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.

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PINC named 2020 MHI Innovation Award Finalist


Union City, CA – February 7th, 2020 – PINC , the number-one provider of digital yard management and inventory robotics solutions to the world’s leading brands, is honored to be named as one of the four finalists in the New Product Category for the 2020 MHI Innovation Award with PINC AIR.

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.

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.

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.”

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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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


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.

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!

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


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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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

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!

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!