Sat.Apr 20, 2019 - Fri.Apr 26, 2019

5 Surefire Ways to Increase Your eCommerce Delivery Costs (Don’t Let These Mistakes Happen to You)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

“ Going above and beyond” is usually considered to be a good thing. But not when it comes to your eCommerce delivery expenses. That’s why this week’s post is dedicated to some of the most common ways that eTailers can rack up bigger packaging and parcel delivery costs without even trying.

Damaged Freight: Are you covered?

Freightquote

Freight insurance helps to ease the burden of accidents and natural occurrences that can impact goods. Let’s take a closer look at who is covered, when to take responsibility and more

Supply Chain Management failures: the Bullwhip effect

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The supply chain management has been achieving meaningful importance nowadays due to the increase of trade globally, a fact that complicates every stage of the supply chain in every company.

Fostering E-commerce Growth with Jonathan Kish

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:27] 01:27] Tell us about your background. I grew up in Buffalo and studied political science at a school just outside of Rochester.

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.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors should consider capitalizing on process automation. Robotics Process Automation or RPA are being introduced for warehouse modernization. RPA is a software technology that allows the business to automate low-level tasks in the future, as technology improves.

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FMCSA’s new requirements for entry-level driver training

Fleet Owner

The new rules in CDL schools will go into effect by February 7, 2020

Wearables in the Workplace: A Boon for Safety, or Intrusion on Privacy?

Supply Chain Brain

It’s been a rocky start for high-tech wearable devices for the consumer. But the supply chain offers a more fertile ground for growth

Key Digital Technologies for a Smart Warehouse

SIPMM Professional Publications

A smart warehouse is the culmination of warehouse automation. In other words, automating various components of your warehousing operations. Like a smart home, a smart warehouse is enabled with several automated and interconnected technologies.

Logistics Can Be Key to State Growth

Material Handling and Logistics

Georgia is responsible for providing an infrastructure that is expected to handle more than $900 billion of cargo annually

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.

Let’s talk trailers and efficiency

Fleet Owner

Better trailers will lead to improved freight efficiency for the tractor-trailer combination and that’s good for all of us

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Crowdsourcing apps, same-day delivery, and ecommerce trends continue to impact last mile delivery expectations. With this ever-changing landscape, cost-effective management of the last mile has become a challenge that needs a broader view. Last mile home deliveries were once considered special handling services because they were infrequent and required special considerations to deliver a product to a consumer’s home. But not anymore.

5 Things to Look for in a Food Warehousing Provider

West Coast and California Logistics

When you entrust your food and confectionery products to a food warehousing provider, you’re relying on that company to be much more than a provider of space. You’re really relying on them to be a partner that will work to protect the integrity of your products through every step of the supply chain.

Should You Put a Rock-Climbing Wall in Your Next DC?

Material Handling and Logistics

Human-centered design can help with recruitment and retention challenges

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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.

Which zero-emissions tech will win trucking?

Fleet Owner

Putting aside the timetable, the scenario for a transition to zero-emissions, or ZE, trucks has started to become clear over the last few years. The challenge for fleets will be to choose the right one for their particular operation

This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Have you seen the video of the chimpanzee using Instagram? Here it is in case you missed it: Here's a video of a Chimpanzee using Instagram. It's eye-opening. link] pic.twitter.com/d9AjhfPNN1 — Daniel Sinclair (@_DanielSinclair) April 25, 2019.

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Put an End to Data-Management Woes in Your Supply Chain With MDM

Supply Chain Brain

As supply-chain design and management struggles to live up to modern-day business imperatives, enterprise decision makers have turned their gaze toward the inefficiencies plaguing it

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Zero-Emission Trucking Moves Forward

Material Handling and Logistics

Toyota and Kenworth will deploy a total of 10 trucks as part of the Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF), hauling cargo received at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, throughout the LA Basin

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.

Celadon to pay $42 million for accounting fraud

Fleet Owner

Trucking company admits hiding losses in aging trucking fleet; lied to investigators

How Shippers and Small Businesses Can Support Green Shipping

GoShip Blog

Customer demands are nothing new to small businesses and companies. Today, being a successful company means a little more than just providing good products and fast shipping. Eventually, people become interested not only in what you do but also in who you are.

Blockchain for Visibility in the Food Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

Growing world populations are expected to reach 10billion by the year 2050. With this, we are also expected to demand on the food supply chain to evolve and become more efficient, more accurate and more reliable.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

Our annual look at the most dangerous occupations in the U.S., as measured by fatal work injury rate

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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.

How to win over underhanded drivers

Fleet Owner

Safety system manipulators are clever, but there are ways to stymie their shenanigans

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2019)

Talking Logistics

Based on the top Talking Logistics posts and videos this quarter, it’s clear that transportation management remains a hot topic of interest — everything from how to navigate the twists and turns of the market to how to leverage transportation management systems (TMS) and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement. Even our most popular post, which dealt with excess inventory and yard management, had a transportation bent to it.

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Kroger Introduces Automated Grocery Delivery In Houston

LandLink

The grocery home delivery market is ultra competitive. The big grocery players like Giant, Shop Rite and Wegmans all offer home delivery via manned delivery vehicles. Kroger appears to be first in the autonomous grocery delivery service race.

Lowe’s and 60 Other Companies Create Program to Fill Skilled Trades Gap

Material Handling and Logistics

The Generation T movement is hoping to fill the 3 million job vacancies that are expected by 2028

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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.