December, 2022

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Warehouse Robots Address Labor Challenges in Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The challenge of finding and keeping warehouse workers in today's labor market has brought the necessity of warehouse robots into sharp focus. Check out this short video on the shift from a manual to an automated pick and pack environment at Amware Fulfillment. Fulfillment Operations

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5 Tough Love Tips to Choosing Best TMS Software

Talking Logistics

Having spent many years in business development and sales, I’ve spoken to many supply chain and logistics executives from a range of industries. More and more organizations these days see how their competitors are digitally transforming and they don’t want to be left behind.

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Warehouse Technology: 7 Important Technologies in 2022

Cyzerg

Warehouse technology is an effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution to addressing the challenges of the warehouse.

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Top 10 Trends in Cold Chain

Food Logistics

As 3PLs settle into their new normal post-pandemic, several trends stand out for the year ahead. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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How Top Food Shippers are Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions in 2023

Speaker: Glenn Koepke and Melissa Wreath

On February 2nd, join FourKites and ArrowStream to learn what food & beverage suppliers, restaurant operators, and other industry leaders are doing to address the labor and talent management issues affecting the food and restaurant supply chains today.

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A New Era in Transport Logistics with Big Data and Self-Driving Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Fuel prices and a shortage of drivers are putting transport logistics under immense pressure. The biggest challenge in the transport sector today: there just aren’t enough drivers.

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Factors to consider when choosing an outside service provider

Fleet Owner

There are a variety of options available for fleets seeking to outsource their maintenance. Choosing the wrong provider, however, could have dire consequences. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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What is a “Socio-Technical System?”

The Lean Thinker

Lately the term “socio-technical system has been starting to show up more and I thought this would be an opportunity to weigh in on what I think it means.

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3PL vs. 4PL: Which is the Right Fit for You?

Food Logistics

The main difference between the two scenarios is the degree of connection that the provider has to the client and their entire network. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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Supply Chain Planning Solutions are Not Just for the Big Boys

Logistics Viewpoints

Jeff Baker, Vice President of Shared Services at Myers Industries. Companies implementing supply chain planning (SCP) have traditionally been very big companies or companies with complex supply chains. Neither of the customers highlighted in this article fall into that category.

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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Creating the Future of Logistics with Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

Jeff Dangelo and Joe Lynch discuss creating the future of logistics. Jeff is the Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Impact Officer of Fura , a technology company that is building the future of logistics. About Jeff Dangelo.

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Video: How to make warehouse kitting more efficient

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Warehouse kitting is the process of taking multiple SKUs and combining them to create one new SKU. To keep labor costs in check, it's important to get the kitting process right. Are your – or your 3PL’s – kitting operations as efficient as they could be? Fulfillment Services

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 2, 2022)

Talking Logistics

December, already? I was thinking of something witty to write as we enter the last month of 2022, but all that came to mind were these lyrics by the Counting Crows: A long December and there’s reason to believeMaybe this year will be better than the last With nothing more to say, here is the.

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Women In Trucking calls for 2023 Driver of the Year nominations

Fleet Owner

Applications are open to any female driver who has safely driven at least one million consecutive accident-free miles. Nominations are due by Feb. Safety

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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

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Top 5 Articles of the Year: 2022

Food Logistics

Food Logistics' thanks you for your dedicated readership in 2022. Here are the top 5 most viewed articles from the year. Transportation

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The Quietly Growing Conundrum of Online Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

The Dirty Secret of E-Commerce. The continued growth in e-commerce retail sales has been largely driven by factors such as convenience, product selection and lower prices.

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The Connected Ecosystem with Bill Vitti

The Logistics of Logistics

Bill Vitti and Joe Lynch discuss the connected ecosystem, which is one of the best ways to describe Transflo. Bill is the President and CRO of Transflo, the trusted industry leader in mobile, telematics, and business process automation solutions to the transportation industry. About Bill Vitti .

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How eCommerce Shipping Boxes Can Drive Up Supply Chain Costs: An Interview with Jack Ampuja

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Jack Ampuja is president of Supply Chain Optimizers. Jack’s firm has completed more than 500 packaging optimization projects for manufacturers, retailers, and ecommerce companies, saving an average 10% in supply chain costs on each project.

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Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

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Top 10 Talking Logistics Posts in 2022 (Plus Indago & Other Highlights)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, one of my guests on Talking Logistics said, “Supply chain and logistics professionals have wanted a seat at the C-suite table for a long time. Nobody said, however, that it would be the hot seat.”

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A salute to truck drivers

Fleet Owner

If every passenger car driver spent some time behind the wheel of a Class 8, they might think twice before cutting in front of a heavy truck without leaving much space. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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The State of a “Normal” Supply Chain

Food Logistics

Industry experts offer hope to a return to normalcy in the supply chain space, but it will be a new normal of sorts and be quite the bumpy ride in getting there. Transportation

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

The chip shortage has been one of the hottest topics in 2022. I read an article earlier this week that broke it down pretty succinctly.

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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.

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Maersk Innovation with Erez Agmoni

The Logistics of Logistics

Erez Agmoni and Joe Lynch discuss Maersk innovation. Dr. Erez Agmoni is the Senior VP of Innovation & Strategic Growth for Maersk, the largest shipping company in the world. About Erez Agmoni. Dr. Erez Agmoni is the Senior VP of Innovation & Strategic Growth for Maersk in North America.

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Amware’s most popular fulfillment blog posts of 2022

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

During 2022, the Amware Fulfillment & Logistics Blog kept readers informed of the challenges, trends and opportunities related to B2C order fulfillment. Here are the articles our readers connected with the most. Multi Channel Fulfillment

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (December 16, 2022)

Talking Logistics

What can I say that I haven’t said yet? The blinking cursor taunts me. I’m suffering from a terrible case of writer’s block this morning.

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Chile’s Port of Valparaíso

Now, That's Logistics

Founded in 1536 by conquistador Juan de Saavedra, who named it for his birthplace in Spain, Valparaíso, Chile lies on the south side of a broad, open bay of the Pacific Ocean, 84 miles northwest of the national capital of Santiago. The city stands on the slopes of a semicircular spur of the coastal mountain range that ends in the rocky peninsula of Point Angeles.

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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.

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Winter truck driving: Collision mitigation technology on slick roads

Fleet Owner

While automatic braking systems and stability programs may give some drivers pause during the winter months, they ultimately can only help a driver's chances in the event of a collision. Safety

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This Week in Logistics News (December 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

As hard as it is to believe, another year is coming to an end. This was certainly another strange year, but the in-person conferences I usually look forward to were a mixed bag this year. I attended my first in-person conferences and attended a number of virtual ones as well.

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The FreightTech Dilemma with Brad Wheeler

The Logistics of Logistics

Brad Wheeler and Joe Lynch discuss the freight-tech dilemma. Brad serves as the Senior Director of Customer Strategy at Emerge , the leading freight procurement platform. About Brad Wheeler.