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This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Loadstar this week, “Blockchain logistics start-up OpenPort has notified shareholders it is out of funds and intends to proceed with liquidation.” In the meantime, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: U.S.

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You don’t need a Brexit bunker – streamline your supply chain instead

BluJay Solutions

The UK simply does not have the warehousing facilities to store the vast quantities of goods that would be needed to wait out long-term disruption, with the country only 60 percent self-sufficient. And having some time still left to implement resilience and flexibility into supply chains is one of the greatest assets logistics managers have. Logistics managers are concerned that after the UK’s split with the EU, we will be struggling to plug a regulatory hole.

Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Mike Skinner, Vice President, CLX Logistics Technologies Without question, one of the most significant game changing technologies in the past 12 months and looking forward at the next 18 months is TMS – to which you say “big deal” and I say, “true plug-and-play (SaaS/Cloud) global TMS integrated with global trade and customs execution”. Thus, increased real-time visibility into shipments leads to more efficient throughput of goods and reduced logistics lead times.

How to Build an Agile Supply Chain – Lessons From the Best Companies


Zara’s well documented success as a fast fashion brand would not have been possible without the conscious decision to use local suppliers, allowing for the short replenishment lead-times required by such a business model. In this context, it is interesting to note Adidas’ recent announcement that they were once again going to make shoes at home by building a new “Speedfactory” in Germany, with intelligent robots to assemble shoes at faster speed.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

Talking Logistics

It was a very busy week in the world of supply chain and logistics, so let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention: FLEXE Launches Nationwide Next-Day Delivery. Konexial And Cloud Logistics Partner To Produce Groundbreaking Goload Service.

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

Talking Logistics

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).”.