Transportation in the Americas: A Cross-Country Comparison

MIT Supply Chain

Currently, the state of the logistics market is measured by the Logistics Performance Index (LPI), a benchmarking tool developed by the World Bank. An international transportation comparison with qualitative coding The TTPI gives a country an overall rating on a scale of 1–4.

The Holidays and The Logistics Crunch: It’s all about the Planning & a Fun Comparison of Logistics & A Successful Turkey Day!

GlobalTranz

By now, you’ve probably thought about all the logistical details like: what items are required to bring the meal together; who’s responsible for bringing each dish; what time guests should arrive; and where dinner should be served so there’s enough room for everyone. The same is true for logistics planning. Below you will see some updates on expected travel for the Holiday season and a personal story where I compare preparing a Thanksgiving meal to logistics.

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Logistics Performance Index 2014

SCM Research

Today, the World Bank has released its Logistics Performance Index 2014. The report is titled “Connecting to Compete 2014: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” The index, which is based on survey data collected from more than 1,000 logistics managers, allows a comparison of 160 countries in terms of trade dimensions, such as infrastructure quality, customs performance and timeliness of shipments.

GlobalTranz And Echo Global Logistics Both Report 40% Fourth Quarter Revenue Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

GlobalTranz, a logistics service provider, put out a press release on February 23rd where they mentioned that they had achieved 40% growth in revenue, fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Robinson and Echo Global Logistics.

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The Top Logistics Blogs of 2016 …So Far

GlobalTranz

We continue our series on the top 5 blogs in our 4 main categories ( Freight , Manufacturing , Logistics , and Supply Chain ). Today's post will cover the top 5 logistics blogs from 2016 so far. Top Logistics Blogs from the First Half of 2016 So Far. It was clear that the logistics blogs category most top viewed blog posts from the first half of 2016 included many aspects of logistics. From Third Party Logistics, Warehouse information, Technology, and KPIs.

[e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs

GlobalTranz

Furthermore, some data may be of minimal use without comparison to and identification of trends and collaborations between data from other transactions within a given warehouse or transportation system. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post [e-Book] The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight Metrics & KPIs appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

What’s Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics? Why Should I Be Looking at This Tech Trend?

GlobalTranz

A simple comparison of big data can be seen by thinking about the factors that go into setting up a child's lemonade stand. . Ultimately, the current and future generations depend upon the biggest players in big data, such as supply chain and transportation leaders, to further this cause in ensuring the survival and growth of big data for next revolution of business in the logistics industry and beyond. . Data Logistics Supply Chain

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

DELMIA Quintiq

With this in mind, time is certainly money when it comes to the delivery of oysters – and all fresh food logistics, basically. Such logistics challenges can be mastered these days with the help of supply chain planning and optimization. Vehicle fleet planning can be optimized as well, for optimal utilization of the vehicles and all cooling zones – this is essential particularly in fresh food logistics. Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics

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Digital Marketing in the Supply Chain and Logistics World

All Things Supply Chain

For many new elements of digital marketing, the supply chain and logistics world can appear mature in comparison. Nowadays, new marketing tools and strategies must be paired with an industry… Supply Chain Management digital marketing supply chain management

23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4%

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Logistics startups are popping up everywhere. Logistics start-ups investments shot up from 0.1% We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. Here we go: Technology Innovations in Logistics. Uber-ification of logistics : Fine, we said it. On-demand logistics services from mobile devices are on the rise.

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

When both your receiving inventory data and your vendor invoices live in the same digital system, it’s a simple matter to ask a computer to make comparisons, triggering an alert for both parties if something doesn’t match up. 4 Way Logistics, Inc.is

How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

Shipchain

Fraud in logistics is a major problem. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Any solution to the problem of fraud in logistics must find a way to tackle all of these issues at once. It could occur in the procurement of raw materials, manufacturing of products, selling and distribution of products, or in reverse logistics. The opportunity to reduce fraud in logistics and supply chain management will require a diverse population within the blockchain.

Digital logistics: how manufacturing companies can profit

DELMIA Quintiq

Digital logistics – success through networking. Logistics and IT are growing even more closely together. Digitalisation as a central element is decisively influencing the development of logistics and its concepts,” was the conclusion from Roman Stiftner, President of BVL Austria. The underlying question is: How can information technology processes and results in production logistics be improved? What are your thoughts on digital logistics in manufacturing?

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

When both your receiving inventory data and your vendor invoices live in the same digital system, it’s a simple matter to ask a computer to make comparisons, triggering an alert for both parties if something doesn’t match up. Thankfully, most IoT devices and systems are scalable by nature, so you can drive success without concerns over logistical growing pains. 4 Way Logistics, Inc.is For ideas to transform your logistics, email me at miker@4way.com.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

For an industry that is forever on the move, the world of logistics is in a perennial state of change, facing numerous challenges and vague demands. Adding to this dynamic is the arrival of ‘Uberization’ that is knocking on the doors of logistics, mounting “faster that fast” delivery expectations and reaching a fruition point of determining who would be the survivors. For a logistics player, this is a do-or-die moment. How can an app entirely replace a logistics operator?

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

4WL Consulting

When both your receiving inventory data and your vendor invoices live in the same digital system, it’s a simple matter to ask a computer to make comparisons, triggering an alert for both parties if something doesn’t match up. Thankfully, most IoT devices and systems are scalable by nature, so you can drive success without concerns over logistical growing pains. 4 Way Logistics, Inc.is For ideas to transform your logistics, email me at miker@4way.com.

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

My friend Matthew Harding from Chainalytics raised that question on LinkedIn this morning by posting the following chart from Google Trends (which I modified to include “RFID” and “artificial intelligence” for comparison): No doubt, as I wrote last March in Blockchain Will Solve, Save, Cure Everything , blockchain has been severely over-hyped, with articles claiming it will solve hunger, the environment, free speech, and even save humanity.

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Necessary Steps for Smarter Logistics Planning Optimization. Increase Efficiency and Profits

GlobalTranz

Editor's Note: Today's is blog is from Nicole Lewis who shows us the steps for smarter logistics planning optimization. Ironically, the main problem of today's domestic logistics planning optimization is not in a lack of information about ‘advanced’ tools, lack of appropriate equipment and information technologies, and not even that not all managers are in principle aware of the existence of any management mechanism. External logistics services. Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

Although the West Coast port slowdown impacted freight activity the past two months, looking at the year-over-year comparisons for January and February, freight shipments are up about 5.5 Coincidently, Kent was my guest on Talking Logistics this week where we discussed Market Fluctuations in Oil and Gas Industry: A Catalyst for Supply Chain Improvement. Robinson and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors. Our snowman passed away on Wednesday from Warm Air Syndrome.

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Why Logistics Service Providers & Shippers Use Freight Data to Gain Market Share

Turvo

By their very structure and nature, logistics and supply chain processes require multiple management levels. The Costs of Not Using Freight Data in Managing Logistics. Here listed are several ways logistics service providers can use freight and shipping data to increase market share: .

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The Definitive Guide to Transportation and Logistics Terminology

GlobalTranz

There are many terms in logistics to consider, such as last mile logistics and last mile delivery , but they end up sounding confusing because all freight has a last mile portion. and are also known as electronic logbooks (elogs) too as part of logistics terminology.

What’s the Difference Between Logistics and Distribution?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What’s The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management? What is the difference between Logistics and Distribution? Without consulting a dictionary both Logistics and Distribution suggest imagery involving the movement of goods. Let’s start by considering the common definitions that are used for each of Logistics and Distribution. Logistics. Comparing Logistics and Distribution. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

ArcBest blows past first-quarter expectations

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics provider ArcBest Corp. The year-over-year comparison was greatly impacted by severe declines in volumes during April 2020 as COVID-related lockdowns spread. NASDAQ: ARCB ) reported record first-quarter results Tuesday. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.01

Thailand Ecommerce Logistics for ASEAN Enterprises: Should You Go Local?

Logistics Bureau

If this is something that’s on the agenda for your company, one of the first things to consider is your ecommerce-logistics strategy, or to be a little more specific, whether you should set up operations inside Thailand or fulfill customers’ orders from outside the country. Considerations for Choosing Between Thai and Cross-Border Logistics. That said though, there are some generic pros and cons of local versus cross-border strategies for ecommerce logistics in Thailand.

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

GlobalTranz

Third party logistics (3PL) is the function by where the owner of goods outsources numerous components of the supply chain to a 3PL company that can perform the management function of the clients’ customs, inbound freight, distribution, warehousing, order fulfilment and outbound freight to the client’s customers. Third party logistics (3PL) refers to a business that provides one or several logistics related services. The logistics tasks that will be undertaken.

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Logistics Outsourcing

LeanCor

Strategic Freight Bids: A Benefit of Logistics Outsourcing. Whether it’s picking up the phone and calling ten different carriers or managing a robust RFQ process, more and more shippers are reaping the benefits of logistics outsourcing to optimize this process. Logistics outsourcing can provide leveraged carrier relationships and established, tried and true bid processes to help you reach your transportation savings goals.

Selling Online? What It Means for Your Logistics Network Design

Logistics Bureau

If enterprises are to provide such advantages, their logistics must be organised to match. Ideally, in a clicks and mortar business, logistics activities would be the same between fulfilment of online and physical sales. A common logistics network means simplification, efficiency, overall reduction of inventory and effort, and lower costs. By comparison, ‘variation breeds inventory’ and other expenses. Return logistics. Omnichannel and Return Logistics.

Top Logistics Companies

LeanCor

Here are 4 things top logistics companies have in common to assist their customers in getting their products out of inventory and into the hands of people who will use them: 1. The management teams from the top logistics companies understands this and will make sure the proper steps are taken to ensure employees are prepared to perform. The top logistics companies understand that inventory that is stored is money that is tied up and can’t be used.

Wolves and ships

Supply Chain Movement

Are logistics matching platforms a wolf in sheep’s clothing for freight forwarders? The report also completely ignores the inherent dynamics of the world of start-ups and more mature scale-ups with their various logistics solutions.

Mastering Store Logistics

BlueYonder

Not only has this not solved the problem, it is reversing the gains made from previous innovation in supply chain logistics. Since shoppers can go online for product pricing and feature comparison, the store must go beyond mere product presentation to provide an improved customer experience that differentiates the retailer in the marketplace. Stay tuned for more on this from us in coming months as we bring forth next-generation Store Logistics technology, in tandem with Intel.

Mastering Store Logistics

BlueYonder

Not only has this not solved the problem, it is reversing the gains made from previous innovation in supply chain logistics. Since shoppers can go online for product pricing and feature comparison, the store must go beyond mere product presentation to provide an improved customer experience that differentiates the retailer in the marketplace. Stay tuned for more on this from us in coming months as we bring forth next-generation Store Logistics technology, in tandem with Intel.

China on Track to Surpass U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy — What Does This Mean for Logistics?

Tompkins Blog

This news was released via the United Nations’ International Comparison Program (ICP), which illustrates many changes including the Purchasing-Power Parity (PPP) of China. When we look at the current state of logistics in China, this is a big deal. Just think back to five years ago when it was common thinking among foreign companies in China that the logistics infrastructure would improve dramatically and rapidly. Clearly, logistics have not improved as anticipated.

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Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

GlobalTranz

Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. In addition, managing vendors and inbound logistics can feel like a lot of work for little gain, yet the possible savings by implementing an inbound logistics program can add up through these key ways. Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy. This is the obvious benefit of having the power to control inbound logistics.