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Port of Oakland on track for another record year

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

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Freight spending rose by double digits in Q3, buoyed by tight trucking market.

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But long-term outlook is stormy, as U.S. economy may slump under weight of trade tariffs, rising interest rates, U.S. Bank report says. Strategy

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs

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grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years. Material Handling

JD.com unveils plans to study underground urban fulfillment network

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Chinese e-commerce giant launches "Urban Smart Logistics Institute" at Beijing supply chain summit. Transportation

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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.

FourKites says platform taps unused capacity by building shared trucking networks

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Firm hires UberFreight exec to run "Zero Deadhead" unit. Technology

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

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

Off the rails

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The contract between UPS and the Teamsters calls for shifting part of Big Brown's traffic from intermodal to over-the-road. Is this a wake-up call for the railroads? Transportation

XPO to deploy 5,000 GreyOrange robots for e-commerce fulfillment

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Corporate giant also becomes exclusive provider of GreyOrange bots for logistics applications in North America and nine European countries. Robotics

Big truck brings big smiles to autistic kids

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Teamsters organize truck tour to promote autism awareness. Transportation

Robotic tractor sets world record for autonomous snow removal

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Finnish firm unleashes 45 mph driverless snowplow—on a closed road, of course. Robotics

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

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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

Amazon expands free shipping for the holiday season

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Online retailer says all U.S. customers will get free shipping for a limited time, beginning November 5. Omnichannel

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Industry maintains strong economic outlook

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

Go with the flow to improve fulfillment in the DC

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Waveless fulfillment systems create a continuous flow of orders through the distribution center, answering today's call for more nimble material handling solutions. Material Handling

Consumers to spend 4 percent more this holiday season, NRF survey shows

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Omnichannel buying trends continue, as fifty percent of consumers surveyed say they will buy online and pick up in store. Omnichannel

Tank officer rises to run Army logistics unit

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Rutner is a different kind of tanker. Strategy

Kids' activity book traces cookies through the supply chain

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Latest release from "Women In Trucking" group teaches kids about transportation. Strategy

Retail imports remain strong ahead of tariff increase

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

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

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

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

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

Retailers set to ban "serial returners," survey finds

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Following Amazon's lead—and as a way to curb the high costs associated with reverse logistics processes—two-thirds of retailers say they would stop doing business with problem shoppers. Omnichannel

Coming together for road safety: interview with Joshua Girard

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A private-sector group called "Together for Safer Roads" wants to keep global roads accident-free. Joshua Girard of AB InBev explains how the corporate world is pitching in to do this. Transportation

Warehousing and logistics firms open Cool Port Oakland

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Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises launch temperature-controlled food storage and transportation facility at California's Port of Oakland. Transportation

Oracle unveils four blockchain applications for supply chain

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Track and trace module now in pilot case with California brewery, full suite to launch in 2019. Technology

Manheim Logistics Solutions moves to larger Phoenix facility

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Location houses logistics provider's Ready Logistics and Central Dispatch Operations, company says. Transportation

Dematic to open sequencing and distribution center in North Texas

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Facility replaces smaller operation, answers growing demand for automated material handling solutions, Dematic says. Material Handling

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

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

Digital megashifts could give supply chain managers "superhuman" productivity, futurist says

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Despite potential of tech to streamline business tasks, human traits like compassion can never be replicated, Leonhard tells MHI show. Technology

Maersk leads group investing $21.6 million in digital brokerage startup Loadsmart

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Latest round of funding for AI-backed freight-matching platform shows no slowing in venture funds rushing to disrupt old model. Technology

The evolving retail store

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

One's very much country, one's a little bit rock 'n' roll

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We hope you weren't driven mad trying to find the song titles in our June issue. August-issue responses are due Sept. Strategy

JDA says demand-planning tool now driven by artificial intelligence

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Technology was obtained through Blue Yonder acquisition in July. Technology

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Gartner flags 10 strategic tech trends for 2019

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Convergence of emerging technologies will create disruption and spawn new business models, firm says. Technology

Turvo raises $60 million for supply chain collaboration and visibility platform

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Tech startup's investors include UAE's Mubadala and venture firms G2VP, Next47. Technology

WiseTech continues acquisition spree with takeover of Swedish customs tech vendor

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Australian company will add CargoIT to its global logistics platform, CargoWise One. Technology

Full-bodied RFID system helps hotelier manage wine inventory

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Buckle-on RFID tags make short work of stocktaking at Tokyo resort hotel. Technology

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Study: supply chain management projects to spark jump in IoT investment through 2023

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Forrester says inventory tracking and warehouse management will be major use cases in more than one-quarter of $434.9 billion spending forecast. Technology

Conveyor maintenance goes high tech

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Predictive maintenance takes hold in today's increasingly connected distribution center, where sensors, software, and the Internet converge to improve system visibility and reduce downtime. Material Handling

Nike, Amazon, and IBM place the customer at the center of the supply chain

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In the opening session of the Council of Supply Chain Management's EDGE Conference, top executives emphasize how they are designing their supply chains to be "customer obsessed.". Strategy