2020

ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran

The Logistics of Logistics

ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran. Larry Cepuran and Joe Lynch discuss how ALS sucks and there is still no cure and few treatments for this awful disease. Larry Cepuran is a friend of Joe’s who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Closing the IT-Gap: Cost-Effective Ways to Manage Logistics Technology

Cyzerg

In the logistics and supply chain industry, customers are demanding more technological capabilities from their service providers.

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Toyota Kata: What If There Is No Takt Time?

The Lean Thinker

At KataCon 2020, Steve Medland posed a problem that comes up fairly often: The default Toyota Kata process analysis (“grasp the current condition”) involves determining takt times and cycle times for the process, and a lot of processes don’t have an obvious repeating cadence.

5 Ways to Boost eCommerce Warehouse Operations Efficiency

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking to lower costs and increase the efficiency of your eCommerce warehouse operations, your first thought might be to add automation. But technology doesn’t come cheap. What if you don’t have the order volume to justify the cost? Don’t despair.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

What lessons can logistics and supply chain companies learn from the COVID-19 crisis?

Magaya

COVID-19 is giving us a masterclass in what it takes to survive, recover from, and thrive after a major crisis

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2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. What a year this group had. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members.

Top 3 Freight Trends Set to Shape the Rest of 2020

Food Logistics

The severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and how consumers respond will tell supply chain managers a lot about what to expect during the balance of the year. Transportation

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How COVID19 is Crippling the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

While a lot of businesses and industries have been hit hard, the impact of Covid19 on Global Supply Chain has been particularly devastating.

Will COVID-19 Lead to More U.S. Manufacturing?

Talking Logistics

Will the COVID-19 crisis lead more companies to manufacture and source their products and materials from the United States instead of China and other countries? I’ve been getting asked that question a lot these days.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity

Kuebix

As the crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the complex workings of the United States’ supply chain have been thrust into the general public’s view. There are shortages of toilet paper, food items, and over the counter medications just to name a few.

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow

The Logistics of Logistics

The Ecommerce Lifecycle with AJ Khanijow. AJ Khanijow and Joe Lynch discuss the the ecommerce lifecycle. As the founder of an ecommerce fulfillment company, AJ works closely with ecommerce companies and is an expert in ecommerce fulfillment. About AJ Khanijow.

3 Strategies to Improve your Logistics Recruitment Process

Cyzerg

Logistics recruitment is becoming increasingly difficult. You probably don’t know it yet, but you are in the middle of a talent war in logistics and supply chain management. The transportation industry is working with a scarce pool of talent that is educated, qualified, and willing to work.

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. There was no way to plan out the path to success from the beginning. Instead, at each step, they asked “Where are we now?” ” “What do we need to do next?” ” “What’s in the way of doing that?”

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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.

On Fulfillment and Football: Does the Size of your Third-Party Fulfillment Provider Matter?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you ever want to feel svelte, go stand next to an offensive lineman. Even in college, he’s likely to weigh just over 300 pounds. That massive weight is a big part of what enables him to do his job, because when it comes to protecting today’s college quarterbacks, size matters.

Orchestrating the Supply Chain Platforms

SIPMM Professional Publications

The supply chain today is becoming globalized where multiple parties are involved in the manufacturing value chain from order fulfillment to delivery.

UPDATE – Felixstowe issues apology and rescinds container ban

Supply Chain and Logistics

Well, the media storm over the ban on receiving empty containers at Felixstowe got their attention at the port. Our earlier post on this subject explained the problem. The apologies were for “inconvenience”, “our service standards are not currently where … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Big Data intermodal transport port management ports Software supply chain disruption trucking

3PL 2020 Trends: The Year of Tech & Services to Move Shippers Forward

Cerasis

Recently, 3PL Central had the honor of sponsoring the annual state of third-party logistics (3PL) report.

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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!

5 Things Your Supply Chain Competency Model Needs to Be Successful

Food Logistics

Good supply chain competency models assess what key skills and performance goals must be met and maintained for the success of the overall business. 3PL/4PL

How to Increase Engagement and Efficiency in the Warehouse? Game On!

Logistics Matter

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Pieter Van den Broecke, the Managing Director of Manhattan Associates for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in the run up to Exchange Connect, the company’s first ever entirely digital European event.

Free Delivery Gets More Expensive

Talking Logistics

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. That was true in June 2017 when I wrote those words in Free Shipping Is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks), and it remains true today.

Is it the Right Time to Invest in a TMS?

Kuebix

It might seem counter-intuitive to spend money during the present climate, but the companies that invest in technology now are going to have a competitive edge tomorrow when the economy recovers.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Stop Toiling in Obscurity with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

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5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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Mistake Proofing ? Getting People?s Attention

The Lean Thinker

Besides being a great source of schadenfreude, Jürgen Henn’s website, 11foot8.com offers some great insight in the difficulty of effective mistake-proofing. Background.

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Seller Fulfilled Prime Changes: Options for Sellers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A few weeks ago, Amazon rocked some of its merchants’ worlds when it announced several changes to its Seller Fulfilled Prime program.

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.