The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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. These will only contain posts written in 2014.

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.

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. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014?

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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Our must-read picks for 2014

Quintiq

Why we liked it: “This will be a very hot topic for the manufacturing industry in 2015. S&OP continues to be a trending topic within the manufacturing industry.” – Alice Berthier, Marketing Manager France.

The Most Popular 16 Transportation Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

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. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. By adopting a logistics efficiency management approach, logistics related costs as a percentage of sales drops to 4% to 7% depending on industry sector. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

[Infographic] The Power of 3D Printing in Manufacturing: An Illustrated Guide

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: We love talking about and reporting on technology which effects and also makes the lives’ of manufacturing companies much better. It was not until the 2010s that additive manufacturing became more widespread. Laminated Object Manufacturing.

Highlights of the 2014 Supply Chain World North America Conference

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, this author had the distinct opportunity to both attend and participate in the 2014 Supply Chain World North America conference sponsored by the Supply Chain Council. The conference was a combined global member meeting of Supply Chain Council and of the 2014 Annual Conference. This year’s overall theme was The Tuned Supply Chain, From Strategy to Resources.

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

Talking Logistics

ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. Talking Logistics is taking its summer vacation next week, so Ill be charging my batteries under the sun, with my laptop and iPhone off.

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.

Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the MIT 2014 Crossroads.

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters Attendance at 2014 Oracle Industry Connect Conference. Supply Chain Matters Highlights of the MIT 2014 Crossroads Conference. MIT researchers studied and interviewed over 250 manufacturing start-up firms located in the United States, Germany and China.

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.

Inventory Management in Manufacturing Environment

LeanCor

Firms need to advise their suppliers of their consumption (customer demand) so that they can match buying and manufacturing processes for both parties. By: David Sherman.

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. . Here are 5 tips to prepare any shipper to master the art of holiday logistics. Logistics holiday logistics

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Digital logistics: how manufacturing companies can profit

Quintiq

Digital logistics – success through networking. Logistics and IT are growing even more closely together. Digitalisation as a central element is decisively influencing the development of logistics and its concepts,” was the conclusion from Roman Stiftner, President of BVL Austria.

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

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. UltraYMS integrates with the UltraShipTMS suite of cloud-based logistics tools and can also be engaged as standalone software for shippers using other TMS solutions.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

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.

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.”. April 2014 North American Freight Numbers.

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Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

Warehousing and Logistics: How Important is Synchronization? By: David Sherman – Lean Logistics Specialist. Warehousing is a key component of logistics management and how businesses manage the transportation and storage of their inventories.

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

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Announces Technology Partnership with Logistical Labs. As is evident this time of the year, e-commerce continues to transform the retail industry, and many manufacturers are also increasing their e-commerce activities. Will e-commerce also transform the logistics industry?

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. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management).

Severe Congestion and Paralysis Among U.S. West Coast Ports- Supply Chain Matters Update Four

Supply Chain Matters

The NRF has since been joined by other industry associations including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) the U.S. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Sales and Operations Planning Supply Chain Disruption Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S. west coast port congestion 2014 U.S. In last week’s Update Three commentary regarding the current crisis involving the near paralysis among the U.S.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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. Nulogy & GENCO Announce Production Command Center for Manufacturing & Packaging Suppliers. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results.

The Internet of Things Changes the Equipment Manufacturer’s Spare Parts Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Suppose you’re in logistics for an equipment manufacturer or a maintenance manager in an operating plant, and a geek in your office keeps talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Inventory Management Logistics Trends

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

When it comes to warehousing and logistics, the biggest costs in shipping and receiving are equipment and people. ” This lack of level planning in your warehousing and logistics leads to peaks and valleys of demand on people, space, and equipment.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Atlanta. 2 inches of snow.

Distribution Logistics

LeanCor

Distribution logistics includes a wide range of activities. Distribution logistics helps businesses redesign their customer service organization and its processes. Another area of expertise in distribution logistics is warehouse management.

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Together with logistics service provider DSV, Supply Chain Movement has created a mindmap outlining the route for the medical device supply chain, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for medtech supply chains 2014.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

DHL launches new logistics service for life sciences products handled at extremely low temperatures. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. I wrote those words in December 2010 , one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2011.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Whenever decisions are made in purchasing, marketing, manufacturing, o r customer service, inventory levels across these asset types will be impacted. For example, it is extremely hard for an inventory analyst to attempt to reduce inventories when the manufacturing area is frequently changing production schedules without informing the inventory analyst of the changes. As indicated, a significant difference is that Lean systems question the need for logistics activities.

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Inbound Logistics

LeanCor

Planning a Lean Inbound Logistics Strategy. At LeanCor, we refer to our inbound logistics solutions as lean logistics engineering. With lean inbound logistics processes, y ou can control what parts to receive, when to receive them, and in what quantity.

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

Quintiq

With this in mind, time is certainly money when it comes to the delivery of oysters – and all fresh food logistics, basically. Such logistics challenges can be mastered these days with the help of supply chain planning and optimization.

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Third Party Logistics

LeanCor

Many organizations have utilized lean to improve manufacturing processes, and have now realized it’s time to extend these programs and start connecting lean principles to partners within the supply chain. This, in turn, will decrease process and manufacturing lead times and, ultimately, increase supply chain velocity and flow. Logistics can be quite complicated and there are many potential failure modes between the order and delivery. Logistics networks are complicated.