December, 2018

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs.

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Has the Panama Canal expansion changed anything?

DC Velocity

It's been more than two years since the expanded Panama Canal opened for business. But it may still be too early to assess its impact. Transportation

Logistics Sales: Strategies to Boost Revenue Growth

Cyzerg

It is not uncommon to see small and mid-size logistics companies struggle with business growth. In many cases, these problems are associated with poor lead generation, lack of sales predictability, and low sales conversion rates—converting leads into customers.

How Does the Teacher Learn?

The Lean Thinker

In my last post, If the Student Hasn’t Learned… , I made the point ( again ) that sometimes trying too hard to impose a formal structure on a learner can impede their progress.

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.

New Year’s Resolution: Save Money by Cleaning up Your Marketing Fulfillment Inventory

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

New Year’s Resolution: Save Money by Cleaning up Your Marketing Fulfillment Inventory. Marketing Fulfillment

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Cost, operational challenges hinder port automation

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ben Meyer in American Shipper has summarized a McKinsey report on port automation and port modernization. One interesting point in the discussion is that port operators are actually not seeing productivity gains in automated ports. Throughputs are actually slower. They … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains automation infrastructure performance ports productivity technology

Seafood shipment completed under blockchain smart contract

DC Velocity

Blockchain platform provider says tech helps avoid fishy behavior. Technology

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Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Replenishment Process

Cyzerg

The warehouse replenishment process pushes managers to walk a very thin line between understocking and overstocking. Failure to replenish inventory properly can stem from not having the right tools, unpredictable markets, and a lack of performance measurements in place.

If the student hasn’t learned…

The Lean Thinker

… the teacher hasn’t taught. Do you regard the structure of problem solving as dogma, or as an experiment with a predicted outcome? If the learner struggles to master the structure, sometimes it is more valuable to find a different structure than to double down on what clearly isn’t giving the predicted result. The Problem. Early this year I started work with a new client. They were trying to “implement A3,” and as I began to work with them, especially the new-in-the-position C.I.

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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.

West Coast Importers: ‘Tis The Season To Consider Long Beach Warehouse Space

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, for companies that import containers into the Port of Long Beach, there’s a lot to love about this busy international gateway – and its nearby distribution centers. Take 35 miles of waterfront. Combine it with 10 piers and 80 berths.

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chain

KANE Gives Secondary School Educators a Lesson in Logistics

Kane is Able

Educators in the Workplace is a program that allows secondary school educators to spend a week learning the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets high school students need to succeed in today's business environment. KANE News and Awards

Above the Fold: How Will Same-Day Delivery Market Shake Out?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Above the Fold is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer. Today’s segment is on same-day delivery.

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.

The Importance of Last-Mile Facilities in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Whether it’s one-day, same-day or one-hour shipping, how can retailers fulfill delivery promises

9 Ecommerce Records Smashed in 2018

Bringg

Alibaba’s Singles Day. Shoppers splurged on $25 billion of purchases in 24 hours, a 40% increase from last year. Thanksgiving Sales. Online sales on Thanksgiving Day totaled a record $3.7

Honeywell launches e-commerce site for aviation sector

DC Velocity

GoDirect Trade platform uses blockchain technology to provide data history for individual parts, firm says. Technology

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The Top Supply Chain Stories of 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

Looking back at Logistics Viewpoints’ This Week in Logistics News roundups, the top supply chain stories of the year were the following. Trump’s Tariffs Tariffs were imposed on steel and aluminum in March. A trade war was threatened with Canada and Mexico, but a new NAFTA style treaty – more favorable to the US and less favorable to Mexico – was announced in September. The most noteworthy provisions, in terms of protecting US jobs, were […].

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.

Ergonomics Support an Aging Workforce

UL EHS- Sustainability

Look around you. There is a good chance that you and your colleagues are getting older. For the first time in history, four generations are in the workplace at the same time. According to the United Nations, by 2050, one in three people living in the developed world will be over 60.

Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics.

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Integrated Supply Chains and the Future of Healthcare

Supply Chain Brain

Reducing supply-chain costs is critical to the survival of the healthcare industry

Addressing the World: Overcoming Last-mile Challenges in Every Corner of the Planet

Bringg

Delivering to every person in the world is a huge challenge.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Global AGV market to reach $7.3 billion by 2025

DC Velocity

Growing demand for advanced material handling equipment will boost AGV market over next seven years. Material Handling

Digital Transformation Workforce Evolution

Logistics Viewpoints

Currently, many companies view digital transformation as being technology-driven. Machine learning, cloud architecture, microservices, augmented reality, and IIoT platforms are just some of the technologies driving endless discussion among end users as well as fierce competition among solution providers. Often missing from these conversations is a focus on the human element of digital transformation. Where do people fit in? What changes will occur in the digital transformation workforce?

The Top 10 Logistics Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Why can’t I be you? The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The Cure is certainly worthy of induction, but as a rabid Depeche Mode fan, I can’t believe they (and Def Leppard!)

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.