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Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. Going from a “logistics as a cost center” perspective to a “logistics as a competitive weapon” one is not a quick and easy transformation.

Why is Logistics Management Important?

PLS Logistics

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Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

Google did not acquire a third-party logistics (3PL) company or a logistics software vendor. Making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target. So, with darts in hand, here are my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2016: The Transportation Management System (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped as Software-as-a-Self-Service solutions emerge. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

2016 Trends in Logistics

PLS Logistics

As the New Year approaches, the logistics industry can look forward to advances. Logistics operations have changed dramatically in the last few years and 2016 will bring even more changes.

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The Logistics of Logistics

Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. Inbound Logistics – inboundlogistics.com. Logistics Management – logisticsmgmt.com. Logistics Blogs . Logistics Viewpoints – logisticsviewpoints.com. Note: I know these are not logistics websites, but there is lots of overlap between supply chain and logistics.

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Logistics Cost Reduction: 6 Focuses to Create More Profit

Cerasis

This is the first of a two-part series where I will curate and cull information from my 4 decades of experience in logistics cost reduction at various positions in the supply chain. According to the CSCMP's "State of Logistics" Report from 2015, logistics costs now make up over 8% of the GDP.

Top Logistics Websites

The Logistics of Logistics

100 Top Logistics Websites. The fine folks over at Logisticsdegree.net have created a great list of the 100 top logistics websites. For the complete list of the 100 top logistics websites, check out 100 Elite Resources for Logistics. Blogs in Logistics. Blogs in Logistics is a social networking site especially for the logistics industry. More Info : Blogs in Logistics. SOLE – The International Society of Logistics. Inbound Logistics.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2017.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Walmart Secures Patent for Drones to Carry Products Inside Stores (Digital Trends). Lineage Logistics Announces Strategic Partnership with BluJay Solutions.

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3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. The Transportation Management System, a Long Time Logistics Technology, Becomes More Prevalent, Yet Affordable.

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[VIDEO] Logistics Beacons: Using Proximity As A Logistics Oversight Service

Cerasis

The global logistics industry generates $9.1 The global Third Party Logistics (3PL) industry generates $750 Billion in revenue as a part of that figure. There is no larger industry in the world than logistics. Technology has always played a critical part within logistics.

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The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics

Talking Logistics

With all of the changes happening in the supply chain and logistics realm — whether it’s technology, regulations, mergers and acquisitions, new business models and competitors — is the value equation in contract logistics changing too?

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2016

Talking Logistics

Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which ones to attend? Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2016.

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Logistics

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

Quintiq

Finding logistics people to follow on Twitter is easy. Simply key in “logistics” and voila: You’re given a long list of individuals whose profiles contain these words. Morai Logistics. Logistics Viewpoints. Their daily coverage of the logistics world is quite extensive.

3 More Advanced Technology Trends in Logistics in 2016: Welcome to the Hyperconnected Logistics Industry

Cerasis

This is due in part to significant changes and improvements in how the logistics industry perceives and responds to the demands of a growing customer base. Once, RFID sensors were out of a reasonable range for most logistics providers and shipper to use throughout the shipment journey.

The Convergence of Logistics and Commerce (and Social Networking Too)

Talking Logistics

According to the article: Symphony, which helps companies like Gatorade and Hershey’s manage their web business, is doubling down on its logistics services [emphasis mine], by helping these brands enable faster shipping.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Logistics Industry Trends Set to Transform 2016 & Beyond

Cerasis

Changes in manufacturing processes, which will increase production, lead to one ultimate result--the logistics industry must change. For third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ), logistics industry trends will dramatically affect how logistics providers of all sizes operate.

What are the top challenges for today’s logistics providers?

The Network Effect

Today’s logistics customers demand flexibility and visibility. Even more challenging, customers are also increasingly demanding full transparency to their orders and inventory through the entire life-cycle of raw-material to finish-goods to sale to sometimes reverse-logistics.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

With major companies taking the initiative to develop and encourage the growth of robotics in logistics and manufacturing industries, the possibilities for the future are endless. Driving Forces Behind Robotics in Logistics in Manufacturing.

What Your Inventory Reveals about Your Reverse Logistics

PLS Logistics

Common goals for reverse logistics are to improve customer satisfaction, cut costs, maximize return on assets. The Importance of Reverse Logistics. Logistics Transportation Supply Chain Inventory

Playing a Stradivarius Without Lessons: Thoughts on MercuryGate’s Logistics Integrator Program

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 was that software vendors and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) would embrace Simplicity-as-a-Service as a new value proposition for customers.

Warehouse Statistics and KPIs Every Logistics & Warehouse Manager Should Know

Cerasis

This MRB effort monthly avoids having to lease additional space or use a Third Party Logistics (3PL) service provider to warehouse materials and aid in transportation management. Business Advice Data Key Performance Indicators Logistics Warehouse warehouse statistics

Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

Logistics professionals require exemplary international online logistics tools to help them carry out their daily businesses with ease and deliver the best for their customers. Let’s base our discussion on online trucking logistics and mobile applications that can be used in supply chain management on a global basis by the logistic professional to control their business. Top 8 Online Logistics Tools For Logistics Professionals. The Logistics mobile app.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is an infographic from our friends from the great white north, Canada, and fellow Greek named logistics service provider, Morai Logistics. Logistics Slow Growth. Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014.

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Big Opportunity for Logistics Providers? Supply planning and inbound services….

The Network Effect

Note: This is a series of posts exploring how logistics service providers can offer their customers solutions that go beyond traditional logistics processes. If you’re impatient however, I suggest you read the new whitepaper “ 8 Opportunities for Today’s Logistics Providers “.

Is the “shared economy” changing logistics?

The 21st Century Supply Chain

The post Is the “shared economy” changing logistics? General News Inventory management capacity management Capacity planning Logistics shared economy by Alvaro Fernandez Did you know it costs approximately $100 to send an envelope from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Caracas, Venezuela?

In House Logistics vs. Outsourced Logistics: Big & Small Brands Alike are Targeting 3PL Services

Cerasis

Outsourcing in the supply chain of logistics teams may sound farfetched. Yet in outsourced logistics simply refers to hiring a third-party logistics service, 3PL, to handle the logistics services. Rechannels Logistics.

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Key Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2017

Logistics Viewpoints

Learning & Leadership conferences logistics supply chainIt is time to start thinking about the supply chain shows you will be attending in 2017. Here is a list of the key supply chain events of 2017.

IT gap in logistics

Supply Chain Movement

Are logistics service providers really moving with the times when it comes to IT? From talking to supply chain directors of multinationals, I know that they have implemented IT applications that check whether their logistics service providers invoice them correctly.

Logistics Trends Part 3

Kewill

The post Logistics Trends Part 3 appeared first on Kewill Inc. Blog Logistics Service Providers Supply Chain (software) Transportation Management (TMS Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. .

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Baseball and Logistics: The Top Four “Rules of the Diamond”

Talking Logistics

However, in logistics, your communication must be clear at all levels — across your company’s operating divisions, with logistics service providers, vendors and your customers. And that, baseball and logistics fans, is a home run!

Cold Chain Logistics Delivers for the Healthcare Industry

Ryder Exchange

Along the continuum of healthcare logistics, a few degrees can mean the difference between a shipment’s life and expiration. Cold chain logistics has global implications.

New Logistics Certification from APICS

APICS

Earlier this month, APICS launched the definitive global standard for logistics best practices, the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) credential program, which will elevate knowledge and skills in logistics, transportation, and distribution practitioners.