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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. So, while I count the days and hours and minutes until she gets back, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Activates For Latest Major Hurricane Of 2018. Alexa Heads to the Warehouse (WSJ – sub. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain. To my mind, your challenges depend on where you are in transformational change within your organisation, the scope of your function within Procurement and the nature of the organisation’s supply chain.

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Google Will Acquire a 3PL – And Other Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2015

Talking Logistics

I use this example to illustrate the challenges (or, perhaps, the futility) of making supply chain and logistics predictions. Simply put, I admit upfront that my supply chain and logistics predictions below are biased and flawed, but I make them anyway because it’s a fun exercise, and also because I hope it generates some thoughtful conversations and ideas. For related commentary, see: In Logistics, Somebody Has to Own the Assets.

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Supply Chain Risk Management is a Cirque Du Soleil Calibre Act!

Supply Chain Game Changer

What is we had a chemical explosion? Every part of your Supply Chain from suppliers, to logistics carriers to Distribution Centres, Manufacturers and Marketing channels must all have sufficient capacity to meet your needs. Their Sales teams will want to pad forecasts and hedge demand but their Procurement teams will want to give you forecasts that they are more confident in. This should inform your plans for sourcing and logistics. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

2019 Logistics & Supply Chain Events to Attend in the US

EazyStock

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! At this event, you will get the opportunity to be part of a huge network of more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals.

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28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. This initially necessitated the expansion of our warehousing provision, revision of our stock rotation and warehousing policies and associated costs, which we had to bear.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., That said, implementing Lean concepts would undoubtedly be part of that strategy, for example, - Lean Warehousing : Many firms (both retailers and manufacturers) are now aggressively rolling out Lean in their warehouse operations. It is safe to say that if a warehouse operation is not implementing Lean, it is falling behind its competition.

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IMO 2020 is Here. Are You Ready?

Supply Chain Game Changer

The burning of this fuel in ships are main engines, boilers and generator engines and produces exhaust containing Sulphur oxide (SOX) which then reacts with water, oxygen and other chemical to form Sulphuric acid n secondary inorganic aerosols. As carrier begins to adjust their rates, then down hierarchy players such as NVOCCs, LSPs, Trucking, Warehousing etc. Refiners must focus on relationships with suppliers and other logistics companies now to negotiate term deals for fuel.

50 expert tips on supply chain optimization

6 River Systems

Supply chain optimization, however, is complex, encompassing everything from warehouse operational performance to logistics planning and more. From choosing the right logistics management software to perfecting the order fulfillment process , there are countless processes, steps and decisions that can have an impact on the supply chain. ” — Rob O’Byrne, Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance , Logistics Bureau; Twitter: @LogisticsBureau.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Growing up I worked in lots of warehouses and was very interested in art. As a freelance marketer, I often worked closely with clients in the transportation and logistics space, so I began to understand the business. Transitioned to transportation and logistics when a recommended me for an opportuniy. Update procurement and carrier agreements to include FSMA provisions. Tyler, please introduce yourself (your title / company / location).

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Show Me the Money: MH&L’s 2018 Salary Survey

Material Handling and Logistics

Our annual salary survey reveals that the typical material handling and logistics professional earns $93,697. The single biggest challenge facing the industry is lack of qualified workers in all aspects of logistics.” corporate/executive manager with a transportation/warehousing company with 36-40 years of experience, living in the North Central region and earning $137,000. “My And what does this “typical material handling and logistics manager” look like?

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. Being a former geo-marketing manager, I can tell you that a global view of operations can help you appreciate the people and logistics necessary to get goods from one location to another. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally. You can’t just turn around a giant cargo ship.

Do You Know When it’s Time for a Freight Review?

Logistics Bureau

Relocation of network nodes (distribution centres, warehouses, cross-dock locations). Over time, as economies grow and technology advances, the entire freight-service market evolves , stimulating the entrance of new players in the logistics arena, the emergence of new business models and the arrival of new ways to procure freight transportation. For example, you don’t have to look too hard to see how pervasive e-commerce has become in the logistics-service environment.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

Even at some of the world’s best supply chains, redirecting chemicals and other products is a Herculean effort. Being a former geo-marketing manager, I can tell you that a global view of operations can help you appreciate the people and logistics necessary to get goods from one location to another. On the contrary, you should be exploring all your procurement options globally, nationally, and locally. Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations.

Improving Supply Chains with IoT Implementation

Enterra Insights

A leading proponent of the circular economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation , defines the circular economy this way: “The circular economy refers to an industrial economy that is restorative by intention; aims to rely on renewable energy; minimizes, tracks, and hopefully eliminates the use of toxic chemicals; and eradicates waste through careful design.”. This can offer a full picture across the supply chain, from the warehouse, to different stakeholders and customers.”

Clark Products: Tackling a strong growth strategy with the right software

Unleashed

Clark Products Limited (CPL) is a chemical importer, blender and wholesaler based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Over the years, we’ve branched out into a wide range of janitorial, industrial and Food & Beverage Plant cleaning chemicals that are either imported or manufactured at our ISO9001 Certified Manufacturing Plant in Napier. In 2016, new owners, Scott Chemicals Limited (SCL), took over the business.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™! An Interview with Michael Massetti, VP at Gartner!

Supply Chain Game Changer

We achieved recognition both internally and externally for our sourcing and procurement accomplishments in the spend management area. It was not until later in the 1980s that the loose federation between planning, purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics started coming together as an end-to-end entity called supply chain. It’s exciting to solve a consumer goods need with something that worked for a chemical company. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In fact, BMW has adopted any number of digital production technologies, such as data analytics, smart logistics and 3D printing. In any event, Coke has turned to technology to speed its supply chain and logistics processes, such as its use of AGVs throughout its factories and loading docks. One of the hallmarks of Samsung’s supply chain proficiency is its mature logistics organization, which it manages as a centralized service, according to Gartner.

S&OP, a vision for the future. The expert interview series #7

Supply Chain Trend

Steve Hainey is an international speaker who has had over 20 years’ experience in global multi-site supply chain planning for Fortune 100 & 500 manufacturing companies of retail consumable goods, chemical materials, and medical device products. Introduction. In the last 30 years S&OP improved performance in many businesses.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 2, 2020

Transplace

On a personal note, I am humbled by the unwavering commitment of those in logistics that continue to deliver essential products to store shelves, hospitals, and other critical locations. Due to the current market conditions, some chemical shippers are seeing that increased demands and short lead times have caused the routing guides to show a reduction in primary tender acceptance. Below, we are showing two charts based on data from our the Transplace logistics platform.

Four Strategies To Deploy As Supply Chain Hits Main Street

Supply Chain Shaman

In parallel, three more raised their hands to speak on robotic automation in their warehouses focused on the redefinition of channel fulfillment. The chemical industry is the first to feel a recession, and the early travel freezes is a definite caution flag. Meanwhile, warehouse robotics is staging a market shift. For the CFO, end-to-end is a focus on transactional flows like order-to-cash and procure-to-pay. May was a conference month.