Sat.Nov 02, 2019 - Fri.Nov 08, 2019

Parcel Shipping Best Practices for Companies Preparing for the 2019 Holiday Shopping Season


Many companies are currently gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Whether they are brick-and-mortar businesses or e-commerce companies, the peak season for many sellers begins in mid-November and ends in early January.

Digital Technologies for Managing Port Terminals

SIPMM Professional Publications

The Go-To List of Ways to Improve Inventory Management


Today’s warehouse managers need better inventory management strategies. Shareholders want to increase profitability. Customers wish for better customer service. Amazon wants to take over the world.

A Must-Have Warehouse Equipment List


A warehouse works like a mechanism. It is composed of people using a variety of warehouse equipment in the form of machines or tools across different processing areas. The right equipment can complement human effort to continually raise the bar on the performance of a warehouse.

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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.

Why Marketing is Your Best Salesperson with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:01] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. My company is Logistics Marketing Advisors. I started it in 2004 and we’re located in Connecticut. We help logistics businesses improve their marketing to drive revenue and profits.

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Customer Experience in the Age of E-Commerce


Retailers used to be able to lean on the stability of brick-and-mortar stores to provide a satisfactory customer experience.

Crucial Digital Technologies for Effective Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital Technology permeates everything we do today, with the current and ongoing technology and maturity in our digital era digital procurement is a must-have for effective procurement.

The Global Trade Slowdown – Is It Really That Bad?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Are the glory days of globalization gone for good, or are we in the midst of a major change in how we ship goods? Our contribution to The Loadstar , this article takes a look at the latest trade estimates from the IMF and WTO.

Best Practices for Freight Carrier Management


Major trends continue to influence the state of logistics. According to John Schultz of Logistics Management, US logistics costs rose more than 11% through 2018, and they allude to a year of continued growth throughout 2019.

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.

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Supply Chain and Business Environment-Friendly

Blue Grace Logistics

Climate change and a deteriorating environment is the most discussed subject around the world. In fact, it would not be remiss to say that issues related to environmental degradation and climate change have already begun to emerge in various parts of the world.

Is it Time for B2B Freight Providers to Learn From B2C?

Logistics Bureau

This speculative post explores the difference between B2B and B2C freight pricing. Are B2B freight providers falling behind? Should they offer tiered freight-price options like those enjoyed by consumers, and what stops them from doing so? Can the good, better, best, principle work in B2B markets?

Digital Freight Marketplaces Are Not a New Phenomenon

Logistics Trends and Insights

Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years.

Technology Must-Haves For Logistics and Supply Chain Businesses in 2020


Logistics and supply chain businesses have never been in so much need for change and upgrade, as they are now, and this is only because of the growth of e-commerce and other digital delivery businesses.

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.

Trade and Tariffs: Preparing for the Year Ahead

Talking Logistics

We have a saying here in New England when it comes to the weather: just wait a minute because it will surely change. The same can be said about global trade and tariffs, especially over the past year. While the US-China trade war and Brexit remain in the headlines, it’s an ever-changing landscape. What have. Read more Trade and Tariffs: Preparing for the Year Ahead. The post Trade and Tariffs: Preparing for the Year Ahead appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Driverless Cargo Delivery May Arrive Before Taxi Cabs

Material Handling and Logistics

John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, sees driverless delivery vans as more immediately commercially viable than driverless taxis

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How to reduce costs on the most expensive areas of your fleet

Fleet Owner

It might keep the economy running, but trucking has never been the most cost-effective industry in which to operate. Even with more than 60,000 jobs to fill and a driver shortage expected to double in the next decade, expenses keep going up: from an

[PODCAST] The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?


Listen to “The Digitization of Freight: Where are We?” ” on Spreaker.

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.”

Winning in a Digital World: How to Turn Technology into an Advantage

Talking Logistics

Digital transformation is a hot topic today, especially in the third-party logistics (3PL) and freight brokerage industries. Technology is becoming a larger and more important piece of the puzzle as service providers look to differentiate themselves in the market and drive profitable growth. How are the rules for success changing in these industries? What role. Read more Winning in a Digital World: How to Turn Technology into an Advantage.

Gender Equality in the Supply Chain Sector

Material Handling and Logistics

Preventing the loss of female supply chain managers makes good business sense since the loss of a single mid-career supply chain professional can cost a company two to three times their salary

Spot rates gain as holiday freight starts to move

Fleet Owner

Load posts on the spot truckload market closed the month of October. on a high note, gaining 16% during the week ending Nov. 3, said DAT Solutions, which operates the industry’s largest electronic marketplace for spot truckload freight. Sustained hi

The Average Savings Found After a Freight Bill Audit


Shippers spend an average of 10% of gross expenses on transportation management. Aside from labor costs, transportation management, including paying carriers and sending freight, forms a lion share of costs to run a business in the modern world.

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.

NGVAmerica Elects Officers; Arthurs Leading as Chair

NGT News

During its recent annual meeting in Atlanta, trade group NGVAmerica elected a new slate of officers to oversee the organization.

Collaborative Transportation Network

Material Handling and Logistics

Lanehub is a collaborative transportation network that enables shippers or carriers to match recurring freight lanes based on long-term direct partnerships

Elon Musk schedules ‘Blade Runner’ inspired truck unveil for Nov. 21

Fleet Owner

(Bloomberg) – Tesla Inc. chief executive officer Elon Musk set a date for the debut of the electric-car maker’s first pickup and further tied the truck to the famous sci-fi movie that inspired its design. Tesla will unveil the truck Nov. 21 in Los A

Dollars and sense

Truck News

Everyone wants to be paid well and paid fairly. And employers want to be competitive with their compensation. It’s good business to make sure what you’re offering is up to date, on trend, and able to both meet the needs … Human Resources Transportation Newsletter

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.