This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And with that, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Powerloop, new venture from Uber, offers trailer pooling platform (CCJ). project44 and GateHouse Logistics Announce Exclusive Partnership.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The United States

Jaggaer

As we start 2019, it’s critical to understand how current events, changes in governmental policy and the general economic climate may affect the global procurement market and supply chain. and the European Union, and examine how procurement organizations can best prepare in the new year. Here, we outline some of the biggest stories and what they mean for American industries and procurement teams. Changes to NAFTA may see similar disruptions in North American supply chains.

The Procurement Economy in 2019: The UK and the European Union

Jaggaer

However, any global organisation will tell you that their concerns reach past North America. and the European Union and examines how procurement organisations can best prepare in the new year. With Brexit looming and the possibility of World Trade Organisation rules coming into effect in UK/EU trade, the European procurement and supply chain markets look unsteady. As your procurement organisation moves into 2019, you can prepare your team for uncertainty.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical. Whether you need to inform management that your performance is superior or has improved, or identify opportunities in the procurement process to drive additional economic value – there is no better time to benchmark and bid your carrier rates than now.

6 Things We've Learned from McDonald's Procurement Management

AFFLINK

In the foodservice industry, there are few better examples of great procurement management than McDonald's. Today's food industry supply chain operators would do well to learn from the excellent procurement management example that McDonald's has set.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15-19, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand. Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates North America’s regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Raleigh, NC, USA. Note: Grand Junction, Kewill, and MercuryGate are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Logistics and Distribution. Sourcing & Procurement. Sourcing & Procurement. ProcureEdge – Sourcing & Procurement. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. Procurement Blog. About Us. Contact Us.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Implementing proven procurement processes for oilfield trucking. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Bronwen Hann, President at Argentus

Supply Chain Game Changer

I consulted with some of the contacts I’d built at the executive level across North America. We’ve built a peerless network in the areas of Procurement, Logistics, Change Management, Strategic Sourcing, Planning, and other functional areas in Supply Chain. Subscribe Here!

Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Talking Logistics

When that day came, when truckload capacity tightened, I reached out to the logistics executive to see what happened: “The jury is still out on whether our strategy has worked or not,” the logistics executive told me. “We We’ve produced several Talking Logistics episodes related to transportation procurement (see links below), with each guest providing great insights and advice on the topic. Leading Practices in Transportation Procurement.

How to Capture Full Divestiture Value with a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Today, shippers face increased regulations, unstable market conditions and capacity concerns that make it near impossible for a newly divested company to achieve all of its goals without the expertise and support of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider. A 3PL provider offers customers with outsourced, or “third party,” logistics services for part or all of their supply chain management functions.

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Purolator wins Third-Party Logistics Sustainability Award for its work with Echo Global Logistics

Supply Chain Network

Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded Logistics Quarterly’s 2011 Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Sustainability Award for demonstrating leadership in sustainable supply chain practices. Purolator received the prestigious award at Logistics Quarterly’s Sustainability Study and Awards Symposium held in Toronto on July 14. About Echo Global Logistics. Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

The meat supply chain is long and complex, starting from farm to processing to packaging and logistics, right up to retail and catering. Beef, poultry and pork producers from Europe and North America all share a similar challenge: how to get the most value out of an animal.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

Demand for these solutions, from both shippers and brokers, continues to grow because companies want to identify and implement better ways to plan and execute their transportation and logistics operations, which is what ultimately delivers value. Visibility Enables Faster Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash processes : for example, you can leverage Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) and geofencing to initiate invoicing and payment process. .

Has Driverless Supply Chain Planning Already Arrived?

ToolsGroup

Unmanned coffee stations transmit POS data every 15 minutes to help forecast demand, optimize inventory, and generate replenishment proposals for distribution and procurement; SCP software calculates the refill order requirements nightly for frequent, low-volume deliveries.

Supply Chain Innovation: How to Build an Award-Winning Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

Last month, Lennox Residential was runner-up in the 2015 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Supply Chain Innovation competition, arguably the top supply chain award in North America. Source: Supply Chain Digest.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Consider this: Roger works in logistics for an omnichannel retailer. Here are three common logistics problems you can easily solve with on-demand warehousing. Using a marketplace solution, you can find warehouse partners around North America that have the excess capacity you need.

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL

NC State SCRC

The Van Horne Institute is recognized both within Canada and internationally as one of North America’s leading research institutes focused on transportation, supply chain and logistics, regulatory affairs and information and communications, as measured through its contributions to the strategic decision-making and implementation processes in the public and private sectors. He discussed the need for consideration of public policy in any strategic logistics decision.

Join BVL International at the North American chapter kickoff on August 12, 2013

Supply Chain View from the Field

Logistics complexity – in the form of fragmented channels, increased product variations, and consumer demand for customized solutions – has been increasing, according to a global study published recently by BVL International, a worldwide supply chain and logistics membership organization. Handfield will discuss nine key trends from the study and related topics at BVL’s first North American chapter meeting to be held in Goldsboro, N.C.,

Retreads are Good For Truckers…and Good for the Environment!

NC State SCRC

In North America, the trucking industry saves more than three billion dollars annually by using retreaded tires. IbisWorld’s Procurement Report on Commercial Tires supports retreading as a major method to reduce total cost of ownership, noting that: The retreading process consists of repairing all existing damage, resurfacing the tire and applying a new layer of tread to the casing. 1] Buchanan, Ian, IbisWorld Procurement Report, “Commercial Truck Tires”, December 2016, pp.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill is focused on becoming the worldwide leader in logistics software. By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill is focused on becoming the worldwide leader in logistics software. By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Please involve procurement/purchasing, materials management, the planning and forecasting group, warehouse operations, facilities, finance / accounting, IT, customer service / sales, and anyone else that will touch this implementation.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

However, commonly used KPIs used by supply chain executives are usually focused on logistics performance (e.g., Research from APQC’s Open Standards Benchmarking in procurement shows that organizations without formal SRM programs report 121 percent longer supplier lead times.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

This is the one metric within a manufacturer that supply chain/logistics organization, manufacturing and procurement organizations are aligned to. My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago.

More Challenges for the Transportation Network: Day 2 of the SCRC Meeting

Supply Chain View from the Field

For example, the widening of the Panama Canal will change the conditions here in North Carolina, as enormous container ships will be circumnavigating the globe. And in Panama a huge transshipment area will grow where they will will do break bulk, put cargo onto smaller ships and send to North America. Adam Ruff from Excel Logistics spoke about some of the challenges of transportation, and mentioned that the indicators continue to show constrained markets.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

According to Brian Daniels, the powertrain products manager for Daimler Trucks of North America, drivers are directly responsible for 30 percent of the factors that affect fuel economy. According to Michael Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the difference in fuel economy between the best and the worst driver can be up to 25 percent. “ The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize ”: Shigeo Shingo.

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Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

Leading logistics solutions provider strengthens offering with global SaaS transportation platform. And when you combine our two carrier networks, we will have by far the largest in North America.”, A worldwide leader in logistics software, Kewill empowers organizations to efficiently MOVE goods and information across the global supply chain.

Writing: Working on My Book

Supply Chain Shaman

He is responsible for manufacturing, procurement, supply chain planning, logistics, quality, social responsibility and final product engineering. . “When I ask my team about customer service, I get high-five reviews. When I meet with my customers, I get thumbs-down feedback.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

University of North Texas. After 12 years as an Air Force logistics officer, Michael got his PhD in a top 5 logistics program, and now teaches supply chain management and marketing. Laura Gonzalez @AutoNation Laura Gonzalez is the Logistics Manager at Audi Spokane.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill is focused on becoming the worldwide leader in logistics software. By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill is focused on becoming the worldwide leader in logistics software. By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill is focused on becoming the worldwide leader in logistics software. By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.

A Letter to our Customers

BluJay Solutions

Kewill is focused on becoming the worldwide leader in logistics software. By combining the two companies, we have created the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America. One month ago, we communicated to you regarding the acquisition of LeanLogistics by Kewill.