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. 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.

Logistics Performance Index 2014

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Today, the World Bank has released its Logistics Performance Index 2014. The report is titled “Connecting to Compete 2014: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” The index, which is based on survey data collected from more than 1,000 logistics managers, allows a comparison of 160 countries in terms of trade dimensions, such as infrastructure quality, customs performance and timeliness of shipments.

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Logistics Trend Radar 2014

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DHL has now published the 2014 edition of its Logistics Trends Radar. and make room for new pricing models” These trends provide flags for the logistics world of the future. Practice Logistics Report Supply Chain Management Trend Trend research helps academics and managers to discover topics that are interesting and important alike.

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Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

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That was my opening question to the executives attending last month’s Elemica reveal 2014 Conference in Frankfurt. Meanwhile, the Red Sox won the World Series in 2013, going from worst to first in one year — and then back to worst in 2014. Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals – “Logistics Execution”. But at the same time, supply chains are challenged by complex logistics, systems issues, legal requirements, and lack of resources.”

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Cloud computing shows promise for further growth and transformation in 2014. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. This trend won’t come into its own in 2014.

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Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

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Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Dematic: Integration of logistics installations through advanced software.

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

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, with 3PLs dominating the headlines: FedEx to Expand Global Portfolio of Solutions with Acquisition of GENCO. UPS Acquires Polish Healthcare Logistics Company Poltraf. Radiant Logistics Acquires Don Cameron and Associates, Inc. OHL Launches Phase One of Their Single Source Portal for Customer Logistics Intelligence. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index November 2014.

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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

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

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ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. Fidelitone Logistics and ARI Network Services have partnered to offer manufacturers and distributors end-to-end eCommerce technology and supply chain management, lowering the barrier for entry into B2C eCommerce sales for enterprises traditionally focused on a B2B distribution model. Heres how ARI President and CEO, Roy W.

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. Can you find the common thread between the Q2 2014 results announced by Manhattan Associates, Ryder, and Echo Global Logistics? It seems like the sun is shining bright on the state of logistics.

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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. 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 (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. .

Our must-read picks for 2014

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Check out words of wisdom from some of the business leaders who spoke at the Quintiq World Tour 2014. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization As another year comes to a close, we want to say a big thank you to all our readers for another great year on the Quintiq blog. To end on a high note, we’ve decided to break convention and have our team pick the posts they liked most this year. Enjoy: 1.

Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014

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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). The post Insights from MercuryGate User Conference 2014 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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 (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

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Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). In 3PL news, Con-way reported Q1 2014 results this week. First quarter results were “adversely affected by severe winter weather, which reduced 2014 first-quarter operating income by an estimated $20 million,” most of it related to its less-than-truckload (LTL) segment.

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. The post This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Although the World Cup is dominating the sports news these days, something else caught my attention this week.

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

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Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. In a post earlier this year ( Is Your Business Model Safe? ), I asked the following question: Is there an opportunity for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and supply chain software vendors to innovate their business models to deliver greater value to clients, differentiate themselves from the competition and gain market share, and achieve greater financial success?

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

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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. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Our 5 best posts from 2014

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Anyway, here are the 5 posts from 2014 that our readers were especially interested in: 1. LOGISTICS VS. PROCUREMENT IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN. How is a “procurement” job role different from a “logistics” job role? I’ve noticed that the two terms are sometimes used loosely, and while both obviously fall under the larger umbrella of supply chain management, it is sometimes difficult to figure out where logistics ends and procurement begins and vice versa.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts (May-Aug 2014)

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In the meantime, in case you missed them the first time around or want to read them again, check out the Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts we’ve published from May through August of this year. Click HERE to read the Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts from Jan-Apr 2014). The post Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts (May-Aug 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

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Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Here are some details from the press release: Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics processes. The robots keep coming — that was one of my predictions heading into 2014 (and the year before that too). I’m guessing it’s summer.

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 (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.” 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 (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). Additionally, the collaboration portal allows for real-time collaboration between shippers, logistics service providers (LSPs) and freight forwarders and their carriers.

This Week in Logistics News (February 24-28, 2014)

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XPO Logistics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results. DB Schenker expands its contract logistics capacity in Dubai due to global customer demands. Flagship Logistics Group, Rising Sun Systems and Corporate Traffic are among the first customers. Note: Ryder is a Talking Logistics sponsor. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 24-28, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

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This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. La Londe Best Paper Award, Journal of Business Logistics), Spillan, McGinnis, Kara & Yi (International Journal of Logistics Management), Winter & Knemeyer (International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management), Corsi, Grimm, Cantor & Wright (Transportation Journal), Nyaga, Lynch, Marshall & Ambrose (Harold E. 2014).

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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 (February 17-21, 2014)

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For more on this topic, as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, I invite you to participate in our upcoming Talking Logistics episode with Pete Mento, Director Global Customs and Trade Policy at C.H. Transplace’s Ben Cubitt was quoted in the article: Many truck shipments leaving cities such as Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas have been delayed two to three days after each storm, says Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of logistics company Transplace.

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

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Chainalytics Announces Technology Partnership with Logistical Labs. Will e-commerce also transform the logistics industry? 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. I always envisioned my kids getting up in the morning singing a vintage Depeche Mode or R.E.M

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. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8 The post This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

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Ratings for President Obama’s “State of the Union” address were the lowest since 2000 , but if you tuned in, he raised a couple of points related to supply chain and logistics. Now it’s 2014. Robinson and UltraShipTMS are Talking Logistics sponsors. Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (January 27-31, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Atlanta. 2 inches of snow.