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.

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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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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.

Carter Express’ Partnership with Lear Corporation Grows

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Carter Express’ Partnership with Lear Corporation Grows. Carter Express recently took advantage of a great opportunity to expand our partnership with the Lear Corporation, a global leader in automotive distribution.

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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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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.

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.

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

5th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull

Carter Logistics

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

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

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.

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.

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.

[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.

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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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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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

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.

How to Pass a Roadside ELD Inspection Without Violations


We are now well past the 1st April enforcement date for electronic logging device (ELD) implementation. Now if your trucks are stopped for a roadside inspection, how do you prepare to get through that without any violations? Here’s what you need to know to be violation free.

The Business Case For a Modern Warehouse Management System


Maintaining scalability and efficiency in an omnichannel-driven world is difficult at best. Warehouse managers face constant pressure to move more products, reduce damage, improve order cycle times, boost employee morale, and more. Legacy systems traditionally used for warehouse management are inefficient in the modern era; even systems in the 5- to 10-year age range.

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.

Four management strategies for retaining labor

DC Velocity

Studies show that DCs with the lowest turnover rates tend to follow the same four management principles. But they sometimes stumble in the execution. Strategy

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.

Heavy Lifting: Keeping Forklift Operators Safe

Now, That's Logistics

Four simple steps to keep your forklift drivers, and everyone else in the warehouse, accident-free. There are over 850,000 forklifts currently in service in the U.S. These faithful workhorses are key to moving the products we make, buy and export into and out of our nation’s warehouses.

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

Full Truckload Technology: The Various Technology Involved in Full Truckload Freight Shipping Management


Statistics on the industry-wide use of a transportation management system (TMS), like the Cerasis Rater, are lacking. The most recent report on adoption rates of TMS is from 2015, with only 35 percent of shippers actively using a TMS, asserts Bridget McCrea of Logistics Management. A TMS makes up only a fraction of the full truckload technology available to shippers. In full truckload freight management, technology will make or break plans for keeping freight spend in check.

Robotics & Logistics: Inside 4 Cutting-Edge Warehouses


Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that in 2017 total spending on logistics in the US rose to a record $1.5 trillion, up 6.2% from the year before. What’s more, the costs of warehousing, fulfillment and delivery are expected to keep rising in the upcoming year.

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

Ways to Reduce Apparel Supply Chain Lead Times

Apparel Logistics

Reducing lead times is a critical concern in the apparel industry. Unlike other purchases, which are often carefully researched and mindfully planned for, apparel buys are quick and instinctual. Impulse buys make up over 70 percent of fashion purchases.

Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Mexico’s Transportation and Logistics

Now, That's Logistics

Additional language available. Despite some ongoing pressures, the country’s logistics activity continues to grow on both the import and export side of the business.

National Forklift Safety Day 2018 Focuses on Operator Training

Material Handling and Logistics

National Forklift Safety Day 2018 raises awareness of warehousing best practices

[WEBINAR] Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers


Inbound Marketing for Manufacturers *still need link*. Register For The Webinar. So often we hear from manufacturing companies that they are struggling to grow.