September, 2022

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Order Fulfillment Mistakes: A Talk with Brian Barry

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We recently chatted with fulfillment operations expert Brian Barry, president of F. Curtis Barry and Associates, about the most common order fulfillment mistakes he sees B2C brands make. Here’s his top five list. For the full detail, listen to Brian's appearance on the unboxing fulfillment podcast.

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Will Cloud Computing in Logistics Replace On-Premises Systems for Good?

Logistics Viewpoints

Cloud computing has spurred a revolution in private and business applications over the past decade. Today, data and software programs can be saved or run in any data processing center in the world. Everything is operated via the internet, completely independent of the location or device. Cloud computing has made installation, administration, and updates significantly easier and has thereby laid the foundation for Software as a Service (SaaS).

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3 Benefits Modern 3PLs Offer Refrigerated Freight Operations

Food Logistics

The benefits of using a modern third-party logistics partner for refrigerated trucking include increased oversight of temperature regulation, compliance and specialized freight expertise.

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Top Five Transportation Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruptions have brought about an age of innovation. From a transportation standpoint, this has included major technological advancements. Last week, I gave the keynote presentation at the Dangerous Goods Symposium , sponsored by LabelMaster and the DG Exchange. In my presentation, I highlighted five key transportation trends that are changing supply chains from a technology standpoint.

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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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Fulfillment Outsourcing: 10 Questions to Ask a Fulfillment Center Operator

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Your choice of a fulfillment center partner is one of the most critical choices you will make. But what are the questions to ask a fulfillment center operator? Many fulfillment RFPs regurgitate the same tired questions and fail to get at the core issues. To help prevent this from happening to you, here are questions you might want to consider tossing into your 3PL fulfillment RFP – or into the follow-up conversations you’ll have with your short list of finalists.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and The Future of Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It is widely accepted that digitization is the key to transforming all areas of the logistics industry. However, we are just at the beginning of a long journey. Recent Black Swan events have exposed vulnerabilities within some of the world’s best-run supply chains. With effective planning becoming impossible, the need for real-time visibility has become.

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Frictionless Freight Forwarding: the Future is Now - Magaya | Logistics Software Solutions | Digital Freight Platform

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

Sure, you can call frictionless a buzzword. It’s made its share of headlines in the business world. But is it also buzz-worthy? Without a doubt.

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The Supply Chain is Still Such a Mess

Food Logistics

The supply chain is such a mess. That's the word on the show floor at IFDA's Distribution Solutions Conference. But, you know what happens to messes? They eventually get cleaned up.

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Network Supply Chain Transformation at UScellular

Logistics Viewpoints

The Association for Supply Chain Management ( ASCM ) hosted its annual conference, ASCM CONNECT , on September 18 – 20 in Chicago. Fortunately for me, some of the sessions were available virtually. I found the presentation by UScellular especially interesting. I have always considered cellular and traditional communication companies to be service organizations.

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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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Does My Online Brand Need Faster Order Fulfillment?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

With the rise in eCommerce has come an increased consumer expectation for faster order fulfillment. Though this demand can vary by product type, many online shoppers now expect the goods they purchase online nearly as quickly as if they’d bought them in a store. If your business is under pressure from customers to improve the speed of order fulfillment, you may need to change your fulfillment model.

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The HDVI Story with Chuck Wallace

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck Wallace and Joe Lynch discuss the HDVI story. Chuck is the CEO and Co-founder of High Definition Vehicle Insurance (HDVI) , where he leads an experienced team of insurance, technology, and trucking industry experts who deeply understand the challenges of today’s fleets. About Chuck Wallace. Chuck Wallace is the CEO and Co-founder of HDVI. He has decades of experience in the insurtech, mobility, and freight and logistics markets — and the intersection between these three industries.

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Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18

Talking Logistics

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law in the US last year includes funding for setting up an apprenticeship pilot program for commercial driver’s license holders under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce. Last December, we asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are. Read more Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18.

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Supply Chain Resilience at Critical Juncture

Material Handling and Logistics

"Challenges such as those from active conflict, severe weather, cybercrime, trade policy uncertainty and other risks, make improving supply chains’ resilience a key priority," says Gartner.

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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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3 Ways Shippers Can Solve the Carrier Allocation Logjam

Food Logistics

Shippers looking to thrive this holiday season must turn to technology and embrace the latest allocation management practices to avoid encountering more issues.

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Why Sustainable Home Delivery Results in Greater Sales and Profitability

Logistics Viewpoints

Two seemingly conflicting trends are coming together that, if addressed correctly, could provide retailers with a competitive advantage and make them more profitable. First, consumers are increasingly concerned about the environment and are more willing than ever to act to protect it. Second, the pandemic kicked online buying and home delivery into “high gear” as many consumers embraced its convenience and dramatically expanded the scope of their online purchasing.

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Amware CEO appears on 'Business Power Hour' program

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch recently appeared on The Business Power Hour podcast with Deb Krier to discuss the vital role that backend order fulfillment operations play in the success or failure of companies.

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The BasicBlock Story with Taylor Monks

The Logistics of Logistics

Taylor Monks and Joe Lync h discuss the BasicBlock story. Taylor is the Co-founder and CEO of BasicBlock , a software and financial services company that enables independent truck drivers to spend less time worrying about cashflow and more time focused on the road. About Taylor Monks. Taylor Monks is the Co-founder and CEO of BasicBlock, which is a complete payment platform for carriers that makes getting paid faster, easier, and better.

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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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Meet Emission Reduction Targets | Green Fleet Dashboard | Geotab

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

The Green Fleet Dashboard is a tool for improving fuel economy and reducing emissions from the Geotab Marketplace.

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Work still to be done before Jan. 1 ELD deadline

Truck News

While the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is fully in favor of moving forward with electronic logging device (ELD) enforcement on Jan. 1, that doesn’t mean there isn’t significant work to do to ensure the rollout is as smooth as possible. As we understand it, currently eight provinces and territories are likely to […].

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Highlights Benefits, Challenges of Trucking Industry

Food Logistics

67% of truck driver surveyed agree that they feel their job is appreciated, yet 83% experience daily challenges with recent increases in fuel prices.

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Editor’s Choice: 10 Reasons to Implement a Cloud Multi-Carrier Parcel Management System

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. This article is from Logistyx Technologies and looks at cloud multi-carrier parcel management systems. Not too long ago, if you were implementing a multi-carrier parcel management system, you had to buy the software and install it on premise.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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The Days of Winging it on Order Fulfillment are Over

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As an instrument-rated pilot that flies my own airplane, I’m struck constantly by the similarities between flying and running a fast-paced order fulfillment operation.

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Watch: AI Has a Role to Play in Global Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence has an important role to play in promoting sustainability across the supply chain, says Erin Halka, senior director with Blue Yonder.

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One Strategy to Increase Employee Retention and Recruitment in Freight Forwarding | Logixboard

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

Though the unemployment rate was significantly lower in May 2022 than at its April 2020 peak of 14.7%, organizations across transportation and logistics and many other industries struggle to hire,” according to Moss Adams accounting firm.Many employees in this industry are 45 and older.

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Freight Agents: Is Your News Source Trustworthy?

Trinity Logistics

If there is anything we have all learned together over the last few years, it’s that nothing stays the same. While we have used the phrase “everything changes” as more of a cliché, we’ve all had a front-row seat to just how fast things can change and how important it is to stay prepared with accurate information. However, another thing we’ve learned over the last few years is that sometimes a news source may not be the most reliable.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Is low code the future of software development?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Recently the big term on everyone’s lips is this low code concept and I must admit it piqued my interest – even as a test analyst. With the growing advent of digital technologies, it seems to have become impossible for manufacturing and distribution businesses to chart their success in the absence of applications supporting their internal and external functions and code for the future.

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Overdrive's Pride & Polish virtual truck show voting now open

Overdrive Online

Overdrive readers can now vote to determine the finalists in each of seven categories -- Working Bobtail, 2014 & Older; Working Bobtail, 2015 & Newer; Working Combo, 2011 & Older; Working Combo, 2012 & Newer; Antique; Interior; and Limited Mileage.

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Weber Logistics Opens 418,000 Sq. Ft. Inland Empire DC in Perris, CA

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics has secured a 418,000-square-foot, omni-channel distribution center (DC) in Perris, CA. This new, multi-client facility is the company’s 8th DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region, and its 17th facility in California.

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