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7 Warehouse Automation Benefits to Maximize Your Efficiency 

Cyzerg

Warehouse automation benefits companies by providing them with a competitive edge in the industry. Without it, keeping your warehouse running efficiently at optimized productivity levels is hard because of various challenges.

How Much Inventory Should I Have In My Fulfillment Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Inventory management has changed substantially in the last few years. Most fulfillment professionals spent years learning about lean inventory strategies, only to find those methods ineffective when the supply chain turned volatile during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Routeique Story with Mike Allan

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike Allan and Joe Lynch discuss the Routeique story.

Don’t Fear What is Outside Your Box – It Can’t Bite You!

Logistics Viewpoints

The only way to drive business is to embrace change; in today’s uncertain world, this is more valid than ever. Still, we can see that it is hard for many companies to go outside of their box and challenge the status quo.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

Liners get a preview of alternative fuel costs

Supply Chain and Logistics

A new technical and commercial comparison of alternative fuels for ocean carriers compares expected bunker costs for different size and differently equipped ships. Alphaliner, a consultancy for ocean carriers, has reviewed that comparison.

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The Zergratran Story with Byron Bennett

The Logistics of Logistics

Byron Bennett and Joe Lynch discuss the Zergratran story. Byron is the Founder and CEO of Zergratran , an innovative and sustainable high-capacity transportation company that is building the world’s first tunnel to expedite shipping goods between the North Atlantic and the North Pacific.

Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes?

Logistics Viewpoints

If “the forecast is always wrong,” is improving forecast accuracy even the solution to our demand planning woes? In times that continue to defy our ability to predict them, the words of famous statistician George Box have never been more right: “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 5, 2022)

Talking Logistics

There are many reasons why I can’t think straight this morning, so I’ll just go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week.

Latest on ELD Mandates

Food Logistics

If you are transporting loads or sending work trucks cross-border, you will need an ELD that operates in both countries. Here's the latest on ELD mandates. Transportation / Trucking

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Logistics Buyers Survey with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Bierfeldt and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics buyers survey created by Jim and his team at Logistics Marketing Advisors. About Jim Bierfeldt. Jim Bierfeldt is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors.

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The Global Warehouse Automation Market is “En Fuego”

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week I saw an investor video discussing growth stock performance. It included all of the usual suspects – Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Tesla, and other household technology names. This was on a day I was busy analyzing the global warehouse automation market.

Reshoring: “The Beginning of De-globalization” or More of the Same?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Dion Rabouin in the Wall Street Journal last week, “top executives at large U.S. companies are increasingly talking up bringing workforces and supply chains back home — known as ‘re-shoring’ — during second quarter earnings calls.

Embark completes autonomous traffic stop

Commercial Carrier Journal

Embark Trucks said it has developed the capability for Embark-powered semis to identify, stop for and work with law enforcement. Equipment controls

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

As DCSA and shippers work to develop eBL standards, forwarders remain wary

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article gives both sides of a discussion on the importance and readiness of the maritime and shipping industries for an electronic bill of lading. One point made in the article by forwarders is that in the present market, changes … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains container shipping e-bill of lading innovation maritime Software supply chains technology

This Week in Logistics News (July 30 – August 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruptions continue to lead to product shortages around the world. Somehow, Halloween is (sort of) right around the corner, and a lack of raw ingredients for candy are making things more scary than a haunted house.

3 Insights In About 3 Minutes: Supply Chain Marketing – The Marketing Accelerator Podcast With Mark Derks

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Derks, talks about supply chain marketing on The Marketing Accelerator Podcast. Hosted By Drew Dinkelacker | Marketing Accelerator. Published August 2, 2022.

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Top owner-op 'in good shape' for run toward the finish line

Overdrive Online

Owner-operator Glen Horack -- now teaming with his wife, Karla -- turned early happenstance into long-term success trucking with a combination of sound money management, long-term relationship building and commitment to the right partners. Owner-Operator of the Year

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Seven key takeaways about economic mobility

Supply Chain and Logistics

Brookings has a great article about new research on economic mobility (preferably upward) and friends. If people tend to be willing to make friends across economic classes it’s a big boost to chances of economic mobility. One great thing is … Continue reading → Quantitative Methods Labor Economics Logistics labor economics technology social capital economic connectedness economic mobility

Sustainability’s Inconvenient Truth

Logistics Viewpoints

A book called How the World Really Works argues that “we are a fossil-fueled civilization whose technical and scientific advances, quality of life, and prosperity rest on the combustion of huge quantities of fossil carbon.

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How to Recruit Truck Drivers During the Trucker Shortage – 7 Simple Tips to Follow

United World Transporation

From the United States to the rest of the globe, trucking positions are not being filled at an alarming rate. What was initially called a shortage is now being elevated to a crisis. The ongoing trucker shortage is incredibly disruptive to the economy, from supply shortages to delayed deliveries.

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Ascend Elements Plans Kentucky Manufacturing Facility to Recycle EV Batteries

NGT News

Ascend Elements is investing $310 million in Phase 1 – and up to $1 billion over several possible phases – to build a sustainable lithium-ion battery materials facility in Hopkinsville, Ky., with groundbreaking expected in Q4 2022.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Gig driver for a day. Here’s what we learned making deliveries for Veho

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here we see a day in the life of a package delivery driver for Veho, which seems to be an enlightened last-mile delivery company that is actively trying to make work friendlier to the driver. The system they have developed … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Trucking gig economy innovation labor relations last mile package delivery supply chains transportation

Western Star debuts all new truck model 57X

Commercial Carrier Journal

Western Star first introduced an aero model in 2014, but the model is being replaced. Trucks

The toughest states for brake violations: 2022 update

Overdrive Online

The brakes-enforcement blitz's focus this year on hose/tube chafing yields plenty in the way of tips for preparing. What states are most likely to issue violations during the August 21-28 event? Find out here. CSA's Data Trail

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Sales and Operations Planning: The Interpersonal Element

Logistics Bureau

Has your company ever suffered problems with, implemented, or even considered implementing a sales and operations (S&OP) planning process?

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

New container imbalance fee to minimise congestion due to excess empty containers

Supply Chain and Logistics

Port Authority of NY and NJ have announced a new container fee payable by ocean carriers. The fee will be levied when the outbound containers don’t exceed inbound containers by 110% in the same period. The port authority also plans … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains congestion container fees container shipping container storage detention and demurrage empty containers ocean shipping ports supply chains

WorkWave Launches ServiceBot™ by WorkWave, Delivering Powerful AI Sales Technology to a Variety of Service Industries

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. ServiceBot™ combines operational data and artificial intelligence to interact with prospects, creating new home services customers during the first online interaction.

Enter your rig in the 2022 Overdrive's Pride & Polish competition

Overdrive Online

The Pride & Polish virtual truck beauty show gives contestants a chance to show off their rigs and be chosen by their peers as the best of the best. Submissions are being accepted through Sept. Pride & Polish