Tue.Feb 11, 2020

Advantages of a Phoenix Warehouse for eCommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Late last summer, Inc. magazine ran a story with this intriguing title: “ The Next Tech Hub Isn’t Austin Or Denver. The Next Tech Hub Is Greater Phoenix. ”.

4 Innovative Solutions for More Productive Warehouse Management

Cerasis

Over the past 30 years, technology has transformed warehouse operations, making them more efficient as well as reducing the number of required workers.

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Amazon’s Next Frontier: The Food and Grocery Business

Blue Grace Logistics

Amazon has already proved its mettle in the e-commerce space and in the distribution sector. Earlier in the year the company also staked its claim in the digital freight brokerage industry. Now, it has set its sight on the grocery business. Amazon’s Grocery Connect.

How Delivery Companies Can Use Routing Optimization to Offset AB5

Talking Logistics

How California’s new “gig economy” law is pushing companies that manage or rely on local transportation to rethink the way they route, schedule, and assign their delivery routes.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

[PODCAST] Inventory Forecasting Lessons for Improved Supply Chain Network Optimization

Cerasis

Listen to “Inventory Forecasting Lessons for Improved Supply Chain Network Optimization” on Spreaker.

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Coronavirus and Your Global Supply Chain, Rising Panic – Part 2

Logistics Management

We have been helping companies with their global tariff strategies because of the trade war and the resultant economic emergency. The Coronavirus is causing a different kind of economic crisis that is even more urgent

Volvo Trucks Pilots All-Electric VNR Model

NGT News

Volvo Trucks North America has offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an exclusive event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, Calif.

XPO Logistics reports solid Q4 and 2019 earnings results

Logistics Management

Fourth quarter revenue—at $4.14 billion—was off 6% annually, but net income attributable to common shareholders—at $96 million—was up 14%.

Oberon Fuels, SHV Energy Accelerate Use of Renewable DME

NGT News

Oberon Fuels, a producer of ultra-low-carbon, renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuel, and SHV Energy, the world’s largest distributor of propane fuel, are partnering to accelerate the use of renewable DME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Prepare your fleet for a pandemic

Truck News

Little did I know while writing last month’s column on “potential speed bumps for supply chains in 2020” that we’d start the year on the cusp of a pandemic.

Hyundai Expands Partnership with the U.S. to Support Fuel Cell Technologies

NGT News

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has expanded its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its support of the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program.

National diesel prices fall again, with average price per gallon still below $3 per gallon

Logistics Management

Falling 4.6 cents, this week’s national diesel average now stands at $2.910, following a 5.4-cent decrease last week to $2.956, with the national average now under the $3 per gallon mark for the second straight week.

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2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Advanced Technologies in Freight Shipping on the Rise

Freight Center

Like so many industries today, freight shipping is being transformed by advanced technologies. All these technologies share two goals: to make freight shipping more efficient and less expensive.

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.

Static Versus Dynamic Route Optimization to Reduce Your Costs

MercuryGate

Shippers and logistics service providers seek out the most effective ways to maintain a competitive advantage in operations, improve profitability, and reduce costs. Route optimization is a widely recognized opportunity and means to achieve these goals.

Valentine’s Day Logistics: How Does It Work?

GoShip Blog

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and retailers are going all-in to prepare for the demand. When you think of February 14, many thoughts and references come to mind.

Importance of Picking a Forwarder that Is C-TPAT Certified

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives. When you’re choosing a freight forwarder, safety is an essential factor to consider. To guarantee that you are making the best (and safest) choice in your forwarder, opt for a C-TPAT certified forwarder. This certification is part of the U.S.

What is Procurement v Purchasing

Logistics Bureau

In this 8-minutes video, Trent Morris will answer these following questions that are certainly very helpful for those confused between the difference of Procurement and Purchasing. What’s the difference between Procurement and Purchasing? Can we use the terms interchangeably?

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.

Hazmat tank owner-op Bill Weaver’s ‘Number Three’ delivered as promised; batting, and battling, with giants

Overdrive Online

It's a new day, and a new record, for liquid bulk tank-hauling owner-operator Bill Weaver with his "Number Three." And: Update on owner-operator Howard Salmon, who's thankful for support he's felt from the trucking community as his son battles cancer, and bats a bit with a few local MLB pitchers.

How AR and IIoT Are Transforming Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

By giving plant technicians the ability to quickly assess and repair complex machinery, AR and IIoT are supercharging production

Static Versus Dynamic Route Optimization to Reduce Costs

MercuryGate

The post Static Versus Dynamic Route Optimization to Reduce Costs appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Blog Posts

2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Advanced Technologies in Freight Shipping on the Rise

Freight Center

Like so many industries today, freight shipping is being transformed by advanced technologies. All these technologies share two goals: to make freight shipping more efficient and less expensive. In the world of freight-shipping technology, the concept of driverless freight-shipping trucks gets the lion’s share of the press, but it is still years away from being a major factor in freight shipping. Meanwhile, other technologies are currently in development, being tested or already in use today.

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.

The quickly disappearing corrugated box: How packaging is changing

247 Customs Broker

As in many things e-commerce, Amazon has been one of the driving forces in changes to packaging, namely less of it and with sustainable materials.… … The post The quickly disappearing corrugated box: How packaging is changing appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Poor teaching facilities? No problem

World Food Programme Logistics

Faith in the system: Beating the odds to top marks at school in Malawi Poor facilities and a lack of classes failed to stop one girl taking huge steps toward achieving her dream of becoming a doctor Faith had the benefit of strong family support.

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ALL THINGS HR: Telehealth and TeleDocs

Women in Trucking

Talking to a medical doctor, either by phone, tablet or computer, with or without a visual component such as Facetime, can remove the need for many non-emergency ER visits. Telemedicine providers can advise individuals on home care, make recommendations for where and when to seek in-person care and even prescribe some medications.

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Ocado "uniquely place" for 2020 after recovery from Andover fire – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

Ocado bounced back from the fire in its Andover fulfilment centre, posting near 10% growth across its retail and solutions divisions, signing new customers in… The post Ocado "uniquely place" for 2020 after recovery from Andover fire – Logistics Manager Magazine appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Article Food & Drink Industry sector Intralogistics News Omni-channel Retail Robotics and Innovation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.