January, 2021

The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer

The Logistics of Logistics

The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer. Jeremy Bodenhamer and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 APIs of the Apocalypse. Jeremy defines APIs and why they are such a powerful force in ecommerce.

Pick-by-Vision for 3PLs with Multi-shift Picks Provides Rapid ROI

Logistics Matter

Pick-by-vision is simplifying the complex and diverse world of third-party logistics (3PL). The outdated use of pick-to-light and voice picking have given way to the affordable, efficacious, and efficiency of pick-by-vision.

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How to Reduce Fulfillment Center Costs Without Major Automation

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There once as a young fulfillment professional - let’s call her Leah - who decided her current warehousing job wasn’t making her happy. So she found another one instead. No big deal, right?

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can companies safely ignore them? There are also promising technologies that we expect will deliver great value.

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New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Four Questions to Determine the Ideal Supply Chain Technology Provider

Talking Logistics

As we look to 2021, the phrase “prepare for the unknown” has been stuck in my head. Many people over the past few months have used this phrase as a warning, promising that the supply chain world this year will be extremely unpredictable, even when a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available.

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Rethinking Fulfillment with Guy Courtin

The Logistics of Logistics

Rethinking Fulfillment with Guy Courtin. Guy Courtin and Joe Lynch discuss rethinking fulfillment in an era of explosive growth in ecommerce and fulfillment services.

New Podcast Episode: Zero-Emission Trucking

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Marie-José and Jeroen Baartmans, founders of zero-emission transport company BREYTNER. Thank you Marie José and Jeroen for your hospitality and insights.

Tips to Better Manage Sales Collateral Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Print materials represent a sizeable portion of your marketing budget. Obviously, you want to get the best possible return for those expenditures. But, inefficient sales collateral fulfillment could be sabotaging your efforts.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Transportation Procurement: Finding an Alternative

Talking Logistics

Many companies are getting ready for (or perhaps have already completed) their annual transportation procurement engagement. But has the time come to transform the transportation procurement process?

Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation for Digital Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Modern procurement processes integrate several technologies to better process internal business operations. Organizations are rapidly using automated procurement management tools, whether using enterprise resource planning (ERP) or less advanced tools.

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall. Christopher Wall and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of clearing customs. As the founder of a digital customs brokerage, Christopher has a deep understanding of the customs clearing process and some of the associated problems. About Christopher Wall.

How Truck Drivers Can Stay Ahead of Winter Weather

Kuebix

January is upon us which means unpredictable winter weather. Truck drivers are preparing for freezing temperatures, snow and ice in the air and on the ground as well as corrosive road treatments.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Key Difference Between Carrier Liability and Freight Insurance

Freight Center

Often people believe (incorrectly) that liability coverage and freight insurance are so similar that they could be twins. In reality, they’re more like family members, related but very different. Freight Insurance Freight Preparation

NTT DATA Saved $125 Million With SAP Ariba

Logistics Viewpoints

Jeff Tramel, the Vice President of Global Procurement, at NTT DATA Services. SAP recently announced that NTT DATA Services, a global digital business and IT services company, had achieved $125 million in value based on a digital transformation of their procurement function.

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[Video] How Small Freight Brokers Can Level the Playing Field

Talking Logistics

Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, on how small freight brokers can leverage the playing field by leveraging technology. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How Small Freight Brokers Can Level the Playing Field appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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What’s Ahead for Airfreight in 2021?

Now, That's Logistics

With demand for airfreight capacity on track to return to 2019 levels at some point in 2021, the industry is bracing itself for a massive, worldwide vaccine distribution program while also preparing to manage the uptick in business as economies worldwide shake off the impacts of the global pandemic.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano

The Logistics of Logistics

Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano. Alfonso Quijano and Joe Lynch discuss leveraging automation to build a competitive advantage. The automation that Alfonso discussed is robotic process automation (RPA).

Buttigieg sees infrastructure opportunity in first 100 days

Logistics Management

New Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, sensing a historic opportunity in the first 100 days of the Biden administration, is hoping the time is finally right for a “big, bold” infrastructure package perhaps as large as $1 trillion

How to Ship Perishable Food

Freight Center

Small to medium-sized business owners that ship perishable food or other temperature-sensitive products have a unique challenge on their hands—making sure their cargo stays safe and at the right temperature during transit.

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Inoculating 2021 E-Commerce with Fulfillment Best Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

All around, 2020 lessons learned are fueling improvements in this new year. Record-setting speed of medical innovation delivered multiple COVID-19 vaccines in less than a year. Schools that sat dormant for nine-months are better equipped to safely welcome students back for in-person learning.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2021

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the year ahead. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of these events were either cancelled or reimagined as virtual events in 2020.

SONAR Indices & Insights: Stay ahead of a truck driver shortage using these truck driver indices in SONAR

FreightWaves SONAR

In this edition of “SONAR Indices & Insights,” the SONAR team showcases several truck driver indices full of transportation data to aid carriers in staying ahead of any potential truck driver shortage within SONAR, the freight forecasting platform from FreightWaves.

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Making Carrier Relationships More Productive with Noam Frankel

The Logistics of Logistics

Making Carrier Relationships More Productive with Noam Frankel. Noam Frankel and Joe Lynch discuss making carrier relationships more productive. Noam is a transportation industry veteran who has always advocated for building solid relationships between 3PLs, brokers, and carriers. About Noam Frankel.

Procurement Techniques for Integrated Facility Management

SIPMM Professional Publications

Integrated facility management procurement process is a process of integration within an organisation, taking care of maintaining and developing the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!