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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


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.

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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.

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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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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Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN


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.

Which Supply Chain Risks Will Increase in 2019?

Logistics Viewpoints

Every year the World Economic Forum produces a Global Risks Report. The report includes a survey of around one thousand members of their stakeholder communities. The results reported are worth the attention of executives that participate in programs to assess and manage supply chain risks. The post Which Supply Chain Risks Will Increase in 2019? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Risk Management strategic planning

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


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.

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.

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 


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

Five Initiatives for Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Sustainability and the concept of “going green” has been a hot topic lately, especially as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly. Of course, there is a system of checks and balances for global corporations, as even though they may have the best intentions, profitability is still the main business driver. Over the last few years, supply chain sustainability has become increasingly important, as […].

Trends in Blockchain in Supply Chain and Logistics for 2019


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.

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.

Does CSR Compliance Pay? Yes, But Not Enough

Supply Chain Brain

At the core of every discussion about corporate social responsibility lies the question: Does compliance pay

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.

The ABC’s of GPS Fleet and Asset Tracking

Logistics Viewpoints

The major driver behind adoption of GPS tracking solutions is to ensure assets and fleets perform efficiently, optimally, and safely. GPS fleet and asset tracking refers to the method of tracking physical assets and vehicles using GPS technology. Assets and vehicles can be tracked globally using hardware that combines the GPS technology with cellular and/or satellite phone technology. ARC has recently published a study on this market.

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Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry


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.

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.

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).

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


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.

This Week in Logistics News (January 26 – February 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s that time of year again – Super Bowl weekend. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Super Bowl survey, American adults say they will spend an average of $81.30 on the Super Bowl, for a total of $14.8 billion. The survey found that 72 percent of adults plan to watch the game, down from 76 percent last year. Among those watching, 79 percent plan to buy food and beverages, 10 percent will buy […].

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019


Strong growth in the U.S. economy, regardless of the slight shakeup at the end of 2018, alludes to a year in which logistics capabilities will expand.

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.

How Routing Software Powers SPUD’s Online Grocery Deliveries


Time To Read: 2 minutes SPUD is a Canadian online grocery company, offering farm to table ingredients delivered directly to a customer’s home or workplace.

D365 April 2019 Release Brings Advance Warehousing ?

Blue Horseshoe Solutions

The April 2019 release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations delivers new warehousing capabilities to help companies better manage their supply chains. Licensed through Blue Horseshoe, this upgraded functionality is now part of D365’s base code.

The Forces Driving the Need for Employee Engagement in the Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group recently did a survey that yielded some interesting findings of the current labor situation in warehouses and distribution centers. For instance, 50% of all warehouse job openings have five or fewer applicants, which is up from 32% five years ago. Of that smaller pool of applicants, half have no prior experience. At the same time, the survey found that turnover is higher than ever before. Also, a healthy overall economy, and a […].

[WHITE PAPER] A Retrospect and Forward-Thinking Overview of Freight Logistics Trends in 2019


Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “A Retrospect and Forward-Thinking Overview of Freight Logistics Trends in 2019” white paper!

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.