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?

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? From local truck transportation to global supply chain management systems, from produce sourcing to consulting based on practical experience to outsourcing, C.H. Is logistics outsourcing right for your company? Israel. Robinson logistics outsourcing whitepaper

The need to know

EFT

Exclusive: Walmart's Flipkart eyes overseas listing as early as 2021: sources v. Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart is preparing for an initial public offering overseas as early as 2021, which could value the firm up to $50 billion, sources familiar with the company's plans told Reuters.

Mindmap for Supply Chain Execution 24/7

Supply Chain Movement

Together with Consafe Logistics, a supplier of supply chain execution software, Supply Chain Movement has created this Supply Chain Execution Mindmap to outline the route, including road signs indicating potential hazards along the way. >>Please Israel. Logistics operations and supply chains are increasingly complex due to the number of delivery options offered, and business systems such as webshops and order management have become businesscritical.

Augmented Reality Supply Chain is Here and It’s Going to be Effective

Cerasis

In fact, some huge "Futurists" like Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, as well as Brett King are currently writing books on the matter ( Beyond Mobile: Life after Smartphones and Augmented - Life in the Smart Line respectively). For example, the process of item repair and reverse logistics could be made much simpler. These brief descriptions of augmented reality rely on some sort of power source, and wearing a battery pack on the head is simply impractical. Augmented.what?

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How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

In an age where food and beverage safety and ingredient sourcing are two crucial product features, blockchain is helping all manufacturers, retailers, and consumers maintain critical visibility. According to a Hyperledger case study on Walmart’s adoption of the tech , the retailer improved its ability to trace its source of mangos sold at its stores from 7 days to 2.2 Shoppers want to know how their food and beverage products are made and where their ingredients are sourced.

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. Today, anyone can start an online retailing business from any part of the world and ensure their products are delivered to customers efficiently by using a third-party logistics company. Revenue data is sourced from the companies’ websites and market research platforms such as Macrotrends.

Mindmap High-Tech Supply Chain 4.0

Supply Chain Movement

Israel. The sourcing department is challenged by increasing compliancy issues. The omni-channel business contributes greatly to Logistics headaches, even more because of the huge amounts of returns, frauds and claims. Outsourcing logistics and fulfilment to a full-service provider ensures the expected high customer service by the consumer. A technology revolution is rapidly changing the way we work, providing threats and opportunities along the way.

24 supply chain experts & business leaders reveal the #1 challenge of supply chain management (and how to solve it)

6 River Systems

“They have multi-sourced key commodities or strategic components to reduce their reliance on any one supplier, and they had considered inventory strategy to buffer against supply chain disruption.” These companies are moving operations over to lower-income countries or where they pay far less for labor and shelve taxes as well as logistic costs for raw materials. Last mile logistics is the final delivery from a distribution center to the customer.

New: Global Trade Map 2016

Supply Chain Movement

The benefits of utilising modern-day FTAs include fewer customs duties, less red tape, access to public tenders, sourcing opportunities, investment opportunities and more transparent business conditions. Operations, customs, supply chain, legal and/or logistics departments are brought together during the product procurement process to ensure that imported components and finished products meet the terms of the relevant free trade agreement. Israel.

How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Currently, three partners in Israel and Taiwan accept this. They also allow the tracing of each product to its source. So, the logic goes, why not use them for smart contracts for logistics? Logistics partners run applications to look for these tags and bid for delivery contract. Supply chain has become complicated. Some would say cumbersome. It takes days to make a payment between a manufacturer and a supplier, or a customer and a vendor.