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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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

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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Port of New York and New Jersey says rail facility will cut truck congestion

DC Velocity

Port Jersey rail facility will handle 900,000 rail lifts a year, replacing 1.5 million truck trips. Transportation

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

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!

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.

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.

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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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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

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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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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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Using Technology To Measure Warehouse Worker Fatigue

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the National Safety Council, fatigue costs U.S. employers more than $130 billion a year in health-related lost productivity

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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JD.com says its fulfillment technology will support "boundaryless" shopping for other retailers

DC Velocity

China's biggest retailer brings "retail as a service" model to CES trade show. Strategy

Essential Strategies for Successful Outsourcing

SIPMM Professional Publications

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

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Report Says Interstate Highway System in Serious Trouble

Material Handling and Logistics

Serious infrastructure deterioration is hurting nation’s economy, Transportation Research Board warns

Updated Freightliner Cascadia to offer semi-automated driving

Fleet Owner

Daimler also outlines plan to bring Level 4 trucks to U.S. highways within a decade during first appearance at CES

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

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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.