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

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.

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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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.

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.

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 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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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.”

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.

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.

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

5 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and Business Scalability

Cerasis

There will always be opportunities for improvement within the supply chain. The best-laid plans for success require a well-oiled machine, comprised of all systems of record, your workers, truck drivers, and other business to business partners.

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.

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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.

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

When Supply Chains and Blockchains Become Pervasive

Talking Logistics

Supply chains are fluid and always changing with customer expectations, new product introductions and delivery mode updates.

Managing Logistics Assets in the Construction Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

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

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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.

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.

Extend the Benefits of Your Transportation Management System (TMS) with an ERP Integration

Kuebix

At their core, transportation management systems (TMS) help shippers perform logistics management functions like rating, booking and tracking. These functions help save companies money, improve efficiency and keep data stored in one place for strategic decision making.

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Creating a Digital Twin of Your Fleet is Closer than You Think

Talking Logistics

Digital twin, the creation of a virtual, but dynamic, representation of your operations is a powerful approach to better understand how it works today or could work in the future.

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.