The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law

Talking Logistics

Procuring logistics services is not the same as buying paper clips, yet that’s how many procurement organizations approach it.”. The post The 3PL Industry is Suffering from Gresham’s Law appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chainThe post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect.

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4PLs: Collaboration Among Logistics Service Providers Creating More Value for Shippers


Collaboration has always been seen as the stepchild at the logistics dinner table. Collaboration is driving an entire new way in the realm of logistics lending towards the rise of 4PLs. Value added services are not necessarily reminiscent of logistics service providers.

Looking to Outsource Logistics? A Guide to Go from Pain to Gain


Around the globe, value-added services are becoming an integral part of the logistics market, reports PR Newswire. Meanwhile, the overall value of the global logistics market continues to exceed $4 trillion, and the demand on the industry is only increasing. As a result, more companies and organizations are turning to third-party logistics providers ( 3PLs ) to outsource all or partial logistics operations. Review Available Options to Outsource Logistics.

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

Talking Logistics

But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could remain closed for ‘remainder of the week’ due to chicken shortage crisis (Independent).

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

Talking Logistics

DHL launches new logistics service for life sciences products handled at extremely low temperatures. 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.

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.

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

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Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors). Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Unlearning Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

The “Great Unlearning Begins” I wrote back in December 2014; it was one of my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2015. I’ve been a long-time advocate of the Vested model, ever since I took one of the first courses on it at the University of Tennessee in April 2009.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics? Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”.

The Biggest Mistake When Selecting a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Simply put, this topic is near and dear to my research heart, so when I received a copy of Selecting and Managing a Third Party Logistics Provider Best Practices — a new white paper by J.

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Insights from Kenco Customer Summit 2015

Talking Logistics

I attend and speak at many supply chain and logistics conferences throughout the year, but among my favorites are those that bring a relatively small group of executives together to discuss timely and important industry topics. Trends in Logistics Labor Market.

Conversation with Kate Vitasek, Author of “Vested Outsourcing”

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Adrian interviews Kate Vitasek, who is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education. Tweet The post Conversation with Kate Vitasek, Author of “Vested Outsourcing” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


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Ryan Cunningham

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

For Ryan Cunningham, a Supervisor at Saddle Creek Logistics Services in Fort Worth, Texas, a supportive work environment was crucial. The Management Trainee Program at Saddle Creek allows professionals straight out of college to learn all sides of logistics as well as true management skills.”.

Chris Bolen

Saddle Creek Logistic Services

For over a decade, Chris Bolen has been helping make warehouses more productive and efficient at Saddle Creek Logistics Services. He has spent his career growing his knowledge in logistics and expanding his responsibilities at Saddle Creek.

Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

BOSTON, MA, October, 27, 2017 – Research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute , and sponsored by Maine Pointe , identifies collaboration as one of six key elements of creating competitive advantages through supply chains.

Successful Product Innovation Requires Supply Chain Insight

Material Handling & Logistics

A new study from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute suggests some of the fault resides in the tendency of organizations to omit supply chain considerations when assessing a new product’s business case. “A

The Truth About Working at a Fulfillment Centre!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Most shockingly, the article also recounted an incident in a Tennessee warehouse where a worker died. I won’t deny that it gets hot in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the summer – it does. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. Amazon runs an enormous fulfillment and logistics business. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Article provided by Jake Rheude at [link].

The Next Transportation Industry Disrupter – Hybrid Semi’s. All Hype or Reality?

Oracle SCM

I was an Air Force brat growing up and when we traveled to our family’s home on holidays to Knoxville Tennessee I was always amazed by all the big rigs on the road. The Next Industry Disrupter – Hybrid Semi’s. All Hype or Reality?

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Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

in Labor Savings Per Shipment: Automated booking improves productivity and quality of logistics team’s activities. in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates.

The Keys to Developing Successful 3PL-Customer Relationships

Talking Logistics

A research paper published recently by the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business highlights several best practices in selecting and managing a third-party logistics provider. In this episode, Sean Coakley, Senior Vice President at Kenco Logistics (which sponsored the research) shares insights and advice from the paper and his many years experience working with leading companies in the industry. Live Episode: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm ET.

Becoming a High Performing Sense and Respond Enterprise: End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility is Key

Talking Logistics

The flow of supplies, finished goods, and information are widely distributed, presenting significant challenges across a manufacturer’s entire supply chain network of customers, suppliers, and logistics providers. As supply chains extend globally, they become more complex.

Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider

Talking Logistics

But what if instead of a Request for Proposal , the RFP became a Request for Partnership , as my friend Kate Vitasek from the University of Tennessee suggested several years ago ? Those are some of the questions I addressed with Josh Hunt, Development Manager at BluJay Solutions , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. The post Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Showcase Your Company's Supply Chain Excellence — Three Days to Submit

Supply Chain Brain

Finalists are asked to present their case studies at CSCMP's 2018 EDGE Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Business Strategy Alignment Education & Professional Development Global Supply Chain Management Global Trade & Economics HR & Labor Management Humanitarian Logistics Quality & Metrics Regulation and Compliance SC Analysis & Consulting Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats


Reverse logistics (returns, warranties) are more manageable closer to market. Ford returned another 1,800 jobs to Tennessee to make Cadillac SRXs and build engines. This is the first post in a two part series on our update on Reshoring.

The Problem with “No Problems”

Talking Logistics

Andy received both a BS Degree in Logistics and Transportation and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. The post The Problem with “No Problems” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Warehouse managers might think a report of “no problems” means their warehouse is running in top form — but there is a big problem with a report of “no problem.”.

Collaboration in supply chain management is key


The Most Overlooked Cloud Opportunity

Talking Logistics

While these benefits are real and significant, there is an even bigger opportunity and value proposition that many software vendors and users still don’t get, especially when it comes to cloud solutions focused on supply chain, logistics, and other cross-enterprise business processes. 3PLs with warehouses in Nevada and Tennessee with Automotive connections. Note: Descartes, Elemica, GT Nexus, and LeanLogistics are Talking Logistics sponsors.

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Operational Excellence: Streamlining the Warehouse Layout Process

Talking Logistics

Structural considerations such as the number and location of loading docks and the variety of vehicles needing to access the building are all important logistical aspects of the warehouse, but designing the layout inside the warehouse requires a much deeper understanding.

4 Reasons for the Supply Chain Talent Shortage


A recent study by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, revealed that 90 percent of CEOs believe they should be doing more to attract supply chain talent. It’s not enough for someone to understand logistics.

Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service and Logistics. Myers earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He serves on the board of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee’s School of Business.

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., Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years.

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Overcoming Complacency: How to Drive Even More Supply Chain Metric Success

Talking Logistics

Brad Liddie is an experienced Vice President of Operations at Kenco Group with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Freight, Reverse Logistics, Operational Excellence, and Pricing Strategy. Strong business development professional with an Executive MBA focused in Global Supply Chain from University of Tennessee-Knoxville. A sense of complacency can lurk behind benchmarks.

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO


Buying becomes actions of an offer, acceptance, logistics involves weight, volume, time and cost, and inventory becomes everything we don’t need, so the logal is to minimize it.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


This is a national issue that logistics providers should take notice of in terms of both the general economic drag it is creating, and the damage it is causing to their performance through shipping delays and added costs. Tennessee. Tennessee. #11.