Pandemic creates peaks and valleys of demand, transportation execs say

BluJay Solutions

DC Velocity’ s Ben Ames sat down with Chris Timmer, BluJay’s Chief Revenue Officer, to discuss BluJay’s recent partnerships and how COVID-19 impacted the supply chain and logistics industry as a whole, citing data from the July FMI report. In The News DC Velocity

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What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack. This year’s study again showed that IT spend in transportation management is expected to increase. Figure 1: Transportation IT Spend Change Next 2 Years (Source: Descartes).

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To DC Or Not To DC? That is the Warehouse Design Question!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Enable your suppliers to receive your customer’s orders and fulfill them directly to eliminate the wasted time transporting goods to your Distribution Centre only to turn around and ship the goods back out again. The post To DC Or Not To DC? Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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8 DC and Warehouse Slotting Considerations for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

GlobalTranz

First Things First, Do You have all The Tools To Set You Up for DC Or Warehouse Slotting? Your Warehouse Management System (WMS) must reflect these storage locations for proper location control in your warehouse or DC. All we’re doing here, in the kitchen example, is making sure those things we use the most frequently are the most easily accessible in the warehouse or DC. You should concentrate on this 20% and have them available for picking upfront in your warehouse or DC.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume. You’re placing undue stress on the DC when the same product is divided into different segments. Awareness is a VITAL state of mind during the busy holiday peak in the DC or in your own warehouse.

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Holiday Logistics: 5 Things Any Shipper Can do Now in the Warehouse or DC to Plan & Stay Competitive

GlobalTranz

shippers need an efficient and effective Distribution Center (DC) to support this consumer spending peak that takes place typically at this time of the year. Benchmark DC Systems to Handle the Volume. You’re placing undue stress on the DC when the same product is divided into different segments. Awareness is a VITAL state of mind during the busy holiday peak in the DC or in your own warehouse.

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DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual

LeanCor

Carrier Management Transportation Management supply chain insightsMitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both.

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Four Signs It’s Time to Optimize Your Distribution Center

CHAINalytics

But growth can severely strain an outmoded distribution center (DC), hampering productivity and fulfillment capabilities. In this two part blog series, I’ll offer some thoughts on the best way to optimize your existing and future DC to meet growing demands. It should be noted that a DC optimization […]. Blog Service Supply Chain Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation What's New DC Distribution Optimization Richard Koch SCOPs Supply Chain

Addressing Labor Shortages in Warehouse and DC Operations

NC State SCRC

It removes age restrictions on interstate transportation by licensed commercial drivers and strengthens safety-training standards across the industry. Articles Current Trends in Production Labor Sourcing Director's Blog Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Hot Topics Logistics Outsourcing Production Labor Sourcing SCM Research Transportation Planning Warehouse managementA group of executive joined SCRC faculty and staff for a one-day workshop held on February 28, 2019.

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Kanban boosts logistics transportation services with additional trailers

Kanban Logistics

While Kanban’s primary service is warehousing and distribution, this trailer acquisition demonstrates the growth of the company’s logistics transportation services in Eastern North Carolina. North Carolina logistics transportation services. National transportation services.

DC Velocity – Achieving Real-Time Transportation Visibility Webinar

MercuryGate

The post DC Velocity – Achieving Real-Time Transportation Visibility Webinar appeared first on MercuryGate International. Industry News

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Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Talking Logistics

When it comes to the challenges of providing omni-channel fulfillment, your first thought might be “click-and-collect” or item picking in the distribution center (DC). But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey ( Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative ) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, 88 percent said it is their transportation and logistics operations.

4 Questions Before Investing in a Transportation Management Solution

Talking Logistics

Managing transportation — the ebb and flow of rates, capacity, fuel and regulations — is an ongoing challenge for many companies, especially those still using spreadsheets and fax machines to plan and execute shipments. At some point, usually when costs are out of control or service levels are heading south, companies finally make the decision to invest in a transportation management system (TMS) or outsource all or part of their transportation operations to a third party.

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution

Lucas

As robots find their place in the DC, warehouse operators will face new challenges in coordinating and optimizing the work of humans and their robotic coworkers. Robots Are Not Killing DC Jobs. And I doubt that robots will have dire effects on DC employment in the next five years. Warehouse and DC jobs in the U.S. First generation DC robots – specifically autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) – are highly dependent on human workers to handle products.

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The Importance of International Transportation Visibility in a Global Pandemic

3rdwave

Without inbound international transportation, product level visibility organizations are flying blind – or, they are at a minimum, severely visually impaired. carriers ability to transport goods, . 3rdwave Supply Chain Transportation Visibility

Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service

BluJay Solutions

DC Velocity shared a version of the Brewers Supply Group press release. The post Brewers Supply Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management to Deliver Best-in-class Service appeared first on BluJay Solutions Ltd. In The News DC Velocity

Dedicated Fleet: A Growing Piece of the Transportation Puzzle

Talking Logistics

A month earlier, in a post titled “ What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? ,” I highlighted how leading carriers like JB Hunt and Swift Transportation were prioritizing intermodal, dedicated, and brokerage services over generic truckload services. Fast forward to today and the puzzle pieces of transportation are still changing. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Swift Transportation Co. Is it time to redesign your transportation network?

Weseley Discusses the Need for TMS Creativity in DC Velocity

3GTMS

The fast-changing world of transportation is facing issues not thought of 15-20 years ago, when most TMS systems were designed. In this DC Velocity article , 3Gtms CEO Mitch Weseley discusses the need for creative solutions to transportation challenges, and why the best TMS platforms enable flexibility that ultimately saves companies money. Read the full article, Keep Calm and Let the TMS Decide , at DC Velocity.

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Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers

Talking Logistics

This post from project44’s blog shares insights from Joe Delussey, Target’s Director of Logistics, on how transportation operations can build loyal and happy customers. Organizations are searching for the best internal strategies as transportation shifts from a cost center into a viable area to drive customer experience. The post Editor’s Pick: How the Best Transportation Operations Build Loyal and Happy Customers appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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DC Motors Applications and Characteristics

Insights Solutions Global

DC motors are a good choice when you need a motor that has a high starting torque and is relatively inexpensive. In fact, it has many advantages and can be used in various fields such as transportation, industry and daily life. The post DC Motors Applications and Characteristics appeared first on Insight Solutions Global. Motor

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Toys“R”Us, Canada partners with SCI Logistics to Open New DC

Supply Chain Network

The company operates an extensive national distribution infrastructure, coupled with the most comprehensive parcel delivery and transportation network in the country, serviced by over 1200 team members. To better accommodate its customers in Western Canada, Toys“R”Us, Canada has partnered with SCI Logistics to open a new distribution centre in Delta, British Columbia. The 180,000 sq.

ChainLink Research: Agile Retailer - Linking Allocation and Transportation

Logility

Think about it: If inventory is constantly in motion, then shouldn’t the transportation strategy be linked to this more dynamic allocation strategy ? Linking Transportation to Allocation. Transportation was not a big focus area for most retailers, but that is beginning to change. We analyzed this once before for a customer, considering only ship to store vs. an ecommerce/ship from DC sale, but we never considered dynamic allocations as part of the plan.

What Transportation Professionals Need to Know About the U.S.-Mexico Border Situation

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Work with your account managers and transportation service providers to review time critical and urgent freight shipments. Access a broad network of transportation modes to mitigate against the risk of closures by leveraging air and rail services to make sure your freight keeps moving. Should your freight get stuck at the border due to the closure, make sure your transportation service provider has secure trailer yards and warehouses to temporarily store your shipment.

Transportation Providers are not All Happy About Visibility

NC State SCRC

At a recent CSCMP meeting, I attended a session of transportation providers called “Supply Chain Visibility and the Possible Legal Implications” – and the participants shared some insights into their serious concerns about the implications of visibility in the transport world. Jason Beardall, from England Logistics , Tamara Goorevitz , a lawyer who deals with lawsuits and litigation around transportation, shared insights into this issue.

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models. As a result of the sudden explosion in the need for this sand, which has a very specific quality characteristic that is required, the entire transportation landscape is changing, wiht increased pressure on railroads and highways never seen before. Analytics Logistics Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Strategy Transportation Planning

Transportation Strategy in a Constrained Infrastructure: 30th SCRC Meeting Kicks Off Today

Supply Chain View from the Field

The 30 th SCRC meeting kicked off today with a theme on “Transportation Strategy in an Infrastructure Constrained Environment”. This is a theme that was discussed a year ago at a conference in DC on Transportation Infrastructure, over coffee with William Lucas from Caterpillar. We talked about focusing on transportation as an issue that needs to be specifically addressed.

The Latest on Transportation Funding and Regulations

Talking Logistics

Transportation is a hot topic in Washington, DC right now, as debate continues on Hours of Service and how to fix the Highway Trust Fund. Robinson , will provide an update on what’s happening with transportation funding and several important regulations, and he’ll discuss why this matters for shippers and carriers and what they should do to today to stay ahead of the curve. Live Episode: Thursday, July 10 at 12:00 ET.

Supply Chain News on Trip Report for the enVista Fuel Conference

Supply Chain Digest

Omnichannel Strategies, DC Labor Crisis, Transportation Cost Containment, More

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E-Commerce DC Site Selection: Connecting the Dots

Inbound Logistics

E-commerce retailers choose specialized distribution centers near parcel carrier hubs and transportation infrastructure

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Trucking 2020: An Outlook on the State of the Carrier Market

GlobalTranz

According to DC Velocity, all signs indicated the freight market would favor carriers over shippers for trucking 2020 cycles. The post Trucking 2020: An Outlook on the State of the Carrier Market appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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DC Velocity: Tailwind Transportation Software Integrates with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity

Tailwind

“Trucker Tools LLC, which provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, announced today that Tailwind Transportation Software , an award-winning web-based transportation management software (TMS) provider, has integrated Trucker Tools Smart Capacity into their Pro and Enterprise TMS subscription tiers.

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Supply Chain News on Analysts at Baird Say We May See Amazon Transportation and Logistics Soon, as it Continues to Open DCs at Frantic Pace

Supply Chain Digest

Opportunity is There, Baird Says, for Numerous Amazon 3PL Services, While Company DC Count Up 21 in Last Yeaer to 173

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q1 2016)

Talking Logistics

Why Use Augmented Reality in Your Warehouse or DC? 3PL Transportation Management Transportation Management Systems augmented reality Chipotle omni-channel parcel shipping Sears SOLAS The Boston Globe TMS top episodes top posts transportation workforce planningIt’s hard to believe that we’re more than a quarter of the way through 2016 already — and that it’s snowing here in Boston today, the first Monday in April.

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Trending Transportation Updates: March 2020 | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates in March 2020!There There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month.

Strategic Logistics: 8 Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

GlobalTranz

Warehouse management rests at the heart of an effective transportation management strategy , and an inefficient, error-laden system results in poor shipping procedures, poor customer satisfaction, and deviations from best practices. Fortunately, a dedicated transportation management system (TMS) in combination with a warehouse management system (WMS) can reduce, if not eliminate, these errors. However, the distribution center (DC) or warehouse sees this as an additional cost.