Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

Digital megashifts could give supply chain managers "superhuman" productivity, futurist says

DC Velocity

Despite potential of tech to streamline business tasks, human traits like compassion can never be replicated, Leonhard tells MHI show. Technology

The Top 5 Challenges of Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Warehouse management is not a simple task, and warehouse managers face difficult challenges. Even when orders are low, standard operations continue to grow with each passing day. Part of this derives from the expansion of e-commerce into new and emerging markets.

The Halloween Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Halloween is a mere two weeks away, and the shopping season is in full swing. And by “in full swing,” I mean that consumers are spending big bucks on all the Halloween essentials. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Halloween spending is expected to exceed $9 billion. With more than 175 million people planning on celebrating the holiday this year, that equates to an average spend […].

Choosing a Warehouse Location: 7 Critical Criteria to Consider

Cyzerg

Choosing the right warehouse location can make all the difference in how effective, efficient, and profitable a company is. Leasing or purchasing a warehouse is a major decision, and a wisely located warehouse can significantly enhance a company's ability to compete and effectively serve 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.

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Peter Stefanovich, co-founder of Left Lane Associates , a business brokerage specializing in the transportation and logistics business.

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Carter Express Recognized as Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Truckers

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Carter Express Recognized as Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Truckers. Carter Express was recognized as one of Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Truckers of 2018.

JD.com unveils plans to study underground urban fulfillment network

DC Velocity

Chinese e-commerce giant launches "Urban Smart Logistics Institute" at Beijing supply chain summit. Transportation

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Abercrombie & Fitch Embraces Supply Chain and Omnichannel

Logistics Viewpoints

Abercrombie & Fitch has struggled. Investments in supply chain agility and omnichannel are a key part of their turnaround strategy. Investing in supply chain speed and efficiency includes improving forecasting in the hard to forecast fashion industry. But they also seek to improve efficiency by “leveraging data analytics to offer the right product at the right time and the right price.”.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat? Is wearing a jacket and hat while watching the Red Sox game in your family room a visual cue that the time has come?

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.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. In fact, two-thirds of consumer shopping journeys include internet research, reports McKinsey & Company , as well as word-of-mouth recommendations and past experiences.

Robotic tractor sets world record for autonomous snow removal

DC Velocity

Finnish firm unleashes 45 mph driverless snowplow—on a closed road, of course. Robotics

IoT Enhances In-Transit Shipment Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become commonplace in almost every home and office. We use it to turn on the lights, connect our devices to satellites broadcasting streaming media, or place orders for grocery delivery. But the IoT has also quickly become an integral part of supply chains. It provides us with the advantage of using systems already in place, such as our smartphones or supply chain execution platforms, to expand our capabilities for […].

Mitigating Logistics Risk Through Blockchain

Shipchain

Logistics will always contain risks, but the use of blockchain in supply chain management can go a long way in prevention and mitigation.

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.

Blockchain for Bill of Lading – A Much Needed Update to the Traditional Bill of Lading for E-Commerce?

Cerasis

The opportunities within the use of blockchain for bill of lading in international trade, especially e-commerce, are significant. According to The LoadStar, the first ocean container use of a blockchain-based bill of lading was released successfully in the port of Koper, Slovenia. This resounding trial and win signifies a new way shippers will be able to compete in the global market, speeding delivery of international shipments, enhancing existing supply chain operations, and more.

Tank officer rises to run Army logistics unit

DC Velocity

Rutner is a different kind of tanker. Strategy

This Week in Logistics News (October 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

The stock market has been in the news a lot lately over the past few weeks. This is due to the volatility of the market as it has experienced huge swings just this week alone. On Wednesday, the DOW was down over 300 points, with losses picking up right after the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, which showed concerns about the long-term benefit of President Trump’s tax cuts. The swings are also attributed […].

Top 3 Benefits of Using An Online Shipping Solution

GoShip Blog

Online shipping services like GoShip.com provide shipping solutions for small businesses and individual shippers without dealing with brokers or carriers.

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 New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact? [Video]

Talking Logistics

Jose Minarro, SVP of Customs at Transplace , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Has the impact NAFTA has had on US-Mexico trade since it went into effect in 1994 been mostly positive or mostly negative? In what ways?

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Retailers set to ban "serial returners," survey finds

DC Velocity

Following Amazon's lead—and as a way to curb the high costs associated with reverse logistics processes—two-thirds of retailers say they would stop doing business with problem shoppers. Omnichannel

A Trucking Firm Installs Cameras To Promote Safety And The Drivers Embrace The Technology? Preposterous!

Logistics Viewpoints

Drivers have choices. So, it came as a great surprise to me when an executive at Netradyne said that his company’s camera and AI-based analytics system, used to improve driver safety, that is appreciated by truck drivers! In my experience, drivers don’t like Big Brother. I was skeptical. But the story checks out. The post A Trucking Firm Installs Cameras To Promote Safety And The Drivers Embrace The Technology? Preposterous! appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

U.S. Apparel Imports on the Decline – Reshoring, Innovation or Both?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Is it or isn’t it? Depending on what report you read, outsourced manufacturing may or may not be returning to the U.S. Despite the uncertainty, we suspect some manufacturing is returning or is planned to return but not exactly in the same way it was outsourced.

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.

How Emerging Technologies Will Transform the Way We Do Business [Video]

Talking Logistics

Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing & Business Development at Amber Road , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Do you believe we’re on the cusp of transformative change in the industry?

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SMC³ adds volume LTL pricing API to suite of rating solutions

DC Velocity

Real-time volume LTL tool helps shippers secure capacity, save money, firm says. Transportation

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The value of a moment – logistics and the acceleration of war

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Future advantage will lie with the side who can ‘own the time’ and best prepare the environment.’. – Lieutenant General R Burr, Chief of Army, Accelerated warfare , 08 Aug 18. What is the value of a moment?

Key Stages to Develop a Global Sourcing Strategy

SIPMM Professional Publications

Global sourcing is the practice of sourcing from the global market for goods and services across geopolitical boundaries. Global sourcing is often designed to deliver products or services using global efficiencies.

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.