This Week in Logistics News (June 12 – 18)

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States continue to push for residents to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination. In Massachusetts, the state is rolling out the Vax Express this week, which is a partnership between the MBTA and private health startup CIC Health. The program will use an MBTA commuter rail train to create a rolling vaccination site that will […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management?

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Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from GlobalTranz and explores white glove services in transportation management. In logistics, not all shipments are equal. There are tiers for rates, mode, and freight class, […]

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Chris Cunnane

The Circular Supply Chain: A Push for Sustainability

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Supply chain sustainability is increasingly important for the future of business and the world as a whole. Companies are investing more money into sustainability initiatives, seeking to reduce waste and carbon emissions. As we’ve written about a number of times before, global companies are looking at various initiatives when it comes to sustainability, including energy […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: Machine Learning Will Make Warehouse Managers More Productive

3 days ago

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Lucas Systems and highlights the benefits of machine learning in the warehouse. Real-world uses of AI in business have exploded in the past decade, but […]

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Chris Cunnane

The Potential of Gamification

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In May of 2019, the Washington Post reported that “inside several of Amazon’s cavernous warehouses, hundreds of employees spend hours a day playing video games. Some compete by racing virtual dragons or sports cars around a track, while others collaborate to build castles piece by piece. But they aren’t whiling away the time by playing […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (June 5 – 11)

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Sometimes, you need to add a little color to make people happy. After World War II, Brussels was in a state of depression. Pierre Draps, founder of Godiva Chocolates, had the company’s delivery trucks painted pink, a color that soon became synonymous with spreading happiness during a dark and difficult time. As we have written […]

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Chris Cunnane

Emerging Tech in Your Fulfillment Network: Stepping Beyond Digital Transformation

1 week 1 day ago

As an entrepreneur I’ve been reflecting on this a lot: The current milestone in logistics and fulfillment is using emerging technologies to capture and leverage exponentially growing data sets in warehouses and throughout the entire fulfillment network. Data sets have grown quickly in the cloud paradigm – and they exploded in 2020. Perhaps nobody realized how […]

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Diego Pantoja-Navajas

FedEx to Blaze the Trail of Mobile Robotics Interoperability

1 week 2 days ago

MassRobotics announced (May 18th) the release of what it claimed to be the “World’s First Open Source Autonomous Mobile Robot Interoperability Standards.” The MassRobotics AMR Interoperability Standard is designed to assist organizations in the deployment of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from multiple vendors and have them work together in the same environment, better realizing the […]

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Clint Reiser

Retailers Embrace Gig Economy Fulfillment

1 week 3 days ago

The gig economy and its on-demand armies of drivers have moved people and food for years, but many retailers still hesitate to tap into Uber, Postmates and other companies to quickly move orders from stores to local customers’ doorsteps. Look for this hesitancy to decline as more retailers continue to join the likes of Target […]

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Ken Fleming

Achieving Significant Transportation Savings through Improved Demand Forecasting

1 week 4 days ago

When companies implement a demand management or replenishment system, the goal is usually to improve customer satisfaction while holding less inventory. Pinnacle Propane implemented demand management, replenishment, and order promising solutions from John Galt Solutions with the goal of improving service – reducing what they call “out of gases” – while reducing transportation costs. The […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (May 29 – June 4)

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Often times, a shot and a beer go hand in hand. And President Biden is making sure the American public knows this; although this is not the traditional shot and a beer you are probably thinking of. The White House has partnered with Anheuser-Busch offering free beers if the country reaches its goal of getting […]

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Chris Cunnane

Editor’s Choice: Dodge Disruption Using Smarter Transportation Management

2 weeks 1 day ago

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Open Sky Group and highlights the need for a smarter transportation management system. Dodge ball. Mention the game and almost everyone has something to say. […]

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Chris Cunnane

Manhattan Associates Launches Manhattan Active Transportation Management

2 weeks 2 days ago

From a historical perspective, transportation management systems are all about freight savings. However, with the ongoing pandemic, and the resulting capacity crunch, TMS is trending more towards cost mitigation rather than savings. Manhattan Associates unveiled its latest TMS, Manhattan Active Transportation Management, last week during the company’s virtual user conference. Manhattan Active TM was redesigned […]

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Chris Cunnane

Why Is Promotion Planning Important In Inventory Management?

2 weeks 3 days ago

Last year, I wanted to be a grateful child and buy a sweater for my father. It was father’s day, so I logged on to one of the prevalent e-commerce sites. I browsed and eventually found quite a few sweaters in green, my father’s favorite color. To my delight, I found one that was on […]

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Atakan Kantar

This Week in Logistics News (May 22 – 28)

3 weeks ago

Amazon has continued to grow its logistics network over the last few years, adding more branded trucks, airplanes, and drones. But the company is not happy with just owning logistics; it continues to expand its Prime benefits. And now, Amazon has added Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) to its portfolio. On Wednesday, Amazon announced it would acquire MGM […]

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Chris Cunnane

Profitably Delivering eCommerce with Consumer-Centric Priorities

3 weeks 1 day ago

Five Forces Reshaping Logistics as We Know it Because warehousing and transportation represent significant cost centers, intelligent logistics decisions are critical. And, more than ever, these decisions have to be made on the fly, in real-time. As logistics managers grapple with their own challenges, including labor shortages and emerging commodity marketplaces, the logistics function has […]

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Terence Leung

Pet Supplies Plus Proves-the-Case for Modern Mobile Solution in the Warehouse

3 weeks 2 days ago

Pet Supplies Plus Senior Director of Logistics, Jerry Troupe, discussed how his company’s adoption of a modern mobile solution including Android mobility devices and Manhattan Associates’ WM Mobile application have delivered substantial and measurable efficiency and productivity improvements at the company’s distribution center. This time last year I wrote about Manhattan Associates’ announcement of Pet […]

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Clint Reiser

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

3 weeks 3 days ago

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation. The coronavirus pandemic is the most obvious of these hurdles, but everything from the threat […]

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Glenn Jones

Cardinal Health Invests in Visibility to Improve Agility

3 weeks 4 days ago

With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cardinal Health made the decision they needed enhanced visibility into PPE shipments as demand for these products surged. Since then, FourKites has become a key steppingstone in their journey to build a next generation control tower. In an interview, Sean Halligan, the senior vice president of pharmaceutical operations […]

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Steve Banker

This Week in Logistics News (May 15 – 21)

4 weeks ago

Sometimes when a company has too many similar options it can cause a lot of confusion. This appears to be the case for Amazon as it has expanded its grocery options over the years. For Amazon customers, things could certainly be a bit overwhelming as they tried to decipher the difference between Amazon Go, Amazon […]

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