June, 2018

It’s Hard to Learn if you Already Know

The Lean Thinker

In this TED Talk, Amy Edmondson of the Harvard Business School talks about “How to turn a group of strangers into a team.” Although long-standing teams are able to perform, our workplaces today require ad-hoc collaboration between diverse groups.

Essential Elements to Deploying IoT in the Warehouse


In one of our recent blogs, we talked about what IoT (Internet of Things) is and whether it’s the right time to adopt it. You can find that blog right here.

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ELD, Driver Fatigue and Safety with Dean Croke

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Dean Croke , Chief Analytics Officer at FreightWaves. Growing up in Australia, his family owned and operated a trucking business.

Shipping Heavy Freight:  Four Functions You Should Ask a Fulfillment Center To Help With

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Once upon a time, most people would have thought twice before ordering furniture, a piece of exercise equipment, or a kitchen appliance online. Today, such heavy freight orders are commonplace. For example, according to a survey conducted by AlixPartners in 2016, 88% of consumers are willing to purchase an appliance online – a vast increase over the comparatively lower 62% that were open to it in 2012.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

The Trends Brokers and Carriers Need to Recognize in 2018 and Beyond

Logistics Matter

The transportation industry has been evolving over the last several years, with many factors influencing changes for truckers, retailers, and freight brokers alike. While these shifts offer some opportunities for new and established freight brokers and carriers, there are challenges ahead that must be recognized. In order to thrive in a saturated marketplace, both licensed freight brokers and carriers should take […].

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KataCon4–Notes along the way: Part 3

The Lean Thinker

I’m going to break a rule of blogging and acknowledge I’ve been pretty much offline for quite a while since the last post. But I also want to push through what I started because this all leads to more. =. My next pages of notes I took at Menlo were about crafting a message for a Kata Geek audience – what is it about Menlo’s process and culture that is relevant to them (you?).

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Changes in parcel landscape loom large as UPS, Teamsters knock heads again

DC Velocity

UPS says it needs flexibility to compete with parcel newbies. Will the union play ball? Transportation

Lose Your Why, Lose Your Way with Mike Temple

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Joe is joined by Mike Temple, Executive Coach at TranStrategy Partners. Initially, Mike was Joe’s client, but over time they became great friends. They have collaborated on numerous articles, webinars, and research.

What’s The Big Deal? Why Shipping Heavy Items Is “Weigh” Harder Than It Seems

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’ve ever lived with teenagers, the expression “Bigger children, bigger problems” requires no explanation. It essentially means that even though looking after small kids may seem work-intensive, it’s often kids’ bigger and older years that are the most complex. Do a little wordsmithing and you could also be describing how things work in eCommerce, because as items increase in size, so do their fulfillment challenges. Parcel Transportation 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.

Desarrollando la Eficiencia y Eficacia del Transporte y la Logística de México

Now, That's Logistics

A pesar de algunas presiones, la actividad logística del país continúa creciendo tanto en el área de importación como en el área de exportación del negocio.

5th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 5th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull.

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New Paper in American Journal of Transportation and Logistics

Supply Chain and Logistics

My colleague and I and a student recently published a new paper in the American Journal of Transportation and Logistics. You can see it below. The paper is based on a presentation made at the International Association of Maritime Economists’ … Continue reading → Logistics My Research Strategy Supply Chains 3PL forwarding intermediaries ocean shipping research supply chains

A pragmatist's take on sustainability: interview with Yossi Sheffi

DC Velocity

It can be hard to find a nuanced discussion of corporate sustainability. But Yossi Sheffi's new book aims to provide just that, offering a clear-eyed take on the challenges and benefits of going green. Green Logistics

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.

Sales Personality Type with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Joe is joined by Ann Holm , who Joe first met as his Executive Coach many years ago. Since then, she began to collaborate with him on many different projects. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, Speech, and Hearing as well as a Master’s of Science in Speech, Language, and Pathology, both from the University of Michigan. She provides insight on the importance of sales personalities and how to communicate with the different types.

Five Red (Warehousing and Fulfillment) Flags You Can’t Afford To Ignore

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As I write this, we’re approaching another patriotic holiday. And no I’m not talking about July 4th. I’m talking about Flag Day on June 14 – and I’m wondering how you’re planning to celebrate. Actually, I think I probably already know, because although this official holiday has been around since 1916, it’s typically overlooked by almost everyone. It’s a fitting parallel for what often takes place in the world of warehousing and fulfillment.

Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry.

Midyear Checkpoint: Is Your Business Where You Want it to be?

Carter Logistics

Midyear Checkpoint: Is Your Business Where You Want it to be? We are half way through 2018 and many businesses are getting a reality check on their goals for this year. Perhaps you wanted to grow production by 20%, expand into new territories, or improve JIT capabilities to reduce inventory expenses.

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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.

Business Tips from a Very Long Walk

Logistics Bureau

I didn’t spend 6 weeks walking, thinking about work! But I promised my team, that on the last day I would record some videos about lessons that would apply to Business. So here they are… Rob’s Business Tips from the Camino – Episode 1. Episode 2: Achieving Goals.

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National Forklift Safety Day 2018

DC Velocity

Here is our special coverage to mark the fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day, June 12. Lift Trucks

Tyranny of the Easy Button: Finding Balance Between Contract & Organic Logistics

Logistics in War

By Jessica McCarthy. The third in a series of posts relevant for senior logisticians as they consider the future at the Australian and New Zealand Defence Logistics Conference.

Tendencias de Carga de Mar para seguir

Now, That's Logistics

Las propensiones que afectan la carga oceánica en 2018 y cómo los cargadores pueden navegar estos desafíos siempre cambiantes en el mercado de carga oceánica.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, I retired my old headshot photo and starting using a new one. Today, I’m temporarily replacing it with this drawing of me that my daughter — the one heading to college this fall — drew way back when she was 2 years old.

The Biggest Delivery Adventure – Panera Bread’s Epic 9,000 Mile Trip, Powered by Bringg


One delivery vehicle. 9,000 miles of deliveries. The ultimate GPS sandwich. This week a brave delivery driver is embarking on the adventure of a lifetime to promote Panera Bread deliveries across the US. This epic journey takes a very special route as the driver travels across the US creating a huge sandwich-shape route that will cover many cities including Dallas, Nashville, Kansas City and St. Louis.

[Robotics Infographic] Manufacturing Robots Need People, Too


It’s nearly impossible for the modern manufacturing industry to thrive without robots. Automation has boosted productivity, improved efficiency and made manufacturing operations safer. Despite all the good robots have done for the modern manufacturing industry, there are still misconceptions about how robots fit into the manufacturing landscape. For example, many people believe that robots take work away from people and will eventually replace all workers on the production floor.

National Forklift Safety Day 2018 fulfills its educational mission

DC Velocity

Washington event featured speakers from government, industry, and a safety advocacy group; attendees also met with legislators to discuss safety and trade. Lift Trucks

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How Robotics Technology Is Modernizing Third-Party Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

Improved logistics processes can have a positive impact on scheduling, collections and inventory management