November, 2019

Best Practices to Keep Your Warehouse Clean

Cyzerg

Warehouse cleaning can be an overwhelming task solely due to the size of modern-day warehouses. If not regularly maintained, warehouses can quickly become messy and unorganized, which can hamper the day-to-day workflow, which can increase hazards and operating costs.

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The Number One Killer of Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:10] So many people say coach, consultant, and trainer interchangeably. Talk about the differences between them and a little bit about your background in brain science.

Drop Shipping in Logistics: Business Model Pros and Cons

Bringg

Dropshipping has become an increasingly popular business model. But are the logistics of dropshipping right for your business? Here's what you need to know

Marketing Literature Fulfillment: Why It Doesn’t Pay to Do It Yourself

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Who doesn’t love the sense of achievement that comes with successfully completing a do-it-yourself project? There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting the job done without calling in a professional – not to mention the money you save. But you have to know your own limitations.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain

Kuebix

The world of transportation and logistics management looks completely different than it did even 50 years ago. Gone are the days of pen and paper and jotting down haphazard notes when on the telephone with a carrier booking freight. Now, technology is now ruling supreme.

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A Must-Have Warehouse Equipment List

Cyzerg

A warehouse works like a mechanism. It is composed of people using a variety of warehouse equipment in the form of machines or tools across different processing areas. The right equipment can complement human effort to continually raise the bar on the performance of a warehouse.

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Why Marketing is Your Best Salesperson with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:01] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. My company is Logistics Marketing Advisors. I started it in 2004 and we’re located in Connecticut. We help logistics businesses improve their marketing to drive revenue and profits.

Could Airports be the Next Hubs for Disruptive 3D Printing?

Logistics Trends and Insights

3D printing hubs, if strategically located, could speed up delivery times and improve efficiencies while bypassing various political risks and trade barriers.

Digital Technologies for Managing Port Terminals

SIPMM Professional Publications

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

The Supply Chain Wouldn’t be the Same Without Veterans

Kuebix

Veterans Day is an opportunity for everyone in the United States to take a moment to stand together in respect for all those who have served our country. Each year, Veterans Day (formerly called Armistice Day) falls on November 11th, the day that World War I ended.

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight

Cerasis

It’s that time of year again. Shippers are bracing for the onslaught of holiday peak shopping and shipping season. As carrier rates increase in response to stronger-than-average demand on e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers, carrier freight rates will set new records.

What should you expect from your 3PL's WMS?

West Coast and California Logistics

It wasn’t that long ago that simply having a sophisticated warehouse management system (WMS) was a major selling point for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Over time, however, this technology has become commonplace, with just about all 3PLs having their own WMS bells and whistles to advertise.

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Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?

Kane is Able

At the recent CSCMP Conference in Anaheim, CA, the top challenge on most people’s minds was the difficulty in hiring qualified workers to a logistics career – across all job titles. No news there. We’ve been talking about this for years, and as an industry we’re making progress.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

The Global Trade Slowdown – Is It Really That Bad?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Are the glory days of globalization gone for good, or are we in the midst of a major change in how we ship goods? Our contribution to The Loadstar , this article takes a look at the latest trade estimates from the IMF and WTO.

Crucial Digital Technologies for Effective Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital Technology permeates everything we do today, with the current and ongoing technology and maturity in our digital era digital procurement is a must-have for effective procurement.

Parcel Shipping Best Practices for Companies Preparing for the 2019 Holiday Shopping Season

Kuebix

Many companies are currently gearing up for the holiday shopping season. Whether they are brick-and-mortar businesses or e-commerce companies, the peak season for many sellers begins in mid-November and ends in early January.

Less Than Truckload Freight Carriers: How to Choose the Best Carrier for Your Freight

Cerasis

Less than truckload freight carriers are multiplying. No, that statement is not necessarily true, especially given the decline of spot market rates earlier in the year.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

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

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Exploring the Growing Talent Gap in Supply Chain Management

Shipchain

If you work in supply chain and logistics, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the growing talent gap. While the trucker shortage has been a hot topic of conversation during this last year, the industry is starting to realize that the talent gap extends far past just trucking.

Is it time to say goodbye to RFIs?

AIMMS

Supply chain software is changing. So should the purchasing process. . As someone who has worked in supply chain for over 20 years, I’m very familiar with Requests For Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs). It’s been the way to conduct a competitive tender since I can remember.

Digital Freight Marketplaces Are Not a New Phenomenon

Logistics Trends and Insights

Managing orders and assets in a transparent, real-time and predictive manner are the basics of a number of digital freight marketplaces that have emerged in the past few years.

Key Digital Technologies for the Construction Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

Over the last hundred years, most industries made significant gains on their progress lines. While construction sector lines remain flat. However, we are entering the progress line that is about to increase! What is the force driving this line?

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Customer Experience in the Age of E-Commerce

Kuebix

Retailers used to be able to lean on the stability of brick-and-mortar stores to provide a satisfactory customer experience.

How Is Logistics Technology Affecting Warehousing and Distribution?

Cerasis

Technology exists to make life easier. It also provides a potentially huge competitive advantage for companies that make the right investments. Logistics technologies are making a major impact on the productivity and competitiveness of warehousing and distribution companies. Here’s a look at how.

Editor’s Pick: Parcel Shipping Best Practices For Companies Preparing For The 2019 Holiday Shopping Season

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Kuebix’s blog discusses several parcel shipping best practices companies should consider as we head into the holiday season.

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Supply Chain and Business Environment-Friendly

Blue Grace Logistics

Climate change and a deteriorating environment is the most discussed subject around the world. In fact, it would not be remiss to say that issues related to environmental degradation and climate change have already begun to emerge in various parts of the world.

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.