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.

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.

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

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Marketing strategy for logistics company: 7 steps to create a perfect one in 2019

LoGo

Investing in logistics marketing is critical to a logistics business' growth. The good news is that LoGo can help you find the right way to build a successful marketing strategy for your logistics company.

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4 Tactics Overlooked By Restaurants When Building Their Delivery Fleet

Bringg

Restaurant chains are quickly trying to adapt to the growing consumer demand for speed, choice and value. Now is the time for them to take action before it’s too late. However, it’s imperative to carefully assess multiple tactical and strategic challenges to choose the right delivery model.

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.

FourKites says platform taps unused capacity by building shared trucking networks

DC Velocity

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

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

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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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.

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

Matson takes delivery of 3,600-TEU container vessel

DC Velocity

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

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.

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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27 – November 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

For the 4th time in the last 15 years, the Red Sox are the World Series champs! The funny thing is I made a very specific bet a long time ago. To be exact, the year the was 2001, at the beginning of the baseball season and the end of my senior year of college. One of my best friends, who had developed the nickname Yogi because he always wore a Yankees hat, and I […]. The post This Week in Logistics News (October 27 – November 2) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Manheim Logistics Solutions moves to larger Phoenix facility

DC Velocity

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

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.

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?

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.

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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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

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

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.