Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We continue our top blog posts of 2014 from our main categories today by focusing on something at Cerasis we are experts in : Logistics. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

Talking Logistics

As we head off for the holidays, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 42 video episodes produced in 2014, totaling more than 47,600 views and 1,260+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Again, thank you for making this another fun and rewarding year on Talking Logistics.

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Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

Cerasis

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. Logistics and transportation professionals at third party logistics companies have the necessary expertise to help shippers avoid re-classes and re-weighs when it comes to NMFC codes to help reduce unplanned expenses.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

What do you get when you bring together shippers, logistics service providers, and a transportation management system (TMS) vendor in New Orleans? Lots of interesting conversations, insights, and networking opportunities, which is exactly what took place earlier this month at the MercuryGate User Conference 2014 (MercuryGate is a Talking Logistics sponsor). On the surface, Freight Friend has similar features to other online load boards.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

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I have long argued that third party logistics providers (3PLs) should set themselves apart from the competition by fully harnessing the power and value of their customer and employee communities. Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation and Logistics. Source: “Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation & Logistics,” Jason Mathers, EDF, Ryder Innovate 2014. Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

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Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). If you go back a decade ago, analysts like me urged companies to view logistics as a competitive weapon, but the advice fell mostly on deaf ears. Most companies viewed logistics as a cost center, with little strategic value; unfortunately, many companies still view logistics that way today.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

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Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Revenue and Earnings. SAP Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results. August 2014 North American Freight Numbers. The company reported record non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share for Q3 2014 of $0.32 Our outlook for the balance of 2014 and the future is quite positive.”

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

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We normally do our Talking Logistics episodes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we have one today at 12 ET with Alaster Love from Transplace, where we are going to discuss “ Big Data and Analytics in Oil and Gas Transportation.” Teamsters step up union drive at FedEx Freight, Con-way (Reuters). September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

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In this week’s news… XPO Logistics to Acquire New Breed Logistics. Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. XPO Logistics continues its roll-up strategy with its announced acquisition of New Breed Logistics this week for $615 million. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. .

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

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Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

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Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. DHL launches freight capacity management program in the light of rapidly increasing trade volumes. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

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So it gives me great pleasure to say, that with the next pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin from Baylor University.”. April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. In other news, LLamasoft and Chainalytics announced a partnership to integrate Chainalytics’ proprietary Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC) truckload data with LLamasoft’s and Chainalytics’ mutual North American customers.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

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Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Note: Descartes, enVista, Kewill, and Manhattan Associates are Talking Logistics sponsors. The post This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

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July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report for August 2014. In this case, Whole Foods is not managing the logistics process directly, or incurring any of the costs associated with it, so the risks are relatively low for the company. According to the press release, “The opening of a road transport office in Hamburg not only provides logistics services to the German market, but also to a broad list of other European countries.

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

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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. According to the company, “The ‘Newegg Express’ will be testing the same-day delivery service throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area through Christmas 2014.

What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

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I learned that logistics executives are truly concerned about truckload capacity, with some even considering buying their own trucks or expanding their existing fleets (and they’re making the case to their CFOs). For related commentary, see Putting Leadership Development Back on Your Calendar , What’s Missing from Your 2014 Budget? , The post What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

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enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires One Stop Logistics, Inc. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Senate EPW Committee signs off on MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (Logistics Management). Simply put, many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) — in response to customer demand and growth potential — are introducing or expanding their U.S.-Mexico

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Pentant provides its shipper and logistics service provider customers with a reliable and secure connection to both CHIEF (the central UK Revenue & Customs system) and ICS (the European Union Import Control System) to streamline declaration, cargo security and clearance processes. Robinson, Descartes, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014)

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Chainalytics Announces Technology Partnership with Logistical Labs. Teamsters Continue to Lose Steam at FedEx Freight. Will e-commerce also transform the logistics industry? Freightquote’s DNA has more strands of eBay and Amazon in it than those found in a traditional freight broker. Robinson and Descartes are Talking Logistics sponsors. The post This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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For the past year, I’ve been arguing that logistics — and same-day fulfillment, in particular — is becoming a strategic weapon for companies. For related commentary on this topic, read these Talking Logistics posts: Debunking the Myths of Same-Day Delivery (Or What Amazon Learned from a 90-Year-Old Distributor). The new rail service is up to 50 percent faster than ocean freight and up to 70 percent less costly than air freight.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

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Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline. Port Logistics Group Adds to Omni-channel Capabilities with EventPick. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. Amazon Opens 3 Logistics Centers in Poland (ABC News). FedEx Freight Reports Teamsters Withdraw Petition at North Harrisburg Facility.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 7-11, 2014)

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May 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index June 2014. It sounds like omni-channel commerce made them do it, although the new HighJump will need other solutions, such as Distributed Order Management and a broader transportation management footprint, to offer clients a more complete omni-channel fulfillment solution (the old HighJump offered DOM via a partnership with Main Street Commerce , which was acquired by Demandware in January 2014).

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The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We conclude our “Most Popular” Blog posts series, where we have been giving you the most viewed blog posts in 2014 from our main content categories. We first featured the most popular manufacturing blog posts followed by the top Supply Chain blog posts, then logistics, transportation, business, 3PL, and then finally we round out our series today featuring the most popular blog posts focused on freight and freight management. Freight freight

Healthcare Logistics

LeanCor

Healthcare Logistics: A Network Design Case Study. 23 million dollars in total healthcare logistics cost savings; how would that make you feel? Constructing a total cost model and performing a Greenfield analysis to identify optimal distribution center locations and transportation network allowed the LeanCor engineers to identify $23M total healthcare logistics cost savings for a healthcare product distributor. By: Leeanna Thomas – Manager Business Development. $23

Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

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When you are prepared, typically, you have contingency, which also means you can absorb any issues that could possibly drive up costs in your logistics department. . 2014 is coming to a close and as we herald in the New Year, shippers (manufacturers, retailers, and distribution centers) around the country are busy gearing up for the holiday season and have holiday logistics best practices on the brain. How many shifts do you plan to run during peak holiday logistics season?

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Supply Chain for the 2014 Olympiad

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logistical standpoint, the Winter Olympics is one of the largest freight and shipping nightmares to happen on a global scale. From a. There will be. packages, parcels, and pallets of goods shipped from other countries to. one central location -- en masse -- for the athletes, spectators, media. representatives, and workers. These goods will be shipped by sea, air, rail, and land as all

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. Consolidating freight volume will increase delivery frequency while reducing costs.

Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

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Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com). I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. Simply put, I admit upfront that my supply chain and logistics predictions below are biased and flawed, but I make them anyway because it’s a fun exercise, and also because I hope it generates some thoughtful conversations and ideas. The Google Robot, Your Future Logistics Worker.

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

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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. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Central Freight Holiday Shipping Rates. UPS Freight®.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

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We trudge on with our top posts from our main blog categories by page view for all of 2014 from the Cerasis blog by featuring another area Cerasis is an expert in: Transportation. As with the logistics category where we featured 15 most popular blog posts vs. the 10 we covered in the top manufacturing blog posts and supply chain blog posts , we write so many transportation blog posts in that category, we are going to feature the 16 most viewed transportation blog posts.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

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Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. We will feature over the next 7 business days each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2014. These will only contain posts written in 2014. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2014, and over 200,000 page views on those posts alone.

Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:00 ET. The post Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. There are many moving parts that can impact a shipper’s supply chain.

Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. The lean logistics engineering process incorporates several complex factors including volume fluctuations, sourcing changes, and lead, window, and service times to determine transportation modes, sourcing locations, freight consolidation, trailer loads, route combinations, and freight sequences.

The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

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About four years ago, UPS launched its “ We Love Logistics ” ad campaign, which helped raise public awareness about the logistics industry (and helped my family and friends better understand what I do for a living). I hope UPS does the same for communicating the value of networks to supply chain and logistics executives — not just physical networks, but digital ones too. Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks.