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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.

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.

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.

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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Supply Chain Essentials Every CEO Should Know

Supply Chain Brain

Chief executive officers typically take a back seat when it comes to supply-chain management, but by forging a greater synergy with supply-chain managers, they can take their organizations on a journey toward prolonged success

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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Open Up a Whole New World of Competitive Differentiation with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Transportation optimization tools enable efficient load and route plans in today's high pressure omnichannel and ecommerce distribution environment. The best optimization tools allow companies to look at freight movements holistically, analyzing shipments, rates, and constraints, and ultimately improve decision making.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Supply Chain is (Still) Underappreciated

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain advancements are credited with efficiency improvements within organizations but are often overlooked for their beneficial economic side-effects. For example, supply chain software may contribute more to productivity than traditional measures such as GDP suggest. One example is the Great Moderation. Another is the inability of economic models to capture the rapid improvement of software over time. This inaccurate measurement leads to underreporting of quality improvements.

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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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.

Supply Chain Mistakes & Best Practices Crossing the Canadian Border

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Supply Chain Mistakes & Best Practices Crossing the Canadian Border. In global supply chain management that spans across North America, shipments and carriers constantly have to cross borders in and out of multiple ports.

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.

Achieving Energy Savings through a Digital Transformation: The Vopak Case Study

Logistics Viewpoints

Vopak, a leading operator of tank terminals, is undergoing a digital transformation. One of their projects occurred at their Savannah terminal. New sensors, machine learning, and optimization drove significant energy savings. The post Achieving Energy Savings through a Digital Transformation: The Vopak Case Study appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Service Providers Supply Chain Optimization Digital Transformation Machine Learning optimization

Exposing the Myth of Blockchain: Why the Hype Is Holding You Back

Supply Chain Brain

In a recent report, the World Economic Forum offered some grounding advice: “For any organization, blockchain technology should not be a goal in itself, but a tool deployed to achieve specific purposes ”

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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.

Overweight Container Logistics at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

Shipping containers across the ocean to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is a big job with a big impact on your company’s supply chain. It can also come with a big price tag, especially when you’re dealing with overweight containers.

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Unleashing Agility in Late-Stage Customization

Talking Logistics

Jason Tham, CEO at Nulogy , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: When you talk to your customers, what are the main challenges CPG brands are facing today? What are the new rules for success in the industry?

This Week in Logistics News (February 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last year, I wrote about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which upon further review, may be significantly larger than previously thought. The plastic floating waste contains at least 79,000 tons of material spread over 1.6 million square kilometers. While a lot of the materials come from humans’ ocean activities, such as abandoned fishing nets and gear and lost shipping containers and/or their contents, there are clearly other items in the patch. If not in the […].

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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

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.

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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Keys to a Successful Dropship Implementation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: For additional insights and advice on this topic, watch the recent Talking Logistics episode featuring Chad Andrews discussing this topic with Adrian Gonzalez. Omni-channel retailers and manufacturers/distributors require agility to compete and thrive in an industry that is ever-changing due in large part to the Amazon Effect.

Additive Manufacturing Has Both Potential and Challenges

Logistics Viewpoints

Deutsche Bahn believes that additive manufacturing will result in high savings - in the multi-digit million range - in warehousing and spare parts procurement. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is of the upmost importance for Deutsche Bahn, especially in the management of spare parts for older trains. But an international conference on this subject also pointed to the challanges of using this still immature technology.

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

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.