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.

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Why is Logistics Management Important?

PLS Logistics

Logistics Supply Chain Visibility TMS

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Trending Sources

5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness

Cerasis

. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for managing logistics effectiveness. In this article, I propose to have a look at several logistic skills that, besides the specific knowledge in this area, will help to maximize the logistics effectiveness. It is when an employee can honestly share his real views and thoughts regarding the problem or operational issue with all the performers involved in the logistics process.

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6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Robert Everett who gives us some fantastic tips for effective logistics management. There are various factors involved in effective logistics management, for example, automation and perfect coordination. Logistics

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7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. The cloud-based logistics is a “pay-per-use” model.

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Are you ready for Logistics 4.0?

The Network Effect

I’ve been working with Shanghai-based UNITY Business Consulting recently, and thought I’d pass along an interesting road map for the future of logistics. Focus on the far right column, “Logistics 4.0″, How close is your business or supply chain to Logistics 4.0?

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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.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Selecting & Managing Logistics Companies & Emerging Logistics Tech Trends

Cerasis

The rationale for outsourcing certain manufacturing and supply chain processes, such as transportation management, fulfillment, and more to logistics companies is evident and clear. This report details instructions for properly selecting and managing third-party logistics companies or 3PLs.

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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.

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Gamifying Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Just for Fun Gamification logistics productivityOur supply chain applications have made giant strides forward in usability in the last several years.

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The Opportunities of Digitalization in Chemical Logistics

Talking Logistics

Logistics processes affect many departments within a company, therefore the requirements for an IT system are comprehensive: The company’s logistics team needs centralized, real-time visibility to shipments across all locations; a means to clearly measure performance; the ability to define and enable standardized processes across many locations; and the ability to integrate with other systems and data sources.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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[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.

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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.

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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.

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Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

Techgistics

foreshadowing the potential of self-driving trucks in logistics. Amazon and Logistics Amazon made waves in the industry in 2016 with a series of moves that illustrate that it is serious about getting into the logistics business.

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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?

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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.

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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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How currency changes are affecting logistics providers

The Network Effect

So what does this mean to the logistics companies in these regions? Therefore, world currency changes do affect logistics providers. More Resources: White Paper: 8 Opportunities for Today’s Logistics Providers. Logistics logisticsepSos.de/Flickr. Flickr.

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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

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11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017

Freightos

11 Ways Tech Will Change Logistics in 2017. This year, supply chains reached Silicon Valley (and not just in the form of logistics startups ). Tech companies, not logistics companies, are making driverless trucks a reality. Logistics is about enabling global supply chains.

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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

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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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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 “.

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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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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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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?

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Six Logistics “Facts” That Are Wrong

Freightos

Logistics growth is all about the M&As. A Bloomberg review of key M&A activity focused on finance, consumer, telecommunications, technology and healthcare, with logistics not even getting a mention. While M&As was certainly one channel of growth, senior logistics professionals rate M&A activity as only the 3rd most preferred method for driving efficiency and reducing costs. Logistics Doesn’t Need To Change, Because Trade Is Growing.

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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.

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Nine Killer Digital Tools for Logistics Professionals

Freightos

As ships evolve from barges to Maersk EEEs, digital tools for logistics professionals evolve too. These are our top digital tools that make life easier for logistics professionals, from sales teams, operations teams and transportation managers to just about any freight professional.

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Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2015

Talking Logistics

As 2015 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. I’m a fan, not only of the logistics related subjects you post, but of the introductory texts you often write.

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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.

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A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year. Growth in Logistics. The transportation sector of the logistics industry grew by 3.6

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