February, 2019

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain.

Tackling the Logistics Industry Talent Gap from the Inside Out

Kane is Able

There’s a talent gap in logistics today and companies are dealing with it in different ways. warehouse labor management KANE Company Culture Warehouse Operations Logistics Labor Management

Man + Machine: Driving Supply Chain Productivity

Material Handling and Logistics

New warehouse technologies are a critical component to keeping pace with the demands of retail distribution

Logistics Experts Wanted with Joe Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:22] 00:22] Opening / Introduction. Hello everybody, this is Joe Lynch and welcome to The Logistics of Logistics podcast. •

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.

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down The USPS Parcel Rate Increase (And New Zone Shipping Policy)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In late January, 2019, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out some of the largest rate increases in its history. Some increases, like the 10% jump in the price of a First-class stamp, pertain primarily to individuals.

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Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers. The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences.

Tax law tips for trucking in 2019

Fleet Owner

Large carriers and owner-operators benefit most from new tax law; salaried drivers, not so much. A trucking tax expert shares what you need to know before you file your returns

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How to Unleash Blockchain into Your Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Blockchain-based applications provide transparency and visibility throughout the entire supply chain

Sales Saboteur with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:43] 00:43] Ann, please tell us a little bit about your background? * A twenty-five-year career as a speech pathologist, working with people who suffered brain injuries. Became an executive coach about ten years ago.

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.

Bullish on Teamwork: Why Integrate Fulfillment and Shipping Services?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If the only thing it took to win an NBA title was having one of the world’s most dominant players, the 1984-1990 Chicago Bulls should have been a slam-dunk. After all, they had Michael Jordan.

Industry Trend on the Rise for Supply Chain and Logistics: Automation

Shipchain

According to EFT’s Supply Chain Hot Trends to Watch for in 2019 , one of the most significant trends that we should be paying attention to this year is automation. Industry players have already begun experimenting with technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence.

Globalization in transition

Supply Chain and Logistics

This is a fascinating report about global trade, with many interesting statistics, and with points of view not often presented so cogently. Authors Susan Lund, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel, Jacques Bughin, Mekala Krishnan, Jeongmin Seong, and Mac Muir point out that … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains economics trade transportation trends

Postal Service starts using all-electric vans in Calif.

Fleet Owner

Pilot program of seven Motiv-powered Ford E-450 vans to deploy in California’s Central Valley, with one of the electric vans already running routes in Fresno

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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.

The Impact of AI and IoT on the Manufacturing Job Market

Material Handling and Logistics

Organizations and employees must be willing to embrace AI and IoT to ensure progress into the future

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The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain

Cerasis

New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future.

Shore Thing: Consider a New Jersey Warehouse for Your East Coast Imports

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you import, there’s a lot to like about The Port of New York and New Jersey. With numerous terminals, impressive rail connections and billions of dollars’ worth of recent improvements , it’s the country’s third-busiest port – and getting busier every day.

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Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

Shippers everywhere face an uncertain future. The constant threat of a trade war and increasing consumer demands have pushed existing operations to their breaking points.

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.

Driving Risk Out of S&OP Forecasts

Supply Chain and Logistics

MIT’s Supply Chain blog presented a nice research study by Minhaaj Khan and Srideepti Kidambi and supervised by Dr. Tugba Efendigil. Their study is a good example of using less data rather than more to design a simple readily explainable approach … Continue reading → Logistics Quantitative Methods Service Management Supply Chains performance Software

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Stopping the rise in truck fatalities is in your hands

Fleet Owner

FMCSA data shows the way to stem the tide of truck-related fatalities on the roads is in trucking’s hands. Here are three ways to put those hands to work for safety

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Retail-to-Warehouse Conversions Are Real

Material Handling and Logistics

Once thought implausible, e-commerce drives more projects from coast to coast

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Trucking in America *Infographic*

Kuebix

The job of a truck driver in America is crucial. Trucking is the backbone of our economy and just about every industry would collapse without it. In fact, 71% of all freight tonnage moves on trucks in the USA. That means everything from food to medicine to building materials at one point probably rode on […]. The post Trucking in America *Infographic* appeared first on Kuebix.

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.

Is Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Paying Off?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Performance matters. In track, a split-second can make the difference between finishing first and coming in second. In football, the precision with which the quarterback throws can make the difference between a touchdown and an incomplete pass.

Blockchain and its Implications for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Shipchain

Blockchain in the pharma supply chain can dramatically affect the success and verifiability of pharmaceuticals. Unlike other industries, pharmaceuticals are subject to intense regulation.

Some Essays using R

Supply Chain and Logistics

I am starting to write some analytics essays using R and Rmarkdown, and publishing variously in HTML and pdf. They are gathered here. This is probably temporary as I learn better how to do this. Essays using R. Advanced Computing analytics Essays

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E-commerce transforms trucking equipment, labor and logistics

Fleet Owner

"If you’re in that so-called ‘final-mile’ phase, you might want smaller, more nimble vehicles. There are intermediary steps where products are moving into and out of distribution centers that may rely on traditional tractors and trailers

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.