Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Imagine a bitcoin being a unit of inventory and a digital wallet (“bitcoin address”) being an inventory-keeping location, such as a store, distribution center, or truck trailer.

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance. And it begins with improving their inventory accuracy.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

The research focused on the inventory visibility and optimization challenges that companies face today related to omni-channel fulfillment and the actions they should take to elevate their omni-channel performance.

Inventory Management

LeanCor

Companies like Amazon are partnering with the United States Postal Service (USPS) for Sunday Deliveries and testing same-day delivery in major cities, while companies like FedEx and UPS already market same-day delivery capabilities. Inventory Management Strategy.

Turkey Logistics: The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

According to the National Turkey Federation, over 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving. Inventory Management Just for Fun Retail Supply Chain Planning This Week in News

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Top Logistics Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our top articles from each of our main 5 categories today by covering the top 10 logistics articles that were the most viewed in 2015. We write to five main categories on the Cerasis blog: Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation Management, and Freight. Top Logistics Articles of 2015. Here are the top 10 logistics articles from the Cerasis blog with the 10th most read to the most read published in 2015. Logistics

Can robots help you manage inventory better?

PINC YMS

In the United States, 250,000 manufacturing plants and warehouses support the activities of 4 million retail stores and ecommerce websites – And all of these operations carry inventory. inventory robotics Logistics Viewpoints warehouse drones

6 Questions To Ask 3rd Party Logistics Companies for 2015 and Beyond

Cerasis

With an ever-increasing pool of third-party logistics (3PL) providers to outsource shipping needs to, understanding how to select the best 3PL is the difference between reaching your existing customers and gaining a new market share. Many different factors have been previously discussed on specific details of selecting a 3PL , but have you truly learned how to identify the top-notch 3rd Party Logistics Companies from the fly-by-night, intermediary 3rd Party Logistics Companies?

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example.

5 Best Logistics Books for Beginners

Supply Chain Opz

Are you a beginner and you want to learn about each logistics function? We will show you 5 logistics books that will help you learn faster than any other books. Why is Logistics a Good Career? In the United States, the median wages for a Logistics Manager is around $90,000 annually. So, the career in logistics management can be very lucrative if you have a career plan and keep on developing yourself. Journal of Business Logistics, 38(1), 35-54.

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

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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). Happy New Year!

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. Note: LeanLogistics and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the company’s global logistics and supply chain management operation, reported revenue of $406.4

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

This article delves into the changes that new commercial business models, customer expectations, and technology are bringing about in the logistics environment, focusing particularly on how those changes are impacting the planning, procurement, design, layout, and operation of distribution centres.

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.

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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. Holy See (Vatican City State). Micronesia, Federated States of. Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United Kingdom.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 2-6, 2018)

Talking Logistics

As I look for my gloves and earmuffs, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trade dispute escalates as Trump threatens $100 billion more in China tariffs (Reuters). It’s 32 degrees this morning. Chance of snow and freezing rain later this afternoon.

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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. Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Holy See (Vatican City State). Micronesia, Federated States of.

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

Talking Logistics

As the lyrics to today’s Song of the Week state, “we close our eyes and the world has turned around again.”. 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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5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that freight volumes in the United States will increase by more than 40% over the next 30 years. Get ready for smart logistics.

Self-Storage Has Become Big Business! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

While immensely popular in the United States, self-storage solutions have remained pretty uncommon throughout Europe… that is, until now. storage units available for every one-million Europeans. warehouse #storage #freight #logistics #SupplyChain #SCM.

Trends & Strategies in Logistics and SCM

Supply Chain Movement

2013 Trends and Strategies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Embracing Global Logistics Complexity to Drive Market Advantage. The key results of this study by BVL International on trends and strategies in logistics and supply chain management are summarized, as follows. They are based on 1757 responses collected in an international survey from supply chain executives (including logistics service providers (LSPs), retailers, and manufacturing companies).

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada.

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

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: EU Approves FedEx Acquisition of TNT Express ( WSJ – sub. Another example of how transportation technology and managed services are merging: Transervice Logistics Inc.

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Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that freight volumes in the United States will increase by more than 40% over the next 30 years. Get ready for smart logistics.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Given the swiftly changing logistics environment, those who navigate the new world we live in need a roadmap to guide their actions. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings.

This Week in Logistics News (February 22-26, 2016)

Talking Logistics

It was a relatively quiet week for supply chain and logistics news, so let’s go straight to the items that caught my attention: Same-Day Delivery Startup Deliv Gets Funding Boost From UPS (WSJ – sub. XPO Logistics Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results.

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

Talking Logistics

According to Jeff Starecheski, Vice President Logistics Services at Sears Holdings, “Customer service is of paramount importance to Sears Holdings, our members and customers. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics Agrees to Acquire NLM. I’m guessing, however, that many supply chain and logistics software vendors (and probably many 3PLs too) rushed to their phones yesterday to call Home Depot’s SVP of Supply Chain Management in hopes of getting a piece of that $300 million pie.

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Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games. Focus on Multi-Tier Inventory Management.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Other examples: The United States Postal Service (USPS) published a report in May titled Blockchain Technology: Possibilities for the U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (June 3-7, 2013)

Talking Logistics

percent for non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada and Mexico. New functionality added to OzLINK Mobile – Customers can seamlessly manage work orders on mobile bar code scanners, managing inventory, assemblies, and kits. . Amazon is reportedly planning to expand its online grocery business, AmazonFresh, into 20 new urban areas in 2014, including some outside the United States. Note: 3Gtms and Descartes are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors.

Black Friday: An Impossible Feat without Logistics

CH Robinson Transportfolio

So as we embark on Black Friday and the ensuing holiday shopping season, let’s take a moment to look at what really makes it all possible: Logistics. The average transit time via an ocean container from Asia to the United States is anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

This is simply a reflection of blunt reality, before any firm can even think of accomplishing a full Matrix Commerce implementation, they and their organizations will have to master and implement the basics of Omni-Commerce logistics. To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. So what is the correct answer when it comes to your omni-commerce logistics strategy?

Nearshoring & Reshoring Will Continue to Increase Thanks to these Main Benefits

Cerasis

It was cheaper than producing products in the US, manufacturers could produce large inventories with little capital up front, and consumers did not really have a public voice. Logistics Manufacturing reshoring nearshoringTake a moment to think about offshoring.

What does the global trade chess board look like lately ?

NC State SCRC

FTZ’s allow product to be imported and stored in a large DC, with yet to be custom cleared inventory sitting there. Most of this inventory is designated as “non-privileged”, which means they are subject to higher tariffs.