August, 2023

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State of Transportation: In the Driver’s Seat and Bracing for Impact

Food Logistics

Sometimes even the most cutting-edge technology can’t predict what’s going to happen next in the transportation industry. That’s why trucking and transportation sectors are bracing for impact and in the driver’s seat for what’s ahead.

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Editor’s Choice: Warehouse Distribution Errors and How to Fix Them

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article comes from Kyle Franklin, Senior Solutions Consultant, Lucas Systems, and looks at warehouse distribution errors. Being a veteran of the warehouse industry throughout my career has given me a unique insight into many aspects of distribution interaction.

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Maximizing Warehouse Efficiency: Top 5 Strategies for Optimization

Cyzerg

Looking to maximize warehouse efficiency and optimize your operations? Whether you're a small business or a large corporation, maintaining an organized and productive warehouse is essential for success.

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5 Principles for Navigating the Digital Fog Around AI in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Chief supply chain officers feel overwhelmed navigating the intense digital fog surrounding AI in supply chain, so I offer five principles for navigation. For sure, the opportunity for AI in supply chains is massive.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Supply Chain Growing Pains with Anya Skomorokhova

The Logistics of Logistics

Anya Skomorokhova and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain growing pains. Anya is Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of PorterLogic, a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory.

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Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders

Talking Logistics

Everyone remembers back in 2020 when the pandemic hit. It was a scary time for the entire world but incredibly overwhelming for those working hard to keep global supply chains running. Not only were factories shut down, but ocean ports were congested, vessels sat offshore for weeks waiting to unload, capacity on ships and planes. Read more The post Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Meet the largest port in Eastern Canada, Port of Montreal

Now, That's Logistics

03 Days 17 Hours 59 Minutes 00 Seconds Join our live interviews all about the Port of Montreal starting on August 15, check out our full interview calendar and be sure to tun in! LinkedIn Interview Links; Consulate of Great Britain: [link] Consulate of Germany: [link] Port of Montreal: [link] Consulate of Italy: [link] Consulate of Belgium: [link] The post Meet the largest port in Eastern Canada, Port of Montreal appeared first on DB Schenker.

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Explaining the Importance of a Warehouse Management System

Cyzerg

The importance of a warehouse management system i s imm ense in today’s fast-paced and highly competitive business landscape. A well-implemented warehouse management system (WMS) can streamline operations, improve inventory accuracy, reduce cycle times, and enhance customer satisfaction. From systemizing processes to providing real-time visibility into inventory levels, a WMS offers a comprehensive solution to warehouse challenges.

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On Track: Maintaining Sustainable Progress in Foodservice Distribution

Food Logistics

Embracing sustainable practices within this distribution process can mitigate environmental impact. Here's how the newest technology, regulations and advancements are shaping the future.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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A Carrier-Centric TMS with Nick Darman

The Logistics of Logistics

Nick Darman and Joe Lynch discuss a carrier-centric TMS, which is exactly what Nick and the Alvys team have built. Nick is the CEO and Founder of Alvys, a transformative TMS for carrier, broker and hybrid operations. About Nick Darman Nick Darman iis the CEO and Founder of Alvys, a transformative TMS for carrier, broker and hybrid operations. During college, Nick began dispatching for his dad’s family-owned trucking business.

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Launch Warehouse Automation Technologies Smarter: Insider Tips

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Failed warehouse automation technology launches can leave large and lasting scars – on project leads and brand reputations. Often, it’s not the technology that’s to blame, it’s a poorly managed implementation process.

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Digital Transport Documents: They’re Not Emailed PDFs

Talking Logistics

If you transport goods by road in Europe, you are very familiar with CMR — that is, the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road. As described by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business: The [CMR] was developed in 1956. [It] standardizes contractual and carrier liability. Read more The post Digital Transport Documents: They’re Not Emailed PDFs appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Thought Leadership Updates with Art Chrapko

Now, That's Logistics

Welcome to my blog series that dives deep into the ever-evolving world of ocean freight logistics! Join us as we embark on a journey through the vast seas of trends, opinions, and innovations that shape the shipping industry today. From the latest technological advancements transforming supply chains to the diverse perspectives of industry experts, we’ll explore how ocean freight logistics continues to navigate the tides of change, carving new routes towards a more efficient and sustainabl

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Warehouse Management System (WMS): Definition, Types, FAQs

Cyzerg

A warehouse management system (WMS) has become a critical aspect in the fast-paced world of modern logistics and supply chain management. It is one component that empowers businesses to streamline their warehouse operations, enhance inventory accuracy, and improve overall efficiency.

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What’s the gig economy mean for the warehouse labor market?

Logistics Viewpoints

References to the new gig economy are ubiquitous nowadays and many say it has revolutionized the way businesses operate in today’s world. But what exactly is it? As defined by Oxford Languages, it is “a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.” The warehouse and DC industry has always had somewhat of a gig culture, owing to seasonal and temporary labor needs.

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Navigating Market Uncertainty with Sarah Bertram

The Logistics of Logistics

Sarah Bertram and Joe Lynch discuss navigating market uncertainty. Sarah is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT , an online marketplace that connects shippers and carriers in the transportation industry. About Sarah Bertram Sarah Bertram is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT. She brings almost 20 years of supply chain and benchmarking experience to DAT, where she is focused on providing actionable insights to shippers through DAT’s Benchmark Analytics and Rateview benchmarking tools.

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Global Fulfillment: 3 Essential Considerations for Online Sellers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Establishing successful global fulfillment is a lot like planning for a successful trip abroad. You localize for the environment you’re going into – electric converter and all. And, of course, it really helps to have a local guide.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 18, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s that time of the year again: when we move our kids back to college. This year I will have two kids in college again: my oldest son who will begin his senior year at Cornell (Computer Science Engineering with a minor in Math; if anyone has a job opportunity for him to consider, feel. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 18, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Trinity Logistics Celebrates New Office Location in Florida

Trinity Logistics

On August 24, 2023, Trinity Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider, held its Grand Opening event to celebrate its new and improved office location in Orlando, Florida. One of seven locations nationwide, the Orlando office is uniquely positioned to help local businesses expand and create efficiencies within their supply chain. More than 120 people attended, including local state and industry representatives such as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer , Bo Outlaw and Jessica Lima of Orland

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8 Crucial Warehouse Metrics to Track to Optimize Your Operations

Cyzerg

In the dynamic world of warehouse management, understanding key metrics is essential for success. Tracking and analyzing the right data can provide invaluable insights into improving efficiency, reducing costs, and maximizing customer satisfaction. Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, knowing which metrics to measure can make a significant difference in your warehouse operations.

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ECM Transport drivers in New Jersey unionize

Commercial Carrier Journal

The union claims workers at the company approached the organization in June after requests for changes at the workplace were not fully addressed by management.

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Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

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The Denim Story with Shawn Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Shawn Vo and Joe Lynch discuss the Denim story. Shawn is Co-Founder & CTO at Denim , a payments automation and financing platform for freight and logistics. About Shawn Vo Shawn Vo is chief technology officer and co-founder of Denim , a payments automation and financing platform for freight and logistics. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Shawn spent seven years in financial technology, building software for fast-growing startups and consulting for the top 20 largest banks before sta

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Do You Really Need a New Warehouse?

Logistics Bureau

Many companies believed they needed a new warehouse. But are you certain that you truly need one? Often, you can enhance your current warehouse and avoid the hassle of relocating or constructing a new one. Discover how to optimize your warehouse by watching the video below.  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Are You Sure You’re Out of Warehouse Space?

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Keeping Your CEO & CFO Informed of Supply Chain Performance

Talking Logistics

With supply chains experiencing ongoing risks and disruptions, keeping your CEO and CFO informed of what is happening is more important than ever. How frequently do you update your CEO/CFO on supply chain performance and developments? What information are they most interested in? We asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who.

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Reduce Deadheading to Increase Sustainability

Trinity Logistics

Motor carriers aren’t the only ones affected by deadheading. While every mile driven takes a toll on the environment, research shows that deadhead miles account for over a third of carbon emissions in trucking. In fact, 36 percent of trucks travel empty in the U.S. every day, averaging roughly 61 billion miles deadheading every year. Simply put, deadheading is an inefficiency problem within the logistics industry, one that we all know we need to improve.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Warehouse Operations: Definition, Functions, Optimization Strategies

Cyzerg

Efficient warehouse operations are vital for businesses to stay competitive. The key to success lies in streamlining these operations to maximize efficiency. From inventory management to order fulfillment, every aspect of the warehouse must be optimized for smooth and seamless processes.

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Owner-op overcomes physical challenge for successful career

Overdrive Online

Despite being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and being eligible for 100% disability more than three decades ago, owner-operator Steve Massat's love of the business has kept him going since buying his first truck in 1988.

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Success in Retail Logistics with Mike Jarrett

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike Jarrett and Joe Lynch discuss success in retail logistics. Mike is the Founder of Jarrett , a leading 3PL providing transportation and logistics solutions. About Mike Jarrett Mike Jarrett , President, and CEO of Jarrett, founded the company in 1999. Prior to starting the company, Mike spent several years in the supply chain industry where he was Vice President of Carrier Operations for Hudson, Ohio–based Caliber Logistics (now known as FedEx Supply Chain Services).