Four management strategies for retaining labor

DC Velocity

StrategyStudies show that DCs with the lowest turnover rates tend to follow the same four management principles. But they sometimes stumble in the execution.

Kion strategy adapts to digitization trends

DC Velocity

StrategyDematic acquisition and hot lift truck demand contribute to $9.4 billion revenue, firm says.

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Dark Kitchens: Deceptive Experience or Genius Strategy?

Bringg

There’s a lot of uncertainty, especially among large restaurant chains, as they plan their future strategy. With the food delivery industry booming, the kitchens inside restaurant branches are not always ready to handle the influx of orders.

Strategies for Improving Client Relationships

Apparel Logistics

Strategies for Improving Client Relationships

Intel, Cost Reduction Strategy

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Intel decided to try what was considered an unlikely supply chain strategy: a true make-to-order scenario. Intel Corporation, an American multinational corporation and technology company, is the world’s second largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers. It’s also the world’s largest supplier of CPUs (Central Processing Units) for personal computers with about 90% market share.

Are You Strategic about Data-Driven Logistics Strategy?

Logistics Problem Solving

Logistics strategy has evolved over the past few years. This put a lot of pressure on shippers as the old strategy of yelling louder at their carrier was no longer effective to reduce costs. The trend is now towards being data-driven with the data dictating the strategies. As a result, shippers essentially have gone from subjectively strategic, using strategies based on hunches, to objectively strategic with strategies driven by data.

8 Strategies to Reduce Freight Costs

Kane is Able

Here are eight simple strategies to consider. As inflation continues to drag down earnings and increase costs for U.S. businesses, companies are taking a hard look at their transportation spend and how they can reduce freight costs. Hold freight. Combine multiple shipments to maximize utilization of trailer space. Supply Chain Challenges

A simple strategy for managing your to-do list

Fleet Owner

“One of the causes of emotional and mental health issues is juggling the responsibilities of a busy lifestyle

3 Important Strategies to Improve Your Supply Chain in 2018

Morai Logistics

This post highlights three strategic areas which many companies overlooked in 2017; strategy, security & interaction, and how to best achieve improvements in these areas. On this topic, Jeff Metersky, VP of customer success strategy at LLamasoft, writes: Supply chain professionals should absolutely strive to better understand demand; after all, demand is one of the most important factors impacting your overall supply chain design.

CBP details e-commerce strategy

247 Customs Broker

The post CBP details e-commerce strategy appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. U.S.

Are You Strategic about Data-Driven Logistics Strategy?

Logistics Problem Solving

Logistics strategy has evolved over the past few years. This put a lot of pressure on shippers as the old strategy of yelling louder at their carrier was no longer effective to reduce costs. The trend is now towards being data-driven with the data dictating the strategies. As a result, shippers essentially have gone from subjectively strategic, using strategies based on hunches, to objectively strategic with strategies driven by data.

Transportation Execution & Visibility Systems Strategies for Success

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Transportation Execution & Visibility Systems Strategies for Success appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. I just finished my latest research on the global market for Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems. Transportation Execution Solutions (TE) allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, and pay in the system. Visibility solutions allow real-time asset tracking across the entire distribution network.

Strategies for Embracing the Internet of Things

Supply Chain Brain

SC Planning & Optimization Supply Chain Visibility Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain ManagementA fair number of companies are leaning toward the latter view. While they might embrace the underlying concept of the IoT, they’re dubious about their ability to manage the resulting flood of data in a meaningful way. How, for example, can they distinguish between information that’s relevant to the organization, and that which is useless?

Target experiments with faster supply chain strategy

The LoadStar

The post Target experiments with faster supply chain strategy appeared first on The Loadstar. US retailer Target is testing a new supply chain management approach as it looks to maintain a brick-and-mortar presence and keep the concept of bricks-and-mortar relevant.

Logistics and the strangling of strategy – from the LIWArchives

Logistics in War

However, the impact of logistics on strategy is just as significant and ultimately more profound. Logistic systems and supply chains, and the concepts that drive their formation, are as influential on strategy at least as much, if not more, than strategy should be in determining them.

Putting greenhouse gas strategy into play difficult

247 Customs Broker

The post Putting greenhouse gas strategy into play difficult appeared first on 247 Customs Broker.

What is a Shared Distribution Strategy?

Triskele Logistics

So what is a Shared Distribution Strategy, and how can it help my organization to overcome Supply Chain Challenges? Efficient Supply Chain

Survey: logistics and transportation providers optimistic about fourth quarter economics

DC Velocity

StrategyRevenue and profitability expected to rise, but concerns linger about workforce shortages, regulatory issues, and trade tariffs, TCompanies finds.

Survey 170

Customs sets e-commerce strategy to combat thieves and terrorists

Fleet Owner

The rapidly expanding e-commerce market is presenting would-be thieves or terrorists new ways to create havoc. That is why in March the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released its initial e-commerce plan to combat illicit or dangerous produ

Shhh, you're in a warehouse

DC Velocity

StrategyRedesigned truck backup alarm eliminates those annoying beeps.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload strategy for your business. The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio.

XPO puts "differently abled" employees to work

DC Velocity

StrategyTransport and logistics giant launches pilot program in Pennsylvania.

Omni-Channel Order Management Strategies for Success

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Omni-Channel Order Management Strategies for Success appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. I recently wrote an article about the factors contributing to the growth of the omni-channel order management system (OMS) market. Some of these factors include changing customer expectations, the rise of B2B use cases, the store’s changing role in the retail landscape, and the use of artificial intelligence.

A U-turn on scrubbers as Hapag-Lloyd rethinks its 2020 fuel strategy

The LoadStar

The post A U-turn on scrubbers as Hapag-Lloyd rethinks its 2020 fuel strategy appeared first on The Loadstar. Hapag-Lloyd has decided to trial scrubber technology on two large container vessels early next year and says the investment “could be economically attractive”.

Execution IS A Strategy

10xLogistics

First, it is interesting that "flawless execution" does not get the respect it deserves and if you dedicate your life to this you are somehow working on something "less" than strategy. The top performers deal with strategy and all others deal with the day to day execution - or so the top consultants will say. As Adrian rightly points out: does anyone believe HP needs different strategies or innovation?

PepsiCo, The Problems of a Wrong Distribution Strategy.

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

PepsiCo, The Problems of a Wrong Distribution Strategy. When a company enters a foreign market, the keys to its success is the distribution strategy, the channels it uses, as well as market know-how and customer knowledge and understanding. The case study of PepsiCo, provides evidence of the situation that a company faces when its distribution strategy is not correct.

Levi Strauss Aims for 100% Renewable Electricity in Plants in New Supply Chain Strategy

Material Handling and Logistics

The company is reducing GHG emissions by 40% in its supply chain. Levi Strauss & Co. said on July 31 that it is setting aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities and global supply chain by 2025.

Designer freighters with no pilots may become a reality, says Boeing strategy chief

The LoadStar

Boeing VP for product strategy and future airplane development Mike Sinnett told attendees at the Farnborough International Airshow that cargo-specific aircraft designs could become a reality. “We’ve

3PLs can profit from technology-driven shift in manufacturing strategy

The LoadStar

3PLs could see higher profit margins from the manufacturing sector this year – but while this will be a consequence of a shift in manufacturing strategies, providers will need to adapt quickly to the changes. Strategies will focus more on consumer demand and experience, efficient workflows.

Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

Here is how these companies are using transportation optimization, inventory optimization and demand modeling as part of their supply chain design strategy to tackle the price factor head-on. Customer demand is volatile, so a ‘set it and forget it’ strategy is destined to fail.

Union leader questions CBP border investment strategy

247 Customs Broker

The post Union leader questions CBP border investment strategy appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. The head of the union representing U.S.

Choosing the Right 3PL to Align with Your Business Strategy

Blue Grace Logistics

Most shippers don’t spend much time worrying about who is driving the trucks carrying their goods, but choosing a 3PL with the right carrier network makes all the difference when your business is expanding.

IMO set to unveil strategy on GHG emissions in shipping

The LoadStar

Next week will see the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) unveil its strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in shipping. The post IMO set to unveil strategy on GHG emissions in shipping appeared first on The Loadstar.

Mobile Technology Adoption – The Weakest Link in Your Delivery Strategy?

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Mobile Technology Adoption – The Weakest Link in Your Delivery Strategy? If there was a subject that I should not be writing about now, it’s this one. Mobile applications and technology have advanced considerably. However, too many implementations struggle to rollout successfully because they underestimate the challenges that exist in getting drivers to use it correctly and consistently.

Marketplaces becoming popular among global online shoppers, UPS-commissioned survey says

DC Velocity

StrategyConsumers seeking different delivery options, survey finds.

Survey 189

Omni-Channel Strategy and Intermodal Transport in Globalized Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

Omni-channel strategies prove to be an effective method for meeting on-demand delivery for consumers and providing efficient solutions for shippers. Research presented supports an industry shift from traditional to Omni-channel strategy, finding that it enables third party logistic (3PL) providers to offer all distribution initiatives. Omni-Channel Strategy.

Reading, writing, and really big trucks

DC Velocity

StrategyCalifornia high school launches truck-driving course.

Course 194

From supply chain to corner office: Beth Ford starts tomorrow as Land O'Lakes CEO

DC Velocity

StrategyPractitioner has climbed the corporate ladder.

4 Smart Strategies to Attract and Retain Warehouse Workers

Cyzerg

Like in every organization, in warehousing too, it’s the people who make a business. At a time when warehouse workers are swift to move from one warehouse to another, retaining them may seem to be a daunting task. There are lot of challenges that managers face when it comes to attracting, recruiting and retaining workforce for warehouses. And, it holds true for lower through mid-levels of warehouse employees.

Inventory Modeling Leads to a Winning Strategy

Apparel Logistics

The Apparel Logistics Group offers inventory modeling services to help your business develop winning strategies that can boost sales, lower costs, and lead to success Logistics companies use data to help their clients make smart inventory choices.