2015

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. The Continual Coverage and Now Reality of Smart Manufacturing with 3D Printing. I remember reading an MIT paper on manufacturing technology trends a couple of years ago.

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. She is the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman , which attracts 5,000 readers weekly. She also writes a blog for Forbes and is a LinkedIn Influencer. Currently, Lora’s research focuses on supply chain sensing and revenue management.

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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

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? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Really hot.

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

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. The reality is that the near-term applications for drone technology is actually more upstream – utilized for inventory checking for a variety of asset types both inside and outside distribution centers.

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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. All new vessels are contributing to reducing pollution where possible, including special ship designs that lower fuel consumption, as well as use low content sulphur fuel.

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. However, that does not always... The post How to Avoid Common Shipping Mistakes appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics. 3PL Logistics Matt Magpantay Supply Chain Transportation

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. Through this movement, the skills, passion and contributions of every individual will drive Singapore’s next phase of development towards an advanced economy and inclusive society.

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.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

CLX Logistics

By Raimond Van Kampen, Vice President of International Logistics, CLX Logistics. As increased globalization and mobile workforces continue to create opportunities for international business, it is more important than ever to realize the need for seamless global trade.

15 Improvements by the Deployment of The Internet of Things in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The list of relevant applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) era technology across multiple industries and market segments continues to grow. Current and future applications have the potential to provide new methods of value creation and sources of revenue streams for companies in the digital age.

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. But spreadsheets come with new challenges. Leading companies are overcoming these obstacles and finding success with an alternative that is quickly gaining adoption.

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Tips to Avoid Failure in Inbound Vendor Management

PLS Logistics

Inbound transportation management is complex and requires a lot of attention. It often leaves shippers at a loss for proper strategy and tools. Inbound supply chain processes usually suffer because of a lack of control and poor visibility, compared to outbound transportation initiatives. According to an Aberdeen survey, 90% of shippers say they are not prepared to manage inbound freight.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. This was the result.

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. The image below provides a glimpse into the Port Elizabeth operation showing more than 1,100 trailer parking locations

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Tips For Shipping Your Car Overseas

Trans Global Auto Logistics

4 Tips For Shipping Your Car Overseas. Overseas car shipping will be smooth sailing if you follow these tips. OVERSEAS SHIPPING TIP 1. Verify that your paperwork is in order. You will need two copies of a notarized title, a letter from the lien holder, a Shipper Export Declaration form and a Declaration of Dangerous Goods form. OVERSEAS SHIPPING TIP 2. Check with your car insurance company and verify that your auto policy covers overseas transport.

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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. This week I had the privileged of attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference where I heard Dave Clark, SVP of Global Operations and Customer Service at Amazon speak about their plans. Amazon Prime, Amazon Flex etc etc.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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? appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics. 3PL Matt Magpantay Supply Chain

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. Guest-of-Honour Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Manpower and Mayor of North East District, presented the Award to Assoc Prof Tan.

OakPass, Self-Driving Truck, Ultra Container Ships – TWIGL

Dedola Global Logistics

OakPass in Oakland Modeled After PierPass – Terminals at the Port of Oakland are planning to subsidize weekend operations with a new fee schedule modeled after Southern California’s PierPass program. PierPass has been in place at Los Angeles and Long Beach terminals since 2005 and Oakland is hoping the model can help alleviate major congestion problems for the Bay Area port.

Don’t Let Them Underfund Your Transportation Technology Implementation

CLX Logistics

By Mike Skinner, Vice President, CLX Logistics. Let’s face it, IT (the information technology department) is either the enabler or the gate-keeper for all-too-many of our good ideas. Unfortunately, when it comes to prioritizing IT budgets and resourcing, Logistics all too often takes a back seat to Finance, Sales, Customer Service and Manufacturing – i.e. everybody else.

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Supply Chain Big Data: Why Supply Chain Leaders Are Using Big Data Analytics

Cerasis

Supply chain industry leaders have access to more information today than ever before in history. Thanks to data gathering programs, supply chain software , and data entry applications, this represents a mountain of data, which has the potential to provide ground-breaking insight into how to improve business-model efficiency. As a result, business leaders can reap a significant return on investment by thoroughly analyzing this data.

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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. Traditionally it takes at the very least 2 years to realize investments in technology and physical infrastructure.

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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. By improving freight management, scheduling, operations and reporting, this technology provides superior customer service, flexibility and intelligence. 3PL Shippers Visibility TMS

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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. All those books would weigh 49,000 kilograms – half the cargo mass of a Boeing 747-200F. Stacked, those books would be as tall as 10.7 Empire State Buildings. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Keep reading to see them.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.