October, 2020

Air, Land, or Sea: Which Freight Option Is Right for Me?

Ship Monk

It's freight time! Out of air, land, and sea freight, which freight option is best for your business? Click here for a short and sweet breakdown

Lean on 3PL Cross Dock Freight Solutions During Peak Season

Kanban Logistics

Peak shipping season is now upon us and, as a shipper, your goods need to flow quickly to your retail partners. As we all know, however, “quickly” isn’t always possible in 2020.

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5 Foundations of a Successful & Profitable Warehouse Operation

Cyzerg

Working with many warehouse managers in the small and mid-size market segment makes it clear that one of the biggest challenges managers face is effectively and efficiently running warehouse operations.

Understanding How Tech Can Improve Driver Safety

Logistics Matter

Since the automotive industry was formed the rate at which technology has developed has been incredible. This has impacted all road users in more ways than most probably realise. One area which has continually been prioritised, and rightly so, is safety.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm. Ann Holm and Joe Lynch discuss using resilience to get out of your own way. In times of stress, people need to become even more aware of their mental fitness.

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There’s More Than One Way to Outsource Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In July 2019, a DHL survey of 900 retailers uncovered an intriguing statistic: Approximately 60% of retailers now use 3PLs for at least some of their eCommerce fulfillment, and another 6% expect to completely outsource fulfillment over the next few years.

What Supply Chains Should Expect from Amazon Prime Day this Fall

Kuebix

Amazon Prime Day is approaching quickly with a start date of October 13, 2020. While Amazon typically holds this digital shopping ‘holiday’ in July, supply chain disruptions brought on by Covid-19 led to a postponement of the event.

Digital Technologies for Supplier Innovation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Supplier innovation is one part of procurement’s managing supplier strategy. Procurement can use new digital technologies and systematic approaches to make a success of supplier innovation which is digitally manage a more complex supply chain and accelerate the performance of the strategic supplier.

Warehouse Innovations and Warehouse Management Systems

Logistics Matter

Rock Your Warehouse! Last month I launched a new podcast series called “Does Logistics Matter?”, ”, about trends an innovations in supply chain and logistics.

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The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Technology and 5.) Special Services.

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A Lean Leadership Pocket Card

The Lean Thinker

I was going through some old files and came across a pocket card we handed out back in 2003 or so. It was used in conjunction with our “how to walk the gemba” coaching sessions that we did with the lean staff, and then taught them to do with leaders.

How Important are National Fulfillment Services?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

While nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, Amazon is pushing for the business equivalent with two-day, one-day and – in some zip codes – same-day delivery. If the majority of your customers expect you to match that standard, you need national fulfillment services.

The Supply and Demand of Halloween Candy in 2020

Kuebix

Halloween is an exciting time of year for manufacturers, suppliers and retailers alike. The holiday is marked by spiders, cobwebs and most importantly candy! In fact, candy may be one of the few aspects of Halloween that will remain largely unchanged during this tumultuous time.

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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.

Real-Time Location System for Distribution Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

The Real-Time Location System (RTLS) incorporates technology that identifies and tracks the geographic location of objects and humans in real-time. Generally, RTLS is placed within a building or facility area.

Mesmerizing Videos of Robots in the Warehouse

Logistics Matter

The robots are coming! Wrong. They are already here. And they are getting smarter and more flexible and agile and innovative every day. Some might say it is a bad thing, as they will replace humans, but I think human workers will not be replaced.

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3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. About Jeremy Thone.

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Why You Can’t Ignore the Inbound Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Considering that customers are at the tail end of the outbound supply chain, and companies across all industries are competing on customer experience, it’s not surprising that the outbound supply chain gets a bit more love and attention than the inbound side.

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.

Fulfillment Warehouse Worker Retention in the Wake of COVID-19

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Warehouse employee retention has long been an opportunity for fulfillment companies, but the challenge has been magnified in the wake of COVID-19. Along with attracting and onboarding new talent, retention is now at the forefront of nearly every fulfillment company’s labor efforts.

What is Multimodal Shipping?

Cerasis

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

Postponement Strategies for Effective Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Effective management of a supply chain includes thinking creatively about the way of integrate and perform logistics and manufacturing activities. Postponement and speculation strategies of products during a timely and cost-effective manner by the standard production and logistics structures.

10 Mesmerizing Videos of Robots in the Warehouse

Logistics Matter

The robots are coming! Wrong. They are already here. And they are getting smarter and more flexible and agile and innovative every day. Some might say it is a bad thing, as they will replace humans, but I think human workers will not be replaced. The role of the human worker in warehousing processes will change though. There are 270,000 […]. The post 10 Mesmerizing Videos of Robots in the Warehouse appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Automation Innovation Robots Warehousing

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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.

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo. Nicholas Reasoner , Jeff Dangelo , and Joe Lynch discuss launching a successful 3PL in the age of tech.

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Parcel Rates and Cost Impact in Q4 and 2021

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 created an entirely new small package shipping environment, especially when it comes to the hidden costs that come with annual increases in parcel rates. Not long ago parcel carriers were transporting 20-25% of their deliveries to residential addresses.

3PL Kitting Services: Should they be a Marathon or Sprint?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Who’s the world’s fastest runner? If you answered Usain Bolt, you’re right. After all, he’s dominated the 100-meter sprint since 2008.

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Battle of the shipping modes: Why shared truckload is better for shippers and carriers

Flock Freight

This article compares shared truckload (STL) service to that of less-than truckload and full truckload, explaining how STL benefits shippers, carriers, and the environment more than any other shipping mode

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!