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

Cerasis

This post is from a press release sent to us regarding the recent survey of the 3PL industry. This survey continues to point towards the success 3PLs are having for their clients. Survey Points to Continued Success of Shippers and the 3PL Industry. The annual surveys, which this year included the CEOs of 30 of the world's largest 3PLs, found that more than 80 percent of the companies surveyed were profitable in 2014. North American CEOs predicted that 6.54

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Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. Is Demand Planning just a stepping stone?

Demand Planning Survey Shines Light on Supply Chain Attitudes

Logility

Dan Gilmore at Supply Chain Digest has some interesting survey numbers that may light a fire under some demand planning teams. Is Demand Planning just a stepping stone?

What are your wants and needs in supply chain?

Supply Chain Movement

These are just some questions you will come across filling out this survey. The research is an extension of the Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs survey that Gartner has run in North America for the past eight years and we are hoping to draw comparisons between the US and Europe.

New Survey Says Alignment of Supply Chain and Business Strategies Is Critical to Success

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

According to a recent survey by Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, nearly 80 percent of participants agree. From a global view, survey participants from North America believe their supply chains are of greater value to their companies than do the rest of the world.

RELEX Survey Reveals Opportunities for Grocers to Boost Operational Efficiency and Reduce Fresh Food Waste

RELEX Solutions

In a new survey sponsored by RELEX Solutions, nearly three quarters of grocery retailers cited the market as more competitive than ever before and only 10% see new opportunities for growth opening up, adding that their top priority is improving operational efficiency. Four out of five of the companies participating in the survey replied that fresh products are “Very Important” to their businesses. Read PDF.

Gartner and Supply Chain Media formalise partnership to gain new industry insights in Europe

Supply Chain Movement

In the coming months, the two organisations will be working together on several joint projects including the Gartner Top 25 and three supply cha in surveys. The first joint initiative, a European supply chain survey, will be conducted from late January through to March.

Manufacturing Nearshoring Will Have an Impact on Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain 24/7

AlixPartners 2016 annual survey of manufacturing and distribution companies serving North America and western Europe found that 69% say they consider near shoring a possible opportunity to meet US and European demand, this up from just 40% in last year’s analysis

Academic Positions in Supply Chain Management

SCM Research

A premium resource, dedicated to academic positions in logistics, is the Academic Hiring Survey (pdf), provided by The Ohio State University. If you are looking for a position in North America, then the following webpages might be helpful: Decision Sciences Institute Placement Services and INFORMS Career Center (both pages contain some positions outside North America, too). Are you considering an academic career in supply chain management?

Will the New Tax Bill Bring Overseas Profits Back Home?

Supply Chain Brain

At least one recent survey suggests that the result could be different this time. Late last year, prior to passage of the tax bill, financial technology provider C2FO surveyed corporate treasurers and other financial executives about what they would do in the event of a repatriation tax holiday or deep tax cut. Still, over half of the companies surveyed by C2FO last year indicated that they wouldn’t take advantage of a tax cut on repatriated profits.

[Infographic] 21st Third Party Logistics Study Shows Increased Use of 3PLs & Shippers

Cerasis

In fact, 44 percent of shippers and 86 percent of 3PLs surveyed cite collaboration with competitors as a strategic value in entering and continuing the 3PL-shipper partnership. Global Growth and Use of 3PLs Outpaces Partnerships in North America.

Top Insights about Supply Chain Network Design – benefits, tips and what your competitors are doing

AIMMS

Supply Chain Insights research found that out of 110 survey respondents, 79 (72%) have a SCND process in place. The survey was conducted online among professionals from a variety of industries, including industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, retail, CPG and pharma.

Reactive Supply Chain Risk Management is No Longer Viable

Material Handling & Logistics

New survey finds that only 27% of companies have structured, quantitative assessment of financial impact related to supply chains. Today’s procurement landscape is evolving, as is the role of today’s procurement leaders,” said Bill DeMartino, General Manager of North America at riskmethods.

Gaps remain in supply chain cyber security even as digitalisation accelerates

EFT

The report surveyed shippers, logistics service providers and solutions providers. There are no shortage of stories illustrating the dangers of lax cyber security in logistics, with the biggest attacks able to utterly paralyse an operation and cause millions in losses.

IoT and AI expected to be most disruptive technologies for logistics in 2020

EFT

In the survey 46% of respondents thought that AI would have the biggest impact, compared to 29% who selected blockchain and just 16% who said IoT.

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain: Closing the Gap Between Current Reality and Future Expectations

Talking Logistics

Together with Cap Gemini, GT Nexus recently surveyed over 325 executives from large companies in North America and Europe to gain insight on the current state of digital transformation in the supply chain and where companies expect to be in 5 years.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe. According to a survey by APQC, bottom performers planning costs four times more than top performers ($22.77

State of Logistics Outsourcing: Plenty of Room for Growth as Shipper Dissatisfaction & Technology Expectations Increase

Cerasis

A recent survey conducted by ETF has revealed that 3PL service providers are quite optimistic regarding their company’s business prospects in the next 12 months. After China, other regions that have growth potential, according to 3PL and supply chain executives, are North America, Asia (not including China and India) and Western Europe, in that order. Even North America and Europe, which are well-established markets, have plenty of room for growth.

IoT and AI expected to be most disruptive technologies for logistics in 2020

EFT

In the survey 46% of respondents thought that AI would have the biggest impact, compared to 29% who selected blockchain and just 16% who said IoT.

Business intelligence critical for logistics firms as IT investment environment improves

EFT

These results are taken from the free-to-download State of Logistics Technology 2019 report , which surveyed more than 500 professionals.

Supply Chain Planning BPO: What’s Driving It and Should You Get On Board?

ToolsGroup

Now Gartner reports that SCP BPO is gaining traction ( Market Guide for Supply Chain Planning BPO or BPaaS, 29 July 2019 ), particularly in North America and Europe. According to a survey by APQC, bottom performers planning costs four times more than top performers ($22.77

Winning strategies to defeat supply chain planning complexity

DELMIA Quintiq

The West Coast port congestion in North America proved to be a game changer for businesses, with preparation being the winning factor. As revealed in a survey by eyefortransport , demand forecasting is the top challenge in supply chain planning.

Nothing Easy About Supplier Relationship Management

Talking Logistics

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. companies liable for child labor, slavery, human trafficking and dangerous working conditions among their suppliers, the risks to corporate brands grows by the day, said Chris Johnson, the former general counsel of General Motors North America who heads the ABA business section’s supply-chain initiative.

Managing Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) For Future Growth

IQMS

A recent survey completed by IQMS of 151 North American manufacturers found that the fastest growing manufacturers can orchestrate analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), mobile and real-time monitoring to grow 10% faster than their peers.

The 11 Most Popular Blog Posts on Business in 2014

Cerasis

We hear about it every day on the news, across the web and survey after survey confirms that. On this last day in 2014, from everyone at Cerasis, we wish you a Happy New Year and great success in 2015 for all those in business.

Wages rising strongly among US warehouse workers

EFT

Warehouse workers consistently rank pay as their number one priority according to a new survey from ProLogistix and EmployBridge. The survey found that among workers who had moved job, 85% moved for more than $1 per hour and 27% for more than $2 per hour.

International Sales Will Continue to Grow Say SMEs

Material Handling & Logistics

small and middle market enterprises (SMEs) are feeling very optimistic about the international market according to the 2018 American Express Grow Global Survey. The third annual survey of over 500 domestically-based companies selling outside of the U.S.

The Bad News and the Really Bad News for Retailers Fighting Amazon.com

Supply Chain Nation

Revenue for Amazon’s North America segment—the bulk of its retail business—was $79.8 If it’s now massive North America segment continues to grow at 25 percent a year, it will take only three more years for Amazon to add another $76 billion in annual revenue. The 2017 Retail Vision Study queried close to 1,700 retail executives from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Industry 4.0’s Potential Needs To Be Proven On The Shop Floor

IQMS

The survey was conducted by Market Measurement, Inc., The survey included 230 executives at U.S. BDOs’ survey results reflect what I’m hearing from manufacturers. Manufacturing Across America Manufacturing Trends & News Technology & Automation erp Industry 4.0

An Open Letter to all Women

DynaSys

Today, I am responsible for all of the North America marketing programs for an international best of breed supply chain planning solution company. 2018 Women in Supply Chain Survey. 1–17, 2018 Women in Supply Chain Survey. ** O’Marah, Kevin.

Real-Time Monitoring Fuels IoT Growth In Manufacturing

IQMS

Manufacturers in the high-performance cohort captured in our latest survey are using real-time monitoring to aggregate metrics and gain a 360-degree view of manufacturing operations accessible from any mobile or handheld device.

Closing the Gap Between Supply Chain and Business Strategies

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Using its benchmarking and survey tools, the Consortium conducted a survey about aligning supply chain strategy with business strategy. With 172 respondents to the survey, the overall result is clear: nearly 80% of respondents believe supply chain is an enabler of business strategy.

[Infographic] The Top 5 Leadership Qualities in Successful Executives

Cerasis

More than 1,500 people participated in the survey. The majority of survey participants believe that they can deal with all of this only through the promotion of creativity in companies. This is twice the results of Europe and North America.

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: Can We Really Collaborate?

Supply Chain Shaman

As the bricks and mortar retailer is attacked by eCommerce pure plays—Amazon in North America, Alibaba in China, and Flipcart in India—assortment and excitement in the store become paramount to lure customers. We would love your input as we close the survey.

This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. I passed on spending $1100 to fix my car A/C, so I’ve been driving around with the windows down this summer.

Teknowlogi Solutions Address “Back to Basics” Areas for Logistics Industry

EFT

The Tai Shipping Marketplace is an online, self-service tool delivered through the Teknowlogi platform that connects buyers of shipping rates who are looking to save money with sellers of shipping rates who are looking to make money across North America. .

Gaining Clarity on Inventory Effectiveness

Supply Chain Shaman

As shown in Table 1, companies that rate themselves as more effective meeting their inventory goals are more likely to be located in North America than Europe. In closing, we cannot complete surveys without the help of our readers. It was a hard survey to complete.