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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Additive Manufacturing Is Emerging From Prototypes


Unlike printing a flat picture for example on a piece of paper, a 3D printer actually builds something in 3 dimensions. Then warehousing, inventory management and, of course, transportation arrangements.

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.

Grocers, don’t put all your eggs in one delivery basket


For example, online grocery is predicted to grow by ~6x in North America, jumping from 2% to 12% of total spend, representing a $140 billion market by 2025. Instacart, for example, has built their business by leveraging local grocers as fulfillment centers.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

So I brought it back to the garage, and they replaced it again, at no cost, of course. ” Just four examples of why transportation is a cool industry to be in these days. I’m driving around with one headlight.

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.

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.”

[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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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.

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.

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.

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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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?

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.”.

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.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Who Focus on Customer Experience Will Win


For example, a customer is a shoe store may purchase shoes, but if offered a new brand of socks, he or she refuses. While this example is a bit extreme, it highlights how a longer buying cycle can translate into insights for manufacturers.

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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.

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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What’s Big Data in Supply Chain & Logistics? Why Should I Be Looking at This Tech Trend?


For example, does location A offer more benefits than location B. In this example, location A is located outside of shopping center with few restaurants. For example, an analysis of fuel efficiency may require information on road conditions, tire pressure and octane ratings.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Leaky STEM Jobs Pipeline Can’t Be Patched With Higher Wages & Why STEM Matters


In reality, the leaky pipeline in STEM education is caused by a lack of teachers, available courses, and information about STEM fields. Rigorous computer science or engineering courses with qualified teachers aren’t offered at most high schools.

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Need a job? How about people plugger?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In Spain, you can find such a system in Sevilla for example as well. In South Korea for example, the supermarket chain tesco uses this space as a virtual supermarket, where people use their smartphones to order from the gates what they want to have delivered to their homes.