Archive for NAFTA

This Week in Logistics News (April 19 – 25)

It’s been a busy week here at Logistics Viewpoints as we get ready to head to Las Vegas next week for JDA Focus, and Hollywood, FL the week after for Manhattan Momentum. There’s a bit of everything in the news this week, so let’s get right to it. Amazon tries its own deliveries Freight train blues hit car supplies F1 technology to boost UK’s ‘next generation’ of automotive supply chains Oil and gas supply chain […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Forget cloud, social, and mobile. Forget WMS and TMS. Forget BI and analytics. As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. As the saying goes, old habits die hard. In other news… JDA Software to Release Next-Generation Solution for In-Store E-Commerce Picking Operations C.H. Robinson Reports Third Quarter Results XPO Logistics Announces Third […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 26-30, 2013)

This was a relatively quiet week for news, and I suspect many of you are taking off early today to enjoy the long holiday weekend, which unofficially marks the end of summer. So, without delay, here is the news that caught my attention this week: Qualcomm Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell its North and Latin American Transportation and Logistics Business to Vista Equity Partners Kewill Enhances Logistics Software With New Mobile Apps For Greater Efficiency […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 27-31, 2013)

After a cold and wet holiday weekend, summer has arrived with a vengeance, with temperatures in the 90s yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Time to put away the turtlenecks and find my bathing suit. It was a relatively quiet week for news, but here’s what caught my attention: Descartes Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results Transplace Selects New Equity Partner Greenbriar Equity Group Supply Vision Partners with FindMyFreight.com U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Policy on […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2013)

The appliance repair guy showed up this morning to confirm what I already suspected: my refrigerator is on life support and will soon die. My five year old daughter burst out crying, not because buying a new fridge is certainly not in the budget right now (which is the reason I almost burst out crying), but because “I love that fridge!” and doesn’t want us to get a new one. She roamed the house crying […]

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One Company’s North American Near-Shore Supply Chain

I recently had a conversation with the Director of Logistics at a US-headquartered industrial manufacturing company that has several plants in Mexico, the US, and Canada. He had several interesting things to say about his company’s regional supply chain. First, let’s talk about the basics of this integrated, regional supply chain that includes Mexico. Near-shoring in Mexico offers real labor arbitrage opportunities. In the case of this manufacturer, the cost of a fully-burdened worker in […]

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