Fri.Jan 05, 2018

Top Posts of 2017: Disruptions, Technology, and Supply Chain Trends

TMC

Technology and innovation drove many conversations in the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2017. Those topics reigned among the top posts here on Connect , too—as did posts about managing supply chain disruption and global shipping projections.

4 Tips for Manufacturers to Stay Ahead in a Highly Competitive Market

Cerasis

There's good news for businesses in the manufacturing industry looking to stay competitive in a global marketplace. According to a report by Deloitte, the U.S. is expected to be the most competitive manufacturing nation in the world and will move China to the number two position by 2020. Although the optimistic news leaves manufacturers in a prime global position, what does it mean for companies competing domestically?

Matt Knust Joins Aki Technologies as Regional Vice President

PLS Logistics

Moment Marketing Science Platform Hires Shopper Marketing Expert to Lead Midwest Sales Team San Francisco, CA – Aki Technologies ([link] the moment marketing science platform, named Matt Knust Regional VP of Sales.

Retailer Finds Savings in Carrier Costs

CHAINalytics

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Life is a living nightmare. This comedy telethon wants to make it better

DAT Solutions

You know how everything is awful? A new telethon is hoping to making things slightly less awful, at least on the reproductive-rights front. On February 1, Lady Parts Justice will throw the evocatively named telethon called “Life is A Living Nightmare: A Telethon to Make It Stop.” ” The event will raise awareness and funds through … Continue reading “Life is a living nightmare.

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How to Avoid Freight Damage

Freightera

How to Avoid Freight Damage. and how to deal with damage if it does happen. The uncomfortable truth is: shipments do get damaged.

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Global Factory Boom Spurs Commodities Prices from Oil to Copper

Material Handling & Logistics

With factories around the world humming, demand for raw materials is fast increasing pushing the Bloomberg Commodities Spot Index, which tracks the price of 22 raw materials, the highest since December 2014.

Two-day Shipping Has Helped Double Warehouse Land Prices

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: Our increasing demand to buy gadgets, groceries and other goods online is actually driving up the price of land on which to store those items, U.S.

This Week in Logistics News (January 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Can a Cuban ski in -21.6F and survive? I wasn’t willing to find out. But I did ski the day before when it was a balmy -10F and I survived (barely) eight runs down the mountain.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Most Disgusting Reason Ever Forces United Airlines Flight to Land in Alaska

Material Handling & Logistics

No matter how bad your airplane travels have been lately, you're still probably glad you weren't on this flight.