December, 2020

Ready, Set, Go. Gamification in the Warehouse

Logistics Matter

Employee engagement in warehouse settings has received well-deserved attention in recent months.

How to Improve Your Order Fulfillment Process in 2021

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As fulfillment professionals limp toward the finish line after a grueling 2020, there’s one critical thing they still need to deal with.

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5 Use Cases of Autonomous Logistics Management for 2021

Cerasis

Within the shipping and logistics industry, several processes are essential to proper operations. Autonomous logistics management is an integral part of the process and includes many use cases applied to practically any niche within the market today.

Freight Forwarding Basics with Miles Varghese

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Forwarding Basics with Miles Varghese. Miles Varghese and Joe Lynch review and discuss freight forwarding basics.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

IT Outsourcing: 3 Alternatives to an In-House IT Department

Cyzerg

IT outsourcing is a great cost-effective alternative to having an in-house IT department. It helps you meet your growing information technology needs while remaining cost-effective for your business. However, there are several types of IT outsourcing your business can adopt.

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New Podcast Episode: Proof of Condition

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Marcel Merkx, the Founder and CEO of Cargosnap. I had a great time at the Cargosnap offices where we recorded the podcast.

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How eCommerce WMS Software Can Make the Holidays Bright

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’ve ever watched Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, you may have noticed that Santa didn’t do his own fulfillment. He relied on elves to do most of the picking, packaging and loading.

2020 Airfreight Market Roundup

Now, That's Logistics

Grounded airplanes, shuttered economies, interrupted supply chains, and the introduction of buzzwords like “social distancing” were just some of the key disruptors that took over in 2020, making the year one for the record books—and not necessarily in a positive way.

Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols

The Logistics of Logistics

Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols. Tony Nichols , Shanna Greathouse , and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming supply chain disruptions. Tony and Shanna work at CarrierDirect , a company that specializes in helping companies minimize supply chain risk.

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.

COVID-19: Catalyst for Digital Transformation for 3PLs

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “2020 3PL Survey: Shifting Priorities in an Unprecedented Year.”

6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

Cerasis

As the logistics industry prepares for the 2021 supply chain trends, an uncertain future becomes the problem.

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The Evolving Role of AI in Supply Chains

Logistics Matter

What a year it has been. Supply Chains will always be disrupted to some extend, but the disruptions companies faced in 2020 because of the COVID pandemic were of a different order. Global Supply Chains are still in the process of recovering. Take for example the issues with empty containers.

Do You Know Your True Cost for Marketing Literature Fulfillment?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Hey, marketers, how much do you spend each year to print brochures, flyers, catalogs, sales kits, point-of-sale materials and similar marketing collateral? Whatever the amount, I’m guessing you can come up with a pretty accurate figure on the spot.

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.

5 Success Factors in Effective Omnichannel Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

This year with the global pandemic, Black Friday was different from before. Luckily, we did not have to set up our camping tents in front of our favorite stores, but just logged in to their mobile apps. Online shopping has been on a steady rise since 2010.

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The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins. Bob Elkins and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of dedicated contract carriage. As the SVP of Ruan , a company that specializes in dedicated, Bob has a deep understanding of the service and the value it provides to shippers. About Bob Elkins.

Parcel in TMS: Important Factors to Consider

Talking Logistics

Parcel was already the fastest growing mode of transportation prior to this year, but now it’s off the charts thanks to the explosive growth of e-commerce due to the pandemic. How is parcel changing the way companies plan and optimize their transportation operations?

5 Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Managers in 2021

Cerasis

Several challenges loom large for supply chain managers as 2021 approaches for the transportation industry.

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.

3 Ways Fleet Managers Can Lower Their Fleet’s Carbon Footprint

Logistics Matter

There is increasing attention to sustainability. The number of electric vehicles in our streets is getting higher every day. Companies like DHL are stepping up last-mile delivery efforts with electric vehicles. But there are more ways to increase the sustainability efforts of your company than switching to electric vehicles. Such a switch takes a big investment, not only in vehicles […].

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Box, Humbug:  Is Custom Product Packaging Worth It?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Have you watched any exciting unboxing videos lately? Most people look at the creative packaging jobs and think: “Ooh, cool presentation!” Here at Amware, we’re thinking: “How long did that take to pack?”. Has the customer thought about how much all of those packaging extras cost?”.

Handling Supply Chain Disruptions with Warehowz & Kuebix TMS

Kuebix

Supply chains throughout the U.S. are feeling the impact of massive disruptions in their logistics operations brought on by the pandemic. Manufacturing, transporting and storing products while meeting new rules and regulations regarding health is a lot for companies to handle.

Tech is the Game Changer for Truckload Shipping Communication with Mitch Violett

The Logistics of Logistics

Tech is the Game Changer for Truckload Shipping Communication with Mitch Violett. Mitch Violett and Joe Lynch discuss why tech is the game changer for truckload communication.

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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.

The Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on Global Trade

Talking Logistics

In recent months, we have watched the world come to a standstill globally, forcing individuals and businesses to hit pause as the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of the economy.

China’s COVID-19 Vaccines to Benefit Africa

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the US and Europe plan for COVID-19 vaccine distributions led by Pfizer and BioNTech so too do China’s efforts to distribute its own vaccines. Noted by the media company, Quartz , on Friday, Dec.

Seize the Moment: A new beginning to transform supply chains

Logistics Management

Forget the new normal. Think instead of a new beginning to transform supply chains

Top 18 Freight Podcasts to Subscribe to Now

FreightWaves SONAR

While logging into a shipping data analytics engine like FreightWaves SONAR is an excellent way to keep tabs on the market, there’s another opportunity to stay in the know without being tied to a desk.

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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!