October, 2019

Warehouse Safety: 10 Tips to Keep Your Employees Safe

Cyzerg

Warehouse safety is one of the biggest concern faced by warehouse managers and their employees. This worry stems from warehouse industry workers sustaining many injuries and fatalities, with an average of 16 fatalities per year (2014-2017).

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How to avoid unexpected freight accessorials in shipping.

Freightquote

Unexpected freight accessorial charges are commonplace in LTL shipping, but they can be avoided. Learn more about freight accessorials, as well as what you need to know to make sure you are not charged unexpectedly

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Flexibility AND Scalability: A Scarce Combination Among 3PLs

Kane is Able

Check out the marketing claims of many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and you’ll see the words “flexible” and “scalable” used regularly, and often together. The fact is, most are good at one or the other, but not both. 3PL Outsourcing

A dissenting voice on hours reforms: Owner-operators could be undercut by sliding rates

Overdrive Online

Be careful what you wish for on hours reforms, says broker Jeff Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, who predicts that the DOT's hours of service proposal could tilt trucking's supply-demand market forces and cause rates to tumble. Featured Slider hours of service

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Automating Cross-Border Transportation with Matt Silver

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:50] Introduce yourself and your company. I’m Matt Silver, Founder and CEO of Forager. We’re based in Chicago, and our primary focus is on building technology to automate cross-border transportation. I grew up in a logistics family and have been around it my entire life.

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How to Choose a Warehouse Racking System?

Cyzerg

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive markets, proper inventory management is paramount to streamline warehouse operations. It is one of the many challenges faced by warehouse professionals, but it can be eased by selecting the right warehouse racking system.

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More Supply Chain than You Can Imagine

Material Handling and Logistics

Are you ready for what’s coming next in the supply chain? MH&L’s Editorial Advisory Board will help you prepare for the future

What Is Your Target Story?

The Lean Thinker

One of the artifacts of Extreme Programming as practiced by Menlo Innovations is the Story Card. In the purest sense, a story card represents one unit of work that must be done by the developers to advance the work on the software project.

IMO 2020 makes box lines speed up?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Mike King wrote a piece about the risk that the IMO2020 fuel regulations will induce ocean carriers to speed up, thus burning more fuel and causing more emissions.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

The Hidden Solution to Most Supply Chain Problems with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:37] Please tell us a little about you and your company. I’m Ron Crabtree, CEO and Founder of MetaOps, Inc. We are located in Metro Detroit. We specialize in providing interim and contract to hire talent at the highest level.

Fulfillment Kitting Services: Great Collateral Deserves Great Packaging

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

You invest a lot of creativity and budget dollars into your marketing collateral, refining your messaging and design for maximum effectiveness. But, when it’s time to deliver those materials to your prospects or customers, is ho-hum packaging undercutting their impact? Marketing Fulfillment

How to Prevent Theft in the Warehouse

Cyzerg

Theft is not a new problem for the warehouse. Its negative implications not only places you, your staff, and your expensive goods in danger, but it also exposes security loopholes that endangers the reputation of your warehouse.

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Making Mobile Robots More Flexible in the Plant

Material Handling and Logistics

MIT startup brings millimeter-scale location tracking to factories, ports, and other industrial environments

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

The State of Technology in Controlled Substances and High-Value Supply Chains: Part 2, Pharma

Shipchain

Please enjoy Part 2 of our two-part webinar series focusing on high-value and controlled substances supply chains. This webinar will cover the pharma supply chain. We will delve into understanding the supply chains for any goods or substances that are high-risk and high-security.

Value Added Services: A Key Driver of Business Growth for 3PLs

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published today, “Gaining a Competitive Edge Through VAS: Key insights to help 3PLs leverage value-added services as a competitive differentiator.”

Integrated Digital Technology for an Agile Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital technology continues to drive corporations to reshape its logistics and supply chain. These companies are motivated to embrace the digital revolution, investing millions of dollars in these technologies.

How to Improve Employee Retention in the Warehouse

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut? If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Economic forecast for trucking: Gloomy with a chance of recession

Fleet Owner

An economic storm is brewing over the trucking industry. Here’s what you need to know to weather it

Job Quality Will Shift for Warehouse Workers

Material Handling and Logistics

While the UC Berkeley Labor Center report says job loss won't be as dramatic as predicted, some jobs could be de-skilled, some work intensified and managing jobs will differ

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Why is Transportation Management Important?

Kuebix

Before transportation management systems (TMSs) came into the picture, nearly all logistics processes were done on paper. Shippers spent countless hours calling and emailing internal and external partners just to ship their freight. Transportation management technology changed all of that.

Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

Cerasis

The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. Customers now have access to anything their hearts desire, and inventory management has become a new animal.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Managing Logistics Assets in the Construction Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

Managing Logistics Assets is the piece of inventory network the executives that plans, actualizes, and controls the proficient, powerful forward, and switch stream and capacity of merchandise, administrations, material transportation, administration part the board and related data between the purpose of starting point and the purpose of utilization so as to meet client’ s prerequisites. […]. The post Managing Logistics Assets in the Construction Sector appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE. Publication Logistics

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.”. Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Marijuana impairment lingers longer than intoxication

Fleet Owner

Cannabis has different effects than alcohol and while more U.S. residents are gaining the legal right to light up, trucking wants the focus to be on safety

Preparing Your Warehouse for Expedited Deliveries

Material Handling and Logistics

As Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers continue to reduce delivery times, customers are pushing competitors to keep pace

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.