May, 2022

5 Signs That You Need a New Fulfillment Partner

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When online sales grow to the point where E-retail companies need to rely on an outside fulfillment partner, some, unfortunately, wind up committed to a substandard or incompatible service provider.

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Reimagining Logistics: Focusing on What’s Ahead, Not What Happened

Logistics Viewpoints

A great deal already has been written about the impact of the pandemic, fully socializing jargon such as “new normal,” “next normal,” “unprecedented disruption,” etc. Changes in our lives, economies and supply chains are ubiquitous and well embedded now.

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Beyond the Data with William Sandoval

The Logistics of Logistics

Beyond the Data with William Sandoval. William Sandoval and Joe Lynch discuss beyond the data. William is the Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at PowerFleet Inc. , a wireless IoT company that provides solutions to the industrial, logistics and vehicle markets.

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‘Exceptional growth’ in container fleet could result in 13m teu excess

Supply Chain and Logistics

The excess estimated in this article is mostly in dry containers. Reefers are still much in demand. The problem is, what’s going to happen to them?

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Freight Transport Services: LTL and TL Explained

Freightquote

Learn the difference between LTL, TL, and how these freight transport services can benefit your business with better rates, shipping options, and speed

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Pick to Light Video Illustrates Advantages of this Picking Method

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The accompanying pick to light video shows just how the technology works to increase productivity and order accuracy in a fulfillment warehouse.

This Week in Logistics News (May 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

I was fortunate enough to spend the beginning of this week at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum user conference. It was great to be back in person at a conference, seeing people face to face.

Lou Gehrig Day with Larry Cepuran

The Logistics of Logistics

Lou Gehrig Day with Larry Cepuran. Larry Cepuran and Joe Lynch talk about Lou Gehrig Day and ALS, which stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Larry Cepuran is a friend of Joe’s who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

How Unified Are Your Logistics Processes?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a guest blog post by Adrian Gonzalez published by Manhattan Associates. The post highlights results from a survey conducted recently with members of Indago’s supply chain research community on unified transportation and distribution management.

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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Roadcheck 2022 focuses on wheel ends

Fleet Owner

The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance blitz runs May 17-19. Find out how to avoid the most frequent violations on the road. Safety / Roadside Inspections

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Why Logistics Technology Matters Now More than Ever

Material Handling and Logistics

The cost of integrating logistics platforms will be a prominent part of technology budgets for the foreseeable future. Technology & Automation

Multi-Channel Fulfillment Case Study: Slumberkins

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re a fast-growing online business with fulfillment challenges, you might be interested in this short, multi-channel fulfillment case study. Slumberkins® patented cuddly creatures and accompanying story books teach positive social-emotional learning skills to children.

Better Ways to Address Trade-Offs with Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Malcolm McLean, a trucker from North Carolina, was tired of waiting. He had a load full of cotton bales, and while idling away hours at a shipyard watching stevedores load other cargo onto ships he dreamed up containers that transformed global supply chains.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Digitizing Check Calls with Trey Griggs and Ryan Rogers

The Logistics of Logistics

Digitizing Check Calls with Trey Griggs and Ryan Rogers. Trey Griggs , Ryan Rogers and Joe Lynch discuss digitizing check calls.

Supply Chain’s Most Profitable Four-Letter Word: Data

Talking Logistics

Today, supply chain and logistics professionals are awash in all kinds of data. So, why do some companies seem to be drowning in it, while others find a way to convert it into business value? One area in particular where data plays a critical role is in transportation procurement.

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7 actions to manage maintenance and repair cost increases

Fleet Owner

Fleets that act today will be better positioned to adjust and mitigate equipment price spikes. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

3PLs' Role in Getting Fresh Produce Farm to Fork

Food Logistics

The value of a third-party cannot be overlooked when getting fresh products to market, particularly in times of limited capacity and excess product. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Video: Is Pick to Light Technology Right for Your Fulfillment Operation?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In the fulfillment warehouse, pick to light technology is a tool that more companies are relying on to improve throughput, order accuracy and order quality. It also enables companies to simplify the training process and get associates into action quicker.

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Your Guide to Distributed Order Management

Logistics Viewpoints

E-commerce continues to grow, and as a result, customer expectations are changing. The customer does not expect a similar experience across channels. Instead, they are seeking out a brand experience that allows them to interact through multiple channels during the shopping journey.

The FarEye Story With Kushal Nahata

The Logistics of Logistics

The FarEye Story With Kushal Nahata. Kushal Nahata and Joe Lynch discuss the FarEye story. Kushal is the CEO and Co-founder of FarEye, a company that enables enterprises to deliver at reduced cost with a superior customer experience. About Kushal Nahata.

Profiles in Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: GEODIS & Tive

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility has been top-of-mind for logistics professionals for at least two decades, yet it remains a work-in-progress for many companies.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

5 questions fleets should ask to reinforce safe driving

Fleet Owner

As traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels, crashes are increasing. Fleet owners must ask questions if they are to convey the safe driving message to their drivers. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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L.I.N.K. | Fleets Need Intelligent Route Optimization to Keep Up

Food Logistics

As demand continues to increase in the logistics sector, while a labor shortage and other major supply chain disruptions occur, fleets turn to intelligent ways to optimization their route planning. Transportation / Trucking

Having It Your Way with Custom Packaging Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Your eCommerce customers may not have the intended experience without a custom packaging fulfillment solution. To drive repeat business in online retail, it helps to have a bit of a “wow factor” during the customer unboxing experience.

A Radical New Way to Think About Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC has done research and writing on supply chain collaboration networks. A supply chain collaboration network (SCCN) is a key technology for improved collaboration across an extended supply chain.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

The REFASHIOND Ventures Story with Brian Aoaeh

The Logistics of Logistics

The REFASHIOND Ventures Story with Brian Aoaeh. Brian Aoaeh and Joe Lynch discuss the REFASHIOND Ventures story. Brian is the a Cofounder and General Partner of REFASHIOND Ventures , an emerging venture capital fund manager that invests in early stage supply chain technology. About Brian Aoaeh .

Enabling Assurance of Supply in the Global Marketplace

Talking Logistics

For a long time, companies had been redesigning their supply chain networks and practices to become more demand driven. However, with the pandemic-related disruptions in supply over the past two years, companies have had to shift their focus to be more supply driven.

Diesel shatters all-time per-gallon price record

Fleet Owner

At more than $5.50 per gallon, the U.S. average for trucking’s primary fuel on May 2 shattered the previous record of $5.25 set after Russia invaded Ukraine this year. Diesel is now $2.37 more per gallon in U.S. than it was a year ago.