This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Unless, of course, the shared data is crappy, inaccurate data. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

This creates an increase in North American imports and weaker export activity. European companies gain in selling products into North America. Intermodal rail will continue to grow in North America and put pressure on an already crowded rail system. epSos.de/Flickr.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy.

For Bezos, Buffett and Dimon, a Health Push Years in the Making

Supply Chain Brain

Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon were there, of course. Business Strategy Alignment Healthcare Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News All Technology ERP & Enterprise Systems North AmericaBut few in the invitation-only crowd last Saturday at the annual Alfalfa Club gala could have guessed that the men were quietly closing in on what could be the answer to a question that divides the nation: How do we fix American health care?

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

Of course, there are still hold-outs that foresee possible problems with these relationships. Global Growth and Use of 3PLs Outpaces Partnerships in North America. and the remainder of North America rose 4 percent over the past year, but the global use of 3PLs rose 4.8

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Of course, chances are that this spring, while I’m away at a conference, my wife will get her payback and turn the A/C on without any debate either. Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network in 11 North American Markets.

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event

Kinaxis

The two-day event brought together 60+ women and men from 27 companies across North America to discuss topics in four areas related to women in supply chain: balance, filling the talent gap, mentorship, sponsorship & networking, and leading global teams.

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My Take: Metrics that Matter

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the course of the last week, I had a Linkedin comment from Dubai, questions from a team from the Philippines, and an inquiry from Switzerland. I am planning a book tour in Europe in March and North America in April. Last week, I held my new book in my hand.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. Of course, the best way to manage your insurance costs is to keep your record spotless.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level

Quintiq

As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Sarah Zielinski ( @SarahZielinski ) reports, “There are six subspecies of wild turkey, all native to North America. But restoration programs across North America have brought the numbers up to seven million today.” Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. Of course, turkey is not the only food served during the Thanksgiving feast.

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RELEX and Retail Business Services: Enhancing Grocery Freshness

RELEX Solutions

One of our core values at RELEX is to deliver measurable value to our customers, and RELEX VP of Operations North America Tiina Kanninen highlighted the importance of holding ourselves accountable as we work toward our KPIs. “We’re

Seizing Real Results in Latin America

Supply Chain Nation

If this is true from a supply chain perspective then Latin America can make a good case for future proximity prosperity. Of course the good news is that Latin America has much more going for it than its location relative to North America.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Transportfolio

When I talk to worldwide businesses in Asia, Oceania, North America, or anywhere else, their chief concern is always the same: how do we meet our customers where they are to get them the products and services they want, all while keeping our own business strategy central?

A One-Sided Deal: The Economics of the Gordie Howe Bridge

3PL Insights

This contract is consolidated through a group of infrastructure companies known as Bridging North America. America’s Top 10 Exports. What’s being called a “one-sided deal” is currently on the table in the atmosphere of strained trade relations between the US and Canada.

inVia Robotics expanding through Rakuten Super Logistics US network

EFT

Over the course of the next few months, the system will be added into facilities in several key RSL distribution centers across the country. Primary Event: The 10th Annual North American Supply Chain Summit Précis: 3PL Rakuten Super Logistics will employ inVia's Robotics-as-a-Service platform in new warehouses to further automate fulfillment Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Technology Supply Chain Hi-Tech Industrial Region: North America Article Type: Press Releases Publish as a repor

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

Mexico has its share of challenges, of course. Another study pinpoints the country as the top choice for “nearshoring” (sometimes called “reshoring”) production to North America. Mexico may become the global manufacturing nerve center if the country plays its cards right.

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing

IQMS

This month IQMS interviewed 151 manufacturers in North America to understand the current and plans for analytics and manufacturing intelligence, mobility, quality and real-time monitoring.

The emergence of supply chain localization strategies

NC State SCRC

More nations are becoming more protectonist in nature, whether its Europe, China, India, and of course the US. In North America, we are likely going to move towards a Canada/US/Mexico triad, and much of the labor will likely be moving to Mexico. As more and more organizations struggle to deal with the deployment of digital technologies, many are overlooking some of the fundamentals associated with managing supply chains.

Coming of Age: The Digital Consumer Chain

Supply Chain Insights

However, speaking with a number of major retail chains across North America, I can also tell you that I have seen more willingness on their part to collaborate with the CPG suppliers around trade promotion planning than ever before.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

It is surprising how far people walk in the course of a year in many processes. Of course, because the number of sidewalls is nearly halved by swapping super-singles for dual wheels, rolling resistance due to sidewall deflection is already significantly reduced. Of course idling cannot be completely eliminated, but it can certainly be reduced. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo. Lean is a new way of doing business.

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Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

Prior to joining Starbucks, he worked at the executive leadership level in Europe, Latin America and North America at ICI, a global chemical company. Of course, the achievement of 100% ‘perfect order’ performance is not possible.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness Tracking and Taking Supply Chain Planning to the Next Level

Talking Logistics

As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Instead, I clicked the Delete key about 985 times over the course of the week, because most of the emails were either junk, outdated, or not worth keeping. I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Of course, technology is only one piece of the omni-channel fulfillment puzzle. Of course, the political and economic landscape has changed significantly since then, but the growth opportunities remain promising nonetheless, which is why 3PLs like Choice Logistics are investing in the region.

Intermodal Appeal Grows as Truckload Capacity Tightens

DAT Solutions

Of course, team drivers would continue to run faster than intermodal, but teams also add to transportation costs. Of course, how much and how fast rail service will improve is an unknown. He currently edits the Intermodal Association of North America’s Insights magazine.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Supply chain managers need to have backup routes and options available and at the ready, and need to be able to quickly and effectively run scenario simulations to determine which course of action will allow for the smallest overall impact.

This Week in Logistics News (July 7-11, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Of course, the combined company has to overcome the usual challenges associated with mergers, including supporting existing applications while developing a unified solution platform. Lots of news to get to this week, so let’s dive right in. Accellos and HighJump Software Merge.

What's that Giant Sucking Sound? Amazon and Retail Revenue

Techgistics

Revenue for Amazon’s North America segment—the bulk of its retail business—was $79.8 If its now massive North America segment continues to grow at 25% a year, it will take only three more years for Amazon to add another $76 billion in annual revenue. Amazon’s growth of course, is coming at the expense of brick and mortar retailers, yet some retailers like TJ Maxx and Marshalls have found niches and have been able to stave off Amazon’s encroachment.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. Over the course of the next few months, we will work quickly, but carefully, to accelerate growth across the business. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. Over the course of the next few months, we will work quickly, but carefully, to accelerate growth across the business. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. Over the course of the next few months, we will work quickly, but carefully, to accelerate growth across the business. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.