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

Talking Logistics

While I think this through, here are the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. P&G Remaking Supply Chain Network (WSJ – sub.

On the road! 4 September supply chain conferences we love

Kinaxis

Here’s the supply chain conferences we love and will be attending. Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference. Kinaxis is pleased to be a Premier Sponsor and participate in panel discussion of the 2014 EMEA Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference.

Tompkins International and One Network Webcast: Explore Taking Supply Chain Visibility to New Heights

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

The webcast will define control towers and explore how control tower solutions are a response to the overwhelming complexity faced by today’s supply chain managers. It’s important to discover how your company can achieve demand-driven supply chains,” Poirier says.

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. In this edition: Marion Kohlmeier, Head of supply chain planning and project purchasing at Weidmann Plastics Technology. By Helen Armstong (Supply Chain Movement).

A Baker’s Dozen of Killer Blog Posts

BluJay Solutions

Sometimes our deep roster of logistics experts delved into the nitty gritty of our innovative products and solutions, but most of the time we chose to step back and look at bigger issues in the supply chain universe. That includes most of the biggest carriers in North America.

Report Indicates Wal-Mart Ratchets Up Pressures on Suppliers to Squeeze Costs

Supply Chain Matters

When a report directly impacting supply chain strategy is featured as a front page article in The Wall Street Journal, we are certainly going to bring it to Supply Chain Matters reader attention. Today’s WSJ report (paid subscription or free metered view) indicates that last month, Wal-Mart began an effort to place increasing pressure on its North America based suppliers to cut the cost of their products.

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Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

Here are some of the headlines, along with a few excerpts: Bar Association warns corporations: Clean up supply chains (Star Tribune, Nov. 29, 2014): By year’s end, chief executives at all of America’s Fortune 500 companies should get a letter signed by the president of the American Bar Association. Commit to ending human-rights abuses in your supply chain, the letter will say. Companies Turning a Blind Eye to Supply Chains (WSJ, Dec.

The Evolution Continues: RILA Supply Chain Becomes the RILA LINK Conference

Supply Chain Network

Our evolutionary story today, about the Logistics and Supply Chain conference, begins in 1984 when NMRI held their first Physical Distribution & Transportation Conference. The next evolutionary step for this event is when RILA Logistics became RILA Supply Chain in 2014.

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

Each year at Supply Chain Insights we study performance and improvement of companies in each industry. Understanding What Drives Supply Chain Excellence. Esra leads international supply chain operations in over 140 countries. Research on Supply Chain Finance.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. Ciarleglio, SVP Sales, North America at Elemica , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. Episode Highlights Supply Chain Technology Trends business intelligence digital transformation easy button Elemica

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. Infor Delivers Dynamic Cloud Solution for Supply Chain Execution. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Anyway, I’m on borrowed time again this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebrand as BluJay Solutions, Unveil World’s First Global Trade Network. It’s snowing outside.

Experts Discuss How to Streamline Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Opz

Companies of all sizes have been capturing the value from Global Supply Chain to increase the economies of scale and scope for years. In this article, we will show you tips from worldwide experts that you can use to streamline your global supply chain operations.

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Leveraging Big Data in Marketing

Enterra Insights

Steve Jones, Head of Insights & Data at Capgemini North America, explains, “The first step towards success when it comes to using big data to adapt to your competitors is to gather as much intelligence as possible. Not People ,” Supply Chain @ MIT , 20 December 2018. [4] When talking about big data, the modifier “big” could just as easily apply to its effect on business as it does to the amount of data being collected.

Fast-Growing Swedish Flower Company Aims to Cut Waste and Automate its Supply Chain with RELEX Solutions

RELEX Solutions

Swedish flower company Blomstergruppen has selected RELEX supply chain solutions to automate its replenishment process and support its purchasing team. The implementation is part of Blomstergruppen’s efforts to increase supply chain visibility and manage rapid growth.

3PL providers and shippers struggling to improve agility as infrastructure and workforce readiness hampers capabilities finds study

EFT

Freight/supply chain transparency. Freight/supply chain transparency. Within the last mile of the supply chain, defined as the final steps of package delivery to a person's home or business, exists an undervalued concept known as the last yard.

Kewill Announces Acquisition of LeanLogistics

BluJay Solutions

May 2, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Kewill , a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced agreement to purchase LeanLogistics from parent Brambles, Limited. Kewill MOVE® is a comprehensive supply chain platform that enables shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and customs brokers to move product around the globe. “We

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Yet it is managed by one or two people, with no support, and no visibility from upper management. Supply chain visibility is also incredibly important these days. If you are managing, or hope to manage, a reasonably effective supply chain you need to know when goods are coming in to your company, moving through your company, and leaving your company. You can not get this visibility without a plan. Without this visibility you have no control.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics technologies such as robotic warehouse systems make automation a reality, while drones improve last-mile delivery capabilities and better tracking with tools like RFID tags improve visibility throughout the supply chain.

YARD MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Questionnaire

The Lean Supply Chain

For effective yard visibility: – RTLS means “track trailers with a few second delay and within a few feet, or +/-1 parking spot of accuracy.” WCS (World Wide Chain Stores). These alternate systems cannot replace or manage yard visibility as effectively as YMS.

This Week in Logistics News (January 29 – February 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Rising Freight Costs Are Weighing on Companies’ Profits (WSJ – sub. Infor Introduces Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility and Control Capabilities. What is your earliest memory?

This Week in Logistics News (September 25-29, 2017)

Talking Logistics

You know what might be more complex than supply chain management? Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Alibaba to pay $807 million for majority stake in logistics firm Cainiao (CNBC).

This Week in Logistics News (January 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In other supply chain and logistics news… This is How Google’s Project Wing Drone Delivery Service Could Work (Fast Company). November 2015 North American Freight Numbers. This adds a level of visibility that is often missing during the screening process.