Time Definite Freight & Positive ROI

Blue Grace Logistics

In our March webinar, titled Time Definite Freight and Positive ROI , Brian Blalock, Senior Manager Sourcing Strategy, and Eric Chambers, Vice President, Field Performance at BlueGrace Logistics, discuss the delivery method that is redefining the logistics landscape.

UPS adds time-definite deliveries to international express freight service

DC Velocity

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

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

DC Velocity

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

Bill would broaden 'agricultural commodity' definition for Ag hauler HOS exemption

Fleet Owner

These are questions that trucking companies hauling agricultural goods and commodities have long asked: what exactly counts as an agricultural commodity to be transporting where the driver is then exempted from the federal Hours of Service (HOS) regu

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

Definitions of Terms Must be as Your Customer Sees It

10xLogistics

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

10xLogistics

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.

Dental tips to help keep drivers on the road

Fleet Owner

There are good snacks and bad snacks for your teeth and one drink to definitely avoid

What are the most common freight shipping terms?

Freightquote

Understand the definitions of the most common freight shipping terms in the industry. Learn more

Descartes Datamyne Interview: e-commerce challenges in air cargo sector

Logistics Management

The “Amazon Effect” has had two definite impacts on the air cargo industry – increased package volumes and changing customer expectations

TForce and CFI Logistics roll out integrated final-mile expedited logistics service

Logistics Management

based CFI Logistics, a trucking and logistics services provider, have partnered up to create a dedicated final-mile delivery network comprised of truckload transportation assets and logistics expertise to support high-velocity, time-definite supply chain operations

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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Target Condition vs. Target

The Lean Thinker

” Where this gets sticky is that there isn’t any canonical definition of either term. 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?”

How Product as a Service Enables the Circular Economy

Logistics Matter

The New Economy is a Circular Economy For those not familiar with the term Circular Economy, let’s start with a definition.

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

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.

J.B. Hunt expands Final Mile service with acquisition of Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery

Logistics Management

entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Secaucus, New Jersey-based Cory’s First Choice Home Delivery Lowell, Ark.-based based trucking and intermodal services bellwether J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc.,

J.B. Hunt’s acquisition of Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery is a done deal

Logistics Management

Following an early January announcement in which it said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Secaucus, New Jersey-based Cory’s First Choice Home Delivery, Lowell, Ark.-based based trucking and intermodal services bellwether J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. said today that acquisition is now complete

Managed Transportation Growth Drivers

Logistics Viewpoints

According to ARC’s definition, in an MTS arrangement, a shipper contracts with a third party to plan and execute their moves for them. A while back, I wrote about the managed transportation services (MTS) market. In other words, instead of having internal planners plan and execute moves, those planners are employed by the MTS supplier, but work on the shipper’s behalf. The market study I am wrapping up is restricted to revenues generated from control […].

Gaining Favorable Attention with Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

No matter what, the buying process is definitely going to start online. download the audio file. [00:20] 00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:36] 00:36] Tell us a little about your background.

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Furniture Retailer Runs an Orchestrated Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

If you look at the definition of orchestrated, you will see the word “arrangement.” In March, Infor had a customer event at their headquarters called “The Journey to an Autonomous Supply Chain.” “Autonomy” is their goal, but right now their GT Nexus product, recently renamed Infor Nexus, supports an orchestrated supply chain. And when the term orchestrated is applied to a music score, the arrangement is quite intricate.

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.”

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 Amazon.com earlier this year announced future plans to implement a drone delivery service.

Supply Chain & Management Education Programs

Logistics Bureau

Here are some interesting and challenging things you could try that would definitely boost your confidence in your roles. Have you ever thought taking up education outside of your normal technical skill set?

The Journey to Global Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

What’s the definition of “real-time” visibility and how is it being enabled today, especially when so many supply chain processes still leverage EDI, which is anything but real-time?

Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market Opportunity 2019, Latest Trends, Key Segments, Risks And Forecast To 2027

247 Customs Broker

The analysis establishes the Drone Logistics and Transportation fundamentals: definitions, classifications, software and Drone Logistics and Transportation market review; product specifications; procedures; arrangements, Drone Logistics… The post Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market Opportunity 2019, Latest Trends, Key Segments, Risks And Forecast To 2027 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.

Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market Opportunity 2019, Latest Trends, Key Segments, Risks And Forecast To 2027 – Marine Industry 24

247 Customs Broker

The analysis establishes the Drone Logistics and Transportation fundamentals: definitions, classifications, software and Drone Logistics and Transportation market review; product specifications; procedures; arrangements, Drone Logistics… The post Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market Opportunity 2019, Latest Trends, Key Segments, Risks And Forecast To 2027 – Marine Industry 24 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

How Important is Experience When Searching for Jobs in Trucking and Logistics?

Women in Trucking

Having experience is a definite bonus and will enable you to negotiate if you have a clean driving record and strong references. Ask Angela: How important is experience when searching for jobs in trucking and logistics? Can I switch from an unrelated industry into transportation? Absolutely!

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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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?

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.

A metamorphosis or imaginary: what exactly is digital freight forwarding? 

The LoadStar

However, that definition. The freight forwarding market is changing. We all know this and not many of us are surprised. For the past three years, on behalf of my market research firm, Logistics Trends & Insights, I’ve conducted an annual survey on this change.

Yantian Express progress delayed as some cargo owners refuse to pay general average

The LoadStar

One shipping source told The Loadstar this would “almost definitely” result in higher costs for cargo owners. Two-thirds of the owners of cargo on the fire-hit Yantian Express face further costs to retrieve their goods after others failed to contribute towards general average. .

Defining Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

If you do an online search for “digital transformation definition,” you get about 133 million results, including the following examples: Digital transformation is the application of digital technologies to fundamentally impact all aspects of business and society (Source: InfoWorld ). While these definitions are valid, they are also too broad and high level, especially for executives who are trying to grasp where and how to get started or move forward on this journey.