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Understanding Millennials and Other Warehouse Labor Challenges

West Coast and California Logistics

Warehouse labor is hard to come by. With national unemployment the lowest it’s been in 50 years, there are simply more jobs than there are people to fill those jobs. There is no easy remedy for attracting and retaining warehouse talent in this economy, but there are ways to adapt.

The Lease Versus Own Dilemma: What’s Right for Your Operation?

Food Logistics

Start with stepwise decision-making, advise the experts

To protect and preserve: How packaging can help prevent food loss and waste

World Food Programme Logistics

An interview with the WFP Food Safety & Quality Unit’s packaging expert A packaging engineer? Hardly the first professional profile that springs to mind when you think of humanitarian work. Yet for an organization like the World Food Programme (WFP)?—?which

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The Hidden Solution to Most Supply Chain Problems with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:37] Please tell us a little about you and your company. I’m Ron Crabtree, CEO and Founder of MetaOps, Inc. We are located in Metro Detroit. We specialize in providing interim and contract to hire talent at the highest level.

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.

How to Choose a Warehouse Racking System?

Cyzerg

In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive markets, proper inventory management is paramount to streamline warehouse operations. It is one of the many challenges faced by warehouse professionals, but it can be eased by selecting the right warehouse racking system.

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Marijuana impairment lingers longer than intoxication

Fleet Owner

Cannabis has different effects than alcohol and while more U.S. residents are gaining the legal right to light up, trucking wants the focus to be on safety

How a Transportation Management System (TMS) Can Benefit a Business of Any Size

Kuebix

A Transportation Management System (TMS) helps companies streamline their logistics processes so that they are as efficient and connected as possible.

5 Things Food and Beverage Companies Should Look

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How to Improve Employee Retention in the Warehouse

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut? If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

When trucker fatigue turns fatal, what can we do?

Fleet Owner

Falling asleep at the wheel in a semi should not happen in the 21st century, and there are plenty of actions fleets can do to avoid blood on their hands

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Key Techniques to Improve Warehouse Productivity

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehouse productivity is a number of measurements that management will analyze to monitor the performance of their warehouse operations. The basis of many of the measures used in warehouse productivity is based on how much it costs to perform an operation.

Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon has a new supply chain sustainability shipping option. With Your Delivery Day, customers can designate a day of a week when deliveries to the home can be made. This creates consolidation and optimization opportunities which is good for Mother Earth.

The State of the Tactical Freight Market and What You Need to Know About It

Cerasis

The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year. The strong demand for more freight continues to grow, and consumers have divine expectations for the performance of supply chains.

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.

Arguments over driver shortage, compensation are actually pretty similar

Fleet Owner

ATRI's annual survey of industry challenges shows just how many individual issues are intertwined

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Key Considerations for Warehouse Design and Layout

SIPMM Professional Publications

The role of storage installations has evolved over time and they have become strategic factors in the success of many businesses. Warehouses are no longer merely places for storing products; they are now focused on providing service and support facilities to companies of all kinds.

Some progress is being made on U.S.-China trade impasse but more needs to happen

Logistics Management

So, with the news late last week that the White House pushed off a planned increase on tariffs for China-originated goods heading to the United States, all of the talk about things like a U.S-China China “trade war” and ongoing “trade tensions” between the two countries are null and void, correct

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US-China Trade Conference: Timely and Relevant

Logistics Viewpoints

The US-China Trade Conference discussed implications of tariff increases, China production advantages, established supply chain capabilities, ASEAN alternatives, and strategies for mitigating any negative impacts from recent 301 tariff increases.

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.

Should cameras replace car mirrors? U.S. regulators want to know

Fleet Owner

(Bloomberg) – Drivers in the U.S. may one day no longer have to crane their necks to check their blind spots if regulators agree to let high-tech cameras and screens replace the humble side-view mirror. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administra

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Key Considerations for Reverse Logistics Operations

SIPMM Professional Publications

Reverse logistics is the set of activities that is conducted after the sale of a product to recapture value and end the product’s life cycle. It typically involves returning a product to the manufacturer or forwarding it on for servicing, refurbishment or recycling.

AR and VR in Logistics and Shipping: Key Advantages Offered

Cerasis

Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) was first conceived as fun technologies for the gaming and entertainment industries. Soon, the promise of both techniques was realized by many industries like retail, eCommerce, real estate, and critical industries like healthcare.

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Much of the conversation these days about supply chain centers around the “digital disruption” of the business. The very definition of “disruption” implies a major disturbance; that it’s all changing too rapidly and upending the accepted way of doing things. But in reality, we have been living within the digital transformation of supply chain for quite some time. Consider this, right now at C.H. Robinson, almost 70 percent of our interactions are completely digital. We […].

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.

Smart tips for preventing breakdowns

Fleet Owner

American Truck Business Services (ATBS) is in the business of helping truckers operate profitably. It recently came out with some tips to help prevent truck breakdowns. The tips are common sense things that fleets and owner-operators can do to ensure

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Effective Procurement using RFID Technology for Oil Storage Terminals

SIPMM Professional Publications

Oil storage terminals are facilities for storing crude oils and petrochemicals products worth billions of dollars. Terminals operators are facing stiff competitions within the industry, they are pressurised to optimise their storage tanks to operate efficiency and maximise storage capacity.

Complexities in warehousing lead to automation simplifications

20Cube Logistics

Today automation is the keyword. To improve productivity, everyone is looking at automating the process, abandoning the paper-based processes and bringing down the expenses to a lot extent. In warehouses, automation is termed as improving speed, accuracy, reliability and saving costs.

What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

Cerasis

With advancing demands of consumers and the steady growth of e-commerce, shippers and carriers are working to build better relationships and optimize operations. Unfortunately, the modern supply chain remains brittle, subject to the slightest of changes that could spell its doom. While that paints a dire picture, supply chain leaders have another option; they can.read More. The post What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning?

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.