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Stop Toiling in Obscurity with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

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3 Strategies to Improve your Logistics Recruitment Process


Logistics recruitment is becoming increasingly difficult. You probably don’t know it yet, but you are in the middle of a talent war in logistics and supply chain management. The transportation industry is working with a scarce pool of talent that is educated, qualified, and willing to work.

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Mistake Proofing – Getting People’s Attention

The Lean Thinker

Besides being a great source of schadenfreude, Jürgen Henn’s website, offers some great insight in the difficulty of effective mistake-proofing. Background.

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Ecommerce Growth Requires Robust Fulfillment and Logistics Infrastructure

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The folks at Lincoln International recently published an interesting article about retail disruption since COVID-19. The whole piece is well worth a read.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

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Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller. The post Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

More About Mistake-Proofing

The Lean Thinker

After yesterday’s post about trucks crashing into the famous 11foot8 bridge and mistake proofing, I got the feeling I should drive home my key point that the problem isn’t with the driver, it is with the environment.

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Final Mile Trends to Watch in 2020


While companies devoted vast resources to the use of technology since the rise of the internet, the final mile continues to be a tech-lacking aspect of supply chain management.

Why TMS is Critical for Chemical Companies

Talking Logistics

Why is transportation management more critical than ever for chemical companies? That was one of the key questions Cindi Hane (Vice President, Product Management & General Manager, Elemica Eyefreight) and I addressed in a recent webcast produced by Chemical Week.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Top time sucks in ocean shipping

Supply Chain and Logistics

A former VP of Hanjin (currently with K&N) complains quite rightly about two time-wasters in the ocean shipping business– RFQs and bunker surcharges. They overcomplicate the process and add layers of obscurity to straightforward shipping deals. And they confuse customers. … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains contracts ocean shipping

Logistics Market Segments – The Niches Have Riches

The Logistics of Logistics

Logistics Market Segments – The Niches Have Riches. One of the best ways to grow your sales is by specializing in a specific logistics market segment. Ideally, you already have some customers in a specific logistics market segment that you would like to develop – so picking is easy.

3PLs for Functional Beverages Grow During Global Health Crisis

Food Logistics

3PLs will remain an integral part of the distribution process for functional beverage brands looking to scale and get closer to their customers. 3PL/4PL

Is it the Right Time to Invest in a TMS?


It might seem counter-intuitive to spend money during the present climate, but the companies that invest in technology now are going to have a competitive edge tomorrow when the economy recovers.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Editor’s Pick: Impact of COVID-19 on Waste Management Industry

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

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What Are Your Risks of Getting Infected by COVID? If Infected, How Likely Are You to Die?

Logistics Viewpoints

Every few weeks I read a particularly well written and researched article on COVID. An article from the BBC – called Coronavirus: How scared should we be? – is the most insightful from the last month or so.

What Omnichannel Supply Chain Analytics Should I Know?


In the omnichannel world, supply chain leaders need to understand every process and activity. Unfortunately, omnichannel also means more data in every aspect of your operation. Omnichannel supply chain analytics provide the level of insight needed to succeed in the omnichannel-driven world.

How to Choose the Right 3PL Software

Food Logistics

One of the most important tools available to any 3PL is logistics software. 3PL/4PL

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Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner assesses market conditions amid COVID-19

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Chicago-based 3PL Echo Global Logistics, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the freight transportation and logistics sectors, and other topics, including trucking supply and demand, and Peak Season prospects, among others.

[Video] Freight Lane Matching and Collaboration

Talking Logistics

Mark Hackl, Managing Director of Lanehub at Transplace, discusses freight lane matching and collaborative shipping. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] Freight Lane Matching and Collaboration appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Manhattan Associates WMS Goes Cloud-Native

Logistics Viewpoints

Manhattan Associated unveiled its latest WMS, Manhattan Active Warehouse Management.

4 Tips for Managing Your Ecommerce Orders for Multichannel Marketplaces


Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Alexa Lemzy from TextMagic who gives us 4 helpful tips for managing your ecommerce orders for multichannel marketplaces. Online sales are an increasingly important part of any business, with the global online marketplace estimated to include 2.14

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Feel Good Friday: How Grocers Help Farmers and Families

Freight Center

The effects on the global supply chain from COVID-19 could be felt for a while. Two groups of people who have been heavily impacted are farmers and food suppliers.

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Logistics in War and national resilience – join the final series!

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Logistics in War began 2020 by announcing that it would focus on preparedness and national resilience. This approach reflected the interests of the principle author and editor, but also a fairly robust conversation about the idea of ‘national resilience’ and the role of the military within it.


CBRE report says supply chain restructuring could lead to increased industrial real estate demand

Logistics Management

The CBRE report, entitled “Distribution Hubs Will Benefit from Increased Business Inventories & Supply Chain Restructuring,” said there could be a need for an additional 400 million-to-500 million square feet of industrial real estate space.

11 Innovative and Creative Uses of Shipping Containers

MTS Logistics

The creativity of humans knows no bounds. Mankind has transformed countless objects designed for a single purpose into something totally different. Repurposing is an inventive way to use old things and is critical for extending the life of important construction materials.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.