Automating Logistics

Millennials Leading The Charge In Logistics

There is a high disregard for the capabilities of the millennial generation in the workplace. Initial comments discuss laziness, complacency, the generation that received gold stars and trophies no matter what place you finished. While that last statement may be true (my trophy case from little league baseball, soccer, and football represents every medal you could place), that does not reflect the ingenuity I observe from this young generation.

When Should A Logistics Company Be More Than Just A Logistics Company?

For the past decade, the status quo of critical transportation can be summed up in one word: stagnate. Quality of service, picking up parcels on time, and meeting an expected delivery time was all that mattered. Companies had backups and backups of providers to create services and costs to leverage against one another. That demand created an environment solely focused on service and not a partnership.

What To Expect From The 3PL Summit

Typically, when I am attending an event, I spend weeks leading up to it pursuing the agenda to generalize how the atmosphere will feel. Later this week, I will be attending the 3PL Summit in Atlanta. When looking at the keynotes, topics, and keywords associated with the exhibitors, four words come up repeatedly: distribution, transformation, expectation, and digitalization.

How To Optimize 3PL Staffing Efficiencies

Sean works at XYZ Logistics as a business development representative. His role is to service a significant account for XYZ. Sean spends most of his working day focusing on this account. However, every time they have a time-definite request, the rest of Sean's day is spent tracking down service providers and relaying updates from one party to another hoping that everyone is telling the truth. This process leaves him with little or no time to improve his relationship with the customer or other accounts; thus, pigeonholing his progress at XYZ Logistics.

How To Increase Your Supply Chain Visibility

Adding technology to the supply chain has been a struggle for most companies over the years. While technology adoption is happening, only 6% of the worldwide supply chain surveyed in 2017 state “they have end-to-end visibility regarding their supply chain.”


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