May, 2018

Louis Vuitton Hackathon: 48 Hours to Unlock Operational Excellence

Bringg

Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton invited Bringg to participate in a 2-day hackathon hosted at their Europa warehouse. As the world’s biggest luxury retail brand, their customers expect the best service with no compromise.

Aim younger: logistics is going to need more than a million more employees

The LoadStar

Logistics firms and their education advisors are now targeting children as young as 14 in an attempt to create more interest in the profession, as fears intensify of a gaping staff shortfall in the future.

How Tech-Enabled Logistics Would be at Center of E-Commerce Growth

Loginext

The World Bank has said logistical costs swallow up around a quarter of Indonesia’s gross domestic product, citing bottlenecks in supply chains, long dwelling times in ports and lengthy trade clearances.

Top 9 Tips to Consider When Transporting Oversized Cargo

Airfreight Logistics

The role that dedicated freighters play in the air cargo market is one that fulfills a vital niche.

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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.

Block Chain technology in Logistics Sector

Jayem Logistics

Basic things people should know on Block Chain Technology: It is a relationship between consumers and suppliers without third person intervening. We can’t change data once it is posted. Each transaction is called as block and it is known by each and every person in that network.

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Space savings add up

DC Velocity

Storage solutions that maximize space don't just improve operations in the warehouse and distribution center. They can help you put more money to the bottom line too. Material Handling

5 Common Warehouse Management Mistakes You May be Making

Cyzerg

Managing a warehouse isn’t a piece of pie. It takes meticulous planning, execution, and monitoring to stay on the right track. However, notwithstanding the good intention, there are some common warehouse management mistakes that we, as managers, end up committing without ever realizing that we are.

Carrier Insights with Kevin Hill

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this episode, Joe interviews Kevin Hill , president and founder of CarrierLists.com. Kevin has an MBA from the University of Oklahoma and was a freight broker. He also worked on Wall Street using business intelligence to inform mergers and acquisitions.

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Past Their Prime:  How to Get Around High Amazon Fulfillment Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s just a few weeks before Amazon Prime’s $20 price increase goes into full effect, and according to a recent study from Atherton Research, approximately 60% of Amazon Prime’s 90 million U.S. customers are so unhappy about this prospect they may not renew their memberships. Likely, some of these customers will probably wind up changing their minds.

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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.

Take Your Pick: Full Container Load Vs. Less-than-Container Load Ocean Shipping

Now, That's Logistics

An inside look at the current state of FCL vs. LCL ocean freight and how to make the best choice for your shipment.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners.

Time for technology

DC Velocity

The 15h annual warehouse and DC metrics study shows many companies are trying to make the business case to invest in new supply chain technologies, such as robotics, the Internet of Things, or blockchain. Material Handling

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Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Shipping Process

Cyzerg

Shipping is the final warehouse process, and one of the most important ones, for that matter. While customer experience greatly depends on the shipping process, the process itself depends on the previous processes to varied extent. How efficiently the goods are picked, greatly depends on the put-away process while delivering them in good condition depends on the packing process.

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.

Entering New Logistics Markets with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Welcome to the first episode of The Logistics of Logistics podcast! Today, host Joe Lynch interviews Steve Elwell , a consultant and an executive who helps businesses improve sales revenue. Over the course of his career, he launched over 30 products and services in industrial B2B and technology markets. He has been a CEO of 5 professional service, manufacturing, and technology companies.

Why “Y’all” Should Consider An Atlanta Distribution Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When it comes to fast and cost-effective fulfillment, there are numerous reasons why Atlanta, Georgia should be on your mind. Home to nearly 6 million people, it’s the country’s ninth-largest metropolitan statistical area, not to mention the Southeast’s leading commercial and logistics hub. Want to know more?

New Paper in Games

Supply Chain and Logistics

I recently published a new paper in the journal Games. You can see it below. It deals with a very important logistics problem. In a cold chain, different parcels require different conditions of temperature. A multiple compartment vehicle can be … Continue reading → Logistics My Research Production Operations Supply Chains cold chain cooperation game theory research supply chains

The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies

Logistics Viewpoints

This article describes the five most common fallacies surrounding supply chain management. Some of these are fallacies that have been around a long time and never seem to go away. Others are more recent in origin. The post The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership fallacies supply chain

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.

UPS revives program offering 3PLs parcel delivery service at LTL rates

DC Velocity

Initiative aimed at filling void for LTL shippers with loads eligible for pallet breakdown and migration to parcel. Transportation

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

“Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”. So stated Ken Hughes , a leading consumer and shopper behaviouralist, in his keynote presentation at Trasnsplace’s 16th Annual Shipper Symposium a couple of weeks ago.

How to make S&OP meetings a highlight in your team’s calendar

AIMMS

Sales and Operations Plan ning has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. In fact, it’s become internalized to a degree that companies often have several (competing) S&OP pro cesses in different geographies & business units.

(Un)Boxing Match:  Outsourcing to a Subscription Fulfillment Company

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In our last blog, we brought you Part 1 of a conversation with Amware’s Rob Hartley about why subscription service fulfillment isn’t for the faint of heart. This time, our Q&A discussion will focus on why the right 3PL can make a world of difference – and what kinds of outsourcing best practices can make the transition to that subscription fulfillment company as easy and efficient as possible. Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment

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.

Gartner Survey Reveals Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

Supply Chain and Logistics

?Naturally CIOs are an entrenched bunch. But the lack of use cases that actually work is definitely a barrier to experimentation, along with the inflated cost and risk of finding software engineers with the expertise.? via Gartner Survey Reveals … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Labor Economics Leadership Supply Chains blockchain computing Logistics Software technology

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Can Robots Help You Manage Inventory Better?

Logistics Viewpoints

In the United States, 250,000 manufacturing plants and warehouses support the activities of 4 million retail stores and e-commerce websites – and all of these operations carry inventory. But in the warehouses, less than 10 percent are using automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) to manage and move their inventories. That means the vast majority are still using racks and other storage solutions that require a lot of floor space (read: high real estate costs) […].

XPO puts "differently abled" employees to work

DC Velocity

Transport and logistics giant launches pilot program in Pennsylvania. Strategy

This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

Talking Logistics

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.