A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018


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Top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Training Programs and Courses in 2016


Today, Kelly shares the top 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management training programs and courses available in 2016. To protect yourself and your business I offer you to take a look at this list of top programs and courses that will take place in 2016, which will help you to understand main concepts of this powerful tool and learn how to successfully apply it on practice. University Courses. 1) Course in E Logistics and Supply Chain Management by National University.

HBR: Managers Think They’re Good At Coaching. They’re Not.

The Lean Thinker

” None of this, of course, had anything to do with what had triggered the tirade. example may have been a somewhat extreme case, a recent HBR article by Julia Milner and Trenton Milner titled Managers Think They’re Good at Coaching. This, of course, is consistent with the message that we Kata Geeks are sending with Mike Rother’s Coaching Kata. As the organization matures, of course, that structure can shift. “No… this is coaching.

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KataCon4–Notes along the way: Part 2

The Lean Thinker

Of course, had we done this correctly we would have gone back in time to the previous KataCon, gotten the profiles from the attendees lists, interviewed people, and put together profiles for “typical” people who attend.

7 Reasons Why the Supply Chain Matters to Business Success

Logistics Bureau

Of course, it is helpful to have some statistics on hand to validate the statement above. Walmart may be the most famous example of a company that has succeeded primarily because of a well-developed and aligned supply chain strategy. 5 Examples of Supplier Ethics Scandals.

Blockchain Technology is Set to Transform the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Bitcoin as an Example of Blockchain. The brief description of blockchain above may seem a bit abstract, so let’s look closer at the real-life example of Bitcoin. However, it also happens to be the most well-known example. It is also just one particular example.

Shipping Materials Guide

PLS Logistics

The reason being, of course, that you can drop a bag of potatoes on top of another bag of potatoes and still have usable potatoes. The egg carton is a prime example of why shipping materials are so important — as well as why using the wrong shipping materials can spell disaster — no matter what you’re shipping. If you’re not convinced that shipping materials matter, take a closer look the next time you’re at the grocery store.

8 Reasons Companies Bring Outsourced Operations Back In-house

Logistics Bureau

That’s no bad thing of course, provided the reasoning behind the decision is sound and the consequences thoroughly evaluated. In the majority of cases though, terminating the outsourcing partnership should be a last resort, rather than the go-to course of action.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Examples include Chinese state-owned Cosco investing in port operations in Spain, Greece, Italy and Belgium. Change, of course, is inevitable and good supply chains are built to withstand, as much as one can, economic and political impacts such as tariffs.

One hundred logisticians, one bullet and designing the future logistics system

Logistics in War

In making it possible that this rifle round be delivered ‘each day, every day’, his example implicitly recognised the control required to make Army’s part of the Defence logistics system work. Of course, Army must work with others in the logistics enterprise as this is a shared burden.

Dealing with the Climate in Your Thailand Warehouse Design

Logistics Bureau

For example, while not unique to this country, issues such as heat and high humidity must be allowed for in many aspects supply chain operation in Thailand, warehouse design included. Of course much depends upon where your warehouses are situated, but certainly, in and around Bangkok and along the coast , where the majority of industrial sites are to be found, heat and humidity can have quite an impact on workforce efficiency and productivity.

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

For example, a retailer may be relying on six-month old shipment charts with average transit times to decide when to reorder stock. Other examples include resolving issues around transshipment problems and accurately scheduling labor.”. He gives the example of a container that is supposed to arrive at Long Beach but actually arrives at Los Angeles.

Location, Location, Location

Now, That's Logistics

Walmart for example—the world’s largest company by revenue (approx. The new mega-ships mentioned at the outset, for example, can cause mega congestion.Automation was supposed to mitigate this. Additional language available.

6 Supply Chain Trends from 2017 and their Ongoing Progress

Logistics Bureau

For more complex tasks, such as digging deep into a stack of crates to find a slow-moving SKU, a number of the robots can work together to quickly locate and retrieve the item, much as ants, for example, will work together to drag a dead insect to the nest.

Everything is Green

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

For example the food production should be sustainable, plastics bags are banned from some stores in order to reduce waste and cars should have lower or even no (electric cars) emissions in order to be attractive to most customers. In our society today, environmental awareness plays a big role.

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

Talking Logistics

The only remaining and responsible course of action is to proceed to liquidation. France, for example, plans to invest around €50m ($57m) “in ports and airports, focusing on control points and parking areas, with the possible appointment of 580 customs and veterinary staff.”.

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If There’s a Manufacturing Skills Gap, How Do We Close It? 4 Ways to Combat the Gap


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills should be more heavily included into the educational courses of today’s students. Specifically, more manufacturers should offer training courses focused on STEM education to workers in lower-paying, less-intense positions. In other words, companies must move away from the exclusive HR- and OSHA-based training programs and include courses on STEM. For example, parents may say, “You could become a lawyer or doctor.”

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management


She gives an example: Amazon’s ability to deliver packages to a person’s door in under two hours. General Electric , for example, has started integrating AI into its locomotives to enhance safety and speed. Analysts predict that by 2020, 75% of new cars will feature IoT connectivity.

How to Use Machine Learning to Boost S&OP

Talking Logistics

In today’s post, I’ll share some concrete examples of machine learning applications used today in the context of S&OP. The first example is to use machine learning for improving the results of your promotions and improving sales. Take the Coca Cola company, for example. The second example is to use machine learning to greatly improve forecast accuracy. Apart from the two example described, there are other applications where we use machine learning to boost sales.

The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

For example: Why will it exist? That’s exactly what will happen if, for example, you underestimate the quantities of products your warehouse must comfortably hold. Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood.

[VIDEO] It takes a Village to Create a Future with STEM education & [BONUS] Robotics/Automation Video


They often shy away from STEM education courses and technical education. The use of video testimonials would show kids a real-life example of a pier that chose a manufacturing career. Not so long ago, this phrase became synonymous with our young people. “The

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Of course, they need to be SMART—Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time phased—but this may too rudimentary a set of rules to ensure KPIs are really effective. It might help to think of a KPI as something like an instrument on car dashboard—a speedometer for example.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s also the time when I start to think about sharing my thoughts on trends for the coming year , but of course, stop short of trying to make predictions. Examples include SAP Fiori apps and SAP Mobile Platform. Yes… It’s that time of year again.

Is Machine Learning Going to Revolutionize S&OP?

Talking Logistics

For example, you probably heard about how a machine learning algorithm allowed the machine to beat the best humans in Go or in Poker in the past year. What are concrete examples of machine learning intervention in S&OP? Take IBM’s Watson for example.

The End of Sears Should Be Mourned by The Supply Chain Community


But, of course, what I am describing is what Sears was literally doing 25 years ago. If I described to you a retail entity which did the following what would you say?

4 Tips for Managing The 2018 Chinese New Year

Now, That's Logistics

Shipping lines, for example, will hold off on leaving port until their vessels are full and/or spend time waiting for their employees to come back to work. The Chinese New Year is right around the corner. Is your supply chain ready for the Year of the Dog?

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6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

One of the most notable examples is in agriculture, where equipment, fertilizer and seed vendors are working together to sell farmers guaranteed crop yields. For example, many companies perceive a need to place manufacturing operations closer to the marketplace as part of an effort to become more agile. Examples include the joint ventures between automotive companies Peugeot, Citroën, and Toyota for small cars or Peugeot, Citroën and Fiat for people movers and vans.

MSC and TRAXENS Speeds Up Smart Container Deployment

Logistics Manager

Smart containers are a perfect example of where we can cooperate according to industry standards to make our services truly comprehensive and TRAXENS is the top innovator in this area.”.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

For example, a WMS is no longer ideal where pockets of automation exist in larger facilities that also retain a dependency on manual processes. 3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019.

Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming


Of course, along with that comes a lot of products that need delivering. Today, for example, Amazon pre-loads un-purchased products onto a truck knowing they will be ordered by the time the truck reaches an area. None of this is new news, of course. Editor’s Note: This article is from Steve Bettwy , Vice President – Quality and Business Continuity, Operational Excellence, and Continuous Improvement at Direct Supply.

Supply Chain Crystal Ball Gazing: Let’s Look Ahead to 2028

Logistics Bureau

Of course that’s really not such a bold prediction to make, since some warehouses are already running dark today. Some supply chains will be impacted more by 3D printing than others, of course.

The realities of logistics and strategic leadership – ‘2018 edition’

Logistics in War

In late 2017 I published a post of anecdotes, observations and lessons given by senior officers contacted through the course of academic research. Disempowerment can be bred or defeated through leadership and example. By David Beaumont. These insights were given by logisticians, but not always, and pointed at many of the issues transforming Defence logistics over a period of nearly thirty years.

How to Mitigate Risk in Demand Driven Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

This means for example, that marketing-campaign planning involves manufacturing and procurement functions, to ensure preparedness for an uptick in product demand. The desire to avoid data falling into the wrong hands is, of course, understandable, but digital security measures are improving all the time. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for example, are ideal for coping with variable demands on digital systems.

Cost To Serve – A Smarter Way to Improved Supply Chain Profitability

Logistics Bureau

Thus, if you find out that an expensive transport solution (courier for example) is routinely being used to deliver a low margin product to a customer, you’ll understand that much better if the end result for you turns out to be a loss. Supply chains are complex entities.

Still Think Dangerous Goods is Just Paperwork and Labels?

Talking Logistics

Of course, dangerous goods (aka hazardous materials) is not just limited to lithium-ion batteries; it also includes other classes of materials, such as flammable and combustible liquids, flammable and poisonous gases, radioactive materials, and corrosive substances.

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