Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Talking Logistics

This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. Now there are new technologies that enable us to collect data in real time from sources such as the Internet of Things and smart devices through B2B networks. Cindi says that this is where the integration capabilities of supply chain operating networks can be very helpful.

Dealing with Unsupported Network Design Software? There’s a Silver Lining


This presented an immediate challenge due to the time and cost required every time we had to engage external consultants. We thought our only choice was to upgrade to the vendor’s costly new network design package. Are you struggling with unsupported network design software for now?

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

Market Review: Past, Present and Future. The past, present and future market forces causing today’s extreme truck capacity shortage include: Strong Economy. Present. Most 3PLs maintain extensive carrier networks and relationships with other shippers that share capacity. The post Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Our PestPac Bootcamp Presenters are Excited for User Conference and You Should Be Too!


Attendees will experience two additional nights of networking with six times the number of attendees than in previous years, brand new sessions, influential keynote speakers, and top-notch entertainment! Time To Read: 3 minutes.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Warehouse and Transport Network LogCoop to Present Ecommerce Service at LogiMAT

Logistics Business Magazine

Düsseldorf-based warehouse and transport network LogCoop is to present a new service for e-commerce operators at LogiMAT: The eSellerspartner label bundles fulfilment services for e-commerce with an IT solution package.

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Penske Logistics Presents 2019 Third-Party Logistics Study: State of Logistics Outsourcing

Move Ahead

Supply chains are investing in integrated technologies to reverse this trend, which include: Enterprise resource planning software (72 percent); warehouse management systems (56 percent); transportation management networks (38 percent); and supply chain visibility tools (34 percent).

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New Hungary Network Launched by Palletways

Logistics Business Magazine

Palletised freight network the Palletways Group is further expanding its coverage across the continent by launching a new network in Hungary. Palletways has already recruited independent transport providers to form the network and will start with 11 members.

Turkish Cargo Broadens its QEP Accreditation Network

Airfreight Logistics

The flag carrier air cargo brand has just presented its reliability in terms of handling of the Envirotainer containers and cold chain shipments, once more. Turkish Cargo offers air cargo service to more than 300 destinations around the world, thanks to their extensive flight network.

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

They might also lease local facilities for urban DCs on much shorter terms, perhaps as short as one year, to place inventory closer to customers and improve network flexibility.

Rhenus Acquires Rodair Group and Establishes Network in Canada

Logistics Manager

The acquisition of Rodair Group marks an important step for Rhenus in establishing a network in Canada. The post Rhenus Acquires Rodair Group and Establishes Network in Canada appeared first on Logistics Manager.

Shoveling Snow with a Dustpan (Takeaways from BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

As I prepared my keynote presentation for the BluJay Solutions’ SOAR 2017 conference , I recalled this experience and saw it as a good metaphor for the difficulties many companies are having today responding effectively to the blizzard of supply chain management.

How the UN Innovation Network seeks to disrupt the SDGs with innovation

World Food Programme Logistics

The UN Innovation Network, an informal, collaborative network of innovators from 60+ UN entities which is jointly chaired by WFP and UNICEF, is working to facilitate this exchange.

Software Specialist to Push Networking Efficiency at LogiMAT 2019

Logistics Business Magazine

Featuring the theme ‘end-to-end supply chain’ at LogiMAT 2019, software provider inconso will be presenting innovations and developments focusing on logistics control.

Global Automotive Logistics Player Signs with Network Provider

Logistics Business Magazine

Automotive and industrial logistics specialist Gefco says it is set to grow its network capacity and quality of service with Interoute , the global cloud and network provider, in 120 locations across Europe.

Pall-Ex Members Celebrate at Network Awards Night

Logistics Business Magazine

Hailing 2018 its time to shine, the haulage giant presented accolades to its stars of logistics, including network members and its own staff, at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Sir Lenny Henry and held at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

Logistics Bureau

Beverage companies cannot ignore market trends and preferences, but the battlefield is often as much the distribution network as it is the consumer’s tastebuds. How many markets can you name that are worth 1.5 trillion dollars worldwide?

UPS unveils network ‘transformation’ to target fast-growing e-commerce sector

The LoadStar

At an investor presentation yesterday, chief executive David Abney said package revenues would climb 40%, with cross-border income jumping 28%. The post UPS unveils network ‘transformation’ to target fast-growing e-commerce sector appeared first on The Loadstar. UPS has unveiled a new strategy targeting major growth in domestic and cross-border e-commerce volumes by 2022.

The Whole is Greater Than Sum of Its Parts: Kewill and LeanLogistics Rebranded as BluJay Solutions

Talking Logistics

How should we (re)organize ourselves to best harvest the value of ‘network effects’ to measurably boost the quality, opportunity, and ‘user experiences’ of our offerings? That was one of three key questions that Michael Schrage presented in a research paper titled “ Rethinking Networks: Exploring Strategies for Making Users More Valuable ,” published last year by MIT Sloan School’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. Do you agree that the future belongs to networked companies?

Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods


Those in the dangerous goods industry need a value-based, efficient and cost-saving solution that helps them control their transportation network and provides them with the tools to do their job more effectively. Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods.

The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

Talking Logistics

The Descartes Global Logistics Network has 16,500+ customers on it, with more than 13 billion messages processed per year and more than 66 million routes/resources managed per year. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group, also presented at the Executive Forum.

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

I don’t have the time or space to go into all the details, but to summarize: Nulogy is a Supply Chain Operating Network (SCON) that connects CPG brand companies and their outsourced manufacturing partners via a common platform, facilitating communication and collaboration between all the parties.

SWOT that Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

This last week I came across several interesting stories – or in one case a presentation – that all centered on different aspects of SWOT in the supply chain realm. Food & Beverage Industry Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain News 3G Capital AGCO Amazon KFC SWOTBusiness students are all exposed to the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis tool.

The 17th Annual Shipper Symposium: Choose Your Breakout Adventure!


This year, we’re presenting a wide range of unique breakout sessions that will enable you to learn from industry leaders and executives who are impacted by data management, capacity constraints, and economic and regulatory issues that affect the transportation of their goods across the globe.

Survey Says: Visibility is the Main Goal

Blue Grace Logistics

Yet even with the knowledge of the many benefits associated with digital supply networks (DSN), many companies are only now beginning to embrace it. . Above all else, the survey shows the main reason why manufacturers are looking into a digital supply network; end to end transparency.

Carriers making heavy weather of punctuality – but it’s not all their fault

The LoadStar

Typhoons and other adverse weather events are playing havoc with carrier schedules, presenting a “major challenge” to the industry as it aims to recover from the record low levels of schedule reliability. According to Jeremy Nixon, chief executive of Ocean Network Express (ONE), global warming has triggered more adverse and variable weather across key shipping lanes: a “remarkable increase” since 2016 when there were just nine major typhoons in Asia, compared.

Solving the Problem of the Travelling Salesman

Logistics Bureau

At Logistics Bureau I’m involved in all kinds of matters related to supply chain, but I focus on distribution network reviews and route optimisation. One that comes to mind involved a major beverage and food company that we consulted for on their network, warehouses and routes in two states in Australia. Sure, there might be slicker operations out there in terms of presentation, but what sets us apart is we get our hands dirty. Consultants Distribution Network Design People

Developing Women Leaders at Penske

Move Ahead

The program brings women from across the company’s field operations together to provide its participants with development programs, networking, and mentorship opportunities.

Display firm Sahara signs five-year deal with Europa

The LoadStar

Sahara Presentation Systems PLC has extended its relationship with logistics operator Europa Warehouse – signing a new 5-year deal. Sahara is the UK’s market leader of audio-visual (AV) presentation products, selling through a network of top resellers in the UK and worldwide.

Blockchain Basics Webinar

The Logistics of Logistics

Understand the power of the distributed network and how the concept of immutability can lower transactional risk across the Blockchain. ABOUT THE PRESENTER. Beyond Buzzwords – An Introduction to Blockchain for Business Leaders.

Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

Supply Chain Brain

Projects to improve physical networks include substantial investments in electric and high-speed trains, double-tracking of railways, and the development of multiple airports, all intended to support both tourism and the movement of freight. At a recent presentation at the U-Tapao International Airport in the eastern province of Rayong, it asked prospective investors: “What are you waiting for?”. “Stop and go.” Sway and swing.”

Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

Automotive Logistics

A few days after the earthquake struck, recalls Alexander Scholz, head of project management in BMW’s sourcing and supplier network, the carmaker discovered that some critical tier four semiconductors came from north-eastern Japan.

Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?”

Video-Driven Data to Transform Transportation Infrastructure

IoT World Today

The broader rollout of 5G will increase the capacity of the network and further enable the proliferation of video data. Even with new roads, the increase in traffic will quickly exceed the ability of the world’s network of highways to cope in many urban areas. To reduce the environmental and congestion challenges this presents, both electric and autonomous vehicles (and electric autonomous vehicles) are expected to see significant growth in the coming decades.

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Carter Logistics Sponsors USA Go Global Awards

Carter Logistics

Carter Logistics is one of the proud presenting sponsors of the awards, which will be presented in Chicago, Illinois, during the 2019 Think Global Conference, October 23 rd , 2019. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics.

Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt of what I presented recently in a webinar organized by Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) focused on “ Delivery – The Moment of Truth.” I encourage you to watch the archive of the webinar for the full presentation, including the content presented by Brian Hodgson from Descartes. This is having a ripple effect on supply chain and distribution networks.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

Many have used cell phone tracking methods that work off the driver’s cell phone network. There are just far too many different carriers to onboard into an API/ELD network for tracking. At its heart, a blockchain creates a shared system of records in a business network.