Sustainable Logistics: Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics


Calculating the carbon footprint of a company’s comprehensive logistics framework is tremendously complex. Creating more sustainable logistics is even more important for the trucking industry. Sustainable Logistics | Quantifying Sustainability Measures of Your Logistics. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. From shareholders to consumers, sustainable logistics has created broad value. Logistics

Klabin Partners with EcoVadis to Advance Supply Chain Sustainability Leadership and Performance in Latin America


PARIS/NEW YORK – (December 11, 2019) — EcoVadis , the world’s leading provider of sustainability ratings, today announces its sustainable procurement partnership with Klabin , Brazil’s largest paper and board producer and exporter. Klabin is always working to improve its operational efficiency, responsibly and sustainably,” said Sandro Ávila, operational planning, logistics and supply chain director at Klabin. “We

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How Are Counterfeit Drugs Procured?

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A new approach focuses on the way these products are procured. Research at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program , Zaragoza, Spain, is investigating why drug dispensers such as clinics and pharmacies might acquire fake drugs. Counterfeit cures.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

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And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). project44 and GateHouse Logistics Announce Exclusive Partnership.

These 5 Top Logistics Trends for 2018 are a Response to the Growing Customer Experience Movement


With the rise of e-commerce, the value of logistics has grown. Logistics professionals can no longer simply go about standard operations, and the days of peaks and lulls have ended. To answer that question, let us turn our attention to some of the key top logistics trends we’ll see over the next 12 months, in part as a response to the growing customer experience movement. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018. Logistics Trends

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Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Ti Logistics Briefing. Inbound Logistics.

The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019


What does this momentum tell us about the state of sustainability this year – and what does the current landscape specifically mean for procurement teams? Costly trade wars are turning the global trade landscape into an all-out battle, particularly between America and China.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

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My initial involvement in the Third Party Logistics business was early in 1993 when I became the first Director of Development for Tibbett & Britten Group in North America. ig fan of procurement when used prudently and for the appropriate commodities and services.

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management


In the foodservice industry, there are few better examples of great procurement management than McDonald's. Today's food industry supply chain operators would do well to learn from the excellent procurement management example that McDonald's has set.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management


Key factors influencing inventory levels, supplier quality, demand forecasting, procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, production planning, transportation management and more are becoming known for the first time. Source: DHL, Artificial Intelligence in Logistics, 2018 (PDF, 45 pp.,

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

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In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

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Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

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And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is a Procurement sourcing methodology which entails taking into account all aspects of doing business with a supplier, not just unit costs. Don’t Overlook the Role of Reverse Logistics. Reverse logistics is a pivotal lever in the fight to combat any crisis.

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Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

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In America alone, consumers purchase more than $500 billion worth of Chinese goods per year. China #Import #Export #Logistics #SupplyChain #SCM #Freight. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management China Export Freight Import Logistics SCM supplychain

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Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

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Sustainability is created in the jungles of Latin America. Responsible Sourcing isn’t just about sourcing and procuring goods and services in a more sustainable manner, but also about ensuring external suppliers are aligned and committed to the same principles and values.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

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Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14. About Echo Global Logistics. Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

How Transportation Management Technology & Regulations Impacted the Logistics Industry


Per Cyzerg Logistics Technology, the amount of available data doubles every two years. In other words, holding fundraisers or even raising community awareness might help to spur additional funding for improving America’s highways. Logistics Transportation Management

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US


Live Americas 2019 by SCM World. Live Americas peer forum 2019 by SCM World is a great event for senior-level supply chain practitioners to be introduced to predicted trends and be involved in a cross-industry knowledge sharing experience.

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China Flexes Its Global Logistics Muscle

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China aims to extend its logistics reach from the Pacific to the Atlantic through its One Belt, One Road initiative. The sheer size of the country’s “One Belt, One Road” logistics initiative, for instance, calls into question the true objective of the regional infrastructure plan.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

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I consulted with some of the contacts I’d built at the executive level across North America. We’ve built a peerless network in the areas of Procurement, Logistics, Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, and other functional areas in Supply Chain. Subscribe Here!

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

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When that day came, when truckload capacity tightened, I reached out to the logistics executive to see what happened: “The jury is still out on whether our strategy has worked or not,” the logistics executive told me. “We We’ve produced several Talking Logistics episodes related to transportation procurement (see links below), with each guest providing great insights and advice on the topic. Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

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The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain


While they may not all be cheap, there are options for companies that want to weave domestic procurement into their supply chains. It’s worthwhile to invest in technology to gather supply chain news and information, partner with other companies to share intelligence on potential supplier issues, and collaborate closely with logistics providers. US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March.

Valentine’s Day and the Logistics of Love

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Last year UPS geared up its global logistics-of-love network to deliver an estimated 89 million flowers for Valentine’s Day. Francisco Ricaurte reports, “To ensure these precious flowers arrive at peak freshness, UPS shepherds the shipments from colorful growing fields in Latin America through the Miami International Airport — where UPS is one of the largest air cargo carriers — to final recipients in less than two days.

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The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union


However, any global organisation will tell you that their concerns reach past North America. and the European Union and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare in the new year. With Brexit looming and the possibility of World Trade Organisation rules coming into effect in UK/EU trade, the European procurement and supply chain markets look unsteady. As your procurement organisation moves into 2019, you can prepare your team for uncertainty.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States


As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can best prepare in the new year. Here, we outline some of the biggest stories and what they mean for American industries and procurement teams. Procurement Resources

America First: How a New Slew of Trade Policies Will Impact Supply Chain


While they may not all be cheap, there are options for companies that want to weave domestic procurement into their supply chains. It’s worthwhile to invest in technology to gather supply chain news and information, partner with other companies to share intelligence on potential supplier issues, and collaborate closely with logistics providers. US manufacturing activity dropped slightly in March.

Who said supply chains are boring?: $10M Grant Creates New.

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The web-based procurement system will enable "one-stop-shopping" for small and medium-sized firms seeking a share of a combined $150 billion worth of business generated by large company supply chains every year. - Martins Logistics Blog. EU Logistics Hub Blog.

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How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

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Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. A 3PL provider offers customers with outsourced, or “third party,” logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions.

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FreightWaves Live Recap: A Logistics Technology Renaissance


FreightWaves Live Recap: A Logistics Technology Renaissance. A Logistics Technology Renaissance. Logistics platform services make up 60% of the business, and Transplace saw a record contract year in 2019. Transplace is a top 10 brokerage in North America.

Solving the Emerging Market Packaging Puzzle

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The Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI) has developed two optimization models that help companies find the most cost-effective packaging format for emerging markets. However, there is one specific question that has received relatively little attention: how do companies define the optimal quantity of inner packs to be placed inside outer packs to minimize overall logistics costs? in total logistics costs.

Closing the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers: “Everything is Changed, Nothing is Different”


Bill has expanded the maturity of procurement contracts and relationships with suppliers over time, and has been a big believer in improved supplier relationships over his entire career. We hosted an extremely successful set of speakers at our SCRC meeting this past week.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

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Logistics complexities in the conventional sector can quickly drive up costs and eat into profit margins, if not well managed. The post Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works


We take pride at Cerasis, as a third party logistics company who has developed a proprietary web-based transportation management system , to offer technology solutions to our shippers so they may remain as efficient as possible and have access to information at their fingertips.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing


Consider this: Roger works in logistics for an omnichannel retailer. Here are three common logistics problems you can easily solve with on-demand warehousing. Using a marketplace solution, you can find warehouse partners around North America that have the excess capacity you need.