January, 2023

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Warehouse Labor: Secrets for Maximizing Productivity

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you run a warehouse or fulfillment operation, you’re locked in the battle for workers. There’s no way around it today. If you want to attract and keep people, you have to offer the best pay and wages. Everyone in logistics knows that. It’s only about the money. Or is it?

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Amware eBook Shows How to Improve the Order Fulfillment Process

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What’s at the heart of the customer experience for online buyers? Order fulfillment. All those things that happen after the click – accurately picked and carefully packaged orders, on-time delivery, customer service, returns processing.

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Building a Company and a Network with Nicole Glenn

The Logistics of Logistics

Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss building a company a network. Nicole is the Founder & CEO at Candor Expedite , a critical expedite service provider as well as a white-glove B2B company. About Nicole Glenn Nicole Glenn founded Candor Expedite in 2017 after more than two decades in the transportation brokerage business, with a vision to build the smartest and most efficient freight business that delivers on its client’s promises.

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Amware Welcomes New Associate, Rob Ott

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment welcomed many new associates this past year, dozens from the same manufacturing plant in Wilmington, MA. Here's our interview with one of those warehouse associates, Rob Ott.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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The Top 4 Freight Procurement Technologies to Look For in 2023

Shipsta

Changes are on the horizon – especially for freight procurement teams. 2023 might be when shippers finally shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to start managing the industry challenges. To do so, leveraging new future-proofed technologies becomes a matter of make or break.

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Warehouse Automation: Top Five Factors Impacting Adoption

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group’s Global Warehouse Automation Research study is now complete and available for purchase. The research process includes an analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous warehouse automation providers; and concludes with the publication of ARC’s research study. I provided a glimpse of the study content in an article in October that lists the top 20 warehouse automation suppliers , based on ARC’s estimates of 2021 revenues.

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Top Food Delivery Trends to Watch in 2023

Food Logistics

As demand continues to rise into 2023, competition and costs will be top trends in food delivery, putting pressure on food delivery providers to be more efficient with delivery.

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National diesel average is up for second straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 1.8-cent increase, the national average came in at $4.622 per gallon, following an 8.0-cent increase, to $4.604, for the week of January 23. That was preceded by a 2.5-cent decline, to $4.524, for the week of January 16.

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Insights on Fulfillment and Operations Management

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

On a recent episode of the Unboxing Fulfillment Podcast , host Harry Drajpuch chatted with supply chain veteran, Jim Tompkins, on a range of issues related to fulfillment and operations management. Jim is the author of 31 books and, between them, Jim and Harry have over 70 years of industry experience. Here are a few of the notable fulfillment and operations insights from the episode, with commentary.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Living with purpose beyond the truck: Owner-operator Jay Hosty

Overdrive Online

The long-term return on a person’s honest investment in volunteering far outweighs what may appear at first a week of lost income opportunity. Meet an example of purpose beyond the truck in owner-operator Jay Hosty and his wife, Katt.

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Technology’s Role in Transforming the Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

In a 2015 LinkedIn post, Meg Whitman, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said that “Every company is a technology company.” I agree with Ms. Whitman, especially with how she’s defined it — that across every industry, IT strategy is now business strategy, and that speed of execution will define winners and losers. This. Read more The post Technology’s Role in Transforming the Logistics Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Network Visibility and Supply Chain Planning Work Better Together

Logistics Viewpoints

Infor is one example of a supplier that offers both advanced visibility and supply chain planning. There is a vintage television commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. One character says to another, you got chocolate in my peanut butter.” The other responds, “no, you got peanut butter on my chocolate.” The two then conclude that peanut butter and chocolate are better together.

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The Truckload Rate Outlook for 2023

Food Logistics

How will these trends affect the truckload rate outlook for 2023? Here’s a closer look at what’s happening now in the sector and how freight market conditions might evolve in the year ahead.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Global Labor Rates: China is no longer a low-cost country

Logistics Management

With worldwide shortages and supply chain disruptions, companies have changed how they source and manufacture parts and finished products. The Reshoring Institute studied and compared global labor rates around the world—and what follows are the high-level results of a study comparing labor rates in 13 different countries.

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Amware eBook Examines ‘Deadly Sins’ of B2C Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

To be successful, B2C order fulfillment operations need to be responsive and efficient to drive profitability and to keep customers happy and coming back. But for logistics leaders, it’s not always clear what improvement initiatives should take priority. A recent Amware eBook, The 7 Deadly Sins of B2C Fulfillment , identifies top fulfillment mistakes made by B2C brands, along with the profit-driving action steps that can fix them.

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Watch: What Happens to the Semiconductor Supply Chain If China Invades Taiwan?

Supply Chain Brain

John Ferguson, chief executive officer of TBM Consulting Group, discusses the importance of Taiwan to global semiconductor production, and tells how the supply chain would be impacted by China invading Taiwan.

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Strategies to fight driver fatigue go beyond Hours of Service

Truck News

Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving but don’t realize that drowsy driving can be just as fatal — and likely happens more often than we think. Like alcohol, fatigue slows reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs judgment, and increases the risk of a crash. If you’ve ever been tired and driven […].

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Low-clearance technologies help fleets avoid accidents

Commercial Carrier Journal

The days of bump-and-run tests should be a thing of the past as sensors, geofencing and crowdsourcing technologies combine to prevent large trucks from low-clearance strikes.

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Alexis Asks: A 2023 Outlook on Cross-Border Freight

Food Logistics

A bi-weekly blog where managing editor Alexis Mizell-Pleasant asks industry experts about various topics developing in the supply chain field. Today's talks about new compliance and regulations in freight.

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2023 Rate Outlook: Will shippers catch a break?

Logistics Management

Our annual gathering of freight transportation industry analysts reveals some common themes, largely around the notion that rates are not likely to increase much—if at all—in some modes and will continue declining in others. Does this mean things are stabilizing?

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I-80 in Wyoming closed almost immediately after reopening

Overdrive Online

Two big pileups shut down I-80 in Wyoming just hours after the highway reopened from another storm-induced traffic incident. The episode serves as a reminder to us all: Just because the highway is open doesn't mean it's safe.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Measuring KPIs and KRIs for Comprehensive Supplier Performance Management

Supply Chain Brain

While every organization tracks key performance indicators (KPIs) on some level, this data is rarely correlated with key risk indicators (KRIs).

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ELDs eliminated many problems with logbooks

Truck News

Hi. My name is David, and I love ELDs. I feel much better now that I got that out in the open. What’s interesting is that there are many drivers these days who don’t know why the ELD mandate is a big deal. They have never known a trucking job without the tattletale units in […].

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Nikola Relocates Battery Manufacturing Facility to Arizona

NGT News

Nikola Corp. is moving its battery manufacturing from Cypress, Calif., to its manufacturing facility in Coolidge, Ariz. The move, which the company expects to complete by early Q3, brings Nikola’s truck assembly, fuel cell power module assembly, and battery module and pack production under one roof, and includes battery line automation geared toward improving quality […].

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The Half-Baked Supply Chain: Lessons for Demand Planning

Food Logistics

Transitioning much of the burden from manual processes to automated tools enables companies to pivot and adjust to the broader economy's known and new impacts.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Scaling mobile robotic fleets for success

Logistics Management

AMR deployments have been gaining ground to address labor availability issues. Fleets often start small in pilots and add robots over time, but how do you get to a better system? Success factors include proper solution scoping, RaaS options, integration platforms, and may involve software to orchestrate multiple AMR fleets.

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Trucking group again seeks injunction to block AB 5

Overdrive Online

The group maintains that the law should be preempted by federal law and that AB 5 violates the Dormant Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. A court hearing on AB 5 is scheduled for May 1.

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The Biggest Problems with Supplier Diversity Programs and How to Fix Them

Supply Chain Brain

Chief procurement officers have allocated time, resources and money to supplier diversity initiatives but they’re still insipid. Here’s a better way to grow your diverse supplier pool — and your ROI. .

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