Sat.Apr 06, 2019 - Fri.Apr 12, 2019

Nine Technologies to Boost Warehouse Productivity

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehousing is in the midst of a tech-driven revolution as companies race to identify and adopt emerging technologies that cut costs, optimize operations and improve overall supply chain efficiency.

Safety system advancements coming on strong

Fleet Owner

High-tech products assisting fleets and drivers more than ever

Unraveling the Complexities of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to eliminating bribery and corruption from your supply chain, who is this “foreign public official” that you have to worry about

Why Walmart is Paying Truckers Almost $90,000 a Year

Shipchain

Near the end of 2018, Walmart announced it plans to raise trucker salaries to approximately $87,500. That is in stark contrast to the current median clocking in at roughly $44,281. Now if your first thought is to quit your job immediately and apply to drive for Walmart, I don’t blame you.

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.

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin.

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The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect

Cerasis

In 1994, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

Test and Learn Digital Transformations

Logistics Viewpoints

Digitalization requires learning. Pilots of supply chain planning software can cost millions. How can companies test-and-learn cheaper and smarter? A conversation with the leadership team of Solvoyo suggests some answers. Solvoyo is in a test-and-learn with a very large consumer goods company. The post Test and Learn Digital Transformations appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Digital Supply Chain

Digital Technology for Warehouse Productivity

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital businesses use technology to create new value in business models, customer experiences and the internal capabilities that support its core operations. The term includes both digital-only brands and traditional players that are transforming their businesses with digital technologies.

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

Kane is Able

The bar has been raised on logistics performance. Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows.

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.

Parcel Inbound Logistics Management: Top 10 Tips to Know

Cerasis

Traditional inbound freight management was a relatively simple process. Resellers purchased items from one or two vendors, and consumers visited the store. With the rise of e-commerce, the demand for product variety led to a much more complex series of events.

Furniture Retailer Runs an Orchestrated Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

In March, Infor had a customer event at their headquarters called “The Journey to an Autonomous Supply Chain.” “Autonomy” is their goal, but right now their GT Nexus product, recently renamed Infor Nexus, supports an orchestrated supply chain. If you look at the definition of orchestrated, you will see the word “arrangement.” And when the term orchestrated is applied to a music score, the arrangement is quite intricate.

Key Considerations for Warehouse Safety and Health

SIPMM Professional Publications

When it comes to warehouse safety there are many benefits that are often overlooked. Safety procedures are frequently disregarded in a variety of workplaces due to insufficient time, inadequate resources or an opportunity to cut corners in an attempt to save money.

The 2019 Buyer’s Guide to Field Service Software

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes Field service software helps companies run their day-to-day operations more effectively. These softwares can provide invaluable tools to help simplify your business, such as reducing paperwork, optimizing routes, and increasing customer reviews to generate leads.

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.

[PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices

Cerasis

Listen to “[PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices” on Spreaker.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

We are heading into what I can only call one of the single greatest days of the year in Boston: Patriots’ Day. The holiday officially commemorates the “shot heard round the world,” or the first shots fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. The region marks the occasion with Revolutionary War re-enactments, parades, and an unforgettable weekend of sports. The Red Sox hoisted the 2018 World […].

Why Carriers are Stepping Away from Independent Truck Drivers in CA – and Why Shippers Should Care

West Coast and California Logistics

Carriers are having a rough go of it as of late. The truck driver shortage has left them scrambling to find new drivers to fill seats vacated by those retiring, leaving the industry, or switching jobs. There just aren’t enough new drivers to fill the void.

Same-Day versus Next-Day Delivery

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Dean Maciuba. It was more than a few years back, prior to the e-commerce boom, when consumers waited weeks for delivery of catalog ordered merchandise.

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.

Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers

Cerasis

Today’s supply chains suffer from egocentric mindsets. Organizations are always looking out for number one, and while that remains vital to success, failure to work with other parts of your supply chain will lead to severe consequences.

ProMat 2019 – Large Investments on Display

Logistics Viewpoints

The ProMat show hall had an elephant in the room - Toyota Industries and its companies were front and center, as a display of its recent strategic acquisitions into the warehouse automation world. Piece picking robots, shuttle system enhancements, collaborative robots, and the software that makes these systems "intelligent" were the highlights of my attendance at ProMat 2019. The following exhibits were the most infomative to me.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

Key Takeaways From Home Delivery World 2019

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes Nestled in the bustling Chinatown of Philadelphia, the 2019 Home Delivery World Conference and Expo was in full swing during the two-day event on April 4th and 5th at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

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.

How to Avoid Missed Inbound Freight Pickups

Cerasis

Missed inbound freight pickups have a disastrous impact on the profitability of your business. While shippers often focus on outbound logistics, shippers must not overlook the importance of inbound logistics in reducing costs and achieving full freight visibility.

Heading to the pool

Automotive Logistics

Kuly Malka, chief engineer for material flow and packaging, Ford. Ford has been transforming its approach to packaging over the last five years under the direction of its chief engineer for material flow and packaging engineering, Kuly Malka.

This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Today’s post was written by a robot. Well, not really, but robots are already writing news stories. As Nicole Martin (a human, I believe) highlighted in a recent Forbes article , “The Washington Post has a robot reporting program called Heliograf.

2019 Freight Outlook; Slowing Growth. Improving Availability.

LandLink

While a number of struggles remain, some conditions have softened in Q4 2018, giving logistics buyers more room to breathe.

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.