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 Definitive Supply Chain Intelligence Gathering – Top 5 Activities during Jump Start 2019

247 Customs Broker

The Definitive Supply Chain Intelligence Gathering. The post The Definitive Supply Chain Intelligence Gathering – Top 5 Activities during Jump Start 2019 appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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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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

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

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.,

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.”

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Meet the Team Mondays: Crystal Menser, Customer Service Rep

Radius Logistics

If not, then definitely sushi! If they named a new crayon after me it would definitely be a shade of mauve. My personal motto is: I’ve worked at Radius since September 2014. I think I was hired at Radius because of my outgoing personality & “can do” attitude. .

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.

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.

Storrs replaces Clarke at Ford of Europe

Automotive Logistics

She is now responsible for product definition, program and pre-production management (PPM), and systems and process implementation (S&PI). Conversely, Storrs moves into his new role in vehicle logistics from product definition, PPM and S&PI.

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).

3PLs Focus on Customer Experience to Drive E-Commerce Fulfillment

Morai Logistics

The definition of fulfillment involves the ‘process of receiving, packaging and shipping orders for goods’. To deliver exceptional E-Commerce fulfillment, third party logistics (3PLs) providers must ensure they have a comprehensive end to end customer experience. In 2018, online sales of physical goods amounted to 504.6 billion US dollars and are projected to surpass 735 billion US dollars in 2023.

Meet the Team Mondays: Sandi Atkins, Team Lead Customer Service

Radius Logistics

If I could invent a holiday it would definitely involve beach time. My personal motto is: I’ve worked at Radius since 2013. I think I was hired at Radius because of my customer service skills and knowledge of the transportation industry.

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.

Limping to war

Logistics in War

Being definitive about threats or objectives certainly helps in answering the question ‘is the military prepared?’ Terms vary in different militaries, and it’s always important to confirm definitions when discussing preparedness. [3] Preparedness and its paradoxes. By David Beaumont.

[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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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.

[PODCAST] Shipment Optimization: The Challenges, Benefits, and Technology Solutions


In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : Greg’s definition of what Shipment Optimization means so we are all on the same page. Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

Top 2018 Blog Posts – Part 2

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our top blog posts for 2018 continues with the top 5 posts: 5. Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding – Damco’s existence is questioned as Maersk moves Twill from Damco’s umbrella to its own effective January 1, 2019.

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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.

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.