Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014

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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. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Talent Management as the Core of a Supply Chain Strategy.

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The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

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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.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

Talking Logistics

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). Hope provided several examples, including MercuryGate’s tight integration with Freight Friend , which the company helped to launch in 2011. On the surface, Freight Friend has similar features to other online load boards.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

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). Keep Your Truckload Freight Moving (1,982 views). Freight Audit and Payment – Alive and Kicking! How to Use Big Data to Improve Supply Chain Visibility.

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What I Learned at the CSCMP Annual Global Conference 2014

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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.

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

Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has The Best Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Here is the ‘Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has the Best Supply Chain. #1 2 Air freight without the fuel costs. Comment to let us know why you think Santa has the best supply chain! From everyone at Kinaxis, and the Late Late Supply Chain Show, all the best to you and your families over the holidays. The post Top 10 Reasons Why Santa Has The Best Supply Chain appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain.

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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

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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?

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

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“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 Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014.

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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. 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

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. LeanCor provided: Network options (number of locations and air/ground freight utilization).

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

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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 (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.”. 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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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). and the grocery-store chain Lucky—have dropped out. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Amazon Connect Group CXS FedEx Freight Google Express J.B.

The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

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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. The network effect for UPS is centered primarily on its physical networks, but a similar network effect exists on the digital side of the supply chain, as demonstrated by the rise of Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs). Supply Chain Operating Network Model (as depicted in 2003).

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required. Excellence in supply chain management will not be reached as long as there are communications barriers. The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration.

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 (August 25-29, 2014)

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June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Global Demand for Supply Chain Executives Drives Heidrick & Struggles To Tap Expert As Partner. According to the company, “The ‘Newegg Express’ will be testing the same-day delivery service throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area through Christmas 2014. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

The 12 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2014

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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

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

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Teamsters step up union drive at FedEx Freight, Con-way (Reuters). September 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. This week, FedEx Freight drivers voted against the union in Newark, New Jersey , and Con-way Freight employees did the same in Manchester, New Hampshire. The post This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Oracle Introduces its Solution for Project-Driven Supply Chain to Help Customers Improve Project Performance and Profitability. Teamsters Continue to Lose Steam at FedEx Freight. E-commerce is going to be a bigger part of future supply chain services and Freightquote brings us a leading solution in our industry,”. Freightquote’s DNA has more strands of eBay and Amazon in it than those found in a traditional freight broker.

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

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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. Robinson’s Hamburg global forwarding office in order to serve all kinds of supply chain and project logistics requirements.”. Lots of news to cover today, so let’s go right to it.

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

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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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. In order to accelerate the learning, this article has gathered 20+ most sought-after supply chain case studies, analyzed/categorized them by industry and the findings are presented. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

CPFR or Demand-Driven replenishment for your supply chain? Choose wisely….

The Network Effect

It seeks to align and synchronize demand, supply, and product cycles, as well as enable the ability to sense and shape demand to make a profitable demand response. Focusing on a single view of the consumer for all members of the extended supply chain requires an approach that includes retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers to all be connected across a multiparty execution backbone that orchestrates a coordinated response to the end-consumer’s demand signal.

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

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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.” The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What’s new in the automotive supply chain? (Hint: Inventory Replenishment Policies)

The Network Effect

This is an ongoing series of posts on new developments within the automobile supply chain, with examples of best practices. KanBan , being one of the simplest pull policies, is designed to pull supply based on a rate of consumption. Supply is done dynamically based on a consumption rate, and therefore additional consideration can be made for transportation optimization under this policy. The post What’s new in the automotive supply chain?

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

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. 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. . New Breed specializes in services for omni-channel distribution, reverse logistics, transportation management, freight bill audit and payment, lean manufacturing support, aftermarket support and supply chain optimization. .

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. 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. 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 (December 8-12, 2014)

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Esri and E2open Partner to Deliver Market-Leading Supply Chain Solutions. October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). and Accelerating Supply Chain Speed and Efficiency with Global Trade Data. I’ll write more about this in a future post, but I view SAP’s plans as an extension of the network effect in supply chain and logistics that I’ve been talking about for years.

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. 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. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

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

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The new rail service is up to 50 percent faster than ocean freight and up to 70 percent less costly than air freight. The press release also references a Seabury survey where “71 percent of [the shippers and freight forwarders surveyed] expect a moderate to strong shift to lower cost modes [specifically, from air to ocean] in the next 1-3 years.” Robinson and LEGACY Supply Chain Services are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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