Sat.Feb 09, 2019 - Fri.Feb 15, 2019

The Arrival of the ‘Self-Driving’ Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The age of self-driving cars and trucks is nearly upon us. What about self-driving supply chains

Palletizing LTL Freight: Everything You Need to Know

GoShip Blog

Providing safe and secure packaging is essential for smooth freight transportation. When shipping with less-than-truckload, packing is even more important because there are multiple shipments combined in a trailer. Preparation simplifies handling, loading and unloading, and prevents cargo damage.

Flash sale events! How to win the last mile on days like Valentines or Thanksgiving

Loginext

What’s with same-day or next-day deliveries? Well if haven’t forgotten important dates such as Valentines’ or any other such day, you won’t much appreciate the urgency of fast deliveries to save face.

Globalization in transition

Supply Chain and Logistics

This is a fascinating report about global trade, with many interesting statistics, and with points of view not often presented so cogently. Authors Susan Lund, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel, Jacques Bughin, Mekala Krishnan, Jeongmin Seong, and Mac Muir point out that … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains economics trade transportation trends

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.

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) Come of Age

Logistics Viewpoints

The key for AMRs is that they enable workers to be more productive due to constant collaboration. During Steve Banker's panel discussion on AMRs at ARC Advisory Group's Forum last week, the four panelists made two key points about AMRs. First, robots are not replacing human workers, but rather, are assisting them. Second, warehouse labor is becoming harder to find and more expensive to train and retain. These two reasons are why there will be an increase in AMRs in the warehouse.

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Freight class calculator: Best tools for logistics companies

LoGo

Logistics companies are in constant need of finding means to simplify and optimize their daily activities. Fortunately, whether you need a freight class calculator, a management system or any other kind of logistics support, there are many tools and applications to help you execute these tasks.

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The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain

Cerasis

New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future.

Ecommerce Retailer Reaps Big Rewards Following a Supply Chain Planning Implementation

Logistics Viewpoints

I talked to a large ecommerce retailer. They got great benefits from implementing a supply chain planning solution. But their plans to leverage AI are what is truly fascinating. The post Ecommerce Retailer Reaps Big Rewards Following a Supply Chain Planning Implementation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Planning ecommerce replenishment

Blockchain and its Implications for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Shipchain

Blockchain in the pharma supply chain can dramatically affect the success and verifiability of pharmaceuticals. Unlike other industries, pharmaceuticals are subject to intense regulation.

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 Supply Chain Platforms?

Talking Logistics

Today, collaboration is an essential step in the digital transformation of your company, and has become vital if you expect to compete with increasingly more dynamic and connected competitors. Through this transformation, it’s no longer an option to work separate from your collaborators. Instead, a real convergence must be created by merging the processes with increased productivity, agility, efficiency, and a new customer experience in mind.

Tackling the Logistics Industry Talent Gap from the Inside Out

Kane is Able

There’s a talent gap in logistics today and companies are dealing with it in different ways. warehouse labor management KANE Company Culture Warehouse Operations Logistics Labor Management

This Week in Logistics News (February 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Valentine’s Day survey with Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans were expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year despite a years-long decrease in the percentage of people celebrating the holiday. Those celebrating planned to spend $3.9 billion on jewelry (given by 18 percent), $3.5 billion on an evening out (34 percent), $2.1 billion on clothing (18 percent), $1.9 billion on flowers (35 percent), $1.8 […].

E-Commerce Speeds Industrial Real Estate Transformation

Material Handling and Logistics

Warehousing is expected to grow by double digits while facilities add more technology

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.

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. Of course, the technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight visibility, and other emerging technologies dominating the headlines.

Full Truckload Trends to Watch in 2019

Cerasis

Shippers face great uncertainty regarding the full truckload industry for 2019. Capacity is still wasted, reports Satish Patel via JOC.com , yet new apps and technologies are changing the way shippers tender and schedule freight.

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A Software Revolution that is Hard to See

Logistics Viewpoints

Today, so many exciting things are going on in the cloud software world that my bet is we will see very large improvements in the way things are done driven by higher productivity and innovation. The difficulty in perceiving this now is that there is no thing to "see" with this software. The post A Software Revolution that is Hard to See appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Cloud/Software-as-a-Service Open Source

How Brands are Leveraging Direct-to-Consumer Sales and Deliveries to Secure Customer Loyalty

Bringg

Brands which once sold primarily through other channels are embracing D2C (direct to consumer) sales and deliveries in order to own the customer experience and introduce profitable new business models.

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.

Editor’s Pick: Moving Out Of China Isn’t So Easy

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Amber Road’s blog discusses several factors companies must consider if they are thinking of moving out of China as a manufacturing or sourcing base.

Warehouse Labor Management Considerations During a Strong Economy

West Coast and California Logistics

A strong economy means good times for business, right? Generally speaking, the answer is yes, but there are some nasty side effects of economic strength. In the logistics industry, one of these side effects is the difficulty in attracting and retaining talent in a high-employment market.

3PLs Focus on Customer Experience to Drive E-Commerce Fulfillment

Morai Logistics

To deliver exceptional E-Commerce fulfillment, third party logistics (3PLs) providers must ensure they have a comprehensive end to end customer experience. In 2018, online sales of physical goods amounted to 504.6 billion US dollars and are projected to surpass 735 billion US dollars in 2023. According to the above statistic, e-commerce sales in the United States are generating incredible success.

85% of Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitization

Material Handling and Logistics

For retailers relying on manual supply chain management processes, cost is perceived to be the main blocker

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.

Why Shipper and Carrier Relationships Will Need to Improve in 2019

Cerasis

Shipper and carrier relationships are subject to many factors, and the slightest change in the market can lead to uncertainty regarding where those relationships stand.

How Brands are Leveraging Direct-to-Consumer Sales and Deliveries to Secure Customer Loyalty

Bringg

Brands which once sold primarily through other channels are embracing D2C (direct to consumer) sales and deliveries in order to own the customer experience and introduce profitable new business models.

Emerging Supply Chain Trends For 2019

LandLink

Supply chain protocols worldwide are being transformed. External pressures, technology trends and internal evolution are prompting companies to reevaluate their network to determine how their future supply chain should be structured, both in terms of capacity and capabilities.

NLRB: Angry Outbursts Are Not Protected Activity

Material Handling and Logistics

Previously, employee comments mentioning wages or working conditions couldn’t draw discipline

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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.