May, 2018

Louis Vuitton Hackathon: 48 Hours to Unlock Operational Excellence


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


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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What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

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


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 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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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.

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

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


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.

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?

Passion AND Logistics: BlueGrace Collects Over 60,000 Pounds of Food for Homeless Animals

Blue Grace Logistics

Each year, BlueGrace female (Team Cats) and male (Team Dogs) employees compete against each other to see who can collect the most amount of pet food in total pounds.

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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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.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success. This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible.

(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

BlueGrace Logistics Opening Office In Chicago And Adding 80 Jobs

Blue Grace Logistics


Global Ecommerce By The Numbers: 12 Mind-Blowing Stats


billion people worldwide purchased goods online in 2017. That’s more than than 20% of the world’s population! Source:Statista). In 2017, retail e-commerce sales worldwide climbed to 2.3 trillion US dollars with revenues projected to grow to 4.88 trillion in 2021.

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

The Port of Manzanillo — Poised for Growth

Now, That's Logistics

The Port of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. Photo: Additional Languages Available. With new management, port upgrades and expansion, and a record year in 2017, things are looking good for Mexico’s #1 port.

The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run

Carter Logistics

The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run. The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run. In today’s world, there are countless ways that a company can move freight from one location to another.

Accelerating Business Growth And Lowering Cost With Data Analytics

Blue Grace Logistics

Too many companies are experiencing transportation and freight expenses as one of their top three costs. Smaller companies feel the pinch the most. They typically incur greater logistics costs than medium and large sized companies, as do companies that sell lower product value goods.

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3 Tools to Minimize Waste: A Boon to Lean Manufacturing Strategies


Lean manufacturing is one of the leading waste minimization technologies inside a manufacturing industry. Most of the manufacturing industries have already incorporated lean manufacturing strategies to undermine the non-additive materials from their products. It is a systematic approach to identifying the waste or non-value added materials and removing them to give out the best quality material to the customer.

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Fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day slated for June 12

DC Velocity

Forklift manufacturers will once again head to Washington, D.C., to educate customers, policymakers, and government officials about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training. Lift Trucks

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

O Porto de Manzanillo – Preparado para o Crescimento

Now, That's Logistics

Foto: Com o novo gerenciamento, as modernizações e expansões do porto, um ano recorde em 2017, as coisas parecem boas para o Porto #1 do México. Quando o Porto de Manzanillo nomeou um novo Diretor Geral em janeiro, já desfrutava de um ano recorde.

Dispatches From the Road: Don Brobst

Kane is Able

In our new “Dispatches From the Road” feature, the KANE blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about. In our first segment, we interview KANE driver Don Brobst. Truck Drivers

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