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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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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

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.

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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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 […].

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.

Why the supply chain should be more social

The Network Effect

Or a personal health situation arises like a batch of peanut butter becoming contaminated with salmonella or children’s toys being contaminated with lead paint, where the regulators have difficulty identifying the source of the problem several tiers upstream in the supply chain.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Whether you''re a manufacturing company in China, a sourcing agent in London or a world''s leading company in Silicon Valley, we''re all in a global supply chain networks. However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g.,

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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.

Apple: Still a Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

Talking Logistics

For example, here are a couple of the contract terms he references in the declaration: - The pricing for sapphire [which GTAT was to produce] was the lesser of (i) the price agreed between the parties, (ii) the “not to exceed” price listed on a schedule, (iii) 95% of the lowest price offered by GTAT to any of its customers or (iv) 99% of the quoted price in a bona fide offer to Apple from another qualified source. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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.

Lars Syberg : “Taming Tigers’ supply chain is a real challenge”

Supply Chain Movement

I’ve been setting up a simple S&OP process that involves the expansion, procurement, finance and supply chain departments. Changes in demand and lack of visibility in logistics could easily create a bottleneck.

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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.

Procurement Fact File

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. We’ve read through some of the best analyst reports and surveys to bring you this procurement fact file containing some of the most interesting findings, statistics and quotes. Procurement. Outsourcing of non-core procurement activities.

Will your supply chain lead in the next decade?

ivalua

The organizations using powerful new sourcing technology and streamlined processes are leaping ahead, quickly leaving their competition behind. Professionals in demand planning, procurement, logistics, fulfillment, sourcing: step up and take ownership of your area.

Procurement Must Contribute to Competitiveness to Become Relevant!

NC State SCRC

Procurement is always thinking about cost savings, year over year. What if, for example, procurement has a budgeted amount for 4.5 cents, so procurement declares victory and says they saved their organization a lot of money: 3 cents per unit!

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

The company is also stopping production in Ecuador, Venezuela, Belarus and Pakistan by April 2014 (these countries scored low in a World Bank report that assessed countries on accountability, corruption, violence, and other metrics). appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Sustainable Luxury:  Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands (BOOK REVIEW)

Supply Chain View from the Field

There is an interesting case study comparing Ikea and Finlayson, two major companies, and their focus on sustainable sourcing. Corporate Social Responsibility Design for Supply Chain Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Luxury Brands Procurement Sustainability Retail Logistics Sustainability “Luxury is a necessity that begins when necessity ends.” – Coco Chanel. In this blog, I review the new book “Sustainable Luxury” by Gardetti and Torres.

SCRC Student Project Lineup Off to a Great Start…

Supply Chain View from the Field

Students will learn core processes around initial exploration and assessment of supply chain relationships, establishing metrics/expectations for the relationship, crafting and managing contracts, and sustaining continuous performance improvement in sourcing, logistics and operations. We will have speakers from John Deere, Excel Logistics, GSK, NSA,, and others coming in this semester.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. As 2013 comes to a close, here are some of my thoughts regarding the supply chain trends we are likely to see emerge in 2014. With globalization, the need to partner with local logistics service providers becomes an imperative.

An Interview with Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Recently, I was afforded the opportunity to discuss the Reshoring Initiative with Moser in an effort to find out how it might help some of our customers and prospects understand their total cost of ownership when considering where they source and produce their goods.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Anyone involved in retail procurement is acutely aware of the importance of correctly predicting consumer/end-user requirements and ordering the right goods at the right time, in the right quantities. Utilize 3D printing to product a compatible power source for a batch and find out.

Pricing Power in a Cargo Bazaar: Does Revenue Management Add Value?

Supply Chain Nation

Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) were the center of the cargo transportation universe and the shippers were fully reliant on them for all their logistics needs. Logistics Pricing & Revenue Management logistics pricing revenue management shippers

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Job opening: Associate Director European Distribution at Astellas

Supply Chain Movement

Do you have a University degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or a related field, between 4 and 8 years of logistics management experience within a pharmaceutical environment? Alternatively they are sourced from contract manufacturers or Astellas sites outside EMEA. University degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, or related field. At least 4 years of logistics management experience. Experience in procurement.

Finding Truckload Capacity: Insights on Managing the Spot Procurement Process

Talking Logistics

Data from various sources indicate that truckload capacity is starting to tighten. I asked Hope Federer, Senior Solutions Consultant at MercuryGate , that question in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Over the years, however, software vendors have enhanced the spot procurement capabilities of transportation management systems (TMS), thus enabling shippers to better integrate the process with their overall operations.

Why Do Transportation Budgets Fail?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s a thorny topic, even for transportation professionals trying to trace an increase back to its source. Jim Stevens, one of the panelists and director of Customer Logistics at Continental Mills, related one story. Why do transportation budgets fail?

Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle

Supply Chain @ MIT

Packaging shields products from damage and theft, differentiates the brand, and is a source of information for consumers. The Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) has developed two optimization models that help companies find the most cost-effective packaging format for emerging markets. How many bottles of pills (inner packs) should be carried in each box (outer packs) and how big should the cartons be in order to keep end-to-end logistics costs down to a minimum?

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

Source: Evan, Flikr. “I I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. SophiaTX Open Source Platform to Integrate SAP, Blockchain.

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management

AFFLINK

In the foodservice industry, there are few better examples of great procurement management than McDonald's. Today's food industry supply chain operators would do well to learn from the excellent procurement management example that McDonald's has set.

[INFOGRAPHIC] AI Technologies: The Role of Humans & The Application in Logistics

Cerasis

Using AI driven product nature of being and smart attributes, data can be structured to support the needs of ERP applications as well as strategic sourcing and Value Analysis activities , all from one data set. Hong Kong: Logistics. Infographics Logistics Technology AI technologies

Does Your Business Suffer From any of These Five Profit-Killing Confusions

EFT

In many companies the responsibility for purchasing, procurement, strategic sourcing is divided between the operational business units and, the strategic sourcing department or the purchasing department or the procurement department or whatever they are called.

Made in “I Really Don’t Know”

Talking Logistics

As first reported by Fairfax Media , a factory in North Korea has been making high-priced surf and snow gear for Australian surfwear company Rip Curl since at least 2014, with the garments labeled “Made in China.” As reported in USA Today : [In a sourcing practice nicknamed “China plus one”], big brands like Rip Curl send their specifications — what they want made and how much they’re willing to pay for it — to sourcing agents, who find factories that agree to fulfill them.

Supply Chain Management:Gamification - An EAM perspective

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. Posted by Nazirdhilraz Periyaveedu on March 28, 2014 3:59 PM | Permalink. Procurement Blog. April 2014.

Time for a New RFP

Talking Logistics

As you all know the dreaded RFP—or Request for Proposals—is a source of tension, angst and for many of us, a lot of grunt work. ” Here is an excerpt: I was speaking with a sales executive at a leading logistics service provider (3PL) earlier this week and I asked him a simple question: “Do you have an example of a good RFP from a customer or prospect that you believe asks all the right questions a prospective customer should ask?”.