Wed.Apr 10, 2019

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Storage Process


One of the most critical issues that warehouse managers struggle with is optimizing warehouse storage. When not done properly, it can have costly consequences such as blocked aisles, lost stocks, and low productivity.

The 2019 Buyer’s Guide to Field Service Software


Time To Read: 2 minutes Field service software helps companies run their day-to-day operations more effectively. These softwares can provide invaluable tools to help simplify your business, such as reducing paperwork, optimizing routes, and increasing customer reviews to generate leads.

Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers


Today’s supply chains suffer from egocentric mindsets. Organizations are always looking out for number one, and while that remains vital to success, failure to work with other parts of your supply chain will lead to severe consequences.

ProMat 2019 – Large Investments on Display

Logistics Viewpoints

The ProMat show hall had an elephant in the room - Toyota Industries and its companies were front and center, as a display of its recent strategic acquisitions into the warehouse automation world. Piece picking robots, shuttle system enhancements, collaborative robots, and the software that makes these systems "intelligent" were the highlights of my attendance at ProMat 2019. The following exhibits were the most infomative to me.

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.

Same-Day versus Next-Day Delivery

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Dean Maciuba. It was more than a few years back, prior to the e-commerce boom, when consumers waited weeks for delivery of catalog ordered merchandise.

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Full Truckload vs Less-Than-Truckload: What Is the Difference?

GoShip Blog

When it comes to shipping freight, there are several alternatives to choose from. Each type of transportation can be beneficial, however, it hardly depends on your business objectives, type of freight, dimensions, and a few other factors.

Improving Supply Chain Visibility with Virtual Reality

Morai Logistics

Research on technology in supply chains shows a positive relationship between virtual reality and enhanced efficiency and visibility. By 2020, virtual reality is estimated to be valued at USD $70 million. VR has enabled many industries to take an innovative approach to engaging customers. Sinc the ecommerce boom, retailers have found it challenging with engaging customers both in-store and online. From an ecommerce perspective, VR helps companies create realistic shopping experiences.

Seven Order Picking Techniques for Distribution Centers

SIPMM Professional Publications

In most distribution centers, order selecting is the most manual, labor-intensive, and high priced operation. It can account for up to 60% of the operation costs. Companies tend to focus on this area first because a variety of enhancement can positively have an impact on their customer’s experience.

Retail Imports Rising Again as Summer Approaches

Material Handling and Logistics

The first half of 2019 is expected to total 10.7 million TEU, up 3.7% over the first half of 2018


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.

Nine Technologies to Boost Warehouse Productivity

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehousing is in the midst of a tech-driven revolution as companies race to identify and adopt emerging technologies that cut costs, optimize operations and improve overall supply chain efficiency.

Why Walmart is Paying Truckers Almost $90,000 a Year


Near the end of 2018, Walmart announced it plans to raise trucker salaries to approximately $87,500. That is in stark contrast to the current median clocking in at roughly $44,281. Now if your first thought is to quit your job immediately and apply to drive for Walmart, I don’t blame you.

Facilitating transportation systems: The world´s first beer pipeline

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In the last lesson we were speaking about transportation and different transportation modes. One of these models is a pipeline that usually transport liquids (e.g. water, oil), gases (e.g. natural gas, carbon monoxide) or slurry (e.g. carbon with water).

Isuzu crafts beer truck for booming industry

Fleet Owner

The company worked with a craft brewer to develop a truck that can be used for deliveries and at live events to promote the brew

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.

One Man’s Solo-Trip on a Boeing 737 is Really Additional Backhaul Revenue


On March 16th, Skirmantas Strimaitis discovered he was the lone passenger on a Boeing 737-800 with a seating capacity of 189 people headed from Vilnius, Lithuania to Bergamo, Italy. When tour operator company Novaturas realized the flight they had chartered earlier for guests was going to fly back empty, they decided to put one-way tickets […]. The post One Man’s Solo-Trip on a Boeing 737 is Really Additional Backhaul Revenue appeared first on Kuebix. Backhaul Blog FleetMAX

Channelling big data into connected services at Toyota

Automotive Logistics

Toyota is garnering telematics data every ten seconds from the 9m vehicles it produces annually to transform itself into a future mobility services provider still relevant to a vehicle market undergoing some seismic changes.

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Kenworth donates T680 76-inch sleeper

Fleet Owner

Company recognizes top rookie veteran with 2019 “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” Award

Truckmakers getting connected to improve logistics

Automotive Logistics

Long gone is the era when it was normal to wait for 28 days for a delivery; in today’s market consumers expect to receive their order by the next day. But the Amazon-type model is putting a lot of pressure on logistics.

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.

Some advice for the new truck OEMs … And the old OEMs, too

Fleet Owner

Trucking is a complicated business and to date, there has never been a one size fits all answer to all applications

Awareness Campaign Promotes Work Zone Safety

Move Ahead

Spring, an annual season of renewal, brings with it warmer temperatures, sun-kissed days and the start of highway construction season.

McLeod Software debuts load-matching solution for brokerage and logistics customers

Fleet Owner

TopMatch is an element of the company’s “PowerBroker” digital freight matching solution for brokers

SEKO Logistics Omni-channel Solutions Boosts Sales of Canyon Bicycles in the US

Logistics Manager

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

DOT's Chao defends budget request

Fleet Owner

Secretary says Trump administration wants to work with Congress on bipartisan infrastructure legislation


Transportation TIP List: Week of April 7th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of April 7 th , 2019. Over the past few weeks, the gridlock situation at the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border has been widely covered by headlines across the country.

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Manhattan Associates highlights WES approach at ProMat

Logistics Management

Supply chain software provider Manhattan Associates is continuing to see interest from its user base in its warehouse execution system (WES) capabilities

AirBridgeCargo Signs Agreement with Sonoco ThermoSafe for PharmaPort 360

Airfreight Logistics

One of the world’s leading carriers of special cargoes, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), has signed a leasing agreement with the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, Sonoco ThermoSafe , for the PharmaPort® 360 temperature-controlled container.

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.