3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way


Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. Now, it's easy to think of technology as being a manufacturer-only realm.

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The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Reverse Logistics

Enterra Insights

Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, writes, “The coronavirus has disrupted U.S. ”[1] He adds, “Dependence on China for their manufacturing has put small and midsize businesses in jeopardy. Therefore, reverse logistics companies are preparing for managing the influx of returned or replaced items during this time.”[2]. Reverse logistics: An inconvenient challenge. The pandemic exacerbates reverse logistics challenges.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… JDA Software Unveils New Brand Identity, Logo, and “Plan to Deliver” Tagline. Nulogy & GENCO Announce Production Command Center for Manufacturing & Packaging Suppliers. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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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. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US


The International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) brings an extensive network of warehouse logistics leaders together with warehousing suppliers in this three-day trade show. If you’re looking to improve your warehouse logistics, this event is the right choice for you!

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


In addition, several agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require unique device identifiers (UDI) usually in the form of barcodes to contain information such as manufactured date and lot number to provide traceability. Arizona.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love


This methodology, termed the Supply Chain Index, was developed in partnership with the Operations Research team at Arizona State University. Automotive Logistics Global Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the 15th Annual Automotive Logistics Global Conference.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com. Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management. Chuck has significant operational experience having served as the Chief Procurement officer for The Schwinn Bicycle Company, Ping Golf, Troy Built as well as a procurement officer for Maricopa County Arizona.

6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019


Plus, thanks to our great employees, we were named as one of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the fourth year in a row. Blockchain makes data more transparent, making it easy to share information between manufacturers, couriers, and suppliers.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the NAFTA and tariffs battles continues on, the logistics market continues to meet the growing demand for cross-border services. Ryder System opened a new logistics facility in Laredo, Texas.

Defining Supply Chain Excellence: One Column at a Time

Supply Chain Shaman

This work is based on a collaborative project with Arizona State University. My question for the Arizona State team was, “ How do I best define a technique that can represent the randomness of this pattern?” “Lora in your own way, you are helping. You tell it straight.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI


Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model. Home Depot uses the technique with larger suppliers of manufactured goods.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. But the sales person tells you, “I can find you a small at the store in Phoenix Arizona, and will have them ship it to you free of charge…you should get it in two days.”

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part of a new series we’re launching called “Practitioner Perspectives” — commentaries written by supply chain and logistics practitioners from manufacturing and retail companies who want to share their insights and advice on industry trends and topics. If you’re a supply chain and logistics practitioner interested in contributing a blog post, please contact us for details.

Evolution of the Warehouse: How it Adapted to E-Commerce and New Technology Trends?


The global shift toward e-commerce is changing how the retail and logistics industries operate.” Coronado added that e-commerce will impact distribution networks as much as companies building manufacturing plants in foreign nations to save money affected the networks in the past.

6 Future Technologies that will Change Transportation and Trucking Forever!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What are the Top 7 Trends in Last Mile Logistics? Unfortunately, Uber recently suspended their tests after one of their vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018. In some cases, manufacturers are transitioning to electric or hybrid cars.

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The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

Talking Logistics

Dave gained freight logistics operations experience at Applied Materials, a Fortune 250 manufacturer of wafer fabrication equipment, and MQA Manufacturing. Dave holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.

Judging Supply Chain Improvement: Campbell Soup Case Study

Supply Chain Shaman

The Index is a methodology developed by Supply Chain Insights LLC, in cooperation with the Operations Research Team at Arizona State University (ASU), to gauge supply chain improvement.

Was Integrated Planning a Hoax?

Supply Chain Shaman

However, what is clear from our recent study of 73 manufacturers using supply chain planning is that companies using best-of-breed solutions implement faster, achieve a quicker Return-on-Investment (ROI), and are more satisfied. Hoax: An act intended to deceive or trick.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Westcoast Logistics. Arizona. Shippers should expect pre-pandemic operations in Arizona.

Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

The greatest gap is in the design of supplier and manufacturing networks. And, in our Digital Manufacturing Study.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . Logistics? ? . Logistics ? . Arizona ? . Shippers should expect pre-pandemic operations in Arizona.?? . not expect much logistics disruption in Kansas.?? . logistics?interruptions

Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

Zipline Logistics

percent at the Arizona-Mexico border in the same period, to $2.62 The Rise in Retail Sales Buoys Logistics Market . While we saw progress in the retail sector, the same conditions have not been present in the manufacturing space. Want to get more from your logistics partner?

Raise a Toast to Digital Business!

Supply Chain Shaman

Manufacturing is core to the middle class and a healthy economy. The word digital is everywhere in their presentations– digital path to purchase, digital agriculture, and digital manufacturing. Manufacturers are behind other sectors like insurance and banking.

The Future of Supply Chain


Dale Rogers, ON Semiconductor Professor of Business, Arizona State University. Today, logistics providers need to do more than just deliver products. Jason Ivy, Senior Manager, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry, Impinj.

The Future of Supply Chain


Dale Rogers, ON Semiconductor Professor of Business, Arizona State University. Today, logistics providers need to do more than just deliver products. Jason Ivy, Senior Manager, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry, Impinj.

Transportation Innovation 2018


Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) are fairly common in the logistics industry. Tompkins believes the next wave of progress in logistics automation will be in final-mile delivery.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015


As we head into 2016, we are featuring our most read articles of 2015 in our five main categories: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Yesterday we published the top 10 most read manufacturing articles of 2015. . The new year will then bring series on trends and on the state of some of the business functions and technology used in proper transportation and logistics management.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

We are currently working with Arizona State University (ASU) to use advanced operations research techniques to understand the patterns in our database of 52 supply chain financial ratios for the period of 2006-2013.

Supply Chain Predictions for 2018: Real-Time, Innovation, Cognitive, Blockchain, Industry-Academic Partnerships, and Taking a Stand!


In a podcast discussion with Kathryn Kelly, who leads the Ohio State University Manufacturing Network, we talked about some of the big impacts that the LIVING Supply Chain will have on small business.

The Best Practices of LTL Shipping


This can be a critical part of achieving rapid Freight distribution from manufacturer to distribution center to regional locations. The manufacturing center is located in Phoenix, Arizona, but smaller distribution centers are set up in the capitals of each state. Since the manufacturer is only launching a test product, it would be impractical to agree to long-term use of TL. Operating your business is only half the battle in getting customers to purchase your products.

What Effects Could Trump Policies Have on International Shipping

3PL Insights

It’s important to be prepared for the effect of Trump policies on international shipping and logistics. With companies like Intel ( NASDAQ: INTC ) are promising to bring 3,000 jobs to Arizona and spend $7 billion building a factory, imports will likely continue, while U.S.

Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Yet all of the functions that we now associate with Supply Chain have been around for a very long time: Planning, Inventory Management, Logistics, Procurement and Purchasing, Warehousing and many more.”[2] Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms.

Kohl’s COO Sona Chawla to Keynote RILA 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

Supply Chain Network

The conference serves as the premier event for retail supply chain executives to network, learn, and share new and creative solutions for the industry’s most complex challenges, including logistics, transportation, and international trade.