UPS adds time-definite deliveries to international express freight service

DC Velocity

Noon, 2 p.m. set as commitment times for service. Transportation

Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries

Logistics Viewpoints

The post Home Depot Grows Revenues by Investing in Time Definite Deliveries appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Most companies invest in transportation management solutions to cut costs. Home Depot has proven that investing in this can improve service and grow revenues. This article describes the path they took to put this business case together. Retail Transportation Management Systems Home Depot logistics supply chain TMS

Roadrunner combines airfreight, logistics units into time-definite delivery operation

DC Velocity

Re-branded "Active On-Demand" to focus on five services. Transportation

Definitions of Terms Must be as Your Customer Sees It


I am sitting on a plane right now, on the Tarmac, moving nowhere. This reminds me of another aspect of a truly custome r centric supply chain: Define terms as your customer sees them and not for your own internal metrics. So, the airline app says I have "departed" and in their mind, I am sure I have. But in my mind, I am sitting in a tube, on a tarmac, going nowhere. I, the customer, consider departed to mean I am up in the air and heading to my destination.

The Stay at Home Economy and Its Supply Chain Impacts - Part 1: Definition


I have noticed a bit about my own behavior and started looking to see if it was just me or was it a "trend" (I am not usually "trendy"). The behavior is simple: I just stay at home more and I have made my home a bit of a "Disneyland". Rather than go out for entertainment, I have it brought to me. Instead of going out to buy things, I had them brought to me.

Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

The Logistics of Logistics

Just like the full-service stock broker, today’s freight brokers enjoy some definite advantages including: Operational infrastructure, technology and licenses required to broker freight.

Gartner Survey Reveals Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

Supply Chain and Logistics

But the lack of use cases that actually work is definitely a barrier to experimentation, along with the inflated cost and risk of finding software engineers with the expertise.? ?Naturally CIOs are an entrenched bunch. via Gartner Survey Reveals … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Labor Economics Leadership Supply Chains blockchain computing Logistics Software technology

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Preferred Shipping signs re-seller agreement with Lone Star Overnight

Logistics Management

Under the terms of this agreement, the companies said that Preferred will sell LSO’s services, including same-day, next-day, scheduled, and day-definite guaranteed deliveries up to 150 pounds

NOL to sell off APL Logistics Business Unit?

3PL Wire

There is no assurance that any definitive transaction for the sale or an IPO of NOL’s logistics business will be conducted.”

Digital vs. Human: Will Online Services Replace Freight Brokers?

PLS Logistics

There is no doubt that digitalization is changing our lives and the process of running the business, but it definitely won’t do all the work. Technology and digital innovations are making a significant impact on every industry.

Remote Controlled Container Ships

3PL Wire

Definitely an interesting concept and I can see some practical implications including saving costs associated with the crews that are currently needed to navigate these ships. Lots of buzz recently regarding the use of drones to revolutionize the supply chain industry. Google is apparently developing driverless cars and earlier this year announced future plans to implement a drone delivery service.

Creative Safety Supply: Kaizen Training and Research Page

The Lean Thinker

It may well be that that confusion originates from the same term having similar but different definitions depending on the context. According to Steve Spear (and other researchers), Toyota’s definition of “standard” is quite different. From that, I think this one-page summary really reflects the state of “lean” today: There IS NO CANONICAL DEFINITION. Anyone who asserts there is has, by definition, closed their mind to the alternatives.

HBR: Managers Think They’re Good At Coaching. They’re Not.

The Lean Thinker

As an alternative, they offer up a definition of coaching by Sir John Whitmore: “unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. The very definition of kata implies a structure. “No… this is coaching. That means I talk, you listen.” ” Many years ago, those words began a 20 minute session that I can best describe as an “a** chewing.”

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Is it time for SAE to re-do the levels of automated driving?

Fleet Owner

SAE’s definitions, initially released in 2014 and updated in 2016, seemed fairly straight forward, with LeOver the past five years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and SAE International have issued standards for automated driving.

AI, Machine Learning and the Power of Predictive Logistics

Talking Logistics

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Can you provide a clear definition of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Logistics and shed some light on why there’s growing interest in these areas?

Machine Learning for Transportation Execution and Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

According to ARC’s definition, transportation execution (TE) systems & marketplaces allow shippers to connect to multiple carriers and then tender, track, […]. I am kicking off some new research on the Transportation Execution and Visibility Systems market in the next week or so. This will be an update on a study Steve Banker did a few years ago, which looked mostly at the execution space, and how the Uber for Freight model was disrupting the market.

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

Overall, not only are fees increasing to $80 list for both carriers, but the definitions are tightening, and the minimum billable weight is changing (FDX). For example, if a package qualifies for oversize according to FedEx’s definition, it will receive an $80 charge (list rate).

Fast Fashion: Why the Industry Requires a Vertical Integration Supply Chain Model

Morai Logistics

By definition, Vertical integration occurs through the merger or acquisition of companies at different stages of production or distribution within the same industry. Businesses within the retail industry are rolling out vertical integration supply chain models to keep up with fast fashion.

How AR and VR Create Effective Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

According to Investopedia , by definition, Augmented reality combines real and computer-based scenes and images to deliver a unified but enhanced view of the world. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are ‘revolutionary’ emerging platforms that are changing the game for supply chains. From reducing cost to improving efficiency and accuracy, AR/VR could significantly impact the way orders are processed and shipped.

HCL Technologies to Acquire Select IBM Software Products for $1.8B

The LoadStar

6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and HCL Technologies (HCL) today announced a definitive agreement under which HCL will acquire select IBM software products for $1.8 PR: “ARMONK, N.Y. and NOIDA, India, Dec.

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


As per Håkan Nilsson, the CEO of one of our partners, Zinnovate, “ShipChain is definitely a company with global ambitions.”.

How an Etihad-Emirates merger would impact air cargo

The LoadStar

It predicts there would “definitely be. Adding more fuel to the fire of speculation that Emirates and Etihad will merge – something denied by both carriers, presently – comes an article looking at what that will mean for cargo.

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


As per Håkan Nilsson, the CEO of one of our partners, Zinnovate, “ShipChain is definitely a company with global ambitions.”.

Easy does it – ‘baby steps’ the best way to move towards blockchain in logistics

The LoadStar

Blockchain is definitely something we need to stay and have a place within the logistics sector,” he said, “but it must be brought in in baby steps. Logistics operators should take “a more protracted approach” to introducing blockchain technology, with development of rules paramount. Speaking at Intermodal Europe in Rotterdam,Viswanthan Raghavendra, CEO of FreightBro, said the technology was “absolutely vital”, but more time was required.

How Supply Chains Stay Competitive in a Digital Marketplace

Morai Logistics

The definition of ‘supply chain’ has also shifted over time. 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’.

[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Third Party Logistics: What is a 3PL, Considerations for Hiring, & How to Select & Implement a 3PL


The following definition is one of the most simplistic of all we've found, from TechTarget : A 3PL (third-party logistics) is a provider of outsourced logistics services. What we mean by that is despite the pretty simple and very accurate definition stated above, depending on what day it is, what discipline you're looking to improve in logistics, or even when you started working in logistics, everyone has a different definition of third party logistics or 3PL.

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UPS Expands Express Services To International High-Growth Markets

The LoadStar

“UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the addition of 14 new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, part of UPS’s international suite of shipping services that guarantees time- and day-definite delivery for urgent shippers.

Learn the Jargon: Freight Shipping Terms You Need to Know

GoShip Blog

So, to help you out, here is a curated list of some of the most common important terms and their definitions: Accessorial Charge – Fees for services beyond normal pickup and delivery.

Macroeconomic Monday® - Inventory to Sales Ratio


definitely slowed this movement. Goes to show, I should never take a break from blogging. While I was out", the inventory to sales ratio in the economy has made a very nice move.

Top 3 Benefits of Using An Online Shipping Solution

GoShip Blog

If you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner, you definitely don’t want to spend the majority of your budget on the logistics. Online shipping services like provide shipping solutions for small businesses and individual shippers without dealing with brokers or carriers.

Delivery drones could bypass trucks in India in two or three years

The LoadStar

Speaking to The Loadstar on the sidelines of Fiata’s World Congress in Delhi this week, chief executive of Dronamics Svilen Rangelov believes drones could “definitely” work in India.

Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider

Carter Logistics

Logistics providers, by their own definition of success, must be flexible, competitive, and efficient in order to remain cost-competitive in the current economy. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Three Reasons to Choose a Full-Service Logistics Provider.

Editor’s Pick: Fluid Futures – Creating Value from Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

So, let’s start first with its definition: dis·rup·tion. Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

The initiative is definitely reshaping supply chains and redrawing trade lanes. China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more.

Freight Brokers Continue to Show Their Value

Logistics Trends and Insights

Definitely benefiting from a healthy economic climate; however, it was their freight brokerage divisions that really shined. Leading 3PLs C.H. Robinson and XPO Logistics recently announced good overall third quarter growth.

B2B customers now demand same level of delivery service as online shoppers

The LoadStar

Chief executive of Redwood Logistics Mark Yeager said although his company was not “heavily reliant” on retail, the impact seen in the B2C sector was “definitely” hitting his business.

UPS Warns A Possible Strike As Teamsters Eye Coming Vote


The significantly devastating downside of such a philosophy is definitely any type of work stoppage. The Teamsters union is threatening a strike over the terms of this years contract.

Backing for FMC probe into controversial demurrage and detention charges

The LoadStar

Online booking platform iContainers has entered the fray in the debate about quay rent and demurrage and detention (D&D) charges levied by container lines to shippers, questioning the justification and saying that carrier “transparency is definitely lacking”.

Update: Automation in the Supply Chain


We have long anticipated the introduction of robotics into the supply chain. We have predicted the potential of such technology to help businesses keep pace with distribution challenges and consumer demand for convenience and variety.

Battle with rising fuel prices pushes Hapag-Lloyd deeper into the red

The LoadStar

Chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen said the Q2 result was “somewhat disappointing” and that it was “definitely not an. Hapag-Lloyd lost $80m in the second quarter, taking its net loss after six months to $122m.

3 Things Good, Lean Visuals Have In Common & Mieruka: The Four Different Types of Visuals with Examples


Here we discuss the purpose and definition of each category, and provide examples from Toyota’s factories and service oriented companies. Definition: helps you to know what something is. Definition: gives you important information in one area, to update status or situation.

Sustainable transport: What are the choices for shippers?


There is no clear scientific definition of how to measure the sustainability of transport. This is based on general principles, definitions, calculation methods, distribution rules, and data recommendations. Sustainable transport: What are the choices for shippers?

Global Ship Lease announces new long-term charter agreements between Poseidon Containers and CMA CGM

The LoadStar

NYSE:GSL), a containership charter owner, today announced that Poseidon Containers, with which Global Ship Lease has entered a definitive merger agreement, has agreed five-year charters with CMA CGM for four of its 6,927 TEU containerships, Mary, Kristina, Katherine and Alexandra.