Guest Commentary: Tight Transportation Capacity, Not Flagging Demand, Behind ISM Report Showing Slowing Activity

Talking Logistics

Analysts point to the steep decline in orders for new transportation equipment as evidence that manufacturers are seeing weakness. In reality, it may not be softening demand at the root of manufacturers’ slowdown in the bookings for new trucks, trailers and other equipment. Weather — If you’re in transportation you know all about the difficult state of affairs many North American shippers are faced with so far this year. On one hand, new orders for U.S.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. As a strategic process, transportation procurement may still seem very tedious and challenging. Given the current market conditions, it is more critical than ever to elevate transportation procurement from a tactical to a strategic level. Adopt performance metrics for carriers.

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The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch. Ephraim Ausch and Joe Lynch discuss the new reality of Amazon FBA, also known as Fulfillment by Amazon. Ephraim started his career at a bulk candy company that had retail locations in New York.

Takeaways from Roadnet perform 2014 User Conference

Talking Logistics

Mobilecast On Track , “a low cost, durable, phone-based solution designed specifically to help track your mobile resources and provide metrics for management.”. FreshDirect , an online grocer serving the New York City metropolitan area, is a great example. Customers place orders via the web store and select from a list of 2-hour delivery time windows; they can place new orders, or modify existing ones, until a cut-off time.

Digitized Trucking: Turning The Logistics Value Chain Upside Down

Cerasis

Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight. The order states that you leave Missouri with the 5000 kilograms, drop 2000 kilograms in New York, then head towards Atlanta and drop around 1800 kilograms there and finally, the remaining 1200 kilograms need to be dropped in Washington. Freight Technology Transportation

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

New York City. New York City. Content Summary: New York ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in the number of Fortune 1000 companies with supply chain leaders located in the metro area; in the number of supply chain and technology programs in a 200-mile radius; in the number of supply chain and technology awards conferred in programs in a 200-mile radius; in transportation infrastructure (e.g.,

Redesign to Improve Value: A Case Study of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

These tools are now enabling new capabilities to make trade-offs between volume and cost while helping companies to redesign flows and decoupling points. I also think that Quintiq’s leadership in concurrent planning to solve new problems is promising, especially in the design of transportation and inventory flows. In researching the ideas, like moving a business to the point of sale, we discovered that the base numbers of the business revealed new strategies.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site.

If Yogi Berra Were a Logistics & Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Collaborator

UltraShipTMS (and many of its employees) is native to the New York metro area. We often tell prospective clients/users about the significant benefits to be gained by automating transportation logistics processes. If you leave your transportation planning to best guesses, anecdotal evidence or analysis of incomplete data, you may wind up someplace other than where you want to be in terms of on-time delivery, cost efficacy and customer service.

The Importance of Transparency in Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

performance-based metrics. The fallout has resulted in a raft of new laws pertaining to transparency. Add in countless labor laws and regulations, and the product’s multifaceted route to market becomes a complicated process — far beyond a simple transportation issue.” 2] Jennifer Furey and Rebecca Harris, “ Reaching Millennials: The Need for True Transparency in Supply Chains ,” The New York Law Journal , 24 August 2018. [3]

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Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Success of New Business Models. This week, many of my friends will gather in New York for NRF. Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. Retail generic products sold through new channels. It is a necessary capability for eCommerce and new business models.

This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here’s what I wrote back on this date in 2009, as I recalled the events of that tragic day eight years earlier: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. They also lack process controls and metrics. Roadnet® Transportation Suite 3.7.2 Today is September 11. I never forget.

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Acronym Babble? Digital Icing on a Stale Cake? Yes, I Think So.

Supply Chain Shaman

Buzz words filled the air at the NRF Big Show, held at the Javitz Convention Center in New York last week. It requires new forms of analytics, cloud-based solutions and the design of packaged applications from the consumer back. In the last decade, we defined a set of new terms to describe enterprise requirements. Innovation is slow and the adoption of new approaches is painful. It requires a rethinking of the role of the store and the redesign of metrics.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

Erics’s current work at Ford Mobility involves scouting new mechanical engineering and robotics principles in an R&D lab. Eric holds a BSE from Carnegie Mellon University, an MSE from Columbia University, and an MBA from New York University. How do I start using my existing operations data metrics like cycle time, uptime to help create operational benefits for my teams? Are industrial bottlenecks preventing your business from growing?

The Ocean Plastics Environmental Crisis!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to the oceanconservancy.org “Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastics enter our ocean on top of the estimated 150 million metric tons that currently circulate our marine environments. That’s like dumping one New York City garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute of every day for an entire year!” Rivers are considered a major channel for the transportation of plastics into the ocean. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars

ThroughPut

Erics’s current work at Ford Mobility involves scouting new mechanical engineering and robotics principles in an R&D lab. Eric holds a BSE from Carnegie Mellon University, an MSE from Columbia University, and an MBA from New York University. How do I start using my existing operations data metrics like cycle time, uptime to help create operational benefits for my teams? Eliminating Real-World Bottlenecks using AI from Silicon Valley to Mars. September 25th, 2019.

UPS Executive Shares Insights on Total Cost of Ownership in the Electronics Supply Chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

A native New Yorker, Ken turned down a career in finance and banking for an action-packed and exciting career in the world of global logistics. What are the metrics used to measure performance is part of the contract terms, especially around on-time service commitments. Particularly on new product introductions, we needed to be very careful on being able to deploy a product roll-out simultaneously across the entire country, in California, New York Chicago, etc.

Remembering 9/11

Talking Logistics

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, near Red Hook and the docks. I was in a meeting with folks from Manugistics (now part of JDA) getting an update on the company and its transportation management system. Customs Commissioner at the time, gave a speech where he said: “We must reaffirm the importance of knowing your customer and consider the overall ‘air-tightness’ of your supply chain, from factory floor, to loading dock, to transportation to our border.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 22-26, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Launches NaviShare, a New Software Platform Providing Real-time Visibility, Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity. Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’ (New York Times). The NaviShare platform is transportation management system agnostic. By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Baseball Heaven with my sons for a baseball tournament. They will play at least 8 games between the two of them over three days.