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Warehouse Technology: Artificial Intelligence (AI)


“Alexa, please automate my warehouse.”. How convenient would it be if it were that simple to automate the warehouse? But in order to achieve a similar future, the warehouse needs a brain to process all the information it receives and automatically execute actions to address an array of scenarios.

PE firm puts six operators together to form the UK’s largest logistics company

The LoadStar

A private equity firm has put together six operators to form the UK’s largest privately owned logistics company, EV Cargo. The companies, backed by Hong Kong-based EmergeVest, are Allport Cargo Services, Palletforce, CM Downton, Jigsaw, NFT and Adjuno. The wide range of specialities in the group, from CM Downton, a haulier bought earlier this year by EmergeVest for £75m, to NFT, a cool chain specialist, and Adjuno, a supply chain software company, gives.

Adapt to the New Normal with Shipment Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

With the advent of electronic logging devices and supporting technology, shippers can take advantage of unprecedented shipment visibility into their supply chain. Connected to most commercial trucks, ELDs are generating a flood of data that gives shippers who are also using a robust, modern TMS solution a new level of strategic insight into their supply chain. An ELD-equipped truck generates 100 to 150 data points per load, a far cry from a phone call a […].

All The Right Stuffing:  Amware Offers Antidotes For Parcel Shipping Cost Increases

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re reading this shortly before your annual Thanksgiving feast, keep your antacids handy, because the country’s largest package carriers have begun rolling out their annual parcel shipping increases, and boy are they cause for heartburn.

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.

Six operators join to form the UK’s largest logistics company

Supply Chain and Logistics

Alex Lennane has written in the Loadstar about the merger or assimilation of six UK diverse logistics firms under one management. Perhaps this is what’s necessary to get firms to work together– a bigger hammer. If they cannot learn to … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Trucking european union mergers supply chains UK

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Thank You “Sticky Buns” Jeff

Talking Logistics

Random violence makes the news because it is rare, whereas routine kindness doesn’t make the news because it is so common. — Matt Ridley, author of “The Rational Optimist” from his essay Why Is It So Cool to Be Gloomy? Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2018). You’re not going to eat that, are you?!” Peter asked me and Paul, looking at the plate of sticky buns in front of us.

Why You Should Outsource Your Marketing Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your company handles marketing fulfillment in-house, could you do better by outsourcing? Marketing Fulfillment

Travel Time Is Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your Distribution Center


Travel time in the warehouse represents one of the biggest costs in modern distribution centers. Pickers must put away incoming product, pull product, and move products to packaging and processing zones. Like transportation management for shipped product, effective labor management and lean processes in the warehouse are key to lowering labor costs in your distribution center.

Ryder and FedEx to roll out 1,000 electric panel vans in next two years

DC Velocity

FedEx Express says EV trucks will reduce emissions on commercial and residential routes in California. Transportation

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 ‘Rights’ and ‘Mores’ of Supply Chain Execution

Talking Logistics

Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing at Amber Road , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are the six “rights” of supply chain execution? What are the “mores” that are redefining the rules for success?

The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Lots of turkey. According to some reports I have seen, Americans will spend more than $1 billion on the 50+ million turkeys they will consume.

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail


As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. Although e-commerce represents 10 percent of total retail sales, it has had an interesting effect.

A/I on on the rise

DC Velocity

More than 32 percent of workers are already exposed to some form of AI on the job, survey says. Technology

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.

2.4 Million Skilled Jobs Projected to Go Unfilled in Manufacturing

Material Handling and Logistics

With that many jobs going unfilled between this year and 2028, there could be $454 billion in manufacturing GDP at risk in 2028, or more than $2.5 trillion over the next decade


Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

New solutions have emerged that bridge the gap between supply chain planning and execution. These solutions have a middleware layer that is critical. The middleware allows for a feedback loop that can allow the system to get smarter. The post Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Planning and Execution appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Machine Learning Supply Chain Execution

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

We all know the important role that supply chain and logistics people, processes, and technologies play in everyday commerce. Those capabilities and expertise also play a critical role in responding effectively to emergency situations such as natural disasters. What unique challenges arise from these incidents? How can the supply chain and logistics industry help? How does technology support these efforts?

Geek+ lands $150 million in capital for warehouse robots

DC Velocity

Warburg Pincus funds growth of Chinese firm, citing its success in combining robotics, big data, and AI to solve supply chain pain points. Robotics

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.

Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management


Imagine you’re an executive of a large international business who has just discovered an excellent opportunity of entering a new exciting market just in time when your product design team has developed a perfect product for that market. Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. But there are some risks. That new market is kind of tricky and many companies like yours have failed to make it profitable.

Shipping Industry Optimistic But Concerned About Trade, Cyber Threats

Material Handling and Logistics

A new survey found that one-third of shippers are “extremely concerned” about trade tensions

Incoterms: A Basic Guide to Freight Forwarders


Understand the meaning of Incoterms and see the most used ones among freight forwarders. O post Incoterms: A Basic Guide to Freight Forwarders apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo. Logistics

Kroger picks Cincinnati for first grocery e-commerce DC

DC Velocity

Ocado will provide warehouse automation, as partners plan network of 20 sites. Material Handling

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

How Yusen Logistics’ European Control Tower can revitalise your healthcare operation

Insight Into Action

A logistics Control Tower can bring supply chain visibility to your operation, improving both planning and efficiency.

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Holiday Cargo Theft Precautions


According to FreightWatch International, the risk of cargo theft incidents is much higher during the holiday season, and the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend should demand additional supply chain security measures for retailers looking to protect their precious holiday merchandise.

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The time to go out to bid is now


Trucking capacity is currently so tight that logistics service providers are turning away record amounts of freight. Rates have been rising, and some shippers have even had to cut earnings outlooks due to rising transportation costs.

Cooper Tire opens 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Mississippi

DC Velocity

Company will distribute direct to customers and to regional distribution centers from Byhalia, Miss., facility. Strategy

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!