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Don’t Wing It:  How Your Order Fulfillment Solution Is Like Flying an Airplane

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When I became a private-instrument-rated pilot, I strongly suspected it would help me overcome my fear of flying. And it did). What I didn’t know was that it would also equip me to be a better product fulfillment professional.

Get Your Fact Right

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, in the January/February 2019 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. People often ask me: what is the secret to distribution centre (DC) design?

Are your drivers cranking safely?

Fleet Owner

Researcher finds the safest positions for raising and lowering the trailer landing gear

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Sales Saboteur with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:43] 00:43] Ann, please tell us a little bit about your background? * A twenty-five-year career as a speech pathologist, working with people who suffered brain injuries. Became an executive coach about ten years ago.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function. But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur.

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Recalls and Blockchain: How Blockchain Can Aid in and Ultimately Prevent Recalls

Shipchain

There is a problem with food and drug supply chains. In the last few years, numerous recalls have occurred following the identification of cancer-causing chemicals in medications, and foodborne illness outbreaks, including the E. Coli Romaine lettuce recall of Thanksgiving.

2019 For-Hire 500: Top carriers in North America

Fleet Owner

These companies are influential and powerful voices in shaping the debate involving regulations, trade, and other industry issues. To recognize these fleets, Fleet Owner is launching the For-Hire 500, the largest listing of its kind anywhere

4 Benefits of Near-Sourcing

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 4 Benefits of Near-Sourcing. Near-sourcing – a business moving its operations closer to where its end products are sold – is a growing trend as well as a strategy in the supply chain industry today.

Some Essays using R

Supply Chain and Logistics

I am starting to write some analytics essays using R and Rmarkdown, and publishing variously in HTML and pdf. They are gathered here. This is probably temporary as I learn better how to do this. Essays using R. Advanced Computing analytics Essays

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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.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

Heineken is one of the world’s best-known beers. But for HEINEKEN International, the famed lager is only one of its products. The company owns more than 165 breweries around the world.

Modern trucks offer advantages, but also training challenges

Fleet Owner

LAS VEGAS. The current generation of heavy-duty trucks offer better fuel economy and increased safety, compared with earlier models, but a panel of fleet executives said they require more training for technicians and drivers than ever before. “We We hav

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019

Cerasis

The concept of automating processes and activities is a major sticking point for supply chain and logistics.

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.

Building and Optimizing Truckload Shipments with Technology

Kuebix

There’s increased pressure on logistics teams to build perfect truckloads and optimize every route. Freight costs are rising due to the capacity crunch and rising consumer expectations, so cutting freight costs is top of mind for many companies this year. But building the perfect truckload is a challenge for companies that are still manually building […]. The post Building and Optimizing Truckload Shipments with Technology appeared first on Kuebix.

A challenge to accelerate adoption of fuel saving technologies

Fleet Owner

Adopting fuel-saving technology when fuel is cheaper can save your future. There is a wide range of fuel-saving technologies and practices available to fleets

Online Grocery Delivery: How Big is the Market Really?

Talking Logistics

Walmart announced that it has added four delivery companies — Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie — to help power its online grocery delivery operations in metro areas across four states.

Summary of Road Dog Live Show With ShipChain CEO John Monarch

Shipchain

Blockchain is a term that evokes both excitement and fear.

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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.

Infographic: 5 Ways RPA Optimizes Supply Chain Management

Morai Logistics

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is an effective solution that helps improve efficiencies, reduce costs and optimize productivity. Findings on the global RPA market , project a ‘Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 27%’ throughout 2013 to 2024. By 2024, this would amount to over 7, 000 Million (USD). In a recent survey on RPA adoption, 17% of supply chain professionals believe RPA will be implemented in their organization’s by 2020.

Bright future for LED lights in trucking

Fleet Owner

The rising quality and lower prices of the technology continue to make LED lights more attractive for fleets

A Retailer’s Checklist for LTL Shipping.

Freightquote

Retailers are leveraging LTL shipping to help them keep up with rapidly-changing customer expectations. Learn more about how LTL shipping can help you focus your logistics strategy to be more efficient

Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019

Cerasis

The trends in blockchain in supply chain and logistics circles are becoming synonymous with transparency and visibility, and the trends in blockchain and supply chain and logistics will revolutionize how companies maintain compliance and expand.

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.

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 

AIMMS

Part I in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . How does you r network design compare to others ?

Embark tops 124,000 automated miles traveled in 2018

Fleet Owner

Company says drivers only disengaged the system an average of once every 1,392 miles

Investors Call on Food Supply Chain to Reduce Climate, Water Risk

Material Handling and Logistics

Investor groups want the fast-food industry to adopt a supplier policy with clear requirements for suppliers of animal protein products to report and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and freshwater impacts

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Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. Unfortunately, the capacity crunch appears to be worsening, and drivers are growing scarcer.

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.