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

By David Beaumont. One of Martin Van Creveld’s most contentious, and subsequently debated, themes of Supplying War related to the persistent inability, if not unwillingness, of various militaries to adequately structure and prepare themselves for the rigours of sustained combat.

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.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

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.

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.

6 Primary Warehouse Processes & How to Optimize Them

Cyzerg

The six fundamental warehouse processes comprise receiving, putaway, storage, picking, packing, and shipping. Optimizing these six processes will allow you to streamline your warehouse operation, reduce cost & errors, and achieve a higher perfect order rate.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

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.

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.

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

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.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Why CSR-centric Brokerages are Leading the Industry

Parade

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

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

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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5 Keys to Effective Expediting with Alex Pavlovic

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:37] Please introduce yourself. I am head of the department of expediting at Virnich Corporation in Chicago. It’s a full-service 3PL and carrier company. [01:01] 01:01] Tell us a little bit about your background.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.