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Real-time Alerts: Transforming Supply Chain

20Cube Logistics

Supply Chain today has spread across borders challenging end-to-end visibility however technology is motivating businesses and is transforming the supply chain.

What cold chain logistics services do 3PLs provide for candy products?

West Coast and California Logistics

Candy products come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but share many of the same needs from a logistics standpoint. They all need to be carefully handled throughout the supply chain so that they reach customers exactly as intended.

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Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Kane is Able

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Is your supply chain at a crossroads? Customers want next-day or same-day shipments, IT departments are overextended, and your transportation management system (TMS) has become unmanageable. If your company is among the estimated 60 percent of organizations that have yet to adopt a TMS, or has an older application — or worse, “systems” that are. Read more Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management.

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The Top Freight KPIs You Need to Succeed

Cerasis

Tracking the right key performance indicators (KPIs) can mean the difference between success or failure in your logistics enterprise. The top freight KPIs you need to succeed enable continuous improvement, rely on real-time visibility and apply the latest in freight analytics capabilities.

E-Commerce Fulfillment: The Retailer Survival Kit

Logistics Viewpoints

Returnless refunds is only one of many ways in which Amazon is taking e-commerce fulfillment and customer service to the next level.

2020 U.S. Exports Outlook for Containerized Shipping Traffic

MTS Logistics

2019 was a historic year with trade wars, a global economic shake down, and political turmoil. Global GDP Growth compared to 2018 was 3%. And, as you see on the below chart from Statista, 3% growth is the low-point of expected Global GDP growth between 2014 to 2024.

Canadian ELDs: What to Know & What It Means for Cross-Border Carriers

United World Transporation

Canada’s full implementation of an Electronic Logging Device regulation for all Canadian motor carriers is slotted for June 12, 2021. While that is over a year away, there is a 2-year phase in period for ELD use, just like we saw in the United States.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Why You Need to Centralize Transportation Management Operations

Talking Logistics

A recent review of two companies with different transportation management strategies reinforced my belief that centralization of transportation management operations will produce better operating results today and in the future.

Here’s How to Keep Snow and Ice Off Trucks

Cerasis

If you’re a trucker who often works in cold environments, you know how difficult operations are in those conditions. To make matters worse, the snow and ice that pile up on your rig pose an immense danger to the cars behind and around you.

U.S. Retail Sales Up in 2019 as Retailers Look Toward a Make or Break 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. retail sales ended 2019 strong with December sales up 0.3% from November and 5.8% above December 2018. For the year, retail sales increased by 3.6% from 2018.

What Global Risks are Increasing In 2020?

Logistics Viewpoints

Every year, prior to the big event in Davos Switzerland where movers and shakers from around the world get together. Having leading business executives prance around and pose is unseemly. But one good thing that comes out of this event is a Global Risks Report produced by the World Economic Forum.

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5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

South Shore Clean Cities to Host Transportation Conference and Expo

NGT News

South Shore Clean Cities’ Annual Meeting and Awards is now the Shore Clean Cities Annual Conference, a one-day sustainable transportation conference and expo. The event is scheduled for Feb. 25, 2020, in Michigan City, Ind.

Freight Analytics That Will Enhance Productivity

Cerasis

Freight analytics refers to a set of algorithms that meticulously comb through the mountain of freight data to unlock its potential. According to Research & Markets, their value is further evidenced by their growth.

Can Cargo Transport Capacity in the Danube River Be Increased?

MTS Logistics

Logistic pathways have played a crucial role in improving economic activity along them. Humans saw the importance of them and searched for the most feasible and cost-effective ones. Today, water transport of cargoes is considered to be the cheapest and cleanest transportation method.

US Production Execs Support Increased Tariffs Despite the Risks of Recession

Logistics Viewpoints

When you read business magazines, it is easy to get the impression that business executives are overwhelmingly opposed to increasing tariffs. When it comes to US manufacturing executives, that is not true.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Auditor General reports confirm gaps in safety enforcement

Truck News

Auditor general reports in Manitoba and Ontario, released last fall, uncovered some major shortcomings when it comes to enforcement of regulations governing commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers. Not to mention the monitoring of the programs and people who are …

[PODCAST] How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Listen to “How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices” on Spreaker.

What is an Importer Security Filing (ISF)?

MTS Logistics

Before merchandise arriving by vessel can be imported into the U.S., the “Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer” or their agent (e.g. a licensed customs broker), must electronically submit certain advance cargo information to U.S.

New cooperative agreement forged to provide cybersecurity in air cargo sector

Logistics Management

Airports Council International and The Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center have entered into a cooperative agreement

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.

Navigating the Road Ahead: Transportation Planning for 2020

Talking Logistics

We all know that the transportation market is cyclical, with various factors impacting rates, capacity, and service levels across different modes. The market in 2019 was certainly different than in 2018, and the market will likely change again this year. What lessons from the past two years can shippers apply as we begin 2020? Read more Navigating the Road Ahead: Transportation Planning for 2020.

Tips to Reduce Safety Stock With Data and a WMS

Cerasis

Safety stock concerns continue to plague omnichannel supply chains. Omnichannel brought an influx of customers to businesses and led to an increase of products and SKUs shipped in multiple modes, in a myriad of ways.

Support Your 2020 Vision

Trinity Logistics

This time of the year is all about preparing for your business goals. 2020 Vision is the catch phrase of the year, heard all around the business world.

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There are more than a few logistics and distribution topics to watch in 2020

Logistics Management

In 2020, keep an eye on AI and micro-fulfillment

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.