July, 2019

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Logistics Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are frequently used in general business to evaluate the success of everything from a specific department to an entire enterprise. KPIs work with the raw data of the industry to evaluate how the industry performs. It helps unleash the hidden patterns that help the industries analyze the bottlenecks, which in turn, […]. The post Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Logistics Sector appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE. Publication Logistics

This years ‘Safe Driver Week’, ensure your drivers are safer with these 5 important tips

Loginext

It's a wrap-up for the Safe Driver Week 2019 and I hope your fleet has come out of it with lesser citations than the last year. The theme of this years #SafeDriverWeek was overspeeding, though overspeeding is a major cause for fatal accidents, we think there are multiple other factors that directly or indirectly contribute towards driver safety on road.

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The water in the well – how much readiness is enough?

Logistics in War

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A day in the life of a bunker barge operator

Shipping and Freight Resource

Bunkers are a critical component of ship operations and one of the most cost intensive. Bunkering services and service providers such as a bunker barge operator play a crucial role in maritime shipping worldwide. All major ports around the world offer this as part of their service suite, to attract more vessels, increase efficiency, increase revenue and create local employment.

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.

A dead-end street to owning a fleet

Truck News

The insurance industry’s crackdown on insurability, and its aversity to risk, is making it all but impossible for new ventures to flourish. But unfortunately, a widespread lack of awareness about the changing dynamics in the trucking insurance industry is snuffing … Business Management Equipment Transportation Newsletter

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UPS Air Takes Off

Logistics Trends and Insights

A slew of announcements on the eve of UPS’ second-quarter earnings announcement brought forth seven-day delivery, expansion of its Access Points locations a drone delivery subsidiary and UPS Worldwide Economy, a lower-cost cross-border service targeting small to medium-sized businesses. The tradeoff for the lower cost is a longer delivery period. The introduction of this air service comes as UPS plans to introduce eleven 747 and 767 into its fleet this year.

6 Primary Warehouse Processes & How to Optimize Them

Cyzerg

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:52] Please introduce yourself. I am VP of Sales at Tactical Logistic Solutions. Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. Tactical is an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics. We go from our client’s overseas manufacturing location via air, sea, and land to their warehouse, our warehouse, or to Amazon’s warehouse. [01:36] 01:36] Tell us a little bit about your background. I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County.

Women are changing the transportation industry

Fleet Owner

More women in the trucking industry are finding pride in ‘contributing to such an important sector of our economy

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.

75% of Companies Missing Growth Opportunities in Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Using digital, customer centricity and ecosystems strategies smart companies can shift from chasing incremental cost savings to creating new value

Four Ways You're Wasting Your Print Budget

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the third in a series of blogs based on Amware’s new eBook titled “Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Sucks: 7 Ways Poor Literature Management and Distribution Practices Undermine Your Marketing Results.”. Have you ever bought something and found it still new in the box a year or more later? If you’re like me, you probably put it away in a closet and forgot about it until it was too late to return it. Annoying, isn’t it?

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Essential Strategies for Public Procurement Practices

SIPMM Professional Publications

For many years, public procurement was perceived as an administrative, back-office function. However today, it is seen as a crucial pillar of services delivery for public sector and a strategic tool for achieving key policy objectives: from budget accountability, to spending efficiency, to buying green and improving outcomes in health, to tackling global challenges such […]. The post Essential Strategies for Public Procurement Practices appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE.

Consumer Demands for Fresh Foods are Transforming Cold Storage

Food Logistics

The bottom line is that more consumers want their food in “near real time”—and they’re willing to pay for it

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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!

5 Ways to Bring Your A Game to Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Ann, please give us the Cliff Notes (condensed) version of your career. Ann has been an executive coach for the past 10 past years. Prior to beginning her coaching practice, Ann was a speech pathologist who worked with brain injured patients for 25 years. Ann earned her bachelors and masters in speech pathology at The University of Michigan. Ann and Joe Lynch have a sales coaching/training program that helps transportation and logistics professionals sell more services.

Women are making fleets safer

Fleet Owner

Veteran female drivers are finding rewards in mentoring other women in the long male-dominated industry

Supply Chain Facing Increased Cyber Attacks

Material Handling and Logistics

With 50% increase in attacks from 2018, the supply chain is very vulnerable to cyber-attacks

Is Your Inventory Management Stuck in the Stone Age?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the second in a series of blogs based on Amware’s new eBook titled “Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Sucks: 7 Ways Poor Literature Management and Distribution Practices Undermine Your Marketing Results.”. A sales rep walks into a client’s office to introduce a new product. When the pitch concludes, the client asks for more information. No problem, says the sales rep; I’ll send you our brochure and a spec sheet right away. A week goes by, then 10 days.

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!

New Technologies for the Food & Beverage Industry

SIPMM Professional Publications

It is 2019, and we are not too far off from experiencing a wacky robotic future predicted by Back to The Future. We may not have flying cars just yet, but Singapore is right on top of technological boom, of course, with robots and electronics taking over tasks like taking orders and serving food. Futuristic […]. The post New Technologies for the Food & Beverage Industry appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE. Publication Procurement

Commentary: Cato’s Jones Act numbers wrong

Supply Chain and Logistics

John McCown, a former shipping company CEO and transport hedge fund executive, debunks the faulty calculations in the Cato Institute’s analysis of the Jones Act as it applies to Puerto Rico. Most container traffic from the US flows from Jacksonville … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains economics Jones Act supply chains trade

Improving the Driver Experience using Technology with Joshua Walls

The Logistics of Logistics

Joshua, please introduce yourself. I am a Joshua Walls, co-founder of Truckpark.com, a phone app that helps drivers find a safe, secure place to park. We developed our phone app as a tool to help truck drivers find safe and secure parking. Ideally, our app will improve the driver’s experience and quality of life. Please tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? Grew up in Chicago and I am a big Chicago Cubs fan.

25 tips to bolster your fleet’s green strategy

Fleet Owner

Manufacturers are on the push to increase efficiency, though some features can seem too high of a cost at procurement. Pilot one technology at a time to see if the ROI works

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.

Cargo Drones Making Inroads in Shipping

Material Handling and Logistics

A variety of companies, mostly start-ups, are producing these drones and using them, in a limited way for now, to deliver goods.

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By the Numbers:  The Latest eCommerce Logistics and Supply Chain Research

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The logistics field is changing fast and furious, and eCommerce fulfillment is leading the way. At Amware, we try to keep an eye out for interesting facts that provide a big picture view of what’s happening across the industry. Here’s some of what we’ve come across lately in our reading – with a little added commentary. Third Party Logistics Logistics Outsourcing Parcel Transportation B2C Fulfillment order fulfillment process fulfillment operations order fulfillment

Logistics Providers Keep Pace With New Demands

Food Logistics

Online grocery shopping and the expanding cold chain are driving new products and services

Flexport – moving beyond freight forwarding?

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article looking at Flexport now appeared recently under Cathy Morrow Roberson’s byline in The Loadstar. We enjoy hearing about what Flexport is doing now. But the idea that they are changing direction to become more like a 4PL is … Continue reading → entrepreneurship Logistics Service Management Supply Chains 3PLs innovation supply chains technology trade transportation

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.