April, 2021

The Increasing Freight Tech Table Stakes with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

The Increasing Freight Tech Table Stakes with Nick Dangles. Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss the increasing freight tech table stakes. Nick explains the technologies that 3PLs and brokers need today to be competitive.

Do You Really Need Two-Day Delivery for Your Online Orders?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There’s a perception among eCommerce companies that today’s customers won’t settle for anything less than two-day delivery for online orders. But is that actually true? Maybe not. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment Operations

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Respect, Standards and Jidoka

The Lean Thinker

Many years ago I wrote an article for SME called The Essence of Jidoka. In that article I described a four step process designed to drive improve productivity and drive continuous improvement.

Building Profitability with Agility while Digitally Transforming the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies were in the midst of digitally transforming their supply chain when the Convid-19 pandemic hits. During that time, with great volatility, many companies struggled to keep pace with increasing customer expectations around delivery on-time.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Crucial Mistakes for Warehouse Optimisation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Many aspects of the use of time, space, and resources are taken into consideration when designing modern logistic warehouses and distribution centers, making processes more effective through careful planning to increase customer satisfaction and experience.

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3 Keys to LinkedIn Success with Vivica von Rosen

The Logistics of Logistics

3 Keys to LinkedIn Success with Vivica von Rosen. Viveka (Vivica) von Rosen and Joe Lynch discuss the 3 keys to LinkedIn success. Vivica is the co-founder of a company that teaches people to use LinkedIn to help salespeople create more qualified and quality conversations.

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The Value of Scalable Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A successful ad campaign and a couple of good PR placements cause a hockey stick rise in demand and revenue. Life is good. But then a cell phone rings at the quarterly “we hit our numbers” meeting and the CFO suddenly trades his champagne glass for a cup of coffee. It’s the warehouse.

History suggests sleep apnea's path to regulation in trucking

Overdrive Online

Observers, fleets say taking control of your own risk now, if you're an owner-operator, or assisting your drivers to do so if you're a small fleet, might go a long way toward heading off such regulation if/when it comes. Regulations

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Peet’s Coffee was going through a digital transformation when Covid-19 hit.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Packaging Automation is Becoming a Reality for Supply Chains

Kuebix

The development of technology within supply chains has accelerated significantly in the last year. The pandemic presented businesses of all industries with challenges regarding inventory, transportation and health and safety standards that have been difficult to overcome.

Price Optimization: The Next Big Opportunity in Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Companies across virtually all industries are looking for ways to drive profitable growth.

Beyond Cost Per Load with Felipe Capella

The Logistics of Logistics

Beyond Cost Per Load with Felipe Capella. Felipe Capella and Joe Lynch discuss beyond cost per load. Felipe believes that while cost per load will continue to be important, savvy shippers will look for 3PLs who use technology and people to bring additional value to the shipping function.

13 Ways to Reduce Parcel Freight Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Looking for new ways to reduce parcel freight costs? If you’re not already using the following strategies, then you are missing out on the best ways to whittle down the 75% of overhead that your firm funnels into outbound parcel costs every year. Check our our eBook on parcel cost reduction.

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The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

News Alert: CN makes nearly $34 billion bid for Kansas City Southern

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian railway CN ( NYSE: CNI ) has offered to acquire Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) in a cash-and-stock transaction worth $33.7 billion, or $325 per share. CN rival Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) last month announced plans to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) for $29 billion. .

Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together.

The Ever Given Continues to Impact Supply Chains Despite Being Freed from the Suez Canal

Kuebix

The world received exciting news this week as a 220,200-ton cargo ship named the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal after being stuck for six days. The Suez Canal is one of the most important trade arteries in the world. It connects Asia to Europe and the U.S. East Coast.

This Is Not an April Fools’ Joke

Talking Logistics

In past years, I have written April Fools’ posts that ranged from the somewhat believable to the completely ridiculous.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon. Ben Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss 5 trends shaping logistics and supply chain. In the interview, Ben reviews and discussed trends and interesting companies in ecommerce, final mile, cold chain, reverse logistics, and fulfillment. About Ben Gordon.

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Amazon’s FBA Program Vs. a 3PL: Which is Better for Your Business?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce site, and its U.S. product sales alone are expected to exceed $367 billion in 2021. With close to 200 fulfillment facilities across the U.S., the company also operates the country’s largest fulfillment network.

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3PL Compliance: If You Fail to Plan, Then Plan to Fail

Food Logistics

Recalls affect all in the cold chain, especially 3PLs. Technology can help. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Straight Talk on 5G for Industrial Applications

Logistics Viewpoints

Pietro Valsecchi, Covestro’s Expert on 5G. 5G represents the next generation of broadband cellular technology. I have written before that 5G for supply chain applications is still at the hype stage. However, the 5G protocol is slowly evolving to add more features for industrial applications.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like.

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New era of shipping: E-commerce, climate change and data analytics

The Supply Chain Journal

The once-stagnant logistics industry has undergone rapid change in recent years. The 2017 electronic logging device mandate sparked something of a technological revolution within the industry.

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5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Reasons Ecommerce Companies Fail with Paige Fitzgerald. Paige Fitzgerald and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 reasons ecommerce companies fail. In her role at Fulfyld , Paige works closely with ecommerce companies and she has learned why they fail (and succeed). About Paige Fitzgerald.

Amware Names New Vice President of Human Resources

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment has named human resources professional Silvia Hernandes as its Vice President of Human Resources, reporting to Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.