North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

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Each distribution hub in North America is unique in more than their location, but also the logistics opportunities that lie in each area.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Back here on Earth, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Truck Revealed. Truckers applaud move to revert to pre-2013 Hours of Service regulations (Logistics Management). billion in Logistics in Mexico (Reuters).

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The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry


Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home.

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Innovations that drive business decisions forward

DELMIA Quintiq

At Quintiq World Tour Philadelphia 2016, attendees were encouraged to think about the past, present and future of their businesses from a fresh perspective as they gained insights into the latest analytics and optimization technology. Making logistics operations more versatile.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

Consider how these issues will impact your carrier rates and learn why now is the ideal time to benchmark and bid your rates with the help of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. The 2016 Race for the White House. Because of the lack of growth, demands on available capacity have been limited so far in 2016. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CLX Logistics Transportation Management CLX Logistics transportation management transportation procurement

Gradual changes in the European supply chain consulting market

Supply Chain Movement

At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. SCM Consulting Map Europe 2016. Secondly, in August 2015, it took over Total Logistics, based in the UK and the Netherlands and specialised in supply chain network design.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. A 3PL provider offers customers with outsourced, or “third party,” logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Not only are intra-Asian movements much cheaper than those to either Europe or North America but also the global forwarders have far less strength in this segment than they do in Asia-Europe or Asia-US trades. The global logistics industry is already seeing a major change to the relationship that drove its development for the last three decades and before. The post Logistics Trends Part 2 appeared first on Kewill Inc. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

In North America this is usually Mexico and in Europe, this could be North Africa. By this I mean the development of consumer markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The post Logistics Trends Part 3 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Transplace Acquires Canadian 3PL Lakeside Logistics. September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. In September 2016, total freight on all modes decreased 2.3 Fidel is dead.

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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016


Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 5.0% Jet Fuel Prices : As of January 1, 2016, the global average jet fuel price was $47.4 A date for the expansion’s inauguration is expected to be in the second quarter of 2016. MARKET: .

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain: Closing the Gap Between Current Reality and Future Expectations

Talking Logistics

Together with Cap Gemini, GT Nexus recently surveyed over 325 executives from large companies in North America and Europe to gain insight on the current state of digital transformation in the supply chain and where companies expect to be in 5 years.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?


According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. According to Michael Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the difference in fuel economy between the best and the worst driver can be up to 25 percent. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo.

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Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace


Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. Freightera Logistics Inc. The post Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace appeared first on Freightera Blog.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. The post Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016


in February 2016, down 6.0% Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in America remained at 4.9% in February 2016, the lowest level since February 2008. A preliminary 242,000 net new jobs were created in February 2016, up 40.6% Source: US Census) Manufacturing & Trade Sales Total combined sales and manufacturing shipments totaled nearly $1.296 trillion in January 2016, down 0.4% million in February 2016, down 0.57% from January.

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Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?


Costa calls their transformation "revolutionary" with significant improvements in operational and logistics metrics and an approximately 10X increase in points of sale.

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016


Logistics Technology Updates: Q1 2016. Overview | Industry Research | Tech Giants | Logistics | On-Demand | On-Demand Food. Ongoing investments in the logistics sector continued strong in Q1 2016, following the investment of $1.5 Logistics.

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


The year on year increase in customer dissatisfaction of logistics outsourcing has pushed many players into a defensive corner. The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. Cautious Optimism Abound in the Logistics Outsourcing Outlook.

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

Here’s what ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello had to say: “Clearly, 2016 started soft for truck tonnage. There was a deceleration in freight volumes during the second half of 2015 which continued into the first month of 2016. We do not expect capacity to tighten in 2016 unless the economy regains steam. For example, FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for December reflects stable conditions for carriers likely to continue through 2016.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index, Mexico ranks number eight out of 40 countries including Canada, Sweden, and Vietnam. Another study pinpoints the country as the top choice for “nearshoring” (sometimes called “reshoring”) production to North America.

Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

Contents Supply Chain Movement 20 – 2016 Q1. Publishing date: 26 February 2016. 10 | SCM Consulting Map Europe 2016. At the same time, the supply chain specialists are expanding across Europe and even into North America. 34 | Mindmap Global Logistics Integration.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

On-demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report


On-demand warehousing entered the supply chain and logistics market in 2014 and has been growing ever since. The Q2 report includes supply, demand, pricing, transaction and activity details related to pallets stored in the network through June 30, 2016.

A Gloomy Future for the Port of Los Angeles?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

In June 2016, the Panama Canal will double its capacity, and this capacity expansion will undoubtedly reshape the freight flows around the globe, including those transiting through the Port of Los Angeles (click here for a past blog related to this subject). [link] /. Guillaume Roels.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new requirements go into effect on July 1, 2016, stating that all packed containers must have verified gross mass weights reported to the carrier and terminal before loading. This is essential for carriers and logistics providers, who operate key components of the enterprise supply chain. She has over two decades of sales, marketing and operations experience in the container shipping and logistics industries.

10 Awards Since January: C.H. Robinson is Proud to Accelerate Your Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Help us win the top spot in the Inbound Logistics Top 3PL Excellence awards. Brose North America. 2016 Key Supplier Award. Third Party Logistics (3PL) Carrier of the Year Award. 10 Awards Since January: C.H.

How to Make Sure That Your Global TMS Is Truly Global


Depending on your logistics needs and available resources, you might opt for a managed model or self-service TMS model. The ability to access a single, unified view of your supply chain is important in any logistics operation, but especially so when managing freight networks on a global basis.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Cloud Logistics.

Conducting Business in India? Chances Are that You Could Be by 2025

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Only one of them is outside North America: China. If projections and recent rhetoric are to be believed, India will join China as the only non-North American countries in the $500 billion club by 2025. Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain India Trade

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Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain


The widespread active outbreaks has been increasing in South America and in Caribbean island countries, with cases of sporadic transmission reported in the Philippines and Thailand.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium


The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America. The choice of Leuven as the logistics campus was made for several reasons.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform. May 2, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced agreement to purchase LeanLogistics from parent Brambles, Limited. And when you combine our two carrier networks, we will have by far the largest in North America.”,

Logistics Startup: FLEXE and Pop-up Warehousing


Today's innovations from startups could be the source of transformation that shapes the future of logistics. As of July 2016, there have been more than 2 billion trips on Uber that have bypassed the taxi industry. FLEXE’s platform includes more than 400 warehouses in North America.

Five Ways to Drive a High-Performance, Cross-Border Automotive Supply Chain


million vehicles, and was ranked seventh-largest vehicle producer in the world and number one in Latin America. and Mexico, we need to be cautious when generalizing about related logistics issues. Supported by the North America Free Trade Agreement, Mexico and the U.S.