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.

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.

5 Ways 3PL Sales Has Changed and What You Can Do About It with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Joe is joined by Ann Holm who, in addition to being a good friend of Joe’s, is an executive coach who often works with people in the logistics field.

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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

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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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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

What You Need to Consider Before Relocating Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Most of us tend to hope that our latest move to a new home or a new company facility is the last one we’ll have to make. But if you represent a manufacturing organization, the process of relocating to a new campus can seem especially overwhelming and frustrating.

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.

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.

Harrison's legacy lives on as UP moves to implement his precision railroading model

DC Velocity

Strategy to be center of 2020 initiative to improve service at western railroad. . Transportation

The On-Demand Supply Chain Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The on-demand supply chain market is experiencing significant interest and growth right now. Within the on-demand supply chain, I am specifically talking about the transportation and warehousing segments, where investment money is pouring in to digital freight matching apps, crowdsourced last miles deliveries, and on-demand warehousing.

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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Blockchain and TMS: A Future Match Made In Heaven?

Cerasis

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

Talking Logistics

BlueGrace CEO Bobby Harris Named One of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace CEO Bobby Harris Named One of Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders.

The evolving retail store

DC Velocity

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

The world’s most important freight port

Now, That's Logistics

Is it Rotterdam, or even Hamburg? No – the largest freight port in the world isn’t located anywhere in Europe. Several decades ago, the continent’s ports were outclassed by harbors in Asia.

Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider. Making a choice about outsourcing logistics can be intimidating for companies of every size.

What Are the Available B2B E-Commerce Platforms Shippers Should Consider for Dropshipping?

Cerasis

Improving e-commerce platform use for business-to-business (B2B) shippers is an integral step to meet growing demand in the world of e-commerce. E-commerce is expanding at an annual growth rate of approximately 19 percent, but actual growth rates could easily exceed this margin.

Remember Webvan? They Weren’t Wrong – Just Early

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s funny how some trends seem to go “full circle.” In 1999, everybody thought they could pick the next big thing. Then after the dot.com bubble burst, it seemed like everybody distanced themselves from their “visionary” pasts. I recall a brief discussion I had around 2002 with a self-described “internet guy.” He commented about the online grocery company Webvan’s business model with the statement “I don’t know what they were thinking – I mean, if you double-bag […].

Walmart Launches Spark, a New Last-Mile Grocery Delivery Service, Powered by Bringg

Bringg

The new Spark Delivery service is a crowdsourced platform which provides another way for Walmart to deliver groceries to their customers.

One's very much country, one's a little bit rock 'n' roll

DC Velocity

We hope you weren't driven mad trying to find the song titles in our June issue. August-issue responses are due Sept. Strategy

Labor Shortage Hurts Logistics Industry

Material Handling and Logistics

Warehouse growth driven by e-commerce is running smack into the reality of nearly full employment

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.”