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

GlobalTranz

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.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

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.

Despite COVID-19, the Concurrent Planning Market is Booming

Logistics Viewpoints

Some suppliers of supply chain planning (SCP) software are experiencing robust growth despite the global pandemic. This is particularly true for suppliers offering Concurrent Planning solutions.

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.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

2021 Predictions for the Delivery and Supply Chain Industry

Food Logistics

There’s no better time to start planning for the future of the supply chain than right now. Here’s what to expect in the delivery and supply chain industry. Transportation / Trucking

6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch

GlobalTranz

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.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

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.”

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.

How Continued Market Volatility is Shaping Supply Chain Strategy

Food Logistics

Shippers that can remain flexible and agile in anticipating and reacting to evolving consumer trends, rather than relying on past seasonality, will be well-positioned for success in 2021 and beyond. Transportation / Trucking

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.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

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?”.

Use Robotic Process Automation to Improve Route Planning Performance

Logistics Viewpoints

Despite all of the advances in route planning technologies, most logistics organizations still see a wide discrepancy in the results that their planners produce. Some planners consistently generate route plans that are lower cost, better utilize resources, and deliver the best customer service.

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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Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Why Trucking Industry Must Change for the Long Haul

Food Logistics

It’s time for the trucking industry to benefit from this wave of innovation. Transportation / Trucking

The Supply Chain’s Critical Role in Successful Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

Kuebix

The creation of a Covid-19 vaccine has been on the top of everyone’s mind since the illness first began to spread. A November Gallup poll revealed that 58% of Americans would get a Covid-19 vaccine.

Educated guesses on Biden’s presidency: Potential return of regs like speed limiters and apnea screening, and a renewed focus on emissions

Commercial Carrier Journal

On emissions, trucking regulations, executive orders, and fleet sentiments — High-level educated guesses at what Biden's presidency could mean.

Log annotations to avoid hours of service violations — and more from FMCSA Q&A

Overdrive Online

When an annotation might save you a 14-hour-rule violation erroneously written, and much more from FMCSA's hours of service Q&A yesterday relative to the new split sleeper, short-haul/adverse exceptions, and 30-minute break.

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Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.