2018

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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.

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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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How Top Food Shippers are Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions in 2023

Speaker: Glenn Koepke and Melissa Wreath

On February 2nd, join FourKites and ArrowStream to learn what food & beverage suppliers, restaurant operators, and other industry leaders are doing to address the labor and talent management issues affecting the food and restaurant supply chains today.

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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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Distracted driving: An overlooked safety threat

Fleet Owner

No texting and driving. Don't fall asleep behind the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road. We've all heard the cautionary phrases and seen them pasted on billboards dotting every highway. Yet, American drivers are increasingly failing to take them to he

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Some Walmart Suppliers Required to Use IBM Blockchain

Material Handling and Logistics

IBM also is working on food traceability with companies including Dole Food Co. and Unilever

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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

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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

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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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.

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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

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Blockchain in the Warehouse

Cyzerg

With the sudden rise of Bitcoin at the end of 2017, blockchain has become a mainstream term. But a lot of people still don’t understand the incredible potential this technology holds, especially in its role in the supply chain and the warehouse digitalization movement. This article will be your primer for blockchain technology, its potential in warehouse operations, and how it fares in the industry.

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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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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

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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

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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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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 […].

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Catching fatigue and distractions before they happen

Fleet Owner

There is growing awareness of the danger of fatigue, with that a contributor to as many as 100,000 reported crashes each year. Fleets are also battling the growing crisis of distracted driving, working to detect and prevent both

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Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

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9 Ways to Transform Warehouses

Material Handling and Logistics

From multilingual voice-picking and augmented reality to specialized robots, revolutionary technologies are changing picking practices

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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.

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How to cash in on ELDs

Supply Chain and Logistics

I saw this thanks to . It makes the point that use of a good ELD in trucks forces everyone– the firm, the trucker, support staff, and customers to focus on hitting the marks for serving the truck supply chain. This … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking computing technology transportation trucking

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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.

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Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

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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.

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5 Ways 3PL Sales Has Changed and What You Can Do About It with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Joe is joined by Ann Holm who, in addition to being a good friend of Joe’s, is an executive coach who often works with people in the logistics field. The two inform the audience of 5 ways 3PL (third-party logistics) sales have changed, along with plenty of advice on how to deal with these changes. We also learn about a sales improvement course specifically for people in the logistics industry that Joe and Ann are co-facilitating.

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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

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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

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A Period of Reflection and Learning

The Lean Thinker

Some of you have commented in back-channels that I have been pretty quiet for a while – both here as well as in regular correspondence. I’ve been in pretty heavy reflective mode for quite a while. I described it to someone as “I am learning faster than I can write it down right now – by the time I write something, I understand it in a different way and start over.”.

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Is it Time to Adopt Internet of Things (IoT) in the Warehouse?

Cyzerg

As in transportation and healthcare, there seems to be much excitement about the Internet of Things (IoT) in the warehouse too. But, what does IoT mean for the future of warehousing? Does it fit here as well? For practical application of this technology, it is important to understand how it can be used in the warehouse to increase efficiency and visibility.

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FMCSA denies 10 ELD exemption requests

Fleet Owner

Various trade and trucking organizations sought government exemptions or deadline extensions for ELD enforcement