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

GlobalTranz

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

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

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

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

GlobalTranz

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.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

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

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.

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.

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.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Internet of Things (IOT), Cost-to-Serve, Segmentation and Supply Chain CoEs are unable to deliver promised business value without Prescriptive Analytics

AIMMS

Gartner’s Hype Cycle for CSCOs is a valuable read for current and potential Supply Chain leaders. It brings together a long list of trends, enabling technologies, business frameworks and competencies that should be in your consideration set. The big theme of course, is the digitization of the supply chain and the implications it will have on business performance.

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?

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

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.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

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

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

GlobalTranz

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

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.