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3 Technologies to Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Cyzerg

Warehouse efficiency remains one of the most important strategic goals and differentiators for logistics organizations. The reason is simple: without an efficient warehouse operation, the business is forced to increase its workforce in order to maintain high levels of service.

How times have changed on the road

Fleet Owner

Retired UPS driver Jimmy Howard, who logged 6 million accident-free miles, shares his thoughts on how trucking has changed over the past 40 years

Subway Restaurants’ Journey to Improved Recalls

Logistics Viewpoints

Traceability is one supply chain application that many pundits argue is a perfect fit for blockchain technologies. Subway and its Franchisee-owned supply chain are on an ongoing journey to improve their recall and traceability capabilities. Not surprisingly, they have taken a hard look at blockchain as a solution for improved traceability. So, what the Subway Franchisee-owned supply chain group have to say about blockchain is worth paying attention to.

Need Warehouse Space in Atlanta?  The Advantages Add Up

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When two of the country’s premiere site selection publications named Georgia as the #1 state for doing business for several years in a row, some people may have been a little surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware thought, “Yep. Makes total sense to us.”.

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.

Dropshipping Is Helping to Meet eCommerce Demands

Material Handling and Logistics

A new study from the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University shows that retailers are expanding their virtual inventory without incurring additional carrying and fulfillment costs by utilizing dropship programs

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Connectivity improves fleet efficiency

Fleet Owner

Technology firms have stepped in and are offering digital services to fleets

Marketing Compliance Nightmares?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the eighth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program, with insights drawn from an Amware-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. You can download this free ebook here. There’s an old saying, “rules are made to be broken.”

The Dawn of the Deep Tech Ecosystem

Supply Chain and Logistics

This Boston Consulting Group report by Massimo Portincaso, Arnaud de la Tour, and Philippe Soussan, discusses seven categories of so-called deep-tech areas of research that are likely to yield new disruptions for businesses of all types. They believe that deep-tech industries are … Continue reading → Advanced Computing entrepreneurship Investing Logistics Ports Shipping Strategy Supply Chains computing innovation Software technology transportation trends

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How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members.

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.

Clean Energy cites natural gas progress with financing plan, 'Redeem' RNG

Fleet Owner

Company says natural gas vehicles have the cleanest emissions profile available today

Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results.

Gartner: Supply chain blockchain pilots stalling because of technology immaturity | Supply Chain Dive

Supply Chain and Logistics

Matt Leonard @Matt_Lnrd has summarized Gartner’s survey in this article, which seems to indicate more clearly that blockchain is a solution chasing problems. The basic problems are “technology immaturity”, “lack of standards”, ‘too ambitious scope”, and a misunderstanding of the use … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Supply Chains blockchain computing Gartner innovation standards technology transportation

Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s been over a week now since the news broke about Amazon and their freight brokerage business. Honestly, it’s really been one of the industry’s worst kept secrets.

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.

Driving the bottom line

Fleet Owner

Drivers will impact your fleet’s miles per gallon more than any technology on the truck

The Inventory Accuracy “Confidence Gap”

Talking Logistics

JB Hunt offering new drop-and-hook service

Supply Chain and Logistics

JB Hunt is a powerhouse in managed logistics. Offering a drop and hook service seems like a reasonable thing to do. Many firms have yard space to keep a spare trailer, and it allows them to load it on their … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking

What You Need to Know About Calculating Freight Rates

Kuebix

For shippers, calculating freight costs can be one of the hardest expenses to predict and can seriously impact the bottom line. Using a transportation management system (TMS) can help optimize your shipping process and cut freight costs for LTL, truckload, parcel, intermodal, and other shipping modes. There are a variety of factors that impact how […]. The post What You Need to Know About Calculating Freight Rates appeared first on Kuebix. Blog free TMS Technology TMS

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.

Drivers, trucks, fuel economy and your fleet

Fleet Owner

A driver still plays a role in mpg and always will, but advancements have made it easier for drivers to allow technology to be the heaviest contributing factor in fuel economy, according to Fleet Advantage

4 Things to Know About Propane Forklifts

Material Handling and Logistics

No matter the job or location, propane forklifts provide safe, reliable performance

S&OP – 13 Years On, What Have We Learned and What Has Changed?

AIMMS

In December 2006, I published an article titled “ S&OP or just good supply chain planning ?” The article looked at what Sales and Operations Planning is, what it isn’t, and whether companies were on the right path to implementing it. I wondered: is S& OP just too hard to implement ?

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Cart Before the Horse: Digital Freight Matching, A.I. and Machine Learning for Freight

Parade

Technologies are assisting to automate tasks that require lots of repetition and grunt work, allowing people to focus on tasks that require a human touch.

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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.

Driver training a key in better fuel efficiency

Fleet Owner

Younger or less-experienced drivers usually achieve higher fuel economy when paired with an experienced driver, compared with driving solo

High Job Satisfaction Among Supply Chain Professionals

Material Handling and Logistics

A new study shows 82% of supply chain professionals said they are likely to stay working in the supply chain field for the next five years

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Wielding the Supply Chain as a ‘Competitive Weapon’

Supply Chain Brain

Business theorists have been talking up the concept of supply chain as a “competitive weapon” for so many years that if it were really happening, they’d have a well-stocked armory by now

[PODCAST] What Transportation Management Solutions Do LTL Freight Shippers Want?

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

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.