April, 2020

The Toilet Paper Shortage: Can’t We Just Ship More?

Blue Grace Logistics

As the COVID-19 coronavirus began to spread across our country, and people began to absorb the full impact that it would have on our workplaces and culture, Americans reacted by heading to grocery stores and buying “essentials” in bulk.

What does a freight broker do to add value for shippers?

Bulk Connection

From working with a carrier directly to using online load boards, there are more options than ever to help shippers put their freight in motion. Yet, the advantages of using one of the most tried and true of these options, the freight broker, may be largely unknown to some shippers.

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News flash: Truckers are people!

Overdrive Online

There's been a surprising amount of praise heaped on drivers during the coronavirus pandemic. Let's hope the public’s newfound respect for truckers lasts a lot longer than the crisis. COVID - Support COVID-19

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How much stuff is enough?

Logistics in War

by Air Commodore Hayden Marshall (Ret’d). In my new found (and very welcomed) capacity as an observer of life, I was agog (amongst others) at the recent behaviour of consumers and the “hoard mentality” that gripped the psyche of a significant number of people in response to COVID19 fears.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity

Kuebix

As the crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the complex workings of the United States’ supply chain have been thrust into the general public’s view. There are shortages of toilet paper, food items, and over the counter medications just to name a few.

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From trucker to essential worker in one month

Truck News

I started the month of March as a trucker, and ended the month as an essential worker. This was the story for every worker that is part of the supply chain. What we are all learning is that we are deeply interdependent. Gone are the days of thinking that any line of work is unimportant […].

Demand Sensing: 5 Ways it Helps Supply Chains Deal with Uncertainty

Morai Logistics

Supply chains are having to deal with uncertainty now more than ever—here are 5 ways that demand sensing is helping them manage it. Today’s supply chain’s success is marked by the speed at which it can respond to the demands placed upon it.

Six Inventory Control Techniques for the Printing Industry

SIPMM Professional Publications

Printing industry is going through a metamorphosis due to digitalisation. From a traditional mass production, it is moving towards mass customisation and this trend must be fostered by the printing business world for its survival.

Warehouse Technology: 7 Important Technologies in 2020

Cyzerg

Warehouse technology is an effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution to addressing the challenges of the warehouse.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Because They Said So:  The Challenge of Retail Compliance

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There are some books that we all enjoy reading. There are others that we have to read, whether we want to or not. Retailers’ routing guides and vendor manuals definitely fit into that second category. Multi Channel Fulfillment

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? I’ve been getting asked that question a lot these days.

Last Mile Visibility: Why It’s Not Really Changing Much Post COVID-19

Cerasis

The throes of COVID-19 remain an unprecedented challenge for supply chain management. However, the traditional concerns of efficiency within the supply chain continue to set the standard for operational efficiency.

How to Profit from B2C Last Mile Deliveries

Logistics Trends and Insights

Overall, UPS Q1 2020 earnings were not that bad given the circumstances. Total revenue increased 5.1% while net income declined a little over 13% and adjusted net income down 17%. But it was the shift in volumes, 70% B2C in March, that caught our attention.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Essential Logistical Process for Cold Chain Operations

SIPMM Professional Publications

Although globalisation significantly reduces the vastness between various regions worldwide, the physical division of these same regions is still a prominent reality.

The New Reality of Logistics Sales and Marketing with Brian Everett

The Logistics of Logistics

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Toyota Kata: What If There Is No Takt Time?

The Lean Thinker

At KataCon 2020, Steve Medland posed a problem that comes up fairly often: The default Toyota Kata process analysis (“grasp the current condition”) involves determining takt times and cycle times for the process, and a lot of processes don’t have an obvious repeating cadence.

Sales Literature Management: 5 Reports to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Inventory

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As we all continue to adjust to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, we’re finding new ways to work and connect with each other. For most of us, that means working from home, canceling events like trade shows, and foregoing most in-person contact. Marketing Fulfillment

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 the Trucking Industry Deals with COVID-19

Food Logistics

Fortunately, trade continues to flow despite the economies of both countries, not to mention the rest of the world. Transportation

Freight Lane Matching and Collaboration

Talking Logistics

Everyone in the transportation industry knows that there’s a lot of waste in the system. Waste in the form of under-utilized capacity and empty miles, for example, which results in added costs and inefficiencies for shippers and carriers.

Key Focus Areas for Expediting Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Expediting purchases in inbound logistics is normal but it is painful for many companies who use this approach.

The Right Talent – Recruiting, Training, and Retaining with Ryan Schreiber

The Logistics of Logistics

The post The Right Talent – Recruiting, Training, and Retaining with Ryan Schreiber appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

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!

Trucking Companies Continue Service During Covid-19 – #ThankATrucker

Kuebix

Truck drivers perform an essential service to our country with every trip they take, especially during times of crisis like what’s happening now. It’s paramount that we take a moment to #ThankATrucker for everything they do to keep our country and economy on its feet during Covid-19.

Amazon Fulfilled Vs. Seller Fulfilled:  Which Option Is Best for You?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Remember when there was only one game in town for companies that wanted to become Amazon Prime sellers? It started with the words “Fulfillment” and ended with the words “by Amazon.”.

Insights: Contracts Are Overrated In Maritime

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here is an interesting article about the questionable value of contracts. Do they make any situation more complex and less dependent on trust? Absolutely. And especially since many business people are expert at getting out of contracts that looked good … Continue reading → Leadership Logistics Strategy Supply Chains contracts ocean shipping

Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever?

Talking Logistics

Even before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the novel coronavirus was already disrupting the global supply chain. On a daily basis we get reports about the healthcare crisis impacting business processes, consumer habits, and the worldwide economy.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.