Mon.Mar 23, 2020

A Mental Break From Coronavirus

Talking Logistics

On Monday mornings, I usually write a post about some emerging trend or topic in the world of supply chain and logistics.

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U.S. Postal Service 2020 Integrated Financial Plan – A Review

Logistics Trends and Insights

A share from our friend, Bob Fisher , this review is intended to provide a baseline of performance and productivity trends.

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Are You Considering Purchasing Electric Trucks? There is a Lot to Think About

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies with sustainability initiatives related to reducing greenhouse trucks often consider purchasing electric trucks. But companies need to pay attention to more than the purchase price. In particular, considerations surrounding the charging infrastructure can be complex.

E-Commerce Freight Shipping in 2020: Is This the Year Heavier Freight in E-Commerce Proliferates?

Cerasis

The state of e-commerce continues to move more toward heavier, non-traditional online purchases. The trend has been evident in recent years, but heavier freight remained on the fringe of e-commerce shipping.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

The Trinity Foundation Partners with the Salvation Army to Provide Meals for Local School Children

Trinity Logistics

The Trinity Foundation partnered with the Salvation Army to provide meals for Seaford, Del. area children that are out of school during shutdowns associated with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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How COVID-19 Presents Opportunity for Companies to Improve Shipping Expenses

Food Logistics

While the Coronavirus outbreak will create major challenges to businesses all over the world, it could also present an opportunity for companies to improve their shipping expenses. 3PL/4PL

Turkey’s Mersin International Port Breaks a TEU Record

MTS Logistics

Mersin International Port became Turkey’s largest port with a record of 1.9 million TEUs in 2019. Mersin was a small fishing village in 841, but today it is a major seaport located on the north-eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southern Turkey.

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LowCVP’s New Guide Highlights Decarbonization of Commercial Fleets

NGT News

A new guide from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) for fleet operators shows how renewable fuels can immediately cut greenhouse gas emissions in road transport, particularly from commercial vehicles for which few low emission solutions are currently available.

Gartner highlights three key areas related to coronavirus that supply chain leaders should focus on

Logistics Management

With the new coronavirus impacting global supply chains, supply chain leaders should focus on three impact areas for their initial crisis management, according to Gartner, Inc

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Proterra Names New Executive Director, CEO

NGT News

Proterra, a company that specializes in heavy-duty vehicle electrification, says the board of directors has appointed current Chairman Jack Allen as chairman and CEO. Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO since 2014, was named executive director.

Uber Freight rolls out efforts to aid shippers and carriers during coronavirus pandemic

Logistics Management

San Francisco-based Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app matches trucking companies with loads to haul, said today that it is rolling out a series of initiatives focused on supporting carriers and shippers, coupled with keeping essential goods moving, during what it called “uncertain times,” due to the coronavirus.

Ideanomics Formalizes Agreement with BeiBen Heavy Truck

NGT News

Ideanomics, a global company focused on monetizing the adoption of commercial electric vehicles (EV), has entered a strategic framework agreement with EV heavy truck and bus manufacturer, BeiBen Heavy Truck Co.

Week two amid the outbreak: The little things we lean on in the face of the unknown

Overdrive Online

Duck and Cover! Duck and Cover!' The old cold war directive rings through the head of Long Haul Paul Marhoefer in a shipping clerk's office under the withering glare of a man wearing a bandanna mask, Lone Ranger-style. With a Hail Mary in my head, I wash my hands.".

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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.

DEC, NYSERDA Utilize Volkswagen Settlement to Support All-Electric Buses

NGT News

The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) say more than $24 million is now available to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric transit buses, which will help improve air quality, reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and promote investment […]. The post DEC, NYSERDA Utilize Volkswagen Settlement to Support All-Electric Buses appeared first on NGT News. Electric Featured Funding & Incentives Policy & Regulations Transit Vehicle Conversions alternative fuel vehicle Basil Seggos climate-change electric transit bus Governor Cuomo greenhouse gas New York Power Authority New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program nyserda The State Department of Environmental Conservation Volkswagen Settlement

Reinventing Luxury: Sustainability as a Way Forward

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Fall 2019 seemed to be sustainability season – between alarming scientific reports, student strikes, UN General Assembly and corporate engagement,… The post Reinventing Luxury: Sustainability as a Way Forward appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

Analysis of carrefour distribution network

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The Roaring 2020’s: The Decade of Subscription Revenue

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

As we roll into the new decade, a wave of direct-to-consumer, subscription-based revenue companies are beginning to disrupt traditional American… The post The Roaring 2020’s: The Decade of Subscription Revenue appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

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.

3 Tips for Cleaning Companies to Persevere Through COVID-19

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes.

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Planning for Tax Season: Food & Beverage Update

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

The Food & Beverage industry has seen revolution over the past decade with the shift of consumers focus to clean… The post Planning for Tax Season: Food & Beverage Update appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Product recalls are one of the biggest risks that manufacturers have to face. According to the insurance industry, the average cost of product recall claims is over $1 million. Product recalls in the electronics industry made up 29% of all recalls in the US in Q1 2019. As regulatory requirements expand in the electronic industry, manufacturers are finding it necessary to set up a system […].

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Data: The Key to Survival for Transportation & Logistics Companies

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Challenging the Status Quo Transportation and logistics companies have long adapted to market disruptions from technologies such as automated guided… The post Data: The Key to Survival for Transportation & Logistics Companies appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

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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.

Effective Traceability – An Insurance Policy for the Electronics Industry

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Product recalls are one of the biggest risks that manufacturers have to face. According to the insurance industry, the average cost of product recall claims is over $1 million. Product recalls in the electronics industry made up 29% of all recalls in the US in Q1 2019. As regulatory requirements expand in the electronic industry, manufacturers are finding it necessary to set up a system […].

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Helpful Considerations to Navigate COVID-19

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Over the past few days, we have seen an unprecedented velocity of change. Each day brings new issues and concerns.… … The post Helpful Considerations to Navigate COVID-19 appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

Top Logistics and Transportation Trends That Will Shape 2020 and Beyond

Trans Global Auto Logistics

Written for tgal.us by guest contributor Jem Breem . Last year was a great year for the logistics and transportation industry around the world. In the US alone,? an SJ Consulting Group estimate ?puts puts the packages delivered domestically to be around 8.6 billion. The staggering growth of e-commerce and increased domestic spending has led to this unprecedented boom in logistics companies.

Variability in PRODUCTS demand during coronavirus

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Last class, we were talking about how do supermarkets predict the demand… Since this crisis started it has been very difficult to predict and satisfy the demand of some products for companies in spite of there are a lot of similarities between different countries. We know different products that has highlighted from the rest such as toilet paper or alcoholic gel. But why have it happened? I have found a report that explain this.

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.