September, 2019

The Number One Reason Why People Buy with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:17] What is the number one reason people buy? A study on a huge sample size discovered that 38% of the sale is attributable to the salesperson; their behavior, expertise, and ability to provide a solution. [02:09] 02:09] Talk a little about buying behavior before going further.

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Wave Picking – What You Need to Know

Cyzerg

Wave picking streamlines one of the most complicated warehouse activities, the order picking process.

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Volvo’s first electric VNR ready for the road

Fleet Owner

VTNA plans regional rollout of its first Class 8 battery-electric vehicle over next two years. OEM will offer full service, including electric charging infrastructure

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Getting Started with Data Analytics: Five Questions You Need to Ask

Material Handling and Logistics

With the right strategy, data analytics can provide valuable visibility into your warehousing operations

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.

New index to improve liner reliability

Supply Chain and Logistics

Alexander Whiteman mentions that the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) and Cargosmart are defining a new index of carrier reliability. Current reliability is around 80%. That means 1 in 5 ships are not arriving on time. A good reliability index should prove … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains container shipping customer service

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Converting More Leads to Loads with John Simpson

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:33] Please introduce you and your company. . My name is John Simpson. I’m the director of sales at Covideo. We’re an email, texting, video platform for salespeople. The company is based in Indianapolis. [01:14] 01:14] Tell us a little bit about yourself.

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“Are Your Order Fulfillment Services Good Enough?” Apparently not, Says New Internet Retailer Study

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants.

Women drivers speak out about detention study

Fleet Owner

Fleet Owner talked with women drivers to get their insight into detention. Many of them did not agree with the report's results

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Will Taxing Robots Slow Automation?

Material Handling and Logistics

Is automation the solution to the workforce shortage, or is exacerbating the problem

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.

What Truck Driver Shortage?

Logistics Viewpoints

The ATA, an association for truck carriers, has been reporting a truck driver shortage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says this widely reported shortage does not exist. We as an industry have been too willing to accept the research of a self-interested body as credible. We should have known better.

Don’t Hoard Your TMS

Talking Logistics

A transportation management system (TMS) is an obvious tool for the logistics team, helping to move freight faster, more cost-effectively, and more easily from start to finish.

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Increase Your RFP Win Rate by Fixing the Bid and Tender Process with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:52] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am a John Golob, Founder and CMO of Winmore. We are based in San Francisco.

How to Choose the Right TMS for Your Company

Kuebix

Choosing the right transportation management system for your company can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.

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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.

Six ways to build a safety culture within your fleet

Fleet Owner

There is no single fix to make your fleet safer, but a comprehensive approach can drive your company to safety

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Sensor Robots Can Handle Hazardous Situations

Material Handling and Logistics

The "Squishy Rotobt" is equipped with six cameras, GPS, and various interchangeable chemical, biological, and radiological sensors that deliver data and 360-degree videos in situations where human access can be difficult or unsafe

9 Steps to Create a Final Mile Program from Scratch

Cerasis

New technologies and services continue to reshape the landscape of logistics, and as explained by Retail Dive, such services range from disruptors within the industry to a renewed focus on developing a successful final mile program.

Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

There have been many ways that companies have attempted to exchange data and information with their trading partners over the years. One more recent method is through online customer portals. While these portals are meant to replace the manual processing of faxes and emails, they create their own integration challenges. What are some of those. Read more Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes.

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.

S.C. Healthcare Provider Touts Success of Propane Autogas Fleet

NGT News

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS), a healthcare provider located in Spartanburg, S.C., has been finding success with propane autogas over the years. In 2013, SRHS began looking for an alternative fuel option for its fleets in order to help the region meet emissions criteria.

U.S. potential exit from Universal Postal Union could impact global parcel rates

Logistics Management

Later this month, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, and all eyes will be on whether or not the United States will remain part of the UPU, with the eventual outcome having the potential to impact global parcel rates heading into Peak Season

FMCSA hears concerns about proposed HOS changes

Fleet Owner

Industry stakeholders weigh in on HOS rule proposals during FMCSA listening session that draws support from drivers, concerns from safety advocates and worries about carrier coercion

Using Machine Learning to Improve Ergonomics in Warehouse Jobs

Material Handling and Logistics

"Robots and humans could have an active collaboration, where a robot can say, 'I see that you are picking up these heavy objects from the top shelf and I think you may be doing that a lot of times. Let me help you '"

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.

Final Mile Carriers: What Should Shippers Know?

Cerasis

As noted by Freight Waves, e-commerce will contribute to the delivery of more than 100 million parcels per day by 2026.

Don’t Wait to Start a Supply Chain Digitization Practice

Talking Logistics

Digitization is not the future of effective supply chain management; it is the present. Organizations that are slow-walking the adoption of a digitization initiative are risking their competitive advantage and leaving significant money on the table across every link in the supply chain.

Landi Renzo Scores CNG Contract with LAX

NGT News

Landi Renzo USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, has announced a new alternative fueling collaboration with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the airport authority that owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Committing to preparedness, and the balance between ‘all of it’ and ‘just enough’

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Logistics In War has been exploring preparedness and logistics in a series of articles over the last three months. The role of logistics in preparedness is self-evident.

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.