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It will feel worse because it’s getting better.

The Lean Thinker

The line is starting to flow, or at least there is more time flowing than not flowing. The places where it isn’t flowing well are now much more evident. Things are speeding up.

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Unboxing The Advantages Of Custom Packaging

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re a subscription business or eTailer, you already know that there’s no substitute for a well-presented package.

Alibaba Grows its Cross-Border Capabilities

Logistics Trends and Insights

Alibaba’s latest quarterly earnings find the e-commerce giant still growing double-digits and still expanding. For the quarter ending June 30, overall revenue increased 42% over the same period for 2018.

Waiting on HOS changes? It may still be a while

Fleet Owner

ELD updates, possible legal challenges will need to be considered before FMCSA can issue a final rule

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

The Current State of Final Mile Delivery

Cerasis

Final mile delivery represents the highest costs and risks within a shipment. Each process leading to final mile delivery becomes moot if a delay occurs or shippers don’t keep customer service in the highest regard.

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No Stone Unturned: Examining Order Fulfillment Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re searching for sound budgeting advice, look no further than the Rolling Stones who once said: “You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”.

How will the Looming Recession Impact Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

On Thursday, yield curves inverted and the stock market tanked. An inverted yield curve signals a recession in 14 to 20 months. Companies need to prepare by developing more agile supply chains. Integrated business planning and supplier risk management are critical tools.

5 key changes to HOS rule proposed by FMCSA

Fleet Owner

Newly proposed HOS rule offers five main revisions to the existing HOS rules, including the ability to split up off-duty time

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[Video] Amazon Brokerage and Uber Freight: Why 3PLs and Brokers Need to Innovate

Talking Logistics

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discusses the impact Amazon Brokerage and Uber Freight are having on the third-party logistics (3PL) industry.

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Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Reinventing Organizations to Drive Agility in the Digital Age

AIMMS

Could self-organization make your supply chain more agile? . McKinsey estimates that roughly 14% of the global workforce will have to switch occupational categories by the year 2030. Addressing the skills gap to deal with the fast pace of automation and digitization is extremely important.

FedEx’s Breakup with Amazon Draws Battle Lines in the Fight for Shipping

Kuebix

FedEx is breaking up with Amazon as the e-commerce giant continues to make waves in the shipping industry. The carrier announced that it will choose not to renew its ground freight contract with Amazon for any final mile delivery, effective September 2019.

What B2C Businesses can Teach B2B Companies about Marketing

Cerasis

It is a cliche now, we all know buyers have changed and that the Internet transferred the information and decision-making power to us buyers so of course companies need to change to adapt to these new facts. But do most B2B companies get it?

Rate outlook: Indicators point to mid-2020 recovery

Fleet Owner

The Yield Curve vs. the Coyote Curve: Recession remains a wildcard, but the freight cycle is set to turn favorable for truckers, industry analysts and forecasters agree at ACT Research event

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

Talking Logistics

Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events. Globally, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage in 2018 according to a report by German insurance company Munich RE. In the U.S.

The Changing Business of Freight Brokerage: 3 Ways to Come Out on Top

Parade

Over the past 15 years, brokerages have largely adopted good foundational technologies like a Transport Management System (TMS), a tracking system, and a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system such as Salesforce.

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

This article delves into the changes that new commercial business models, customer expectations, and technology are bringing about in the logistics environment, focusing particularly on how those changes are impacting the planning, procurement, design, layout, and operation of distribution centres.

As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Cerasis

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Appreciate your drivers each and every day

Fleet Owner

Drivers are a key link between a fleet and its clients. As it relates to the delivery of loads, they are the face of the company to the public

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 16, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“Papi, why don’t you have a six pack,” my oldest daughter asked me last week while we were on vacation. I had just returned from a 72-mile bike ride and had taken my jersey off. What do you mean?” I replied. Well, you cycle so much, for so many hours, I’m just wondering why you.

7 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Kuebix

Schools will be back in session in a few short weeks, and for some, classes have already started!

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ICE Raids Should Be Employers’ Wake-Up Call

Material Handling and Logistics

The current crackdown is only an extension of what the agency has been doing for quite a while

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

SOC Shipper owned container loading in Galveston for Dakar

Trans Global Auto Logistics

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The price tag for global trade-war uncertainty is $585 billion

Fleet Owner

A survey released last week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found a growing conviction among businesses that tariffs were hitting their bottom line

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Editor’s Pick: What do the proposed 2020 HOS changes mean for the trucking market?

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from C.H. Robinson’s blog highlights the proposed changes to the hours of service (HOS) rules and what it means. Read more Editor’s Pick: What do the proposed 2020 HOS changes mean for the trucking market?

Colorado Adopts Zero-Emission Vehicle Standard

NGT News

In an 8-1 decision, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission has voted to adopt a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard. The new standard requires automakers to sell more than 5% ZEVs by 2023 and more than 6% ZEVs by 2025.

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How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.