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Staying Competitive in an Increasingly Digital World: Introducing the 2019 WorkWave HVAC Market Study


Time To Read: 3 minutes Once novel technologies, GPS, automated systems, and mobile connectivity have long since crossed over into the realm of commonplace in our everyday lives, and this has saturated many business processes as well.

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Blockchain Proof of Concepts Highlight Supply Chain Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

Many proof-of-concept trials are demonstrating potential business benefits for the participants. ARC has examined 24 pilot programs in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, food & beverage, logistics, mining, oil & gas, pharmaceutical and power industries. By examining these PoCs, the primary goal in terms of business value could be determined for each one. The post Blockchain Proof of Concepts Highlight Supply Chain Use Cases appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Tips for Becoming a More Strategic Shipper

Blue Grace Logistics

While there are a lot of buzzwords in the logistics industry, it may be surprising to some but “business strategy” is not among them. Every company needs a strong plan of approach and a method of conducting business that will put them in a more advantageous position.

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Container manufacturers and lessors facing a tough year as prices tumble

The LoadStar

The container manufacturing industry is on course to post a staggering loss this year. According to the latest research from Drewry Maritime Advisors, the cost of production is soaring above new box prices.

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.

Logistics Experts Wanted with Joe Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:22] 00:22] Opening / Introduction. Hello everybody, this is Joe Lynch and welcome to The Logistics of Logistics podcast. •

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Are ELDs making trucking safer?

Fleet Owner

Official highway crash data isn't out yet on ELD safety, but some ELD providers say the loss of paper logs have forced drivers to rest more and be safer

Man + Machine: Driving Supply Chain Productivity

Material Handling and Logistics

New warehouse technologies are a critical component to keeping pace with the demands of retail distribution

The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

Talking Logistics

From truer visibility to more flexible routing capabilities, modern transportation management systems (TMS) continue evolving to keep up with industry realities. A TMS for Freight brokerage is no exception.

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Why Marketing Fulfillment Matters: 8 Marketers Share Their Insights

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Successful marketing is a bit of a balancing act. The best strategies are built on the right mix of media, messages, timing and budget, with enough flexibility to nimbly respond to changing conditions. But don’t overlook the importance of good execution.

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.

Respecting your ELDers: The extra benefits

Fleet Owner

Now that ELDs have been in constant use for a year for most fleets and drivers, they are discovering additional gains, both subtle and obvious, gleaned from the devices


Creating Cybersecurity in Your Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain attacks rose by 150% between 2016 and 2017

What Shippers Can Learn From the NEMF Bankruptcy


New England Motor Freight (NEMF), the 19th-largest LTL carrier in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy on February 11. The filing opens Pandora’s Box to LTL carriers. NEMF cited the “severe driver shortage,” as a primary driving force in the filing, but according to William B.

Ten Keys to Creating Fulfillment Warehouse KPIs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust a nd your customers’ satisfaction in its hands.

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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.

Volvo delivers first electric trucks

Fleet Owner

The OEM's first all-electric trucks are debuting in Europe this winter. The Volvo VNR Electric is expected to debut in California later this year

3 Ways Manufacturers are Using Supply Chain Finance to Fund the Future

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain finance improves cash flow by allowing buyers to optimize their cash conversion cycle by focusing strategically on payment terms with their suppliers

Trends Affecting Successful Inbound Freight Management in 2019


Successful inbound freight management depends on a strong logistics management program. Shippers need to have a robust set of controls in place, a high-quality inbound freight routing guide, automated tracking technology, reporting capabilities, and much more.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

It was school vacation week, which means I got more skiing than work done these past few days.

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.

Shippers, let’s keep freight moving

Fleet Owner

Freight efficiency isn’t just about using less fuel. It is also about making sure things keep moving from point A to point B on trucks with wheels turning not sitting still

Turning Beer into Fuel

Material Handling and Logistics

Each week the brewer transports 75,000 liters of alcohol from the creation of its range of no ABV beers to a biofuel producer

Top 4 Reasons Effectively Implementing Supply Chain Technology Creates a Competitive Advantage


Increasing the technologies deployed in your supply chain might be a goal for your organization. Meanwhile, executives that have spent time in the industry can be fearful of how upgrading systems can impact investment strategy and other business goals.

Preparing Now for the 2019 Peak Season in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Even though the peak season in transportation recently ended, it’s never too early to start preparing for the next one. What did we learn from the 2018 peak season that we can apply in our planning for 2019? What actions should companies take now to start preparing? How can technology help in the preparation process? Those are some of the questions I discussed with Sam Ralat, Sr. Director of Carrier Innovation at project44 , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. 2018 lessons learned.

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.

Will drivers eventually reap the rewards of ELDs?

Fleet Owner

Most truckers should find that ELDs will help earn them more money in the long run with better routes and less detention time


Pressure Mounts to Add Women to Boards of Directors

Material Handling and Logistics

Both government and private sector actors push public companies to embrace this kind of diversity

Logistics Logo: The way to have the best one in the market


Your logistics company’s logo is an essential part of your brand identity. Let’s put it this way: a logo is the face of a company.

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Selecting new software for supply chain network design doesn’t have to be a hassle


When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore. Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable. They react swiftly to changing business conditions and customer needs. They scale quickly when there’s opportunity for growth.

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.