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Walking the Talk on Holistic Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

For many years, analysts and consultants have talked about the importance of taking a holistic approach to transportation management to successfully weather the ups and downs of the market. But what does that mean exactly? Why haven’t more companies adopted this approach?

Is Microfullfillment the Answer to Rising Online Grocery Costs?

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin. Online orders represent a small percentage of the $800 billion grocery industry—about 3.5% of food and beverage sales, according to market researcher Forrester. The potential, however, is immense, with eMarketer projecting that e-commerce sales of food and beverage ($22.63

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Key Transport Considerations for Integrated Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

Integrated Logistics is a goal to achieve customer’s satisfaction at the lowest total cost with a one-stop solution to the shipping and logistic requirements of the company.

5 Key Steps to Improve Your Distribution Network


The strategies of supply chain management are of paramount importance when it comes to boosting the profitability of the business and distribution network.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Reduce Your Impact from LTL General Rate Increases (GRI)

Trinity Logistics

If you move your freight through LTL (less-than-truckload) carriers, sooner or later you’ll hear the term General Rate Increases or GRI’s pop up. What is it and how can you reduce your impact from them? . What is a GRI?

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5 Benefits of a Multimodal TMS


The use of multimodal shipping is not a new concept. On the surface, multimodal shipping refers to the contractual arrangements, rather than shipping mode itself, that allows carriers to move between modes without changing the contract with the carrier.

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Reverse Logistics Rides High on the Wave of E-Commerce

Logistics Management

Thanks to the inexorable growth of e-commerce, the reverse loop has never been so prominent in global supply chains. Now, social media contributes to the complexity

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Replenishment Process


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.

Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Women in Supply Chain and Transportation


Each year, Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to honor women who have made waves in their various spaces. It’s a time to reflect on women’s contributions to culture, history, and society as a whole. Influential and impactful women are prevalent, though sometimes overlooked.

Globalization: Dead, Evolving or Never-Changing?

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin. Discussions around the future of globalization hit their peak in 2016, following Britain’s exit from the European Union and the election of Donald Trump.

Three Critical Enablers for Circular Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

Resource constraints and environmental pollution resulting in global warming are driving the transformation of world economy from that of linear “take-make-dispose” which consumes and transforms raw materials into products that are used until they are eventually discarded as waste, to a circular “make-use-recycle” model which purports to eliminate waste and ensure sustainability. Circular supply chain […]. The post Three Critical Enablers for Circular Supply Chain appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE. Publication Supply Chain

Performance Reviews: Evaluating Supply Chain Talent (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

In addition to yourself, who participates and provides input in conducting your performance review? We asked our Indago research community that question back in September 2019.

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.

Construction of Toyota’s ‘Smart City’ is Set to Begin in 2021


Artificial intelligence, robots and self-driving cars are establishing themselves within the transportation industry thanks to improved operational efficiencies and long-term benefits. These technologies are being adopted more commonly as their success stories continue to grow in number.

CDL Last Mile Solutions Updates with Track-and-Trace Processes

Food Logistics

CDL specializes in providing time-critical, “last-mile” delivery services on a same-day, next-day or overnight basis, and boasts a 98% on-time delivery rate. 3PL/4PL

Considerations for Selecting Transportation Mode

SIPMM Professional Publications

There are many aspects to consider when selecting the most suitable mode of transport to get products from point A to B. The effective use of transportation equipment and modes reduces shipping and logistics costs. However, export planning is not always as simple as it seems.

Effective Freight Management 2020: What Do Shipper’s Need to Compete?


Effective freight management 2020 initiatives will help supply chains stay relevant and competitive with Amazon and the big box retailers. As the world watches the coronavirus’ epidemic spread, the time for rethinking existing freight management 2020 strategies has arrived.

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.

Most Common Types of Intermodal Containers

MTS Logistics

An intermodal container is a reusable box-shaped structure composed of steel, produced for efficient, safe and undamaged material transportation for the international standard transportation system.

Growing Up to Become a Sustainable Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Is your supply chain immature? Does it resemble a 14-year-old boy, as a planner I met at an Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning event described his company’s supply chain? Grown up beyond diapers but not yet making good decisions consistently.

Key Focus Areas for Supply Chain Integration

SIPMM Professional Publications

Supply Chain is essential in every business and it is something we cannot do without in the current market landscape. With globalization, it is very common for companies to do business with manufacturer, supplier or customer located in a faraway location.

[WHITE PAPER] Trends to Know in for Better Freight & Carrier Management in 2020


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The state of the global freight market is changing, and the trends within the industry allude to strong growth within the technology sector to promote better freight and carrier management in 2020.

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.

Trending Transportation Updates: February 2020

PLS Logistics

There were many new and exciting transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates in February 2020!

Creating a Resilient Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Today we recognize that the supply chain is a source of strategic advantage. In our quest to drive scale and reduce costs, we have architected supply chains spanning the globe. However, as these supply chains become increasingly globalized, they are also more vulnerable to disruption.

Orchestrating the Supply Chain Platforms

SIPMM Professional Publications

The supply chain today is becoming globalized where multiple parties are involved in the manufacturing value chain from order fulfillment to delivery.

[PODCAST] The Growing “Influence” of Content Marketing in the Supply Chain


Listen to “The Growing Influence of Content Marketing in the Supply Chain” on Spreaker.

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.