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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. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. 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. 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. 5 Principles for Greener Freight (2,220 views).

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

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. Over 70 executives from various companies and industries attended the event, which featured the following speakers: Debbie Hodges, VP of Supply Chain Services, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

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

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. 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. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. Echo Global Logistics Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results. May 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Another example of convergence: the coming together of Product Lifecycle Management and Supply Chain Management, as this week’s announcement by Dassault Systèmes illustrates.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Chains have been seeking to dial back the cost of a perk they had used aggressively to encourage shoppers to use their websites. The company reported record non-GAAP adjusted diluted earnings per share for Q3 2014 of $0.32

What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference is among the best events to learn and network in the industry. I learned that people are genuinely excited about the opportunities in supply chain management. Simply put, there’s no time or reason to be bored in supply chain management — if you are, then you’re either working at the wrong company or supply chain management is not for you.

The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

Talking Logistics

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. Supply Chain Operating Network Model (as depicted in 2003).

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

Cerasis

Keeping the supply chain operation at peak efficiency requires efficient and economic transportation of goods. There is a strong relationship between mismanaged supply chains and transportation and loss of profits, as an effectively structured supply chain will reduce business operation expenses. As we said in our freight claims series, knowledge is power in avoiding errors that may drive up your transportation costs unnecessarily.

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

Talking Logistics

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.”. In other news… Supply Chain Risk Management Now a Priority for Most Businesses ( Accenture ). April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Several reports have been published in recent years underscoring the growing importance of supply chain risk management.

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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.

Supply Chain for the 2014 Olympiad

Supply Chains Rock

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

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

Talking Logistics

Oracle Value Chain Execution Application Improves Supply Chain Visibility and Operational Efficiency for Yard and Service Facilities. 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.

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. Global Demand for Supply Chain Executives Drives Heidrick & Struggles To Tap Expert As Partner. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

Oracle Introduces its Solution for Project-Driven Supply Chain to Help Customers Improve Project Performance and Profitability. Chainalytics Announces Technology Partnership with Logistical Labs. Teamsters Continue to Lose Steam at FedEx Freight. Will e-commerce also transform the logistics industry? E-commerce is going to be a bigger part of future supply chain services and Freightquote brings us a leading solution in our industry,”.

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

Talking Logistics

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)

Talking Logistics

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 (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

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 (November 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. When asked about delivery, Starbucks Global Chief Strategy Officer Matthew Ryan said it is still “early days” and the chain isn’t ready to tip its hand with more details but that it’s “moving full speed ahead.” Note: enVista, Transplace, and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

Linking Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs) with business strategies and supply chain objectives is critically important, especially to get buy-in from the CxO. In this episode, Cindi Hane, VP of Product Management at Elemica , will discuss the steps companies can take to make those connections, and present some use cases showing how SCONs can drive measurable savings in labor, freight, and the cash-to-cash cycle.

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. For the Supply Chain , technology & operations posts were the most popular as well as a focus on collaboration with suppliers and a focus on customer service. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014?

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. A global life sciences company was challenged with high freight costs, high inventory levels and complex processes, delays due to over-processing, and overall lack of delivery consistency. The client turned to LeanCor to conduct a supply chain consulting project that developed an optimized logistics network. Total logistics distribution cost model and logistics network analysis.

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

Talking Logistics

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. This 350West project marries enVista’s deep supply chain consulting expertise, Magento experience, and omni-channel technology platform to provide a seamless customer experience. Note: Descartes, enVista, Kewill, and Manhattan Associates are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

Talking Logistics

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

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration. Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. The three strategic focus areas for logistics collaboration are: Teamwork. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required. This is not the case for today’s logistics professionals.

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

Talking Logistics

Esri and E2open Partner to Deliver Market-Leading Supply Chain Solutions. 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.

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

Talking Logistics

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. CIMC and Globe Tracker Collaborate to Accelerate Global Adoption of Supply Chain Tracking, Monitoring and Asset Management Services and Equipment. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. Amazon Opens 3 Logistics Centers in Poland (ABC News).

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

Talking Logistics

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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Supply Chain Management Case Study

LeanCor

Supply Chain Management Case Study: Total Delivered Cost Model. It was striving to incorporate a more holistic view of its supply chain operation. In this supply chain management case study, read how LeanCor analyzed the supply chain to find opportunities to reduce total delivered cost, and identified pilot SKU’s for implementation. Current metrics included: Inter-Plant (Inter-DC) Freight Costs. Head of Supply Chain.

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

Talking Logistics

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? Meanwhile, executives from hospitals to major healthcare distributors are evaluating the entire supply chain to identify areas for improvement and waste elimination. Executives are utilizing supply chain consulting to diagnose areas for improvement and develop a plan to end supply chain pain within the healthcare industry.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations. Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks.

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

Cerasis

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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