November, 2019

Is it Time for B2B Freight Providers to Learn From B2C?

Logistics Bureau

This speculative post explores the difference between B2B and B2C freight pricing. Are B2B freight providers falling behind? Should they offer tiered freight-price options like those enjoyed by consumers, and what stops them from doing so? Can the good, better, best, principle work in B2B markets?

What should you expect from your 3PL's WMS?

West Coast and California Logistics

It wasn’t that long ago that simply having a sophisticated warehouse management system (WMS) was a major selling point for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Over time, however, this technology has become commonplace, with just about all 3PLs having their own WMS bells and whistles to advertise.

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Truckload Carriers: How to Find Them with these 12 Tips

Cerasis

Keeping the workforce happy has always been a critical concern for business owners and supply chain leaders. In this context, finding and securing the right carriers forms a significant portion of managing truckload carriers.

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Can a Carrier Survive Without Amazon as a Customer?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Maybe FedEx is on to something when it announced it was dropping Amazon as an Express and Ground customer. “This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market…,” FedEx said in a statement.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

A Must-Have Warehouse Equipment List

Cyzerg

A warehouse works like a mechanism. It is composed of people using a variety of warehouse equipment in the form of machines or tools across different processing areas. The right equipment can complement human effort to continually raise the bar on the performance of a warehouse.

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Drop Shipping in Logistics: Business Model Pros and Cons

Bringg

Dropshipping has become an increasingly popular business model. But are the logistics of dropshipping right for your business? Here's what you need to know

Digital Technologies for Managing Port Terminals

SIPMM Professional Publications

Team drivers lean on pets for exercise and stress release

Fleet Owner

Solo truck drivers traditionally have ride-along pets to keep loneliness at bay, but why are more team drivers bringing their pets on the road? Exercise is a big reason. "It's It's a lot of things," said Cynthia Caldwell, who drives with her husband Tys

The value of a moment – logistics and the acceleration of war

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Over the next month we’ll be publishing a number of popular posts on as broad a range of topics as possible. Future advantage will lie with the side who can ‘own the time’ and best prepare the environment.’.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Protecting your fleet from cybercrime

Fleet Owner

At the NationaLease meeting in early September, Jeff Lanza, retired FBI special agent, demonstrated how cybercrime occurs and what countermeasures businesses can take to combat the innovations of criminals. Cybercrime can affect companies of any siz

Technology Must-Haves For Logistics and Supply Chain Businesses in 2020

Cerasis

Logistics and supply chain businesses have never been in so much need for change and upgrade, as they are now, and this is only because of the growth of e-commerce and other digital delivery businesses.

3PL providers continue to strategize on how to work with or against Amazon

Logistics Management

E-commerce has become a growth driver in all 3PL segments and working with or against Amazon remains a hot topic, notes Evan Armstrong, president of the consultancy, Armstrong & Associates

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Warehouses Are Tracking Workers’ Every Muscle Movement

Material Handling and Logistics

Wearable safety trackers are changing how warehouses handle employee safety, but some are concerned about potential surveillance applications

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.

Best Practices to Keep Your Warehouse Clean

Cyzerg

Warehouse cleaning can be an overwhelming task solely due to the size of modern-day warehouses. If not regularly maintained, warehouses can quickly become messy and unorganized, which can hamper the day-to-day workflow, which can increase hazards and operating costs.

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The Number One Killer of Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:10] So many people say coach, consultant, and trainer interchangeably. Talk about the differences between them and a little bit about your background in brain science.

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S.

The Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management

Cerasis

Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. Shareholders want to increase profitability. Customers wish for better customer service. Amazon wants to take over the world.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain

Kuebix

The world of transportation and logistics management looks completely different than it did even 50 years ago. Gone are the days of pen and paper and jotting down haphazard notes when on the telephone with a carrier booking freight. Now, technology is now ruling supreme.

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2020

Material Handling and Logistics

The supply chain has become a competitive weapon in the modern, digital economy

Truckers create convoys to give back

Fleet Owner

From raising money to help kids with cancer to supporting their own who have fallen on tough times, drivers find causes to rally around

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Why Marketing is Your Best Salesperson with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:01] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. My company is Logistics Marketing Advisors. I started it in 2004 and we’re located in Connecticut. We help logistics businesses improve their marketing to drive revenue and profits.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Marketing Literature Fulfillment: Why It Doesn’t Pay to Do It Yourself

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Who doesn’t love the sense of achievement that comes with successfully completing a do-it-yourself project? There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting the job done without calling in a professional – not to mention the money you save. But you have to know your own limitations.

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The Need to Exceed: The Race to Become an ‘xPL’

Talking Logistics

Last month, Adrian Gonzalez’s blog post on value-added services for third-party logistics providers (3PL) provided statistical evidence from a survey that supports the transformational trend in the trade and logistics space.

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Parcel Shipping Best Practices for Companies Preparing for the 2019 Holiday Shopping Season

Kuebix

Many companies are currently gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Whether they are brick-and-mortar businesses or e-commerce companies, the peak season for many sellers begins in mid-November and ends in early January.

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Holiday Shoppers Want Speed – Not Just Free Shipping

Material Handling and Logistics

The importance of speed in holiday deliveries has doubled since last year

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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.