What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

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2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. One month in, here are our predictions for freight brokers in 2015: Manufacturing Comes Home. Shipments may have fewer miles to travel, but there will almost certainly be more to organize in terms of logistics. Still, it’s likely that insurance minimums will be closely examined, and potentially raised, in 2015. Freight Broker Info freight broker 2015

Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015

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A clear sign that Mexico is currently in the supply chain spotlight was last month’s Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 in Mexico City, which attracted over 10,000 attendees and almost 200 exhibitors, including leading 3PLs, software vendors, and other supply chain and logistics companies from both the United States and Mexico. The post Supply Chain Spotlight on Mexico: Takeaways from Logistic Summit & Expo 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

A transportation management software (TMS) is a subset of Supply Chain Management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. The TMS serves as the logistics hub in a collaborative network of shippers, carriers and customers. 53% of the companies in the study are 3rd party logistics companies (3PL). The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2015)

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We’re more than halfway through 2015 and many companies are already planning for 2016. Thanks to all of you — our readers, social media followers, and sponsors — we’re having a great year at Talking Logistics (pageviews are up 90 percent year to date compared to the same period in 2014 and we have more than 33,000 followers on LinkedIn), and we have many more great episodes, posts, and other content planned for this year and beyond.

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Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

3 “Here’s how long it really takes to get a job,” October 22, 2015. logistics information. The next. wave of. AI-led. recruiting Four ways machines are enabling their. human counterparts to hire smarter. 2A lly O | T h e n ex t. w av e o f A I- le d r e cr u it in g Introduction 3. From manual to automation 4. How did talent acquisition end up here? A new wave of solutions 7. Four ways machines are enabling their.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

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Adrian Gonzalez will discuss in more detail his top six supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015, which he wrote about in Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015. The post Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Tuesday, December 16 at 12:00 p.m.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015

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Last January, I shared 5 New Year’s Resolutions for supply chain and logistics executives to improve as leaders. Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled this year. Logistics Summit & Expo , March 18-19, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico.

TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

A transportation management software (TMS) is a subset of Supply Chain Management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. The TMS serves as the logistics hub in a collaborative network of shippers, carriers and customers. 53% of the companies in the study are 3rd party logistics companies (3PL). The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

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TMS Study 2015

The Logistics of Logistics

A transportation management software (TMS) is a subset of Supply Chain Management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. The TMS serves as the logistics hub in a collaborative network of shippers, carriers and customers. 53% of the companies in the study are 3rd party logistics companies (3PL). The post TMS Study 2015 appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics.

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“1+1=3? Opportunities in Logistics (Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2015 Conference)

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The theme of this year’s Descartes Evolution 2015 Global User & Partner Conference , held in May in Miami, Florida, was “Logistics Integration — What’s Next?” The slides below from CEO Ed Ryan’s keynote presentation highlight the current scope of Descartes’ solution footprint, which includes both software applications and its Global Logistics Network (GLN) — an example of what I call a Supply Chain Operating Network.

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The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

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Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Check out some of the country’s top freight shipping conferences and events for the rest of 2015: Can innovative technology, new business models and eCommerce re-boot the business of logistics? In 2015, safe practices are taking center stage as Congress considers the FMCSA’s recent strategy proposal for improving road safety.

Twitter Insights from GT Nexus Bridges 2015 Conference

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Author’s Note: I was completely unplugged on vacation last week, so it wasn’t until I returned to the office on Monday that I learned Infor is acquiring GT Nexus (a Talking Logistics sponsor). Nonetheless, my takeaways below from the recent GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference provides some insight about the company, it’s success to date, and where it’s heading (assuming Infor doesn’t make any significant changes). Adrian Gonzalez (@talkinlogistics) June 9, 2015.

5 Third Party Logistics Trends in 2015

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New technologies and new demands made 2015 a year of change for 3PLs. Here’s an overview of the top trends we saw from 3PLs in 2015: Implementing New Services. In 2015, 3PLs helped shippers prepare for the demands of an omni-channel supply chain. 3PLs work with shippers to implement improved reverse logistics strategies, find capacity and provide fulfillment solutions.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2015)

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It’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2015 is already behind us. Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2015. Procuring Logistics Services is Not the Same as Buying Paper Clips. 5 Global Transportation Themes to Look Out for in 2015. Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”. TMS in the Classroom: Preparing the Next Generation of Logistics Professionals (653 views).

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. It’s only been a couple of weeks since I wrote that convergence in the 3PL industry is accelerating , pointing to the number of large M&A deals announced in recent weeks, including UPS buying Coyote Logistics and Geodis Group acquiring Ozburn-Hessey Logistics.

The New JDA: Focused on the 3PL Industry (Takeaways from FOCUS 2015 Conference)

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That’s how JDA Software’s CEO, Baljit Dail, summarized the feedback he was getting from customers and partners at FOCUS 2015 , the company’s user conference held last month in Orlando, FL, which had more than 2,000 attendees from 30 countries. approach to negotiations — an issue I wrote about earlier this year in Procuring Logistics Services is Not the Same as Buying Paper Clips. Note: JDA Software is a Talking Logistics sponsor). “It feels like a new JDA.”.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

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This was a busy week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it. Kintetsu to Buy Neptune’s APL Logistics for $1.2 XPO Logistics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results. Menlo Logistics Unveils Innovation Speaks. Shippers, third parties oppose FMCSA’s proposed rules against truck driver “coercion” ( Logistics Management ). Billion ( BloombergBusiness ). Pressure mounts on shippers, union to settle U.S.

Regional & global perspectives: Highlights from Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

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in Singapore marked the halfway point for World Tour events in 2015 – six down, six to go. Dassault Systèmes SG (@3DS_ASEAN) August 24, 2015. View: Tweets from the Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015. ” #QuintiqWT — Amy de Kanter (@akdekanter) August 24, 2015. Amy de Kanter (@akdekanter) August 24, 2015. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization

This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

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Now, this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which was dominated by transportation-related items: Are Imports Moving to the East Coast? Driver Turnover Falls in First Quarter of 2015. Cass Freight Index June 2015 Report. With a July 31 deadline to extend highway funding, the House approved this week an $8 billion bill to extend federal transportation funding through December 2015 — the 34th highway funding patch since 2005.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

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Descartes Reports Fiscal 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. Shipment and Logistics Management – provides a platform to document, manage and monitor all logistics activities from in-factory carton label creation, advanced shipping notice generation, carrier booking and tracking, and invoicing through receipt into the warehouse. Note: Descartes, JDA, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

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XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. XPO Logistics announced this week that it has acquired UX Specialized Logistics (“UX”), “a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce companies.”. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2015…So Far

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We've already hit 3 of our 5 main categories by featuring the most popular blogs for the logistics blog posts, manufacturing blog posts, and supply chain blog posts. As a third party logistics provider squarely focused on freight and transportation management, we also understand that if we only talk about those two categories, we are not thinking well rounded enough. Concealed Freight Damage: NMFTA Changes Reporting Window Effective April 18, 2015.

This Week in Logistics News (October 5-9, 2015)

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Having spent much of this week on the road, I am still in catch-up mode with emails and phone calls, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Elemica Introduces New Sourcing Optimization Solution. APICS Announces New Certification Program Designed for Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals. Con-way Freight Announces Fall 2015 General Rate Increase. Robinson, Elemica, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015)

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This was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, which is typical for August, so let’s go straight to it: Macy’s expands same day delivery to 17 cities as it challenges Amazon ( Reuters ). XPO Logistics Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results. Note: Talking Logistics is going on holiday and will not publish next week. The post This Week in Logistics News (August 3-7, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (July 20-24, 2015)

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There was a lot of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it. UPS Said to Be in Talks to Buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Manhattan Associates Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Performance. Ryder Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Results. SAP Announces Second Quarter and First Half 2015 Results. Bloomberg broke the news this week that UPS is reportedly in talks to buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

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It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub. Cloud Logistics Offers New Innovations in Second Upgrade of 2015. Download the report — Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Is Redrawing the Logistics Map — for all the details.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 11-15, 2015)

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In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Alibaba Group Announces Strategic Investment in Chinese Logistics Company (MarketWatch). March 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Cass Freight Index – April 2015. Shipping Line CMA CGM Signs Deal for Cuba Logistics Hub (WSJ – sub. E-commerce without logistics is like a bicycle with no wheels: it won’t go anywhere. Ltd, one of China’s leading logistics companies.

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3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

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After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. SCM 3PL Subway 2015. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

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As noted in the press release, companies are required to use ACE for all electronic import and export manifest filings for all modes by May 1, 2015 and use ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filings by Nov. 1, 2015. Supply chain management is all about risk management, and this is a great example of how third-party logistics providers (3PLs) need to redefine themselves. Note: Elemica and Kewill are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (October 19-23, 2015)

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With no time to spare, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Web-Shopping Deluge Boxes In Landlords (WSJ – sub. Manhattan Associates Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Performance. Ryder Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Results. In short, e-commerce is disrupting so many business processes, especially in logistics, but it is also opening the door to new opportunities. “It’s

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge). Cloud Logistics Announces Industry’s First Same Day TMS. Manhattan Associates Mobile Distribution Management Takes Center Stage at CSCMP 2015. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

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Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. billion in March 2015…Year-over-year, the value of U.S.-NAFTA billion in March 2015 as three out of five transportation modes – air, rail, and truck – carried more U.S.-Mexico Robinson, enVista, Descartes, and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

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Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated. New Infinea® X from Infinite Peripherals® Expedites Warehouse, Logistics and Supply Chain Operations. Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Another week, another acquisition in the third-party logistics (3PL) market. Note: Transplace is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). August 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Some follow-up thoughts based on the comments received: First, from a supply chain and logistics perspective, I believe Walmart continues to innovate and lead the industry in many areas. The Cubs finally made it to the World Series.

This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

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I hope 2015 is off to a great start for you. Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). Well, Uber is taking another step in providing logistics services with its announcement of UberCARGO this week, which the company is testing in Hong Kong. Happy New Year!