January, 2023

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Building a Company and a Network with Nicole Glenn

The Logistics of Logistics

Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss building a company a network. Nicole is the Founder & CEO at Candor Expedite , a critical expedite service provider as well as a white-glove B2B company.

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Amware eBook Shows How to Improve the Order Fulfillment Process

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What’s at the heart of the customer experience for online buyers? Order fulfillment. All those things that happen after the click – accurately picked and carefully packaged orders, on-time delivery, customer service, returns processing. Fulfillment Operations

eBook 202
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4 Common Warehouse Problems and How to Solve Them

Cyzerg

Managing a warehouse has always been challenging; you must tackle several problems all at the same time to ensure smooth operations. If warehouse problems are not tackled, the efficiency and productivity of warehouse operations are greatly affected.

How To 195
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A First-Timer’s Guide to KataCon

The Lean Thinker

The 2023 Toyota Kata Summit, aka “KataCon9” is coming up fast – officially 14 and 15 March, with a extra breakout sessions on “Day 0” on Monday March 13th. Also the evening of the 13th is the Kata Geek Meetup, a less formal series of short presentations and discussion.

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How Top Food Shippers are Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions in 2023

Speaker: Glenn Koepke and Melissa Wreath

On February 2nd, join FourKites and ArrowStream to learn what food & beverage suppliers, restaurant operators, and other industry leaders are doing to address the labor and talent management issues affecting the food and restaurant supply chains today.

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Warehouse Automation: Top Five Factors Impacting Adoption

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group’s Global Warehouse Automation Research study is now complete and available for purchase.

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The Year Ahead with Doug Waggoner

The Logistics of Logistics

Doug Waggoner and Joe Lynch discuss the year ahead. Doug is the CEO of Echo Global Logistics , a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. About Doug Waggoner.

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Amware Welcomes New Associate, Rob Ott

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment welcomed many new associates this past year, dozens from the same manufacturing plant in Wilmington, MA. Here's our interview with one of those warehouse associates, Rob Ott. Fulfillment Operations

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Technology’s Role in Transforming the Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

In a 2015 LinkedIn post, Meg Whitman, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said that “Every company is a technology company.” I agree with Ms.

Industry 126
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More than 80% of box and bulk ships to fall in lowest CII ratings

Supply Chain and Logistics

According to this consultant, many ships will need to be recycled as a result of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s new carbon intensity indicator (CII) rule. And there isn’t enough recycling capacity to handle them all. Far East recyclers have … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping CII container shipping EU imo2020 recycling shipbreaking

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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Network Visibility and Supply Chain Planning Work Better Together

Logistics Viewpoints

Infor is one example of a supplier that offers both advanced visibility and supply chain planning. There is a vintage television commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. One character says to another, you got chocolate in my peanut butter.”

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The Truckload Rate Outlook for 2023

Food Logistics

How will these trends affect the truckload rate outlook for 2023? Here’s a closer look at what’s happening now in the sector and how freight market conditions might evolve in the year ahead. Transportation / Trucking

Trends 116
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End to End Supply Chain Disruption with Pam Simon

The Logistics of Logistics

Pam Simon and Joe Lynch discuss end to end of supply chain disruption, which is what the Manifest Conference is all about. Pam is the Conference Chair & EVP Programming at Connectiv where they organize and host Manifest : The Future of Logistics is Here.

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Insights on Fulfillment and Operations Management

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

On a recent episode of the Unboxing Fulfillment Podcast , host Harry Drajpuch chatted with supply chain veteran, Jim Tompkins, on a range of issues related to fulfillment and operations management.

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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.

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Supply Chain And Logistics: What Will Stay The Same In 2023?

Talking Logistics

We all know the saying: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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2M Alliance will end in 2025, say Maersk and MSC

Supply Chain and Logistics

With all the talk of breaking up the alliances, this decision by Maersk and MSC is smart. Each line now has a ready answer for regulators, both in the EU and the US. The decision is reminiscent of what happened … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy 2M alliance alliances Maersk MSC ocean shipping regulation

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Körber CEO Discusses Warehouse Labor Management, Engagement, and Retention

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak with Chad Collins, CEO of Körber Supply Chain Software. Chad and I discussed the widespread labor constraints impacting warehouse operations across North America and Europe.

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Top Food Delivery Trends to Watch in 2023

Food Logistics

As demand continues to rise into 2023, competition and costs will be top trends in food delivery, putting pressure on food delivery providers to be more efficient with delivery. Warehousing / Foodservice

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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.

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The Tusk Logistics Story with Ben Emmrich

The Logistics of Logistics

Ben Emmrich and Joe Lynch discuss the Tusk Logistcis story. Ben is the Co-founder and CEO of Tusk, a small parcel shipping network driving value through lower prices, faster deliveries, and great service. About Ben Emmrich Ben Emmrich is the Co-founder and CEO of Tusk.

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Amware eBook Examines ‘Deadly Sins’ of B2C Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

To be successful, B2C order fulfillment operations need to be responsive and efficient to drive profitability and to keep customers happy and coming back. But for logistics leaders, it’s not always clear what improvement initiatives should take priority.

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Greening Your Logistics: The Impact is Bigger Than You Realize

Talking Logistics

It’s now cliché to say that sustainability is on the minds and budgets of executives. In a way, it has always been there, especially regarding logistics. All other things being equal, less fuel consumption and fewer miles driven result in lower costs.

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LR study calls for ‘end-to-end assurance of new fuel supply chain’

Supply Chain and Logistics

Shifting to greener fuels sounds easier than it is. The supply chains for common maritime fuels such as HSFO and marine gasoil are highly developed and complex. But for new fuels such as cooking oil, hydrogen, and ammonia, there aren’t … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains Sustainability alternative fuels bunkering ocean shipping regulations supply chains

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Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

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The Southwest Airlines Debacle – What Really Happened

Logistics Viewpoints

Passenger searches for her luggage inside the Southwest terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. In all, Southwest has canceled about 15,700 flights since winter weather began disrupting air travel on December 22, far more than other airlines.

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The Half-Baked Supply Chain: Lessons for Demand Planning

Food Logistics

Transitioning much of the burden from manual processes to automated tools enables companies to pivot and adjust to the broader economy's known and new impacts. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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The FreightTech Roadmap with Thomas Deakins

The Logistics of Logistics

Thomas Deakins and Joe Lynch discuss the FreightTech roadmap. Thomas is Founder and CEO of Thomas Deakins Consulting , where he advises logistics and supply chain companies on digital supply chain strategy, technology selection, and creating supply chain partnerships.

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Living with purpose beyond the truck: Owner-operator Jay Hosty

Overdrive Online

The long-term return on a person’s honest investment in volunteering far outweighs what may appear at first a week of lost income opportunity. Meet an example of purpose beyond the truck in owner-operator Jay Hosty and his wife, Katt. Overdrive Extra

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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

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Supply Chain Talent Management (Insights from Indago)

Talking Logistics

As I highlighted last February in “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think And How To Address It,” which included insights from a presentation by labor economist Ron Hetrick titled “The Demographic Drought,” there are various factors leading to decreased labor availability around the world.

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Europe could end reliance on China for battery production by 2027

Supply Chain and Logistics

Transport and Environment (T&E), “Europe’s leading clean transport campaign group”, has a plan. They believe Europe could be able to produce all the batteries it needs by 2027, without imports from China. It’s a laudable goal, and the idea is … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Sustainability batteries China electric vehicles european union supply chains

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Top 15 Logistics Stories of 2022

Logistics Viewpoints

In early November, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article looking at the top supply chain trends for 2023 and beyond.

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