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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


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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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.

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect


In 1994, 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.

Three realistic fixes for the trucker shortage

Fleet Owner

The trucker shortage can be solved, but the answer is not limited to a little extra cash


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.

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.

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.

Parcel Inbound Logistics Management: Top 10 Tips to Know


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.

Good and not so good: The top 5 trends in trucking

Fleet Owner

Bibby Transportation Finance’s report at MATS

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.

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.

Seven Order Picking Techniques for Distribution Centers

SIPMM Professional Publications

In most distribution centers, order selecting is the most manual, labor-intensive, and high priced operation. It can account for up to 60% of the operation costs. Companies tend to focus on this area first because a variety of enhancement can positively have an impact on their customer’s experience.

[PODCAST] Enterprise Parcel Shipping Best Practices


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

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JBS Carriers to pay $250,000 fine and cease shady hiring practice

Fleet Owner

Company screened driver applicants on basis of disability, EEOC charged


LTI Top Blog Posts – Q1 2019

Logistics Trends and Insights

2019 started with a bang here as we fulfilled a number of strategic project requests. In addition, we welcomed Dean Maciuba as head of consulting services.

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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.

Best Practices for Chilled and Frozen Food Storage Warehouses

SIPMM Professional Publications

In a social context, food safety is an important driver of quality assurance systems in chilled and frozen goods. The frozen food warehousing specialty has specific requirements for temperature-controlled environments.

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.

Isuzu crafts beer truck for booming industry

Fleet Owner

The company worked with a craft brewer to develop a truck that can be used for deliveries and at live events to promote the brew

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ProMat 2019: Blockchain Is Not Quite Ready for Prime Time Yet

Material Handling and Logistics

Blockchain could develop into a transformative technology for the supply chain, but it will take time to fully mature

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.

5 Best Practices for an Effective Warehouse

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehousing is the act of storing goods that will be sold or distributed later.

Low-Sulfur Fuel in Ocean Shipping: Are You Preparing?

Talking Logistics

New Low-Sulfur Fuel Mandate in Ocean Shipping. In a recent Talking Logistics guest commentary , Mollie Bailey from Transplace writes, “On January 1, 2020, a new global regulation will be put into effect in the effort to reduce air pollution from container ships.

Some advice for the new truck OEMs … And the old OEMs, too

Fleet Owner

Trucking is a complicated business and to date, there has never been a one size fits all answer to all applications

Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbs to Highest Rate Since 2004

Material Handling and Logistics

Positivity rates are more than 2% higher than the thirty-year low of 3.5% recorded between 2010 and 2012.


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.