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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.

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. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014.

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More (WSJ – sub. Target Offers Free Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub. Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results.

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 Management Cost Consideration.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

4 Secrets to Supply Chain Management Project Success. Although the NFL is one of the more glamorous businesses in society, the competitive climate probably hits a bit closer to home for many supply chain managers than they would like to let on.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

Healthcare Supply Chain

LeanCor

Mapping the Current State – Healthcare Supply Chain. The masses, however, do not realize that the problem does not rest with the poor sweet customer service agent fielding the call, it resides in the complex supply chain. Healthcare Supply Chain Analysis.

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

Talking Logistics

“We will see $300 a barrel — or roughly $250 in today’s dollars — because oil supply will be so short. That will be in 2015, after the peak of oil [supply].”. Brent crude oil prices Dec 2009 – Dec 2014 (Source MoneyAM.com).

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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. Top 16 Most Popular Transportation Blog Posts of 2014.

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. Let’s back up a bit before we specifically address EDI in transportation. EDI was first developed in the 1960s with the objective of speeding the movement of shipping and transportation documents.

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

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. The robots keep coming — that was one of my predictions heading into 2014 (and the year before that too).

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

Talking Logistics

I’d welcome the opportunity to meet with supply chain executives to discuss your research questions and objectives for the coming year, and with technology companies and 3PLs to get an update on your products and services. SAP Ushers in New Era of Collaborative Supply Chain Management.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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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. This week the company announced the inaugural release of 3GTM, the company’s flagship transportation management software (TMS).

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

This week, I will speak at Llamasoft’s conference on improving supply chain network design. One of the reports that I am writing is on the state of Supply Chain Planning (SCP). Interview of a Supply Chain Leader: Redesigning for Value.

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). Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales.

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

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results. Free shipping? I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

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

Talking Logistics

In some instances, Google packs orders and hands them off to shipping partners for delivery the following day. . 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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Supply Chain Case Study: the Executive's Guide

Supply Chain Opz

Professionals in supply chain management use various methods to identify best practices to improve the operations. Boeing and Airbus Supply Chain Strategy Boeing wants to encourage more flight frequency and direct route using a smaller capacity aircraft.

3 Things Your Transportation Management System May Lack

LeanCor

Before our recent webinar, “Transportation Management: Driving improvements in cost, quality, sales, and delivery,” we conducted a transportation bench-marking assessment to discover industry trends and areas of opportunity in transportation management.

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

Talking Logistics

UPS Capital – Sponsored Study Shows Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. I wrote those words in December 2010 , one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2011.

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 (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. .

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). Finally, the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.6

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Inventory Reduction: The Path to Supply Chain Management. Inventory is not only a critical part of supply chain management; too often it is the main cause of a painfully incremental progression toward effective and genuine supply chain management.

Kewill Supply Chain Predictions 2014

BluJay Solutions

Supply chain risk will rise up the agenda. Gartner predicts that while supply chain complexities and risks are growing, few logistics organizations are prepared and most do not have a Chief Risk Officer. Green supply chain.

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Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand.

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Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture

Kinaxis

Over the years, working for and with numerous manufacturing companies, I’ve seen many supply chain practices that cost companies money. Increased transportation costs – Has anyone noticed that the price of fuel is going up? by John Westerveld.

3 Components to a Complete Lean Transportation Management System

LeanCor

When we hear “transportation management system” at LeanCor, we don’t just think of software. Lean thinking can help organizations develop and maintain a fast, stable, efficient transportation management system. We receive web-based ASN’s from our supply base.

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Eliminate Supply Chain Waste so that Only the Value Remains

LeanCor

Creating flow in a supply chain requires all departments and functions in an organization to work in harmony. Focusing on the fundamental lean principle of eliminating supply chain waste so that only value remains, helps achieve this harmony. Transport.

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

One challenge to this approach, however, is that many shippers focus exclusively on price when making their transportation decisions. So even as our business has grown, I’ve never had to dial-for-diesel, begging someone to take my load,” says Dave Kodadek, Director of Transportation. Throughout the supply chain everyone has focused on efficiency, but they’ve overlooked the drivers,” says Dave Kodadek. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry.

Global Supply Chain Visibility is No Easy Task

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility is no easy task – in fact, defining what it means can be a challenge in itself. What is your definition of supply chain visibility? The answer is not always that clear because supply chain visibility has to take on all of those roles to fill the promise of true insight and near real-time reporting. This means you have to design a supply chain visibility solution around your trading partners and suppliers.

The Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2014

Cerasis

Today, we kick off our annual year end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 7 main categories: Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , 3PL , Business , Transportation , Freight. These will only contain posts written in 2014.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

We just finished hosting over 150 executives at our Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, with a theme on Supply Chain Analytics. 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. Here is what I expect to see next year: Global supply chain footprints will continue to expand. Increased Globalization Brings Increased Risks of Supply Disruption.

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. March 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Speaking of SAP, the company announced the latest versions of its transportation management and warehouse management solutions this week. March 2014 freight shipments were up three percent from March 2013.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

For example, 3PLs and software vendors did pay more attention to serving the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and companies in the Energy and Process Industries (see TMS for SMB: Breaking Down the Barriers , Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste , and Collaboration and Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target.