August, 2018

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

In today’s market, it is imperative for process businesses to pursue digital transformations to meet changing customer expectations, global market demands, and increased competition. Process industry businesses that embark on digital transformation journeys are becoming disruptors in the industry.

4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019. What will the price of oil be during the rest of 2019? This is just one factor that presents a challenge when planning future transportation budgets.

Take 5 – What Does the Connected Manufacturing Environment Look Like?

Now, That's Logistics

As the movement toward Industry 4.0 marches on, advanced technologies are playing a key role in helping companies attain new levels of automation, digitization, and data integration. Digital operations, or Industry 4.0, is on the agenda of manufacturing companies around the globe.

21st Century Sales Skills for Transportation and Logistics Professionals

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this podcast, Joe Lynch welcomes Ann Holm to the show. Joe and Ann discuss their upcoming sales improvement program. The program, 21st Century Sales Skills for Transportation Logistics Professionals begins Wednesday, September 19th, 1:00 p.m.

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.

Software Rules

The Lean Thinker

“Turn off the radio, Hal.” “I’m sorry, Mark, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”.

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Intermodal wrangles just making the pain worse for US shippers using rail

Supply Chain and Logistics

The Chicago area just can’t seem to get its act together. The result will be delayed cargoes and higher costs for cargo owners. Ian Putzger of the Loadstar gives us the story. Chicago is unlikely to lose its dominance over … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Supply Chains containers customer service intermodal supply chains

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Carter Express Opens a New Crossdock in Mexico that Brings Higher Accuracy and Lower Cost in Handling Mexico Freight

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Carter Express Opens a New Crossdock in Mexico that Brings Higher Accuracy and Lower Cost in Handling Mexico Freight. We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new crossdock in Queretaro, Mexico in August 2018.

Kroger Driverless Grocery Deliveries are Here

Bringg

Kroger is at the forefront of improving the grocery shopping and delivery experience. While change has been occurring, especially after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, it hasn’t been fast. This is giving grocery leaders like Kroger a chance to catch up and innovate.

Spirits distributor ISBG says blockchain is ready for business

DC Velocity

Beverage firm to apply blockchain and IoT to supply chain tasks in partnership with Bengala Technologies. Technology

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.

HBR: Managers Think They’re Good At Coaching. They’re Not.

The Lean Thinker

“No… this is coaching. That means I talk, you listen.” ” Many years ago, those words began a 20 minute session that I can best describe as an “a** chewing.” ” The boss systematically went through all of the little notes he had been saving for over a year – like the fact that someone had commented that I had a cow lick in my hair one day many months ago, which was framed as “lack of grooming.”

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How to Reduce Warehouse Labor Costs With Smarter Order Picking

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The word “travel” is usually associated with positive things. Vacations…New adventures…. Not so in the fulfillment warehouse, where travel time is the enemy of efficient order picking. In fact, it can comprise as much as 50% of the picking process – and up to half of your warehousing labor cost.

New paper published on Standards and carrier differentiation

Supply Chain and Logistics

My colleagues Chris Clott, Rob Cannizzaro and I just published a paper in the Journal of Shipping and Trade. In it we propose a new standard called ServiceTerms for classifying container cargo on six ACTION dimensions which are relevant to … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized alliances containers customer service research transportation

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Is the Future of Electric Trucks Now?

Logistics Viewpoints

Electric trucks have been in the news a lot lately, especially as Tesla has made multiple announcements regarding the highly anticipated release of its Class 8 semi-truck. However, the state of Tesla’s supply chain, along with the skepticism regarding the design of the truck, had the public wondering if it would actually come to fruition. But Tesla is clearly not the only company working to get an electric truck to the market. There are also […].

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.

Nearly a quarter of Europe’s biggest retailers offer next-day delivery, industry quickly shifting to same-day delivery as standard

Bringg

New research form Internet Retailing shows that the number of Top 500 European retailers offering next-day delivery rose by 50% last year. This means that 24% of the Top 500 retailers in the EEA now offer next-day deliveries.

From Washington to your warehouse

DC Velocity

Here's how the federal government's actions on trade and tax law will affect forklift makers and their customers. There will be winners and losers. Lift Trucks

The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages , shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today.

eCommerce Packaging:  Why Polybags Could Equal Big Labor and Parcel Savings

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Raise your hand if you ever went to a birthday party and watched the guest of honor unwrap a huge box only to discover that it held a very small reward – one that was reached only after unwrapping a series of other large boxes. It was the ten-year-old’s version of comedy gold. Overpackaging still happens today in eCommerce packaging, only it’s not restricted to kids’ gifts. And in many cases, people find it annoying rather than funny. Parcel Transportation eCommerce Fulfillment

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

Keeping Up with Customer Demands in the Ever-Evolving Supply Chain

Now, That's Logistics

As global supply chains extend outward and become increasingly intertwined, keeping up with evolving customer expectations isn’t getting any easier. Here are four ways to do it. Additional languages available.

Warehouse Mobility Upgrades Accelerate

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC’s research on the global WMS market identified today’s warehouse technology investments that were highest on investment priority lists (see WMS Product Development Roadmaps). Warehouse mobility investments including upgrades and replacements was high on that list.

Dark Kitchens: Deceptive Experience or Genius Strategy?

Bringg

With the food delivery industry booming, the kitchens inside restaurant branches are not always ready to handle the influx of orders. What’s more, the restaurants themselves may not be located in strategic spots that enable drivers to avoid traffic and deliver their orders as fast as possible.

Striking the right balance

DC Velocity

Retailers need more sophisticated technology to manage inventory in an omnichannel world. Tools that improve visibility and flexibility are at the top of the list. Technology

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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.

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

From May 2016 through the end of August 2017, “17 CEOs of public Big Food manufacturers and retailers had departed, or announced their intention to,” according to an article published last September in Fortune.

A digital supply chain for the chemical industry

Transporeon

SWI Is Coming to Canada, Are You Ready?

Now, That's Logistics

With Canada’s new Single Window Initiative, clearing customs might get easier. But first, be prepared to provide import data a lot sooner … and a lot more of it!

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What’s in Your Transportation Execution Solution Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

Transportation execution solutions and, in particular, visibility solutions, are hot. There are a number of macroeconomic factors driving the adoption of transportation execution systems. Technological innovations such as cloud computing, logistics networks and real-time GPS are increasing the importance of transportation execution solutions and redefining how transportation is managed. With all these new capabilities, how can transportation execution solutions help?

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.