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5 smart factory challenges and how to address them with ERP solutions

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Smart factories are growing in prominence as continued supply chain disruptions and pressures from the 4 th Industrial Revolution make embracing technology a necessity for manufacturers. For manufacturers to remain competitive, adopting more IoT technologies into their supply chain is key. Although this increased digitalization comes with many benefits, the interconnected network of machines, communication mechanisms, and computing platforms that make up a smart factory system do not come withou

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The Half-Baked Supply Chain: Lessons for Demand Planning

Food Logistics

Transitioning much of the burden from manual processes to automated tools enables companies to pivot and adjust to the broader economy's known and new impacts.

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How fleets can leverage data to avoid breakdowns

Fleet Owner

When analyzing data, here are several things fleets can do to avoid costly downtime events.

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The Southwest Airlines Debacle – What Really Happened

Logistics Viewpoints

Passenger searches for her luggage inside the Southwest terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. In all, Southwest has canceled about 15,700 flights since winter weather began disrupting air travel on December 22, far more than other airlines. A week after severe winter weather wreaked havoc on holiday air travel across the United States, other major carriers were back up and running.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Out with the old, in with the new in 2023

Logistics Management

2023 will be a year of transitions, and an exciting time to be in supply chain management.

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How to Avoid Demurrage, Detention and Storage Charges

Supply Chain Brain

Two years of logistics logjams have burdened ocean shippers with costly increases in demurrage, detention and storage fees.

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Top Food Delivery Trends to Watch in 2023

Food Logistics

As demand continues to rise into 2023, competition and costs will be top trends in food delivery, putting pressure on food delivery providers to be more efficient with delivery.

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Warehouse Automation: Top Five Factors Impacting Adoption

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group’s Global Warehouse Automation Research study is now complete and available for purchase. The research process includes an analysis of large amounts of information and interviews with executives from numerous warehouse automation providers; and concludes with the publication of ARC’s research study. I provided a glimpse of the study content in an article in October that lists the top 20 warehouse automation suppliers , based on ARC’s estimates of 2021 revenues.

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Warehouse automation market growth is expected to cool in 2023

Logistics Management

The long-term outlook remains strong, according to a study from research firm Interact Analysis, with the global warehouse automation expected to expand at a 19% CAGR from 2024 to 2027.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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The Year Ahead with Doug Waggoner

The Logistics of Logistics

Doug Waggoner and Joe Lynch discuss the year ahead. Doug is the CEO of Echo Global Logistics , a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. About Doug Waggoner. Doug Waggoner has served as Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics since December 2006 and was a Board member from 2008-2021. Waggoner served as Chairman of the Board from 2015 until 2021.

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Amware Welcomes New Associate, Rob Ott

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment welcomed many new associates this past year, dozens from the same manufacturing plant in Wilmington, MA. Here's our interview with one of those warehouse associates, Rob Ott.

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CPG Going D2C: 3 Ways to Win the Race to Consumers

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is written by Atakan Kantar & Doğa Kurt from Solvoyo, and examines the ongoing trend CPG companies going direct-to-consumer (D2C). The trend of CPG companies going direct-to-consumer (D2C) is on the rise.

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Global Labor Rates: China is no longer a low-cost country

Logistics Management

With worldwide shortages and supply chain disruptions, companies have changed how they source and manufacture parts and finished products. The Reshoring Institute studied and compared global labor rates around the world—and what follows are the high-level results of a study comparing labor rates in 13 different countries.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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The Smart Warehousing Story with Carl Wasinger

The Logistics of Logistics

Carl Wasinger and Joe Lynch discuss the Smart Warehousing story. Carl is the CEO and Founder at Smart Warehousing , a warehousing and fulfillment company that operates as a direct extension of its clients’ teams. About Carl Wasinger. Carl Wasinger is the Founder and CEO of Smart Warehousing, a warehousing and fulfillment company that operates as a direct extension of its clients’ teams.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 6, 2023)

Talking Logistics

Unless you’re being rushed in on a gurney, bleeding from a gunshot wound or knife stabbing, or you’re in active cardiac arrest, there is nothing urgent about a hospital emergency room. I spent 7 hours in an ER this past Wednesday night into Thursday morning. I won’t go into the details, but I wasn’t there. Read more. The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 6, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31 – January 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

As the saying goes, new year new you. And for many people that means making significant changes on January 1. An emerging trend over the last few years has been “dry January” where people abstain from alcohol for the first month of the year. For the makers of non-alcoholic beer, wine, and spirits, this is great for business. It used to be that there was only 1 type of non-alcoholic beer, which was an overly bitter and generally tasteless alternative to the real stuff.

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Scaling mobile robotic fleets for success

Logistics Management

AMR deployments have been gaining ground to address labor availability issues. Fleets often start small in pilots and add robots over time, but how do you get to a better system? Success factors include proper solution scoping, RaaS options, integration platforms, and may involve software to orchestrate multiple AMR fleets.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Key WMS Trends for 2023 with Jim Hoefflin

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Hoefflin and Joe Lynch discuss Key WMS Trends for 2023. Jim is the CEO of Softeon , a global provider of supply chain solutions from planning through execution, anchored by a technology platform that has three pillars: Warehouse Management System (WMS), Warehouse Execution System (WES), and Distributed Order Management (DOM) system. About Jim Hoefflin.

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The Biggest Problems with Supplier Diversity Programs and How to Fix Them

Supply Chain Brain

Chief procurement officers have allocated time, resources and money to supplier diversity initiatives but they’re still insipid. Here’s a better way to grow your diverse supplier pool — and your ROI. .

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Supply Chain And Logistics Conferences To Attend In 2023

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the year ahead. This year’s list remains a work in progress; therefore, please check the event websites for the latest updates. Also, if you have a favorite industry conference not. Read more. The post Supply Chain And Logistics Conferences To Attend In 2023 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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New Armstrong report assesses last-mile logistics growth in the U.S.

Logistics Management

The report, entitled “Making it Count”: Big and Bulky Last-Mile Delivery in the United States” is the result of a partnership between Armstrong and the National Home Delivery Association (NHDA) and focuses on various trends and themes, including: the usage of independent contractors compared to employee drivers; customer and revenue trends by vertical industry; and the growing use of freight brokerage to source last-mile carrier capacity.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Cenntro Electric Group Introduces Five New Commercial EVs

NGT News

Cenntro Electric Group Ltd. is premiering five all-electric commercial vehicles, including the LM864H, a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell vehicle; the Logistar 300, an all-electric Class 3 van; and the iChassis product line of three open-platform, fully programmable vehicles designed for automated and autonomous driving. The LM864H is a 6×4 semi-tractor representing Cenntro’s first entry […].

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2023 Expectations for Ocean Shipping and the Broader Shipping Industry

MTS Logistics

After a tumultuous two and a half years, in 2023, it seems like tides are turning in shipping and a normalization which has already started might be here to stay. The definition of normalization is difficult to come by. However, after what everyone involved went through, normalization can be defined as predictability of carrier schedules, reasonable rate levels, acceptable/OK port performance where truckers can schedule appointments for pick up, and empty returns, where the vessels are served by

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Empower Your Workforce to Succeed with Satellite IoT

Supply Chain Brain

When workers are armed with cutting-edge technology that enables them to do their jobs efficiently, burnout is reduced, and retention rates improve.

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Freight Payment Update: In with the new

Logistics Management

With the “old guard” leaving the sector, new blood is moving into the freight payment industry. They are more data-driven, faster, and more international—and savvy shippers are benefiting by realizing lower, better-managed freight bills.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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Heavy-oversize hauler's 1987 Pete 359 wins big with iconic feel

Overdrive Online

"Pay enough attention to anything and keep it up -- it'll last you." Easton, Minn.-based owner-operator Horace Goldman's 1987 Peterbilt 359 stands as a testament to the maxim, with its classic original dash and Goldman's personal touch all around.

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Agile supply chain solutions: 5 3PL characteristics to look for

West Coast and California Logistics

Volatile supply chains demand agile supply chain solutions, whereby your logistics operations adapt to market changes as they happen. 3PLs can be key enablers of more agile, resilient distribution operations. In this article, we’ve identified 5 traits that help set truly agile 3PLs apart from the competition.

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Smarter Data Management Can Relieve Tech Supply Chain Woes

Supply Chain Brain

Data storage managers should aim to extend the life of their data center hardware, move data to the cloud whenever possible, and delete data that is simply wasting space and money.

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