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Sales Literature Management: 5 Reports to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Inventory

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As we all continue to adjust to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, we’re finding new ways to work and connect with each other. For most of us, that means working from home, canceling events like trade shows, and foregoing most in-person contact. Marketing Fulfillment

Will Blockchain Lead the Next Technology Renaissance?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the world spirals into a global recession, those companies that have embraced innovative technologies will be those that will lead during and after the economic downturn.

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As Retailers Eye Last-Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Cerasis

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

How the Trucking Industry Deals with COVID-19

Food Logistics

Fortunately, trade continues to flow despite the economies of both countries, not to mention the rest of the world. Transportation

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!

Will This COVID-19 Pandemic Change Supply Chains Forever?

Talking Logistics

Even before the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the novel coronavirus was already disrupting the global supply chain. On a daily basis we get reports about the healthcare crisis impacting business processes, consumer habits, and the worldwide economy.

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4 Key Considerations for Choosing a Chemical Storage Facility

West Coast and California Logistics

Finding the right chemical storage facility for your products is an involved process.

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Toyota Kata: What If There Is No Takt Time?

The Lean Thinker

At KataCon 2020, Steve Medland posed a problem that comes up fairly often: The default Toyota Kata process analysis (“grasp the current condition”) involves determining takt times and cycle times for the process, and a lot of processes don’t have an obvious repeating cadence.

Amazon Fulfilled Vs. Seller Fulfilled:  Which Option Is Best for You?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Remember when there was only one game in town for companies that wanted to become Amazon Prime sellers? It started with the words “Fulfillment” and ended with the words “by Amazon.”.

Key Focus Areas for Expediting Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Expediting purchases in inbound logistics is normal but it is painful for many companies who use this approach.

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!

Insights: Contracts Are Overrated In Maritime

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here is an interesting article about the questionable value of contracts. Do they make any situation more complex and less dependent on trust? Absolutely. And especially since many business people are expert at getting out of contracts that looked good … Continue reading → Leadership Logistics Strategy Supply Chains contracts ocean shipping

Last Mile Delivery Service: The Renewed Focus on the Last Mile During Disruption

Cerasis

What is the most important step in logistics? Is it the first moment when order goes through to a warehouse, resulting in the tech from a warehouse worker? Or, does it involve the tendering of a shipment to get the customer order to the final destination on time?

Preparing Your Data for AI, Blockchain, and Other Emerging Technologies

Talking Logistics

One of the biggest mistakes companies often make is chasing after the next, new shiny technology application without first clearly defining the business problem or opportunity they’re looking to address — and without first getting their data in order.

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Essential Factors for Successful Supplier Selection

SIPMM Professional Publications

The purchasing function can have an overwhelming impact on the bottom line of an organization.

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.

Railroads are keeping goods rolling amid COVID-19 pandemic

Logistics Management

Quick Tips for Optimizing Loading and Unloading Operations

Cerasis

The demand for package delivery continues to grow as consumers do more of their shopping online. At the same time, the supply chain is increasingly moving toward just-in-time delivery, meaning logistics companies have less room for error.

Corona Damages Mechanical Engineering Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

The mechanical engineering industry is feeling the consequences of the corona pandemic with increasing force. A very recent survey by VDMA, the German association for the mechanical engineering industry, was answered by 965 member companies and clearly shows this.

ShipChain and Distichain Announce Partnership to Facilitate Global Trade

Shipchain

ShipChain, the blockchain-based logistics company, today announced a new partnership with the B2B e-commerce platform provider Distichain to help small- and medium-sized businesses access global markets.

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.

[Podcast] The Impact of COVID-19 on Transportation Networks

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, I was a guest on Manhattan Associates’ Nucleus of Innovation, a retail and supply chain podcast series “where we tackle some of the most important topics in the industry and learn how leaders are managing their supply chain challenges every day.”

What does a freight broker do to add value for shippers?

Bulk Connection

From working with a carrier directly to using online load boards, there are more options than ever to help shippers put their freight in motion. Yet, the advantages of using one of the most tried and true of these options, the freight broker, may be largely unknown to some shippers.

Methodologies for Construction Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

The procurement function in the construction industry has resisted change for many decades. But in recent years, new trends have proven a force to be reckoned with, as many organizations begin adopting and embracing new strategies in a bid to stay competitive.

How 3PLs Prepare For & Deal with COVID-19

Food Logistics

Fortunately, trade continues to flow despite the economies of both countries, not to mention the rest of the world. 3PL/4PL

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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.

[Video] The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels

Talking Logistics

Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management at Elemica, discusses the digitization of customer order channels. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

U.S. diesel prices decline for the 15th consecutive week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 2.7-cent decline, this week’s national diesel average came in at $2.480. This is a lower sequential decline compared to the four previous weeks, which saw declines of 4.1 cents, 3.8-cent, 7.3-cents, and 8.1-cents, respectively

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Key Considerations for Green Procurement Practices

SIPMM Professional Publications

Having green procurement in place in the food and beverage industry will positively impact the environment as well as human health. Waste that are not well managed will resort to dumping and open burning. Hence, everyone should adopt green procurement practices to curb further waste growth.As

Clean Energy Launches Online Fuel Calculator

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has launched an online Cost Calculator that makes it quick and easy to estimate the cost of transitioning an individual vehicle or entire fleet from diesel fuel to natural gas, including the estimated carbon emissions reduction.

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!