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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.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

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.

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.

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).

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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.

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.

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Severe Congestion at Key West Coast Ports Lead to Needs for Creative Actions

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout the summer months, Supply Chain Matters as well as other supply chain management focused media have been monitoring the ongoing threat of potential west coast port disruptions. west coast ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). During July, a Supply Chain Matters commentary cited a published report in Logistics Management made the observation that the threat of U.S.

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain risk will rise up the agenda. Gartner predicts that while supply chain complexities and risks are growing, few logistics organizations are prepared and most do not have a Chief Risk Officer. Green supply chain.

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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.

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

Talking Logistics

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 (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).

5 Fundamental Practices to Make The Implementation of Warehouse Technology Pay off Big Time

Cerasis

Warehouse operations and their efficiency are a key to any company that deals with freight, shipping and inventories. Make Warehouse Process as Simple, Efficient, and Technologically Driven as Possible. Logistics Technology warehouse technology

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. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

How Lean Warehousing Can Ease Your Carrier Capacity Pain

LeanCor

Lean Warehousing: By: Clint McCrystal – Team Leader of Operations. Ask anyone in transportation management/logistics/supply chain and they will affirm this statement. Being able to reduce the inventory levels at the plant is a huge benefit from lean warehousing.

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4 Tips to Help Manage Your Supply Chain

LeanCor

Companies that recognize and manage the trade-offs by measuring total cost can extend this “systems” thinking to the larger environment, the supply chain in which they operate. Supply Chain Management – Cause and Effect. Supply Chain Management – Systems Thinking.

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

Talking Logistics

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.”

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

Talking Logistics

May 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index June 2014. The bottom line: For the 11th time in 5 years, Congress is kicking the can yet again on coming up with a long-term funding solution until after the November 2014 elections.

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

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. Amazon to open five new warehouses in India (Reuters). The post This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Talking Logistics

Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. 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 (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. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries.

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

Talking Logistics

The new rail service is up to 50 percent faster than ocean freight and up to 70 percent less costly than air freight. Robinson and LEGACY Supply Chain Services are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

Cerasis

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.

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50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

Cerasis

Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 8 Most Common Reasons Why You May Receive a Freight Claim Declination Letter. Happy New Year!

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

A growing number of scenes in films and television programmes – and even entire films and TV series – are about logistics and supply chain management, and media productions are going ever deeper into those business roles. Hollywood as inspiration for managers.

What Impact Could Ebola Have on the Global Supply Chain?

BluJay Solutions

and in Spain – grow, it is likely that anti-Ebola precautions will become more widespread, and the global supply chain looks more and more likely to be impacted. It also demonstrates why supply chain visibility is so essential to managing risk that is beyond our control.

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

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management and SAP® Extended Warehouse Management Now Available. enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Speaking of SAP, the company announced the latest versions of its transportation management and warehouse management solutions this week. The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.6

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

Cerasis

The first post covered how you can get the DC or warehouse ready for the holidays or peak seasons. . We lose valuable transit days with shipments when carriers aren’t moving freight. Holiday shipping prices for 2014 are pretty similar to what they were last year, only a bit higher.

Near-Shoring Trend a Cause for Celebration and Concern for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) & Air Carriers

BluJay Solutions

Positive growth in air freight volumes reported recently by IATA (4.5% increase year on year as at January 2014 ) were tempered by a note of caution around the increasing trend towards near-shoring. So what is the net effect on the global supply chain?

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Is a Lack of Integration Holding the Supply Chain Back?

BluJay Solutions

So, why has something as basic as data integration not been adopted throughout the supply chain ? . Supply chain organizations that persist with using outdated, legacy software or operating silos will undoubtedly be left behind.

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Supply Chain Visibility Series: Collaborate for Greater Transparency

BluJay Solutions

In the previous post in our Supply Chain Visibility series, we looked at how end-to-end visibility across the supply chain, encompassing suppliers, logistics partners and the end customer is the only way to ensure you have the complete picture. . With a complex, global supply chain, it is highly unlikely that you house all shipment data and the complete real-time picture of your logistics supply chain within your own organization. .

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” . Of course IoT is already in widespread use within the supply chain, for example through the use of telematics in road forwarding to drive efficiency in route management and vehicle handling. Sign up for our Supply Chain in Motion newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest news and industry developments.

Freight Forwarders’ Ongoing Quest to Increase Revenue & Profit

BluJay Solutions

Despite economic recovery, these continue to be challenging times for freight forwarders. Very few organizations experience more complexity in their business than a global freight forwarder. Download our eBook – A Freight Forwarder’s Guide to Increasing Revenue & Profit.

Extreme Global Weather Set to Continue – What’s the Supply Chain Impact (Part 2)?

BluJay Solutions

Our last blog post considered the impact of recent extreme weather on the global supply chain. At the most basic level, collaboration between supply chain partners is key.

February 8 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech column, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of interest to our readers.

Record Semiconductor Sales Welcome News as Supply Chain Gears Up for Increased Volumes

BluJay Solutions

A surge in semiconductor sales is welcome news indeed for freight forwarders in particular, who have struggled with overcapacity in air and ocean freight in particular and weakened rates.

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