October, 2018

A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide for Managers & Executives to Know

Cerasis

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018.

When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 1)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil. The first one, in discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “ automated some pretty silly things.”.

Off the rails

DC Velocity

The contract between UPS and the Teamsters calls for shifting part of Big Brown's traffic from intermodal to over-the-road. Is this a wake-up call for the railroads? Transportation

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Receiving Process

Cyzerg

It’s not uncommon to see small and mid-size warehouses struggle with operational inefficiencies. In meeting with many warehouse managers and carefully analyzing their warehouse operations , one common problem that surfaces is a lack of standard processes and specialization within the warehouse.

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.

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Peter Stefanovich, co-founder of Left Lane Associates , a business brokerage specializing in the transportation and logistics business.

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Key Techniques for an Effective Supply Contract

SIPMM Professional Publications

The techniques applied to a supply contract vary depending on the type of the work and the nature of the industry.

Amware Acquires Fulfillment Services Unit of Iron Mountain

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Expanded fulfillment network will enable 1–2 day delivery to 98% of the U.S. with economy ground service. Amware Fulfillment has acquired the fulfillment services unit of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), a multi-billion dollar company known primarily for records storage.

Freight spending rose by double digits in Q3, buoyed by tight trucking market.

DC Velocity

But long-term outlook is stormy, as U.S. economy may slump under weight of trade tariffs, rising interest rates, U.S. Bank report says. Strategy

Choosing a Warehouse Location: 7 Critical Criteria to Consider

Cyzerg

Choosing the right warehouse location can make all the difference in how effective, efficient, and profitable a company is. Leasing or purchasing a warehouse is a major decision, and a wisely located warehouse can significantly enhance a company's ability to compete and effectively serve customers.

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.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [0:43] 0:43] Please tell us about your background. Andrew Kelley is a global technology executive focused on logistics and supply chain software.

7 Tips: A Guide to Mastering Procurement

Material Handling and Logistics

Change can be a good thing, particularly when it comes to getting a better handle on your supply chain spend. Digitization is Your Friend. It’s not news to anyone that digitization is a roaring trend and I’m here to say: embrace it.

Overcoming Key Challenges of Sustainable Procurement Practices

SIPMM Professional Publications

Companies are increasingly placing more emphasis on sustainability procurement. A global study conducted by EcoVadis revealed that 97% of 120 supply chain professionals are placing a higher level of importance on sustainable procurement than before.

What Do You Mean By That?  9 International Fulfillment Terms That Could Make or Break Your Global Success

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Earlier this year, we shared our list of common but essential parcel industry terms that often get overlooked, especially when it comes to your company’s bottom line.

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.

XPO to deploy 5,000 GreyOrange robots for e-commerce fulfillment

DC Velocity

Corporate giant also becomes exclusive provider of GreyOrange bots for logistics applications in North America and nine European countries. Robotics

Blockchain in the Warehouse

Cyzerg

With the sudden rise of Bitcoin at the end of 2017, blockchain has become a mainstream term. But a lot of people still don’t understand the incredible potential this technology holds, especially in its role in the supply chain and the warehouse digitalization movement.

Distracted driving: An overlooked safety threat

Fleet Owner

No texting and driving. Don't fall asleep behind the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road. We've all heard the cautionary phrases and seen them pasted on billboards dotting every highway. Yet, American drivers are increasingly failing to take them to he

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Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems

Shipchain

In modern supply chains, communication and collaboration are everything. Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers.

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 Revenues to Hit $10.6 Billion by 2023

Material Handling and Logistics

Tech companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, HPE and Oracle are pushing Blockchain-as-a-Service

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When Warehouse Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 2)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In last week’s post, we offered up five questions your company could use as a litmus test for determining whether or not to invest and use more warehouse automation.

JD.com unveils plans to study underground urban fulfillment network

DC Velocity

Chinese e-commerce giant launches "Urban Smart Logistics Institute" at Beijing supply chain summit. Transportation

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Benefits of Working with a Yard Management Provider

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Benefits of Working with a Yard Management Provider. Controlling and operating your company’s yard is a costly and time-consuming part of the logistics 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.

Catching fatigue and distractions before they happen

Fleet Owner

There is growing awareness of the danger of fatigue, with that a contributor to as many as 100,000 reported crashes each year. Fleets are also battling the growing crisis of distracted driving, working to detect and prevent both

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U.S. Apparel Imports on the Decline – Reshoring, Innovation or Both?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Is it or isn’t it? Depending on what report you read, outsourced manufacturing may or may not be returning to the U.S. Despite the uncertainty, we suspect some manufacturing is returning or is planned to return but not exactly in the same way it was outsourced.

Supply Chain Sustainability Priority, but Measurement is Lacking

Material Handling and Logistics

Barriers to implementing a sustainable strategy include the difficulty in proving the business case.

Key Stages to Develop a Global Sourcing Strategy

SIPMM Professional Publications

Global sourcing is the practice of sourcing from the global market for goods and services across geopolitical boundaries. Global sourcing is often designed to deliver products or services using global efficiencies.

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.