This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

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CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Manhattan Associates Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Performance. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

Intermodal Industry Outlook 2017

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Intermodal rail transportation has revolutionized the way shippers deliver goods across North America.

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

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Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (February 2017). January 2017 North American Freight Numbers. billion in current dollars in January 2017, a 6.7 billion from January 2016 to January 2017. and Mexico by all modes in January 2017 was electrical machinery, of which $7.4

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

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CX North America Integrates Its Freight Collaboration Platform With Active Aero Group’s Technology. Descartes Reports Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Annual Financial Results. January 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). It’s snowing outside.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. For the global multi-national, Powering global growth in China and India is tougher, and with less intellectual property risk, than driving a digital transformation in North America and Europe.

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


Since you, as a shipper, rely on having the most accurate information available and applicable to your operation, understanding the trends identified in the third party logistics study can help your business grow throughout 2017.

Editor’s Pick: NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade – Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

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Today’s post is by Troy Ryley at Transplace where he recommends that we keep developing a North America that supports trade and builds a strong infrastructure and economy for Mexico, Canada and the U.S. However, this would be an economic mistake for North America. While there are some improvements that can be made to NAFTA, it’s on the right track to promoting free trade and driving economic growth for all of North America.

10 reasons to attend SustaIn 2017


2017 marking EcoVadis’ 10th anniversary, this year’s event will be particularly rich in top quality content, and surely our best edition to date. Here are 10 reasons why you don’t want to miss SustaIn 2017.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing


The majority of respondents are based in North America and Europe and they hold mostly director-level and managerial positions in supply chain. . What are companies looking for in supply chain network design technologies ? What works well, and what are the challenges?

Why America’s Cheese Capital Is at the Center of Trump’s Trade War

Supply Chain Brain

But the retaliation is a well-aimed political kick directed at a state that produces 27 percent of the country’s cheese (3.37bn pounds in 2017) and which Trump barely won in the last election. Food & Beverage Global Trade & Economics All Technology Global Trade Management North America Home Page Latest News Home Page SliderNow Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). DB Schenker (The Americas). Service coverage encompasses North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Different Strokes for Different Folks (to Yield Better Results?)?

Supply Chain Shaman

There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people. Each company can place 1-3 people in a cohort that will run during the period of May-December 2017. This week I spent time in Silicon Valley talking to technology innovators.

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. VANCOUVER, BC (PRWEB) MAY 04, 2017.

Finding a Balance Between Service and Cost

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With numerous 3PL providers offering supply chain services across North America, choosing the best-fit provider can be a daunting task. In 2015, logistics costs totaled over $1.4 billion dollars in the United States.

The U.S. Retail Industry Is Hemorrhaging Jobs — and It's Hitting Women Hardest

Supply Chain Brain

Between November 2016 and November 2017, the sector fired 129,000 women (the largest loss for any industrial sector for either sex) while men gained 109,000 positions, according to an analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). A record 6,700 stores shut in 2017, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology, a retail thinktank. Global Supply Chain Management HR & Labor Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization


The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. There are innovative firms that are setting the standard for innovation and successful analytics adoption, but as Actionable Intelligence expert Keith B.

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Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America


Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. trillion in 2017 to $16.9 percent of $715 billion per year of these transactions were made via automated platforms in 2017.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

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There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people. Each company can place 1-3 people in a cohort that will run during the period of May-December 2017. With more than 90 years of innovation in diabetes care, Novo Nordisk is a global pharmaceutical leader.

Supply chain agility, the disillusioned data scientist, Amazon effect, and other tales from LogiPharma US 2017


The post Supply chain agility, the disillusioned data scientist, Amazon effect, and other tales from LogiPharma US 2017 appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Dr. Madhav Durbha I was at the recent LogiPharma US conference for the pharmaceutical supply chain leaders.

Are You Active in the Digital Transformation Drinking Game?

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There will be European, Asian, and North American cohorts of 30-40 people. Each company can place 1-3 people in a cohort that will run during the period of May-December 2017. Today I attended the SAP Insider Conference. The theme? Digital transformation.

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

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While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. Every supply chain has a central purpose, regardless of size or industry: getting materials from their point of origin to the place they’re needed as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

From Vine to Glass: Wine Supply Chain

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From California to New Jersey, North America produces some of the best wines in the world with popularity increasing year-over-year. Americans now consume the most wine in the world and consumption is forecasted to increase by 2 percent between 2015 and 2019 1.

US new car sales peak tests automotive supply chain resilience

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The need for US residents to replace vehicles lost during recent hurricanes has helped boost September car sales in North America to an unexpected high

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design


In partnership with KUKA Systems North America, Boeing developed a robotic manufacturing process for its aircrafts’ fuselages. The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one. This is thanks in part to our unraveled supply chain, linking subsections like maintenance and repair with metalworking and avionics. These factors make aerospace manufacturing companies highly valued partners, even internationally.

Supply Chain Assessment and Packaging Redesign Drastically Reduces Damage for Leading Mechanical Systems Manufacturer


Regardless of where you are and what you do, we can all agree that having reliable mechanical systems regularly available is a quintessential aspect to our daily lives that we often take for granted.

A Look Back at the Best Advice of 2017

Supply Chain Nation

As we turn the calendar to a new year, I’m reflecting on 2017 highlights, as well as identifying areas that may require a different approach in 2018. I wish you all a safe, successful end to 2017 and look forward to an exciting year ahead. Vicky Marco, JDA Customer Executive, North America Manufacturing: When you are given opportunities, you should just try them, even if you don’t think you’re qualified.

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

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His leadership responsibilities include marketing strategy, execution, and operations oversight for North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. 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.

Tactical Trade Promotion: The Fourth Dimension

Supply Chain Insights

1% of the entire population of North America uses Facebook. YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18 – 39-year-olds than any cable network in America ; and, 80% of the time spent on social media platforms is done on mobile phones.

Takeaways From Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017


With an ever increasing focus on innovation and efficiency in the supply chain, Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017 threw up a host of interesting takeaways. Key Trends in Gartner Top 25 Supply Chain Rankings 2017 (Source?—?Gartner)

How Freight Brokers Can Help Ease the Effects of the Capacity Crunch


Economic growth, paired with other factors like driver retention, continues to cause tight transportation capacity and impact supply chains across North America. 1 By the end of 2017, there were.

Coming of Age: The Digital Consumer Chain

Supply Chain Insights

However, speaking with a number of major retail chains across North America, I can also tell you that I have seen more willingness on their part to collaborate with the CPG suppliers around trade promotion planning than ever before.

Supply Chain Buzzwords 2017 – See The Highlights At NRF

RELEX Solutions

Let me give you a couple of supply chain buzzwords for 2017; ‘Amazon’ and ‘Customer-Centricity’. In 2016 it even made it to the list of top 10 biggest retailers in North America. That leads me to my next supply chain buzzword of 2017; customer-centricity.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


At the new plant, Mazda expects to produce cross-over models which Mazda will introduce to the North American market, and Toyota plans to produce the Corolla for the North American market. Toyota will be better positioned to respond to the growing North American market.

Manufacturing Nearshoring Will Have an Impact on Supply Chain Automation

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AlixPartners 2016 annual survey of manufacturing and distribution companies serving North America and western Europe found that 69% say they consider near shoring a possible opportunity to meet US and European demand, this up from just 40% in last year’s analysis

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

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These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018. “Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”.