Supply Chain Insights

A collection of the latest logistics and supply chain management industry whitepapers, eBooks, case studies and more.

 

Calculating ROI for Warehouse Management System Software
Offered By: Extensiv

Calculating ROI for Warehouse Management System Software

Warehouse management system (WMS) software ranked as the most implemented technology in warehouses at 84%, but taking the leap to digitize operations with this type of automation is no small decision. For many, the central challenge of technology adoption is the perceived cost; but many times, this ignores the return on investment (ROI) from implementing new, innovative technologies. Ready to see what a WMS will do for your bottom line?

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The Secret to Modern Warehouse Management
Offered By: ProVision

The Secret to Modern Warehouse Management

ProVision Warehouse Management Systems by Ahearn & Soper enables distributors and 3PLs to reap the benefits of leading-edge technologies, including barcode scanning, wireless networks, voice recognition, RFID, robotics, IoT, cloud computing and links to other software systems.

How to Streamline Your E-Commerce Shipping Strategy
Offered By: EasyPost

How to Streamline Your E-Commerce Shipping Strategy

Modern retail runs on e-commerce. Trends show that e-commerce will continue to rise in prominence in the coming years – making now the best time to start streamlining your shipping strategy. You don’t have to do it alone! Our e-book, How to Streamline Your E-Commerce Shipping Strategy, explores how the e-commerce market has evolved in recent years, where it’s headed, and the best strategies to get ahead of the competition.

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How to prepare for Black Friday: Tool Kit
Offered By: Extensiv

How to prepare for Black Friday: Tool Kit

Last year, nearly 155 million Americans shopped during Black Friday and retail sales totaled $886.7 billion. Are you ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday orders? To help ecommerce brands prepare, Extensiv has put together a Black Friday/Cyber Monday Tool Kit packed with handy checklists and tips. We even have some tips on how to optimize your warehouse, logistics, operations, and workflow. If you don’t feel ready for Black Friday, download our Tool Kit today!

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PODCAST: Full Speed Ahead: Breaking Barriers to Autonomous Trucking with Volvo
Offered By: DHL Supply Chain

PODCAST: Full Speed Ahead: Breaking Barriers to Autonomous Trucking with Volvo

This episode of the DHL Supply Chain All Business. No Boundaries.™ podcast features a conversation with Sasko Cuklev, Head of On-Road Solutions, Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Jim Monkmeyer, President of Transportation, DHL Supply Chain. Listen in as they discuss the use cases of autonomous trucks, the progress toward a fully autonomous truck, and the partnership between DHL Supply Chain and Volvo.

Also from DHL Supply Chain
Conquering Cross-Border Shipping
Offered By: EasyPost

Conquering Cross-Border Shipping

With substantial market growth in recent years, many are turning to the international market to expand their e-commerce businesses. But with that growth has come changes that impact brands both small and large–and EasyPost’s suite of shipping APIs are here to help companies optimize their shipping operations domestically and internationally.

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The Easiest Way to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint
Offered By: Hub Group

The Easiest Way to Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

The bar for sustainability is continually being raised for businesses – are you equipped to meet your stakeholders’ demands? Find out how supply chain offers one of the most impactful methods for reducing your emissions and how Hub Group can offer the expertise, plans and visibility to keep you ahead of the curve.

Also from Hub Group
Olive it when you save on transportation – Case Study
Offered By: AFS Logistics

Olive it when you save on transportation – Case Study

To help eliminate waste of hours and cost across multiple modes, AFS implemented its Managed Transportation services for Musco, taking ownership of the entire life cycle of their shipments and converting their manual processes to an automated transportation management system that fully integrated with their enterprise resource planning (ERP).

2022 Peak Season Playbook
Offered By: 3PL Central

2022 Peak Season Playbook

With U.S. ecommerce spending expected to surpass $1 trillion for the first time ever by the end of 2022, this year’s peak season is sure to set records. If you are uncertain about what you need to do to prepare for peak season, help has arrived.

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A Shipper’s Guide to Freight Management
Offered By: Penske Logistics

A Shipper’s Guide to Freight Management

With Penske’s free Shipper’s Guide to Freight Management, you’ll never wonder if you’re spending too much on freight again. Using helpful cost checklists and featuring expert guidance, Penske spells out exactly what you need for your business. We break it down with no confusion, so you know exactly the right steps to take to keep moving your business ahead.

Also from Penske Logistics
The Cold Chain is Heating Up
Offered By: Tive

The Cold Chain is Heating Up

Tive Tag is a reusable, paper-thin logger that provides end-to-end cold chain monitoring of temperature-sensitive shipments at half the cost of a traditional data logger. Simply stick, tap, and ship.

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3PL Growth Strategies
Offered By: 3PL Central

3PL Growth Strategies

With new 3PLs emerging, competition in logistics has increased dramatically. What can 3PLs do to attract and retain more ecommerce business?

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7 Steps to Improving your Peak Shipping Season
Offered By: EasyPost

7 Steps to Improving your Peak Shipping Season

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the supply chain industry has been completely thrown off, with ever-changing rules and regulations. As a result, it’s getting harder and harder to plan accordingly. That’s why it is of the utmost importance to have a strong shipment and fulfillment plan. Our ebook 7 Steps to Improving your Peak Shipping Season details current trends, where the industry is headed, and steps to succeed.

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12 Metrics To Measure – and Optimize – Your Warehouse Performance
Offered By: Yale

12 Metrics To Measure – and Optimize – Your Warehouse Performance

The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) publishes an annual report with top distribution center (DC) metrics and real-world performance benchmarks. But once you know where you stand, how can you elevate to best-in-class performance? This white paper explores how to leverage lift truck fleets to boost performance according to key metrics like on-time shipments, warehouse capacity used, and more.

Also from Yale
Network Optimization on the Path to Improving Operations & Reducing Costs
Offered By: Odyssey Logistics

Network Optimization on the Path to Improving Operations & Reducing Costs

Visibility into an organization’s data is where optimization, better performance and long-term cost savings begin. In this e-Book, you will learn the five key steps to network  optimization, how to build a supply chain digital twin, the impact of powerful business intelligence tools and the potential outcomes of a successful network optimization project.

Also from Odyssey Logistics
Carhartt Sees UPH Productivity Double with LocusBots
Offered By: Locus Robotics

Carhartt Sees UPH Productivity Double with LocusBots

Carhartt worked with DHL Supply Chain to find a way to scale and close their capacity gap to improve distribution and speed. DHL recommended the Locus solution to reduce cycles and lessen the amount of walking for associates. “We saw an immediate impact to productivity and throughput on day one as well as a big boost in employee morale,” said Tim Dolchich, Director of Engineering, DHL.

Also from Locus Robotics
Fulfillment Automation Guide: How to Keep Pace with the Speed of Ecommerce and Customer Expectations
Offered By: Scout

Fulfillment Automation Guide: How to Keep Pace with the Speed of Ecommerce and Customer Expectations

Download our whitepaper, Fulfillment Automation Guide: How to Keep Pace with the Speed of Ecommerce and Customer Expectations to learn: the drawbacks of manual processes for owners, CEOs/COOs, and operations managers; the advantages and benefits of automation for warehouse workers, front office/back office, management, and c-suite; tips on how to talk to your staff about implementing automation and generating time-saving ideas; and your lifecycle stage to help determine which automated order management functionality you need now and into the future.

Also from Scout
Best Practices to Modernize Your Warehouse Operations
Offered By: Bar Code Direct

Best Practices to Modernize Your Warehouse Operations

Warehousing, distribution and fulfillment operations are undergoing a modern-day makeover as they transform to meet the growing demands of the world’s instant gratification, on-demand economy.Faced with an evolving omnichannel landscape, ever-increasing volumes, faster delivery requirements and a global shortage of workers, industry leaders must modernize to keep pace. This report provides the best practices you need to adapt and succeed in this new reality.

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2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Intralogistics Smart Robotics
Offered By: Locus Robotics

2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Intralogistics Smart Robotics

Locus Robotics is proud to announce they have been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the April 2022 Gartner® Market Guide for Intralogistics Smart Robotics. Read this report to learn about all the companies recognized as Representative Vendors and how smart robotics can help you achieve your goals in the warehouse.
Also from Locus Robotics
Why Connected Commerce Will End the Reign of ERP
Offered By: 3PL Central

Why Connected Commerce Will End the Reign of ERP

Read Why Connected Commerce Will End the Reign of ERP to learn: why systems of the past are failing to serve brands and 3PLs well; how to escape the manual system upgrade hamster wheel; and what to look for in software for connected solutions and success. Download to learn tips to improve collaboration with brands.

Also from 3PL Central
A Must-Have Guide for Managing Exceptions with Ocean Visibility
Offered By: Four Kites

A Must-Have Guide for Managing Exceptions with Ocean Visibility

Download this guide to learn how exception management paired with ocean visibility can help you quickly adjust your transportation plans and mitigate the negative impacts of exceptions. You’ll learn best practices from FourKites’ customers on how they’ve reduced demurrage and detention fees, improved customer service and ensured that their product arrives on-time and in-full.

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The First Mile: The Ins and Outs of Drayage
Offered By: Prosponsive Logistics

The First Mile: The Ins and Outs of Drayage

Drayage is an important component in the logistics and supply chain industry – in fact, it accounts for a significant part of the $50 billion port logistics market. However, there is a surprising amount of inefficiencies and lost opportunities at ports, due to the lack of focus on drayage. Follow along as we dive into drayage and see exactly how it could impact your bottom line.

Also from Prosponsive Logistics
Prioritizing Partials: Taking Midsize From Overlooked to Always Booked
Offered By: Flock Freight

Prioritizing Partials: Taking Midsize From Overlooked to Always Booked

Midsize freight shippers: Ever find yourself choosing between price, service quality and speed when shipping 10-28 linear feet of freight? You’re not alone. The good news is your partials can: ship faster, incur less damage, and cost less to ship. The solution? Shared truckload. Rather than force you into a trade-off, shared truckload lets you have your cake and eat it too. Learn how your partials can get the priority they deserve.

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How 3PL Firms are Helping Distributors Prepare for the Future of Logistics
Offered By: Wagner Logistics

How 3PL Firms are Helping Distributors Prepare for the Future of Logistics

In today’s increasingly competitive market, companies realize the importance of supply chain management. An efficient and secure supply chain is the foundation for overall success, ensuring optimal product visibility and lowering costs. With advanced technology resources in the industry, suppliers can guarantee full-cycle visibility and flexible distribution operations, leading to a seamless transformation with digital technology.

Advantages of a Flexible Sortation Solution in the Age of E-Commerce – The Key to Unlocking your R.O.I. Potential
Offered By: EuroSort

Advantages of a Flexible Sortation Solution in the Age of E-Commerce – The Key to Unlocking your R.O.I. Potential

As e-commerce companies grow, many of them face the same challenge: how to increase capacity in the current facility, while reducing costs and maximizing customer service. Far too often, companies sacrifice one for another. They find themselves asking, “how do we reduce costs and improve capacity and the customer experience at the same time?” The secret to this problem lies within the four walls of the fulfillment center.

A Roadmap for Navigating Supply Chain Issues
Offered By: COOP by Ryder

A Roadmap for Navigating Supply Chain Issues

Today, the trucking industry grapples with both truck and driver shortages. In addition to the strain these shortages create for the economy at large, they also present problems for companies with commercial vehicles: vehicle downtime, profit losses, and additional parking costs. Download this how-to-guide to see how fleet owners and investors are transforming today’s challenges of the commercial vehicle industry into opportunities for innovation and new income streams.

[Podcast] Best Co-Worker Ever – Partnering People and Technology for the Warehouse of the Future
Offered By: DHL Supply Chain

[Podcast] Best Co-Worker Ever – Partnering People and Technology for the Warehouse of the Future

This episode of the DHL Supply Chain All Business. No Boundaries.™ podcast features a conversation with Tony Gariety, VP of Logistics and Distribution, Carhartt and Omer Rashid, VP of Operations Development, DHL Supply Chain. Listen in as they discuss how Carhartt managed its rapid growth with an assisted-picking robotic solution and partnership with DHL Supply Chain.

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Warehouse Profitability Checklist: Proven Ways to Improve 3PL Profitability
Offered By: 3PL Central

Warehouse Profitability Checklist: Proven Ways to Improve 3PL Profitability

3PL warehouses seeking to improve profitability must be at the top of their game in every area. The Warehouse Profitability Checklist can help you identify gaps, evaluate new technologies, and position your warehouse for success.

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Effective Change Management Process Critical to a Successful Transportation Transition
Offered By: Ruan

Effective Change Management Process Critical to a Successful Transportation Transition

Shippers can identify many benefits to relying on an experienced third-party logistics (3PL) provider to manage their transportation and logistics processes, including full network visibility, route optimization, carrier management, access to performance benchmarks and metrics, and more. Making the change, however, can be daunting, and shippers should ensure they choose an experienced partner—one who understands that having a detailed change management plan can mean the difference between a successful transition and a complete disaster. Ruan’s experts have identified three keys to effectively managing a transition to an outsourced transportation management solution.

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Three Ways Configured Software Prepares Your Business for the Future
Offered By: Nulogy

Three Ways Configured Software Prepares Your Business for the Future

The contract packing industry is becoming more complex with each passing day. In order to adapt and thrive, you need to choose the correct software platform to meet the needs of your value-added services. Scaling your contract packing operation for the future requires preparation—for risks as well as opportunities.

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Merging Technology & Talent
Offered By: Ryder

Merging Technology & Talent

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. Shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving, while ensuring customer needs are met. Ryder’s new infographic explores the foundation to a successful freight brokerage. Learn what the fundamental areas needed for success are and what to look for in a freight broker to keep your goods moving while navigating disruption.

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Bridging the LTL Expertise Gap: Online Learning Evolves
Offered By: SMC³

Bridging the LTL Expertise Gap: Online Learning Evolves

Sometimes it takes a commercial business to step back and identify a need for educational resources. For those beginning a career in freight management, there exists a dozen or more respected logistics or supply chain management educational courses. But, there has been a notable gap in LTL educational resources to bring newcomers up to a competitive level of excellence or enable industry veterans to expand their knowledge base.

How to Grow Your 3PL and Win Customers for Life
Offered By: Deposco

How to Grow Your 3PL and Win Customers for Life

Are you spending hours a day onboarding new clients, chasing down inventory, and wading through hundreds of contracts to find billing answers? See how to redeploy those resources into revenue-generating activities, like services tailored by client and self-serve billing and order tracking. This guide shows how 3PLs have cut the billing cycle by 35%, increased shipping volume by 63%, and boosted labor efficiency up to 60%.

The Complete Guide to Evaluating Warehouse Management Software
Offered By: 3PL Central

The Complete Guide to Evaluating Warehouse Management Software

Buying software shouldn’t be hard. Yet, every year third-party logistics warehouses struggle to make decisions about technology infrastructure that will help them grow and meet their customer needs. In this year’s In the Complete Guide to Evaluating Warehouse Management Software, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to best evaluate, select, and implement WMS software.

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Boosting Labor Management With Capacity Planning
Offered By: Honeywell

Boosting Labor Management With Capacity Planning

Are production deficits from unplanned labor shortages increasing your labor costs and cutting into your profit margins? Since the start of the pandemic, many manufacturing or distribution and fulfillment (D&F) operations have dealt with waves of staff illnesses that have put production behind schedule and led to excessive overtime hours. Many site managers are turning to capacity planning models to break the cycle. Learn how modern labor management software (LMS) is leveraging data science techniques to deliver more accurate and prescriptive capacity planning forecasts.

Podcast: Stretching the Limits of Supply Chain Digitization—A Conversation with Boston Dynamics
Offered By: DHL Supply Chain

Podcast: Stretching the Limits of Supply Chain Digitization—A Conversation with Boston Dynamics

This episode of the DHL Supply Chain All Business. No Boundaries.™ podcast features a conversation with Marc Theermann, chief strategy officer at Boston Dynamics, and Sally Miller, chief information officer, DHL Supply Chain. Listen in to learn how the two companies are teaming up to further automate warehousing in North America. 

Also from DHL Supply Chain
The Perfect Warehouse Pick and Pack Checklist
Offered By: Scout

The Perfect Warehouse Pick and Pack Checklist

Are you using best practices to increase accuracy and profitability? Now is the time to improve your warehouse operations. One of the easiest ways to enhance productivity and improve accuracy is to implement pick and pack best practices throughout your warehouse. In this year’s To help, we’ve created an easy-to-use checklist of picking and packing best practices to get you started on the right foot.

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2022 State of the Third-Party Logistics Industry Report
Offered By: 3PL Central

2022 State of the Third-Party Logistics Industry Report

What does 2022 have in store for 3PLs, warehouses, and their partners? From combatting supply chain disruptions and creating new omnichannel fulfillment strategies to benefitting from the evolution of 3PLs, 4PLs, and cutting-edge technology, 2022 could be one of the most important years ever for businesses looking to play a pivotal role in how consumers receive goods.

Also from 3PL Central
2022 Warehousing Vision Study
Offered By: Bar Code Direct

2022 Warehousing Vision Study

The pandemic disruptions to the global supply chain will linger for years. Some experts say it will never return to normal. Bar Code Direct is a Leader in mobility solutions for supply chain Logistics. With our partner Zebra, we have conducted an extensive study to gather best practices for the best way to adapt and succeed in this new reality.

Also from Bar Code Direct
The Spring Shipping Surge’s Far-Reaching Market Impacts [WEBINAR]
Offered By: DAT

The Spring Shipping Surge’s Far-Reaching Market Impacts [WEBINAR]

If you’re a Shipper that wants to navigate the rate, volume and market shifts of the spring season better, this is a definitive live event you won’t want to miss. Hosted in partnership with DAT iQ – this is a must-attend, 1-hour webinar: The Spring Shipping Surge’s Far-Reaching Market Impacts – June 1 at 1:00pm EST. REGISTER NOW!

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9 Steps to Boost Your Shipping Performance
Offered By: EasyPost

9 Steps to Boost Your Shipping Performance

Don’t get left behind. Now more than ever, retailers have to up their shipping game to keep up with the competition. Shoppers expect a smooth online shopping experience, and to make that happen businesses need to have an effective (and affordable) shipping ecosystem in place.

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This Calls for a Toast: JobsOhio Beverage System and DHL Supply Chains Top Shelf Partnership [PODCAST]
Offered By: DHL Supply Chain

This Calls for a Toast: JobsOhio Beverage System and DHL Supply Chains Top Shelf Partnership [PODCAST]

This episode of the DHL Supply Chain All Business. No Boundaries.™ podcast features a conversation with Lorraine Terry, Managing Director, JobsOhio Beverage System and Jason Rowe, Senior Director of Operations, DHL Supply Chain. Listen in as they explore the importance of partnership when developing an impactful supply chain.

Also from DHL Supply Chain
Holiday Fulfillment: Peak Season Survival Guide
Offered By: Saddle Creek Logistics Services

Holiday Fulfillment: Peak Season Survival Guide

Holiday 2022 is just around the corner. Are you prepared for a record year? If you need to fine-tune order fulfillment operations before you deck the halls, check out our Peak Season Survival Guide. You’ll learn useful tips from fulfillment experts on solution design, inventory management, information systems, labor management, parcel shipping, reverse logistics, and more.

Also from Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Port Congestion Shines Light on Visibility Gaps
Offered By: Tive

Port Congestion Shines Light on Visibility Gaps

Port congestion is a standout topic in current conversations surrounding logistics and the supply chain. With consumer demand and e-commerce at an all-time high, huge spikes in U.S. imports have led to severe backups that have hobbled many companies utilizing West Coast ports. This report, built from extensive survey data from a myriad of shippers and logistics providers, shines light on visibility gaps that have contributed to the current crisis of port congestion.

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