This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

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The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. Alibaba just announced $15 billion dollars to be invested in its global logistics network. Two Retail Paths Diverged In The Forest… Alibaba and Amazon are at the heart of the new digital sourcing and retail, both with very different methods.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). Transplace delivered more than 50 customer solutions in 2012 using the CombineNet sourcing technology, in industries including consumer goods, chemicals, manufacturing, and retail.

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Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics is a leading source of carbon. Sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), MIT CTL worked alongside three US companies to help them quantify the carbon footprint of some of their logistics initiatives. Ocean Spray, CSX (the rail operator), and fruit shipping companies partnered in order to enable Ocean Spray to ship more products intermodally from its New Jersey distribution center to the company’s Florida facility.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. It is the largest container port in the state of Florida and ninth in the United States.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. Amazon runs an enormous fulfillment and logistics business. Bob is based in Pensacola, so he has sales tax nexus in Florida.

Harvey and Irma’s Effect on the Logistics Industry

GTG Technology Group

How Hurricanes Affect Logistics. The catastrophic storms did more than just flood homes and knock down trees, they impacted logistics in a variety of ways. It will be a long time before anyone can measure the two storms’ impact on logistics and the economy. Sources: [link].

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. The key tool for a logistics planner has long been a transportation management system (TMS), but the increased complexity of the market is driving demand for more creative TMS capabilities. Logistics planners can provide complete deliveries in a single shipment, even when product may be sourced from multiple locations.

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New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG).

New Survey from JDA and KPMG Highlights Top Drivers and Inhibitors of Supply Chain Investment

Supply Chain Nation

Last week JDA hosted more than 2,000 customers and partners at FOCUS in Orlando, Florida. During the conference, 90 executives from the manufacturing, retail and logistics industries attended the Executive Exchange, sponsored by KPMG LLP (KPMG).

Reflections: Building the Network of Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, retired and tan, Maddy calls me from time-to-time from Florida. There is no technology solution that stretches across industries to automate the processes of source, make and deliver. Collaborative Logistics. Ethical Sourcing.

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What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact. If you work in transportation or logistics, you are undoubtedly aware of the supply chain challenges faced in the aftermath of such events.

The need to know

EFT

bln in Hong Kong secondary listing -sources. Germany’s cabinet passed a national hydrogen strategy on Wednesday as part of a wider push to decarbonise Europe’s largest economy, government sources said. Amazon Air's fleet expansion is a bid for logistics domination.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

While the growth in the third-party logistics market has slowed somewhat, 90% of the major companies in the U.S. third-party logistics market has grown to become a $166.8 CEVA Logistics (The Americas). CEVA Logistics (The Americas). Source ID. Source ID.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities.

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Building Outside-In Processes

Supply Chain Shaman

On Monday, I would speak in Orlando Florida at the Terra Technology event; and on Wednesday, present the keynote at the Logistic Summit & Expo in Mexico City. Build systems to track inbound logistics and use telematics to better predict and sense estimated time for arrival.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

The largest impacts start in the South and move their way up the US latitudinally – think Florida to Georgia to North Carolina, and Texas to California to Washington to Oregon. If you ship in or out of Connecticut, don’t expect produce to affect your logistics operation much. Florida.

Interesting Insights from the Supply Chain Leaders in Action Event

BluJay Solutions

Recently I attended my first Supply Chain Leaders in Action (SCLA) event in Bonita Springs, Florida, which helped to reaffirm my passion for all things supply chain.

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Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

Zipline Logistics

The source for this increased volume comes from the economic reopening following shutdowns, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as agricultural output, which is peaking in several regions. Midwest Logistics—Outbound Tender Volume from Illinois.

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SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

Buying becomes actions of an offer, acceptance, logistics involves weight, volume, time and cost, and inventory becomes everything we don’t need, so the logal is to minimize it.

Get Your Supply Chain Back on Track in the Wake of the Hurricanes

Material Handling & Logistics

For brands that were able to plan for the hurricanes before they hit, it’s likely that they had a deal in place to source inventory from an unaffected market, so determining how to transport that inventory to where it needs to be in time for the holiday rush will be top priority.

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Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

In September, Hurricane Irma caused flooding and the closure of several logistics hubs in Florida, while Hurricane Maria brought strong winds that destroyed almost all facilities and knocked out electricity across Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, several ports in the USA, such as the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, have also enacted similar measures through building zero-emissions terminals and using alternative sources of energy for cargo handling.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Jan Bednar is the CEO of ShipMonk , an e-commerce fulfillment company at the center of logistics and technology. Paul Trudgian owns and manages Paul Trudgian Ltd , a leading supply chain and logistics consultancy based in the UK. Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

This is a national issue that logistics providers should take notice of in terms of both the general economic drag it is creating, and the damage it is causing to their performance through shipping delays and added costs. Florida. #6. Florida.

This Week in Logistics News (December 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Hundreds of Cafe Bustelo cans washed ashore in Florida this week. Source: Laurie Cus. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… CMA CGM to acquire NOL, reinforcing its position in global shipping.