Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

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.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Creating Resistance As You Go (Don’t)

The Lean Thinker

The role of “change agent” is actually a role of leadership. Leading change is difficult work that involves changes in the norms, routines, working relationships, behavior within and between groups.

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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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New Technologies for Cold Chain Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

Cold chain logistics refers to the maintaining precise temperature bands that store and transport pharmaceutical drugs and perishable food products. Due to its rigorous temperature requirements and energy dependence, it is perhaps one of the most complex and demanding logistics segments.

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.

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

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.

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

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Drugs, trucking, the law and your rights

Fleet Owner

What rights to drivers have if you're prescribed opioids or are a recovering drug addict

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

If companies are going to embrace new business models, or digitally enable older ones, they are going to need a modern, capable supply chain to do it

7 Reasons Why the Supply Chain Matters to Business Success

Logistics Bureau

Whether you are the CEO of an expanding corporation or the owner of a fledgling enterprise, its fortunes are subject to an undeniable truth. The success of your business links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. If you want business success (and who doesn’t?),

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.

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

Why fleets should automate AP processing

Fleet Owner

An invoice usually goes through five steps from the time it is received until it is paid. That means there are at least five times when human error can derail the payment process

Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role in Securing the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

While 75% of manufacturing companies have a program to promote cybersecurity awareness, only 37% believe that their programs are very to completely effective.

Crucial Service Levels for Logistics Providers of Pharmaceutical Products

SIPMM Professional Publications

The process of discovering a molecule and conducting clinical trials before approval for pharmaceutical purposes is not only challenging but also complex. Different stakeholders play different responsibilities in the process which might take years before actualization.

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.

Retailers throttle back imports after rush to beat China tariffs, holiday peak

DC Velocity

NRF, Hackett report forecasts declining volumes as stores have already stocked up on spring merchandise. Strategy

Truckers: stay ahead of the cold

Fleet Owner

Chilly days out there this winter across America—it's the perfect time for stuff on a truck to break, and you really don't want it to. A familiar truck stop chain has been focused on its new maintenance services this past year and has some tips for t

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Pharmaceuticals in Reverse Supply Chain Now Hazardous Waste

Material Handling and Logistics

EPA final rules on pharmaceutical returns impose heavy burdens on healthcare providers and distributors.

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Essential Strategies for Successful Outsourcing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Outsourcing is the complete transfer of a business process to an independent external organisation.

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.

Chinese startup brings autonomous warehouse robot to CES show

DC Velocity

ForwardX says its AMR units are being used by JD.com for collaborative picking tasks. Robotics

Kenworth, Toyota team on hydrogen fuel cell project

Fleet Owner

LAS VEGAS. Kenworth Truck Co. has joined with Toyota Motor North America to develop 10 electric hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty trucks. The first of these zero-emission vehicles, a Kenworth T680, was displayed at the 2019 CES show. Officials with both

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.

Crucial Factors of Connectivity for Effective Logistics System

SIPMM Professional Publications

Today’s consumer-centric and sustainable expectation of real-time economy speed and timing are keys. This helps companies drive speed to the global market through excellent infrastructure and connectivity.

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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.