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What Are Your Top 10 Supply Chain Trends?

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Crossroads 2013: Supply Chain as Future Enabler conference at MIT, which featured a great lineup of speakers from Flextronics, Pfizer, 7-Eleven, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, UPS, and MIT. I don’t have the time or space to summarize every presentation, but overall the conference was very informative and thought-provoking. The presentation that I enjoyed the most was A Vision of Supply Chain Evolution by Tom Linton, Chief Procurement […]

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UPS, Omni-Channel Fulfillment, and the Perils of Market Research

It used to be the marketing department did market research, and then it was the job of product development to create products that tapped into the profitable market niches that marketing identified. But market research can also tell a company what kind of supply chain it needs to develop. One case in point, many retailers are trying to develop an omni-channel strategy. There is some good market research on what customers want. This research has […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Another crazy Friday morning, now with the kids out of school, so let’s go straight to this week’s news: JDA Announces Major Enhancements to Workforce Mobility, All-Channel Commerce Solutions HighJump Software Enhances HighJump Warehouse Advantage Express Offering to Meet Increased Demand in SMB Marketplace FedEx Adds 1,900 New Lightweight, Fuel Efficient Vehicles to Fleet UPS Launches Industry-First Service For High-Value Time- And Temperature-Sensitive Shipments ATA Releases Latest Freight Forecast, Projecting Strong Trucking Growth Trucks Transported […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 10-14, 2013)

I’m short on time this morning, so let’s go straight to the news. Transplace Updates, Enhances TMS Freight Allocation Module 2.0 Infor Delivers Automotive Innovation Throughout The Value Chain Wal-Mart buys a ‘predictive analytics’ firm (Internet Retailer) Google finalizing $1.3 billion deal for mapping company Waze (Reuters) Con-way Freight Announces 2013 General Rate Increase Freight Shipments Fell 1.2% in April from March Retailers Remain Cautious On Merchandise Imports U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of […]

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The Tipping Point for Natural Gas Long-Haul Trucks

One of my predictions for 2013 was that we would see increased adoption of alternative fuel vehicles this year, including trucks powered by natural gas. The news from recent days and weeks suggests that this prediction is coming true. Last week, for example, UPS announced that it plans to buy about 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles and build four refueling stations (in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and Dallas, Texas) by the end of […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2013)

With no time to waste this morning, let’s go straight to the news that caught my attention this week. Manhattan Associates Reports Record First Quarter 2013 Earnings E-Commerce Lifts UPS 1Q Earnings Critical Aspects of Transportation Planning, Execution and Modeling Enhanced in JDA’s Latest Software Release SAP Simplifies Mobile Access to Analytics for Enterprise Workers New FedEx Delivery Manager Allows for Customized Delivery Solutions UPS to Acquire Hungarian Healthcare Logistics Company CEMELOG UPS Ramps Up […]

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Next Generation Transportation Management Solutions

I believe that the next generation of transportation management solutions will leverage GPS and telematics technologies in much more robust ways than we are seeing today. For example, I was recently briefed by Esri, which provides Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a platform/toolkit called ArcGIS that allows users to combine geographic data, including real-time and historical GPS data, with applications based upon relational databases. I feel more certain now that companies can do more interesting […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 25-29, 2013)

Lots of interesting news this week related to e-commerce fulfillment and same-day delivery, so let’s get right to it. Wal-Mart may get customers to deliver packages to online buyers (Reuters) Wal-Mart Introduces Lockers as It Battles Amazon in E-Commerce (New York Times) Google launches same-day delivery in San Francisco Bay Area (Reuters) UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Services, Global Reach UPS, Teamsters “far apart” as contentious labor talks continue (Logistics Management) North American Trade Numbers […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 11-15, 2013)

On Tuesday morning I checked the reporting dashboard for Logistics Viewpoints. The screenshot below shows the search terms that were driving people to the blog that morning. The second item caught me by surprise; I thought only people interested in supply chain and logistics visited Logistics Viewpoints, but it seems like we attract a much broader and intellectually curious audience. In other news this week… Globe Tracker International Launches Revolutionary, End-to-End Tracking, Monitoring and Trade […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 11-15, 2013)

Back in November 2008, I shared with you my fear of asteroids– see “All Greened Out (Until the Asteroid Comes).” Since then, various asteroids and meteors have come “near” our planet, but I suspect most people have been too busy with other things to notice or care. Well, this morning, according to a CNN report, “a meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that […]

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