A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

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. However, that’s exactly what’s in the forecast for 2015.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

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?

UASC names new president for North America

Logistics Middle East

UASC appoints new president for North American operations as it seeks to overtake rivals in service quality

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

Talking Logistics

Here are some comments from Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, from the press release: “Our opportunistic acquisition of Con-way will make XPO the second largest provider of less-than-truckload transportation in North America, a $35 billion market.

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

Talking Logistics

The road less traveled remains untraveled: acquisitions and other actions focused on getting more small and midsize customers, which was one of my predictions for 2015. The post This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

As Joe Dixon, SVP of Supply Chain at Brooks Brothers, commented at the GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference a few weeks ago: “SAP is our internal ERP system, GT Nexus is our external [supply chain] ERP system.”. I didn’t do it.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. Cass Truckload Linehaul Index – February 2015. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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

Talking Logistics

The addition of M33 Integrated complements Transplace’s current geographical footprint and deepens our middle market penetration, as well as expands on the company’s vision to deliver outstanding value to all North American shippers.”.

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

Talking Logistics

Manhattan Associates Mobile Distribution Management Takes Center Stage at CSCMP 2015. July 2015 North American Freight Numbers. SendSuite Tracking Online, which is designed for small and medium businesses, is available in 12 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.”

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. On Wednesday, Daimler Trucks North America unveiled the Freightliner Inspiration Truck, “the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the United States.”.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

and North America. In North America, associations such as the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) have incorporated COR in their education program. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA.

The Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0, and Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

In North America, the Internet of Things (IoT) is getting a great deal of attention. In one definition of the term “Internet of Things,” almost all objects have sensors, connectivity to a broader environment, and intelligence.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe. Agility Importance: North America and Europe. Companies want to be agile.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions. North American CEOs projected average industry revenue growth rates of 5.92 North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. …I hope that this exuberance spills over to North America to rethink the port systems. Definition. Bookends: To be positioned at the end or on either side of (something).

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L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

Emmanuel has been working in Supply Chain for L’Oreal for over 20 years, starting in France followed by 10 years in New York where he led the Supply Chain for L’Oreal North America.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. Intermodal rail will continue to grow in North America and put pressure on an already crowded rail system. epSos.de/Flickr.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North AmericaA conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an an LSO company) operating a fleet of over 2,000 vehicles and 55 facilities.

My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

I am planning a book tour in Europe in March and North America in April. Last week, I held my new book in my hand. It is exciting to have two years of research, nine months of writing, and four months of editing to become crisp, fresh pages. The smell of ink is intoxicating.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

Quintiq

Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Table 1, companies that rate themselves as more effective meeting their inventory goals are more likely to be located in North America than Europe. I remember the plane ride well. My career was in transition.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

In 2015, the US economy has been projected to grow by 3.5%. And this is exactly why it is so exciting to be in this business in 2015. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico.

FOCUS 2015 – Highlights From Day One

Supply Chain Nation

FOCUS 2015, held in Orlando, FL this year, began with a Welcome Reception on Sunday evening in the Delivery Zone, which is proving to be the hub of activity and information.

Three Tough Headlines: What Can We Learn?

Supply Chain Shaman

He advised that it will take an average of three additional weeks for container unloading for the west coast ports throughout 2015. Three weeks is substantial and may tip the hand to reshore more manufacturing into North America. Today is a rainy day in Philadelphia.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

Well, manufacturing companies who ship freight in North America. This is the last post in our “Most popular” series (I promise), but in 2015, we are doing even more to bring value to our now over 70,000 monthly readers with our content.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

The Network Effect

E-commerce focus in North America, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil is intense. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr. Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful.

How Inventory Management is a problem the size of Australia

The Network Effect

Billion a year is the cost of Inventory distortion in North America, an amount equivalent to the annual revenues of Kroger, Home Depot, and Target combined. chem7/Flickr. You’re about to learn some depressing news, so first, take a look at the cute Koala above. Ok, ready?

Is the 3PL Industry Becoming Barbell Shaped?

Talking Logistics

The road to Coyote’s IPO has been paved with various acquisitions, including Access America Transport, which the company acquired last March (read my commentary here ). Looking at the numbers and recent news, investors are betting big on the future of the logistics industry.

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The Long Tail of the Supply Chain: Part 2 - Pareto is Dead

ToolsGroup

Pat Smith, Vice President of ToolsGroup North America, then illustrated the growth of the long tail and drove home how to combat the challenges posed by it.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

Supply Chain Brain

Of the nearly 73,000 manufacturing firms in the United States that exported in 2015, more than 70,000 (or 96.4 North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to. Intermodal shipping has been on the rise throughout the supply chain industry. Read more. 08/11/2015. Intermodal. Supply Chain. Transportation. Supply Chain, Intermodal, Transportation.

Why More Businesses Are Shipping Intermodal

Supply Chain Link

With over 145,383 miles of rail throughout North America, intermodal offers capabilities to successfully move freight throughout the span of three countries, encompassing Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2014, North American intermodal reached a record high of shipping 13.5