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

Talking Logistics

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.

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

Talking Logistics

The bodega and building as it appears today (source: Google Maps). ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 10-14, 2014)

Talking Logistics

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).

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

For the past year, I’ve been arguing that logistics — and same-day fulfillment, in particular — is becoming a strategic weapon for companies. Tune in to Talking Logistics this Thursday, July 10 at 12:00 ET where Jason Craig, Manager of Government Affairs at C.H.

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Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order. This is what keeps lean logistics practitioners busy – day in and day out!

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. While companies may see global sourcing as a means to reduce material or component costs, they must be mindful of what the customer is actually willing to pay for through total landed cost.

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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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.

Healthcare Logistics

LeanCor

Healthcare Logistics: A Network Design Case Study. 23 million dollars in total healthcare logistics cost savings; how would that make you feel? Constructing a total cost model and performing a Greenfield analysis to identify optimal distribution center locations and transportation network allowed the LeanCor engineers to identify $23M total healthcare logistics cost savings for a healthcare product distributor. By: Leeanna Thomas – Manager Business Development. $23

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

According to online sources, a total of seven regions in France are supplying 6,500 tonnes of oysters per year to the whole of Europe. With this in mind, time is certainly money when it comes to the delivery of oysters – and all fresh food logistics, basically.

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The Network Effect in Supply Chain and Logistics

Talking Logistics

About four years ago, UPS launched its “ We Love Logistics ” ad campaign, which helped raise public awareness about the logistics industry (and helped my family and friends better understand what I do for a living). Source: UPS. Source: UPS.

Best Logistics and Supply Chain Infographics

Supply Chain Opz

Background Blogging has become a heart of the successful business because it can help to solve customer problems, develop thought leadership and create trust within logistics/scm communities.

Warehousing and Logistics

LeanCor

Warehousing and Logistics – Quality at the Source. In warehousing and logistics the goal is minimizing cost and fulfillment times, and initiating quality at the source is key to fulfill these goals. Improving Improvement Skills in Warehousing and Logistics.

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

At the end of 2014, many leaders that I work with are preparing their 2015 strategies. Too few companies understand the differences between syndicated data sources and the use of channel data. It is the week before Thanksgiving in the United States; and as a good Yank, I am reflective.

How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

Quintiq

With growing consumer expectations for faster delivery, shippers are expecting value-added logistics services from 3PL operators. This increases the urgency for 3PLs to leverage on the best market trends to increase logistics flexibility. Transport & Logistics

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

Quintiq

In an interview with My Purchasing Center , Nancy Huff – Sourcing Solutions Manager at business processing, technology, and procurement service provider Xchanging – spoke of many tangible benefits that come with a supplier diversity program. More than just charity.

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. These tools allow us to look at sell, source, make, and deliver together.

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

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

Cerasis

For the true DIYer, open-source projects such as RepRap allow hackers to build their own machines using filament to print in materials such as plastic and metal. Many of these kind souls make their designs open-source and free for public use.

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.

Logistics Management

LeanCor

The Art of Logistics Management. How is it that supply chain and logistics management can make such a difference? After all, isn’t logistics “merely” a company’s management of material, product, and information flows in the supply chain? Those who work in the field of logistics recognize difficulties associated with getting the right product to the right place at the right time in the right quantity and condition at the lowest possible cost.

26 Best Practices in Lean Warehousing

LeanCor

Many organizations see logistics functions as a way to gain competitive advantage and bring value to the customer. Quality at the Source. Many people may think the term “lean warehousing” is an oxymoron.

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How Big is the Same-Day Delivery Market?

Talking Logistics

The folks at BI Intelligence published a report this week, and they estimate that about $100 million of merchandise will be ordered via same-day delivery in 2014, generating about $20 million in shipping fees (the analysis covers just 20 U.S. Source: [link].

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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EDI Integration For Shippers: 6 Myths Busted with the Real Truths

Cerasis

So, for a direct response marketer, it’s actually more expensive to not have EDI integration, because without it you’re closed off from potential sources of business.

Use these management strategies to build a great supply chain…

The Network Effect

If we look holistically from an overall supply network perspective, there are 5 high-level business functions per the SCOR model including Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return.

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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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.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration. The three strategic focus areas for logistics collaboration are: Teamwork. Strategic Sourcing. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required.

Supply chain agility: How big is your gap?

Quintiq

In my experience, the key to being ‘velcro’ or ‘agile’ lies in decoupling your resources from specific sources of demand. Are you a large logistics service provider with many customers? I think you’ll agree that supply chain efficiency is no longer a differentiator.

How Lean is your Warehouse?

LeanCor

The summer is coming to an end – and so is our Summer Webinar series , It’s been a great couple of weeks talking with fellow lean thinkers, colleagues and partners in the supply chain and logistics industry who are all dedicated to the lean principles.

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Supply Chain Planning

LeanCor

Written by Michael Burchett, Lean Logistics Specialist at LeanCor. Additionally, quality at the source and error-proofing are necessary in effective process development. Balancing the People, Processes, and Purpose of Supply Chain Planning.

Supply Chain’s New World Order: How Companies can go from From Good To Great

The Network Effect

As today’s practitioners know, supply networks appear to be straightforward on the surface, using normalizations such as SCOR’s Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Return.

Why “Distributed Order Management” is a top retail trend and why you should care

The Network Effect

A modern cloud-based DOM system aggregates orders from multiple order capture channels and provides a single source of information across these channels. Today I want to talk about an important concept in retail–Distributed Order Management (“DOM”).