October, 2020

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Technology and 5.) Special Services.

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There’s More Than One Way to Outsource Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In July 2019, a DHL survey of 900 retailers uncovered an intriguing statistic: Approximately 60% of retailers now use 3PLs for at least some of their eCommerce fulfillment, and another 6% expect to completely outsource fulfillment over the next few years.

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The Perils of Weekly Toyota Kata Coaching

The Lean Thinker

Outside of the actual operation, the default meeting schedule for most organizations is weekly. This is OK when everyone understands what is expected and the default thinking and behavior is working for you.

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Warehouse Innovations and Warehouse Management Systems

Logistics Matter

Rock Your Warehouse! Last month I launched a new podcast series called “Does Logistics Matter?”, ”, about trends an innovations in supply chain and logistics.

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Air, Land, or Sea: Which Freight Option Is Right for Me?

Ship Monk

It's freight time! Out of air, land, and sea freight, which freight option is best for your business? Click here for a short and sweet breakdown

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Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo. Nicholas Reasoner , Jeff Dangelo , and Joe Lynch discuss launching a successful 3PL in the age of tech.

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How Important are National Fulfillment Services?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

While nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, Amazon is pushing for the business equivalent with two-day, one-day and – in some zip codes – same-day delivery. If the majority of your customers expect you to match that standard, you need national fulfillment services.

A Lean Leadership Pocket Card

The Lean Thinker

I was going through some old files and came across a pocket card we handed out back in 2003 or so. It was used in conjunction with our “how to walk the gemba” coaching sessions that we did with the lean staff, and then taught them to do with leaders.

Understanding How Tech Can Improve Driver Safety

Logistics Matter

Since the automotive industry was formed the rate at which technology has developed has been incredible. This has impacted all road users in more ways than most probably realise. One area which has continually been prioritised, and rightly so, is safety.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Digital Technologies for Supplier Innovation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Supplier innovation is one part of procurement’s managing supplier strategy. Procurement can use new digital technologies and systematic approaches to make a success of supplier innovation which is digitally manage a more complex supply chain and accelerate the performance of the strategic supplier.

Why You Can’t Ignore the Inbound Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Considering that customers are at the tail end of the outbound supply chain, and companies across all industries are competing on customer experience, it’s not surprising that the outbound supply chain gets a bit more love and attention than the inbound side.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. About Jeremy Thone.

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Fulfillment Warehouse Worker Retention in the Wake of COVID-19

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Warehouse employee retention has long been an opportunity for fulfillment companies, but the challenge has been magnified in the wake of COVID-19. Along with attracting and onboarding new talent, retention is now at the forefront of nearly every fulfillment company’s labor efforts.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Battle of the shipping modes: Why shared truckload is better for shippers and carriers

Flock Freight

This article compares shared truckload (STL) service to that of less-than truckload and full truckload, explaining how STL benefits shippers, carriers, and the environment more than any other shipping mode

What is Multimodal Shipping?

Cerasis

Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

Real-Time Location System for Distribution Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

The Real-Time Location System (RTLS) incorporates technology that identifies and tracks the geographic location of objects and humans in real-time. Generally, RTLS is placed within a building or facility area.

Collaborative Shipping (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

One way to improve capacity utilization of trailers and carriers in transportation is via Collaborative Shipping — for example, where one or more shippers co-load freight on a trailer or where freight lanes are matched to create reliable and consistent continuous move routes.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch. Ephraim Ausch and Joe Lynch discuss the new reality of Amazon FBA, also known as Fulfillment by Amazon. Ephraim is an expert in Amazon FBA and he works closely with Amazon sellers. About Ephraim Ausch.

3PL Kitting Services: Should they be a Marathon or Sprint?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Who’s the world’s fastest runner? If you answered Usain Bolt, you’re right. After all, he’s dominated the 100-meter sprint since 2008.

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5 B Corps with sustainable supply chains

Flock Freight

Find out which practices five well-known B Corps are using to achieve supply chain sustainability in this article

Gartner’s strategic tech trends for 2021 turn pragmatic

Supply Chain and Logistics

Gartner thinks companies are finally starting to take security and protection of data seriously, and will focus more on the very practical improvements to operations they can make using IT. Big data, AI and other tech will play a role, … Continue reading → Advanced Computing cybersecurity innovation technology

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Integrated Logistics Practices for Dangerous Goods

SIPMM Professional Publications

Dangerous Goods (DG), as its names indicate, will result in severe consequences if handled incorrectly. Dangerous goods may pose a potential hazard to the safety and health to humans and the surrounding environment.

How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

Talking Logistics

Even in normal times, transportation professionals have their hands full dealing with all sorts of exceptions and disruptions. The current COVID-19 pandemic is further magnifying those challenges.

Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin. Erik Malin and Joe Lynch discuss eliminating detention and delighting drivers. Detention and dwell time is upsetting and expensive.

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Printed Materials: ‘Old-School’ Marketing is New Again

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Mark Twain once said “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That’s true when it comes to using printed materials in marketing, as well. Print is not only still alive, it’s thriving. That’s because it performs extremely well against digital media in a number of key ways.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.