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As the US shutdown drags on, the threat to supply chains grows

The LoadStar

Initial repercussions for logistics from the US government shutdown have been slight so far, but the prospect of lingering paralysis is raising fears of severe supply chain disruption that may take a long time to mend.

4 Ways to Move Drayage Freight Despite the Driver Shortage

West Coast and California Logistics

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: we’re in the midst of a truck driver shortage. While we may feel that we’ve reached the saturation point in hearing – and reading – about this shortage, the related headlines aren’t going away any time soon.

Excess Inventory? No Problem. You Have Trailers In the Yard.­­

Talking Logistics

With the national warehouse vacancy rate hovering at record lows and warehouses bloated with inventory pulled in from China during 2018 to get ahead of impending tariffs, companies can combine flexible storage options with advanced technology to create an end-to-end supply chain solution that works.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Cycle Counting Process

Cyzerg

The cycle counting process is one of the most tedious warehouse tasks, but is an important process to control for the prevention of potential sale losses. These losses stem from out-of-stock situations, which are brought on by inaccuracies in the inventory.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

The Wind(y City) at Your Back: Ten Reasons Why A Chicago Fulfillment Center Makes Sense

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s often referred to as Second City. But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none.

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The State of Parcel TMS Technology

Logistics Viewpoints

There was a time when even the largest shippers employed clerks to look up rates on wall charts and handwrite ship-to addresses into logs. Then came manifest systems that printed reports and labels, and after that, multi-carrier shipping systems. Those days are long gone, as eCommerce has caused an explosion in parcel volumes worldwide and an expansion of carrier services to meet the delivery demands of consumers. Parcel shipping technology has evolved in lockstep with […].

8 Ways for Truck Drivers to Eat Healthy While Driving

Cerasis

When you are driving a big rig you need to eat quickly so you can keep on moving. Sometimes you do not have time to stop for a good healthy meal.

Looking for a 'Plug & Play' Warehousing and Marketing Distribution Partner?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We’ve all heard the term “plug and play.” And who doesn’t love that concept? Just open the box, plug it in and you are done. Marketing Fulfillment

Scientific Thinking vs. The Scientific Method

The Lean Thinker

My recent post, “ …but where is the problem solving? stirred up quite a bit of conversation and traffic. I would like to dig a little deeper into what “good problem solving” actually looks and sounds like – beyond the forms and tools. Underlying all good problem solving is scientific thinking. With it, I am constantly comparing what I think with what I observe , and looking at differences as evidence that what I think might need revision.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Shipper hackles rise as Hong Kong box terminals announce operating alliance

Supply Chain and Logistics

Sam Whelan penned a report on the alliance of four companies managing terminals at the Kwai Tsing terminals in Hong Kong. Apparently shippers are furious. They believe there will be collusion and rates will rise as a result. Rates are … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains alliances China performance port management ports supply chains transportation

Looking Ahead at Global Trade in 2019

Logistics Viewpoints

Protectionist trade policies are leading to shifts in country sourcing practices and investments in automation and technology to help keep goods moving and visible. And there is no reason to believe that in the coming twelve months we will see a waning of geo-political posturing along the trade front. As we move into 2019, there are six major areas of concern for anyone playing a part in global trade. . The post Looking Ahead at Global Trade in 2019 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

What Are Dark Warehouses and What Do I Need to Know?

Cerasis

Demand to increase efficiency in warehouse management is at an all-time high. Warehouse managers also face challenges with finding and retaining the right talent, as well as added pressure from customers and shareholders alike.

KANE 2018 – Year in Review

Kane is Able

As a new year begins, we wanted to reflect briefly on the year just passed. Here's a look back on some of the prominent accomplishments at Kane Is Able in 2018. KANE News and Awards

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Banyan and Pierbridge partner on parcel shipping management

DC Velocity

Linking API and TMS platforms helps 3PLs cut costs, firms say. Technology

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Best Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2019

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics Viewpoints has assembled the following list of conferences that my ARC supply chain colleagues and I consider to be the premier industry conferences scheduled for 2019. The include logistics industry association events and supply chain software conferences. The post Best Logistics and Supply Chain Shows to Attend in 2019 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership conferences events trade shows

Digital LTL Shipping: How Digitized Bill of Lading Will Shape Future of LTL

Cerasis

The less than truckload (LTL) industry is evolving. The volume of freight is increasing at a rate to more than double in the next decade, and that is assuming the speed of growth continues at the pace seen in e-commerce over the last two years.

4 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends for 2019

Morai Logistics

The integration of technologies and the digitization of supply chain and logistics will continue to transform the industry in 2019. Last year, changes in global markets and the boom in e-commerce increased consumer spending and expectations significantly. According to Statista , 21.1 % of supply chain executives found visibility to be the top challenge facing supply chains in 2018. In second place, 19.7% of respondents believe fluctuations in consumer demand was the most significant obstacle.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Logistics provider lists top supply chain trends for 2019

DC Velocity

Robotics, digital transportation solutions are among the key technologies that will shape the supply chain landscape this year, DHL leaders say. Transportation

Supply Chain Planning Systems Become Increasingly Intelligent

Logistics Viewpoints

While Machine learning is hot and customers want to know how these technologies will be used in future SCP solutions, the truth is that machine learning is just one form of intelligence that can be embedded in supply chain planning applications. SCP solutions are smart. The post Supply Chain Planning Systems Become Increasingly Intelligent appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints

[WHITE PAPER] Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “ Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce ” white paper! Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right.

The Next Big Thing in the Supply Chain

Haven

In the rapid digital advancement of the global economy, a time for change has finally come for the operating models of shipping and logistics providers.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech

DC Velocity

E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies. Strategy

A Big Box Retailer’s Journey to Digital Demand Forecasting Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

A large Big Box retailer is going through a digital supply chain transformation. Improving their digital demand forecasting is part of the journey. In particular, the use of weather data has the potential to lead to "astounding" increases in forecasting accuracy. The post A Big Box Retailer’s Journey to Digital Demand Forecasting Excellence appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Demand Management Retail demand forecasting digital

Eliminating Slavery in Supply Chains: A Job Unfinished

Supply Chain Brain

In recent years, a torrent of new laws and regulations enacted globally have aimed to eliminate forced labor from modern-day supply chains. Are they having any impact

What Are the Trends in LTL for 2019?

Cerasis

The year ahead will shake up the long-held standards for controlling freight spend and meeting customer expectations. For 2019, the trends in LTL will focus primarily on demand, rates, carrier and trucker expectations, the needs of shippers and more. Let’s get started.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.