Research in Focus: Sourcing Trends and Concerns

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Our “ Research in Focus ” series highlights research conducted by select partners on timely and important trends impacting supply chain and logistics professionals today. Below is an excerpt from a report published recently by Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) titled “ The Trade Trends Report: 2017 Report on Sourcing, Trade, and e-commerce.” Sourcing decisions can complicate or simplify this process.

Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing

Talking Logistics

A month later, Walmart announced that it will increase its sourcing of US products by $50 billion over the next 10 years. What are some of the main supply chain factors that are fueling this reshoring trend? I asked Kevin O’Meara that question last week on Talking Logistics. One is the thought process around best-cost sourcing versus least-cost sourcing. Tweet The post Best-Cost vs. Least-Cost Sourcing appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Logistics Trends to Watch!

Supply Chain Game Changer

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends! As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. After reviewing several industry sources most Logistics professionals are in agreement with all of these trends. Big Data And Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics. The mass adoption of big data will be a game-changer in logistics. Subscribe Here!

Don’t Jump In Without a Plan: Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming the supply chain and logistics processes of retailers, especially their transportation processes. But many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, siloed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. How does omni-channel impact transportation sourcing? Live Episode: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12:00 ET.

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

2017 was an important year for delivery logistics. From restaurant chains to supermarkets to pharmacies to service providers, the world of logistics is experiencing unprecedented change. These are some of the key industry trends in delivery logistics and supply chain management which will take center stage in the upcoming year: 1. Sharing economy solutions will soon begin disrupting logistics services. This trend can take different shapes and forms.

Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals

Talking Logistics

Back in December, when we were making supply chain and logistics predictions for 2020, none of us envisioned the situation the world finds itself in today due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it’s all said and done, there will be many lessons learned, but the question right now is: How can supply chain and logistics. Read more Getting Through the COVID-19 Crisis: Advice for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? I was a little late getting started in 2018, and we were already into 2019 when I got round to publishing my usual trends article.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

AIMMS

Here are three trends to consider. . Moving past waste, water, and C02 reduction, they have begun searching for renewable energy sources, different forms of packaging, and increased efficiency overall. More and more enterprises will be focusing on processes like ethical sourcing, reverse logistics, and using green materials in response to public demands. The post 3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020 appeared first on AIMMS SC Blog.

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Five Trends That Excite Me!

Supply Chain Shaman

Here I share insights on the work we are doing on the Network of Networks, and Five Trends that Excite Me. At this small session we will explore these new trends: What is the role of blockchain in the future of building value networks? Could we use Open Source Hadoop to process transactions across all networks with powerful in-memory processing? Five Technology Trends That Excite Me. Here are several promising trends to consider. Holiday travel.

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What’s Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics? Why Should I Be Looking at This Tech Trend?

Cerasis

Unfortunately, this data source lacks value if left unattended and unstructured. Ultimately, the current and future generations depend upon the biggest players in big data, such as supply chain and transportation leaders, to further this cause in ensuring the survival and growth of big data for next revolution of business in the logistics industry and beyond. . Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post What’s Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics?

2016 Supply Chain Trends: 7 of 12 Trends that Will Drive Supply Chain Management in 2016

Cerasis

As we head into a new year it is a good time to take a look at the coming year and see what it may hold in the way of trends. We kick off today a month-long focus on trends in the following categories: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Transportation Management. We have already covered the top 6 trends for 2016 in manufacturing. 2016 Supply Chain Trends: The First 7 of 12. What 2016 Supply Chain Trends to you expect to see?

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Midstream Transportation Trends: The Future of Oil and Gas Industry

PLS Logistics

Despite the 2014 oil and gas price drop crisis and the rush around alternative fuel sources, the future of the oil and gas industry remains bright and has a steady pace of growth and increasing demand. Blog midstream oil and gas oil oil and gas oil and gas logistics oil and gas shipping oil and gas supply chain oil prices

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Food Industry Delivery Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Based on data from the field and forecasts by industry experts, here are six major trends that are shaping food delivery and will continue to do so for the next couple of years: Top food delivery trends to expect in 2019: Increased third party delivery In-house restaurant delivery fleets Prioritizing delivery data tracking Tech giants moving in on food delivery Rapid online grocery growth A rise in food delivery subscriptions. Trend: Tech Giants Moving in on Food Delivery.

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When it Comes to ‘Logistics & Sourcing’ at RILA Supply Chain the World is Your Oyster!

Supply Chain Network

One of the things I most look forward to when attending the RILA Supply Chain conference is all of the great retail global logistics & supply chain professionals and information to be found assembled all in one place. In less than a week in Phoenix, this year’s RILA Supply Chain conference will of course once again be no exception with a strong Logistics & Sourcing track including four sessions.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

Third Trend: Regionalization, Near-sourcing and Emerging Markets. . At the same time, near-sourcing is becoming more important. The reasons for near-sourcing include: Reducing transportation costs. One of the major impacts this will have, if the trend continues, will be that road freight services will prosper at the expense of international air and sea, a worrying prospect for forwarders. The post Logistics Trends Part 3 appeared first on Kewill Inc.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Trends 2019: Manufacturing

Enterra Insights

Over half-a-dozen years ago, Brookings Institution analysts, Susan Helper, Timothy Krueger, and Howard Wial, asserted, “Manufacturing matters to the United States because it provides high-wage jobs, commercial innovation (the nation’s largest source), a key to trade deficit reduction, and a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.”[1] Manufacturing trends. 3] Staff, “ Advanced Manufacturing Trends In 2019 ,” CB Insights, 2018. [4]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 5-9, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Having spent much of this week on the road, I am still in catch-up mode with emails and phone calls, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Elemica Introduces New Sourcing Optimization Solution. APICS Announces New Certification Program Designed for Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals. Simply put, as supply chains have grown in scale and complexity, so has the logistics sourcing process.

7 Trending Transportation Updates: November 2016

PLS Logistics

The same-day delivery window requires a new way of thinking about transportation and logistics. Source ). Source). Little Change in Economy, but Rate Increase Coming. Next year, the US economy won’t change much, growth expected to be about 2%. FTR predicts more of the same, but when you factor in low expectations, 2017 will feel like a good year. Shipping prices are expected to increase in 2017 and continue into 2018.

6 Manufacturing Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Cerasis

As we close the year of 2015, we want to take a look at some manufacturing trends for 2016. Manufacturing Business Technology recently wrote the 5 e-commerce trends for 2016 for manufacturers to look at that include: Manufacturers will seek to increase their share of aftermarket parts sales. This trend will be seen in the Equipment Manufacturing sector as well, especially in international markets. Manufacturers Look towards Logistics Efficiency to Stay Competitive.

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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. When making predictions, it’s easy to look at recent trends and simply project them forward. But this assumes that the factors behind those trends will remain the same, which is often a false assumption. The Case for Competing on Logistics Talent.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

Drones and its future in supply chain and logistics processes. Logistics Excellence: Now & in the eFuture. Before diving into some takeaways from the sessions I attended and participated in, here are some high-level stats about Descartes (a Talking Logistics sponsor): Descartes is now a $200M+ company and continues to grow. What is the #1 technology topic Descartes CEO Ed Ryan gets asked about?

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. You have to think and act beyond cost manage and find ways to leverage supply chain and logistics as a competitive weapon — that is, look for ways to leverage supply chain management to drive top-line growth, increase market share, and enhance customer loyalty. Source: “Tech in Asia” – https://www.techinasia.com.

Trends and Predictions 2020: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Predictions are normally based on how specific areas are going to respond to current trends. Supply chain trends. As I noted above, predictions are normally based on how specific areas are expected to respond to current trends. IBM analysts have identified five trends they believe will shape the supply chain of the future. Each trend emerges from a different Digital Age technology. ”[1] The IBM technology trends are: 1.

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Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. The Pros: Strong supply chain and logistics culture. A rebound is likely once the pandemic has been sufficiently contained, but if the trend away from Chinese products becomes the ‘new normal’, supply chains, especially those of smaller businesses, may well find it worth their while to adopt the ‘buy local’ mantra. Covid 19 Global Sourcing

2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. Transportation professionals seeking to stay on top of trends in the industry look to implementing these trends. Below are the notable trends for 2019. Allowing the analytics to drive making decisions about the risks and costs of tariffs, suppliers, manufacturing and logistics. As it stands, current trend of industry “disruption” is also going to affect the transportation industry. Sources: [link].

Procurement Logistics: What Is It & Where Do Logistics Providers Fit In?

Cerasis

Although procurement logistics might sound like it involves the purchasing of manufactured products , it is much more involved. The Definition of Procurement Logistics. The simplest way to think of procurement logistics is the procurement of materials needed to manufacture products. According to DHL , procurement logistics includes obtaining the following necessities: Raw materials. Where Do Logistics Providers Come Into Play With Procurement Logistics?

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Global Trade Industry Trends China COVID-19 global trade Indago local sourcing reshoring US manufacturing

Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most

CH Robinson Transportfolio

We’ve been observing these trends since early in the year. Consider this: over 90% of internationally-sourced PPE shipments have been disrupted in some way. To learn more about how you can build smarter logistics networks during challenging times, visit chrobinson.com/covid. Freight and Transportation Services Featured Global shipping Logistics managementI am always optimistic about what we can accomplish when we come together.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

SUMMARY: Because 4PL providers handle a company’s entire chain, including challenges that are thrown up by advances in technology, they are increasingly being favoured over third-party logistics (3PL) providers, especially by big companies with complex supply chains. Healthcare Logistics.

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. Yes, Symphony, a company that started out as a software company enabling the front-end of the e-commerce process, is now a third-party logistics provider (3PL) too. Source: Symphony Commerce website.

The Future is Now: Why these 5 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Trends will Dominate 2018

Cerasis

Stay ahead of the game learn the trends shaping the industry. in manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and transportation management. However, the use of the IIoT will effectively allow for greater use of robotics, and it will serve as a talking point, as well as a source of inspiration, for the next generation to seek careers in manufacturing.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago. The next key trend I see coming is a more prominent role of Internet of Things (IoT) in extended supply chains. Real time communication between machines, factories, logistic providers and suppliers provides improved visibility on the end-to-end supply chain. Big data can help in capturing structured and unstructured data from sources internal, as well as external, to the enterprise.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. Are there other transportation trends to watch and why

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