Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

Kinaxis

New York to London? In a way, I see this as another chapter in the so called “shared economy” story, which I see as a technology-leveraged new way to outsource non-core activities. The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics? General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy

Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

Located at 3007 Harding Highway East, the centre has sufficient land to facilitate construction of millions of feet of new Class A warehouse space. Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mastronardi Produce has opened a new 185,000 sq.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! Uber’s Latest Experiment Is Uber Cargo, A Logistics Service In Hong Kong. ABF Logistics Acquires Smart Lines Transportation Group. With PMA and ILWU turning to federal mediation, eventual outcome is far from certain (Logistics Management). Next week is the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City and you can bet that even the hot dog vendors outside the venue will have “omnichannel” posted on their carts.

The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Experts’ Choice: Supply Chain and Logistics Email Newsletters. This is the experts’ selection – but if we had to choose just one, our go-to read is the fast-rising WSJ Daily Logistics Report. Ti Logistics Briefing.

This Week in Logistics News (August 4-8, 2014)

Talking Logistics

— In this weeks news… HighJump Releases New Retail Management Software Capabilities for Home Goods Retailers. New Release of Resilinc Conflict Minerals Module Minimizes Cost of Reporting and Increases Supplier Participation Rates. ARI and Fidelitone Logistics Partner to Deliver Unified eCommerce and Supply Chain Solutions. Amazon Same-Day Delivery Selection Grows in New York ( Re/Code ).

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The Blurring Line Between Retail and Logistics

Elementum

That’s probably why some of the biggest companies in the world are moving beyond retail to establish their own logistics task forces. From Amazon to FedEx, the line between e-commerce retailer and logistics provider is blurring. We explore what’s behind this new trend, and what it means for supply chain. How E-Commerce Brought Logistics From a Back-End Function to an Operational Powerhouse. Logistics has always been vital to the customer experience.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. It has 253 employees and is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices in Tel Aviv, Israel; Dublin, Ireland; and Brighton, England. Note: LeanLogistics and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

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This Week in Logistics News (October 6-10, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Lowenthal calls for innovative approach for freight infrastructure funding (Logistics Management). across from the Empire State Building in Midtown [and on the same busy street as Macy’s flagship store], would function as a mini warehouse, with limited inventory for same-day delivery within New York, product returns and exchanges, and pickups of online orders. If it is successful, however, the New York location could presage a rollout to other U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (October 26-30, 2015)

Talking Logistics

The temperature will likely be in the 40s during the game, but that’s fall baseball in New England. Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup ( Reuters ). New Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud Offerings Address Needs of Modern Value Chain. I know of at least one third-party logistics provider (3PL) working with a large customer that is experimenting with drones for this purpose.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). Moving on to omnichannel fulfillment, Manhattan Associates introduced Available to Commerce™ , which gives retailers “the power to offer specific units of inventory available for sale in the most appropriate channel (online, store, same-day delivery, etc.)

This Week in Logistics News (October 4 – 10)

Logistics Viewpoints

I’ve been working on finishing up our omni-channel strategic report, scoping my soon-to-launch omni-channel market study, and took a quick two day trip to the Waldorf Astoria in New York City for SAP’s Retail Forum. Inventory Management Logistics Technologies Logistics Trends Omni-channel logistics Retail This Week in News It’s been a crazy week here for me.

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

Talking Logistics

Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted. Our first guinea pig, Bubbles, had passed away a few weeks earlier (after bringing us much joy and laughs for over four years), so we were very excited to bring Milo and Otis home and begin a new chapter of memories. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

Talking Logistics

SAP Fuels New Era of Social Collaboration to Transform Work. SAP Readies a Big Business Marketplace ( New York Times ). Amazon to use bike messengers for one-hour delivery in New York City ( Reuters ). For related commentary, see A New Era for Global Trade Management Software? I’ll write more about this in a future post, but I view SAP’s plans as an extension of the network effect in supply chain and logistics that I’ve been talking about for years.

This Week in Logistics News (June 22-26, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Wal-Mart to impose charges on suppliers as its costs mount (Reuters). JDA Announces New Workforce Management Capabilities to Empower Retail Managers to Make Faster, Smarter Decisions. Here are some other excerpts from the article: The new agreements mean a larger number of vendors will likely start paying fees, passing some of the retailer’s costs onto suppliers, analysts said.

How The Government Shutdown Effects Logistics

CargoBarn

WSJ reported that logistic companies that oversee the flow of goods are starting to cut back services and working hours at some sites, raising concerns that delays can spread. The New York Times says, “While some essential work, such as mail delivery and law enforcement, is still being performed, the shutdown has affected operations at nine departments, including Homeland Security, Justice, State and Treasury, and several agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA.”.

The Toilet Paper Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the New York Times , about 10% of the supply of giant rolls of paper used in making toilet paper for North America does come from China and India. Certainly disruption in Chinese manufacturing and transoceanic logistics could have caused some shortages. Environment Freight and Logistics Inventory Management Supply Chain Management Coronavirus Toilet PaperSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

First, Descartes unveiled new optimization technology at its user conference that “helps retailers and distributors make deliveries the same day an order is taken.” Using real-time GPS-based fleet statuses Descartes’ same-day delivery optimization technology can more accurately predict new delivery times and drive greater delivery efficiencies. . Here are a couple of notable quotes from the article: “Who made up these [new HOS] rules,” he asked, shaking his head.

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch. Ephraim Ausch and Joe Lynch discuss the new reality of Amazon FBA, also known as Fulfillment by Amazon. Ephraim Ausch is the Chief Logistics Officer at Tactical Logistics, an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics services.

The Experiential Supply Chain

Elementum

The experience economy stems from consumers’ desire to feel closer to the source of their purchases and to feel that they are part of a new, socially responsible generation of shoppers. It’s got a lot to do with the needs of this new experience economy. But this will require seamless logistics and informed planning to ensure that stock is in the right place at the right time to meet demand. retail economics consumer behavior inventory management

Podcast: VC Brian Aoaeh on the Future of Supply Chain Investment

Requis

Venture capital (VC) investor, columnist and educator Brian Aoaeh is part of the new generation of investors who are unlocking the opportunities in supply chain. Brian describes himself as “obsessively enthusiastic” about supply chain, and has helped many supply chain professionals connect and find synergies as the co-founder and organizer of the New York Supply Chain Meet Up and the Worldwide Supply Chain Federation.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Be sure to check out this case study to read how we helped a major healthcare company implement a new UDI labeling process for medical devices. New technology and processes will likely need to be implemented, and what’s more, your staff will need to be on board and fully trained with these new changes. New Hampsire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it.

Retail Analytics Systems Still Need a Human Touch

Supply Chain View from the Field

As more data becomes available in the grocery and retail environment, organizations are re-thinking their supply chain processes to drive increased automation, improved performance, and increased inventory turns. I also interviewed executives at Key Foods in New York, and P&G in Europe. Food Supply Chains Inventory Management Local Food Systems Logistics Retail Logistics Supply Chain Management

Can Twitter Help You Make Smarter Supply Chain Decisions?

Talking Logistics

I also point out that social networking is making inroads in supply chain software (see Macrolynk and Cloud Logistics ), and that the next phase of Supply Chain Operating Networks is about facilitating communication and collaboration between supply chain and logistics professionals — that is, SCONs are becoming the business equivalents of Facebook and LinkedIn. and reached New York about 40 seconds ahead of the quake’s first shock waves…The first terse tweets also outpaced the U.S.

The Experiential Supply Chain

Elementum

The experience economy stems from consumers’ desire to feel closer to the source of their purchases and to feel that they are part of a new, socially responsible generation of shoppers. It’s got a lot to do with the needs of this new experience economy. But this will require seamless logistics and informed planning to ensure that stock is in the right place at the right time to meet demand. retail economics consumer behavior inventory management

This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

” I look forward to seeing these robots in action and learning more about this technology, which is becoming increasingly important as e-commerce continues to grow rapidly and labor availability and costs become more challenging, especially for logistics service providers. Trump Proposes Rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership (New York Times). Geodis warehouse inventory takes off with drones (Air Cargo News). I am off this morning to get a tour of Locus Robotics.

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

I am VP of Sales at Tactical Logistic Solutions. Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. Tactical is an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics. I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County. My first job was working as a customer service representative for a bulk candy company that had an online store and 4 retail locations in New York. [00:52] Please introduce yourself.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

A native New Yorker, Ken turned down a career in finance and banking for an action-packed and exciting career in the world of global logistics. Particularly on new product introductions, we needed to be very careful on being able to deploy a product roll-out simultaneously across the entire country, in California, New York Chicago, etc. Ken Torok came to my class on Monday evening, and provided a delightful discussion on total cost of ownership.

NRF 2016: It’s All About Omni-Channel Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, Clint Reiser and I attended the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY. In years past, there has always been a main theme that I’ve seen emerge from my meetings, whether it was multi-channel, cross-channel, omni-channel, big data, cloud, mobile, inventory centralization, or […]. Omni-channel logistics Retail

Omnichannel Focus on BOPIS

Enterra Insights

In addition, it solves critical challenges in final mile strategies, reduces costs associated with inventory management, and more.”[2] ” Integrated Inventory Management. Rosing noted BOPIS could help reduce costs associated with inventory management. The Parcel Pending staff adds, “Prior to the adoption of BOPIS services, retailers had two different inventory systems: one for distribution centers, and one for stores.

Is Your Supply Chain Overlooked?

DSI

True inventory visibility is the lifeblood to the overall health of any organization that produces for public consumption. There are many factors which influence the overall success or failure of an organization’s supply chain: Inventory Control: Every organization needs some way to control their inventory, and these can change depending on business requirements. To gain real-time inventory visibility? New York: Free Press

An Ecommerce Guide to Dark Store: What It Is and How Does It Work?

ShipBob

Dark stores, also known as “retail distribution outlets,” have been highly beneficial for retailers of all sizes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the concept isn’t anything new. Although dark stores have been a great solution during the pandemic, it is not a new concept.

Reshoring Or Not, What is Manufacturing? 4 Questions to Ponder with Real American Manufacturers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a two part series featuring Chuck Intrieri, who along with providing excellent insights over at his industry leading The Lean Supply Chain blog, is also a consultant who works with companies for Cost Reduction, Supply Chain Optimization, Logistics, Manufacturing, and 3PL Selection. Troy-Bilt : Troy, New York: Manufactured and assembled various sizes of roto-tillers called: “Horse”, “Pony”, etc.

What to Do Now Before the Panama Canal Expands

CH Robinson Transportfolio

logistics? Shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers will need to make decisions, given the likely scenarios, about how to best serve their customers in a changing business environment. If costs were all that mattered, these shippers would route their products through the expanded Panama Canal to reach Columbus via rail from the New York-New Jersey port. First, more inventory would be in transit at any given time.