August, 2020

Closing the IT-Gap: Cost-Effective Ways to Manage Logistics Technology

Cyzerg

In the logistics and supply chain industry, customers are demanding more technological capabilities from their service providers.

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7 Statistics that Impact Companies Using eCommerce Fulfillment 3PLs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A picture can be worth a thousand words. But sometimes numbers tell an even more compelling story. Following are statistics from recent logistics and fulfillment studies, along with our take on what this data might suggest about how you manage fulfillment and how you work with eCommerce fulfillment 3PLs. Fulfillment Operations

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Building a Better Data-Driven Reverse Supply Chain

Cerasis

How often do you really think about the reverse supply chain? It’s easy to assume the reverse supply is solely based on returns. While this is partially true, all reverse logistics involve a backward flow of products that return to their origin, it’s not that simple. Returns may derive from buyer’s remorse, damage to items,read More. The post Building a Better Data-Driven Reverse Supply Chain appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran

The Logistics of Logistics

ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran. Larry Cepuran and Joe Lynch discuss how ALS sucks and there is still no cure and few treatments for this awful disease. Larry Cepuran is a friend of Joe’s who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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.

5 Things Your Supply Chain Competency Model Needs to Be Successful

Food Logistics

Good supply chain competency models assess what key skills and performance goals must be met and maintained for the success of the overall business. 3PL/4PL

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3 Cloud Solutions Efficient Logistics Businesses are Using

Cyzerg

Cloud computing has created a new technological revolution that has opened unprecedented opportunities for small- and mid-size businesses.

Literature Distribution: How to Ensure Compliant Pharmaceutical Marketing

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We’re all familiar with the expression “rules are made to be broken” – and maybe there are times when it’s okay to at least bend the rules a little. But, when it comes to pharmaceutical marketing, your best move is to stay compliant.

Complete Supply Chain Visibility with Trimble Visibility in Kuebix TMS

Kuebix

Supply chain visibility is the ability to view each aspect of the supply chain in detail as moves are being planned, alerts are sent and real-time adjustments are made.

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss the the ecommerce lifecycle. As the founder of an ecommerce fulfillment company, AJ works closely with ecommerce companies and is an expert in ecommerce fulfillment. About AJ Khanijow.

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.

CSCMP Edge 2020 Goes Virtual with Interactive Experience

Food Logistics

Enter the code SUPPLY at time of registration to receive $40 off your registration fee. Warehousing

Delivery Robots: Out of the Trash Heap of Ideas?

Talking Logistics

Will delivery robots, designed to travel on sidewalks, gain traction or will they ultimately end up in the trash heap of ideas? I asked that question back in March 2019, soon after FedEx introduced its FedEx SameDay Bot. That was back in pre-pandemic days, which seems like a lifetime ago.

Is a Cloud Logistics Technology Solution Right for Your Business?

Cyzerg

Much has been said about cloud-logistics technology solutions—more specifically, all the benefits that businesses can reap by using the cloud. But how can you know if cloud computing is right for your logistics business? Well, it depends!

The Cost of Adding a Warehouse Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

So you’re thinking about adding a warehouse fulfillment center to your distribution network. While there are plenty of good reasons to do so, locating inventory closer to your customers probably tops the list.

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.

Containerized soybean exports spike

Supply Chain and Logistics

There are suddenly more exports of soybeans to China in containers. It’s earlier than usual, and more of them. Over several years now, containerized exports of soybeans are rising, but suddenly it’s faster. A Taiwanese source said that “it’s more … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport ocean shipping soybeans

Developing Grit with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

The post Developing Grit with Ann Holm appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

Drone Deliveries of Medicines Begin in the US

Logistics Viewpoints

Wake Forest Baptist Health has begun drone deliveries of medicines and blood.

Five Signs It’s Time to Update Your Supply Chain Technology

Talking Logistics

Does technology hold you back or accelerate your success? Supply chain applications have changed so significantly over the past decade that the use of legacy applications can prevent companies from reaching their full potential.

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!

4 Cloud-Logistics Technology Solutions Cutting Costs for SMBs

Cyzerg

A common issue for small and midsize logistics businesses is finding a way to remain cost competitive without sacrificing service quality. Although it's easier said than done, we often see that part of the answer lies in workforce productivity and technology. In fact, we've noticed that companies leveraging cloud logistics technology solutions are able to reduce operating costs while increasing the level of service they provide. Information Technology

How to Combat Rising Parcel Shipping Rates

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story on parcel shipping rates, the big U.S. parcel carriers, especially UPS and FedEx, are firmly in the driver’s seat on pricing and, “have started hitting some large shippers with price increases in the double-digit percent range.”.

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LA and Long Beach ports could learn from Mister Rogers

Supply Chain and Logistics

Cooperation seems to go out the window in tough times. But California’s ports have a long history of cooperation on clean air. I hope they will resolve differences soon and putthis behind us. A reduction in the clean air fee … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Ports Supply Chains Sustainability clean air cooperation emissions infrastructure port management

REPOST: A Better Way to Sell Logistics Services with Matt Collins

The Logistics of Logistics

The post REPOST: A Better Way to Sell Logistics Services with Matt Collins appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

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.

CSCMP Edge 2020 Goes Virtual with Interactive Experience

Food Logistics

Enter the code SUPPLY at time of registration to receive $40 off your registration fee. Warehousing

Navigating Freight Growth Amid Peak Season Planning

Cerasis

Few industries experienced such record-breaking growth like that of e-commerce in 2020. As the world came to terms with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, a general belief that the pandemic would end abruptly took root. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

What is Staff Augmentation? Easy to Understand Meaning

Cyzerg

Staff augmentation is a good solution for companies to reduce operating costs while maintaining productivity as much as possible. But before taking advantage of this service, you need to understand the definition of staff augmentation and its respective pros and cons. Information Technology

A comprehensive guide to order fulfillment services

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for a provider of order fulfillment services for your eCommerce operation, the search can seem a bit daunting – especially if you’ve been going it alone up to this point. Numerous providers have different capabilities and offerings, and it can be difficult to know which company’s services will best align with your business needs. In this article, we take a close look at the services fulfillment companies (e.g.,

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!