This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week. XPO Logistics continued its rapid growth, reporting a 173.3

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Europe has seen plenty of activity in terms of mergers and acquisitions, including the take-over of the major French family-owned company Norbert Dentressangle by America’s XPO Logistics. Pakistan. The logistics business in Europe is finally improving again. Acquisitions dominated the logistics headlines in 2014 and that trend is continuing this year.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Supply Chain Movement and software vendor Eyefreight have therefore developed this mindmap for Global Logistics Integration, outlining the route to achievement and providing road signs to flag potential hazards along the way. >>Please Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Pakistan.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Inventory stock turns in Days. Inventory management. Inventory levels. Total logistics cost. Here at Logistics Bureau we have 20 years of experience in assisting clients with Supply Chain Benchmarking, and the development of suitable KPIs.

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What If Your Supply Chain Had A Control Tower?

Freightos

Any Logistics Manager or 3PL manager has gotta be impressed. The following article was contributed by Batool Iqbal, from Damco Pakistan – a subsidiary of Ap-Moller Maersk Group. The idea of a supply chain control tower emerged in 1990’s, triggered by the need to view and control the movement of goods in factories, distribution centers and pipeline inventories. They estimate that their deployment resulted in an inventory saving of tens of millions of dollars.

Accelerate Digitisation in the Supply Chain – Leveraging a Data-driven Approach to Optimisation – LogiSYM August 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Looking at the broader logistics industry, we know that digital transformation remains a key priority. Their scalable solutions have proven to help companies reduce their logistics costs and optimize their supply chains.

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Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. By consolidating at the source, several shipments can be combined into one, thereby reducing the number of shipments even before the shipments arrive at the Logistics Service Provider (LSP). A TMS with inventory allocation enables shippers to monitor shipments down to the package level. Pakistan.

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain

Transplace

but to Africa and India / Pakistan trades due to reduced demand at origin and to avoid extra operating costs. Container inventory may shift to an imbalance due to inactivity in China. International Logistics China chinese exporters Chinese importers Chinese manufacturing chinese ports container detention fees coronavirus global health emergency Lunar New Year ocean vessels port demurrage supply chain world health organizationHow the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain.

Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Supply chain and logistics consultant, educator, and podcast host Rob O’Byrne has over 40 years of supply chain experience. He has been helping companies design more profitable supply chains for over 25 years, most of them as founder and CEO of Logistics Bureau.

Updated IT Subway Map: Major acquisitions in SC software

Supply Chain Movement

Pakistan. Because companies are increasingly outsourcing their manufacturing and logistics activities around the world, they are also more exposed to disruptions in the supply chain. Such a system enables those companies to fulfil orders flexibly by dispatching the goods from various inventory points (e.g. The supply chain software industry is in a considerable state of flux. Three large, international take-overs are changing the face of the market.

Ship Smarter: How to Avoid Bottlenecks in Your Global Operations

ThroughPut

This is why supply chain managers are always stressing over demand forecasts — something that tops the list of most critical inventory management practices. Being a former geo-marketing manager, I can tell you that a global view of operations can help you appreciate the people and logistics necessary to get goods from one location to another. In fact, activities associated with transportation and logistics account for anywhere between 10% and 12% of global GDP.

Supply Chain Management: 3 Key Traits To Evolve Your Operations

DSI

When factors like market conditions, customer demand, logistics costs and changing regulations constantly threaten a company’s stability, it’s essential to become agile and shift as needed. International Medical Corps (IMC) has served as an emergency first responder for 30 years, quickly deploying staff and resources to disaster-stricken areas that include the aftermath of the Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal earthquakes; Ebola response in West Africa; and the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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