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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. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). According to Reuters , Walmart applied for permission from the FAA to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 1-5, 2015)

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I’m on limited time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: enVista Launches New Business Entity, Enspire Commerce®.

How international shipping can be improved in today’s global automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

The problem isn’t just the global logistics themselves, but the coordination of the assets being moved as part of the larger inbound supply picture. providing all necessary paperwork such as export licenses, and documentation.

How Do You Measure “Free Time” Across Your Global Supply Chain?

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She was quickly able to identify that the Charlotte, NC, location had demurrage charges at 10 times the rate of other similar warehouse locations. . As a result, the problem was identified as a broken process on dispatching trucks to the customs warehouse.

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Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I’ve had the good fortune to be presented with opportunities for compelling discussions with a significant group of leading thinkers, senior executives in procurement, logistics, and technology management over this past year. In particular, the focal BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) represent major targets for expansion, but with them come a host of new problem that enterprises have little to no experience in dealing with in terms of logistics capabilities.

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference

Talking Logistics

That’s the question that popped into my head when 3Gtms (a Talking Logistics sponsor) entered the market more than five years ago. The reality is that new innovations in technology, coupled with new transportation challenges that shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) continuously face, create new opportunities for startups to enter the market. Carrier Web Services for Rating, Tendering, and Documents.

Why Is It So Hard to Find Good Help These Days?

Material Handling & Logistics

WILL: Drone development over the past several years has resulted in a variety of applications and more recently use in the inventory and tracking of items in warehouses. The current limitation with drone technology use in warehousing is it’s only a two-dimensional scanner.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 23-27, 2017)

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I was tempted to title today’s post “This Week in Trump News,” considering all of the actions he took this week that have supply chain and logistics implications. I also considered this title: “Another Week of Amazon News (plus Other Stuff That Happened in Logistics).”.