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Better Warehouse Labor Planning Requires Better Forecasting

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In this past election, voters were faced with two very contrasting alternatives. Decisions on peak season fulfillment center staffing are similarly distinct: you have two very different alternatives to choose between.

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The Fundamentals of Efficient FTZ Warehouse Operations

Magaya

One of the biggest benefits of having the FTZ (foreign trade zone) status is that you’re able to lease a general warehouse space or building to store your foreign-sourced products, raw materials, and more.

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Customer Retention vs. Acquisition: What You Should Know

Ship Monk

Conventional marketing wisdom would tell you to acquire and conquer, but is that really true? Turns out, a successful eCommerce company relies on more than just a rapidly-growing customer base.

Robots to the Rescue

Logistics Matter

COVID-19 has transformed the way we conduct our daily lives and with this, the use of robotics has expanded beyond the walls of warehouses and distribution centres (DCs).

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

A Better Solution for SMB Shippers with Ryan Collier

The Logistics of Logistics

A Better Solution for SMB Shippers with Ryan Collier. Ryan Collier and Joe Lynch discuss a better solution for SMB shippers. Small and midsize business shippers face unique challenges. SMB shippers often feel overlooked and undervalued by 3PL and brokers. About Ryan Collier.

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Megatrends in Warehousing and Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehousing megatrends are primarily driven by the long-term, sustained, global growth of e-commerce. Today's customer experience depends on warehouse activity more than ever before. But these warehouses must fulfill more orders of smaller handling units, at higher costs with more required tasks.

Trends in the Supply Chain and Their Impact on the Transportation Management System Market

Kuebix

This year has reminded everyone to expect the unexpected – even in the supply chain which is one of the most unflappable industries out there! Covid-19 has disrupted the logistics operations of companies throughout the U.S.

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Freight Forwarding Catches Up with Sharm Chelliah

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Forwarding Catches Up with Sharm Chelliah. Sharm Chelliah and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, “freight forwarding catches up” which refers to the recent technology advancements made in freight forwarding that has enabled it to offer a customer experience and visibility on par with tech-enabled 3PLs and freight brokers. About Sharm Chelliah. Sharm Chelliah is a Global Account Executive at Flexport , a digital freight forwarder, and customs broker.

The Importance of Digital Transformation for Logistics Service Providers and Carriers

Talking Logistics

If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that the pandemic has raised the general public’s awareness of the critical role of supply chain management. It has also underscored the importance of digital transformation, especially for logistics service providers and carriers.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

When it Comes to Enterprise Implementations, Agile is Not the Latest Business Fad

Logistics Viewpoints

Agile has been embraced by system integrators serving the warehouse management system market as a project methodology that can speed implemenations and reduce customization. That leads to a better ROI.

Veterans Make Significant Contributions to the Transportation Industry – Happy Veterans Day!

Kuebix

Veterans Day, celebrated annually on November 11th, recognizes veterans for their sacrifices, the honor they’ve shown, and celebrates the freedom they have brought our nation with their service. It’s an opportunity for everyone to thank those that have served and to commemorate their bravery.

The Best Freight Brokers Use these 5 Questions when Prospecting

FreightWaves SONAR

Prospects are not all created equal. The best freight brokers ask the right questions in freight broker sales when prospecting for new business.

Supply Chain Control Towers: Why Are We Still Talking About Them?

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain Control Towers are not new. Analysts and software vendors have been talking about them for as long as I’ve been an industry analyst (20+ years). So, why are we still talking about supply chain control towers?

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Commentary: PSP reports and their value

Commercial Carrier Journal

Pulling PSP reports is an affordable way to go above and beyond what is required for safety, and while it may seem like enough of a challenge to simply keep up with the minimum requirements for compliance, I try my best to go the extra mile when possible to keep our safety record in good condition.

Parents and pupils raring to go as schools gradually reopen in Kenya

World Food Programme Logistics

But their motivation differs Rebecca, Yusuf and their mother Loise at their home near Sosobora primary school. Photo: WFP/Martin Karimi Rebecca and Yusuf are grade 3 and 4 pupils at Sosobora primary school, about 45 minutes west of Malindi town in Kilifi County.

‘The most difficult part was logging in’: Independent trucker walks through DOT Clearinghouse self-check process (with step by step photos)

Overdrive Online

Here's what the process will look like to perform the required self-check in the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. The post 'The most difficult part was logging in': Independent trucker walks through DOT Clearinghouse self-check process (with step by step photos) first appeared on Overdrive

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Route Optimization: Driving Efficiency for Utilities

Talking Logistics

Since 1889 and the advent of the AC kilowatt-hour meter, utility companies have measured their customers’ consumption rates by attaching a meter to the home or business, and by sending a meter reader to record the readings on a monthly (or quarterly) basis.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

More Women Are Turning to Delivery Driving During COVID-19

Food Logistics

More women left the labor force in September than the total number of jobs the country added in the same month. Transportation / Last-Mile

Four Ways to Reinvent Your Business for Growth in a Down Market

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

This article was originally published by Forbes Business Council. Considering sales are the lifeline for most companies, analysis, and optimization of sales processes should be the most outcome-measured activity.

NGVAmerica: Communities Should Continue to Invest in Natural Gas Technologies

NGT News

NGVAmerica says communities should continue to invest in new near-zero natural gas technologies. Using New Jersey as a case study, NGVAmerica analyzed the costs and impact of transitioning the state’s entire 10,000 refuse truck fleet from diesel to both natural gas and battery-electric vehicles.

Battery bias? Biden’s big emissions plan (and Calif.’s money) blanks on critical tech — fuel cell

Commercial Carrier Journal

From the Biden plan to address climate change to California's dollars backing electric vehicles — where's the love for fuel cell? It is, in fact, a likely critical component to addressing emissions and climate change. The post Battery bias? Biden's big emissions plan (and Calif.'s

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Seven Supply-Chain Trends to Watch in 2021

Supply Chain Brain

And how they can rejuvenate the battered supply-chain industry

Fast-Tracking Warehouse Automation

Logistics Management

Scaling these solutions is no longer an option—it’s a competitive necessity

CARB: CI of California’s NGV Fuel Portfolio Negative for First Time

NGT News

The energy weighted? carbon intensity (CI)? value of? California’s? natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel portfolio in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program was below zero – at -0.85 g CO2e/MJ – according to recently released Q2 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB)?.

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13% Automated Loads. Jones Logistics is Winning with Parade.

Parade

Unleashing the power of each carrier rep Jones Logistics has become one of the leading truck flatbed brokerages in the country - 150,000 loads per year and counting - by enabling their team to build long term relationships with their shippers and carriers.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.