Ports & logistics ¿why?

April 19, 2010 at 11:11 am (transportation) (, , , , , , )

Why ports are so well-connected with logistics?

Sea trades have been very important for every country and his economy. Is a key factor on global trade, plus is very important to local economy growth. Instead of airports and other transportation, seaports and sea trade is quite friendly to the environment and still safe.

Ports are  an important factor in supply chain ,as its a key on combination of transportations. Interfaces like:

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Almacén robotizado!

April 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm (Companies, Inventory management) (, )

The video i was talking before!

There is just a person who supervise the whole system!

Check how works.


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Mercadona’s logistic trends

April 2, 2010 at 10:31 pm (Companies, Inventory management, Logistics trends) (, , , , )

Having my lunch today & watching news on television there was a video about mercadona logistics center .It was just hilarious how the distribution system works. Automation robots higher than 10meters working 24h in a enormous area. Whenever someone of us going to mercadona buying something the logistics center receive that message and knows already how many products missing for that store. The amazing was that only robots are in there doing that job. No ones lift weights and packages.

I’m trying hard to find that video so i can show you furthermore.

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Fleet management

April 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm (transportation) (, , , )

What is fleet management ?

The fleet management system is an application that is able to verify the exact location of vehicle in real time (real time), to shows on digital maps, record tracks record of all information technology combining GPS, GPRS etc.

  • Control of vehicles, ships etc
  • Combination of technologies

Where can be used to?

  • To give exact information in the company about their vehicles positions
  • Speed and distance of vehicle till now
  • Can be used to a medium or big company (they can afford the cost)
  • Courrier companies and also in public transportation

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Just in time vs Old techniques

March 24, 2010 at 11:48 pm (Inventory management) (, , , , , )

The most famous stock Management System called Just in Time, where the company tries not to hold stocks but to minimize them. The main role about the issue of distribution played by intermediaries, who are the link between manufacturer and consumer.

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Bullwhip effect. Why, Where? True story

March 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm (Product management) (, , , , )

What´s that?

Bad communication and errors between the members and teams in a business or a supply chain. As a result It creates a chain reaction of increased variability in orders along the supply chain.

Source : Google

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Decreased the movement of goods in Thessaloniki (Greece)

March 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm (News) (, , )

“Sink” the port of Thessaloniki in 2009, for the movement of containers, and even recorded an increase movement compared with 2008, but the 270.181 TEUs are almost similar to the capacities achieved in 2003.

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Supply Chain vs Logistics

March 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm (General) (, , , )

We live in a modern commerce century  with no borders and the world of business is accepted that is mandatory to have a proper way of organizing the production process plus the distribution and storage of these goods. The globalization makes new business opportunities  and this is why logistics centers are everywhere in our days. But let´s make clear the different parts related of the global trade.

The term Supply Chain is a summary of many parts where needed to achieve the production, promotion and adoption of a product by the consumer.  These parts may be the plant, its suppliers, retail etc.

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Introduction to Logistics

February 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm (Logistics trends) (, , , )

February in Valencia and we enrolled to the new course of Logistics.

I was wondering whats is all about. I`ve seen a lot of logistics centers around big cities (see Valencia,Barcelona,Athens) but first didn’t know many things. I used to work partially in a english fruit importation company where a lot of big trucks was leaving from Greece to England . Well that`s  called supply chain. A company makes a product (in our case packages of fruits)and it delivers to another company. Then those products are sold to customers.

Everyone can definite in a different way  the Logistics but always the main part is the same.

Logistics is the management of the flow of goods,products etc between the point of origin and its destination in order to meet the requirements of the customers. Wikipedia

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