North America’s Top Distribution Hubs

Supply Chain Link

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 (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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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).

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

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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Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

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

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.

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.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

Third-party logistics providers are evolving in the wake of changing politics, increased public scrutiny and demand for more value-based, not asset-based, services. The Third Party Logistics Study Indicates “Working With the Enemy” Is Profitable and Acceptable. 3PL Logistics

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level

DELMIA Quintiq

As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. This post was first published on Talking Logistics. . It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit.

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.

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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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. In 2014, the shipping ports of America received $1.73

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

Freightera

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.

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.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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

Cerasis

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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A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

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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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.

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016

Freightos

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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Walmart Secures Patent for Drones to Carry Products Inside Stores (Digital Trends). Lineage Logistics Announces Strategic Partnership with BluJay Solutions. January 2017 North American Freight Numbers.

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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?

Elementum

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.

On-demand Warehousing Quarterly Pricing and Usage Report

FLEXE

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.

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.

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.

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

TMC

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.

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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This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. It’s snowing outside.

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

NC State SCRC

The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com 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.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

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.

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.”,