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. We’ve already listed the top 10 manufacturing blog posts and the top 10 supply chain blog posts last week. In fact, the logistics space is so broad, we couldn’t give you only the top 10 blog posts of 2014, but we had to include the top 15. Top 15 Logistics Blog Posts of 2014.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

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.

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Our must-read picks for 2014

DELMIA Quintiq

Why we liked it: “This will be a very hot topic for the manufacturing industry in 2015. S&OP continues to be a trending topic within the manufacturing industry.” – Alice Berthier, Marketing Manager France. Check out words of wisdom from some of the business leaders who spoke at the Quintiq World Tour 2014. 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.

Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015

Cerasis

Now is the Time for Manufacturing to Look at Logistics Efficiency. Manufacturing seems heading for a long awaited comeback. The post Steel Fabrication and General Manufacturing Tips and Tricks for 2015 appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. Manufacturing manufacturing tips

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Cloud computing shows promise for further growth and transformation in 2014. This trend won’t come into its own in 2014. Impact : 2014 will see an increase in the use of RFID, leading to leaner supply chains resulting in reduced costs and increased profits. Edward Deming, US manufacturing is now on-board with quality management. The 2014 Chevy Impala is the latest example of the importance of quality. What other trends do you see transforming logistics in 2014?

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Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

A motor manufacturer’s warehouse space and on-hand materials were growing exponentially as it received, processed, and stored material for potential future use. Recognizing a need to extend its lean manufacturing program in o rder to tackle problem areas in the warehouse, the motor company partnered with LeanCor to optimize material flow and reduce production time losses due to parts shortages. “A popular misconception is that lean is suited only for manufacturing.

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

Talking Logistics

Fidelitone Logistics and ARI Network Services have partnered to offer manufacturers and distributors end-to-end eCommerce technology and supply chain management, lowering the barrier for entry into B2C eCommerce sales for enterprises traditionally focused on a B2B distribution model. Heres how ARI President and CEO, Roy W. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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. According to the press release: Quintiq will expand Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, adding the new product line of Operations Planning and Optimization to the existing ones of Digital Manufacturing and Manufacturing Operations Management.

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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 a study conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Retail Federation (NRF), a 10-day stoppage would reduce GDP $2.1 The post This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 1, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 Second-quarter Results. 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. . New Breed specializes in services for omni-channel distribution, reverse logistics, transportation management, freight bill audit and payment, lean manufacturing support, aftermarket support and supply chain optimization. .

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

Talking Logistics

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.” The post This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Inventory Management in Manufacturing Environment

LeanCor

Firms need to advise their suppliers of their consumption (customer demand) so that they can match buying and manufacturing processes for both parties. Lowering inventory levels too quickly could run the risk of line stoppages (unstable processes) and miscommunications (visibility gaps) which could be detrimental to a manufacturing operation. By: David Sherman.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. Resilinc SupplyIntel™ enables companies to identify factories worldwide that are used in manufacturing their parts and raw materials as well as the ownership of the factories, whether owned or sub-contracted. In 3PL news, Con-way reported Q1 2014 results this week.

HP’s New Style of IT: The Social Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

This trend was certainly evident at GT Nexus’ Bridges 2014 User Conference last month. This is part of HP’s corporate message for clients, but he also tied it back to HP and how these trends are shaping HP’s supply chain strategy and systems — a supply chain that includes 139 manufacturing sites and over 100 logistics service providers around the world, and includes a wide range of products, from inkjet printers to large data centers.

This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

As is evident this time of the year, e-commerce continues to transform the retail industry, and many manufacturers are also increasing their e-commerce activities. Here’s how Fred Baumann, group vice president at JDA, sums up the challenge retailers and manufacturers still face (emphasis mine): “In looking at retailers’ toughest challenges, chief among them is the ability to get the right stock levels for every product, in every single store.

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

Talking Logistics

Finally, an article in USA Today discussed how “snowstorms and frigid temperatures across much of the USA the past six weeks have stalled shipments, forcing some manufacturers to shut down for days and delaying deliveries to some retailers.” Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 17-21, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I went downhill skiing for the first time in 15 years yesterday.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Next week, I’ll be speaking at the Ryder Innovate Forum in Chicago and the Elemica reveal 2014 conference in Frankfurt. August 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). August 2014 freight shipments were up 3.8 The post This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. I look forward to learning and networking with all the attendees, and I’ll share my takeaways from those conferences in future posts.

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

Talking Logistics

Now it’s 2014. According to a Reuters article, Wal-mart is upgrading its vendor compliance process in China by investing “in a computer-based system enabling vendors to upload all required legal documents,” such as government test reports, China Compulsory Certificates, sample products or photographs, copies of manufacturing permits, official barcodes, and papers on intellectual property. Atlanta. 2 inches of snow.

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

Talking Logistics

Nulogy & GENCO Announce Production Command Center for Manufacturing & Packaging Suppliers. Reports 2014 Third-quarter Results. UPS Ready for 2014 Peak Season, Forecasting Record Holiday Deliveries. 2014 is turning into the year to refresh your corporate tagline, at least for third party logistics (3PL) and software companies. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

Whenever decisions are made in purchasing, marketing, manufacturing, o r customer service, inventory levels across these asset types will be impacted. For example, it is extremely hard for an inventory analyst to attempt to reduce inventories when the manufacturing area is frequently changing production schedules without informing the inventory analyst of the changes. A Systems Approach to Inventory Management. Inventory Management.

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Vlisco Seminar 2014: Taking optimization to the next level

DELMIA Quintiq

Hear it from influential textile manufacturer, Vlisco. Find out more when you attend the Vlisco seminar on May 14, 2014 at Vlisco in Helmond, the Netherlands. How do you know if you need a planning and optimization solution for your operations? Let’s put it this way. If you’re planning 400 concurrent orders and 25 different treatments per order, manual planning can only get you so far. You need an advanced planning and optimization tool. To stay at the top of your game.

Lean Manufacturing

LeanCor

3 Tools to Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles. We often find companies (and suppliers to those companies) are skeptical of implementing lean manufacturing principles. Although the application of lean is virtually inexhaustible, here are three tools leveraging lean manufacturing principles to help you get started. The value stream map is a tool used in both lean manufacturing that is used to identify waste. By: Michael Burchett.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

At the center of Atlas’ product line is Atlas Exchange, a secure document exchange providing a “connect-once, access-all” network, securely linking retailers, manufacturers, suppliers and logistics service providers. 36 healthcare-capable FSL sites will provide medical device manufacturers access to over 80 percent of U.S. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Mind Map for medtech supply chains 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Mindmap for medtech supply chains 2014. At the same time, new sales markets are emerging for manufacturers of medical devices, and innovative technologies such as 3D printing are making a breakthrough. Manufacturers of medical technology (‘medtech’) must choose a clear strategy: Plan. The changing healthcare market is affecting medtech manufacturers in several ways. Medtech manufacturers must have a clear understanding of their supply chain challenges: Check.

Supply Chains By the Numbers

Supply Chain Shaman

Intellectually, while I will know that year has changed, I will screw-up time, and time, again by writing 2014 on documents for many, many months. I like many other gray-haired supply chain professionals reported through a functional organization like manufacturing or transportation. For me, it was manufacturing. The reporting of manufacturing and procurement organizations through the supply chain leader has the probability of the flip of a coin.

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. As with the logistics category where we featured 15 most popular blog posts vs. the 10 we covered in the top manufacturing blog posts and supply chain blog posts , we write so many transportation blog posts in that category, we are going to feature the 16 most viewed transportation blog posts.

Survey: Campaign planning in steel and aluminum manufacturing

DELMIA Quintiq

The arrival of an assembly line is cemented in the history of manufacturing. The assembly line redefined the meaning of ‘sequencing’ where a series of steps are performed in a certain order to manufacture a finished product. Ever since, sequencing has been an integral part of the metals manufacturing industry. Steel and aluminum mills often plan manufacturing campaigns that group products with specific characteristics.

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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. Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit. RLCON 2014. Multimodal 2014. 2014 Global Sustainability Standards Conference. SIL 2014. Did not have or make enough time to attend any events this past year?

Chinese hamster ovaries, medicines, manufacturing, and supply chain

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Integrated Supply Chain – UK & Ireland 2014

Supply Chain Movement

Date: 26-27 November 2014. The ever-increasing use of new manufacturing techniques such as 3D Printing, coupled with a revolution in automation capabilities through intelligent robotics, and the move to cloud computing and Big Data analytics means that business models are constantly changing and requiring a rethink when it comes to the Supply Chain. Integrated Supply Chain – UK & Ireland. Venue: Park Plaza Victoria London, UK. Organisation: Integrated Supply Chain. URL: [link].

Is the Package Under your Tree?

Supply Chain Shaman

In 2014, ecommerce strategies grew in importance. At that time, manufacturers talked about customer-centric supply chains, but were afraid to aggressively adopt ecommerce strategies. Manufacturers, today, are aggressively pursuing e-commerce strategies. Problems continue, but 2014 was the year of experimentation. Cabs in San Francisco are delivering packages in their trunks using an application called FlyWheel and manufacturers are experimenting with Uber.

What Do We Do Now?

Supply Chain Shaman

When I finished the blog post last week, I sent the research to fifteen supply chain leaders in manufacturing and asked for their opinions on the study. These were large multi-national manufacturing companies with very senior supply chain leaders. ” So, I answered the question from the client in a dry, understated tone, “ I don’t think that we have met the needs of large multinational manufacturers in the design of supply chain planning as we know it today.

Trends—June 2014

Inbound Logistics

manufacturing renaissance faces a skilled labor shortage; Apple tops Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain list for the seventh consecutive year Port of Los Angeles targets $3 billion for infrastructure investment; Montreal-based Fednav uses drones to scout shipping conditions; U.S.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

And, as shown in our prior reports, the variation in contract manufacturing and third-party logistics providers should be a stay-awake issue for companies worried about corporate risk. “Lora in your own way, you are helping. You tell it straight. You are pissy and opinionated in this world of supply chain blandness. I find it refreshing.” ” Quote from a reporter this morning. The term supply chain excellence is easier to say than define.

Three Questions People are Afraid to Ask….

Supply Chain Shaman

Tomorrow, I get to deliver this message to a large manufacturing client. The book publishes in December 2014. Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which there is a desire for harmony within the group, but the result is an irrational or dysfunctional outcome. Wikipedia. You know the drill. The meeting is on everyone’s calendar. It has been set-up by the CEO or a board member’s assistant months in advance.