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Top 7 Benefits of Warehouse Workflow Automation

Cyzerg

If your organization has been exploring ways to gain a competitive edge and increase its productivity, warehouse workflow automation tools are the answer. Investing in the right set of warehouse automation technologies will enable you to revolutionize every key warehouse process , from receiving to shipping and everything in between.

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A New Dawn for American Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers and retailers have often been left with two tough options: raise prices, or find a different supplier.

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4 Simple Ways to Lower Your LTL Shipping Rate

Freightquote

Save on less than truckload shipping costs with these four easy strategies for keeping your freight budget friendly. Watch the video now.

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3PL Selection 101 – A Step by Step Guide with Matt Hertz

The Logistics of Logistics

Matt Hertz and Joe Lynch discuss 3PL Selection 101 – A Step by Step Guide. Matt is the Co-founder of Second Marathon , a logistics consulting firm that helps brands find outsourced fulfillment providers tailored to their business needs. About Matt Hertz Matt Hertz , the Co-Founder of Second Marathon, established the ecommerce logistics consulting firm after a successful career building and scaling intricate supply chain operations.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Tips on Order Fulfillment of Supplements and Vitamins

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In 2022, the market size for online vitamin and dietary supplement sales grew to $29 billion. This reflects an average growth rate of 16.8% per year within the industry between 2017 and 2022. With the anticipated growth this year and beyond, you need a fulfillment partner that can help you keep up with volumes ‒ and ensure the most efficient warehousing and shipping solutions.

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7 Keys to Choosing Your Fulfillment Center Locations

Ship Monk

Things that customers and ecommerce merchants dislike equally: “Where’s my order?” emails Expensive shipping Lengthy shipping windows Customs and tariffs on orders What is the solution to all these shared issues? Strategically located fulfillment centers. Once your ecommerce brand has reached significant sales, and you can effectively analyze buyer behavior, it’s time to think about the best ways to disperse your inventory.

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Drayage: Your Most Asked Questions – Answered

Trinity Logistics

Have you ever wondered what drayage is? Perhaps you hear the term mentioned by other shippers, motor carriers, or your logistics providers. You’ve likely heard some other terms associated with drayage, like demurrage or drop fees, and are curious what those are. Well, if drayage is piquing your curiosity, we’re here to help you learn what it is and if it’s for your business.

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“Deflation is real”

Logistics Business Magazine

Long-awaited price deflation in the UK is now happening, says international procurement and supply chain management consultancy Inverto, part of Boston Consulting Group. Sushank Agarwal, Managing Director at Inverto , says that businesses must now renegotiate with their suppliers to bring prices down – or lose out to their competitors as price competition heats up.

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Dry Ports, Why are they so important?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

You may never have heard of dry ports, however, they are very important for logistics and the supply chain in international trade. Moreover, Spain is one of the gateways to Europe for all types of goods, so the country’s logistics ecosystem must be efficient, and this is achieved, among other things, through dry ports. Dry ports, also know as inland ports play a key role in connecting maritime ports with inland destinations.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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The Outsourced Supply Chain with Hannah Kain

The Logistics of Logistics

Hannah Kain and Joe Lynch discuss the outsourced supply chain, a topic Hannah is familiar with due to ALOM ‘s extensive experience managing supply chain functions for diverse industries. Hannah is Founder and CEO of ALOM, a leading global supply chain management services and solutions provider, offering comprehensive services to Fortune 500 clients in various industries.

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How Food Logistics’ Awards Put it on the Board

Food Logistics

This year, we revamped our awards and the awards process, so that companies and their industry executives could better hone in on the home runs and focus on the stats that matter.

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Generative AI + Business Networks: A Smarter Way To Map Your Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

​​Every Friday on Talking Logistics I share news headlines related to supply chain and logistics. What if I fed those news headlines into a generative AI engine to create images? What would they look like? For the past two weeks, SAP (a Talking Logistics sponsor) has been using AI and a human artist “to turn. Read more The post Generative AI + Business Networks: A Smarter Way To Map Your Supply Chain appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Promise and Peril of Generative AI for Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

“Our rules of thumb are no longer up to the challenge.” This description by a Chief Supply Chain Officer of the state of the supply chain he found in his new role stuck with me. The tumult of our times has accelerated interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for help more advanced than rules, and ChatGPT’s release has rocketed this already-explosive growth.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Phoenix Transit Agency Adding Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hybrid-Electric Buses to Fleet

NGT News

The Phoenix Public Transit Department (PTD) has placed an order with New Flyer Industries for six zero-emission fuel cell-electric and 20 low-emission hybrid-electric transit buses. The two five-year contracts include options to purchase up to 160 fuel cell-electric and 160 hybrid-electric transit buses in 40-foot lengths. PTD provides transportation services in Phoenix and other cities […] The post Phoenix Transit Agency Adding Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hybrid-Electric Buses to Fleet appeare

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Protected: Hoptek helps trucking firms be data literate

Supply Chain and Logistics

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Returning to the Office: Better for Supply Chain Performance?

Talking Logistics

In October 2022, Craig Federighi, SVP of software engineering at Apple, said this about Apple’s requirement for workers to return to the office: “We’re better, and we’re happier, when we’re together [in person]. As we were in the pandemic, we’d all talk about depression and the mental health crisis and how our kids were devastated.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last night, I took my 13-year-old son to see the movie Air, which tells the story of how Nike pursued basketball rookie Michael Jordan in 1984 to sign with the company. That move, and Michael Jordan’s incredible talent and business acumen, has turned the Jordan brand into a multi-billion-dollar business. For my son, he loved seeing how the Air Jordan prototype was created, and he considers himself a bit of a sneakerhead.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Ocean Freight 2023 Update with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

Gain insights into the latest trends in ocean freight from an international logistics perspective and discover how the industry is evolving in terms of global shipping operations. We welcomed back our popular guest – Trent Morris to give us an International Logistics Updates for 2023!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: 10 Freight Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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EU ETS at a glance

Supply Chain and Logistics

I found this article very informative. It’s from Bureau Veritas, a classification society based in the EU. It makes very clear how the EU’s emissions trading system (ETS) will work for the maritime industry.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 26, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy two weeks of traveling, learning, and networking. Last week I was at the SAP Sapphire conference, and this week I was at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2023 conference. I’ll share my takeaways from both events in upcoming posts. (Sneak peak: AI and sustainability were big topics at both.) I’m looking forward to. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 26, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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WMS Modernization at Raymour & Flanigan: Adding Efficiencies to a Positive Customer Experience

Logistics Viewpoints

Raymour & Flanigan, the Northeast’s largest mattress and furniture retailer, is a family-run company with a strong corporate culture. A core tenet of its culture is a focus on providing a positive customer experience and ensuring everyone’s furniture and home décor needs are met. Part of this positive experience is supported by high product availability and rapid white-glove delivery.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Trucking industry reacts to FMCSA's proposed CSA-score changes

Overdrive Online

The proposed changes to FMCSA's CSA Safety Measurement System miss the mark to varying degrees, depending on which trucking organization you ask. Some are generally supportive, while others feel they will make no difference and ignore underlying issues.

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Shadow fleet shines light on fast-growing Gabon ship registry

Supply Chain and Logistics

Tankers wishing to skirt the sanctions rules for petroleum transport are migrating to registry in Gabon, a country in West Africa.

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Can Walmart’s Associate-to-Driver Program Solve the Driver Shortage?

Supply Chain Brain

Walmart has launched the Associate-to-Driver Program , adding drivers to the fleet by hiring internally. Is it a real remedy for the driver shortage, or simply a PR move aimed at boosting morale?

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Supply Chain Design: A Tool to Help Maximize Value

Logistics Viewpoints

A Supply Chain Design Solution from Coupa Imagine you’ve just received the job offer of your dreams. The company is willing to relocate you thousands of miles away from home and your family is in full support. The interview process is over, but more challenges are ahead. Which school are your children going to attend? Are you going to rent a house or an apartment?

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Truck parking reimagined: Bennett's 'Large car campgrounds'

Overdrive Online

"Fighting that mess at the truck stop" was a principal concern driving the investment in the Large Car Campgrounds initiative, says Bennett Motor Express CEO David Lowry. Now, three dedicated campgrounds for Bennett-leased owners set the stage for more.

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EV charging infrastructure is coming – with little regard for trucking’s needs

Truck News

In recent weeks there have been attention grabbing headlines that paint an encouraging picture about electric vehicle infrastructure being approved for buildout. But let’s not get too excited.

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How manufacturers can adopt a sustainable supply chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Due to increasing pressure from various stakeholders, many companies are turning their focus to ensuring that their supply chains are sustainable. Some people see the concept of a sustainable supply chain as being pushed on them, but there are good business reasons why companies should implement sustainable supply chains — it’s not just social or environmental consciousness.