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.

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

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.

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Surviving Business Start Up Stress & How to Deal With It


Exercise is the best stress relief strategy out there. Even if you just exercise for 20 minutes, three times a week you will notice that symptoms of stress are reversed. Exercise not just improves your physical body but gives you a mental edge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Inventory Management in Service Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

This system uses Multi-Echelon Planning as a base combined with statistical models we developed that are applied at different phases of the exercise. What is Inventory Management? Is it about optimization? Is it about having enough stock? Or is it about having no stock?

6 Quick Tips for Successful Logistics Outsourcing

Logistics Bureau

An extensive process mapping exercise, prior to supplier selection, should help to prevent this issue. Just like a process mapping exercise, providing for some change management in your outsourcing project might not be cheap, but the expense is well worthwhile.

The fight for logistics and survival in #highintensitywar

Logistics in War

Exercises undertaken to simulate high-intensity war such as US Pacific Command’s Exercise Pacific Sentry 17-03 highlighted significant force posture challenges that might constrain air (and other) operations against a peer adversary. By David Beaumont.

An Optimistic Outlook for the LTL Market

Blue Grace Logistics

Some truck carriers have introduced last mile delivery services for items such as exercise equipment, mattresses, and furniture. The US less-than-truckload (LTL) market is undergoing a tremendous change.

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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Reforming logistics training: themes, challenges and the quest for the ideal

Logistics in War

iii] Through a series of training levels, commencing with individual training, the officer and soldier will be deemed operationally ready with a major certification exercise such as the annual Exercise Hamel. By David Beaumont. A common trend found in the literature of military logistics is the decrying of training and education gaps interspersed within the persuasive arguments for greater military interest in logistics.

Associate Effort Drives Breast Cancer Awareness

Move Ahead

In addition to early detection, the foundation encourages the adoption of a healthy lifestyle complete with a healthy diet, a healthy weight and exercise.

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

Talking Logistics

Due to the restrictions placed upon carriers by ELDs, the farthest freight from the ramp is being scrutinized in the drayage community, and these carriers are exercising choice when it comes to longer haul lengths. It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?


However, in most cases, the driver is not the only party to exercise a degree of control over on-road outcomes. As our customer presence in Australia is growing, we are learning new things from our Commonwealth cousins from ‘’Down Under’’.

Sustainability via Mass-Recycling Go Green Initiative Promoted by Leading Port Groups

Logistics Manager

The aim of the exercise was to highlight a simple message among participating employees about the consequences of discarding waste and its effect.

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UniCarriers to Focus on the Driver with LogiMAT 2019 Package

Logistics Business Magazine

In the new ‘Forklift Fitness’ app, UniCarriers provides forklift drivers with effective strengthening and stretching exercises with explanatory videos. UniCarriers is focusing on health and safety at LogiMAT 2019, with particular attention on the forklift driver.

Transform Your Supply Chain for Omnichannel – Part II

The Logistics Academy

It is not fulfillment exercise of shipping quickly from distribution centers. New Retailing. Omnichannel with e-commerce is retail duality. There are two very different ways to reach customers.

Where Does Supply Chain Design End and Planning Begin? (Takeaways from LLamasoft’s SummerCon 2017 Conference)

Talking Logistics

The first one arrived a few years ago when a growing number of companies started treating supply chain design as a continuous business process instead of a standalone project or a once-a-year exercise. When it comes to supply chain design, we’re at another inflection point in the industry.

Meet the Team Mondays: Jay Batth, Special Commodities Division

Radius Logistics

This pushes us all to consistently exercise and expanded our skill sets to overcome obstacles. . Jay Batth, our Special Commodities Division Manager provides flat-deck and heavy equipment solutions for specialized shipments.

‘The furthest, the weakest’ – how logistics creates national power

Logistics in War

It is unsurprising that a recent USPACOM exercise highlights the vital importance of strategic and operational lift in this environment. By David Beaumont. This article follows-up last week’s post on logistics in deterrence. . The nature and characteristics of strategic competition has been given new life in recent months. Theorists, writers, military professionals and many others are looking for indicators of strategic activity, some obvious and some not so conspicuous.

Spanish authorities impose fines at Vigo

Automotive Logistics

Rulings already made by the EU’s Court of Justice specifically aim to prevent such agreements in Spanish ports, which have been ordered to allow free competition for all stevedoring services to break the monopolies exercised by port SAGEPS.

Is logistics the ultimate conventional deterrent?

Logistics in War

Two thousand years later the same concept applies; beyond nuclear weapons it is the capacity of the mighty US military to project and sustain itself on a global scale that deters potential adversaries, and it is why Cold War exercises such as REFORGER and the contemporary alternatives such as Operation Atlantic Resolve are vital at a time of increasing competition. By David Beaumont.

Technology and what lies beneath – the full cost of modernisation

Logistics in War

On operations and exercises, mechanics and sub-contractors from the OEM deployed in increasing numbers, performing repair that combat force maintainers could not but necessitating appropriate infrastructure to do so the same. By David Beaumont.

Defining strategic competition – how logistics makes a military credible

Logistics in War

Two thousand years later the same concept applies; it is the capacity of the mighty US military to project itself on a global scale that deters potential adversaries, and it is why Cold War exercises such as REFORGER and the contemporary alternatives such as Operation Atlantic Resolve are vital at a time of increasing competition. By David Beaumont. We are in an era of strategic competition. Then again, we have always been in an era of strategic competition.

The realities of logistics and strategic leadership: lessons from the ADF’s senior-most logisticians

Logistics in War

The control of logistics resources, especially in capability development, is influenced significantly by the desire to attain and exercise power within the institution. By David Beaumont. Through the course of 2017, and because of my academic research, I have been extremely fortunate to interview a range of senior military officers and public servants.

Consumer Alert: Beware of Moving Scams

Move Ahead

Consumers should exercise caution when selecting a moving service. Reports of moving-related thefts and scams by rogue moving companies are high at this time of year, as it’s the busy moving season. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates moving companies, consumers should look for these moving scam red flags: Mover doesn’t offer or agree to an on­site inspection of your household goods and gives an estimate over the telephone or online — sight unseen.