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IMO 2020 makes box lines speed up?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Mike King wrote a piece about the risk that the IMO2020 fuel regulations will induce ocean carriers to speed up, thus burning more fuel and causing more emissions.

Fulfillment Kitting Services: Great Collateral Deserves Great Packaging

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

You invest a lot of creativity and budget dollars into your marketing collateral, refining your messaging and design for maximum effectiveness. But, when it’s time to deliver those materials to your prospects or customers, is ho-hum packaging undercutting their impact? Marketing Fulfillment

The Hidden Solution to Most Supply Chain Problems with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:37] Please tell us a little about you and your company. I’m Ron Crabtree, CEO and Founder of MetaOps, Inc. We are located in Metro Detroit. We specialize in providing interim and contract to hire talent at the highest level.

How to Choose a Warehouse Racking System?

Cyzerg

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive markets, proper inventory management is paramount to streamline warehouse operations. It is one of the many challenges faced by warehouse professionals, but it can be eased by selecting the right warehouse racking system.

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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.

Marijuana impairment lingers longer than intoxication

Fleet Owner

Cannabis has different effects than alcohol and while more U.S. residents are gaining the legal right to light up, trucking wants the focus to be on safety

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[Video] The Value Of End-To-End Freight Visibility For 3PLs And Customers

Talking Logistics

Diana Bullington, IT Director at Syfan Logistics, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss the value of end-to-end freight visibility for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and customers.

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How to Improve Employee Retention in the Warehouse

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut? If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.

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The Essential Techniques to Manage Hotel Suppliers

SIPMM Professional Publications

When we talk about hotel suppliers, the first thing that comes to our mind is hotel management. In general, managing a hotel comes with a range of rules and responsibilities. One must be able to manage and maintain the relationship between hotel business and suppliers.

When trucker fatigue turns fatal, what can we do?

Fleet Owner

Falling asleep at the wheel in a semi should not happen in the 21st century, and there are plenty of actions fleets can do to avoid blood on their hands

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

UAW strike leads to automotive industry inventory concerns – will an airfreight spike follow?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World contribution which looks at inventory concerns as the UAW and GM reached a tentative agreement. Could we see a bump in airfreight demand? If so, for how long? Air Cargo air freight Automotive Inventory Air freight Automotive Industry

The State of the Tactical Freight Market and What You Need to Know About It

Cerasis

The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year. The strong demand for more freight continues to grow, and consumers have divine expectations for the performance of supply chains.

Some progress is being made on U.S.-China trade impasse but more needs to happen

Logistics Management

So, with the news late last week that the White House pushed off a planned increase on tariffs for China-originated goods heading to the United States, all of the talk about things like a U.S-China China “trade war” and ongoing “trade tensions” between the two countries are null and void, correct

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Key Considerations for Reverse Logistics Operations

SIPMM Professional Publications

Reverse logistics is the set of activities that is conducted after the sale of a product to recapture value and end the product’s life cycle. It typically involves returning a product to the manufacturer or forwarding it on for servicing, refurbishment or recycling.

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.

Arguments over driver shortage, compensation are actually pretty similar

Fleet Owner

ATRI's annual survey of industry challenges shows just how many individual issues are intertwined

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Supply Chain Networks – The Greatest Influence

Logistics Bureau

What shape should your Supply Chain Network be, and what are the factors that drive the shape of it? Look closely at the diagram that I was about to show you here in this video.

AR and VR in Logistics and Shipping: Key Advantages Offered

Cerasis

Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) was first conceived as fun technologies for the gaming and entertainment industries. Soon, the promise of both techniques was realized by many industries like retail, eCommerce, real estate, and critical industries like healthcare.

Complexities in warehousing lead to automation simplifications

20Cube Logistics

Today automation is the keyword. To improve productivity, everyone is looking at automating the process, abandoning the paper-based processes and bringing down the expenses to a lot extent. In warehouses, automation is termed as improving speed, accuracy, reliability and saving costs.

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.

Effective Procurement using RFID Technology for Oil Storage Terminals

SIPMM Professional Publications

Oil storage terminals are facilities for storing crude oils and petrochemicals products worth billions of dollars. Terminals operators are facing stiff competitions within the industry, they are pressurised to optimise their storage tanks to operate efficiency and maximise storage capacity.

Trucking is vital – no matter the type

Fleet Owner

Lately much of the work we’ve been doing has been focused on regional haul, especially with all the effort involved in getting Run on Less Regional up and running. We have all learned a lot about the regional haul segment of the trucking industry pr

Fuel Fact Check: Consider More Than Just Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

NGT News

Fuel Fact Check: School busesClaim: Greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are the only set of emissions to worry about. According to the U.S.

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What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

Cerasis

With advancing demands of consumers and the steady growth of e-commerce, shippers and carriers are working to build better relationships and optimize operations. Unfortunately, the modern supply chain remains brittle, subject to the slightest of changes that could spell its doom. While that paints a dire picture, supply chain leaders have another option; they can.read More. The post What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

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.

US-China Trade Conference: Timely and Relevant

Logistics Viewpoints

The US-China Trade Conference discussed implications of tariff increases, China production advantages, established supply chain capabilities, ASEAN alternatives, and strategies for mitigating any negative impacts from recent 301 tariff increases.

Key Indicators for Measuring Procurement Performance

SIPMM Professional Publications

Measuring procurement performance is an important role in an organization especially in supply chain during an economic downturn.

Smart tips for preventing breakdowns

Fleet Owner

American Truck Business Services (ATBS) is in the business of helping truckers operate profitably. It recently came out with some tips to help prevent truck breakdowns. The tips are common sense things that fleets and owner-operators can do to ensure

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September freight shipments and expenditures see annual declines in September, reports Cass

Logistics Management

September shipments, at 1.199, were up 0.8% compared to August and down 3.4% annually, and expenditures were off 4.5% annually and up 0.5% compared to August

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.