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. If you are familiar with the term logistics, then you undoubtedly know it conjures up a different meaning to different people , different countries, and different companies even. There are countless number of logistics service providers who offer many different types of broad and niche services. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 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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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. Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals – “Logistics Execution”. But at the same time, supply chains are challenged by complex logistics, systems issues, legal requirements, and lack of resources.”

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Dematic: Integration of logistics installations through advanced software.

Transportation Logistics

LeanCor

6 Solutions for Your International Transportation Logistics Challenges. Other challenges in international transportation logistics can include supply chain velocity, variability, visibility, and complexities in documentation and diverse requirements. Thought leadership and a custom approach to international transportation logistics can help companies overcome these challenges. Solution: Global Transportation Optimization.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

Talking Logistics

As we head off for the holidays, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 42 video episodes produced in 2014, totaling more than 47,600 views and 1,260+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Again, thank you for making this another fun and rewarding year on Talking Logistics.

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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. Can you find the common thread between the Q2 2014 results announced by Manhattan Associates, Ryder, and Echo Global Logistics? It seems like the sun is shining bright on the state of logistics.

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Our must-read picks for 2014

DELMIA Quintiq

Their case study video is a must-see.” – Debbie Rovers, Marketing Executive (Rail & Public Transport). Check out words of wisdom from some of the business leaders who spoke at the Quintiq World Tour 2014. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization As another year comes to a close, we want to say a big thank you to all our readers for another great year on the Quintiq blog.

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. Radiant Logistics Acquires Don Cameron and Associates, Inc. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.6.8 OHL Launches Phase One of Their Single Source Portal for Customer Logistics Intelligence.

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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. Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation and Logistics. Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends.

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). Brad Young, VP Network Solutions and Services, Mode Transportation.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

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On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business. Today we continue our “Top Blog Posts” series, after covering the top posts in manufacturing , supply chain , logistics , and transportation so far, by bringing you a subject all of us must focus on: Business. Top 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014 by Page View.

Transportation Management

LeanCor

The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics. Fast, efficient transportation explains a great deal about why cities develop where they do. Transportation Management Cost Consideration.

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. First quarter results were “adversely affected by severe winter weather, which reduced 2014 first-quarter operating income by an estimated $20 million,” most of it related to its less-than-truckload (LTL) segment.

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

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transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. Transplace Acquires Logistics Management Solutions. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Moving on to 3PL news, Transplace announced this week that it has acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS) , “a non-asset-based third party logistics provider with particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors.”

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Note: Descartes, enVista, Kewill, and Manhattan Associates are Talking Logistics sponsors. We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

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Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.7 July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report for August 2014. In this case, Whole Foods is not managing the logistics process directly, or incurring any of the costs associated with it, so the risks are relatively low for the company. Last month, when Uber announced its API, I wondered aloud if Uber would become a value-added feature of a transportation management system (TMS).

This Week in Logistics News (February 24-28, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I have a plane to catch this morning, so let’s go straight to the news… 3Gtms Announces the Inaugural Release of 3GTM Transportation Software. XPO Logistics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results. DB Schenker expands its contract logistics capacity in Dubai due to global customer demands. This week the company announced the inaugural release of 3GTM, the company’s flagship transportation management software (TMS).

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

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Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Here are some details from the press release: Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics processes. The robots keep coming — that was one of my predictions heading into 2014 (and the year before that too). I’m guessing it’s summer.

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. Here are some details from the press release: New Breed had revenue of approximately $597 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $77 million for the trailing 12 months ended June 30, 2014. .

3PLs Show Healthy Growth through Second Quarter 2014

Logistics Viewpoints

The 3PL market – defined here as non-asset based transportation, warehousing, and integrated supply chain services, has shown healthy growth in the second quarter of 2014. The scope of coverage includes non-asset based transportation and warehousing services (referred to as “contract logistics” […]. Logistics Service Providers Logistics Trends

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

Talking Logistics

UltraShipTMS: New Features for Cloud Based TMS and Transportation Optimizer. 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. First, as in previous years, he called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure. We’ll need Congress to protect more than 3 million jobs by finishing transportation and waterways bills this summer.

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. In fact, transportation management is our specialty as we’ve been providing our shipper customers with a web-based transportation management system and managed transportation services since 1998. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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. According to the press release: The partnership will provide FMIC members and LLamasoft customers with a seamless environment to access, manipulate and load transportation rates into supply chain design models.

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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. For related commentary on this topic, read these Talking Logistics posts: Debunking the Myths of Same-Day Delivery (Or What Amazon Learned from a 90-Year-Old Distributor). Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup.

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

Talking Logistics

Infor Aligns With MercuryGate To Strengthen Transportation Management. Oracle Introduces New Cloud Solutions for Transportation and Global Trade Management. 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.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts (May-Aug 2014)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, in case you missed them the first time around or want to read them again, check out the Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts we’ve published from May through August of this year. The CFO Walks into the VP of Transportation’s Office. Click HERE to read the Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts from Jan-Apr 2014). The post Top 10 Talking Logistics Blog Posts (May-Aug 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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

Cerasis

Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. 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. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI In Transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. Announces the Acquisition of ADS Logistics. FedEx Ground loses new legal round with labor (Logistics Management). June 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Yes, there are many hurdles to overcome before drones as a transportation mode becomes a reality, including getting FAA approval. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 25-29, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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). Cass Freight Index Report – October 2014. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (May 12-16, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management and SAP® Extended Warehouse Management Now Available. enVista’s Transportation Solutions Practice Attains Record Revenue in First Quarter 2014. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Acquires One Stop Logistics, Inc. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Senate EPW Committee signs off on MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (Logistics Management). Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation

Talking Logistics

Live Episode: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 ET. Building a strong transportation management foundation is a critical pre-requisite for companies to execute their supply chain strategies and achieve their growth and financial objectives. Watch as Chris discusses: The components of an effective transportation management strategy. The post Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

SCM Research

This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. La Londe Best Paper Award, Journal of Business Logistics), Spillan, McGinnis, Kara & Yi (International Journal of Logistics Management), Winter & Knemeyer (International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management), Corsi, Grimm, Cantor & Wright (Transportation Journal), Nyaga, Lynch, Marshall & Ambrose (Harold E. 2014).

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This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation Eliminates $1.7 Pentant provides its shipper and logistics service provider customers with a reliable and secure connection to both CHIEF (the central UK Revenue & Customs system) and ICS (the European Union Import Control System) to streamline declaration, cargo security and clearance processes. Robinson road transport service offering portfolio…Since 1993, C.H.

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

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White House Directs the EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to Set the Next Round of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. 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. This is not only leading to stockouts, but also higher transportation rates.

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