Mon.Nov 18, 2019

Will Luxury Amenities Attract Warehouse Workers?

Material Handling and Logistics

If you’re not offering competitive wages and benefits, don’t expect to attract new talent with nail salons and free pizza

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How Automated LTL Freight Shipping Processes Creates Efficiencies

Cerasis

Unless you still love fax-machines and booking LTL freight the old fashion way; there are some great fast-evolving ways to utilize automated LTL freight shipping processes and simplify the process.

Google Maps Route Planner For Deliveries

Routific

Almost all businesses we talk to with a small delivery fleet start off using something like Google Maps Route Planner or Mapquest Route Planner. It makes a lot of sense.

Forwarders End Q3 Uncertain of What 2020 May Bring

Logistics Trends and Insights

Declining volumes, profit improvements and a pessimistic outlook for 2020 pretty much sums up the latest earnings reports from major freight forwarders. Earnings reports from Kuehne + Nagel, DSV Panalpina, Expeditors, C.H.

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5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Manufacturing in the US: Past the Point of No Return?

Talking Logistics

I started my career at Motorola in the early 90s in its semiconductor division (which was later spun off and became ON Semiconductor). I was a packaging engineer on a team called PRISM, which stood for “People Reaching Out for Innovation in Semiconductor Manufacturing.” Yes, it was a long winded name, but we also had. Read more Manufacturing in the US: Past the Point of No Return? The post Manufacturing in the US: Past the Point of No Return?

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Wisconsin Kenworth opens new La Crosse dealership

Fleet Owner

Wisconsin Kenworth, an affiliate of CSM Truck, has expanded operations by opening a new Kenworth Truck dealership facility in La Crosse, WI. The new location, at 4101 Kinney Coulee Road N. in La Crosse, will provide a work place for team members to s

ACT Expo Announces Agenda for 10th Annual Event

NGT News

GNA has released the full agenda for the 10th annual Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event.

Morgan Stanley sees a global economic recovery in early 2020

Fleet Owner

Trump administration's threat to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods could decelerate growth further and delay recovery until late 2020

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LADOT Orders 130 Zero-Emission Battery-Electric Buses

NGT News

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has ordered 130 battery-electric K7M buses from BYD. The buses will be built at BYD’s Coach & Bus factory in Lancaster, Calif. “We

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Shell Rotella motor oil reduces complexity for fleets

Fleet Owner

Working in diesel, gas and natural gas engines, the new T4 NG Plus 15W-40 hints at a diverse future fuel landscape

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WiFi Turns 20, Connecting to ERP Has Never Been Easier

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Pop the bubbly and cut the cake, because of 2019 marks 20 years since the invention of WiFi connectivity. Life certainly has changed in the last two decades and today the global value of the market has reached more than $2 trillion.

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JASPER’s expanded Ford diesel engine product line

Fleet Owner

The engine is covered by a warranty of up to two years parts and labor, and full warranty disclosure is available upon request

Upcoming Fluctuations in the U.S. Trucking Market Heading Into 2020

MTS Logistics

The time has come: to the chagrin of shippers, NVOCCs, and forwarders alike – although not so frowned upon by truckers – the glory days of excessively low spot truck rates are coming to an end.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Wisconsin Kenworth’s new La Crosse facility

Fleet Owner

Wisconsin Kenworth, an affiliate of CSM Truck, has expanded operations by opening a new Kenworth Truck dealership facility in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The new location, at 4101 Kinney Coulee Road N. in La Crosse, will provide a work place for team membe

PSI Names Lance Arnett Chief Commercial Officer

NGT News

Power Solutions International Inc., a company that designs and manufactures emissions-certified engines and power systems, says Lance Arnett has joined the company as its new chief commercial officer – a newly created position that reports directly to PSI CEO John Miller.

Understanding the attributes of the multi-generational workforce

Fleet Owner

If you are like most businesses, your workforce spans a significant age range. Trying to get people from different generations to work together can be a challenge, but it’s something that must be done if you are going to continue to operate successfu

Transport concerns adapt to lower freight volumes in “challenging” freight environment

Logistics Management

The combination of a slumping U.S. manufacturing economy, a nervous trade war between the world’s two largest economies, a 40-day labor strike that shut down General Motors Corp.,

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

P&G Embraces Continuous Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

P&G is respected for having one of the best supply chains in the world. They rarely speak about their approach to supply chain management in any detail. So, it was a treat to hear Bob Herzog, the Global Planning Digitization Leader for Supply Chain, and Pedro Noriega, Planning Director, North American Product Supply, speak at Kinaxis’ Kinexions 2019 user conference. P&G has developed one of the world's most agile supply chains.

U.S. and China Supply chains may be impacted by mounting political friction

Logistics Management

A “systemic cultural difference” in trade negotiations may be keeping global supply chain managers on edge next year, maintains one prominent political expert. China Relations: Reflections on a Gathering Storm,” hosted by the World Affairs Council in San Francisco, featured David M.

Pricing Guide for Pest Control Business Owners

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes. As the owner of a new pest control company, one of the things you may be struggling with figuring out is how much to charge for your services to remain competitive. If you charge too little, you won’t make enough profits, and you won’t be able to grow your company. Additionally, some owners believe that up-charging customers and inflating prices is an effective strategy because it gives the appearance of legitimacy and quality.

MercuryGate Announces Appointment of Mark Huebeler as Chief Financial Officer

MercuryGate

The post MercuryGate Announces Appointment of Mark Huebeler as Chief Financial Officer appeared first on MercuryGate International. Press Release Press Releases

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Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

A new narrative for the mobilisation of a nation – how Defence might prepare the national support base for a future war – Part One

Logistics in War

Over the next month we’ll be publishing a number of popular posts on as broad a range of topics as possible. The next two posts outline the imperative to rethink how the ‘national support base’ is incorporated into defence. . By David Beaumont. The role of industrial preparedness in military strategy is anomalous.

How to Manage Obsolete Stock in Your Inventory

EazyStock

What is Obsolete Stock? Obsolete Stock is a term that refers to inventory that has reached the end of its product life cycle. In this stage of the product life cycle, there is no market demand for the product.

ONE Thailand Hosts Group of Waseda University Students

Logistics Manager

5 November 2019: Ocean Network Express (ONE) Thailand recently hosted seventeen Japanese university students from Waseda University. All of the students are seminar students, which means most of them are juniors at their university. and they are studying international logistics in their seminar.

How to Avoid Accessorial Charges in Freight Shipping?

GoShip Blog

Freight shipping can be a simple and positive experience… when you know the fundamentals of the process. However, even experienced shippers sometimes make small errors that can cost them a budget, customers, or business relationships.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.