A More Thoughtful Article on Capacity

10xLogistics

This, from BCG, is a much more thoughtful article on the true capacity issues in transportation. The issue is NOT trucking capacity as that can easily be solved with private fleets, some technology, moving DCs to more efficient locations etc. The real issue is around port capacity, rail capacity, infrastructure and consumer demands. These cannot be moved around. And this is what companies have to be thinking about now assuming they want to stay around.

A Collection of Recent KANE Articles on the Shortage of Drivers

Kane is Able

The just-released Top Industry Issues Report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that the shortage of drivers is now the NUMBER ONE concern of the 1,500 trucking industry professionals surveyed. Freight Transportation

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KN FreightNet Delivers a Streamlined Online Solution that Makes Placing Airfreight Orders a Snap

Airfreight Logistics

Articles airport to door booking e-commerce KN FreightNet KNExpert KNExpress KNExtend Kuehne-Nagel LCL The world has quickly come to embrace online ecosystems. In just a few clicks, whatever information or products a person is searching for can be easily found.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

Omnichannel supply and the new “I want it now” consumer culture will be strong drivers of supply chain trends in 2018, including those already mentioned in this article. Suddenly you’ve solved one of the scalability problems hinted at in the previous section of this article.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

As I highlighted in a recent article on the Supply Chain Leaders Academy blog, an innovative rail system being developed in Texas could move transport containers and road-trailers “piggyback-style” on electric-powered, driverless shuttles. Articles Supply Chain Technology Trends

Supply Chain: Like Riding a Bike

Logistics Bureau

Articles Consultants People TestimonialIn this new interview series we’re introducing some of our senior staff in a little more detail. What makes them tick? What ticks them off? But also: Why do they love supply chain management so much? First up is Keiran Hogan.

How AI Helps Build the Supply Chain that Thinks for Itself

Logistics Bureau

Articles Business Improvement Supply Chain Supply Chain Strategy TechnologyHow close are we to supply chains that can run themselves? Are production, warehousing and transport ready to become lights-out operations, where no human being is needed?

Top Ten Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance to Best in Class

Logistics Bureau

Articles Supply ChainHere are my top 10 tips to boost your Supply Chain performance towards Best in Class. I’ve arranged them into an acronym to help you remember them. (And And check out some more resources at the bottom). The acronym is METHODICAL.

Don’t Let Your RFT be a 3PL Solution Designer’s Nightmare

Logistics Bureau

3PL Articles Logistics OutsourcingAt their best, third party logistics (3PL) companies provide new and innovative ways to improve logistics effectiveness. They are also agile and flexible enough to accommodate the current and future business needs of most shippers.

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Online Grocery Retailing that too in.India - Infosys Blogs

Infosys Supply Chain Management

We are familiar with the concept of buying online books, electronic goods, gift articles, apparels. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance. Logistics and Distribution. Media and Entertainment. Medical Devices.

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Supply Chain Management:Bricks and Clicks - The New Business.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

The Economist featured an article in its February 25th print edition with the title: Clicks and Bricks. The gist of this article is one that many business and industry analysts have been frequently dwelling upon, namely that retailers are feverishly trying to reinvent themselves for this rapidly changing new age of online shopping and multi-enterprise commerce. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines.

First emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways

Supply Chain and Logistics

What’s interesting about this article to me is the concept of using a container to house the battery. That way it can be removed/replaced if there is a problem, cutting down time to just long enough to lift the old … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains barges containers electirc power entrepreneurship innovation intermodal transport technology

Metro Monitor 2018

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article discusses differences between cities and sectors around the country in terms of economics and demographics. The authors show that economic divides are increasing between geographic areas. There are a great many numbers which show these trends. Authors are Chad … Continue reading → Quantitative Methods Strategy Sustainability economics labor economics trends

New Paper Published

Supply Chain and Logistics

We just published an article in Research in Transportation Business and Management (RTBM). It’s called Fleet management for rail car transport of ethanol. The “we” is Khalid Bachkar, Idrissu Aminu, Atif Osmani, and me. The link here is good for … Continue reading → Logistics My Research Supply Chains agriculture biofuel ethanol operations Rail research scholarship supply chains trains transportation

Blockchain explained through college basketball

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here is the original article the Loadstar referred me to. It is a picture a bit too rosy, perhaps, but quite clear. It doesn’t say that blockchain’s smart contracts will turn logistics people from a handful of paper shufflers to … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Supply Chains Sustainability blockchain freight technology

Geographic gaps are widening in U.S. as economic growth increases

Supply Chain and Logistics

This is a quite interesting article on the distribution of economic development in the US. It says we have to start doing something about the ill distribution to a few highly urbanized areas that are often based on high tech … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Macroeconomics Production Operations Sustainability challenges economics productivity technology

Marc Althen at Penske Logistics - Leading by Example and Empowerment

10xLogistics

A great article about a great leader titled " Leading by Example and Empowerment ". Congratulations to Marc Althen.well deserved. Leadership penske

Stifel Top 10 “Game Changers” in Logistics

Supply Chain and Logistics

This is the first of two articles on the investment firm Stifel’s opinion of the top game changers in Logistics. It’s a summary of the report Stifel recently issued. One of their interesting views is that for all the talk … Continue reading → Investing Labor Economics Logistics Strategy Supply Chains Trucking disruption innovation investment transportation trends

CEVA set to list on Swiss stock exchange

The LoadStar

We don’t normally link to an article in German, but Finanz und Wirtschaft is reporting that CEVA will list on the Swiss stock exchange in May, which will be announced as early as next week.

Note to CEOs: Transportation and Supply Chain Issues are Demanding a Place at the Table

Logistics Management

Over the past couple of months, the Wall Street Journal has published several articles that indicate CEOs are “suddenly” discovering that transportation and supply chain issues can drastically impact their profitability. When CEOs from large companies like John Deere, Tyson Foods, and General Mills publicly state that their financial performance has been hurt by increased transportation costs, it gets people’s attention

The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies

Logistics Viewpoints

This article describes the five most common fallacies surrounding supply chain management. Some of these are fallacies that have been around a long time and never seem to go away. Others are more recent in origin. The post The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership fallacies supply chain

This Week in Logistics News (March 24 – 30)

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about drone deliveries, and whether or not they were actually close to a reality. In that article, I outlined a few practical applications for drones, as well as some of the more hypothetical uses. Well, this week has shown us that aside form practical uses, companies are looking towards the future for possible applications. Amazon, for example, filed yet another patent for a drone system. This time, […].

The Other Side of the Coin for Crowdsourced Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

A few months ago, I wrote an article about using crowdsourced deliveries for last mile success. In the article, I touched upon a few key points regarding crowdsourced deliveries. First was the rapidly expanding market for crowdsourced deliveries. Major retailers such as Target, BestBuy, Macy’s, Staples, and Walgreens, to name a few, are currently offering crowdsourced deliveries to their customers.

Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

This article describes the path they took to put this business case together. Most companies invest in transportation management solutions to cut costs. Home Depot has proven that investing in this can improve service and grow revenues. The post Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Retail Transportation Management Systems Home Depot logistics supply chain TMS

Bringg - Untitled Article

Bringg

” Read the full article here. “In Tel Aviv testen Unternehmer, wie Mobilität in Zukunft aussehen könnte. Sie entwerfen Fahrpläne, die Echtzeitdaten verwenden, Logistik, die Amazon schlagen soll, und Chips, die Autos leichter machen.” The post [Sueddeutsche Zeitung] Die Mobil-Macher appeared first on Bringg. Highlights

What to Expect from a Career in Logistics

Apparel Logistics

In this article, we’ll give you the details If you are interested in the field of logistics, there are a few things you need to know.

China is turning Ethiopia into a giant fast-fashion factory

The LoadStar

A fascinating article by Bloomberg on how the Chinese are moving their apparel manufacturers to Ethiopia. It’s cheap to do, they’re quick to build and it has government support. And production is ramping up quickly. However, there are a few flies in the ointment for these “pioneers”.

Bringg - Untitled Article

Bringg

” Read the full article here. “Owning the supply chain all the way to the customer enables businesses to control the entire customer experience.” ” says Raanan Cohen, CEO of software logistics platform bringg, Tel Aviv, Israel, “leveraging their brand at every single touch-point, from the driver’s uniform to the giveaways they distribute.” The post [Food Service Equipment Reports] Store To Door appeared first on Bringg. Highlights

Tariff dodgers stand to profit from US-China trade dispute

The LoadStar

There is an interesting article in the New York Times revealing how companies are looking to avoid US tariffs by transhipping. China’s Settle Logistics boasts on its website that it “can adopt other approaches to bypass those trade tariffs in order to expand markets”.

Megatrends, Strategic Technology Trends, Robots, and Autonomous Vehicles

Logistics Matter

You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Logistics in the News – Week 42 A lot of interesting things in the news again last week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below.

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AI and the future of work: will our jobs disappear?

The LoadStar

But this fascinating and heartening article in Forbes sheds doubt over this view of the future. We are all told daily – especially the forwarders and driversamong us – that our jobs are on the line; that we will be replaced by robots, or other new technologies.

Why Is China buying up Europe’s ports?

The LoadStar

This is a good article looking at China’s global ambitions in the shipping business. Foreign Policy shows how, via a series of “aggressive acquisitions”, China is redrawing the map of global trade and political influence.

Bringg - Untitled Article

Bringg

” Read the full article here. “Owning the supply chain all the way to the customer enables businesses to control the entire customer experience.” ” says Raanan Cohen, CEO of software logistics platform bringg, Tel Aviv, Israel, “leveraging their brand at every single touch-point, from the driver’s uniform to the giveaways they distribute.” The post [Food Service Equipment Reports] Store To Door appeared first on Bringg. Highlights

The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies

247 Customs Broker

This article describes the five most common fallacies surrounding supply chain management. [og_img]. Some of these are fallacies that have been around a long time and never seem to go away. Others are more recent in origin.

Six strategic challenges – global logistics integration and the state of professional discourse

Logistics in War

As described in part one, this article is an edited component of a larger paper has been divided into three parts, each of which contains two key issues relevant to Defence (strategic) logistics. 1] The paper presented names of journals (US based) that had four or more articles indexed in ABI/Inform Global and Proquest Research Library-Business mentioning ‘military logistics’ or ‘defence logistics’ or defense logistics’ in the title, abstract, key words or text from 1952 to 2010.

Blockchain: The “Building Block” of the Supply Chain of Tomorrow?

Logistics Viewpoints

One day after analysts appeared on a HighJump panel on this topic, an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal that claimed that 1.1 Supply chain analysts are far more caustious concerning the maturity of blockchain for business applications that the broader tech community. Perhaps too cautious. million items from Walmart are being tracked by blockchain, helping the massive retailer trace these products journey from supplier to store.

3PL Links featured in Business Elite Canada

3PL Links

You can view the article by clicking on this link or on the image below. 3PL Links has been featured in the August 2017 edition of Business Elite Canada. The post 3PL Links featured in Business Elite Canada appeared first on Third Party Logistics Toronto, 3PL, 3rd & Supply Chain Solutions.

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IMPORTANCE WHEN CHOOSING AN ORDER PICKING SYSTEM

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The required articles are brought from the warehouse to the selector by means of conveyor technology. method that best fits a company depends on the specific application, however, four parameters must be considered before deciding on a specific solution: • Range of articles.

How connecting the supply chain improves business performance

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All feature articles, bonus reports and industry research through scmr.com. Every article, every chart and every table as it appeared in the magazine for all archive issues back to 2010. Need to access our premium PLUS+ Content? Upgrade your subscription now.

The Oil & Gas Supply Chain: Oil Tank Storage and Movement Best Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

This article describes oil tank storage and movement best practices. The oil and gas supply chain is complex. One set of complexities involves tank farms. The often-massive storage tanks and extensive auxiliary equipment and instrumentation represent expensive assets. Achieving operational flexibility involves coordinating a large set of technologies and business functions.