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


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.

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


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.

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.

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

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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.

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History on ‘Hollywood hill’: When five famous trucks 1970s/'80s pop culture all got together

Overdrive Online

A firsthand account of the event, bringing together restored trucks from movies “Duel,” “Convoy”, and “Smokey & the Bandit” with “Movin’ On” and “B.J. & the Bear” TV rigs — among others at the Southern Classic Truck Show in 2016. Custom Rigs

When hard cash becomes obsolete, a digital India rises


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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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The History of the Shipping Container


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.

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.

How Can Supply Chain Leaders Use Big Data as a Tool to Continuously Improve?


Supply chain leaders are enthralled with the idea of using big data, but they tend to fail to understand how to disseminate big data in their organization properly. True, they may know how to roll out big data in a single warehouse, or they may have heard their competitors used branded systems for implementing this new technology. However, the fundamental problem remains.

Successfully Fulfill Your Crowdfunding/Kickstarter Campaign

Ottawa Logistics

Quite possibly, one of the most useful inventions of modern times, and since the advent of sliced bread has to be online fundraising. Companies like Crowdfunding and Kickstarter enable you to get your product in front of millions immediately. What was once a daunting task that required countless man hours by a development team can be completed with a good idea and a proposal video. However, one of the most challenging aspects of a successful campaign is usually fulfillment.

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Apparel: The Current Driving Force of E-Commerce

Apparel Logistics

The e-commerce industry has gone through a lot of changes over the last decade. If you own or manage an online store, you'll want to learn more about how apparel currently acts as the driving force behind e-commerce success. What you learn could help you make smarter decisions that lead to more sales. Apparel Leads in E-Commerce Sales. Not surprisingly, electronics have traditionally been the most popular retail items sold online.

A 1971 'dirty dozen' V12 KW still in action after Overdrive drag races 40 years ago, and more reflection

Overdrive Online

As seen in the short film from Overdrive’s late-1970s N.J. diesel drag races, the winning rig alive and kicking four decades later -- and one race attendee's reflections on trucking enthusiasm through the decades. Custom Rigs

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.

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


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?

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

Will The Sharing Economy Change The Face Of The 3PL Industry?

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The remarkable growth of some of the biggest players in the sharing economy, most notably Uber and Airbnb – which have a collective worth of over $50 billion – is expected to disrupt different industries to some extent, in this case the taxi and hospitality industry, respectively.

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.

Drones and Recovery, Edibility, Google, Applications, Public Opinion, and Hunters

Logistics Matter

There were so many interesting supply chain and logistics related drones stories in the past few weeks, that I put them together in this post. Please click the links in the tweets to read the full story. Drones and Flooding Drones are being used in many good ways in areas struck by hurricanes and other disasters. Drones can move around […]. The post Drones and Recovery, Edibility, Google, Applications, Public Opinion, and Hunters appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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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

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival


Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos. zschreiber. In a single day in 2015, Alibaba handled an average of $9.9 million dollars every minute in a retail feat that racked up $14.3 billion dollars of Alipay payments , mostly on Tmall.com and Taobao Marketplace. That’s one and a half million dollars of sales in the time it took to read this article’s first sentence.

The ‘Golden Ticket’ to Improving Manufacturing Productivity


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".

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.

Shipping and warehousing nutraceutical, health, and beauty products

Ottawa Logistics

Industries with a need to ship especially sensitive products must conform to higher operational and safety standards, and keeping up with regulations and duties is a full time job. The right logistics partner within the nutraceuticals and beauty industries will have the experience to watch for pitfalls and the creativity to work around new concerns. Here are a few criteria for choosing a shipping and warehousing partner for your nutraceuticals business. Omnichannel Reporting and Distribution.

Drones and Robots in the Warehouse


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

New Changes in Rate Management for Ocean Freight

Logistics Portal

New Changes in Rate Management for Ocean Freight How will you handle the new freight rate dynamics with the new ocean container line mergers and alliances? If you thought ocean LCL and FCL ocean