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Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

DELMIA Quintiq

As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s about bringing food—the most basic of needs—to those who need it most. When the logistics people over at WFP told us about their supply chain, in all its scale and complexity, I knew our partnership was meant to be. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year. On any given day, WFP operates an average of 70 aircraft, 20 ships and 5,000 trucks.

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Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. You have to think and act beyond cost manage and find ways to leverage supply chain and logistics as a competitive weapon — that is, look for ways to leverage supply chain management to drive top-line growth, increase market share, and enhance customer loyalty. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Amazon Prime logistics supply chain

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Most Popular US Food Trends

Zipline Logistics

COVID-19 has shuffled domestic food and beverage consumption trends, accelerating some and disrupting others. Here, we found that many product categories had a dramatic uptick in shipping volume, while others saw a notable plunge. Click Here to See How US Food Trends Have Changed.

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Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. Here are some best practice guidelines for the food and beverage industry to consider when addressing its own unique challenges.

Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. The early results from the ASU study will be featured in the book Metrics that Matter and it will be the core of the upcoming Supply Chain Global Summit on September 10-11, 2014 in Scottsdale AZ at the Phoenician. (We How do you balance metrics ? .

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain! Our very survival depends on there even being a Food Supply Chain. On one hand there is a horrendously large amount of Food Waste. The Food Supply Chain, the most important Supply Chain in the World, is BROKEN! Food Waste. Over 1/3 of all the food that is produced in the world is wasted! Billion tonnes of food every year. Food Waste Meets World Hunger. Subscribe Here!

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

Talking Logistics

Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. We may have prevented dirty bombs from entering the country, but not lead-tainted toys and food contaminated with melamine (among many other examples). They also lack process controls and metrics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Toys R Us lowers free shipping limit for online orders.

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. A single bad review from a disgruntled driver or carrier, even if it arose from an isolated incident, can damage that shipping or receiving location’s “brand” and make it difficult to get loads covered or delivered. That is the reality today in transportation management, and it applies to shippers, carriers, receivers, and other logistics partners.

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. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Walmart OTIF Requirements for Suppliers Increases to 98 Percent

Zipline Logistics

All deliveries in every product category will be expected to hit the 98% on-time and in-full metric or face a fine of 3% of the cost of goods sold. . This issue is particularly applicable to food vendors. Master Walmart OTIF with Zipline Logistics .

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

This confession comes seven years after selling of contaminated food. The food recall is the largest in US history. …never before has a corporate executive been convicted of federal felony charges in a food safety violation. Parnell, is now charged and convicted for selling adulterated and mis-branded food into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud or mislead. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

FLEXE , Flexport and Convoy –three technology companies adding flexibility to the supply chain–,recently hosted the first Peak Logistics breakfast in Seattle, Washington. The founders of each company came together to discuss the overlap of technology and logistics and how it can be used to solve every day problems. Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Walmart Toughens Delivery Demands for Suppliers (WSJ – sub. The thing that makes supply chain and logistics so exciting and frustrating and challenging is that just when you think you’ve figured something out or have it under control, the world changes on you. threshold for food consumables. P&G and Wayfair: More Shippers Taking Direct Control of Logistics Operations.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. Logistics Excellence: Now & in the eFuture. Before diving into some takeaways from the sessions I attended and participated in, here are some high-level stats about Descartes (a Talking Logistics sponsor): Descartes is now a $200M+ company and continues to grow. getting buy-in from drivers and other stakeholders) and implementing appropriate metrics to measure and drive performance.).

Arriving Just in Time – Advanced Transportation Logistics Scheduling

Supply Chain Collaborator

These three headlines from Transport Topics and Food Shippers of America magazine tell the story of one of the most important challenges facing shippers in North America leading into 2018. The bellwether metric – spot rates – are pegging the meter. The biannual Fall/Winter 2017 edition of Food Shippers of America magazine includes an article sharing the solution to these challenges. “Spot Market Freight Indices Continue Surge to Three-Year Highs”.

Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect

Cerasis

Whether you are a retailer, carrier, cloud services provider, or eCommerce merchant, Amazon not only effected the landscape of e-tail but the landscape of shipping and logistics as a whole. The Growth of Parcel Shipping on the Rise Thanks to the Amazon Effect Overall, parcel shipping is growing at a robust 10-percent clip as all other freight modes are basically flat, growing at a very modest 1 percent. Freight Logistics Omnichannel Small Package amazon effect

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Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains. Healthcare Logistics.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? Making collaboration work at the logistics sharp end is possible , but there are conditions. In this article, we look at why you might want to collaborate in your logistics, where opportunities lie, what makes collaboration work, and conversely, what makes it fail. What Can Companies Gain from Collaborating in Logistics?

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How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is a critical function for CPG suppliers selling into big-box retail locations. Delivering on-time and in-full is essential to success and a metric used by retailers when evaluating partnerships with vendors of all sizes. We have a few tips on how to make logistics improvements to increase OTIF performance. But first, let’s look at the background of OTIF metrics and why they came to be. OTIF metrics are not universal. Leverage Logistics Data.

Collaboration at the Logistics Sharp End – Can It Work?

Logistics Bureau

And by comparison and with apparently so much to gain, why do some logistics service providers and their clients fail to team up effectively? Making collaboration work at the logistics sharp end is possible, but there are conditions. In this article, we look at why you might want to collaborate in your logistics, where opportunities lie, what makes collaboration work, and conversely, what makes it fail. What Can Companies Gain from Collaborating in Logistics?

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5 Hot Topics in Home Delivery this Season

Talking Logistics

With expanding drop ship operations, retailers quickly lose control and sight of the order once it gets to the supplier. Blending Traditional + Customer-focused Metrics. Leading retailers are starting to combine traditional delivery metrics (e.g., on-time, complete, miles per delivery, deliveries per route) with some form of consumer-focused metrics such as Net Promoter Score.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

EFT

Retail Sales: Retail and food service sales decreased in February to $447.3 Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). Last-mile delivery network Connect India became a UPS Authorized Shipping Outlet through a new agreement. Source: Inbound Logistics). Source: Inbound Logistics) . MARKET: Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 1.0%

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Supply Chain Best Practices during a Quarantine

SupplyPike

Learn how to: Keep your logistics on time and prepared Maintain your replenishment goals Properly forecast and redefine your demand plan Use technology to help. Logistics. Suppliers are also seeing issues with shipping companies being overwhelmed. Make sure you communicate with your carriers and be sure they can ship your orders out by the time your buyer needs them. Supply Chain covid-19 demand forecasting logistics pandemic replenishment supply chain technology

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Who Should Be In The Winner’s Circle?

Supply Chain Shaman

The topic of the meeting was the logistics to launch of the AMR Research Top 25. The first step was to charter a research project with the Arizona State University statistics department to analyze which combination of metrics drives the highest market capitalization.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% Source: Materials Handling & Logistics). MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Retail Sales Retail: and food service sales decreased in December to $448.1 Source: Cass Information Systems | Cassinfo.com) (Based upon transportation dollars and shipments of Cass clients comprised of over 400 shipping companies). . Atlanta Air Cargo Traffic: In November, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport transported 53,841 metric tons of cargo, a 4.0% Source: Materials Handling & Logistics). MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S.

A Great Wall and China – Trump Trade Plans Impact Food, Retail Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

Here are a few likely scenarios that should give you pause to consider the overall state of your existing logistics practices. These changes will impact calculations of such critical transportation and logistics metrics as lead times, delivery schedules, routes, mileage and a host of others. Again, while the impact of such a radical change is hard to forecast, it is certain to create headaches for organizations involved in cross-border transportation and logistics.

The Supply Chain Impact of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Kinaxis

A crisis of this magnitude creates a mind-boggling supply chain and logistics challenge. Relief agencies normally spend as much as 80% of their proceeds on logistics and supply chain. So, how can the supply chain fulfill refugees’ basic requirements for food, water, shelter, and medical assistance? For example, in 2013, the organization provided Syrian refugees with in-kind transportation of 394 metric tons of food and supplies.

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Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

Zipline Logistics

Tender rejections, a metric used to determine how much contracted freight is rejected and sent to the spot market, have been hovering around 25% for the past few months. Retail peak season is here on the heels of a busy summer for the logistics sector.

A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration

Talking Logistics

In helping them design the right solution, we reviewed where products are manufactured, used historical shipping data to determine where customers are, and pinpointed ideal distribution center locations. Great chefs listen to the people eating their food. Knowing that the dock managers want to improve on-time pickups and that executives want to know, “How often do we meet customer metrics?” Robinson Kevin Six logistics outsourcing supply chain integration

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

From May 2016 through the end of August 2017, “17 CEOs of public Big Food manufacturers and retailers had departed, or announced their intention to,” according to an article published last September in Fortune. Growing costs and price pressures are additional factors, along with new regulatory compliance requirements, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit

Logility

The approach taken by Whole Foods is attractive, at least superficially. Those two locations may differ across many important metrics: footprint, demographics, seasonality, logistical support, sell-through history, competitive landscape, sales trends, to name a few. More specifically, a planner lays out the merchandise plan by week, by category, by defined business metrics. The fundamental challenge in retail is one of balance.

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Supply Chain Analytics: A Continued & Renewed Focus on Using Data for Improvement

Cerasis

Certain parts of the cold supply chain, such as those involved in processing and shipping poultry, fruits, vegetables, or other meat products, have an inherent duty in ensuring the safety and timely delivery of these goods to the appropriate retailer or party. Failure to do so could result in the assessment of fines and penalties against the organization by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

The links between these nodes are the freight, transportation and logistics players who move the goods throughout the Supply Chain. A carbon emissions reduction strategy must take all Suppliers into account, not just the impact from your in-house facilities. Further your Supplier selection and management plan must include reporting on environmental emission metrics along with reduction goals and performance tracking. Logistics/Link Supplier Selection/Management.