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Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers.

A Better Way to Sell Logistics Services with Matt Collins

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:31] 00:31] Introduce yourself and your company. General Manager of SunAnt Interactive out of Milwaukee, WI. • MBA from the Thunderbird American School of International Management.

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2019 Supply Chain Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I spent the first week of February in Orlando attending ARC Advisory Group’s Industry Forum. The event had a heavy focus on how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Kane Is Able Announces Investment by Harkness Capital Partners

Kane is Able

Affiliates of Harkness Capital Partners have agreed to make an investment in Kane Is Able, Inc. to support KANE’s growth strategy of expanding its services and national presence. KANE News and Awards

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The Truth About Supply Chain Costs From a Logistics Perspective

Supply Chain Brain

Let's assume you have a successful product, a well-developed brand and a seamless manufacturing process. Now, you’re ready to take your product to the international stage

This Week in Logistics News (March 11-15, 2019)

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday morning I flew down to Miami for a client meeting. It wasn’t until I boarded the airplane and placed my bag under the seat in front of me that I noticed this: Yes, I flew on a Boeing 737-MAX 8 on Wednesday, and a few hours after I landed, the U.S.

The Autonomous Mobile Robot Market is Growing Explosively

Logistics Viewpoints

We just completed the new global market study on the Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) market. The market is exploding. In my twenty years of doing market research I have never seen anything like the growth this market is experiencing. The post The Autonomous Mobile Robot Market is Growing Explosively appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Material Handling AMR

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Dispatches from the Road: John Shepherd

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 newest installment, we interview KANE driver John Shepherd, III.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

5 Reasons Why Parcel Rapid Delivery is to Become the Shipping Standard for 2019

Cerasis

Parcel rapid delivery is used to describe same-day and next-day delivery, but it actually implies any delivery requiring two or fewer days to complete.

Ocean Carriers Have the Upper Hand Over Shippers — For Now

Supply Chain Brain

In the never-ending struggle for advantage between shippers and ocean carriers, the latter appear to have the upper hand for the moment

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Streamlining and Automating the Procure-to-Pay Process

Talking Logistics

Streamlining and automating the procure-to-pay (P2P) process is something many companies are focused on, especially those dealing with hundreds, if not thousands, of suppliers and high volumes of purchase orders, shipments, and invoices. What are the current challenges companies are facing in their efforts to streamline and automate their P2P processes? How is technology helping companies achieve their objectives? What is the business case for this automation?

This Week in Logistics News (March 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

St Patrick’s Day is this weekend, where everyone is a little bit Irish. And it wouldn’t be a holiday without Americans spending a lot of money. So just how much money will be spent this year? According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey on St Patrick’s Day, about 55 percent of Americans plan to celebrate. The average consumer plans to spend about $40, which equates to roughly $5.61 billion in total spending. The […].

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.

Integrate Product Packaging into Distribution Center Operations

Kane is Able

Specific consumer products look exactly the same when they roll off the manufacturing line. To satisfy retailer requirements, however, these identical products are wrapped, sealed, tied and packed in dozens, even hundreds, of different ways for presentation on the retail shelf.

64th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 64th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference. Sales Manager, Richard Kenney, was fortunate to attend the 64 th Annual Food Shippers of America Conference in Palm Desert, CA from March 3-5, 2019.

Is There Room for Another E-Commerce Provider?

Logistics Trends and Insights

For years we have written of Africa’s eventual emergence as a leading e-commerce location. The time may be close as the continent’s largest e-commerce provider, Jumia prepares for its IPO on the NYSE.

Tapping Into Private Fleet Backhaul Capacity

Talking Logistics

In today’s challenging transportation environment, the more avenues shippers have to find and secure capacity, the better. While there is currently considerable investment and effort to add capacity to the market, there’s also a lot of wasted capacity such as empty private fleet backhauls. How can shippers tap into this source more efficiently? What are the main challenges and how do you overcome them?

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.

The Elements of a Successful Transportation Management Competency Center

Logistics Viewpoints

Too many larger transportation projects fail to deliver value over time or end up being scrapped because there was inadequate investment in a long-term post-go-live support and growth strategy. The most successful enterprise-wide transportation management programs don’t stop with the successful rollout of the system. Instead, they go on indefinitely, delivering more business value over time.

Blockchain Standard Approved to Create Supply Chain Efficiency

Material Handling and Logistics

The new structure provides cohesion since different companies have different perspectives on what tracking and visibility entails

All About TMS: What is it and Why is it Important?

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. All About TMS: What is it and Why is it Important? TMS stands for Transportation Management System: a system to control and audit the transportation movements in a supply chain, as well as the resource planning of an organization.

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Logistics in California: Stay Compliant with State Regulations

West Coast and California Logistics

If you’re looking to establish a logistics hub on the West Coast, California makes practical sense. Its ports and transportation infrastructure, as well as its economic and population advantages, make the state one of the world’s foremost logistics centers.

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.

The Changing Landscape of Barcode Labeling

Logistics Management

Every organization has its own unique set of business processes that it’s labeling must accommodate which adds even more to existing supply chain complexities

The High Cost of The One Percent Inventory Accuracy in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company is experiencing inventory accuracy problems, the problem extends across your entire logistics network—and right to your end customer. Here’s how digital inventory technologies are helping companies solve those challenges. The supply chain industry is going through a transformation because customers’ expectations are changing and labor is hard to find and retain.

How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain

Kuebix

What’s the Big Deal? Drones are classified as “a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which typically refers to a pilotless aircraft that operates through a combination of technologies, including computer vision, artificial intelligence, object avoidance tech, and others.” Their flexibility to perform virtually any report or inspection and easily collect and share data has allowed them […]. The post How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

How Predictive Analytics and the Gig Economy Can Bridge the Supply Chain Skills Gap

Supply Chain Brain

The automotive manufacturing supply chain has become almost too massive to manage, leaving manufacturers and suppliers with the challenge of finding qualified workers with the skills to identify and prevent quality risks

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

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

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.