Sat.Oct 05, 2019 - Fri.Oct 11, 2019

Key Factors to Consider for a Smart Warehouse

SIPMM Professional Publications

Technology has affected every aspect of the business world. In the modern fast-paced technological world, various smart items have been developed and are being relied on for daily operations.

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.”. Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

The State of Intermodal Transportation: Still a game changer?

Logistics Management

Volumes are declining due to various economic and market pressures—some out of the control of carriers and service providers. Today, the jury is still out on whether intermodal is in a temporary lull or if the bloom is off the rose on a longer-term basis

What Is Your Target Story?

The Lean Thinker

One of the artifacts of Extreme Programming as practiced by Menlo Innovations is the Story Card. In the purest sense, a story card represents one unit of work that must be done by the developers to advance the work on the software project.

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.

Trucking wants to take marijuana head-on

Fleet Owner

More Americans have access to legal weed than ever before. ATA wants to stress highway safety and the need for a federal policy on this emerging issue

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Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success


Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation.

Creating a Digital Twin of Your Fleet is Closer than You Think

Talking Logistics

Digital twin, the creation of a virtual, but dynamic, representation of your operations is a powerful approach to better understand how it works today or could work in the future.

Truck ergonomics

Fleet Owner

Awareness and solutions

Preparing Your Warehouse for Expedited Deliveries

Material Handling and Logistics

As Amazon, Walmart, Target and other retailers continue to reduce delivery times, customers are pushing competitors to keep pace


The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Why Final Mile Collaboration Yields Better Results


As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, consumers’ expectations for faster fulfillment continue to grow, and millennials specifically are willing to pay up to 30% more to get products faster. Unfortunately, this demands a seamless, efficient supply chain process.

The Food Supply Chain is at Risk

Logistics Viewpoints

The global food supply chain is complex, vast, and vital to human existence. For that reason, when there are disruptions to the food supply chain, it makes major headlines.

As fleets transition to ELDs, malfunctions, personal conveyance come into focus

Fleet Owner

The December deadline to phase out AOBRDs comes with 'collateral consequences '


Crucial Technologies for Warehouse Efficiency

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehouse are getting busier by the day as e-commerce companies gain traction in new and emerging markets.

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.

Extending the Value Proposition for Logistics Service Providers

Talking Logistics

Logistics service providers (LSPs) are experiencing their most vibrant and challenging era. A multitude of venture capitalist-backed innovators beckon logistics executives with the promise of digital transformation, as consumer-led expectations of speed and cost spread through all businesses.

LTL Freight Shipments Are on the Rise…And Here’s Why


Regardless of the current political climate, e-commerce expansion continues, and the global supply chain has grown more interdependent than ever.

Big Mack attack: OEM unloads a ton of good news

Fleet Owner

A roundup of Mack Trucks’ recent flurry of announcements from Oct.

Retail Fulfillment Solution

Material Handling and Logistics

Dematic has introduced its Micro-Fulfillment solution to help retailers address increased consumer demand for rapid online order fulfillment in a small footprint

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.

Top 30 Ocean Carriers: Complex scenario undermines confidence

Logistics Management

Forecasted disrupters such as Brexit and the U.S.-China China trade war are putting more pressure than ever on ocean cargo carriers. Add in the complexity of IMO 2020 and an early start to the Lunar New Year and the complexity multiplies

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[PODCAST] The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management


Listen to “The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management” on Spreaker.

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Fewer trucks meant higher rates in September

Fleet Owner

Volumes decline from August peaks; weather plays a role

Retail Imports to See Surge Ahead of December Tariffs

Material Handling and Logistics

“This is the last chance to bring merchandise into the country before virtually everything the United States imports from China comes under tariffs,” said Jonathan Gold of NRF


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.

Key Considerations for Warehouse Storage

SIPMM Professional Publications

How to avoid unexpected freight accessorials in shipping.


Unexpected freight accessorial charges are commonplace in LTL shipping, but they can be avoided. Learn more about freight accessorials, as well as what you need to know to make sure you are not charged unexpectedly

Industry trends to watch

Fleet Owner

The trucking industry is always evolving. Sometimes the evolution is spurred on by internal developments and other times it’s external forces that bring about change. Speaking at a recent NationaLease meeting, Rob Garcia, senior vice president of su

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From Inbound to Final Mile, A Unified TMS for Surface Modes Brings Shippers Harmony


Final mile continues to change. E-commerce growth and final mile logistics gave rise to an increase of more than $1.35 billion in the final mile logistics space. As shippers look for ways to boost profitability and increase customer service, final mile would seem to become the gold mine.

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.