Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

Retailers, Shippers, Manufacturers to Reduce Fashion Supply Chain Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Industry suppliers will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and will phase out coal-fired boilers in their own companies and direct suppliers from 2025. The fashion industry took a large step on Dec. 10 to address climate change by launching the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.

Some practical (and not so practical) help for infrastructure issues

Fleet Owner

Whether practical or futuristic, there are ways to deal with the problems in our nation’s infrastructure

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3PLs are getting into the innovation game

Logistics Management

Once slow to adopt automation, 3PLs are now leading the way

Logistics Sales: Strategies to Boost Revenue Growth

Cyzerg

It is not uncommon to see small and mid-size logistics companies struggle with business growth. In many cases, these problems are associated with poor lead generation, lack of sales predictability, and low sales conversion rates—converting leads into customers.

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!

Cost, operational challenges hinder port automation

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ben Meyer in American Shipper has summarized a McKinsey report on port automation and port modernization. One interesting point in the discussion is that port operators are actually not seeing productivity gains in automated ports. Throughputs are actually slower. They … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains automation infrastructure performance ports productivity technology

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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

KANE Gives Secondary School Educators a Lesson in Logistics

Kane is Able

Educators in the Workplace is a program that allows secondary school educators to spend a week learning the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets high school students need to succeed in today's business environment. KANE News and Awards

9 Ecommerce Records Smashed in 2018

Bringg

Alibaba’s Singles Day. Shoppers splurged on $25 billion of purchases in 24 hours, a 40% increase from last year. Thanksgiving Sales. Online sales on Thanksgiving Day totaled a record $3.7

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Why can’t I be you? The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The Cure is certainly worthy of induction, but as a rabid Depeche Mode fan, I can’t believe they (and Def Leppard!)

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.

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has already been used across many industries to improve efficiency and productivity. The technology has been in development for some time, with the uptake being slowed down by some industry’s reluctance to adopt it.

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs.

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Imports break new records under pressure of holiday peak, tariff threats

DC Velocity

Container trade could slump in 2019 as political uncertainty boosts prices, dampens consumer sentiment, NRF-Hackett report says. Transportation

Collaborate and Save: Pool Distribution for Temperature-Controlled Transportation

West Coast and California Logistics

If you need to get across town fast and your choices are a taxi cab or public transit, you’d likely prefer the cab. Times being what they are, however, the price of that cab ride might drive you to the bus stop.

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.

DHL Study Helps Develop New Strategies For the Last Mile

Logistics Manager

According to new research by the world’s largest logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL and Market Research Company Euromonitor , the Increasing urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success for the ever-growing e-commerce sector and its businesses.

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A New Day Brings a New Way of Warehousing

Material Handling and Logistics

Technology is driving the future of warehousing, helping customers receive products in the shortest time possible

Taming peak season: It's all about prevention

DC Velocity

Despite everyone's best efforts, late parcel deliveries seem to be a fact of life during the holiday shipping season. But there are some steps shippers can take to boost the odds that their packages will arrive as planned. Transportation

How Cloud-Based Tech Is Changing The Fleet Management Landscape

Loginext

As technology becomes deeply ingrained in the business operations, cloud-based tools lead the charge toward a new and improved fleet management landscape. From automation to IoT to in-fleet GPS tools, technology is the secret sauce to help fleet managers achieve goals across their organization.

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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.

Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. Keeping a pulse on these industry trends and changes is increasingly important in order to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to succeed in the months and years ahead.

Buyers Comment on Marketing and Selling Logistics Services

Cerasis

I often talk to logistics companies wondering what are the best strategies to get the attention of potential buyers of their services. One thing these companies almost never do is actually ASK their customers and prospects that very same question.

Decathlon USA deploys mobile robot to retail store

DC Velocity

Simbe Robotics' "Tally" bot conducts RFID inventory counts while dodging shoppers. Robotics

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Case Study: Lineage Logistics Reduces Energy Use by 34 Percent with IoT

Food Logistics

Lineage Logistics partnered with ndustrial.io and AT&T Internet of Things to reduce energy use in 78 of its cold storage facilities

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.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

E-Commerce and LTL: How E-Commerce Benefits LTL Most

Cerasis

E-commerce growth is record-breaking, and experts estimate business-to-consumer e-commerce revenue to reach $3.2 trillion by 2020. That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverse logistics.

Georgia Ports Authority forecasts container record for the year

DC Velocity

Port of Savannah on track for 8 percent increase over 2017. Transportation

Connectivity Is Among The Keys To Logistics Of Tomorrow

LandLink

Our economies and our lives depend on the efficient movement of goods; a movement that is underpinned by complex transport and logistics chains.

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make? Has software-as-a-service (SaaS) made TMS implementations easier or harder?

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