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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. And more companies are treating Supply Chain Design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise (see Supply Chain Design: Growing Scope, Community, and Collaboration ). Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

Opening a new FMCG/Pharma warehouse? Top Ten Tips to success

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Now let us look at warehousing. A project to design, build and open a new warehouse is usually large and complicated but at least it is an indication something is going well in the business. An army of people turning up for work on a Monday morning in a new warehouse will not work.

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Five Things to Consider When Selecting Multi-Carrier Shipping Software


A customer wants it, and you gain a sense of accomplishment when your warehousing role is complete and you have efficiently moved the product to fulfill your customer’s demand. You will need a transportation solution that understands common carrier shipping rules and regulations, whether your goods travel by road, boat or airplane (or some combination of all three) and can issue all of the proper documentation necessary to ship successfully.

Find the Money – How a Transportation Spend Diagram Can Help

Talking Logistics

A strategic assessment or solution design is an exercise that helps define the current state of a transportation operation. No shipper has a perfect single data warehouse, but it is possible to compile all the data needed in the matter of a few days.

7 Steps To Prepare For A Labor Management System


Implementing a Labor Management System (LMS) can drive substantial savings across a company’s network, but it also represents a significant Change Management exercise for many organizations. Are your policies documented and if so, do they support the implementation of a LM program?

10 growth areas in the current climate


Last mile logistics. With online retailers shipping goods directly to customers, businesses must expand their infrastructure for trucking, warehousing, parcel delivery, fulfilment centres and security. Name="Document Map"/>.

Don’t Let Your RFT be a 3PL Solution Designer’s Nightmare

Logistics Bureau

At their best, third party logistics (3PL) companies provide new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness. No wonder then, that shippers increasingly turn to 3PLs to manage their warehousing and distribution needs. 3PL Articles Logistics Outsourcing

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Effective supply chain management through social networking: Guest Blog by Nicholas Moores

Supply Chain View from the Field

The customer is able to speak directly with the company, and the company in turn is able to publicly exercise their great customer service for all to see, and to advertise promotions to attract new business. Logistical updates can be tracked, data can be shared, and progress can be monitored. Coordinating via Socialtext from across the warehouse was a quick and easy innovation, that allowed IMM to use its workforce effectively.

7 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

The company was replenishing dealers’ inventory weekly, using direct shipment and cross-docking operations from source warehouses located near Deere & Company’s manufacturing facilities. Inbound and outbound logistics planning.

Is Your Company on top of its Inventory Planning Game?

Logistics Bureau

These responsibilities extend across functions and when properly exercised, comprise supply, demand, distribution, production, purchasing and capacity planning. Where necessary, this includes vendors and supply chain partners such as 3PL logistics providers.

12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right

Logistics Bureau

If so, prepare to be surprised, because it doesn’t get any more basic than this: Your company must have a documented and commonly understood supply chain strategy. All inbound shipments should be checked against delivery documentation and purchase orders. Warehouse Layout.

How Supply Chain Strategy Misalignment is Killing Kmart USA

Logistics Bureau

At the next Logistics Bureau Free Executive Breakfast (which will take place in August), I’ll be discussing the alignment of supply chain and business strategy along with eight other important levers for supply chain performance improvement.

This Week in Logistics News (December 4-8, 2017)

Talking Logistics

My exercise plans for the weekend are set. So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: UPS, Overwhelmed by Online Orders, Warns of Delivery Delays (WSJ – sub.