May, 2020

Ecommerce Growth Requires Robust Fulfillment and Logistics Infrastructure

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The folks at Lincoln International recently published an interesting article about retail disruption since COVID-19. The whole piece is well worth a read.

3 Strategies to Improve your Logistics Recruitment Process

Cyzerg

Logistics recruitment is becoming increasingly difficult. You probably don’t know it yet, but you are in the middle of a talent war in logistics and supply chain management. The transportation industry is working with a scarce pool of talent that is educated, qualified, and willing to work.

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Logistics Market Segments ? The Niches Have Riches

The Logistics of Logistics

Logistics Market Segments – The Niches Have Riches. One of the best ways to grow your sales is by specializing in a specific logistics market segment. Ideally, you already have some customers in a specific logistics market segment that you would like to develop – so picking is easy.

Final Mile Trends to Watch in 2020

Cerasis

While companies devoted vast resources to the use of technology since the rise of the internet, the final mile continues to be a tech-lacking aspect of supply chain management.

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

COVID-19 Survival Guide: How to lead your brokerage through this crisis

Parade

Co-authored by Ryan Schreiber and Anthony Sutardja. Ryan is the Director of Engagement at CarrierDirect, a transportation strategy consulting firm. A nthony is CEO at Parade, a freight technology company providing the industry-leading capacity management platform.

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The Food Industry Needs Visibility In The Supply Chain

Trinity Logistics

Of all industries, the food industry needs data and visibility in the supply chain readily available when it comes to their shipping. Many food products are perishable and need to deliver in a specific timeframe to be able to be used.

Transportation of Goods in a Changed World

Kuebix

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of both small and large businesses for the foreseeable future. Supply chains throughout the country are adapting to changes in demand and new rules and regulations.

How to Choose the Right 3PL Software

Food Logistics

One of the most important tools available to any 3PL is logistics software. 3PL/4PL

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The logistics of autonomous systems – the consequence of transformed logistics

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. ‘Logistics and autonomous systems – the promise of transformed logistics’ concluded that the prospective use of autonomous systems for military logistics was a matter of the imagination.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

More About Mistake-Proofing

The Lean Thinker

After yesterday’s post about trucks crashing into the famous 11foot8 bridge and mistake proofing, I got the feeling I should drive home my key point that the problem isn’t with the driver, it is with the environment.

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Can Walmart Surpass Amazon?

Logistics Trends and Insights

No, they can not and nor should they even try. Instead, they have an opportunity to reinvent the omnichannel space that Amazon has yet to fully take advantage. “It It is a big advantage being an omnichannel retailer and I think that is showing right now.”.

Avoiding Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in Sales with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

The post Avoiding Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in Sales with Steve Elwell appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

4 Warehouse Automation Technologies That Are Transforming the Industry

Cyzerg

In recent years, new warehouse automation technologies are gaining momentum because of the need to optimize labor time and reduce operating and order fulfillment costs.

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.

If Amazon FBA is Your Plan A, What’s Your Plan B?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that Amazon employees had been using proprietary data collected from some of the company’s third-party sellers to price, develop and launch Amazon products. Alternatives to Amazon FBA Fulfillment Services

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Railroad Carloads Plummet

Supply Chain and Logistics

This nice essay from Escalation Consultants, delivered on 5/21/2020, shows very large decreases in rail carloads after mid-March of 2020, approaching 30% for most carriers. Only Union Pacific is down by only 18%. Another graph shows the differences by commodity.

Mistake Proofing ? Getting People?s Attention

The Lean Thinker

Besides being a great source of schadenfreude, Jürgen Henn’s website, 11foot8.com offers some great insight in the difficulty of effective mistake-proofing. Background.

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Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough

Talking Logistics

Among other things, supply chain digital transformation is about eliminating waste from the value chain. This includes eliminating manual and paper-based business processes, which remains prevalent in many logistics and delivery operations.

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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!

Upgrading to One Integrated Suite for all Logistics Operations with Naval Sabharwal

The Logistics of Logistics

Naval Sabharwal and Joe Lynch discuss why using one integrated suite for all logistics operations is the best approach for driving logistics and supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. Utilizing fragmented systems limits logistics companies from fully leveraging the data in their systems.

When to Invest in Warehouse Technology

Cyzerg

As warehouse digitalization gains traction, a number of doubts and queries gather around it. Is it the right time to adopt a warehouse technology ? Would it bring a value or competitive advantage to the business? Are there any risks associated with adopting this new technology?

Print on Demand: An Earth-Friendly Printing Strategy

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Decades ago, futurists predicted that widespread use of computers would usher in a paperless society. They were wrong. In this digital age, businesses still use some 21 million tons of paper each year, and 50 percent of all business waste is paper. Sales Literature Fulfillment

Brazil’s May soybean exports jump 33% in month

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ever since we wrote a paper about exporting soybeans, I’ve been following the contretemps between Brazil and the US regarding soybean exports. China is the largest importer of soybeans from these two countries. Since one is Northern and one is … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Shipping Supply Chains agriculture soybeans

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Meta-Patterns: Thoughts for Discussion

The Lean Thinker

I’ll be sending out the Zoom meeting link this (Wednesday) afternoon (May 6, 2020) for the Thursday (11 am Pacific) open discussion on the Meta-Patterns of Innovation. Wright Brothers’ Experiments with the 1901 Glider.

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Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

Stop Toiling in Obscurity with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Stop Toiling in Obscurity with Ann Holm. The post Stop Toiling in Obscurity with Ann Holm appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Digitalization is accelerating the pace of business and transforming global supply chains.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

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