Five Hidden Skills that Military Veterans Bring to Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Use your company’s military veterans and their five-hidden skill sets to make your company logistically successful. Logistics is an all-encompassing term that encompasses the purchase, movement, storage and planning of items that a company or organization needs to complete its mission.

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

In the process, driverless cars will join a number of technologies that will have an equally profound effect on logistics in the next decade. Driverless Vehicles and Logistics. Augmented Reality Dashboards and Warehousing. Logistics Technology logistics technology

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23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

6 River Systems

Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson.

2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.”

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Blog logistics management

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

What is Logistics Management Software? Logistics Management Software is one that helps drive the logistics function of an organization by managing the actual flow of materials, goods, and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Blog logistics management

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. What is a warehouse?

Solving the Retail Supply Chain Challenge: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy

FLEXE

As supply chain and logistics become increasingly important for eCommerce success, retailers and brands are turning to new B2B solutions to meet demands and thrive. FLEXE Co-founder and CEO, Karl Siebrecht, gave a presentation on how you can “Future-Proof Your Warehousing.”

New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops

Savi

As needed goods and equipment were rushed to support the active conflict, 40,000 containers began to stack up in ports and warehouse yards because there wasn’t a system to identify what goods were inside and direct them to the required destination. As military missions change, so must the logistics systems and tools used to support the warfighter. Featured IoT & M2M military supply chains Sensors

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It’s All About the Logistics

Enterra Insights

Sun Tzu, the famous Chinese general, military strategist, writer, and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC, wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” Today, logistics and fulfillment [are] the underpinning[s] of any successful supply chain management processes, be it in the business or consumer markets.” ” Logistics in the digital age. As Sun Tzu stated, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.”

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

Enterra Insights

Supply chain professionals are like the military’s special forces. According to Steve Geary, President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, logistics is the key tool in the supply chain professional’s kit. He explains, “Sun Tzu said, ‘The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.’ Emerging Logistics Technologies and Trend. Adaptable Logistics.

7 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

Logistics Bureau

It’s that time when idle chatter at the office Christmas lunch turns to debating what next year will bring, especially among logistics and supply chain professionals, for whom it seems every New Year brings new challenges, trends, and disruptive innovations.

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

Supply Chain Movement

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. Shipping Managers, Procurement Directors, Distribution Managers, Traffic Managers, Logistics Directors, SCM Directors, Sourcing Managers, Transport Managers and Supply Chain Directors from: Major High Street and Online Retailers.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. After 12 years as an Air Force logistics officer, Michael got his PhD in a top 5 logistics program, and now teaches supply chain management and marketing.

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example. Source: Evan, Flikr.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Almost 14 months ago we wrote one of our most popular posts entitled, “ The History of Supply Chain and Logistics Management ” contained a bit of history, definitions, and a great infographic visually going through the history of supply chain and logistics management. In this infographic you will learn, for example, that the global market value for logistics has surpassed $4trillion. You will also learn: Interesting global logistics facts.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

military, the men and women who have risked and sacrificed so much to protect our homeland and democracy, as we continue to work toward creating a more perfect union. And with that, let’s move on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news, which I share without commentary this week.

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The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Given the swiftly changing logistics environment, those who navigate the new world we live in need a roadmap to guide their actions. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals' annual State of Logistics report attempts to offer just such a map -- accompanied by some timely warnings.

Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid

Elementum

The logistics industry is one of the greatly effected. While the logistics industry has been effected by Hurricane Harvey, several companies have offered their services to humanitarian organizations. Logistics by road is the main challenge as most of the roads were inundated.

Then to Now: 90 Years of Logistics History

3PL Insights

As of 2019, Evans Distribution Systems has been in business, providing logistics solutions for 90 years. The Beginning: The history of logistics actually begins in ancient Greece and was used to transport military goods during wars. 3PL Logistics

Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

Rebecca’s strong dedication to her job and helping customers comes directly from her military background. Being in the military also formed Rebecca’s passion for exercising and running. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve?

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities. Warehouse Automation. Self-Service Logistics.

Dedication to Career, Life and Family

Supply Chain Nation

Rebecca’s strong dedication to her job and helping customers comes directly from her military background. Being in the military also formed Rebecca’s passion for exercising and running. SCN: What branch of the military did you serve?

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. I’ve been wrong with many of my predictions in the past (still waiting for a major third-party logistics provider to buy a major software company or vice versa), and I will be wrong again.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics. Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II.

Delivery Drones are Taking Off! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Initially drones were primarily associated with the military and aviation sectors, however, they are now being increasingly used for various activities within the leisure, non-profit and commercial spheres. UPS offers one possible way that drones could be used within last mile logistics.

Understanding How Parcel Cost Control Reduces Total Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Shippers must recognize the importance of parcel in today’s age, as explained by Harold Friedman of Inbound Logistics , and enhance parcel cost control with these steps. This may include warehousing, packaging products, freight scheduling, invoice auditing, and data-based insights through Big Data analytics. Shippers face an interesting problem in the age of e-commerce.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Both industrial engineering and operations research have their roots in logistics. Operations Research began when scientists demonstrated the value of analytics in the study of military logistics problems in the 1940s as a result of the complex requirements of World War II.

Eliminate Supply Chain Waste with New Technologies: Our Top Picks

AFFLINK

AI automation is also incredibly valuable in terms of logistics automation. Along the same lines we have drones , which are essentially a version of the unmanned aerial vehicles that the United States military has been using for many years.

Trends 2019: Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

Janie Ryan ( @janiemryan ) writes, “As sanctions on Iran go into effect and Iranian oil exports decline, global oil prices could rise, putting even more pressure on logistics providers. Everyone is aware how shortages of truck drivers and warehouse workers are adversely affecting supply chain operations. She writes, “For now, and into the foreseeable future, the logistics industry should be indexing on better recruiting and retention methods to grow its workforce.”

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Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box

Logistics Bureau

There are a few hurdles to be overcome before drones in distribution become a widespread commercial reality, not least of them being the safety aspect and risk of conflict with general aviation users—in other words, pilots of private, military and commercial aircraft.

Christmas is Coming. The Goose is getting Fat. Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

Enterra Insights

Geffner notes, “Taking delivery of seasonal products days instead of weeks or months in advance can dramatically lower your warehousing costs. ” The staff at Material Handling & Logistics (MH&L), add, “Prepare to use the spot market to make up for excess demand not covered by carriers. The military is fond of noting no plan survives first contact with the enemy. Let’s be honest.

Finding the Right Education is the KEY

Logistics Bureau

You see I was a bit of a fan of all things Military. Some 8 months later, I found myself turning up at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for Officer Training. I was ‘sponsored’ to go to Cranfield University to study for a Masters degree in Logistics.

Supply Chain’s Must Adapt Before Global Conditions Change

Enterra Insights

VUCA is a term first used in the military that started creeping into supply chain discussions several years ago. Steve Martin, a Vice President at Ryder, notes, “Sophisticated technology is just one of the many disruptive forces that are threatening to change the rules of the game for the supply chain and logistics industry over the next decade.”[2]

SCRC Meeting – Tom Linton’s “Supply Chain Eight” and Golden Winged Warblers : Questions Every New CSCO Should Ask Their CEO

NC State SCRC

The Pulse rooms are fed by data warehouses which pull together data from 94 different applications that are each being used to run data in different parts of the Flex organization.

How a Profession Went From Zero to Hero

Supply Chain @ MIT

In the early days the function was known as transportation or warehousing (these are still important activities today but are components of SCM). Educators such as the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics are playing their part to build a better talent pipeline.

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Supply Chain Management in a VUCA World

Enterra Insights

Anyone who has served in the armed forces knows the military loves its acronyms. For years the military has used the acronym VUCA to describe what, in wartime, is often referred to as the fog of war.