March, 2019

Is It Time To Tidy Up Your Fulfillment Strategy?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Earlier this year, Netflix introduced a popular but polarizing new show. Entitled Tidying Up with Marie Kondo , it follows various families as they systematically cull through their possessions, all spurred by the cleaning guru’s famous advice to keep only what “sparks joy.”.

7 Bold Steps to Ensure Freight Capacity

Kane is Able

Freight capacity has historically been viewed as a commodity. The onus has been on the trucking company to position itself as the customer’s “carrier of choice.”. But if you haven’t noticed, that’s changing. The combination of a growing U.S.

The Autonomous Mobile Robot Market is Growing Explosively

Logistics Viewpoints

We just completed the new global market study on the Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) market. The market is exploding. In my twenty years of doing market research I have never seen anything like the growth this market is experiencing. The post The Autonomous Mobile Robot Market is Growing Explosively appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Material Handling AMR

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Logistics in California: Stay Compliant with State Regulations

West Coast and California Logistics

If you’re looking to establish a logistics hub on the West Coast, California makes practical sense. Its ports and transportation infrastructure, as well as its economic and population advantages, make the state one of the world’s foremost logistics centers.

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.

All About TMS: What is it and Why is it Important?

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. All About TMS: What is it and Why is it Important? TMS stands for Transportation Management System: a system to control and audit the transportation movements in a supply chain, as well as the resource planning of an organization.

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Gaining Favorable Attention with Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:20] 00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:36] 00:36] Tell us a little about your background. I went to the University of Texas and wanted to be a Latin teacher, but then found out how much that paid and decided to get into business and marketing.

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5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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Fulfillment from a Phoenix Warehouse? The Numbers Just Add Up.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When fulfillment professionals say Phoenix is a hot market , they’re not exaggerating.

Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

Talking Logistics

For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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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.

Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

Cerasis

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities.

2019 Supply Chain Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I spent the first week of February in Orlando attending ARC Advisory Group’s Industry Forum. The event had a heavy focus on how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.

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TMS Innovation and the Voice of the Customer with Cameron Robertson

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:20] 00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:37] 00:37] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Chief Technology Officer of 3PL Systems in Signal Hill, California. We specialize in the development of transportation management software.

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Operations in Flight: How Drones Are Revolutionizing Transportation and Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

Drone technology is enhancing operations, worker productivity, business profitability and more

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.

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers.

Why Supply Chain Transparency Results in Big Business Benefits

Cerasis

Gone are the days when shoppers are left in the dark about the origins of the products they buy. Supply chain transparency is a major competitive advantage at a time when consumers are savvier and more concerned about the provenance of their favorite products.

Modern Business Intelligence for E-commerce Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

Organizations must properly execute their e-commerce shipping strategy to survive in today's market. Business Intelligence is critical to proper execution, providing opportunities to significantly shift, reduce, and manage global transportation costs without sacrificing service. The post Modern Business Intelligence for E-commerce Shipping appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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.

A Better Way to Sell Logistics Services with Matt Collins

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:31] 00:31] Introduce yourself and your company. General Manager of SunAnt Interactive out of Milwaukee, WI. • MBA from the Thunderbird American School of International Management.

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Six Steps to a More Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers are more conscientious about their purchases than ever before. They expect organizations to meet a certain set of ethical standards, and supply chains aren’t exempt from scrutiny

Marketing Fulfillment’s Role in Achieving and Sustaining Growth

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the sixth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program, with insights drawn from an Iron Mountain-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. Download the eBook here. Marketing Fulfillment fulfillment operations

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This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I arrived at Penn Station in Newark, NJ yesterday for a client meeting. My initial thought was to grab an Uber to my hotel, but since there were already a line of taxis parked outside, I decided to hop in one.

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.

Great Shipping and Logistics: Still the Biggest Must-Have for Ecommerce Success

Cerasis

Your customers are willing to tell you exactly what they want and, sometimes much to your chagrin, they’re not going to hold back or walk on eggshells for you. This past holiday season, customer angst was clearly on display, and shipping and order accuracy was a big player in that grief.

The Warehouse Labor Gap is Unsustainable

Logistics Viewpoints

US warehousing and storage industry (3PL) employment grew from 779 million in January 2015 to 1.2 billion in December 2018, a CAGR of 11% from 2015 through 2018. At the same time, US unemployment is at historic lows. This suggests that the warehousing and storage industry must hire workers from other industries. Stories about individual warehouses paints a picture of high demand for labor, low availability, and high turnover rates. Something has to “give”.

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3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal

The Logistics of Logistics

“3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal” was a webinar conducted in late January 2019 by Joe Lynch and Ann Holm. Below is a recording of the webinar along with an outline of the topics covered in the webinar. 3PL Sales Success in 2019 – Crushing Your Sales Goal.

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Kane Is Able Announces Investment by Harkness Capital Partners

Kane is Able

Affiliates of Harkness Capital Partners have agreed to make an investment in Kane Is Able, Inc. to support KANE’s growth strategy of expanding its services and national presence. KANE News and Awards

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.