September, 2020

How COVID19 is Crippling the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

While a lot of businesses and industries have been hit hard, the impact of Covid19 on Global Supply Chain has been particularly devastating.

Top 3 Freight Trends Set to Shape the Rest of 2020

Food Logistics

The severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and how consumers respond will tell supply chain managers a lot about what to expect during the balance of the year. Transportation

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Parcel Shipping & Their Intrinsic Relationship to Peak Season Success

Cerasis

More people are taking comfort from shopping online from the comfort of their own homes. With today’s technology, it makes e-commerce a lot more efficient and effective. E-commerce logistics and parcel shipping are the livelihoods of many businesses.

Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable with John Tillison

The Logistics of Logistics

Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable with John Tillison. John Tillison and Joe Lynch discuss why integrated supply chains are more durable. John is the SVP in charge of sales and marketing at A. Duie Pyle, a company that specializes in integrated transportation and warehousing solutions. About John Tillison. John Tillison began his logistics career as a management trainee at Roadway Express. John rose through the ranks at Roadway/YRC, eventually being named Group Vice-President.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

VoIP Advantages and Disadvantages – What to Know Before Purchasing VoIP

Cyzerg

Before purchasing and implementing a VoIP phone system in your business, it is important to understand its advantages and disadvantages. To help you easily acquire that knowledge, we have created this short article that details VoIP’s features, benefits, and drawbacks. Information Technology

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270,000 New Robots Working in Logistics This Year

Logistics Matter

The IFR, the International Federation of Robotics has published their World Robotics Report 2020. The report gives an overview of the use of robots in different industries, applications, and regions. A total of 2,7 million robots are deployed in factories and warehouses worldwide.

What lessons can logistics and supply chain companies learn from the COVID-19 crisis?

Magaya

COVID-19 is giving us a masterclass in what it takes to survive, recover from, and thrive after a major crisis

The Shipper’s Guide to NAFTA 2.0

FLS Transport

Worried about NAFTA 2.0? Don't be. Here is everything cross-border shippers need to know about the new USMCA-CUSMA-TMEC agreement

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Every Salesperson’s Secret Weapon with Jamin Alvidrez

The Logistics of Logistics

Every Salesperson’s Secret Weapon with Jamin Alvidrez. Jamin Alvidrez and Joe Lynch discuss every salesperson’s secret weapon. Jamin is an accomplished 3 rd party logistics sales leader and coach. About Jamin Alvidrez. Jamin Alvidrez has worked in logistics and transportation for the past 16+ years.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Cloud Computing Confusion? Here’s a Quick Guide to the Cloud

Cyzerg

Although the term cloud computing has recently spread like wildfire, many people are still left wondering, what really is the cloud? Here’s a quick breakdown of common cloud terminology to help you better understand how your logistics business might use the cloud. Information Technology

Flexible Warehousing Solutions: A Public Goods Case Study

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Since the arrival of the COVD-19 pandemic, “flexibility” has become a way of life. From parents adapting to their children’s virtual classrooms to business owners navigating operational and staffing challenges, the ebbs and flows of life are now much more drastic than they were pre-pandemic.

Supply Chain Transparency, and How It Can Help the Planet

Logistics Matter

Sustainability is an increasingly important subject. Consumers are getting more critical every day when it comes to what they buy and who they buy it from. This effect is trickling down to supply chains as well, where there is also a growing demand for sustainable processes and products.

3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait: Agility, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is in the spotlight. It is the business function that is front and center - on top of the minds of consumers and executives. The global pandemic has ripped the rug out from under supply chains, but also highlighted its importance.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Rail shippers say admin and maintenance service is falling behind with PSR

Supply Chain and Logistics

Is PSR just another shorthand for cost cutting? It seems shippers think they are getting more financial responsibility for admin and maintenance now that most class I rails have adopted PSR practices. Firms are usually trying to save money. And … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Service Management Supply Chains maintenance operations PSR

Winning Strategic Accounts with Michael Neme

The Logistics of Logistics

Winning Strategic Accounts with Mike Neme. Michael Neme and Joe Lynch discuss winning strategic accounts, understanding buyer behavior and aligning sales efforts to the customer’s buying behaviors.

Have It All: IT Talent, New Tech, Reduced OPEX

Cyzerg

Leaders in the logistics industry are facing a pioneering challenge: innovations in logistics technology are increasing at a rate surpassing the output of IT talent capable of addressing the specific needs of the industry.

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On Fulfillment and Football: Does the Size of your Third-Party Fulfillment Provider Matter?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you ever want to feel svelte, go stand next to an offensive lineman. Even in college, he’s likely to weigh just over 300 pounds. That massive weight is a big part of what enables him to do his job, because when it comes to protecting today’s college quarterbacks, size matters.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How to Increase Engagement and Efficiency in the Warehouse? Game On!

Logistics Matter

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Pieter Van den Broecke, the Managing Director of Manhattan Associates for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in the run up to Exchange Connect, the company’s first ever entirely digital European event.

Picking Up the Pace: The Acceleration of Kindred AI

Logistics Viewpoints

My first introduction to Kindred AI occurred at the Manhattan Associates booth at Promat 2019. There I learned about the company’s partnerships with automation vendors and the forthcoming Manhattan Automation Network certification.

A Catalyst to Change: Using Commercial Map Intelligence for Business Innovation

Trimble

Demand and expectations are at an all time high for anyone in, or supplying to, the transportation and logistics industry. Fleets are looking to drive efficiency and provide superior customer service. Shippers are trying to manage and gain greater visibility into transportation moves. Technology providers are challenged with delivering innovative, scalable solutions that address the challenges within the commercial vehicle routing workflow.

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Digital Sales Strategy: Overcoming the Barriers to Growth with Tony Verre

The Logistics of Logistics

Digital Sales Strategy: Overcoming the Barriers to Growth with Tony Verre. Joe Lynch and Tony Verre discuss the importance of having a digital sales strategy. As an SEO expert and ecommerce strategist, Tony has significant experience working with clients who are growing their online sales.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Consolidation Warehouse – Its Meaning, Benefits, and Drawbacks

Cyzerg

Utilizing consolidation warehouses can improve your supply chain’s performance while reducing costs. This form of warehousing involves combining small shipments bound for a similar destination into a single truckload. As a result, you can reduce transportation costs, ship more frequently, and, eventually, boost your profitability. Warehouse Operations

Seller Fulfilled Prime Changes: Options for Sellers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A few weeks ago, Amazon rocked some of its merchants’ worlds when it announced several changes to its Seller Fulfilled Prime program.

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4 Major Effects that COVID-19 has had on the Shipping Industry

Logistics Matter

Just like virtually every business across the world, the shipping industry has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at a scale we’ve never seen before. The ongoing international health crisis has touched on nearly every aspect of our sector, ranging from unsustainable airfreight pricing and cargo backlogs to blank sailings and significant drops in demand. Whilst the bulk of […].

UK government looks to blame predicted Brexit chaos on logistics sector

Supply Chain and Logistics

Brexit is coming, and it’s clear that the government, which has been pushing Brexit along, has chosen not to invest or prioritize systems for logistics. The logistics community will be forced into dealing with a tangle of poorly understood rules … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Brexit information systems international trade

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.