April, 2023

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Logistics Outsourcing is Like Dating

Logistics Bureau

Why do I think that logistics outsourcing is like dating? What characteristics do they have in common? Find out in the video below!

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Is the “Autonomous Supply Chain” a Pipe Dream?

Logistics Viewpoints

Aera Technology offers a solution they call “Aera Decision Cloud” A key challenge for manufacturers is connecting integrated business planning (IBP) – a longer term plan – to operational planning and execution – what needs to be done in the near term. IBP is a collaborative process involving diverse business functions that is designed to balance demand against supply in a manner that maximizes the goals of that company.

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WMS vs ERP: Deciding Which is Better for Your Business

Cyzerg

Software tools such as WMS and ERP can significantly increase your business’s efficiency and provide a way to manage supply chain operations effectively. However, with the wide variety of available software tools , you may find it challenging to identify the best options for your needs.

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Winning in a Down Freight Market with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss winning in a down freight market. Nick is Co-founder of Sync Logistics Training is a joint venture between Metafora + Kinetic, a Learning Management Software that gives brokerages the power to transfer years of industry knowledge to new hire employees in an engaging and effective platform. About Nick Dangles Nick Dangles is the Co-founder of Kinetic , and Sync Logistics Training , a learning management platform built and designed for the growing supply cha

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Artificial Intelligence Will be Big in Supply Chain Management, Report Predicts

Supply Chain Brain

AI-enabled supply chains are 67% more effective than their non-AI counterparts, thanks to reduced risks and lower overall costs, market analysis shows.

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What Supply Chain Disruption Means for Retail Cybersecurity

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers should review their overall cybersecurity posture and follow some best practices to limit their supply chain attack risk.

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Preparing Corporate Transportation Fleets for Economic Turbulence

Food Logistics

With the right plan in place and the right asset management partner, you’ll find better flexibility to make agile business decisions that benefit your employees, customers and the environment.

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Fulfillment Packaging Services: Unboxing a Hidden Opportunity

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As someone who oversees order fulfillment services, your focus tends to be on accurate, on-time delivery and controlling parcel shipping costs, which can be up to 70% of total fulfillment costs. There isn’t a big interest in box sizes, bubble wrap, and other packaging-related details. But that’s a mistake.

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Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Team: Help Us Create a World Without T1D

Talking Logistics

Like a brown bear coming out of hibernation, I went for my first outdoor bike ride of the year yesterday. After cycling on a trainer in my basement since last November, it felt great to be back outdoors, even if I had to navigate around all the potholes, tree branches, pebbles, and other hazards on. Read more The post Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Team: Help Us Create a World Without T1D appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Subscription First Fulfillment with Paul Jarrett

The Logistics of Logistics

Paul Jarrett and Joe Lynch discuss subscription first fulfillment. Paul is Co-Founder & CEO of Bulu , a subscription-first, full-service 3PL based in Lincoln, Nebraska. About Paul Jarrett Paul Jarrett is a multifaceted individual who wears many hats including father, husband, CEO, entrepreneur, innovator, athlete, and speaker. As a former D1 college football player, Paul is a driven and competitive individual with a passion for leading his team to success.

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Major Warehouse Problems & Challenges After the Pandemic

Cyzerg

In the warehousing industry, the COVID-19 pandemic created several new warehouse problems and challenges that are putting companies under pressure. Understanding these modern problems of warehousing is key to adapting and finding a path to success.

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The WMS Ecosystem – Six Degrees of Separation from Cal Petty

Logistics Viewpoints

I kicked off a research project on the global warehouse management systems (WMS) integration and consulting market. The research is focused on those organizations that are WMS specialists – meaning that warehouse consulting is a major part of the organization’s business. To obtain a better understanding of the market prior to my outreach efforts, I contacted Cal Petty of enVista , a global consulting, managed services, and material handling automation firm.

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The Growing Trend of Nearshoring in Mexico

Food Logistics

Mexico's unique position as a nearshoring hub for American companies has made it an attractive choice for major corporations seeking to expand their operations.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Food Fulfillment Services: Four Sigmatic Case Study

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

For fast-growing nutrition brand, Four Sigmatic , Amware helped reduce pick and pack costs 15%, reduce parcel shipping costs 4%, and sustain 99.9% order accuracy through a period of rapid growth.

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Beyond Control Tower: How Cognitive Command Centers Are Revolutionizing Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

For more than two decades companies have been striving to improve their supply chain awareness and management through supply chain visibility applications. But companies must take action based on that visibility in order to realize its true value, which is why many companies have deployed supply chain control towers. Today, as new technologies and capabilities.

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The Biggest Risk Facing Truck Drivers with Dan Slagen

The Logistics of Logistics

Dan Slagen and Joe Lynch discuss the biggest risk facing truck drivers. Dan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Tomorrow.io , the world’s weather and climate security platform, helping countries, businesses, and individuals manage their weather and climate security challenges. About Dan Slagen Dan Slagen is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Tomorrow.io, and a 4-time start-up executive specializing in scaling global go-to-market functions from early stage to $100M+ in annual revenue.

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Portland Public Schools Takes Delivery of Nano BEAST Electric Buses

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has delivered two Nano BEAST electric school buses to Portland Public Schools (PPS), the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. Portland Public Schools operates more than 80 schools and serves more than 49,000 students in the state. Starting this month, the Nano […] The post Portland Public Schools Takes Delivery of Nano BEAST Electric Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Digital Transformation in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital transformation is a term that is thrown around a lot, and people have different ways to interpret what it means. Essentially, digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business. ARC Advisory Group, where I work, publishes an analysis of the 25 manufacturers with the most mature digital transformations.

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How Last-Mile Logistics is Best Solution for D2C Food and Beverage Brands

Food Logistics

D2C brands are partnering with third-party logistics (3PL) providers to improve the customer experience.

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Understanding Fulfillment Kitting Services

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

B2C order fulfillment often involves more than basic pick and pack operations. There are a variety of additional considerations for presenting your brand to your customers in the best possible light and for optimizing processes to reduce costs. One of the more important considerations is the implementation of fulfillment kitting services.

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Electric Freight Trucks: Not Happening Anytime Soon for Long-Haul Moves

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, an executive in our Indago supply chain research community submitted the following question: “We see the future of transport moving toward electric and autonomous vehicles. However, the ownership, energy source, and labor relations will change drastically versus the current market structure of shippers, forwarders / brokers / 4PLs, and carriers.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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What Drivers Want with Ashley Thomas

The Logistics of Logistics

Ashley Thomas and Joe Lynch discuss what drivers want. Ashley is the CEO of is of Supreme Driver Recruiting where they provide rapid CDL driver staffing and direct placement for carriers in 48 States. About Ashley Thomas Ashley Thomas is the CEO of Supreme Driver Recruiting where they provide rapid CDL driver staffing and direct placement for carriers in 48 States.

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Baltimore Schools Partner With Hyland for 25 Electric School Buses

NGT News

Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of school bus fleet electrification-as-a-service, says it is partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) to install 25 chargers and deploy 20 Type C electric school buses (ESB) from IC Bus and 5 Type A ESB from Collins Bus during the 2023-2024 school year. As an EPA Clean School […] The post Baltimore Schools Partner With Hyland for 25 Electric School Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Tackles Warehouse Complexity

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently attended Körber Supply Chain’s user conference, Elevate 2023. I was in the midst of updating ARC Advisory Group’s research on the independent WMS consultancy market at that time. I therefore took the opportunity to meet with a few of the independent consultants in attendance. I also met with some the consultants’ customers that adopted Körber solutions.

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How owner-ops can avoid, or ace, inspections at Roadcheck

Overdrive Online

Roadcheck, ideally, might be a perfectly random survey of all trucks on the road. But in reality inspectors often target trucks to inspect that present some visible cue there could be another issue. A few ways here to avoid, or ace, your next inspection.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Warehouse Automation Strategy: Five Mistakes to Avoid

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Susan Rider, President of Rider & Associates and long-time warehouse automation strategy consultant, joined Amware CEO, Harry Drajpuch , on a recent episode of Unboxing Fulfillment – the modern B2C fulfillment podcast. They dove into the DOs and DON’Ts of warehouse automation and related topics. Check out the full 30-minute discussion or read on for some common mistakes to avoid for eRetailers considering automating their eCommerce fulfillment operations.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 28, 2023)

Talking Logistics

The pace of change and innovation in the supply chain and logistics realm continues to accelerate (as you can see from the news items below). Looking ahead 5 years to 2028, what trends will play a bigger role in supply chain management? What actions is your company taking today to position its supply chain and. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 28, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Fulfilling Big Bulky Small Parcels with Dusty Holcomb

The Logistics of Logistics

Dusty Holcomb and Joe Lynch discuss fulfilling big bulky small parcels. Dusty is the CEO of Red Stag Fulfillment is a third-party logistics (3PL) company based in Knoxville, Tennessee. About Dusty Holcomb Dusty Holcomb joined “The Herd” at Red Stag Fulfillment in May 2021. As a leader in a dynamic industry, his focus as CEO is on three things: delivering exceptional value for our clients, operational excellence, and curating an exceptional people first culture.