Sat.Dec 15, 2018 - Fri.Dec 21, 2018

The Logistics Behind Santa Claus

GoShip Blog

Christmas is coming, and thousands of children all over the world are writing their letters to Santa, patiently waiting for Christmas day. Every year, children all over the world wake up Christmas morning and open their long-awaited gifts underneath the tree.

What Exactly Is Omnichannel 2.0 and How Is It Different?

Cerasis

Omnichannel is a term frequently used in today’s modern supply chain management. Omnichannel capability is associated with getting product to the customer in any possible fashion, that is convenient for the customer.

How Supply Chain Orchestration Improves the Customer Experience

Morai Logistics

Experts recommend supply chain orchestration as an effective solution to help organizations deliver positive customer experiences. When it relates to personalization, 76% of customers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations. Findings also indicate that 67% of customers have switched vendors to seek ‘a more customer-like experience’. Customer expectation is a significant driver to the way organizations operate.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Replenishment Process

Cyzerg

The warehouse replenishment process pushes managers to walk a very thin line between understocking and overstocking. Failure to replenish inventory properly can stem from not having the right tools, unpredictable markets, and a lack of performance measurements in place.

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.

Has the Panama Canal expansion changed anything?

DC Velocity

It's been more than two years since the expanded Panama Canal opened for business. But it may still be too early to assess its impact. Transportation

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Safe winter trucking: Dealing with snow plows, road closures

Fleet Owner

The keys to safe winter driving are patience and planning

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

Blockchain technology is a major disruptor in the supply chain. It stands to change the game as we know it by giving companies a better way to ensure traceability throughout vast supply chain networks. In order to properly disrupt the supply chain of today, you need to know everything there is to know about it. At ShipChain, we make it a priority to stay up to date on all of the latest and greatest in supply chain innovation.

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Honeywell launches e-commerce site for aviation sector

DC Velocity

GoDirect Trade platform uses blockchain technology to provide data history for individual parts, firm says. Technology

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If the student hasn’t learned…

The Lean Thinker

… the teacher hasn’t taught. Do you regard the structure of problem solving as dogma, or as an experiment with a predicted outcome? If the learner struggles to master the structure, sometimes it is more valuable to find a different structure than to double down on what clearly isn’t giving the predicted result. The Problem. Early this year I started work with a new client. They were trying to “implement A3,” and as I began to work with them, especially the new-in-the-position C.I.

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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.

DTNA delivers first all-electric truck to Penske

Fleet Owner

Daimler Trucks North America has delivered its first all-electric vehicle to Penske Truck Leasing in southern California. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, handed over the keys of the Freightliner eM2 to Brian Hard, president and CEO of Pens

Shoppers Don’t Completely Trust Retailers to Protect Personal Data

Material Handling and Logistics

“While retailers are addressing fulfillment challenges, they also need to provide a more trusted, personalized shopping experience that gives customers what they want, when, where, and how they want it,” according to a new survey

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E-commerce patterns shift as retailers offer easy return policies

DC Velocity

National Returns Day is expected to occur prior to Christmas for the first time, UPS says. Strategy

Why Are LTL Transportation Networks Evolving in Light of New Technology?

Cerasis

Rising costs of LTL transportation networks is nothing new. LTL rates have increased steadily since 2016, and e-commerce is driving new distribution models, reports William B. Cassidy of JOC.com.

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.

California becomes first state to mandate zero-emission buses

Fleet Owner

New regulation is another major boost to the development of heavy-duty, all-electric vehicles

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Holiday E-Commerce Returns Predicted to Reach $37 Billion

Material Handling and Logistics

UPS says the busiest day for returns is now before, not after, Christmas

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Amazon expands Amazon Air network

DC Velocity

Online retailer expands partnership with Air Transport Services Group, adding 10 cargo planes to its air transportation network, company says. Transportation

Above the Fold: How Will Same-Day Delivery Market Shake Out?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Above the Fold is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer. Today’s segment is on same-day delivery.

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.

Digital docs: image quality counts

Fleet Owner

In trucking operations, digital delivery documents can save significant time and money—if they work. One Colorado-based fleet made the switch from paper, but in actual use, the documents fell short. Then the company tried something else

2018 Was Record Year for Manufacturers' Optimism

Material Handling and Logistics

“Empowered by tax reform and regulatory certainty, manufacturers are keeping our promise to expand our operations, hire new workers and raise wages and benefits,” said NAM CEO Jay Timmons.

Launchpad for women-owned transportation businesses nearly halfway to goal

DC Velocity

Women In Trucking Association and Expediter Services collaborate on 150 Business Challenge. Transportation

The Importance of Last-Mile Facilities in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Whether it’s one-day, same-day or one-hour shipping, how can retailers fulfill delivery promises

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.

Truck tonnage shows continued strength in November

Fleet Owner

The for-hire truck tonnage index showed continued strength in November, keeping the current year on pace to be the strongest since 1998. American Trucking Associations reported Dec. 18 its advanced seasonally adjusted index was 7.6% higher than Nov

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

A National Retail Federation report found that 92% of companies surveyed had been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year.

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Women drivers keep on truckin'

DC Velocity

Survey shows female truckers are less likely to quit than men. Transportation

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Top Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2018

Talking Logistics

As 2018 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics.

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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.