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DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but.

Port of Oakland on track for another record year

DC Velocity

Cargo volume remains strong on the West Coast, but 2019 outlook is unclear, port officials say. Transportation

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One hundred logisticians, one bullet and designing the future logistics system

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. ‘I I want you to imagine a rifle round being fired by an Australian soldier, on an operation, sometime in the indeterminate future. The effect of the round hitting its target is achieved through the efforts of literally hundreds of people in the Army and the joint ADF team.

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows. The van pulled over a few hundred feet ahead, arms still waving from the windows. They must want to high-five me , I thought, so I raised my arm as I passed them and slapped their hands.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

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Different Freight Types, Different Risks and Rewards

Blue Grace Logistics

Logistics companies honor veterans, active-duty military with services, celebrations

DC Velocity

UPS partners with Wounded Warriors Canada, Werner Enterprises hosts Veterans Day ceremonies, FedEx readies for Trees for Troops. Transportation

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Talking Logistics

Holidays are synonymous with food-centric gatherings, from traditional family feasts to social soirees.

Explain Yourself- Risks of Black Box AI

Logistics Trends and Insights

We are pleased to have Jonah McIntire, Managing Director of TNX , as our guest author. TNX offers AI for the trucking industry and is known for software so simple that it looks like it was built by Fischer Price, with practical AI in the middle. For more information on AI, just contact Jonah.

Christmas Deliveries: Free Shipping Wars

Bringg

With the festive season fast approaching, retailers are making bold moves to lure in the shoppers. This year, deliveries are taking center stage and the biggest US retailers are offering unprecedented discounts which, in most cases, simply wave the shipping fees.

[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

The cost of a failed delivery continues to rise, survey shows

DC Velocity

84 percent of shoppers are unlikely to return to a retailer after just one negative experience, Convey, Inc.'s 's third annual consumer expectations survey finds. Transportation

How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

Shipchain

Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Supply chain fraud is on a dramatic increase.

Trump’s China Cold War Yields Hard Look at Global Supply Chains

Material Handling and Logistics

"A new consensus is rising across America," VP Mike Pence declared. More business leaders are thinking beyond the next quarter, and thinking twice before diving into the Chinese market if it means turning over their intellectual property or abetting Beijing's oppression.".

The 3 Things that Matter in Delivery Productivity

Logistics Viewpoints

For all who are familiar with the saying “There are 3 things that matter in realty: location, location, location”, there are also 3 “Ls” for delivery productivity: less, less and less. Time is the enemy of delivery productivity and the less loading, less unloading and less driving time spent, the more deliveries can be made. While much emphasis has been spent on minimizing drive times—and more will be covered here—there are tremendous opportunities to minimize […].

LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing

Cerasis

The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

Industry maintains strong economic outlook

DC Velocity

Logistics and transportation professionals optimistic about the U.S. economy, revenues and profitability, company survey shows. Strategy

eBook: The Importance of Integrating Supply Chain Sustainability into Your Business

Morai Logistics

From meeting consumer demands to building credible and corporately responsible brands, Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) is integral to an organizations success. In addition to achieving transparency, flexibility and speed, supply chains must also consider sustainability as a top priority. SCS encompasses the economic, social, legal and most importantly, environmental features of a supply chain.

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Trucker health: a growing crisis - part 2

Fleet Owner

Experts offer fresh ideas specifically for the unique nature of the job

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How Humans and Robots Will Work Together in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Humans and robots can work in harmony to create a safer, more efficient working world. Here’s what that might look like. In Robots in the Supply Chain: The Perfect Employee? Merril Douglas paints a picture of a time in the near future when robots and humans will work side-by-side to help companies gain speed, increase accuracy, cut costs, and handle the grunt work. “We’re We’re sitting in the middle of a perfect storm for robots in […].

How High Driver Turnover in Less Than Truckload Carriers Impacts Shippers’ Freight Spend

Cerasis

Overall, truckload fleets have seen turnover rates jump to 98 percent, and while much of the focus of higher turnover rates revolves around full truckload, the guarded less-than-truckload fleets are starting to see a shift in turnover as well. Understanding industrywide turnover rates for trucking is essential to reducing freight spend for shippers. High driver turnover in full truckload can have a compounding effect of eliciting higher turnover rates in Less Than Truckload carriers.

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Retail imports remain strong ahead of tariff increase

DC Velocity

Politically motivated trade environment fuels higher-than-usual activity at major U.S. ports, NRF-Hackett report says. Transportation

eBook: The Importance of Integrating Supply Chain Sustainability into Your Business

Morai Logistics

From meeting consumer demands to building credible and corporately responsible brands, Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) is integral to an organizations success. In addition to achieving transparency, flexibility and speed, supply chains must also consider sustainability as a top priority. SCS encompasses the economic, social, legal and most importantly, environmental features of a supply chain.

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Making Sense of Supply Chain 4.0

Material Handling and Logistics

What, exactly, can 'digital transformation ' improve upon? Have you ever heard someone tell a joke where everyone laughed except for you – because you didn’t get it? That’s how I felt when I first heard about digital transformation. Everyone seemed to know what it was. Everyone was excited about it.

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Clorox Drives Value by Implementing Value Chain Segmentation

Logistics Viewpoints

The idea behind supply chain segmentation is that not all customers or consumers should be served with a one size fits all supply chain. Clorox has shown that implementing this strategy can drive great value. But it is not easy. The post Clorox Drives Value by Implementing Value Chain Segmentation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership Supply Chain Planning supply chain segmentation

Think small when it comes to warehousing

Logistics Management

The fastest-growing trend in warehousing could be smaller and smaller facilities

XPO says software pilot projects could generate $100 million profit in two years

DC Velocity

Transportation giant applies algorithms and AI to rout out inefficiencies in LTL network. Technology

Trucker health: a growing crisis - Part 1

Fleet Owner

Despite awareness and changes at truck stops, critics say industry leaders are not doing enough

Remote Monitoring of Refrigerate Containers

Material Handling and Logistics

ORBCOMM has launched the CT 3000 solution for remote monitoring and control of refrigerated containers travelling by land, rail or sea

This Week in Logistics News (November 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon has finally decided upon its second headquarters. Or has it? According to multiple reports, Amazon will build out two smaller “headquarters” as supplements to the main headquarters in Seattle, WA. The location of the two outposts, Long Island City, NY and Arlington, VA, are not overly surprising, considering the interest from the Washington, DC and New York City areas. However, many critics cite the whole second headquarters search as nothing more than a publicity […].

UPS Freight and Teamsters come to terms on new labor deal

Logistics Management

A new labor agreement between UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload unit of UPS, and the Teamsters Union was reached over the weekend, with UPS Freight Teamsters members approving a new contract over the weekend

Zebra Technologies invests in e-commerce automation startup Plus One Robotics

DC Velocity

Plus One raises $8.3 million in venture round, will advance piece-picking platform for order fulfillment and parcel shipping. Robotics

BMW produces its millionth 3D-printed part

Automotive Logistics

BMW has produced its millionth 3D-printed part since starting to use the manufacturing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, a decade ago. It is one of 200,000 parts the OEM will 3D-print this year – a 42% increase on the number produced last year. .