This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

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Several years ago, I interviewed CIOs and IT executives from leading third party logistics (3PL) companies, and one of the most interesting findings was that their teams spent a majority of their time fixing and cleansing data. Sounds like a typical day in supply chain and logistics to me. Years from now, when we look back at 2013, we might say this was the year where logistics truly became a strategic weapon for companies. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?


expansion in the first quarter, which mostly was buoyed by lower imports and higher inventories< , JOC reports. The Denver-based firm operated in all states west of the Appalachian Mountains. logistics supply chain transportation

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


By the way, AB&R® will attend the GS1 Connect Conference June 19 – 21, 2019 at the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management

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In short, suppliers want their goods back, but Sports Authority wants to sell the inventory ($85 million worth of shoes and sports gear, including $23 million owed to shoemaker Asics America Corp.) As reported in The Denver Post : The suits are designed to determine who gets the money when consigned goods are sold, vendors or the banks. The post Sports Authority: Another Not-So-Great Moment in Supplier Relationship Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Yet to Execute Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning


Our customers overcome demand volatility and supply chain complexity for outstanding service levels with reduced inventory. Founded in 2002, Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Columbus, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. PRESS RELEASE.

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Next-Gen Supply Chain Management

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Major transformational change in supply chain and logistics is not a frequent occurrence, but it has happened with regularity throughout history: The advent of the steam engine and the related rise of railway and steamship lines. First, being able to manage inventory much more efficiently because it all can be seen, down to the individual SKU-level. The post Next-Gen Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Social Networking, TMS, and Mega Trends: My CSCMP Conference Agenda

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Are you attending the CSCMP Annual Global Conference later this month in Denver? It’s is one of the best conferences in the supply chain and logistics industry to learn and network. It’s best to come prepared, so here are some links to blog postings and Talking Logistics episodes related to the session topics. 4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management System (our most watched Talking Logistics episode with 8,100+ viewed). See you in Denver soon!

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

number of flights, road congestion, distance to ocean ports); and in the presence of top 100 logistics IT providers. A look at the supply chain readiness of several major U.S. cities, and their adoption of smart-city technologies.

This Week in Logistics News (May 30 – June 3, 2016)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Wal-Mart says it is 6-9 months from using drones to check warehouse inventory (Reuters). China’s logistics sector grows steadily in 2015 (Xinhua). What was your first concert?