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

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Supply Chain Brain

I see no evidence to suggest that this trend will not continue,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C. High-Tech/Electronics Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America Asia PacificThe U.S. dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. South Korea and Sweden retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings.

Things Have Changed: What Do We Do NOW?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average MAPE for North America was 36% while the European average MAPE was 45%. The average bias of European forecasts versus North America had 2% more bias.

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

Quintiq

Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. enVista Releases Latest Version of Distribution Center Optimization Tool, Model DC. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

In turn, these containers sit for about 5 days before being transported to the Nike distribution center next door and stocked inside the DC. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one.

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. Commercials funded by the Marouns and aimed at a rather singular audience have been airing in Washington D.C., America’s Top 10 Exports.

Wages rising strongly among US warehouse workers

EFT

The recent jumps in wages in the sector brings the majority of workers above both federal and all current state minimums, with the exception of Washington D.C.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

The transaction will enhance XPO’s range of supply chain solutions by making XPO the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America, and will expand the company’s global contract logistics platform. Washington, D.C. GREENWICH, Conn.

The Science of Drafting: From Racing to Truck Platooning

Quintiq

For example, platooning that requires a long detour for a truck to travel from the distribution center (DC) to join a platoon would incur additional fuel cost, and this could negate the savings gained by platooning.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight.

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LifeWay Christian Stores selects RELEX supply chain software for forecasting, replenishment & allocation

RELEX Solutions

LifeWay Christian Stores currently operates approximately 170 stores across the US, an e-commerce platform and one Distribution Center (DC), in Nashville. Michael Falck, President North America, RELEX Solutions adds: “We are delighted to welcome LifeWay as a RELEX customer. The company owns and operates approximately 170 LifeWay Christian Stores across the US, as well as the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina. Read PDF.

Personalized, Multichannel Logistics Allows Companies to Customize Fulfillment and Delivery

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Traditional distribution centers (DCs) and fulfillment centers (FCs) only serve one channel respectively, and a flexible DC, FC, or a combination of both, makes the most sense for meeting today’s customer demands. With headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Tompkins also has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. Logistics operations need to be flexible and personalized to meet the expectations of today’s customers.

Grocery Retail in 2018

RELEX Solutions

Instead of using the outdated model of basing in-store space planning on weekly averages, retail supply chains will understand the benefits of optimizing shelf space by matching daily demand forecasts with both suppliers’ and DC delivery replenishment cycles. President, North America, M.Sc.

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TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

DAT Solutions

TIA is North America's leading association for freight brokers and 3PLs, with more than 1,700 members. Mantione previously served as the Director of Membership and Region Development for the Design-Build Institute of America.

Three High-impact Areas and Easy Wins in Grocery Retail Supply Chains

RELEX Solutions

Take spoilage ; if your DC is holding stock with a rapidly diminishing shelf life, then allocating it to stores with high inventory turnover increases its chance of being sold within its ‘sell-by’ dates. RELEX has worked with grocers across Europe and North America and we’ve collected much of what we’ve learned into an e-book. A supply chain is always a work in progress. You can optimize it so it’s running as close to perfect as possible and then circumstances change.

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Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) released its 22nd “Annual State of Logistics Report®,” presented by Penske Logistics, today at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. With operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to major industrial and consumer companies throughout the world.

Takeaways from SMC3 Jump Start 2018 Conference

Talking Logistics

Mark Solomon from DC Velocity moderated a panel discussion on this topic with Andrew Valentine (Associate Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations at Kroll), Jay Harmon (Information Security Consultant at Borderhawk), and Scott Marticke (Senior Consultant at Breakaway Consulting).