January, 2021

Warehouse Technology: 7 Important Technologies in 2021

Cyzerg

Warehouse technology is an effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution to addressing the challenges of the warehouse.

Pick-by-Vision for 3PLs with Multi-shift Picks Provides Rapid ROI

Logistics Matter

Pick-by-vision is simplifying the complex and diverse world of third-party logistics (3PL). The outdated use of pick-to-light and voice picking have given way to the affordable, efficacious, and efficiency of pick-by-vision.

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Tips for Managing Performance Metrics for Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In today’s hotly competitive eCommerce environment, it’s easy to assume that more is always better. But that’s not necessarily true for eCommerce fulfillment KPIs, especially if you’ve just started working with a new 3PL or have added a fulfillment operation. Warehouse KPI

The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer

The Logistics of Logistics

The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer. Jeremy Bodenhamer and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 APIs of the Apocalypse. Jeremy defines APIs and why they are such a powerful force in ecommerce.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Many organizations faced the most disruptive year in their history as they dealt with the consequences of the pandemic.

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Looking at Transportation in a Different Way

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published yesterday, “Trust the Network: The Way Forward in Achieving Transportation Desired Outcomes.”

New Podcast Episode: Zero-Emission Trucking

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Marie-José and Jeroen Baartmans, founders of zero-emission transport company BREYTNER. Thank you Marie José and Jeroen for your hospitality and insights.

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about eCommerce Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We’ve all heard the expression, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”. We also know that it’s dead wrong, because when it comes to key functions like picking, packing, and shipping, your pockets of ignorance could wind up costing you big.

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall. Christopher Wall and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of clearing customs. As the founder of a digital customs brokerage, Christopher has a deep understanding of the customs clearing process and some of the associated problems. About Christopher Wall.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can companies safely ignore them? There are also promising technologies that we expect will deliver great value.

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Key Considerations for Co-Warehousing Spaces

SIPMM Professional Publications

The types of warehouses in Singapore are industrial buildings classified as B1 for clean and light industrial usage, B2 industrial buildings for general and special industries, Jurong Town Corporation type of flatted factories, ready-built spaces, business parks, and the former industrial properties which is the Housing Development Board.

International transport costs: Why and how to measure them?

Supply Chain and Logistics

A nice article from Jan Hoffman of the IAME. Clearly it’s important to measure the costs, and how to do it is a big problem, given the fractionated international transport market. COVID-19 changes make it even more problematic, and then … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains international trade ocean shipping transportation

Four Questions to Determine the Ideal Supply Chain Technology Provider

Talking Logistics

As we look to 2021, the phrase “prepare for the unknown” has been stuck in my head. Many people over the past few months have used this phrase as a warning, promising that the supply chain world this year will be extremely unpredictable, even when a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Need to Scale Your Online Business? 3PL eCommerce Fulfillment Services Can Help

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

3PL ecommerce fulfillment is like a belt in a pair of pants. You don’t need to buy new pants whenever your weight fluctuates – your belt is there to keep your pants fitting nicely as your weight decreases or increases. The same holds true with fulfillment.

Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano

The Logistics of Logistics

Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano. Alfonso Quijano and Joe Lynch discuss leveraging automation to build a competitive advantage. The automation that Alfonso discussed is robotic process automation (RPA).

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

Meet the driver of Evel Knievel's former haul rig, and read the 1973 Overdrive interview with the daredevil himself

Overdrive Online

This latest in Overdrive's 60th anniversary series takes a look at one intersection of the business magazine and U.S. popular culture with the 1973 story on one of the most famous people on the planet at the time, the daredevil and sometime truck driver. Channel 19

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Port of LA will pay container terminals for efficiency gains

Supply Chain and Logistics

One way to improve throughput is to offer performance rewards to the players. The Port of LA will reward Terminal Operators for each fast turn around of a truck. It is an interesting attempt to help truckers out. Quicker turns … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Ports Production Operations Supply Chains Trucking container shipping port management ports trucking

Delivery Drones: A Birth in Waiting

Talking Logistics

I first wrote about drones almost 8 years ago in a post titled, “Drones – The Birth Of A New Transportation Mode.” Here is how I concluded the post: I believe we’re witnessing the birth of a new transportation mode, one that will take many years to develop and mature (but will probably happen sooner.

Want to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs? Read our eBook.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s no secret that parcel shipping represents the largest part of eCommerce and direct selling companies’ fulfillment cost, possibly as much as 75%. And thanks to parcel carriers annual rate increases, that price tag is getting higher all the time. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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Making Carrier Relationships More Productive with Noam Frankel

The Logistics of Logistics

Making Carrier Relationships More Productive with Noam Frankel. Noam Frankel and Joe Lynch discuss making carrier relationships more productive. Noam is a transportation industry veteran who has always advocated for building solid relationships between 3PLs, brokers, and carriers. About Noam Frankel.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market. Transportation execution allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system.

M2M Technology for Logistics Applications

SIPMM Professional Publications

In the early 2010s, machine-to-machine innovation, or M2M technology, has matured with the advancement of communications, such as RFID, Wi-Fi, and cellular network. Sensors could be deployed to allow communications between different mechanization parts to support operations decisions.

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The Future of Drones in the Supply Chain

Kuebix

Logistics industry innovators are always looking to create solutions that will cut costs and improve operational efficiencies. One application of technology that’s becoming increasingly popular within supply chains is drones.

[Video] How Small Freight Brokers Can Level the Playing Field

Talking Logistics

Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, on how small freight brokers can leverage the playing field by leveraging technology. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How Small Freight Brokers Can Level the Playing Field appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.