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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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

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.

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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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. That may seem like a cliché, or hype, or buzz, but it is true.

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.

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

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.

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.

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry

Cerasis

ERP systems are a raging trend in the corporate arena these days – these miraculous platforms are a sure shot way to infuse productivity into your routine operations!

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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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Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

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.

FROM PORT TO MARKET: How to Reduce Supply Chain Cycle Time for Asian Imports

West Coast and California Logistics

There’s a new supply chain mantra in the post-Amazon era, and that mantra is SPEED. Whether you are delivering to retailers or consumers, or both, customers want products faster in a more predictable time window.

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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[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management.

DoorDash Launches Monthly Subscription Service for Unlimited Food Deliveries

Bringg

DoorDash, the on-demand restaurant delivery service, connecting customers with restaurants, debuted a new last week called DashPass , a subscription offering unlimited deliveries with no delivery fee. For $9.99