September, 2018

How Shippers Can Use Data Visualization to Succeed in a Carriers’ Market

Talking Logistics

Over the first two quarters of 2018, carrier rates in Europe have increased. At the same time in the United States, an extreme driver shortage and resulting capacity crunch forced shippers to compete for carrier deals.

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How Supply Chains Stay Competitive in a Digital Marketplace

Morai Logistics

To compete in today’s digital marketplace, supply chains must build a framework that prioritizes visibility, supplier diversity, technology and the customer experience. Survey results from ‘623 supply chain professionals across 17 countries’, concluded that one of the top industry challenges was ‘facing global competition’. Over the last two decades, the competitive landscape of supply chain and logistics has changed considerably.

9 Ways to Transform Warehouses

Material Handling and Logistics

From multilingual voice-picking and augmented reality to specialized robots, revolutionary technologies are changing picking practices

Panama’s Export Business Thrives

Now, That's Logistics

Representing nearly 50% of its total economic output, Panama’s exports to Latin American and North American countries include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, electrical machinery, and footwear.

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!

A Logistics Marketing Plan: 5 Steps You Should Follow

Cyzerg

Logistics & warehousing are the lifeline of the supply chain. But just like any other business, logistics companies face tough rivalry in the face of looming competition and globalization. So, what can help your business survive and thrive? A sound logistics marketing plan can help!

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Phoenix Rising:  Why Phoenix Logistics Companies Equal Smart Ecommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What’s an easy way to reach residents of the country’s most populous state (not to mention many other parts of the Southwest and West) without breaking the bank? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not likely to get hit by a hurricane, flood, earthquake, or blizzard anytime soon.

Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Talking Logistics

Logistics and the strangling of strategy

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Logistics has long been recognised as vital to a force, but when inefficient a constraint on that force’s freedom to manoeuvre. However, the impact of logistics on strategy is just as significant and ultimately more profound.

Big truck brings big smiles to autistic kids

DC Velocity

Teamsters organize truck tour to promote autism awareness. Transportation

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.

5 Steps to Create a Logistics Marketing Plan

Cyzerg

Logistics & warehousing are the lifeline of the supply chain. But just like any other business, logistics companies face tough rivalry in the face of looming competition and globalization. So, what can help your business survive and thrive? A sound logistics marketing plan can help!

3 Tech Trends Reshaping the Logistics Industry

Now, That's Logistics

Three Key Trends in IoT, Robotics, and Wearables. Additional languages available. In the race to exceed customer expectations and capitalize on competitive differentiators, warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) are serving as strategic assets instead of just “places to store stuff.”

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What Your Voice Picking System Really Wants To Tell You

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When was the last time you got lost? If you’re like most of us, you probably can’t remember, because systems like Siri do most of our navigational decision-making for us.

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

What is Inventory Management? Is it about optimization? Is it about having enough stock? Or is it about having no stock? The answer varies from function to function in the supply chain. For Sales it’s about product availability at all times.

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.

Has Blockchain Reached its RFID Moment?

Supply Chain and Logistics

A good summary by Alexis Bateman and Chris Cottrill of MIT comparing Walmart’s intro of blockchain for leafy greens to their introduction of RFID. As before, they are compelling suppliers to participate. That gets it done, but does not … Continue reading →

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Ability awareness: interview with Tom Minich

DC Velocity

While many would consider disabilities a liability, Peckham Inc. embraces employees with disabilities as the key to its success as an organization. Strategy

How Mexico Supply Chain is Affected by U.S. Driver Shortage

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. How Mexico Supply Chain is Affected by U.S. Driver Shortage. Imagine a consumer trying to order a product from a business in the United States or Mexico. Instead of next-day shipping, they have to wait a week or two to get their products.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

eCommerce is growing faster than ever, and everyone is working to find the latest and greatest way to overcome their competitors. The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth.

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.

Why Every Day Should Be Labor Day (In Shipping And Fulfillment)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Earlier this summer, one of my colleagues blogged about Flag Day, a national holiday that’s undoubtedly one of our most forgotten. This week, I’d like to call your attention to another overlooked American celebration, even though you may not think of it as such.

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5 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management

Logistics Bureau

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised.

Q3 Tech Update: Alphas, Betas and Sidechains

Shipchain

It’s the end of Q3, a little over 3 months since our last tech update ! It’s an exciting time here at ShipChain, with full-steam development ongoing across over a dozen codebases and new talent constantly joining our team as we grow into a powerful workforce.

The evolving retail store

DC Velocity

Retailers adapt in-store fulfillment processes to meet customer demand for convenience and faster delivery. Strategy

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.

How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. How to Get the Most ROI from Supply Chain Logistics. Companies are wasting money hand-over-fist on outdated supply chain methods that suffer from inefficiency and poor tracking.

What Is an Omnichannel Warehouse?

Cerasis

An omnichannel warehouse is different from a traditional warehouse in that it handles incoming orders from online, brick-and-mortar, and all other possible channels. Let’s take a closer look at omnichannel warehouses, why they’re necessary, and how they impact warehouse management and operations.

This Week in Logistics News (September 24-28, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Since I’ll be speaking in three sessions at next week’s CSCMP Edge 2018 conference , I’ll be busy today finalizing my preparations. It’s also the end of the month and the end of the quarter, which means I need to put on my finance and payroll hats later today to complete those administrative tasks.

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eCommerce Insights: The Evolution of Consumer Demand

Bringg

Last week, Dotcom Distribution launched their annual eCommerce study. They surveyed over 1,400 online shoppers to analyze their habits, preferences and expectations. The report suggests that customer priorities are shifting, moving away from things such as the use of gift-like packaging or prioritizing fast deliveries over product quality. In fact, the three main things customers are concerned about today are time, experience and quality. Free Outranks Fast.

Supply Chain Profitability

Logistics Bureau

How many of your products and customers are really profitable? You might be shocked. Check out this short video. Register for 59 Things: www.59things.com. Cost to Serve Videos