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.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

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.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

MH&L’s annual salute to the most innovative advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management

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.

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.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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.

The Top 3 Commodities Shipped By Truck in all 50 States

Kuebix

Have you ever been driving on the highway and wondered what kind of freight was on the truck beside you? Unless it’s a clearly defined Coca-Cola or retail branded truck, you probably have no clue.

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?

Toyota’s Biggest Problem Is Keeping Hybrid Car Models in Stock

Material Handling and Logistics

Despite an industry-wide shift towards full electrification, Toyota is experiencing a supply-chain-straining surge in demand for its RAV4 and Corolla hybrids

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.