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Importance of Weather Insights in Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Importance of Weather Insights in Supply Chain Management. According to a report* by UCL Hazard Research Center, there were 16 weather-related events in 2017 in the United States alone that cost one billion dollars each.

How The Delivery Wars are Altering Retail Logistics for Good

MercuryGate

The post How The Delivery Wars are Altering Retail Logistics for Good appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Value of a TMS Blog Posts

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Keeping the “big, bad trucking company” off of the verdict slip

Truck News

Demonizing the trucking company is a standard tactic of billboard advertisers who sue our industry. They seek to arouse the passion and prejudice against what they paint as the “big, bad trucking company.” One of the best ways to avoid …

7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:51] 00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL. My main role is to promote the hub that Panama offers to the world. [02:19] 02:19] What was your first job in logistics?

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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.

Thoughts on Failure Modes of Kaizen Events

The Lean Thinker

The common frustration in the weeks following a classic 5 day “kaizen event” (which go by many names) is that the follow-on actions are not completed, and the changes that were made erode quickly.

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How ELDs started a new era of carrier and shipper collaboration

Fleet Owner

Disruptive technology allows carriers, shippers, and 3PLs to find the way and the will to meet today’s multiple, compounding challenges

Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Online sales are growing 15% a year. Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.

Target Condition vs. Target

The Lean Thinker

This search question landed someone on my site yesterday, and I thought it would be a good one to try to answer specifically: why is lean manufacturing preferred to implement target condition as compared to target? In other words, what is the difference between a “target” and a “target condition?” ” Where this gets sticky is that there isn’t any canonical definition of either term.

LTL and FTL Shipping: What’s the Difference?

Kuebix

The terms less-than-truckload (LTL) and full-truckload (FTL) get thrown around often within the shipping community. However, newcomers may find themselves at a loss for what these terms actually mean.

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.

Summertime and the driving isn’t easy

Fleet Owner

With the sunshine of summer comes other challenges for fleets to watch out for on the road: from more construction to vacation traffic to heat and much more

What is a Supply Chain Control Tower?

Logistics Viewpoints

The term supply chain control tower is being used more frequently. Some think it is being overused. What is a supply chain control tower? From my perspective it must be a holistic supply chain solution. What does that mean? For me, it means the following ten things.

Devising Ways to Move More Containers on the Mississippi River

Material Handling and Logistics

With larger ocean carrier container vessels, global growth in the container market and an effort to reduce truck traffic on the highway system, ports and regions are working together to provide container-on-barge and a proposed container-on-vessel service

Benefits of an Over-the-Road TMS

Cerasis

The benefits of an over-the-road TMS are significant. The average shipper faces an approximate 6.4 million possible combinations for simply sending 1000 shipments. Augment this capability over parcel shipping, and the results are staggering.

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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.

Amazon dropped by FedEx, plans testing of new drone

Fleet Owner

FedEx said the percentage of revenue attributable to Amazon represented less than 1.3% in 2018

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‘Freight Tech’ Fit-Out: 3 Critical Steps to Successful Integration

Parade

Signing a contract with a technology vendor does not guarantee you will be able to realize the benefits of the technology quickly. It is not as simple as signing a contract with a vendor, saying, “Let’s get started!”

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National Forklift Safety Day 2019 Shines Spotlight on Tech and Training

Material Handling and Logistics

National Forklift Safety Day 2019 focuses on how companies can create a culture of safety

5 Logistics Trends to Watch For in 2019

Cerasis

The logistics industry is under continuous transformation. From the past couple of years, we are constantly experiencing development in the industry, all thanks to the introduction of logistics trends to watch that we’ve read about ad nauseum such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and advanced robotics. On the other hand, there has been a.read More. The post 5 Logistics Trends to Watch For in 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

Why aren't more trucks getting 10 MPG?

Fleet Owner

While some fleets are achieving more miles per gallon these days, the average MPG for studied fleets was at 7.28, which is better than the national fleet average of 5.91

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Lawmakers Propose Waterway LNG Parity Act

NGT News

Several U.S. senators have reintroduced a bill requiring that excise taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine transportation on inland waterways be levied at a rate consistent with energy output relative to diesel and gasoline. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Michael Bennet, D-Colo.,

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 14, 2019)

Talking Logistics

You know those signs you see on the side of the road, showing a truck pointed downward on a triangle, warning drivers about a steep downhill up ahead? It’s a beautiful sign when you’re riding a bicycle. It means you can coast downhill with little effort for the next few miles. But if you plan.

How Supply Chain Analytics Empower Digital Transformation

Cerasis

Digital transformation is inevitable, and digital transformation within the supply chain has the potential to streamline operations, reduce costs, and offer a better work environment for employees.

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.

Insights from a freight intermediary’s perspective

Fleet Owner

What's the role of the third-party logistics (3PL) provider today as the relationship between shippers and carriers continues to change

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One Day Amazon Prime – Logistics Challenges

Logistics Trends and Insights

Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services for Logistics Trends & Insights and Robert Fisher of Fisher Postal Analytics have put together a great presentation describing the challenges surrounding One Day Amazon Prime service.

Most Likely to Succeed

Talking Logistics

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! It is school graduation season. Two of my nephews just graduated from high school and another graduated from college. Next week, my son graduates from 8th grade and my daughter from 5th grade.

North American Hydrogen Fuel Cell Players Join H2Bus Consortium

NGT News

Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium.

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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.