NATO withdrawal from Afghanistan could further crimp airfreight supply

The Supply Chain Journal

and NATO military withdrawal of troops and equipment from Afghanistan could create temporary transport shortages for companies seeking heavy airfreight capacity because freighters are already scarce, a regional manager for logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel said.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. Afghanistan.

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Where Does Cuba Rank in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

All this talk about Cuba, however, sparked a question for me this week: Where does Cuba rank in logistics? The answer, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) , is near the bottom of the list. Cuba was ranked 152 out of 160 countries with an LPI Score of 2.18, beating only Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, and a handful of other poorly-developed countries. There is at least one bright spot in Cuba’s logistics infrastructure: it’s deep water ports.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Afghanistan.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Transportation. Total logistics cost. Here at Logistics Bureau we have 20 years of experience in assisting clients with Supply Chain Benchmarking, and the development of suitable KPIs. Benchmarking Performance Measurement - KPIs key performance indicator KPI logistics kpi supply chain kpi

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Transportation Funding vs. Immigration Reform (60 Minutes vs. Saturday Night Live)

Talking Logistics

If it’s not one thing, it’s another…that keeps transportation infrastructure funding down the priority list for Congress. A few years ago, it was the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For related commentary, see my post from February 2014, Enough Talk: Time to Fix Transportation Infrastructure Funding ). If it’s not one thing, it’s another that keeps transportation infrastructure funding at the bottom of the priority list.

The Daily Dash: project44’s latest acquisition

The Supply Chain Journal

Also … Turvo, provider of the world’s leading collaboration application for the supply chain, announced a partnership and integration with FreightWaves to bring SONAR data to the company’s collaborative logistics platform.

Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. and Europe, where truck transport plays a large role.

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Companies in desperate hunt for aircraft to move cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

And import cargo keeps coming, on top of record volumes for air and ocean shipping, further straining an air logistics system stretched by a shortage of equipment and airport labor. and Europe, where truck transport plays a large role.

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Mind Map for Order Management 2.0

Supply Chain Movement

Afghanistan. Supply chains are becoming more complex with frequent adaptations, whether temporary or permanent, and increasingly with logistics outsourcing and calls for integrated transport management. The introduction of flexible integrated order management will result in improved performance of the logistics chain: Check. Global competition is forcing companies to optimally manage the orders they have scored.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

According to a recent UNHCR report , nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced in 2014 from countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. A crisis of this magnitude creates a mind-boggling supply chain and logistics challenge. Relief agencies normally spend as much as 80% of their proceeds on logistics and supply chain. For example, in 2013, the organization provided Syrian refugees with in-kind transportation of 394 metric tons of food and supplies.

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Who said supply chains are boring?: 6. Winfield Scott: A Native.

Supply Chains Rock

Logisticians are dazzling masterminds who use ingenuity to transport cumbersome supplies across vast distances and over some of the worlds most challenging terrain. These transportation experts used manpower and pure mechanical force to get things where they needed to be. Long before UPS and third-party logistics companies, these historic logisticians were laying the groundwork that powers commerce today. Last week we highlighted Christopher Columbus: A Logistical Pioneer.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Afghanistan.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Afghanistan. Logistics operations and supply chains are increasingly complex due to the number of delivery options offered, and business systems such as webshops and order management have become businesscritical.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

GlobalTranz

million veterans exiting the military since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan means that significantly more work is needed. This situation has prompted people like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to see that “we can think of none more appropriate to safeguard our highways as commercial vehicle drivers than the thousands of veterans who have already proven they can safely handle large vehicles under extremely stressful circumstances.”. Transportation trucking

Reflections, Thank-you(s) and Rethinking the Future

Supply Chain Shaman

Last week I spoke at the CLX Logistics Conference in Philadelphia on the future of Supply Chain Management. While the push in the back office was for efficiency–larger batch sizes, transactional processing, lower costs of transportation, and labor arbitrage strategies (Many companies outsourced the back office to India.)–the

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The Log Book: ‘Excellence’ earns veterans fully loaded Kenworths

The Supply Chain Journal

The Log Book is a weekly rundown of human-interest stories related to the transportation industry. Hernandez enlisted in the Army in 1998 and after becoming an infantryman was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in four combat tours.

The Weight of Memory

Tailwind

In our industry, there are a significant number of people who have served in the military – many of whom served in the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the logistics industry, we work to pick up things, transport things, and deliver things. And to do this effectively we must weigh things to transport, and transport safely. We try to transport things as efficiently as possible taking the shortest, and least costly, route to get it there safely.

Barbie & Ken Trucking

Tailwind

Can you tell me about the new logistics department the company is opening up? ” “He fought in WW II, the Korean War, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and a backyard in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was involved in the logistics of the war. ” “Well, he is an expert in logistics. Pratt VP Marketing & Sales Tailwind Transportation SoftwareBarbie & Ken Trucking “Hi Ken” “Hi Barbie” “Good to see you Ken.”