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Parcel Shipping Services:  Understanding SmartPost and SurePost

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

By now, you’re probably well-acquainted with the potential for parcel shipping services like UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost to save you big money. The basic model of each service is the same.

Why is this trucker running for Congress as a ‘democratic socialist’?

Fleet Owner

Joshua Collins, who is seeking the Democrat nomination for Congress in Washington state, shares how truck driving shaped his political beliefs and drove him to run for public office

Target Condition vs. Target

The Lean Thinker

This search question landed someone on my site yesterday, and I thought it would be a good one to try to answer specifically: why is lean manufacturing preferred to implement target condition as compared to target? In other words, what is the difference between a “target” and a “target condition?” ” Where this gets sticky is that there isn’t any canonical definition of either term.

The 12 Most Dangerous Companies of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the "Dirty Dozen" companies who do a better job at PR than at protecting their workers and their communities

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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.

[PODCAST] Tips for Effective Freight Invoice Auditing

Cerasis

Listen to “Tips for Effective Freight Invoice Auditing” on Spreaker.

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A look at trucking market trends

Fleet Owner

From evolving logistics models to changes in maintenance and legislation, it's helpful to take a moment and look at what's going on within our industry and how that affects our customers and the way we do business

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Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations

Parade

Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.'

California Assembly Passes Independent Contractor Bill

Material Handling and Logistics

Bill that advances to state Senate codifies state Supreme Court ruling banning most independent contractors

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TMS Results: Results to Expect From a TMS

Cerasis

One of the biggest concerns shippers have when considering the implementation of a TMS is whether it will provide a significant return on investment (ROI). The answer is simple; a TMS does provide verifiable results that will benefit your operation.

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.

Georgia’s Life Sciences Industry to Benefit from Agreement Between Atlanta and Amsterdam Airports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This week’s Freightwaves article looks at the recent agreement between Atlanta’s airport and Schiphol, Amsterdam’s airport. Based on data from USA Trade Online, the state of Georgia’s life science industry could be big winners.

Are illegal drugs trucking's biggest safety issue?

Fleet Owner

Trucking Alliance calls on federal government to finalize guidelines for hair screenings

BMW Tops 400k in Electrified Vehicle Sales

NGT News

In May, cumulative BMW Group electrified vehicle sales topped the 400,000 mark. Compared to May 2018, overall sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles were up 9.8%.

Devising Ways to Move More Containers on the Mississippi River

Material Handling and Logistics

With larger ocean carrier container vessels, global growth in the container market and an effort to reduce truck traffic on the highway system, ports and regions are working together to provide container-on-barge and a proposed container-on-vessel service

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.

These Data Mining Techniques Will Make The Most of Data Warehousing

Cerasis

Data Warehousing means a warehouse of data where it can be stored for analysis. It includes the process of data collection from various databases to one specific place to acquire efficient access.

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Who Pays for Low/No-Cost TMS?

Talking Logistics

The blossoming array of transportation management systems (TMS) is generating more confusion than ever before. If shippers fail to understand the true total cost of ownership that comes with any TMS solution, they risk making the wrong decision.

Summertime and the driving isn’t easy

Fleet Owner

With the sunshine of summer comes other challenges for fleets to watch out for on the road: from more construction to vacation traffic to heat and much more

American Natural Gas Acquires AMP CNG

NGT News

American Natural Gas (ANG) has acquired AMP CNG, adding 20 additional natural gas fueling stations to ANG’s portfolio.

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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.

Trucking Alliance Advises Congress How to Improve Driver Safety

Material Handling and Logistics

There were more than 415,000 large truck accidents in 2017 that killed 4,761 people, including more than 600 truck drivers

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Want to Reduce Freight Costs? Use a TMS… & Here’s Why

Cerasis

Implementation of a TMS is the most effective and productive way to reduce freight spend across the board. Shippers are under increasing pressure to release the burden on carriers and avoid all errors. In addition, customer expectations are growing faster than ever before, thanks to the surge in e-commerce. For shippers to remain competitive, they.read More. The post Want to Reduce Freight Costs? Use a TMS… & Here’s Why appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

The Managed Transportation Services Outlook

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently wrapped up my Managed Transportation Services market study which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2023, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, and customer size.

Kenworth, Peterbilt recall mirror glass

Fleet Owner

Recalls began May 31, 2019

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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.

Shell, Toyota and NYSERDA Sponsor H2 Refuel Accelerator

NGT News

Seven early-stage companies have been selected as winners of the H2 Refuel Accelerator, designed to identify new solutions to increase the adoption of hydrogen infrastructure and supply-chain technologies.

Can the STB Stem Rail Monopolies’ Abuse of Shippers?

Material Handling and Logistics

High fees, bully tactics and service failures raise questions about the rail regulatory model

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The Value of a TMS to Lower Total Cost of Ownership

Cerasis

How often do you think about the value of a TMS? In today’s world, it is easy to think of a TMS as an add-on feature, something that only larger organizations can use.

Shippers Claim Class One Railroads Fines are Unfair, Illogical, and Arbitrary

Logistics Viewpoints

Railroad customers objected to escalating fines across the country’s seven Class I carriers and referred to monopolistic, unfair, illogical, and arbitrary actions by most of the railroads.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.