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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

5 Ways 3PL Sales Has Changed and What You Can Do About It with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Joe is joined by Ann Holm who, in addition to being a good friend of Joe’s, is an executive coach who often works with people in the logistics field.

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Logistics and the strangling of strategy

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Logistics has long been recognised as vital to a force, but when inefficient a constraint on that force’s freedom to manoeuvre. However, the impact of logistics on strategy is just as significant and ultimately more profound.

A Logistics Marketing Plan: 5 Steps You Should Follow


Logistics & warehousing are the lifeline of the supply chain. But just like any other business, logistics companies face tough rivalry in the face of looming competition and globalization. So, what can help your business survive and thrive? A sound logistics marketing plan can help!

Conveyor maintenance goes high tech

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Predictive maintenance takes hold in today's increasingly connected distribution center, where sensors, software, and the Internet converge to improve system visibility and reduce downtime. Material Handling

This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Another Friday, another flight home from a conference. This time I’ll be returning from enVista’s FUEL 2018 conference where I am giving a keynote presentation this morning on Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon. Stay tuned for my takeaways from the conference in a future post.

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eCommerce Insights: The Evolution of Consumer Demand


Last week, Dotcom Distribution launched their annual eCommerce study. They surveyed over 1,400 online shoppers to analyze their habits, preferences and expectations. The report suggests that customer priorities are shifting, moving away from things such as the use of gift-like packaging or prioritizing fast deliveries over product quality. In fact, the three main things customers are concerned about today are time, experience and quality. Free Outranks Fast.

5 Steps to Create a Logistics Marketing Plan


Logistics & warehousing are the lifeline of the supply chain. But just like any other business, logistics companies face tough rivalry in the face of looming competition and globalization. So, what can help your business survive and thrive? A sound logistics marketing plan can help!

Pacejet Shipping Software and Single Source Systems partner to support logistics platform

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Two firms will leverage Infor ERP software, extend life of SyteLine pick, pack, and ship product beyond 2019. Technology

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Editor’s Pick: Is Your Supply Chain Millennial Ready?

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.

Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider. Making a choice about outsourcing logistics can be intimidating for companies of every size.

How Drone Delivery Could Change the Shipping Industry

PLS Logistics

Whether it is GPS tracking, mobile apps or autonomous trucks, technology is making an impact on the way we ship. There are constantly new technological developments being made that are changing the shipping industry every day.

One of the World’s Best Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

BASF does not get credit for having one of the world's most intelligently constructed supply chains. They should. Core to their design is what they call the "Verbund" concept. This allows the byproducts from one product to be efficiently used as raw materials in the next. The post One of the World’s Best Supply Chains appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Chemical Industry Digitalization supply chain design

Ball State University names logistics center for alum who went on to lead UPS

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Indiana school unveils $1.2 million Kent C. "Oz" Oz" Nelson Logistics and Supply Chain Management Center. Strategy

BlueGrace VP Randy Ofiara on WGN Radio

Blue Grace Logistics

The news for the week was Tesla, but isn’t it always? This time the discussion was around Elon Musk’s comments about being in “logistics hell” and his company’s inability to get the now finished electric automobiles delivered on time.

Phoenix Rising:  Why Phoenix Logistics Companies Equal Smart Ecommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What’s an easy way to reach residents of the country’s most populous state (not to mention many other parts of the Southwest and West) without breaking the bank? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not likely to get hit by a hurricane, flood, earthquake, or blizzard anytime soon.

Supply Chain Profitability

Logistics Bureau

How many of your products and customers are really profitable? You might be shocked. Check out this short video. Register for 59 Things: Cost to Serve Videos

The Store’s Role in Omni-Channel

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to retail and supply chain, omni-channel continues to be one of the most talked about topics wherever you look. Omni-channel extends through all phases of the customer journey – before, during, and after the sale – and has an impact on nearly every software application you can think of. Historically, the brick and mortar store has been seen as the weak link in omni-channel operations, due to a lack of inventory visibility […].

Edge wrapping

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Orbis has added edge wrapping to its ORBIShield capabilities. The company says this technology provides custom-designed protective dunnage. Material Handling

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

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 by Daniel Martins from GEODIS’s blog discusses how startups and innovation are disrupting the supply chain landscape, and how there’s always a new idea or opportunity around the corner. “In

Dispatches from the Road: Andre Chollette

Kane is Able

In our “Dispatches From the Road” feature, the KANE Blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about. In our latest installment, we interview KANE driver, Andre Chollette. Truck Drivers

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Demand Planning and Forecasting in the Apparel Industry

Apparel Logistics

Demand planning and forecasting is notoriously challenging in the volatile apparel industry. Fashion trends and seasonal surges can wreak havoc on even the most organized system.

Maximizing MHE: The “Automation-Aware” WMS

Logistics Viewpoints

Businesses trust material handling equipment (MHE) providers for automated guided vehicles (AVG), conveyors, robotics, sortation, storage and beyond. Top to bottom, material handling manufacturers outfit warehouses with the latest and greatest. This goes beyond automation hardware—on the back page of a MHE provider’s RFP, you can often find a warehouse control system (WCS) bundled into the deal.

Wood-fiber packaging material

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BillerudKorsnäs White packaging material is designed to help companies achieve greater visual and tactile appeal while using less packaging material. Material Handling

Understanding the Capacity Effects of the ELD Mandate

Blue Grace Logistics

Carriers in the trucking industry are still adjusting to the growing pains of the federally mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) following implementation deadlines earlier this year.

International trade: a guide to success

Insight Into Action

Trump and Brexit have brought international trade to the fore in recent years. Yet, while the tenets of free trade and the rise of globalisation may appear under threat, there remains plenty to be excited and encouraged by in world trade.

Prepare Your Supply Chain For The Holiday Season


Capacity is already being strained by Halloween candy and costumes. Thanksgiving will follow and finally, the most disruptive holiday, Christmas. Supply chain planners need to consider the effect these holidays will have on capacity and lead times.

This Week in Logistics News (September 15 – 21)

Logistics Viewpoints

The wait is over, and the show is finally here. I’ve mentioned on here a few times how my kids (and my wife and I) have become obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece that is Hamilton. Well, this weekend, we finally get to see it live. And while the touring cast does not feature Miranda, or my personal favorite Daveed Diggs, it does feature Nicholas Christopher who grew up in the town where we live. Either […].

Convoy lands $185 million for online trucking marketplace

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Venture funding continues flowing for load-matching software. Technology

The Digital Transformation of Retail and the Impact on North American Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

The future of retail is growing increasingly reliant on digital technologies, which will place significant demand on transportation supply chains. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2017 retail sales hit a record breaking $5.7 trillion USD. By 2020, global retail sales is expected to rise to $27.73 trillion USD. Statistics also reveal that last year, ‘an estimated 1.66 billion people worldwide purchased goods online’. This translated into $2.3

The Ins and Outs of Refrigerated Shipping

PLS Logistics

There are millions of different products that are shipped out throughout the country every day. The logistics industry makes it possible for stores all over the world to replenish their inventory to meet consumers’ needs.

Etihad Cargo Launch Revised Freighter Network

Airfreight Logistics

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Cargo , the cargo and logistics division Etihad Airways recently announced an overhaul of their global freighter network that will come into effect on the 1 st October 2018. The new route network will become more simplified while maximizing freighter-to-bellyhold flows.

Maersk Announces Regional Carriers will go to Market Under One Brand

Logistics Manager

Moller-Maersk has announced that effective October 1st 2018 Seago Line, MCC and Sealand, will see the brands adopt the name Sealand – a Maersk Company. The three intra-regional carriers of A.P.

Box-making machine

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Packsize's iQ3 on-demand packaging machine is designed for retailers that ship e-commerce orders from stores. Material Handling