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This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). June 2014 North American Freight Numbers.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. .

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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Pharma companies will increasingly take cues from retail and consumer goods….why?

The Network Effect

Thus, using retail and consumer goods as a guide, we can expect that companies will tailor the mode of transportation, warehousing and depth of distribution in each country for different pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Retailers Raise Stakes for Black Friday – Will the Last Mile Prove the Real Gamble?

BluJay Solutions

via a local store) and that documentation is clear and user-friendly. . Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Yes, this may seem elementary to most logisticians, but many organizations cannot produce documented strategies to manage these three basic aspects. For example, in the absence of planned inventory strategy, warehousing and transportation functions will simply react to the daily operational situation. In this case, inventory will be transported and warehouses will be filled, yet nobody really knows whether the operation is running effectively or not.

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing.

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Supply Chain : When a bicycle is better than a Mercedes.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Food spoiled on the ring road because drivers had consumed their diesel, stocks blocking the warehouses and sales plummeted dramatically. Why the Logistics and Sales people cannot collaborate?” - Asked my GM in a board meeting in which I was replacing my boss. "Do The summer of 2004.

Amazon Gets Serious About China with Supply Chain Investment

BluJay Solutions

Under the new agreement, Amazon will build a major presence in the Shanghai FTZ which will incorporate a logistics center and the extensive warehousing that will be required if it is to replicate the mega regional distribution center model it has implemented to such great success in the U.S.

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Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#2: The Impact of Complexity & Role of Contingency Planning

BluJay Solutions

Where a supply chain is very simple – goods are made in a factory, warehoused very locally and transported to a customer down the road – maintaining visibility and control over the goods is easy and the risk is relatively small. Next steps: Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight.

Job opening: Associate Director European Distribution at Astellas

Supply Chain Movement

Do you have a University degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or a related field, between 4 and 8 years of logistics management experience within a pharmaceutical environment? In this position you will co-develop, document and implement the supply chain strategy in relation to the transport and distribution process of the European products. University degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field. At least 4 years of logistics management experience.

CO2 Emissions Reporting Moves Back Up the Supply Chain Agenda

BluJay Solutions

However the ability to impact this relies on their outsourced logistics partners being able to reliably collate and report the relevant information so that they can analyse and present the level of impact that their business is having in this space.

5 Skills Needed for Radical Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration

Cerasis

Those in the supply chain and logistics management industry have been talking a great deal about collaboration in dealing with our business partners. Are you "Radical" Enough to Make Supply Chain and Logistics Collaboration Work?

Faster, Cheaper, More Flexible. Benefits of Cloud Extend Supply Chain Wide

BluJay Solutions

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Opening a new FMCG/Pharma warehouse? Top Ten Tips to success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Now let us look at warehousing. A project to design, build and open a new warehouse is usually large and complicated but at least it is an indication something is going well in the business. An army of people turning up for work on a Monday morning in a new warehouse will not work.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. In short, the increased threat of terrorism underscores the importance of taking a smarter approach to supply chain risk management , which was one of my predictions for 2014. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent. Aligning Warehouse Labor Management with Omni-Channel Strategy.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. 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. With globalization, the need to partner with local logistics service providers becomes an imperative.

Employing this S.M.A.R.T. Technique with a Logistics Company to Create Total Stakeholder Satisfaction

Cerasis

Today we continue our series on successfully working with a logistics company, often called a third party logistics company by focusing on how to properly understand the success of the engagement by knowing all the key performance indicators that a shipper could put in place. We will then finalize the series on logistics key performance indicator success management with practical techniques to carry through the academic subjects we've covered thus far. .

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Countdown to ACE. What do U.S. Customs changes mean for customs brokers and the supply chain as a whole?

BluJay Solutions

Because the Customs broker responsible for filing the necessary documentation is ultimately responsible for its accuracy, and for hassle such as delays that may result from inaccuracies.

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Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

Countdown to ACE: Supply Chain Benefits of ACE

BluJay Solutions

Recent statistics issued by CBP report that electronic truck manifests are averaging 33% faster processing than the paper equivalent (correct at March 21, 2014) based on an average of 200,000 trucks per week. The Simplified Entry pilot scheme already in place for air cargo was recently extended to ocean and rail cargo, with supporting documentation for all modes now permitted to be submitted electronically via EDI or email.

The Importance of Change Management to a Successful Transportation Management Outsource

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As my career progressed, I focused on working with customers who chose to outsource their logistics. As a neutral third party, your provider can sort through the discrepancies, document the actual processes, and draw upon experience to present opportunities for improvement.

This Week in Logistics News (June 1-5, 2015)

Talking Logistics

I’m on limited time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: enVista Launches New Business Entity, Enspire Commerce®.

Walmart: 3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management any Business Can Follow

Cerasis

And on the subject of sustainability, SCDigest.com covered Walmart’s 2015 Sustainability report : Walmart, the world’s largest corporation, is fresh out with its 2015 sustainability report, the eighth such document it has produced. 9, 2014. 9, 2014. 9, 2014.

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

In fact, according to eMarketer, there were estimated 1.75bn smartphone users worldwide in 2014. The overall impact of mobile has been well documented in the press. During the 2014 holiday season in the US, IBM Digital Analytics estimated that 25% of US online sales were via mobile.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. .

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

Instead, merchandise ships directly from the supplier’s warehouse.”. Connecting with hundreds or even thousands of vendors and logistics service providers is the first step in enabling this process.

Importance of Technology on India’s Supply Chain Management

20Cube Logistics

Around 14 percent of GDP spent on logistics sector annually in India as compared to only around 5 percent of GDP in the developed countries logistics sector. Also, India’s ranking has reached the 44 th position in 2018 as compared to 54 th ranking in 2014.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Warehouse Automation. Self-Service Logistics.

Lack of market transparency causes long tender processes

Supply Chain Movement

Apart from a few exceptions, logistics service providers do not make life easy for shippers. The result is a ‘murky’ market in which shippers have to spend a lot of time on selecting the right logistics partner. Complex logistics.

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Impact of SMAC on Enterprise Software Applications - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Impact on Enterprise Applications Organizations, in order to effectively run their businesses, traditionally have been using many enterprise applications like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Project Management, Business Intelligence (BI Tools), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise application integration (EAI), Document Management, Content Management, directory services (LDAP) and more. June 2014.

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Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Guardian : The items included lithium-ion batteries and flammable aerosols, which were flown in and out of the UK between January 2014 and June 2015. Last September, a jury at Southwark crown court in south London found Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods by air.

Arkieva Supply Chain Scope: Canada Retail Sales Decrease; Is Your Supply Chain a Cyber Threat?

Arkieva

The report revealed that respondents had widespread outsourcing in many areas of their supply chain including sectors such as manufacturing, finishing, packaging/packing, and distribution/logistics. How to Cut Costs When Replacing Warehouse Equipment.

15 Million DC Devices Are On A Fast Path To Obsolescence

Lucas

The WannaCry and Petya attacks were especially harmful for individuals and organizations running Windows XP, which has been out of support since 2014. Windows Sunset is a big deal for every manufacturer, logistics provider, and DC using Windows-based RF, voice and vehicle mount devices.

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