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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.

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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.

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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Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

Sudden surges in warehouse demand result from increased access to retailers. The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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? 

AIMMS

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

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.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

If you stop to think about it, the construction industry supply chain is all around us — it’s the roads we drive on, our houses and commercial buildings, and all sorts of other infrastructure. But when you take a closer look at how this supply chain works, you realize that there is a lot of waste and inefficiency. Simply put, there’s probably no other supply chain that is in more dire need of transformation than the construction industry supply chain. Why is that?

Upcoming Webinar: The 7 Best Practices for Scaling Successful Delivery Operations

Bringg

Bringg’s upcoming webinar on February 12th, 2019 will cover a crucial topic for companies from any industry looking to build and scale their delivery operations.

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 […].

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

Which Industries Will Demand Greater Logistics Capabilities in 2019

Cerasis

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.

Uber Freight May Be On Life Support

LandLink

Uber Corp continues to operate at a loss. The company lost $4.5 billion in 2017, up from $2.8 billion the year before. Uber reported a loss of $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter on revenues of $2.2 billion. Uber freight has yet to turn a profit.

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

Transplace

Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting . By: Mark McEntire, Senior Vice President of Operations, Transplace. Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks.

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The Best Way To Ship Furniture Cross Country

GoShip Blog

Did you just purchase a new couch? Are you a furniture manufacturer or retailer distributing your goods throughout the country? Or did you just plan a big move ? Regardless of the purpose, it all comes down to one question: how do I effectively ship furniture? What are my options?

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!