June, 2019

Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Online sales are growing 15% a year. Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.

California and Canada Come Together to Advance Clean Transportation

NGT News

The State of California has formed a new partnership with Canada for the advancement of cleaner vehicles and fuels.

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LTL and FTL Shipping: What’s the Difference?

Kuebix

The terms less-than-truckload (LTL) and full-truckload (FTL) get thrown around often within the shipping community. However, newcomers may find themselves at a loss for what these terms actually mean.

7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:51] 00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL. My main role is to promote the hub that Panama offers to the world. [02:19] 02:19] What was your first job in logistics?

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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.

Thoughts on Failure Modes of Kaizen Events

The Lean Thinker

The common frustration in the weeks following a classic 5 day “kaizen event” (which go by many names) is that the follow-on actions are not completed, and the changes that were made erode quickly.

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Why is this trucker running for Congress as a ‘democratic socialist’?

Fleet Owner

Joshua Collins, who is seeking the Democrat nomination for Congress in Washington state, shares how truck driving shaped his political beliefs and drove him to run for public office

Parcel Shipping Services:  Understanding SmartPost and SurePost

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

By now, you’re probably well-acquainted with the potential for parcel shipping services like UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost to save you big money. The basic model of each service is the same.

Why Circular Supply Chains Will Replace Linear Supply Chains in the 2020’s

Kuebix

Since humans began making and distributing products to one another, the structure of the supply chain has remained predominantly untouched. Raw materials flow in, are changed into a product and are then distributed and used until finally they are thrown away.

A New Model for LTL Shipping with Keith Farnsworth

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:39] 00:39] Can you tell us a little bit about where you work and where you live? I am the Senior Director of Carrier Development at MyCarrierTMS. We’re based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. [01:12]

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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.

If You Aren’t Being Heard, Then Listen

The Lean Thinker

I was sitting in on a conversation between a Continuous Improvement Manager and the Operations Manager the other day. The Operations Manager was asking for help developing good leader standard work. The C.I.

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

Cerasis

Amazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And what’s not to love? From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon.

Driver-invented portable workout bench gets drivers moving when they stop

Fleet Owner

Trainer-turned-trucker David Copeland’s patented portable bench is drawing attention at truck stops and getting more drivers to focus on their health while on the road

Track and Trace Solutions for Your Supply Chain

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Track and Trace Solutions for Your Supply Chain. One of the keys to success, in any business, is having satisfied customers that turn into repeat customers.

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.

How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless

Kuebix

When most people think of shipping containers, they think of exactly what’s in the name: shipping. Formally known as an integral part of virtually any product moving across a supply chain, shipping containers keep products safe from external forces like weather and theft.

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

. Understand the 3PL Business Models – Asset based, Non-asset based, Asset light. Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: Since they own their assets, these 3PLs are able to use their own equipment to service customers. Truck availability is not a problem.

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Who Pays for Low/No-Cost TMS?

Talking Logistics

The blossoming array of transportation management systems (TMS) is generating more confusion than ever before. If shippers fail to understand the true total cost of ownership that comes with any TMS solution, they risk making the wrong decision.

Route Optimization and Strategic Investments: The Keys to Controlling Freight Costs

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to create a reliable, cost-effective network with visibility for your customers and your team

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.

Is it truly possible for trucks to reach 10 mpg?

Fleet Owner

Fuel economy should continue to improve as more motor carriers replace existing trucks with newer models. However, growing highway congestion and a rising number of e-commerce deliveries to urban areas are likely to offset some of the gains

Importance of Weather Insights in Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Importance of Weather Insights in Supply Chain Management. According to a report* by UCL Hazard Research Center, there were 16 weather-related events in 2017 in the United States alone that cost one billion dollars each.

Is it Time To Upgrade to A Cloud-Based Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Kuebix

Many companies are still using the transportation management system (TMS) they installed 15 or even 20 years ago! Technology has changed and improved significantly over that time.

Target Condition vs. Target

The Lean Thinker

This search question landed someone on my site yesterday, and I thought it would be a good one to try to answer specifically: why is lean manufacturing preferred to implement target condition as compared to target? In other words, what is the difference between a “target” and a “target condition?” ” Where this gets sticky is that there isn’t any canonical definition of either term.

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.

Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse (Or Are About To)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Complete this sentence: We’re going to need a bigger. Not surprisingly, most movie buffs’ automatic response is “boat.”. If you sell online and want to prepare your business for exponential growth, the best answer might be: “We’re going to need a bigger order fulfillment warehouse.”.

How to Ensure a Connected Retail Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Reusable packaging solutions can add value to different areas of the supply chain while pushing the company forward

How ELDs started a new era of carrier and shipper collaboration

Fleet Owner

Disruptive technology allows carriers, shippers, and 3PLs to find the way and the will to meet today’s multiple, compounding challenges

Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner. There are often many ways to solve a problem. The path we take can be an expression of our human creativity.

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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.