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This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

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4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too. Competition is plentiful, and you’re always on the lookout for a way to get ahead.

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Lessons from Driving a Forklift

The Lean Thinker

The spring and summer of 2000 were a long time ago, but I learned some lessons during those months that have stayed with me. In fact, the learning from that experience is still happening as I continue to connect it to things I see today.

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook. You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

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Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

20 Things to Know About Artificial Intelligence for Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Artificial intelligence is a hot technology. But is is a complex subject. This article seeks to explain the concepts, and simplify them, by focusing on how these technologies are used in supply chain management. The post 20 Things to Know About Artificial Intelligence for Supply Chain Management appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies

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Is Your Marketing Fulfillment Partner Helping Your Business Succeed?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Is your marketing fulfillment partner contributing to your company’s success? If you find this question unusual, maybe you’re not aware of all the ways a good fulfillment partner can help your business grow. Marketing Fulfillment

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Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

When a product proudly proclaims it is “Made in the USA” on its packaging, a lot of consumers feel confident and happy about the decision of choosing it. Products made in the U.S. are helping keep jobs in the country, minimizing their carbon footprint and proclaiming their national pride.

Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.”

Food Safety Compliance & Inspections: What Shippers Need to Know

Logistics Viewpoints

Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) Rules, of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, are subject to much confusion and faulty interpretation, resulting in inspection delays, unnecessary fees, and supply chain disruptions. The post Food Safety Compliance & Inspections: What Shippers Need to Know appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Food & Beverage Industry Guest Commentary food safety Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food STHAF Transplace

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Supply chain cybersecurity set to evolve in 2019

Logistics Management

Steve Durbin, managing director at ISF (Information Security Forum) – a cybersecurity consulting firm, says to expect “evolutionary” changes in the risk scenario this year

Coming AI Revolution in Retail, Consumer Products

Material Handling and Logistics

A new survey finds that 85% of retail and 79% of consumer products companies surveyed plan to be using intelligent automation for supply chain planning by 2021

Beyond Multi-Carrier Shipping Software, a Move to the Cloud

Cerasis

Shipping is all about movement. Moving product off of shelves. Moving items out of warehouses and distribution centers. Moving parcels to homes and businesses.

The “Rights” and “Mores” of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Whether you’re talking about the Amazon Effect and the rapid growth of e-commerce, the changing global trade management landscape, or what’s happening on the technology front, it’s clear that the rules for success in supply chain management are changing. What are these new rules for success? How should companies respond? What role is technology playing?

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

Look Upstream to Mitigate Transportation Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

Transportation budget performance hangovers from 2018 have motivated logistics leaders to expand transportation cost-saving opportunities further upstream in the supply chain. Trailer utilization, lead time, and detention costs are three avenues to mitigate additional cost. The post Look Upstream to Mitigate Transportation Spend appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Guest Commentary Transportation Transportation Management Systems capacity cost control transportation management

How to Build a Beneficial Shipping Strategy

GoShip Blog

In today’s society, people expect to get whatever they want, whenever they need it at the price they want. Shippers can benefit from creating a focused shipping strategy to reduce freight costs and increase profitability and efficiency.

The 4 Weakest Links in a Blockchain

Material Handling and Logistics

Though there are some benefits to using blockchain, supply chain professionals should remain skeptical surrounding the short-term potential

[Infographic] How to Win Customers with Click and Collect

Cerasis

Life seems to get busier and busier and I’m always looking for the low hanging fruit that can save a little bit of time and increase efficiency in some way.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers

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. This post from project44’s blog shares insights from Joe Delussey, Target’s Director of Logistics, on how transportation operations can build loyal and happy customers.

3PLs Offer Shippers Optimized Solutions to Nationwide Capacity Crunch

Morai Logistics

As the nationwide capacity crunch drives into the New Year, third party logistics (3PL) providers offer shippers reliable and cost-effective solutions. Last year the ‘nationwide truck shortage’, also referred to as the capacity crunch, was a significant challenge for the transportation industry. Carrying over into the New Year, the increase in freight rates and subsequent decrease in drivers continues to impact shippers tremendously.

A billion reasons to try

Automotive Logistics

For the past ten years, a rising number of Chinese OEMs have appeared on African roads. Bearing cheerful names such as Geely, Chery, Hafei, Chana and Foton, some managed to land on their feet and build a healthy presence. Others, though, have gone down face-first.

Pharma Companies Sharing Supplier Data for Global Sustainability Program

Material Handling and Logistics

GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Takeda create the Responsible Health Initiative to improve visibility in global health supply chain. Industries are increasingly deciding to collaborate with peers -- instead of competing -- when it comes to critical issues like sustainability.

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Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

[PODCAST] What are the Full Cost Savings of a Transportation Management System

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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Penske Truck Rental Reveals 2018 Top Moving Destinations

Move Ahead

For the ninth consecutive year, Atlanta, Georgia, has topped the list of Penske Truck Rental’s Top Moving Destinations. Since 2010, Atlanta has taken the number one spot on the company’s annual list of cities seeing the most inbound truck rental.

Report: FedEx rolls out last-mile pilot program

Logistics Management

FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of Memphis-based transportation and logistics titan FedEx, is taking its initial steps into the rapidly-growing, e-commerce-driven last-mile logistics sector, according to a Bloomberg report published earlier this week

Using AI Analytics to Avoid Supply Chain Disruption

SIPMM Professional Publications

Is there any way for manufacturers to predict machine failures before they happen to avoid supply chain disruptions, delay and customer dissatisfaction?

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Graham Parker. . More devastation from different natural disasters seems to have been reported in the last year than we’re typically used to seeing.

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