2019

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

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

GlobalTranz

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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?

5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors should consider capitalizing on process automation. Robotics Process Automation or RPA are being introduced for warehouse modernization. RPA is a software technology that allows the business to automate low-level tasks in the future, as technology improves. Using robots and machine which imitate human actions in doing repetitive operational tasks previously completed […].

Port of Virginia installs four cranes to handle cargo growth

DC Velocity

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

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Deja New:  Why Today’s Subscription Box Fulfillment Is Especially Challenging

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re a big fan of subscription boxes, join the club. According to recent research from Clutch, more than half of online buyers currently use one or more versions of this highly convenient purchasing model.

Top 24 Warehouse KPIs You Must Be Tracking

Cyzerg

Warehouse management encompasses its own world of complex tasks, and that’s why today there are dozens of warehouse technologies designed specifically to make these tasks easier and more efficient.

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The Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Providers of 2019

Food Logistics

Food Logistics announces its Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Provider winners