2016

If Steve Jobs Owned a 3PL

The Logistics of Logistics

Everybody knows Steve Jobs, the iconic innovator, who transformed five different industries: computers, phones, music, digital publishing and movies (Pixar). He even left his mark in brick and mortar with the Apple Stores, which have been wildly successful. But what if Steve Jobs had unleased his crazed intensity and business mastery on the 3PL industry? What would Steve’s 3PL look like? Below are 5 things that I think would characterize Steve Job’s 3PL: 1. Understanding Customer Wants.

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Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt

Logistics Matter

Maybe it is me, but I can watch this for hours. Anything happening in buildings with high walls and little to no windows, grabs my attention. I love the intricate web of movements of people, machines and goods in a warehouse environment. Regular complex conveyor belt systems are great to see in action, but these Intralox multi directional conveyor belts […]. The post Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Material Handling Warehousing

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The ‘Golden Ticket’ to Improving Manufacturing Productivity

Cerasis

Computer-controlled systems are at the core of most 21 st Century manufacturing operations, fact! Improving manufacturing productivity hinges on keeping those computers fully operational. That’s why protecting computers is the ‘Golden Ticket’ to better p roductivity on the manufacturing floor… . Improving manufacturing productivity hinges on keeping those computers fully operational".

14-Strategies-to-reduce-freight-costs

Kane is Able

Shippers often work under the assumption that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) are pretty much fixed and can’t change. But just because “it’s always been done this way” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t challenge the status quo. At Kane Is Able, we’ve identified a ton of ways to reduce freight costs, with changes you can begin implementing today. Freight Transportation

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.

The 3 Most Popular Uses of TMS Technology

PLS Logistics

Supply chains are increasingly complex, and companies who leverage technology find competitive rates, enhanced operations, greater flexibility, and cost reductions. Logistics providers continue to work in order to provide added value to their client’s supply chain processes. Successful 3PL relationships include committed and ongoing value through technology -- access to historical and real-time reports can be used to make data-driven decisions that enable lasting results.

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Is Prescriptive Analytics really going to disrupt how Supply Chains evolve?

AIMMS

In a time when the term ‘disruptive’ is being over-used I find myself increasingly using the term when describing the impact of our product to clients and prospects. It’s uncomfortable because prior to starting with AIMMS two years ago, I spent 20 years in consulting and IT services and experienced many terms being over-used (such as ‘optimized’ or ‘disruptive’). I promised myself that I’d endeavor to never use a meaningful term in a superficial way.

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Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. “Sometimes you’ll be out on the highway, you see two giant trucks loaded up with logs, and they pass each other on the highway… I don’t understand that. I mean, if they need logs over there… and they need ‘em over there, you’d think a phone call would save ‘em a whole lot of trouble.” ” Brian Regan , Comedian.

When hard cash becomes obsolete, a digital India rises

InstaVans

A focused outlook on the Indian logistics industry & the fundamental approach towards a smarter ecosystem. With the onset of demonetization of currency, the Indian logistics landscape has been shaken up. This is due to the fact that hard cash is difficult to come by, and many transportation companies rely heavily on liquid cash transactions. In retrospect, this may trigger a positive outcome. Many players in the unorganized parts of the industry will be forced to join the digital revolution.

Not connected? You're not competitive.

Parade

Decades ago, brokerages were mandated by grocery and automotive industries to adopt EDI. This new technology reduced human labor on both sides, increasing visibility and driving down shipping costs. Suppliers that failed to comply lost business, while the suppliers that embraced EDI went on to transform our national supply chain. Fast-forward to the present and the brokerages who went along with the evolving market have become household names: Swift, JB Hunt, Burris Logistics, and Old Dominion.

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.

TLA Received a 4-Year Renewal as PEI

The Logistics Academy

The Logistics Academy has been awarded a 4-year renewal as a Private Education Institute till 23 February 2020. The award signifies the solidarity of the Academy’s management and training team to provide quality training and lifelong learning for the logistics workforce. Since the inception of the Academy on 25 February 2010, this is the second time the Academy’s license as a Private Education Institute was renewed.

Sex and the Single 3PL Salesman

The Logistics of Logistics

To meet his sales numbers, a young 3PL salesman calls 100 prospects per day and asks for the sale. He has been taught that if he makes enough calls, he will win over a shipper or two. The wise old boss reminds his newbie salesman that “it’s a numbers game.”. After a long week of pestering shippers, the young salesman turns his attention to the ladies. He is determined to improve his sex life. He makes the goal of having sex twice per week.

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LogisticsMatter is Proudly Presenting Its New Logo

Logistics Matter

As some of you have already noticed LogisticsMatter has a new logo. After six years I thought it was time for a fresh look, after giving the site an overhaul last year. Please find it below: The new logos are designed by graphics designer and illustrator Stephan Brusche. The container design was one of the first concepts that Stephan showed […]. The post LogisticsMatter is Proudly Presenting Its New Logo appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

If There’s a Manufacturing Skills Gap, How Do We Close It? 4 Ways to Combat the Gap

Cerasis

The manufacturing skills gap, which we first defined here , is a real threat to the future of the U.S. economy. More skilled workers are retiring than ever before, up to 10,000 baby boomers daily. As a result, the manufacturing industry will face a shortage of nearly 3.5 million jobs within the next few years explains Deloitte, and the problem will only get worse from there. However, manufacturers can work to reduce the overall manufacturing skills gap by following these four steps.

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.

AIB Standards: What are they and why are they important?

Kane is Able

AIB International, formerly the American Institute for Baking, was founded in 1919 to “put science to work for bakers.” Since then, AIB has grown into one of the world’s foremost training organizations on food safety, setting AIB standards for quality and safety. food logistics

Will Cuba be the Next Major Transportation Hub?

PLS Logistics

For cargo shipping, focus is on the Cuban port, Container Terminal Mariel (TC Mariel) which opened in January 2014. The Obama Administration has made it easier for container services to add Cuba as a port of call since they’ve reopened embassies and ended a 54-year diplomatic standstill with the country.

How Choosing Eco-friendly Packaging for Your Products Can Help You Build a Better Brand – While Saving the World

Ottawa Logistics

In today’s day and age of social media marketing, the race to gain trust among potential customers is anybody’s game for the taking. One of the ways you can set yourself above the competition is to establish yourself as a company who cares.

5 Dysfunctions of Typical S&OP Systems and How to Overcome Them

AIMMS

Sales & Operations planning has been around for 30 years. It was created initially by Oliver Wight and has become the standard procedure to improve business performance and predictability. Throughout the years, we’ve witnessed waves of interest in S&OP and its evolution IBP, which incorporates financial planning. In the past 2 years, we’ve seen the appeal of S&OP increase a lot more. But companies tend to struggle when it comes to finding the right technology to enable the process.

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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!

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry.

Strategies to Build Efficiencies into Your Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

Logistics Management

This white paper1 outlines key areas where third party logistics (3PLs), carriers, retailers and manufacturing companies can replace manual repetitive work within their operations with new and innovative robotic process automation technology solutions

How Tech can Tackle Capacity

Parade

Business is a lot like the weather: unpredictable. We can forecast as much as we'd like, but we're never 100% certain about how the sky might change. Your supply chain is no exception. Even if we have contracts and consistent revenue, what happens when a surprise load lands in our laps? What happens when all trucks are booked? How many times do we let real business opportunities slide because we lack the capacity? How much has it cost us over the years?

4 Ways Effective 3PL Can Help Pharma Comply With Health Canada Regulations

3PL Links

When it comes to logistics in the pharmaceutical industry , the two biggest factors are security and traceability. Drug manufacturers have to deal with the risk of counterfeiting, contamination and shortages during distribution, which may compromise the quality of the products. As such, it is important that manufacturers in Canada work with a logistics service provider that upholds the same standards for regulatory compliance as them.

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!

Affiliation with University of Melbourne

The Logistics Academy

The TLA Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management is now considered as entry to the Master in Supply Chain Management offered by the University of Melbourne. The Master of Supply Chain Management is a Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) accredited degree. More information from website – mbs.unimelb.edu.au. The post Affiliation with University of Melbourne appeared first on The Logistics Academy. TLA News

Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds

Logistics Matter

Sponsored Content – Recently I had the chance to sit down with Pieter Kinds, CEO of the TenderTool, a cloud-based freight tendering start-up. We spoke about how he intends to change and improve the way companies manage tendering freight. Please find the interview below: Why was TenderTool founded? In the logistics industry it is a given that freight is being […]. The post Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate

Cerasis

The roles of logistics and procurement in an efficient supply chain cannot be overstated. According to Paul Myerson , reports Industry Week, up 70 percent of a company’s costs come from procurement and logistics operations. Meanwhile, this large volume of expenses is directly related to 80 percent or a company’s working capital via inventory and accounts payable.

Drones and Robots in the Warehouse

PINC

The 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer forum brought together supply chain executives and industry experts to discuss the latest trends in the industry. The event happened in Chicago between June 20th and June 22nd. digital disruption innovation warehouse inventory cycle counting drones

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.