A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Packages were delayed. The network came under pressure during the past holiday season, as UPS delivered 762 million packages during the peak period, more than its initial forecast of 750 million.”.

Supply Chain Assessment and Packaging Redesign Drastically Reduces Damage for Leading Mechanical Systems Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

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Kroger launching reusable packaging partnership for grocery e-commerce

EFT

Kroger and Loop will pilot a new reusable packaging system, enabling customers in select markets to purchase more than 100 products from leading consumer brands that have been redesigned with durable containers. The Kroger Co.

'Not Welcome Here': Amazon Faces Growing Resistance to Its Second Home

Supply Chain Brain

That proposition has united an ideologically diverse group of dissenters to Amazon’s grand HQ2 competition, ranging from rightwing organizations linked to the Koch brothers to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). High-Tech/Electronics Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods Retail North America

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Retail Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Featured Content Consumer Packaged Goods Forecasting & Demand Planning North AmericaThe biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size. The store had done away with its entire second floor, concentrating its efforts on its appliance and mattress departments on the ground level.

6 Strategies to Manage Amazon’s PII Changes

Unleashed

Including an offer within the product packaging itself is probably the best approach. Business Tips Other Amazon good products multichannel North America UKAmazon has announced that it will no longer send customer details to merchants via API. Here’s Lisa Miles-Heal, our Chief Operating Officer, with her take on the decision. At Unleashed, we champion any Good Product business.

6 Strategies to Manage Amazon’s PII Changes

Unleashed

Including an offer within the product packaging itself is probably the best approach. Business Tips Other Amazon good products multichannel North America UKAmazon has announced that it will no longer send customer details to merchants via API. Here’s Lisa Miles-Heal, our Chief Operating Officer, with her take on the decision. At Unleashed, we champion any Good Product business.

Improved Packaging Strategy Greatly Reduced Product Damage for Leading Medical Equipment Manufacturer

CHAINalytics

In a recent project, a leading medical equipment manufacturer dealing with high damage rates engaged Chainalytics’ Packaging Optimization team to design a best-in-class packaging solution to allow for safe handling, transport, and damage reduction.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Founded in 1997, Cerasis is a North American third-party logistics company offering transportation management technology solutions & services.

Retailers Feel Shoppers’ Christmas Cheer

Supply Chain Brain

E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Retail North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Consumer Packaged GoodsFueled by high consumer confidence and a robust job market, U.S. retail sales in the holiday period rose at their best pace since 2011, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks both online and in-store spending. Sales, excluding automobiles, rose 4.9 percent from Nov.

Supply Chain Management:Importance of Proactive Master Data.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Consumer Packaged Goods. In my current project about a year ago, North America region Supply Chain Planners were having major concerns related with flawed planning resulting from incorrect or no Source of Supply (SoS) for receipt elements such as Purchase requisitions &/or Planned orders. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Education. Energy.

Survey Finds Significant Success in the 3PL Industry Across the Supply Chain Industry

Cerasis

There are some 3PLs who perform niche tasks, like Cerasis does with transportation management for over the road modes like LTL, Truckload, and small package. CEOs from North America and Asia-Pacific forecasted three-year revenue growth averages for their companies of 7.86 CEOs across North America , Asia-Pacific and Europe were also asked to project regional industry revenue growth rates for the next three years in each of their regions.

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How do supply chain professionals rate their demand forecast’s accuracy?

AIMMS

The quiz has been taken by more than 200 participants across several regions – from North America to Asia Pacific. 36% of them use spreadsheets, 35% use forecasting packages and 24% use ERP bundled functionality. .

FedEx further distances itself from Amazon with end of ground delivery contract

EFT

FedEx, meanwhile, is restructuring its global business to bring more deliveries back in-house, lessen dependence on Amazon, cuts costs, improve package handling capabilities, move to seven-day delivery and improve its European arm.

A Canadian Perspective on Negotiating Nafta 2.0

Supply Chain Brain

percent to 85 percent the minimum North American content needed to qualify for tariff-free treatment would establish “the highest [bar] in the world. Still, says Sosnow, at this point “it’s not clear what the package of agreements is.” Global Trade & Economics Regulation and Compliance All Technology Global Trade Management Canada North America Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider Editors' Blog

Top 12 logistics influencers on Twitter

DELMIA Quintiq

Morai Logistics is a renowned 3PL in North America and Mexico that tweets eye-catching infographics, enlightening blog posts and the latest news in logistics and supply chain. Cerasis, a 3PL servicing North America, is no stranger to the transportation and shipping industry.

Agility Does Not Grow on Trees: Start Building Today

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Figure 1, companies in North America rate agility as 13% more important as an attribute for their supply chain than companies in Europe. Agility Importance: North America and Europe. Companies want to be agile.

Self-driving truck company TuSimple wins USPS contract

EFT

It is exciting to think that before many people will ride in a robo-taxi, their mail and packages may be carried in a self-driving truck," said Dr. Xiaodi Hou, Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer, TuSimple. TuSimple has won a contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to perform five round trips, for a two-week pilot, hauling USPS trailers more than 1,000 miles between the Postal Service's Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas distribution centres.

How a digital transformation can maximize the value of your meat supply chain

DELMIA Quintiq

The meat supply chain is long and complex, starting from farm to processing to packaging and logistics, right up to retail and catering. Beef, poultry and pork producers from Europe and North America all share a similar challenge: how to get the most value out of an animal.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Firstly, Pitt Ohio’ s services span across North America. Pitt Ohio’s LTL offers direct LTL delivery through 21 terminals in the mid-atlantic and midwest regions but has coverage through all of North America with the Reliance network. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Firstly, Pitt Ohio’ s services span across North America. Pitt Ohio’s LTL offers direct LTL delivery through 21 terminals in the mid-atlantic and midwest regions but has coverage through all of North America with the Reliance network. The company tries to minimize package damage by facilitating more direct routes for package delivery. The company also offers a loyalty program called Package Points. Introduction.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Firstly, Pitt Ohio’ s services span across North America. Pitt Ohio’s LTL offers direct LTL delivery through 21 terminals in the mid-atlantic and midwest regions but has coverage through all of North America with the Reliance network. The company tries to minimize package damage by facilitating more direct routes for package delivery. The company also offers a loyalty program called Package Points. Introduction.

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Digital Path to Purchase: An Outside-in Opportunity

Supply Chain Shaman

At least this is the story for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in North America. dig·it·al ?dijitl/ dijitl/ adjective.

Can Maersk Transform Itself Into an Integrated Service Provider?

Supply Chain Brain

This time around, Maersk is taking direct aim at UPS and FedEx , the two dominant package deliverers in North America and elsewhere. And don’t forget Amazon.com, which is posing a direct challenge to the small-package giants by moving to acquire its own logistics assets. Simultaneously, the company that has focused up to now on moving metal boxes would have to become an almost instant expert in managing small packages.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL

SupplyPike

Have you ever wondered how your Amazon Prime package get to your front doorstep in two days? In 2017 alone, over $1 trillion in goods were moved by freight across North America, with truck continuing to be the most heavily utilized mode at $721 billion.

10 Awards Since January: C.H. Robinson is Proud to Accelerate Your Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Brose North America. Evergreen Packaging. 10 Awards Since January: C.H. Robinson is Proud to Accelerate Your Advantage.Transportfolio. Recently, C.H. Robinson received several awards from our customers. From Supply Chain Excellence to Customer Service Team awards, C.H.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

The race for excellence will be won on other continents than North America and mainland Europe. In 2013, I wrote a post on the “two bookends of supply chain excellence in consumer packaged goods.” Definition.

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10 things eft’s been reading this week

EFT

The long, hard road to sustainable packaging. The 4 Trends Driving Packaging Industry Disruption. [CB Disposable America. First plastic bags, now plastic straws. It seems like consumers are waking up to waste and reuse in their products and the supply chain.

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. It includes customized packaging, product protection throughout transit, offloading, reloading, and repackaging. Optimizing packaging plays a huge role in shipability: reducing package size and weight, incorporating lighter-weight materials, eliminating unnecessary packaging layers, etc.

This Week in Logistics News (March 23-27, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America. This week it was Penske Logistics announcing that it is acquiring Transfreight North America from Mitsui & Co.,

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Around a 26 percent increase is expected for this trend, significantly in Europe, while onshoring will increase in North America. It includes customized packaging, product protection throughout transit, offloading, reloading, and repackaging. Optimizing packaging plays a huge role in shipability: reducing package size and weight, incorporating lighter-weight materials, eliminating unnecessary packaging layers, etc.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Why not get packages delivered straight to the trunk of your car? AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent.

Supply Chain Management Giant Genpact Acquiring Barkawi Management Consultants

EFT

The addition of Barkawi Management Consultants' consulting expertise and leading supply chain technology services is expected to enable Genpact to deliver to clients – many of whom are in the consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing, and hi-tech industries – global, end-to-end supply chain services bolstered by domain, digital, and data science expertise. Mike Landry, who has been president of Barkawi North America, will lead the integrated Genpact global supply chain business.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets

EFT

With the change to zone-based pricing for First Class Packages, all clients must reconsider how to locate their product closer to their customers." RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities. In 2018, RSL began deploying 'order fulfilment robots', developed by inVia Robotics, in its facilities nationwide and will be expanding with inVia's automation technology in the new warehouses.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

John Miernicki leads CLX Logistics Bids & Benchmarks service division through North America and brings progressive experience implementing, operating and analyzing distribution networks to the company. He also maintains a strong background utilizing on-line transportation procurement software packages for a variety of transportation modes.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

P&G has consolidated hundreds of offices and warehouses across North America and set up six so-called mixing centers, where computer algorithms work with robots and humans to load trucks with the optimal mix of products to ship to retailers. As Paul Ziobro reports: As UPS tries to satisfy America’s 21st-century shopping-and-shipping mania, parts of its network are stuck in the 20th century.