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The Principles of a Warehouse Layout Design


Planning a warehouse layout design can be a complex process due to the various factors involved. This process includes strategically planning a facility layout that can properly utilize the space available , facilitate the smooth functioning of operations, and increase efficiency. This article will help you understand the importance of a practical warehouse layout design and discuss some of the most crucial principles that you should consider while designing the layout for your warehouse.

How to Use Augmented Reality in Logistics


Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Mary Byrd who speaks to the ways companies can use augmented reality in logistics. The measure of success of every logistics business is its ability to provide timely and proper delivery services that can translate into a positive customer experience. Therefore to attain success, logistics market players need More. The post How to Use Augmented Reality in Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.


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Vital Freight Measurements: 4 Things You Might Not Know

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Top 4 Ways Your Delivery Business Should Be Communicating With Customers


Time To Read: 3 minutes. Today’s customers have higher demands than ever before when it comes to their online orders, and satisfying your customers is one of your top priorities as a last-mile delivery company. When your customers are satisfied, they’re more likely to continue utilizing your services and, in turn, provide your business with an ongoing revenue stream. Impressing your customers is about more than just getting their goods from point A to point B, though.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Can Help “Future-Proof” Supply Chains


Over the past couple of months, most supply chains have weathered an unexpected storm. Rules and regulations are updated frequently in order for manufacturers, retailers and distributors to continue delivering. There’s no doubt that supply chains are feeling strained as they continue to adapt to these circumstances while operating efficiently and cost-effectively. Machine learning and […].

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A Look to the Past: Dry Cargo Transported on Tankers


In 1872, the first oceangoing steamer designed to carry oil was built. The Belgian-flagged Vaderland was designed and constructed to carry huge quantities of oil on the sea. However, the actual service itinerary for the ocean steamer included ferrying immigrants to the USA. The return journey would then include petroleum that was destined for Europe. Before its maiden voyage, authorities decided that using the Vaderland would be too dangerous.

CASE STUDY: Handling a 500% order Spike During Pandemic

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Public Goods sells quality household products that are healthy, sustainable and ultra-affordable. Most sales are online at, but in early 2020 the company began national distribution to a major retail chain. As if opening up a new sales channel wasn’t enough of a distribution challenge, something else happened in this timeframe – the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown hit hard.

Shippers ‘held to ransom’ from blanked sailings and feeder problems

Supply Chain and Logistics

The constant stream of blanked sailings is predictably disrupting many supply chains and networks. Shippers are not getting the message, and it’s costing them extra, unplanned expense. That will percolate down to their customers as well, both in reliability and … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains customer service intermodal transport ocean shipping port management

Managed Transportation Service Providers Compete on their Tech Stack

Logistics Viewpoints

Managed transportation service providers compete on their tech stack. The transportation management system is core, but the platforms also have complementary applications, visibility and advanced analytics. The post Managed Transportation Service Providers Compete on their Tech Stack appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Service Providers Transportation Uncategorized Managed Transportation

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Goodbye NAFTA, Hello USMCA

Talking Logistics

Remember when global trade topics like China tariffs, Brexit, and NAFTA/USMCA dominated the news? Although the world’s attention has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months, global trade has continued (albeit at a much lower rate) and the risks and challenges associated with new tariffs and trade agreements have not disappeared. Read more Goodbye NAFTA, Hello USMCA. The post Goodbye NAFTA, Hello USMCA appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Logistics Telematics and Their Value in Reducing Dwell Time and Accessorials


The rise of e-commerce contributed to an immense demand for more small package logistics. Unfortunately, partial management is anything but easy. Meanwhile, the list of new charges and possible accessorials continues to expand. And, shippers face the prospect of paying more for shipments that seemed like they would cost less. According to Talking Logistics, “ More.

NREL Issues RFP for CRADA Projects to Support Hydrogen Technologies

NGT News

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a request for proposals for qualified partners to participate in cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) projects with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories in support of the DOE’s H2@Scale initiative. Through this CRADA call, DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) seeks to […].


TMS and Digital Freight: The Experts Speak

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to TMS and digital freight, there is a lot of interest. More and more TMS suppliers are integrating digital marketplaces into their core TMS offering. As the supply chain world continues down its digital transformation path, digital brokers can play an integral role in easing capacity constraints, opening up new lanes, and providing a benchmarking tool for shippers. It is certainly an exciting time for the TMS market.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

DynoSafe: The Unattended Residential Delivery Solution

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services, Logistics Trends & Insights. If you follow me on LinkedIn, then you already know that I regularly opine on that ugly and costly, e-commerce driven, residential delivery. You have also seen me make the claim that home delivery is a big part of the e-commerce value proposition, and how that value proposition is being compromised via efforts to redirect residential deliveries to retail access points for consumer pick-up.

Target Reverse Logistics: Start With the Top Challenges in the Reverse Supply Chain


Establishing clear channels for the routing of reverse logistics represents a significant challenge in the modern supply-chain. Organizations that successfully target reverse logistics challenges can streamline the returns management process and lower total freight spend. As a result, supply chain executives need to understand the top challenges in the reverse supply chain and their More.

[Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation. What supply chain capabilities will separate the leaders from the laggards, not only in response to this current crisis, but in their ability to succeed in the. Read more [Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace.

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4 Ways Supply Chain Modeling Enhances Enterprise Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain modeling is essential to substantiated resiliency analysis and to the planning of risk responses. A supply chain model is the digital representation of the structure, product flows and policies of a physical supply chain. It is created by transforming data into predetermined structures, so that such data templates can be used in conjunction with mathematical algorithms, to determine improved future state structures, product flows and policies.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

SoCalGas, PG&E and Opus 12 Advance RNG Technology

NGT News

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Opus 12 have demonstrated further advancement of a new electrochemical technology that converts the carbon dioxide content in raw biogas to pipeline-quality renewable natural gas, a critical improvement in the science of upgrading waste emissions to renewable gas. The single-step process is designed […]. The post SoCalGas, PG&E and Opus 12 Advance RNG Technology appeared first on NGT News.

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Commentary: Increasing motor carrier insurance liability limits

Commercial Carrier Journal

Congress is considering legislation to raise minimum required insurance liability limits for motor carriers from $750,000 to $2 million. The minimum has not changed in nearly 40 years. On its face, reviewing the minimum makes sense after passage of time. It is in the public interest for carriers to have sufficient limits to cover serious, […


The History of Shipment Tracking


Modern shipment tracking might not seem like a big issue. It’s a simple process that simply shows the package’s last known location. In today’s world, shipment tracking sounds new and innovative, but humanity has been tracking shipments for longer than many realize. And with demand for more shipping growing across all carriers, the need for faster more accurate tracking will increase. According to Cargobot , “on a typical day, UPS handles over 20.7

U.S. Treasury injects YRC Worldwide with $700 million for 30% equity stake

Logistics Management

The U.S. government entered the $46 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) industry by effectively purchasing 30% of financially troubled LTL giant YRC Worldwide in exchange for a badly needed $700 million cash infusion

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Ways2H, Ford, Bacon & Davis Partner to Build Hydrogen Facility

NGT News

Ways2H Inc., a global producer of renewable hydrogen from the world’s worst waste streams, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a company that specializes in energy facility engineering, procurement and construction, have partnered to form a joint collaboration to design and build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other locations in the U.S., to produce renewable hydrogen […]. The post Ways2H, Ford, Bacon & Davis Partner to Build Hydrogen Facility appeared first on NGT News.

Commentary: Safety not just a data point; it’s a feeling

Commercial Carrier Journal

While companies are worried about things like harsh braking and truck speed, drivers are worried about themselves. Industry News News

Digitizing Proof Of Delivery: Overcoming POD Challenges & Benefits of Document Management


The changing face of the supply chain means more freight and shipments move and require more tracking capabilities. Traditional options for managing and documenting the process also remain stagnant. It’s easy to claim a delivery was completed, but where is the proof? The answer lies in a mountain of paperwork and the hope of problem-free delivery. That’s not reality.

FedEx fiscal fourth quarter earnings see declines but e-commerce output surges

Logistics Management

Revenue—at $17.4 billion—was off 2.3% compared to $17.8 billion a year ago, and operating income—at $475 million—was well off from $1.32 billion a year ago. The company’s quarterly net income on an adjusted basis—at $663 million—trailed the $1.32 billion recorded a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share—at $2.53—trailed trailed the $5.01 from a year ago while topping Wall Street expectations of $1.52.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!