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.

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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.

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It’s Manufacturing Week! – A Look At American Manufacturing and Ingenuity for MFG Day

Cerasis

Editor's Note: In honor of Mfg Day 2016, we feature two of our friends from The Rodon Group and Manufacturing Stories in a celebration of what already makes America great. Edge Factor Releases new Film, American Ingenuity for MFG DAY 2016 – #MFGDay16.

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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.

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Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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.

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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.

Fundamental Supply Chain Shifts Kill The Idea of a "Surge"

10xLogistics

I have talked a lot about the inventory to sales ratio and how it is such a great predictor of what will happen in the transportation industry.

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

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.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Over 500,000 registered drones in the U.S.

DC Velocity Reverse Logistics

To date, there are over 500,000 registered drones in the U.S., and there are over 20,000 registered commercial operators of drones. The FAA advises that over 3,300 people signed up to take the aeronautical knowledge test, which is one of the new requirements to operate a drone in the U.S.

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.”.

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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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

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 Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and its effects on the Logistics/supply-demand industry

InstaVans

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Infographic: What Makes Lithium Batteries Special?

The Logistics Academy

What is it about lithium batteries that makes them so effective at powering the world around us? What is it about them that classifies them as Dangerous Goods?

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Holiday Returns and Your Apparel Supply Chain

Apparel Logistics

For retailers, the holidays often bring a huge spike in sales, which can improve cash flow significantly. However, after everyone opens their gifts and writes their thank-you cards, some people return their gifts because they want something different or because they received duplicate items.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Supplier Compliance and Social Responsibility - Look Deep Into Your Supply Chain

10xLogistics

The Guardian has run a great piece in their paper titled " Vauxhall and BMW among Car Firms Linked to Child Labour Over Glittery Mica Paint ". This article shows the results of the paper's investigation into illegal mica mines in India and the use of child labor.

Consolidation at origin creates leaner global supply chains

Damco

Consolidating many small lots of goods into fewer, larger, shipments for individual destinations or end-users is a tried and tested technique at local or country level. Less widely appreciated is the impact that consolidation close to origin can have on supply chains at the global scale.

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

3PL Links

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 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

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

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

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.

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[Infographic] American Manufacturing: How Important is “American Made”

Cerasis

American manufacturing has a long history, ranging from the creation of 95 percent of all clothing sold in the US in New York City, reports Highsnobiety , to startups designing mobile device covers and protectors, explains The New York Times.

3 Effective Methods for E-commerce Customer Retention

Ottawa Logistics

Repeat customers are a key foundation of any business. Yet the present world seems to turn on a dime, with new internet based companies popping up on a daily basis. Here are three ways to ensure e-commerce customer retention in these modern times. Interactivity.

A Day in the Life of an Instavans Driver

InstaVans

Truck driving is a career choice like any other; however, truckers need to follow a lifestyle completely tailored around their job. Transport services vary across the big cities; we explore transport services in Bangalore. Let’s follow Manjunath through a typical day as an Instavans driver.