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

Talking Logistics

MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”.

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EcoVadis selected by Railsponsible, new railway industry initiative to drive sustainability throughout the supply chain.

EcoVadis

Here is below the official launch press release: Utrecht, The Netherlands – Six companies in the railway industry – Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, Knorr Bremse, Nederlandse Spoorwegen and SNCF – are launching Railsponsible on March 4th in Utrecht, The Netherlands. EcoVadis is proud to announce the launch of Railsponsible – the railway industry vertical initiative to drive sustainability throughout its supply chain.

3D Printing Set to Streamline the Retail Supply Chain Through Reduced Lead Times and Inventory

BluJay Solutions

Anyone involved in retail procurement is acutely aware of the importance of correctly predicting consumer/end-user requirements and ordering the right goods at the right time, in the right quantities. Our January blog post 3D Printing: Supply Chain Game Changer or New Risk for LSPs?

GrandVision: “We are changing completely as we become demand driven”

Supply Chain Movement

In the last three years we’ve developed our strategy, centralised procurement, purchasing and manufacturing aligned our portfolios across all categories globally and developed our exclusive brands portfolio. Grandvision has grand plans.

Job opening: Global Supply Chain Director at Océ

Supply Chain Movement

Product Line Managers, Procurement, Product Development) and external suppliers ensuring product availability against agreed business policies and service level agreements (SLA’s).

5 Tactics for Transforming Your Supply Chain into a Lean, Mean, Green Machine

AFFLINK

In recent years the evolution of the green supply chain or green procurement, have become incredibly popular. Implementing green procurement practices can seem overwhelming. Transportation.

Job opening: Associate Director European Distribution at Astellas

Supply Chain Movement

The products are made in our EMEA Astellas sites, which are based in Kerry (Ireland) and Meppel (the Netherlands). In this position you will co-develop, document and implement the supply chain strategy in relation to the transport and distribution process of the European products. Knowledge of best practices in warehousing and transport for pharmaceutical distribution in Europe and worldwide. Experience in procurement.

Supply Chains Carry The Day at COP21

EcoVadis

In case you weren’t able to make it to Paris, here’s a summary of the insights and discussion from this excellent panel procurement and sustainability leaders: Jeroen Wegkamp. CPO / Director Procurement & Chair in Railsponsible. Chief Procurement Officer.

Supply Chain Movement 19 – Software & Leaders

Supply Chain Movement

It’s remarkable that there aren’t many more companies consolidating their transport operations. billion, the Netherlands ranked fourth in the world. 46 | Tools & Technology. • Better forecasts and implementation best practices. • Apps for more efficient procurement procedures.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Transport optimisation considerations dictate that warehousing is used at the end-point of a transport system to amass enough products for a full load for the subsequent transport system. Less passenger traffic and reduced congestion means flexibility for TNT in scheduling onward transport, whether by air or road.