This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Germany, Belgium, Estonia and the U.S., If your answer is still “We’re in the transportation and warehousing business,” then your value proposition in the eyes of customers is becoming more limited and commoditized. Demand has also taken a hit from persistently high inventories at major retailers, which reduces the need for shippers to restock stores and warehouses. “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” — Prince.

Ericsson to build fully-automated factory and extend supply chain in in the US

EFT

Ericsson is also fast-tracking the launch of the next-generation smart manufacturing through a modular and flexible production setup in its existing own factories in Estonia, China and Brazil. Ericsson plans automated warehouses, connected logistics and automated assembly, packing and product handling, and the use of autonomous carts. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) announced plans to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the US.

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Warehousing. Of course, the difference between KPIs and metrics will vary at different levels of your organisation, so for example, while a metric recording “receiving accuracy” in a warehouse would certainly be a KPI for a warehouse manager, it would be completely extraneous as an executive-level KPI. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right.

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Talent development essential for supply chain leaders

Supply Chain Movement

Managing factories and warehouses with a lot of employees demands leadership skills focused on routine, whereas connecting departments and supply chain partners actually requires creativity. Estonia. Recruiting raw talent is ‘extremely challenging’. Supply chain leaders have gained an ever-stronger position in the world of business over recent years.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Estonia. directly from their suppliers, from their own warehouse or even from a retail store). The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market. as the advance of e-commerce continues, companies with an omnichannel approach are increasingly implementing specific order management systems.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Estonia. Globally, warehousing is outsourced by 67%. In comparison, according to Fraunhofer Institute, warehousing is outsourced by 54% in Germany, which is the largest logistics market in Europe. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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