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.

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

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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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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.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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.

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The Logistics Academy

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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.

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5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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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Q&A: “Made In USA” Documentary Filmmaker Stresses More Americans Gain Awareness of Manufacturing Ahead of UCan Zippers Visit

Cerasis

As we know, over the last two decades, manufacturing has largely been pushed overseas. As the number of US manufactured goods declined, manufacturing expertise and skills began to dwindle and become almost a lost art form.

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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.

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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.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The world has changed from the oil days of machine assisted assembly lines and manufacturing processes as more robots have entered the workforce.

How IoT Will Completely Change Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

You might not realize it, but we live in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution , where the internet integrates with physical objects. The Internet of Things (IoT) is slowly becoming the reality; millions of smart devices connect to the internet and communicate with one another seamlessly.

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.

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.

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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.