May, 2021

Unified Flow: The Benefits of a Holistic Approach to Supply Chains

Logistics Matter

The retail landscape keeps evolving; e-commerce has been on the rise for years, but the past year has sent it into orbit and retailers are feeling the effects of this growth on their supply chains.

Cannabis Transportation Has Surprising Requirements for 3PLs

Food Logistics

As cannabis demand skyrockets, 3PLs looking to transport these goods need to arm themselves with more than just knowledge on regulations. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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Do You Want to Sell on Amazon.com? Their Cyber Bots Demand Strong Fulfillment Performance

Logistics Viewpoints

NBG Home Uses a Software Solution from CommerceIQ. Indirect sales, brand owner sales through sites like Walmart.com or Amazon, are an increasingly large portion of sales for many companies. In 2020, ecommerce sales accounted for 14 percent of total retail sales in the US.

The Changing Face of DRTV Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Ron Popeil and his Pocket Fisherman. Billy Mays and OxiClean. Phil Swift and Flex Seal. These were all pioneers in an industry known as Direct Response TV advertising.

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.

How IT Help Desk Outsourcing Can Improve Your Business Productivity

Cyzerg

IT help desk outsourcing is one of the ways that can improve your business’ productivity.

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New Podcast Episode: Hyper-Automation in Logistics

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Steven Schouten, Business Development & Sales Intelligent Automation at Visma Connect.

Overcoming Canal Crises

Marina Mayer

How supply chain visibility helps today’s ocean carriers forecast—and prepare for—future disruptions

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

How to Identify Unexpected Fulfillment Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Predicting costs is an essential part of any business function. For fulfillment, however, predicting costs can be tricky because of the large number of variables involved. Fulfillment Services

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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.

How to Improve Snowplow Operations with Fleet Management Solutions

Brian Dziuk

Snow and ice create hazardous driving conditions for motorists. Learn how to optimize snowplow operations with GPS tracking solutions like Rastrac

The Blurred Lines Between Retail and DTC with Guy Courtin

The Logistics of Logistics

The Blurred Lines Between Retail and DTC with Guy Courtin. Guy Courtin and Joe Lynch discuss the blurred lines between retail and DTC. Guy Courtin is Vice President and Industry Principal of Retail at Tecsys, a global provider of supply chain solutions that equip the borderless enterprise for growth.

Logistics and AGVs: Ready for Primetime Beyond a Proof of Concept

Logistics Matter

Logistics companies must enhance eCommerce throughput with robotics. When COVID struck, global populations locked down, and brick-and-mortar stores closed, consumers became increasingly reliant on digital retailers.

Hillebrand Acquires Alcoholic Beverage Logistics Provider to Implement B2C Channel

Food Logistics

VignoblExport’s strong market reputation, large customer base and unique service capabilities will strengthen Hillebrand’s current offering and allow it to service end-consumers directly. Transportation / Last-Mile

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.

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1].

Understanding Parcel Carriers: Which One is Right for You?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

All e-retailers rely on the major parcel carriers to handle critical “last mile” delivery of packages to the customer’s doorstep. While most fulfillment operations use all the big parcel carriers to some degree, most favor one specific carrier that best suits the needs of their operation.

How Shippers Can Unlock True Supply Chain Visibility

Kuebix

Consumers have grown to expect quick shipping and frequent status updates with every order they place. Shippers are scrambling to keep up with these new standards while strengthening their logistics operations.

The Future of 3rd Party Fulfillment with Andy Lloyd

The Logistics of Logistics

The Future of 3rd Party Fulfillment with Andy Lloyd. Andy Lloyd and Joe Lynch discuss the future of 3rd party fulfillment. Andy Lloyd is the Chief Executive Officer of 3PL Central , a company that specializes in cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) solutions. About Andy Lloyd.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Logistics Procurement

Logistics Matter

The way shippers are buying is rapidly changing due to the intense dynamics in logistics and the ongoing challenges of globalisation of logistics in general. Sourcing events tend to occur more often and logistics procurement is becoming more digital.

Transportation and Technology: How to Crack the “Cost of Goods Sold” Conundrum

Food Logistics

In order to truly optimize cost of goods sold operations, businesses must begin to include transportation under their COGS umbrella. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

3 Questions from Your Future Supply Chain Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s graduation season, so the hunt for critical supply chain talent is more vigorous than ever. We may be known for ensuring we can make and move “stuff,” but ultimately supply chains are human.

Warehouse Safety Tips and Strategies for Fulfillment Operations

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Even in the safest fulfillment center operations, managers and associates can benefit from regular warehouse safety tips. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle in eCommerce fulfillment centers as order fulfillment associates strive to get orders picked, packed, and out the door.

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.

5 Easy Ways to Go Digital in your Warehouse in 2021

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Here’s the thing about enduring a crisis: sometimes, you end up better than you were when it started.

Everything to Everyone with JD Redmon

The Logistics of Logistics

The post Everything to Everyone with JD Redmon appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

‘Ice Road Truckers’ star Lisa Kelly still tackles Alaska’s challenging Haul Road

Overdrive Online

Kelly runs between Fairbanks and the oil fields around Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s northern shore. She still gets "Ice Road Truckers" fan mail. Overdrive Extra

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Acquisitions and Partnerships Become Major Strategies for 3PLs

Food Logistics

With significant increase in number of orders and the need to deliver them fast and securely, 3PL market players have adopted two major strategies -- acquisition and partnership. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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.