February, 2022

It’s Not the Market, It’s Your Procurement with Andrew Haverkampf

The Logistics of Logistics

It’s Not the Market, It’s Your Procurement with Andrew Haverkampf. Andrew Haverkampf and Joe Lynch discuss it’s not the market, it’s your procurement. Andrew is the Vice President of Platform Solutions at Emerge , one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S.

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How Warehouse Layout Optimization Helps Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Cyzerg

When it comes to warehouse businesses, speed and accuracy are a few critical factors for long-term success. That is why a well-executed warehouse layout optimization helps you effectively organize your inventory, process your orders, and streamline your operations. Warehouse Operations

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VIDEO: Analyzing your peak season fulfillment performance

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We're on to 2022, so Peak Season 2021 is a thing of the past, right? Well, not so fast. Fulfillment Operations

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2021 vessel reliability recorded at its lowest ever

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ocean carriers are running a business in which their reliability of completing voyages planned in advance ranges around 30% to 40%. The highest reported here, by Sea-Intelligence Maritime Analysis, is Maersk at 46%.

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5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

Leading to Learn: Ask More, Tell Less

The Lean Thinker

A few years ago I was working with a company that was ramping up a complex highly-automated production process. A group of technicians had an idea for an improvement. The nature of what they were trying to improve, or their idea is irrelevant here.

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REPOST: The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch. Andrew Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss the true cost of OTIF failure. OTIF means on time and in full , where the customer receives the completed order when they wanted it and, in the quantity, ordered. OTIF is a key supply chain metric.

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The Difficulty of Measuring Scope 3 Emissions

Talking Logistics

At its January 20th shareholder meeting, almost 70% of Costco’s shareholders voted yes on a proposal that calls on the company to set “short, medium, and long-term science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Amware Fulfillment Adds 22 New Customers in 2021, Increasing D2C Order Fulfillment Volumes by 35%.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment added 22 new customers in 2021 to increase the company’s total D2C order volume by 35%. Most customers will use Amware for both warehouse-based pick and pack services, as well as management of parcel shipping. Amware Fulfillment News

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What is the Difference Between a Trucking Company and a 3PL?

Food Logistics

With so many constraints happening in the supply chain, many shippers wonder if it’s better to select a 3PL or a trucking company. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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Supply Chain Strategy (And 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 strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Time to be proud of trucking’s triumphs

Fleet Owner

Trucking continues to push innovation, search for breakthroughs, and develop new technologies. Now is the time to recognize those achievements and celebrate the industry. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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Manhattan Associates Talks Global Supply Chains, Trends, and Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Eddie Capel, CEO of Manhattan Associates. During our conversation, Eddie and I spoke about the changing nature of global supply chains in the face of the ongoing Covid pandemic as well as the continuing surge of e-commerce.

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REPOST: Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen. Mike Mulqueen and Joe Lynch discuss freight tech trends. Mike is a Partner and Strategy Practice Lead at JBF Consulting a company that integrates a supply chain execution strategy and systems for logistics-intensive companies. About Mike Mulqueen.

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You’ve Been Hacked! The Growing Threat of Supply Chain Cyber Attacks

Talking Logistics

Remember AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail” greeting from the 90s when you started your computer and connected to the internet?

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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.

VIDEO: How many fulfillment warehouses does your business need?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

"How many B2C warehouses does your company need?" It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. In fact, we've written extensively on the topic. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Outsourcing

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The Good, the Bad, the Last Mile

Food Logistics

As disruptions continue to, well, disrupt the supply chain, it has never been a better time to roll out unconventional operation ideas. By the end of this ordeal, there will be a New Normal for the last-mile sector. Transportation / Last-Mile

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Supply chain signals: New-container prices and production finally peak

Supply Chain and Logistics

There are some interesting statistics here about container production. The graph shows the price of new containers is dropping. Drewry estimates production this year will be somewhere around 4.5 million TEU, 70% of which is 40-foot containers. American companies are … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains container shipping cost of containers new containers supply chains

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Companies Improve their Supply Chains with Artificial Intelligence

Logistics Viewpoints

Machine Learning, a Form of Artifical Intelligence, Has Feedback Loops that Improve Forecasting. Many large enterprises use one form or another of a supply chain application to help manage their supply chains.

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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.

Key Takeaways from Manifest with Pam Simon

The Logistics of Logistics

Key Takeaways from Manifest with Pam Simon. Pam Simon and Joe Lynch discuss key takeaways from Manifest. Pam is the Conference Chair of Manifest a global logistics tech show bringing investors, leaders and innovators from around the world together. About Pam Simon.

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Why Expand the Definition of Supply Chain Visibility?

Talking Logistics

During the pandemic, shortages of components for high-tech devices and automotive products have proliferated. One reason is that it’s not easy for most manufacturers to have visibility into the process before finished goods are shipped.

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20 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Even as retail stores emerge from their pandemic-induced hibernation, online shopping has held onto much of the market share it gained since the early days of COVID-19. Operationally, it requires far more labor to pick and pack individual orders than to ship out pallets of goods to retailers.

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From crops to auto parts, bridge blockade could have long impact

Blue Grace Logistics

Add a blockade at the busiest U.S.-Canada Canada border crossing to the list of supply chain problems pounding Michigan businesses. Crain’s Detroit Business. Kurt Nagl, Reporter. Feb 11, 2022.

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Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

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 at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

PierPass shelves permanent TMF plan as Long Beach calls for 24/7 supply chains

Supply Chain and Logistics

The problem with 24/7 operation at ports is that no one wants to pay for it. And that is despite the fact that the costs will probably wind up being added to the import cost and passed on to the … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains 24/7 operation container shipping delays disruption ports supply chains terminal access terminals

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What Makes a Truly Agile and Resilient Supply Chain?

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year, many in the supply chain technology industry were warning companies all over the globe to prepare for the unknown. We didn’t know how long COVID-19-related shutdowns, and the ensuing port congestion and crunch on carrier capacity, would last.

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The Open Deck Market with Jacob Mcleod

The Logistics of Logistics

The Open Deck Market with Jacob Mcleod. Jacob Mcleod and Joe Lynch discuss the open deck market. Jacob is the President at EXO Freight, the first managed marketplace built for open deck shippers and carriers. About Jacob Mcleod.

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Will Robots Take Your Supply Chain Job?

Talking Logistics

As a recent Talking Logistics blog post highlighted, every day, every month, every year, there are more and more robots being used in supply chain and logistics operations.

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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.

How Order Fulfillment Impacts the eCommerce Customer Experience

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The eCommerce customer experience has become an essential part of the online shopping process, especially for luxury brands and high-end goods. Online sellers in this realm don’t just sell products; they sell a brand experience.

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Managing Operating Costs in the Chemical industry

Trinity Logistics

The chemical industry serves as support for many other industries, like agriculture, automotive, construction , and pharmaceuticals. According to an American Chemistry Council report, 96 percent of all manufactured goods trace back to chemical manufacturers.

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Softening spot rates could mean ‘days are numbered’ for ad-hoc carriers

Supply Chain and Logistics

Spot rates for container shipments might be coming down from the stratosphere. There are a few indications, such as Xeneta’s XSI short-term index from Asia to North Europe. If short-term rates really are coming down, what is going to happen … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains blankings congestion container rates container shipping ocean shipping poor service

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