Logistics Websites 2013

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Modern Bulk Transporter – bulktransporter.com. Transport Topics – trucking.org. Refrigerated Transporter – refrigeratedtrans.com. The post Logistics Websites 2013 appeared first on 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. Air Cargo World - aircargoworld.com.

3PL Executive Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2013

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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.


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Takeaways from Shipper-Carrier Roundtable at Momentum 2013

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At the Manhattan Associates Momentum 2013 conference last month, the answer was a great conversation about transportation trends, challenges, and opportunities. I had the privilege of moderating this year’s Shipper-Carrier Roundtable, which included the following executives from the industry: Joshua Dolan , Senior Director, Transportation at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Brett Suma , Vice President of Operations at Knight Transportation.

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

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XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. NAFTA Trade in August 2013 than in August 2012. JDA is targeting Grocery, Hardline, and Fashion/Apparel retailers with this solution, which will be generally available December 26, 2013. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. percent increase in total revenue and 251 percent increase in gross margin dollars in Q3 2013 compared to the same period last year.

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

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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. percent is the magic number in the transportation industry these days, especially in the LTL sector. Rates have still remained quite flat as they have most of 2013. Welcome to June.

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

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Manhattan Associates Launches 2013 Inventory Optimization Release. Ryder Announces New Transportation Solutions for Oil and Gas Industry. 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)

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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. Simply put, retailers and others are taking a fresh look at their supply chain networks (and those of their partners) to better balance inventory and transportation costs with service levels that are becoming more stringent. and “What is a transportation provider?”

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

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Trucks Transported 60.6% NAFTA Trade in April 2013. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Another crazy Friday morning, now with the kids out of school, so let’s go straight to this week’s news: JDA Announces Major Enhancements to Workforce Mobility, All-Channel Commerce Solutions.

Passenger Service Product of the Year 2013

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In recognition of the innovative solution Quintiq provided, we were recently awarded the Passenger Service Product of the Year by Urban Transport Agenda, a leading publication in transportation intelligence. 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.

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

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Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Regulations Retail Supply Chain Risk Management This Week in News Transportation Management Amazon Blue October Descartes Gap home delivery Hours of Service omni-channel fulfillment Resilinc Robert H. transportation trucking USPS Lots of interesting news to discuss today, so let’s go straight to it.

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

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Department of Transportation Releases Policy on Automated Vehicle Development. Trucks Transported 60% of U.S.-NAFTA NAFTA Trade in March 2013. According to the press release, “FindMyFreight.com will augment Supply Vision’s existing Transportation Management Systems though a simple API, allowing Supply Vision’s customers to track shipments from multiple carriers through their existing customer portal.”.

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

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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. New Vehicle Routing Activity Tool and Enhanced iPhone Functionality, Highlight Latest Version of Roadnet Transportation Suite. billion in Q2 2013, up 3 percent from the same period last year, and comparable EPS from continuing operations increased 15 percent to $1.25.

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

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TomTom launches toll reporting to help transport companies manage costs. On the technology front, TomTom Business Solutions launched “new road toll reporting functionality for its fleet management platform, providing transport companies with greater cost transparency for all European routes.” 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 (October 28-November 1, 2013)

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Reports 2013 Third-Quarter Results. Con-Way this week reported 2013 third-quarter net income of $30.6 However, net revenue, which excludes purchased transportation, increased 8.2 One of my predictions for 2013 was that we would see increased adoption of alternative fuel vehicles. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (October 28-November 1, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Reports 2013 First-Quarter Results. Trucks transported 59% of U.S.-NAFTA 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. million for Q1 2013, compared to $25.6 According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “the value of goods moving between the U.S.

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

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Descartes’ GLN, route planning and transportation management solutions and deep domain expertise can help our retail, distribution and manufacturing customers in managing their global and local inbound logistics and delivery operations.”. . According to a Financial Times article: First-quarter results showed “modest improvements in the global demand for container transport, reflecting the weak economic situation especially in developed countries,” Maersk said on Friday. .

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

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Truckload and LTL Driver Turnover Rises in First Quarter of 2013. According to the press release: The SMC³ LTL reference tariff will be accessed directly from LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru and Transportation Guru software and will provide the rate data necessary to help determine the cost and feasibility of new network structures and shipping locations. The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2

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

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SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half Results 2013. As I’ve commented in previous postings, if you are a 3PL or transportation company and you’re not involved in cross-border shipping with Mexico, then you are missing out on a growing business opportunity (see Reuters article from December 2012). industrial economy drove revenue and operating profit below expectations [in Q2 2013],” said the company in the press release. “In

Revisiting Transportation Forecasting

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Many companies have collaborative planning and forecasting processes with suppliers and manufacturing partners, but very few companies translate demand and production forecasts into transportation capacity requirements. In this episode, Adrian discusses the key challenges and opportunities associated with transportation forecasting. Watch as Adrian discusses: Two key reasons why transportation forecasting has been a challenge to implement.

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

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Which will have a greater negative impact on transportation operations in the months ahead: the new Hours of Service rules or CSA? 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.” A baby step toward drones becoming a new transportation mode — but a step nonetheless. I gotta get packing, so let’s go straight to the news… U.S.

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

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Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) September 24, 2013. Kewill Reinvents Supply Chain Execution Market with Introduction of Multi-modal Transportation Platform. On the technology front, Kewill announced the release of Kewill MOVE, “a complete, comprehensive platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance.” Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (September 23-27, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

A New Perspective on Dedicated Transportation

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Dedicated transportation is getting a lot of attention these days from both shippers and 3PLs. And companies have traditionally viewed dedicated as “an exception” or a “special case” – that is, separate from the rest of their transportation operations. Tweet The post A New Perspective on Dedicated Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management Solution

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Managing transportation — the ebb and flow of rates, capacity, fuel and regulations — is an ongoing challenge for many companies, especially those still using spreadsheets and fax machines to plan and execute shipments. At some point, usually when costs are out of control or service levels are heading south, companies finally make the decision to invest in a transportation management system (TMS) or outsource all or part of their transportation operations to a third party.

Transportation Cost Drains

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Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.

The 11 Transportation Service Offerings

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There are 11 transportation service offerings. The article listed 11 different types of transportation services and I decided to write an overview of those 11 transportation service offerings described in the article. Transportation Service Offering 1 – Small Package. Transportation Service Offering 2 – Air Cargo. Air transportation is used to transport air cargo by plane. Air transport ais a vital part of international commerce.

CSCO Forum / 3PL Summit 2013

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Date: 12-14 november 2013. Key Topics to be Discussed at the 2013 CSCO Forum. Breaking the Barriers – Collaborate with your Competitors to Reduce Transportation Costs – Review top ways to identify key partners and opportunities for horizontal collaboration and achieve 5-20% cost reductions through increased vehicle utilization and better use of warehouse space. Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum/ 3PL Summit. Venue: Steigenberger Airport Hotel, Amsterdam.

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

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Cass Freight Index Report – January 2013. The company’s North American truckload volumes increased eight percent in the quarter, and its average truckload rate per mile charged to customers (excluding fuel) increased about 1 percent in Q4 2012 compared to Q4 2011, while its truckload transportation costs increased approximately two percent (excluding fuel). 2013 is off to a slow start for freight shipments, according to the Cass Freight Index Report for January.

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

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Descartes Reports Fiscal 2013 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Ryder Relaunches Dedicated Transportation Solution. Roadnet Technologies Unveils Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.60 As I wrote last October in “ Why Do Truckers and Brokers Want to be 3PLs? ”, the majority of small and mid-sized shippers still don’t have a transportation management system and they still manage their operations in-house.

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

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CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. 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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7 Megatrends Supply Chain People Should Watch

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When big data becomes something that most people can do, bankers, retailers, transportation companies, social media sites etc may sell their data to third party repositories and people can buy only a portion of data they want to use 2) The end of middle management : the wide spread of the big data analytics will enable junior staffs to make the better decisions by themselves. Current logistics and supply chain management trends are discussed very often on social media sites.

Best Logistics Websites 2013

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I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. The post Best Logistics Websites 2013 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. 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.

2013 Third-Party Logistics Study

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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. Outsourcing accounts for 54% of shippers’ transportation spend and 39% of warehouse operations spend.

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Transport – excessive conveyance among facilities and companies. Guiding Principles in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating the Lean Fulfillment Stream. Why does fulfillment stream management require guiding principles? Because a fulfillment stream is lengthy an dynamic and it’s impossible for managers to evaluate every action taken with detailed analysis. For example, Toyota has a guiding principle that reducing lead time is the right thing to do.

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SKU’s that are low in volume and velocity, yet high in value, may only be stored in a single location and rely on more expensive transportation strategies than SKU’s with lower values and greater movement patterns. Transportation costs and capacity constraints must be considered. As we get closer to same day delivery, one of two things must occur: 1) more warehouses or 2) higher transportation costs.

Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

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Below are the sessions that I am participating in focused on social networking, transportation management systems, and “mega” supply chain trends. 4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management System (our most watched Talking Logistics episode with 8,100+ viewed). This session will focus on a recent study that surveyed supply chain managers on their international transportation management practices, processes, and technologies that support them.