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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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 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.

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?

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Will Greater Data Granularity Lead to Better, Faster Decisions?

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

With the increasing granularity of data coming from consumption points through extended data ecosystems of the Internet of things and with the integration of networks meaning net real-time change can be dynamically modeled and executed, what is the role of Supply Chain planning? Join Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, on December 11th and learn how data is changing your supply chain!

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.

How Amazon Prime Air Will Change the Transportation Industry

Kuebix

What’s the Big Hype About Amazon? Amazon is an e-commerce company that has become one of the Big Four technology companies alongside major businesses such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

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UPS Remains Positive on Asia Opportunities

Logistics Trends and Insights

As global trade expectations are revised downward to 2.6% for 2019 from 3.0% in 2018 and the China-US trade war continues on, UPS remains focused on its global network.

The Most Important Skills for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

What skills and attributes will be the most important for supply chain young professionals to succeed moving forward? We asked members of our Indago research community that question back in April.

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.

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.

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.

Essential Strategies for Public Procurement Practices

SIPMM Professional Publications

For many years, public procurement was perceived as an administrative, back-office function.

Using Technology to Improve Inventory Management

Cerasis

Using technology in the warehouse is one of the most effective ways to improve inventory management and reduce returns. Since returns represent a significant cost to companies, it is imperative for retailers to take steps to improve inventory management and manage returns.

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.

How Does a Digital Transformation Apply to Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics Viewpoints

What is Digital Transformation? A digital transformation requires that companies transform their decision-making processes with technology to enhance customer experience and employee productivity and ultimately improve business performance.

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

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.

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.

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.”

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

Why CSR-centric Brokerages are Leading the Industry

Parade

Meet Everett Johnson, founder and owner of Credence Logistics (CL).

Essential Strategies for Alignment of Sustainable Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Today, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of sustainable procurement.

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

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.