The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

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Which is why a drone took flight from the stage during Ryan’s keynote address at the Descartes Evolution 2017 Conference a couple of weeks ago and broadcast real-time video of the audience as it flew across the front of the hall. Descartes (@DescartesSG) March 28, 2017.

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5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

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Trend #1: Customers Buying Experience Not Products. According to the Geodis 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey , organizations that invest more in supply chain see greater EBIT (earnings before income tax) in their business. #2 Trend #4: Building an Ecosystem that is Actionable.

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What Are the Trends in Last Mile Logistics?


To gain a competitive advantage in last mile logistics, shippers need to understand the top seven trends in last mile logistics. Unfortunately, the tech landscape is riddled with cases of supply chain disruptors failing, but the trend is clear and shows little indication of regression.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 13-17, 2017)

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Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2017. The post This Week in Logistics News (November 13-17, 2017) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. In case you’re wondering, I did get selected as a juror this week.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

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3PL Mergers/Acquisitions Robots Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Amazon Bpost CXS DAT North American Freight Index Deutsche Post-DHL driverless cars driverless trucks drones FAA Hyperloop One Radial Richard Branson SMC3 U.S.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

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My garage door is crumpled. How did it happen? Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. Mini-earthquake right underneath garage door. Rammed by car driven by my teenage daughter (who is taking her driving test tomorrow). Aliens.

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2017 Distribution Industry Outlook

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In 2017, low interest rates, consumer spending and growth in e-commerce will continue the trend for a strong year in the warehousing industry. Distribution Supply Chain 3pl

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

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And if you require the support of your technology and 3PL partners to accomplish your initiatives, then you should attend their user conferences and schedule meetings with their senior executives to let them know what’s working well and what improvements they can make to better serve you.

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chains

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What is different today compared to the late 90s and early 2000s when the Internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations? […] 3PL Past Episode Past Episode - CH Robinson Supply Chain Technology Trends AI artificial intelligence C.H.

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The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017


We will feature over the next 5 business days each category's most viewed posts over the course of 2017. These will only contain posts written in 2017. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone.

4 Trending Transportation Updates: February 2017

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“Trucking Futures Exchange” Could Launch This Summer: DAT Solutions and Transvix have teamed up to create a futures exchange that will allow trucking companies, 3PL’s, and shippers to better combat spot market rate uncertainty. Read Next: 6 Trending Transportation Updates: January 2017.

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The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

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3PL Episode Highlights Retail Trends Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management last-mile delivery logistics Retail Transplace

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LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017


Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. But, the most significant impacts of 2017 will be felt in these four areas. . per gallon throughout 2017.

3 Steps to Achieving Predictive Logistics

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Similarly, a 3PL applies AI to predict with a higher-degree of confidence and accuracy the ETA for door delivery and inland location. A reporter recently asked me how, in my view, the shipping industry would make money in the coming years.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

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Factors like global trade and a customization trend in manufacturing have altered the “straight shot” supply chain forever. This is why it’s essential to rely on a holistic 3PL for expert advice and guidance. Your 3PL partner, for example, can recommend where your distribution centers should be placed to meet that goal, and adjust those recommendations later if your needs change.

5 Trending Transportation Updates: July 2017

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Freight 3PL Fuel Surcharge Freight Volume Drone Delivery Delivery Robots amazon robots economyDrone Delivery Approved in China. SF Holding, a Chinese delivery company, has obtained a license from the country’s military to use drones to deliver commercial packages. Find out more here.

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Outsourcing Technology to 3PLs: 9 Reasons Why Manufacturers Will Continue to Invest


The age of internal IT departments is drawing to a close, and the role of outsourced technologies will have a lasting impact in coming years In fact, more off-site IT investments into such companies will become a standard practice throughout 2017, and you need to know why. Another factor in the 3PL Revolution is gaining a competitive advantage in the global market. Disparate Systems Require a Partnering 3PL That Can Bring Harmony and Integration to All. 3PL Technology

Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: Bringing Solutions to Market Faster

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3PL Episode Highlights Retail Supply Chain Technology Trends chargebacks Kenco Innovation Labs mobile technologies retail compliance Smart Gladiator supply chain innovation

Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: A New Model for Success

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How would you characterize the current state […] 3PL Past Episode Past Episode - Kenco Logistics Supply Chain Technology Trends Kenco Innovation Labs LoadProof mobile application Smart Gladiator supply chain innovation

The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies


Meanwhile, the mountain of data gathered by the 3PL from the deployment of a cost-effective transportation management-as-a-service ( TMSaaS ) system, like the Cerasis Rater, can provide insights into operations not previously possible. Information collected from smart devices and technologies can be leveraged to create new key performance indicators and identify trends or possible issues within the supply chain.

The changing role of IT organizations in supply chain management


As bulk of the action in enterprises shifted from within the four walls of the company to outside the company due to increased use of contract manufacturing and third party logistics (3PL), traditional technologies built on ERP foundation came up short.

Unlearning Supply Chain Management

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Develop a Shared Vision Statement with Your 3PL. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Destin Sandlin Kate Vitasek network effects Smarter Every Day supplier relationship management Supply Chain Risk Management Vested

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

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Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 3PL C.H. Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

Supply Chain Trial by Jury

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I received an email yesterday from a 3PL executive. 3PL Just for Fun Supply Chain & Logistics Trends jury duty logistics S&OP supply chainAuthor’s note: I have jury duty today. The last time I reported for jury duty, seven years ago this month, I got selected as a juror for a murder trial and spent almost three weeks in court. Those were also the first three weeks of me going off on my own and starting my own company.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management


Why Work With a 3PL? Some companies continue to resist the 3PL revolution. In fact, the primary reasons for working with a 3PL include the following: 3PLs help companies grow and meet demands of new, emerging or recently developed markets. Ultimately, working with a 3PL lowers total costs and reduces the occurrence of supply chain errors. In other words, partnering with a 3PL can be a major driver of supply chain savings to your bottom line.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

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are now using at least one 3PL in their operations. This points to an ongoing trend, Armstrong notes, "for companies to outsource logistics functions to 3PLs in order to control costs and increase supply chain efficiency." Content Summary: As the largest 3PL in the United States, C.H.

Why Relationships Matter in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry

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What industry trends or factors will make supply chain relationships even more important in the years ahead? How do you […] Past Episode Past Episode - CH Robinson 3PL C.H. Brent Nagy, VP Enterprise Customer Strategy at C.H.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

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And if you require the support of your technology and 3PL partners to accomplish your initiatives, then you should attend their user conferences and schedule meetings with their senior executives to let them know what’s working well and what improvements they can make to better serve you. Here are some posts I wrote this year sharing my takeaways from various conferences: Elevating the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2017 Conference).

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017


2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come. Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control. 3PL Logistics

Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

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Over the past 30 years, the 3PL industry has gone through tremendous transformation. According to the 2017 EFT Report, “ How to Thrive in a World of Commoditized Logistics ,” almost 48 percent of shippers reported they’re looking for new ideas and solutions from their 3PL providers.

The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics

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Customers are more educated today in terms of what they expect from their third-party logistics (3PL) partners,” said Boring. What’s driving this trend? 3PL Episode Highlights e-commerce Kenco Group logistics outsourcing procurement supply chain visibility

Is fulfilment still a FMCG core competency?

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The reasons and impacts of this trend may point to the future of distribution in the e-commerce age. CPG companies are considered among the leaders in supply chain trends in manufacturing. Names like Proctor & Gamble and Unilever are perennially atop the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains, and represent 9 of the Top 25 in 2017. It’s not necessarily true that moving to a 3PL will be cheaper. Blogs 3PL CPG FMCG Outsourcing Ralf Seifert Richard Markoff supply chain

How Advancing Technology in Transportation Management Highlight the Growing Trucking Driver Shortage


These trends held true throughout the year and led to innovative solutions, including greater emphasis on new technologies and software applications. The outlook for 2017 with respect to this mandate is not likely to change either.

Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

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Over the past 30 years, the 3PL industry has gone through tremendous transformation. The shifts in manufacturing and retail business models, enhanced delivery models, such as last mile and click and collect, along with the innovative advances in technologies, have created significant opportunities for 3PL companies. These trends continue to drive costs up, while productivity improvements are relatively mild. Take Your 3PL Business to the Next Stage.

Top Trends in 2017 – Are you a stand out 3PL?


As 2017 comes to a close, the dynamic nature of the food and beverage industry continues to shape organizations. According to Statista , 2017 revenue in the food and beverages industry including fresh and packaged foods, fruits, vegetables, pasta, snacks, sweets, refrigerated and frozen food; soft drinks and alcoholic drinks in the U.S.

Reverse Logistics and the Power of Your 3PL!

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Expak Logistics is a third-party logistics (3pl) company working on the industry’s cutting edge, helping retail businesses streamline their reverse logistics operations, controlling costs and creating a vastly more efficient operation in the process. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Editor’s Pick: Profiles in Yard Management Excellence – Batory Foods

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As part of that growth, the company began offering 3PL services for one of its current suppliers, which also wanted to outsource its DC operations (from the same facility). “A Case Study Editor's Pick Supply Chain Technology Trends Warehouse Management Batory Foods PINC Solutions yard management system YMS

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