2021

Efficient Co-Packing Services Require Mix of Manual & Automated Processes

Kane is Able

Large-volume contract packaging operations can be very labor dependent. With warehouse labor increasingly harder to find, and the cost of that labor increasing, interest in packaging automation is also on the rise.

Optimizing eCommerce Order Fulfillment to Boost Customer Satisfaction

Cyzerg

eCommerce order fulfillment has become more relevant today since an ever-increasing number of people are now opting to make their purchases online. However, this has proven to be a challenge for businesses and warehouse managers since consumers expect fast delivery times and low shipping costs.

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How to Prepare for Global Logistics in 2022

CH Robinson Logistics

2021 was a difficult year in global logistics due to ongoing volatility. We worked alongside customers navigating the Suez Canal block, hurricanes and cyclones, port and terminal closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks, customs and trade changes, labor shortages and more.

Global Logistics Report - Sept 2021

Nick Mauro

The Global Freight Market continues to be strained. To say that Global freight has had its challenges, may very well be the understatement of the century

Gartner on Choosing the Right Supply Chain Visibility Platform for Your Business

Supply Chain Visibility is critical to success in today’s market, but how do you ensure that you choose the right platform? Gartner rates 11 visibility platforms on 100+ capabilities to help you make the best decision for your business. Download the report!

The New World Of Warehousing with Matt Fain

The Logistics of Logistics

The New World Of Warehousing with Matt Fain. Matt Fain and Joe Lynch discuss the new world of warehousing. Matt is the Co-Founder and CEO of popcapacity , which is dedicated to simplifying the process for sourcing warehouse space. About Matt Fain.

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Effective Training for Warehouse Workers to Improve Productivity

Cyzerg

Training for warehouse workers should include more than just the necessary skills to operate particular machinery or implement a procedure. The curriculum should also be designed to inspire employees and help them understand that their efforts contribute and are necessary to the company's success.

Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace

The Logistics of Logistics

Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace. Max Versace and Joe Lynch talk about transforming the supply chain using AI. Max focuses on making AI more useful in real-world applications, especially in the manufacturing supply chain and industrial industry. About Max Versace.

Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. These businesses rely heavily on FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, and various regional carriers to deliver goods.

4 Last-Mile Delivery Challenges and How To Solve Them

Logistics Matter

Same-day or next-day deliveries are commonplace these days, but they are still the logistical nightmares they used to be for businesses. Sellers today are inundated with greater expectations of their buyers, compelled to find ways to overcome last-mile delivery challenges.

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How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply shain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

Overcoming Canal Crises

Marina Mayer

How supply chain visibility helps today’s ocean carriers forecast—and prepare for—future disruptions

You’re Not Tied to a Desk, Why Should Your Software Be?

Envase Technologies

Business isn’t just done behind a desk or behind the wheel. Cloud-based Transportation Management Systems give power and flexibility to work wherever you are

Takt Time: How Slow Can You Go?

The Lean Thinker

A long, long time ago – in the days when computer programs were coded as holes in punch cards – I was in ROTC* in college. Twice a year we had a “PT” (Physical Training, I think) test that consisted of measured performance on five “events.”

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A First-Hand Look at Berkshire Grey’s Warehouse Robotic Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

The Boston area is a hub for warehouse robotics companies. Living and working in this area provides me with the opportunity to schedule site visits at many of these innovative firms.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Maersk’s forwarder move could be abuse of its dominant position, says Clecat

Supply Chain and Logistics

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks Maersk is staking out a monopoly position, discriminating against forwarders. I think Maersk and others are in danger of killing off forwarders, and also customers. Larger customers will look at private transport. … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy bookings container shipping economics freight forwarders ocean shipping technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Procurement for the Hotel Industry

SIPMM Professional Publications

With the 4.0 digital era industry now, digital and AI are interconnected. AI is cutting down repeated tasks by simulating human intelligence in machines.

Plant Optimization: Every Material Producers' Goal

Matthew Hennessy

Do you operate one plant or hundreds? Do you rely on pickups or do you take control of material delivery? Regardless, you probably care deeply about having a streamlined operation and you seek the information to monitor and optimize your plant performance. You also likely have realized there is not an obvious or singular way to achieve this today. The goal of this article is to help guide your approach to realizing efficiencies and attaining plant optimization

How IT Help Desk Outsourcing Can Improve Your Business Productivity

Cyzerg

IT help desk outsourcing is one of the ways that can improve your business’ productivity.

Using Technology & Strategy to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President at Coughlin Associates, Inc.

The pandemic has made companies acutely aware of the interdependence of supply chains, with reliance on multiple suppliers to produce crucial components of finished products. One of the consequences will be the growth of more local content in products, and that will require the use of new technologies. In this webinar, learn how to navigate the ways technology working with humans will transform the way products are made and distributed.

The Psychology of Solving Big Problems with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

The Psychology of Solving Big Problems with Ann Holm. Joe Lynch and Ann Holm discuss the psychology of solving big problems. Ann provides a step-by-step process for solving big problems based on the teachings of Shirzad Chamine , who is the best-selling author of the book, Positive Intelligence.

Why Did Your Last Product Fulfillment Services Provider Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Not every provider of product fulfillment services offers the same capabilities or high levels of performance. Unfortunately, some eCommerce brands find this out only after entering into a relationship with an underachieving third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

Uganda Industry and Intralogistics: Poised for Growth

Logistics Matter

Recently, manufacturing journalist and founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, Thomas R. Cutler met with Benita Bageire in Entebbe to discuss Uganda and Africa’s economic potential. Cutler noted, “It is a dynamic time for Uganda’s role in manufacturing and global intralogistics.”

No More Air Transport for USPS 1st – Class Mail?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Understanding USPS’s services, how the quasi-government agency works, and its data reports and perhaps doesn’t report is difficult.

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Gartner's Market Guide for Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain

The data analytics and intelligence markets are evolving, and supply chain leaders are struggling to keep up. This research offers an overview of the market conditions and provides a list of representative vendors with platform-based solutions for supply chain.

Give it Up for the Truck Drivers

Food Logistics

While today's truck drivers may not wear capes, they still possess superhero qualities in that they’re agile, resilient and powerful in their own ways. Transportation / Trucking

Applying the Improvement Kata to the Process of Leadership

The Lean Thinker

Whether you are a line leader or an internal or external consultant, if you are reading this you are likely working to shift the culture of your organization.

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FedEx to Blaze the Trail of Mobile Robotics Interoperability

Logistics Viewpoints

MassRobotics announced (May 18th) the release of what it claimed to be the “ World’s First Open Source Autonomous Mobile Robot Interoperability Standards.”

Trucking key issues in 2021

Supply Chain and Logistics

One of my favorite sources for information about trucking and truck drivers is ATRI, the American Transportation Research Institute. It’s a nonprofit with board members from every aspect of the trucking industry.

Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.