July, 2021

How Can AR Improve Warehouse Management?

Logistics Matter

Effective warehouse management relies on various systems to reduce errors, boost efficiency and avoid downtime. Most of today’s advanced warehouses feature broad assortments of cutting-edge technology.

Artificial Intelligence In The Warehouse Is Coming Sooner Than You Might Think

Logistics Viewpoints

Artificial Intelligence is not a new technology, but widespread adoption and use of AI and machine learning in supply chain is still in its infancy. Nevertheless, there are indications that AI in the warehouse is becoming a reality a lot sooner than most people might have expected.

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Technology is Essential in Navigating Peak Shipping Season

Kuebix

As crazy as it may sound, planning for peak shipping season has already begun! In the U.S., peak shipping season extends from August until January of the following year. Peak shipping season can be broken down into two spikes in demand. The first occurs from August until October.

Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick

The Logistics of Logistics

Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick. Mike Nervick and Joe Lynch discuss cutting out the middleman. Mike is the CEO of Sleek Technologies which is impacting the transportation industry by providing smart solutions that simplify logistics. About Mike Nervick.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Warehouse Picking Carts: How to Pick the Right One for Your Warehouse

Cyzerg

The right kind of warehouse picking cart can help you expedite picking, stocking, and transporting various warehouse items. This is important since order picking can deplete excessive resources if not used with the most efficient picking cart for your operations.

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Uganda Industry and Intralogistics: Poised for Growth

Logistics Matter

Recently, manufacturing journalist and founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, Thomas R. Cutler met with Benita Bageire in Entebbe to discuss Uganda and Africa’s economic potential. Cutler noted, “It is a dynamic time for Uganda’s role in manufacturing and global intralogistics.”

Widespread, Yet Cautious Optimism for 2021: ARC’s Order Fulfillment Research Findings

Logistics Viewpoints

COVID-19 caused a global upheaval in order fulfillment processes throughout 2020. As we enter the second half of 2021, there are abundant signs of improvement and optimization. Meanwhile, caution is prevalent as well.

Lease vs. Own for Cold Chain Facilities

Food Logistics

Leasing allows food and beverage distributors to avoid the expense of owning physical cold chain facilities. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Overcoming Last Mile Challenges with Israel Duanis

The Logistics of Logistics

Overcoming Last Mile Challenges with Israel Duanis. Israel Duanis and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming last mile challenges. Israel is the Vice President of the Logistics and Last Mile Delivery Platforms at Via , where he oversees all facets of Via ’s logistics-related business. About Israel Duanis.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Why Choose Outsourced Business IT Support Over an In-House Technician

Cyzerg

Outsourced business IT support or hiring an in-house technician? This is a question that every warehouse asks since IT is an integral part of their operations. The truth is it all depends on the setup of your company and even the size of your operations.

Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. These businesses rely heavily on FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, and various regional carriers to deliver goods.

Talking Logistics Matter – A Conversation with Industry Analyst Adrian Gonzalez

Logistics Matter

When I started LogisticsMatter in 2010 there were only a few blogs sharing logistics knowledge. One of them was the Logistics Viewpoint blog, which was started by Adrian Gonzalez when he worked at ARC, and I was an avid reader of his blogs, and I still am.

Mobile Warehouse Robotics – Taking Stock of a Hot Technology Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The mobile warehouse robotics market – call them AMRs or AGVs. To me, the acronym isn’t as important as the capabilities and the value the systems deliver to warehouse operations. There is a vast amount of buzz surrounding this market. And for good reason.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Technology to Have Greatest Impact on Building Design in Coming Years

Food Logistics

The survey reveals strong growth for warehouse facilities forecasted from express and parcel delivery, third-party logistics and more. Warehousing / Design-Build

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Killing Ghost Loads and Phantom Data with Michael Darden

The Logistics of Logistics

Killing Ghost Loads and Phantom Data with Michael Darden. Michael Darden and Joe Lynch discuss killing ghost loads and phantom data. Michael is the CEO of DFM Data Corp, a utility company designed to be a tool between digital partners moving freight in the USA and Canada. About Michael Darden.

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Ever Given to miss Hamburg call on safety grounds

Supply Chain and Logistics

The saga of the Ever Given, stuck in the Suez Canal for days, goes on. It is sailing again with cargo, but can’t land everywhere, due to restrictions on its propulsion and speed. It is skipping Hamburg. All this means … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains cargo container shipping disaster intermodal supply chains

Pharma Marketing Fulfillment: Solving the Compliance Challenge

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Managing the production and distribution of marketing literature is a bit like juggling in that a momentary lapse in attention can cause you to drop the ball. That’s never a good thing in any business. But managing pharmaceutical literature comes with the added challenge of regulatory compliance.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

The finalists: Overdrive's 2021 Pride & Polish truck beauty championship

Overdrive Online

Custom truck owners submitted 64 entries, and these entries received hundreds of online votes. Here are the finalists. Winners in each category will be announced in a streaming event here Thursday, August 5, 2021. Pride & Polish

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Tata Steel Europe’s Connected Planning Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Tata Steel Europe Plant in Wales. The steel industry is not easy. A ton of steel can cost as little as $700. A pound of apples costs about the same as a pound of steel, yet steel is a complex product produced using high-tech metallurgical and manufacturing processes.

DAT Truckload Volume Index jumped 11% in June

Food Logistics

Truckload freight volumes reached new heights last month as surging retail imports and peak produce shipments drove demand for transportation services. Transportation / Trucking

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno

The Logistics of Logistics

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno. Lisa Bruno and Joe Lynch talk about the worst case scenarios for freight brokers.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

What Is Transportation Optimization and What Does It Have to Do With Managed Transportation

GlobalTranz

Part of the challenge in managing the modern supply-chain is due to its sheer size and complexity. There are many working parts, network partners, and opportunities for things to go wrong that some are often overlooked.

We Need Better Sales Forecasts for Online Businesses

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The challenge of getting better sales forecasts to improve logistics planning is a centuries-old problem. In today’s eCommerce-driven supply chains, that challenge is tougher than ever.

A 14-state speed trap: Where enforcement is most prominent

Overdrive Online

With Operation Safe Driver kicking off July 11 with a focus specifically on speeding, find here the jurisdictions that most heavily prioritize speeding violations. Also: Toughest states for moving violations overall, and broad enforcement trend data. CSA's Data Trail

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5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980’s. While the terminology evolved, the underlying thesis of S&OP has stayed the same, i.e., bridge the divide between sales forecasts and operational plans while respecting the budget.

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Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.