November, 2018

Warehouse Technology: Robotics and Automation

Cyzerg

Did you know? E-commerce sales are set to skyrocket from $2.8 trillion in 2018 to $4.9 trillion in 2021 according to Statista. With warehouses already struggling with workforce shortage, companies are desperately looking for ways to keep up with or even capitalize on increasing consumer demand.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but.

One hundred logisticians, one bullet and designing the future logistics system

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. ‘I I want you to imagine a rifle round being fired by an Australian soldier, on an operation, sometime in the indeterminate future. The effect of the round hitting its target is achieved through the efforts of literally hundreds of people in the Army and the joint ADF team.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs

DC Velocity

grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years. Material Handling

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Restaurant Dining Space Shrinking as Delivery Sales Soar

Bringg

Research firm Cowen and Co. predicts that U.S. restaurant delivery sales will rise an average of 12 percent a year to $76 billion in the next four years. What’s more, besides the delivery segment, no growth is forecasted across the restaurant industry.

6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy

Cerasis

An ecommerce business comes with its own unique benefits, as well as challenges. You have an amazing opportunity to reach many people and sell your product all over the world. But you also face the challenge of people not being able to try on or carefully examine your product.

Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter

CH Robinson Logistics

Wanting to know how your supply chain compares to others in your industry (or the market at large) is natural. After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future.

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UPS Warns A Possible Strike As Teamsters Eye Coming Vote

LandLink

The Teamsters union is threatening a strike over the terms of this years contract. As of October 25, the Teamsters National Freight Negotiating committee has received its last best offer from UPS freight. Voting on the contract will be happening throughout this week starting November 7.

Port of Oakland on track for another record year

DC Velocity

Cargo volume remains strong on the West Coast, but 2019 outlook is unclear, port officials say. Transportation

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Explain Yourself- Risks of Black Box AI

Logistics Trends and Insights

We are pleased to have Jonah McIntire, Managing Director of TNX , as our guest author. TNX offers AI for the trucking industry and is known for software so simple that it looks like it was built by Fischer Price, with practical AI in the middle. For more information on AI, just contact Jonah.

Different Freight Types, Different Risks and Rewards

Blue Grace Logistics

LTL Freight Rate Outlook: What to Expect in Less Than Truckload Shipping Rates in 2019

Cerasis

The LTL freight rate market is on the cusp of expansion. E-commerce, the capacity crunch, the driver shortage, general rate increases, fuel costs, trade war fears, and other factors will drive the LTL market further toward success, but also upheaval thru these disruptive fronts, in the coming year.

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Christmas Deliveries: Free Shipping Wars

Bringg

With the festive season fast approaching, retailers are making bold moves to lure in the shoppers. This year, deliveries are taking center stage and the biggest US retailers are offering unprecedented discounts which, in most cases, simply wave the shipping fees.

Who’s Using Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Today?

Shipchain

From the creation of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to companies of all sizes developing blockchain-based supply chain management platforms, it is clear that blockchain is becoming a force to be reckoned with in freight and logistics. As blockchain gains prominence in the logistics industry, supply chain leaders need to understand who is using it, what it means for the future of the industry, and how it can transform their day to day operations.

Go with the flow to improve fulfillment in the DC

DC Velocity

Waveless fulfillment systems create a continuous flow of orders through the distribution center, answering today's call for more nimble material handling solutions. Material Handling

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Leading 3PLs C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics recently announced good overall third quarter growth. Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined.

Automation to Define Future of Transport But There are Obstacles

Material Handling and Logistics

A majority of transport companies view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat facing the sector – from escalating international trade wars to growing concerns around Brexit

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim

Cerasis

In anticipation of a Teamsters union strike, the fifth-largest LTL carrier in the U.S., UPS Freight, has started to empty its network of freight and is refusing inbound shipments with delivery dates after November 8, 2018, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows. The van pulled over a few hundred feet ahead, arms still waving from the windows. They must want to high-five me , I thought, so I raised my arm as I passed them and slapped their hands.

How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

Shipchain

Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Supply chain fraud is on a dramatic increase.

The cost of a failed delivery continues to rise, survey shows

DC Velocity

84 percent of shoppers are unlikely to return to a retailer after just one negative experience, Convey, Inc.'s 's third annual consumer expectations survey finds. Transportation

GRI Season: The Importance and Benefits of Digitalization 

Blue Grace Logistics

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of the biggest annual influx in demand for the transportation of freight. This is caused by the flurry of demand from shoppers that crop up in anticipation of the holiday season.

Only 15% Using Blockchain to Mitigate Financial Crime in Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Layered with advanced analytics, blockchain can offer supply chain managers a path to digitizing prevention and detection of financial crime.

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13 Sections to Include in a Compelling Business Case for a WMS

Cerasis

Have you been struggling to try and figure out how to write the business case for a WMS?

A Senior Leader’s Take on TMS Implementations

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the major trends driving TMS implementations is the technology’s proven ROI. Primarily, a TMS can save companies money by lowering their freight spend. An ARC survey on the ROI of TMS found that respondents indicated freight savings of approximately 8 percent with the use of a TMS application, a 2 percent improvement from the last time ARC surveyed TMS users. Of these savings, 60 percent of users indicated that less than 10 percent […].

Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

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Logistics companies honor veterans, active-duty military with services, celebrations

DC Velocity

UPS partners with Wounded Warriors Canada, Werner Enterprises hosts Veterans Day ceremonies, FedEx readies for Trees for Troops. Transportation

Picking up the Pace with the Supply Chain  

Blue Grace Logistics

The global supply chain has been in the process of evolving over the past couple of decades. What was once a lumbering beast is now gearing itself into something decidedly more agile. It’s that evolution in the supply chain that is driving changes in business practices.

Improving logistics management:  preventing drug shortages through better visibility

Insight Into Action

Our previous blogs considered the causes of healthcare supply chain failures, which often result in product losses due to breaches in compliance.

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Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

eBook: The Importance of Integrating Supply Chain Sustainability into Your Business

Morai Logistics

From meeting consumer demands to building credible and corporately responsible brands, Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) is integral to an organizations success. In addition to achieving transparency, flexibility and speed, supply chains must also consider sustainability as a top priority. SCS encompasses the economic, social, legal and most importantly, environmental features of a supply chain.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Talking Logistics

Despite the value of dynamic daily routing, many distribution-oriented companies cannot take advantage of it because of customer delivery window, driver or commercial restrictions.