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


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


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.

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.

Seafood shipment completed under blockchain smart contract

DC Velocity

Blockchain platform provider says tech helps avoid fishy behavior. Technology


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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


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.

DHL Supply Chain’s Massive Investment in Emerging Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

DHL Supply Chain recently announced plans to deploy emerging technologies in 350 of its 430 facilities in North America. This is a $300 million investment. ARC had an opportunity to dive deeper into these investments with DHL's North American leadership team. The post DHL Supply Chain’s Massive Investment in Emerging Technologies appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Service Providers Logistics Technologies Big Data DHL Supply Chain robots WMS

9 Ecommerce Records Smashed in 2018


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!)

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.

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management


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.

Warehouse Labor: Are You Fully Leveraging This Critical Asset?

Logistics Viewpoints

But equally important are the warehouse employees who control and implement these technology solutions on a daily basis. Far from replacing human workers, advanced technologies will provide employees with increasingly strategic roles in managing warehouse results and achieving continuous service and cost improvements. However, even as warehouse employees are becoming more important, there is a global warehouse workforce shortage that is poised to worsen between now and 2030.

Ergonomics Support an Aging Workforce

UL EHS- Sustainability

Look around you. There is a good chance that you and your colleagues are getting older. For the first time in history, four generations are in the workplace at the same time. According to the United Nations, by 2050, one in three people living in the developed world will be over 60.

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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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.

Buyers Comment on Marketing and Selling Logistics Services


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.

Mass Export Expo Captures National Trade Sentiments

Logistics Viewpoints

The Massachusetts Export Center hosted its ninth annual Mass Export Expo on Friday, December 7th. Although the conference was regional in nature, the topics of discussion are currently of great interest to businesses across the country and even across the globe. There were a number of sessions on topics ranging from US-China trade, US economic sanctions, the recently established USMCA, and much more. The panels included a number of corporate compliance officers and attorneys that […].

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

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Julian Duerschmidt, VP Global Supply Chain Optimization at GEODIS , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why has achieving global end-to-end supply chain visibility been such a challenging goal to achieve. What are some of the big hurdles and blind spots?

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.

The Digital Era Has Arrived, and Supply Chains Must Adjust

Supply Chain Brain

It's time for companies to move beyond the age of mass production and consumption — and design supply-chain processes that can serve a customer segment of one

This Week in Logistics News (December 8 – 14)

Logistics Viewpoints

This is the end of the line. And by the end of the line, I mean this is our last news round-up for the year. And what a year it is has been. In my article earlier this week, I highlighted the top articles of the year, which included our takes on Amazon and Tesla’s supply chains, warehouse automation,crowdsourcing for last mile deliveries, blockchain, and more. On top of that, I have also learned a […].

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

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


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.

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.

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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Most Popular Articles of 2018

Logistics Viewpoints

We have entered the final weeks of the Logistics Viewpoints year. As always, it was a busy year covering the latest supply chain and logistics trends, emerging technologies, mergers and acquisitions, major news announcements, and more. Like in years past, we wanted to look back at the Top 10 most popular articles written this year and see what our readers found to be the most interesting. So, without further ado, here are Logistics Viewpoints’ most […].

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

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.

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.