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.

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.

Big truck brings big smiles to autistic kids

DC Velocity

Teamsters organize truck tour to promote autism awareness. Transportation

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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!

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.

Some Walmart Suppliers Required to Use IBM Blockchain

Material Handling and Logistics

IBM also is working on food traceability with companies including Dole Food Co. and Unilever

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Utilizing a 3PL to Apply Transportation Management Best Practices For E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is expanding to reach $1 trillion by 2025, and demand for more products and services among the world’s shippers is keeping third-party logistics providers, like Cerasis, on their toes.

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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.

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

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2017 holiday period when air capacity was tight and rates increased, forwarders are preparing ahead of the 2018 holiday/peak period. However, is it too late? According to C.H. Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S.

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!

Preventing distracted driving in a connected world

Fleet Owner

Helping your drivers understand the root causes of distracted driving, encouraging best practices, and using technology to implement training and reinforce corrective actions can significantly decrease the likelihood of accidents occurring on our nation's roads

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.

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.”

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The evolving retail store

DC Velocity

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

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.

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.

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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Truck routing that can think on its own

Fleet Owner

While there are many ways to take commercial route planning and scheduling to another level by adding in data and real-time feedback from drivers and trucks, there's something else going on with advanced systems as well that can go beyond what fleets

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Consumers Are Changing E-Commerce Preferences

Material Handling and Logistics

Two years ago, customers wanted quality packaging and fast delivery, but now a "brand’s opportunity to reach, retain and extend customers’ lifetime value lies in giving them what they want, how and when they want it

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.

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.

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

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.

How advanced is your supply chain network design? Take our quiz to find out

AIMMS

Today’s most profitable companies have built their success on an effective and responsive supply chain network. But maintaining this is easier said than done. Supply chain networks are becoming increasingly complex, serving multiple SKUs in hundreds if not thousands of locations.

Why does diesel fuel cost more than gasoline?

Fleet Owner

On-highway diesel fuel prices have been higher than regular grade gasoline prices almost continuously since September 2004. So, why is diesel fuel more expensive than gasoline

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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.