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The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Have you ever considered changing your traditional mode of transportation? Now is the time to utilize all modes of transportation in the most efficient way possible. For example, you might be surprised how beneficial rail service between Europe and Asia can be for your business today.

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Improving inventory management


What’s more plenty on the retail side have found themselves with held inventory but it suddenly locked away in stores that people could no longer frequent, browse and shop from. This has pushed inventory management far up the agenda for a host of companies seeking to properly get a handle on what is where in their logistics train and where problems the next blockage might occur. In his opinion the way you do that is “By putting inventory close to customers.

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As Europe Rebounds Supply Chain Continues to Shine

Supply Chain @ MIT

Zaragoza, Spain, where the Zaragoza Logistics Center is based, an employment bright spot in Europe. The unemployment rate in Europe is around 12% and in Spain is about 25%, yet the current jobless rate for graduates of the MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program in Zaragoza, Spain, is zero. The demand is expected to increase as both Europe and Spain show signs of economic recovery. Europe’s economic woes have also helped to raise awareness levels.

The Influence of IoT: How it’s Transforming Global Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Companies can keep less inventory on hand and more in motion if their supply chain network can reflect accurate product locations and specifications. Technologies are already in place to manage disparate parts of the supply chain, but IoT applications can actually bring the disparate parts together to create an information ecosystem that benefits all its participants. IoT technologies are quite distinct from the information technology tools being used today.

HCL Tech signs global alliance agreement with JDA Software Group

Supply Chain Network

This announcement expands HCL’s existing relationship with JDA thereby extending HCL’s offerings in professional services for industries such as retail, manufacturing, CPG and life sciences for the Americas and the Europe. The alliance addresses the unique supply chain challenges for business in the areas like planning, procurement, production, distribution, warehousing, inventory, transportation and customer services.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. Specifically the elimination of regional DCs means much higher amounts of outbound transportation in the logistics network which is where the carbon is generated. Thought is to leverage existing building assets, people and inventory to support the online business.

Global Vendor Management: What It Is & Why It’s Essential for Your Shipping Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To get the information you need involves several languages, time zones, software programs, and much more. In Europe, three of the most common programs are: • Combined Program. Transportation, consolidation, warehousing, and customs services can be combined with P.O.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. Specifically the elimination of regional DCs means much higher amounts of outbound transportation in the logistics network which is where the carbon is generated. Thought is to leverage existing building assets, people and inventory to support the online business.

Why Blockchain Within The Supply Chain Makes Perfect Sense


Here are just a few entry points: Distributed and Decentralized Database With a complex and dynamic supply chain management landscape, stakeholders need one harmonized data repository on which to rely for updated information. The distributed ledger component of blockchain provides an integrated digital platform for nodes in a supply chain system to share and query information as developments occur in real time. Blockchain Omnichannel Supply Chain Transportation Management

What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


Our mission is to continue to support our customers and partners with the latest information as well as expert best practices in navigating these unique challenges. Of those surveyed: 81% use Transplace’s Transportation Management System (TMS). 10% or less are in Canada, Mexico or Europe. Inventory and storage constraints. Depleted inventory due to customer demand. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.

Building Value Networks. Stopping the Backward Slide.

Supply Chain Shaman

Phone calls to Europe or Asia were costly and of poor quality. By the early 2000s, phone calls to Europe from my cell were expensive but manageable. A portal is an information dead-end street. In the 1980s, I had a flip phone. (On

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A Year Without Oktoberfest, Yet New Opportunities Exist in the Beer Industry

DELMIA Quintiq

Europe’s largest beer-producing nation, Germany, saw most of its 9,700 annual beer-related festivals canceled. The cancellation of this year’s Oktoberfest is another blow to a beleaguered beer industry that’s still reeling from the effects of the global health crisis.

7 Steps To Manage Your Chemical Inventory With Software


If you’re dealing with chemicals in your business, you have an obligation to store and transport these chemicals safely. Here, we’ll cover how you can use off-the-shelf inventory management software to manage your chemical inventory. Europe. Introduction.

Top 5 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020


Presidential election and global tariff wars have resulted in uncertainty for B2B and B2C supply chains between the US, Europe and China. Pre-Fulfillment and Distributed Inventory Reign.

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Dispelling Three Common Myths about Global TMS Deployment

Talking Logistics

For the last couple of decades transportation management systems (TMS) have revolutionized supply chains, helping companies streamline their logistics processes, achieve greater visibility into their operations and save significant dollars on transportation. You go from Europe to the Americas to Latin America to APAC with your transportation needs and there are all sorts of very specific requirements, whether tactical, operational or strategic.

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Why intelligent logistics is a game changer

DELMIA Quintiq

Not so long ago I was chatting with the management team of one of the top ten bulk transporters in Europe. Have you taken into account the opening times of customers, the capacity of distribution centers and docks, and a multitude of other constraints (and disruptions) that impinge on the efficiency of your transportation plan? Are you equipped to manage their stock levels or take responsibility for vendor managed inventory? Transport & Logistics

Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Only freight that can account for added transport time is a good fit for expedited LCL shipping. By using shipments in transit as “inventory in transit,” LCL shipping can even help lower warehousing and inventory costs, which in turn can help reduce your tariff spend per shipment. While many first think of LCL shipping as a service between Asia and North America, with the right provider, businesses in Europe can also benefit from strategic LCL shipping.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

INTTRA Collaborates with JDA Software for Streamlined Transportation Management. Let’s hope the company has better luck in Europe delivering packages on-time next holiday season. When it comes to executing ocean transportation shipments, using network-based solutions like INNTRA have become the standard in the industry, which is why JDA and other leading TMS vendors have partnered with INTTRA and GT Nexus for this capability.

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How to boost relationships between shippers and 3PLs

DELMIA Quintiq

Smart planning and optimization technology allows 3PLs to review several different possible scenarios and enables them to make informed decisions after reviewing the results of their intended actions. The manufacturer would benefit from lower inventory levels, while the 3PL operator could gain a better profit margin for being responsive and reacting “on demand”. They not only provide transportation, but are also responsible for the sorting, pre-manufacturing, warehousing, and so on.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Robinson Launches Rail Service, Connecting China and Europe. Kuebix Surpasses 10,000 Companies Using Its Transportation Management System (TMS). to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.” Rail, One of the Transportation Granddaddies, Still Relevant. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe.

This Week in Logistics News (April 11-15, 2016)

Talking Logistics

February 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Sueddeutsche Zeitung speculated that Hahn would be a reasonable location for a hub for Amazon, located in the middle of Europe and close to its logistics centre in Koblenz. In short, everyone involved with ocean shipping needs to stay informed of the ongoing developments surrounding SOLAS. the Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.7

Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work

Supply Chain Shaman

Over the last six years, we studied the connection between business results (growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)) and the link to company characteristics. Recently, I was presenting to a supply chain team in Europe.

Logistics Industry’s Slow Economic Comeback Continues in Spite of Challenges

Supply Chain Network

Authored by transportation consultant Rosalyn Wilson of Delcan, Inc., Inventory carrying costs increased 10.3 percent last year due to higher costs for taxes, obsolescence, depreciation, and insurance, which were offset by a further drop in the inventory carrying rate and warehousing costs. Transportation costs were up 10.3 Department of Transportation, Penske Logistics, Macy’s, Adelante SCM Corporation, BNSF Rail and Fortna, Inc.,

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

SMC³ Acquires Transportation Costing Group. August 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Furthermore, DSV will now be truly global within contract logistics and expand into road freight activities outside Europe. The combined companies will have a more balanced geographical footprint with approximately 61% of revenue in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, 17% in Americas, 16% in Asia (APAC) and 6% in Sub-Saharan Africa. Inventory Management.

What’s shaping the steel industry today?

DELMIA Quintiq

Tariffs placed by US have resulted in changes to the global flow of steel and increased steel imports to Europe are affecting steel companies there. Also, we see a wave of consolidation continue in Europe as companies seek to become more competitive. They are getting better at sharing data and utilizing information across the value chain. Henri: Managing a customer’s inventory raises the bar for operations of a steel producer.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The 7 Benefits of Made in USA Driven by Reshoring Movement, Technology, and Better Transportation Costs


You can prepare by investing staff, inventory and equipment to meet increasing demand for domestic-made products. offers lower labor, natural gas and electricity costs than some other developed countries in Europe and Asia, including the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Japan. Those manufacturing companies, when looking at total landed cost as they think about moving warehouses back to the United States, are starting to see the benefits of shipping and transportation costs.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium


Containers arrive at the port of Antwerp, and are transported by truck to a nearby inland terminal (BCTN) which is next door. In turn, these containers sit for about 5 days before being transported to the Nike distribution center next door and stocked inside the DC. At that time Nike had 32 DCs located all over Europe, designed to accomodate the tax structures and limitations of the complexity of this region.

Keeping It Local: How Shorter Supply Chains Impact Supply Chain Planning


Global supply chains boomed thanks to bountiful cheap labor, dramatically less expensive communications, and lower-cost transportation. The Economist says that more companies are sourcing with proximity to their major markets – for instance servicing the EU from Eastern Europe and Northern Africa or the US from Mexico. Faster response times means far less buffering to respond to all sorts of disruptions, such as exchange rate fluctuations or inventory uncertainty. .

5 E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Choices!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do they have the ability to verify customer identity and information? Tracking is a method for the clients to be informed of the status of their products in delivery. Clients can remotely handle their inventory and make informed decisions based on their consumers purchasing behaviour. ShipWire also has a lot of storage facilities built in different countries such as US, China, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase


The costs of logistics and inventory are decreasing, contract renewal rate for logistics outsourcing remains good, and the emergence of cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, drone delivery and augmented reality is opening up a wide vista of opportunities. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order.

The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

Gartner believes it will “impact the information available to supply chain leaders and how the supply chain operates, depending on industry.” . in 2012 and 689 in Europe, a 24% increase on 2011, with organized criminals known to be targeting ports and rest areas, so this is a major issue for the global supply chain. Theft costs shippers and LSPs billions of dollars each year when the impact of inventory delays, as well as the cost of the stolen goods, is taken into account. .

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. Toward that end, we would like to provide you with four types of updates: 1) what we are seeing in the transportation marketplace, 2) what our customers are experiencing, 3) some best practices we recommend with regard to bidding, and 4) the actions we are taking to protect our employees and community. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry


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. . It is these factors that must be considered in with regards to this group and how you present information to them. In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports. In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace.

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Reimagine Supply Chain of the Future – agile, resilient, and balanced – LogiSYM July 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Supply Chain as a service (ScaaS) : Future supply chains, will outsource as many activities as possible to third party and only orchestrate the movement of materials and information between all nodes of their Supply Chain digitally. Zara has become Europe’s most profitable apparel brands by building agility end to end in their supply chains. Develop methodologies to measure risk for each supply chain node, warehouse, factory, supplier, geography, or transportation node.

Handfield’s Supply Chain Analytics Predictions for 2014

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also worked with a team of leading thinkers in developing the Future of Procurement Report (published by KPMG) , as well as publish the BVL International Global Logistics Trends and Strategies report with a team of leading academics and executives in Europe, China, North and South America, Russia, and India. Such providers understand domestic transportation issues, and can plan to develop long-term solutions to complex local distribution challenges.