Why is Logistics Management Important?

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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.

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Before You Hire a Logistics Data Scientist

Talking Logistics

Robinson in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. “So, I think the types of skills that will be needed in logistics will continue to change and evolve, but I do not think the human factor will ever go away,” said Linbloom. “It

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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.

Lean Inbound Logistics: The Key to an Advanced Supply Chain

LeanCor

Lean Logistics supply chain advancement supply chain insights inbound logisticsIn this comprehensive white paper, LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko shares 10 proven insights from his early days supporting Toyota that have paved the way for today’s advanced supply chains.

3 Steps to Achieving Predictive Logistics

Talking Logistics

Defining Smarter Logistics. The shipping industry is highly complex and nuanced; improving predictions requires a platform custom built for the logistics industry. . This is the power of predictive logistics. .

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?

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Cerasis

These podcasts bring the latest news and thought leadership in the supply chain and logistics industries right to your earbuds. If you’re looking to increase your podcast listening , here are five that highlight topics of interest to supply chain and logistics professionals.

Talking Logistics: Top 5 Factors When Choosing a TMS

3GTMS

The post Talking Logistics: Top 5 Factors When Choosing a TMS appeared first on 3GTMS. Our industry has gone through some significant changes in the last 10 years and we’re likely to go through even more thanks to factors like omni-channel, autonomous trucks and increasingly complex routing.

[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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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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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.

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.

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.

[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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Introducing Amazon Key, a New Level of Delivery Convenience for Prime Members. Logistically Partners with SMC3 to Augment API’s with RateWare XL and CarrierConnect XL.

How SMB’s are Challenging Amazon’s Logistics Empire

4 Way Logistics

While third-party logistics carriers are all too happy to step up, what about customers in areas they don’t service well – or at all? Amazon’s own logistics services are also garnering infamously bad reviews for their lackadaisical efforts. .

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.

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.

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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.

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

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 “.

What Are the Trends in Last Mile Logistics?

Cerasis

Shippers face many challenges in successfully delivering products to end-users, and last mile logistics will be a core focus of change in the coming months. By 2018 alone, same-day delivery and last mile logistics will be valued at more than $1.35 Last Mile Logistics

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

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.

[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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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?

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

Women in Logistics: Leading Top-Level Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Nicole Lewis who talks about embracing the idea of women in logistics for top-level talent. When a young lady turns into grown up, and it is time to make a decision about a future career, how many parents will consider the logistic profession as a good choice? Why are there still leftovers of prejudices, which prevent smart women from becoming a highly appreciated specialist in the logistic industry? Why work in logistics? .

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.

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.

What Is Last Mile Logistics & Why Are More Shippers Looking at This Transportation Function?

Cerasis

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics. What Is Last Mile Logistics? . trillion wide by 2018, and demand on last mile logistics will grow.