Sat.Mar 07, 2020 - Fri.Mar 13, 2020

Truckers have a role to play in fighting coronavirus spread

Truck News

Over the last few weeks, it has been impossible to go online, turn on the TV, or listen to the radio without being immersed in news media coverage of the Covid-19/coronavirus epidemic.

Robots are Shaping the Future of Warehouse Operations


Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics have all become hot topics when it comes to the future of the supply chain. Advanced robotics are already being utilized in warehouses around the world.

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Toilet paper and total war – the psychology of shortages and what it means for resilience

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. The lessons that prepare defence forces and government institutions for crisis responses need not come from history books. Lessons can come from extrapolating what we witness every day; from events that capture tangible and intangible aspects of sustaining normal life.

Trends in Last-Mile for 2020


Take a moment to think about the state of last-mile logistics in the last year. An argument does exist for the continued support of last-mile innovation and a relentless push to build better customer experiences within the final mile.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

Shipping and Freight Resource

To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics, Supply Chain and Trade.

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The Key to Innovation is Iterate and Test

The Lean Thinker

Key points from this great TED talk by Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab. You can’t plan the path, you can only set the direction. He talks about the “compass” guiding a project that followed a route which was totally unpredictable.

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ACT Research: COVID-19 Impacts North American Commercial Vehicle Markets

Food Logistics

The N.A. CV OUTLOOK is a robust report that forecasts the future of the industry, looking at the next 1-5 years. Safety & Security

Update on the Automotive Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin. The automotive industry has undergone quite the transformation from the days of Henry Ford and the Model T.

Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

The population in the world is expected to growth from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion by year 2050 according to United Nations. And we are in the global warming effects which cause shortage of the supply in agriculture productions in next few decades.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Ghost Victories – an excerpt from Upstream by Dan Heath

The Lean Thinker

The link to the image takes you to the Amazon listing for the book. If you happen to order it, I get a small kickback, no cost to you, Just FYI. Dan Heath has just published a new book, Upstream : The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. I just got the book, and am reading it now.

How Technology Helps Freight Brokers Remain Competitive in the Market

Talking Logistics

Technology is playing a growing role across the transportation management landscape, especially in the third-party logistics (3PL) and freight brokerage markets. On the one hand, you can argue that technology is disrupting the status quo.

Start Planning for the Coronavirus Now! 20 Things to Keep in Mind

Logistics Viewpoints

Start making your contingency plans for coronavirus immediately. Here are 20 things to keep in mind. The post Start Planning for the Coronavirus Now! 20 Things to Keep in Mind appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Risk Management coronavirus

Crucial Applications for Procurement Artificial Intelligence

SIPMM Professional Publications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the digital technologies progressing rapidly and is a current topic of broad interest.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Keeping Communication Among Food & Beverage Supply Chain Partners

Trinity Logistics

These days consumers are searching for food items in stores that come from all across the world. To keep products fresh, on shelves, and at peak quality, there needs to be good communication among food and beverage supply chain partners. Food & Beverage Challenges.

Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction

Talking Logistics

Every day, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Thousands of lives worldwide have been disrupted, and there’s no way to measure the human toll. Alongside that is the incredibly difficult task of measuring supply chain effects throughout the rest of the year.

Companies need protection from high, unregulated towing fees

Truck News

On a stormy late afternoon in the Greater Toronto Area last month, a truck came around a bend and saw the road blocked in front as a result of an accident. The driver, in his attempt to stop and avoid striking the vehicles ended up jackknifing on ice, and fully blocking the roadway.

A Strategic Roadmap for Digital Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Procurement is a purchasing process that controls quantity, quality, sourcing and timing to ensure the best possible total cost of ownership.

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.

Trinity Logistics Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Trinity Logistics

In alignment with our core value of being a people-centric freight solutions provider, we wanted to update you on the precautions we are taking as a company regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Networked TMS – The Great Game Changer for Global Businesses

Talking Logistics

For many years now, thanks to Amazon, consumers have gone from enjoying one-week deliveries of their orders for a price to expecting two-day shipping at no cost.

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?


Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same.

Key Techniques for Successful Procurement Negotiation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Negotiation takes place almost every day in our daily life whether is it negotiating for a higher salary or for a better deal when shopping. These negotiations do not play a significant impact even if they are unsuccessful. However, it is not the same in the business context.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Oregon’s Governor Takes Action on EV Transition

NGT News

Governor Kate Brown has signed a new executive order on climate, setting new science-based greenhouse gas emissions goals and directing state agencies to put new measures into effect to lower the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to meet Oregon’s climate goals.

ISM survey takes a deep dive on how coronavirus is altering global supply chains

Logistics Management

A survey issued by the Tempe, Ariz.-based based Institute for Supply Management (ISM) took a deep dive into how supply chains dealing with coronavirus, as it continues to wreak havoc on their supply chain operations

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2020 Trends in Reverse Logistics: The Year Returns Become as Critical as Outbound


Following the 2019 holiday shopping season, the state of e-commerce returns, as well as returns in general, rose more sharply than anyone anticipated. The average rate of holiday returns rose 26% compared to the returns timeframe following 2018’s holiday shopping season, says CBRE.US.

Five Digital Technologies for Procurement Optimization

SIPMM Professional Publications

Procurement has grown significantly more strategic over the past twenty years, now, digital supply chain management and analytics are bringing new strength to the strategic role.

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!