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Explaining the Different Warehouse Activities and Their Importance

Cyzerg

For a warehouse to function efficiently, you need in-depth knowledge about the different warehouse activities. This is because warehouses are no longer mere storage spaces. They are dynamic ecosystems where many activities take place to ensure the smooth flow of goods. In this blog, we will explore the different warehouse activities that explain why the warehouse is a critical aspect of the supply chain.

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WMS Implementation: A Comprehensive Guide for Seamless Adoption

Cyzerg

Implementing a WMS can optimize your warehouse processes , improve inventory accuracy, and enhance overall operational efficiency. But where do you begin? This guide will walk you through the entire process of WMS implementation, from initial planning to final execution, covering key aspects such as system selection, data integration, and employee training.

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What to do BEFORE Investing in Warehouse Technology

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Quick fixes and miracle cures aren’t just popular with consumers trying to lose weight, grow hair or improve their memory. There’s a similar mindset among some fulfillment operations managers who see warehouse technology as the performance-enhancing panacea to an under-performing warehouse.

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Proving the Absence of Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

In my recent Talking Logistics conversation with Daniel Smith, Director of Sustainability and ESG at e2open, he talked about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and how “under the UFLPA, due diligence means you have to prove the absence of any forced labor touching any aspect of your product. Due diligence isn’t reasonable care, Read more The post Proving the Absence of Forced Labor in Supply Chains appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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The State of Freight with Anne Reinke

The Logistics of Logistics

Anne Reinke and Joe Lynch discuss the state of freight. Anne is the President & CEO of Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) , the trusted voice for third-party logistics companies of all sizes. About Anne Reinke Anne Reinke was named President & CEO of the TIA in October 2020, coming from the USDOT where she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Congressional Affairs.

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Supply Chain Orchestration: Role, Components, and Importance

Cyzerg

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business landscape, supply chain management is vital in determining a company's success or failure. By effectively orchestrating the various components of the supply chain, businesses can streamline operations and achieve maximum efficiency. This is where supply chain orchestration comes into play. In this article, we will dive deeper into the power of supply chain orchestration and explore how businesses can leverage it to streamline operations.

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How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate the Intermodal Transportation Market

Talking Logistics

When it comes to freight transportation, certain modes tend to dominate the spotlight. Trucking because it carries the most freight; Ocean because it’s the gateway to global trade; and Parcel because it’s the fastest growing mode thanks to e-commerce. But there’s another way to transport freight that often doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves — Read more The post How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate the Intermodal Transportation Market appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adri

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The Key to Effective Last Mile Delivery with Jim Waters

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Waters and Joe Lynch discuss the key to effective last mile delivery. Jim is the Vice President of Marketing at FRAYT , an on-demand, last mile delivery solution that enables businesses to meet their customers’ same-day expectations, comparable to Amazon’s level of service. About Jim Waters Jim Waters is Vice President of Marketing at FRAYT, overseeing branding, customer acquisition and retention.

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FourKites Visibility 2023: CONNECTED

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I attended FourKites Visibility 2023 in Chicago, IL. The conference as a whole was fantastic, from the location and networking events to the conversations I had and sessions I attended. This was the largest conference that FourKites has put on to date, with nearly 800 customers, partners, prospects, and thought leaders descending on the Hyatt Regency to learn and, as the conference theme says, connect.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Exercise your right to vote in Overdrive's 2023 Pride & Polish

Overdrive Online

Voting for the virtual truck show competition is now open. Cast your vote for your favorite truck in each of six categories: Antique, Interior, Limited Mileage/Builders, Working Bobtail, and two Working Combo classes, split by year model.

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The Keys to Estimating TMS Implementation Duration and Budget

Talking Logistics

When it comes to implementing a transportation management system (TMS), a critical mistake many shippers make is setting the implementation budget and timeline based on a software vendors’ average implementation duration estimates. From there, many shippers will end up compounding the impact of this mistake by moving directly into implementation execution without a well-formed planning.

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How Exceptional Companies Grow with Sarah Ahern & Jonathon McKay

The Logistics of Logistics

Jonathon McKay , Sarah Ahern , and Joe Lynch discuss how exceptional companies grow. Jonathon and Sarah are partners in PATH , a supply chain market research and business management firm that helps businesses understand their customers, employees, and the market better to drive long-term growth. About Jonathon McKay Jonathon McKay is a highly experienced partner at PATH specializing in exceptional growth strategies for the supply chain industry.

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Editor’s Choice: Breaking Down Silos in Material and Transportation Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article comes from Greca Manuzzi, Senior Expert Product Marketing at Kinaxis, and explores breaking down silos in material and transportation planning. In the fast-paced VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment that emerged after the pandemic, supply chain management and operations have become mor

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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K&D Transport owner in the groove with third-gen flatbed fleet

Overdrive Online

Increasing diversification -- led by a stroke of inspiration post-Great Recession and a never-ending focus on maintenance, driver-friendly freight and solid benefits -- transformed K&D to what it is today, a growing 14-truck flatbed biz.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 15, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I don’t speak Catalan, but I speak Spanish, and I’ll get to speak plenty of it next week at the Transporeon Summit 2023 conference in Barcelona. I’ll be leading a panel discussion on “Automation, Real-time Insights, and Collaboration” with various industry leaders. I’ll also be interviewing several shippers and carriers during the event to get. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 15, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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September 13, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home September 13, 2023 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

At its annual event, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 15 lineup. And while the company touted upgrades such as better cameras, better processors, and smaller borders around the screen, the big news was the charging port. The new version of the iPhone will drop the company’s proprietary Lightning port in favor of European-mandated USB-C ports. The company’s newest iPhones feature a charging plug that is slightly bigger and rounder than its predecessor but capable of delivering a faster charge.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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FMCSA wants control of third-stage DataQs appeals

Overdrive Online

With a notice publishing September 14, FMCSA proposes reform to the appeals process for third-stage DataQs reviews -- or requests for change to a violation, crash or other information that have been rejected at least twice already.

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[Video] How Are Companies Engaging With Customers Around Deliveries In 2023?

Talking Logistics

For B2B and B2C companies alike, delivery is becoming a competitive differentiator and a key driver of customer experience. How well do you engage with customers about their deliveries? We explored that question recently with members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, Read more The post [Video] How Are Companies Engaging With Customers Around Deliveries In 2023?

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2023: Saluting & Supporting Heroes Who Keep Freight Moving

MercuryGate

Amid global challenges, including pandemics and intricate supply chain issues, truck drivers’ commitment to their profession remains unwavering. That’s why MercuryGate focuses on empowering the nation’s truck drivers with leading carrier management tools. The post National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2023: Saluting & Supporting Heroes Who Keep Freight Moving appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Terex to Offer Cummins Hydrogen Engines in Concrete Mixer Trucks

NGT News

Terex Advance, a manufacturer of front-discharge concrete mixer trucks, is planning to integrate Cummins X15H hydrogen internal combustion engines into the Terex Advance Commander Series. Currently powered by Cummins diesel engines, the lineup will include a zero-carbon hydrogen fuel option when series production of Cummins’ X15H engines begins later this decade.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Trucker appreciation, 24/7/365

Overdrive Online

With the National Truck Driver Appreciation Week recognition effort well under way, a special message from all of us at Overdrive. Here's a sincere thank you for doing what you do day-in, day-out.

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WorkWave to Launch Dynamic Routing for RealGreen, Enabling Customers to Automate the Routing Process in Seconds

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes HOLMDEL, N.J., September 12, 2023 – WorkWave® , a leading provider of SaaS software solutions that support every stage of a field service business’s life cycle, has announced plans to launch Dynamic Routing for its RealGreen product, giving customers the ability to plan the most efficient route in minutes with just the push of a button.

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The Supply Chain Has a New Paradigm

Supply Chain Brain

Now volatility is end to end, and supply chain planning extends beyond order fulfillment to sustainability and resiliency. The good news: They’ve updated the operator’s manual.

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STB addresses rail service standards

Supply Chain and Logistics

A new STB initiative will define service levels for railroads and allow requests for reciprocal switching.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Wallace & Sons Transport's bakery residuals trucking niche

Overdrive Online

Larry Wallace is a third generation trucker with a versatile skill set, a knack for working on old Detroit and Caterpillar engines, and a sweet little niche carved out hauling bakery residuals.

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Happening Now: US container imports continue to rise

West Coast and California Logistics

According to FreightWaves , import container volumes in August were up 0.4% from July and up 5.5% from June. August volumes were also 2.5% higher than pre-COVID volumes in August 2019, showing “continued consistency with 2019 results.

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Celebrating North America’s Truck Drivers, One Delivery at a Time

Blue Grace Logistics

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search Raddy Velkov - September 12, 2023 Celebrating North America’s Truck Drivers, One Delivery at a Time As we celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 10-16 , it is crucial to recognize and honor the backbone of our economy – the truck drivers.