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These days, most people at the pump are celebrating the continuation of inexpensive oil. However, many transportation and logistics professionals are cursing the low prices because they complicate the choice between diesel and natural gas as well as related fleet equipment-purchasing decisions.......Read More
The most common logistics problems across all industries can be summarized by three Vs: visibility, variability, and velocity. Logistics managers want to know where their companies’ products are, how to ensure they have the right amount of product to meet demand variations, and how to move fast enough to keep up with demand, explains St. Claire Gerald, CSCP, principal consultant at Harambee Logistics Solutions. Plus, as the market changes, such as with the growth of e-commerce and omnichannel retail, companies need to find new ways to meet these needs.......Read More
Have you had a package delivered to your home or office recently? Nowadays, it happens so often that we usually take it for granted. However, last-mile delivery is in the throes of dramatic, even disruptive, innovation that is creating new demands for the distribution industry.......Read More
Would you ride in a driverless vehicle? This is a trick question, so, before you answer, think about what a driverless vehicle can be. Would you give up riding in elevators? On escalators? Ski lifts? Rides at Walt Disney World? When you think of it that way, it’s unsurprising that we are well on our way to welcoming the new world of driverless cars and trucks.......Read More
Baby Boomers’ retirements have businesses of all stripes concerned about replacing the talent and experience of workers ready to collect their Social Security checks. On top of the workforce demographics that affect every sector, experts say manufacturers today also must contend with a competitive transportation industry that is woefully short of truck drivers.......Read More
Drone aircraft have been used by the military for several years to provide reconnaissance in rugged terrain and as weapons to strike specific targets. However, many organizations now are hoping to develop drone technology for business and humanitarian purposes.......Read More
“Best,” “in,” “near,” “next,” “off,” “on,” “out,” “re,” “right,” and “smart.” What do these terms have in common? They are all modern prefixes that can be applied to “shoring.”......Read More
There are three broad management approaches that companies use to respond to today’s increasingly challenging global supply chains: continuous improvement efforts; real-time information technology solutions; and enhanced collaboration, both on the front and back ends of the supply chain.......Read More
Transportation and intermodal links enable shippers to source from faraway suppliers and reduce inventory, procurement, logistics, and warehousing expenses by forming networks that unite several distribution points at central operating hubs. Perhaps the greatest business benefit, however, is the prospective boost to revenues through implementation of superior infrastructure. ......Read More
Global competition and outsourcing are the primary reasons why a number of companies use third-party logistics providers. These companies have specialized knowledge and capabilities to move product smoothly along the global supply chain. Now, many companies are finding benefits such as improved Customer Relations and access to new markets.
Building a supply chain map is easy; determining what to do next is what brings value. One tool for identifying opportunities across supply chain activities is the extended value stream map.......Read More
Achieving sustainability goals can play a big role in reducing a company’s transportation costs and environmental impact. Third-party logistics companies can supply the people, processes, and technology needed to promote sustainable practices. ......Read More
A cohesive transportation strategy is a top priority. By standardizing transportation management based on a model that fits a particular organization, users can optimize yield savings and expand control to increase those savings even more.
A primary challenge for today’s supply chain managers is minimizing the associated costs of importing goods. Foreign-trade zones are a formidable tool for helping mitigate these costs.
A fundamental shift is occurring in transportation, whereby controlling costs is less about cost reduction and more about avoiding increases. The right transportation management system can mitigate rising costs and create an operational advantage over competitors.
William Walker, CFPIM, CSCP, CIRM, is presenting a session on the new economics of global supply chains at the 2008 APICS International Conference & Expo in Kansas City, Missouri. He will discuss the evolution toward value-added segmentation and why only companies that are close to their customers, very flexible, and very fast will be able to deliver value and remain viable.......Read More
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