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Managed IT Services: Objective Look at Its Pros and Cons

Cyzerg

Managed IT service can support your business by delivering significant cost savings and value. However, before contacting a company that provides managed IT services, it is important to determine if it’s beneficial for your business since every solution has its pros and cons. To help you answer this inquiry, we will provide an objective look at the pros and cons of managed IT services. But first, what is managed IT services? Information Technology

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10 Tips to Improve Logistics Workforce Management

Kane is Able

Other than inventory, your logistics workforce is the largest expense in your distribution centers, eating up 50–70% of the warehousing budget. It’s why managing and reducing labor-related expenses is a top priority for just about every logistics executive. At Kane Logistics, we’re proud that our associate retention levels with our top 10 customers is 80.2%, compared to the industry average of 53.9% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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TD146: Personal Safety Tips For Truckers

Trucker Dump

We are living in a world full of nut-jobs. Maybe there’s something floating around in the air beyond COVID-19? Maybe we’re seeing the beginning of a zombie apocalypse of sorts? Not the laughably slow Dawn of the Dead zombies, but those really scary fast ones from 28 Days Later that are infected by some sort. The post TD146: Personal Safety Tips For Truckers appeared first on About Truck Driving. We are living in a world full of nut-jobs.

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Freight Shipping Weight: What You Need to Know

Freight Center

We’ve all most likely told a little white lie about how much we weigh, and most people forgive us for not divulging our exact weight. However, when it comes to shipping, things aren’t so forgiving and getting the true, correct weight is important. Much of what we might know or assume about weight is associated with parcel shipping. We’ve learned through parcel that the more a shipment weighs, the more it’s going to cost. In the freight world, it’s entirely different.

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.

Emerging Markets: Moving forward with modernization

Logistics Management

Regardless of COVID-19 concerns, development continues to move forward as emerging markets continue to put a significant amount of investment into infrastructure of roads, railways and ports. Here’s a trip around some of the most active markets

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Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Receiving Process

Cyzerg

It’s not uncommon to see small and mid-size warehouses struggle with operational inefficiencies. In meeting with many warehouse managers and carefully analyzing their warehouse operations, one common problem that surfaces is a lack of standard processes and specialization within the warehouse. To address this, we’ve decided to write about the standard processes that should exist in a warehouse. These are: receiving , put-away , storage , pick & packing, and shipping.

Frictionless Logistics: It’s the Collaboration, Stupid with Ketan Karkanis

The Logistics of Logistics

Frictionless Logistics: It’s the Collaboration, Stupid with Ketan Karkhanis. Ketan Karkhanis and Joe Lynch discuss logistics collaboration and the friction that limits productivity for shippers, 3PLs, brokers, and trucking companies. About Ketan Karkhanis. Ketan Karkhanis is the Chief Product Officer at Turvo, the first real-time collaborative logistics platform that uses artificial intelligence to perfect the science of movement.

10 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

COVID-19 has triggered an increase in online orders. Most are predicting that the increase in B2C fulfillment will sustain, even as retail stores emerge from hibernation. Operationally, it requires far more manpower to pick and pack individual orders than it does to ship out pallets of goods to retailers. As a result, businesses are seeing a marked increase in eCommerce fulfillment center costs – and a profit-driven need to rein in labor costs, already their largest warehouse expense.

‘Data sharing is nice, but cooperation is key’ to ending congestion

Supply Chain and Logistics

The speaker, Stefan Pieters of Jan de Rijk, was speaking of the relation between road hauliers and airport stakeholders. I believe most hauliers at ports, warehouses, inland terminals, and any cargo transfer points would be saying the same thing. And … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Strategy Supply Chains Trucking cooperation supply chains trucking

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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.

Loading Dock: 4 Best Practices to Optimize Efficiency & Safety

Cyzerg

Loading docks can significantly influence the productivity and efficiency of your whole warehouse. For example, slow unloading can become a bottleneck to how much goods are handled in the subsequent processes , while slow loading can lead to an overflow of goods in the staging area. Additionally, loading docks are filled with potential danger, so proper safety procedures must be in place.

REPOST: Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

Selecting an E-commerce Fulfillment Partner with AJ Khanijow. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss selecting an e-commerce fulfillment partner. For e-commerce companies the difference between success and failure is fulfillment. As the founder of an fulfillment company that specializing in e-commerce, AJ knows what companies should look for in an e-commerce fulfillment partner. About AJ Khanijow.

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Simplifying the Burden of Hazmat Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

Most companies are familiar with the federal, state and local rules and regulations established by departments of transportation for outbound HAZMAT shipments. HAZMAT returns, on the other hand, introduce a new and much less reliable player into the game: the consumer. When a consumer needs to return items that qualify as HAZMAT, they must follow the same established rules and regulations – and those rules and regulations must be provided by the retailer accepting the return shipment.

Applying Technology and Data to Increase Returns Efficiency

Cerasis

Reverse logistics efficiency is key to keep returns costs under control and building positive customer experiences. In today’s world, an easy customer returns process does not always amount to fast, efficient management. New technologies, including blockchain, continue to change the game, and more companies are looking for ways to find a more transparent product returns.read More.

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.

Loading Dock: 4 Best Practices to Optimize Efficiency & Safety

Cyzerg

Loading docks can significantly influence the productivity and efficiency of your whole warehouse. For example, slow unloading can become a bottleneck to how much goods are handled in the subsequent processes , while slow loading can lead to an overflow of goods in the staging area. Additionally, loading docks are filled with potential danger, so proper safety procedures must be in place.

REPOST: Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich. Peter Stefanovich and and Joe Lynch discuss buying and selling transportation/logistics companies. Peter is a co-founder of Left Lane Associates, a Canadian mergers and acquisitions firm focused exclusively on the North American supply chain industry. About Peter Stefanovich.

COVID-19’s Beneficial Effects on the Consumer Goods Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

COVID-19 has put supply chain organizations under great strain. But there has been one nice side effect in the consumer goods supply chain. SKU proliferation has been reversed. The post COVID-19’s Beneficial Effects on the Consumer Goods Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) SKU Proliferation

Amazon Continues to Grow its Delivery Station Network

Logistics Trends and Insights

Have you noticed an increasing number of Amazon delivery station announcements? Maybe I’ve been hiding under a rock or something, but I’ve seen quite a few such announcements this month and last alone including: “We are excited to continue to invest in the state of Georgia with three new delivery stations (Buford, Atlanta, Fairburn) that will provide efficient delivery for customers, and create hundreds of job opportunities for the talented workforce.” July).

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.

Trinity Logistics Becomes Member of NACD

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics is always looking to grow our company, our brand presence, and most importantly, our knowledge within our focus industries; chemical being one of them. We find being members of industry associations helps keep us in tune with current challenges our customers may be facing, while giving us new opportunities to connect. Recently, we came across NACD and thought it a perfect fit for Trinity. What Is NACD? NACD stands for the National Association of Chemical Distributors.

ShipChain Mainnet Launch Information

Shipchain

As we move toward the official launch of the ShipChain mainnet, we wanted to discuss how that’s going to look from both an economic and technical perspective. Without further ado – . 175,000,000 SHIP are being assigned to the reward pool for validation. This means that the “Sale 2” referenced in the whitepaper is canceled. We carefully considered all options and felt that assigning these tokens to the security of the network itself was critical to the success of the sidechain.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 11 – 17)

Logistics Viewpoints

It is always interesting to me to see the creative ways that companies try to collect data about their customers. Over the last few years I have seen an increasing number of “challenges” being shared on Facebook that in reality are simply ways to gather more information about its users. These include picture challenges, such as the “10 Days of Being a Mom Challenge” or the “Here’s How I’ll Look When I’m Old” challenge, as […].

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Key Considerations for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

With the emergence of ever-on e-commerce, the prerequisite for speedier responses and the need to deal with a more prominent number of SKUs with fewer blunders, warehouses need to scale up the standard to meet the necessities of a secure, perceptive and digitized warehouse. Searching ahead for the next 2 to 10 years, an anticipated […]. The post Key Considerations for Digital Warehousing appeared first on SIPMM | Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management.

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.

Six Reasons You Should Partner With a 3PL

Trinity Logistics

There’s a famous quote by Carl Barks that says, “Work smarter, not harder”. This idea can make your personal life run smoother, but what about your business? Choosing to partner with a 3PL (third-party logistics), like Trinity Logistics, will save you time and increase the efficiency of your business. Reduce Your Risk. If you’re selecting carriers on your own, are you examining their operating authority, insurance information, and safety ratings?

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5 Reasons to Keep Your Telematics Service Provider

Cerasis

Telematics is all but inseparable from the modern supply chain. GPS technologies have been a staple of the industry for some time, but telematics services today can offer even more. With such a variety of services available, choosing the right fleet tracking software can be a challenge. While some of your needs will vary depending.read More. The post 5 Reasons to Keep Your Telematics Service Provider appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Cloud TMS and COVID-19

Logistics Viewpoints

I have recently completed a market study and supplier selection guide on the Transportation Management Systems (TMS) market. A TMS helps companies move freight from origin to destination efficiently, reliably, and cost-effectively. Transportation management systems include 2 types of solutions. Planning and execution is focused on freight moves involving a carrier.

7 Pitfalls of Stalled IBP Initiatives and How to Overcome Them

AIMMS

Integrated Business Planning (IBP), as defined by its creators at Oliver Wight , is “the business planning process that extends the principles of S&OP throughout the end-to-end supply chain, product, service and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning, to deliver one seamless management process.” IBP provides substantial bottom-line benefits. It fosters employee engagement, customer satisfaction and alignment throughout the business.

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!