This Week in Logistics News (July 13-17, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which was dominated by transportation-related items: Are Imports Moving to the East Coast? When it comes to transportation infrastructure funding, it’s the same old story. My 15 year old Subaru has a parasite.

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The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure

Talking Logistics

A company switches from one logistics service provider to another and the transition is anything but smooth. It’s a story that made the headlines in The Boston Globe this week, but about 10 percent of the newspaper’s subscribers weren’t able to read about it because, well, they were the victims of this story. Reduce costs and improve customer service — the two main reasons why companies typically outsource their logistics operations.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

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It’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April. Here on Talking Logistics , however, the sun is shining bright. The Boston Globe: A Home Delivery and Outsourcing Failure. The Impact of Omni-Channel on Logistics (3,528 views). The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We’re getting ready for a heat wave here in Boston. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 19, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. News This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Death Valley Descartes MacroPoint drones ELD mandate JDRF Manhattan Associates Merck Newmine Nippon Express real-time freight visibility TMS Transplace transportation management systems

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How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy?

Cerasis

As explained by the Boston Consulting Group , supply chain leaders should gather all stakeholders from an organization. LinkedIn The post How Do Supply Chain & Transportation Leaders Get Started Using Their Big Data Strategy? Data Supply Chain Transportation

Research: How the Panama Canal Expansion Will Impact U.S. Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Shippers should pay attention to this study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and C.H. logistics landscape starting in 2016. Robinson white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map. Logistics appeared first on Transportfolio.

How to Move Forward with Reverse Logistics

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And it is when that shipment does not arrive in its best condition that shippers experience the reverse logistics process. Reverse logistics is the invariable result of unintended consequences, which are typically referred to as “over, short and damaged” (OS&D).

This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

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The weather finally warmed up in Boston, although temperatures in the 90s so early in the season is not what I had hoped for. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires ShipRush.

This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2

This Week in Logistics News (September 8-12, 2014)

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Roadnet Transportation Suite 3.6.7 July 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). In this case, Whole Foods is not managing the logistics process directly, or incurring any of the costs associated with it, so the risks are relatively low for the company.

This Week in Logistics News (April 3-7, 2017)

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Rapid temperature cycling due to crazy Boston weather. In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… BluJay Solutions Acquires Leading Mobility Solutions Provider Blackbay. Delivery Connect is built on Blackbay’s logistics application framework.

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Supply Chain Movement 20 – Trends & Consulting

Supply Chain Movement

Following on from its other two highly popular subway maps of supply chain software vendors and logistics service providers, the quarterly magazine Supply Chain Movement has now published the third edition of the Consulting Subway Map Europe showing the European supply chain consultancy sector.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

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Today marks the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, a sad and scary day, especially those of us living in the Boston area. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon ‘in talks over Hahn Airport base’ ( Lloyd’s Loading List ).

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. Marten Transport Ltd.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 27-31, 2015)

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I’m taking the day off from work today, heading to Boston with my mom and my wife and kids, and we’re just going to pass the day in the city. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 27-31, 2015) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Logistics have always been data driven. Historically, logistics data can be found on cuneiform tablets, pieces of parchment, and paper. Blockchain will certainly help logistics operations in a number of ways; but, digital data already available can also help. Complexity adds another layer of difficulty to the logistics picture. Boston Consulting Group (BCG) analysts assert, “Logistics networks have never been more complex.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

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Deflategate has consumed the airwaves, headlines, and social media conversations all week, especially here in Boston. ” Companies have historically overlooked B2B Connectivity when evaluating supply chain software solutions, such as transportation management systems.

4 Logistics Solutions for Struggling CPG Shippers

PLS Logistics

CPG shippers have been facing significant obstacles in transportation over the past few years. A recent study from the Boston Consulting Group and the Grocery Manufacturers Association shows that 80% of CPG shippers consider shipping their biggest business obstacle.

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Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Commonly called “smart mobility” projects, the work aims to improve both the safety and efficiency of transportation, balanced with improved environmental sustainability.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Commonly called “smart mobility” projects, the work aims to improve both the safety and efficiency of transportation, balanced with improved environmental sustainability.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

TMC

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters.Connect. How much of a shift, and the logistics implications, are the subject of much debate. As the white paper argues, for most logistics players “analyze and act” makes much more sense than “wait and see.”. [1]

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

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Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. Given the current market conditions, it is more critical than ever to elevate transportation procurement from a tactical to a strategic level.

An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

TMC

How much of a shift, and the logistics implications, are the subject of much debate. A white paper titled Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion is Redrawing the Logistics Map , published by the Boston Consulting Group and C. The $5 billion project to expand the Panama Canal “promises to reorient the landscape of the logistics industry and alter the decision-making calculus of the shippers that the canal serves,” says the white paper.

This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

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It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break. The post This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

Talking Logistics

The Panama Canal expansion, slated for completion this spring, will impact logistics in a big way. You can read more on the topic in our recent white paper, Wide Open: How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map [DK1] , which was written collaboratively with Boston Consulting Group. Sri is responsible for the global strategy, volumes and revenue for the ocean transportation. Robinson ocean transportation Panama Canal Safety of Life at Sea SOLAS

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This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

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But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could remain closed for ‘remainder of the week’ due to chicken shortage crisis (Independent).

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event

Kinaxis

by Leah McGuire Leah McGuire, Kerry Currier and Francini Ortiz at the 2019 MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Women in Supply Chain Summit, where the gender gap in supply chain was the topic of focus.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

With expiration at risk, any exception with suppliers, in the warehouse, customs, transportation or delivery is catastrophic to sales and company success. He was previously vice president of IT for CEVA Logistics.

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10 Ways IoT Can Improve Supply Chains

IQMS

By 2020, Discrete Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Utilities industries are projected to spend $40B each on IoT platforms, systems, and services. IoT adoption is flourishing in manufacturing, transportation & logistics and utilities.

Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

This past April 1st, it snowed over 6 inches here in Boston. So, that was a quick overview of my keynote presentation, which echoed some of the points that Doug Braun, the CEO of BluJay Solutions, made in his opening presentation (BluJay is a Talking Logistics sponsor). “We’re

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

What do the Germany World Cup Team and the Boston Red Sox have in common? Herman Woltjes, Shell Chemicals – “Logistics Execution”. But at the same time, supply chains are challenged by complex logistics, systems issues, legal requirements, and lack of resources.”

Supply Chain Trends in 2016: A Year of Defining Change

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s been a big year for the transportation industry. They continue to span beyond an organization’s transportation professionals. According to our research with the Boston Consulting Group , the expansion has the potential to shift 10% of container traffic to East Coast ports by 2020.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

Shippers looking to make structural improvements within their logistics operations often immediately turn to more significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network in order to see the best return. While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment. Logistics service providers can help both carriers and shippers sort through their options.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

And, when a location is this good for business, it’s bound to be a great place for logistics as well. North Carolina sits smack in the middle of the East Coast, midway between Miami and Boston, with access to several vital interstate highways like I-95, I-85, and I-40.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. In this all new e-book, shippers will take away an understanding of inbound freight management to reduce costs, increase control, and gain more visibility into the front end of the supply chain function of transportation. How Big Is the Problem Of Inbound Freight Management?