January, 2019

Inventory Control Techniques for Effective Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehousing is the act of storing goods that will be sold or distributed later. While inventory control refers to “all aspects of managing a company’s inventories like purchasing, shipping, receiving, tracking, warehousing and storage, turnover and reordering.”

The wider impacts of Brexit in the UK

Insight Into Action

Why it’s not just logistics supply chains that directly trade between the UK and the EU that will be affected. In the UK, we have already seen the uncertainty leading up to the Brexit withdrawal date impacting the financial markets and the value of the GBP.

Don’t Wing It:  How Your Order Fulfillment Solution Is Like Flying an Airplane

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When I became a private-instrument-rated pilot, I strongly suspected it would help me overcome my fear of flying. And it did). What I didn’t know was that it would also equip me to be a better product fulfillment professional.

Lessons from Driving a Forklift

The Lean Thinker

The spring and summer of 2000 were a long time ago, but I learned some lessons during those months that have stayed with me. In fact, the learning from that experience is still happening as I continue to connect it to things I see today.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Port of Virginia installs four cranes to handle cargo growth

DC Velocity

Expansion project will boost container capacity 40 percent by 2020. Transportation

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New Technologies for Cold Chain Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

Cold chain logistics refers to the maintaining precise temperature bands that store and transport pharmaceutical drugs and perishable food products. Due to its rigorous temperature requirements and energy dependence, it is perhaps one of the most complex and demanding logistics segments.

2019 For-Hire 500: Top carriers in North America

Fleet Owner

These companies are influential and powerful voices in shaping the debate involving regulations, trade, and other industry issues. To recognize these fleets, Fleet Owner is launching the For-Hire 500, the largest listing of its kind anywhere

FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function. But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur.

The Key to Leadership is Consistency

The Lean Thinker

In this video clip, author and speaker Simon Sinek articulately explains why the things that matter most aren’t measurable, nor can they be created over the short term. Watch the video, then I’d like to extend his thought process into continuous improvement.

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Banyan and Pierbridge partner on parcel shipping management

DC Velocity

Linking API and TMS platforms helps 3PLs cut costs, firms say. Technology

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4 Tips To Cut Costs In A Warehouse

Cerasis

Maximizing profits is the main point of running a business. If you’re running a warehouse, this will probably be your main goal, too. Competition is plentiful, and you’re always on the lookout for a way to get ahead.

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Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

If companies are going to embrace new business models, or digitally enable older ones, they are going to need a modern, capable supply chain to do it

Drugs, trucking, the law and your rights

Fleet Owner

What rights to drivers have if you're prescribed opioids or are a recovering drug addict

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook. You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

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Creating Resistance As You Go (Don’t)

The Lean Thinker

The role of “change agent” is actually a role of leadership. Leading change is difficult work that involves changes in the norms, routines, working relationships, behavior within and between groups.

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Logistics provider lists top supply chain trends for 2019

DC Velocity

Robotics, digital transportation solutions are among the key technologies that will shape the supply chain landscape this year, DHL leaders say. Transportation

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5 Reasons Being a Trucker Should Earn More Respect

Kuebix

Being a truck driver is an underappreciated profession. There are nasty stereotypes and the general public often show a lack of respect to truckers when they’re on the road.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

While 75% of manufacturing companies have a program to promote cybersecurity awareness, only 37% believe that their programs are very to completely effective.

Another trucking strike looms in 2019

Fleet Owner

Truckers Stand as One group hopes to call attention to HOS reform, parking and other issues during a nationwide non-driving day in April

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The Wind(y City) at Your Back: Ten Reasons Why A Chicago Fulfillment Center Makes Sense

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s often referred to as Second City. But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none.

Scientific Thinking vs. The Scientific Method

The Lean Thinker

My recent post, “ …but where is the problem solving? stirred up quite a bit of conversation and traffic. I would like to dig a little deeper into what “good problem solving” actually looks and sounds like – beyond the forms and tools. Underlying all good problem solving is scientific thinking. With it, I am constantly comparing what I think with what I observe , and looking at differences as evidence that what I think might need revision.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech

DC Velocity

E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies. Strategy

4 Benefits of Near-Sourcing

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 4 Benefits of Near-Sourcing. Near-sourcing – a business moving its operations closer to where its end products are sold – is a growing trend as well as a strategy in the supply chain industry today.

Current Applications of Blockchain Technology for Global Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

The initial idea of Blockchain was introduced in 1992, but only until 2008 the first real blockchain application on “Bitcoin” was conceptualized by a person (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Since then Bitcoin and other spinoff cryptocurrencies have been a hot topic.

All in the trucking family

Fleet Owner

Family-owned fleets, second-generation drivers and engineers share the secrets of their success

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.