Who said supply chains are boring?: The supply chain of marble

Supply Chains Rock

As per my last post I took holiday in Tuscany, Italy. While I certainly took the chance to visit the vineyards I also squeezed in a side trip to Carrara, Italy , which as anyone in the area will tell you is world famous for its marble. They are then transported onto flatbed trucks and driven across this bridge (see photo below). Who said supply chains are boring?

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ABB’s Daniel Helmig: “We are moving to virtual centres of expertise”

Supply Chain Movement

Daniel Helmig, head of ABB’s Supply Chain management, is currently busy implementing supply chain transformation throughout the company’s 450 plants and many project sites as the company consolidates back end processes and establishes ten global transportation management centres. “It

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

As reported by the Wall Street Journal : On-demand rentable trailers could cut the time carriers spend at a shipping site by 25%, said Ties Soeters, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of logistics procurement in North America.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Across twenty additional countries, Amazon’s other centers are predominantly focused on fulfillment and delivery stations while some countries, like Italy, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, and Japan also have Prime delivery facilities.

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BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s latest update delivers full multimodal transportation support, with extended customs management and mobile capabilities designed to help companies streamline their global supply chain management. Transportation Management – BluJay’s Transportation Management offers full multimodal support in one solution – truckload, LTL, ocean, parcel, rail and now air – for freight moves around the globe. BluJay extends this carrier tool beyond transportation to Yard Management.

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. Grandvision has grand plans.

Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age

Logistics Bureau

Centralisation then, is all about taking procurement and logistics out of the hands of medical professionals and placing it under its own governance structure. Mercy chose to insource storage and transportation, and claims to have saved 15 to 30% annually on logistics and distribution costs.