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A Comprehensive Warehouse Safety Guide!

Supply Chain Game Changer

When it comes to the state of working in America, warehouses have seen a huge increase of workers with over 1,000,000 total since the start of 2018. Warehouses, often full of moving machinery carrying heavy loads, are inherently one of the most dangerous places to work. If you’re a warehouse manager, failing to control these risks can lead to high employee turnover, decreased productivity, legal issues, and, at worst, injury or fatality. The Importance of Warehouse Safety.

Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

In logistics and supply chain management, however, transport and warehousing are the most significant sharing processes thanks to a welter of economic benefits for all parties—and the trend is accelerating despite the dampening effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Reuters Events: Supply Chain in conversation with XPO CIO Mario Harik

EFT

Alex HadwickEditor-in-Chief for Supply Chains, Reuters Events, sat down with the Chief Information Officer of logistics giant XPO, Mario Harik, to see how the company is evolving its technology platform and responding to COVID-19.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. It should come as no surprise that we are running out the clock until Amazon competes with more aspects of the logistics industry. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player. Four Core Themes Shaping Logistics.

Tips for Effectively Managing E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

Yet, as few as 33 percent of shippers have taken advantage of a transportation management system (TMS), reports Michael of Levans of Logistics Management. In order to manage e-commerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing e-commerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process. What Are the Challenges in Managing E-Commerce Logistics? E-Commerce Logistics

Supply Chain & Warehousing Trends For Year 2017

CormSquare

The digital supply chain is making logistics faster, more accurate, more efficient, and much cheaper. Warehouse management systems are no longer constrained by mobile operating system offering limited hardware options. From iPhones and ring scanners to compact 2D barcode scanners, warehouses now have unlimited potential for mixing and matching mobile hardware. Thanks to sensor-driven technologies, this type of augmented reality will soon become common in warehouses.

7 Incredible Benefits of Cloud-Based Logistics Management

Cerasis

In the below article I propose to have a look at the main benefits and advantages of the cloud-based logistics management. More findings on the cloud cargo transportation and warehouse management systems you may discover on the web. Each industry has its peculiarities, among the others, in the logistics, manufacturing, and supply. It incorporates your resources from every stage of the logistic process in the real-time. Logistics

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Frequently overlooked and often pushed to the bottom of a shipper’s supply chain agenda, good inbound freight management can help companies improve shipment visibility, save money, and enhance customer service—all of which add to the bottom line and boost profitability. Three Steps to Effective Inbound Freight Management.

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

Supply Chain Goals: Gracefully Overcoming the Hurdles of Global Sports Events

BluJay Solutions

If supply chain is the ultimate team sport, nothing tests the game strategy and teamwork like a worldwide event. Preparations for this athletic mega event have been at full throttle for a long time. With 32 countries facing off in 64 soccer matches, everything must be perfectly coordinated so as not to mar the magic of the event. Massive sports events, such as the World Cup, involve Herculean tasks that few people see.

Multimodal 2015 – Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics for Cargo Owners

Supply Chain Movement

Organiser: Clarion Events. Entering its eighth year, Multimodal has grown to become the UK and Ireland’s premier freight transport and logistics event. Exhibitors at Multimodal represent every logistics sector – road, rail, aviation, maritime, warehousing, storage services. Events Clarion Events distribution managers event freight transport logistics Multimodal NEC Birmingham procurement directors shipping managers Supply Chain Directors traffic manager

50 expert tips on improving warehouse efficiency & productivity

6 River Systems

Most warehouses are on an ongoing mission to maximize productivity by optimizing workflows, automating processes and reducing waste (both time and resources). Warehouses are complex operations with many moving parts and functions happening simultaneously, so while there are plenty of areas to improve productivity, it’s not always easy to determine where your efforts will pay off. More than 50% of your warehouse labor is in pick and pack, so start there.

10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers. As a result, more shipments can be placed on “fast lanes,” reducing overall freight spend and duration of shipments. However, 48 to 72 hours would be an ideal lead time, reports Steve Raetz of Logistics Viewpoints. Take Advantage of Cloud-Based Analytics for Better Warehouse Management and Forecasting.

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

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. So, I have a small ask: It doesn’t cost you anything to access the posts and videos we publish on Talking Logistics, thanks to our sponsors. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Transportation Management Systems Provider Cloud Logistics.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way

Cerasis

Innovations in technology are changing how the world does business, and technology is dramatically changing how entities in the logistics industry function in nearly every aspect. Let's take a look at what logistics technology trends will become the dominant factors of the logistics industry for 2016. The Transportation Management System, a Long Time Logistics Technology, Becomes More Prevalent, Yet Affordable. Logistics Technology Trends logistics technology

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How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Prior to that, Phil held a variety of other logistics roles in both Germany and the United States. Declining Freight Rates. Phil adds that something else has contributed to declining freight rates.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

This is where Blockchain is ready to transform the way the supply chain and logistics industry works. Blockchain is a distributed database that contains records of events in continuity which can be assessed and inspected by users. Basically, blockchain is a record-keeping mechanism which makes business easy and safe on the internet by increasing transparency and providing end-to-end visibility from order to warehousing to delivery to payment.

Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

Jaguar Transport acquires Ohio warehousing site. sq ft of warehousing and manufacturing space covering 511 acres and 10 miles of private rail, with a direct switch onto the CSX rail network. Work has been completed on Amazon’s latest Ontario, Canada, warehousing facility.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly? It took years for freight volumes to build back up and fleets were far more cautious in adding capacity to manage it. And then freight volumes took off, which has left everyone struggling to keep up.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Luckily, the current movers and shakers of the logistics and supply chain world are all too happy to dole out sage advice in the form of blog posts, interviews, podcasts — you name it. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers. Warehouse Operation

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Talking Logistics

HighJump Software Enhances HighJump Warehouse Advantage Express Offering to Meet Increased Demand in SMB Marketplace. ATA Releases Latest Freight Forecast, Projecting Strong Trucking Growth. Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Temasek Polytechnic Establish Scholarship Programme, Announce 2013 Winners. Retailers and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) – the two market segments supply chain and logistics software vendors are hyper-focused on these days.

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Ten Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

There is a profound difference between inbound and outbound logistics—inbound deals with the delivery of raw materials or goods coming into a business while outbound logistics refers to goods going out. Inbound logistics operations involve a relationship between suppliers and a business, while outbound relates to the business, its products and its end customers. Both inbound and outbound freight require carefully choreographed steps for a successful dance.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Extreme weather events affect each sector of the supply chain but knowing what to expect helps ease the stress. It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? The logistics industry is ready when disaster strikes. Extreme weather events affect each sector (from storms to exposure to extreme heat to flooding, etc.); This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport.

Data Driven Logistics: Using Visibility for Better Customer Experience

20Cube Logistics

Capturing data at each point is crucial for any process optimisation and with the advent of blockchain , this is possible, but whether data-driven logistics really help us achieve better results is still debatable for a few. Logistics being a complicated process with multiple touchpoints, this collection becomes even more necessary. This helps the service providers to suggest better logistics solutions to their customers. . Logistics Technology Blockchain Customer Experienc

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How to Benefit from Trucking Companies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Ask About Their Logistic Services. Logistics is an important part of making sure your shipment gets to its destination without any issues. When it comes to freight that needs to be handled with care, you want to check to see that the company has the equipment for the job.

This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Moving on to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week… XPO Logistics to Acquire Norbert Dentressangle SA. Latest Versions of SAP® Transportation Management, SAP Extended Warehouse Management and SAP Event Management Now Available. Fetch Robotics Unveils Robotics System for Logistics Industry. UPS Freight Adds LNG Tractors. Norbert Dentressangle has leading capabilities in high-growth reverse logistics.

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. The catalyst was fairly simple – there are freight conferences and tech conferences, but few that really mesh both very well. There was also some startling consensus on some core ideas: Freight is complex and transformation won’t happen overnight. Freight is cool again.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 8-12, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Great learning and networking at the event (stay tuned for my takeaways in a future post). In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: JDA Software Announces Game-Changing Strategic Cloud Collaboration with Google. April 2015 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Note: enVista, GT Nexus, and JDA Software are Talking Logistics sponsors. I was at the GT Nexus Bridges 2015 conference earlier this week.

This Week in Logistics News (November 4-8, 2013)

Talking Logistics

As was confirmed for me yet again this week at a conference, the most utilized supply chain and logistics application, the reigning champ of them all, is the Excel spreadsheet. XPO Logistics Announces Third Quarter Earnings 2013. Choice Logistics Opens Service Parts Distribution Center in Dubai Free Trade Zone. What is a warehouse? And what is a warehouse management system? Robinson and XPO Logistics both announced Q3 2013 financial results this week.

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. The tech is using data to its full potential to better anticipate events, avoid risks and create solutions. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner? SMEs find it hard to identify and engage suitable logistics partners. Logistics providers, in general, are slow to respond to the needs of SMEs.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. With how quickly new technology, tips and warehouse management techniques are emerging, wouldn’t it be nice to take a page from someone else’s book? Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Boot Barn @bootbarn In 2016, Boot Barn improved operations at its distribution center in Fontana, California by implementing HighJump’s Warehouse Advantage WMS.