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Top 3 Supply Chain Planning Buzzwords

Kinaxis

When it comes to supply chains, certain words seem to be bandied about like the ball at a championship tennis match. Back and forth, over and over, these supply chain buzzwords seem to have an endless lifespan. But are they just creative marketing spin (after all, developing them is kind of part of the job), or is what they stand for actually making a difference in your supply chain planning?

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? As 2020 moves closer, one concept that I’m hearing discussed more and more in discussions and appearing online is that of the circular supply chain. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain. Why is the Circular Supply Chain Trending?

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think

AFFLINK

Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products will eventually move along inside of a vehicle without a driver. Uber’s self-driving trucks, known previously as Otto, have already begun delivering cargo in routes between Nevada and California – and have apparently taken thousands of trips , although the company has been secretive regarding further details. Autonomy may present a lifeline for a beleaguered shipping industry.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The Hyperloop and drones headlined this week’s supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to it: Hyperloop One Accelerates Toward Future With High-Speed Test (WSJ – sub. Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). trillion short through 2025 (Reuters). Finally, in more terrestrial news, Walmart is making adjustments to its subscription shipping program.

The need to know

EFT

US, Taiwan seek 'like-minded' democracies in supply chain shift from China. curbs on Chinese chipmaker SMIC could rattle supply chains. Changing tack: windpower breezes back into shipping with Swedish venture. HMM and Samsung Heavy Industries to develop smart ships.

Why alternative truck fuels are coming sooner than you think

EFT

The idea of the new regulation is simple: For the shipping industry to clean up its act. The regulation, widely known as IMO 2020 after the International Maritime Organisation and the date of introduction set for 1 st January next year, demands that ships reduce sulphur released from burning fuel. The net result of this is that big expenditure is going to have to be made to make ships around the world comply and one of the easier ways of doing this is to switch fuels.

This Week in Logistics News (June 26-30, 2017)

Talking Logistics

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