May, 2019

The Only 3 Ways to Improve Your Sales with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

A few weeks ago, I had Steve on the podcast to discuss buying behavior. In that interview Steve said something like “there are only 3 ways to improve sales” which I found very intriguing. In today’s podcast, Steve and I will discuss those 3 ways to improve sales.

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3 Technologies to Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Cyzerg

Warehouse efficiency remains one of the most important strategic goals and differentiators for logistics organizations. The reason is simple: without an efficient warehouse operation, the business is forced to increase its workforce in order to maintain high levels of service.

Need Warehouse Space in Atlanta?  The Advantages Add Up

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When two of the country’s premiere site selection publications named Georgia as the #1 state for doing business for several years in a row, some people may have been a little surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware thought, “Yep. Makes total sense to us.”.

How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Trucking Industry

Kuebix

Virtual reality (VR) is most commonly known for its recreational use in video games. However, the advanced application of technology is beginning to gain traction and be recognized for its improvement of training programs in a multitude of industries.

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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.

Sensors, ‘grey boxes’ and opportunities

Supply Chain and Logistics

Sam Whelan, Asia correspondent of the Loadstar has a short article about a vision DPWorld has for integrating data and logistics. He describes some innovative activities. In Yiwu, China DPWorld has an agreement for a project that allows customers to clear … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Big Data innovation Software standards technology trade transportation

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How times have changed on the road

Fleet Owner

Retired UPS driver Jimmy Howard, who logged 6 million accident-free miles, shares his thoughts on how trucking has changed over the past 40 years

Dropshipping Is Helping to Meet eCommerce Demands

Material Handling and Logistics

A new study from the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University shows that retailers are expanding their virtual inventory without incurring additional carrying and fulfillment costs by utilizing dropship programs

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down Amazon’s One-Day Shipping News

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Late last month, Amazon shook up the shipping industry when its CFO revealed the company’s goal to provide Prime members with free one-day shipping. According to many media outlets, this could be a game-changer for Wal-Mart, Target and other mega-retailers.

USPS Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks With TuSimple Autonomous Technology

Kuebix

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has awarded autonomous-truck creator, TuSimple, a contract to conduct a 2-week pilot program of self-driving trucks starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The self-driving truck startup reached “unicorn status” earlier this year with a $1 billion valuation.

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.

SAE International forms microbility data standards consortium

Supply Chain and Logistics

SAE is the former Society of Automotive Engineers, and has been a leader in standard setting for many years. There is clearly a need for standards around data for shared bike and scooter services, for instance. The main cooperators are … Continue reading → entrepreneurship Logistics Service Management Strategy computing innovation Software standards technology transportation

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Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries.

Connectivity improves fleet efficiency

Fleet Owner

Technology firms have stepped in and are offering digital services to fleets

Machine Learning, AI Are Most Impactful Supply Chain Technologies

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain executives plan to deploy or test cognitive analytics, AI/ML or digital control tower technology in the next 24 months

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.

Marketing Compliance Nightmares?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the eighth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program, with insights drawn from an Amware-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. You can download this free ebook here. There’s an old saying, “rules are made to be broken.”

UPU to Make Critical Decision on Global Postal Treaty

Logistics Trends and Insights

Point-Counterpoint May 1st, 2019. Point, Counterpoint is a periodic analysis of conditions and behaviors impacting e-commerce specific distribution solutions, the parcel carriers and everything last-mile.

Flexport access to SF Airlines’ Hangzhou-New York route

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article from the Loadstar indicates that supply chain firms such as Flexport are struggling to align themselves for the volatile tariff situation we have now. Some firms are leaving China but others are staying in and look for an … Continue reading → Logistics Strategy Supply Chains 3PLs air freight China trade transportation

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More

Cerasis

Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. In recent months, conversations about how to improve forecasting in the supply chain have focused on a subject: demand sensing.

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.

Hands-free cell use is opening up drivers to other distractions

Fleet Owner

Lytx fleet data shows that drivers who engage in one distracting behavior are more likely to juggle other distractions behind the wheel; most commercial driver cell phone use occurs at 65 mph

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Walmart Is Tightening OTIF Requirements. Can Suppliers Step Up Their Game?

Supply Chain Brain

Suppliers are scrambling to meet Walmart’s tighter standards for delivery performance — and they can expect the giant retailer to keep raising the bar

Health Check Your Supply Chain for Inefficiencies

Talking Logistics

Even in 2019 many companies still underestimate the importance of their global supply chain and above all, how their logistics and supply chain performance can beneficially impact their marketing, ultimately leading to healthier financial results.

DSP and One-Day-Prime: Driving Change and Impacting the Parcel Carriers

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Bob Fisher , Fisher Postal Analytics and Dean Maciuba , Director of Consulting Services, LTI. DSP Defined. It has been just about a year since Amazon announced their Delivery Service Partner program.

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.

Hamburg deepens Elbe channel

Supply Chain and Logistics

The project will cost $700 million, and it went through a long series of legal battles, mostly about environmental issues. But now the project is ready to begin. The Port of Hamburg let the contract to DEME engineering, as World … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains container shipping economics infrastructure intermodal transport ocean shipping port management ports trade transportation

How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members.

Blockchain is already tracking and securing freight shipments across the globe

Fleet Owner

From frozen food shipments in Florida to ensuring child labor wasn't used to mine cobalt supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, blockchain is being used to secure and monitor the supply chain

What Amazon’s One-Day Delivery Promise Means for Supply Chains

Kuebix

Amazon is once again raising the bar for speed of delivery with its announcement on May 13, 2019 that the company’s new goal is to make 1-day delivery standard for Prime customers.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.