Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

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Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. The valuable recoveries in electronic waste are usually gold in connectors and circuit boards, copper used in heat sinks and power supplies, aluminum used in frames, chassis and cases.

Electronics Supply Chain: Combining Distance with Speed


Consumer Products Electronics Counterfeiting Supply Chain Manufacturing LogisticsFor an example of the challenges facing modern device supply chains, look to Apple.

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Electronic Data Interchange or EDI in Transportation: Breaking Down What it is and How It Works


Today begins our series about electronic data interchange or EDI in transportation. What is Electronic Data Interchange? First we must understand and get on the same page of what is Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, as it is not only used in the transportation industry.

The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics


While electronics, automotive, and consumer goods’ supply chains promote their products, the food supply chain represents a basic human necessity–food. The post The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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A Win-Win Situation: Electronic Device Manufacturers and Blockchain Solutions


As blockchain is now a frequent topic of discussion among supply chain circles, it is essential to consider how it could affect electronic device manufacturers. Decentralized Data Ensures Compliance and Universal Application of Electronic Devices.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

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As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. And we continue to receive great feedback from supply chain and logistics professionals like you, so thank you for your comments.

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Data collection: electronic or manual?


Data Gatheri ng – Paper Based vs. Electronic Data Collection. Among them are Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI or “electronic”) and Paper and Pencil Interviewing (PAPI or “paper based”). Here is a list of pros and cons to help you make the best decision: Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI or “electronic”). Electronic tools eliminate the need for manual intervention and minimize human error.

Survey: How to benefit from electronic invoicing


A scientific survey details the positive effects of electronic invoicing for the invoice’s issuer and the recipient Despite all the buzz over catchwords like Industry 4.0, automation and digital transformation, when it comes to invoicing, we still live in a mainly analogue, non-electronic, non-automated world. Formats that cannot (or hardly) be processed electronically. Furthermore, the longer one uses electronic invoicing, the greater its impact on savings.

SaaS TMS from an Electronics Manufacturer?

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The Wall Street Journal reports electronics makers like Jabil Circuit Inc., a key supplier of components to Apple, and Flextronics International are among a recent spate of electronics manufacturers entering the supply chain software business.

What’s Next After Electronic Logging Devices?

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Regulations have dominated transportation discussions in recent years, whether it’s Hours of Service (HOS) and the 34-hour restart rule , CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability ) program , and in the spotlight today, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The most recent insight on this topic comes from Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), which published a study last week based on a survey it conducted with more than 400 carriers of various profiles.

Three Key Trends In Logistics E-Commerce


With the increase in the popularity of e-shops and delivery companies, the logistics e-commerce business keeps growing. It faces more and more challenges, as the customers need companies to be quick and increase their logistics performance more than ever before. E-Commerce Logistics

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The Impact of Electronic Logging Devices: Separating Hype from Reality

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He was referring to some of the hype and speculation surrounding the electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandate, which goes into effect in December 2017.

Logistics KPIs Case Study: Whirlpool’s Supply Chain and Logistics Success Driven by Effective KPI Implementation


We conclude our ongoing series in talking about effective KPI management by giving you a real live Logistics KPIs management case study from Whirlpool's engagement with a logistics service level provider. Whirlpool has not always considered logistics a competitive advantage.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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Speakers: Sharon Perry, Vice President of Logistics, Carhartt; Gregg Lanyard, Director, Product Management, Manhattan Associates; Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Hanjin says U.S.-bound

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

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But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could remain closed for ‘remainder of the week’ due to chicken shortage crisis (Independent).

7th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit

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7th Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit. Join the only niche Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit in Europe to hear from world class speakers, get involved in crucial industry debate and network with your senior supply chain peers. Daan Van Der Mijden – Director of Reverse Logistics – TomTom. Date: 16-17 May 2013. Venue: Novotel Hotel, Amsterdam. Organisation: Eyefortransport. URL: [link].

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs): Separating Hype from Reality

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Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Consulting & Engineering at Transplace addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)?

What is EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and ASN (Advanced Shipping Notification)?

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EDI stands for Electronic Data Interchange. This refers to the electronic interchange of documents between companies. Electronic interchange of documents is far more efficient and less expensive than exchanging paper documents, as EDI costs less than a dollar.

What Are the Trends in Last Mile Logistics?


Shippers face many challenges in successfully delivering products to end-users, and last mile logistics will be a core focus of change in the coming months. By 2018 alone, same-day delivery and last mile logistics will be valued at more than $1.35 Last Mile Logistics

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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017


The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Logistics

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Using Digital Payments to Streamline the Logistics Process


Here are five ways going “digital” on the payment side helps make logistics processes more time- and cost-efficient for shippers. The logistics industry is about speed, efficiency, and accuracy. The post Using Digital Payments to Streamline the Logistics Process appeared first on PINC.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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ATA Calls for Swift Issuance of Electronic Logging Device Regulations. For the past year, I’ve been arguing that logistics — and same-day fulfillment, in particular — is becoming a strategic weapon for companies.

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 2)


supply chain visibility supply chain resiliency supply chain risk management logisticsIn part 1 of this blog, we examined lithium-ion batteries in the supply chain context and examined the recent ban's stipulations.

6 Benefits of Effective a Reverse Logistics System & The 9 Core RevLog Metrics to Track


While conventional logistics optimizes the flow of goods from producer to consumer, reverse logistics manages the processes for inverting that flow to deal with returned parts, materials and products from the consumer back to the producer. is used in the reverse logistics process.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Shipping Regulations Can Impact Electronics Supply Chains (Part 1)


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Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics. Shippers need to understand the top supply chain and logistics automation trends to watch for in 2019. Automation Logistics Supply Chain Trends

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This Week in Logistics News (July 19 – 25)

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The post This Week in Logistics News (July 19 – 25) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives. China Global Trade High Tech & Electronics Industry Just for Fun Logistics Technologies Petroleum Industry Regulations This Week in News I finished my first ARC Market Study this week, looking at the Transportation Management Systems market.

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4 Important Benefits of a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy


Businesses must decide which routes to use, where to manufacture products, and whether to employ the use of a third party logistics provider. However, one of the most important aspects of supply chain strategies is often overlooked: the reverse supply chain (also referred to as reverse logistics ). Basically, reverse logistics in the supply chain revolves around dealing with end-of-life, malfunctioning, or hardware upgrades.

Blockchain and Reverse Logistics: Recapturing Costs and More


The costs of reverse logistics amount to more than $750 billion per year, and the demand for reverse logistics has risen in recent years with the rise of e-commerce. This is why blockchain in reverse logistics go well together. Blockchain Reverse Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

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The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Hurricane Michael: How Can Logistics Professionals Help?

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

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Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! Here are some excerpts from the article: XPO Logistics Inc. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

Seeking Logistics Perfection

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Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry


Logistics industry trends have also not been left behind in the move towards a more technological future. . 7 Major Trends Influencing the Logistics Industry in the Future . It is now the standard to go ‘international, ’ and logistic solution providers have a role to play in enabling this trend through a transportation network. . In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports. Logistics Trends

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The Future of Logistics: Are 3PL Companies Ready to Adopt these 4 Emerging Technologies?


This first post is part one of a two-part series on the future of logistics. In the least, 3PLs must understand these emerging technologies so that one day they may integrate into logistics service providers ‘ company practices to better serve customers.

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Are Driverless Trucks the Solution to the Driver Shortage?

Logistics Viewpoints

The driver shortage has been at the forefront of trucking news for some time, and we have certainly covered it here at Logistics Viewpoints. Global Trade High Tech & Electronics Industry Labor Logistics Trends Regulations Retail Supply Chain Planning Transportation