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Thoughts on Failure Modes of Kaizen Events

The Lean Thinker

The common frustration in the weeks following a classic 5 day “kaizen event” (which go by many names) is that the follow-on actions are not completed, and the changes that were made erode quickly.

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Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Online sales are growing 15% a year. Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.

7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:51] 00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL. My main role is to promote the hub that Panama offers to the world. [02:19] 02:19] What was your first job in logistics?

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How ELDs started a new era of carrier and shipper collaboration

Fleet Owner

Disruptive technology allows carriers, shippers, and 3PLs to find the way and the will to meet today’s multiple, compounding challenges

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.

Why Circular Supply Chains Will Replace Linear Supply Chains in the 2020’s

Kuebix

Since humans began making and distributing products to one another, the structure of the supply chain has remained predominantly untouched. Raw materials flow in, are changed into a product and are then distributed and used until finally they are thrown away.

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Target Condition vs. Target

The Lean Thinker

This search question landed someone on my site yesterday, and I thought it would be a good one to try to answer specifically: why is lean manufacturing preferred to implement target condition as compared to target? In other words, what is the difference between a “target” and a “target condition?” ” Where this gets sticky is that there isn’t any canonical definition of either term.

‘Freight Tech’ Fit-Out: 3 Critical Steps to Successful Integration

Parade

Signing a contract with a technology vendor does not guarantee you will be able to realize the benefits of the technology quickly. It is not as simple as signing a contract with a vendor, saying, “Let’s get started!”

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Why aren't more trucks getting 10 MPG?

Fleet Owner

While some fleets are achieving more miles per gallon these days, the average MPG for studied fleets was at 7.28, which is better than the national fleet average of 5.91

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LTL and FTL Shipping: What’s the Difference?

Kuebix

The terms less-than-truckload (LTL) and full-truckload (FTL) get thrown around often within the shipping community. However, newcomers may find themselves at a loss for what these terms actually mean.

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.

Trucking Alliance Advises Congress How to Improve Driver Safety

Material Handling and Logistics

There were more than 415,000 large truck accidents in 2017 that killed 4,761 people, including more than 600 truck drivers

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Lawmakers Propose Waterway LNG Parity Act

NGT News

Several U.S. senators have reintroduced a bill requiring that excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Michael Bennet, D-Colo.,

Benefits of an Over-the-Road TMS

Cerasis

The benefits of an over-the-road TMS are significant. The average shipper faces an approximate 6.4 million possible combinations for simply sending 1000 shipments. Augment this capability over parcel shipping, and the results are staggering.

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Lion and BEV unveil all-electric Class 8 garbage truck

Fleet Owner

Custom built in Quebec, the truck is made to withstand North American weather and road conditions

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.

Most Likely to Succeed

Talking Logistics

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! It is school graduation season. Two of my nephews just graduated from high school and another graduated from college. Next week, my son graduates from 8th grade and my daughter from 5th grade.

National Forklift Safety Day 2019 Shines Spotlight on Tech and Training

Material Handling and Logistics

National Forklift Safety Day 2019 focuses on how companies can create a culture of safety

One Day Amazon Prime – Logistics Challenges

Logistics Trends and Insights

Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services for Logistics Trends & Insights and Robert Fisher of Fisher Postal Analytics have put together a great presentation describing the challenges surrounding One Day Amazon Prime service.

North American Hydrogen Fuel Cell Players Join H2Bus Consortium

NGT News

Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium.

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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.

Driver pay increases slow in first quarter, report finds

Fleet Owner

Separately, FMCSA seeks input on detention time, which costs truckers thousands of dollars each year

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5 Logistics Trends to Watch For in 2019

Cerasis

The logistics industry is under continuous transformation. From the past couple of years, we are constantly experiencing development in the industry, all thanks to the introduction of logistics trends to watch that we’ve read about ad nauseum such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and advanced robotics. On the other hand, there has been a.read More. The post 5 Logistics Trends to Watch For in 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Devising Ways to Move More Containers on the Mississippi River

Material Handling and Logistics

With larger ocean carrier container vessels, global growth in the container market and an effort to reduce truck traffic on the highway system, ports and regions are working together to provide container-on-barge and a proposed container-on-vessel service

Importance of Weather Insights in Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Importance of Weather Insights in Supply Chain Management. According to a report* by UCL Hazard Research Center, there were 16 weather-related events in 2017 in the United States alone that cost one billion dollars each.

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.

Former GM Director to Bolster Alt-Fuel Work at Rocky Mountain Institute

NGT News

Britta Gross, formerly with General Motors, has joined Rocky Mountain Institute as the nonprofit’s managing director. Gross will draw from her experience in the automotive and aerospace industries to lead RMI’s Mobility Transformation Program.

Need to address detention time a rare point of agreement at House hearing

Fleet Owner

Two hours into a House subcommittee hearing on trucking, Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) read off a list of issues a panel of industry officials, labor representatives, advocacy groups and law enforcement could not agree on. From the safety impacts

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How Supply Chain Analytics Empower Digital Transformation

Cerasis

Digital transformation is inevitable, and digital transformation within the supply chain has the potential to streamline operations, reduce costs, and offer a better work environment for employees.

The importance of pilots in an e-commerce world

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Freightwaves contribution in which we looked at the pilot shortage and how airlines/cargo providers are addressing the shortage. In addition, we talked to Atlas pilots about their differences with the company – An interesting dilemma, particularly as Amazon, is among Atlas’ customers.

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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.