Sat.Mar 16, 2019 - Fri.Mar 22, 2019

5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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As trucks get more complex, so does fleet maintenance

Fleet Owner

Technicians are turning to new tools and technologies to overcome these challenges and reaping dividends through predictive maintenance and less vehicle downtime

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Utilizing Smart Sensors Creates Agile and Efficient Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

With 43% of supply chains using smart sensors, the industry must continue to integrate IoT tools to ensure efficiency and agility. Last week, Morai Logistics presented the benefits of implementing smart manufacturing into supply chains. The integration of technology into factory level operations, ‘ helps to create opportunities that improve efficiencies, productivity and operations on the ground floor ’.

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time.

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.

Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

Talking Logistics

For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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Labor Dept.: Don’t believe media on trucker shortage

Fleet Owner

Meanwhile, conversations at TCA surround just how high driver pay needs to be

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How a Good Fulfillment Partner Helps You Save Money

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the fifth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program. It includes insights drawn from an Amware-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. You can download the eBook here. Marketing Fulfillment fulfillment operations

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Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers.

Cyber Attack Puts a Spotlight on Fragile Global Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

The interconnected nature of supply chains isn’t unique to the metals industry. As manufacturing processes becoming increasingly complex and spread out around the world, more companies will have to navigate the risk of a disruption from cyber attacks

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

A look inside the modern shop

Fleet Owner

Investments are being made so shops can keep pace with the electronics on trucks

5 Reasons Why Parcel Rapid Delivery is to Become the Shipping Standard for 2019

Cerasis

Parcel rapid delivery is used to describe same-day and next-day delivery, but it actually implies any delivery requiring two or fewer days to complete.

This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I arrived at Penn Station in Newark, NJ yesterday for a client meeting. My initial thought was to grab an Uber to my hotel, but since there were already a line of taxis parked outside, I decided to hop in one.

Finding Truck Capacity Is More Than Location Data: The Carrier Intelligence Game

Parade

Starting with Location Data Creating a carrier system of records and intelligence system will be the first step towards freight brokerage digitization. What is carrier intelligence and why is it so critical for a freight brokerage to implement?

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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.

Fleets need 'more sophisticated technicians' for modern vehicles

Fleet Owner

Training for new electronics is the latest focus in fleets' shops

Is There Room for Another E-Commerce Provider?

Logistics Trends and Insights

For years we have written of Africa’s eventual emergence as a leading e-commerce location. The time may be close as the continent’s largest e-commerce provider, Jumia prepares for its IPO on the NYSE.

FMCSA Red Flagging Brokers with Bonds Pending Cancellation

Cerasis

The beginning of November 2018 saw a change in how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) marks carriers, brokers and forwarders whose surety bond or insurance is about to expire or is being canceled.

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board. Penalties for late or partial shipments are steep and can make or break a shipper’s relationship with a retailer. Shippers can mitigate this challenge with a retail consolidation program. So what is a retail consolidation program? How does it work? And what are the benefits to shippers?

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.

Stoneridge shows off MirrorEye camera system

Fleet Owner

Interest from fleets for retrofit alternative to traditional mirrors is rapidly growing, company says

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Pentagon Supply Chain Improving Distribution Process

Material Handling and Logistics

The Pentagon, which manages a $35 billion commodity supply chain, is testing a cloud-based Warehouse Management System in one of its distribution centers to "better align with industry standards.&

Warehouses Are Experiencing a Metamorphosis In Operational Procedures

LandLink

Warehouses and distribution centers around the world are coping with massive change and investment to stay competitive.

Streamlining and Automating the Procure-to-Pay Process

Talking Logistics

Streamlining and automating the procure-to-pay (P2P) process is something many companies are focused on, especially those dealing with hundreds, if not thousands, of suppliers and high volumes of purchase orders, shipments, and invoices. What are the current challenges companies are facing in their efforts to streamline and automate their P2P processes? How is technology helping companies achieve their objectives? What is the business case for this automation?

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.

Drive Safe Act with a twist

Fleet Owner

A bi-partisan bill called the Drive Safe Act would change that and allow, under some strict requirements, drivers under the age of 21 to drive interstate

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2D Barcodes in Warehouse Management: Why Aren’t We All Using Them?

Cerasis

The use of barcodes in the supply chain is nothing new. First-generation barcodes (1D barcodes) gave supply chain managers the ability to track stock keeping units (SKUs) and shipment information.

How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain

Kuebix

What’s the Big Deal? Drones are classified as “a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) which typically refers to a pilotless aircraft that operates through a combination of technologies, including computer vision, artificial intelligence, object avoidance tech, and others.” Their flexibility to perform virtually any report or inspection and easily collect and share data has allowed them […]. The post How Drone Technology is Going to Shape the Future of Supply Chain appeared first on Kuebix.

Researchers Say Autonomous Vehicles Could Be Racist

Material Handling and Logistics

Study finds object detection systems are poorer at detecting pedestrians with darker skin types

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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.