July, 2018

Problem: What Does Maintenance Cost?

The Lean Thinker

Another interesting “homework problem” showed up in the searches today: an assembly line turns out parts at the rate of 250 per hour. on the average, the line must be shut down for maintenance for 20 hours during a month. how much production is lost each month? Answer: None.

Self-Driving Trucks and the Future of US Supply Chains

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Self-Driving Trucks and the Future of US Supply Chains.

How to Implement Elastic Logistics without Losing Your Workforce


Elastic logistics is the new and evolved version of 'lean supply chain movement'. As technology has caught up with logistics, latest delivery schedule and route planning help companies are on top of all market demand fluctuations and keep their products on shelves at all times or reach the consumer's door within a day or two.

Emirates SkyCargo Transport Record Volume of Mangoes from Mumbai

Airfreight Logistics

The freight division of Emirates Airlines, Emirates SkyCargo recently announced they had transported a record number of mangoes from Mumbai, India for the months of May and June 2018.

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.

Increasing Transportation and Logistics Sales Using CRM with Troy Goode

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this podcast, Joe interviews Troy Goode, Co-Founder and CTO of Lanetix, about increasing transportation and logistics sales for companies using customer relationship management (CRM).

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Guide to Ensuring Your Multi-carrier API is Ready for Prime Time

Logistics Viewpoints

If your job is to develop a connector from your business systems to a multi-carrier API, there are some important considerations you should keep in mind. It’s a multi-carrier world. The days of picking a carrier or two to handle all your transportation needs are long gone. Customers are demanding more delivery options. The driver shortage and carrier capacity crunch are creating reliability issues. As a result, costs are only going up with no […].

6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Trend identification is a tricky business. Supply chain trends make it yet more complex because they represent the intersections of so many different domains. What is a supply chain trend-spotter to do? Some pick out particular statistics to make precise, but meaningless forecasts. Others wave their hands and announce sweeping megatrends that sound impressive, but that lack supporting data. A Different Perspective on Business Trends and Supply Chains. We take a different approach here.

Multi-colored barcodes could store three times the data as black and white

DC Velocity

JAB-Code patterns will likely see applications in government ID documents before logistics, AIM says. Technology

6 Ways To Survive the Summer at Bringg HQ


As the heat rises and the team grows, we’re in the midst of a busy and exciting summer here at Bringg. As our lists of global clients gets ever longer, so does our team get ever bigger. We now exactly 100 people on staff – an exciting milestone, perfect for a summer celebration.

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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.

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?


Blockchain explores more and more industries every day. Due to a popularity of Bitcoin , this technology has already demonstrated countless opportunities for the financial area. Entrepreneurs from many other industries are trying to use the blockchain technology in other areas, and the window of opportunities looks impressive. The main advantage of blockchain is its transparency and ability to optimize ecosystems of digital information.

Offsetting the Parcel Oligopoly:  Helpful Hints for Controlling Your eCommerce Delivery Spend

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There are many industries that are chock full of competition. Unfortunately for your business, parcel delivery isn’t one of them. Much like Henry Ford was glad to sell people a car in any color “as long as it was black,” your company is free to use any eCommerce delivery option you want – as long it involves UPS, FedEx, DHL or the USPS. Parcel Transportation eCommerce Fulfillment

Innovating Production and Supply Networks to Increase Value from New Product Introductions

Logistics Viewpoints

Product and service innovation, driven by digital technologies, is key to gaining extra value from new product introductions. One particularly interesting development is the emergence of modular plants. Forecasting a NPI can be very difficult. Modular plants help companies to scale economically. The post Innovating Production and Supply Networks to Increase Value from New Product Introductions appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Trucking Delays are Coming … is Your Company Ready?

Now, That's Logistics

Five ways to make sure the LTL and FTL capacity crunch doesn’t hit your company where it hurts.

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.

Looking at OSHA in a different light

DC Velocity

Federal agency can be a guide for best practices, not just a source of penalties, forklift executive suggests. Lift Trucks

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Challenges in 2018


The manufacturing challenges in 2018 were evident. It’s an important sector to both current and emerging markets. These are the most commonly faced manufacturing challenges to the industry in the US in 2018. Manual handling and safety Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry, and it’s vital that manufacturers are aware of health and safety regulations. According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics , in the last recorded year, there were approximately 2.9

“Coast”-Effective Fulfillment:  7 Reasons to Use a Los Angeles Area Warehouse

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Even if you’re not a huge movie buff, there’s a lot to love about Southern California – especially when it comes to eCommerce fulfillment. With millions of residents and world-class seaports, it’s part of the country’s most populous state, not to mention its busiest international logistics gateway for incoming container shipments. And that’s just a couple of reasons why Los Angeles warehousing could be an ideal fit for you. eCommerce Fulfillment

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Reid, the Chief Operating Officer at Embark Trucks, said that “Anyone employed as a driver today will be able to retire as a driver.” What makes that statement surprising is that Embark is a leading developer of autonomous trucks. One might think that the goal of an autonomous truck company is to render drivers superfluous. The post No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Deliveries are Booming, but so are Fuel Prices


Fuel prices in the US have increased by more than 30 percent over the past year. In fact, the recent surge in oil prices is the biggest since 2004. This is becoming a serious issue for any business for which shipping or deliveries are mission-critical.

Did you say $5.15 a mile?

DC Velocity

That's right. A mid-July haul from Spokane, Wash. to Key West, Fla. fetched that princely sum. That doesn't include a fuel surcharge equal to 22 percent of the rate. Transportation

Location, Location, Location

Now, That's Logistics

Additional language available. How Port Selection is Becoming Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain Strategy. Building an efficient supply chain involves a bewildering number of factors.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Mexico’s President-Elect AMLO Brings Even More Uncertainties With the US-Mexico Relations

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Mexico’s President-Elect AMLO Brings Even More Uncertainties With the US-Mexico Relations. On July 1st, 2018 history was made in Mexico.

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Important Factors in Last Mile Delivery

Talking Logistics

Last Mile Delivery is one of the fastest growing, and most difficult, areas in logistics. When you consider that last mile deliveries can account for nearly 30 percent of total delivery costs, and that you can win or lose a customer for life depending on a good or bad delivery experience, its importance cannot be overstated. What does it take to create a great customer experience in last mile delivery?

Five Reasons for a Mobility Solution in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

From distribution to doorstep, a mobile supply chain application provides visibility and many other advantages. We live in a mobile, connected world. Why should your supply chain be any different? A mobility solution can support business plans to optimize workflow capabilities, improve communications, cut unnecessary expense, maximize visibility, and provide a world-class customer experience.

McKinsey Report: Tech Developments in Last Mile Deliveries Outpacing Expectations


A new report from McKinsey released this month titled “ Fast forwarding last mile delivery ” illustrates how the rapid acceleration of tech developments in last mile deliveries is pressurizing both incumbent and new market players to evolve faster than they had planned.

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.