September, 2022

The TraylorTranspo Story with Brittany Traylor

The Logistics of Logistics

Brittany Traylor and Joe Lynch discuss the TraylorTranspo story. Brittany is the CEO of TraylorTranspo LLC , an asset light brokerage that specializes in power-only moves, which typically means the carrier provides the tractor and the shipper provides the trailer. About Brittany Traylor.

Does My Online Brand Need Faster Order Fulfillment?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

With the rise in eCommerce has come an increased consumer expectation for faster order fulfillment. Though this demand can vary by product type, many online shoppers now expect the goods they purchase online nearly as quickly as if they’d bought them in a store.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) and The Future of Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It is widely accepted that digitization is the key to transforming all areas of the logistics industry. However, we are just at the beginning of a long journey. Recent Black Swan events have exposed vulnerabilities within some of the world’s best-run supply chains.

Will Cloud Computing in Logistics Replace On-Premises Systems for Good?

Logistics Viewpoints

Cloud computing has spurred a revolution in private and business applications over the past decade. Today, data and software programs can be saved or run in any data processing center in the world. Everything is operated via the internet, completely independent of the location or device.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

3 Benefits Modern 3PLs Offer Refrigerated Freight Operations

Food Logistics

The benefits of using a modern third-party logistics partner for refrigerated trucking include increased oversight of temperature regulation, compliance and specialized freight expertise. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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The BasicBlock Story with Taylor Monks

The Logistics of Logistics

Taylor Monks and Joe Lync h discuss the BasicBlock story. Taylor is the Co-founder and CEO of BasicBlock , a software and financial services company that enables independent truck drivers to spend less time worrying about cashflow and more time focused on the road. About Taylor Monks.

Order Fulfillment Mistakes: A Talk with Brian Barry

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We recently chatted with fulfillment operations expert Brian Barry, president of F. Curtis Barry and Associates, about the most common order fulfillment mistakes he sees B2C brands make. Here’s his top five list. For the full detail, listen to Brian's appearance on the unboxing fulfillment podcast.

Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18

Talking Logistics

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law in the US last year includes funding for setting up an apprenticeship pilot program for commercial driver’s license holders under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce.

Network Supply Chain Transformation at UScellular

Logistics Viewpoints

The Association for Supply Chain Management ( ASCM ) hosted its annual conference, ASCM CONNECT , on September 18 – 20 in Chicago. Fortunately for me, some of the sessions were available virtually. I found the presentation by UScellular especially interesting.

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

The Supply Chain is Still Such a Mess

Food Logistics

The supply chain is such a mess. That's the word on the show floor at IFDA's Distribution Solutions Conference. But, you know what happens to messes? They eventually get cleaned up. Transportation

Your ‘chassis deal’ – and terms – may be costing you

Supply Chain and Logistics

Obtaining a chassis from a pool is a good idea for some truckers. But beware the terms and conditions. The article indicates that pools, often owned by leasing companies and investment houses, have a goal of making money. I believe … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains Trucking Chassis chassis leasing chassis pools container shipping maintenance ocean shipping supply chains

The HDVI Story with Chuck Wallace

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck Wallace and Joe Lynch discuss the HDVI story. Chuck is the CEO and Co-founder of High Definition Vehicle Insurance (HDVI) , where he leads an experienced team of insurance, technology, and trucking industry experts who deeply understand the challenges of today’s fleets. About Chuck Wallace.

The Days of Winging it on Order Fulfillment are Over

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As an instrument-rated pilot that flies my own airplane, I’m struck constantly by the similarities between flying and running a fast-paced order fulfillment operation. Fulfillment Operations

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

5 Things a Transportation Management System Can’t Do

Talking Logistics

Think of everything that is happening outside the four walls of any shipper, manufacturer, or distributor.

Top Five Transportation Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruptions have brought about an age of innovation. From a transportation standpoint, this has included major technological advancements. Last week, I gave the keynote presentation at the Dangerous Goods Symposium , sponsored by LabelMaster and the DG Exchange.

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3 Ways Shippers Can Solve the Carrier Allocation Logjam

Food Logistics

Shippers looking to thrive this holiday season must turn to technology and embrace the latest allocation management practices to avoid encountering more issues. Transportation

Bad brakes, false logs were most common 2022 Roadcheck violations

Fleet Owner

CVSA’s International Roadcheck put around 12,000 trucks and 4,000 drivers out of service during the North American safety blitz. Brake systems and tires were cited the most on vehicles, while false logs and wrong license class took out the most drivers. Safety

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Smart Freight Sourcing with Andy Semisch

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew Semisch and Joe Lynch discuss smart freight sourcing, which starts with an RFP tool purpose built for freight sourcing. Andrew is Vice President of Commercial Development for Emerge , the leading freight procurement platform. About Andy Smisch.

Fulfillment Outsourcing: 10 Questions to Ask a Fulfillment Center Operator

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Your choice of a fulfillment center partner is one of the most critical choices you will make. But what are the questions to ask a fulfillment center operator? Many fulfillment RFPs regurgitate the same tired questions and fail to get at the core issues.

How to better deliver carbon reductions in EU’s maritime sector

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article takes issue with the Emissions Trading System (ETS) put in place by the EU. Pricing the emissions of various fuels into the equation will induce fuel users to use cleaner fuels in some cases. The argument goes that … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Shipping Sustainability EU emissions trading system green fuels ocean shipping port economics sustainability

Supply Chain Disruption and the Looming Shortages

Logistics Viewpoints

At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain disruption became a common phrase in the media. In truth, it went well beyond what was being reported in the newspapers and on TV. Supply chain disruption became a key talking point for just about everyone.

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Highlights Benefits, Challenges of Trucking Industry

Food Logistics

67% of truck driver surveyed agree that they feel their job is appreciated, yet 83% experience daily challenges with recent increases in fuel prices. Transportation / Trucking

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Five good things in trucking: Drivers helping others

Fleet Owner

A truck driver shields others from a drugged motorist; a cab makeover changes a driver's life; race-karting for a cause in Cape Cod; Bendix's solar push honored for excellence. Perspectives / Five Good Things

The VC Perspective with Burak Cendek

The Logistics of Logistics

Burak Cendek and Joe Lync h discuss the VC perspective – in other words, how venture capitalists view opportunities in the transportation and logistics industry. Burak Cendek is a Partner at Autotech Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm with more than $400M under management.

Amware CEO appears on 'Business Power Hour' program

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch recently appeared on The Business Power Hour podcast with Deb Krier to discuss the vital role that backend order fulfillment operations play in the success or failure of companies. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Outsourcing

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Avoiding Dead-end Streets As We Build the Future of Supply Chain Planning – Sep 23, 2022

Supply Chain and Logistics

Lora Cecere, the Supply Chain Shaman, has given us once again something to think about– big time. She goes off on some of the current fads in supply chain that she thinks are not worth pursuing. It’s always wise to … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains innovation Supply Chain Shaman supply chains technology

This Week in Logistics News (September 24 – 30)

Logistics Viewpoints

Finally. McDonald’s is launching a retro-themed boxed meal (Happy Meal) for adults that includes a collectible figurine of a classic McDonald’s mascot – Birdie, Grimace, Hamburglar, or the new Cactus Buddy. McDonald’s is collaborating with Cactus Plant Flea Market on this initiative.

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NLRB Says Employers Can’t Ban Union Clothing

Material Handling and Logistics

Decision could threaten all company uniform policies. Labor Management