2015

[INFOGRAPHIC] Public Perception of & A Brief Timeline of Moments from the American Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

At Cerasis, our customers are manufacturers from the American Manufacturing Industry.

Lora Cecere on Supply Chain Metrics that Matter

AIMMS

Interview with Lora Cecere, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Insights and Author of Supply Chain Metrics that Matter ( published December 2014 ). Lora Cecere is the founder and CEO of the research firm Supply Chain Insights.

Infographic: The Cost of LTL Shipping

PLS Logistics

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. In order to drive savings to your LTL transportation spend, it's important to understand the factors that determine LTL pricing, including, minimum rates, freight classifications and accessorial fees.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation?

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Walmart – Vision for Supply Chain Drones Beyond Delivery

PINC

In the past two weeks, two industry heavy-weights articulated supply chain drone use cases that went largely unnoticed. Because the world is fascinated with having delivery drones, ever since Bezos brought Charlie Rose into his ‘secret’ lab and showed the world Amazon Prime Air.

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Five Ways Logistics Is Going Green

World Food Programme Logistics

WFP/Photolibrary. 1) Contracting Eco-Friendly Vessels. WFP is working with major shipping companies, which are obliged by industry regulations to use the latest eco-technologies in order to improve energy efficiency and environmental performance.

How to Avoid Common Shipping Mistakes

3PL Insights

How to Avoid Common Shipping Mistakes by Matt Magpantay, Evans Distribution Systems Being aware of every detail in the shipping process is a must for all business owners.

TLA Programmes are listed under SkillsFuture Directory

The Logistics Academy

SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points.

What Exactly is Amazon. 3PL? Retailer? IT Company? Delivery Company? - Answer: All of the Above

10xLogistics

I have written about the growth of Amazon as a 3PL / Logistics company for a long time and yet even I, after following them very closely, did not fully understand their reach into all facets of the value chain until this week.

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Inventory Modeling Leads to a Winning Strategy

Apparel Logistics

Logistics companies use data to help their clients make smart inventory choices. Without this level of assistance, retailers of all sizes can make small mistakes with big repercussions. Something as simple as having too much of an item in stock can put financial pressure on your business.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

Industrial IoT and big data are converging to enable demand-driven 'smart supply chains.' The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing.

Finally – A breakthrough alternative to spreadsheets for managing your Supply Chain

AIMMS

For most enterprise companies, ERP has become a foundational infrastructure technology and a cost of doing business. However, many are finding that it is not the optimal technology for Supply Chain Planning and Optimization. This has led to usage of spreadsheets to help fill in the gaps.

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Market Update: FedEx Fuel Surcharge Increase a Sign of What’s to Come?

PLS Logistics

Because of low oil prices , fuel surcharges are relatively low, which helps ease the cost of transportation for shippers. Current carrier pricing is better than it has been in years, but this trend won’t last. GRI Fuel Surcharge Transportation Spend

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. Intro Email Newsletters News Sites Social Media Influencers Blogs Unexpected Places. If you’re like me, staying up to date on supply chain news is critical. But for every online “aha” I wade through dozens of yawns.

East Coast Warehouse & Distribution launches RFID yard management system from PINC Solutions

PINC

We are proud to have sophisticated customers such as East Cost Warehouse as a using PINC's Advanced Yard Management System. This location supports many tenants, with multiple warehouses and lots. You can read their press release here.

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Cosco’s Megaships, Lithium Ion Battery Regulations – TWIGL

Dedola Global Logistics

Cosco Orders $1.5 Billion in Megaships – China-based Cosco Holdings Co. announced plans this week to order 11 megaships capable of carrying 19,000 TEUs each. The vessels will be used in the Asia-Europe trade and reduce shipping cost by roughly 25% compared to smaller boats.

Four Ways WFP's Supply Chain Expertise is Fighting Post-Harvest Losses

World Food Programme Logistics

WFP/Ahnna Gudmunds. 1) Improved storage and handling practices among small-scale farmers. Thanks to WFP's deep field presence and supply chain expertise, we know that simple and affordable steps can drastically reduce food losses.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Easter 2015: Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

3PL Insights

Easter 2015: Is Your Supply Chain Ready? by Matt Magpantay, Evans Distribution Systems For most people, Easter is not just a holiday, it is a reminder that warm weather and sunlight exists. Its... The post Easter 2015: Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

Congratulations to Assoc Prof Tan Yan Weng!

The Logistics Academy

TLA is very proud to inform that Assoc Prof Tan Yan Weng, Chairman of TLA Training Advisory Council, was honoured with the Supply Chain Educator of the Year Award at the Supply Chain Asia (SCA) Awards Presentation 2015 held on Nov 19 2015.

CSCMP Annual Conference. Where you Need to Be

10xLogistics

I have been in this industry coming on 30 years now and being part of it has been core to my enjoyment of the work. I cannot think of anything more rewarding than being part of the logistics and supply chain industry.

Why Reverse Logistics Are Also Important

Apparel Logistics

Some apparel companies spend so much time trying to streamline their supply chains that they forget the importance of reverse logistics. Whether your business sells clothing online or in a brick-and-mortar store, you must pay attention to reverse logistics.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Learning is in the Making: The Powerful Combination of Making & STEM

Cerasis

Today is National Manufacturing Day !

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Supply Chain Executives can’t have it all, here are 4 things they can aim for

AIMMS

‘‘I want highly automated systems, a value chain network that optimizes my service and costs, the best talent available and the necessary predictability so that I can smartly invest in physical infrastructure.’’. It’s becoming clear that supply chain executives aren’t going to get all that they want.

7 Benefits of Centralized Transportation Management

PLS Logistics

If your business is interested in increasing visibility, improving performance and reducing spend, then TMS technology is the tool you need. TMS software offers an assortment of benefits, including better management, simple monitoring, aggregated data and stress-free integration.

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10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Literally. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.