Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . We've already listed the top 10 manufacturing articles, the top 10 supply chain articles, and yesterday, the top 10 logistics articles. We will then conclude the 5 main categories by featuring the top 10 freight articles of 2015. Read the full article here. .

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. And earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about how the toy maker K’Nex has moved most of its manufacturing operations from China to its factory in Pennsylvania. I asked Kevin O’Meara that question last week on Talking Logistics. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing.

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Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Top Supply Chain Articles of 2015

Cerasis

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. Top 10 Supply Chain Articles from 2015.

Responsible Sourcing! Making Sustainability Happen for Real!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Sam Jenks at kodiakrating.com. It’s become the keyword that you see in article titles and hit like or share when scrolling by?—?so Sustainability is created at the source of our products, services, and consumption. Sustainability is created from Responsible Sourcing. How can you make Responsible Sourcing a Reality? in this case, responsible sourcing. Source Smarter.

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics of Logistics

Customer Service: The Source of Supply Chain Innovation. In December’s issue of InBound, editor Keith Biondi cited customer service as the source for supply chain innovation. And the logistics industry has countless IT solutions. And I think that’s what Keith Biondi implied in his article. Customer Service: The Real Source of SCM Innovation. If you’re interested in reading Keith Biodni’s article, Visions of Customer Service, here’s the link: [link].

COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

We need to look at alternative sources of procurement, of production, alternative factories, alternative countries. In the longer term he says they are focused on “Diversification of sourcing, reducing the dependence of single-source suppliers, and developing relationships with the key partners or IT [vendors] … and invest like no other into demand planning and control towers to give us the most fine-tuned information,” and ability to start making “crystal-ball like” predictions.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains. Healthcare Logistics.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. In this article, we take a quick look at one possible approach which could help to mitigate against any future widespread supply chain shocks. The Pros: Strong supply chain and logistics culture. Furthermore, Chinese suppliers may not look too kindly on the loss of business and may make it difficult for such enterprises if they need to source Chinese-made components or raw materials in their future operations.

5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

Cerasis

. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for managing logistics effectiveness. In this article, I propose to have a look at several logistic skills that, besides the specific knowledge in this area, will help to maximize the logistics effectiveness. Spheres like logistics involve numerous stakeholders and many-sided activities. Quality is key to logistics effectiveness. Logistics

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. In general, the predictive analytics solutions in logistics and supply chain are on the rise. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018?.

Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence

Gravity Supply Chain

There’s no need to do the maths; we’ve got the answer for you! The post Technology + Human Touch = Digital Supply Chain Excellence appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

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6 Checks Every Supply Chain Should Take To Stay Healthy

Gravity Supply Chain

6 ways supply chain health checks ensure streamlined operations, mitigate risk, minimize disruption, meet customer needs and protect the bottom line.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model. The cloud-based logistics grants a more realistic assessment of the company’s ability to perform.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

With major companies taking the initiative to develop and encourage the growth of robotics in logistics and manufacturing industries, the possibilities for the future are endless. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing. Ultimately, the driving force behind the expansion of robotics in logistics and manufacturing processes is the consumer. Benefits of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing. Future of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing.

COVID-19 & SCM – Importance of Operations Management to Overcome the Limitations of Data-Driven

Arkieva

If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. An often-heard theme in supply chain management (SCM) and COVID-19 is “data-driven” – being data-driven is the path to success. For COVID-19 “science-driven” is often said in the same sentence. For SCM demand or customer-driven replaces “science”. This blog will point out a few examples in the COVID-19 challenge demonstrating COVID-19 is an OM challenge.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent. Netflix Developing Original Series About Logistics Called “D is for Drones”.

Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP. Any percentage less for your business with logistics costs as a percent of your revenue, goes straight to the bottom line. . Logistics Cost Reduction by Focusing on Safety.

Technology Is The Key To Supply Chain Orchestration

Gravity Supply Chain

Entire logistics networks, manufacturing bases, and workers face a multitude of unprecedented disruption challenges. It’s not just the supply chain!

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Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop for Logistics Cost Savings

Talking Logistics

But for supply chain and logistics folks, it’s the story behind the headline that is most interesting. It turns out that the main driving force behind the product change was logistics costs. Transportation and Sustainability Benefits of New Bubble Wrap (Source: Adelante SCM based on info from WSJ article). Are the logistics costs savings and sustainability benefits worth losing the ability to pop Bubble Wrap?

Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation

NC State SCRC

One manifestation of this is the idea of a “Lead Logistics Provider”, capable of capturing and managing data from multiple providers, and able to provide a single integrating mechanism. A recent study conducted by several academics and consultants in Germany of Fourth Party Logistics Provider services reveals several important trends, based on a panel of experts and an online questionnaire. [2]

Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Michael Gaughan at [link]. As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

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. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report.

The Digital Opportunity for 3PL Logistics Operations!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Article originally published by, and permission to publish here provided by, Raanan Cohen at bringg.com. Third-party logistics (or 3PL) providers, are standing on the brink of breakout growth. While 3PL providers want to adapt to this new market opportunity, their existing logistics operations often have a hard time keeping pace with these growing demands. 3PLs and Logistics Operations – What’s Changed? Urbanization brings new logistical challenges for 3PLs.

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The Convergence of Logistics and Commerce (and Social Networking Too)

Talking Logistics

According to the article: Symphony, which helps companies like Gatorade and Hershey’s manage their web business, is doubling down on its logistics services [emphasis mine], by helping these brands enable faster shipping. Yes, Symphony, a company that started out as a software company enabling the front-end of the e-commerce process, is now a third-party logistics provider (3PL) too. Source: Symphony Commerce website.

Transforming the GCC Chemical Industry with Supply Chain Integration – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Focussing on lowering logistics costs by coordinating time charters or invest in joint shipping lines to capture ship-owner returns. Working closely with partners can help mitigate some risk and avoid disruptions / obstacles to logistics. Regulatory compliance requires tight cooperation amongst different functions of an organisation, third parties, suppliers, distributors, brokers and logistics service providers. Article September 2020

Surviving Disruptions – an opportunity for supply chains to thrive with people and technology – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

“Managing supply chain and logistics has never been more significant and challenging since the outbreak of COVID-19 that created a new norm with high uncertainty and enforced an inevitable shift”. Logistics and supply chain management is a rapidly evolving field. Dr Shereen Nassar, the Global Director of Logistics Studies and Director of the M.Sc. This has proved to be a major source of risk. Article July 2020

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Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

The shortage of workers is causing companies to look at non-traditional sources, including individual with a criminal record. The shortage of workers has hit the trucking and logistics industry particularly hard. Articles Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Hot Topics Logistics Outsourcing Production Labor Sourcing SCM Research Transportation Planning Warehouse management

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5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function? We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. Why is Logistics a Good Career? In the United States, the median wages for a Logistics Manager is around $90,000 annually. So, the career in logistics management can be very lucrative if you have a career plan and keep on developing yourself. Are there any other logistics books you love and why?

Agriculture, Logistics, and Advance Technologies

Enterra Insights

Digital can help them use resources in a more environmentally responsible manner, improve their sourcing decisions, and implement circular-economy solutions in the food chain.”[1] Logistics Role in the Food Supply Chain.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

A recent article in People Magazine about a 26 year old man who couldn’t afford insulin and died is a sobering reminder of how insulin literally keeps my daughter alive). Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S.

Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Adopt autonomous Logistics planning : Autonomous logistics planning will help making data based intelligent analysis related to cross docking, drop ship, lanes routing which can be used proactively to build capacities, routing optimization. Implement Risk assessment upstream in Value Chain : Proactively engage with supply chain ecosystem partners, like suppliers and logistics service providers to conduct a risk assessment regularly. Article July 2020

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here I am doing my standard Talking Logistics intro through one of my favorite filters: How awesome would it be to discuss blockchain or the capacity crunch in transportation using this filter for an entire episode? Spark Delivery: Walmart’s Crowd-Sourced Delivery Platform.

This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Expands Last Mile Services with Acquisition of UX Specialized Logistics. Transportation Department pushes tough oil train standards – sources (Reuters). XPO Logistics announced this week that it has acquired UX Specialized Logistics (“UX”), “a North American provider of last mile logistics services for major retail chains and e-commerce companies.”. Robinson is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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LogiSYM Digital 2020: COVID-19 Is A Wake-Up Call for Supply Chains to Ramp Up Business Continuity & Security – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Other rising concerns to be addressed, “suppliers were single-sourced, and there is a general lack of risk assessment that results in companies not being able to switch to alternative routing.”. Article August 2020