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. It is possible consumers had become conditioned by other natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, polar vortexes and the like to expect large-scale disruptions to the traditional grocery store supply chain.

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


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. What was the basis of their concerns? What were the indicators/warnings of an impending supply shortage?

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

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


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. Lockdowns of communities, counties, and states are causing backups and […]. The post Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity appeared first on Kuebix.

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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 […]. Transportation Covid-19 Newsletter truck drivers

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. Companies have to be able to deal with the unexpected. There can often be sudden changes in what customers want. And it’s up to companies to have their supply chains sufficiently prepared for them.

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. The profits in this business which was over 25% a decade ago has since declined below 10%, hence making the […].

Warehouse Technology: 7 Important Technologies in 2020


Warehouse technology is an effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution to addressing the challenges of the warehouse. Especially now, when the market is transitioning to e-commerce platforms that are accessible and open 24/7/365, it is becoming increasingly crucial to move warehouses from relying too heavily on costly human labor and into a more automated and technology-focused operation – a transition called “Warehouse Digitalization.”. Warehouse Technology

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

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. Overall, I believe this pandemic will cause companies to reevaluate their supply chains in light of whatever reality we find. Read more Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing? The post Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

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


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. C-Suite executives have their minds focused on the need to serve customers and maintain safety, and organizations across the globe continue to implement more strategic.read More.

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. Honestly, it should not have been a surprise given the stay-at-home orders by state governments, but it was. The speed in which it happened probably caught UPS off guard as well.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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. As the distances between regions widen, the higher the possibility that shipments are susceptible to damages in any complex transport operations. Damages to goods can range from impacts to undesired temperature fluctuations inclusively, […].

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. If the coach insists on determining takt time with a beginner learner at this point, the result can be confusion and frustration.

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

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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

The Foodservice Distributors Need Help Too

Food Logistics

The foodservice industry's inclusion in one of Congress’ relief packages will allow us to stand ready, when this current crisis passes, to refill the pantries, freezers and refrigerators of America’s favorite restaurants. Transportation

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. Typical reasons for expediting are potential delay on contractual delivery dates, damage products, supplier product upgrade and most importantly, client’s critical specification.The reality of business life is defined as Expediting. Delays brought about by human and non-human […].

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

The Logistics of Logistics

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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!

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. Without a doubt, COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on most of. Read more Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever? The post Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever?

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.”. But since 2015, there’s been another way for businesses like yours to enjoy all the perks of being a Prime-certified seller. Alternatives to Amazon FBA Fulfillment Operations Seller Fulfilled Prime

Trucking Companies Continue Service During Covid-19 – #ThankATrucker


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. Trucking is the Backbone of the U.S. Economy […]. The post Trucking Companies Continue Service During Covid-19 – #ThankATrucker appeared first on Kuebix.

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

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.