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.

40 Years in Logistics –1999-2039: How Will the Past Shape the Future?


During the course of the year, I will highlight the most important trends and topics that are going to have a significant impact on the logistics industry in the next 20 years. Also new technologies, for example, AI, drive the complexity of problems and solutions.

Sustainable thinking

247 Customs Broker

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. And the latest example of activity in the supply chain comes from Walmart, owner of Asda, which has joined forces with HSBC to […]. [og_img] Anybody watching the demonstration in London over Easter might be forgiven for thinking the rest of the world is ignoring sustainability issues. The post Sustainable thinking appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

The underestimation of the influence of the supply chain on customer experience

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

For example, especially online shops often outsource logistics to 3PLs. Of course, the details of the interaction depend on the business model of the retailer: For example, clients who order perfumes online attach more importance to an elegant packaging than those who buy washing machines.

For Your Supply Chain KPIs to be Meaningful, Apply Some Golden Rules

Logistics Bureau

A prime example of this kind of manipulation (and really, it is manipulation), is when performance issues arise which results in shipments being delayed. . Don’t get me wrong here; off-the-shelf KPIs can serve a useful purpose, for example, when used for external benchmarking exercises.

Rethink your Business Strategy by Rethinking Your Supply Chain

CH Robinson Logistics

Of course, when your product sourcing, manufacturing, and delivery span the world, challenges will arise. For example, a quality 3PL provider might suggest novel ways to leverage localized bonded warehousing in China.

Transportation Supply Chains: On-Demand Digital Freight Matching

Morai Logistics

Over the course of the last year, Uber has also recognized an area of expansion, advancement and profit. Uber Freight is a good example of how technology is being utilized to create freight matching efforts. Technologies, such as Uber Freight, are an example of mobility on demand (MOD). The integration of digital freight matching is another example of how technology can improve efficiency and visibility.

Product placement in supermarkets – or: „eye level is buy level“

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Doing the research for an Unit Load analysis for products in supermarkets for the logistics course, I came over a really interested, related topic: the product placement in supermarkets. For example, there is baked goods area, bathroom area or a sweets area.

AI in Inventory Management

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Following an interesting course about Inventory Management, we received this phrase in a conclusion e-mail, that made me think. The most talkative example here (of course…) the giant of retail Amazon.

Food Recalls: What Makes Romaine Lettuce So Special?


For example, what is it about romaine lettuce that makes it so susceptible to bacterial contamination? Of course, the majority of us don’t cook lettuce, which helps clarify why it is so often wrapped up in food recalls.

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.

How Shippers and Small Businesses Can Support Green Shipping

GoShip Blog

Of course, a complete change of packing materials can take time and investments. Here are some examples of how can you increase the involvement across your business: sorting and recycling waste. Customer demands are nothing new to small businesses and companies.

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.

An App for Food Transparency

UL EHS- Sustainability

Of course, the whole thing is data rich, giving brands crucial information about their customers at point of consumption. Changing how consumers engage and interact with the food and drink they consume is seen as a big part of the sustainable supply chain conundrum.

Do you know the best temperature to store pineapples?

World Food Programme Logistics

Food safety Finally, WFP runs a series of food safety courses for its 450 shop keepers and their staff. Food-borne hazards can be microbiological, chemical or physical in nature and are often invisible to the plain eye: bacteria, viruses or pesticide residues are some examples.

Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

Logistics Bureau

Of course, it would be possible to write an entire book on this particular subject, so for the sake of keeping this article relatively brief, I’ll stick to a short explanation of crucial factors to consider when planning a warehouse network (even if it is a network of one).

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Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

UL EHS- Sustainability

Of course, producing agricultural commodities that are bought and traded globally is hugely important to growing economies in places through the Tropics. But the fact that the area cultivated for soy production in Brazil grew 25 times between 1961 and 2016, for example, is having a big impact.

What US truck shippers need to watch in 2019 and Beyond


The trucking industry took a pit stop with the electronic logging devices but has returned to the main course. For example: railroads in the U.S. Last year it became evident that shippers were going to start battling rising rates for 2018 and beyond.

The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs


May’s tariff increase, which Trump’s tweet suddenly brought back from an indefinite deferment, is a good example. As an example, the general air cargo rate for a PVG-LAX $5,000 value shipment weighing 500 kg would have been around $1,650.

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.”

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.

Strategic Tips For Acquiring Five Star Reviews For Your Service Business


The most obvious example of making empty promises is false advertising. A less obvious example is being honest about job constraints. For example, I bought a house in December that has no grass, because it was not taken care of for a long time. Time To Read: 7 minutes.

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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.

The Changing Demands of the Urban Consumer

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Charles Brewer. In Metapack’s most recent State of E-Commerce Delivery – 2018 , more than 55% of consumers said they wanted same day and even same hour delivery – that is just crazy isn’t it?

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

Talking Logistics

For example, 47 percent of Above Average Performers reported having real-time visibility to inventory at stores while only 21 percent of Average or Below Performers reported having the same.

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.

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.

Creating extra value for customers by outsourcing logistics services

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In the last session of our Service & Sales course, our professor stated that “partnerships with distribution channels and suppliers create extra value for its customers”. The can integrate parts of the supply chain, for example the customs clearance, order taking, or billing.

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.

[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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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.

Key Elements of a Successful Supply Chain

Radius Logistics

For example, if you’re faced with a “tough decision” down the road, perhaps additional costs to ship expedited at the last minute, the decision will be easy to make because your company sees your supply chain needs as a high priority.