Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

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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. Several customers addressed those questions in excellent case study presentations: Dr. Bernhard Herzog, Oxea GmbH – “Business Impact of a Supply Chain Operating Network”.

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. Cloud computing shows promise for further growth and transformation in 2014. Supply chain performance will improve, resulting in reduced cycle times and lower costs. . This trend won’t come into its own in 2014. This lays the groundwork for supply chain transformation. .

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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. Some logistics involves transportation or warehouses or both. Logistics encompasses certain subsets of practices within the supply chain, such as just in time logistics, mission critical logistics, and more.

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. U Route: Transportation Management System to shorten the tie between shippers and carriers.

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. When 2015 rolls in, for me, it will mark a decade of quantitative research focused on understanding the evolution of supply chain management. Insights on Supply Chain Organizations. In the early years, there were no supply chain organizations. … this is the last blog of 2014.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. But this demand for talent greatly exceeds supply.

From Hurricanes to Overthrown Governments to Potholes: Transportation and Supply Chain Resilience

Talking Logistics

When referring to supply chain resilience, the causes of disruption vary widely in scale and emphasize the unpredictability and severity of the events. We know transportation plays an important role in the supply chain – it’s the line in a flow diagram between the little buildings and smoke stacks – and transportation disruptions happen on a daily basis.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

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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. The Latest on Transportation Funding and Regulations (1,771 views). Making Transportation Collaboration Work (1,569 views). The Growing Demand for Flexible Transportation Solutions (1,441 views).

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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.

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.

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. These companies have deadlines to get their cars from one country to another, and supply us all with the bigger and better car every year. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics.

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

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Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Revenue and Earnings. SAP Announces Third Quarter and Nine Months 2014 Results. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results. August 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Chains have been seeking to dial back the cost of a perk they had used aggressively to encourage shoppers to use their websites.

SCM Best Paper Award Winners 2014

SCM Research

This year, the CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference 2014 was held in San Antonio, Texas. As every year ( see my previous post from Denver last year ), several leading supply chain management journals have used this forum to present their best paper awards. Fearon Best Paper Award, Journal of Supply Chain Management), and Dixon & Verma (Journal of Operations Management). 2014). Research Article Award Conference Supply Chain Management

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

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In this week’s news… JDA Software Announces Industry-Leading Distribution-Centric Supply Chain Suite. Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS. Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). It is offered in combination with the unique supply chain mapping capabilities of the Resilinc platform.

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. This is no different for the supply chain management field. In order to get the ball rolling in the right direction in a supply chain management project, leaders must go all-in on the implementation phase.

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.

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. When approaching healthcare supply chain problems, there’s only one place to start – a current state map. Below we address a few simple steps that walk you through mapping your healthcare supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (July 21-25, 2014)

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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. Another example of convergence: the coming together of Product Lifecycle Management and Supply Chain Management, as this week’s announcement by Dassault Systèmes illustrates.

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The Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts of 2014

Cerasis

We pick up where we left off yesterday from posting the Top 10 Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2014 by page views from the Cerasis blog by featuring the Top 10 Supply Chain Blog Posts in 2014. For the Supply Chain , technology & operations posts were the most popular as well as a focus on collaboration with suppliers and a focus on customer service. What did you find most intriguing in the Supply Chain arena in 2014?

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

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I’ve been using the word convergence to describe many of the trends occurring in the supply chain and logistics field today, and convergence was certainly evident at Roadnet’s perform 2014 User Conference a few weeks ago. ——– Excerpt of presentation delivered at Roadnet Perform 2014. The post Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Building a Strong Transportation Management Foundation

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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.

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). I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. For related commentary, see Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014.

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SCM Global 50: Best Global Supply Chain Blogs 2014

Supply Chain Opz

Managing the smooth flow of material and information in global supply chain context has been a business challenge for many years and many companies tries to find the new ways to take the advantage of the shift of global economy. As a result, issues in global supply chain management such as international trade, international transportation, global sourcing, regulatory compliance, risk management, humanitarian and sustainability won''t go away any time soon.

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International Transportation: Where Many Companies Fall Short

Talking Logistics

When it comes to managing global supply chains, international transportation is where the rubber meets the road. But as many companies quickly find out, managing international transportation is very different from managing domestic transportation. I asked Russ, “From your perspective, where do many companies fall short in terms of their ability to manage international transportation effectively?”

Supply Chain Consulting

LeanCor

Supply Chain Consulting: Distribution Network Design Case Study. The client turned to LeanCor to conduct a supply chain consulting project that developed an optimized logistics network. Deliverables for the supply chain consulting project included a current state overall validation. LeanCor provided: Visual representation of the supply chain network, raw material / product flow, and information flow. LeanCor Supply Chain Consulting.

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

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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.”. In other news… Supply Chain Risk Management Now a Priority for Most Businesses ( Accenture ). April 2014 North American Freight Numbers. Several reports have been published in recent years underscoring the growing importance of supply chain risk management. Song of the Week: “Life on a Chain” by Pete Yorn.

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

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to Provide Next-Generation Supply Chain Resiliency Capabilities. 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. Now it’s 2014. Atlanta.

Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management. Seventy-six percent of the companies that participated in the study described supply chain risk management as important or very important, and “of the more than 1000 companies represented across 10 industries, 25 percent plan increased investments of at least 20 percent in supply chain risk management in the next two years.”.

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 Blog Posts (May-Aug 2014)

Talking Logistics

I’m attending CSCMP’s Annual Global User Conference this week, one of the best conferences in the supply chain field for learning and networking. The CFO Walks into the VP of Transportation’s Office. What is an Outside-In Supply Chain? HP’s New Style of IT: The Social Supply Chain. GM Supplier Factory Explosion: Thoughts on Supply Chain Visibility and Responsibility. The Big (Crappy) Data Problem in Supply Chain Management.

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. Robinson Transforms Oil and Gas Supply Chains. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.6.8 The Morning Risk Report: New Drug Supply Chain Rules Set to Take Effect (WSJ). Cass Truckload Linehaul Index November 2014.

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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.

Supply Chain Management

LeanCor

Integrated supply chain management is still unrealized because effective collaboration has not been realized. Increasingly, in logistics and supply chain management, it is well known that more cross-functional teamwork is required. Excellence in supply chain management will not be reached as long as there are communications barriers. The 3 Strategic Focus Areas for Logistics Collaboration.

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Transportation Management Upcoming Episodes Alaster Love Oil and Gas Transplace transportatio

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

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Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.7 Oracle Value Chain Execution Application Improves Supply Chain Visibility and Operational Efficiency for Yard and Service Facilities. July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index Report for August 2014. Last month, when Uber announced its API, I wondered aloud if Uber would become a value-added feature of a transportation management system (TMS).