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How to Choose the Best Warehouse Management System

Cyzerg

Choosing the best warehouse management system (WMS) is crucial to achieving maximum efficiency and productivity. With the right WMS, you can streamline your warehouse operations by automating tasks, optimizing inventory management, and improving overall efficiency. But with so many options available in the market, how do you choose the right WMS for your business?

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Powerful Automation Simplified with Luke Buckberrough

The Logistics of Logistics

Luke Buckberrough and Joe Lynch discuss powerful automation simplified. Luke is the Chief Growth Officer of The Rubic , a warehouse-agnostic, autonomous robotic system, designed to operate seamlessly within existing facilities. About Luke Buckberrough Luke Buckberrough , Chief Growth Officer, is a dynamic force fueled by a passion for startups and scaling visions.

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How Human-Robot Interaction Creates a More Humane Workplace

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Whether you view warehouse robots as the Terminator or R2D2 depends on the degree of personal human-robot interaction you’ve had. “Seeing is believing,” says Kait Peterson, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Locus Robotics. You have to touch, feel and see the technology to understand how it improves work environments. Once people do, she says they’re all in on robots, naming them and thinking of them as their autonomous friends around the warehouse.

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Amazon and Anticipatory Shipping: Revisiting This Highly Publicized 2013 Patent Ten Years Later

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon’s patent for anticipatory shipping generated quite the media buzz a decade ago. My first impression at that time was the mental image it provoked – a delivery truck pulling up to my house and placing a package that I hadn’t ordered on my front door, but ultimately decided to keep. My second impression was “how can this be patentable?” And then I didn’t give it another thought.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 8, 2023)

Talking Logistics

My kids did not inherit the Cuban gene for heat and humidity resistance. The calendar says it’s September, but it feels more like July outside. July in Florida, not in Boston. It’s been in the mid 90s this week, with humidity in the tropical zone. I didn’t grow up with air conditioning. As a kid, Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 8, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Ammonia-fuelled gas carriers could compete effectively by 2026

Supply Chain and Logistics

The Copenhagen-based Global Maritime Forum (GMF) has completed a study that concludes ammonia-powered gas carriers could compete effectively as soon as 2026. The findings are based on a route from the US Gulf Coast to northwestern Europe.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this morning I was thinking about something different, yet interesting to discuss in the intro paragraph of this week in logistics news. Then it occurred to me, why not talk about what I want to discuss? So I will. I will use this paragraph as an inquiry for my own selfish interests. I am looking for good quality beer crafted to remove gluten.

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The Disconnect Between Planning and Execution: The Journey to Achieving Cohesive Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Boxer Mike Tyson famously said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Everyone has a great supply chain plan as well – until exceptions and disruptions occur. Then you’re forced to either modify the plan or come up with a new one. That’s easier said than done, of course, because historically, Read more The post The Disconnect Between Planning and Execution: The Journey to Achieving Cohesive Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Thought Leadership Updates with John McDonald

Now, That's Logistics

When it comes to your airfreight, I know one thing for sure – your cargo has special importance and is of a time-sensitive nature. Come back every month to this thought leadership site where I’ll break down the latest news, views, and trends – all things airfreight. John McDonald Senior Vice President, Head of Air Product USA at DB Schenker Enhancing Air Cargo Security: DB Schenker’s Canine Detectives Sniff Out Prohibited Shipments You’ve got to hear about this buzz from across

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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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Strategic Responses to Supply Chain Trends

Supply Chain Brain

Companies are always going to face the unexpected and unpredictable. The hard part is knowing how to prepare for these supply chain trends strategically.

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Freight Procurement is a Different Game

Logistics Viewpoints

Procuring transportation for freight is much different than any other procurement category. There are different tools, goals, and market dynamics. Transportation procurement needs to support both customer service and a company’s internal supply chain goals. The freight market is mercurial. It can move quickly from a situation where there is too much capacity in the market and buyers having the whip hand, to a situation where shippers are begging carriers to take their loads at almost any price.

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[Video] The State of Supply Chain Control Towers: Insights from Indago Supply Chain Research Community

Talking Logistics

In June 2023, we asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — if they are using control towers in their supply chain operations. 40% of the survey respondents said they have implemented one or more control towers, and.

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LB Trucking's sweet spot on size, strong family roots

Overdrive Online

The family aspect of LB Trucking is evident in every conceivable way, as the company was founded at the house where owner Larry Bredewater grew up. Thirty years later, Bredewater's found a sweet spot at 13 trucks.

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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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China State Media Declares Huawei Phone a Victory in U.S. Tech War

Supply Chain Brain

Speculation swirled that the device achieved 5G capabilities, which would make it the first such handset since the Shenzhen-based electronics firm lost access to advanced chipmaking technologies in 2020.

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Insurtechs outfit small carriers with telematics to save on insurance

Commercial Carrier Journal

While it isn’t yet the norm for insurance companies to require telematics, it is becoming more common because a fleet’s safety, which telematics can shed great light on, is a top factor for an insurer.

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[Video] Disconnect Between Planning and Execution: The Journey to Achieving Cohesive Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

The boxer Mike Tyson famously said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Similarly, everyone has a great supply chain plan until exceptions and disruptions occur — and then you have to adjust that plan or come up with a new one. That’s easier said than done, because, historically, there’s been. Read more The post [Video] Disconnect Between Planning and Execution: The Journey to Achieving Cohesive Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian

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Every truck owner needs to actually read their insurance policies

Overdrive Online

Insurance agent W. Joel Baker emphasizes that you might be very surprised to find what is not in fact covered, and what is required of you to avoid a claim being denied or your insurance being canceled.

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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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Watch: Driving Sustainability From the Root of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

There are multiple trends driving sustainability in the supply chain right now, says Frank Clary, vice president for sustainability at multi-business operator and investor Agility.

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September 6, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * More Resources Home September 6, 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. Judah Levine September 6, 2023 Unbox your Freight knowledge.

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Navigating Severe Weather: Essential Tips for Shippers

Food Logistics

At the end of the day, human relationships are still the most important factor in navigating any of these challenging scenarios. Here's 6 long-term strategies for severe weather preparedness.

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Til Friday Trucking delivers on work-life balance through tough times

Overdrive Online

Til Friday's secret to success sits right there in the name. With fairly regular hours and home every weekend and most nights, drivers and owner-operators believe in owner Michelle Hefner efforts to deliver a work-life balance rarely seen in OTR ops.

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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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Current Logistics Outsourcing Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Logistics Outsourcing is not as easy as it used to be! You may need to compromise on your demands and allow more time for the process. Let’s hear about the current challenges in logistics outsourcing and their consequences with Urszula Kelly! Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Struggling with Logistics Challenges?

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OEMs Confident They Can Overcome Supply Chain Issues

Supply Chain Brain

Almost two-thirds of senior automotive executives say they cut their backlogged orders by 61% while another 34% expect to reduce their backlogs over the next 12 months.

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Analysis: Today’s Global Economy vs. Global Container Shipping

MTS Logistics

Container shipping plays a pivotal role in the global economy, serving as the backbone of international trade. However, the world is currently facing a significant economic slowdown, and this downturn is having profound effects on container shipping operations around the globe. For example: The global GDP growth rate for 2021 was 6.02%, a 9.1% increase from 2020.

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Michigan School District Continues Fleet Electrification Journey

NGT News

Michigan’s third-largest school district, Dearborn Public Schools, is partnering with Highland Electric Fleets to deploy up to nine standard-capacity Type D electric buses and up to nine lift-equipped special-needs Type D buses. The buses will be provided by local Michigan Blue Bird bus dealer Holland Bus Company. Over the course of a multi-year contract, 10 […] The post Michigan School District Continues Fleet Electrification Journey appeared first on NGT News.

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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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RouteManager Simulations: Last-Mile Delivery and Service Businesses Test and Fine-Tune Thousands of Routes With the Click of a Button

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes Learn how B2B retailers and B2C home delivery businesses use Simulations to test various scenarios, utilize resources effectively, maximize capacities, evaluate job bids, examine long-term impact and more. Humans tend to do our best work in less pressurized environments where we can experiment with different scenarios, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes and try again.

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OOCL Announces Exclusive Partnership with Stenn

Supply Chain Brain

OOCL Logistics customers will be able to apply for financing through the PODIUM platform, meaning suppliers can now receive funding less than 72 hours after shipping out a product.

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Cost to Serve Analysis—And the Costs of Neglecting It

Logistics Bureau

I’ll start this post off with a straightforward question. Have you conducted a cost-to-serve (CTS) analysis for your enterprise? If you can answer with a “Yes”, I applaud you. If you can only say “No”, I will not be surprised, because many companies have never drilled down into the costs involved in selling specific SKU categories, individual SKUs, or providing particular services connected with those sales, to specific customers or customer categories.