2018

Straight Talk About Low-Cost Shipping for Parcel Deliveries

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When it comes to outsourcing certain parts of your logistics and fulfillment, you have a lot to choose from. When it comes to others, it’s a different story. For instance, with parcel carriers your company is pretty well locked into working with UPS, FedEx, DHL or the USPS. But thankfully that doesn’t mean you have to be equally locked into using these carriers’ published rates.

Choosing a Warehouse Location: 7 Critical Criteria to Consider

Cyzerg

Choosing the right warehouse location can make all the difference in how effective, efficient, and profitable a company is. Leasing or purchasing a warehouse is a major decision, and a wisely located warehouse can significantly enhance a company's ability to compete and effectively serve customers. Warehouse Operations

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Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

The Logistics of Logistics

For an industry that is forever on the move, the world of logistics is in a perennial state of change, facing numerous challenges and vague demands. Staying ahead in this dynamic landscape can be quite a roller coaster. Adding to this dynamic is the arrival of ‘Uberization’ that is knocking on the doors of logistics, mounting “faster that fast” delivery expectations and reaching a fruition point of determining who would be the survivors. For a logistics player, this is a do-or-die moment.

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2019 Trend Watch: Livin' in the future

DC Velocity

The race toward automation continues, as a rise in goods-to-person fulfillment, increased adoption of warehouse execution systems, and greater use of autonomous mobile robots top the list of material handling technology trends to watch in 2019. Material Handling

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Procurement: 5 Tips to Deliver Value Beyond Savings

Now is the time for procurement teams to redefine themselves – from buyers to strategic partners across the supply chain. Take the first step today. Discover five tips for delivering procurement value beyond savings.

It’s Hard to Learn if you Already Know

The Lean Thinker

In this TED Talk, Amy Edmondson of the Harvard Business School talks about “How to turn a group of strangers into a team.” Although long-standing teams are able to perform, our workplaces today require ad-hoc collaboration between diverse groups. The question is: What kind of leadership, and what kind of structure, contributes to working together on the problem?

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5 things to expect in trucking in 2019

Fleet Owner

The challenges of finding and retaining personnel and acquiring vehicles will need our full attention and creative problem-solving in the coming months

Using Data to Improve Supply Chain Operations

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to organize your data operations in alignment with supply chain strategy. Forward-thinking supply chain professionals are looking to advanced technologies to streamline processes, improve accuracy, accelerate delivery and reduce costs. Cloud-based supply chain management tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are expected to figure prominently in future supply chain operations.

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Dutch Online Grocery Pilots Hyperloop of Things

Logistics Matter

Introducing the HOTPOD Dutch Online Grocery Startup Picnic has announced they will be testing a new last mile delivery method for online groceries. It is called The Hyperloop of Things, Picnic on Demand: HOTPOD. An App-Only Supermarket Picnic is an online-only supermarket. Customers do their shopping via an app. From the start, Picnic has been on the forefront when it comes to […]. The post Dutch Online Grocery Pilots Hyperloop of Things appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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Key Techniques for an Effective Supply Contract

SIPMM Professional Publications

The techniques applied to a supply contract vary depending on the type of the work and the nature of the industry. Contract technique can be defined as determining the best contract arrangement to best facilitate procurement of goods or services, in alignment with the requirements and company objectives. A “one size fits all” approach to […]. The post Key Techniques for an Effective Supply Contract appeared first on SIPMM ACADEMY. Publication Procurement

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Trade flowing across the United States-Mexico border has grown exponentially since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was enacted in 1994. It has been further spurred by the trend of nearshoring over the last decade, as American companies have relocated their manufacturing facilities to Mexico to take advantage of a skilled workforce, improving infrastructure, and proximity to the United States.

Amware to Handle U.S. Fulfillment for Top 100 Direct Selling Company

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Leading direct sales company, Immunotec , has chosen Amware to handle all U.S. product fulfillment. Immunotec develops, manufactures and markets science-based nutrition and skincare products across Canada, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Products are sold through a network of independent consultants. The company was recently named to Direct Selling News magazine’s Global 100 list of the world’s top direct selling companies. Amware News

Logistics Sales: Strategies to Boost Revenue Growth

Cyzerg

It is not uncommon to see small and mid-size logistics companies struggle with business growth. In many cases, these problems are associated with poor lead generation, lack of sales predictability, and low sales conversion rates—converting leads into customers. In our previous article , we discussed some of the common sales problems these logistics companies face.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.” Being a Yankee from the great state of Michigan, I had never heard of the Texas Triangle, so I asked what it was. Even though I hoped the Texas Triangle was a football formation or a cowboy thing, I also mentally prepared myself for it to be some ridiculous, country line dancing thing. It turns out it was none of those things.

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SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

Go with the flow to improve fulfillment in the DC

DC Velocity

Waveless fulfillment systems create a continuous flow of orders through the distribution center, answering today's call for more nimble material handling solutions. Material Handling

If the student hasn’t learned…

The Lean Thinker

… the teacher hasn’t taught. Do you regard the structure of problem solving as dogma, or as an experiment with a predicted outcome? If the learner struggles to master the structure, sometimes it is more valuable to find a different structure than to double down on what clearly isn’t giving the predicted result. The Problem. Early this year I started work with a new client. They were trying to “implement A3,” and as I began to work with them, especially the new-in-the-position C.I.

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First emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways

Supply Chain and Logistics

What’s interesting about this article to me is the concept of using a container to house the battery. That way it can be removed/replaced if there is a problem, cutting down time to just long enough to lift the old … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains barges containers electirc power entrepreneurship innovation intermodal transport technology

A pragmatic view of how ELDs are changing trucking

Fleet Owner

The broader benefit of ELDs is that fleets are thinking more intently about how to use driver time efficiently. It has always cost fleets something to waste drivers’ time or allow shippers to waste it, but now the cost of that is going up

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4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. The low unemployment rate, for instance, has stimulated the economy to the point that the distinction between shippers and consumers has blurred significantly.

All You Need to Know About e-Commerce Returns in Europe

Logistics Matter

Returns rates – how much is coming back? Blame it on the quality of product, the wrong size or having second thoughts: what consumers worldwide buy and then return totals a staggering $642.6 billion per year. To put this in perspective, the value of goods that consumers decide they don’t really want would rank as the world’s 21st largest economy. […]. The post All You Need to Know About e-Commerce Returns in Europe appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog E-Commerce Logistics Returns

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

Kane is Able

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of choice” among carriers with limited capacity. But, the current climate is no walk in the park for carriers either.

Remember Webvan? They Weren’t Wrong – Just Early

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s funny how some trends seem to go “full circle.” In 1999, everybody thought they could pick the next big thing. Then after the dot.com bubble burst, it seemed like everybody distanced themselves from their “visionary” pasts. I recall a brief discussion I had around 2002 with a self-described “internet guy.” He commented about the online grocery company Webvan’s business model with the statement “I don’t know what they were thinking – I mean, if you double-bag […].

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

KPIs for Warehouse Fulfillment Operations

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Here’s an irony for you. eCommerce companies will invest huge amounts of time crafting performance metrics for fulfillment operations, but spend very little time actively monitoring and managing these key performance indicators (KPIs). When it comes to running a robust metrics program for eCommerce fulfillment, there’s a right way and a wrong way. In our latest free eBook, we cover 10 tips for setting objectives and measuring performance in fulfillment operations.

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Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Receiving Process

Cyzerg

It’s not uncommon to see small and mid-size warehouses struggle with operational inefficiencies. In meeting with many warehouse managers and carefully analyzing their warehouse operations , one common problem that surfaces is a lack of standard processes and specialization within the warehouse. To address this, we’ve decided to write about the standard processes that should exist in a warehouse. These are: receiving, put-away, storage, pick & packing, and shipping.

ELD, Driver Fatigue and Safety with Dean Croke

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Today’s guest is Dean Croke , Chief Analytics Officer at FreightWaves. Growing up in Australia, his family owned and operated a trucking business. Dean has been in and around the trucking business for over 50 years and he has driven over two million miles as a driver. Over the last 20 years, Dean has been focused on trucking analytics, especially related to driver fatigue, safety, sleep schedules and hours of service.

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Relieving the stress and strains of distribution

DC Velocity

Here are 10 tips for improving worker comfort within your distribution facility. Lift Trucks

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.