Sat.Jan 12, 2019 - Fri.Jan 18, 2019

Lessons from Driving a Forklift

The Lean Thinker

The spring and summer of 2000 were a long time ago, but I learned some lessons during those months that have stayed with me. In fact, the learning from that experience is still happening as I continue to connect it to things I see today.

Made in America vs. Assembled in America: Defining Terms of Auto Manufacturing

Cerasis

When a product proudly proclaims it is “Made in the USA” on its packaging, a lot of consumers feel confident and happy about the decision of choosing it. Products made in the U.S. are helping keep jobs in the country, minimizing their carbon footprint and proclaiming their national pride.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . . Graham Parker. . More devastation from different natural disasters seems to have been reported in the last year than we’re typically used to seeing.

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook. You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Inventory Control Techniques for Effective Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehousing is the act of storing goods that will be sold or distributed later. While inventory control refers to “all aspects of managing a company’s inventories like purchasing, shipping, receiving, tracking, warehousing and storage, turnover and reordering.”

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Another trucking strike looms in 2019

Fleet Owner

Truckers Stand as One group hopes to call attention to HOS reform, parking and other issues during a nationwide non-driving day in April

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Is Your Marketing Fulfillment Partner Helping Your Business Succeed?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Is your marketing fulfillment partner contributing to your company’s success? If you find this question unusual, maybe you’re not aware of all the ways a good fulfillment partner can help your business grow. Marketing Fulfillment

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Current Applications of Blockchain Technology for Global Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

The initial idea of Blockchain was introduced in 1992, but only until 2008 the first real blockchain application on “Bitcoin” was conceptualized by a person (or group of people) known as Satoshi Nakamoto. Since then Bitcoin and other spinoff cryptocurrencies have been a hot topic.

The 4 Weakest Links in a Blockchain

Material Handling and Logistics

Though there are some benefits to using blockchain, supply chain professionals should remain skeptical surrounding the short-term potential

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.

At CES, trucking makes noise with automated technology, quiet electric engines

Fleet Owner

The new semi-automated Freightliner Cascadia is honored, while industry shows off electric trucks at the annual electronics extravaganza

Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.”

Six Crucial Factors on Cyber Security for Healthcare Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Cyber Security is a real & ever-present concern for any organization. It is even so in the healthcare sector where there is an enormous amount of data that is sensitive and can be easily used for malicious attack if there are no proper safeguards.

Coming AI Revolution in Retail, Consumer Products

Material Handling and Logistics

A new survey finds that 85% of retail and 79% of consumer products companies surveyed plan to be using intelligent automation for supply chain planning by 2021

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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.

Five ways to control tire and wheel costs in 2019

Fleet Owner

It’s easy to lose sight of how much money is being lost in maintenance when business is good and all of the focus is on moving more freight

This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Will blockchain have the same fate as RFID in supply chain management? Meaning, will its hype far exceed what it will ever accomplish in the industry?

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Using AI Analytics to Avoid Supply Chain Disruption

SIPMM Professional Publications

Is there any way for manufacturers to predict machine failures before they happen to avoid supply chain disruptions, delay and customer dissatisfaction?

Pharma Companies Sharing Supplier Data for Global Sustainability Program

Material Handling and Logistics

GlaxoSmithKline, Teva, Takeda create the Responsible Health Initiative to improve visibility in global health supply chain. Industries are increasingly deciding to collaborate with peers -- instead of competing -- when it comes to critical issues like sustainability.

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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.

Perfecting a final-mile approach

Fleet Owner

Multiple technology investments paying dividends for Central Freight Lines

20 Things to Know About Artificial Intelligence for Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Artificial intelligence is a hot technology. But is is a complex subject. This article seeks to explain the concepts, and simplify them, by focusing on how these technologies are used in supply chain management. The post 20 Things to Know About Artificial Intelligence for Supply Chain Management appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies

Four Key Areas for Mitigating Warehouse Risks

SIPMM Professional Publications

The key risks for warehousing are fire hazards, use of material handling equipment (MHE), Dangerous Goods (DG) classes on handling and security.

Supreme Court Undermines Independent Driver Status

Material Handling and Logistics

Interpretation of a 1920s arbitration law will reshape the freight transportation and delivery industry

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.

Volvo moves a chess piece forward in electric truck future

Fleet Owner

Volvo Group's announcement this week of its investment in an electric vehicle charging systems developer is, on its surface, routine enough. It also highlights key EV tech and thinking that just might alter the landscape of potential for electric trucks and other vehicles and equipment

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Supply chain cybersecurity set to evolve in 2019

Logistics Management

Steve Durbin, managing director at ISF (Information Security Forum) – a cybersecurity consulting firm, says to expect “evolutionary” changes in the risk scenario this year

Integrating AI with IoT for an Effective Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

Artificial intelligence (AI) promises a brave new world of computers that can plan, strategize, evaluate options, calculate probabilities, and make smart decisions. But to actually do anything, AI needs the Internet of Things (IoT).

Disaster Planning Should Include Employment Laws

Material Handling and Logistics

Management has too many other things to worry about when disaster strikes. There are many manuals and publications about what companies should do to plan for natural and manmade disasters, from preparing for infrastructure disruptions to communicating with employees and the public.

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.