Echo Global being acquired by private equity firm Jordan Co.

The Supply Chain Journal

It looks like Wall Street was undervaluing Echo Global Logistics. In a deal announced Friday morning, the private equity firm Jordan Co., Jordan describes itself as a “middle-market private equity firm” with $17 billion under management.

Echo had another serious suitor before accepting Jordan’s bid, filing says

The Supply Chain Journal

By Tuesday night, it had become a matter of public record that a serious suitor for Echo Global Logistics Inc. had emerged before the Chicago-based freight broker accepted in early September a $48.25-per-share all-cash buyout from private equity firm The Jordan Co.,


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FMCG Transport: 4 Frequent Flaws to Avoid

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Logistics Management Transportation supply chain excellenceSupply chains have had a torrid time over the last 2 years and just when you think COVID is dissipating, Putin kicks off!

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 17, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 17, 2021). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 17, 2021) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Guide to FMCG Supply Chain – Deliver Function

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Customer service Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Supply Chain Order to Cash Supply Chain House WarehousingWelcome to the Deliver edition of our FMCG supply chain guide. The related Source, Plan and Make overview articles can be found here.

FMCG Distribution: Producer & Distributor Route Planning Chaos

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dave Jordan Supply Chain Logistics Management Distribution Transportation RTMAs a general rule, buildings are usually numbered in a structured, sequential way. Numbering usually commences with building 1 at the end of the road which is closest to the city or town centre.

Extended Supply Chain - What do all those initials really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Logistics Management DistributionIs it just me or does FMCG life seems to be increasingly full of initials? New examples seem to pop up on a weekly basis with COVID-19 being top of mind currently.

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CEO FMCG Letter to Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas) 2017

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Dear Father Christmas,, Route to Market Christmas Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan CEO Humour Performance Improvement Traditional Trade S&OP Sales Inventory Management & Stock Control

Manage Supply Chain Expectations with Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Route to Market Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Performance Improvement Supply Chain CEE Traditional Trade Logistics ManagementIf you do not specifically agree on what is expected between two parties before you start a relationship then anything and everything but success is likely.

10 Top Tips To Tip-Top Customer Service in FMCG, Drinks & Pharma

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Customer service Brewing & Beverages FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Pharma KPI Logistics ManagementDo FMCG, Drinks & Pharma Companies delude themselves on Customer Service? I think some may well be doing this and may or may not know it! Whatever service related KPI you measure, the KPI is designed to asses how you are performing both internally and at a retailer or outlet level, against peers.

FMCG CEE Logistics; Transport, Trucks and Yorkie Bars

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Dave Jordan CEE Logistics Management Transport“ I like trucking, I like trucking, I like trucking and I like to truck.” Those of you who have not been on this planet very long and people who like hedgehogs will not be familiar with this Not The 9 O’clock News sketch from 1970’s UK TV. In short, the sketch showed macho truck drivers ploughing across the country flattening hedgehogs and munching on the obligatory large chocolate man-size Yorkie. (I

Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World

Talking Logistics

Jordan Kass , Vice President of Management Services at C.H. If you have a question or comment for Jordan, post it below and keep the conversation going! Tweet The post Why Supply Chain Innovation Matters in a Fast-Changing World appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Past Episode Past Episode - CH Robinson Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 3PL C.H. Robinson control towers innovation Jordan Kass logistics service providers supply chain trends

FMCG & Pharma: Top 10 Tips for a Tip Top Supply Chain

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

FMCG Route to Market Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan CEO Performance Improvement Pharma KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Cost ReductionOnly a few months into the year and I am hearing the same old complaints about the economy and business being in general ill health. However, there is a new recurring theme which popped up at various parties and gatherings over Easter; “my company doesn't seem to do anything different and just hopes business will improve”.

Relieve your FMCG pain - secure Interim Supply Chain Support

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Interim Management Mergers & Acquisitions Dave Jordan Supply Chain CEE Logistics ManagementI know you are busy. Not enough hours in the day. Deadlines rapidly approaching. Your children call you Uncle Dad or Auntie Mum. Before the stress takes its inevitable toll think about relieving the pressure without adding to head count.

FMCG Co-packing and Re-packing Management

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Customer service FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan Manufacturing Footprint Logistics ManagementWhether you call it co-packing or re-packing this involves the further manipulation of a previously finished and complete SKU. Look around the shelves and the evidence of extra expense and work is displayed by special stickers, multi-packs and banded promotions amongst many others. The impact this has on your Supply Chain is potentially huge.

Undervalued broker Echo punches out at a premium

The Supply Chain Journal

Freight brokerage Echo Global Logistics announced Friday that it would be taken private by middle-market private equity shop The Jordan Co. The firm’s portfolio includes AIT Worldwide Logistics , Capstone and Odyssey. Finance Logistics News Top Stories Trucking Truckload C.H.

TriumphPay reaches $16B payment milestone, adds factoring veteran to leadership

The Supply Chain Journal

These services, along with its strong relationship with domestic carriers, have attracted integrations with an increasing number of logistics providers who rely on the payment solution to provide a value-added relationship with their capacity networks.

Supply Chains – A second look: What do all those initials really mean?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

SKU FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan KPI Traditional Trade S&OP Logistics Management Distribution Inventory Management & Stock ControlIn common with many business functions Supply Chains adopt multiple initials and/or acronyms to describe various tasks and processes they manage on a daily basis. Those not familiar with SC-speak will often sit bemused as various initials are quoted and debated and then usually blamed for some tenuous lost sales claimed by Sales and Marketing.

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UASC launches new shipping agency in Jordan

Logistics Middle East

New shipping agency to be managed in-house by UASC in Jordan as it expands presence in country

AIT continues expansion strategy with Intelligent Logistics, Spur Freight acquisition

The Supply Chain Journal

After a number of strategic acquisitions in 2020, AIT Worldwide Logistics continues with another year of purchases to expand its facilities and supply chain services. This year, after recapitalizing with The Jordan Co., the logistics company acquired Multimodal International Ltd.

FMCG: Will retailing the Amazon way see off the discounters?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Maybe the retailers could learn a few things from logistics companies which will help to stem the discounter tide. Customer service FMCG Dave Jordan Stock Control Logistics ManagementRomania has not yet bought into online FMCG supermarket retailing in a big way. There have been some trials, tribulations and a few errors but online retailing here is this nothing like on the scale seen in UK, for example.

AD Ports, ADC ink four agreements to boost tourism, transport, logistics and digital infrastructure

Logistics Middle East

Under the agreement, AD Ports Group will develop a cruise terminal, an advanced Ports Community System, King Hussein International Airport and a multi-purpose port in Aqaba, Jordan. Ports & Free Zones NEWS Transport AD Ports Group Jordan logistics

Your Blog Post FMCG:Top 10 Smash Hits of Warehousing & LogisticsTitle Here.

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Staying at number 9 is Prodigy with Out Of Space - Ensure your chosen Third Party Logistics Provider (3PLP) has sufficient space or can expand to meet your growth expectation. Also, is it really cheaper and more efficient to outsource your logistics capability? FMCG Logistics Service Provider Dave Jordan WMS Cost Reduction Logistics Management

Aqaba in Jordan to benefit as Lebanon-Syria border shut

Logistics Middle East

Lebanon to route Middle East exports via Aqaba in Jordan after closing Syrian border

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Qatargas delivers Jordan's first ever shipment of LNG

Logistics Middle East

Qatargas shipped the first ever delivery of LNG to Jordan from Ras Laffan to the new Aqaba LNG terminal

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2014

Talking Logistics

As we head off for the holidays, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. The numbers speak for themselves: 42 video episodes produced in 2014, totaling more than 47,600 views and 1,260+ minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Again, thank you for making this another fun and rewarding year on Talking Logistics.

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Building a Modern Playbook for Supply Chain and Logistics Stardom. Supply Chain and Logistics stars should be asking themselves: What is the best route? The post Supply chain & logistics webinar appeared first on Proxima

Revisiting Some Great Advice for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post revisits some great advice offered by supply chain and logitics executives to students and young professionals in past episodes of Talking Logistics. We asked these executives the same question: What advice would you give to students and young professionals interested in a supply chain and logistics career? What words of wisdom would you share with the next generation of supply chain and logistics leaders?

FMCG Supply Chain: Famous Last Words

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Logistics Manager: “No problem, plenty of space in the warehouse at month ends.”. FMCG Route to Market Dave Jordan Supply Chain S&OPThe “Famous Last words” of people can be intriguing, rude and frequently very, very funny yet equally they can be complete nonsense. In the context of the FMCG Supply Chain, “Famous Last Words” are usually uttered just before something disastrous or unexpected happens. Rarely is the term used with the expectation of good news to follow.

Can Mexico capitalize on US automakers’ pivot to electric vehicles?

The Supply Chain Journal

GM’s announcement is really exciting news for Mexico because it’s one of the very first electrical vehicles that’s going to be made in Mexico,” said Jordan DeWart, managing director at Redwood Mexico based in Laredo, Texas.

FMCG: ERP’s – how will you cope when yours fails?

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

Business has seen me helping to improve the logistics operations of 2 regional FMCG companies based in North Africa and the far, Far East of Europe, almost in Asia actually. FMCG Dave Jordan ERP/SAP Supply Chain SalesYes I know, the recent blog posts have been a little Blog Gold meets Classic Blog with a touch of All Our Yesterdays and the History Channel but here is a fresh new offering. The last few months have been very busy both on the business and domestic fronts.

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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry. they want logistics service providers to offer full service on a global scale and are demanding more technological innovation. these are the main conclusions from Supply Chain Movement’s annual study as the basis for the 3pl subway map europe 2016, which shows the specific services of the most important logistics service providers. Jordan.

FMCG: Costs and Supply Chain Excellence

Enchange Supply Chain Consultancy

I enquired about the logistics of delivering people, arms, ammunition and machines to the right place at the right time. Getting bullets to the front and keeping up the supply lines must be an incredible logistical task which simply cannot fail. Brewing & Beverages FMCG Inventory Management Dave Jordan Forecasting & Demand PlanningI recently had a lengthy discussion with someone from the UK Armed Forces who was preparing to lead his men into a dangerous part of the world.

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

Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The market study by VerkehrsRundschau (a leading German magazine with a website about transport and logistics) assessed the attractiveness of the countries close to Germany as a base for logistics activities. It ranked the Dutch city of Venlo as Europe’s most attractive location for a logistics base. Venlo Logistics Map Europe 2016. Jordan.

This Week in Logistics News (November 30 – December 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

My daughter’s second grade class is sharing their work this morning, so in the interest of time, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Descartes Acquires Oz Development, Inc. Final ‘Driver Coercion’ rule is published in Federal Register, will take effect in January (Logistics Management). Acquisitions in the logistics space continue. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor.

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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). 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. Benchmarking Performance Measurement - KPIs key performance indicator KPI logistics kpi supply chain kpi

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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. 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. Jordan. 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. Jordan.

Major achievement for Tasneef as Jordan gets onboard

Logistics Middle East

Tasneef is now authorised to issue certification for commercial ships sailing under the Jordanian flag