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

Cerasis

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.

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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.

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

Cerasis

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.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Currently, we are seeing little fluctuation in the domestic logistics market when compared to the past few weeks. . But the Logistics Manager’s Index skyrocketed from the end of Feb ruary through April. Zipline Regional Logistics Market Updates . Midwest Logistics .

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.

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

Talking Logistics

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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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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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.”.

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.

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.

Successful Product Innovation Requires Supply Chain Insight

Material Handling and 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

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.

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?

AB&R

Tennessee. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDI

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.”.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management.

Three supply chain lessons for businesses coping with COVID-19

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite past lessons from 2003’s SARS outbreak and 2011’s Fukushima tsunami about the hidden weaknesses in their supply chains, companies are challenged to manage logistics concerns stemming from sourcing strategies and risk management.

Collaboration in supply chain management is key

Kinaxis

by John Westerveld When scrolling through my news feed Friday, I found this article from SCN : “ Collaboration Key in Creating Competitive Advantages Through Supply Chains “ The article describes research recently published by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute. You can download the report here.

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.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

According to a paper published by the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, only 25% of a typical company’s end-to-end supply chain is being assessed in any way for risk. Omnichannel business models often lead to more complicated global supply chains.

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

Cerasis

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.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Southeast Logistics. Tennessee, Georgia, Texas, and Florida all still desirable locations for carriers. Westcoast Logistics. Tennessee.

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.”.

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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