Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

Talking Logistics

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. Shoppers stock up on everything from costumes to cranberry sauce to candy canes, and suppliers need to be prepared to meet the peaks and valleys of consumer demand.

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim

Cerasis

In anticipation of a Teamsters union strike, the fifth-largest LTL carrier in the U.S., UPS Freight, has started to empty its network of freight and is refusing inbound shipments with delivery dates after November 8, 2018, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce.

What Do You Mean By That?  9 International Fulfillment Terms That Could Make or Break Your Global Success

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Earlier this year, we shared our list of common but essential parcel industry terms that often get overlooked, especially when it comes to your company’s bottom line.

Warehouse Technology: Robotics and Automation

Cyzerg

Did you know? E-commerce sales are set to skyrocket from $2.8 trillion in 2018 to $4.9 trillion in 2021 according to Statista. With warehouses already struggling with workforce shortage, companies are desperately looking for ways to keep up with or even capitalize on increasing consumer demand.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs

DC Velocity

grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years. Material Handling

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Talking Logistics

Despite the value of dynamic daily routing, many distribution-oriented companies cannot take advantage of it because of customer delivery window, driver or commercial restrictions.

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

Cerasis

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. Market conditions are favorable for continued growth. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets.

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FourKites says platform taps unused capacity by building shared trucking networks

DC Velocity

Firm hires UberFreight exec to run "Zero Deadhead" unit. Technology

7 Tips: A Guide to Mastering Procurement

Material Handling and Logistics

Change can be a good thing, particularly when it comes to getting a better handle on your supply chain spend. Digitization is Your Friend. It’s not news to anyone that digitization is a roaring trend and I’m here to say: embrace it.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

Talking Logistics

A Quick Guide to Make Picking & Packaging More Efficient

Cerasis

Warehouses are an integral part of most industries – but order fulfillment can take a lot longer than is strictly necessary if your picking and packaging processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. Just half a percent of picking mistakes can lead to losses in profits, as well as customer losses. If you’re trying to make your process more efficient, here is a quick guide to help you improve the picking and packaging stages of order fulfillment.

Matson takes delivery of 3,600-TEU container vessel

DC Velocity

Largest containership built in U.S. to sail liner's Hawaii routes. Transportation

Pfizer Embraces the Digital Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

A new head of supply chain at Pfizer asked a simple question, “If Amazon can provide end to end shipment status of my orders, why can’t Pfizer.” That was the impetus for a supply chain visibility project. The company had to change their mindset and embrace a global orchestrated supply network. The post Pfizer Embraces the Digital Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Pharma & Life Sciences Supply Chain Visibility Digital Supply Chain

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.

Successful TMS Implementations Begin 6 Months Before Project Kick-off

Talking Logistics

Why do transportation management systems (TMS) implementations get off track? When the implementation team doesn’t know what they don’t know.

LTL Freight Rate Outlook: What to Expect in Less Than Truckload Shipping Rates in 2019

Cerasis

The LTL freight rate market is on the cusp of expansion. E-commerce, the capacity crunch, the driver shortage, general rate increases, fuel costs, trade war fears, and other factors will drive the LTL market further toward success, but also upheaval thru these disruptive fronts, in the coming year.

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Go with the flow to improve fulfillment in the DC

DC Velocity

Waveless fulfillment systems create a continuous flow of orders through the distribution center, answering today's call for more nimble material handling solutions. Material Handling

Who’s Using Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Today?

Shipchain

From the creation of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to companies of all sizes developing blockchain-based supply chain management platforms, it is clear that blockchain is becoming a force to be reckoned with in freight and logistics. As blockchain gains prominence in the logistics industry, supply chain leaders need to understand who is using it, what it means for the future of the industry, and how it can transform their day to day operations.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico this morning. As you read this, I’ll be doing a short tune-up ride in preparation for tomorrow’s JDRF Ride to Cure cycling event. Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,200 feet.

13 Sections to Include in a Compelling Business Case for a WMS

Cerasis

Have you been struggling to try and figure out how to write the business case for a WMS?

Manheim Logistics Solutions moves to larger Phoenix facility

DC Velocity

Location houses logistics provider's Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch Operations, company says. Transportation

Tracking Nearly 24,000 Assets for the Department of Defense

Material Handling and Logistics

This order from the Defense Logistics Agency is part of the active RFID-IV contract to provide government agencies and allied partners with state-of-the-art hardware, software and integration services for worldwide asset tracking and in-transit visibility

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Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

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

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

Improving logistics management:  preventing drug shortages through better visibility

Insight Into Action

Our previous blogs considered the causes of healthcare supply chain failures, which often result in product losses due to breaches in compliance.

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LTL Market Analysis and Insight for Q4 and Into 2019

Cerasis

Consistent growth and higher rates are two common factors in any LTL market analysis today. The LTL market is experiencing substantial growth in light of tightening capacity and the full-steam charge of e-commerce. According to John D.

JDA says demand-planning tool now driven by artificial intelligence

DC Velocity

Technology was obtained through Blue Yonder acquisition in July. Technology

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Grow your freight department without hiring anyone.

Freightquote

You don’t have to hire additional personnel to successfully ship freight. Find out how working with Freightquote makes this a reality.

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Leading 3PLs C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics recently announced good overall third quarter growth. Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined.