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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. I have to go to the grocery store again today to replenish our inventory (yeah, I don’t shop for groceries online; as the son of a bodegero, I’m old fashioned that way.). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Hurricane Michael: How Can Logistics Professionals Help? Money Keeps Flowing to Logistics Companies.

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

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Retail Store Location Planning ? Creating Balance, Driving Profit

Logility

But the Distribution Analyst has to consider the proper allocations for the mall in Memphis versus the pop-up in Pasadena. The store plan covers current sales, forecasted sales and forecasted inventory, which in turn drives product distribution. Increase inventory turns.

FedEx’s stellar quarter tempered by concerns over labor shortages

The Supply Chain Journal

The Memphis, Tennessee-based company closed out the most tumultuous 12-month period in its history with record fiscal 2021 fourth-quarter results. business-to-business (B2B) traffic perked up in the fourth quarter, and with the ratio of inventory to sales currently at record lows — Kevin F.

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.

Fed up with cargo congestion, freight forwarders flee O’Hare airport

The Supply Chain Journal

Cargo congestion has gone from bad to worse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, forcing importers to wait several days to retrieve shipments and prompting two large logistics companies to migrate airfreight operations an hour west to an uncrowded facility in Rockford, Illinois.

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