fine folks at Modern Material Handling. Back in 2008, just before the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013)

Talking Logistics

3DPrinting #SCM #logistics pic.twitter.com/S4tGkRxR5u. Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) September 24, 2013. I don’t know about you, but it’s very exciting to see supply chain and logistics come out of the shadows and take center stage in the business strategies of manufacturers and retailers — and, in some cases, become the difference between corporate failure and success. Tuesday night, I went to Staples with my daughter to buy some printer ink.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime… SAP Announces First Quarter 2013 Results. SAP reported that total revenues and net profit increased 7 percent and 17 percent, respectively, in Q1 2013 compared to Q1 2012. This news underscores a point I made in my Talking Logistics episode yesterday : software vendors are starting to compete on design, not just features and functions, and part of this trend is developing solutions optimized for mobile platforms, including tablets and smartphones.

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SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2013 (1/2)

SCM Research

The best paper published in the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management is The Impact of Individual Debiasing Efforts on Financial Decision Effectiveness in the Supplier Selection Process by Lutz Kaufmann, Craig R. LaLonde Best Paper Award (best paper published in the Journal of Business Logistics) goes to The Roles of Procedural and Distributive Justice in Logistics Outsourcing Relationships by Adriana Rossiter Hofer, A.

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

Talking Logistics

Truckload and LTL Driver Turnover Rises in First Quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, according to the ATA, “in the first quarter of 2013, the turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose due to the improving economy and continued competition for well-trained professional drivers.” Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics Sponsor. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2013)

Logistics Viewpoints

One quarter down, three to go in 2013. The post This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2013) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives. Welcome to April. It was a relatively quiet week for news, so let’s get to the items that caught my attention.

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Passenger Service Product of the Year 2013

DELMIA Quintiq

Transport & Logistics Overcoming complexity in passenger rail planning is not easy. Leading passenger rail companies recognize that yesterday’s scheduling methods no longer meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry. That’s why Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) selected Quintiq software to create optimal plans, taking into account constraints, business rules and employee preferences.

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How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Coincidentally, at the Ariba LIVE 2013 conference yesterday, I attended a presentation by Justin Dillon, Founder and CEO of Made in a Free World , a nonprofit group that is “building a coalition of consumers, businesses, and governments to disrupt the system of slavery.” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Logistics Company

LeanCor

2 Key Inventory Metrics Your Logistics Company Should Be Measuring. ADOH is an appropriate measure of lead time your logistics company should use because replenishment is based on consumption, and eliminating the time between consumption and replenishment reduces waiting and increases velocity. Most logistics companies measure inventory using inventory turns. Many logistics companies struggle to determine this percentage.

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.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream. Managers there don’t spend time doing analysis every time they try to reduce lead time to prove that this is the correct thing to do in logistics and supply chain management. Eight guiding priciples have been shown over many years to be essential for creating lean fulfillment streams in logistics and supply chain management.

Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Does Your Logistics Company PFEP? Creating standard ordering processes is crucial for a logistics company to provide value to its customer. When a logistics company sets new standards for ordering, it requires major changes in the way the customer’s team members work and how suppliers receive orders. Building a PFEP (Plan for Every Part) file is one of the most effective ways for a logistics company to create standardization in an ordering process.

Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Third Party Logistics Provider. The new role of the third party logistics provider will not just be to transport and store, but rather to serve as a trusted partner in the lean journey by identifying problems, implementing solutions, and adding value in global and complex supply chains. The relationship with the third party logistics provider needs to move from transactional to one of long term partnership and commitment.

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

Talking Logistics

ILA, USMX reach tentative labor contract agreement ( Logistics Management ). Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. Net revenues from “other logistics services,” which include transportation management services, customs, warehousing, and small parcel, increased about 15 percent in Q4 2012 (excluding contribution from acquisition), driven primarily by transaction increases in its transportation management and customs services.

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Lean Logistics

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Why is PDCA Important in Lean Logistics? In lean logistics (or any field), PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) allows individuals and teams to thoughtfully review an operation for problems or opportunities, and experiment with ways to improve the situation. But these are output measures that don’t look at what’s really happening with lean logistics processes. Procedures: Standard work in lean logistics for how to report and correct problems and waste.

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