Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

Talking Logistics

As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management. Seventy-six percent of the companies that participated in the study described supply chain risk management as important or very important, and “of the more than 1000 companies represented across 10 industries, 25 percent plan increased investments of at least 20 percent in supply chain risk management in the next two years.”.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?

Kinaxis

states, obvious disruptions to supply chains and supply chain risk management were a given. Many of the states affected contained key ports and supply destinations, as well as transportation and logistics hubs. The southeast contains a bunch of key ports and supply chain links that were in peril as Matthew approached and eventually passed through them. The human links of the supply chain were stressed.

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Logistics & Supply Chain Risk Management: Pivoting to Resiliency with these 3 Simple Processes

Cerasis

Supply chain risk management and resiliency are hot-button topics in the industry. However, minute supply chain entities do not understand how resilience relates to risk management and what it means for improving focus on the supply chain. As the supply chain continues to grow in complexity and regulation, the opportunities for problems and other events to impact operations negatively will consequently grow.

Time to Survive and Nexus Supplier Index: New Measures of Supply Chain Risk Management

Talking Logistics

Over the past two years, I’ve written extensively about the growing importance of supply chain risk management and supply chain mapping. See for example: Rethinking Supply Chain Risk Management. Doing Nothing on Supply Chain Risk Management. Do You Have a “Top 25″ Supply Chain? Why Supply Chain Mapping Matters. Many Companies Falling Short on Supply Chain Risk Management.

Watch: Supply-Chain Risk Management in the New (Ab)normal

Supply Chain Brain

Yossi Sheffi, Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems & Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, discusses his new book, The New (Ab)Normal: Reshaping Business and Supply Chain Strategy Beyond Covid-19

Supply Chain Risk Management Highlighted by a Tiny Computer Chip

Enterra Insights

Jason Koebler and Joseph Cox explain, “In the 2015 novel Ghost Fleet , the spark that starts World War III is not a nuclear bomb, but a supply chain hack. ” Aside from national security implications, the main lesson to be learned here is how vulnerable companies are to risks associated with their supply chains. ” He also acknowledges that under-investment in supply chain risk management is understandable.

Budget Planning 2021: 5 Supply Chain Recommendations

Talking Logistics

The effects of COVID-19 on North American business are creating supply chain challenges into the second half of 2020. Read more Budget Planning 2021: 5 Supply Chain Recommendations.

From Hurricanes to Overthrown Governments to Potholes: Transportation and Supply Chain Resilience

Talking Logistics

When referring to supply chain resilience, the causes of disruption vary widely in scale and emphasize the unpredictability and severity of the events. We know transportation plays an important role in the supply chain – it’s the line in a flow diagram between the little buildings and smoke stacks – and transportation disruptions happen on a daily basis.

Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction

Talking Logistics

Alongside that is the incredibly difficult task of measuring supply chain effects throughout the rest of the year. Read more Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction. The post Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Every day, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

On Your Radar: Important Logistics Trends and Outlook for 2016

Talking Logistics

In a highly-dynamic business environment, it’s critically important for supply chain and logistics executives to keep a pulse on what’s happening in the industry. Robinson , will discuss the following trends and questions: Economic Growth : How to manage costs in a slow-growth environment? Transportation Market : What are some creative solutions to managing transportation spend and capacity more effectively?

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Balancing Efficiency and Resilience in Multimodal Supply Chains

SCM Research

In his new report, titled Balancing Efficiency and Resilience in Multimodal Supply Chains , McKinnon (2018) writes: “Over the past twenty years, supply chain resilience has become a hot topic in industrial, government and academic circles – for good reason. A call for papers deals with supply chain resilience. Balancing Efficiency and Resilience in Multimodal Supply Chains.

This Week in Logistics News (June 20-24, 2016)

Talking Logistics

A beautiful woman passed away this morning, my wife’s aunt who we all loved, so I will be brief with my comments about this week’s supply chain and logistics news. Logistics in Transition: U.S. Business Logistics Costs Slow Considerably with 2.6% HighJump Adds Supply Chain Analytics to Enterprise Software Suite. Triumph Business Capital Provides Instant Cash Funding Via AscendTMS™ Logistics Software. business logistics costs rose to $1.48

Supply Chain Risk Blog Series#1: Why Supply Chain Risk Management Should be a High Priority

BluJay Solutions

Managing the inherent risk in a supply chain has always been critical for businesses, but has become ever more so as supply chains have extended globally. With so many companies today deriving and delivering so much of their business across a larger geographical expanse, the inherent risk factor has increased exponentially in the last decade or two.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)? If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. TMS solutions recently evolved to not only solve complex transportation problems for large shippers, but to also better meet the needs of the SMB market.

This Week in Logistics News (June 23-27, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In other news… Supply Chain Risk Management Now a Priority for Most Businesses ( Accenture ). Several reports have been published in recent years underscoring the growing importance of supply chain risk management. This includes investments in “technology and/or organization that provides visibility within and/or across the Supply Chain that highlights trends and potential risks.”.

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6 Supply Chain Disciplines to Enable Profitable Growth

Talking Logistics

How can supply chain management enable profitable growth? Getting to the answer requires retailers to take a broader, more strategic perspective of supply chain management, one that goes beyond defining supply chain excellence only in terms of cost reduction and control. Below is an excerpt from the section on Supply Chain Visibility. — Supply Chain Visibility.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

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As 2017 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. The numbers speak for themselves: 43 episodes produced in 2017, totaling more than 1,200 minutes of conversations with thought leaders and newsmakers in the supply chain and logistics industry. Again, thank you for making this another fun and rewarding year on Talking Logistics.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 28 – May 2, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s news… JDA Software Announces Industry-Leading Distribution-Centric Supply Chain Suite. Resilinc Announces SupplyIntel Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Module to Protect Against Brand Risk. Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2014 Results. DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress (Logistics Management). and What defines supply chain advantage?

This Week in Logistics News (March 7 – 13)

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Global Trade Inventory Management Labor Logistics Technologies Omni-channel logistics Regulations Retail Statistics Supply Chain Risk Management This Week in News Trade Security Transportation The unemployment rate edged down slightly in February 2015, to 5.5%. While the unemployment rate for teenagers decreased 1.7% to 17.1%, the rate for adult men (5.2%) and women (4.9%) remained relatively unchanged.

This Week in Logistics News (January 27-31, 2014)

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to Provide Next-Generation Supply Chain Resiliency Capabilities. UltraShipTMS: New Features for Cloud Based TMS and Transportation Optimizer. Ratings for President Obama’s “State of the Union” address were the lowest since 2000 , but if you tuned in, he raised a couple of points related to supply chain and logistics. First, as in previous years, he called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure. Atlanta. 2 inches of snow.

3 Ways Crowdsourcing Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

Kinaxis

Here are three ways that crowdsourcing is revolutionizing supply chain management today—and in the future. Amazon consistently ranks on or near the top of lists touting the best supply chains—and for good reason. Amazon’s achievements in supply chain management have led consumers to establish an incredibly high bar for timely and accurate product delivery. Crowdsourcing supports risk management strategies.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: EU Approves FedEx Acquisition of TNT Express ( WSJ – sub. INTTRA Collaborates with JDA Software for Streamlined Transportation Management. LoJack SCI and TransVoyant Partner to Deliver Supply Chain Risk Alerting. Transervice Announces Launch of Tech-Based Freight Management Company.

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

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Target Lowers Free Shipping Minimum to $25 for Online Orders. DHL launches next phase Resilience360 risk management tool to help customers avoid global disasters. These trends, in turn, are putting tremendous pressure on supply chains to not only meet the more stringent expectations of consumers, but to do so profitably. What can you do with 102 inches of snow?

This Week in Logistics News (January 19-23, 2015)

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In other news… Elemica Awarded 2nd Patent on Supply Chain Operating Network. Ryder First in Supply Chain Industry to be Awarded SAFETY Act Certification from U.S. As I’ve said in the past, I believe many companies will find opportunities for supply chain innovation at the intersection of Software, B2B Connectivity, and Social Networking. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its global supply chain security program.

This Week in Logistics News (August 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Global Trade Management Solutions High Tech & Electronics Industry Mergers-Acquistions Retail Supply Chain Risk Management This Week in News Transportation Management Systems I’m sure everyone’s Facebook feed has been jammed with friends and family members (and links to celebrities) taking the ice bucket challenge. For those of you who don’t know what the ice bucket challenge is, I’ll explain.

This Week in Logistics News (November 11-15, 2013)

Talking Logistics

University of Maryland Selects Resilinc as Supply Chain Risk Partner. According to Jeff Starecheski, Vice President Logistics Services at Sears Holdings, “Customer service is of paramount importance to Sears Holdings, our members and customers. As I’ve written and spoken about many times this year, many companies are falling short on supply chain risk management , which is having a negative impact on their financial performance and eroding their market share.

This Week in Logistics News (January 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Or I can just wing it and go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Cloud Logistics Announces Record Revenue, Growth and Innovation for 2017. HERE and FreightVerify partner to optimize the automotive industry supply chain. Customers in the transport and logistics industry can benefit from embedded, intelligent location services that help increase productivity and efficiency.

This Week in Logistics News (April 1-5, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Truckers gridlocked at U.S.-Mexico Supply chains are fragile systems. We see this all the time with weather storms and the havoc they create on transportation and distribution operations. What should supply chain professionals do in response? Robinson (a Talking Logistics sponsor), shared some good advice in a blog post this week. “I’m worst at what I do best.”.

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The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year in Procuring Logistics Services is Not the Same as Buying Paper Clips , I wrote about an issue that continues to negatively affect 3PL-customer relationships: Procurement organizations looking to shift more and more risk on third-party logistics providers — while, of course, also demanding lower costs. Procuring logistics services is not the same as buying paper clips, yet that’s how many procurement organizations approach it.”.

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That Upstream Unconventuional Oil Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Ive had recent conversations with part of the ARC Advisory Group Oil & Gas team  Dave Lafferty, Paul Steinitz, Tim Shea, and Mark Sen Gupta – on the unconventional upstream oil & gas supply chain. Unconventional oil includes getting oil and natural gas out of shale by fracking (fracturing the shale rock). Logistics Trends Petroleum Industry Supply Chain Risk Management Transportation

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Can One Broken Bridge Cripple Your Supply Chain?

Kinaxis

While one lane of the bridge has since re-opened , allowing at least a trickle of traffic to flow across, larger transport vehicles are still being detoured, and the cost to the businesses impacted by this logistics nightmare is mounting. I’d add it’s yet another reminder to businesses to make sure their supply chains can handle the unexpected. Is an unanticipated delay like this part of your supply chain risk plan? by Alexa Cheater.

This Week in Logistics News (July 14-18, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Version of SAP® Demand Signal Management Application. DHL launches new logistics service for life sciences products handled at extremely low temperatures. UPS Capital – Sponsored Study Shows Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking. Penske Logistics Joins CargoNet to Enhance Supply Chain Security. I wrote those words in December 2010 , one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2011.

Japan and Ecuador Earthquakes: Supply Chain Lessons from Past Disasters

Talking Logistics

These earthquakes are also a reminder of how natural disasters can disrupt supply chains. Over the past few years, I’ve written extensively about the growing importance of supply chain risk management and supply chain mapping, including the following: Rethinking Supply Chain Risk Management. Doing Nothing on Supply Chain Risk Management. Do You Have a “Top 25″ Supply Chain?

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Here are my three simple tips to prevent cargo theft in general (or at least minimize the risk): 1. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

As I said at the time, when you stand back and think about it from a supply chain risk management perspective, being in a situation where just 800 clerks can shut down the main entry point for about 40 percent of U.S. If you’re not exploring alternative ports of entry (whether via Canada, Mexico, or the East Coast), then you’re missing out on opportunities to reduce your risk for a supply chain disruption and/or to achieve lead time and cost reductions too.

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