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50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

The need to know

EFT

XPO Logistics plans to spin off warehousing business. XPO Logistics Inc said on Wednesday it plans to spin off its warehousing and logistics business into a separate publicly traded company. Chinese air freight firm Apex up for sale after coronavirus boost: sources.

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Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It is estimated that 5 billion people will live in urban areas by 2030. We may still be a long way away from a future where trucks and ships will be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) alone. Failure to plan for this eventual inevitability would be a mistake for players in the logistics industry. In addition to these benefits, robotics is a source of reliable labor, high quality, virtually mistake-free, job performance and significant cost savings over humans.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Source ID. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Self-Service Logistics.

The need to know

EFT

Exclusive: Walmart's Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021: sources v. Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is preparing for an initial public offering overseas as early as 2021, which could value the firm up to $50 billion, sources familiar with the company's plans told Reuters.

Coming soon to a supply chain near you: 8 big digital disruptors

Kinaxis

HP has a printer that can order ink and have it shipped directly to your door automatically. Manufacturers are getting in on the action as well, splitting shipping costs with competitors to ensure trucks don’t go out half-filled. Key points: Explore crowd sourced delivery capabilities, they’re expanding nationally at a rapid pace. Recognize drones have the potential to redefine the cost of last-mile logistics.

The need to know

EFT

Apple to remove Carbon from supply chain, products by 2030. Ship owners struggle to bring home crews amid coronavirus chaos. Softbank pulls investment from Credit Suisse supply chain funds: sources. RLS Logistics Announces Nationwide Expansion Plan.

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, leading fashion brands, retailers, supplier organizations, and others, including a major shipping company, have agreed to collectively address the climate impact of the fashion sector across its entire value chain.

Why Energy Supply Chains are Transitioning to Renewables

Requis

Despite the persistance of some strong fundamentals , 2020 may signal the true turning point in the shift to renewable sources for energy companies. ” Other sources agree. In this article: Market factors that are prompting investment in renewables by upstream energy.

Trends 2021: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

”[3] Mariia Deresh, a content provider at PLS Logistics Services, adds, “After the pandemic hit, everyone is talking about building resilience … but behind resilience, there is supply chain visibility. Hamilton writes, “Another notable trend in supply chain management is the advancement of green logistics. ” Durbha adds, “In 2020, we have seen a number of companies pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.

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Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

So some of the companies that actually are in the forefront of supply chain management and technology implementations are excluded from contention: airlines, railroads, trucking companies, package delivery companies, shipping companies, construction firms, healthcare, metals producers, energy companies, banks, oil & gas, pipelines, utilities, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Blockchain and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Enterra Insights

” Many analysts are touting blockchain because it holds the potential to solve many challenges currently found in supply chains associated with things like fraud, visibility, and sourcing. “Cargo Volume often defines the cost of shipping freight. trillion in annual business value by 2030, and that’s a prediction that warrants taking a serious look at blockchain.”[3]. 4] Roar Adland and Ken Cottrill, “ Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Outlook on U.S. Exports: Forecasting the “Perfect Storm” or Something Else?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

export growth between now and 2030. Overseas labor and production costs of similar goods exported from the United States are increasing, making exported goods more affordable compared to offshore sourcing streams. As carriers grapple with capacity adjustments, exporters can benefit from the surplus space available on export ships to Asia and Europe. Global Forwarding Global Transportation Logistics Exports Shipping SOLASOutlook on U.S.

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense

Techgistics

Source: Amazon. Amazon recently released that they shipped more than one billion items through Amazon Prime and Fulfillment by Amazon this holiday season which is five times more than what was shipped the previous year over the same period. To try to understand how many boxes that equates to, let’s assume that each Amazon order contains three items and each order ships in an average of 1.4 retail sales will be via e-commerce by 2030.

Apple – carbon

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Needleman reports, in a plan aimed at having every Apple device by 2030 to be produced with no net release of carbon into the atmosphere. The company’s initiative means that it will work to transition its manufacturing suppliers to renewable sources of electricity to power their operations.

Ultimate guide to technologies that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

Cloud technology allows organizations to combine all supply chain and logistics information into a single, central solution. Should supply chain delays occur, companies can more easily identify the source of bottlenecks and take action to improve processes. Thanks to the ability to track the location of items in real-time during shipping, companies can deliver excellent customer service by providing customers with accurate delivery estimates and real-time location information.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This waste can keep manufacturers far away from achieving operational targets and deeply impact their logistics management system and supply chain management strategy. A supply chain optimization software can help manufacturers connect the entire manufacturing or distribution value chain, right from procurement to the R&D and materials sourcing through the final production and delivery. Logistics and delivery coordination. trillion to the global economy by 2030.

Supply chain sustainability focus: Gustaf Asp, Managing Director, Treadler on circular economies

EFT

That idea – to open up H&M’s global supply chain expertise as a business-to-business service and allow partners to work across product development sourcing, production and logistics in a sustainable manner. Where can supply chain and logistics leaders make the biggest impact on sustainability? H&M Group uses ships and trains to transport over 90% of products from the suppliers to warehouses. Treadler is a bold new idea backed by the H&M Group.

Supply Chain Optimization Software – A Comprehensive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

This waste can keep manufacturers far away from achieving operational targets and deeply impact their logistics and supply chain management strategy. A supply chain optimization software can help manufacturers connect the entire manufacturing or distribution value chain, right from procurement to the R&D and materials sourcing through the final production and delivery. Logistics and delivery coordination. trillion to the global economy by 2030.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Investment bank Goldman Sachs predicts that sales of batteries to power EVs will rise from under $10 billion to $60 billion by 2030, which will require that the global availability of battery metals expands to meet swelling demand. Not only is the DRC difficult from a labor-rights perspective, the country also has a long history of violence and an inconsistent record of shipping mineral resources.

Transitioning to a low carbon future, while boosting profits

EFT

The below summary of my presentation will provide Supply Chain Executives and leaders within the Logistics field with a case for increasing a company’s profile and profitability by focussing on sustainability. Meaning that our operational performance is where it needs to be, that we are in control of cost, that we are customer focussed, that we set up a lean organizations, that we source globally, that we constantly evaluate and optimize our footprint, manufacturing depth etc.

Green Future of Freight [Infographic]

Freightera

Please share this infographic on you site by copying and pasting the code below: Source: The Green Future of Freight – An infographic by the team at Freightera. FREIGHT SHIPPING EMISSIONS TODAY. Heavy-duty trucks account for the dominant share of all logistics-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissons: Road freight: 57%. Heavy trucks emit 57% of all logistics related greenhouse gases. Emissions from cargo ships are 3% of GHG today. Sources: [link].