This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

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CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand.

How America's Clean Coal Dream Unravelled

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I’m impressed,” said Jukka Uosukainen, the United Nations director for the Climate Technology Centre and Network, after a 2014 tour, citing Kemper as an example of how “maybe using coal in the future is possible.” Kemper, its managers claimed, would harness dirt-cheap lignite coal — the world’s least efficient and most abundant form of coal — to power homes and businesses in America’s lowest-income state while causing the least climate-changing pollution of any fossil fuel.

Trade Wars Put U.S. Small Business on the Front Line

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As an example, China has imposed tariffs on farm products and seafood, as well as autos; and the companies affected can be small food exporters, agricultural supply companies, or auto parts suppliers. North AmericaThe U.S.-China China trade war is escalating by the day and the U.S. relationship with NAFTA countries Canada and Mexico is increasingly tense. trade is heating up with imminent E.U. tariffs on the horizon.

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Question: Give us an example of how one of those partnerships could work. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North AmericaA conversation with Chuck Moyer, Board Member, Customized Logistics and Delivery Association and CEO, Express Courier, Inc. (an

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an ‘Easy’ Button [Video]

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Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How do you define Digital Transformation, and from your perspective, where are most companies today on this journey? Roger A.

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Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?


Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe. For example …. You know that great feeling you get when you have an expert getting the job done?

A Canadian Perspective on Negotiating Nafta 2.0

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percent to 85 percent the minimum North American content needed to qualify for tariff-free treatment would establish “the highest [bar] in the world. After all, the old agreement was signed at a time when digital trade concerns — for example, protection for proprietary business algorithms and the location of servers supporting cross-border commerce — barely existed. Nafta was one of President Trump’s chief targets during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Demand-Driven Transformation at Shell

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The Terra Technology implementation is an example of demand sensing while the DDMRP implementation is an example of demand translation of the probability of demand into materials requirements. To prove the concept, Nick decided to run a simulation and tested the North America market.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

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For example, Google/Tesla are redefining automotive. for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. Examples include Uber and Lyft. Let me give you an example. Headwinds: A force of resistance.

Tackling Item Complexity

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It is the best example of a company systemically managing item complexity that I have seen. World Kitchen’s supply chain– with significant manufacturing and distribution operations throughout North America and Asia– was complex. Personalization.

Building the Network of Networks

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There is an active group in Europe and North America. An example is the European pilot outlined in Figure 5. For example: Orders? July 16th in North America (current thinking is Charlotte or Chicago. Today, I am facilitating a share group.

Supply chain gender gap the topic of focus at MIT event


The two-day event brought together 60+ women and men from 27 companies across North America to discuss topics in four areas related to women in supply chain: balance, filling the talent gap, mentorship, sponsorship & networking, and leading global teams.

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Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019


For example, we’ve recently seen events such as the bomb cyclone , flooding in the Midwest and the ongoing gridlock at the U.S.-Mexico Mexico Border impact supply chains across North America and directly affect the freight market. Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019.

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


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. Other emerging markets include South America (not including Mexico), India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Mexico. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward


Robert Oliver , from Quintiq’s Logistics group in North America, discussed the versatility of Logistics Planner, and how it provided advanced optimization for cost savings in multimodal, multi-leg and multi-hub trip generation of routes.

Florence Et Al.

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North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia sit squarely in the storm’s path. Expect tight capacity across North America. For example, there are about 79,000 dams in the United States, 85 percent of them are earthen. This morning the Washington Post rang.

This Week in Logistics News (November 28 – December 2, 2016)

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September 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Transplace’s strategy is very focused on building out its transportation management technology and services in North America, and in recent years it has expanded its capabilities in Mexico and Canada both organically and via acquisitions.

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Supply Chain Power 50: Best Supply Chain Blogs of 2014

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Some Observations Blogs included in Supply Chain Power 50 are from 3 regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia/Australia but they are mainly from the United States.

7 Guidelines to Achieving Growth Through Globalization

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E-commerce focus in North America, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, and Brazil is intense. For example: “Target Canada liquidation sales get green light”. Nicolas A. Tonelli/Flickr. Global headlines anticipating growth through globalization are plentiful.

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

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For example, let’s say a carrier arrives on time but isn’t allowed on site because the facility is too busy. Another example is when a carrier refuses to accept a load.

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Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

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For example, a carrier posts data to the blockchain and allows customers and agents to use the data. The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

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For Cloud Logistics, this acquisition will help the company expand its solution footprint (which today is mostly over-the-road and intermodal transportation) and grow its geographic presence beyond North America.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization


The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. Companies setting an example.

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Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

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29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

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There are numerous examples of how companies are using delivery to capture new customers and even drive incremental revenue. Lastly, transportation costs have always been a focus, but are increasing due to the constrained capacity, not just in North America, but in Europe as well.

Friends with Fitbits: Fitness tracking and taking supply chain planning to the next level


As one of its many programs, it initiated the “2015 Going the Distance Challenge” here in North America. For example, can I schedule that new order that just came in for same-day delivery? It’s been a busy week and I forgot to charge my Fitbit.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

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Meanwhile Daimler announced a spare parts program to 3-D print plastic replacement parts for its Daimler Trucks North America business, as well as a metal 3-D printing program for its Mercedes-Benz Trucks operations. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain


Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

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Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

3 Ways Robotics Are Crucial to Aerospace Manufacturing & Design


In partnership with KUKA Systems North America, Boeing developed a robotic manufacturing process for its aircrafts’ fuselages. For example, Amber Precision Instruments found that switching from an X-Y gantry system to a 6-axis robot boosted accuracy and hastened repeated testing. The United States aerospace manufacturing industry is a highly competitive one.

L’Oreal: A Beautiful Supply Chain

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Emmanuel has been working in Supply Chain for L’Oreal for over 20 years, starting in France followed by 10 years in New York where he led the Supply Chain for L’Oreal North America. One example was the journey to improve forecast accuracy.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

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February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

Out of Africa

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Supply chain talent is primarily coming from North America and Europe, but these are the continents that represent the lowest levels of growth for supply chain 2020 (see figure 1). For example, Africa is constructing new infrastructure.

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Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

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A number of carriers, for example, use cloud technology to offer an e-commerce platform to handle customer transactions. Prior to GT Nexus, Michelle was Vice President of North America for Inttra and Vice President of Sales and Business Information Systems for Maritime Direct in New York City.

All Third Party Logistics Providers Are Not Created Equal

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My initial involvement in the Third Party Logistics business was early in 1993 when I became the first Director of Development for Tibbett & Britten Group in North America.