Thu.Jul 22, 2021

Warehouse Picking Carts: How to Pick the Right One for Your Warehouse

Cyzerg

The right kind of warehouse picking cart can help you expedite picking, stocking, and transporting various warehouse items. This is important since order picking can deplete excessive resources if not used with the most efficient picking cart for your operations.

Why Did Your Last Product Fulfillment Services Provider Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Not every provider of product fulfillment services offers the same capabilities or high levels of performance. Unfortunately, some eCommerce brands find this out only after entering into a relationship with an underachieving third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

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5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980’s. While the terminology evolved, the underlying thesis of S&OP has stayed the same, i.e., bridge the divide between sales forecasts and operational plans while respecting the budget.

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Technology to Have Greatest Impact on Building Design in Coming Years

Food Logistics

The survey reveals strong growth for warehouse facilities forecasted from express and parcel delivery, third-party logistics and more. Warehousing / Design-Build

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4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Find Ways Around Tight Capacity During Produce Season

Trinity Logistics

If you’ve been experiencing sticker shock freight rates lately, then you’re not alone. It’s not a secret that capacity remains tight and freight rates stay high. This is affecting all markets but produce and other temperature-controlled products are being hit the hardest.

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Truck parking info delivery study points to key limitations – accuracy, accessibility in-cab

Overdrive Online

Improvements in touchless parking-info delivery direct to the cabs of working trucks could be the holy grail for mobile-comms systems' efficacy. For roadside signs, it's all about accuracy and sign placement. Parking

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FreightWaves Classics: Mack Trucks continues its industry leadership

The Supply Chain Journal

In a recent FreightWaves Classics article the history of White Motor Company was profiled. Today, the history of Mack Trucks is featured. Much of the information in this article came from the Mack Trucks website; FreightWaves Classics thanks Mack Trucks and the Mack Trucks Historical Museum.

ELMS Takes EV Crash Protection System to the Patent Office

NGT News

Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. ELMS) has filed a provisional patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) related to the development of its EV crash protection system to improve vehicle and occupant safety and battery stability in the event of a collision.

Recruiting and retaining supply chain talent — Point of Sale

The Supply Chain Journal

This show is sponsored by ArcBest. ArcBest is more than logistics. Whatever you do, whatever you ship, ArcBest makes it easier for you to do business.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Mercedes-Benz Aiming to Go Electric-Only By 2025

NGT News

Mercedes-Benz says it is “shifting from electric-first to electric-only,” with plans for having battery-electric vehicles (BEV) in all segments the company serves by next year, and from 2025 onward, all newly launched vehicle platforms to be electric-only.

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ATA: Driver pay increases could come back to haunt carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

Trucking companies outbidding each other for drivers using salary and per-mile wage increases are leaving themselves vulnerable when the next economic downturn hits, the American Trucking Association’s chief economist warns.

Uber Freight goes big, in $2.25B acquisition of Transplace

Logistics Management

Earlier today, San Francisco-based Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app matches trucking companies with loads to haul, announced it is acquiring Frisco, Texas-based Transplace, a non-asset-based third-party logistics services provider, for roughly $2.25

Safety check: It’s better to be proactive than reactive

The Supply Chain Journal

Developing a safety culture isn’t easy, but establishing one sure does make your job a lot easier down the road.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

What Is Consolidated Shipping?

GoShip Blog

As a business owner, it’s understandable if you’re always looking for the most affordable and efficient way to move your inventory.

Reputation management with Bluewire — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

On this week’s episode of Taking the Hire Road, DriverReach founder and CEO Jeremy Reymer welcomed Steve Bryan, CEO of Bluewire LLC. The two discussed the ever-rising threat nuclear verdicts pose to the industry and how to defend against them.

Carriers bracing for rebound from historically low inventory-to-sales ratios

Logistics Management

Usually inventory-to-sales ratios are one of myriad geeky numbers released monthly that only other statisticians—and historians—follow with any regularity. However, as anyone connected with the current whacky freight environment can attest, these are not normal times

Hot Freight Opinions: Reaction to Uber Freight acquiring Transplace

The Supply Chain Journal

On Thursday, Uber Freight announced the acquisition of Transplace for $2.25 billion, a deal the companies say will “create one of the leading logistics technology platforms, with one of the largest and most comprehensive managed transportation and logistics networks in the world.”.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Ryder rolls out new hubs to expand last mile delivery network

Logistics Management

Taking steps to meet increasing customer demands for faster delivery times, Miami-based freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder System Inc.

The logistics of the Olympics — Cyberly

The Supply Chain Journal

The ethos of competition is being better, faster and stronger than the next person. We see it in every aspect of business, life and, of course, sports. Right now the peak of competition is about to play out in Tokyo at the Olympic Games.

Cargo congestion on West Coast is a consequence of complex issues

Logistics Management

According to leading maritime economist John Martin, Ph.D., the broad scope and “systemic nature” of the cargo congestion that continues to hamper goods movement throughout the country, including at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Can 3D printing help the US prepare for the next pandemic?

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. The story: Thousands of small businesses, schools and enthusiasts came out of the woodwork last year to produce personal protective equipment with 3D printers. .

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Startup Couriers Snatch Toehold in Shake-Up of the FedEx Era

Supply Chain Brain

Surging e-commerce is generating more package deliveries than giant couriers can handle, but the logjam is spawning startups with new ways of speeding deliveries

U.S. Xpress’ bottom line takes hit from big labor cost increases

The Supply Chain Journal

Xpress (NYSE: USX) spent about $40 million more on purchased transportation in the second quarter of 2021 than it did in the corresponding quarter of 2020, an increased cost that went right to the truckload carrier’s bottom line. . By several standards, the company had a strong quarter.

Ontario jeopardizes road safety by delaying A/Z licence restriction

Truck News

The province of Ontario is currently the only jurisdiction in all of Canada and the U.S. that allows someone to take their Class A road test in an automatic or automated manual transmission, and if passed, provide them with a fully unrestricted licence.

Largest wildfire in US nearly 400,000 acres in size

The Supply Chain Journal

The Bootleg fire is the largest in the country and is just one of dozens of large wildfires burning out West. As of Wednesday evening, the Bootleg fire had merged with the nearby Log fire and was scorching almost 400,000 acres in southern Oregon.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.