August, 2021

How Zero-Emission Refrigerated Grocery Deliveries Are Slowly Becoming a Reality

United World Transporation

It’s no secret, trucks release a lot of emissions as they keep the supply chain moving. However, as technology gets better, the reality of a zero-emission Class 8 truck has gotten closer.

Lean on a freight broker for bulk pulp and paper transport

Bulk Connection

Even though the world has become more and more digital, paper still plays a big role in our lives and businesses. And long before those paper products get to our desks, they commonly start out as bulk liquid products.

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When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil. The first soundbite: In discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “ automated some pretty silly things.”.

Effective Training for Warehouse Workers to Improve Productivity

Cyzerg

Training for warehouse workers should include more than just the necessary skills to operate particular machinery or implement a procedure. The curriculum should also be designed to inspire employees and help them understand that their efforts contribute and are necessary to the company's success.

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

The Knichel Logistics Story with Kristy Knichel

The Logistics of Logistics

The Knichel Logistics Story with Kristy Knichel. Kristy Knichel and Joe Lynch discuss the Knichel Logistics story. Kristy is the CEO of Knichel Logistics that specializes in intermodal, less than truckload, cross-country, and cross-border services. About Kristy Knichel.

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Takt Time: How Slow Can You Go?

The Lean Thinker

A long, long time ago – in the days when computer programs were coded as holes in punch cards – I was in ROTC* in college. Twice a year we had a “PT” (Physical Training, I think) test that consisted of measured performance on five “events.”

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A new path forward in supply chain technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is an industry slow to change. Large shippers still use Excel spreadsheets to plan their operations, and even the most beneficial logistics technology is sometimes looked at warily. If it isn’t broken, these stakeholders reason, there’s nothing to fix.

Getting more than just fulfillment from your fulfillment house

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for a fulfillment house to provide pick, pack and ship services for your eCommerce orders, there are plenty of 3PL companies to choose from.

Five Benefits of Reverse Logistics Management to Your Business

Cyzerg

The benefits of reverse logistics management can significantly improve your warehouse's profitability, if the process is done correctly. Reverse logistics could help improve your company's image, increasing your customer base and ultimately boosting net income.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

3 Priorities for Future Success in Logistics with Sarah Banks

The Logistics of Logistics

3 Priorities for Future Success in Logistics with Sarah Banks. Sarah Banks and Joe Lynch discuss three priorities for future success in logistics.

Give it Up for the Truck Drivers

Food Logistics

While today's truck drivers may not wear capes, they still possess superhero qualities in that they’re agile, resilient and powerful in their own ways. Transportation / Trucking

The State of Canada’s Air Freight Market in 2021

Now, That's Logistics

High demand for cargo capacity, rising freight rates, and pandemic-related restrictions all continue to create challenges for companies that rely on air freight in Canada.

“Transitory” Inflation and Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The phrases “transitory inflation” and “supply chain disruption” have been frequently used in the general and business news media this summer. And they have at times been used together to describe the general economic environment.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

Guidelines on Pick and Pack Fulfillment Productivity Standards

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Fast-paced warehouse functions such as pick and pack fulfillment need clear standards to ensure the job gets done in the best possible way.

Shortages, congestion and Covid delays push container prices sky-high

Supply Chain and Logistics

Who would have guessed that prices for the container to carry your goods would go sky high? This recent spike is discussed in this article which outlines many of the reasons for the shortages. Learning about the management of containers … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains container shipping intermodal

The Flexe Story with Dave Glick

The Logistics of Logistics

The Flexe Story with Dave Glick. Dave Glick and Joe Lynch discuss the Flexe story. Dave is the Chief Technology Officer at Flexe , a market place for matching shippers who need fulfillment or distribution capacity with 3PLs who have existing capacity in their existing warehouses. About Dave Glick.

Strong Demand Continues for 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Logistics

Food Logistics announces the winners of its 2021 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers award, which recognizes leading third-party logistics and cold storage providers in the cold food and beverage industry. Awards / Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers

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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

Reasons for drayage truck driver shortage and how the right 3PL can help

West Coast and California Logistics

The current driver shortage affects every mode of trucking, port drayage included. What you may not realize, however, is that this shortage of drayage drivers is not new – it didn’t begin with COVID-19 or even in the years leading up to the pandemic.

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The Greenest Mile: Planning’s Role in Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability is a higher priority than ever. In MIT’s State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021 , 80% of executives surveyed said the pandemic either had no impact on their commitment or increased it.

Order Fulfillment Solutions for HSN, QVC and other Home Shopping Channels

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A home shopping television network is an ideal way to sell a product in high volumes, quickly.

Are You Hesitant to Make the Move to a TMS?

Trinity Logistics

If you work in logistics, you’ve likely heard the term TMS before. TMS is the acronym of a transportation management system. A TMS is a software program that allows you to manage your entire supply chain, including your internal logistics department, suppliers, warehouses, carriers, vendors, etc.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Finally a Flying Car with Guy Kaplinsky

The Logistics of Logistics

Finally a Flying Car with Guy Kaplinsky. Guy Kaplinsky and Joe Lynch discuss finally a flying car that Guy’s company is developing. Guy cofounded NFT Inc.

3PLs Keep on Truckin’: Putting Drivers First

Food Logistics

Jason Zwirkoski, chief revenue officer of Arrive Logistics, explains how proprietary software helps improve the carriers' and drivers' experience. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

2021 Has Felt Like One Big Peak Season: A Global Shipping Market Update

CH Robinson Logistics

For global freight shippers, managing disruption comes with the job. But the challenges of the last year have truly been out of the ordinary.

Transportation Strategies for Continued Success

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider. The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS).

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Video: When is it time to change fulfillment providers?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Is your fulfillment provider helping you satisfy customers and grow your brand? Or is it holding you back from enjoying greater success and growth? These are tough questions, but your business may depend on you asking them. Fulfillment Operations

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[Video] Order Orchestration: Enabling Agility in the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

We hear a lot about the importance of having an “agile” supply chain, especially in the context of disruptions like the pandemic or the Suez Canal incident. What does having an agile supply chain mean? How is it linked to order orchestration?

The West Coast Bottleneck with Brian Rice

The Logistics of Logistics

The West Coast Bottleneck with Brian Rice. Brian Rice and Joe Lynch discuss the west coast bottleneck. Brian is the CEO of Dray Depot , a 3PL out of Chicago area that focuses on the drayage market. About Brian Rice.

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