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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.
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
• 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Optimizing your lift truck fleet according to business requirements can help protect slim margins and maximize productivity. This white paper examines the value of a fleet management program and how to evaluate it for ongoing success."
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
To prepare and plan for growth, 3PLs should take a strategic approach to both setting and executing against growth targets. Creating a growth roadmap will help your business clearly identify gaps or new opportunities. The 3PL Warehouse Growth Checklist outlines key steps to achieve profitable growth.
eCommerce fulfillment–everybody is doing it! If you’re a 3PL and not already doing high-volume fulfillment, you likely will be soon. The pandemic has accelerated an already fast-growing segment of the industry. Omni-channel fulfillment is here to stay. This FREE eBook provides an overview of the concepts, terminology, and operational guidelines that 3PL warehouse operators should be considering for a successful fulfillment operation.
Kenco’s recent survey includes insights into consumer behavior when it comes to purchasing products and services online. Will this surge in e-commerce buying subside along with the pandemic, or have our shopping preferences changed permanently? What percentage of the public regularly shops online, and does this cause any conflicting feelings between the desire for a quick turnaround while preferring sustainable practices? Click to see our results.
This episode of the DHL Supply Chain All Business. No Boundaries.™ podcast recorded live at RILA LINK 2022 features a conversation with Brian Bobigian, VP Supply Chain, Ulta Beauty; Bill Best, VP Supply Chain, REI; Carl Weaver, Senior Director of Logistics, 7-11; John Barbee; Partner; McKinsey & Co.; and Chris Blickhan, VP Retail & eCommerce, DHL Supply Chain. Listen in and learn how changing consumer behaviors have impacted the retail supply chain.
More than ever, warehouses need to process inventory with less – less time, less labor, less room for errors. To remain profitable, warehouses must look to implement industry-proven technology, backed by benchmarks, to accelerate efficiency. But, where do you start? Get the Warehouse Process Checklist
Driver shortages and port congestion are taking center stage amid news reports of supply chain challenges. However, new research from Flock Freight® and Drive Research reveals inefficiency plays a major role in supply chain disruptions. Want to be the first to see all the study’s notable findings? Download the guide, “Inefficiency – not just the labor shortage – is breaking supply chains,” to uncover exclusive insights into the obstacles hundreds of shippers face due to inefficiency within traditional freight modes.
Autonomous mobile robots, such as self-driving fork trucks, pallet trucks, and tuggers, are now a key tool for materials handling in manufacturing and warehousing facilities. Explore the benefits of adopting autonomous equipment, common applications, and workflow examples in this free whitepaper.
The need for LTL expertise is growing rapidly as changing consumer habits have profound impacts on the overall supply chain. At the same time, there’s a noticeable gap in resources to bring newcomers up to a competitive level of excellence or enable industry veterans to expand their knowledge base. Read this whitepaper to learn about the transportation industry’s first online LTL curriculum with a path to LTL certification.
Robotic lift trucks are increasingly popular, but where do they fit in your operation? You need a solution to address challenges finding and retaining employees, and robotics are capable of handling a wide range of vertical storage and horizontal transportation tasks. The challenge is translating those capabilities to your operation. This whitepaper covers the seven best workflows for robotic lift trucks.
Companies are flocking to industrial real estate in and around intermodal centers in the quest to improve delivery speed, enhance supply chain efficiency, and lower transportation costs. CenterPoint Properties saw this day coming long ago and set out to develop a robust portfolio of rail-adjacent assets in America’s leading intermodal hubs. Learn more about CenterPoint’s state-of-the-art Intermodal Centers in strategic rail markets coast-to-coast.
Rapidly growing online sales activity that shows no signs of slowing is having a profound effect on imports and port congestion. Retailers and logistics companies are seeking higher transportation efficiency and lower drayage costs as they fight to keep pace. See how CenterPoint Properties has been preparing for this moment for years by strategically assembling a robust portfolio of port-proximate industrial properties coast to coast.
The ultimate challenge for companies trying to remain competitive in a fast-paced distribution environment is being able to meet skyrocketing customer demands while reducing costs. That’s a tough ask, and often a seemingly insurmountable task. These heightened expectations may have you wondering: What do my competitors know about keeping supply chain costs down that I don’t? Find out by downloading this new guide. Learn five tried-and-true ways to cut your supply chain costs, and how the right warehouse management system can help you get started on the path to greater efficiency. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can do with the right technology and the right mindset.
If you monitor the container freight market only in the RFP season, you’re doing it all wrong. Watch this webinar and learn what you should really focus on to instantly gain a competitive advantage. You’ll learn how to stay ahead of the market and not miss out on opportunities by monitoring the market only in the RFP period; how to make sure your cargo is not at risk of being short shipped; how to implement monitoring strategies, shown live on the Far East to North Europe trade lane; and how to derive useful and actionable information from real-time freight rate data.
With more consumers buying online, managing returns becomes a challenge. And returns of large, bulky items are even more complex. End those headaches by letting DM Transportation handle those large parcel returns that FedEx or UPS won’t touch. DM can pick up from the consumer’s room of choice or curbside, or even break down and pack the item. What distinguishes DM from its competition is attentive customer service – DM contacts the consumer within 24 hours of the return order, and picks up within 48. Once it completes the pickup, DM can donate or recycle the item locally, liquidate it, return it to the vendor, or send it back to the retailer. Check out this video today and get started on improving your reverse logistics program with DM Transportation.
Today’s shippers and receivers are being challenged to navigate increasingly complex supply chains more efficiently. To succeed, they need the ability to view, analyze, predict and communicate the status of shipments in real time.As a result, supply chain visibility functionality has emerged as an industry requirement.
Route Optimization (RO) is the process of determining the most cost-effective route from point A to point B. However, it is not equivalent to finding the shortest distance between the two points. The best routes for business will depend on a lot of different factors. Download this free guide for a comprehensive look at how RO software can take these factors into account and provide businesses with various benefits.
Supply chains grow more and more complex every day. Although there are many technology options when it comes to building a digital supply chain, one stands out as the most reliable and cost-effective: cellular. Cellular tools are the foundation of an effective digital supply chain, and the key to keeping managers constantly connected to their in-transit goods — from end to end. Download the white paper from Tive to learn more.
Eliminating outer cartons can drastically reduce the dimensional weight of each package, bring down costs, and make shipping additional units in a single load more efficient. Find out how packaging solutions company Sealed Air can accelerate your fulfillment speeds and reduce freight fees with StealthWrap, a customizable automated equipment platform powered by engineered, opaque shrink film that can withstand the rigors of the modern supply chain.
Transportation is often the largest supply chain cost for a company. A TMS can yield 6-8 percent savings on transportation costs, yet only a fraction of companies take advantage of a TMS. In this white paper, learn the do’s and don’ts of selecting and effectively implementing the right TMS for your company to realize transportation savings and improve your operations.
Want to optimize your supply chain? Doing so can feel easier said than done. Shippabo’s eBook walks through ocean shipping best practices to help you get started. The eBook includes critical elements of a successful supply chain, eight tips for optimizing your supply chain, and answers to common shipping FAQs. Download it to optimize your supply chainís inventory turn and pre- planning capabilities.
Flexibility is Key to eComm Fulfillment. As eCommerce fulfillment evolves two things are clear, 1) supply chain must revolve around a consumer who has many buying options, and 2) success comes from flexible and adaptable supply chains. We partnered with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics on this brief 2-part series.
Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability. The purpose of this paper is to take a step back and look at what visibility really means in supply chain operations, what it can do for you and the conditions needed to achieve it. Using real-world case studies, you will also see how true visibility leverages integrated, active and agile technology to enable continuous, real-time decision-making.
Many companies remain unaware of just how much their inbound freight costs them because these charges are “buried” in the prices they pay for the goods. “Collect” payment terms allow companies to pay for their own inbound transportation costs rather than their vendors. This not only gives a company greater control over their network—often resulting in greater visibility, tracking, and monitoring—but is frequently more cost-effective as well. For details, download this free whitepaper.
How do you define a 3PL? There are many definitions as to what a 3PL really is, especially as the capabilities of a 3PL have shifted dramatically throughout the years. But the legal definition of a 3PL was hammered down in 2008, defined as a person who solely receives, holds, or otherwise transports a consumer product.
When it comes to running a warehouse, finding new ways to increase your profits can be one of your biggest challenges. Which is why 3PL Central and inside industry experts created the “5 Proven Ways to Improve Your 3PL Warehouse Profitability.” Detailing five crucial actions your warehouse can take to upgrade its bottom line, you will not want to miss this free ebook. Download now!
Move Inventory Faster. It Starts with the Label. Think about it…the label connects the supplier to you – well, to your ERP and, equally important, to the inventory itself. What if you could control the labeling outside your 4 walls so that shipments from suppliers and other trading partners were labeled with the information you required? Your data, your barcodes, your instructions, your process? Download Loftware’s report to discover how enterprise labeling can improve your supplier transactions.
Transportation leaders are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs while improving service levels as they conduct strategic assessments. Using the Spend Diagram to document freight flows and costs on a single page is the best way for a transportation team to collect data and focus their efforts. Read our white paper to learn how a Spend Diagram can identify savings opportunities throughout your transportation operations.
Regardless of the size of a business, everyone is looking to save money and streamline processes. However, often companies overlook the cost of their supply chain, particularly their inbound transportation. Inbound web portals have the ability to bring several companies together in one place to share accurate and necessary information and provide an opportunity for business-to-business growth. Overall, each component of the supply chain—whether it is customers, 3PL providers, carriers or vendors—can reap the rewards of reduced costs, advanced visibility, improved reliability and increased savings.
The market for third-party logistics providers continues to grow, driven by the myriad of services they offer that can help companies of all sizes manage increasingly complex and global supply chains. Several 3PL organizations are based in or have significant operations within the state of Florida.
Many shippers commoditize the services of third party logistics providers (3PLs), believing that the best result will come from micro-management and constant price pressure. In fact, the opposite is true. The more you, as the outsourcing company, invest in the relationship – as a partner, not an overseer – the more value is delivered. Here are 12 suggestions on 3PL relationship management that, while they create some work for you, pave the way for breakthrough supply chain performance.