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. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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

Our 5 best posts from 2014

The Network Effect

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? woodlywonderworks/Flickr.

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.

Logipharma 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Logipharma 2014. Date: 07-10 April 2014. Manel Luis, Director Global Logistics and Supply Business Solutions EMEA, Pfizer. Ryan Viegas, VP Supply Chain & Procurement, Watson Pharmaceuticals, India. Venue: Congress Center Basel (CH). Organiser: WBResearch. URL: www.logipharmauk.wbresearch.com. The Leading End-To-End Supply Chain Management Event For The Life Science Industry.

Managed Services: The “Stretch Armstrong” of Logistics

Talking Logistics

As I look around, I see examples of Stretch Armstrong in the technology and logistics realms. In the logistics realm, managed services is another example. 3PL Outsourcing Supply Chain & Logistics Trends cloud computing logistics managed services Stretch Armstrong

European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2014

Supply Chain Movement

European Supply Chain & Logistics Summit 2014. Date: 16- 18 June 2014. The European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit has established itself as one of the leading meetings of its kind in the world. Designed for and built in conjunction with senior supply chain and logistics leaders from multiple regions and industries, the event will provide a mix of expert case studies, interactive debate and in depth topic master classes.

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How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

Supply Chain @ MIT

A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. Research at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program , Zaragoza, Spain, is investigating why drug dispensers such as clinics and pharmacies might acquire fake drugs. Counterfeit cures.

Supply chain events calendar Europe for 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Supply Chain Movement helps you along with an overview of the most important European supply chain events in 2014. Last updated on February 25th, 2014. Procurement Transformation Summit. Logistics & Supply Chain Conference. Pharmaceutical Logistics & Cold Chain.

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Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works

Cerasis

We take pride at Cerasis, as a third party logistics company who has developed a proprietary web-based transportation management system , to offer technology solutions to our shippers so they may remain as efficient as possible and have access to information at their fingertips.

3 ways supplier diversity in supply chain can positively impact your business

Quintiq

The Atlanta-based company demonstrated that companies focusing “heavily on supplier diversity” generated a 133% greater return on procurement investments than the typical business. She was also honored with WeConnect Canada’s Doing Business International Award for Morai Logistics in 2012.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

Our approach simply breaks accountabilities and goals across the areas of Manufacturing, Logistics/Network Optimization and Ingredients/Packaging. The good news is that the team was aware of the results and feel that they have righted the ship in 2014.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

The early results from the ASU study will be featured in the book Metrics that Matter and it will be the core of the upcoming Supply Chain Global Summit on September 10-11, 2014 in Scottsdale AZ at the Phoenician. (We

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Supply Chain Shaman

It is 2014. With the investment in transactional systems for order-to-cash and procure-to-plan, many have lost focus on planning. In the study of 63 manufacturers, the average company has outsourced 49% of logistics and 30% of manufacturing.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

Recently, I spoke to a major European retailer that lost 5% of their grocery revenues to Amazon in the first quarter of 2014. They also enable the evaluation of networks for both sales and procurement relationships to optimize the flows upstream and downstream.

The Links between Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

I wrote a Logistics Viewpoints article in October that discussed how Diageo has transformed its supply chain from a cost savings function to an enabler of growth-driving innovation. Procurement/Sourcing Production Supply Chain Planning

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Supply Chain & Logistics Executives

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supply chain or logistics executive and you’re looking for ways to improve as a leader this year, here are my five recommendations: 1. For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. At an MIT conference last year, Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at Flextronics, presented his top 10 list of supply chain trends.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

The manuscript is due to Wiley on March 1st for an August 2014 publish date. I need it for my conference on September 10th-11th, 2014. He is responsible for manufacturing, procurement, supply chain planning, logistics, quality, social responsibility and final product engineering.

This Week in Logistics News (September 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

We’ve written a lot about the truck driver shortage here at Logistics Viewpoints and the impact that this could have on the global supply chain moving forward. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Food & Beverage Industry Global Trade Procurement/Sourcing Retail This Week in News Often times we forget about, or simply don’t think about, everything and everyone that makes it possible for us to get the goods we desire. The shortage could […].

Efficient Financing Options Help Enhance Factory Standards in Emerging Markets

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Efficient Financing Options Help Enhance Factory Standards in Emerging Markets appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives. The financial supply chain needs more attention than it usually gets.

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Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times.

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Recruiters Reveal How to Land Dream Supply Chain Jobs

Supply Chain Opz

If you’re a Procurement professional, what was your spend? Logistics? Procurement? According to O*NET OnLine, a supply chain manager earns $103,530 per year in average.

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Continuous Improvement, Procurement and Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Carl Fowler, the Vice President of North American Sales and Engineering at Menlo Logistics, on the topic of continuous improvement and procuring warehousing services. Logistics Service Providers Procurement Warehousing

Continuous Improvement, Procurement and Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

I spoke to Carl Fowler, the Vice President of North American Sales and Engineering at Menlo Logistics, on the topic of continuous improvement and procuring warehousing services. Logistics Service Providers Procurement Warehousing

TSC’s Best Supply Chain Resources – 2014

OneSCM

As we’re kicking off 2015, now is a great time to gather our best supply chain resources from 2014. Hidden Transportation and Logistics Costs of Supplier Non-Compliance.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Implementing proven procurement processes for oilfield trucking. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. There has been a significant resurgence of the U.S.

Job opening: International Category Manager – Logistics at Rockwool

Supply Chain Movement

International Category Manager – Logistics. Can you deliver added value and cost savings from a supply chain, optimise and develop procurement processes, manage a wide range of suppliers internationally and identify new supply sources?

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 28 – 30 April 2014. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. In 2014, more than 7,000 high-calibre visitors attended. To see the list of companies that visited in 2014, please click here. Multimodal 2015. Venue: NEC Birmingham.

Advanced Bid Design – Robust Lane and Carrier Classification

Logistics Viewpoints

By Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Engineering and Cindy Bosecker, Director of Procurement, Transplace There are three critical phases or elements of a truckload bid event – the upfront development of bid strategy, the execution of the bid, and the use of scenario management tools to drive final bid assignments. Guest Commentary Procurement Transportation Transportation Management Systems

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Why the supply chain should be more social

The Network Effect

The problem has been compounded in recent years as many of the world’s high tech, automotive, aerospace and consumer products leaders have outsourced design, assembly, logistics and sourcing activities to Tier 1 suppliers.

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

Customers with a strict ‘procurement mindset’ overlook important factors like consistency, overall experience or past performance. He comes to Manhattan with over 20 years experience designing and implementing logistics-focused supply chain solutions. Most recently, Mike was with Accenture, where he served as the firm’s Logistics Business Area Lead for the US Postal Service. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

Why a network model makes sense for today’s automotive suppliers

The Network Effect

Strategies around lean replenishment and logistics must be deployed to accomplish performance goals, many of which may be required to remain in good standing. This transaction is represented by the “procure to pay” cycle.

IKEA’s IWAY Has Lessons For Every Procurement Team!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Procurement Report Card: Most Executives Think Procurement Isn’t Strategic Enough! Looking back on the training process, our research, strategy, implementation and evaluation methods closely mirrored supplier relationship management and procurement management.

Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

Unfortunately, many procurement professionals still labor in the Dark Ages and have not taken the maxim to heart. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Outsourcing Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Apple business relationships GT Advanced Technologies GTAT Jeanette Nyden Kate Vitasek negotiations outsourcing penny wise and pound foolish Vested What''s In It for Me What''s In It for We

Modular production requires comprehensive optimization

Quintiq

New and innovative processes for modularization of production are putting both production and logistics structures to the test. The logistics professionals were eager to hear from Dr. Stephan Kessler, project engineer at Bayer Technology Services, Leverkusen.