Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

Making Sense of Supply Chain 4.0

Material Handling and Logistics

What, exactly, can 'digital transformation ' improve upon? Have you ever heard someone tell a joke where everyone laughed except for you – because you didn’t get it? That’s how I felt when I first heard about digital transformation. Everyone seemed to know what it was. Everyone was excited about it.

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Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment

Talking Logistics

It’s not often that global trade news repeatedly makes it into the headlines, but that’s been the case this year as the U.S. and China impose tit-for-tat tariffs on each other, NAFTA gets renegotiated, and the uncertainty around Brexit continues (among many other trade-related developments). What impact are these changes having on importers and exporters? What actions should companies take in response to these tariff changes and associated risks?

The cost of a failed delivery continues to rise, survey shows

DC Velocity

84 percent of shoppers are unlikely to return to a retailer after just one negative experience, Convey, Inc.'s 's third annual consumer expectations survey finds. Transportation

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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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.

One hundred logisticians, one bullet and designing the future logistics system

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. ‘I I want you to imagine a rifle round being fired by an Australian soldier, on an operation, sometime in the indeterminate future. The effect of the round hitting its target is achieved through the efforts of literally hundreds of people in the Army and the joint ADF team.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows. The van pulled over a few hundred feet ahead, arms still waving from the windows. They must want to high-five me , I thought, so I raised my arm as I passed them and slapped their hands.

6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy

Cerasis

An ecommerce business comes with its own unique benefits, as well as challenges. You have an amazing opportunity to reach many people and sell your product all over the world. But you also face the challenge of people not being able to try on or carefully examine your product.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year. In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7%

Amazon expands free shipping for the holiday season

DC Velocity

Online retailer says all U.S. customers will get free shipping for a limited time, beginning November 5. Omnichannel

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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.

Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

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Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018

Cerasis

LTL peak season takes place during the holiday shopping season each year, and if last year’s shoppers are any indicator, the LTL peak season for 2018 will excel past all records.

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Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter

CH Robinson Logistics

Wanting to know how your supply chain compares to others in your industry (or the market at large) is natural. After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future.

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Retail imports remain strong ahead of tariff increase

DC Velocity

Politically motivated trade environment fuels higher-than-usual activity at major U.S. ports, NRF-Hackett report says. Transportation

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.

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations [Video]

Talking Logistics

Kathy Fulton, Executive Director at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Dr. TJ Scheafer, Head of Strategic Programs at project44 discuss the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What is ALAN’s mission and focus?

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Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

Explain Yourself- Risks of Black Box AI

Logistics Trends and Insights

We are pleased to have Jonah McIntire, Managing Director of TNX , as our guest author. TNX offers AI for the trucking industry and is known for software so simple that it looks like it was built by Fischer Price, with practical AI in the middle. For more information on AI, just contact Jonah.

Geopolitics, technological innovation top global transport industry concerns

DC Velocity

Majority of companies surveyed say autonomous trucks will be a "viable option" within the next 10 years, IRU study shows. Transportation

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.

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Talking Logistics

Holidays are synonymous with food-centric gatherings, from traditional family feasts to social soirees.

UPS Warns A Possible Strike As Teamsters Eye Coming Vote

LandLink

The Teamsters union is threatening a strike over the terms of this years contract. As of October 25, the Teamsters National Freight Negotiating committee has received its last best offer from UPS freight. Voting on the contract will be happening throughout this week starting November 7.

2018 Warehouse / Distribution Center Survey: Labor crunch driving automation

Logistics Management

The combined forces of a strong economy, e-commerce growth and a tight labor market are making it more important for distribution center (DC) operations to find ways to make their existing infrastructure and people more productive.

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XPO says software pilot projects could generate $100 million profit in two years

DC Velocity

Transportation giant applies algorithms and AI to rout out inefficiencies in LTL network. Technology

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.

Automation to Define Future of Transport But There are Obstacles

Material Handling and Logistics

A majority of transport companies view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat facing the sector – from escalating international trade wars to growing concerns around Brexit

Logistics Email: How to use this tool and get excellent results in 2019

LoGo

This post will convince you on why you should start sending Email Marketing as part of your logistics business’ marketing strategy! O post Logistics Email: How to use this tool and get excellent results in 2019 apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo.

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers Focused on Transportation Accounting Reduce Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jennifer Jacobson, the Cerasis Accounting & Finance Manager.

Zebra Technologies invests in e-commerce automation startup Plus One Robotics

DC Velocity

Plus One raises $8.3 million in venture round, will advance piece-picking platform for order fulfillment and parcel shipping. Robotics

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!