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

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Logistics Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are frequently used in general business to evaluate the success of everything from a specific department to an entire enterprise. KPIs work with the raw data of the industry to evaluate how the industry performs.

Logistics 101: What Are The Most Common Shipping Terms?

ShipLilly

Anyone involved in the shipping industry, and especially ocean freight shipping, is going to face a long list of Industry terms.

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FreightGate: The Gap Filler for Global Shipments’ Communications and Data Management

Freight Hub

How the right communication process and data management style augment shipment handling and reduce risk. In international shipment management unnecessary workload changes and failure to communicate efficiently and effectively lead to errors and delays in shipment processing. .

Macro Growth of Micro Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

The impact of e-commerce on the retail grocery industry and perishables supply chains has created a phenomenon called Micro Supply Chains. It’s driving rapid change across the industry, which has presented challenges for all stakeholders, but also new opportunities to differentiate and capture market share. What are some of these challenges and opportunities? What actions. The post Macro Growth of Micro Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Improving the Driver Experience using Technology with Joshua Walls

The Logistics of Logistics

Joshua, please introduce yourself. I am a Joshua Walls, co-founder of Truckpark.com, a phone app that helps drivers find a safe, secure place to park. We developed our phone app as a tool to help truck drivers find safe and secure parking.

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How Amazon Prime Air Will Change the Transportation Industry

Kuebix

What’s the Big Hype About Amazon? Amazon is an e-commerce company that has become one of the Big Four technology companies alongside major businesses such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

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The Most Important Skills for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

What skills and attributes will be the most important for supply chain young professionals to succeed moving forward? We asked members of our Indago research community that question back in April.

Five Keys to Cold Chain Success with Tyler Hildebrand

The Logistics of Logistics

Tyler, please introduce yourself (your title / company / location). I’m Tyler Hildebrand and I am an account executive at Reliable Transportation Solutions in Cincinnati, OH. Please tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college?

By the Numbers:  The Latest eCommerce Logistics and Supply Chain Research

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The logistics field is changing fast and furious, and eCommerce fulfillment is leading the way. At Amware, we try to keep an eye out for interesting facts that provide a big picture view of what’s happening across the industry.

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.

75% of Companies Missing Growth Opportunities in Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Using digital, customer centricity and ecosystems strategies smart companies can shift from chasing incremental cost savings to creating new value

Essential Strategies for Alignment of Sustainable Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Today, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of sustainable procurement.

Truck driving: A noble profession

Fleet Owner

Truck drivers play an important role in the economy and it is not like just anyone can drive safely and economically

Biodiesel Event Coming to Chicago July 17

NGT News

On July 17, Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) and the B20 Club will jointly host an educational program on the advantages of biodiesel. “Truck Stop Coffee Talk: The Truth About Biodiesel” will be held in Bolingbrook, Ill.

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Specialization is Supply Chain’s Best Friend

Logistics Viewpoints

Trade and specialization at the individual, corporate, and regional level are catalysts behind the growth and increasingly important role of supply chain in today’s global economies.

Five Best Procurement Practices for FMCG Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

As competition intensifies in the fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) sector, procurement department plays a critical role to manage order planning with budget allocation, budget planning and cost savings, and to ensure delivery on time.

Fleets with family-leave policies attract more drivers

Fleet Owner

“Women aren’t asking for exceptional treatment. They want pay and benefits that meet their needs

U.S. Department of Transportation Planning to Relax Hours of Service Rules

Kuebix

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is reportedly planning to relax what some consider to be restrictive hours of service (HoS) rules. These current HoS regulations were put into effect in July of 2013, roughly 6 years ago, and have been a heated topic of discussion ever since.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Pipeline Scheduling Solutions Can Yield Real Business Value

Logistics Viewpoints

When logistics folks think about transportation, the pipeline mode is an afterthought. But it is a very important mode that gets far too little coverage and is not sufficiently well understood. Pipeline scheduling solutions are every bit as complex as other transportation management solutions.

The Reverse Logistics for Plastic Materials

SIPMM Professional Publications

Plastics are a crucial part of life in the 21st century. Aside from providing us with useful, lightweight and durable products, they also play a key role in the development of our world sustainably.

Phasing out AOBRDs

Fleet Owner

Facing December deadline, some fleets still waiting to move to 100% ELDs

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Fifty Factory Tours that Make America Great

Material Handling and Logistics

We picked one factory (or industrial site) from each state you can visit that truly represents what has always made America great: hard work and ingenuity

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.

Clean Energy Opens Renewable Natural Gas Station in South Bronx

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a new natural gas refueling station in Hunts Point, a neighborhood in the South Bronx of New York City.

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Integrated Logistics Practices for the Food Industry

SIPMM Professional Publications

Integrated logistics is the one-stop solution to the shipping and logistic requirements of the company. Fast and secured transportation is the key requirement of any business.

Comfortable equipment goes a long way

Fleet Owner

“Trucks need to be designed so that women can easily drive the vehicle

TMS Development: Who Should Develop My TMS? A 3PL or a Tech Company the 3PL Hires?

Cerasis

The value of implementing a transportation management system (TMS) is undisputed. Companies across the globe are looking to leverage an advanced TMS function and capabilities to streamline logistics management. Unfortunately, not all TMS solutions are created equally.

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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.