Fri.Feb 07, 2020

Companies Get Serious About Climate Change

Enterra Insights

Everyone is familiar with the canary in the coal mine analogy. Currently, there are a couple of such canaries on the world stage — Venice and Australia. Venice is flooding and Australia is burning. Both situations are attributed to and exacerbated by climate change. McKinsey analysts Dickon Pinner and Kevin Sneader ask, “Does your business treat climate change as a far-off risk, something for the future but not a priority today?”[1] ”[1] They warn, “That’s a mistake.

5 ways autonomous mobile robots are transforming warehouses

6 River Systems

Autonomous mobile robots are essentially robots that can move and operate within a warehouse environment without direct supervision from a human operator.

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How a WMS can extend your warehouse capabilities


When we look at the benefits of a WMS in your warehouse, distribution center, supply chain, or business, we generally look at the tangible, measurable impact that and implementation can have. Warehouse Best Practice

How Your Warehouse Can Navigate Costly Global Supply Chain Disruptions


With over 17,000 infections and more than 300 deaths, recent news about the outbreak of the coronavirus in China has grabbed attention from a global audience, including supply chain and logistics managers.

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.

Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics


A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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The Seven Step Process to Reducing Supply Chain Lead Times

Demand Solutions

Are your lead times too long? Are customers and retail partners complaining that you move too slow? If you believe your firm’s lead times could be shortened, then they probably can. With these seven simple steps, you can work to optimize your supply chain and make the process more streamlined. Choose Suppliers Closer to You. Many firms choose to source outside their home country in order to take advantage of lower labor costs.

AmCham Shanghai Coronavirus Impact Member Survey


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The True Value of a Truck Rate Goes Far Beyond Its Cost

Zipline Logistics

When shopping truck rates, most shippers compare prices on a given lane from various carriers to find the lowest rate and cheapest provider.

How to get Started with a Logistics Podcast

Aborn and Co.

An unfiltered look at what we use to create the Consulting Logistics podcast. Hear the equipment, software and tips from the host Kyle MacNaught. Links to equipment and software discussed below: Mixer. Mic stand. Headphones. Cables. Podcast hosting. Audio Recording, Audacity.

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.

The Top 10 Freight Forwarding Best Practices for Small/Mid-Sized Freight Forwarders


Finding the easiest way to save money is not always as simple for the small or mid-sized freight forwarder. Shippers often select their forwarders based on brand power and market penetration.

A Day in the Life: Warehouse Operations Manager

3PL Insights

The warehouse operations manager oversees all activities in the warehouse on a daily basis. Being an integral part of the supply chain, an operations manager must be adaptable, open-minded, have strong communication skills and be able to build a self-sufficient team.

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How to Manage Inventory in a Growing Business


Inventory Management, Business Growth & Expanding Product Portfolios. At EazyStock we talk to a lot of small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) who are struggling to effectively manage their inventory.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 7, 2020)

Talking Logistics

I threw up on my first day in kindergarten. I don’t remember the specifics, just the brief conversation I had with my mom when she picked me up from school. Why didn’t you tell the teacher that your tummy hurt?” my mom asked me. “I I didn’t know how to tell her in English,” I replied.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

I read an interesting article this week about food deserts. For those that don’t know, a food desert is an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food. On the other end of the spectrum is a food oasis, which has higher access to supermarkets or vegetable shops with fresh foods. In 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts, meaning that they live […].

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The only good pie charts

3AG Systems

Ah, pie charts. The Ned Flanders of business intelligence. We generally loathe pie charts at 3AG. Except for these ones. Read More


Three Painful lessons you can avoid with your APIs and mobile apps


What we can all learn from the Iowa Caucus app failure to help us with our strategy for mobile apps and api management? The Iowa Democratic Caucus has received a lot of attention this year because reporting of results was … News

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10 Key Pieces of Information You Need Before Handing Your Product Over to a Factory

Dragon Innovation

The process of going from one-to-many for your consumer electronic product can be a complex journey. The first time you are launching a product particularly, it can feel like “one step forward, two steps back.”

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.

Why Product Catalog System is Required


The buyer journey has evolved immensely over the past decade with the introduction of digitally disruptive technologies and platforms. The modern-day customers’ buying journey is no longer confined to the premises of a brick-and-mortar store.

What's the Cheapest Way to Ship Large Items?

Freight Center

When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting process can get a little bit more confusing. That’s why FreightCenter is here to help you find the most affordable way to ship large items.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up: 01/31/20 – 02/06/20

All Things Supply Chain

Coronavirus impacts Shipping Industry The impact of the coronavirus outbreak is being felt by the shipping industry with ships calling at or through major Chinese ports falling 20% since January… General Supply Chain News Weekly wrap-up blockchain shipping supply chain news weekly wrap-up

Personal Protective Equipment: Last Line of Defense, But Top of Mind

Supply Chain Brain

Even though organizations are increasing their safety-compliance programs, preventable workplace incidents continue to occur


Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

We’re In the Leaders Category in the G2 Grid® for Transportation Management Systems


Kuebix, a Trimble Company, has advanced from the High Performers category to the Leaders category in the G2 Grid® for Transportation Management Systems!