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3PL

25 February 2020

The Embedded 3PL Relationship: What it i...

For any partnership to work, it is vital that all sides are on the same page when it comes to goals, strategies and outcomes that want to be achieved. According to Dictionary.com, the word “embedded” means: To fix into a surrounding mass: to embed stones in cement. To surround tightly or firmly; envelop or enclose: Thick cotton padding embedded the precious vase in its box. To incorporate or contain as an essential part or characteristic: A love of color is embedded in all of her paintings. What is an Embedded 3PL Relationship? The true idea of an embedded Third Party […]

English

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Supply chain - business woman inspector doing inventory VMI

18 April 2022

Supply Chain: Responsible Targets 2022

Let’s start by technically defining what a supply chain is: “it is the set of activities, facilities and means of distribution necessary to carry out the entire sales process of a product” according to Economipedia. In other words: the supply chain a is mix of different activities within an organization in order to convert raw […]

e-Commerce

Read more

21 March 2022

PDA: Personal Digital Assistant and Logi...

Logistics is the fundamental piece in the production and supply chain of a company. For this reason, companies must make use of a very specific and well-designed logistics, which allows them not only to produce, but to distribute and have available to their customers, their product in a timely and quality manner. It is here […]

Distribution

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VMI two engineers checking inventory in a warehouse logistics management

22 February 2022

Logistics Management and its importance

By definition, logistics is a set of methods and procedures necessary and designed to achieve the organization of a company, logistics management, in order to carry out its goals or objectives. We can say that logistics management is a fundamental part to achieve efficiency in the supply of products or merchandise, from its point of […]

English

Read more

Recycling, plastic, sustentable

10 January 2022

Reverse logistics: recycling and sustain...

Industries, nowadays, generate more than 30 tons of waste every year in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Individuals generate more than 20 tons in the same period of time. This is where reverse logistics comes into play. Reverse logistics is that which facilitates the creation of waste collection channels. These channels […]

Environment

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Cargo - intermodal transport

06 December 2021

Intermodal transport and multimodal tran...

In logistics, transport is characterised by the use of different means to send goods. Whether by sea, air or land, it all depends on the type of cargo. Below we explain the differences between intermodal transport and multimodal transport to find out how each of them can help us when transporting our goods. Knowing how […]

Air

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Woman working on software

25 November 2021

Software and new technology in logistics

Today, the environment in which we live is characterised by external competitiveness. From the simplest operation to the approach of strategies within the company, such as suppliers and customers. This means that the development of technology in software has been a fundamental key to be able to optimise these operations and promote automation and new […]

English

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Military logistics - military base

25 October 2021

Military logistics: what is it and how d...

Military logistics has been part of the history of mankind and has evolved to become a science of application to different processes of the Operational Forces. Many of its theories and applications have been efficiently put into practice in the business world. In this article we will talk about the logistics cycle, the principles of […]

English

Read more

Warehouse productivity

14 September 2021

Slotting: warehouse productivity

Slotting is the process of determining the best location of goods within the warehouse. This improves the warehouse productivity. A good slotting strategy is necessary to ensure the efficient installation of goods. For example, decreasing delivery times or more expensive warehouses mean that companies have to optimize the performance of their storage space to remain […]

English

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Cargo - intermodal transport

24 August 2021

Freight broker agent: meaning

When it comes to carry freight, there are so many things that could go wrong: delays, damage, miscommunication…A freight broker is the one that facilitates the communication between carriers and shippers, in order for the freight or cargo to arrive safely and on time to its destination. What is a freight broker responsable for? A […]

English

Read more

TMS transporting management system

29 July 2021

3 ways a TMS can improve the Supply Chai...

Having a reliable software solution nowadays for your transportation management is a must; it is a necessity. Even if many users underestimate the importance of a TMS for their business. A Transportation Management System is an irreplaceable tool that, under the pressure of the pandemic crisis, has been able to reduce the transportation spending in […]

English

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26 June 2021

Relationship between logistics and suppl...

A supply chain covers the production and distribution of goods and services to all types of customers. And, when well executed, both logistics and supply chain management can give companies a competitive advantage and bring value to their customers. Supply chain logistics is the one that coordinates the storage and shipping of goods (and services) […]

Distribution

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Trucks and trailers

25 May 2021

Trucks and trailers: logistics

There are different types of trucks and trailers that are used to transport goods from one place to another. There are a few of industries that work with these and logistics is one of the largest industries in the world that transport materials. Trucks and trailers can capacitate different quantities of goods. Even though the needs […]

English

Read more

Foto de Tecnología creado por mego-studio - www.freepik.es

29 April 2021

Difference between b2b and b2c: e-Commer...

Business-to-Business (B2B) e-Commerce is the business that sells to another business services and/or products in order to sell it to end-users. Whilst Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-Commerce is the kind of business that sells directly to the end-user without any intermediary involved. Though they both fall under the eCommerce model, the customer experience they offer are different. […]

e-Commerce

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E-procurement

24 March 2021

E-procurement: Definition, benefits and ...

E-Procurement refers to the automation of commercial transactions and electronic contracting. For example, the purchase of products/services between trading partners. E-procurement can be applied either within the private sector (B2B) or between public and private sectors (B2G). Either way, it is most used to refer to electronic communications with public administrations. Commercial transactions between clients and their […]

English

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Networks

27 February 2021

Digital capabilities model (dcm) for sup...

The Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) for Supply Networks has the objective to provide the supply chain a reference model to guide the development of digital supply networks. This model is designed in order to help supply chain professionals and to build digitally-enabled capabilities that are required to transform their linear supply chains into a set […]

English

Read more

Man working on configuration management systems

23 January 2021

Logistics & Configuration Management: Co...

Configuration management (CM) is a process used to establish and maintain the consistency of the performance of a product. This is thanks to a engineering system that also helps to establish and maintain the functional and physical attributes of a product, its design and operational information throughout its life. This process is used with IT service […]

English

Read more

Covid-19

14 December 2020

Top 3 challenges for logistics during co...

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains all over the world. Since it started, technology has become a the number one tool for everyone. The nature of logistics has been changed and highlighted by the crisis. Therefore, some challenges have come with it. These challenges go from much less cargo capacity to high demand due […]

e-Commerce

Read more

warehousing

26 November 2020

E-commerce warehousing and order fulfilm...

Ecommerce warehousing is where the storage of merchandise is before they are sold online. Warehousing includes safely storing of products, as well as tracking them and inventory. Ecommerce warehouse management Ecommerce warehouse management refers to daily operations in the warehouse that include things like: training and managing staff, managing inventory, equipment, building and maintaining, keeping […]

e-Commerce

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renewable sources

31 October 2020

Transportation and energy: renewable sou...

In quarter 1 2020, global use of renewable energy in all sectors increased by 1.5% relative to quarter 1 2019. Renewable electricity increased by almost 3% mostly because of new wind and solar PV projects. Along with depressed electricity demand, during the Covid-19 pandemic, power grids have managed heightened shares of wind and solar PV. Also, the […]

English

Read more

guy working on an automated system

30 September 2020

Automated logistics management support s...

The history of logistics and automation go hand by hand. From the steam engine to today’s robotics and new machinery. So now a days, many trends are driven by automated logistics in order to top the logistics agenda. Contract logistics and parcel companies particularly stand to benefit. So, automated systems are on the table at logistics […]

English

Read more

group of people working and a woman owner of a trucking business

31 August 2020

Becoming an owner operator trucking busi...

If someone wants to start their own business in logistics, there are factors they need to keep in mind that are specific to the trucking industry. Here are five of them: Self-evaluation Before starting in the trucking industry, you have to ask yourself what are going to be your long- and short-term goals for your […]

English

Read more

e-commerce-internet-online-shopping-delivery-tracking-number

29 July 2020

Simplified logistics: Tracking number, s...

In simple words, logistics is a term that generally means: management of transportation of information from place A to B. Logistics involves: inventory, packaging, supplies, transportation, tracking number, and occasionally, social security and warehousing. Why Logistics is important? The major role that logistics plays in many small businesses is the focus on their products and services […]

e-Commerce

Read more

online shopping with credit card and laptop computer

26 June 2020

Dropshipping business in 2020: Profitabi...

The concept of dropshipping is simple: a company has to list products on an online platform (eCommerce). The products are manufactured and held by a third party (supplier). When someone places an order to a company (seller), the third party ships it directly to the consumer. Development Many dropshippers have emerged in China, since 2006. […]

English

Read more

rep concept

24 May 2020

Top 6 differences between ERP and GRP

The ERP and GRP systems focus on different stages of a production. The first one focuses on every stage of product life cycle (manufacture, storage and selling). And the second one focuses on the group level organising, the internal coordination and the assets operation. But what does that mean? Enterprise resource planning ERP is an […]

English

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senior businessman doing inventory in warehouse

27 April 2020

Cross docking in inventory management an...

Cross docking reduces the need to store products in a warehouse. It involves less material handing and inventory delivering products from a manufacturing plant directly to customers. This can happen with little or no material handling in between. In most cases, the products in inventory that have been sent from the manufacturing plant to the […]

English

Read more

VMI two engineers checking inventory in a warehouse logistics management

26 March 2020

VMI: The benefits of the Vendor Managed ...

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a business model. Is a process where the vendor creates orders from information provided by their costumers. And the vendor takes full responsibility by an agreement between the customer and vendor for maintaining an inventory of the material, fill rates and costs. This arrangement can improve the supply chain performance […]

English

Read more

3PL

25 February 2020

The Embedded 3PL Relationship: What it i...

For any partnership to work, it is vital that all sides are on the same page when it comes to goals, strategies and outcomes that want to be achieved. According to Dictionary.com, the word “embedded” means: To fix into a surrounding mass: to embed stones in cement. To surround tightly or firmly; envelop or enclose: Thick cotton padding embedded the precious vase in its box. To incorporate or contain as an essential part or characteristic: A love of color is embedded in all of her paintings. What is an Embedded 3PL Relationship? The true idea of an embedded Third Party […]

English

Read more

Supply chain - business woman inspector doing inventory VMI

18 April 2022

Supply Chain: Responsible Targets 2022

Let’s start by technically defining what a supply chain is: “it is the set of activities, facilities and means of distribution necessary to carry out the entire sales process of a product” according to Economipedia. In other words: the supply chain a is mix of different activities within an organization in order to convert raw […]

e-Commerce

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Supply chain - business woman inspector doing inventory VMI

18 April 2022

Supply Chain: Responsible Targets 2022

Let’s start by technically defining what a supply chain is: “it is the set of activities, facilities and means of distribution necessary to carry out the entire sales process of a product” according to Economipedia. In other words: the supply chain a is mix of different activities within an organization in order to convert raw […]

e-Commerce

Know more

21 March 2022

PDA: Personal Digital Assistant and Logistics

Logistics is the fundamental piece in the production and supply chain of a company. For this reason, companies must make use of a very specific and well-designed logistics, which allows them not only to produce, but to distribute and have available to their customers, their product in a timely and quality manner. It is here […]

Distribution

Know more

VMI two engineers checking inventory in a warehouse logistics management

22 February 2022

Logistics Management and its importance

By definition, logistics is a set of methods and procedures necessary and designed to achieve the organization of a company, logistics management, in order to carry out its goals or objectives. We can say that logistics management is a fundamental part to achieve efficiency in the supply of products or merchandise, from its point of […]

English

Know more

Recycling, plastic, sustentable

10 January 2022

Reverse logistics: recycling and sustainable packaging

Industries, nowadays, generate more than 30 tons of waste every year in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Individuals generate more than 20 tons in the same period of time. This is where reverse logistics comes into play. Reverse logistics is that which facilitates the creation of waste collection channels. These channels […]

Environment

Know more

Cargo - intermodal transport

06 December 2021

Intermodal transport and multimodal transport: differences

In logistics, transport is characterised by the use of different means to send goods. Whether by sea, air or land, it all depends on the type of cargo. Below we explain the differences between intermodal transport and multimodal transport to find out how each of them can help us when transporting our goods. Knowing how […]

Air

Know more

Woman working on software

25 November 2021

Software and new technology in logistics

Today, the environment in which we live is characterised by external competitiveness. From the simplest operation to the approach of strategies within the company, such as suppliers and customers. This means that the development of technology in software has been a fundamental key to be able to optimise these operations and promote automation and new […]

English

Know more

Military logistics - military base

25 October 2021

Military logistics: what is it and how does it work?

Military logistics has been part of the history of mankind and has evolved to become a science of application to different processes of the Operational Forces. Many of its theories and applications have been efficiently put into practice in the business world. In this article we will talk about the logistics cycle, the principles of […]

English

Know more

Warehouse productivity

14 September 2021

Slotting: warehouse productivity

Slotting is the process of determining the best location of goods within the warehouse. This improves the warehouse productivity. A good slotting strategy is necessary to ensure the efficient installation of goods. For example, decreasing delivery times or more expensive warehouses mean that companies have to optimize the performance of their storage space to remain […]

English

Know more

Cargo - intermodal transport

24 August 2021

Freight broker agent: meaning

When it comes to carry freight, there are so many things that could go wrong: delays, damage, miscommunication…A freight broker is the one that facilitates the communication between carriers and shippers, in order for the freight or cargo to arrive safely and on time to its destination. What is a freight broker responsable for? A […]

English

Know more

TMS transporting management system

29 July 2021

3 ways a TMS can improve the Supply Chain

Having a reliable software solution nowadays for your transportation management is a must; it is a necessity. Even if many users underestimate the importance of a TMS for their business. A Transportation Management System is an irreplaceable tool that, under the pressure of the pandemic crisis, has been able to reduce the transportation spending in […]

English

Know more

26 June 2021

Relationship between logistics and supply chain management

A supply chain covers the production and distribution of goods and services to all types of customers. And, when well executed, both logistics and supply chain management can give companies a competitive advantage and bring value to their customers. Supply chain logistics is the one that coordinates the storage and shipping of goods (and services) […]

Distribution

Know more

Trucks and trailers

25 May 2021

Trucks and trailers: logistics

There are different types of trucks and trailers that are used to transport goods from one place to another. There are a few of industries that work with these and logistics is one of the largest industries in the world that transport materials. Trucks and trailers can capacitate different quantities of goods. Even though the needs […]

English

Know more

Foto de Tecnología creado por mego-studio - www.freepik.es

29 April 2021

Difference between b2b and b2c: e-Commerce

Business-to-Business (B2B) e-Commerce is the business that sells to another business services and/or products in order to sell it to end-users. Whilst Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-Commerce is the kind of business that sells directly to the end-user without any intermediary involved. Though they both fall under the eCommerce model, the customer experience they offer are different. […]

e-Commerce

Know more

E-procurement

24 March 2021

E-procurement: Definition, benefits and obligations in 2021

E-Procurement refers to the automation of commercial transactions and electronic contracting. For example, the purchase of products/services between trading partners. E-procurement can be applied either within the private sector (B2B) or between public and private sectors (B2G). Either way, it is most used to refer to electronic communications with public administrations. Commercial transactions between clients and their […]

English

Know more

Networks

27 February 2021

Digital capabilities model (dcm) for supply networks

The Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) for Supply Networks has the objective to provide the supply chain a reference model to guide the development of digital supply networks. This model is designed in order to help supply chain professionals and to build digitally-enabled capabilities that are required to transform their linear supply chains into a set […]

English

Know more

Man working on configuration management systems

23 January 2021

Logistics & Configuration Management: Concept and importance

Configuration management (CM) is a process used to establish and maintain the consistency of the performance of a product. This is thanks to a engineering system that also helps to establish and maintain the functional and physical attributes of a product, its design and operational information throughout its life. This process is used with IT service […]

English

Know more

Covid-19

14 December 2020

Top 3 challenges for logistics during covid-19 in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains all over the world. Since it started, technology has become a the number one tool for everyone. The nature of logistics has been changed and highlighted by the crisis. Therefore, some challenges have come with it. These challenges go from much less cargo capacity to high demand due […]

e-Commerce

Know more

warehousing

26 November 2020

E-commerce warehousing and order fulfilment: 3 strategies

Ecommerce warehousing is where the storage of merchandise is before they are sold online. Warehousing includes safely storing of products, as well as tracking them and inventory. Ecommerce warehouse management Ecommerce warehouse management refers to daily operations in the warehouse that include things like: training and managing staff, managing inventory, equipment, building and maintaining, keeping […]

e-Commerce

Know more

renewable sources

31 October 2020

Transportation and energy: renewable sources of energy for transportation in 2020

In quarter 1 2020, global use of renewable energy in all sectors increased by 1.5% relative to quarter 1 2019. Renewable electricity increased by almost 3% mostly because of new wind and solar PV projects. Along with depressed electricity demand, during the Covid-19 pandemic, power grids have managed heightened shares of wind and solar PV. Also, the […]

English

Know more

guy working on an automated system

30 September 2020

Automated logistics management support system (almss)

The history of logistics and automation go hand by hand. From the steam engine to today’s robotics and new machinery. So now a days, many trends are driven by automated logistics in order to top the logistics agenda. Contract logistics and parcel companies particularly stand to benefit. So, automated systems are on the table at logistics […]

English

Know more

group of people working and a woman owner of a trucking business

31 August 2020

Becoming an owner operator trucking business: how does it work

If someone wants to start their own business in logistics, there are factors they need to keep in mind that are specific to the trucking industry. Here are five of them: Self-evaluation Before starting in the trucking industry, you have to ask yourself what are going to be your long- and short-term goals for your […]

English

Know more

e-commerce-internet-online-shopping-delivery-tracking-number

29 July 2020

Simplified logistics: Tracking number, shipment and parcels

In simple words, logistics is a term that generally means: management of transportation of information from place A to B. Logistics involves: inventory, packaging, supplies, transportation, tracking number, and occasionally, social security and warehousing. Why Logistics is important? The major role that logistics plays in many small businesses is the focus on their products and services […]

e-Commerce

Know more

online shopping with credit card and laptop computer

26 June 2020

Dropshipping business in 2020: Profitability pros and cons

The concept of dropshipping is simple: a company has to list products on an online platform (eCommerce). The products are manufactured and held by a third party (supplier). When someone places an order to a company (seller), the third party ships it directly to the consumer. Development Many dropshippers have emerged in China, since 2006. […]

English

Know more

rep concept

24 May 2020

Top 6 differences between ERP and GRP

The ERP and GRP systems focus on different stages of a production. The first one focuses on every stage of product life cycle (manufacture, storage and selling). And the second one focuses on the group level organising, the internal coordination and the assets operation. But what does that mean? Enterprise resource planning ERP is an […]

English

Know more

senior businessman doing inventory in warehouse

27 April 2020

Cross docking in inventory management and supply chain

Cross docking reduces the need to store products in a warehouse. It involves less material handing and inventory delivering products from a manufacturing plant directly to customers. This can happen with little or no material handling in between. In most cases, the products in inventory that have been sent from the manufacturing plant to the […]

English

Know more

VMI two engineers checking inventory in a warehouse logistics management

26 March 2020

VMI: The benefits of the Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a business model. Is a process where the vendor creates orders from information provided by their costumers. And the vendor takes full responsibility by an agreement between the customer and vendor for maintaining an inventory of the material, fill rates and costs. This arrangement can improve the supply chain performance […]

English

Know more

3PL

25 February 2020

The Embedded 3PL Relationship: What it is and why is it important

For any partnership to work, it is vital that all sides are on the same page when it comes to goals, strategies and outcomes that want to be achieved. According to Dictionary.com, the word “embedded” means: To fix into a surrounding mass: to embed stones in cement. To surround tightly or firmly; envelop or enclose: Thick cotton padding embedded the precious vase in its box. To incorporate or contain as an essential part or characteristic: A love of color is embedded in all of her paintings. What is an Embedded 3PL Relationship? The true idea of an embedded Third Party […]

English

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