Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

Key Factors to Consider When Planning and Designing Warehouses

Logistics Bureau

Planning a Warehouse Network and Design: Key Factors to Consider. In this post, I’d like to talk about the key factors that will impact on the optimum facility network and design required to meet your warehousing or storage requirements.

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Is It Time To Tidy Up Your Fulfillment Strategy?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Earlier this year, Netflix introduced a popular but polarizing new show. Entitled Tidying Up with Marie Kondo , it follows various families as they systematically cull through their possessions, all spurred by the cleaning guru’s famous advice to keep only what “sparks joy.”.

3 flatbed freight shipping tips.

Freightquote

Hauling flatbed loads has multiple components and it’s important to be prepared. Read these three tips to help you successfully ship flatbed

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How to Combat the Uncertainty and Risks in Today’s Global Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Whether it’s the escalating tariffs between the U.S. and China, what’s happening (or not happening) with Brexit in Europe, or the status of “New NAFTA” and other trade agreements, one thing is clear: there is growing risk and uncertainty in global supply chain management. How are leading companies navigating these risks and uncertainties? That was the focus of a recent global study conducted by LLamasoft.

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.

Toyota Kata and Culture Change

The Lean Thinker

I am still digesting my experience at the Toyota Kata Summit (KataCon) and the TWI Summit but I wanted to reflect on one of the emerging themes, and some of the reactions.

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Fuso on electric trucks: Do you believe us now?

Fleet Owner

Truck maker shows it is ahead of the curve on commercial production-ready electric trucks as it predicts another new market direction for the medium-duty segment with a gasoline-powered Class 5 cabover

Great Shipping and Logistics: Still the Biggest Must-Have for Ecommerce Success

Cerasis

Your customers are willing to tell you exactly what they want and, sometimes much to your chagrin, they’re not going to hold back or walk on eggshells for you. This past holiday season, customer angst was clearly on display, and shipping and order accuracy was a big player in that grief.

Forklift Sales Break Record in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

All five truck classes exhibited growth in 2018, representing diverse demand across product lines

Outsourcing Fulfillment: 3 Marketing Experts Explain the Benefits

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware recently sponsored the publication of a Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. In this eBook, marketing executives from a variety of industries share their insights of outsourcing fulfillment and getting the most from their companies’ marketing fulfillment programs.

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.

FMCSA eases process for drivers to upgrade to Class A CDL

Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a new final rule streamlining the process of upgrading from a Class B to Class A commercial driver's license (CDL). The new rule amends the entry-level driver training regulations pu

Capturing E-commerce Volumes by Air and by Ocean

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to Accenture, over two billion consumers worldwide will be regularly shopping online by 2020. At over $3.4 trillion of gross merchandise value, global online sales are expected to grow at 14% per year over the next few years with no signs of slowing.

How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Last year many shippers were caught flat-footed by rising transportation costs and capacity constraints. It’s safe to say that in 2019 shippers will likely be more vigilant and more proactive in looking for opportunities to better manage and control their transportation costs. What are some of these cost-saving opportunities? How can shippers realize them?

Should the State DOT Be the One to Mandate Commercial Vehicle Bans During Weather Events?

Kane is Able

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day.

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.

Improving infrastructure could save trucking billions of gallons of fuel

Fleet Owner

ATRI finds that traffic congestion means trucks need 6.87 billion more gallons of fuel. Fixing this would save money and help the environment

Is Strikers’ Giant Inflatable Rat Doomed to Extinction?

Material Handling and Logistics

Under assault in court and at the NLRB, unions may have to retire a favorite picket line mascot

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[Infographic] The Skilled Labor Shortage

Cerasis

Employers are struggling to find qualified job candidates. There are currently more open positions than there are job seekers to fill them. Not to mention, the job seekers that do apply often don’t have the skills needed for the job. So what’s causing the skilled labor shortage?

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Logistics Provider

Supply Chain Brain

From sourcing to delivery, the last leg in a product’s journey can ultimately determine its success

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.

UPS’s Rose says electric fleets could change the world. But he won’t predict it.

Fleet Owner

The UPS president of global fleet maintenance says fleets will buy into electrification once OEMs and utilities make it impossible to resist

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

We didn’t think he would visit us this year, but then came the snow storm early Monday morning, and with schools closed, Billy Bob Joe V finally showed up. My kids, with the help of neighborhood friends, used their muscles and brains (and ladders and shovels) to build the 13 ft. snowman (over 15 ft.

7 Bold Steps to Ensure Freight Capacity

Kane is Able

Freight capacity has historically been viewed as a commodity. The onus has been on the trucking company to position itself as the customer’s “carrier of choice.”. But if you haven’t noticed, that’s changing. The combination of a growing U.S.

How to Grow Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The push is rapidly expanding across industries. Here's how to keep up

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.

New F-600 shines in Ford’s complete CV refresh

Fleet Owner

Ford plans updates for all its commercial vehicles, from Class 1 to Class 7, including new Super Duty nameplate

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FedEx SameDay Bot: Will Delivery Robots End Up in the Trash Heap of Ideas?

Talking Logistics

Last week FedEx introduced its FedEx SameDay Bot. Here are some details from the press release: With the bot, retailers will be able to accept orders from nearby customers and deliver them by bot directly to customers’ homes or businesses the same day.

Great Shipping and Logistics: Still the Biggest Must-Have for Ecommerce Success

Cerasis

Your customers are willing to tell you exactly what they want and, sometimes much to your chagrin, they’re not going to hold back or walk on eggshells for you. This past holiday season, customer angst was clearly on display, and shipping and order accuracy was a big player in that grief.

America’s Trucker Shortage Will Hit Consumers Where it Hurts

Material Handling and Logistics

Rising transportation costs, due to lack of drivers, is forcing companies like McDonald's and P&G to raises prices

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.