Tue.Apr 06, 2021

The Value of Scalable Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A successful ad campaign and a couple of good PR placements cause a hockey stick rise in demand and revenue. Life is good. But then a cell phone rings at the quarterly “we hit our numbers” meeting and the CFO suddenly trades his champagne glass for a cup of coffee. It’s the warehouse.

Respect, Standards and Jidoka

The Lean Thinker

Many years ago I wrote an article for SME called The Essence of Jidoka. In that article I described a four step process designed to drive improve productivity and drive continuous improvement.

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Editor’s Choice: The Journal to Perfect Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

GlobalTranz

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. What do we mean by that? Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience?

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

DB Schenker’s White Glove Service Connects Retail Fashion Brands with Customers in Brazil

Now, That's Logistics

As retail fashion goods makers around the globe come up with creative ways of reaching their customers, DB Schenker Brazil is stepping in to help them make those valuable connections.

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Introducing SMS Text Tracking from FreightCenter

Freight Center

The sound of success! Introducing SMS text tracking from FreightCenter! Our goal has always been to simplify your shipping experience and with this new SMS text tracking feature, we’ve done just that.

How freight consolidation impacts RFP bidding strategies

FreightWaves SONAR

Figuring out how to improve annual request for proposal (RFP) bidding strategies remains elusive for many shippers, especially in the context of knowing when to expand the network to leverage freight consolidation. Consider all that goes into trucking RFPs.

Health insurance savings possible for many more owner-ops after American Rescue Plan legislation

Overdrive Online

The legislation eliminated the so-called "subsidy cliff," which barred most owner-ops from reduced premiums on the exchanges. For these health-insurance buyers (a man in his 60s, a couple in their 50s, and a family of 5) savings range $4K to almost $8K.

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Business Intelligence: Bringing Your Operations To The Next Level

Blue Grace Logistics

Logistics and the global supply chain drive the world as we know it today. Everyday tasks such as going to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for dinner to online shopping all rely on the supply chain operating smoothly and efficiently.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Data shows positive economic trends and reasons for optimism

Logistics Management

The often-used saying “what a difference a year makes” really takes on a new meaning these days, especially when taking into account just how, umm, unusual, the last year has been. Unusual is just one word, to describe the events of the last year.

Toyota Commisions Australian Center to Promote Adoption of Hydrogen Tech

NGT News

Toyota has commissioned Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refueling facility at its former manufacturing site in Altona, Australia.

Preliminary Class 8 truck orders are strong in March, according to FTR and ACT data

Logistics Management

FTR reported that preliminary March North American Class 8 orders came in at 40,800 units, and ACT Research reported that March orders came in at 40,000 units

[stackd] The rise of digital freight matching and the value of integrations

FreightWaves SONAR

Watch the episode. On the episode you’ll hear: How does Ed define the industry question: “what is digital freight matching?”. Is newtrul a digital freight matching platform? Why are we seeing the rise of these types of platforms?

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The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

National diesel average falls for second straight week, for week of April 5, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 1.70-cent decrease, the national weekly average came in at $3.144 per gallon, following a 3.3-cent decrease, to $3.161, for the week of March 29

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How to Ship Heavy Equipment

GoShip Blog

Shipping heavy items like large equipment, machinery, or auto parts can be quite challenging. Before diving into the heavy equipment shipping process, you should understand the intricacies of shipping heavy equipment.

With Executive Order, Governor Mills Aims to Accelerate Maine’s EV Transition

NGT News

Janet Mills has signed an executive order to accelerate Maine’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation, calling for a “clean transportation roadmap” to achieve the state’s climate plan goal of increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2030.

How COVID-19 Will Cause Permanent Changes in Manufacturing Strategies

Supply Chain Brain

In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman, Tony Uphoff, President and Chief Executive Officer of ThomasNet, reveals the findings of the company’s latest North American Manufacturing Trends report, covering the fourth quarter of 2020

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

What Is Procurement in Freight

The Supply Chain Journal

Within the modern-day supply chain, there is a lot to track and monitor and make decisions regarding. For management, one of the most critical aspects of shipping and inventory management is the concept of procurement in freight.

EV-Battery Rivals Race to Sway Biden on Import Ban

Supply Chain Brain

The development of the battery supply chain will depend on President Biden's decision this week

The 10 most innovative logistics companies of 2021

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The Fast Company provides numerous top-10 rankings for the most innovative companies by categories such as, architecture, beauty, robotics, gaming, energy, logistics and others that you can find in their website.

Electric Forklifts vs. Propane: Which Is Better?

Conger

This article is all about comparing electric and propane forklifts. In it, you'll learn: What applications are best suited for each. The pros and cons of electric and propane forklifts. The costs of operating each. We're also going to answer some common questions about each fuel type. Let's dive in!

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

VUCA Environment

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In the activity of our last logistics class we got in contact with an environment that best can be described as VUCA. For me the term VUCA was completely new and I wanted to know it’s meaning.

Building Your Critical Freight & Logistics Requirements List for a TMS

MercuryGate

The request for proposal (RFP) process for a transportation management system (TMS) can appear challenging for unprepared shippers. However, assembling a list of critical freight and logistics requirements can improve the process.

Watch: What Will Biden’s Executive Order on Critical Supply Chains Achieve?

Supply Chain Brain

Kamala Raman, senior director analyst with Gartner, explains the reasoning behind President Biden’s initial choice of four critical supply chains to address in a 100-day review

Driver Ambassador: Embracing Leading-Edge Technology

Women in Trucking

Hear from Kellylynn herself! Take a listen to the podcast version below.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.