2020

Building Strategic Partnerships with 3PLs and Carriers with Don Dovgin

The Logistics of Logistics

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Pick and Pack Process: Challenges and Optimization

Cyzerg

The pick and pack process is one of the crucial warehouse processes that can affect your perfect order rate. Failing to optimize it will lead to delayed order fulfillment and, eventually, reduced customer satisfaction.

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The Key to Innovation is Iterate and Test

The Lean Thinker

Key points from this great TED talk by Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab. You can’t plan the path, you can only set the direction. He talks about the “compass” guiding a project that followed a route which was totally unpredictable.

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Coronavirus Measures Lead Amazon Sellers to Explore Alternatives to FBA

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Disruptions in global trade have impacted businesses across all industries as well as by consumers at the cash register. Tariffs, political upheaval and more have caused many to rethink their stance on globalization.

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Coronavirus delays create Container shortages in Chicago for DDGS

Supply Chain and Logistics

Coronavirus issues, particularly in China, are creating real problems for Dried Distiller Grains (DDGS) shipments. The lack of inbound containers from China means that there are not enough containers to ship DDGS out of the US. DDGS is a byproduct … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport supply chains

Truckers have a role to play in fighting coronavirus spread

Truck News

Over the last few weeks, it has been impossible to go online, turn on the TV, or listen to the radio without being immersed in news media coverage of the Covid-19/coronavirus epidemic.

2020 Supply Chain Technology Trends

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 we safely ignore them for a few more years?

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How Logistics Companies are Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

Food Logistics

Customers have taken a number of steps to ensure that the consumer pipeline for goods is filled and customer satisfaction is protected as much as possible. Transportation

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

The Supply Chain of Your Valentine’s Day Flowers

Kuebix

The History of Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day existed in a variety of forms before settling into its fixed date of February 14th.

Here’s How to Keep Snow and Ice Off Trucks

Cerasis

If you’re a trucker who often works in cold environments, you know how difficult operations are in those conditions. To make matters worse, the snow and ice that pile up on your rig pose an immense danger to the cars behind and around you.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Replenishment Process

Cyzerg

The warehouse replenishment process pushes managers to walk a very thin line between understocking and overstocking. Failure to replenish inventory properly can stem from not having the right tools, unpredictable markets, and a lack of performance measurements in place.

Simon Sinek – Remote Teaming Tips

The Lean Thinker

How Remote Teams Can Connect Meaningfully – Simon Sinek – March 20, 2020. We are all being pushed into the zone beyond our knowledge base right now – having to rapidly adapt and adjust to different ways of working together.

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5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers.

An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . It has been nearly three weeks since Chinese authorities in Wuhan imposed a citywide quarantine and severe transport restrictions in response to a deadly coronavirus outbreak. The virus has thus far infected more than 45,000 people and claimed the lives of at least 1,100.

Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Blockchain not yet for supply chains

Supply Chain and Logistics

Gartner says 80% of blockchain supply chain developments won’t get out of design and development for several years. So many of them are just recycling financial blockchain ideas into supply chain space without understanding the issues. A case of a … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized blockchain computing entrepreneurship supply chains technology transportation

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Toilet paper and total war – the psychology of shortages and what it means for resilience

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. The lessons that prepare defence forces and government institutions for crisis responses need not come from history books. Lessons can come from extrapolating what we witness every day; from events that capture tangible and intangible aspects of sustaining normal life.

In the Covid-19 fight, truck drivers are on the front lines. As always.

Truck News

It didn’t take long for the panic buying to begin. Oh, I had heard the stories about people hoarding toilet paper as news of the Covid-19 outbreak emerged. I simply laughed off such buying sprees. There was already a new package of rolls tucked into a closet at home.

Study Unveils How D2C Upstarts are Transforming CPG Industry

Food Logistics

More than $5.5 billion was invested into CPG brands from 2015-2019, the study says. 3PL/4PL

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Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Women in Supply Chain and Transportation

Kuebix

Each year, Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to honor women who have made waves in their various spaces. It’s a time to reflect on women’s contributions to culture, history, and society as a whole. Influential and impactful women are prevalent, though sometimes overlooked.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

What Is an Inventory Management System & Its Role in Omnichannel Fulfillment?

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders often interchangeably refer to both a warehouse management system and an inventory management system as one and the same.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Cycle Counting Process

Cyzerg

The cycle counting process is one of the most tedious warehouse tasks, but is an important process to control for the prevention of potential sale losses. These losses stem from out-of-stock situations, which are brought on by inaccuracies in the inventory.

Ghost Victories – an excerpt from Upstream by Dan Heath

The Lean Thinker

The link to the image takes you to the Amazon listing for the book. If you happen to order it, I get a small kickback, no cost to you, Just FYI. Dan Heath has just published a new book, Upstream : The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen. I just got the book, and am reading it now.

It’s Only Natural: What You Need to Know about Fulfillment of Natural Products

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products. According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.