July, 2020

Reverse Logistics Technology: What to Expect

Cerasis

Supply chains face an ongoing crisis with the threat of rising demands across consumers and business-to-business purchasers. Unfortunately, the rising demand is a true risk to the state of reverse logistics.

10 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

COVID-19 has triggered an increase in online orders. Most are predicting that the increase in B2C fulfillment will sustain, even as retail stores emerge from hibernation. Operationally, it requires far more manpower to pick and pack individual orders than it does to ship out pallets of goods to retailers. As a result, businesses are seeing a marked increase in eCommerce fulfillment center costs – and a profit-driven need to rein in labor costs, already their largest warehouse expense.

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5 Innovative Strategies for Logistics Companies to Pave the Way to the New Normal

Food Logistics

To embrace the upside of this New Normal, businesses must address the short term and innovate for the long-term. 3PL/4PL

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Picking Process

Cyzerg

When optimizing the picking process in a warehouse, it is important to recognize two key concepts. First, no one strategy or technology fits every case. Second, effectively improving warehouse operations requires a combination of data collection, process improvement, and 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.

Freight Moves on Relationships (and Trucks) with Nicole Glenn

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Moves on Relationships (and Trucks) with Nicole Glenn. Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, freight moves on relationships and trucks. As the founder and president of a transportation company that specializes in time-sensitive, high-touch shipments, Nicole believes that communication and good relationships drives positive business results. About Nicole Glenn.

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‘Data sharing is nice, but cooperation is key’ to ending congestion

Supply Chain and Logistics

The speaker, Stefan Pieters of Jan de Rijk, was speaking of the relation between road hauliers and airport stakeholders. I believe most hauliers at ports, warehouses, inland terminals, and any cargo transfer points would be saying the same thing. And … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Strategy Supply Chains Trucking cooperation supply chains trucking

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How Much of Your Budget for Print Marketing Materials is Wasted?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Most companies are wasting a good portion of what they spend on print marketing materials. In one survey, marketers reported spending an average of 20% of their budget on print materials. They also admitted that 25% of their marketing literature is never used.

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3PL vs. 4PL vs. 5PL—Here’s the Difference

Food Logistics

Food Logistics breaks down the difference between 3PLs, 4PLs and 5PLs and why these partnerships matter, especially in a time of crisis. 3PL/4PL

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Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Receiving Process

Cyzerg

It’s not uncommon to see small and mid-size warehouses struggle with operational inefficiencies. In meeting with many warehouse managers and carefully analyzing their warehouse operations, one common problem that surfaces is a lack of standard processes and specialization within the warehouse. To address this, we’ve decided to write about the standard processes that should exist in a warehouse. These are: receiving , put-away , storage , pick & packing, and shipping.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Dynamic Pricing is Transforming Logistics with Zeke Ziliak

The Logistics of Logistics

Dynamic Pricing is Transforming Logistics with Zeke Ziliak . Zeke Ziliak and Joe Lynch discuss how dynamic pricing is transforming logistics. As Global Vice President, Transportation & Logistics Industries at PROS, Zeke and his team help transportation and logistics companies align supply, demand, and pricing decisions to realize additional revenue and profit. . About Zeke Ziliak. Zeke Ziliak is the Global Vice President, Transportation & Logistics Industries at PROS.

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The Ongoing Convergence of 3PL and TMS Business Models

Talking Logistics

What is a third-party logistics provider (3PL)? What is a transportation management system (TMS)? For more than 20 years, I’ve been exploring those questions, and over the years, the answers have continued to evolve.

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What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

Cerasis

As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts.

7 Reasons to Use a Los Angeles Warehouse for West Coast Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Mention the term “West Coast fulfillment” and the name Los Angeles won’t be far behind – and understandably so. Now the country’s second-largest city, it features an outstanding combination of eCommerce advantages, not to mention some close-to-perfect weather.

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.

3PL Best Practices for Cold Chain and COVID-19

Food Logistics

When choosing a third party to ship your food products, it takes more than just a company that has a refrigerated truck. 3PL/4PL

Managed IT Services: Objective Look at Its Pros and Cons

Cyzerg

Managed IT service can support your business by delivering significant cost savings and value. However, before contacting a company that provides managed IT services, it is important to determine if it’s beneficial for your business since every solution has its pros and cons. To help you answer this inquiry, we will provide an objective look at the pros and cons of managed IT services. But first, what is managed IT services? Information Technology

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Frictionless Logistics: It’s the Collaboration, Stupid with Ketan Karkanis

The Logistics of Logistics

Frictionless Logistics: It’s the Collaboration, Stupid with Ketan Karkhanis. Ketan Karkhanis and Joe Lynch discuss logistics collaboration and the friction that limits productivity for shippers, 3PLs, brokers, and trucking companies. About Ketan Karkhanis. Ketan Karkhanis is the Chief Product Officer at Turvo, the first real-time collaborative logistics platform that uses artificial intelligence to perfect the science of movement.

Two Important Questions for Transportation Executives

Talking Logistics

For many companies, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their transportation operations has been one of two extremes: a large (unexpected) surge in shipments and capacity demand or a huge (unexpected) decrease in both.

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!

What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain

Kuebix

The chemical industry faces a unique set of challenges regarding safety in their logistics operations. The transportation of chemicals requires next-level care and expertise as it deals with sensitive and potentially dangerous materials.

The Latest Look at CBD Distribution and Fulfillment Requirements

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Great news: CBD oil stays fresh for a year or longer. Not-so-great news: CBD information doesn’t. As federal and state authorities continue to refine their regulatory stance on a wide variety of industrial hemp issues, the latest advice can lose its accuracy and efficacy in a matter of months – or less. All of which can make it tough for companies like yours to remain compliant. Fulfillment Operations

SCN Summit’s Supply Chain Threats Presentations Now On-Demand

Food Logistics

From widespread pandemics to Mother Nature to everything in between, these industry experts detail how companies can protect their supply chains from the unknown—and the unpredictable. Risk/Compliance

Reactive vs. Proactive IT Operations I: Introduction

Cyzerg

First, I’d like to give you some quick perspective on the viewpoint from which this blog series (Reactive vs. Proactive IT Operations) will be written: I’ve been involved in IT operations management for over 11 years, nine of them leading enterprise-grade technical operations across small and mid-sized businesses, with larger operations in manufacturing and e-commerce. Information Technology

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.

What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner

The Logistics of Logistics

What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner. Tim Dooner and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, What does FreightWaves do. FreightWaves is a freight industry leader in data and analytics, logistics industry news and commentary.

Investing in Warehouse Automation? Who Isn’t.

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse automation is becoming an increasingly desirable option for fufifllment operations.

DOE Selects Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Biofuels

NGT News

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven projects – totaling $1.94 million – to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks.

The Critical Role of Your Fulfillment Center Customer Service Representative

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When online shoppers click the order button on your website, they expect to get their selections quickly and in perfect condition. Making that happen is the job of your 3PL provider. While the company’s warehouse staff actually picks, packs and ships your products, your fulfillment center customer service representative (CSR) contributes to a positive buying experience through the support he or she gives you. Fulfillment Operations

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!