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

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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.

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

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

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.

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.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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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A pragmatic view of how ELDs are changing trucking

Fleet Owner

The broader benefit of ELDs is that fleets are thinking more intently about how to use driver time efficiently. It has always cost fleets something to waste drivers’ time or allow shippers to waste it, but now the cost of that is going up

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Can Warehousing Withstand the E-Commerce Boom?

Material Handling and Logistics

Robotics and intelligent vehicle systems are creating opportunities for companies to grow their e-commerce infrastructure

Amazon expands Amazon Air network

DC Velocity

Online retailer expands partnership with Air Transport Services Group, adding 10 cargo planes to its air transportation network, company says. Transportation

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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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Top Blog Posts of 2018

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s been a wonderful year for us at Logistics Trends & Insights. Thank you! Our customer list continues to grow as does our fantastic community on Twitter, LinkedIn and even Facebook.

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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

Trucking's dispatching evolution: Analytics now drive efficiency

Fleet Owner

"It used to be a roll of quarters and a fax machine. Now it’s the click of a button. We can kind of see into the future a little bit. We can plan. We can coordinate. We can coach our drivers to optimize their days

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.

A New Day Brings a New Way of Warehousing

Material Handling and Logistics

Technology is driving the future of warehousing, helping customers receive products in the shortest time possible

Trade, tariffs top list of supply chain issues in 2019

DC Velocity

Industry keeps an eye on trade following signing of USMCA, 90-day tariff pause. Strategy

Why Are LTL Transportation Networks Evolving in Light of New Technology?

Cerasis

Rising costs of LTL transportation networks is nothing new. LTL rates have increased steadily since 2016, and e-commerce is driving new distribution models, reports William B. Cassidy of JOC.com.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | December 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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

FMCSA denies 10 ELD exemption requests

Fleet Owner

Various trade and trucking organizations sought government exemptions or deadline extensions for ELD enforcement

Have You Upgraded Your Supply Chain Lately?

Material Handling and Logistics

The race may not always be to the swift, but it will be to the tech-savvy

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

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.