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This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. Remembering 9/11 seems more important to me, even if it doesn’t directly relate to supply chain and logistics. They also lack process controls and metrics. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… XPO Logistics to Acquire Con-way. Today is September 11.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics. Right out of college, I worked at a logistics company in Atlanta. Then, after a short spell in New Orleans, I moved to Houston to work with supply chain in oil and gas. Then, we buy and ship it to get oil out of the ground.

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Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend, Rachel Everly, a freelance writer in business and finance who shows us how digitized trucking will change the game for logistics companies. . The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door. Large and mid-size shippers typically have procurement personnel but may lack coordination across shipping locations. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Adopt performance metrics for carriers.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. It will allow for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders. cities have launched Smart City Logistics innovations and protocols, following the lead of Europe and Asia. ?

This Week in Logistics News (May 22-26, 2017)

Talking Logistics

The Supply Chain and Logistics Hall of Fame. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: MercuryGate Launches ezVision. Ryder Launches NaviShare, a New Software Platform Providing Real-time Visibility, Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity. Cloud Logistics’ Second Zero Downtime Release of 2017 Marks Continued Rapid Pace of Innovation.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Success of New Business Models. This week, many of my friends will gather in New York for NRF. Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Retail generic products sold through new channels. With the dawn of eCommerce, companies must now ship the EACH.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

A native New Yorker, Ken turned down a career in finance and banking for an action-packed and exciting career in the world of global logistics. In this case, the context was an annual bid and quote negotiation they had to do with electronic manufacturers who wanted to ship products from the factories in Asia to the US. What are the metrics used to measure performance is part of the contract terms, especially around on-time service commitments.

The Ocean Plastics Environmental Crisis!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the oceanconservancy.org “Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. That’s like dumping one New York City garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day for an entire year!” Environment Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Management Ocean Plastics PollutionSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Ecommerce Venture Capital Trends: Which VCs & Seed Investors are Investing in Ecommerce?

ShipBob

To appeal to investors, you’ll have to start something promising that’s new and unique. Lerer Hippeau Ventures is a New York-based early stage venture capital firm, meaning it invests in companies that are just starting up but have a large chance of success (often Series A rounds).