April, 2019

Same-Day versus Next-Day Delivery

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Dean Maciuba. It was more than a few years back, prior to the e-commerce boom, when consumers waited weeks for delivery of catalog ordered merchandise.

A Look at Global Risks to Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

"Increased exposure to labor exploitation, terrorism, corruption and natural disasters must be a consideration for companies making changes to their supply chain, and best practices must be maintained in order to prevent threats to business continuity," says BSI

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

Kane is Able

The bar has been raised on logistics performance. Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows.

Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. AJ Khanijow is the founder and CEO of Fulfyld, an e-commerce fulfillment company that specializes in B2C shipments and home delivery. Fulfyld is based in Huntsville, Alabama. AJ grew up in Huntsville, AL and studied industrial engineering at Auburn University. [01:30]

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.

6 Significant Effects of E-Commerce in the Warehouse Industry

Cyzerg

In today’s e-commerce era, the demand for a convenient online shopping experience has made the role of warehouses and distribution centers highly critical and complex. Warehouses face an imperative to improve processes and reduce costs to meet customer demands brought by e-commerce.

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A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

Shipchain

Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course.

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Straight Talk About Efficient Multi-Channel Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Multi-channel selling is here to stay – and fast and accurate multi-channel fulfillment is critical to your competitive advantage. (In In other news, snow is cold.). What’s less apparent is how to make outstanding fulfillment possible without spreading your inventory or budget too thin.

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

Current Capacity Outlook. Despite a difficult first three quarters of 2018, the market began to show signs of softening and improved capacity in Q4. This softening and improved truckload and intermodal capacity has continued into 2019, and the outlook for a steadier market has remained.

Fostering E-commerce Growth with Jonathan Kish

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:27] 01:27] Tell us about your background. I grew up in Buffalo and studied political science at a school just outside of Rochester.

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 Operations: Optimizing the Reverse Logistics Process

Cyzerg

According to Tony Scarriota , Executive Director of Reverse Logistics Association, “Consumers feel entitled to return goods when they realize that they don’t want or need them.”

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors should consider capitalizing on process automation. Robotics Process Automation or RPA are being introduced for warehouse modernization. RPA is a software technology that allows the business to automate low-level tasks in the future, as technology improves.

How trucking could be disrupted, transformed

Fleet Owner

The existing structure of the trucking industry will shape the direction of developments as well as slow the pace of change to some extent

eFulfillment Services: 6 New-and-Different Questions to Ask Potential Providers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Years ago, a fast-food chain ran a campaign that started with the words, “Same, same, same, same.”.

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.

Another Way to Transform the Customer Experience

Talking Logistics

We just finished our conference, Descartes Evolution 2019, where the theme was Transforming the Customer Experience. I reflected on a session where our customer explained how they were transforming the customer experience in a unique way in logistics: by extending the planning horizon.

Understanding How Your Customer Thinks with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [02:50] 02:50] What is the one thing your clients get that they did not expect? Understanding how your customer thinks. Knowing the varying temperaments will assist in understanding the differences between how people think.

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Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Storage Process

Cyzerg

One of the most critical issues that warehouse managers struggle with is optimizing warehouse storage. When not done properly, it can have costly consequences such as blocked aisles, lost stocks, and low productivity.

Digital Technology for Effective Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

When it comes to warehouse management, constant evaluation and adoption of crucial technologies are critical to improve profitability and stay competitive.

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 for a Better Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Blockchain provides a secure, paperless solution for tracking products through every stage of their lifecycle

More companies are turning to people with felony records to fill jobs

Fleet Owner

The dos and don’ts of interviewing and hiring someone with a record

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How to Take On Today’s Cross-Border Shipping Challenges

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. How to Take On Today’s Cross-Border Shipping Challenges. With today’s intricate and complex nature of the global supply chain, many cross-border shippers are often experiencing a wide range of challenges.

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A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin.

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.

How To Use Digital Marketing in Logistics

Cyzerg

The internet is burgeoning with information on the power of B2B digital marketing, but most logistics companies are neglecting to invest in their digital presence.

Digital Technology for Warehouse Productivity

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital businesses use technology to create new value in business models, customer experiences and the internal capabilities that support its core operations. The term includes both digital-only brands and traditional players that are transforming their businesses with digital technologies.

Amazon in Italy

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Ian Kerr, Postal Hub Podcast. Amazon is strengthening its presence in Italy thanks to its relationship with national postal operator Poste Italiane.

Three realistic fixes for the trucker shortage

Fleet Owner

The trucker shortage can be solved, but the answer is not limited to a little extra cash

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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.