This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

While you think about it (the answer is posted below), here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: project44 Acquires GateHouse Logistics, Creating World’s Most Comprehensive Global Transportation Visibility Platform.

Ireland—the Answer to your Post-Brexit Supply Chain

ModusLink Corporation

When the United Kingdom voted to part ways with the European Union (EU) two years ago, it opened doors for change, possibility and above all else, uncertainty. Global Market Expansion logistics supply chain shipping Brexit

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Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. billion of industrial property in Central and Eastern Europe to Singapore-based logistics provider GLP. Logistics Mergers & Acquisitions Supply Chai

Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

trillion economy that was the world’s sixth largest, trailing the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. But the logistics infrastructure is a major challenge. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China. 15 questions about Chinese supply chains.

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Most desirable logistics location of Europe in 2018

Supply Chain Movement

The Netherlands is the best region for a logistics base according to the ‘VerkehrsRundschau Markenstudie ImageRanking’. The Netherlands secured first place based on the results from the large-scale survey among logistics decision-makers within manufacturing and retail companies in Germany.

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After Brexit: It’s Time to Model Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

In June the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Guest Commentary Logistics Technologies Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Risk Management supply chain design supply chain network designAs a result, the political system is in a state of chaos as the various parties jockey for control. Some of the changes expected from a Brexit (i.e. British Exit) vote have already happened.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Pitney Bowes Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Capabilities with the Acquisition of Borderfree. XPO Logistics Announces First Quarter 2015 Results. Note: LeanLogistics and Transplace are Talking Logistics sponsors.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. Note: JDA Software is Talking Logistics sponsor.

Forecasting Brexit’s Logistics Implications

APICS

Just about a week ago, the world received the news that citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to withdraw from the European Union (EU) by a narrow margin of 4 percentage points.

This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 4, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which I’ll keep brief because I’m sure many of you are heading out early for the holiday weekend. Customs moves back compliance deadline (Logistics Management).

Logistics Responses to Europe’s Migrant Crisis

TMC

How has the crisis affected the logistics of moving product across the region, especially at highly congested border crossings? million trucks in both directions between France and the United Kingdom last year. Global TMS Technology Europe Logistics migrants Supply Chain

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014. Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United Kingdom. United States. United States Minor Outlying Islands.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration. Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration. Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United States.

Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

Supply Chain Movement

More shippers today appear to be outsourcing some or all of their logistics. How does a company decide that outsourcing logistics is the right choice? Is logistics outsourcing right for your company? Tanzania, United Republic of. United Arab Emirates. United States.

Hard Lessons from a Hard Brexit Landing

Supply Chain @ MIT

The United Kingdom’s tortuous withdrawal from the European Union appears to be headed for a hard landing. Instead of leaving the EU in an orderly fashion, the country could be unceremoniously dumped outside the door without an agreement.

There’s Blood in the Supply Chain

ToolsGroup

The National Health Service (NHS), the world’s largest health care organization, has implemented a new supply chain planning system for managing the United Kingdom’s blood supply. This week’s posting is actually a video rather than a written blog.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Cost as a percentage of sales (Logistics or Supply Chain). Total logistics cost. Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones!

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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.

From the First Message to the Last Mile, BluJay’s Latest Software Releases Improve Complex Logistics and Global Trade Operations

BluJay Solutions

The TMS application also features an integration to Raven Logistics offering shippers comprehensive planning, execution, and tracking of rail freight. Advanced capabilities to optimize operations for logistics service providers (LSPs). In addition, the cross-dock mobile application supports a wide array of services including loading, unloading and unit checking.

5 Disruptions Shaping the Digital Transformation in Distribution and Logistics

Supply Chain Nation

Manufacturing and retail transformations, technology disruptions and digitalization of data have redefined the roles of distributors and third party logistics (3PLs). Below are 5 disruptions shaping the digital transformation in distribution and logistics.

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo

EFT

Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. According to AIT President and CEO Vaughn Moore, the acquisition of ConneXion fulfills a long-term goal for the company to establish a greater presence in the United Kingdom.

XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

Supply Chain Network

– September 9, 2015 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO Logistics” or “XPO”) (NYSE: XPO) and Con-way Inc. (“Con-way”) (NYSE: CNW) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for XPO Logistics to acquire Con-way.

How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job

Logistics Bureau

If you’re preparing to launch a new career in supply chain or logistics , it will help a lot to know how and where to look for a first job, which appointments can get you off the best start, and what qualifications will be most helpful in getting you into the profession.

The Three “Habits” for Successful IoT Implementations

ToolsGroup

They included 300 executives in 11 industries in Canada, China, Germany, and the United States. The key technology enabler was an IoT-based supply chain planning system that used POS data, telemetry and rapid re-planning to enable an entirely new approach to logistics and replenishment.

Global Logistics—December 2014

Inbound Logistics

United Kingdom establishes national training center for fracking; China and Jamaica team up on logistics training initiatives; UK port constraints push freight flows north; Middle East air cargo carriers show robust growth

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering).

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union

Transplace

On October 2nd, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced , “The U.S. These products are subject to a 10% duty rate increase: Section 1: New airplanes or other aircrafts from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S.

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Supply Chain Nation

New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog series will take a deeper dive into the importance of warehouse workforce management for wholesale distribution and third party logistics (3PLs) and how to create and sustain a high-performance workforce culture.

Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

A multi-brand online retailer — currently the number one pure-play eTailer in the United Kingdom and Ireland has enjoyed these results: Over 22% of orders are fulfilled through drop ship method. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - Kewill Retail Retail Trends Transportation Management Systems drop shipping Kewill logistics transportation management

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The logistical consequences of a soft, hard or no-deal Brexit

EFT

During the European 3PL & Supply Chain Summit he outlined the impact of Brexit on logistics and what we can do to work within a soft, hard or no-deal Brexit. The June 2016 referendum made it clear that the United Kingdom wants to leave the political institutions of the European Union.

This Week in Logistics News (September 2-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Radiant Logistics Acquires Trans-NET, Inc. enVista (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is one of the leaders in this market, with the company “experiencing another record growth year within our Transportation Solutions practice,” according to enVista President and CEO Jim Barnes.

Transforming Your Supply Chain Planning, Transforming Your Business

ToolsGroup

Here’s how: Coffee retailer Costa Express used POS data, telemetry and rapid re-planning to enable an entirely new approach to logistics and replenishment. It uses POS data, telemetry and rapid re-planning to enable an entirely new approach to logistics and replenishment.

Golden Results in the Supply Chain

EcoVadis

And for the moment here is a peek preview to some key takeaways: Our Business: Logistics. Logistics is our key business. LPR operates in several European countries, including Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

The Online Retail Landscape in 2019: A Review of the Highs and Lows

Logistics Bureau

As online retail has become such a massive catalyst for changes in supply chain and logistics thinking and practice over the last few years, I thought it worth greeting the New Year with a brief look at the ecommerce sector and how some of its players have performed in 2019.