December, 2019

Deja New:  Why Today’s Subscription Box Fulfillment Is Especially Challenging

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re a big fan of subscription boxes, join the club. According to recent research from Clutch, more than half of online buyers currently use one or more versions of this highly convenient purchasing model.

Should You Adopt Predictive Analytics in Warehouse Management?

Cyzerg

A gamut of challenges such as omnichannel sales, seasonal demand fluctuation, overstocking, out-of-stock situations, back orders, order returns, and the constant striving for ever-shorter lead times create pressure for better warehouse process and operations management.

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What truckload shippers can expect as we head into 2020.

Freightquote

The 2019 shipping market was defined by record low rates that resulted in increases in the quality of shipments. Learn what this means for the 2020 market, as well as how you can continue to take advantage of these trends moving forward

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out. Customers expect to get whatever they want, whenever they want, at the prices they want and the ability to change their minds up to the delivery time. It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is.

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.

The Digitization of Transportation

Material Handling and Logistics

DHL's adoption of a variety of technologies is keeping its strategy of digitalization transportation moving forward

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An Overview of Railroads in Logistics and Transportation

MTS Logistics

Why are railroads important? Railroads are mainly important for moving goods that are mostly heavy in weight and are bulky over long distances, as transportation makes up the majority of the total cost of delivery.

TMS and/or Parcel? Finding the Perfect Package

Talking Logistics

What would a forest with one billion trees look like? That’s approximately how many trees it would take to create the cardboard for the estimated 165 billion packages shipped in the U.S. each year, according to rough calculations as reported by Fast Company. That is a lot of parcels.

2020 LTL Shipping Trends: 3 Key Updates on the Market

GoShip Blog

Last year was huge for LTL freight, with a high demand primarily driven by the rapid growth of e-commerce.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Putaway Process

Cyzerg

The putaway process is often ignored by warehouse managers when optimizing warehouse operations but is a critical step to increasing warehouse efficiency. The initial placement of goods has a direct impact on all subsequent warehouse processes, especially the picking process.

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.

How Can a Dirty Truck Scale Cost You Money?

Quality Scales Unlimited

A good way to remain in compliance and prevent downtime is by properly maintaining truck scales. If a scale is dirty or has a build-up of debris and material it can lead to various problems like inaccuracy and potentially cut down the life of the scale.

A Handy Acronym to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This holiday season blog is our gift to budget-conscious B2C shippers who need to control fulfillment expenses. The subject: reducing parcel shipping costs. How do you do it? Think P – A – R – C – E – L.

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What is Contract Warehousing and When is Your Operation Ready for it?

West Coast and California Logistics

When your business is growing, shared warehousing with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) enables you to scale your warehousing investment to match your order volumes. Need more or less space? You can add or remove it based on your needs.

These Three Technologies are Hot, But Are Supply Chains Adopting Them?

Logistics Bureau

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics are some of the hottest technologies to grace the business stage, if the media is to be believed. Have they hit the mainstream in major industries though? We took a look at the state of adoption in the supply chain world, and here’s what we found.

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.

How Digital Innovation is Changing Industrial Storage

Camelot 3PL Software

As long as people use things, others will continue to make them. It’s the basic economic concept of supply and demand. Making and using things requires storing them as well as all the components along the way.

Top 24 Warehouse KPIs You Must Be Tracking

Cyzerg

Warehouse management encompasses its own world of complex tasks, and that’s why today there are dozens of warehouse technologies designed specifically to make these tasks easier and more efficient.

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Why Logistics Companies are Upgrading to Mobile Payments with Robin Gregg

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:49] Please tell us about you and your company. I’m Robin Gregg, CEO of RoadSync. We are a payments company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to make payments faster and simpler for the logistics industry. I grew up in West Virginia and went to Washington and Lee University.

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Troubleshooting by Defining Standards

The Lean Thinker

Sometimes I see people chasing their tails when trying to troubleshoot a process. This usually (though not always) follows a complaint or rejection of some kind.

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.

How to Personalize Marketing Materials

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Here’s a disturbing statistic. According to research done by Sirius Decisions, somewhere between 60 and 70 percent of a typical company’s marketing collateral is never used by their sales people. Yikes! That’s a lot of wasted budget!

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The More Things Change: 7 Totally Predictable Supply Chain Predictions for 2020

Talking Logistics

We all know the saying: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is certainly true in supply chain and logistics.

What is Predictive Analytics and How is it Used in Supply Chain Operations?

Kuebix

You may be familiar with the term predictive analytics – but have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it really means for your supply chain? Analytics help companies streamline process efficiencies and make sure important trends aren’t overlooked.

Warehouse Organization Ideas to Help You Increase Efficiency

Cyzerg

Think about what happens if a warehouse lacks organization. Employees are running around frantically searching for items, and nothing happens on time. Managing a warehouse isn’t just about storing as much as possible.

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.”

4 Pillars to Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain with Yatish Desai

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:41] Tell us a little bit about where you’re from and what you do. I’m Yatish Desai, managing director with KPMG. I’ve been with them for ten years. I’m also the US leader for their transportation, logistics, and distribution service offering.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

It’s time to start looking ahead again. Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets.

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Finding And Vetting The Best Fulfillment Companies: 6 Helpful Do’s And Don’ts

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The right fulfillment partner can be a powerful ally in a business’s quest to become bigger, better, and more profitable – particularly as online sales and customer expectations grow. But how do you even begin to find that partner in a field that’s chock-full of possibilities?

Trucking Detention Fees: Insights from Indago Members

Talking Logistics

Over the past three years, are you experiencing an increase or decrease in detention charges from carriers (the number of times you’re getting charged detention fees by carriers)? We asked our Indago research community that question back in September.

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.