August, 2019

Considering On-Demand Capabilities in the Private Fleet vs Dedicated Transportation Debate

West Coast and California Logistics

For companies of a certain size, there’s an age-old debate over how to best handle transportation services. Is it best to go-it-alone and handle your own transportation through a private fleet?

Data Driven Logistics: Using Visibility for Better Customer Experience

20Cube Logistics

Data is the talk of the town. Data is not only required for smooth functioning but also for better control on the process. This helps organisations achieve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, helping them transform their supply chain processes by better forecasting and procurement planning. .

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What do the proposed 2020 HOS changes mean for the trucking market?

CH Robinson Logistics

On August 14, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the long awaited draft rule updating certain parts of the hours of service (HOS) rules. . What are the proposed HOS changes? In summary, the changes proposed include (per the American Trucking Association): .

Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:04] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, which is based in Chattanooga, TN. I grew up in a trucking family and worked in my dad’s company.

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.

4 Strategies to Attract and Retain Warehouse Workers

Cyzerg

In warehousing, as in every other organization, it’s the people who make or break the business. At a time when warehouse workers are swift to move from one warehouse to another, retaining them may seem to be a daunting task.

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Why Logistics and Product Quality Scorecards Should Be One and the Same

Talking Logistics

It’s been several decades since Toyota revolutionized the supply chain world with its adoption of lean manufacturing and total quality control methodologies that encouraged companies to take a strategic view on supplier relationships and continuous improvement.

What’s Your Burger Made of This Labor Day Weekend?

Kuebix

Beef burgers have been a summer barbecuing staple for generations of Americans. From Memorial Day to Labor Day families and friends will gather to share this favorite food in backyards across the country, not to mention year-long at many popular fast-food chains.

RNG: Moving beyond zero emissions

Fleet Owner

Renewable natural gas (RNG) has been receiving a lot of buzz lately. You may have seen this recent headline: UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas ever in the U.S. UPS contracted with Clean Energy to purchase 170 million-gallon equiva

Cold Calling on Steroids with Brad Seaman

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:44] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Brad Seaman, founder and CEO of MonsterConnect, which is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. MonsterConnect is sales enablement / lead generation service that help sales teams become 6-8 times more productive. [01:14]

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.

Are You Neglecting Warehouse Safety and Health of Workers?

Cyzerg

Warehouse safety and health management is an aspect that can never be overemphasized. But, the truth is that warehouse managers often struggle with it. In fact, OSHA statistics reveal that as many as 16 warehouse workers died while working at warehouses 2015-2017. Business & Sales

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That Broken Bolt is Speaking to You

The Lean Thinker

The factory is running complex automated equipment. At the morning meeting today we heard “machine x was down for broken bolts.” Actually “again.”. Background – the bolts in question resist pressure in molding equipment. The details of how the equipment works aren’t relevant here.

Automation in the Supply Chain and Its Impact on Scalability

Cerasis

Automation is coming of age in the supply chain. Where supply chain leaders once viewed automation capabilities as science fiction fantasy, automation’s real-world applications are becoming evident.

Reducing Damage in the Supply Chain and Cold Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

There are steps every touchpoint in the supply chain can take to ensure the best possible product quality

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.

Appreciate your drivers each and every day

Fleet Owner

Drivers are a key link between a fleet and its clients. As it relates to the delivery of loads, they are the face of the company to the public

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Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC. We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] 01:20] Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics.

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Machine Learning in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

One area of interest in today’s end-to-end supply chain is machine learning. And this is certainly a topic that we have written about quite often.

It will feel worse because it’s getting better.

The Lean Thinker

The line is starting to flow, or at least there is more time flowing than not flowing. The places where it isn’t flowing well are now much more evident. Things are speeding up.

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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.

6 Benefits of Automated Material Handling

Cerasis

In the logistics and supply chain industries, every edge counts. That’s why facilities managers and decision makers everywhere are exploring the benefits of automated material handling.

State of US Logistics 2019: Collaboration Required to Control Logistics Costs

Material Handling and Logistics

Shippers and providers now accept the value of working in close concert

Rate outlook: Indicators point to mid-2020 recovery

Fleet Owner

The Yield Curve vs. the Coyote Curve: Recession remains a wildcard, but the freight cycle is set to turn favorable for truckers, industry analysts and forecasters agree at ACT Research event

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Do You Have too Much Marketing Collateral?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Here’s an amazing, fun fact: Kudzu, an Asian vine brought to the U.S. in 1876, can grow as much as a foot a day. Do you know what else can grow incredibly quickly? Marketing collateral.

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.

What 5G Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

The merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is expected to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks in the U.S.

If You Think “We Can’t Please Our Customers” You’ll Be Right

The Lean Thinker

The center of the B Concourse at O’Hare Airport in Chicago is dominated by a Brachiosaur skeleton, part of the Field Museum exhibit for their store there. As a reminder for those of you over the age of 14, the Brachiosaurus was 70 feet long, 30 feet tall, weighed in at around 60 tons.*

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What Is the Right Pick and Pack Methods for Your Warehouse?

Cerasis

The warehouse is one of the most rapidly evolving aspects of modern business, especially in the growing ecommerce market. The biggest warehouses are adopting drones and robotics to help or replace humans, while even the smallest are picking up the software to help increase accuracy levels.

Alibaba Grows its Cross-Border Capabilities

Logistics Trends and Insights

Alibaba’s latest quarterly earnings find the e-commerce giant still growing double-digits and still expanding. For the quarter ending June 30, overall revenue increased 42% over the same period for 2018.

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.