White Papers

How ELDs will help drive velocity, precision operations and service for shipper supply chains How ELDs will help drive velocity, precision operations and service for shipper supply chains

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are a technology whose time has come. Carriers, drivers and shippers all will benefit as fleets upgrade their systems to be ELD compliant by December 2019.

ELDs provide more accurate pickup and delivery times, better compliance with customer-specific needs, and more precise operations that can contribute to the velocity of supply chain flow and order fulfillment.

Achieving the benefits of ELDs will depend on carriers strategically and proactively working with shippers to use ELD data in creative ways. Among the opportunities:

  • Deploying trucking asset capacity as flexible, nimble "rolling warehouses";
  • Executing more time-definite pickup and delivery services and real-time accurate ETAs;
  • Reducing labor costs through more precise scheduling of pickups and deliveries;
  • Elevating service levels with ever-more precise operations and the provision of real-time shipment visibility throughout the entire shipment lifecycle.

Presented by: Old Dominion Freight Line
Date: September 2019
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The Value of CEMA Safety Labels The Value of CEMA Safety Labels

As a major manufacturer of conveyor equipment, there are many challenges to delivering a product to our customers. Streamlining items through standardization is one way that many overcome some of those challenges. CEMA's safety labels are a standard that allow conveyor equipment manufacturers to focus their attention on other characteristics of the product.

To read more about The Value of CEMA safety Labels, please download our whitepaper.


Presented by: Hytrol
Date: July 2019
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The Use of AMRs in Warehousing The Use of AMRs in Warehousing

Improved productivity, increased quality, and a rise in order accuracy are some of the characteristics of an AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robots). With several options available for purchasing merchandise, consumers are looking for their products sooner rather than later. With the help of AMRs, companies can tackle extensive labor challenges posed by accelerated expansion and demand! AMRs can work through breaks, lunches, shift changes, and be on the clock 24-7. How can a fleet of AMRs help with employee retention?

Download "The Use of AMRs in Warehousing" to learn more.


Presented by: AHS
Date: June 2019
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Automation Drives the Next Generation of 3PL Fulfillment Automation Drives the Next Generation of 3PL Fulfillment

The unrelenting growth of e-commerce is fundamentally changing the third-party logistics (3PL) industry. To stay competitive and meet increasing consumer expectations for on-time and accurate deliveries, many retailers are tapping 3PL providers to augment their order fulfillment capabilities. These providers inherit many of the same market challenges faced by their retail customers. Succeeding in this competitive market space will require an accelerated transition to automation and digital technologies.

This paper will explore the 3PL landscape in the distribution and fulfillment sector and discuss the range of automation technologies available to help address mounting market challenges and demanding contract SLAs.


Presented by: Honeywell Intelligrated
Date: May 2019
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Fast-Growing Home Goods Company Becomes Drop Shipping Leader with Apprise ERP Fast-Growing Home Goods Company Becomes Drop Shipping Leader with Apprise ERP

While competitors were using traditional processes for fulfillment, the founder of Honey-Can-Do recognized that shipping home goods directly to customers could prove incredibly profitable if done right. This foresight, in combination with a software solution built specifically for the consumer goods industry, propelled Honey-Can-Do to a position as market leader and to a 273.3% growth rate in 2016.

This paper outlines how this company leveraged industry-specific software functionality to accelerate growth, including:

  • Provide/exchange information electronically and in real time
  • Manage single-parcel shipments efficiently, without capacity constraints
  • Maintain visibility into vendor inventory
  • Streamline processes; improve demand planning and more

Presented by: Aptean
Date: May 2019
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Need Labor for the Distribution Center? Use your Voice Need Labor for the Distribution Center? Use your Voice

Challenged to find and keep Labor in the distribution center?

Exploring voice enabled workflows as a solution may be worth a deeper look.

Learn how modern, device-based voice technology can provide you with a solution to the labor shortage and more.


Presented by: AccuSpeech
Date: May 2019
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Logistics 2030 – Navigating a Disruptive Decade (Year 1 Report) Logistics 2030 – Navigating a Disruptive Decade (Year 1 Report)

To say that 2018 was a transformative year for transportation would be an understatement at best. Shippers and carriers alike were scrambling to secure capacity ... and secure that capacity at reasonable rates. This volatility coupled with ongoing changes to our transportation networks prompted us to launch the Logistics 2030 (L-2030) study.

The year 2030 is not a long way off. Over the next twelve years, supply chain professionals will encounter many challenges and rapid change. It is important to assess the strategies, requirements, and tools that will shape supply chains and drive success over the next decade.

A team of experts from Auburn University's Center for Supply Chain Innovation, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC), and AGiLE Business Media (publisher of DC Velocity & CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly), has undertaken a multi-year study of these future issues. Over the next few years, the L-2030 study will address key elements of the emerging supply chain.

Our first choice for study was transportation management, specifically, as the function exists within the shipper community. We collected expert insights on future transportation issues via a survey, focus groups, and individual interviews. The resulting information is contained in this report.


Presented by: TranzAct
Date: April 2019
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Material Handling Industry Makes the Digital Transformation Material Handling Industry Makes the Digital Transformation

The material handling industry is in the middle of a historic digital transformation. To keep pace with unrelenting e-commerce fulfillment speeds and order volumes, many have taken significant steps in making the transition to more automated, digital processes.

However, automation alone is simply not enough. To unlock the operational intelligence needed to succeed in today's competitive marketplace, DC operators now have to connect these systems via industrial internet of things (IIoT) technologies.

In our white paper, you'll learn how a connected distribution center can take the next steps to:

  • Connect DC assets, people and processes to address modern commerce challenges
  • Increase asset reliability with predictive maintenance
  • Uncover opportunities for utilization improvements
  • Maximize productivity and reduce employee attrition rates

Presented by: Intelligrated
Date: March 2019
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Know Your Actual Yield Know Your Actual Yield

Planning a material handling system is a major undertaking, and the development of your ROI model is the foundation of the project's success or failure. The actual return realized will be based on what the system ultimately produces or yields. Setting realistic expectations on what your system will likely produce, not what it can produce, will lead to superior results.

Download "Know Your Actual Yield" to learn more.


Presented by: AHS
Date: March 2019
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Eliminate waste and cut costs with a LEAN supply chain Eliminate waste and cut costs with a LEAN supply chain

Ryder experts unveil the five leading principles for a LEAN supply chain, which leads to a culture of continuous improvement, increased efficiency and less waste. In the supply chain arena, creating a LEAN culture offers tremendous opportunities for companies seeking continuous, incremental gains in quality and efficiency. Experts also identify the seven types of waste that can weaken a supply chain. In a LEAN culture, if something doesn't add value, it is eliminated. Rather than deploying ambitious programs with sweeping reforms, a LEAN operation makes incremental improvements daily.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: October 2018
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The Value of Customer Service for Your Supply Chain The Value of Customer Service for Your Supply Chain

To meet rising customer demands in new markets, Express Furniture Rental needed a reliable fleet of vehicles. That's why in 2005, the leading furniture provider turned to Ryder for a customized fleet of 20 vehicles. In this report, learn how Express Furniture was able to maximize their fleet through custom spec'ing, saved between 30 and 40 percent on their transportation spend, and benefitted from 98 percent uptime.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: October 2018
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Sherwood Foods Solution Showcase Sherwood Foods Solution Showcase

Shipping 20 million pounds of food products weekly in perfect condition and on-time is key to Sherwood Food Distributors serving its 8,000 customers. Missing one tight delivery window can significantly impact customer satisfaction and business operations. Through Ryder's Full Service Lease and On-Site Maintenance program, trucks are running, shelves are stocked and customers are happy. Ryder's Full Service Lease solution provides the management expertise and fleet leverage to deliver outstanding service to Sherwood Food Distributors. In addition, Ryder's on-site maintenance operation and team of expert technicians ensure optimal fleet performance.


Presented by: Ryder
Date: October 2018
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How Technology Can Improve Operations and Bring You Closer to Your Customer How Technology Can Improve Operations and Bring You Closer to Your Customer

Operating a business in the global economy has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. With companies operating globally on at least some level, the impact of these challenges is being felt across all industries and involves entities of all sizes.

New compliance and regulations, changing consumer demands, rising transportation costs, and the need for good technology and communication can all impact how goods move around the globe.

Gaining visibility over supply chains while achieving profitability goals while meeting the needs of customers is an ongoing challenge for most companies.

To better understand the challenges that global organizations are facing, and which strategies are being embraced to streamline and improve transportation and logistics operations, Honeywell and Logistics Management conducted a study examining these issues.

Learn more about how technology can address these challenges by improving operations and bringing your business closer to your customer. You'll learn where companies will be investing in the next 12 months, understand what other businesses hope to gain with an investment in mobile device technology, and see how DCs are planning to use Big Data.


Presented by: Honeywell Intelligrated
Date: October 2018
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Five Unexpected Applications for AGV Success Five Unexpected Applications for AGV Success

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have a long history of proven worth when it comes to automatically transporting loads within a production or distribution environment.

The thing is, AGVs can do a lot more. There are many activities where these autonomous mobile robots can be used to bring further value to your operation. Here are five areas that you might not have been aware of where AGVs can help you today.


Presented by: Dematic
Date: October 2018
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Debunking the Myths about AGVs and AMRs Debunking the Myths about AGVs and AMRs

AGVs have long been recognized as a successful solution to automatically move material to, from, and through manufacturing facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, and everything in-between.

Over the past few years, a new name began appearing: AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot). As the new kid on the block, AMRs have received a lot of attention, claiming to be the next great thing in automatic, driverless mobile vehicles/robots. The reality is that AMRs are a subset of AGVs focused on a specific navigation technology, physical size/payload capabilities, environment, and routing abilities. This white paper dispels the myths that claim AMRs as superior to AGVs.


Presented by: Dematic
Date: October 2018
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Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics – The Value of Inventory Proximity to Customers Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics – The Value of Inventory Proximity to Customers

Does positioning eCommerce inventories closer to customers yield more sales? Achieving Revenue Gains from Distributed Logistics – The Value of Inventory Proximity to Customers, co-authored by Gene Tyndall, President of MonarchFx, Stephen Timme, President of Finlistics Solutions, and Alex Baker Vice President of MonarchFx, addresses this recurring question. Also, providing guidance to the management of retailers, wholesalers, brands, and other companies that sell products to online buyers. Based on research, surveys, interviews, and experiences, the authors suggest estimates of revenue gains as order fulfillment speed increases and operating costs are managed effectively. This whitepaper has significant implications for all companies looking to drive incremental sales, increase profit, and execute a best-in-class customer experience.


Presented by: MonarchFx
Date: October 2018
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Zone Skipping Strategies to Reduce E-commerce Shipping Costs Zone Skipping Strategies to Reduce E-commerce Shipping Costs

E-commerce customers want orders delivered faster than ever, but paying extra for shipping is a deal breaker.

In fact, shoppers abandon orders online half the time due to unexpectedly high shipping costs.

An innovative sortation strategy called zone skipping can reduce shipping costs and boost both profitability and customer retention. Fulfillment centers can assume some of the sortation steps typically required of parcel carriers by taking advantage of latent capacity – offering big results:

  • Faster delivery
  • Reduced shipping cost (25-75 percent less per parcel)

See what zone skipping can do for your operation!


Presented by: Honeywell Intelligrated
Date: September 2018
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Enhancing Productivity through Safety Enhancing Productivity through Safety

Employees face more pressure than ever to meet productivity goals in today's fast-turn, customer satisfaction-driven economy.

With tight fulfillment deadlines, complicated picks and throughput-based incentives at the forefront, safety procedures can become an afterthought. According to OSHA, occupational injuries and illnesses cost businesses $170 billion per year, taking a bite out of profits.

However, workplaces with safety and health management initiatives can reduce these costs by 20-40 percent.

How can you improve safety in your operation?

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Presented by: Yale
Date: June 2017
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