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.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

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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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.

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.

FourKites says platform taps unused capacity by building shared trucking networks

DC Velocity

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

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

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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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.

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

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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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?

Maximizing Man and Machine In The Modern Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

The impact of digital transformation and connected commerce are resounding across industries. Forward-thinking companies around the world are challenging themselves to serve more customers, more quickly, more directly and more personally. In other words, omnichannel distribution projects aren’t just for retailers anymore, and warehouse technologies need to keep up. Supply chain leaders have noted the benefits other businesses have gained and are taking action.

Manheim Logistics Solutions moves to larger Phoenix facility

DC Velocity

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

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.

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.

Picking up the Pace with the Supply Chain  

Blue Grace Logistics

The global supply chain has been in the process of evolving over the past couple of decades. What was once a lumbering beast is now gearing itself into something decidedly more agile. It’s that evolution in the supply chain that is driving changes in business practices.

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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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.

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.

WiseTech continues acquisition spree with takeover of Swedish customs tech vendor

DC Velocity

Australian company will add CargoIT to its global logistics platform, CargoWise One. Technology

Here’s Why You Can Stop Dreading TMS Integrations

Logistics Viewpoints

Managing logistics can’t happen in a vacuum; you need visibility and awareness of internal and external partners, systems and resources. The problem is that integration and visibility are a big hurdle for most transportation management systems (TMS). According to the Transportation Planning and Execution Benchmark Study by American Shipper, for example, 61 percent of respondents said the biggest challenge of their TMS was system connectivity.

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Software Developer II

Cerasis

What You Would Be Doing: The Software Developer II contributes to the completion of project deliverables and is accountable for the development, quality assurance, and support of all internally developed applications. Must have a good understanding of the following: Net/C# & the.Net Framework.

Washington May Be Easing Trucking Regulations

LandLink

Most industry practitioners believe trucking is a totally deregulated industry. It’s true that, economically, it has been deregulated in interstate commerce since the Motor Carrier Act of 1980, but safety regulations have made it one of the most tightly regulated sectors in interstate commerce.

Technology to the rescue

DC Velocity

IT solutions can help retailers improve worker productivity in the brick-and-mortar store, leading to better service and higher customer satisfaction levels. Technology

Digital Twins Support Supply Chain Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital twin is the phrase used to describe a computerized (or digital) version of a physical asset or process. The digital twin contains a sensor or sensors that collects data to feed the asset model. These concepts have implications for complex production scheduling. The post Digital Twins Support Supply Chain Optimization appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Chemical Industry Digital twin production scheduling

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Who Embrace Change Management are More Effective at Managing Freight

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcomes welcomes our very own Implementation Manager, Tina Baker.

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

Talking Logistics

Magnate Worldwide acquires Domek Logistics

DC Velocity

Domek is now part of Magnate's Masterpiece International freight forwarding and customs brokerage business, company says. Transportation

UPS Warns of Possible Freight-Worker Strike

Material Handling and Logistics

The damage to UPS would depend on the length of the disruption. The freight business makes up about 5% of UPS’s sale and has the lowest profit margin of the company’s three units. United Parcel Service Inc. will halt pickups from freight customers as early as Nov.