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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

After a year full of more scandals, indictments, political contentiousness, workplace violence, school shootings and natural disasters, maybe it’s time we all took a collective breath and focused on some of the positives that came out of 2018. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Warehouse Automation.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. Read on to learn more about the top revenue-earning 3PL warehousing companies in 2020.

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Eight Key Takeaways From FreighTech 2018:TLV

Freightos

This week, Freightos hosted over forty logistics and innovation executives for FreighTech 2018, a symposium dedicated to discussing challenges and opportunities in the industry. In a conversation beginning at the tail-end of a lecture and concluding on a patio overlooking the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, I spoke to Celine Hourcade, IATA’s Head of Cargo Transformation. Cargo can’t complain about you on twitter, so there’s less of a drive to relentlessly optimize.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented The capabilities of AI are seriously ramping up company efficiencies in the areas of predictive demand and network planning. Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Home Depot Sets $1.2 Amazon’s Clever Machines Are Moving From the Warehouse to Headquarters (Bloomberg). Driver pay has surged so far in 2018, NTI reports, with gains expected to continue (CCJ). Capstone Logistics acquires LoadDelivered, Logistical Labs (CCJ). million for its warehouse robots (TechCrunch).

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. These are all operating warehouses.

Global Trends in Digital Supply Chain - 2018 Review

Abivin

The year 2018 saw the increasing use of advanced technology to give more intelligence to logistics operations. With the end of 2018 approaching, let’s look back with Abivin at some of the most prominent trends in supply chain management. Business Intelligence powered by Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics Modern logistics operation involves many different stages. Source In 2018, companies continue to rely on data to make decisions in logistics.

Top Logistics & Supply Chain Blogs We Followed in 2018 & Suggest You Follow in 2019

Shipchain

We follow an exhaustive list of supply chain and logistics blogs to make this possible. If you want to start learning, we suggest you check out these top logistics and supply chain blogs. Top Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs We Love. Cerasis is another leader in the world of supply chain and logistics. The More Than Shipping blog is a comprehensive resource for shipping trends, supply chain planning, project and specialized cargo and more. Logistics Management.

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Cerasis

Although dozens of conferences exist around the globe, warehouse managers should consider going to one of the best supply chain conferences of 2019 (plus MODEX, which is held in even-numbered years and occurs in 2020). WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. For 2018, the conference focused on introducing the concept of “Push Possible.”

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

If consumers ever think about supply chains and how the items they desire manage to find their way into their homes, they likely picture fleets of trucks, trains, airplanes, and cargo ships — the logistics part of supply chains. That’s why so-called “last mile” logistics receive so much attention. ” E-commerce and logistics innovation. As modes of transportation improved and supply chains extended, logistics got more complicated and complex.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics. Shippers should also integrate the ELD and labor management systems to gain true end-to-end visibility, as well as the whole scope of warehouse management technologies and platforms. Although the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in early 2018, the likelihood of new taxes and tariffs levied in the coming year is great. E-Commerce Logistics LTLOmnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out.

What’s Ahead in the Logistics Arena?

Enterra Insights

For example, the editorial staff at Material Handling & Logistics note, “When it comes to digital maturity, the supply chain and logistics industry are lagging.”[1] 2] Despite these protestations of sluggishness, a lot of exciting things are happening in the logistics arena. Logistics in the Digital Age. The rise of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies have dramatically altered the logistics landscape. Floating airship warehouses.

How to Mitigate Risk of Full Truckload Shipping: Freight/Cargo Insurance!

Cerasis

The Problem: Full Truckload Carries Less Risk, So Shippers Forgo Cargo Insurance Risk exists in all transportation modes, and failure to consider risk in full truckload shipping is a poor strategy that will result in loses. As explained by Lisa Terry via Inbound Logistics , transportation liability grew more complex with economic growth and an increasing number of contracted drivers and carriers. This includes purchasing freight or cargo insurance.

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23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

6 River Systems

According to the 30th Annual State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), companies spent $1.64 trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% Efficient warehouse operations.

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.” So, back to future-proofing your warehousing. These are all operating warehouses.

Nestlé and XPO Logistics building 638,000-square-foot digital warehouse

EFT

Nestlé and XPO Logistics are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK. The custom-designed distribution centre, scheduled to complete in 2020, will feature advanced sorting systems and robotics alongside high levels of automation co-developed with Swisslog Logistics Automation.

The Cost of Disaster

Elementum

For instance, Hurricane Harvey impacted nearly 10 percent of the trucking industry for two weeks and prompted several ports and businesses in the region to shut down, consequently forcing the mass rerouting of cargo to places as far as the Bahamas and Mexico. Rallying the Logistics Community. Using technology enabled by Aidmatrix, relief organizations are able to post requests for local warehouse space, transportation, equipment, and other goods and services.

The Status of Logistics in Vietnam: A Very Brief Appraisal

Logistics Bureau

If you are a new Vietnamese business operator in search of logistics services, a foreign company considering entering the Vietnamese market, or a multinational logistics enterprise thinking about cashing in on the country’s economic growth, it’s a good idea to know a little at least, about the current state of play in the Vietnamese logistics sector. To help you with your research, we decided to put together this brief summary of the logistics landscape in Vietnam.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Warehouses are facing unprecedented labor shortages, and for a few companies robots are picking up some of the slack. What's even more powerful than a warehouse bot? A warehouse employee with the optimized productivity offered by AR. This might be the warehouse of the future: Pickers see a "digital picking list" on a heads-up display. Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions. 3) Logistics Support.

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Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped. The long-anticipated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate arrived in mid-December 2017, with nationwide enforcement beginning on April 1, 2018. Using a third-party logistics (3PL) provider is a less intensive way to ensure capacity. Marc Chrencik is the Director of Operations for CLX Logistics ’ Managed Services.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Warehouses are facing unprecedented labor shortages, and for a few companies robots are picking up some of the slack. What's even more powerful than a warehouse bot? A warehouse employee with the optimized productivity offered by AR. This might be the warehouse of the future: Pickers see a "digital picking list" on a heads-up display. Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions. 3) Logistics Support.

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The Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented. In general, the predictive analytics solutions in logistics and supply chain are on the rise. SCM #SupplyChain #technology #logistics #freight #AI #artificialintelligence.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling and Logistics

Flexible supply chain solutions give shippers, forwarders and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) the visibility needed to pinpoint problems and make modifications. Managing the logistics of empty containers is challenging due to numerous persons being involved, import-export economies, seasonality and container types. When shipping documents misreport significant attributes of cargo, the resulting inaccurate or false billing can prompt additional carrier charges.

Supply Chain Transformation: Not Just Digital, But Physical Too

Talking Logistics

Here are some examples from the past few months: P&G : P&G is undertaking “a multibillion-dollar effort to remake an antiquated and inefficient network of factories, warehouses and offices into a new model that gets goods to stores more quickly,” reported Sharon Terlep in the Wall Street Journal this past February. “P&G The approach, now in pilot mode at a warehouse in Perth Amboy, N.J.,

EV Cargo’s Downton Looks To Future Growth As EV Cargo Logistics

EV Cargo Technology

CM Downton, the award-winning distribution business built on family values, is set to enter an exciting new chapter in its distinguished history by rebranding to EV Cargo Logistics. Conrad’s son Andy became managing director in 1985 and in 2018 the business was acquired by?EmergeVest?–

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3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. Freight Management Transport cargo theft prevention

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Omnichannel is another Word for Complexity

Enterra Insights

warehouses) being built across the U.S. David Egan, head of industrial and logistics research in the Americas for the CBRE Group, told Burnson, “These mega-facilities serve as the backbone of retailers’ fulfillment networks, distributing goods across multi-state regions. … E-commerce users typically need two to three times the amount of warehouse and distribution space that traditional users do.” … Omnichannel is not just a logistics decision.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Warehouses are facing unprecedented labor shortages, and for a few companies robots are picking up some of the slack. What's even more powerful than a warehouse bot? A warehouse employee with the optimized productivity offered by AR. This might be the warehouse of the future: Pickers see a "digital picking list" on a heads-up display. Augmented reality could replace the need for a physical cargo list and load instructions. 3) Logistics Support.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this week at MODEX 2018, the company announced the release of Locus Robotics Advanced Navigation 3.0 LRAN3 or “Puffin”) that “significantly increases the agility and performance of Locus’s robots in the warehouse, enabling LocusBots to quickly adapt to changes in their environment, in real time.”. addresses one of the most challenging aspects of fulfillment robotics and automation: the dynamic nature of the warehouse.

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

Enterra Insights

Although supply chain operations still involve procurement, manufacturing, and logistics, emerging technologies are dramatically affecting how these processes are implemented. Beadle reports, “By 2021, one in 10 warehouse workers in established economies will be replaced by autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). AMRs offer innovative, intelligent platforms to replace the ‘dumb’ automated guide vehicles used in warehouses and factories since the 1950s.”

Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Will ASEAN’s logistics industry rise to challenges? Source ASEAN is witnessing a growing middle class with increased spending power, which results in a thriving demand for logistics as consumers require better, more varied products and services delivered to their doorstep. The rising growth and integration rate of logistics service providers presents a huge market opportunity in ASEAN’s complex and ever-changing logistics context.

Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain

Elementum

After all, new technologies impact almost every industry, and logistics is no exception. According to DHL Trend Research , AR can be applied in the following ways: Warehousing Operations - Warehousing ops account for 20% of logistics costs, and AR can help curb expenses by simplifying warehouse picking, or the extraction of goods from a warehousing system to fulfil customer orders.

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Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019

Veridian Solutions

Although dozens of conferences exist around the globe, warehouse managers should consider going to one of the best supply chain conferences of 2019 (plus MODEX, which is held in even-numbered years and occurs in 2020). For 2018, the conference focused on introducing the concept of “Push Possible.” Focal points of the conference include the Internet of Things, Big Data, Warehouse Management System (WMS) implementation, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and more.

Seeking Logistics Perfection

Enterra Insights

Logistics professionals could adopt that statement as their motto. Half-a-decade ago, Apptricity analysts wrote, “In the world of supply chain and logistics management, perfection remains an elusive goal. ”[1] Between then and now, logistics has become a focal point in today’s e-commerce environment; but, the perfect order remains the elusive ideal. “Logistics companies cannot afford not to be innovative,” he explains.

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

The growth of cargo moving through America’s ocean ports has increased significantly over the last two decades. In addition to the challenge of handing increased cargo throughput, the ports must also have the channel depth to accommodate the new deep draft Ultra Large Container Vessel ships and even larger ships currently on the drawing board. Cargo carried by ships must be loaded and unloaded quickly with minimal dwell time in the port. During fiscal year 2018 alone, 2.8