2018 Year-End Transportation Market Update: What to Know as a Shipper

2018's freight market has faced a strong economy coupled with strong domestic truckload demand. With varied truck and driver supply, shippers have certainly had an interesting year.

Here's our take on some transportation market trends we're seeing from our Logistics Control Center -- and what to expect going forward.

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Supply Chain Trends: Our Top-Selling Supply Chain Consulting Projects

"Trying to keep up with customer expectations is driving retailer investment, while agility and innovation are driving manufacturers' investment in their supply chains, according to a joint 2018 survey of supply chain executives." -Inbound Logistics

Today’s changing world of business complexity and disruption requires new vision, strategy, and innovation to grow and operate profitably. Leading organizations are realizing the wealth of untapped opportunity in their supply chains and are investing in internal and external support to elevate supply chain performance. 

Partnering with a supply chain consulting firm can quickly yield reduced lead times, higher customer fill rates, and improved in-stock percentages - all make-or-break competitive drivers in today's fierce market. 

We analyzed our top five, highest-selling supply chain consulting projects that leading companies are including in their strategic plans:

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Premium On-Demand Webinar: Supply Chain Strategies in the Digital World

Drive revenue growth by improving your supply chain strategies.

The 'Amazon effect,' and e-commerce are demanding more out of businesses. The pressure to adapt and innovate amidst higher customer expectations has created complexity that we are pioneering for the first time, making us feel as if we are all learning for the first time.

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The Secret Weapon of Any Corporate Training Program

Corporate training comes in many formats: in class, online, self-study, or blended programs are just some of the options that exist for busy professionals and organizations. But one often overlooked aspect of training is what we consider to be the "secret weapon" of all programs: coaching.

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Truckload Freight Market Update - June 2018

Shippers have navigated the first half of 2018 in a market of tight freight capacity -- low truck supply and high demand due to factors like the driver shortage.

We checked in with LeanCor Transportation Manager Steven Prince to review current market conditions and hear the transportation team's take on what to expect going forward.

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15 Dos and Don'ts of Worksite Observation for Supply Chain Leaders

Worksite observation, or "going to the gemba" in lean terms, is a supply chain leader's powerful tool for continuous improvement. If supply chain leaders don’t "go see" and gather facts, they may have a misinterpretation of what is really happening in the workplace. This can lead to subjective decision making and ineffective improvement efforts. 

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Plan For Every Part: The Difference Between Traditional and LEAN Material Presentation Methods

LeanCor's supply chain consultants often find that material presentation is one of the last things companies think of when setting up a work cell or assembly line. Material presentation is a critical part of Plan For Every Part (PFEP) that should minimize excessive movement while maximizing productivity.

Here are some differences between traditional and lean presentation methods:

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LeanCor CEO to Present Executive Track Session at 2018 Shingo Conference

Join this special landmark celebration of 30 years of Shingo Conferences on operational excellence. 

LeanCor CEO Robert Martichenko will present an Executive Track session called "Discovering Hidden Profit - Lessons in Leadership" on April 11 (day one of the conference). 

The senior leadership-geared Executive Track will discuss organizational change experiences with experts.

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Tips to Improve Your Warehouse Picking Efficiency

Order picking is the process of pulling inventory in the warehouse to fill a customer order. "Given the centrality of the order fulfillment function, order picking and replenishment operations often represent more than 50% of total DC labor costs. As a result, if a shipper can speed-up its order picking operations it can increase volume and reduce distribution costs as a percent of sales" (Supply Chain Digest).

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Warehouse Design Checklist: What to Consider 

LeanCor_062015_0096.jpgInbound and outbound warehouses are the bridges that drive flow in the supply chain. But designing one is a complicated process with building, financial, and storage factors. Here are four lists of criteria to consider when undergoing a warehouse design:

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