Identical twins – a trucker and an athlete – show benefits of exercise

Fleet Owner

The results indicate that our life choices, as opposed to our genetic makeup, may play a larger role in our health and lifespan

The Flipkart story: a $20bn exercise in smokes and mirrors

The LoadStar

The post The Flipkart story: a $20bn exercise in smokes and mirrors appeared first on The Loadstar. The latest news out of the vibrant Indian e-commerce sector is that US retail giant Walmart appears to be on the verge of the country’s largest homegrown start-up – Flipkart.

The Performance Review as a Tool for Mentoring

Material Handling and Logistics

The review process should be much more than just a ‘check the box’ kind of exercise

ELDs and trucking: A pain in the neck (and back and elsewhere)

Fleet Owner

More drivers are experiencing prolonged sitting, lack of exercise, poor posture, road vibration and increased stress and tension made worse by new HOS and ELD rules and parking shortages

Shipping Heavy Freight:  Four Functions You Should Ask a Fulfillment Center To Help With

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Once upon a time, most people would have thought twice before ordering furniture, a piece of exercise equipment, or a kitchen appliance online. Today, such heavy freight orders are commonplace. For example, according to a survey conducted by AlixPartners in 2016, 88% of consumers are willing to purchase an appliance online – a vast increase over the comparatively lower 62% that were open to it in 2012.

Size now matters to FedEx as it joins scramble for bulky home deliveries 

The LoadStar

The integrator has started trials of full-service home deliveries of items like washing machines, exercise bikes and sectional sofas in six areas in the US through FedEx Freight, the company’s LTL arm. . FedEx is chasing bulky cargo for residential deliveries.

Sales Saboteur with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

There are exercises you can do to work on them. [29:12] download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:43] 00:43] Ann, please tell us a little bit about your background? * A twenty-five-year career as a speech pathologist, working with people who suffered brain injuries.

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Entering New Logistics Markets with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

29:07 – Looking at sales as an operational exercise with variable inputs. download the audio file. Podcast Summary: Welcome to the first episode of The Logistics of Logistics podcast! Today, host Joe Lynch interviews Steve Elwell , a consultant and an executive who helps businesses improve sales revenue. Over the course of his career, he launched over 30 products and services in industrial B2B and technology markets.

Underwriting preparedness – considering the logistics of the future preparedness system

Logistics in War

Behind every major warfighting exercise, such as the recent Exercise Talisman Sabre or the successive multinational exercises underway in Europe , the logistics system is tested. By David Beaumont.

Convey and CommerceHub tout new strategic relationship

Logistics Management

At the core of this relationship, the companies said that retailers using CommerceHub’s drop-ship platform and network to expand product selections will now be able to leverage Convey’s active delivery management offering to drive new revenue growth opportunities for various product categories that, they said, “require complex delivery orchestration,” for sectors like furniture, exercise equipment, and high-end electronics

Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?


Pursuing accuracy in a long – term planning exercise can bring a lot of unnecessary stress. F ulfilling the need for resi lience to change in long – term planning while providing accuracy in short – term planning can improve business performance and reduce stress levels.

How shippers can plot a course through the choppy economic waters ahead

The LoadStar

The US forwarder has advised clients to exercise caution in the upcoming round of contract negotiations, urging them to concentrate on total cost rather than just freight rates, to map their supply chains and build in flexibility to.

Facility Safety: What Could Go Wrong? Can You Answer These Four Questions?

Logistics Viewpoints

Nevertheless, understanding the most rigorous safety processes, and being able to appropriately adopt them to less hazardous facilities, is a worthwhile exercise. An oil depot is an especially hazardous form of warehouse. The standards and processes involved to ensure safety in these facilities may be too onerous for many industries.

[Infographic] 3 Simple Routines That Will Help Kickstart Your Day


Get Your Exercise In Early. Consider the following: Regular exercise increases energy and serotonin levels the brain, which can increase mental clarity and focus for anywhere between four to ten hours. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friends Magnatag Visible Systems.

Overproduction vs. Fast Improvement Cycles

The Lean Thinker

“Small Changes” Doesn’t Mean “Slow Changes” No matter how good your solution or idea, it is just an academic exercise until it is anchored as the an organizational norm. A couple of weeks ago ago I posted the question “ Are you overproducing improvements? ” and compared a typical improvement “blitz” with a large monument machine that produces in large batches.

What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 


Care should be exercised though , because the same reasons that have made the technology more accessible should’ve made it more affordable. Part I in our series on assessing your network design’s maturity . How does you r network design compare to others ?

DoorDash Launches Monthly Subscription Service for Unlimited Food Deliveries


With rising costs of fuel and driver salaries on the rise, the initiative could become a costly exercise.

Army trials robots for last mile resupply

247 Customs Broker

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Our troops now have the chance to test out a huge range of robotic kit in what will be the biggest exercise of its kind in our history.

The value of a moment – logistics and the acceleration of war

Logistics in War

An Australian Army HX77 truck from the 1st Combat Service Support Battalion delivers a load of blank ammunition to a 7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment combined arms team in preparation to begin training activities under Exercise Predators Run 2018. By David Beaumont.

A New Motion to Perfect

Talking Logistics

We now know the opposite is true: we are each born with a finite number of days, and the more we exercise our hearts, the more we love, the more we make each. Every morning the alarm goes off, I hit the snooze button. It’s a motion I’ve perfected over 30 years.

5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Talking Logistics

For most, re-routes are a painful and time-consuming exercise. This tedious process made a strategic route planning exercise more of an art than the science it should be.

Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Season

GoShip Blog

Shipping large items like furniture or exercise equipment can easily be done through an online shipping provider and can help make your companies shipping process much easier during busy season.

Decision-forcing cases for logistics: practicing logisticians to overcome ‘wicked problems’

Logistics in War

Also known known as a ‘historical immersion problem,’ a decision-forcing case is an exercise in which participants take on the role of an actual person who, at some point in the past, was faced by a particularly challenging problem. The Road to Habbaniya’ is a two-problem exercise. Like many of the classroom exercises used in the training of military logisticians, all three of these decision-forcing cases ask participants to do a great deal of arithmetic.

How to Boost Worker Productivity by Promoting a Positive Mindset


Workplace stress is partly physical, and exercise is one of the best antidotes for the physical component of stress. The benefits of regular exercise are indisputable among modern medical experts, say Dr. Elizabeth Anderson and Dr. Geetha Shivakumar in a roundup of the scientific literature. Stress alters body chemistry in a negative way, whereas exercise tends to promote a more positive chemical balance. Negativity in the workplace hurts worker productivity and costs money.

Mike Rother: The Toyota Kata Practice Guide

The Lean Thinker

Until you have struggled as a learner to apply the Improvement Kata (using the Starter Kata) on a real problem (not just a classroom exercise) that affects the work of real people and the outcomes to real customers , please don’t just pick up the 5 Questions card and think you are a coach.

Logistics & Supply Chain: Hurricane Florence


Caution should be exercised. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence intensified to a Category 4 storm, which may affect millions this week in the Southeastern U.S., including North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Hurricane Florence is aiming to take landfall late Thursday or early Friday somewhere between Charleston, South Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia.

Tyranny of the Easy Button: Finding Balance Between Contract & Organic Logistics

Logistics in War

Furthermore, with contractor utilization becoming more commonplace on the battlefield, commanders began expecting similar support at home during exercises. Unfortunately, these challenges are precisely the point of exercise training. By Jessica McCarthy.

Intelligent Automation, the Future of Supply Chain. Is the Logistics Industry Ready?

Blue Grace Logistics

However, like with all new things, there’s a need to exercise caution. However, like with all new things, there’s a need to exercise caution. It is a well-known fact that supply chain is increasingly becoming digital.

Building Brand Loyalty with Last-Mile Logistics

Morai Logistics

Since 56% of customers exercise brand loyalty toward companies who “get them”, this should propel supply chains to invest in innovative last-mile delivery solutions. Experts believe last-mile logistics can effectively build brand loyalty by significantly improving the customer experience. From a global market perspective, immediate and fast delivery is becoming a critical necessity to a company’s success.

Getting started with AI in Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

Both exercises will help decide how much the AI is a multiplier of human skill vs. a better substitute for it. We are pleased to have Jonah McIntire, Managing Director of TNX, as our guest author again.

6 Toyota Experts Share How They Apply Lean Management Principles


It was difficult to stock and exercise first-in first-out rules. Implementing lean management principles is challenging. The goal? To eliminate waste without sacrificing productivity to improve customer value. When it comes down to applying lean strategies, it’s not so easy.

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Netflix Stock and Delivery

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In this aspect, employees needed to rest and perform several exercises intended for relax the muscles ( see minute 1:11 of the video ).

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The five most popular ‘Logistics In War’ posts of 2017

Logistics in War

USMC MV-22 Osprey during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2017 – Photo by Department of Defence. By David Beaumont. ‘Logistics In War’, with well over sixty original posts, had an arguably successful first year of publishing.

The milk and the chalk

World Food Programme Logistics

Since my house is very close to the school, when my pupils are busy writing their exercises, I have a space of time to quickly breastfeed her and come back to class,” says Rhoda.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

The full 29 percent would be exercised if Amazon orders up to 300 million euros ($346 million) of Balyo’s enabled products.”. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019? Are you’re still looking for a personal challenge this year?