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

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

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.

Overcoming Canal Crises

Marina Mayer

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

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.

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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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

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.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

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

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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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.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

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.

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

Mass Personalization: An Emerging Trend and What it Means for Supply Chains

Kuebix

What is Mass Personalization? Personalization is formally defined as “the act of tailoring a product or service based on what customers desire.” Most companies that incorporate personalization have a base product that shoppers can customize as they’re checking out.

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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.

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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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.

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.”

How to Improve Snowplow Operations with Fleet Management Solutions

Brian Dziuk

Snow and ice create hazardous driving conditions for motorists. Learn how to optimize snowplow operations with GPS tracking solutions like Rastrac

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

5 Ways Generation Z Can Benefit from M-Learning

Shippeo

If you have stumbled upon this article, there’s a big chance you’re reading it from your mobile phone. Whether it’s ordering food or watching cat videos, people use their mobile phones for absolutely anything these days. According to Statista, there are over 3.8

Preparing for Chinese New Year 2022

Now, That's Logistics

After dealing with one supply chain, shipping and logistics challenges after another throughout 2021, a lot of companies may be looking forward to a more predictable, manageable shipping environment in 2022.

How IT Support Companies Can Help Boost Your Net Income

Cyzerg

Hiring IT support companies is a great way to shift your IT from an expense center into a profit and business center for your company. Particularly now, IT is essential for most businesses to compete, and it should help you boost your net income and not drain valuable resources.