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6 Supply Chain Trends from 2017 and their Ongoing Progress

Logistics Bureau

Call it a cop-out if you like, but predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology in particular, can suddenly disrupt the way things are done.

Buy Online, Deliver From Store: Turning Stores Into Agile Distribution Centers

Bringg

Speed, flexibility and convenience are today’s currency, now that one of the key decision points for shoppers is whether the retailer is able to deliver exactly where and when they want their package.

Blockchain And Smart Contracts Are Redefining Commerce And The Supply Chain

LandLink

At its core, blockchain is attractive for global trade professionals because it can be used to create a completely secure record of every step in a given business process.

Ensure Profitability with Real-time Control of Your Performance

Talking Logistics

The construction industry seems to be flourishing. According to the latest year-to-date figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department and reported by The Associated General Contractors of America on August 1, “ public construction spending climbed 4.7 percent, private residential spending grew 8.3

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Amware Acquires Fulfillment Services Unit of Iron Mountain

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Expanded fulfillment network will enable 1–2 day delivery to 98% of the U.S. with economy ground service. Amware Fulfillment has acquired the fulfillment services unit of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), a multi-billion dollar company known primarily for records storage.

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Ability awareness: interview with Tom Minich

DC Velocity

While many would consider disabilities a liability, Peckham Inc. embraces employees with disabilities as the key to its success as an organization. Strategy

Has Blockchain Reached its RFID Moment?

Supply Chain and Logistics

A good summary by Alexis Bateman and Chris Cottrill of MIT comparing Walmart’s intro of blockchain for leafy greens to their introduction of RFID. As before, they are compelling suppliers to participate. That gets it done, but does not … Continue reading →

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Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

Cerasis

E-commerce has transformed how consumers shop and purchase their favorite products, as well as try new products and services. As explained by eCornerAssist , the web influences more than 80 percent of all sales in today’s age.

Integrating Blockchain With Other Supply Chain Systems

Shipchain

In modern supply chains, communication and collaboration are everything. Systems that work together can ensure that all parties in the supply chain have access to the information and resources necessary to fulfill more orders and please customers.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

XPO to deploy 5,000 GreyOrange robots for e-commerce fulfillment

DC Velocity

Corporate giant also becomes exclusive provider of GreyOrange bots for logistics applications in North America and nine European countries. Robotics

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

7 years ago yesterday, my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 11. It’s not an anniversary that we celebrate, but one that reminds of us of the sharp turns and potholes we sometimes encounter on the road of life, usually when we least expect them.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

E-commerce is in the middle of a boom. The economy is strong, and trucking capacity is tight. Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management.

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How Good is YOUR Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

There are 4 levels of Supply Chain performance. Which one is yours? Cost to Serve Videos

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.

Nike, Amazon, and IBM place the customer at the center of the supply chain

DC Velocity

In the opening session of the Council of Supply Chain Management's EDGE Conference, top executives emphasize how they are designing their supply chains to be "customer obsessed.". Strategy

TMS: Always Something New to Talk About

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly (2018 Special Issue) titled “ Always something new to talk about ” that highlights key trends and developments in the transportation management systems (TMS) market. After 19 years, what else can you say about transportation management systems that you haven’t already said?

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Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model

Cerasis

An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. The days of managing channels on an individual basis are over, and consumers are using multiple devices and e-commerce platforms for nearly all purchases. In fact, 78% of U.S.

Automotive Manufacturing: Cost Management & International Shipping

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Automotive Manufacturing: Cost Management & International Shipping. Automotive shipping holds unique challenges, especially in terms of dealing with inventory management and supply chain cost reduction.

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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.

Study: operational costs of trucking climbed 6 percent in 2017

DC Velocity

Increase caused by rise in fuel prices, maintenance on more complex vehicles, higher driver wages, ATRI says. Transportation

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs are Essential – The Right Ones! The information on this page WILL help you get it right. Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… … How many to use?

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Decade of the World’s Supply Chain Champions

Cerasis

The continuous development of technology means that the supply chain is constantly evolving as companies attempt to make their processes better.

Is Zero Tolerance the Best Way to Stop Sexual Harassment?

Material Handling and Logistics

It also may be counterproductive in enforcing other workplace policies as well

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Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

E2open acquires TMS vendor Cloud Logistics

DC Velocity

Move builds unified supply chain platform for visibility and collaboration, E2open says. Technology

Truck Platooning: A Driving Force to Efficiency

Morai Logistics

Experts on transportation supply chain and logistics say that truck platooning may help drive efficiency in today’s demanding market. In a special feature this month, Forbes revealed 4 Forces Transforming Logistics, Supply Chain And Transportation Today. Aside from political and economic shifts, and the recently discussed peak in consumer demand, ‘frontline technology’ also made this list. The industry is looking for ways to address efficiency, in a time where driver shortages continue to fall.

[WHITE PAPER] Multichannel Fulfillment and Shipping: How to Streamline Your E-Commerce Logistics Implementation Process

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Trends that Will Forever Shape Manufacturing in 2018 & Beyond” white paper!

Healthcare logistics: preventing stock shortages in European healthcare supply chains

Insight Into Action

Drug shortages are recognised as a global issue by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with research indicating that the problem has been increasingly affecting European countries.

Holiday sales forecast calls for increase of 4.3 to 4.8 percent over 2017 levels

DC Velocity

Peak season rise would outpace average annual increase of 3.9 percent, NRF says. Strategy