March, 2020

Building Strategic Partnerships with 3PLs and Carriers with Don Dovgin

The Logistics of Logistics

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Pick and Pack Process: Challenges and Optimization

Cyzerg

The pick and pack process is one of the crucial warehouse processes that can affect your perfect order rate. Failing to optimize it will lead to delayed order fulfillment and, eventually, reduced customer satisfaction.

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The Key to Innovation is Iterate and Test

The Lean Thinker

Key points from this great TED talk by Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab. You can’t plan the path, you can only set the direction. He talks about the “compass” guiding a project that followed a route which was totally unpredictable.

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Coronavirus Measures Lead Amazon Sellers to Explore Alternatives to FBA

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Disruptions in global trade have impacted businesses across all industries as well as by consumers at the cash register. Tariffs, political upheaval and more have caused many to rethink their stance on globalization.

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Truckers have a role to play in fighting coronavirus spread

Truck News

Over the last few weeks, it has been impossible to go online, turn on the TV, or listen to the radio without being immersed in news media coverage of the Covid-19/coronavirus epidemic.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Replenishment Process

Cyzerg

The warehouse replenishment process pushes managers to walk a very thin line between understocking and overstocking. Failure to replenish inventory properly can stem from not having the right tools, unpredictable markets, and a lack of performance measurements in place.

Simon Sinek – Remote Teaming Tips

The Lean Thinker

How Remote Teams Can Connect Meaningfully – Simon Sinek – March 20, 2020. We are all being pushed into the zone beyond our knowledge base right now – having to rapidly adapt and adjust to different ways of working together.

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Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. But among Covid-19 fears, what the remainder of the year will look like remains unknown.

Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

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.

How Logistics Companies are Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

Food Logistics

Customers have taken a number of steps to ensure that the consumer pipeline for goods is filled and customer satisfaction is protected as much as possible. Transportation

Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Women in Supply Chain and Transportation

Kuebix

Each year, Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to honor women who have made waves in their various spaces. It’s a time to reflect on women’s contributions to culture, history, and society as a whole. Influential and impactful women are prevalent, though sometimes overlooked.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Ghost Victories – an excerpt from Upstream by Dan Heath

The Lean Thinker

The link to the image takes you to the Amazon listing for the book. If you happen to order it, I get a small kickback, no cost to you, Just FYI. Dan Heath has just published a new book, Upstream : The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. I just got the book, and am reading it now.

Why are E-retailers with a Single Shipping Fulfillment Center at Risk?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Internet Retailer recently polled 100 E-retailers about their fulfillment networks. According to the survey report , about half of those businesses deliver orders nationally from a single shipping fulfillment center. Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates huge risk of a wholesale business interruption. Logistics Outsourcing Parcel Transportation eCommerce Fulfillment order fulfillment

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Update on the Automotive Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin. The automotive industry has undergone quite the transformation from the days of Henry Ford and the Model T.

The Digitization of Customer Order Channels

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supplier, nothing makes you happier than receiving a customer order—and the more orders you get, the better. However, there are many different ways for customers to transmit those orders, from highly automated approaches to manual entry. What challenges does this create for suppliers?

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same.

Robots are Shaping the Future of Warehouse Operations

Kuebix

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics have all become hot topics when it comes to the future of the supply chain. Advanced robotics are already being utilized in warehouses around the world.

In the Covid-19 fight, truck drivers are on the front lines. As always.

Truck News

It didn’t take long for the panic buying to begin. Oh, I had heard the stories about people hoarding toilet paper as news of the Covid-19 outbreak emerged. I simply laughed off such buying sprees. There was already a new package of rolls tucked into a closet at home.

Toilet paper and total war – the psychology of shortages and what it means for resilience

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. The lessons that prepare defence forces and government institutions for crisis responses need not come from history books. Lessons can come from extrapolating what we witness every day; from events that capture tangible and intangible aspects of sustaining normal life.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Warehouses Maintain Operations even as More Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Amy Wunderlin. If you been on Amazon lately, you’d know that two-day Prime shipping has become nothing more than a memory.

Coronavirus Creates Opportunity for Healthy Supply Chain Correction

Talking Logistics

Every day, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Thousands of lives worldwide have been disrupted, and there’s no way to measure the human toll. Alongside that is the incredibly difficult task of measuring supply chain effects throughout the rest of the year.

Trends in Last-Mile for 2020

Cerasis

Take a moment to think about the state of last-mile logistics in the last year. An argument does exist for the continued support of last-mile innovation and a relentless push to build better customer experiences within the final mile.

Feel Good Friday: 3 Ways We Have Come Together

Freight Center

Tired of all the depressing and seemingly unending stream of sad news? We are, too, so we searched the web to find some good news to share with you. Even during unprecedented times such as this COVID-19 situation, it’s important to look for the helpers in society.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.