Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Adding new tiles to the omnichannel mosaic

DC Velocity

As retailers continue to expand their omnichannel service offerings, they're increasingly turning to a traditionally underused resource: the brick-and-mortar store. Omnichannel

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Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

The concept of mobile robotics is not a new one. From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot , scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans.

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Christmas Deliveries: Free Shipping Wars

Bringg

With the festive season fast approaching, retailers are making bold moves to lure in the shoppers. This year, deliveries are taking center stage and the biggest US retailers are offering unprecedented discounts which, in most cases, simply wave the shipping fees.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipper / Carrier Experience with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:04] 01:04] Erik, please tell us about your background? Where did you grow up? Where did you go to college? Joined Loadsmart in April 2018. Previously, Erik was the Director of Strategy at AFN, a Chicago-based truckload brokerage.

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.

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but.

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Logistics gives back

DC Velocity

Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space. Strategy

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

We received the first snow of the season last night, followed by heavy rains. It’s a slushy mess out there. On the bright side, my daughter is coming home today for Thanksgiving break, so we’re all very excited to see her.

How AR and VR Create Effective Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are ‘revolutionary’ emerging platforms that are changing the game for supply chains. From reducing cost to improving efficiency and accuracy, AR/VR could significantly impact the way orders are processed and shipped. The Global Augmented and Virtual Reality market is expected to reach ‘ 209.2 billion U.S. dollars by 2022 ’. With the ability to enhance any version of reality, this technology could change the way we move product from point A to B.

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation

Shipchain

Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. How quickly do customers receive products? How much are they willing to pay to receive those products faster? Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims?

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.

Port of Oakland on track for another record year

DC Velocity

Cargo volume remains strong on the West Coast, but 2019 outlook is unclear, port officials say. Transportation

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[WHITE PAPER] The Current Factors Driving the Less Than Truckload Pricing Market

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Current Factors Driving the Less Than Truckload Pricing Market white paper!

California SB 1402: What You Need to Know

West Coast and California Logistics

Does your logistics operation source drayage services in California? If so, read on as new legal developments in the state can put you on the hook for damages if the drayage provider you hire is misclassifying employees as independent owner/operators.

Bracing for Record-Breaking Cyber Monday

Material Handling and Logistics

The stakes are higher than ever for e-commerce businesses that rely on Cyber Monday for a large portion of their Q4 sales

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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.

Relieving the stress and strains of distribution

DC Velocity

Here are 10 tips for improving worker comfort within your distribution facility. Lift Trucks

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LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing

Cerasis

The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

The 3 Things that Matter in Delivery Productivity

Logistics Viewpoints

For all who are familiar with the saying “There are 3 things that matter in realty: location, location, location”, there are also 3 “Ls” for delivery productivity: less, less and less. Time is the enemy of delivery productivity and the less loading, less unloading and less driving time spent, the more deliveries can be made. While much emphasis has been spent on minimizing drive times—and more will be covered here—there are tremendous opportunities to minimize […].

Delivery Companies Get Creative to Close the Last Mile Gap

Material Handling and Logistics

“Last mile distribution within dense U.S. cities requires the right location, the right space and the right price – and that calls for creativity in our industry,” says new JLL report

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.

Robots to the rescue

DC Velocity

When peak season rolled around each year, workers at Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe's DC struggled to keep up with orders. Automated equipment and robotic pickers have changed all that. Material Handling

Measurement calculator: Tools to make your freight forwarding life easier

LoGo

People who work in an international market always need a measurement calculator. Here we have some tools that may help you! O post Measurement calculator: Tools to make your freight forwarding life easier apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo. Technology

[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a TMS Partner for Your 3PL Business

Talking Logistics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are primarily used by two types of companies: shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs). But 3PLs have unique requirements compared to shippers, so there are some additional factors they need to consider when evaluating and selecting a TMS solution and partner. What are those key factors, and what should other 3PLs and shippers look for?

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.

School steers girls toward careers in trucking

DC Velocity

California high school aims to inspire the next generation of female drivers. Transportation

How Importers Can Prepare for Uncertainty in Global Trade

Logistics Viewpoints

Tariffs and duties and data – oh my. The need for digitization grows as importers struggle to mitigate the impact of shifting trade policy, demand fluctuations, compliance risks, and duty exposure. In an uncertain international trade environment, “trade war” has become a buzzword sending importers into a frenzy on how to prepare their supply chains for the unknown and mitigate risk to their forecast.

5 Circular Schemes to Transform Fashion

UL EHS- Sustainability

If ever there was an industry crying out for a more circular model to drive growth and prosperity it is the fashion sector. The way clothes are made, sold and used can be highly wasteful, as well as polluting.

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The Digital Supply Chain Meets The Digital WMS

LandLink

Supply chain operation management has always been a challenge. Managers have always been under pressure to control costs and accurately fill orders.

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!