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.

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.

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

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For many, health dangers start with sleep apnea

Fleet Owner

When is the best time to start focusing on the health and wellness of a truck driver? According to many medical experts, including Michael Trufant, sleep therapy business unit manager at Aeroflow Healthcare Inc., the way to improve overall health an

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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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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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

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Trucker health: a growing crisis - part 2

Fleet Owner

Experts offer fresh ideas specifically for the unique nature of the job

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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

Relieving the stress and strains of distribution

DC Velocity

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

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?

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.

Trucker health: a growing crisis - Part 1

Fleet Owner

Despite awareness and changes at truck stops, critics say industry leaders are not doing enough

5 LTL shipping questions small businesses should ask.

Freightquote

LTL shipping can be a challenge for small businesses. Here are five LTL shipping questions that every small business shipper needs to be asking

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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

Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems

Cerasis

Too often, ERP software is seen as the final answer to any and every distress a business may face. Built to centralize processes, increase productivity and provide end-to-end visibility of your company, why would you ever consider another solution?

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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.

Truck stops adapt to health push, changing job demands

Fleet Owner

Being out on the road for long stretches of time makes it hard enough to stay healthy. Add in obstacles from traffic congestion and a shortage of truck parking to tight delivery windows, and it becomes that much more difficult. All of these issues ar

Learn what sets Freightquote’s services apart.

Freightquote

A successful freight shipping business must mix talented people with technology. Learn how both of these factors drive Freightquote’s service forward

School steers girls toward careers in trucking

DC Velocity

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

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 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.

Opioids, marijuana complicate drug testing policies

Fleet Owner

As if dealing with marijuana and trucking isn’t complicated enough, the use of opioids by drivers is even more complex

Digital technology trends impacting freight shipping.

Freightquote

Today’s freight shippers rely on powerful digital technologies designed to accelerate efficiency. Learn how these new technologies are impacting the shipping industry

Logistics companies honor veterans, active-duty military with services, celebrations

DC Velocity

UPS partners with Wounded Warriors Canada, Werner Enterprises hosts Veterans Day ceremonies, FedEx readies for Trees for Troops. Transportation

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.

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.