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A Fully Transparent & Optimized Supply Chain Requires Better Technology


The shift towards customer service and flexible deliveries is impacting the entire retail supply chain, which needs to be redesigned to ensure companies become more efficient while providing an exceptional customer experience.

Why the Food & Beverage Supply Chain Desperately Needs Blockchain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Supply Chain from farm to table continues to increase in complexity with pressures from changing customer interests, regulatory controls, and global competition. Blockchain can aid in assuring a secure way to achieve traceability. The post Why the Food & Beverage Supply Chain Desperately Needs Blockchain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Food & Beverage Industry Track and Trace blockchain

New Year’s Resolution: Save Money by Cleaning up Your Marketing Fulfillment Inventory

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

New Year’s Resolution: Save Money by Cleaning up Your Marketing Fulfillment Inventory. Marketing Fulfillment

Port of Virginia installs four cranes to handle cargo growth

DC Velocity

Expansion project will boost container capacity 40 percent by 2020. Transportation

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.

A challenge to the nation’s truck drivers

Fleet Owner

As we head into the New Year, I am issuing a challenge to each and every truck driver to do what they can to improve the fuel economy of the trucks they drive

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The Key to Marketing Logistics

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In business, you often find yourself pulled in different directions by conflicting demands. Maybe you’re trying to make your messaging more personal while simultaneously reducing print and fulfillment costs.

Slowing economy spells pause for industrial real estate market

DC Velocity

But savvy developers will pursue inland port opportunities and growing demand for urban fulfillment centers, new research shows. Strategy

Led by e-commerce, 2018 holiday shopping season strongest in six years

Fleet Owner

Holiday sales excluding automobiles rose 5.1% to $850 billion, based on data from Mastercard SpendingPulse. The total for the period between Nov. 1 and Christmas was the strongest growth in six years and includes a 19.1% surge in e-commerce sales.

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Emerging Technology for Application in the Agri-Food Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

With a growing population, urbanization, climate change, consumers’ demands, and limited resources, it is crucial for us to make use of science and technology to change the way we grow, process, preserve and transport our food in a safe and sustainable method.

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.

Four Strategies to Help Freight Brokerages Get Paid

Material Handling and Logistics

Freight brokers need to plan ahead, avoid mistakes and consider alternative methods to get paid faster to avoid using up their cash reserves

CMA CGM expands LNG fleet for cleaner container routes

DC Velocity

French cargo line receives first of four natural gas-powered containerships. Transportation

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FMCSA to allow use of Stoneridge's camera system in place of mirrors

Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted Stoneridge Inc. a five-year exemption to install its camera-monitoring system on trucks instead of traditional rear-view mirrors. The company said “MirrorEye” uses integrated externa

The Top 10 Supply Chain Blogs of 2018


Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love.

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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.

What to Expect in 2019: MIT Business Experts Weigh In

Material Handling and Logistics

One of the biggest sources of financial uncertainty in 2019 will be international tariff policy and its impact on product demand. The Sloan School of Management at MIT, gathered together a group of experts for their take on what 2019 will look like. Human Capital Management.

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Cruise and DoorDash to test autonomous deliveries

DC Velocity

Cruise's self-driving fleet will launch food and grocery delivery with DoorDash in early 2019 in San Francisco, companies say. Transportation

Changes at Walmart helps bring in more truckers

Fleet Owner

Walmart has shortened the application time to 31 days from 73 days, and changed the format of its hiring events

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Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group 2019 supply chain trends of the year include: Global Trade and Tariffs; Logistics Labor Shortages and Automation; The “Digital Supply Chain” as the Logistics Technology Concept of the Year; expansion of Machine Learning and AI Enhancements. With taxes and duties accounting for a substantial portion of cost of goods sold, it is likely that companies will be reevaluating the impact on their global supply chains.

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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.

More Good News: Work-related Fatalities Slipped in 2017

Material Handling and Logistics

Trucking and material handling are in the top ranks of fatally dangerous occupations

Heavy-duty truck orders continued slump in December

DC Velocity

FTR, ACT say pattern was expected after busy summer. Transportation

New Year's wish for driver retention

Fleet Owner

Give me data — all the data I want as a driver, not just all the data the fleet wants

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Five Applications of Blockchain Technology for a Digital Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

Technological developments and digital commerce are gradually disrupting procurement, logistics, and supply chain. With rapid technological revolutionize around the world, the organization is facing rapid change in the way the business is being conducted.

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 the Federal Shutdown Impacts Employers

Material Handling and Logistics

Think the federal government shutdown doesn’t directly impact private employers? Think again. Since December 21 the federal government has been in the grip of a partial shutdown in a budget battle over President Trump’s immigration policy.

In-store traffic is down, but not out

DC Velocity

Retailers benefit from last-minute shopping at brick-and-mortar outlets as traffic increases on select holiday shopping days, survey shows. Omnichannel

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Top stories of 2018

Fleet Owner

The Top 10 stories read on in 2018


The Top 10 Podcasts of 2018


Today, we continue our series highlighting our top blog posts of the year! We always enjoy the end of the year as it allows us to see what our readers really love. That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog.

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.