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5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day. Seventy-five percent reported that the frequency of technology failures is staying the same or increasing. Logistics Technology

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FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function. But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur. For now, being successful requires focusing most of your time on growing sales and building your team. You simply don’t have time to make yourself a fulfillment expert.

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How a Blockchain Platform Will Help Truckers Be More Efficient and Earn More Money

Shipchain

The trucking industry moves more than 70% of America’s freight, and gross freight revenues from trucking exceeded $726.4 billion in 2015, reports TechCrunch. Today, shippers are demanding more availability, time and capacity, and truckers are struggling to meet these demands.

7 Things Every Shipper Should Know About the “New” NAFTA

Now, That's Logistics

Here are the key changes that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could bring for importers and exporters. In September, the United States, Mexico, and Canada announced the completion of nego

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

Cerasis

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is an average of 16 fatalities yearly in the warehousing and storage industry and an injury.read More. The post Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Lessons from Driving a Forklift

The Lean Thinker

The spring and summer of 2000 were a long time ago, but I learned some lessons during those months that have stayed with me. In fact, the learning from that experience is still happening as I continue to connect it to things I see today. I was a member of a team working hard to stand up a new production line of a new product. The rate pressures were very high, the production, production control, and quality processes were immature.

Drop Shipping in Logistics: Business Model Pros and Cons

Bringg

Dropshipping has become an increasingly popular business model. But are the logistics of dropshipping right for your business? Here's what you need to know

Improving the Driver Experience using Technology with Joshua Walls

The Logistics of Logistics

Joshua, please introduce yourself. I am a Joshua Walls, co-founder of Truckpark.com, a phone app that helps drivers find a safe, secure place to park. We developed our phone app as a tool to help truck drivers find safe and secure parking. Ideally, our app will improve the driver’s experience and quality of life. Please tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? Grew up in Chicago and I am a big Chicago Cubs fan.

Why Logistics and Product Quality Scorecards Should Be One and the Same

Talking Logistics

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Economic forecast for trucking: Gloomy with a chance of recession

Fleet Owner

An economic storm is brewing over the trucking industry. Here’s what you need to know to weather it

Year 2025 – The Future of the 3PL Industry with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:57] 00:57] Tell us a little bit about what you’re up to. I spend all of my time in supply chain and logistics software, focusing on the lower-middle market. [01:54] 01:54] What will the 3PL industry look like in 2025? There is a slow, creeping evolution of technology as CRM systems get better and better. These will make brokers more efficient and help them focus more on customer service, specialization, etc.

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How to Take On Today’s Cross-Border Shipping Challenges

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. How to Take On Today’s Cross-Border Shipping Challenges. With today’s intricate and complex nature of the global supply chain, many cross-border shippers are often experiencing a wide range of challenges.

Autonomous Devices for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Today we live in an era where technology is changing at a faster rate. New technologies and tools are coming up to meet our needs. A digital data warehouse is designed with the purpose of improving business decisions by allowing data consolidation, analysis, and reporting at different aggregate levels. It provides a single, comprehensive source […]. The post Autonomous Devices for Digital Warehousing appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE. Publication Supply Chain

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech

DC Velocity

E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies. Strategy

A Handy Acronym to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This holiday season blog is our gift to budget-conscious B2C shippers who need to control fulfillment expenses. The subject: reducing parcel shipping costs. How do you do it? Think P – A – R – C – E – L. Logistics Outsourcing Parcel Transportation B2C Fulfillment eCommerce Fulfillment order fulfillment

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A Complete Guide to All Types of Warehouses (Part 1)

Cyzerg

With an increase in the demand for different types of warehouses, it's crucial that businesses choose one that best fits their requirements and operations. But what exactly are the factors that lead companies to pick one type of warehouse over another? And what are all the types of warehouses in the market today?

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

Cerasis

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe. Companies have a vested interest in exploring how an autonomous fleet can help their business in the.read More. The post 5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Is it Time To Upgrade to A Cloud-Based Transportation Management System (TMS)?

Kuebix

Many companies are still using the transportation management system (TMS) they installed 15 or even 20 years ago! Technology has changed and improved significantly over that time. So if you’re still using an outdated TMS to manage your logistics operation, it’s time to upgrade to a modern, cloud-based system. Why Should I Replace My Old TMS? […]. The post Is it Time To Upgrade to A Cloud-Based Transportation Management System (TMS)? appeared first on Kuebix.

Six ways to build a safety culture within your fleet

Fleet Owner

There is no single fix to make your fleet safer, but a comprehensive approach can drive your company to safety

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Troubleshooting by Defining Standards

The Lean Thinker

Sometimes I see people chasing their tails when trying to troubleshoot a process. This usually (though not always) follows a complaint or rejection of some kind. A few years ago I posted Organize, Standardize, Stabilize, Optimize and talked in general terms about the sequence of thinking that gives reliable outcomes. This is a series of questions that, if asked and addressed in sequence, can help you troubleshoot a process.

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2020

Material Handling and Logistics

The supply chain has become a competitive weapon in the modern, digital economy

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

7 Reasons Panama is the Latin American Supply Chain Capital with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:51] 00:51] Tell us about yourself and what you do in Panama. I was born and raised in Panama and manage a 3PL. My main role is to promote the hub that Panama offers to the world. [02:19] 02:19] What was your first job in logistics? A relative of mine had a parcel company that got a contract with a multinational. He learned that he needed to serve a different area than he was in, so he called all his friends and family to help him launch. I was one of them.

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Checking for vitals: Inside the Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp supply chain breach

Supply Chain and Logistics

Apparently, healthcare is among the worst industries in terms of breaches of data security. And this is despite the dramatic increase of attention the HIPAA law has focused on their behavior with data. In this case it was two diagnostic laboratories, … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Supply Chains cybersecurity healthcare technology

Essential Considerations for Digital Transportation in Logistics Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital Transport refers to advanced applications designed to provide innovative services for different modes of transport and traffic management, enabling users to get better information, and making transport networks safer, more streamlined and smarter. In our view, it often refers to two application areas: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), i.e. systems where ICT is applied in […].

Port of Virginia installs four cranes to handle cargo growth

DC Velocity

Expansion project will boost container capacity 40 percent by 2020. Transportation

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.