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Seafood shipment completed under blockchain smart contract

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Blockchain platform provider says tech helps avoid fishy behavior. Technology

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This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms. But which candy came in second? That was the “mind twister” question the other morning on the radio. My son and I came up with a few guesses on the drive to school, but none of them were right. What’s your guess?

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What to Look for When Investing in New Fleet Vehicles

Cerasis

A well-maintained fleet can keep your business moving forward. If it’s time to start investing in new fleet vehicles, whether you’re expanding or replacing old cars with newer models, what should you look for and what should you avoid when making your purchase?

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | Decemeber 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Where competition, modernisation and capability meet

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Thankyou, once again, for supporting Logistics In War. The last year has been one in which logistics has featured in debates on strategic competition, advancements in modernisation, and with discussions on the professionalisation of logisticians. The site appears to have found its niche, filling a gap ‘somewhere’ between strategy, defence institutional performance and modernisation.

Finding a better route

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Australian rental equipment company Coates Hire cut costs and improved service with a combined transportation management/route planning solution. Technology

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LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans

Cerasis

Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics.

The Fine Line Between Deregulation and Operation

Blue Grace Logistics

When it comes to regulations in the trucking industry, it’s something of a mixed bag. On an economical standpoint, the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 has given the industry free reign.

Tariff Impact: What You Can Do Now to Manage Risk

Logistics Viewpoints

As U.S. importers, we live in interesting times. It can seem overwhelming just to keep up with what’s changing in tariffs, let alone know the full impact of those changes on your business. This quick summary brings you up to date on what’s happened in U.S. tariffs this year so far. It also provides ideas that can help you manage potential disruptions to your supply chain as developments continue to unfold. First, a quick recap […].

DNA solves denim-tracking dilemma

DC Velocity

Molecular tags withstand the stone and bleach washing process in laboratory tests. Technology

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The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

What a difference a year makes. Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities?

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator

Cerasis

In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Some office work will help you obtain the position and if you want to go into management, you will need a college degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator.

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Key LTL Shipping Trends for 2019

GoShip Blog

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping has experienced substantial growth in 2018 and is projected to progress into 2019. According to sources, LTL is expected to reach $40 billion in value at the end of 2018.

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chain

Videogame lets players test their picking chops

DC Velocity

JDA and Sato develop online arcade-style game for warehouse geeks. Technology

How to Solve the Last Mile Problem

Material Handling and Logistics

By improving performance in increasing automation, managing data and building flexibility into their networks, e-commerce companies will be able to better manage inventory and increase the efficiency of their last-mile delivery networks

Addressing the World: Overcoming Last-mile Challenges in Every Corner of the Planet

Bringg

Delivering to every person in the world is a huge challenge.

Top 3 Logistics Management Trends Taking Center Stage in 2019

Loginext

Here are the top 3 things that'll stay strong in 2019, shape how logistics is handled, and business is conducted across the globe. With the best delivery route planning software, logistics management would be more streamlined than ever before.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | December 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

Do you know a Rainmaker?

DC Velocity

Nominations for annual leadership awards due March 15. Strategy

Trump Tariffs May Be The Catalyst For A Stock Correction

LandLink

Economists differ on how much blame the Smoot-Hawley tariffs deserve for the Great Depression. They also disagree on how much credit President Franklin Roosevelt deserves for the Reciprocal Tariff Act, which put the U.S. on a path to lower tariffs. One thing appears certain.

Understanding How LTL and Last Yard Is the New “Last Mile”

Cerasis

As explained by Gary Frantz of Transport Topics , products requiring in-home installation or setup form one of the fastest growing sales’ areas in e-commerce. Appliances, electronics and even home repairs are combined with the online shopping experience , so it is not enough to get a shipment to its destination. Shippers must recognize the need to go further, including the installation or setup of a product, as well as maintaining visibility and control over the shipment throughout transit.

2018 Holiday Logistics Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are in the books, and we are in the full swing of the holiday shopping, and shipping, season. Over the years, as e-commerce has grown and retailers are shipping more packages than ever before, holiday logistics has become a make or break area for these companies. The nightmare of 2013, and the roughly two million packages that were delivered late, still looms large in the minds of retailers, […].

Achieving the Impossible Dream: Perfect Order Performance

Material Handling and Logistics

In today’s instant-gratification world, consumers consider “almost right” completely wrong. When customers place an order, they expect perfection.

Berkshire Grey jumps into e-commerce fulfillment robot sector

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firm emerges from stealth mode with AI-powered omnichannel operations suite. Robotics

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson. 3D printing is revolutionizing the way spare parts is managed. Typically an expensive part of the supply chain, the management is often based on ‘just-in-time’ deliveries in order to keep inventory levels low.

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be. It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. It goes well beyond just digitizing data and displaying it on a dashboard. What are those critical first steps and success factors?

Why Returning to Stores Is the Ultimate E-Commerce & Omnichannel Customer Experience Play

Cerasis

E-commerce is on track to break records for sales around the globe in the 2018 holiday shopping season. Following the 2017 holiday shopping season, retailers grew significantly, and today, e-commerce makes up 17 percent of all retail sales in the U.S.

DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce

Material Handling and Logistics

The new gadgets are already showing lucrative returns, improving productivity by 25% and processing capacity by 30

FedEx Express taps Subramaniam as new chief

DC Velocity

Cunningham to retire Dec. 31 from firm's air and international unit. Transportation

FMCSA denies 10 ELD exemption requests

Fleet Owner

Various trade and trucking organizations sought government exemptions or deadline extensions for ELD enforcement

UPS rolls out 2019 rate increases, leaving shippers with short notice

Logistics Management

This Week in Logistics News (December 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon is used to making headlines, especially as it continues its technology evolution within its warehouses. One area that Amazon has focused on is the use of robots in the warehouse. In fact, Amazon holds an annual contest, dubbed the Amazon Picking Challenge, where teams compete to build robots capable of efficiently picking and packing items. Well, Amazon made the headlines with its warehouse robots again this week. This time, however, it was not for […].

Have You Upgraded Your Supply Chain Lately?

Material Handling and Logistics

The race may not always be to the swift, but it will be to the tech-savvy

J.B. Hunt Adds Electric Box Trucks to Fleet

DC Velocity

Trucking company adds five electric, medium-duty box trucks to final-mile services. Transportation

[PODCAST] Why Shippers & 3PLs Who Focus on Customer Service Reduce Freight Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s “The Freight Project” Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Eric Workman, the Cerasis Customer Service Manager. Eric oversees our auditing & billing department as well as our freight damage claims department. Both services help streamline shippers’ internal processes by saving them time and money by not having to dedicate resources to do either of these functions.