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.

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 (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.

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. Procurement and Sourcing (376). Transportation and Logistics (170). Archives Select Month July 2014. June 2014.

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets.

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Severe Congestion at U.S. West Coast Ports- Supply Chain Matters Update Three

Supply Chain Matters

Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics 2014 U.S. west coast port congestion 2014 west coast port congestion independent blog commenting on global supply chain developments Supply chain Matters blog We are a mere two weeks before the Black Friday holiday shopping kick-off, and a mere six weeks before the actual Christmas holiday and the severe congestion that is crippling U.S.

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.

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

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.

Supply Chain Matters Friday News Capsule: June 27, 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Transportation and Logistics independent blog commenting on supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog supply_chain_matters It’s the end of the work week and we continue with our news update series related to previousSupply Chain Mattersposted commentaries or news developments.

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.

The U.S. Postal Service Suddenly Changes the Dynamics of Parcel Shipping and Online Commerce

Supply Chain Matters

Online Customer Fulfillment Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Service-centered Supply Chains Transportation and Logistics 2014 online commerce predictions independent blog commenting on global logistics and transportation Supply chain Matters blog supply-chain_matters U.S. This week, the U.S.

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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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

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

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.

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 […].

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

Maersk Reports Stronger Earnings but Continued Industry Warnings

Supply Chain Matters

Global Trade Issues Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics 2014 global transportation challenges 2M alliance in global transportation AP Moller-Maersk blog commenting on global supply chain management developments global transportation trends and implications Maersk Line Supply chain Matters blog This week, AP Moller-Maersk, parent of global leading ocean container shipping line Maersk reported rather positive Q3 financial results.

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Follow-up on Announced Supply Chain Council Merger with APICS

Supply Chain Matters

Plans call for legal filings to be completed by mid-July with an interim board of directors established for the remainder of 2014. This commentary is a follow-up to our previous breaking news posting regarding the announcement that supply chain corporate and individual certification organizations Supply Chain Council (SCC) and APICS will unite as one organization. Today, the official announcement was distributed along with additional information and details regarding the proposed merger.

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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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.

Two FedEx Acquisitions Point to Changing Needs and Market Dynamics for Third Party Logistics Services

Supply Chain Matters

FedEx recently announced two acquisitions related to third-party logistics (3PL) and information technology services, an indication of the impact of today’s Omni-channel commerce implications on customer and consumer fulfillment requirements. providing a rather diverse collection of forward and reverse logistics services including distribution, contract packaging, customer returns processing product refurbishment, disposition and recycling.

Supply Chain Matters Interview with the CEO of APICS

Supply Chain Matters

Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Supply Chain Planning Supply Chain Skills Supply Chain Talent Management Transportation and Logistics APICS independent blog commenting on global supply chain management professional organizations in supply chain management supply chain insights supply chain management certification programs Supply Chain Matters Supply chain Matters blog supply chain talent management needs training resources in supply chain management

Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. To no surprise, The Association of American Railroads (AAR), an industry policy, research and technology organization, reported increased freight rate traffic for 2014. railroads in 2014 increased 4.5

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

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.

Piece Parts

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.

How the Ebola Outbreak Can Impact Industry and Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the ongoing outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) and humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders continue to work on the front lines to control the outbreak.