February, 2020

What Does Great Look Like in Logistics?

Talking Logistics

When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, the mayor at the time, Ed Koch, was famous for always asking “How’m I doin’?” That’s a question that supply chain and logistics professionals ask all the time too.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Cycle Counting Process

Cyzerg

The cycle counting process is one of the most tedious warehouse tasks, but is an important process to control for the prevention of potential sale losses. These losses stem from out-of-stock situations, which are brought on by inaccuracies in the inventory.

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An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . It has been nearly three weeks since Chinese authorities in Wuhan imposed a citywide quarantine and severe transport restrictions in response to a deadly coronavirus outbreak. The virus has thus far infected more than 45,000 people and claimed the lives of at least 1,100.

Advantages of a Phoenix Warehouse for eCommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Late last summer, Inc. magazine ran a story with this intriguing title: “ The Next Tech Hub Isn’t Austin Or Denver. The Next Tech Hub Is Greater Phoenix. ”.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Freight & Transportation Management Trends for 2020 to Know

Cerasis

The transportation management trends for 2020 reflect a growing consensus that new technology and visibility will define the successes of the future supply chain.

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Fleet Management Initiatives in 2020

Food Logistics

In 2020, more fleet managers will begin to migrate from day-to-day maintenance scheduling into a hybrid combination of both scheduled and predictive maintenance practices. 3PL/4PL

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The water in the well – how much readiness is enough?

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. One of Martin Van Creveld’s most contentious, and subsequently debated, themes of Supplying War related to the persistent inability, if not unwillingness, of various militaries to adequately structure and prepare themselves for the rigours of sustained combat.

How Coronavirus is Affecting International Sea Transport and Ways to Protect Yourself

Trans Global Auto Logistics

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly throughout the globe causing concern for almost every industry—including international shipping by sea.

The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting

Talking Logistics

Many companies have collaborative planning and forecasting processes with suppliers and manufacturing partners, but very few translate demand and production forecasts into transportation capacity requirements. Why is this becoming more important? What factors are driving the need for transportation forecasting? And how is technology helping to enable this process? Those are the main questions I. Read more The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

A Complete Guide to All Types of Warehouses (Part 2)

Cyzerg

In the first part of our guide to all types of warehouses, we highlighted the reasons behind the need for various types of warehouses, their purposes, and their benefits.

It’s Only Natural: What You Need to Know about Fulfillment of Natural Products

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products. According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S.

3PL 2020 Trends: The Year of Tech & Services to Move Shippers Forward

Cerasis

Recently, 3PL Central had the honor of sponsoring the annual state of third-party logistics (3PL) report.

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Procurement Collaboration for Business Integration

SIPMM Professional Publications

With collaborative procurement, we can find valuable partners within treasury, product development, legal, line-of-business, and suppliers, and extend the value of procurement beyond its four walls.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Truck inspection quotas raise safety concerns

Truck News

Many Ontario transportation enforcement officers (TEOs) are unhappy with working conditions that they say compromise safety on the job. But are these workplace concerns compromising road safety as well? There's reason to believe that they are.

A Manufacturer’s Guide to E-Commerce Fulfillment Excellence

Talking Logistics

There is substantial evidence of how e-commerce has dramatically transformed supply chain and logistics operations over the past two decades. But while its impact on retailers has been well documented, e-commerce has also created new challenges and opportunities for manufacturers.

Coronavirus delays create Container shortages in Chicago for DDGS

Supply Chain and Logistics

Coronavirus issues, particularly in China, are creating real problems for Dried Distiller Grains (DDGS) shipments. The lack of inbound containers from China means that there are not enough containers to ship DDGS out of the US. DDGS is a byproduct … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport supply chains

3 Steps to Better Sales Collateral Management

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Sales collateral has an almost magical ability to multiply and can consume a significant portion of your marketing budget. With winter almost over, it’s not too early to think about “spring-cleaning” your print materials and to implement an ongoing sales collateral management program.

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Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics

Cerasis

The food supply chain is unlike any other. While electronics, automotive, and consumer goods’ supply chains promote their products, the food supply chain represents a basic human necessity–food.

Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week, the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus rose to over 1,000 people, invoking memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak. While the human aspect of this outbreak is clearly the biggest story, the virus is causing major disruptions in global supply chains as well.

Mental health in trucking needs serious attention

Truck News

The mental health of truck drivers remains one of my biggest concerns. Ten years ago, I first wrote about what I thought was a monster issue hiding just below the surface of daily trucking life. Hiding” was the key word there, and it still is. Are we making progress? Yes, but there’s much more to do.

Coronavirus: Supply Chain Risk Management Back in Spotlight

Talking Logistics

The coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency last week, is starting to have an impact on supply chains. Starbucks, Google, and Apple are among the many companies that have scaled back operations in China in response to the outbreak. “As

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Blockchain not yet for supply chains

Supply Chain and Logistics

Gartner says 80% of blockchain supply chain developments won’t get out of design and development for several years. So many of them are just recycling financial blockchain ideas into supply chain space without understanding the issues. A case of a … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized blockchain computing entrepreneurship supply chains technology transportation

Delivery by Drone Remains a Foreign Pursuit

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Amy Wunderlin. When Amazon Prime Air was introduced in 2016, the future of drone delivery seemed imminent. Now four years later, Americans are still waiting on that Prime delivery in the sky. Since then, everyone from UPS and FedEx to Walmart and even Domino’s Pizza has shown interest in drones.

How Fleets Can Use Technology to Solve any Truck Driver Shortage

Cerasis

Let’s face it, most of us are sick of hearing about the truck driver shortage (and many argue in the industry that the truck driver shortage is a myth…and any google search on “truck driver shortage myth” will give you years and years of this debate).

Make Your Supply Chain a Sustainability Champion

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s headlines are filled with disheartening news about climate change, resource depletion, pollution, hunger, access to clean water, and poverty.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.