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Big truck brings big smiles to autistic kids

DC Velocity

Teamsters organize truck tour to promote autism awareness. Transportation

3 Benefits of Shipment Tracking

GoShip Blog

The shipping industry is constantly being changed by new technology, ranging from the ELD mandate to the idea of autonomous trucks. Technology is almost unavoidable in today’s society and has changed the way people ship.

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How Shippers Can Use Data Visualization to Succeed in a Carriers’ Market

Talking Logistics

Over the first two quarters of 2018, carrier rates in Europe have increased. At the same time in the United States, an extreme driver shortage and resulting capacity crunch forced shippers to compete for carrier deals.

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Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

Your company has made a cost-driven decision to manufacturer in Asia and import from Asia back into the U.S. The by-product of that decision is a much lengthier supply chain and cash cycle.

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2018 Driver Appreciation Week

Kane is Able

I look forward to this week every year. It's National Truck Driver Appreciation week as designated by the ATA (American Trucking Associations). All week long we have been celebrating one of our most important associate bases -- our fantastic drivers.

6 Reasons Why We Must Appreciate Truck Drivers All Year

Blue Grace Logistics

Every year, from September 9th to 15th, we celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation week to thank the 3 million plus professional truck drivers in the country for their tireless service to the nation and all of its people.

What Your Voice Picking System Really Wants To Tell You

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When was the last time you got lost? If you’re like most of us, you probably can’t remember, because systems like Siri do most of our navigational decision-making for us.

Harrison's legacy lives on as UP moves to implement his precision railroading model

DC Velocity

Strategy to be center of 2020 initiative to improve service at western railroad. . Transportation

Amazon Building a Massive Last Mile Fleet

Bringg

Two months ago, we shared the news about Amazon launching Delivery Services Partners , a new initiative aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs to set up their own delivery business – offering leased vans, training and resources to those who want to drive for Amazon.

How Supply Chains Stay Competitive in a Digital Marketplace

Morai Logistics

To compete in today’s digital marketplace, supply chains must build a framework that prioritizes visibility, supplier diversity, technology and the customer experience. Survey results from ‘623 supply chain professionals across 17 countries’, concluded that one of the top industry challenges was ‘facing global competition’. Over the last two decades, the competitive landscape of supply chain and logistics has changed considerably.

The Store’s Role in Omni-Channel

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to retail and supply chain, omni-channel continues to be one of the most talked about topics wherever you look. Omni-channel extends through all phases of the customer journey – before, during, and after the sale – and has an impact on nearly every software application you can think of. Historically, the brick and mortar store has been seen as the weak link in omni-channel operations, due to a lack of inventory visibility […].

Is UPS’ Strategy Really Transformational?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Now that the dust has settled and I’ve calmed down a bit, let’s chat about the UPS Transformation meeting that was held Thursday, September 13, 2018. A disclaimer before jumping in, I spent almost 11 years with Big Brown and yes, I do have some, albeit not much, stock in the company.

Forklift safety program earns co-op free tacos

DC Velocity

Award-winning safety initiative nets workers a free lunch catered by local taqueria. Lift Trucks

Preparing for Hurricane Season

GoShip Blog

Managing your supply chain can be very complex and difficult for certain businesses. Managing your supply chain in the middle of a hurricane can be extremely difficult and is an added stress that no business wants to face.

Why the World Needs Truck Drivers

PLS Logistics

Technology has completely taken over today’s world. Whether it is going to the grocery store, ordering items online, or just typing a question into Google – we have been programmed to expect products and answers almost instantly.

How to Buy Your First Autonomous Robot

Logistics Viewpoints

Take a calculated approach to robotics procurement and you’ll stand the best chance of successfully aligning it with your company’s mission, values, and future plans. 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 […].

Holiday hiring time has arrived for the transportation and logistics sector

Logistics Management

The time for holiday hiring has arrived, with three of the biggest households in the freight transportation and logistics sectors-UPS, FedEx, and XPO Logistics, each making announcements to that effect over the last few days

Ryder opens Pennsylvania maintenance facility for advanced fuel vehicles

DC Velocity

Site in Leesport, Pa., will support company's commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions. Transportation

Consumers Are Changing E-Commerce Preferences

Material Handling and Logistics

Two years ago, customers wanted quality packaging and fast delivery, but now a "brand’s opportunity to reach, retain and extend customers’ lifetime value lies in giving them what they want, how and when they want it

Lessons from Disrupted Companies

Talking Logistics

“Disruptive technology doesn’t sneak up on anybody; it’s nearly always loudly heralded long before its victims fall prey to it.”. That is one of the observations that Thornton A. May, a futurist and author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics , makes after researching why market leaders sometimes fall prey to disruptive technology.

Laser Guided Vehicles, a Robotic Solution that Navigates with Precision

Logistics Viewpoints

Laser guided vehicles (LGVs) area a flexible automated guided vehicle (AGV) solution. LGVs are a more flexible solution than older forms of AGVs that follows markers or wires in the floor or where navigation is based on following a magnet crumb trail. LGVs can move through a facility on multiple paths and the paths can change as needed. This article explains how a “typical” LGV implementation would take and the steps involved.

Note to CEOs (Part 5): Stop Blaming Your Transportation People—Support Them Instead!

Logistics Management

This has been the year that freight barged into the boardroom. It’s what happens when freight budgets are completely out of line with actual spending

10 situations where automation makes sense

DC Velocity

Whether it's saving space, boosting productivity, or slashing processing costs, the benefits of automation can make it a logical move. Here are some signs that your operation is ripe for automation. Technology

Virtual Reality Is the New Reality

Material Handling and Logistics

Virtual reality instructional tools are redefining the supply chain field and helping to shrink the skills gap

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How the retail landscape has changed in the past five years

Loginext

Retail, as we grown to recognize it, might not exist in the near future. This isn’t another retail doom warning. On the contrary, it’s about how the retail and e-commerce space is fast evolving. These players must give convenience wrapped in a neat delivery experience.

Best Practices to Improve Your Truckload Service and Price

Logistics Viewpoints

While shippers face the difficult market conditions of tight capacity and increased consumer demands, they are also being challenged to find transportation cost savings and improve customer satisfaction. As shippers compete for capacity, many are asking what they could be doing to secure the best truckload performance and rates. Why do some shippers receive better service, and which best practices can others learn from them? These are questions we posed to MIT graduate students for […].

Volvo Eicher Innovation Workshop

Jayem Logistics

[ See image gallery at www.jayemlogistics.in ]. The post Volvo Eicher Innovation Workshop appeared first on Jayem | Top logistics service provider in India. Logistics Solutions

The evolving retail store

DC Velocity

Retailers adapt in-store fulfillment processes to meet customer demand for convenience and faster delivery. Strategy

Planning warehouse and transportation in isolation increases complexity

Logistics Management

The retail industry encompasses a wide range of products, which adds complexity to logistics planning

Selling Online? What It Means for Your Logistics Network Design

Logistics Bureau

Online retail is accounting for an ever-larger part of total retail sales. Consumers armed with smartphones now expect increased choice, convenience, and price savings by buying online. If enterprises are to provide such advantages, their logistics must be organised to match.

This Week in Logistics News (September 8 – 14)

Logistics Viewpoints

Every acquisition has its growing pains, right? Well, Amazon is seeing that now with its acquisition of Whole Foods as a group of Whole Foods employees are seeking to establish a union for the company’s 85,000+ workers. The group recently wrote a letter to Whole Foods employees citing that they are concerned about the “direction of Whole Foods in an Amazon era.” The letter outlines a few demands, including a $15 minimum wage for all […].